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About LightningWaffle

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  1. LightningWaffle

    Admins should read Comments on Notsers Video

    Honestly, I'm taking a wait-and-see approach with this instead of rushing to judgment. I'm not going to lie, there are issues that definitely need to be addressed, but when people rush to make decisions during oversaturation times (which is exactly what this is - oversaturation of people trying new content), it becomes harder to know what works and what doesn't since everyone is trying to min-max to find out what they can get away with in regards to the new content. I've been watching the threads over these past two days and while the CV-negative threads are the ones on the front page, there are just as many threads of people who like it, and just as many people claiming that AA is OP/worthless, this ship is OP/worthless, etc. It's a dumpster fire, but I honestly think that a lot of it has to do with people making snap judgments when everyone and their mother is trying to learn how to use/fight against these new CVs. Again, I have my complaints/concerns, but I'm not rushing my judgments here. Maybe take a step back for a while, guys?
  2. LightningWaffle

    Your very first Premium was?

    Mine was the Yuubari. Bought her to get into CBT, and even now I still love that little ship.
  3. I can't speak for other captains, but personally I tend to get in closer when able. I prefer medium to close distance in my KM BBs, but if I start trading HP/being a Distraction Carnifex, but my team fails to capitalize on that, I will disengage and retreat to the edge of mid-range (I refuse to snipe in my BBs except when I'm firing opening salvos). Once I see them actually rallying or I see an opening I need to support, I will get back in there. Sniping with KM dispersion is too much of a lottery. I think most KM BBs benefit from a push-and-pull sort of mentality. My best Tirpitz games, even when I'm uptiered, have always been when I push in, draw them back, then push back in, wash rinse and repeat. Problem is, most people don't realize it, nor do they really tend to think about their engagements. More than a few BB captains don't know when to disengage or how to properly handle big engagements. They either play it safe and snipe which does absolutely nothing for them and their team, or they dive in, panic when they start getting focused, then end up dying. They play too binary of a game sometimes. They learn what works for them, but it may not be the right lesson to learn.
  4. LightningWaffle

    Deliberate Attempt to TK

    Like they said above, don't name and shame here. It won't end well for you if a mod sees it.
  5. LightningWaffle

    Absolute WORST super-container opening?

    *Sudden realization of terror*
  6. LightningWaffle

    Absolute WORST super-container opening?

    I feel you. On all 4 stages of that campaign, all 8 containers only ever gave me flags. I've honestly stopped caring for the supercontainers at this point. It's gotten to the point where the regular ones are arguably more useful.
  7. LightningWaffle

    How to play IJN torp boats

    After about 9 months of having it unlocked, I finally ended up buying my Shimakaze. After a few matches in her, I realized.....I'm dreadfully rusty at true torpedo boats. I took the advice listed here and used her as an intel ship/scout to start with, and I found myself doing better than I have in a while, but she's still a tough thing to play. Still....it's fun though. Now I just need to get everything set like I want it, and I'll be happy. I'll post replays here after I've managed to stop sucking and actually get the hang of it again.
  8. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    I think I did something to piss off my girls. I've spent more buckets in the past hour trying to get Kitakami up 2 levels for Kai Ni than I did bringing Haguro up 20 levels. So much for finally starting to get resources under control.
  9. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    Is anyone else having issues sending out fleets on certain expeditions? I'm just cycling expeditions and whenever I try to send my girls out on Expedition 5, I get cat-bombed. Any other expedition is fine (or so it seems), but 5 always cat-bombs. EDIT: It just started happening about half an hour ago.
  10. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    Woo! \o/ Congrats on being done! Drinks are on me.
  11. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    Well, off to the grind, then. Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I'll actually stay focused this time.
  12. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    I've only toyed half-heartedly at Easy. I was actually doing pretty decent at plinking around and getting a feel for the event, but now I I can't make any decent progression on a map run before 1 or more girls gets Taiha'd super early on. I suppose if I actually put some conscious thought into it, I could do pretty well. But I don't have the resources or equipment (or, heck, even the properly-leveled girls) to make an extended effort.
  13. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    51. Up to this point, I've played the game like a total, unforgivable moron. Not a single Kai Ni, girls leveled across the board with no consistencies, no rhyme or reason to what I've done up to this point, and I'm setting goals too high for myself. Worst part about it? Even with the advice you guys have thrown along in my direction, I still haven't brought myself down to Earth to focus. Until now anyways. Trying to play this event, though, kinda woke me up. So right now I'm having to force myself to sit down and level my girls with some sense of thought. But RNG, a fickle thing as it is, isn't having it today, save for pulling Yuubari. Even still, I have brought shame. T_T
  14. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    This day's been miserable, I didn't prepare for the event, everyone's getting Taiha'd on dumb stuff, but hey. I got Yuubari from my dailies. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
  15. LightningWaffle

    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    Seeing as how I've been a failure of an admiral over the past couple months, I'm not even attempting this event until I do a LOT more powerleveling. My body is not prepared for any of it. [Marginally-related aside]: I've just recently discovered that I may, in fact, be turning into a male version of Yuudachi. Just started noticing that, when I wake up in the morning, my bed-hair has those suspiciously familiar dog-ears to it (which won't lie down unless I wear a hat). I don't know whether to be terrified or amused. As long as the verbal tics don't follow....>_>