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Improving the game!

Tankers!

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:

  • In CTF and CP modes, an enemy tank destroyed by several teammates results in 15 points. Tankers who have dealt damage to the target during the final 10 seconds before its destruction, will receive a share of those points depending on the damage they dealt. You may know this system from TDM battles.
  • The fund is now split in a more competitive way. A losing team can now receive up to 40% of the battle fund, or up to 20% in case it scores zero. The greater the team’s effort in the battle, the bigger their share of the battle fund.
  • Normal, non-PRO battles can be either 5, 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes long. With shorter battles you will get the same number of crystals per hour, but the division of the funds happens more frequently. This way, everyone gets crystals for fighting, even if they can’t afford to spend hours in the game. Longer battles, as well as matches with flag and kill limits, can be created with a PRO battle pass.

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.

TO in Novosibirsk: Mission Report

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!

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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!

New Contest: Masters of Parkour

Tankers!

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.

Video requirements:

  • All team members must have a minimum rank of Warrant Officer 1 to take part in the contest. The Parkour Master paint is only available for the rank of Warrant Officer 1 or higher.
  • Your video should not be longer than 60 seconds.
  • The parkour team should consist of not more than 4 tankers. The team can decide whether the video is to be shot by a team member or an independent cameraperson. The independent cameraperson will not be considered part of the team and will therefore not receive a prize.
  • The video should be uploaded to YouTube and posted in the contest thread.
  • The video must be made exclusively for this contest. Videos made earlier will not be accepted. To prove that your video is exclusive, all members of your team must be wearing the “Parkour Master” paint. Once the contest is over, the paint will be removed from all garages, except for those of the winners.

Rules:

  • Videos are to be posted in the contest forum thread. Other locations will not be accepted (other topic threads, PM, Facebook page etc).
  • A player can only be a member of one parkour team.
  • When posting your video, make sure you post the nicknames of all the team members in the same post (not more than 4 members). If the team wins, only the specified players will get the reward.
  • You can discuss the contest and ask any questions regarding it, in the discussion thread.
  • Intellectual and exclusive rights to works created by participants of this competition, are automatically transferred to the Administration from the moment of sending or their placement on the Site, with the right to use the works in any way, and in any country of the world, without specifying the author’s name and without any compensation.

Prizes:

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!

Dates:

  • Videos are accepted till 9am UTC on December 8.
  • We will announce the results of the contest and award the winners on December 10. Follow the news.

Good luck!

Supplies Tutorial Contest winners announced!

Tankers!

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.

M4D_GENiUS

tommybau

DarthvaderjonGTR

Sewegart

Raphael2

chullu

AdustioAtqueDelerent

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!

New visuals for Railgun and Isida

Tankers!

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!

70% off Smoky!

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!

Halloween in TO: how it was

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!

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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.

Best Helpers for October

Tankers!

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

Avimin
tombapapa
lethalJ
iran90
meskinas
Sgt_Tom
L0V3LY_D3STINY
M4D_M3RLiN
Smutje
A-R-E-Z
M.O.R.K.O.B.K.A
nitrochka
T_A_N_K_I_S_T-777
I_StopXAM_I
CTTAPTAK
I.ToSoL
DMITRIY55
l_OldMan_l
EVISITORS
OpuraMa
CEPBEP_8
Kofe
Spring_Soul
sentinel7
Marino4ka
elenia
LEON-T
Moya_Prelest
katy_ket
imcas
ANUBIS32
CrewDoo
flech11
kamila16rus
MuCC_KoMnPoMuCC
skorpion1611
Gunmachine
26333
Cereris

Best forum moderators

Ilia.ArchangeI
falcosenna1
yele
Dance_Commander
Helenka_2
26333
Flanagun
C4acTbe_P9IgoM
prioritet22
SnezhkA_PePPeR
raffnix
xxxxJumperxxxx
luky66

Best consultants

miahak
rommeltanki
MarineMan2
Lucky_Luk
Gilde_Commander
M-r.R.a.i.l-S.H.o.T
Benthesikyme

Best social media helpers

unholycloak5
kirby2008
miiolo
BETEP_CB060Dbl
MOKPbIE_PECHu4Ku
EDVARD_KARNELIYA
26333
I.I.IEPXAH

Best reporters

MadDog21
GoldRock
KaramellBonBon
Ultimate-Spirit
skeletorXVIII
tarnk

Best esports helpers

Damn_Slow
GoldRock
anchk
anti_v.i.rus_64
hallo666

Best Wiki editors

26333
Oh.Enemy
PyccKuu_oJleHb
Bysunka
CKA3KA-HA-HO4b
M-r.R.a.i.l-S.H.o.T

Best testers

LLl-T-O-P-M
S-N-E-G

Best feedback moderators

Isaaki4

Best contest helpers

U.S.T.A.S

Tanki Online Newspaper 28

Tankers!

It’s time for another issue of the Tanki Online Newspaper. Here are some of the highlights that you can expect from this issue:

  • ESports Press – All you need to know about TO esports
  • Railgun or Shaft? Which one is best for your playing style?
  • What to mount on: Dictator
  • Deathmatch Strategy Guide
  • Halloween Poetry Contest

Head over to the forum and check out issue 28 of the TO Newspaper now!

Who will get to Star Series?

Tankers!

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.

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