World of Tanks (WoT) is a free-to-play MMO-action video game loosely based on World War II-era tanks from the Soviet Union, Germany, USA, China, Britain, France, and Japan. Players can open either a free or premium account, and earn their way up a tiered ladder by competing against other online players in random battles. World of Tanks is developed for the Microsoft Windows PC platform, and is designed to be played using a wide range of computer hardware: from portable laptops with integrated graphics to high-performance desktop computers with discrete graphics. For those simply wanting to grind their way to the top almost any graphics platform will do, but it takes a powerful video card to deliver immersive high-quality graphics and beautifully detailed scenery. For the enthusiast gamer who wants life-like realism, NVIDIA 3D Vision technology adds depth and out-of-screen effects that help take World of Tanks beyond its flat 2D battleground.