Since at least one of you started playing this and I'd love to see more of you on the battlefield, here is a little starter guide.
What are the minimum requirements?
Alright, I downloaded the game, but what tanks are the coolest?
That's actually totally up to you. There are five different classes of tanks: Light, Medium, Heavy, Tank Destroyers and Artillery. Each nation is a bit different, with their own advantages and disadvantages. I'm playing the Soviets myself because the first tank just looked the coolest and I'm still happy with it.
What's so cool about American
tanks? Here's also a Newcomer's guide that will help you.
But all in all World Of Tanks is a really easy to get and quick game. Tier 1 tanks will not get into games higher than tier 2 which assures fair chances for everyone.
After each battle you gain experience points and credits, you need those to explore and develop new equipment (like guns, motors) for you tanks and eventually your new tanks.