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  1. UltimateNewbie

    WG really blew it with the Italian BB line

    Can confirm. Prophet, I wonder if you’d like the Paolo - it’s the quintessential yolo-boat that seems exceedingly fun if you don’t care about rushing in and dying early. I mean, that seems like something you’d enjoy, but my concern is that it is also something I would enjoy and don’t we always have opposite opinions about ships??!? Perhaps we could find some common ground...
  2. UltimateNewbie

    3pm to 8pm No Joy No Fun "Pros"

    I play for fun too. Winning is fun. You should try it someday. If you are actually interested in how to improve, have a look at my guide on positioning in the spoiler below - note that it doesnt say 'camp at the back like a sissy' anywhere in it. Give it a go and let us know how you went.
  3. UltimateNewbie

    One Good Side Effect of the Research Bureau

    I am strongly considering getting the Vampire II - she seems quite capable, and its hard to say no to an RAN ship...
  4. UltimateNewbie

    newbie playing cruiser in random battle

    Hi. Not exactly clear what you mean. Spotter plane will increase your main gun firing range by 20%. Whether your planes will spot enemy ships will depend on the enemy ship's air detection range. Ultimately, that depends a bit on what you want to do. But I would suggest Adrenaline Rush as a solid choice for most builds.
  5. UltimateNewbie

    I want to like WoWS, but I hate it

    I can understand your frustration. Still, it looks like you’re fairly new to the game so you’re still getting the hang of it. I have copied some information below that might be of assistance to you - in particular, have a look at my Ship Role quick reference guide, and my guide on positioning. Hopefully this helps deal with the game balance we have, rather than what you’ll wish it was... There are a range of great resources to help new players; both on these forums and on youtube etc; I strongly encourage you to read the following: How to set up your game client to get the information you need to win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCb96CLCs4 (For brand New Players - a full comprehensive guide) iChase's How to get good at World of Warships - I wish this was around when I started! (For New Players) - Wargaming's 'How It Works' series that explains the game's mechanics - important to learn these as it differs to real life. (For New Players looking to become Intermediate) my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide to understand how to get the best out of your ship every battle and how to deal with enemy ships of the same type.  (For Intermediateplayers) LittleWhiteMouse's guide to How to take control of your win rate: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/75077-how-to-control-your-win-rate/ For players at any level who are interested in personalised feedback on a particular battle, get in touch with Lord_Zath and his replay centre - its an amazing service that you should take advantage of.  You are under absolutely no obligation to spend money on this game - it is entirely free to play including at high tiers. Understanding the economics of WoWS and tips for playing as free-to-play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgwH2w-k7U Still, if you are interested in buying a premium ship, a discussion on what premium ships are good value for newer players can be found on my New Player Guide Premium Ships for New Players. The second post in this thread has some good advice on how to rapidly become a better player through teamwork and positioning - see Section 3 - its worth a read!
  6. UltimateNewbie

    newbie playing cruiser in random battle

    More or less - you should still be trying to achieve something in the early to mid battle, but you definitely shouldnt be up front as the tip of the spear - that gets you killed in a cruiser. Try to set fire to some slow lumbering battleships at max range (provided that you are part of a group, and you keep an eagle eye on when those battleships might be shooting back at you and take pre-emptive action). Even if they heal up your fires and you dont do much direct damage, it can have psychological effects on the enemy and it means if you or a teammate set another fire (or flood) it will stick because they've already used their damage control - this puts pressure of their battleships who will be less likely to push up and support their team. I would say that most (as in, the vast majority) of players would run hydro over def AA when they have to choose. This is because you will virtually always be facing destroyers and torpedos really hurt if they hit you - hydro can also magically see through islands and so it can be a handy vision assistance tool. Many players hate planes, but the general consensus on this forum is that no matter how many planes you shoot down carriers will still be able to do damage to you and so there isnt much point wasting captain skill points, modules and consumables on countering AA. Personally, I think this is a bit overblown (and you definitely wont be shooting down many planes if your ship has no AA spec at all - which just exacerbates the feeling) but it is still more or less true - in a Pensacola your AA wont be strong enough to help your team most of the time so it is better to load up something more useful in the form of hydro. I hope that helps!
  7. UltimateNewbie

