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About Halonut24

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  • Birthday 11/19/1998
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    Playing too many video games, dabbling in some Guitar.

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  1. Okay, I see. I apologize for the offense.
  2. I'm sorry you're upset about this. That is not my intention. This isn't about gloating about winning. This is about discussing history, which is very important if we are to move forward in a positive direction as a people. There is nothing wrong about discussing history, I'm sorry this just isn't something you're particularly fond of or get flamed about. And I would have thought you of all people would know the difference between Imperial Japan and Modern Japan. They are basically two completely different nations. I was describing the former, whilst you seem to still see Imperial Japan and Modern Japan as the same entity, which is like seeing Germany as Nazi Germany. They are two very different things.
  3. So this is something I've thought about a bit, because it's kind of tricky. It is my opinion that the Kamikaze was a horrible strategy or practice, but it's kind of difficult to really pinpoint why. It's a different strategy they went towards when their previous ones failed, and had somewhat better success, right? Now that I've thought about it a little more, I'm a little more confident in my views. One of the first recorded suicide attacks by the Japanese (that were not split-second decisions made by dying pilots, like the cases of rams of the Carrier USS Hornet or Destroyer USS Smith) was right after the Battle off Samar, where a Kamikaze attack was carried out on Taffy 3 just after their fight against Center Force, sinking the Escort Carrier USS St. Lo. After that, it saw much more frequent use during the Okinawa Campaign. Total count of losses: Japan: Roughly 3,912 Kamikaze pilots lost, combined IJN and IJAAF. US: 34 Ships lost; 368 damaged, 4,900 dead, 4,800+ wounded. (None of the ships lost were larger than an Escort Carrier. The majority of ships sunk by Kamikaze were support ships with little defensive armament.) Only about 14% of the Kamikaze forces managed to reach their targets. The intent of the Kamikaze was to turn the tide of the war, no? Clearly this did not happen, nor could it ever have. One of the major objectives was to destroy American Carriers, to which they somewhat succeeded. No fleet carriers were sunk as a result of Kamikaze attacks, though many were badly damaged, like Enterprise and Bunker Hill. At the end of the day, Japanese infrastructure was only able to produce 550,000 tons of shipping during the war, only 1/6 of what the US produced. Ship-wise, they might as well be outnumbered 6 to 1, with no way to produce more ships at a decent rate. (The US Navy launched more Carriers between 1943 and 1945 than Japan ever made, with 31 Carriers being produced (including CVL, not CVE). The IJN made 13 CV and CVL. In short, Japan stood absolutely zero chance of winning the war when the Kamikaze were implemented. They had lost control long before then, which is why I see it as a horrible waste of human life. There was no reason for them to die. They died for a leader's delusional fantasies of regaining the upper hand in a war that had been unwinnable since the loss of Guadalcanal. I think it also has to do with how I, as an American and westerner, value life. We generally value life higher than almost anything else, and strive to do all we can to preserve it as much as we can. They, at the time, did not view it the same way, and generally saw death as something gained rather than something lost, and were not so hesitant to give it away. But that's what I think. What do you think? I'm curious to see your guys' views on this. Maybe a different perspective will grant a new understanding of the subject.
  4. Inducting the Next Generation.

    Parenting Goals: Accomplished I'm sure he'll make a fine Captain one day.
  5. So is Advanced Firing Training Required? Because I'm one skill point short, and I want to help. I assume it's to get the Secondaries out to 6km (and mine at the moment only go to 5.3), but I don't know if it's strictly required.
  6. Your best Co-op Game(s) / Stats

