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  1. Episode 115: What Ships to use in Tier 9 Ranked Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:50 Arms Race and Maps 14:45 Destroyers 40:44 Cruisers 58:43 Battleships 01:15:05 Carriers Hi listeners! Welcome to episode #115 for the Warships Podcast! In this weeks episode for the podcast we have plenty of Zoup this time, and yes even for you. Who returned once again to help us discuss bigger topics coming up with the new Ranked Season. The show goes over each category of ships, but slightly different than in the past. The show breaks down each category by nation at a time. We start first with an analysis and explanation of the Arms Race mode. Going over how this mode works and what players should expect compared to the normal cap fest of the previous Full Ranked Season modes. Beginning with Destroyers, the cast and crew go over each destroyer by nation and state their play ability for average or experienced players to advanced players. This is repeated for each other category going over Cruisers next, then Battleships and a follow up discussion about Carriers. This is a rather lengthy and passionate discussion on all these ships involved and we hope everyone enjoys this debate. Thank you to everyone who listens and supports this show. Thank you to our Patreons and to the Warships Community and we especially love hearing from you and seeing you in game. The crew very much looks forward to seeing you next Warships Podcast!
  2. Episode 114: 2019 has come with a CV Rework and New Ships! Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 02:05 New Years events 09:15 Prinz Eitel Frederich 18:48 Fire Duration on Alaska/Azuma 26:28 Azuma 38:28 Neustrashimy 51:23 Leone 56:53 Ranked Sprint Seasons 3/4 01:01:54 CV Rework in 0.8.0 The podcast crew returns for 2019 in World of Warships and NoZoupForYou joins us while he's furloughed during the US Government Shutdown. We have plenty to cover, including: a look at how the New Years Events have been going, the state of the Prinz Eitel Frederich, a nerf to fire duration on Alaska and Azuma, new Test ships: Azuma, Neustrashimy, and Leone, Ranked Sprint, and the CV Rework state of readiness.
  3. Episode 113: My God!! It's full of Steel! Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:26 Visit to WGNA Last Week 04:23 Steel is coming! 18:07 New Ship Testing (Azuma/Viribus) 31:40 Alaska for 1 million FXP 34:44 Tier 9 Ranked 48:38 HMS Exeter 52:42 CV Rework in 0.8.0 This week the regular crew is back as we talk about Kelorn's visit to WGNA HQ last week, the steel events for the new year, some new ships under testing and on the horizon, Tier 9 Ranked Arms Race, and the release of the CV Rework in 0.8.0. (Bonus points if you know what the title of this episode is paraphrasing!)
  4. In my persona as co-host of the Warships Podcast, I asked iEarlGrey for an official quote from Wargaming in regards to the amount of steel earnable from the New Years events and campaigns as well as my concerns regarding the devaluation of the resource. Here is the response: Commanders, Since the release of the 0.7.12 Developer Bulletin there have been concerns about the steel that will be available for players during the end of year period, which we've been addressing in streams and chats since then. In addition, we've decided to share a few more points with you, including some numbers illustrating our players and their potential for achieving the rewards that will be up for grabs. During end of year events, players will be able to get steel from four main sources, in addition to competitive play in Ranked and Clan Battles. These will be Snowflakes, the milestone event "In the Name of His Highness", two mission chains, as well as the Steel Monsters campaign. Players will be able to receive 2000 steel from the milestone event, as well as 2019 from each of the mission chains - one of which will be available for free for owners of Prinz Eitel Friedrich, while the other will be available for purchase along with the top-tier premium shop bundles containing the same ship. The Steel Monsters campaign will also be available from the premium shop and the player will have at least 180 days to complete it, which will grant a total of 4000 steel. All of this totals to 4000 steel achievable for free and 6000 steel achievable after purchase. In addition to the above, players will be able to receive a varying amount of steel for knocking off snowflakes from each of your top-tier ships. While this may look like a literal metric tonne of steel to the veterans among you, let us put that into perspective: · Only around 30% of the active audience currently has ships eligible for any steel rewards from snowflakes. · Only around 4% of the active audience currently has ships eligible to get them more than 2000 steel from snowflakes. · Only around 0.4% of the active audience currently has ships eligible to get them more than 4500 steel from snowflakes. In addition to the above, Ranked enthusiasts are able to get around 5500 steel for the season, as well as a maximum of 11000 steel for Clan Battles. Please also remember that all of the steel sources above require an investment of gameplay time, including the purchasable ones. Sure, many players will play these missions and campaigns, but only the most dedicated fleet commanders will do it all. Most of the players who fall into the mentioned brackets are also veteran, competitive or clan players. What this means is that there is very little risk of an excessive influx of top-tier steel ships, especially in the hands of very inexperienced players. You will still encounter such players in battle and you might stumble across the odd battle that's heavy with steel on both sides. However, these instances will be exceptions, rather than the rules. In any case, regardless of what type of player you are, we want to give you a fighting chance at getting steel or the ships it unlocks. That being said, both the resource itself as well as these ships will likely stay as a reward for competitive gameplay and players who invest their time and skill to get to the top will be the first to claim such rewards. In addition, they can acquire unique vanity items via other competitive currencies, which are available for achieving Rank 1 in Ranked seasons or winning enough battles in Typhoon league in Clan Battles. We plan to keep expanding this system in the future as well. Action stations,
