Ok, so I have played for over 4 years now and it took me a long time to learn. I am not a great player by any means, but keep improving. I really would like to know if I did something wrong in this battle, as a couple people in chat stated I did. As you can see in this screen shot, we lost, but I had more xp than the top player on the winning side. I thought I had a great game given I am low tier, and could have survived the game if I didn't succumb to peer pressure of chat. I got 2 negative Karma for this because some players on our team kept telling me to cap. They also kept yelling at me to get back in the game as I am kitting away, doing damage along the way, so I don't get deleted. So, there was an enemy Georgia, a Shima, and a Worchester covering the 2 caps, but they are yelling at me in chat to cap, so I did, and guess what, got blapped by the Georgia. Then they said I should have capped earlier, which would have meant me dying earlier. My total damage was 170,605 on 7 ships.
I really would like to know if I did something wrong or if I am wrong in my thinking. Did I deserve the negative karma? I am trying to learn to be better and am open, but it is hard to figure out who to listen to or take advice from. When I first started playing I didn't realize the complexity of the game, figured just point and shoot. It wasn't until I found the forum and saw a review from Little White Mouse that I realized I am missing a lot and that was why I was losing a lot. So I have been watching different videos and have found watching unicum players is somewhat ok, but that is their play style and they differ from person to person, plus they all don't agree on what ships are best and just ok.
I would upload a replay to youtube and post it here to make it easier to watch, but cant figure out how. I have the file, but when I load it and watch it, the controls don't work, like slow it down or free camera. I tried to look it up and watched several youtube videos and read a few articles, but to no avail, nothing worked, only could watch it. Here is the file if you want to see it or download it:
Also the other night played my Puerto Rico, guess what, 2 negative Karma. Some will try to tell me it was because of something else, but I do not use chat, to busy playing the game and watching the minimap. I do not give advice in chat or call people names, so it was just for playing a ship. Also, I know Karma means nothing, but it is in the game and I pay attention to it, because a little ocd. If it doesn't matter, remove it please, or change the system.
PS, took me several hours to post this as I have never posted in a forum but had to figure out how to block names because of forum rules.