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About maiingun

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  1. I've been doing good with my premium Prinz Eugen, but it varies. Every time I play it I seem to be the target of concentrated fire, regardless if I am playing defense or assault. I can play my Cleveland and not have concentrated fire like I do with the Eugen. Everyone seems to fear that ship the most. However my best ship is Kagero, with no smoke but the torpedo reload. Again, both sides. You get close, pop out from behind and island, and let loose four salvos of torpedoes, defense or attack, and it scatters everyone all over the place.
  2. On a different slant, I love playing my T8 Graf (carrier). Both random and co-op I'll be up against enemy CCs that just chew my planes to shreds before a single shot gets off. In those matches, both random and co-op, i'll just sail the Graf up close, maybe behind an island, and let the secondaries go to work. I did that one game and got called an idiot by three other players on my team. Stuff like "That's not how you play a CV" and worse. Ended up killing a near full strength DD and a weakened BB. The trolling from the other team members stopped pretty fast. :) My "best" game however doing this, and i wished I saved the replay, the guy on the other side had an Enterprise. Lots of good American CCs with massive AA fire on the other team too. The Enterprise player was good too, kept his fighters over this team's DDs, and the CCs stayed close to the BBs. Good teamwork overall. Could not do much more than spot with my planes. Now I don't know how I managed to do it, I guess nobody was paying attention, and this is why I wish i saved the replay, but I managed to get my Graf to the other side of the map. The enemy Enterprise was behind and island, and I was able to at long distance (I have my secondaires maxed out to the 9.5 km range) to blow the living hell out it. got blown up myself shortly after that and my side lost the match, but was that ever fun. So even when you are outmatched and out gunned, think outside the box and you can still have fun, even if you loose. :)
  3. So twice now in one night I have been given pentalties for team damage and "inactivity". The first 3 game penaltiy one of the players sailed right into my torpedoes. I swear some people must do this on purpose. So logged out of the game after I was killed, started another match, and i found out I was "inactive". Did my three matches, then on my fourth co-op, I rammed an enemy BB with my DD, logged out, started another co-op game, came back, teamkill penalty AND inactivity again. I've never, ever had a penalty for "inactivty" before, so what gives? Tried ot send in a ticket about it, but the way the menus are setup, I cannot adress tha tone issue. Any help? thanks
  4. maiingun

    WoWs on Mac

    Yeah, for some of us $300 is a hell of a lot of money. I use a Mac because of work needs, nothing more, nothing less. The change form Win 7 to Win 10 pretty much forced me into a Mac. Five years playing WOW, now this. Thanks for nothing WG. :(
  5. maiingun

    Which US Cruiser Line?

    Depends on play style. At Tier 10, the Worcester is the best (worst?) HE spammer in the game, except for the Smolensk, and then it is not far off. Makes the Worcester a lot of fun to play. When you play a Smolensk, everyone knows you are going to spam HE so you get targeted right away. However it seems not everyone knows that the Worcester is almost as bad. You would think otherside but I seem to be able to spam HE longer in the Worcester than my Smolensk. Worcester is also a great ship for chewing up aircraft. Max out your AA defences and you make many a CV player suffer a miserable game. On the other hand, if you like to get a citadel hits using a CC, the other American line is the way to go. Maybe it is just me, but the other CC line almost plays like a line of battlecruisers. So it depends on your playstyle. I did the Worcester line first myself, and now I am working on the second line, and enjoy both.
  6. German container for the T6 carrier, a supercontianer (see image) and then a German container for a T4 carrier. Three in a row, just like that. I figure i complain enough, only fair to point out when something like this happens. :)
  7. 15 crates, and Zero CV missions. Seriously WG, pull your head out of your anus and give us some basic, realistic missions. Not this garbage.
  8. So I just finished the 10th ship building directive, and guess what. I now have the Graf Spee and also the HSF Graf Spee. :) Lol! I don't really need the credits, so I don't mind. Kinda funny actually.
  9. The "Secrets of Radar" museum is in my hometown. Contrary to popular belief, the Allies had some amazing "secret weapons." The reason nobody hears about them is because -without exaggeration - some Allied radar technology remained classified for up to 50 years after the war. So did other technological advances. Allied radar and the cracking ot secret codes such as Enigma gave the Allies amazing advantage during the war, more than people realize.
  10. For those of you thinking about the pros and cons of CVs having counter measures against subs, first, study history. By the end of the war, the best sub killer in the world was an escort carrier. Hollywood movies would have you think it was destroyers with sonar always went one on one with submarines, and some times that was true. But the real reason that almost 75% of all u-Boats were lost during the war was because of anti-submarine aircraft. Naval radar, Magnetic anomaly detection, radio detection, or even just being up high and looking for visual clues such as wake in the water, all this was done best from aircraft. One located, then the surface ships could be directed towards the submarine, unless the aircraft in question started dropping depth charges or FIDO torpedos, etc, etc. As for subs being a good counter measure ot CVs, again, look at history. During WWII, the American submarines claimed to have sunk roughly 1,400 Japanese ships. This is all types of ships, including civilian merchant ships, frieghters, etc. Of those roughly 1,400 ships, only EIGHT were aircraft carriers of any kind. So if your complaint was or is that subs are not great against CVs, well guess what, in the war , they were not the best either. This is game is not World of Battleships, but World of Warships. All the new classes keep the game interesting. Maybe WG should make a "Battleship only" game mode where there are no CCs, no DDs, no CVs, no nothing, just BBs slugging it out with each other. Might make some people happy, but for me would make a real boring game, real fast.
  11. And we could have aircraft that detonate them. :) It was a real thing as well. Vickers Wellington DWI, magnetic detonator to set off German mines. l
  12. During the Battle of the Atlantic, Escort carriers for the convoys were a real thing. https://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/navy/galery-e.aspx@section=2-E-2-a&id=14&page=0.html Here is a direct example of an anti-submarine weapon dropped from aircraft https://uboat.net/allies/technical/fido.htm Here is a direct example of a WW Two aircraft used for anti submarine warfare that was armed with anti-submarine rockets. https://uboat.net/allies/aircraft/swordfish.htm Yes, the exact same model of aircraft that attacked the Bismark in real life. So why not a class of aircraft in addition to the other classes that drops depth charges at low levels, and homing torpedoes at high levels? Unlike other aspects of the game, escort carriers were not "paper ships" like some other ships in the game. There is nothing phony about the FIDO torpedo either. There is nothing phony about he Swordfish aircraft with anti-submarine rockets as well, all of these things were for real, and used in real life. NONE of these things were "just on paper". So why not have anti-submarine aircraft on CVs?
  13. maiingun

    Sub tokens - some kind of joke?

    Well, latest update. i am starting to think that subs are like bigfoot or the lockness monster, everyoen talks about them,b ut no real proof they exist. :) :)
  14. maiingun

    Sub tokens - some kind of joke?

    So, as a follow up, guess what I got today......... Anyone here want to take bets that i never get a sub? :)
  15. maiingun

    Sub tokens - some kind of joke?

    True, but if they want us to test the subs, them dammit, just let us test the subs without this nonsense.