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World of Tanks sets world record

Posted by: Russell at 2/24/2011 5:49 PM
I've played World of Warcraft at times in which the server was quite busy, if not full to the point that I was in a queue just to play on that server, but I seriously doubt the number of people online was anywhere near this.  Turns out that the free to play MMO World of Tanks set a new world record for the most amount of people to be online at one time in an MMO on the same server.  At one point in late January the number of players on the game's Russian server totaled 91,311.  Try getting that many people online at the same time on the same server in WoW.  You'd never get that one kill you need with 90,000 other people running around.  Read on to check out the official press release about this new record.


London (24th February, 2011) Wargaming.net is glad to announce that its free-to-play action-MMO game World of Tanks has set up a Guinness World Record™ in the category of Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server.

 

The record was registered on January 23rd, 2011 when the number of players on the game’s Russian server totaled 91,311.

 

“We are excited to see so many people playing World of Tanks and the new record is an important achievement for us,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. “However, with the population of the game growing steadily another week or two would let us report a more impressive record as the current PCCU number surpasses 120,000 players”.

 

Wargaming.net wants to thank all World of Tanks fans that made this record possible.

 

Join the beta at: http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/  (NA server)

Join the beta at: http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration/  (EU server)

 

For more information on World of Tanks, visit http://www.worldoftanks.com/

 

About World of Tanks

 

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

 Key Features:

 

·         Action-packed 15-vs-15 PvP Tank battles

·         Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres

·         150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades

·         Unprecedented global Clan Wars

 

 

About Wargaming.net

Wargaming.net is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net's Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of Tanks won “Best MMO” prize. Official web site:www.wargaming.net