Wargaming, the company behind the extremely popular World of Tanks, announced today that they would be changing the title of their upcoming naval title World of Battleships, to just World of Warships. “The company is gearing up, and so are its titles,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “In addition to more accurately reflecting the game’s core essence, World of Warships™ will correspond more closely to the framework of our Wargaming universe.”

While we wont deny that World of Warships certainly has a better ring to it then World of Battleships, there is a question when it comes to how this will be abbreviated. Wargaming’s first title in the series, World of Tanks has adopted the abbreviation WoT among its fans. With World of Warplanes currently in closed beta one can assume it will adopt a similarly abbreviated name such as WoW, and although World of Battleships’ abbreviation may have been a tad silly to say out loud “Hey want to try out WoB?” at least it would still be unique. What do you think of the name change? Is it too close to World of Warplanes? How would you abbreviate it? Let us know in the comments.

World of Warships is scheduled to set sail sometime in 2013

You can check out the official World of Warships site here http://worldofwarships.com/ for more information.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. WoA . . . . WoT? . . . WoW!! . . . . pretty silly to me.

    World of Airplanes, World of Tanks, World of Warships . . .

    WoW will always refer to World of Warcraft.

  2. The name doesn’t really make a huge difference but the fact that two of their games will be most likely referred to as ‘wow’ by many is kinda an odd choice being all under the same company banner. And there is the factor of the other ‘wow’ becoming a bit of confusion when referring to what game you are paying. Anyone who thinks about it though will probably call world of warships ‘wows’ since warships can be divided into two words meaning the same thing so there you have it.

  3. WOW!!!!! Wargaming.net are “on a roll” I think that expression is used so….first WOT, later Word of warplanes, and now Word of warships, i would like to see those all together.

    Play 2 win power!!!!

  4. WoT, is Trash, World of Warplanes is Trash, and what you think they produce next??
    He cant make other than Trash, show the Video or play the closed Beta from WOWp and you can see it.
    And WoT is pay2win, or farme to win, you take what you want, but to many noobs have by to high tanks and cant can drive them.
    The game have switch from a simulation to a low lvl arcade game.
    Not even better development than WoW.

    • Yo! DougJunior
      Nigga You Just Went Full Retard..
      WoT it’s not pay2win , i didnt pay NOTHING! and i have all tank’s except Premium tanks
      True there are noobs, but is not pay2win, you need strategy!

  5. I can’t wait for WoWS. Also, WoT no P2W. You can get gold rounds from clan wars, which is where gold rounds are mostly used. Premium tanks are not overpowered, they are matched with tanks their level, they just get a higher credit pay out per match. You can pay to get to higher tiers, but since tier 3 tanks are matched with other similar tiers, not high end tier 10s, getting a higher level does not equal power. I love this about Wargaming’s games.

  6. Allright, getting back to the original topic… How can we differentiate abbreviations World of Warships and World of Warplanes? Well, it’s simple. World of Warplanes is being called WoWP by it’s internal testers and alpha testers since the beginning of the project. And World of Warships = “WoWS”. Easy as that…

    I think they WANTED to make it’s name similar to World of Warplanes. Or they may change name of World of Warplanes soon as well. You know, they wanted to call it World of Planes at first, but there was another game in development that had just that name. First it was “World of Planes”, now it’s “War Thunder: World of Planes”.

    • Pay2win?? You’ve got to be kidding me. None of the cash shop services give any advantage over other players. None except for cash shop ammo which is nearly never used in standard battles. While clans can get real money equivalent ingame by capturing and holdong locations on global map. Wargaming’s games are less pay to win then 90% of free to play action games…

      • Dubator is right. The previous titles are P2W. The prototypes can only be purchased with real cash and is much more stronger.

