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Video of the Week by mrluisiyo

It’s time to name the best Video of the Week!

This time the 40 000 crystals prize goes to mrluisiyo and his video showing how to use Shaft like a boss!

In the meantime, you can still make a cool action video and send it to video@tankionline.com! Remember, the video’s quality matters so does its originality. Also, we only accept videos sent to us as YouTube links.

Best videos of the next week will be announced next Tuesday! Waiting for your entries!

Clan Championship 8 Recap

Didn’t follow the CC8 and need to know what happened? Want to know how the EN clans did? Wonder who is the champion? Here is a brief review of the Clan Championship 8 that will answer all three of those questions.

Our Top League clans

The best in the English community stood up well against Russian clans. We saw some good records and some not so good records in the Group Stages. CobraSkill (CSK), Dare Devils (DD), and The Skillers (TsR) were not able to make the cut. However, Arab Knights (AK) and Noob Army (NA), were able to clinch a spot in the play-offs and make a decent run for the
prizes.

Right off the bat, both encountered two Top 10 ranked Russian clans, with All In vs AK and Chaos vs NA. Both Russian clans would win against our EN guys; knocking them down to the loser bracket (LB). Arab Knights would then beat the RU clan Harsh Crew (ranked #31) in the first round of the loser bracket. Noob Army would also pull off a win against Mad Farmers (#11).

Then our two star clans would have to face their first challenges all over again; Black Sharks (#5) knocked All In (#6) off the winners bracket (WB) sending them to face Arab Knights (#28) once more. Dawn of War (#4) would knock Chaos (#8) off the WB to face Noob Army (#21). Unfortunately, neither of our clans were able to win these rematches; resulting in them both being out of the tournament.

Although, they didn’t go home empty handed; AK and NA placed within the 9-16 prize pool category, granting each clan 2,000,000 crystals. Their special tournament paints, AK’s “Gladiator” and NA’s “Lucky 7″, were also stripped from their players to make room for “Acid.”

The Top League clans of the English Community did very well for their first time in the Clan Championship against the top Russian clans. You should be proud of them for doing as well as they did. Now you should also understand what a challenge the Top League can be, and what kind of pressure is on the clan leader(s) and players.

The Rest of the Tournament

We skip ahead to the finals in the Winners bracket; an unknowingly inevitable match up, MiX (#2) vs the undefeated NooBest (#1), who took the win. Though, they hadn’t won the tourney yet; they still had to face one more opponent from the LB.

The first final of the LB was Black Sharks (who got knocked down by MiX) vs Scorpions (#15, who got knocked down by NooBest). Scorpions were able to beat Black Sharks to go and face MiX in the second LB final.

The second best would fall to the fifteenth; Scorpions won, sending them to the super-finals to face the undefeated NooBest. This would come to be one of the best matches of the tournament.

Both clans obtained a 7-0 record in the group stages. Scorpions only hiccup was their defeat against Noobest. This trulymade choosing which paint to buy in the “Bet on a Clan” event a tough one. Either the light blue representing an upset win forScorpions, or the dark red paint and complete domination of NooBest.

The end result of the Superfinals; NooBest comes out on top winning the 8th season of the Clan Championship! Completely undefeated. This gave everyone who purchased the NooBest paint 3090 crystals.

Here is the list of who got what from the prize pool:

1st place: NooBest
- $ 6000;
- 10,000,000 crystals;
- “Champion” Paint.

2nd place: Scorpions
- $ 2000;
- 10,000,000 crystals;
- “Silver” Paint.

3rd place: MiX
- $ 1000;
- 6,000,000 crystals;
- “Bronze” Paint.

4th place: Black Sharks
- 4,000,000 crystals.

5-8 places: 3,000,000 crystals.

9-16 places: 2,000,000 crystals.

We hope you got what you needed to know from this. If you still have more questions, all the topics with this information about the CC8 are in the Cybersport Archives. If you want to see the super-finals or any other previously streamed CC8 matches, check out our CS channel.

Would also like to say goodbye to the clans we lost shortly after the group stages; CobraSkill and The Skillers (who re-opened in League 3 with their previous name, The Tank Breakers). We wish their former members good luck with their future endeavors.

Thanks for reading; hope you enjoyed.

By Vikingsrall

Discount on paints is coming!

Provide your tank with extra protection and stand out from the crowd! Only this Friday, April 25 — buy any paints in the game 25% cheaper than usual.

