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  1. Can we have a list of premium ships that will go on sale please?
  2. There are players forming divisions to farm free XP in Cherry Blossom. Just open the 'Operations' channel and find a division. Enjoy Cherry Blossom while it lasts before WG either removes or nerfs it. Don't waste your time on Ultimate Frontier.
  3. Their statements have no merit when the Soviet hammer & sickle is still in the game.
  4. "Commander, there are no available bonuses at the moment!" I guess it's only for inactive players. Oh well.
  5. I don't mind Russian BBs, but only the real historical ones. It's extremely frustrating because I'm only interested in the WW1 BBs, but I have to wait while WG works on fantasy refits for the Soviet-era designs. If that's not enough, WG screwed up my only alternative for a Russian WW1 BB, the Imperator Nikolai, causing it to be suspended from sale. Well I'm Asian and I live in SE Asia, and I for one never asked for Pan Asian DDs. Considering the fantasy refits on British and German BBs, I believe that Imperator Nikolai will have a tech tree equivalent with a fantasy Soviet-era refit. Voila, another ship that can be fitted somewhere in the line, allowing Mariya and maybe Izmail to be pushed a tier higher. Just keep in mind the fantasy upgrades for balance. Now if the WWI version of Nikolai can be ridiculously OP, I dread to see what a modernized version can do.
  6. Please bring back Massachusetts' Measure 22 camo. This was how she looked when she fought Jean Bart at Casablanca and it's historical for the ship which, according to her stat card, is in 1946 condition. No idea where "popular demand" came from but Measure 32 was never implemented on the ship. I'm not asking for its removal, just bring back the Measure 22 as an alternate camo option please. Missouri and Varyag have two historical camo options so I don't see why Massachusetts can't have two either.
  7. Hopefully soon. WG already has the Orion model so it shouldn't take them much effort to make a historical version and name it Thunderer. Voila, a low tier premium RN BB! Personally I prefer Agincourt, but any RN BB that was at Jutland is good enough.
  8. No love for Houston or any ship of the Northampton class?
  9. I believe Pensacola is in fact Salt Lake City. SLC had a tripod mainmast behind turret #3 which she kept her entire career, whereas on Pensacola it had been replaced by a short tower after the Battle of Tassafaronga.
  10. IIRC, WG revealed German BBs at Gamescom 2016 and British BBs in 2017. Maybe next month the reveal will be Russian BBs?
  11. Well that's a first. Maybe in future we'll see the likes of Yueyang, Hsienyang and Huang Meh in their original colours?
  12. Hope Alaska gets two camo options like Missouri.
  13. You can scratch Alaska off your list now. Helena is already in the tech tree. She just needs her historical camo. Sadly WG has a fetish for gaudy camos instead of solid colours.
  14. I want a refund for Roma!

    Ought to save that quote for anyone who demands a refund if/when WG rebalances Belfast.
  15. In no particular order. Bold indicates ships that overlap with speculated tech tree releases. Ships with emoticons are my personal favourites. 1) HMS Sheffield (C24) "Shiny Sheff". Replacement for the screwed up Belfast. 2) Dido-class cruiser Alternate replacement for Belfast. 3) Borodino One of the Russian ships of the ill-fated "Voyage of the Damned". Mikasa needs her Tsushima adversary. This would make a nice New Year's reward or anniversary giveaway ship I think. 4) USS Johnston (DD-557) One of the "tin cans" of Taffy 3 in the Battle off Samar. Obvious free XP candidate. I honestly cannot think of any other DD that even comes close to being as famous as Johnston. This is a no-brainer. I know we have many Fletches clones, but this is Johnston we're talking about! There are no Fletchers in the game with an overall Navy Blue paint scheme. 5) USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) This would make a nice reward ship. I know it's a DE, but seeing as WG is obsessed with gimmicks they only need to remember her nickname when balancing her, "the destroyer escort that fought like a battleship." 6) HNLMS Java There are no Dutch ships in the game. Fought in the Battle of the Java Sea. Sunk early in the war, so not many refit options if this was a tech tree ship. Tech tree equivalent can be represented by sister ship Sumatra with fantasy upgrades (a "what if" she wasn't used as a blockship for Operation Overlord), allowing Java to serve as a premium ship. 7) HNLMS De Ruyter (1935) There are no Dutch ships in the game. Karel Doorman's flagship at the Battle of the Java Sea. Unique light cruiser. Never modernized, so no refit options if this was a tech tree ship. Tech tree equivalent can be represented by a fictional sister ship with fantasy upgrades, allowing De Ruyter to serve as a premium ship. 8) French destroyer Cyclone Participated in Operation Dynamo. The ship is already modelled. Historical version of the tech tree Bourrasque which will probably have fantasy upgrades; surviving ships of the class traded main guns and torpedoes for AA. Lost soon after Dunkirk, so not many refit options if this was a tech tree ship. 9) USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) One of the "jeep carriers" of Taffy 3 in the Battle off Samar. There's no Casablanca-class escort carrier in the game. The only CVE in the game, Bogue, has a fictional aircraft loadout. For example, CVEs were equipped with Grumman Avengers, not TBD Devastators. 