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  1. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Cheats AKA "Codes"

    This game? Cheat codes? Joke of the day.
  2. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    If every player was as willing to learn as you I'd totally agree with you. Sadly, not everyone has an open mind or critically thinks like you did when they first learned the game. I sure as hell didn't. It took me ages of falling on my face before I learned to stand playing this game.
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    Special Camo poll

    I'll vote for Pensacola So that's: Jutland - 1 Haragumo - 1 Fiji - 1 Pensacola - 1 Swell
  4. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    When I played as a corgi back in the day, twice, I tried the tutorial. Should have made a video recording to show the rest of the users what it looks like. It's not even passable for a joke, it's a dissapointment.
  5. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    Torpedos are small, therefore it's a minor change. :troll:
  6. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    It has nothing really to do with that. The game itself has the most lacking tutorial in the history of tutorials. Then someone swipes there credit card and hops right up there with the big boys and has absolutely no idea what they are doing, and then gives up on the game. That player who could have taken the time to learn properly gets extremely punished for there mistakes. And instead of being prudent and ensuring that issue doesn't ever happen at all, ever, period, a leap into the abyss is made; and remember, someone has to pick up the tab for that mistake.
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    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    I have to agree with you there. Reward ships existed long before our current situation. It doesn't change the stupidity of Jean Bart though.
  8. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    They did, and it was annoying, I'll give you that. Yes, I will agree with that TO AN EXTENT. Wargaming seems to operate with a "were always right ego" more than a "we hate our revenue stream" attitude. However, they will learn to drop the ego. Adding other ways, as it turned out, was that Steel was obtainable from both ranked and clan wars. That was a matter of a lack of communication that became quite vague. Also, Stalingrad was announced as a Clan Wars reward ship WAY BEFORE steel became a thing. If you want, dig through the layers upon layers of announcements on the front page and you will find it, I guarantee you. This I will agree with you as being dumb. Ashitaka? Kii? Just some notable poster-children of that. I also agree that it makes no sense that they add one ship in for free xp but another they don't when they both have a coal presence. Steel will never be directly sold because that will put a direct price tag on the Arsenal, and people will buy coal ships by converting said steel. This also indirectly allows you to BUY Salem and Stalingrad and the french one, so basically you can now buy a tier 10 ship. That would lead to a new round of outrage. The world doesn't have enough popcorn for that, nor the salt. I could see a combination of Free XP AND Coal AND Silver required to purchase them alternatively, but not one OR the other. They won't flat out P2W the game, I can assure you of that. No one will stand for it.
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    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    My number is $3k, between myself and gifts for people over the course of 3 years. I totally get what you are saying. However, wargaming doesn't want to entirely ditch us for new people, however, the population of gamers in general that would be interested in this kind of game is small to begin with. For sheer hypothetical banter and also giving a conservative estimate, I would assume they have at least 1 "ditch us for new people" maneuvers available to them. Once they "pop that consumable", there out, and if they need it again, they got nothing. Furthermore, as we try to tell them "hey, that was a mistake", they seem to repeatedly say "it was a calculated plan", when clearly it looks half-assed. Now, it is understandable that wargaming has 4 different servers to try to make a blanket policy for, but there are no-brainer moves wargaming can make.
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    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    I think they are trying to use an attractive piece of bait to try to get new revenue streams. Vanguard is a harder ship to play by design, and Dreadnaught is an average skill level ship. Each one presents it's own challenges. If famous ships were easy in skill level everyone would just only play those and it would skew the entire tier population. Those ships are gated behind more challenging skill gates for a reason. I wouldn't say #Stalingate was even close to a thing. Wargaming decided to change how competitive players are rewarded, simple as that. Now that the ship stares everyone in the face it just makes people feel tantalized. However, when the resource income needed to obtain these ships doesn't show up, like ranked not getting steel and clan wars giving only 500 of it, and that system is borked to begin with; you make players angry about it. There is nothing wrong with gating certain rewards behind hard work, but there is a problem with you can't obtain the key to open that gate; and that is where the current problem lies with those ships. In general, the real problem is that wargaming isn't communication, and that makes people uncertain. When people are uncertain, they save their money. Not sure if you mean in general, or the population of forum users that are whales or free to play users.
  11. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    They do, however, represent a small fraction of the community, as you said. BUT, these are also the users that are more actively engaged in talking about the game and more actively contribute and react to things wargaming does. Between the forums, facebook, reddit, twitter, and youtube, the sentiments you see do reflect enough of a chunk of people that you can begin to gauge general perception.
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    Any clue when Clan Battles will start up again?

    They start and stop when the servers say so, sadly. Otherwise WE WOULD HAVE FINISHED BY NOW.
  13. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Well, looks like Wargaming is getting some mileage out of Jean Bart

    Yes, they may give choices, but advertising to the masses of Facebook and who-knows-elsewhere for a tier 9 right out of the gate doesn't seem smart to me. And yes, I use flextape.
  14. So today I decided amongst all the squawking about the tier 10 armored baguette boat you can get for steel, I decided to visit Facebook and see the dev blog about it for myself, since I am a firm believer in going to primary sources for information whenever possible. In the process of navigating to the page, I see this: I also saw a few other side-bar ads advertising her and specifically calling her a tier 9, also gloating of how high up in the power levels the ship is. For me, this adds to my confusion on the point of her. First WG makes a ruckus in the world of Free XP that players have saved up, while simultaneously getting a different coal price, and now suddenly wargaming is dragging her all around town to get as many people to try to buy her as possible, on top of now locking a new ship behind steel so soon, and with Alaska still on the rails at this point, despite speculation. It seems to me that WarGaming just doesn't know when to quit. It doesn't bother me any, Jean Bart isn't a better ship than my Des Moines/Salem, and I have no interest in that ship anyway, but I just find the whole thing interesting as this 'storyline' wraps itself in another level of complexity.
  15. Phil_Swift_With_Flextape

    Fighting Friday - Super Sub Challenge

    Out of curiosity, are you able to share with us what real life subs were used to make the Halloween ones? I know the Killer Whale is an American Gato-class submarine, but I'm not sure about the rest. Aside from that, game on man! I'm gonna get those 50 stars!
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