Played it for months during the beta. It was good. Really good. Thinking of playing some more now whenever I find the time, although it'll be tough going from a maxed IS-3 back to the LOLtraktor. Still, wouldn't mind trying the German tree. Have to kill time until the British come out and I can get my hands on a Firefly.
I highly recommend this to everyone
. At the very least, you can get through the first few tanks quite quickly without premium. That should be more than enough to give you a taste of the action.
Also, I have to give props to the heavy Soviet line. The mediums on that line are downright painful, and moreso grinding through the KV-1, but you get more than enough payoff just a little later. No, not the IS-7. Screw the IS series tanks, the KV3
is where it's at. Slap the 107mm or big 122mm and you're laughing. Some of the most fun I had in that game was in that baby. Sure, she may have been dented, slow as my dead grandmother, and quite possibly made out of kindling and petrol. But she was mine.