Wargamer gives a jolly review of World of Tanks, in which the game is described from a newcomer's point of view.
Racy words and funny terms will easily get you down to play World of Tanks. Such kind of explanation can be used as a real guide to starting the game!
Nevertheless, the source names gamers' complaints, and among them is the artillery matter - some say it's overpowered, others counter the fact that arty is fragile like an eggshell.
"Wargaming.net have created an outstanding game which will suck hours of my life away for some time to come. This is a game which rewards team play and good decisions, a game easy to play but not so easy to master, lovingly built from the chassis up, a tank buff’s delight and a game which often favors the bold but just as often drops them in their...tracks. Clank, clank, I’m a tank..."