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F†W Waяяіσя

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GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:39 AM
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Hi there!
I Understand many players that come to tanx participate in a few matches & either find it boring , to difficult or just don't like it well fair enough , we can't expect everyone to like it , but for those that might be interested in improving i will post some advice here for you.


First of all , you will need to know all the controls & how to use them so please read carefully what i have written below.

Arrow keys can be used to turn the direction of your camera & turret.
Keys (A & S) also have the same function.

The mouse buttons used are Left & Right click , not scroll other then to go up & down the lobby.
Left click is to control where you will place your next movement.
Right click is made for shooting & deploying grenades & mines.

Ctrl Key can be used to make multiple movements at once all you do is hold Ctrl key & click around the map a few times (8) is the maximum amount at once.
However i don't suggest using this for moving when you are more experienced.Ctrl key can also be held down in order to shoot faster all you do is double click which ever you are using (Rocket & Nuke) so you can fire twice which is much quicker then shooting without it.
Ctrl can also be used to fire rapid grenades , depending on how long you hold the mouse button in when firing a grenade it may come out slowly or you may fire 2-3 in the space of 5 seconds(depends on the height and distance you wish to fire them).

Keys for switching weapons.
1.2.3.4. These keys are often used to cycle between your weapons , however i suggest using your mouse to change instead as it is much less complicated.

Example of weapon damage.
Rocket is the strongest weapon but also rather slow.
Nuke is the fastest weapon (My personal favorite).
Grenade is the weakest of weapons as it does 1/5th of the tanks damage capacity.
Mines aren't often used to destroy another players tank but sometimes you can trick people into thinking you have no ammo , to get them close then suicide them with mines.(Cheap but wise if you can't obtain ammo).

Combos.
2 Rockets Puts your opponent on fire leaving only 1 hit left till explosion so toss a grenade or snipe him with a nuke for a quicker kill.

It takes 4 nukes to fully destroy a tank.( I usually just play with nukes as i feel confident with them).

Grenades do 1/5th damage each time so it takes 5 for a kill.

It is possible to one shot kill someone with a mine , if they are close to one and you shoot it they will just explode instantly no matter what their damage is.

(Double damage) now there is a chaos theory based on double damage as to whether or not someone uses a program to fire one rocket & hit twice the damage then a regular one however this is based on server lag & not programming.

There is no such thing as a program for Tanx or any form of cheating software.

Radar ( Map )
now on your top right sector of the screen whilst playing you will see a radar.
This radar is used to display your position , your enemy & any power ups around the terrain.
the white dot in the middle of the map is you.
The other dots are your enemies ( white )
Red dots are power ups such as energy & ammunition.
It is important that you keep an eye on the radar to know where your opponent respawns or may be hiding.
If a player goes of the radar you have three choices.
1: use your mouse to scout the area hoping to find his name somewhere in the distance.
2:F4 ( Tank control mode ) this key allows you to use your camera and look for your enemy , however it also makes you more vulnerable as you cannot move whilst using this key unless of course you make a long move or use ctrl to make a random mix of moves just before you press F4.
3:Move around and wait for your opponent to come back into a visible location.

Note : As a tip for new players , i would suggest practicing moving left & right whilst your tank is facing this direction ( click the link to view the picture )OR copy & Paste it into a new browser tab.
http://i48.tinypic.com/1o5eh0.png
Better to watch the video below
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=KWwbfLerteg
My clicking isn't what it once was so excuse my sloppy moves , i use to be way faster & smooth in moving but hey i guess i got old.
I Will make more guides and videos soon , please be patient.




F†W Waяяіσя

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:52 AM
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Added : TANX PC Version has a practice mode which is very useful for new players looking to play without worrying about their rating or playing against harder players.

Practice mode consists of 6 players , 5 AI BOTS & You.
Practice against these bots for a while and it will actually help , as when i started using them in 2008 i was only able to obtain 100 points , after a while of playing them i got 300+ easily , so it does help it just takes time.

F†W Waяяіσя

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:54 AM
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Added : Shift Key function.

Shift key can be used to change the height of the camera & turret , hold it then move the mouse up & down to adjust the camera angle , this very useful if you spawn in the Energy dome as it will allow you aim higher and have a better chance of sniping.

F†W Waяяіσя

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:31 PM
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Added : F2 ( Graphics mode )
This allows you to change the graphics to a lower detail it also changes the shape of numerous objects including the ground and tank.
It will also show squares on the ground , these are where you click to move , playing in F2 Mode is a useful way to create accurate move sets by knowing exactly where to click thanks to the F2 mode.

F†W Waяяіσя

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:34 AM
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Anyone who wants to use practice mode , please download PC Version from the link below.

http://www.flyordie.com/tanx/

FtW.Xt-100

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:51 PM
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Bump

FTW-Warrior™

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jan 15, 2014 10:05 PM
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Bump

BankrollMob

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jan 18, 2014 10:38 PM
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You can stop bumping your own topic because everyone can read flyordie's official guide for tanx or any other games.

FTW-Warrior™

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:33 AM
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Hello there.

This guide was requested by many new players at the time I posted it.
I Bump this every couple of months so that any new players or anyone looking for a little extra information from an experienced player can observe and perhaps find it useful.

I have been asked countless times for advice in tanx on how to gain experience and improve and each time iv been asked I have shared this thread with those seeking the assistance whenever possible not because I'm trying to be popular in new comers eyes but because I actually CARE about the community and well being of this game.
I believe that inspiring new players to learn helps the game a great deal however most of them don't stick around because they find the game boring or to difficult.
It doesn't take 100+ players to have a good game on here just a couple.

I'm just trying to assist those who need the help whenever I can, I am not interested in being popular or liked by all the players, I am interested in helping the game last longer by motivating the remaining players.

If there was anything wrong with my thread it would never of been approved in the first place as it was never an intention to try and make a better guide than FlyOrDie's version, I made this by request because I listen to the players and do the best I can to help them whenever possible.

I'm just trying to make an effort, is that a crime?
I don't think it is.

Sullivan88

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jan 21, 2014 11:04 AM
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Tanx... Well, I love playing along side everyone, I am so bad at it! I could do with some good coaching tips, however, I think it could be down to my speed and knowledge.

Kind Regards,
Sullivan88


FTW-Warrior™

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jan 21, 2014 11:55 AM
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I can teach you sometime if you like.

I was never the best at training people only good at training myself for some reason.
I can try however if you want some advice anytime.

мσѕѕιмσ

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Feb 18, 2014 11:19 AM
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Thanks FTW! very helpful. Congrats on 500

FTW-Warrior™

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Feb 18, 2014 1:24 PM
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Hey Buddy, I'm glad to know it helped, just read it slowly try it piece by piece and you should see progress, the game itself takes quite a while to get used to so don't give up.


Thanks btw it's hard to get 500 nowadays.

FTW WARRIOR

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Apr 10, 2014 1:35 AM
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Bumped for new players to read.

FTW-Warrior™

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Re: GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:05 AM
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Bumped for new players to read.

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