MaliceA4Thought

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  1. Yeah, I think one more salvo from me might have done it and needed another 6 seconds to get it (but you never know with RNG). I had already got a couple of BB's by then and was indulging in my favorite passtime of hunting a DD with a BB.. Sometimes your the bug, sometimes your the windscreen:) M
  2. Was good fun.. almost got out of the way of that last torp:) M
  3. Because it means every match is different depending on who and what you are fighting. There is NO ship in this game that cannot provide something of use in a match 2 tiers down. ( I'm even including the Krispy Kreme in that statement). Personally I miss the days of +/- 3 as that was even more of a challenge. Being higher or lower in the tier means you don't get bored stupid with always being top tier and playing the same thing time after time after time after time after.. etc etc . In addition, being bottom tier means there is so much more damage to get and profit from. It turns it from being a boring repetative gameplay into something you have to think about each time you sail that ship based on your teammates and your opposition which makes every game a challenge and an adventure. I have favourite ships at all tiers 2 through 8 and play all those tiers every day.. but even though I have 6 T 10's and the 9's that led upto them, they never get played because it's just so boring at that level. M
  4. In your terms.. Yeah, No. For a lot of people, the "payout" as you put it is in the fun of playing the game, not to get rewards. Not having rewards is not a "pointless endeavour" to many. A Lot of people here realise this is a game and not something that puts food on the table for a family. There are Many things in both the game and in life where enjoying what's available is a goal, not doing something just for a "reward". M
  5. Greetings all.. whilst this is Veterans day in the US, in Canada (and Britain and the rest of the Commonwealth) today is Remembrance Day.. 11:00 am on the 11th day of the 11th month. Sometimes also known as Poppy day.. The date and time is that of the signing of the Armestice in WW1 and is to honour all servicemen of all nations who gave their lives in all wars past and present. The following was written by a Canadian, John McCrae and is commonly spoken during the remembrance service. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. In my case, there are many I remember, but the most direct one, for me, is a friend called Mark. Sleep well Mark.. we will remember. For those interested.. some background for my personal remembrance. 35 years on, the following, written by Nick Lutwyche still sums up my remembrance.. Decades later, there are days when it is forgotten, until some flickering image or incoherent sound commands an unwanted replay of the old news, recreating those images of family flashing past preceding playback of combat that destroys my peace. Then, violent shadows of lonely death haunt me. The winged missiles that seek out ships, bring the rage of fire, flood and smoke - backdrop for the cries of wounded men, and the quiet of sudden death. The silvery screening of those tiny airplanes, searching for my ship, my fellow seafarers, transfixes me. Sweat glistens, body hair stands up, I'm holding my breath. Honey, she says, leaning across the settee, Come back, talk to me – please. So many years on, and my silent, lost comrades will not let me speak. Thank you for reading and we will always remember them. M
  6. People wearing Guy Fawkes masks are generally trying to protest against something and using that character to do so.. OR.. they don't understand why the 5th is a celebration. Given the state of general knowledge of history, I assume the latter as unknowing ignorance :) As Guy Fawkes was a failure, so the people seen wearing the masks are seen as failures as well by the majority. M
  7. The celebration is to celebrate the fact that the plot failed. On 5 November 1605 Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King's escape from assassination by lighting bonfires which were accompanied by fireworks from the 1650s onwards, and it became the custom to burn an effigy, origionally that of Guy Fawkes, but later the Pope after yet another failed Catholic revolution in the 1680's. M
  8. Brings this to mind personally when I see it and wonder if this is truly representative of the person doing it. ... M
  9. SPQR was put on the manhole covers by Mussolini to promote his dictatorship as a new roman empire. M
  10. I think its a test to see how many people will randomly jump to conclusions based on minor changes from the norm. After all, you could claim it's a test to see how T8 BB's operate with only a few km range instead of what they have now :) M
  11. Us Brits don't need a flashy camo to make up for the fact that our ships are sub-par like some navies in this game :) As per the conversation in the 1980's between my captain and a USN captain on Joint Warrior, a Nato excercise... USN Captain.. well hello there.. what's it like to be in the second biggest navy these days? My Captain.. Hello old chap.. excellent thank you.. what's it like to be in the second best? In general, we prefer to apply camo to the ships of other navies.. generally in the form of huge flames and tons of black smoke billowing forth to make them look pretty. M
  12. hmmmm rules that you agreed to when signing up... 1.01. In order to register, players must be thirteen (13) years of age or older, and are allowed only one account registered per server. M
  13. I always love it when a team fails to focus me when I am damaged. Few nights ago in a Nelson, I got hit really early with a great salvo (my fault.. bad positioning in a T9 game and a stupid move by me).. Was left on 250 HP and had done no damage.. did a rapid WASD disengage even though there were 3 ships that could have sunk me with any hit all in range.. the ship firing at me lost me in some really good smoke from a friendly DD.. managed to get a couple of zombie heals in and went on to do 145k damage, 4 kills (including the origional person who damaged me so badly) and we got the win. Thanks guys for leaving me to the person who hit me first :) M
  14. with all due respects.. I think the OP is proving this point... M
  15. hmmm not really worried about how long it burns for, its easy enough to relight.. but is there any change to the cooldown period ? M