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Poll: Does World of Tanks Help Teach History? (30 members have cast votes)

Do you think World of Tanks can help in teaching WWII history?

  1. Yes (19 votes [59.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 59.38%

  2. No (6 votes [18.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  3. Maybe (7 votes [21.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.88%

Do you think that World of Tanks is too violent?

  1. Too violent (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Somewhat violent (6 votes [17.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  3. Not violent (20 votes [58.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.82%

  4. Not violent enough (8 votes [23.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

Do you think World of Tanks is properly priced for educational purposes?

  1. Yes - just right (15 votes [45.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

  2. No - should be higher (2 votes [6.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  3. No - should be lower (8 votes [24.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  4. Maybe - Should be packaged for educational purposes as the primary goal (8 votes [24.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

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Zo0factory #1 Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

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We would like to just say a special Thank You to World of Tanks Blitz.  You have created and given this father and three sons an amazingly fun and engaging game that has allowed me to teach them American and World History from the 20th century.  You've accomplished it in a way that makes it a tremendous blast for the whole family...  IMPORTANT:  The concept of these mighty tank machines used in mechanized warfare with its historical content without all the blood and gore associated with most other fighting games. (Everyone gets to bail out of the tank if it's knocked out... Nobody "dies" ). Something a parent appreciates that not enough game makers consider. 

 

You have uniquely given me a tool to help guide and teach them important subjects with an extreme interest on their part.  Such is the case it has led to model making, looking for real photos of tank types on the web, and ultimately culminating in the recognition of Veterans in the public realm from all wars and combat zones.  It has aided in giving the boys the courage and motivation to ask Veterans questions of historical significance, because of their knowledge, going far beyond the simple horrors of total war.  (They can learn about that later, from archived history, preferable to first-hand experience, I pray.). So again, I and my family thank you for the great work you're doing that can be tied to a complete subject of learning about our place in the world.  Please pass this along to your programming staff if possible.  They deserve a pat on the back.  PS. Your cost versus benefit is right where it should be ;).  - Chris Bridges Kalamazoo, MI.  ID Zo0factory



_Wint3r_Hawk_ #2 Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:26 PM

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That's awesome!

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Pitorkas #3 Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:07 PM

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Certainly been only a game, It can raise questions on what and who and why all these happened. Questioning history is the base of human development. We must read the past to forge the future and never forget the price paid for the freedom many of us enjoy and take for granted.

 

Great post.



jtemple507 #4 Posted 25 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

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The problem is that while all of the tanks currently in the game actually existed (except the FV215b, but it's scheduled to be replaced by the Chieftain at some point anyway), they have unhistorical modules. For example, the Tiger I can mount the 8,8cm L/71. However, the L/71 was never used on the Tiger, only the 7,5cm L/70 (on the early prototypes) and 8,8cm L/56 were ever used. And the BL-9 on the Russian heavies was only ever considered for use on the SU-152 (yet the SU-152 does not get the option to use it), not on the ISU-152 for which it is available nor the IS-3, IS-8, and ST-I that mount the BL-9.

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reluctanttheist #5 Posted 25 February 2015 - 07:17 PM

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Must agree with this post.  Father of three boys who "has no time for gaming" is now spending too much time with any one of this three sons aged 10-16 in platoons in tanks with a surprisingly high level of historicity.  Wikipedia usage in the household by non-adult members has increased radically.  Now I want a better iPad so I get higher levels of detail during gameplay :great:

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MutzLivesMatter #6 Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:53 AM

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World of tanks in any version is an ARCADE game, it contains too many, almost fictional tanks (blueprints, prototypes, etc) for examples, the German E series (E75,E50) and all tanks used unhistorical upgrade (well you could use the historical upgrade, but you just cannot play well in many tanks) and  world of tank actually have a PG13 rating. I dont think that this game will be good for educational purposes, because a realistic tank battle does not look like this, if you really want search a game that could use educational purposes, go for "War Thunder" you can download it to PC, Mac, and Playstation. :)


_Virtus #7 Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:07 PM

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Nice! I must agree with your every point! This game is not really a play to win game, you actually have to learn tactics to be good, and not just spend a lot of money. Which is nice in my opinion.

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