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  1. Detected Icon has to be fixed

    Obviously someone hasn't played the game long enough to know that the detection icon used to be an optional captain skill one had to select. Everyone selected it because without it, the game was 100x harder. Without the skill, it put you at a serious disadvantage and it made playing against anything with a better detection rating a real PIA. Imagine being stalked by a DD 6-7 KM away and you had no idea it was there. Then they would hit you with torps that had the detection rating of the current deep water torps (possibly better) out of the blue. One had to literally sail in a dramatic zig zag all.the.time. It was not fun going from full health to dead from something you didn't have any clue was detecting you. There was zero chance of counter play. bdnorcal
  2. Two Members Looking for a Clan

    Hi krasny_oktyabr I sent you a PM. bdnorcal [TBOW]
  3. You are wrong. It is 100% within the end users control. Don't press battle if you have problems. The game client is stable. If it was not stable, these very forums would be filled with posts about crashing ETC. I can't speak for WG, but I would have a hard time believing they did not explore the punishment system thoroughly. I would think that they would have a good idea on how this will affect their revenue prior to implementing the system. You are right that it would be incredibly bad for business to run everyone away, but at the end of the day this will more than likely only affect a very specific cross section of users. They are possibly making a choice of cutting off "bad behavior" users versus other "well behaved" users. Better to keep the larger pot of users. Again why would WG spend the money to implement this system if it wasn't a problem? If people are tired of the game's "real problems", why are they still playing it? Do they have Stockholm Syndrome with the game? If people are that tired of the game then quit. bdnorcal
  4. I'm an IT professional too. I know what it takes to run networks and all of the pitfalls associated with that. I'm not going to check tech cards or measures skills against each other. The type of case you are outlining are extreme cases and will certainly not be experienced by everyone. Just because you have a connection problem doesn't mean you need to extend that problem out to everyone else. People spend real money on a per match basis. If you add up camos/flags/premium time it can be as much as a buck or two per match! I get that stuff happens and people crash or get disconnected. Ship happens. However if you are consistently doing this to other people you are wasting their time and money. What makes your time and experience more important than the 23 others in the match? Go fly a kite in coop if you believe your time and experience is more important than 23 other people combined. This isn't snobbery, it is stating truth and holding people accountable to reality. If the problem is not as bad as some people describe or people didn't mind AFKers, then why did WG bother to implement the system? The answer is that it is a big problem and people do mind. bdnorcal
  5. If your ISP is having an issue, then stop playing. It sucks, but this is the bed the greater player base made. We have to deal with it and move on with life. I'd much rather have people "punished" for not fixing their issue than deal with AFK/Dropped connection players. I've had my own struggles with ISP issues and gaming in the past. At the end of the day instead of playing and being disconnected, I worked with my ISP to resolve the issue. You should too. bdnorcal PS I find it hilarious how people are reacting to this new system. Their words make you think that the sky is falling, their account is being permanently banned, and they would lose access to the account with "all the money they spent" on the game. They simply have a jail sentence for poor behavior toward other players and they can still play co op. It is simple, fix your crap, serve your time, and work your way back to random. Problem solved.
  6. I 100% disagree with you. You are the reason why the punishment system was implemented. You have an issue or issues with your PC and/or Internet connection. It is very selfish and arrogant to believe that you should be able to play the game without consequence. If you are having frequent enough crashes/connections drops/ETC, you are continually and negatively affecting 23 other players in the game. Bottom line is that this is 100% in your control. The game is stable as there are thousands of people playing the game without issues. 1) Don't click the battle button in Random, PvE, Ranked, or Clan Buttons if you are having problems. 2) Fix your PC issue. 3) Fix your Internet connection issue. Your PC/Internet problems don't give you the right to crapon everyone else's day. Get a friend to help if you do not have PC troubleshooting skills. If you do not want to be responsible for your PC and Internet connection, go play on a console and absolve yourself of the hardware platform issues. At the end of the day learn from going pink. Fix your problem(s) or go Orange. No love lost and good riddance if you go orange bdnorcal
  7. I'll take G32 please. bdnorcal
  8. “Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Borks of War” Do you like boats? Do you like Corgis (or any dog)? Do you like military history? (Specifically Naval history from the turn of the 20th century to mid 20th century?) Good News! I have the clan for YOU! We are “The Borks of War” (TBOW) We are looking for members to join TBOW to grow the clan while having a good time. Our main goal right now is for you to join us and play Clan Battles. We want to reap the juicy rewards of Clan Battles and you should too. A few items about our clan: Everyone in the clan has a microphone and we require that you have one too. We have a Discord server and a private Teamspeak server too. We are on the servers daily. Clan information and Clan Battles happen on Discord. PM for a link if you want to get to know us. We respect each other and are not [edited]. We also respect other players in the game. We hate drama. We play to win and have fun. (Why are we playing a game if we are not after fun?) Communication and working together is key for our group. We are a TEAM! To put the icing on the cake, we have all built our base for the economic benefits. The clan docks are completed (-10% servicing cost for every ship). We also have the XP boost (+3% xp) for Japanese, German, French, and Russia. We are close to the next nation so join and help us choose! If you would like to get to know us, PM me and I’ll send you the Discord link. bdnorcal
  9. I do not know how WG’s anti-cheat system works, but I do know that other anti-cheat systems will detect cheat files on a PC even if they are not installed and/or running. For example, the cheat file was downloaded to the hard drive, but it was never installed. The anti-cheat system then scans the PC and finds the cheat file in the “downloads” folder on the PC. Hello ban. This can even be cheats made for other games too. Some anti-cheat systems go as far as to ban you for modifying the operating system so it will boot without key low-level Windows protections features. Even if there were no active cheats running. In addition, practically all anti-cheat software makes a finger print of your PC. This is to identify the cheaters that use one account to cheat on and have a separate account that is “clean”. The fingerprint also serves to identify repeat offenders. In my experience with online gaming, false positive do not happen very often. Usually the person who received a warning or a ban made a mistake in their “process” or they caught red handed. As for what you can do, all you can do is open a ticket with WG. Complaining on the forums will not help you at all. In some online game communities, forum posts about false bans just invites the massive anti-cheat dog pile on you for cheating. bdnorcal P.S. If you really want to become jaded about cheaters, look at the Rust forum on Steam where people ask why their accounts were banned. Out of the thousands of “I don’t know how to cheat, why was I banned” or “I do not know what a cheat is” posts, I’ve seen one maybe two get reversed due to false positives. People will say anything to get a ban reversed.
  10. Sea of Fortune - Why?

