So, World of Tanks means a lot to me. Full disclosure: I'm active duty US army and recently returned from a “deployment” to Kuwait. I’d seen the link on the Funker530 page for probably a year or more. Finally decided to download it one long night while on tower guard. At first it was fun to just zoom around and boom other tanks. As time passed, I started to get better and much, much worse at the same time. I found the forums and learned a bunch. Spent a lot of free time playing.
Then my wife called me on April fool's day. My dad wasn't going to make it; I needed to come home. To their credit, my leadership managed to get me released from theater rather than just emergency leave. Unfortunately, it took thirteen long days to make it happen. Days that I couldn't think, could barely work, couldn't do anything but play. This game was my sanity, and has become a link to him. I missed his passing by twelve hours. Today, this first Father's day without him, I play. It's what keeps me close to him.
Thanks, WG, and thank you, fellow tankers.
Edited by zachpkenyon, 20 June 2016 - 02:18 AM.