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  1. In the 1976 Hollywood movie Midway, Fletcher, played by Robert Weber, was depicted as confused and hesitant during the Battle of Midway on the advice of Navy veterans critical of Fletcher. In his journal, Weber noted that he and Charlton Heston (who played a fictional naval officer assisting Fletcher) tried to make it as subtle as possible. Will be interesting to see how they portray Fletcher in this one.
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    Haida

    Haida is a beast in game and was a beast in ww2. She is the last of the Tribal class destroyers on display in the world today (Ontario, Canada). They say it is the Crews and Captains that make the ships and Haida is no exception to that rule. Haida sank more enemy tonnage than any other ship in the Royal Canadian Navy earning her the nickname "The fightingest ship in the Royal Canadian Navy" She helped sink U-971 (out on its first wartime patrol) a couple of weeks after the Battle of Ushant. The ship is rich in history and worth going to see if you can. Haida’s WW2 Commanding Officer, Commander Henry George “Hard-Over Harry” DeWolf, was awarded both the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in WW2. The United States awarded him the Legion of Merit. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, was honored by France with membership in its Legion of Honor, and received Norway’s Cross of Liberation. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for a total of forty-two years, retiring as a Vice Admiral. Vice Admiral DeWolf commanded aircraft carriers after the war, served as Canada’s senior military officer in Washington from 1952 to 1956, and was Chief of Naval Staff from 1956 to 1960. He died in 2001 at the age of 91. DeWolf got his nickname "Hard-Over Harry" for his uncanny ability to dodge incoming fire during night battles.
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    Flawed Logic Behind Training Center

    Doesnt matter what time it starts radar,.,.,,,it is a holiday weekend. It gives a very bad impression and there is no way you can address all of our concerns in less that 12 hours. NO WAY. So it seems to me, you really just want to try to sell this to the community, not address their concerns. Any way you look at it, its a bad idea. Wrongfully scheduled for what reason I have no idea at this point.
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    Flawed Logic Behind Training Center

    Ok my bad, BUT, it is a holiday weekend.....most people are off for the next 4 days......some wont be around. Ya just dont do this kind of stuff involving major announcements over a holiday weekend. And especially when this has blown up into a nuclear bomb. Holding this tomorrow just gives off bad vibes. There's already enough bad vibes everywhere you look.
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    Flawed Logic Behind Training Center

    @Radar_X Cancel the stream scheduled for tomorrow night at 6 pm. It is a bad idea holding a stream on a major holiday weekend for NA. It gives the impression that you want as few people as possible watching and that you dont care that they tune in or not. Re-schedule it for next week sometime. This gives your team plenty of time to go through all the social media and all the forums. Wouldn't it be better to be able to address the concerns of these players by having the FULL picture of what they are saying? No way you can do it in 20 hours.
  6. Here is something that has not been brought up much: My concern, on top of all the excellent reasons why they should not do this, is who told WG it was perfectly okay to hold a stream about this major change on a federal MAJOR holiday for NA????? It is a no brainer that you just dont do this, unless of course, you want as few people as possible watching. The stream should be re-scheduled for after this weekend.....like maybe next week sometime which would give you all enough time to go through all the social media platforms and all the forums. Come on WG......why would you do a stream over a major holiday????
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    My concern, on top of all the excellent reasons why they should not do this, is who told WG it was perfectly okay to hold a stream about this major change on a federal MAJOR holiday for NA????? It is a no brainer that you just dont do this, unless of course, you want as few people as possible watching. The stream should be re-scheduled for after this weekend.....like maybe next week sometime which would give you all enough time to go through all the social media platforms and all the forums. Come on WG......why would you do a stream over a major holiday????
  8. I have no interest in going backwards to replay lines just for buffs. I would have thought by now, WG would be moving forward, not backwards. You could take this same concept and apply it to tier 10 ships only......Players could pick and choose which ships they want buffed or upgraded based on which ones they are strongest in. Those ships would move up to tier 11 with new competitive maps for difficult, competitive play. If the player wants to play those ships at tier 10, the upgrades/buffs get removed. No upgrades/buffs for clan battles or ranked. There could be different rewards for wins, etc. Could do many good things with a new tier. Going backwards? What good comes out of this?
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    Subs are coming

    Isnt that what happened in Naval Warfare when subs went on attack runs?
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    This rank season is a disaster

    I would have liked to play this season much more than I did. But, three battles in a row last week I had kids shooting at each other on our team, one guy ramming into team mates until someone team killed him, and one guy that sailed to the corner of the map and went afk. After the third time of playing with 5 year olds, I said enough is enough. I dont care about the salt in chat......it makes me laugh most of the time......BUT, the maturity level of ranked play is at a new low. I also agree that the matchmaker is in dire need of some love and help from the devs. As Reitz said above, you get older, there is no point in wasting time on something that is lacking in the fun department.
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    Why most people like BBs?

    Because its the only way for some of them to stay alive longer than 4 mins.....and sometimes they cant even stay alive for 5 mins in a bb.
  12. "Captains" that die in the first 5 mins of a battle and there seems to be a lot of those lately. If you cannot stay alive longer than 5 mins you probably aren't ready for that tier or ship you are in. While mistakes happen and everyone experiences this at least once.....the folks that do this the majority of the time drive teams crazy. People don't want to learn positioning and aiming. They take their dd's and rush up, shoot guns, fire torps and die in less than 4 mins (this happens a ton), than blame the team for lack of support...LOL. Cruisers that sail broadside 9 km from a BB and get insta-deleted, than blame the team, WG, and the ship...and yes this is at tier 10. Kids arguing with each other instead of playing the game. This one is quite comical at times. CV players that are learning how to play CV at tier 10 and haven't figured out how to use the fighters properly. I had a kid tell me today he didn't know he had fighters and it was tier 8). Claim they are out of planes by the 12 minute mark and blame WG for horrible CV's. Or better yet.....how about the cv players that die in 7 mins (this one makes you shake your head). Lemming trains that allow the other team to get all 3 caps right off the bat. They lemming and sit behind islands and cant figure out why they are losing so bad.
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    Developer Bulletin 0.8.5

    Post Apoc is a fun map that was well done by the devs. I foresee some "accidental" team killing going on. After testing this as a ST, I thoroughly enjoyed it as it is a big change from the mundane randoms lately. It's a knife fighters dream come true. If you are public testing, make sure you explore the map.....lots of stuff to see.
  14. This is where I believe it would be in everyones best interest for WG to do a monthly report to the community on how many bans, what those bans were for, and other actions taken. They dont need to name any names. Just let people know what they are doing to protect the integrity of the game. Seems like a no brainer to me.
  15. Full secondaries is highly recommended for this ship if released as is (including the flag), it is a work in progress. I had secondaries up to 11.3 on her. She is a mid range BB and can brawl if it comes down to it. I thoroughly loved testing her in this version. I passed on concealment because i was mid range or closer most of the time. I think the player base will love this ship if released as is. For those of you that like to camp at distance, this BB is NOT for you. Keep an eye on the Facebook dev blog for any potential changes coming.
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