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250K+ Crystal Paint Review by Tommy60

Wait! Don’t go on to the next page just yet. I know, this review will be summarizing the three most expensive paints one can purchase in the game, totaling to three quarters of a million crystals in total. Like every dedicated tanker, though, you will eventually come to a point in time where you have saved enough crystals to purchase one, maybe two of these whoppers of a protection complex. For that time, whether it be when you reach Generalissimo, or your next payday, I hope this review will help answer some of your questions as to which one to get. After all, you don’t want to invest 175+$ worth of crystals in the paint that is wrong for you!

PICASSO

This is the big one; The one paint in the garage every aspiring tanker yearns to be able to put on their tank one day, and dominate the battle with. It offers a wide variety of protections, useful in nearly every battle map and size. And it should, for a whopping 276000 crystals! Large map-scale fighters will find the 30% Shaft, 25% Railgun, and 20% Thunder resistances most useful, while mid-to-small scale map frequenters will be relying more heavily upon the 20% Freeze and Thunder protection, and occasionally the resistance against Railgun.

Picasso is made for people who don’t have one, single position in every game they partake in. It is arguably the most versatile and flexible paint in all of Tankionline, as it can be effectively used by attackers, defenders, and midfielders alike. It is not meant for sustained beatings, however- none of the paint’s stats are remarkably high, considered just about average at the highest level of battles. For this reason, tanks equipped with Picasso should be able to move around quickly, as to get out of enemies’ sights, exposing itself to a minimal number of shots at a time. Due to these points, I would recommend this paint for ‘overall’ players, who go for different positions depending on the game mode and map, and also what their team needs. It is not meant to sustain long beatings! The most effective hulls for such a player would be in the medium class, with a good balance between health to compensate for the average statistics of the paints’ plethora of resistances, and enough speed to get out of the line of fire if needed; in other words, Dictator, Viking and Hunter. Weapons preferred would be medium to close ranged, such as Twins, Smoky, Thunder and even Ricochet, provided you use its bullets special ‘bouncing’ effect to your health’s advantage. Buying the ‘Medium Tank M3’ kit would be a smart decision, if you ever happen to have that many crystals handy at a given time. Again though, Picasso can be used very effectively with any tank and weapon combination, provided one knows how to use its unique variety of protection to his or her advantage.

ZEUS

This electrifying paint is for masters of melee (close-range combat). Zeus has an average resistance to Freeze and Smoky (25% each), with its outstanding characteristic in its protection against Firebird, the flaming scourge of the game, which all players have learned to avoid due to its more-than-annoying burning effect. 50% is a staggering number to wield against what many would call the most powerful close-range weapon in the game. This paint literally reduces an M3 Firebird’s attack in half, making it less effective than an M1 Firebird against a protection-less paint. That, in addition to its other characteristics, makes this paint a force to be reckoned with when a tank bearing it is going for your flag.

This paint is designed to be used by players who like getting up in their opponents’ chassis, and destroying them with a fast-acting close range weapon, en route to a flag. While it does have Smoky protection to a mediocre degree, don’t let it encourage you to put a Shaft on and snipe your enemies from afar – it’d be more effective being put into use in the enemy’s base, where the guard Smokies have had to turn around from their distant posts, unable to stop you from entering their base. The best tanks for this jewel of a paint job would be ones already decked out with enormous amounts of health; they take an unbelievably long time to kill in an un-mined base, all while dealing enormous amounts of damage with close range weapons of its own. Idea weapons to use with Zeus would be twins, Firebird and Freeze. Isida would not be a particularly good choice, as you could always be slowed down by a Freeze with a range greater than your own, leaving you like a sitting, obese duck in the middle of an area of hostiles, who are happy to share their ammunition with your hull. Thunder is not advisable due to its splash damage, which can be manipulated to your disadvantage in close range quarters. In short, Zeus is best used for flag carriers and close-range fighters with heavy tanks.

CLAY

At 250 000 crystals, this paint, with its 30% Railgun, 20% Thunder, and 50% Ricochet protections, is the ideal paint for medium distance firefights. While its obviously intended weapon is Ricochet, do not overlook its other attributes – 30% off a Railgun shot can save you nearly 50 health points! And any double digit resistance to Thunder is always a plus for anyone.

