Mmh.. I just dropped out of my second WoT battle.
The first one was like that: I drive forward. I die. I have no idea why or who or even what the objective was ?
The second went like that: I drive forward, I shoot. Game freezes.
And why do I see only the ground shadow of the tanks and their green/red dots?
I switched graphics to medium. High was running at 40 fps, but at medium I see other tanks and not just their ground shadows.
I also just won my third battle. I was just standing still and when a red dot appeared somewhere I sniped at it. Eventually they were destroyed. Don't know whether it was actually me, though. Then we suddenly had won.
So far I have figured this out: You drive forward by pressing W. As soon as you see a red dot you press shift to enter snipe modus. Then you press right mouse button to lock target. Then you press left mouse button until either he is destroyed or you are.
If I want to survive longer I hide behind stuff, like houses. This creates a long wait. Eventually, an enemy will drive front-to-front to me and shoot. I shoot, too. I die.
Upgraded the engines. Finally I can actually 'drive'. Also just scored my first kill. An enemy tank was driving like mad just past me. I turned and shot long enough to eventually destroy him. Pure skill.
Decided to just drive along in the crowd. Due to even faster engines I can actually do it. Last battle was about fighting my own side, though. They were shooting at each other instead of the enemy. Lots of fun [/irony].
After 10 battles and a perfect 5:5 win:lose ratio, I decided that WoT is just not for me. Problem is that I consider tanks boring. I've been in the army and had a lot to do with them. Perhaps that's why: tanks are loud (much, much louder than the game could be), dirty, monstrous and much more agile than in the game.
Also, I get overwhelmed when I start up the game. Lots of numbers and options. If I tried to figure out all those numbers and their effect, I would first have to study the game for a week, at least. And there's no tutorial (if there is one, it's well hidden).
But the bottom line really is that the setting doesn't draw me in. To me, it's like a game about the interaction of squares and circles. I just don't care. And thus the learning curve loses me within an hour.