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  1. I believe the way to win 5 stars in the Tier 3 Halloween event is as follows: You need to have DDs stay as healthy as possible because their torpedoes do the most damage to the Zikasas and Rasputin. The armored cruisers work best to burn the Zikasas and Rasputin. The BBs work best with AP taking out the catapults as well as speeding up the sinking of the Zikasas and Rasputin. The Nassau from which the Halloween BB is based was nerfed a month or so back in terms of gun accuracy and it seems to show on the Zikasas. It is not much of a problem with Rasputin and Catapults. Get the Transylvania moving ASAP using the closest ship (usually a BB). Top off on health for all 3 ships but do not crowd the Trans. with too many ships. Pick off the Catapults early with BB' APs and Armored Cruisers with HE. Keep the Zikasas out of secondary range when feasible. With the catapults out of action, only the secondaries of the Zikasas can damage the cargo ship. Keep the Transylvania moving to portal. As long as damage is minimized to less than 50% on Transylvania, you should succeed with 5 stars. Happy sailing ! Astrosaint
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    Should I sell the marblehead?

    Having a Marblehead, I keep it because it can be used for HE long range shelling and the torpedoes do go a long way. Astrosaint
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    Pre-Dread Battleship vs WWII Cruiser

    There is one engagement that may be of interest to the discussion. During the Spanish American War, The USS Yale engaged the Spanish fort at the bluffs overlooking San Juan, Puerto Rico. Using the breechloading equivilent of the Columbiad cannon, the Yale and the rest of the invasion force had to break off. The USS Yale sailed to Florida with at least 7 holes in the hull. One can count the holes in the photo I pulled of the Web. The gunner received the equivilent of the Medal of Honor from the King of Spain for his gunnery. I had the opportunity to inspect that cannon at El Morro in the early 1990s. British Armstrong design if I had to guess. A Predred would have some issues with plunging fire from those cannon hitting the deck. So would any Cruiser. The 12" rifles would have given the advantage to the Predred but I will note that BB-2 (USS Massachusetts) did not get used for an assault at San Juan. It did participate in the invasion at the south end of Puerto Rico. San Juan was never invaded during the conflict because of those guns. The US had to invade from the Southern end of the Island, which was unprotected and an armistice was made before US forces to reach San Juan. Astrosaint
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    CO-OP 4 haul award :-)

    Greetings : WOWS did a great service to co-op players by setting up an award for sinking 4 ships. I has suggested a 3 ship award a few years back and this 4 ship award with camouflage prize is better than I was thinking. I was very happy to win the award after a few tries at Tier 1 and 2. Not everyone plays random because they want relaxed play or they are running WOWS on vintage computers. I have had fewer computer lockups in co-op and the bots have been improved . WOWS, you did good.
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    What is good FPS and MS delay ?

    No Fan. Astrosaint
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    What is good FPS and MS delay ?

    In spite of the vintage 2014 passive cooling device, the stock graphic card is what kept me in the game. I was surprised to hear about liquid cooled CPUs--I though that was for mainframes. Astrosaint
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    What is good FPS and MS delay ?

    I cannot even imagine FPS above 30. I know it exist based on WOWS videos Astrosaint
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    What is good FPS and MS delay ?

    I am limited to a Satellite link because I have no DSL or Broadband. Astrosaint
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    What is good FPS and MS delay ?

    Fascinating. I will have my machine run as low as 19 FPS and the MS is around 350 to 401. Optional is no higher than 30 FPS. I play WOWS using a vintage, standard Mac computer, not a gamer's special. I am trying to find out how slow can you go without game shutting down. I have no mods nor do I play high tier, stream games to You-Tube, or even use the talk setting when playing in division. I have graphic settings on low. I have played Tier 8 but the machine does get warm after a few matches at low Tier. More Feedback please. Thanks. Astrosaint
  10. This is the most general of general questions. What is a good FPS and MS delay rate ? It varies by computer setup and whether you use Broadband or Satellite. I suspect older computers and satellite links are slow compared to Broadband and dedicated gaming computers. Feedback please. Astrosaint
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    Update 0.7.9 - General Performance and Feedback

    What 24 hours will do to WOWS--The game has recovered stability ! I noted when I tried to play it yesterday, I received a list of 20 PC error messages followed by one Mac Wrapper error after game shutdown. I did nor record the errors because the alpha numeric code was never the same from crash to crash. Today, I played 12 games in a row without problems. I am clearing out the Pink penalties as I test. I did notice small WOWS updates being put in every time I logged on. Given some of the other feedback that was coming in from PC users, WOWS may have been fine tuning the servers since release. I do have to wonder about the reliability of Public Test Server. It does not seem to have computers logged on that represent the actual gamer computers. It certainly is not tested for Mac. I seem to do that for you. No thanks needed, I am doing a public service without as much as premium time. I may be owed a Tier 3-4 BB or CA for this work. Video footage of the Developer's computer labs in St Petersburg, RU do not show any Macs in use, just PCs. Code Weavers in Minnesota are the people keeping Macs in the gaming world. That boosts the size of the gaming community by 11%. Astrosaint
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    Update 0.7.9 - General Performance and Feedback

    Well, uh, I could issue a trouble ticket but once the word "Macintosh" is read, everyone abandons ship
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    Update 0.7.9 - General Performance and Feedback

    Sadly, I believe my account may have been suspended due to AFK penalties wrongly issued and accrued over time when I logged into Update 7.9 WOWS and the program crashed within 5 seconds of starting a match. I had collected 20 pink penalties and had not played a single game. I trust the pinks will be removed and the account reactivated when the bugs have been removed from Update 7.9. I will check back and try to log on in a few days for a match. Astrosaint
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    Defect in 7.9 for Macintosh users

    Just before I shut down for the night, I should point out that crashes during matches leave you pinked for a number of games. You are treated as AFK due to pulling out of a match. Too many pinks can lead to account suspension. WG has created a mess. Your account is suspended because their program crashes. This did not happen with Update 7.8. I hope that the pinks are erased from my record when and if the problem is fixed. Astrosaint Signing out.
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    Defect in 7.9 for Macintosh users

    Well, after 3 crashes in a row, I can pretty much declare WOWS as not very usable for Macintosh computer users. Update 7.9 is not compatible with Mac Wrapper. I will just have to wait until Code Weavers bring in Mac Wrapper Version 22 and try again. The game crashes about 4 seconds after the match begins. I miss the Version 5 Series. It was rock solid and I could fire the cannons using the left mouse button rather than the wheel button. The newer patches seem to require even PC players to do full reinstalls. Astrosaint signing off for now.