    Ok ... so you are proposing that if two DDs go over to west of the islands of A/B, that a CA and maybe a BB go that way too? Now you have 3 or 4 ships tied up for ONE CAP. That cap will probably be contested so there would be no progress on it. Then to top it off, they won't be able to fire their guns at hardly anything due to the large islands. By the time the ships come back into play, the rest of the team is dead or severely damaged with no caps to show for it. I've seen too many DDs go to the west and die instantly to torps or 3/4 ships. I find it a fools errand to go west of those islands. A better strategy for the map is to cap A/B directly with side support from between all the caps. Of course take caution and step lightly when radar and hydro boats are around. It isn't always important to grab a cap right away. One thing that drives me nuts sometimes is that people get into the mentally that we need to cap right away at the beginning of the battle. It is better to choose where and how you fight than it is to own a cap within the first minute of the battle. I've had countless battles won when we were down 300 to 600 because they capped first, but paid a heavy price for doing it. bdnorcal
  11. @Pigeon_of_War Hi Pigeon Would it be possible to consolidate clans in the future? IE Combine two clans into one and not lose acquired oil and unlocked buildings/docks/ETC. My friends and I started a clan and tried to grow it large enough to participate in clan battles. Unfortunately we did not get large enough to participate in clan battles this season. Half way through the season we found another clan in our same situation. However no one wanted to switch clans because we would lose all of the "work" in acquiring oil/unlocks for the clan. Between the two clans we could have fielded a team for clan battles. Would it be possible to do this before the next season? Thanks, bdnorcal
  12. BORK! Thank you for the contest and it was fun to sink you. Happy Borkmas to you! Provided my schedule works for your next event, I'll be your escort with the opportunity for doubloons for sinking me!!!
  13. BORK! BORK! BORK! Former Corgi 142
  14. "Message from Beyond" solution

    This is certainly an option. The only candidate we have for an encrypted text string right now is the "Morse code" from the redacted lines of the documents. That is still questionable whether it means anything or is a red herring.