Welcome to War Thunder- a good game.
It is a game. It is a fun game and a good game. It is better than WoWP or WoT. I reccommend this game fully to whoever is reading this review.
And, just in case you were wondering, no, there is no Russian bias. There is no American bias, or Japanese bias, Brit bias, etc. Even though the tin foil hat people who think they know it all say different. Now then, of course this game has flaws. Every game has flaws, so it is natural that this game has flaws. There are flaws that can, and I hope will be, addressed. If they are, then this game will just about be the definition of perfect. Even now, in it's partially flawed state, this is a good game, that luckily for you is free.
Don't play for the jets. Don't grind. Never grind. Don't waste your life drinking whatever's in the fridge and eating what your dog left for you. Have fun playing it. Master the planes. Don't play to get to Tier 5. There is no fun in that. Remeber what this is: a game.
Google definition of 'game':
noun: game; plural noun: games
a form of competitive activity or sport played according to rules.
synonyms: match, contest, tournament, meeting, sports meeting, meet, event, athletic event, fixture, tie, cup tie, test match, final, cup final, play-off; More
"he broke his leg two weeks before the big game"
a meeting for sporting contests.
"the Olympic Games"
athletics or sports as a lesson or activity at school.
"in order to be popular, you had to be good at games"
a person's performance in a game; a person's standard of play.
"Rooks attempted to raise his game to another level"
an activity that one engages in for amusement.
"a computer game"
synonyms: pastime, diversion, entertainment, amusement, distraction, divertissement, recreation, sport, activity, leisure activity;
Look at number 2. If you grind, then it becomes a chore. It becomes something you detest. Enjoy this game. Play for a few hours at a time. Don't pull needless all-nighters to unlock that D-13 - wait until morning. Have some fun shredding that guy's wings as you get the last hundred RP towards the glorious Dora.