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    Screenwriting... with some gaming on the side, and charity work for the kids at White Cone, Navajo Reservation, Arizona. Former Blizzard QA tester, experienced in IT administration, web design, CGI, and some programming. Currently working on some VR/AR projects at work.

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    Maritime Heritage: Battles of the Java Sea

    Kings & Generals also did a great job of recapping the Battle of the Java Sea in their current Pacific War weekly series:
  2. The wreck of the USS Hornet has been discovered. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uss-hornet-wreckage-world-war-two-warship-discovered/ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/final-resting-place-of-uss-hornet-cv-8-located-in-the-south-pacific-300793649.html
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    The Stalingrad

    If that's what you think, I rest my case. You can't even recognize the fallacy in your claim. Have a good night.
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    The Stalingrad

    No, because statistically speaking, that just shows that if the same players who have access to the other Tier X ships had access to the Stalingrad, the average would drop drastically to levels below many of the other Tier X ships. What it does have is a marginally better performance in its intended role in CBs over Moskva. By that same note though, there are also plenty of other ships throughout the game that perform X role better than Y ship. And to claim that a ship is OP based on one game mode is also disingenuous. Again, from a scientific method and statistical analysis standpoint, you have to consider all the factors going into your numbers. It's misleading to compare two specific figures when the sample populations putting up those numbers are entirely different.
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    The Stalingrad

    Three unicums from our clans with 40+, can you point out the OP ship?
  6. Fog_Carrier_Essex

    The Stalingrad

    Except it's not OP, as is the original argument. Look through the rest of the players in my clan with Stalingrads. They have plenty of other Tier X ships that they have higher average damage in. Are those ships even more OP then?
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    The Stalingrad

    I was referring to your cherry-picking of players to compare. If the Stalingrad were definitively better and unbalanced in the general game, you would expect all the unicum players to perform better in it than the rest of their own Tier X ships, no? As for your question, yes, we would take Stalingrad when we can, but you are still better off taking a mix of ships rather than just leaning hard on Stalingrads. In addition, there aren't always Stalingrad players available, and we do just as well with Moskvas.
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    The Stalingrad

    You cherry-picked one. The stats for practically all the others would disagree.
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    The Stalingrad

    As was stated before, that figure is deceptively high due to the fact that the generally more experienced players had them for longer. I guarantee it will come down.
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    The Stalingrad

    If you browse the Tier X performance of unicum players with Stalingrad, you'll see that for the vast majority, it's hardly their best ship, even after hundreds of games. For some of them, it's even their worst ship.
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    FTC to Investigate Loot Crate "Gambling"

    Just saw this in the news today and was curious what may come of this, if anything? FTC pledges loot crate investigation Since the legal definition of "gambling" varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, I doubt there will be any impact, although my entertainment law professor did reply that offering items that are no longer available for purchase is a legal grey area. Personally, I've enjoyed most of my purchases myself. Thoughts? Interested in what the community thinks.
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    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

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    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

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    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    From this post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kancolleusa/permalink/795697283916238/ "So I found a very interesting contest that's going on. Apparently there's a KanColle Relay race that is now preparing it's second run. Basically you need to organize a team of 6 people who can will be assgined to play on different maps. The object will be each player will need to complete a world map. For example 1 player will be assigned to complete World One Maps from 1-52nd Player will do World 2 Maps 1-5...3rd player will do World 3 Maps 1-5 ect. The objective will be to have your team complete all the way to World 6-5. Players who play are required to score a victory to each map before moving to the next map.However on the final map, you must score an S on 6-5. You are permitted to use Damecons, Repair Goddeses, Rations, Mamiyas and Irakos. You can have them on before starting the raceThe use of LBAS is avalaible. You however cannot:Advance at Heavy Damage without a Damage Control (Also known as throwaway ships)Use F5 strategies to bail a mapUse Viewers or ToolsUse support fleets If you ships looses a damage control or goddess, you must retreat after battle and show youe equipment screen which the goddess was activated. Anyone interested in wanting to arrange a team and organize a team to do the map runs you register now and up till April 2nd. Contest begins on 13:00 JST so make sure all members are awake and present and make sure they will be ready to partake in the relay. You have 1 hour to complete each map also. The Winning team can earn 10,000 points in Web Money they can use. For more information, please check out: http://kaima.blog.jp/archives/19146397.html"
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    Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    Anyone participating in the map relay event?