As there is no real close-range protection included here, the best position on the battlefield for a Clay user would be in the middle, aggressively attacking adversaries at will, and even flanking a charge for the flag! Everyone knows how annoying Ricochets can be when they get too close, with their quick rate of fire and high impact force. If you have Clay on, though, don’t worry about half as much – literally! Don’t hesitate to stay exposed to a Rico’s line of fire if you have a fast-shooting weapon of your own- you’ll most likely kill him first, with your awesome paint giving you the same advantage a double armor power up would give you! It’s Railgun and Thunder protections lend themselves to a midfield position, as well, as that is where most Rails and ‘groms’ will be aiming their shots for the majority of battles. Playing with Clay at a long range, or around your own base would not be doing it or your spent crystals justice, unless your team is constantly under siege by the opposition. Ideal tanks to use with this paint would have a decent amount of speed to get you where you want to go (like a close-range sniping spot), and enough HP to take a few volleys of fire. So, Dictator, Viking, Hunter and even Hornet would be smart choices to go with. Even Titan would do alright, if the situation calls for one. Good weapons with Clay would be able to reach your attackers in the opposing midfield, so Twins, Thunder, Ricochet and even Smoky would be ideal.

Hope this helps! See you on the battlefield, tankers!

By Tommy60

Best Helpers of April

It’s time to honor the best of the best! April was a very intense month for the game, full of events and updates. We’ve managed to do a lot, largely thanks to our helpers. We are ready to name those who have contributed the most to the development of Tanki Online. Here they are, the best helpers of April!

Best chat moderators:

MrJudge
Pabloblue
Shar0n
EVISITORS
balta78
MAZUTA777
SUBMARINER-79
Helenka_1
C_E_H_O_K_O_C
NathanYoung
Access.Denied
S.E.V.E.N
trusen1
Gunmachine
l_GVA_l
Lights_Out
oj_j
OpuraMa
P_O_M_A_LLl_K_A
6eru_3a_CoJIHLLeM
C-H-E-R-N-O-V-I-K
rp007
skorpion1611
ANSO1982
P_E_R_S_E_Y
l_OldMan_l
Kofe_man
Winged_Angels
Killer93
Doza_Schastya
TCCI
Meryem1987
A-R-E-Z
Sergeant_Tom

Best forum moderators:

Issho_Fujitora
FederalBureauFBI
joostcool
yele
raffnix
tarnk
S-M-A-R-A-G-D
hallo666
Flanagun
Vio-Vio
9I_Taka9I_OdHa
tvikvik
Dance_Commander
26333

Best consultants:

Issho_Fujitora
Vikingsrall
Raphael2
xateko
kamila16rus
ANUBIS32
26333
sentinel7
slonozavr
ALerTs
DMITRIY55
alenatr
S-M-A-R-A-G-D
General_Dietl1
Gilde_Commander
katja94

Best Reporters:

Raphael2
Hogree
Les_Alterman
Sanitar-13
Marbach
BlutsBruder
Ultimate-Spirit
KaramellBonBon
skeletorXVIII
tarnk

Best Cybersport Staff:

GeneralVeers
SuperNick95
Dance_Commander
BTAHKE_RUS
Vio-vio
anti_v.i.rus_64
hallo666
DerBlaue

Best Facebook moderators:

Theawesomecooldude
lQ_Q
miiolo
S-M-A-R-A-G-D

Best VK moderators:

Freid
PaVeRs
AJIbIE_TIAPYCA
Helenka_2

Best testers:

LLl-T-O-P-M
G-P-O-3-A
Isaaki4
Nuance

Tanki Online Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia

The largest offline TO-only tournament ever, with an attendance of over 500 people, was held last April on the 26th. It was hosted in Yekaterinburg, one of the largest cities in Russia. Our tankers battled it out inside the city’s film studio, a huge building with very high ceilings, loads of space and powerful lighting — all of which made it look just like a real tank hangar.

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The finalists received 30,000 rubles for the first place, 20,000 for the second and 10,000 for the third ($750, $500 and $250 respectively). A total of 240 players entered the competition for the title of Grand Champion of Yekaterinburg, and the main prize.

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The main event opened with 12 qualifying battles, 6 in each of 2 game zones, leading into 2 semifinals. For the final battle, the best 20 tankers faced each other in a dramatic showdown. With so many talented tankers, the outcome remained unpredictable till the very end.

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The third place was claimed by 15-year old Sergey Belikov. Although he struggled at first, an intelligent change in tactics allowed him to secure the third place on the podium.

Aleksandr Kursanin, 14 years old, from Lesnoy, has been playing Tanki for the past 3 years. His experience and skill brought him the second place.