    newbie playing cruiser in random battle

    Hi, the others have given you some good specific advice. Copied below is more general advice that will help you with your broader play - in particular, have a look at my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide and positioning guide - these will help you get up to speed both playing cruisers and as other classes much faster. Good luck and enjoy! :) There are a range of great resources to help new players; both on these forums and on youtube etc; I strongly encourage you to read the following: How to set up your game client to get the information you need to win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCb96CLCs4 (For brand New Players - a full comprehensive guide) iChase's How to get good at World of Warships - I wish this was around when I started! (For New Players) - Wargaming's 'How It Works' series that explains the game's mechanics - important to learn these as it differs to real life. (For New Players looking to become Intermediate) my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide to understand how to get the best out of your ship every battle and how to deal with enemy ships of the same type. (For Intermediate players) LittleWhiteMouse's guide to How to take control of your win rate: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/75077-how-to-control-your-win-rate/ For players at any level who are interested in personalised feedback on a particular battle, get in touch with Lord_Zath and his replay centre - its an amazing service that you should take advantage of. You are under absolutely no obligation to spend money on this game - it is entirely free to play including at high tiers. Understanding the economics of WoWS and tips for playing as free-to-play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgwH2w-k7U Still, if you are interested in buying a premium ship, a discussion on what premium ships are good value for newer players can be found on my New Player Guide Premium Ships for New Players. The second post in this thread has some good advice on how to rapidly become a better player through teamwork and positioning - see Section 3 - its worth a read!
  8. Vampire is looking pretty good so far - it actually has me considering going through the pain of RB...
  9. UltimateNewbie

    How to play Omaha ?

    Good advice in this thread. If you are playing randoms, get CE first because survival is more important than damage. If you are getting a lot of incoming fire, you can stop firing and after 20 seconds you can become unspotted - concealment expert makes this much easier and effective. If you are playing coop, then pick IFHE so you can maximise damage in the short battle times. However, if you are intending to use the Omaha captain on the USN heavy cruiser line, don’t get IFHE because it is wasteful. As a new player, you might be interested in the guides I have pasted below - in particular the ship role guide will be helpful to you so you can adjust your play more dynamically. Good luck! There are a range of great resources to help new players; both on these forums and on youtube etc; I strongly encourage you to read the following: How to set up your game client to get the information you need to win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCb96CLCs4 (For brand New Players - a full comprehensive guide) iChase's How to get good at World of Warships - I wish this was around when I started! (For New Players) - Wargaming's 'How It Works' series that explains the game's mechanics - important to learn these as it differs to real life. (For New Players looking to become Intermediate) my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide to understand how to get the best out of your ship every battle and how to deal with enemy ships of the same type.  (For Intermediateplayers) LittleWhiteMouse's guide to How to take control of your win rate: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/75077-how-to-control-your-win-rate/ For players at any level who are interested in personalised feedback on a particular battle, get in touch with Lord_Zath and his replay centre - its an amazing service that you should take advantage of.  You are under absolutely no obligation to spend money on this game - it is entirely free to play including at high tiers. Understanding the economics of WoWS and tips for playing as free-to-play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgwH2w-k7U Still, if you are interested in buying a premium ship, a discussion on what premium ships are good value for newer players can be found on my New Player Guide Premium Ships for New Players. The second post in this thread has some good advice on how to rapidly become a better player through teamwork and positioning - see Section 3 - its worth a read!
  10. UltimateNewbie

    Cashback 200%/Receive Triple Benefits

    I have never received such a coupon; I suppose it’s because I already have essentially all the ships I want so no point really.
  11. UltimateNewbie

    Is MM fair?