The discount will run for 24 hours: from 5 am (UTC+0) on Friday, April 25, till 5 am (UTC+0) on Saturday, April 26. Don’t miss it! Enter the game during this period and get yourself a new paint at a favorable price!

Update 254 — Balancing of Turrets and Hulls

Hello, tankers!

Update 254 is finally ready. It brought numerous changes in parameters of all turrets and hulls in order to make the game more balanced.

Many of you may have heard from our latest video about the fact that the balancing of turrets and hulls was a challenging and time-consuming task. 
Several days ago we held an open testing during which we were carefully studying your feedback on specific items. 
Our goal was to make sure that every player could achieve good results in battles, regardless of the turret and the hull being used.

An important thing about microupgrades!
None of them is gone, they are still installed on your turrets and hulls.
Of course, if the maximum number of MU steps has changed, the number of MUs installed on your turret or hull will also change. Quite often in your favor.
For example, if you upgraded 8 out of 10 steps, while the total number of steps available in now 5 instead of 10, you will now have 4 MUs out of 5.
If the total number of steps is increased to 20, you will have 16 installed.
Finally, if you completed 19 steps out of 20, while the total number has been decreased to 10, you now have not 9.5 but full 10 MUs.
Also, if some of your MUs were in progress when we were changing the number of steps, they have been automatically completed!

To conclude, these changes are not final. We will be constantly altering parameters of turrets and hulls to make sure that all the equipment is equally popular, playable and effective.

SMS purchases — no commissions for a whole month!

Dear players, we know you love the SMS method for buying crystals, so we want to make it easier for you to use. For a whole month, till May 19, you no longer have to pay extra fees to your service provider when buying via SMS — we will shoulder the fees ourselves! Finally, SMS gives you not only convenience, but also great value for money!

The special offer is valid for a whole month: from 5 am (UTC+0) on Friday, April 18, till 5 am (UTC+0) on Monday, May 19. Go to the payment section of the game right now. Find out how much more profitable your SMS purchases are going to be!

Link your account to your email

Tankers,

You’ve heard the stories.
You spend months building up your garage, investing time and crystals into getting a top notch battle machine.
And then, someone steals your account… and there’s nothing you can do about it.
But you can help avoid it. You can protect your game profile from theft and get 2000 crystals for doing it!

Here’s how:
Between April 21 and April 27, link your account to an email address, make your garage more secure and receive your reward.
IMPORTANT: To receive your 2000 crystals, you must link your email account, and access the game between April 21 and April 27.
If your email address was already linked, don’t worry. You will still receive the crystals. All you have to do is access the game between April 21 and April 27.
We will send you your 2000 crystals on Monday, April 28.

Here’s an instruction on how to link your account to an email address.

Remember, the special offer is only valid from 5 am (UTC+0) on Monday, April 21, till 5 am (UTC+0) on Sunday, April 27.
All players with linked accounts who will enter the game during this time, will get a reward of 2000 crystals!
Don’t miss it!

Tanki Online launched in Brazil!

Tankers!

You may have heard about the fact that we are launching Tanki Online in Brazil from our video on the Rio map.

The good news is that it has already happened!

The Brazilian version of the game is already available at www.tankionline.com.br.
Please note that BR Tanki exists as a separate game with its own database on different servers. Unfortunately, you cannot enter it with your existing account and will need to make a new one.

Finally, some information for our players from Portugal. It may appear that you are automatically redirected to the Brazilian version because of the language of your browser. If you want to continue playing on the English servers with your existing account, just switch the language to EN.

The Portuguese version is only for Brazilian players at the moment, but we will do our best to provide full multi-language access as soon as possible by introducing the unified cluster feature. This will most likely happen next year.

Stay tuned!

Kits Review #2

Kits are several goods combined into one, costing less than if you bought the same goods separately. It often allows you to buy items that are not unlocked yet, and Kits are never discounted as they already cost less than usual. In this series we’ll analyze all the kits. Last month, we reviewed the M1 kits. This second episode will analyze the Medium Tank M2 Kit, Heavy Tank M2 Kit, Hull Kit, Paint Kit M2.