    One I got just today. Nearly a 200,000 damage Ranger game. Half the team was bots, but thanks to some clutch torpedo drops I managed to secure victory.
  7. So this is kinda weird... I'm having a lot of fun in Ranger. Like, a lot. I know the battles in Random aren't a lot (though it feels like more) it's been pretty consistent throughout. In both modes I average right around 70k dmg. And I noticed a few things: 1: I might not be a bad CV captain. I've gone up against other Rangers and did really well against them. (in the 4 Randoms I have, half were against Ranger's and the other Hiryu's. I've come out on top against all 4. Near top of the team in all battles. 2: Ranger is not the worst Tier VII CV. I think it's actually Hiryu. I've whipped them around like wet toilet paper every time I see one. Like they just get slaughtered. 3: I want Midway. I've never had this much fun with CV before, and now I want more. ... ... Am I becoming a Carrier Main?
  8. I feel like this story is incomplete. -What was OP's health at? -What DD was he fighting? -How many other ships were around him? The only way I can see a DD 1-shotting a BB is a kill-steal confirmed (putting a very low-health ship down).
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  10. Scenario: What would you do?

    For the sake of self preservation, move your physical ship east with the fleet. However, send your aircraft west to meet the enemy. Moving with friendly ships is paramount to a CV's survival. I'm only at Ranger and I've figured it out. CV have no physical defense against surface ships, so moving your ship west makes no sense. Assuming your team steamrolls the eastern flank, they should pretty easily change course west and fight off the enemy. Since what was over there included Tier VI BB, you should be able to do some good damage, and maybe even take a few down before the team fully changes course. That's what I would have done, anyway. Lemming trains in this game work a little differently than WoT. It's infinitely harder to slow a flank push by yourself here than it is in WoT. Chose life. The longer you live, the more pain you can distribute.
  11. Premium Ship Wishlist.

    USS Wasp CV-7 would be interesting to see. I still have my dreams of USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413 being a thing. I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU SAY! I CAN HAVE MY DREAMS! Or like @KAGA_kaini suggested, having USS Laffey (either DD-459 Benson-class or DD-724 Allen M. Sumner-class, which is basically a Gearing.) I wouldn't complain about USS Johnston DD-557 making an appearance, perhaps with an experimental smoke screen? As for ships that are in this game, USS Enterprise tops my wish list. After her I think would be USS Kidd. Maybe even USS Atlanta one day.
  12. nope. no words were spoken.
  13. So I'm grinding my Ranger in Co-op today, and 2 battles in a row, there's this Scharnhorst driver. Didn't talk in chat. The first battle I was with him he torpedoed a friendly Minekaze for whatever reason (he turns pink at this point). The very next battle, he's dug in with a few enemy ships, including a Mogami, NOLA, and I think a BB. He's low health, he's struggling. So I ready my strike package to try and help this guy out. All of a sudden, I get a damage indicator. I'm not spotted, so I'm like "wth, who's shooting me. I check the battle messages, and the Scarnhorst is pumping 11" rounds into my backside at like 14 km. It's doing pretty much no damage, and the damage reflection mechanic kicks in, and he kills himself. So I'm curious about this guy. Is he like brand new to this game and taking his anger out on me for not helping him sooner? What's the deal. Turns out this guy has 15k battles (60% win rate in Random) and seal clubs at Tier IV most of the time. He's part of a pretty big clan (at least from what I can tell), though I hesitate to say which one, as I'm not sure if that falls under "name and shame". If it doesn't, I'll probably share it. If it is, then I leave it be. Just kinda stumped about the whole experience. Why does a hardened vet like this guy feel it's ok to TK in Co-op in consecutive games and not be banned all the time (makes me wonder if he was put in Co-op jail for similar offenses in Random ). I feel like attention should be drawn to this, because this kind of behavior from a veteran of the game part of a pretty big clan should not go unnoticed. If he actually killed me, I'd be a lot more upset, but it's kind of funny that he hit the absolute team damage limit on me and got himself killed for it.
  14. I can get you more PE data if it's still needed. When might final conclusions be drawn? I know this was posted quite a while ago (1AM for me) and I don't know if you still need the data.
  15. First tier 10?

    Technically, I'm closest to Grosser Kurfurst. The one I would probably want the most is maybe Montana.