        • Prototypes are stronger? Wwow, I’m speechless. You must have a mighty peculiar definition of “stronger”. Their only advantage is that they earn more credits in battle. For example, one of the most popular and strong (for it’s tier) prototypes has 3% more durability, 4% better penetration, same damage, but 25% less armor, and 33% lower horsepower to weight ratio than it’s closest non-cash shop counterpart. So very much stronger…

      • Didnt mean to upset you, but check World of Tanks. There are tanks only for real money and they are OP. Also if you have tier VII or better tank, most of battles arent profitable without premium, it 8k kredits for win and 9k for repair and ammo.

        • I’ve played it for more than 2 years now (since the first months of CBT). There isn’t a single cash shop tank there that is stronger than it’s closest non-cash-shop counterpart in it’s top configuration. And yes, after tier 7 average player struggles to maintain his tank, but it is an issue only if you want to get strongest tank as fast as possible. But the game is very much enjoyable in lower tier tanks (if it’s not enjoyable for you, than maybe it’s just not your thing?), which you can use to get credits for repairs of higher tier tanks. I’ve got to tier 10 without spending a dime. Sure it took me nearly a year, but I had a good time and been playing at my leisure.

          • I had a real laugh reading your extremely defensive posts of this game. As if it’s the perfect game or something 🙂

            If you like it, good for you.

            However, let us not forget, Wot has no multi core support, wot is more close to an alpha stage game then a beta or even final stage. Loads upon loads of people have problems with the game eating way too many resources, pc’s that can easily run games like crysis 2 on the highest settings, struggle with wot on medium towards high graphic settings.

            Gold playing players have clearly defined advantages. Firstly you can instantly buy a lvl 8 gold tank, that will save you tens if not hundreds of hours worth of grinding trough tanks. Secondly the gold tanks have a much better matchmaking they are more likely to get as “top dog” in games then any other tank of that same level.

            Thirdly, you can buy premium with gold, it does not offer any kind of uber tank, just a 50% xp and bonus income, and that in this game is the difference between heaven and earth. Most new players will never be able to go past lvl 7 on a free account so they will be forced to buy gold if they want to go on.

            Fourthly you can also convert experience with gold, that allows you to jump over tanks, you hate grinding 400 games with a tank? No problem, just insert the money and you can instantly buy the top tank you want.

            Now back to the bugs, besides having no multi core support, the game is based on a really old and run-down engine that might have had “revolutionary” graphics for 2005. Since the engine is so old, it has loads upon loads of limitations. The forums are full of people having either game crashing problems, graphical glitches, red screen, map not loading.

            Also not to forget the many balance problems that even after almost 2 years are still there. Like the unfairness of the matchmaking that puts people against each other not based on their skill level, or the tanks they have, but the weight of their tanks, so you get 1 side having either way too many mediums while the other side has no medium tanks at all.

            And this is just an appetizer of the problems in wot. Seeing how strongly and vigorously you defend this game. You are either another puppet payed by WG or just another fanboy that thinks WOT is the best game ever and that means that I really must not waste any more time on you.

          • Ok, now it’s getting really retarded. It’s no use arguing with your kind, that much I’ve learned since the first days of european closed beta of WoT. You don’t listen to arguments, you don’t listen to logic, you don’t listen to anything. So let’s just leave it at that. I’m another zombified fanboy puppet payed by evil megacorporation Umbr… err… Wargaming. And you are the one and only bearers of truth, desperatly trying to uncover Wargaming’s plot to enslave and rob the poor gamers. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and post praises to Wargaming on some 1000 more sites, or they’ll torture and hang me.

        • Dude…… the premium tanks are useless in battle, I have a tank destroyer and can destroy the highest tier premium tank in 2 shots, the most powerful premium tank is the Lowe, but the tank is so freaking slow, i can track it, destroy engines, take out the commander, gunner, and then shoot to my hearts content.

        • WOw what an idiot!

          World of Tank do not have any OP tank in In-Game shop. You have never played WoT and u are just a silly troll Dubator .

          All gold tanks in WoT are far less than same tier tanks. Only they are good is Cash generation (which is not a problem if you are good with ur tier 5-6 tank, which earns even more than same tier gold tank can earn) .


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