“Medium Tank M2″ kit
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Available from First Lieutenant to General
Price: 299 900 crystals
Items in the kit:
Hull: Viking M2
Turret: Thunder M2
Paints: Prodigi, Emerald, Sandstone
Supplies 50 each: First Aid, Double Armor, Double Power, Nitro, Mine

This kit contains some of the best paints and of the best M2 equipment in the game. It is really cheap too, and allows you to buy Prodigi at First Lieutenant instead of Marshal. Once you buy this kit, you’ll never have to worry about paints again.
Viking M2 is utterly amazing, as its stats are really close to the M3 stats.
Thunder M2 is very similar to Thunder M3 too,
All this makes Viking / Thunder / Emerald an amazing combo, Viking is a very versatile tank. It can perform well in any map as it is a medium hull, with a good speed and a decent health. It suits Thunder perfectly as Thunder has a good range and doesn’t need direct contact, thanks to the splash damage. If you buy it at First Lieutenant, you’ll mainly face Hornets and Vikings M1, and some Hornets M2. They won’t be much of a problem as Thunder M2 can kill them in 1 – 2 shots while using supplies or up to 4 shots when not using supplies. The only thing you need to be careful about is self-damage. Just be careful and don’t get too close to your opponents, use splash damage at your advantage!
Prodigi (46% Railgun, 22% Thunder, 15% Shaft, 5% Firebird) is an awesome paint – amazing protection against Railgun, good protection against Thunder and a bonus Shaft protection. Railgun M1 and M2 starts to be popular at Lieutenant ranks – they are not annoying with Prodigi.
Emerald (42% Thunder, 26% Twins, 10% Railgun) is more suitable for DMs as Thunder is more popular in it; and even if Twins is very uncommon now, the good protection against it obviously helps a lot when you face a Twins user. The low protection against Railgun is the little bonus that makes the difference between life and death.
Sandstone (20% Railgun, 15% Shaft, 14% Thunder, 5% Twins) is just useless as both Emerald and Prodigi have higher protections.
I’ve got a gameplay video for you guys, to show you how powerful Thunder is, how helpful Emerald is (notice that the Railgun protection made a great difference), how versatile Viking is.

“Heavy Tank M2″ kit
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Available from Second Lieutenant to Major General
Price: 249 900 crystals
Items in the kit:
Hull: Mammoth M2
Turret: Ricochet M2
Paints: Inferno, Urban, Spark
Supplies 50 each: First Aid, Double Armor, Double Power, Nitro, Mine

Mammoth is a true fortress. When you unlock it at Second Lieutenant, you have about two or three times more health than most of your opponents! That, combined with the powerful Ricochet and Inferno, is nearly almighty.
Ricochet needs 4 or 5 plasma balls to kill most of your enemies. It has a great knock-back which slows down your enemies and messes up their aim, allowing you to survive longer. It is more suitable for DM battles as Mammoth is very slow and there are quite a lot of Freeze users at this rank, making Inferno helpful. In DMs you don’t have to move much, you just have to kill and to come through your duels. Mammoth’s health allows you to survive longer and thus to kill more enemies.
It can be good to use this kit in Control Point battles, even if they are rare, Mammoth/Ricochet can just sit on a point and defend it. In Capture The Flag battles, it can perform well at defending your flag or staying midfield.
Inferno (40% Freeze, 30% Firebird, 12% Twins) is definitely awesome. DMs are often filled with Freezes, and usually they team up on you, but they don’t understand that once someone wears Inferno, they can’t do anything to him except slowing him down, which is not a big deal as you don’t have to move much in DMs. Really, Inferno makes Freezes pathetic.
Urban (40% Twins, 20% Isida, 5% Ricochet and Firebird) is not very useful. Twins is not popular, and Isidas usually don’t join DMs. In team battles you usually have enough time to kill them before they reach you. And IF they do, the protection allows you to kill them easily
Spark (33% Ricochet, 15% Firebird, 10% Twins) is also useless. Ricochet is not popular, but if one day you meet someone with the same kit as you, you’ll always win against him with Spark. The Twins and Firebird protections are small but can make the difference. Most importantly, Spark is very handsome.
Here is a gameplay video showing how Ricochet can dominate DM battles.

