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    getting my masters degree in history and what sleep I can get.

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  1. People hate it and the other standard bbs because the way they have to be played round counter to pretty much every other ship in the game in the sense that you can't rely on them to get you out of, only into trouble... if you avoid the latter they are great ships.. but not everyone can adapt.
  2. shoot you coul use that fancy harbor you built for PR to name and launch each new ship Always thought it would be neat to use it for a long term mission like earning halsey
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    Reporting SuperTesters?

    Eh I can see both sides but its situational as to whether it should be reported... pulling up behind a dd and drawing fire and torps while he's trying to stealth to an island is different than a tier 5 sitting behind a tier 7 bb might be annoying but somewhat understandable. But I'd someone essentially makes you ineffective by their play in a intentional manner. I'd report in a heartbeat. Sitting behind someone constricting their movment is just kind of being a jerk and if it forces someone to sail broadside to an enemy bb ... they might as well be on the other team.Some peope are selfish. I dont know I really buy that it's just competitive... you may want to do your best but limiting your team's potential by throwing teammates under the bus doesnt help you or the team... unless you stat padding but then win loss is a stat so ... yeah I mean if you want to play competitively against your own team... coop is a good way to do that.
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    California HYPE

    At this point I think they think we have forgotten about it and they are trying to get California to roll off the radar like that bill from 10 years ago that never got paid but just rolled off your credit report.
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    A Bachelor's Guide to Ship Seduction

    I try to dress formally in measure 21 as much as possible ... but wargaming keeps giving me clown make up.
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    New USS Arizona

    Yes the non aegis and often nuclear cgs. Good ships that were retired when they were up for refueling due to budget cuts
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    New USS Arizona

    There is a bit in... maybe debt of honor where that is alluded to ... seems like a bunch of boomers with names mirroring the battle line at surigeo strait end up in the same spot.
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    How should the PR event been built?

    I dont mind the concept but think that it would be much better executed as a campaign like the ones for halsey etc .... I dont know that you could use the same building all the time mechanic .... people would do one task and just wait... but even tying each stage of construction to a task is more predictable and fair than the voodoo economics at play currently
  9. Yeah I wish they would stop making Krazy Kamos and at least give us the option of earning/buying historical ones a permanent camos
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    Hate Smolensk? Blame DM

    There is a difference between postwar built and postwar designs. Ticonderoga cg-47 is a postwar design. Gearing , des Moines etc all were being built while shooting was still going on. The issue is they are running out of ways to make things different for each ship/nation. The ships are starting to to resemble those figures they made after they ran out of variations for the tmnt line... a duck with a leather jacket cool... um what else... uh...we can do an ant eater but he is former NYC DJ... there is only so much they can do since they went down this road. Every single Italian cruiser feels like a battleship in maneuverability, an Omaha in durability, a russian cruiser in accuracy , and a Japanese cruiser in reloads. How many times can they juggle things like this before they cone together in some horrible combination that everyone hates?
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    Iwaki A has lost it's fantastic horn

    I noticed this too but thought it was a bug in my client because I ould hear all the other horns
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    Tell it to the ships nil AA and no possibility of fighter cover
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    Looking for good predreadnought info

    John d alden's steel navy ... there were some books by edgar stanton Mackay that are hard roto come by now... development of the monitor and the steam navy... all to some extent deal with what you are asking about but US sources are problematic because from 1865 to around 1883 development just stopped as the US turned inward. John Sumedas in defense of naval supremacy is good for British stuff. I think there is a book called building the Victorian navy... any book that talks about the Victorian navy will be relevant. It's kind of a hodgepodge because you are talking about an era that's bookended by two more popular ones. Benjamin Franklin coolings grey steel and blue water deals with the tech catchup the US had to do so it acts as a bit of a census on all the powers . The navy year books that the US goverment printed from around 1883- sometime in the 1900s often included a appendix of foreign developments. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/203479/dawn-battleship also this
  14. Carriers were not that great at supporting landings in a consistent manner... that's not to say they could not... but gunfire scratches a different itch. The greatest assets a carrier has is its reach and mobility ... both of which are wasted if you tether them to beachheads. (When they were they were often escort carriers) ... also led to the big fight at guadalcanal about how long the carriers would stay. ... it was never as simple as just replacing one type with another.... at least in WWii. The doctrine was very flexible and was actually written by black shoes. I'm trying to remember the name of it.. but basically it envisioned all groups as being mutually supporting so that they were close enough to mix and match components as the situation dictated. TF34 was formed on one such occasion.
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    World war II question

    No where in the op was essex class mentioned