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  1. So are Super Containers Not a thing anymore?

    That's exactly what I do. I play enough to get 2 a day, and it's been that long or longer for me. Other than the SC I got for completing whatever mission we had last month. I get 2 a day, occasionally I'll get 3, but no SC since before the summer. Never went that long before.
  2. I always choose more signals and consumables as my container option. Used to be you'd get a super container every so often. I haven't gotten one all summer, and since my kids were in school last year. At least May if not April. And I've played as much as I ever did. Are they not in the mix anymore?
  3. Pink is the new WoWS...

    Well, I can tell you for an absolute fact that due to Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Michael, my power went out tonight RIGHT when I was in the middle of loading into a match. It's been over an hour and now it's finally back. Just loaded into the game and I'm pink. Reason given was "Quitting a battle early" and "Inactivity in battle". No, I did not damage anyone as I was never in the game. No, I had not damaged or run into any teammates in my 2 matches I'd played right before that, either. So maybe you are the one that doesn't fully understand how this game works. As far as the game crashing, happens about once a month to me. Usually I can reboot and get back in the game before it's over, but not always. Happens more often than that to my son's computer. Can't tell you how many times we've both been loading into matches or already in the match and his freezes and he has to reboot. Luckily I'm already in those and tell everyone that he's rebooting so they won't jump the gun and report him, but it DOES happen, and frequently. Edit: What was even worse about my power outage that made me go pink was, I had loaded my New Orleans up with good camo and 8 signals....all wasted.
  4. Found it. Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century. They say cages with guinea pigs were put around the deck and the Yamato's guns were fired and they just disappeared.
  5. Fate of the BB USS Arkansas

    Correct. The dark area in the 'funnel' isn't a ship, but it was caused by the Arkansas being nearby.
  6. Fate of the BB USS Arkansas

    That's actually NOT the Arkansas. It's a myth that persists.
  7. Yep. Next time I run across it I'll post the name of it. I have a lot of books about Battleships and can't remember which one it was at the moment.
  8. I have a book that says they put livestock in various places and some of them simply disappeared after firing.
  9. Neither did any other 3 gun Battleship.
  10. HMS Nelson and Rodney disagree.
  11. RIGHT. If a ship had a shot at an enemy the captain wasn't going to worry about whether it was going to blow some hatches open or some stuff off the walls, etc. I wouldn't, either....I'd say "Why did we design the turret to be able to fire in that position if we couldn't do it?"
  12. So how bad were real American warships?

    Minor quibble: US optics were FAR more than "meh". I know everyone loves to say the Germans and Japanese had the best optics, but that doesn't mean the optics of other navies were bad. There was not much difference. It's not like the Germans could get a firing solution before another Battleship could. They all could get a solution. US FC was good even before radar, and their doctrine was to open fire at long range and they expected to get hits. That doesn't happen with "meh" optics. But as has been mentioned, the Bureau-Sperry fire control system in U.S. battleships was second-to-none, and FC after all is a system....not just one part. Optics, FC computers, gyroscopics (HUGE advantage for the USN here, really the secret of US FC), all these things made US fire control the best in the world before radar ever entered the equation. Adding radar only made the gap larger. Also, tests with the Prinz Eugen after the war indicated that German optics were NOT superior after all. So that myth is busted. There was no advantage with straight optics.
  13. Battleships firing absolutely did damage to the ships themselves at times. Very well-known phenomenon. Bismarck's radar was knocked out by her own gunfire, for example. Rodney firing at Bismarck knocked sinks and toilets off the walls, damaged deck timbers and flooded compartments. That had a lot to do with Rodney being just about a pile of junk by that point. In trials of the Yamato, the Japanese placed livestock in cages at various distances from the turrets. The ones closet to the turrets simply disappeared from the blast. The Iowa fired at 15 degrees from both front turrets which mean Turret 2 fired over top of Turret 1 and shredded the bloomers and did electrical damage on the latter. So yes, a Battleship was subject to damage by her own muzzle blast.
  14. Good Lord, that's a load of it right there. "Destroy the propeller shafts" LOL. You either talked to someone who was an overall idiot about Battleships, or you were told a whopper of a sea story. I'm guessing the former. Many sailors knew there specific job very well, yet knew very little about the ship overall and how it worked. I have a neighbor who was on the USS Salem and he's an engineer...these guys are usually pretty matter-of-fact and logical. He was even on the ship when she portrayed the Graf Spee in the movie. He once told me the ship moved 55' back when it fired a broadside.
  15. As mentioned previously, the photographer is pretty far away from the actual blast. But yeah, he's got some 'nads to be out there exposed during combat. Here's a pic of the North Carolina from pretty close to the same spot. Guns obviously facing forward. See the person (or adult and child) down closer? They are still ahead of the end of the barrel, and look how small they are. That's a LONG way forward, and it's even longer on an Iowa. [image]