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1Sherman

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  1. I was certainly hoping a couple more people might see my POV, but overall I don't regret it. I had an opinion I wanted to share and I did just that. If anything, I feel better for having said it.
  2. There is a difference between saying (and please pay very close attention to the exact words I use here) that they might be missing out on the larger context of the issue, and saying that their arguments are invalid. I specifically did the former, NOT the latter. That seems like it came from a similar vein to my "USN CVs are a no-fly zone" statement that you appear to hate so much. I came up with my opinion on my own, and frankly what's so wrong with adapting? It's what every living thing on Earth has been doing for billions of years, and games that don't change things up become boring, stagnate, and die off a lot faster than games that do. 1: I refer you to the bold-faced part of this argument. 2: You said "But I am sure you don't care about any of those points and will simply keep singing along with the potatoes". That, to me, is an insult, and I don't take kindly to it. I'd prefer an apology, but I'll settle for you not doing it again.
  3. I don't watch his streams, just the YouTube videos. That's not the case. At no point did I say that everyone who doesn't like CVs has never played them. I suggest you read what I wrote more carefully, because I chose my words very carefully to make sure that I wasn't generalizing in the way you seem to think I am. At no point did I attack people's credibility; If I had I would have done so directly. I may not have as much experience as others, but it's still experience, and that's what I'm going by here. Notice how I'm not replying to people who say that they dislike CVs even after their own experience, but to people who are misinterpreting my points or who, like you, seem to enjoy insulting me. If I were attacking people's credibility, I'd be much less discriminate. For the record, I couldn't actually participate in the Alpha tests because it put too much strain on the computer I had at the time.
  4. Honest answer to you: I haven't been frequenting the forums very much as of recent, and when I do I typically try to avoid topics like this because they're magnets for toxicity. I started coming here again a few weeks ago. I assumed nothing of the sort. I said that it seems like there are a number of people who don't play CVs, but complain anyways. My choice of words left room for people who have played CVs and still don't like them. What I said is based on my own experience. I'd hardly call that "singing along with the potatoes". I didn't bring up those problems because they weren't my point. My point was that based on what I've seen for myself, it seems like some of the people who voice their opinions on CVs haven't played them and therefore might be missing out on the larger context. If I'd wanted to ask that, I'd have asked in my title "why are CVs unpopular?" but I didn't. Ironically, it seems like your argument might be the strawman here. Finally, if you're going to insult me by calling me a potato, I kindly ask that you leave the way you came in and not come back. I haven't insulted you, so there's no reason for you to insult me.
  5. I think you're missing my point. My point is that if you don't like CVs, being able to say that you've played them all the same adds legitimacy to your belief. A person's opinion is something they come up with on their own, but more people will take it seriously if that opinion has taken both sides of the story into account. And yet to this day, surface ships still exist. Also, I'd imagine that if CVs were never in the game, these forums would be full of people calling for them to be added.
  6. Because A: Aircraft carriers are ships that float on the surface of the water, and B: As arcade-y as this game is it's still based on a point in history that CVs played a crucial part in. To ignore them would be to ignore their role in real-life events.
  7. 1: I didn't just "magically glom onto" my opinion. I came up with it based on what I've seen, heard, and experienced for myself. 2: Jingles has said before that he has no interest in playing CVs, and the vast majority of Flambass' videos are about surface ships. Also, I can't account for things I haven't seen or heard for myself; No one can. 3: I think that just comes down to rose-coloured nostalgia glasses, in all honesty. 4: But you could ask a person who has owned and fired a gun about what it's like, and I'm sure they'd tell you that it's harder than it looks. Also, drop the condescending attitude. It's neither needed or welcome.
  8. Because then your opinion would be informed by both sides of the story. You'd have given CVs an honest shake of the stick and you'd be able to say that when you shared your opinion.
  9. Essentially, the title says it all. Growing up, I was taught to look for the larger context of an issue so that I'd be able to make an informed opinion regarding it. Recently, I've been seeing videos on YouTube of people like Jingles and Flambass railing on CVs, making complaints about the seemingly infinite reserves, the wonky damage control system, and the uselessness of AA that lead me to believe they're missing the larger context. To this day I have never seen either of them, or almost any other like-minded content creator, play CVs with any sort of regularity, and I believe that that's the reason why they, or a number of other people who share their opinions, don't know the full context. I currently have four CVs sitting in my port: The Enterprise, the Furious, the Zeppelin, and the Lexington. I've played all of them and while I'm not the best, I like to think I'm not particularly bad at them because I know my stats support that. When I play them, I'm often reminded that there are still plenty of ships out there with powerful enough AA to chew through planes and that reserves can be burned through surprisingly quickly, even to the point where you have no choice but to send out depleted squadrons. Often times, I've found, the ships that get shredded by planes without being able to do much are the ones that are isolated and without any sort of AA backup, and even then it comes down to the ship: A lone USN cruiser is always a no-fly zone. As well, it's worth noting that before the rework, CVs were legitimately disgusting, something I think people who rail on CVs as they are right now tend to forget. I believe there is no way to justify being able to Dev Strike a full health tier 10 BB in a hammer-and-anvil drop with torpedo bombers as better than what we have now. There are certainly issues with CVs as they are currently (e.g. the damage control system), but I'd say that it is by far the lesser of two evils. To conclude, I believe that if some of the people who complain about CVs played CVs with any sort of regularity, they might see the other side of the story and not complain quite so much. I know I'm likely just painting a target on my back with this argument, but I don't care; This is my opinion and I felt like it needed to be shared in order to provide some context. If you have a problem with that, that's your opinion, but I hope that you'll be able to share it as civilly as I did mine here. Sincerely, 1Sherman.
  10. 1Sherman

    Detonations are still [bleep]

    Fair enough, but my point still stands. Those are flags he should be using (and FYI, I've got over 300 of them sitting around that I've collected various ways, so they aren't rare flags).
  11. 1Sherman

    Detonations are still [bleep]

    That's 30 flags then. 30 flags that you should be using instead of complaining here.
  12. 1Sherman

    Twitter Historic lead

    Reminds me of a Jingles video from about a couple months back or so, where he went in-depth about the pros and cons of the American and British CV designs. Basically, McCain's belief that armoured flight decks were the way to go seems very fitting for the commander of a CV that served primarily alongside the Royal Navy. For the full thing, here it is.
  13. You might want to use a more credible news source, preferably something not based in the States.
  14. 1Sherman

    IFHE All Night Long

    Thank you. I just wanted to know if the skill points I've been saving could go to somewhere else in light of this. +1.
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