Occasionally I hate World of Tanks, yet I’m unable to stop playing it. It’s a curious game really. When you start it out you will get kicked around a lot by higher tier tanks but the persistent player endures and dreams of better days when he’ll be kicking new guys around. Those days never come. World of Tanks is a game in which you’ll pretty much always feel that you’re the last tank in the food chain. Whenever you grow in power, you just get to fight even tougher opponents.
It’s maybe every tenth game that you get to be the top tier tank in a match. I could say that that’s the game that keeps you playing but that would be wrong. Succeeding against odds, against a better tank, can be immensely rewarding, much more so than kicking the newbs around. Me and my gaming buddies like to complain a lot about WoT, but if we didn’t enjoy it, we wouldn’t be playing it.
One of the reasons why I play this so often, is that it doesn’t require much of you. There aren’t many ways to use fifteen minutes of spare time, but in that time you can play a round or two of WoT. There’s something done very right in that game and the free to play model is the best out there.