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Coolhand2323

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  1. Coolhand2323

    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    What about CV spotting? That BB push comp could be matched with a CV comp. The CV and other DD's can replace radar spotting which didn't play a huge role in S9 Clan Battles. I agree, removing the radar from the equation does enable bolder DD play but the ability to negate it with CV is still very real.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    Their retort is that tier 6 CV is more of a supporting role. Lol, wut? Same spotting and now capable of significant chip damage on cruisers with no heals and little effective AA. I really don't understand what reality WG is living in sometimes. Changing to tier 6 literally does nothing to address the problems brought forth about the last tier X clan battle season. They only changed the tier like that is going to do anything? Also, not very subtle, changing to that tier opens up accessibility to a larger percentage of clans that were suffering from Tier X shortages. Now, the number of participating clans can be artificially pumped up leading to the same old party line. "Numbers are up so everyone must be enjoying CV's in clan battles". They mention the issues and then summarily dismiss them with dodges and subject changes. Mr. Conway just did the exact same thing on the anti-CV discord. He used misdirection and half-truths to shoot down literally every point made to him. This is beginning to feel more like arguing with an anti-vaccer.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    For those that haven't seen it yet... https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/40
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    Normally, I'd agree with you until this clan battle season. Everything said above, I talked directly with him about. He stuck to the "but the numbers don't lie" party line with me and would not entertain any other aspect of what was wrong with this past season. He has crossed over to the dark side insofar as season 9 of clan battles is concerned.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    Thats a little disingenuous. Most only want whats best for the game but there are some that are unabashed pricks just because they have better stats. I will grant you that immature minority but by and large, most are respectful.
  6. Coolhand2323

    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    LOL @this! Wargaming lurking in the shadows watching players having intelligent discussions about how to fix the balance issue and CV's in general with no intention of listening to the playerbase. "But muh numbers don't lie". Yes, Im talking to you Hapa. Your spreadsheet is going to be the death of this game.
  7. Coolhand2323

    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    Its true. Now a fully AA spec'd Montana has to strap a Halland to its side for AA protection. How is this state of the game balanced and why is Wargaming completely ignoring that?
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    100% in agreement with this. There is quite literally, no counter to a CV that wants you dead with maybe an argument for Holland since it is (for reasons beyond all logic) the best AA in the game right now. During RTS, you were were rewarded with a no fly zone if you put all your eggs into AA skills, modules, resources, etc. and the CV, with a finite amount of planes, could attack you with heavy penalty or go to a less robust target. Now, investing in AA only rewards you with slightly more DPS and the CV can regen and come back time and again. Also, maddeningly, they seem to always get at least one drop off on you before the squad goes down and can be back overhead with another squad before your (limited) AA consumables recharge. There is no counterplay with the exception of blobbing with is worse than a lemming train. As others have said, not a lot of skill or big brain involved in game play which isn't a lot of fun.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    You can't equate playership numbers to popularity. That's the same mistaken assumption Wargaming is making. Numbers are up so it MUST be popular. That is a flawed assumption. Numbers can be up for two reasons. 1. COVID outbreak and lockdown and the resultant amount of people who were home and simply more available to play. 2. (This is an opinion and possibly way off-base) CV's are so much easier to play now that literally anyone can play them with little or no skill. Adding them to clan battles may have opened up some more folks to CB play. That's just a guess. BLUF: Ranked is one of the most frustrating modes of this game to play and I seldom see posts to the effect of "Golly gee. Ranked sure is fun! I Love playing" etc. etc. People slog through ranked simply because of the rewards. If there was no steel involved, Im willing to be bet far fewer would play. Clan battles this past season was the same way. It kinda sucked but clan tags and steel motivated clans to participate. That doesn't mean they found it fun and engaging as it were.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    My dude, the clans leading this boycott were all hurricane. Most following were typhoon. They got it. They excelled at it. It was a snore fest. As has been said, the meta was one class removed, one invalidated, and all but 2 or 3 of the remaining class useless. Exact same strat each map. Exact same results. Over 200 battles throughout the season. What exactly is fun and engaging about that?
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    I think you hit the nail on the head with playership. Lots (and I mean LOTS) of people available to play. Kids with no school, adults out of work or working at home, etc. really drove the numbers up artificially and WG is jumping on that as "Everyone LOVES CV's in clan battles".
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    If they are aware of and acknowledge the problem exists, why do they stalwartly stick to the party line that numbers don't lie so everyone must enjoy it? I've gone rounds with Hapa over this and that is the dismissive response he always gives. Playership is up, so the issue can't be that bad. Its like trying to convince some one that water is wet.
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    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    Lol, it was a decent game. From 2015 to Feb of 2018.
  14. Coolhand2323

    Growing Calls for a Clan Battle Boycott

    While I completely agree with you, he has a fair point. The new players are going to spend spend spend. Veterans like you have already sunk as much as you are going to. Regardless of the stature and influence if your clan, he was correct about Wargaming's focus on the financials.
  15. Coolhand2323

    Warship Masters' Invitational

    No CV's allowed. Player created and sponsored. WG not welcome other than to watch. I LOVE everything about this. Long live events like KOTS, SL, and this.
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