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The Secret behind the Popularity of World of Tanks

December 11th, 2016 | by Shelley Hirsch
The Secret behind the Popularity of World of Tanks

World of Tanks is a free to play shooter game where you, the player control a armored tank from a first person or third person view, whichever you feel comfortable with. There is team gaming options where you team up with other players. The gameplay strategy depends on how well you know the maps and terrain and how intelligently you position your tanks in a given scenario.

There are five versions of WoT available across different platforms; with cross platform gaming a possibility. The game was not considered much of an idea when the developers first came out with the idea. As a matter of fact the game was rejected by many publishers before it was self published on the PC platform.

Over the years Wargaming, the developers of WoT has rebuild the game several times even releasing different versions of the game on mobile platform, PC and consoles. Though there is chance of interplay between the different platforms, there are some differences between the different versions. For example, a standard team game in a mobile platform is 7 vs. 7 as opposed to the PC version’s 15 vs. 15.Image result for The Secret behind the Popularity of World of Tanks

The demographics of users

WoT is an incredibly popular game with millions playing the game every month. Tournaments with huge prize money are also organized for this game. The popularity of this seemingly straightforward game has baffled many an expert. The secret seems to lie in the audience of the game. Most games are popular among people between the ages of 15 to 25 with a predominantly male audience but a good chunk of female players as well.

WoT however shows a sharp gender disparity among its fan base; here over 90{80acd2e91ff1fe90ca3ad8b4c849a55e19aed4f5ca55288b1201c304e5208966} of the players are male and they tend to be over the ages of 25. A large number of older males play this game. The more sedate gameplay apparently attracts the older audience. The fact that a player doesn’t need to spend real money frequently to make progress in the game also adds to its appeal. If you would like to wager on WoT team matches, check out

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