  5. Episode 112: A visit to the WGNA Office to see an Old Friend and get a bombshell about Submarines! Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:16 Segment 1 with URL Guy 12:34 Segment 2 with KamiSamurai and TragicLoss 1:03:07 Segment 3 with RadarX and Sasha RadarX was kind enough to allow me to come by the WGNA office in Austin for a lengthy session of recordings with many of the Warships NA Staff. Hear from URL guy about some cool things about the webpage and his gratuitous additions to Warships lore. Tragicloss and Kami discuss the ins and outs of supporting the community of gamers that play World of Warships. Finally, RadarX and head of production Sasha talk about the year just past and what's to come for Warships in the NA region. Listen in for a few listener questions from twitter and a surprising announcement about the future of submarines!
  6. Episode 111: Santa Crates and Clan Battles Season 4 with Strangers123 Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:30 Santa Crates 11:16 Clan Battles: Stalingrad vs Moskva 19:30 Clan Battles: Henri vs Zao 24:04 Clan Battles: Harugumo and destroyers 33:01 Clan Battles: General Strats 01:01:18 Steel for the masses Strangers123 from OMNI stops by the show to talk about the minutiae of Clan Battles generally and Season 4 in particular. Tune in to learn some new strats and ship strengths for your team. Santa crates are here! The podcast crew gives the rundown on what's available and what's worthwhile to get !
  7. We've been looking into a youtube channel, but the problem is the three of us are pretty busy in RL too, and don't have the time to render every episode out to go up on to youtube (with hours and hours of podcast, this gets crazy fast) I'm open to ideas!
  8. Episode 110: Removal of Odd-Tiered Carriers and the Rework with Farazelleth Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:29 General CV Rework Thoughts 29:28 Removal of Odd-tiered CVs 40:21 Anchor Divisions 47:41 Premium Tier 7 Carriers 53:21 Royal Navy CV Speculation 59:22 CV Rework in Clan Battles? 1:09:26 Bonus Topic! 1:25:57 Musashi Removal Carriers and Farazelleth, what more do you need to know?
  9. Episode 109: Black Friday with ViirtualSenpai and NoZoupForYou Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:33 VirtualSenpai/Zoup Intro 02:40 Black Friday 20:24 Irian/Lazo 30:01 Warships Only Premium Account 38:58 Repair Party changes to USN ships 48:43 German and IJN Balance changes 59:40 Azuma/Neustrashimy/Viribus Unitis/Leone/Yahagi 1:08:04 New Years Events ViirtualSenpai and NoZoupForYou join us today as we talk about the black friday deals, upcoming premium ships, and the new changes announced on the DevBlog!
  10. Episode 108: Warships Podcast After Dark Hi listeners! In this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast Aerroon and Vanessaira go over some recent changes, news, and testing done in the World of Warships. Regretfully Kelorn is in Chicago for business and could not make the this weeks episode. This show also saw the return of Vanessaira who had recently moved and had been unable to make the previous shows. Getting straight into show topics, the podcast members open up with their thoughts and reflections of some of the newer ships they had been testing. Which included the testing of: Tier 8 British Battleship HMS Vanguard as well as Tier 3 British Battleship HMS Dreadnought, Tier 9 French Battleship Jean Bart, Tier 8 USN Cruiser USS Wichita. Both members talk about these ships and give their take on what is good and bad about them. Continuing right along, both members go over the news and changes coming out across the Warship's Dev Blog. Topics of discussion focused on the changes and testing regarding the new carrier rework and action style game play. Contingencies for players and CV owners who would like a refund are also going to be offered and both members reflected on Wargaming's decision. A 'Quality of Life' change for opening all containers is being added and feedback and ideas to improve the game mode for “Arms Race” is also being discussed in way to help promote the game mode. Further changes covering the larger caliber secondary guns on battleships are discussed as well as buffs and improvements to IJN Heavy Cruisers and buffs to cruiser maneuvering in general. Enhancements are coming to the IJN Destroyer lines, with improvements to their alpha damage being the focus. Wargaming is also discussing changes and testing that they have done to try to address the Surveillance Radar consumable in game. Interesting ideas and test are covered and potential solutions are debated. The show finishes with the discussion and changes that are under consideration to make the flooding mechanics consistent and less luck or RNG based. Thank you everyone, for your incredible support and your great sense of community. The show exist only because of you and we thank you. We look forward to having you again on the next Warships Podcast!