10) Zara-class cruiser Historical version of the tech tree equivalent which will probably have fantasy upgrades. Three ships of the class were sunk early in the war and the fourth ship received her last refit in 1942, leaving little room for historical upgrades for the tech tree version. Duca d'Aosta and Abruzzi are light cruisers, whereas Zara is a heavy cruiser. 11) Leonardo da Vinci Historical version of the tech tree equivalent, the Conte di Cavour-class battleship, which will have no WW1 hull modules and probably have fantasy upgrades. Sunk during WW1 and never modernized, which makes this a perfect low tier premium. Sister ship Giulio Cesare is in modernized WW2 condition. 12) SMS Lutzow Hipper's flagship. Sunk in 1916 and thus never modernized, so its tech tree equivalent will definitely have fantasy Nazi-era upgrades. No Derfflinger-class battlecruiser in the game. No WW1 German battlecruiser in the game; the upcoming Prinz Eitel will have a fantasy Nazi-era refit. Jutland, duh! 13) HMS Lion Beatty's flagship. Never modernized, so its tech tree equivalent will definitely have fantasy upgrades. No Lion-class battlecruiser in the game. No WW1 British battlecruiser in the game; Hood is in modernized WW2 condition. Jutland, duh! 14) SMS Von der Tann. Same reason as above. 15) USS Wasp (CV-7) Served in the Mediterranean, transporting Spitfires to Malta. Perfect candidate for the CV rework campaign. Sunk early in the war, so not many refit options if this was a tech tree ship. 16) HMS Eagle Alternate reward for CV rework campaign. Also served in the Mediterranean. Sunk early in the war, so not many refit options if this was a tech tree ship. 17) USS Houston (CA-30) "The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast" The Northampton-class cruiser is not in the game. Fought in the Battle of the Java Sea. Houston and Perth fought together in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Sunk in March 1942, so not many refit options compared to her tech tree equivalent which will probably be depicted in late war configuration. 18) French battleship France WW1 version of the tech tree Courbet which has only modernized 1930s hull modules. Foundered in 1922 and never modernized unlike her sister ship Courbet. None of the French tech tree BBs have their historical WW1 hulls; Turenne is mostly a WG invention. Courbet has no premium camouflage. The French tech tree has no low tier premiums. 19) SMS Viribus Unitis No Tegetthoff-class battleship in the game. No Austro-Hungarian ship in the game. Austro-Hungarian Navy ceased to exist after WWI, making a full BB line impossible. Never modernized, so no refit options if this was a tech tree ship. Even if it was a tech tree ship it will probably have fantasy refits. 20) Either SMS Grosser Kurfurst, SMS Markgraf or SMS Kronprinz Historical version of the tech tree Konig which has fantasy Nazi-era refits. Replacement for the screwed up Konig Albert (assuming it's suspended from sale again). None of the German tech tree BBs have their historical WW1 hulls; Nassau's AA configuration is wrong and Bayern's stock hull has a modern gun director atop her foremast. Jutland, duh! 21) HMS Agincourt All of the early British tech tree BBs are in modernized conditions, some fictional. None of the British tech tree BBs have their historical WW1 hulls; Bellerophon has a fantasy 1918 refit. Never modernized as she was scrapped after WW1, so a tech tree version will definitely have fantasy upgrades. Jutland, duh! 22) Georgios Averof. No Greek ship in the game. No armored cruiser in the game. Suitable as a gift/reward ship. 23) Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya Imperatritsa Mariya-class battleship. Alternate replacement for the screwed up Imperator Nikolai. I usually don't count Okt Rev because it's Soviet and in modernized condition. Historical version of the tech tree equivalent which will probably have fantasy Soviet-era refits. None of the ships of this class were modernized or lived to see service in the Soviet Navy. 24) USS Washington North Carolina's sister ship Involved in "one of only two battleship duels of the Pacific War", the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. If implemented in her 1942 configuration, she will be without any quad 40mm Bofors, thus avoiding an exact copy of her tech tree equivalent. North Carolina does not have Measure 22 camouflage. 25) Last but not least, HMS Exeter. Still no Royal Navy heavy cruiser in the game. Still no York-class cruiser in the game. Alternate replacement for Belfast. Graf Spee needs her River Plate adversary. Fought in the Battle of the Java Sea. Tech tree equivalent will probably have fantasy refits as both ships of the class were sunk early in the war, York in March 1941 and Exeter in March 1942. Honourable mentions: HMS Prince of Wales HMS Repulse HMS Queen Mary HMS New Zealand (1911) HMAS Canberra (D33) HS Velos (ex-USS Charrette) Zhemchug Rurik (1906) Novik (1911) ORP Burza Fingers crossed and thanks for looking!
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