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BURN_Miner #21 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:18 PM

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TYVM for the update! Looking forward to this season.

 

On a side note: I've been playing ranked since season 1 and it's been interesting to see the changes the dev team has been making to try to improve the game play. With regards to balancing ships, the MM and even trying to implement a different tier bracket to see if that would change certain dynamics. Just have to say thank you for the work you guys put forth. The constant juggle can't be easy.


 

 

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IceSerpen7 #22 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:26 PM

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View PostRagingTanker090_NA, on 07 September 2016 - 09:30 AM, said:

When you say "Tier 6 only" does this mean only Tier 6

 

Uhm...duh?

iEaTDaGrudge #23 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:28 PM

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Time to bring the Fubuki and Benson!

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View PostPigeon_of_War, on 07 September 2016 - 09:28 AM, said:

Rank 15 – Rank 1: Tier VIII ships only

Goody goody time to break out my North Carolina.


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alexf24 #25 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:34 PM

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View PostForgMaxtor, on 07 September 2016 - 10:16 AM, said:

Hm.  Don't have anything T8 yet and I don't think I'll have time to buy and grind up anything in that tier by October.  I suppose I could buy a T8 premium but they's expensive.... I'll probably just plan to make a run to Rank 16 for the flags n' stuff and leave it at that.

 

There's nothing wrong with that. When Season 1 came along I was new and did not have any high tier ships. No issues there. There will always be a new Ranked Season coming up, where you can continue going higher. Play the best ships you have, and do better in, at the tier you can play. That is all you need. Prizes are good at all tiers.

 

As for buying a higher tier ship so that you can play: bad idea. Just because you buy a Tirpitz (the most egregious example of this issue), it does not mean you are fit for Tier 8 battles yet. There are still many people around who should dock their shiny new Tirpitz in port for some time, until they have played at least 50 battles at the tier in a regular tree ship, and are comfortable with playing at that level.


Edited by alexf24, 07 September 2016 - 03:39 PM.

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View PostiEaTDaGrudge, on 07 September 2016 - 10:28 AM, said:

Time to bring the Fubuki and Benson!

 

Indeed. Atago, Tirpitz, North Carolina, Amagi, Fubuki, Lo Yang (maybe I'll have Bismarck by then). Will be fun. I have so many T8 ships I will have to try and see which ones will work best for me in Ranked this time (Nagato, Shchors and Blyskawica worked best for me in Season 4).

 

[Much later edit]: Bismarck is in and with a 15-pt captain. I'm ready.


Edited by alexf24, 28 September 2016 - 05:37 PM.

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Captain_Dorja #27 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:43 PM

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Yeah I need credits like no other right now. Gotta get German BBs, gotta save for Brit Bong CLs, gotta prep for new IJN DD drops, and gotta get back some of the keeper t8s I sold... OUCH!

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paradat #28 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:44 PM

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Hmm 6 and 8, OK, would love to see more safe ranks toward the end. The up and down was very frustrating last season.


 


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View Postalexf24, on 07 September 2016 - 03:34 PM, said:

 

There's nothing wrong with that. When Season 1 came along I was new and did not have any high tier ships. No issues there. There will always be a new Ranked Season coming up, where you can continue going higher. Play the best ships you have, and do better in, at the tier you can play. That is all you need. Prizes are good at all tiers.

 

As for buying a higher tier ship so that you can play: bad idea. Just because you buy a Tirpitz (the most egregious example of this issue), it does not mean you are fit for Tier 8 battles yet. There are still many people around who should dock their shiny new Tirpitz in port for some time, until they have played at least 50 battles at the tier in a regular tree ship, and are comfortable with playing at that level.

 

Good advice; thanks.  I've been moving more or less evenly up the ranks in most of the lines simultanteously so my progress has been slow; I've got several lines up to T7 and T6 is probably my sweet spot right now so the ranks up to 16 should be right in my wheelhouse.  Next time we'll see about pushing higher.


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Ace_04 #31 Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:53 PM

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I'm hoping WG will clarify in the near future what the official 'safe' ranks will be.  I have a hard time believing they will stop after rank 16.

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View PostAce_04, on 07 September 2016 - 10:53 AM, said:

I'm hoping WG will clarify in the near future what the official 'safe' ranks will be.  I have a hard time believing they will stop after rank 16.

 

We'll know soon enough where the spots will be. The yo-yo drove me crazy last time. Will happen again. 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I wonder whether it would be worth buying a Kutuzov for this...

ACEpickles #34 Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:37 PM

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Thank you for the info.


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CapnCappy #35 Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:37 PM

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Aw man, I was going to get the Saipan and "easy button" my way through ranked this season.

AVR_Project #36 Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

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So the ranked battles of Saipans and Blyskawicas will not repeat.

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Tier 6: We're talking Arizona, Independence, Cleveland, Ryuho,  Budyonny, Warspite, and Dunkerque for me.

Might wish to purchase Molotov, Bayern, and some DDs (need to look at them for tier 6).

Tier 8:  North Carolina, Atago, Tirpitz, and Kutuzov.  I might push for the Mogami.

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So what's going on with Tier 5 Team Battles???  I'm running out of trained captains.


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vak_ #37 Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:19 PM

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Will we still have the awful system where the top player by XP on the losing team doesn't lose a star?

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View PostMadCaptain_2016, on 07 September 2016 - 02:37 PM, said:

Can you provide any news on the mechanics of the ranking system?

 

Following Season 4, there was supposed to be a big post discussing some of the critical feedback that was given to WG by the community, but I hadn't seen anything yet.

 

I'd just like to know if it will be different from Season 4.

 

Many thanks!

 

I am wondering this as well.

Warped_1 #39 Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:42 PM

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Sweet, my Amagi sails again (felt a little left out last Ranked).

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Oh darn, i was Looking Forward to Winning Ranked battles in my Trolanta. And just as I got a 17 pt. Commander in it too :(
Oh well, guess i'll have to bring in My German BBs. Bismark and Derpitz FTW :P
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