I've been playing World of Tanks for a little while now and have got to the KV-1 which, now that I have the top gun, seems to be miles ahead of every other tank I've played. Is this what people call the 'Russian Bias'? Are the higher Russian tanks as good as the KV-1 or is this the best it gets?
Win rates don't tell the whole story. As you've seen there are certain tanks which are pretty much overpowered, or rather there are certain tanks which play the way you'd like them to while everything is is pretty much sub par.
Each nation of tanks tends to have certain strengths:
While that sounds like a pretty balanced set of tanks the game design tends to favour certain aspects over others:
So, put simply, there is no obvious Russian bias, but adding together many small factors does show that Russian tanks are the best suited to the game design overall.
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No, it does not have a Russian bias. The reason behind the claim of a Russian bias is that the developer of world of tanks is a company from Belarus.
However, when looking at the statistics of wins vs losses per country, it's clear that Russian tanks do not in general out perform tanks from other countries.
The winratio per country is currently:
(The reason for the high China winratio, is that the China tree only has premium vehicles which tend to perform better then their regular tier counterparts)
Of course there are individual tanks that outperform their foreign counter parts, but the numbers show no overall bias in favor of Russian tanks, the KV-1 is very good in its class, but for example still out performed by the English Churchill.
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Yes it DOES have a Russian bias: