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  1. BaronVonTom

    NA Server overloaded at 6:25 am

    Yep......first time this has ever happened in the morning.
  2. There is no alternative. People paid to get this ship whether they bought it in the shop or through the xmas crates. For that reason, banning any ship people paid for would be wrong no matter how you look at it.
  3. BaronVonTom

    Submarine tokens where?

    Not if you force alternating between subs and non subs. One battle you play subs, next battle you have to play non subs. Throw in credits toward sub containers for playing each type of ship in sub battles and there would be no problem with how many are playing subs and how many arent. This was too easy and once again they made it difficult. Some people will have to wait three or more days to play a damn sub. Stupid.
  4. BaronVonTom

    Submarine tokens where?

    Why in the world would u do this idiotic token garbage when you could have given people subs by playing one battle today, alternate between subs and non subs each battle to spread out the use of both and give people experience in both. Sometimes I wonder what they smoke in St Pete. This kind of stuff just pisses off the player base. Honest to god.......does anyone at WG understand anything at all about your playerbase????? This could have been fun......each type of ship played could have earned you credits toward special sub containers that contain all the usual goodies. People would have flocked to this today. Instead u do this crap. Unreal.
  5. BaronVonTom

    Why do I even play this stupid game?

    This........how many times do you see all 4 of your dd's dead in 5 mins with the enemy having all 4 of theirs still alive? I guarantee you will not win many battles when all of your dd's are dead in the first 5 or 6 minutes. The dd play at tier 10 is atrocious. Teams go a/c and the good enemy dd players take b and go right up the middle to spam torps on both sides. (I do this when I play dd). They dont get spotted and they dont get a scratch on them. When dd's fail it starts a domino effect that cannot be overcome easily.
  6. You obviously didnt read what I wrote.
  7. I want to start by saying I am not the least bit mad about spending money to get these two captains. My reason for posting is because during a world wide crisis and with people losing their jobs, spending an outrageous amount of money for two captains is about as heartless on WG's part as it gets. I am retired, house is paid off and I have money coming in. I have plenty of "entertainment" money. I have never really done the dice thing before so figured .....lets see what happens here. It took 57 attempts out of 61 to get the two captains. About 100 USA dollars. I get 7500 doubs back through the campaign once finished so 70 bucks total for two captains. Needless to say I will never spend money again on the "dice roll". Lets look at these captains.....the one with the long name has no special skills...nothing, and he comes to your port with 10pts. I stuck his useless butt on the tier 9 Swedish DD. This is where WG could have made money by giving this captain at least one special skill and make him only available through the dice roll with Swirski. But nope. Swirski has AA Gun aiming expert which is activated once you shoot down 20 planes (your continous aa damage goes up by 10% when activated). A good cv player should not be attacking this dd anyway because the AA is really good. He should only be spotting you. So this should never be activated if you are facing good cv players. The other skill is a 5% reduction in torpedo reload after getting 8 torp hits. This is not that hard to activate with 95 knot torps. BUT, 5% is only 4 secs so you go from 85 sec reload to 81 sec reload. You also get enhanced adrenaline capt skill for 2 pts. Yes you get the colored tracers, signal flare when activating these skills, and pennant. He comes to your port with 14 pts (for this amount of money, should have been 19pts). I put this semi useless captain on the tier 10 Halland. Yes you get a bunch of flags, coal and elite captain xp during the dice rolls. I do like the dragon flags so not totally wasted money. It is beyond my understanding that during a crisis and with people at home playing games.....wouldn't it make better sense to give folks a little bit of a break on stuff like this? Would more people spend the doubs if say you have 30 chances??? Seems to me that WG continues to show how out of touch they are with public relations. Bottom line....spending doubloons is not worth getting Swirski. He just isnt worth it. Get him through the campaign. Take your doubs and spend it on ships for doubloons or other things.
  8. OMG this is just too damn funny. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52151951 Here's a newly released youtube video about this "collision"
  9. I have done the same thing Merc did over 300 battles at tier 10 using different ships. Interestingly enough, I had a ton more battles of wr% differences of 15% or more between the teams. And yes, the team with the higher wr percentage won the majority of the time. I no longer have those stats so cannot post them. We did it because we couldn't believe the high amount of wr percentage difference in teams at tier 10. It was disgusting. But our conclusions were pretty much spot on with Merc's conclusions....only the percent of percentage difference was somewhat different. I honestly believe that a large amount of battles would need to be sampled. Thousands. Some days we saw very high percentage differences in the teams.....as much as 22% difference. And some days we saw nothing higher than 5%. We typically played early morning NA time or early afternoon na time and maybe 15-20 battles a day. I believe Merc's stats are accurate and his conclusions are also accurate. But again, a much higher battle sample would be needed. I wonder if time of day would matter......and number on the server when sampling. I would bet it would matter as the MM can only deal with whoever is on at the time. So much more info would be needed to get a clear picture. For me,.....there are way too many battles with a 10% or more difference in wr's early morning NA time. I could care less about perfecting statistics....its pretty obvious to me...and obviously merc....what is going on and it is not pretty. Almost every battle, my clan mate and myself would ask the same thing....."how can this MM be like this?"
  10. BaronVonTom