“Hull Kit”
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Available from Warrant Officer 5 to Lieutenant Colonel
Price: 199 900 crystals
Items in the kit:
Hulls: Hornet M2, Mammoth M2, Viking M2, Hunter M2
Supplies 170 each: First Aid, Double Armor, Double Power, Nitro, Mine

I already talked about Viking and Mammoth. Both are amazing hulls, Viking being more versatile and Mammoth being the ultimate DM tank.
Hornet and Hunter are lighter tanks.
Hornet is awesome, it has excellent speed while being very stable. The health is good enough to capture enemy flags without being killed and Hornet can do well in DMs too, as long as you use its speed to run away from short range weapons and heavy hulls.
Hunter is not quite a light hull but not a true medium hull. It is right between the two, for those who can’t decide between Viking and Hornet. It is very underestimated, while having truly great potential. It is probably unpopular because it shouldn’t be used like Viking – the extra speed should be used and you should keep moving with it.
Overall, the Hull kit gives enough hulls to cover any situations and play-styles, and it allows you to focus on weapons until at least Major General.

“Paint Kit M2″
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Available from Second Lieutenant to Fieldmarshal
Price: 199 900 crystals.
Items in the kit:
Paints: Spark, Rustle, Prodigi
Supplies 150 each: First Aid, Double Armor, Double Power, Nitro, Mine

Prodigi and Spark have already been covered in Medium Tank M2 and Heavy tank M2 parts of the article. Prodigi is an excellent paint; Spark is beautiful but rather useless unless you play with Ricochets.
Rustle (32% Thunder, 20% Freeze, 10% Isida) is a great paint, especially after a few MUs. It provides you with good protection against Thunder and gives a chance to survive those famous from-behind attacks by Freezes.

M2 Kits Comparison

Which is the best kit? Is it worth it to save up for M2 kits? Which one should you buy? Should you get several kits?

The medium tank M2 kit seems to be the best kit. But it is also the most expensive of them all.
If you start saving up once you’ve got an M1 combo, you can get this kit around Captain or Major, and you’ll still be way better than your rank-mates. Viking/Thunder will be a long-lasting combo, and you’ll have all your time to focus on M3s or some more M2s.
The heavy tank M2 kit is cheaper, but Mammoth is less versatile and Ricochet is hard to handle for most players. You should buy it only if you feel like you are fond of Ricochet, as Mammoth can be bought earlier and cheaper in the Hull kit.
The hull kit is very interesting. At WO5 you can get amazing M2 hulls while your rank-mates are happy with their M1s! It covers all the situations and, most importantly, it is cheap. Yes, cheap, 200k crystals for 4 M2 hulls are nothing – and you can save even more if you didn’t buy the M1s and M0s. If you are not a buyer, you can decide to save up for it and you should be able to afford it around Second Lieutenant. Then, you’ll be safe about hulls and you’ll have plenty of time to focus on M2 weapons.
The paint kit is not so tempting to get. It costs 200k too, but only for three paints, which will affect your gameplay less than hulls or weapons. So, it is pretty much pointless to buy if you’ve bought the medium tank M2 kit, or if you only have M1s. However, if you are a confirmed Lieutenant Colonel with enough M2s, and you only need great paints, this kit is what you’re looking for. It costs about the same as Prodigi alone, and gives you 150 supplies each; as well as Rustle which is another great paint.
Overall, I’d say that if you are a young WO with a few M1s, you should totally start saving up for the hull kit or medium tank M2 kit, or even both.
If you already have a great M2 garage, and have enough time before the M3s you want, go for the paint kit.
If you already have M2 weapons but can’t choose a hull to buy, the hull kit is made for you.
If you are a Ricochet fan, and feel like you can handle Mammoth’s slowness, then you should like the heavy tank kit M2.
Everything is a matter of tastes. Do what you prefer, don’t buy things because “your friend told you it was soooo good”. This way you’ll always be satisfied.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed this review on the M2 kits. Stay tuned, an article about M3 Kits is coming!

By Raphael2

Video of the Week

It’s time to name the best Video of the Week!

This week, once again, the 40 000 crystals prize goes to Sewegart and his video showing how to steal a gold box from a mighty Mammoth!

In the meantime, you can still make a cool action video and send it to video@tankionline.com! Remember, the video’s quality matters so does its originality.

Best videos of the next week will be announced next Tuesday! Waiting for your entries!

Clan Championship Superfinals

The Clan Championship has come to its end. After 4 rounds of truly intense combat, we are finally ready to officailly state it… NooBest is the best clan of Tanki Online! Every player that supported NooBest by buying their paint in the garage receives 3090 crystals. Congratulations to the mighty NooBest and their fans in all communities of the game!

And of course, if you’ve missed the battle and would like to see how it all happened, make sure you watch the recording on our cybersport channel!

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