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  1. On the Halland the angle of the spread that shows what the torps will do when fired is now different then it was before. It is MUCH larger then it used to be. There is no mention of this, a few of us searched for and can't find anywhere. The large angle of the spread is almost unplayable now as the narrow angle is still the same so there is a huge difference then from what it was. The ship is not playable as it was. Please change this back to the original .
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    Torp Angles (Release 0.11.7)

    You did not miss anything - there was no mention of this at all anywhere !!! I loved my Halland , fist ship I played every day I played. Now like you say it's very hard to play it like we used to. Not right in my book , but what else is new ????? Did ya'll report it ? I'm going to right now. I put the report in Game Support and Bug Reporting Please add you parts to my report. Thank you ...
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    Impossible combat mission

    "I see said the blind man". ---- Old saying . So it might be here this Friday , the 30th .
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    Impossible combat mission

    Very Possible . It won't let you buy it at this point anyway. Incidentally I live in Newport News so we are fairly close neighbors. Hello Neighbor ....
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    Impossible combat mission

    Napoli is listed for 34,650 Doubloons in the Tech Tree. So while it may be in the Resource Bureau it looks like it will be available for Doubloons . I guess we'll have to wait. But it does make one wonder why it's in a mission and not available. Like DrHolmes52 said "Just WG being WG." So true.
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    Flandre Camera Bug

    Well finally !!! At lest they extended the time on the extra . Thank you Hapa_Fodder for your work AND being on the side of right in this issue.
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    Flandre Free Look Camera is Broken

    Sent in the ticket for this issue on Sunday at 9:00 AM or there about. Here we are on Tuesday at 14:44 ( 2:44 PM ) and still not fixed !!!! Is it really that hard to fix ? Guess it must be...... Sounds like my Internet Provider. Over the weekend we only had minor functionality . I'm supposed to get 1Gb. speed . I was getting 1Meg or less. Gee Whiz , it started in the early afternoon then infected our phones and TV video . They told us would be fixed by 9:00 PM then 10 then 11 and I went to bed . Got up this morning and seems like it was finally fixed. Wonder if I'll get a days work of outage for all my systems ? Wonder if Wargaming will pays us or give us back a refund on the 200% bonus ???? Right .....
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    Flandre Free Look Camera is Broken

    I have the same issue. Me being stupid of course I sent in a ticket. The only mods I use are through ModStation. So I went in to modstation and did a reset on every mod category . Supposedly that did not remove the mods though. So Modstation is broke too !!!! Well I finally did safe mode and like all before me I still have the same issue. But I got so mad at support with it's "well check this and check that but I can't help you" is getting really old. So I gave up and checked here in the forums ( should have done first ) . Well what do ya'll want, I'm 68 years old !!!!!!! I used to work for the Phone company- you know the big Veri___ and we had over 400 people working in the center I worked in - I did customer help for fiber optics and it's use for the Internet/Phone/Video etc. After they put a time constraint on phone calls against us I would over hear some agents saying "well reboot and call us back , thank you goodbye" click ..... so their time would be low and they would get a pat on the back for screwing the customer. I never did that and always took care of the customer just as I would want to be treated and cared for. My times were always a little above the limit because I cared - so that's the new way - just get the customer so frustrated that they go away and leave you alone. NOT RIGHT in my book.... !
  9. mikeyb17

    World of Warships Collectors Club

    Just got the Master Collector. Was actually waiting for the patch to come out so I could get it. I have 351 ships and counting. I love ships. I used to be a Machinist , back in the 70's , for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Went through the Apprentice School and finished in the mid 70's . I worked in the shop that did Commercial Ship Repair and Sub Overhaul. Loved the work. Still Love ships and their history. Good luck to one and all.
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    World of Warships Collectors Club

