I had high hopes for AW, and joined the Alpha test in late 2015. Unfortunately, My.Com and OE have made a series of strategic blunders that has driven away so many players that were fed up with WoT. Now, AW is mainly catering to the PVE player, and the introduction of the new Global Operations game mode has driven yet another wedge between a small and dwindling population. If you like CoD, but in pixel tanks, then this might flick your switch - but if you actually want some form of team-based, tactical, tank-based game, where skill is rewarded, then I'd advise keep looking for another game - AW is nothing more than a WoT clone that caters for the skill floor; ideal if you are happy to shoot badly programed AI bots, but if you actually want to play with another person, you'll be disappointed.
Tigermate - NA server (ex) AW player.