And finally, the tournament’s absolute champion — Valery Korotaev. Although he maintained a very strong presence throughout the whole championship, his position was constantly and increasingly threatened by Aleksandr Kursanin and Sergey Belikov, who were steadily gaining ground on the score table. In the end, he overcame and conquered his fellow competitors through strong positional play and a bold tactical move — a complete change of equipment. Valery’s cybersport experience was definitely a strong factor in his performance and ultimate victory. He forms part of MiX, one of the best clans in TO.

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Besides the tournament and main prizes, the event featured a number of exciting activities, including Q&A’s with the developers, and a host of secondary competitions. Players could take part in exciting tank races. These were held on a special racing map which was added to the game’s build for the occasion, together with 2 in-race paints offering 100% protection from everything. Players could still shoot each other to deal some physical impact -which is very useful in a race- but couldn’t do any damage. First to the finish line was declared winners. All participants received souvenirs from TO. Winners received a significant amount of crystals.

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Traditionally, the tournament brought together a large variety of players, from children to the elderly, even whole families. Some had to travel nearly a thousand kilometers to take part in the event and meet their fellow tankers.

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For instance, Yuri and Ilia Goncharov came from Yugorsk, travelling a total distance of almost 1000 kilometers! But distance is no obstacle for true love and passion!

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Despite the bad weather (it snowed like in Lapland, which is strange in April even for Russia) more than 500 people participated. By 9 am the most impatient tankers had already gathered in the studio’s lobby. Some of them had learnt about the tournament just a few hours beforehand. Others had been preparing for weeks.

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The tournament in Yekaterinburg is by far the biggest offline event in the history of Tanki Online. It is far superior to tournaments that took place in Perm and Saint Petersburg. Unlike the previous tournament, the Yekaterinburg tournament was a TO-only event rather than part of a bigger conference. We organised it exclusively for tankers.

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One of the main challenges for the event, was to ensure a perfect setup for the game to run smoothly and flawlessly. This is why all battles were held on a specially designated test server, running a special build of the game, which was made specifically for this event.

Everyone had a great time, and the Tanki Online team has gained some invaluable experience in holding large-scale events.

As always, you can find the event and tournament highlights in the clip below. Enjoy!

Tanki Online on Unity: Q&A

For the last several months we’ve been keeping you updated about the development of the new Tanki.
This has generated many questions and rumors.
Today, we answer the most burning questions about the future of TO, and dispel all the myths!

Will tanks behave differently? What will happen to physics? To parkour?
Physics and tank behavior will remain unchanged. The current version of Tanki uses our own physics engine. This will be changed to the so-called PhysX once we switch to Unity. There will initially be a few differences. However, resolving them is just a question of fine-tuning coefficients.

Will the new Tanki contain maps from the current version of the game?
We’ll recreate the most popular maps in the new version. Yes, Silence and Polygon will be there!

Will there be changes in the game’s economy?
No. Balance, prices and ranks will remain unchanged.

Will in-game chat be possible?
Yes. Right from the start, the game will have special chat channels for easy communication between players.

Will it be possible to see the profiles of other players?
Yes. Tanki will finally feature profiles. These will display a player’s achievements and personal information, if available.

Previous videos usually feature a Wasp with a Smoky. Can we see other models?
Currently all tank models are being reworked. Once they are ready, we will show them to you. Keep following the news!

On which platforms will the new Tanki be launched?
Any browser, as it is now, plus mobile devices powered by iOS and Android.

Will the game’s system requirements change?
We are actually trying to push the minimum requirements to be lower than they are now. If the game works on iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2, it will certainly work on your PC without any problems. But for older PC’s it might be necessary to disable some effects such as dust, smoke and detail.

Will there be a night mode? Will you add rivers and lakes? Will there be snow and rain?
Possibly, but not from the start. It is very challenging to implement these things in the current Tanki. However, Unity has most of these effects built-in.

Will the game remain browser-based or will it have to be installed?
In case of PCs nothing will change — Tanki will remain a browser game. You will need to install the Unity plugin on your browser. This will only take a few seconds as it is only 2 megabytes in size. Mobile versions will have to be downloaded and installed, just like other applications.

Will there be a way to switch from the current Tanki to the new version? Or will players have to start from the beginning?
The new Tanki and the current version will both exist at the same time. You will be able to play any of the 2 versions. You will also be able to copy your account from the old Tanki to the new one, but only once. This will copy your rank, crystals and garage. After that you will be able to play both the old Tanki and the new version.

And the most important question — WHEN?
Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question, as there is still A LOT left to do. It will certainly NOT happen this year.

Finally, if you have other questions about the future Tanki, make sure you ask them in the article’s discussion topic in the forum.
The most interesting ones will be answered by the Tanki Online team!

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

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.

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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