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  1. RedBarchetta3

    Clean Up Your Act

    I don't play many multi-player games, but from my experience this game is pretty tame. I used to play Forza 4. That voice chat was a verbal war zone. Even though it was rarely directed at me, I stopped playing that game entirely. It was burning brain cells. The level of toxicity in this game isn't that bad, weekend nights seem to be the worst, but nothing alarming. However, the level of bad advice coming from dead and living players is increasing and progressively gotten terrible. I have been directed into cross-fire, told to move too close to flame throwing dds and ordered to push into situations where I'm going to be out-numbered. It's counter to what i would do, but I'm not a great player, so I have to decide, "Is he right, or am I right?". Don't listen to someone and I'm an "idiot". Listen to them and get deleted, I'm a "moron". They don't have my perspective - ie. know what I've been watching, I'm seeing on my mini-map, if my DCP is on cool-down, etc. The only thing keeping me from putting a Post-It note over the chat window is for that 1 in 10 chance someone tells me something useful. And people who like to ping squares, not everyone knows what you mean. Fun little anecdote: I was in a battle with a Twitch streamer on my team. The streamer and I were 2 of the last several ships alive. I was holding a cap tucked up against an island. There was a dd coming around that island but not visible. This streamer is a very good player so when he pinged the map I thought he was telling me I where should be positioned to shoot the dd. So I moved into that square, found the dd and 2 of his torpedoes ending my game. I shouldn't have moved. I went and watched the twitch replay, sure enough his intent with the map pinging was to tell me where to expect torpedoes and not to move. Oh well, 1000 people watched me do the "wrong" thing 'cuz pinging the map.
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    WNN 53: Diapering!

    We should be careful how far we push this. The powers that be at WG might just make diapering the next April Fool's event. Instead of crates, we would earn loaded diapers. Then anything you get in the diaper that disappoints you can really be called "poop".
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    Ship that Tip! - 8th - 15th

    A secondary build Massachusetts is an AA beast. If you notice a friendly DD nearby getting manhandled by a CV, move closer to him.
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    Kami's Early Match Tips!

    Great topic Kami, this is the part of the game I struggle with the most. I'm a BB main, so my answer would be to take the highlighted BB and head towards C to support the DDs (this is assuming at least one each went to A and C, and they intend to cap). I've never played a Fuso, so I don't know it's capabilities, but I'd probably try to get to the D line by the time the DD gets to the cap circle then support the DD from there. If we start to get the upper hand on that side I would start pushing (likely way too fast) and hope others follow. If it's clear we are losing that side I would either try to make a u-turn to kite away or just bow in and fire at advancing red ships to give my team mates a chance to retreat while cursing myself for getting so far forward so fast.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    It’s over. Invariably there will be some people that say they didn’t go far enough. But they listened. We can’t deny that. Thank you WG.
  6. They listened. We can’t ever say they never listen to the community. Thank you WG.
  7. RedBarchetta3

    PSA: Naval Training Center

    I'm a potato that is trying hard to improve. Game after game I face players with greater skill and more enhanced equipment than I bring to the game. Sometimes I can hold my own, but many times it's just futile. I'm trying to learn, I'm trying to git gud. It's a game that requires some real effort on my part. I haven't been playing long enough to have more than 2 tech trees researched. Thus, in the NTC-world I will most certainly be a "have-not". I already use Premium consumables 100% of the time. Getting them free doesn't change a thing. I would think there are other players (maybe thousands) who are at my level. All of these changes handicap us, and we will handicap our teams. None of this adds to the enjoyment of the game. I just don't see an upside for players like me. I appreciate that some of you at WG are really trying to do your best to listen to us, and seem to be working on your holiday.
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    Since everyone's making a thread about it NTC

    I'm about a year and a half into this game, probably playing 5 nights or so per week for a couple of hours. Finally got my second tier 10. I'm still learning this game, my WR has been tanking through June, I'm seriously frustrated with this game (it's supposed to be enjoyable). But I'm sticking it out, trying to learn from better players, watching videos, reading LWM. All that. In a couple months I will be a "have not" facing the "haves". I use Premium consumables 100% of the time already, so what difference will that change make? It just sounds like a big "screw you" to players at my level.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    There were two key takeaways from the stream: 1) NTC is happening. Does not matter how much anyone cries about it. 2) NTC will have some level of performance enhancements (maybe not as strong as originally proposed). Cosmetic enhancements may be added. But there will always be some performance enhancement available. So aside from a little tweaking, we're taking this medicine like it or not. I haven't been playing long enough to have a line of ships sitting around and collecting dust to reset to 0. I'll be a "have not" and play without the enhancements the "haves" have until it adversely effects my enjoyment of the game. Then I'll just move on. They have the numbers, so I don't really know, but I would think there are thousands of players at my level in the same situation. BTW - I already use Premium consumables all the time. Getting them for free doesn't change anything.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    It should be a meme
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    Just do a Marks of excellence thing like WOT. No resetting and forgetting tech trees. Players just need to work their way up the tree getting marks. For example, in order to get one mark in your Cleveland, you need to have one mark on every ship below it on the tech tree. If you want 3 marks, you must’ve achieved 3 marks on every tier below.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    What I’m reading here is that people sitting on large piles of Free XP, or have tons of time on their hands, will be able to add significant performance enhancements to their ships. While us regular players press battle to receive our beatings.
  13. Someone from the WoWS dev team should talk to the World of Tanks Blitz folks and ask them how well WOTB update 3.8 worked out.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    One thing we learned over in WoTB when WG released 3.8 (which was itself a horribly thought out cluster duck of an update), was that the community staff was largely caught off-guard by the announcement. They had been given a head's up something big was in the works, some talking points, but little else. They had no ability to answer specific questions. With the lack of info, and under pressure from an increasingly upset player base looking for answers, one staff member made an erroneous assumption about the upcoming changes that started a whole other wildfire. Several weeks after the release, with the player base fuming, the lead developers went on YouTube to try to explain why this was a good change for players. They looked like deer in headlights, and the few answers they had were entirely unconvincing. For one question the only answer one of them could give was "The problem will solve itself with time." Ironically, time did work out a few things. 18 months later, that update was removed from the game, and a couple people back at the mother-ship were let go.
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    Get a load of this Naval Training Center

    As a potato, who can play 6 - 8 games several nights a week, this new system will create an insurmountable equipment gap for me and other potatoes. I currently feel like I often encounter a skill/knowledge gap I can't bridge with the limited amount of time I can devote to this game. I'm already tired of losing so often in this game, why make it worse? If spending $$$ to convert XP is the answer, it's not going to happen with me. I spend on ships, I buy Premium time, I'll gift crates to friends. That's a lot and enough. I'll continue to play this game, somehow learn to live with losing even more and apologize in advance to future team mates for all the games in the future where I just can't hold my own long enough to win. BTW - This reminds me too much of WoT Blitz 3.8 for those of you who lived through that.