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inzer Aug 19 @ 12:10am
WoT or War Thunder?
What are the biggest differences between World of Tanks and War Thunder?
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Silent Aug 19 @ 12:22am 
Mainly the damage model. War Thunder's damage model is all about shot placement and destroying the internals or crew. In World of Tanks, they use an hp based system.

World of Tanks is more of an arcade type system, while War Thunder is more detailed in the damage aspect. Both are good games.
Last edited by Silent; Aug 19 @ 12:23am
In war thunder you get multiple spawns where as in world of tanks you get 1. Inaddition the research system in war thunder allows you to research any vehicle you.want with any vehicle you want unlike world of tanks where you have to use the previous vehicle to research a cirtain tank.
Adding on to the above comments, World of Tanks has a wider variety of nations. However, some of the more recent ones only have a few vehicles, some or most of which are made up by the company that made the game as I understand it. War Thunder, however, has the UK, Japan, Italy, and France on top of the nations you would expect to see in a tank game, the US, USSR, and Germany. For the former nations I mentioned, they tend to be filled out than their respective trees in World of Tanks, offering one a look into the unique vehicles used by these nations.
WoT is a lot more arcade-y. A lot of the time it feels like you're driving not tanks, but more like RC cars, whereas even WT ground AB feels more realistic, what you're driving at least feels like a real tank. WoT also has health bars so one-shots are less common, and where you shoot the tank doesn't matter (unless you get a super RNG ammo rack hit), it just depends on the gun you're firing. So from the back does as much damage as the side or front. There are also lots more prototypes, even tanks that were never built, both paper projects and ones completely made up, such as the latter part of the Polish and Italian tech trees, and in fact even well established countries like the USSR. There's a whole line of Japanese heavies too, which I personally hate, but I can rant for days about it so that's a topic for another time.

Oh, and then there's arty. Possibly the worst mechanic I've ever experienced in a game, player-controlled indirect fire simply has no place in a PvP game, end of. It's not fair and perpetually broken, no matter what WG does short of removing the class entirely (which won't happen because they don't have the balls), it's always going to be annoying to get hit from something that comes out of nowhere. You can't dodge it or anything, sure you can move about, but all the clickers gotta do is have RNG on their side and they'll hit you. Armoured Warfare gave up and removed SPG's from PvP because there was simply no way to effectively balance them, the writing is on the wall. They're absolutely no fun to play against and in my opinion, not even fun to play, either. It takes no skill at all. Thank goodness WT, while it may have some bad mechanics, has nothing THAT bad. Arty as it's portrayed in WoT isn't realistic in the slightest either, so there's that too.

Another thing, more comparing Gaijin to WG, is that Gaijin nerfs premiums (even if they only do so after they stop making money) whereas WG flat out will not, so it's pretty P2W in that aspect, tanks like the Defender which if you've played WoT needs no introduction or the Skorpion, which isn't that OP but it's just downright better than the tech tree counterpart, and they'll never nerf it. I think it's at least SLIGHTLY op. So if WT followed this model, the IS-6 would still be at 7.0 with a broken mantlet.
Last edited by Edmund Ironside; Aug 19 @ 2:14am
Seriously?
No mention of aircraft?

Ok the single biggest difference if that air craft are spawnable in ground battles after you get enough spawn points during that battle.
Theres no such thing as tank only mode.
Last edited by Something Wicked; Aug 19 @ 3:14am
Originally posted by Something Wicked:
Seriously?
No mention of aircraft?
Well if you are comparing war thunder and word of tanks you wont care much for aircraft. But if we are already speaking about aircraft the realistic battles mode in war thunder incorporates aircraft into the gameplay. Arcade mode has aircraft as well but they are a consumable in that mode and generally are less useful and dangerous to the tanks below.
O ye war thunder has 3 modes of play in it: arcade realistic and simulator, these modes are self explanatory but i can elaborate if needed.
Originally posted by The Black Raven:
Originally posted by Something Wicked:
Seriously?
No mention of aircraft?
Well if you are comparing war thunder and word of tanks you wont care much for aircraft. But if we are already speaking about aircraft the realistic battles mode in war thunder incorporates aircraft into the gameplay. Arcade mode has aircraft as well but they are a consumable in that mode and generally are less useful and dangerous to the tanks below.
O ye war thunder has 3 modes of play in it: arcade realistic and simulator, these modes are self explanatory but i can elaborate if needed.
Fair enough if you dont care for aircraft but thats the reason it needs to be mentioned. Because even if you dont want to use them, you will have to deal with them.
Happyguy22 (Banned) Aug 19 @ 3:33am 
War Thunder is a lot like a combination of all the World of X games, mainly WoT, WoWS and WoA. But, WT goes into a lot more depth than all of them from my knowledge, except WoWS maybe.
Shagrix Aug 19 @ 3:42am 
Wot devs respect and listen to their community WT has better combat
If you want to meet invisible tank, high technology repair in few second, random critical shot and drunker gunner that shell maybe inaccurate although your crosshair is point to enemy tank, so choose WOT

If you want to meet Bias and unwelcome dev that buff their nation only, lazy to fix balance and take small and non make sense reason to delete some iconic tank in next patch 1.91 moreover they have no idea to fix / optimize to nerf their vehicle nation because they don't want them looks bad, then choose WT

Last edited by sagagt505; Aug 19 @ 4:16am
shronk Aug 19 @ 4:57am 
WOT is more or less the same one big difference is that it has japanese heavies, Its only shell types are HE, AP, APCR, and HEAT. Another difference is the way you unlock vehicles, in WOT you need to research modules of vehicles ex: you need to have the next gun up from the stock gun in order to start researching the next tank, Its essentially an interchangable parts system for the tanks. Whereas with WT you cannot get an upgraded gun or an upgraded engine.
Silver Aug 19 @ 5:11am 
any "World of "game" is pretty garbage imo, its not horrid but it really pails in comparison to warthunder,

the only good thing world of whatever has going for it is the clan wars with territory control, that parts neat imo. the rest is kinda meh.

also the "HP" on vehicles is crazy unbalanced and really only a game for super casual/arcade players but overall the game is a waste of time.
To add to all of these “the difference is *blank*”, this changes in War Thunder to an extent because War Thunder has an Arcade mode (more similar), Realistic mode (probably like comparing Call of Duty: Black Ops to Rising Storm 2: Vietnam at this point), and Simulator mode (expecially with aircraft, now it’s just comparing a completely different game).
-HyPe_x7 Aug 19 @ 7:25am 
What I'm going to add is that in every discussion about WT vs WoT either in here or Youtube videos that focus on the same point is that people that played WoT and switched to WT, never went back to WoT. Myself included, even after spending quite some money and a lot of time as well on WoT.
Each has its own differences for better or worst, but in my opinion, the opinion of someone that had hundreds of hours on WoT and now thousands in WT, I can say that WT is vastly superior to WoT in pretty much every aspect, whether it is progression, gameplay, realism (which I obviously prefer when it comes to tank warfare), etc... Also WT has a lot more vehicle classes in the same game and I don't mean tanks alone.
Last edited by -HyPe_x7; Aug 19 @ 7:28am
Originally posted by Shagrix:
Wot devs respect and listen to their community
Thats a big XD
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