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  1. panzerlancer

    Premium Ship Review #126 - Georgia

    It is. My Fletcher and Gearing are both suffering indigestion from so much BB nomnomnom. I do so love my U.S. DDs.
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    What Separates A Good CV Captain From A Bad One?

    It works better at T8 when you have more planes in a flight. The best way to learn how to attack different ships is to use Training Rooms to set up specific ships as targets and practice, practice, practice. I was terrible when I first started with CVs but can now hit my target with rockets/torps/bombs about 90% of the time. It took me quite some time to work my way through all the cruisers and BBs at T6 but it was time well spent because it helped me learn which ships had deadly AA and which did not.
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    What Separates A Good CV Captain From A Bad One?

    A pre-drop is where a CV player attacks open water as soon after launching as possible, forcing some of his squadron's planes to return to the carrier. This jump-starts the preparation of the next squadron of that type and helps preserve some of the aircraft type for use later in the game. Yes, you get less attacks at the beginning of a battle but that's a good thing because it forces you to not take chances when enemy ships are at their full strength and have the greatest chance of shooting down your entire squadron.
  4. ROFLMAO! No kidding. Me, I don't play French ships and I don't play BBs. If I could transfer the upgrades to someone else who would use them effectively (even against me), I would. But I can't. So...thanks for the free credits, WG.
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    Premium Ship Preview: Alaska

    Released Feb 27, 2019. Price: $80US. Or if you want a 10-point captain, port slot, and 13 other items bundled with it...$150US. Um...no thank you. I was born in Alaska and love WW2 battle cruisers but paying that kind of money for rented pixels is nonsense. I guess I'll just have be satisfied with sinking it.
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    Russia Disconnecting From Internet? Wargaming Impact?

    Awesome. Thanks for the fast replies!
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    Your thoughts on the kidd please

    I love the Kidd but it does have its limitations that must be kept in mind. It's basically a dedicated gunboat with torps as a secondary weapon. Good for cap contesting because of its heal and smoke, especially if you turn it into a fire boat. However, the Fletcher is better, in my opinion because of the Fletcher's torpedo launcher count versus that of the Kidd. Any trick you can pull in the Kidd, you can pull in the Fletcher. That said, the Kidd is a good trainer for US captains and lots of fun when you co-op. And it justifies speaking like a pirate in chat. Arrr!
  8. I'm starting to see news stories that the Russian government may be preparing to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the Internet in either late March or early April as a test of its cyber security capabilities. Is there any truth to this? And IF this is true, given that Wargaming is a Russian company and we all use the Internet to connect to its games, what impact, if any, could this disconnection have on everyone's access to Wargaming's games? The story I saw is carried by ZDNet at https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-to-disconnect-from-the-internet-as-part-of-a-planned-test/ Another link is https://www.futurism.com/russia-internet-security-test
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    British CVs WIP

    Wait for Halloween 2019...
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    [0.8.0] First CV rework tweaks and changes

    One concern I have as a CV player is the AA (i.e. flak bursts) seems to be able to shoot through supposedly solid objects like mountains while all other weaponry (ship guns, aircraft attacks, etc) cannot. All ships can use terrain as cover from incoming fire. Why can't aircraft? If aircraft are burning (have a DOT) from being hit while out in the open, fine and dandy but should flak itself be able to hit anything that is completely on the other side of terrain?
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    Tweaks for aa and CV bombs/rockets/torps

    I spent about 4 hours in a training room to learn how to do the 3 different attacks and absolutely love that aspect of the rework. The feel of flying a carrier plane is lots of fun. Then I tried out the tier 4 carriers in co-op play. Very disappointed in the lack of points earned even when I got a kill after multiple torpedo hits and multiple bomb hits. In every battle that was a win (4 out of 12), my carrier always got the lowest points of the team regardless of how well I hit my targets. The same battles using a DD or cruiser would have netted me more points. Also, AA would quickly destroy my flights regardless of how I maneuvered them at the start of an attack run. Half the time my flights were destroyed at the beginning of an attack run or as my squadron was leaving the target. I tried different approaches to see what was more effective at avoiding AA and varied the speed of the squadrons but there seemed to be no difference.
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    CV Rework -- Comments

    The AA is ridiculously OP. In Co-op an Iowa can shoot down a tier 10 carrier's entire flight 8km away even when the carrier planes are maneuvering defensively. I've seen it 3 times now. Add another battleship and the carrier becomes useless because it can't put out the damage fast enough to sink either one of them with their heals. It's even worse when the carrier is a tier 8. Now add in the sector reinforcement AA in random battles with the Manual Fire Control for AA Armament captain skill and there's just no point in playing a carrier. That said, I'm keeping my two tier 4 carriers in the hopes changes will be made during February to bring some balance to carriers and AA. If by March carriers are still useless, then I'll sell them.
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    USS Abner Read Wreckage Discovered

    Discovery of wreckage from the Fletcher-class US destroyer, USS Abner Read, was reported about 16 hours ago. It hit a Japanese mine in 1943 off the coast of Alaska, having its stern torn off and killing 70 of its crew. But it didn't sink. More details at https://www.livescience.com/63341-wwii-shipwreck-abner-read-alaska.html A better write-up is at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815124221.htm
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    Missing T-61 and signals

    Good to hear someone got it. Still waiting on mine so it's taking a bit for everyone to get theirs. Best thing is just wait for the server to roll over tonight. As they say in Jamaica, "Soon come." 'Till then, time to sink some metal. Btw, good Buffet quote as your sig. It works.
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    Missing T-61 and signals

    Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.