    Smaland Confirmed in 9.2

    I didnt say dont get it.....if you have the free xp like that laying around and dont want anything else.....go for it. Its not worth 2 million free xp when you can free xp up to get the Halland. And I did say it was simply my opinion.
  11. BaronVonTom

    Smaland Confirmed in 9.2

    In my opinion, Halland is a far better dd. You can take the torpedo skill and get 91 knot torps at 12km, which nobody avoids if you are aiming properly. Smaland may have radar, but its short range short duration. Bottom line, the tier ten tech tree is way better and Smalland is not worth 2m free xp.
  12. BaronVonTom

    The weekend started early this week

    Ranked, Randoms, Operations.......its almost as if the game has become a little kids game now.
  13. But Lert....this is WG's way of reducing the doubloon count on their customers. ahahahaha.....I do agree.....there really is no valid or moral reason to not have your global option.
  14. BaronVonTom

    Using ships horns properly.. an FYI

    For those of you interested this is a interesting site that tracks vessels underway........its amazing how many ships are on the water around the world at once. You can zoom in on this map and hover your mouse over the ships to get the name and destination on the ones that are known. https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-76.2/centery:37.2/zoom:4
  15. BaronVonTom

    Using ships horns properly.. an FYI

    Yes is true.....and in those two cases, some serious bridge resource managementon the Navy ships was in question. In peacetime, they pretty much follow all the regualr rules....however...the big difference is with declared war by congress or implied war (middle east). Those navy vessels certainly operate under a different set of rules for all the obvious reasons. During WW2, U.S. military vessels would depart port (especially east coast) at night without navigation lights burning (for obvious reasons.....u-boats operating off the east coast of USA). The Coast Guard can take administrative action against USA licensed and documented civilian mariners.....but not against Navy or Coast Guard Captains. Thats a whole different set of investigative rules involving military ships that are involved in accidents. While the USCG can investigate Navy accidents, especially when involved with a commercial vessel, those reports are entered into the Navy Board of Inquiry, who in turn makes the final finding of facts,. recommendations, and actions against their Captain. So essentially you were partially correct. Its a messy situation when Navy or Coast Guard ships get into accidents, especially accidents with commerical shipping. You dont hear about too many accidents involving military ships. The selection as Commanding Officer is competitive...the training is far more involved than civilian license requirements. Only the best of the best get to Captain Navy and Coast Guard ships. And this is why you dont hear of many military ships getting into accidents. These guys are top of the line outstanding officers. One thing is for certain.....you do not want to be a Navy or Coast Guard Captain and get yourself into a maritime accident.....its pretty much a career ender.
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