World of Tanks Features: Team Building



World of Tanks is a very advanced immersive environment that allows for multi-player tank battles. Individual players can customize their tanks, earn features through stats, kills and time ranks; or access the freemium features through buying them directly. If you are a team leader, this can cause some problems in the field. This is why one of the best free features to use with World of Tanks is the Team Building option. With this option you can train your team in a neutral environment before launching out into real time battle.

Team Building

Team Building is a feature that was released alongside the Team Play option with version 8.9 that has people talking. While Team Play is still more automatically set with match making, Team Building is something that you can do with your self-selected team, or a generated one. It gives you the opportunity to learn to work together as a team before you launch yourself out and into battle.

How to Train

One you are registered as a team you can open up a Team Building map and then invite in the team members. This is considered a “neutral area” in which the battle points and stats hits don’t count against your actual in game status. In many ways it is like being in a practice arena. You can even access freemium features that will let you control and dictate the type of problems that you can encounter.

What Advantage Does it Really Give you?

There are the obvious advantages of being able to learn to work together as a team before getting into a situation where you are truly relying on each other, but there is another advantage that many people don’t think about taking advantage of at all. Since nothing counts in the Team Building area, you can split your team into offensive and defensive and practice recreating scenarios that caused your demise in real time. This is what real world combat soldiers do as part of their training and it pays to take a page from their book.

Using Advanced Features

There is a lot of discussion about which advanced features can be used in the team competition areas of World of Tanks. While just about everyone is in agreement that the general “earned” features and customizations should be offered, very few people are supporting the freemium featured player in open tournament. That is another advantage to using the matchmaking system that World of Tanks provides.

By using an algorithm to select the teams and the conflicts, there is less a chance of a total free-play team encountering a jacked up freemium group and getting taken out unfairly. On the flip side, no freemium invested team is going to want to be wasting even a single hit in combat against a team that is doesn’t stand a chance against them at all. The Team Building area can be a good way to hone which of the features and weapons you will use so you can also build alternate tanks to open up greater possible matching.