My favorite ship in this game is the USS Lexington. I have always enjoyed her, from the days of playing PTO and PTO II, where all I saw was a side profile view, to the days of playing Closed Beta Weekends, where she came to life in my port. Lexington just has beautiful lines. In fact, I would often make the Lexington and Saratoga flagships of their respective battle groups in PTO to ensure that their profile would display whenever I selected their fleet.
Fast forward to the Closed Beta Weekends. The second weekend introduced aircraft carriers to the mix. I played the game like mad, working my way up the aircraft carriers, until finally on Sunday night I unlocked the Lexington. I had her completely upgraded just in time to have to go to bed, and with the weekend's close, I was forced to reflect on the experience, as access to the World of Warships servers were locked away.
The official Closed Beta Test began, and once again, I threw myself at the CV line. I had to get to my Lexington no matter what! Along with other lines, I slowly progressed to her, only to endure the great account wipe between CBT and OBT just after I had fully unlocked the Lexington. The Lexington is now in my port, having completed all lines to Tier 10. I will never sell her, and I thoroughly enjoy taking her out to sea. Her model is gorgeous, her aircarft has great potential, and most people underestimate her.
Outside the game, I thoroughly enjoy visiting museum ships and building models. I have visited the Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona, Belfast, Cassin Young, Bowfin, and U-505. Each of these experiences have added to my addiction of naval history. The best part of World of Warships is seeing these models in-game after visiting the real life ships. To see the Belfast, and then take her out to battle is extremely gratifying. o7!