  11. Episode 107: Nerfs, Buffs, and Random Things Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:25 New Ships Testing Impressions 09:00 Yue Yang Nerfs 18:04 Jean Bart for sale at Tier 9 27:47 2nd season of Ranked Sprint 32:54 Secondaries buff 37:01 IJN Cruiser and Destroyer Buff Aerroon and Kelorn talk today about a slew of nerfs and buffs from the Dev blog, including Yue Yang, Secondaries, and IJN Cruisers/Destroyers. In addition, we talk about some further impressions on the test ships, Jean Bart for sale at Tier 9, and the 2nd season of Ranked Sprint!
  12. Episode 106: Ranked Sprint, Battleship AP vs Destroyers, and Standardization Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:26 Ranked Sprint 17:30 BB AP vs Destroyers 30:43 Concealment Expert and Hydro Standardization 45:43 New ship first Impressions: Wichita 51:22 Prinz Eitel Friederich 54:31 West Virginia '41 59:02 Dreadnought and Vanguard Join Kelorn and Aerroon as we talk about the new Ranked Sprint mode, Battleship AP changes vs Destroyers, and the standardization of Concealment Expert and Hyrdroacoustic Search. We also give our first impressions of the test ships Wichita, Prinz Eitel Friderich, West Virginia '41, Dreadnought, and Vanguard.
  13. Episode 105: Carrier Rework Testing with iChase! Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 01:17 What's good about the new CV Rework? 15:36 What needs work still? 30:36 Anti-Aircraft fire and Captain Skills 39:34 National Identity for Carriers Hi listeners! For this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast, iChase joins with the podcast team as they soar into the new Carrier Re-Work test. Carriers in World of Warships are being overhauled from a system of control which was based around a Real Time Strategy (RTS) setup. To a new system, which is Action based Arcade Flight Sim like for aircraft group movement and combat. The show members discuss various aspects about the new CV systems that they have tested so far and gave their overall prospective as well as optimistic hopes for improvement. Going over both positive and negative aspects, each member gave their ideas as well as speculation for things to come. In addition, some other main points that were covered included a discussion on the Captain's Skills and their relation to the new rework. As well as a debate on National Flavor or focus with the new carriers. Thank you to everyone who listens and supports this show. We always look forward to seeing you again on the next Warships Podcast!
  14. Note: Timestamp links only appear to work in Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please use them as a guide to scrub forward to the times you'd like to start listening! Thanks! 00:18 CitizenCon 2948 03:21 Squadron 42 14:40 Persistent Universe 25:19 Flight Mechanics 38:16 Road to Release Hi listeners! In this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast, the cast and crew gets some space! As the teams lifts off to talk about a different style of warships, the warships and universe of Star Citizen. Kelorn had a wonderful opportunity this week to use our status through the podcast and in turn. Be able to get press coverage for this years Citizen Con held down in Austin, TX. The podcast team talks about their experience with Star Citizen as well as reflecting on the recent coverage from the Con. Thank you everyone for letting our team indulge on a slightly different topic as we are true gamers and technology lovers at heart. The support our listeners give this show means the world to us. We look forward to seeing you next week on the Warships Podcast!
  15. Episode 103: Playing with Submarines on PTS 00:24 CitizenCon 2948 02:09 Subs on PTS 26:37 Ranked Sprint 37:26 Matchmaker Changes 41:18 Daily Login Bonus 45:05 West Virginia 1941 Hi listeners! For this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast, the team goes over and discusses several news topics breaking for World of Warships. Not so sneaking in, is the topic of submarines and their latest addition to the game in the form of the Halloween Event. These events are often seen as a test bed for trying out new modes or new things in World of Warships. So as such, the cast spends time deliberating and speculating about the experience so far and possible game play if added to the main game modes. Advancing the news topics the podcast crew discusses a new style format for Ranked where the team goes over the new changes and discusses the pros and cons to this new quick season format. In rounding out the news and show topics for this weeks episode, the show members cover the changes to matchmaking and the effect on Destroyers. As well as the addition of a new daily log in reward system that will be implemented. Last but not least the crew discusses the USS West Virginia (41) and Wargaming's response so far. Thank you everyone for listening and your support! As always, we look forward to having you again on the next Warships Podcast!
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