Over the past week, you have been actively taking part in an experiment. This is the first time you’ve been able to determine the future of Tanki to such an extent. Thanks to you, we’ve made the final decision: crystals will no longer drop in battles. Of course, there is always room for improvement. Largely based on your opinions and suggestions, we have just rolled out a whole bunch of updates. Let’s have a closer look at each of them!
Changes in battle fund distribution
After the decision to send crystals directly to the battle fund, some tankers started finding it harder to earn crystals. These were usually players who finished low on the scoreboard, or joined a battle too late to earn anything, or couldn’t finish the battle for some reason. To fix the situation, we have rolled out 3 changes:
Updated gold box mechanism
During the experiment, many players weren’t getting the opportunity to catch the gold, since they were either respawning, or simply too far away from the gold box zone during the notification. To give everyone a fair shot at catching the gold box, it now drops 20 seconds after the notification. There are also more drop locations, including zones near flags. For now, new drop zones have been added to a selection of maps, but this will soon be extended to every arena.
More customization in PRO battles
You can now disable Smart Cooldowns in PRO battles. Whether you like the tactical approach of Smart Cooldowns, or prefer fast-paced battles with all supplies activated, you now have the option to choose. We’ve also increased time, kill and flag limits up to 999. This is a great chance to got a mountain of crystals after a several hours of intense combat.
Small but nice things
Following your feedback, Isida’s visual effect is now closer to the visual style of other turrets. Also, the Settings section now allows you to choose whether or not to display drop zone markings.
We hope these updates will help bring the game closer to what you wish it to be. We’ll do our best to keep acting on your feedback. Now jump right into the game and experience the changes for yourself. And remember to leave your feedback in the forum to help us decide on the way forward.
4 top teams, 500 tankers in the DM tournament, 1500 fans, a prize pool of 29,000 USD, and millions of crystals awarded; this is what our event in Novosibirsk will be remembered for!
Our journey to the heart of Siberia started on a Friday morning, on November 21. After several hours on a plane, there we were! Welcome to Novosibirsk!
Preparing for the tournament was a lot of hard work. Our guys had to set up more than 100 PCs for tank battles, as well as prepare the scene, sound and lighting equipment, and the equipment for broadcasting live from the venue.
The finalists of the elite esports league, Tanki Online Star Series, travelled to Novosibirsk Expo Centre from Russia, UK, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Latvia. Their journey started with a dream of victory. Their favorite game was more than just a few hours of entertainment; it was a sport to take seriously.
November 22 started with a morning of jokes and positive emotions. We really needed that, as we had a very challenging day ahead.
There was a lot to fight for and to conquer too. The first ever Tanki Online LAN finals had a prize pool of 29,000 USD. Hundreds of fans joined in the excitement and adrenaline as the pros engaged in furious, unrelenting combat!
Tanki videos and tournament battles were broadcast on a huge screen.
Everything that was happening at the expo centre, including the battles of the LAN Finals, was streamed live to our Russian Twitch channel.
After 8 hours of intense combat, the current top 4 teams of the game — Arcade eSports, Can’t Stop, Epic Guards and Angels&Demons — clashed in a dramatic showdown to finally determine the best of the best. Arcade eSports — formerly known as NooBest — forcefully snatched the title of Champions in the 2nd season of Star Series!
Alongside the Star Series finals, we held a massive DM tournament for everyone who wanted to take part!
A competition consisting of 4 stages attracted a total of 500 players. The top 3 tankers received real-money prizes!
Of course, the tournament was not the only form of entertainment! There was a special game zone where anyone could experience the thrill of being a Generalissimo with a fully-stocked garage, loaded with the full range of equipment. Game designer Vladimir Kovtun was there, answering all sorts of questions from the audience. In breaks between tournaments, we organized all sorts of contests and events. Winners received stickers, badges, T-shirts, gaming gadgets, tons of supplies and crystals, turrets, hulls… and an iPad!
Of course, if there’s a Tanki Online event happening, there’s definitely going to be a few memorable pics… or rather… a thousand!
Each event of this sort is a whole new experience for us. This one will definitely be remembered for a long time. Who knows, maybe we’ll come to your city next!
It’s been a while since we last held a parkour contest. Time to make up for such a long pause. Please welcome, Masters of Parkour.
Is your love for crazy tricks and breakneck jumps strong enough? It better be, as this time you can win a mountain of crystals… and a unique paint with protections!
Your task is to form a team of 4 tankers and make a parkour video not longer than 60 seconds, where you perform a trick or several ones. Then, upload your video to YouTube and post it in the contest thread.
A jury of developers will judge the videos on the quality of tricks, video, sound and editing. Make sure your video follows all of the rules and meets all of the requirements. There can be more than one winning team.
200,000 crystals per team, and a Parkour Master paint to each of its members. The paint will be boosted with 30% protections against Railgun and mines!
The Supplies Tutorial contest is over and it’s time to reward the best guide with a fully micro-upgraded tank and 100,000 crystals!
It’s clear the participants put a lot of effort into their videos and we’ve seen some really amazing productions. But the winning video took it a step further. This was a great combination of visuals, sound, graphics, commentary and tactical explanations. It was easy to watch and to understand. And that’s exactly what a tutorial video should be. So here’s the most deserving entry, as judged by a team of developers:
The guide by GoldRock and MarineMan2
Of course, as explained in the rules, there can only be one winner. So, since this video was created by two people, the prize has been shared between them.
Congratulations and well done!
We also felt that some entries deserved an honorable mention due to the quality of their work. So the following have received 50,000 crystals each.
Well done and keep up the good work!
Thank you for taking part in the contest, and don’t forget to start preparing for Masters of Parkour. You could win a unique paint and a mountain of crystals!
The new visual effects for Railgun and Isida are now in the game. Now, each tank fires its weapon in a way that represents its true functionality.
Isida’s effect used to look like an electric shock. However, its actual function is to repair or damage tanks using a stream of nano-bots. So the new visual effect reflects that.
Railgun’s current effect used to look like a laser turret. In reality, it fires electromagnetic projectiles. Its new visual effect is based on that idea.
Check them out and join the discussion in the forum!
Tankers! The 70% turbo discount on Smoky has disappeared in a puff of… well… smoke. We hope you managed to get the discount and add this all-time favorite turret to your garage. More discounts coming your way. Stay tuned!
Ghosts, pumpkins, Barda covered in darkness, and discounts on all items in the garage… Yes, this was a one-of-a-kind Halloween party!
The event attracted a mind-blowing 897 019 tankers. That’s the equivalent of having the whole population of French Marseille playing Tanki together. And these Halloween celebrations were that massive because of the active participation of all of you. That was epic!
Make sure you visit the forum for a detailed report on how the Halloween party went, and to give us your feedback and ideas for the next Halloween in Tanki Online.
It’s once again time to step forward and give a special thank you to those who keep putting some much time and energy in helping us out with the community. Here are the best Helpers for the month of October:
Best chat moderators
Best forum moderators
Best social media helpers
Best esports helpers
Best Wiki editors
Best feedback moderators
Best contest helpers
It’s time for another issue of the Tanki Online Newspaper. Here are some of the highlights that you can expect from this issue:
Head over to the forum and check out issue 28 of the TO Newspaper now!
Today, veteran EN players All Kind — formerly known as Arab Knights — will face their formidable Russian opponents Second Breath. With history on their side, and a strong reputation under their belt, AK could pull off a victory not just for the players, or even for the team, but for the entire EN community. This epic showdown could make or break both teams, with an honored place in the Star Series at stake.
Watch the stream live today at 1pm UTC on our esports channel.