We are proud to announce the new indoor resting area at insomnia!
The resting area is a space for you to chill out in the evening. 124 spaces are available in the 18+ yr old rest area and 19 are available in 16 – 18 yr old rest area (there are plans to increase this pending discussions with the venue).
Reserve a place in our indoor rest area for when you get tired! Limited space available, first come first serve. Age restrictions apply, under 16′s not eligible.
Ticket’s for the indoor resting area cost £10, to book a space now head over to your event booking page, select the insomnia event and add as an additional service.
For those of you who don’t know, World of Tanks is a massively multi-player on-line game, a battle arena set across dozens of maps where 28 tanks go all out to crash, blow-up, out-smart and destroy the enemy team and the best part? It’s completely free!
Personally, I have played World of Tanks for over 2 years and to say I was a little excited about going to the press launch for the 8.3 update & Chinese tanks was an understatement \o/
We arrived in Asia house (We see what you did there WarGaming!), central London, to be briefed about and to get hands on with the new tanks.
After watching an intro video which highlighted some of the new tanks in action and then being briefed about the lineage of the Chinese branch we jumped into the game.
I stared in awe at the 4 bazillion!!!11one gold in the press account in front of me, I wasted no time in modifying the awesome looking Tier X medium tank 121 with the best modules, gold armour piercing ammunition, top notch consumables & equipment! Fat kid with cake
The higher tiered Chinese tanks can take a lot of punishment, and with domed turrets can deflect a lot of shots, which comes in handy when you are faced down by 10 enemy tanks from the WarGaming French office after the rest of your team have charged off into battle with Tier 4 light scout tanks against Top tier medium and heavies :facepalm:
With a few matches in hand we had a little break to look through the all the new tanks available in 8.3.
At first glance the new Chinese tanks don’t seem new at all, they seem to be re-skinned versions of tanks from other countries! Some people might think this to be a easy way to release a new tank tree for minimal effort, but this was in fact how the Chinese tanks evolved! China would take tanks from other nations, re-skin and tweak them.
Every World of Tanks player will know the Type 59, I hated them for a long time! Until I researched my Tier IX Patten that is , and the Type 59 is an Chinese produced version of the Soviet T-54A. So the tanks are similar to those you might have already played, so why should you play the Chinese tree then? Well all the Chinese tanks, all be them similar to other tanks are modified to be better!
Fully upgraded Chinese tanks are faster, stronger and hit harder than their original country counter-parts, giving them the edge in a 1 v 1 battle against the older models.
The Chinese Tree has Light, Medium and Heavy tanks, 19 in total, for now but like with the French Tree I would hope TD’s and Artillery will be added at a later date.
So to round things up, by answering a question; should you start on the Chinese Tree?
Answer; If you had fun with some of the more well known successful tanks from the other tree’s then go for it, if you didn’t then continue on with your Russian Object 704 or 261 or German LolTracker (Omni). I’ve just unlocked the M5A1 Stuart and loving it!
If you see me on-line, add me to your friends list, username: GeoSnipe – See you in field o/
You can now pick your seats for insomnia48, just head over to the seat picker to choose your seat.
Make sure you have the right game area selected for your ticket, to check which game areas are where head over to the handy guide! To change your game area simply click the edit button under the booking section on the picker.
Please note that your seat at insomnia is subject to change but we will try our best not to move you once you have picked your seat. For a better chance of not being moved during the defrags make sure you have your clan tags on!
Team Dignitas shall be returning for Insomnia46 and are very much looking forward to all the action they are ready to unleash! Sponsors of the team Scan Computers, Antec and iiyama all have booths and Dignitas staff and players will be helping them run like clockwork.
Scan Computers are back and Team Dignitas will have command of at least 10 PCs specifically for playing Quake Live, Shootmania, CoD 4, CS:GO, League of Legends and DOTA 2. As well as 4 PCs set up for duelling – beat the pros so you can win even more prizes! The booth will also have members of the team casting throughout the weekend. In celebration of the new Pro Gaming page you can go up against the best with a chance to win some Creative Soundblaster Tactic3D Sigma, Tactic Alpha and Rage headsets along with a variety of Soundblaster sound cards as well as some surprises.
Over at Antec you will have the chance to try and beat the recently established Team Dignitas Shootmania squad in Elite. Followed by Heroes of Newerth and CoD4 over the rest of the weekend with some big prizes up for grabs so make sure you stop by!
In iiyama’s booth all weekend there will be coaching from our professional players in Starcraft II, Trackmania, FIFA and more. Want some pointers on tactics, your gameplay or just some advice? Then come give us a visit and experience the beautiful 120hz iiyama gaming monitors.