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  1. Uber_Ghost

    Camouflage Contest – Recruiting Station

    2nd submission. Just messing around now. (Uber_Ghost NA)
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    Camouflage Contest – Recruiting Station

    Instead of a pattern theme, I went with texture. As in...woody floaty boats. I'll need to figure out how to place it in game to see how it looks... (Uber_Ghost NA)
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    Ranked Sprint 1v1: lol wait, really?

    Why is that? The Shokaku and Enterprise can easily alpha down big ships...significantly faster than HE bombs. Rockets are good enough on the Shokaku and great on the Enterprise for DD's. The GZ may even be good enough in this mode...and certainly a CV killer with it's secondaries. CV vs CV is another matter altogether...and will largely be determined by player skill. Ammo choice, flak dodging, and plane preservation/fighter support will be key. Ram flags are mandatory. What exactly are you testing?
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    Ranked Sprint 1v1: lol wait, really?

    CV's with AP bombs and half a brain will be dominant. It's not really hard to alpha down any T8 ship while permaspotting/kiting away from the opponent. BB's will be strong. The Lo Yang with manly torps is very strong. Interesting concept.
  5. Time to get funky with a simple optical illusion. They tried some optical illusion camo's back in the day, but they never really went for full funk. I call this "Seasick" for obvious reasons: Edit: Needs to be downscaled for model application.
  6. While the Harekaze is an amazing and fun T8 DD, it does have one very serious negative: 13,300 Base HP. You don't see a ton of them in ranked or competitive because of this. It has amazing DPM. The torps are good. The conceal is amazing. But, you cannot employ it as a focused brawler. It has no heal. And, with one of the lower HP pools at the tier, it simply cannot live long enough to perform normal gunboating duties in a contested cap. The Kidd, Akizuki, and the new French DD's will make quick work of you if you cannot kite and hide. RN DD's are your mortal foe. But, the Harekaze is an absolute blast to play in randoms. It excels as a hybrid DD that is a very effective ambush predator. Still...reading all of the above comments, the whole low HP pool thing needed to be mentioned. The Harekaze is no bully. It's a glass cannon DD with very good concealment. Regardless, it is a fun ship to play. I recommend it just for that.
  7. My favorite memory is as follows: Last year, my 3 year old daughter came down with a fairly serious case of RSV. This directly impacted my time to play this game since I could never predict when a coughing/wheezing spell would occur. I simply couldn't dedicate a 20 minute block of time at any point and a certainly did not want to be one of those AFK players during a match. So...I stopped playing randoms and really any game mode. But, I still remained active in following the game/posting on Reddit/posting here. This is when the Leningrad camo design contest began. I had never attempted any graphic design work before so at first it was just a way to keep myself busy. I could walk away from it at any time and be with my daughter as needed so it was a decent compromise of responsibilities and recreation. I taught myself how to use various design software and went to work. I even shared it with my daughter as I gave her the design templates and let her color the ships. She recovered from RSV(anyone who knows what this is understands it's scary for a parent) and I submitted my design. I won, my daughter recovered from RSV, and all was right in the world. What was potentially a very depressing episode in time became a very positive memory. It will not be forgotten. My birthday wish is somewhat related to Fem's story. I would have already grinded out the Hak if not for my daughter's illness. I would like the Hakuryu as my gift. Or, if tech tree requests are not valid, then maybe the Friesland. I love my DD's, and despite the salt, I enjoy CV's as well. Thanks for the memories WG and Happy Birthday!
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    French DD Captain Spec

    Si on French DD's is a total waste. Don't take it. Instead, mount the speed boost mod. This gives three charges of 270 second duration speed boost. That's 18 minutes right there. It's essentially the whole match. The only advantage to Si is the reload booster. Relative to other 3 point skills (SE, BFT, and DE), it's simply not worth it. I run PM, AR, LS, SE, BFT, IFHE amd CE. Also, AFT seems nice until you see those shell arcs. I think this is the optimal French DD build. You could drop IFHE and run DE. Maybe trade IFHE out for AFT, but this is far more dependent on your skill in aiming at max range than anything else. Regardless, no Si. It just doesn't make sense.
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    Does the Z-39 Do Well in Narai?