    Ah I see 9.7.0 - OK now that makes sense . Thanks Grantwhy - that certainly helps a lot . Guess I'll have to wait for it. This time I won't sell my low tier Ships . I did not think that the 350 would come out at all . But guess they felt like it was a challenge so add it. Even with a carousel of 4 deep it still is hard to see many of them with out a huge scroll !!!! I'm retired/disabled ( was disabled for 12 years then I retired because I hit 65 ) so I have nothing much to do and not much to do with my allowance ( yes , as a budget I get an allowance so I don't spend too much) . Remember it's people like me who spend a lot that keeps the game open and free for others. I still play WoT, sometimes. And I also even still play World of Warplanes every so often, not many of us in the US playing that one - Russian servers are full of players on WoWp . Again thanks and take care and stay safe from the Corona-19 Virus . I can't even go out anymore ( have a heart condition ) if I catch Covid-19 I'll probably die from it.
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    World of Warships Collectors Club

    Do Tier 1's count ? Getting 350 is not easy. I've got the 350 count for a week now - including 2 tier 1's - and no new Club emblem so far. Should I put in a ticket ? I've have a lot of ships that are not sold anymore. A lot of people are calling these BOATS they are SHIPS . Websters Dictionary says a Boat can be lifted from the water ( not floated off on a Dry Dock ) where a ship can not. First thing I learned in the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Apprentice School was that. I started there in August 1972 . I graduated 4 years later as a Machinist in the Ship Repair Machine Shop. I did Sub Overhaul and Commercial Ship Repair. I loved the job, always different , every day . I did parts that were small weighing 3 Oz. to jobs as big as 12 Tons No one wants those jobs anymore. Hard work but very rewarding. I was making $10.75 USD a hour back in 1978 . It was hot in the shop during the summer ( up to 112 F ) , no A/C at all, and cold in the Winter ( lowest temp in the shop was 33 degrees F) . It was -2 F outside at the time. I worked on Ships as small as 1,000 Tons up to 156,000 Tons.
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    More Rewards for Twitch Prime Members!

    I have an update on my situation, information that might be helpful, or not . I had installed a instance for the EU server , I am in NA and have my original instance here. I could never get it to work right so I gave up but did not uninstall it. I uninstalled that EU instance after claiming the Twitch stuff , since I could not get it to work right anyway, due to the fact that I never set up an account on the EU server correctly. But my Amazon account and my Twitch accounts are both NA I thought it would work properly anyway. Since I could not log into that account I wonder if that's where my stuff went.... The Twitch site still shows it claimed though and will not allow me to claim it again. So I don't know if I can reclaim it or not ? I tried writing up a ticket BUT I have no idea under what WoWs ticket question to send the ticket to and would probably get told it's a Twitch issue. I just don't know what to do. ADDITION : Well guess what !!!! As soon as I logged in, after deleting the EU instance the stuff appeared !!! I got it - so if you have multiple instances of WoWs it could be that blocking your claim !!!!!
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    More Rewards for Twitch Prime Members!

    I've been trying too and was already a Twitch Prime member, for 2 years now. Each time before this has worked- When I get the claimed it then refers me to a page in Russian (Cyrillic ) and no go from there. Just thought I'd add the issue with going to the Russian site , no matter what I do it will not change to English, North American. Waiting with baited breath ....
  14. I've met quite a few of us old farts. I think there is a lot of us on here and those that are challenged in some way or another . I came in on the day WG changed Alpha to Beta so I'm a mix - some lists it's Alpha some it's Beta . I don't care , I just know I've played for a long time , like you have. There have been trips to the Hospital for Heart attacks where I've spent 3 weeks or more in there. Was told when I was 40 that I had 6 months to live at best. Well like I said I turned 66 last December. I'm in terrific pain each day and the game does relieve some of the pain for a while. But we play with issues , you and I . It's not easy but we keep coming back for more. I play most days I don't have Doctor Appts. because I get my butt wiped so bad when the better players are playing. But we keep on trying. I would love if WG sent out a survey that you could choose to answer or not about what issues you have to keep playing. Oh well , never happen. Good to talk to you and take care.
  15. I understand and can see your point. I get pissed with WG ever now and again like many and sometimes we ( collectively ) get to [edited] a bit to much. We all want to be treated evenly and sometimes that doesn't happen. I am in the middle of a bad Rheumatoid Arthritis flare and the weather here was 70 on this Saturday while it was 30 degrees overnight last night. So I'm not in a good mood but I ought to realize that and post responsibly . Anyway , thanks for your response and you take care.