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  1. the "space crap" is made because the artists generally have downtime when they aren't actively modeling a new line or reworking an existing one. The april fools event has always been a testbed for future game mechanics as well, like storms.
  2. Are you using rudder (A and D) to make adjustments? They throw off your aim so that it doesn't match the reticle. If you calmly use your mouse (and only your mouse) to aim, you should be able to consistently land rockets, especially if you shoot across the length of the DD rather than coming in from the side. You also have to account for the travel time. The size of the reticle represents your potential dispersion, the tighter the better. With the best possible reticle, it should be relatively easy to hit DDs.
  3. harikari25

    Worst higher tier ship in the game?

    For balancing purposes, it would be silly to not compare apples to apples. The point was that you can't balance around server averages because those averages are not like for like; certain lines are disproportionately popular, so their overall stats suffer as a result. If you were to buff them based off of server stats, you'd end up with the most popular ships becoming pretty OP.
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    Worst higher tier ship in the game?

    Nothing Dolphin said was controversial or confrontational. What is your 'perspective'? What ships at 9 and 10 are objectively weak or unplayable?
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    Worst higher tier ship in the game?

    Wouldn't want to listen to someone better than you, you might accidentally learn something. The U.S. and IJN ships have diluted stats by virtue of being the most popular in the game. Even their top 5% stats are noticeably behind others. There aren't any genuinely unplayable T9 or T10 ships, the FDG and Izumo have been buffed enough that they clear that bar. The Khaba is probably in the worst shape in this meta unless it is played a very particular way. T8 and below is where you run into broken AF premiums, ships that are super miserable when uptiered, and inconsistencies within particular lines.
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    IFHE and World of warships.

    Entire lines rely on IFHE to be competitive. It's dumb and they should rebalance the entire range of caliber/armor interactions.
  7. There's a disproportionate amount of bad players clumped at T10 that never learned a thing about positioning. Cue facerolls.
  8. F2P games require a large captive audience to remain viable. It doesn't matter if someone is spending $1 a month or $100, they are needed by the game. A 'free' player that recruits a dozen friends is doing more for the game than someone that buys a T8 premium. If you only prioritize the needs of the paying 'adults' (there was nothing adult about your post), the game would end up a pretty lonely place as there'd be a small fraction of the existing playerbase left.
  9. There's currently no way to earn steel outside of ranked and clan battles besides paying for an expensive campaign or waiting for missions that may or may not come from WG. There's currently no direct reward distributed to players for participating in naval battles. Solution: reward a small amount of steel for each star earned in the naval battles, with the amount increasing based on the difficulty of the star earned. This can be distributed any number of ways, such as a pool that is split among participants that week or an even larger pool for the victors of the overall engagement. Players that made no attempts should not be considered for this reward so as to avoid animosity towards those that cannot participate in a given week, whatever the reason. This will give players even more reason to use up their naval battle attempts and a slow trickle of steel when 'out of season' that will allow them to slowly earn ships that would otherwise be out of reach for them, increasing the utility of steel. Your thoughts?
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    If you could get rid of ONE map which one?

    WG keeps thinking that hard cover in the middle of a cap makes for a good cap. It rarely does. The right amount of hard cover near the cap, however, is important. Enough that you can use it to defend, but not so much that it limits pushes out or is unable to be flanked. Estuary is perfect because of this. You can push up on the cap in every type of ship and you can also defend, but neither is so easy that it becomes the default behavior. Trident is also like this. WG loves their one-way point of no return chokepoints. And they wonder why players play passively.
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    If you could get rid of ONE map which one?

    Fault line is garbage and probably responsible for teaching people more bad habits than any other map. But I have to give this one to the reworked, completely unfun and irredeemable Islands of Ice.
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    State of the Game: It's Wargaming Fault

    There would ideally be no irrevocable ranks. Ranked is supposed to be a test of skill, not endurance. You are the common denominator on every team you play with. If you put a little bit more thought into your play, you won't have to work as hard. Winning in ranked is not magic, it usually just requires not grinding mindlessly. It's a chore to have people on your team that do not care about the round result and view rank 1 as an inevitability instead of something that is earned with good teamplay. I am all for making the mountain steeper for those folks. There should be other ways to earn steel for 'free' so that players that don't do well in ranked aren't forced to play it for the rewards.
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    State of the Game: It's Wargaming Fault

    Fewer irrevocable ranks make it easier for strong players to finish in fewer games. I enjoyed this past season a good bit more than previous ones as a result (along with arms race, which was fun and kept the game flowing). If you are playing 900 games and not ranking out, the system works.
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    State of the Game: It's Wargaming Fault

    I just did a WG ingame survey on the rework. It would be way more effective to just make a thread and ask for feedback, or reach out to certain players. The vast majority of us want a balanced, fun game because that's what we want to play. I don't want CVs to be a bore or a chore to play, yet that's the direction things are trending.
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    Lex Takes on Tier 10

    We had that and they nerfed it into the ground. The nerf was so hard that every other CV besides the Hak was caught in the crossfire. Lexington does just fine up tiered, provided there aren't a ton of 6.9km AA cruisers. There isn't a huge functional difference in AA between T8 and T10 in terms of AA that actually, actively discourages you beyond those AA bubble monsters.