    I think you have confused the Maass for the Z-39. Turrets and guns are relatively slow for a DD...and it has one of the worst DPM in the tier. It's still a decent DD...but it's main strengths (concealment and HP) transfer more effectively to something like ranked rather than Narai. Don't get me wrong, I've five-starred Narai with it many times. But, I would prefer almost any other gunboat DD over it for that Op.
  10. Haida is the strongest DD for T7 Sprint mainly because it has the best concealment with some of the best overall gun dpm at the tier. It also has long creeping smoke plus hydro which makes it a cap monster. Go ahead and check off a generous health pool and HE alpha. Granted, it lacks the relative ability to influence matches once all the DD's are dead...but if you killed all of the red DD's...you should be on the winning side. Bad gun angles, poor fire chance, and a pitiful(high damage but low number) torp rack don't really cancel out the massive advantages this ship has. The Haida is by far the best DD at T7 for a pure T7 match. It's not really close. There should be some epic confrontations between Haida's and Belfast's in a couple of days. If you want to roll into Sprint with the perceived darlings...you're taking: Haida, Belfast, Sinop.
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    Philippine Sea Friday - Choose your Side

    This comment seems a bit much. 1. Mismanagement had little to do with the final outcome...it was only a matter of how long it would take. One could make a very reasonable conclusion that a quicker war...via mismanagement...was pragmatically better for Japan. Relative to the fact that the US perceived and devoted a "Europe First" strategy up until 1945, one can easily conclude that a longer war would have been absolutely devastating to Japan's population and perhaps existence...when the US would actually devote dedicated resources to the fight. The original Japanese strategy severely underestimated the "stomach" of the US. Which leads to... 2. The "long established scouting report" you reference was absolutely not generated until after the Korean War and really took hold during Vietnam. There was an isolationist tinge to a majority of countries reeling from The Great Depression. But, this isolationist perspective should never be confused with an unwillingness to "stomach" a war. In fact, the main tenet of isolationism prevalent in the US was on the premise that losing American lives for someone else's war (WWI) was not to be repeated. These two concepts may have been confused by Japan, but history corrected that misperception. But, it pales in comparison to the next point... 3. This if/then conditional is what gave me the most pause: "(The IJN) Had the same military industrial complex might as the US." This conditional is simply too great a leap in reality or logic. The whole precept of the Japanese first strike was to gain some sort of economic leverage against a economic superpower who was (most likely) treating them inequitably. Japan knew it could never compete against the United States in economic influence and thus military industrial complex. All Japan really wanted was a seat at the table...quite literally if you know your history. The whole notion of actually defeating the United States came after Pearl in what has been translated in English to be a symptom of the "Victory Disease." Still, the main point is that Japan never had the potential to compete with the United States military industrial complex. The only way one can even perceive such a notion is to cede all Japanese territories gained after 1943 while comparing said resources to a 1940 United States. Even then, you would still need about a decade's worth of development to generate the resources to pull even. But, then you have to assume that the United States would sit on their thumbs lacking the stomach to even defend itself or develop it's own war readiness. In short, it's pure revisionist fantasy. 4. Finally, accepting the fantasy notion that your above claims were accurate, Hawaii may have been in play. That was certainly the goal of Midway. But, Japan lacked the population, logistical support, and resources of every measure to carry out an invasion of California. It simply wasn't possible. It's ironic that Japan forced the United States from the widely accepted viability of the "Great Battle" while still holding onto the notion for itself. There are many similar circumstances where one side made the proper adjustments while the other held firm to old beliefs. I believe this is the "mismanagement" you reference. American pragmatism proved superior to the Japanese's traditional conventions. Regardless, one can say that both sides severely underestimated one another...and failed to understand each other on a very basic level. This in itself was the greatest tragedy. History has borne out that we are similar enough to become powerful allies. Japan never had a chance. But, that's really not important. Both sides share equal blame for placing themselves in a scenario where brother must fight brother. Creating revisionist historical timelines only distances us from that important lesson...
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    Lag spikes on NA?

    No. It was absolutely an ISP issue. We had line techs out in the neighborhood today...because about 20 other neighbors were reporting it as well.
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    Lag spikes on NA?

    I just checked downdetector. My area...D/FW...is red for ATT. Looks like someone screwed up the Richardson switching station again. Not WG's fault.
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    Lag spikes on NA?

    Anyone else getting bad lag spikes tonight? I did all of the normal checks and everything is fine on my end. I can't play ranked like this.
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    Was ramming nerfed?

    I'm a medium rare kinda guy... (It might be something to do with certain parts of certain ships sticking out in front of the hit box, or it might not...) World_of_warships 2019.05.03 -