    No, MM isn’t fair because it hates only you. It goes out of its way to always put you, and no one else, on the worst possible teams all the time. More seriously, complaints about MM have been going since the game started - @HazeGrayUnderway has the relevant links. If anything, MM has improved about a year ago so that you aren’t always bottom tier. Ultimately, it’s important to remember that the very best players in the best ships with fully specced captains and ships, divved up with two other similar players, still lose 30 per cent of the time. So for us mere mortals, 40% of battles we are going to win regardless of what we do, 40% we lose regardless, and the middle 20% what we decide can make a difference. So it’s reasonable that you can string a few losing 40% battles together given that MM is random.
  12. UltimateNewbie

    So How is Ranked going for you?

    I have copied some information below that might be of assistance to new players. But I am surprised you call yourself a rookie after 18,000 battles. Regardless, I hope this helps. There are a range of great resources to help new players; both on these forums and on youtube etc; I strongly encourage you to read the following: How to set up your game client to get the information you need to win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCb96CLCs4 (For brand New Players - a full comprehensive guide) iChase's How to get good at World of Warships - I wish this was around when I started! (For New Players) - Wargaming's 'How It Works' series that explains the game's mechanics - important to learn these as it differs to real life. (For New Players looking to become Intermediate) my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide to understand how to get the best out of your ship every battle and how to deal with enemy ships of the same type. (For Intermediateplayers) LittleWhiteMouse's guide to How to take control of your win rate: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/75077-how-to-control-your-win-rate/ For players at any level who are interested in personalised feedback on a particular battle, get in touch with Lord_Zath and his replay centre - its an amazing service that you should take advantage of.  You are under absolutely no obligation to spend money on this game - it is entirely free to play including at high tiers. Understanding the economics of WoWS and tips for playing as free-to-play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgwH2w-k7U Still, if you are interested in buying a premium ship, a discussion on what premium ships are good value for newer players can be found on my New Player Guide Premium Ships for New Players. The second post in this thread has some good advice on how to rapidly become a better player through teamwork and positioning - see Section 3 - its worth a read! thanks @IfYouSeeKhaos
  13. UltimateNewbie

    Am I missing something??

    Wait, your Roma didn’t come with torps??!? ;-)
  14. Zomg, how could one forget about Deepwater Radar??!?
  15. UltimateNewbie

    CV plague from the PoV of an inexperienced player.

    Hi, welcome to WoWS and thanks for sharing your experience as a new player. Whilst others have said much about CVs in general, this guide gives some tips about how to make the most out of ships that you are in and how to counter enemies that you face - hopefully it provides you with some pointers: I have copied some other information helpful to new players below. There are a range of great resources to help new players; both on these forums and on youtube etc; I strongly encourage you to read the following: How to set up your game client to get the information you need to win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSCb96CLCs4 (For brand New Players - a full comprehensive guide) iChase's How to get good at World of Warships - I wish this was around when I started! (For New Players) - Wargaming's 'How It Works' series that explains the game's mechanics - important to learn these as it differs to real life. (For New Players looking to become Intermediate) my Ship Role Quick Reference Guide to understand how to get the best out of your ship every battle and how to deal with enemy ships of the same type. (For Intermediate players) LittleWhiteMouse's guide to How to take control of your win rate: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/75077-how-to-control-your-win-rate/ For players at any level who are interested in personalised feedback on a particular battle, get in touch with Lord_Zath and his replay centre - its an amazing service that you should take advantage of. You are under absolutely no obligation to spend money on this game - it is entirely free to play including at high tiers. Understanding the economics of WoWS and tips for playing as free-to-play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgwH2w-k7U Still, if you are interested in buying a premium ship, a discussion on what premium ships are good value for newer players can be found on my New Player Guide Premium Ships for New Players. The second post in this thread has some good advice on how to rapidly become a better player through teamwork and positioning - see Section 3 - its worth a read!
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