Idea : Dmitry «LeBwa» Palaschenko
Editorial : Oleh «profy2106» Besehanych
The First Sight

The First Sight (9.0)

Dmitry «LeBwa» Palaschenko

You can enjoy playing on every map of the game. You just need to learn how to use the advantages of your tank on the particular area and in the particular situation.
Dmitry «LeBwa» Palaschenko

Layout

The battles of the game The World of Tanks are held on different maps (locations). Each map is attractive and unique in its own way. Some maps have an inexpressible atmosphere that will appeal to every player. There are various and beautiful landscapes there. For example,  "The Province" conveys the atmosphere of summer sun but hitting "The Arctic" you will feel the cold winter wind. "The Sand River" will take you to the hot desert , where the sun at its zenith "fries" the dunes. "The Hidden Village" map will show you the Japanese village with a majestic Fuji mountain rising above the cherry blossoms.

 

The landscape of each map is unique which allows to use different strategies for different equipment, to find interesting positions and surprise the enemy with a fire from unexpected firing points . For example on "Prokhorovka " you can rush to the center of the map on a fast tank and highlight your opponent for your mates. Playing on a tank-destroyer you should hide in the bushes and strike at enemy forces being not detected. "Himmelsdorf" will please the fans of hard tanks. Here you can see active APC fights in the clashes of the city streets that pleases everyone.

 

 

 

General information

At this moment there are 39 maps in the game, two of which are "twins." These are "Himmelsdorf" and "The Winter Himmelsdor" plus "Ruinberg" and "Ruinberg on Fire." The maps are different only outwardly. We should also mention the map "Reservation", which is only available for training mode. It is not a game one, that's why it's not  taken into consideration here. There are 3 types of maps in the game: summer, winter and desert . The maps can still be divided into open (field), semi-urban and urban ones. Some maps have a few modes of fighting available. They are: "The Standard Fight,"  " The Team Match," "The Encounter Attack " and "The Storm."  "The Dragon Ridge" map  is available only in "The Training Fight." We can make up such a table on the basis of  these data:

 

The List of the Maps

Map

Type

The Encounter Attack

The Storm

The Team Match

Levels of the Fight

The Westfield Summer

4-11

The Pearl River Summer

4-11

The Karelia Summer

3-11

Komarin
Summer

4-11

Live Oaks
Summer

4-11

Lasville Summer

4-11

Siegfried Line
Summer

4-11

Malinovka Summer

1-11

Monastery Summer

4-11

Murovanka
Summer

4-11

Passage Summer

4-11

Province Summer

1-3

Prokhorovka
Summer

3-11

Redshire
Summer

4-11

Mines Summer

1-11

Ruinberg  Summer

4-11

Ruinberg on Fire Summer

4-11

Fishing Harbor Summer

4-11

North-West
Summer

4-11

Hidden Village
Summer

4-11

Steppe Summer

4-11

Soft Beach Summer

4-11

Swamp Summer

4-11

Tundra
Summer

4-11

Widepark Summer

4-6

Cliff
Summer

4-11

Fiords Summer

4-11

Highway Summer

4-11

Himmelsdorf
Summer

1-11

Dragon Ridge
Summer

4-11

Ensk
Summer

2-11

Southern Coast
Summer

4-11

Windstorm Winter

4-11

Arctic
Winter

4-11

Winter Himmelsdorf Winter

1-11

Severogorsk
Winter

4-11

Erlenberg
Winter

4-11

Airfield Desert

4-11

Sand River Desert

4-11

El Khalluf
Desert

4-11

 

According to the table, we can see that there are 17 maps for the encounter, 11 maps for the team fights and only 6 maps for the storm. There are only 8 maps provided for low-level equipment. Though this is quite enough, as power leveling from the 1st to the 4th levels does not take much time. Mainly the game has open and semi-urban maps which calls for indignation of heavy machinery lovers. This deals with the fact that slower machinery can’t always fulfill its potential on the open area. Though the developers respect the players’ opinion and gradually make the new maps and readjust the old ones.

 

 

 

Strategies

There is no one particular strategy for all the maps. Everything depends on your equipment as well as the equipment of your allies and opponents, location and circumstances.  Sometimes it is good to use even rushing and lighting! We can single out several common tactics:

 

Active or Passive light

Active light implies constant movement on the map with constant light striking of opponent’s equipment. In this tactic you have to stay alive as long as possible. In this case, your team will benefit a lot. Passive light means that you have to take such position on the map in which it will be hard for your opponent to find you. In this case you will show the position of your enemy equipment to your allies and it will be useful for the team too.

 

Rush

This tactics means the rush of large group of equipment in order to crush the enemy with numerical advantage and surprise and is  often used at the beginning of the fight. This  tactics is often discussed in advance to make the attack really massive.

 

Deterrence (Def)

In general the deterrence is very similar to defense. To be precise this strategy is good enough for tanks or groups of tanks with a strong armor. The tanks must stay in positions where it is convenient to defend and on strategically important points for the team. Usually it ends whether with the great amount of tanks’ damage and subsequent destruction of the enemy by you and your allies, or the complete destruction of you and your allies.

 

"Wolf Pack"

This tactics is often used by fast, agile and quick-firing tanks for instant destruction of "lost" or "strayed from the pack" opponents or group of opponents inferior to you. Thus, you can destroy tanks that exceed your level but inferior in the mobility or simply distract the opponent and give a chance to your allies to implement their potential firepower.

 

Sniper Tactics

This is a favorite tactics of most anti-tanks, tanks with weak armor, but accurate guns as well as inexperienced players. The tactics is quite simple and does not need much explanation. Having taken the firing point, you make damage to your opponent’s forces while your allies lights it.

 

 

Conclusion

Sure we can say that the maps in The World of Tanks are interesting and varied. Everyone who will start playing the game will like the world that developers offer to the players. I am sure that everyone will find  his favorite map and will look forward to press the button "Battle!" That this time he will be lucky to find himself on his favorite map and enjoy the game for maximum.

Authorprb Date28 March 2014, 20:32 Views3738 Comments7
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4pokin
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#1 ru 4pokin 22 May 2014, 18:09
в командных боях очень помогает !!!
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edrilordz
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#2 ph edrilordz 30 September 2014, 07:43
very well said!!!
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edrilordz
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#3 ph edrilordz 30 September 2014, 07:43
thank you NaVi!!!
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edrilordz
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#4 ph edrilordz 30 September 2014, 07:44
this infos helped me a lot!!!
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edrilordz
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#5 ph edrilordz 11 October 2014, 09:47
thanks NaVi!!!
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edrilordz
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#6 ph edrilordz 11 October 2014, 09:47
yeah!!!
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Schnazzy
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#7 ua Schnazzy 17 October 2014, 23:05
4pokin

в командных боях очень помогает !!!

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