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  1. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    Did the JMSDF see the price tag and make an offer?
  2. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    Does Paint have an airbrush tool setting? Gimp has one that can be useful for doing this kind of fade work but its still a lot more time consuming and intensive than the block schemes.
  3. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    Did you actually leave port with that hull number? I just imagine some very odd discussions taking place in VMF intelligence circles if some particularly ballsy SSN skipper snapped some photos of it.
  4. TheStarSlayer

    A Warning About Viribus Unitis

    We are talking about the Austro-Hungarian Kriegsmarine? Not Regia Marina?
  5. TheStarSlayer

    A Warning About Viribus Unitis

    I really scratch my head as to why this was bumped to V instead of just trimming down stats to stay competitive in IV. Historically this was a first gen Dread made by a relatively minor naval power and while a pretty good showing as a first attempt, they were far from perfect. It was a fun experience playing her at Tier IV and a few nerfs would have not really impacted enjoyment. Instead you stuck them in Tier V with battleships many generations ahead of it, a Tegetthoff has no business fighting an Iron Duke, Konig or Texas expecting equal terms. It's a bit of a shame, since it was fun in test and aesthetically it's a very pleasing design.
  6. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    They look ready to Contre some Torpilleur
  7. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    I don't suppose you ran into the 4014 & 844 on your travels?
  8. TheStarSlayer

    What is the concept "tanking" in battleships?

    It a great skill to cultivate, in my experience playing battlewagons it's always better to be at the end of the match with a quarter of your HP and still have your Tin Cans and Cruisers alive than to have most of your HP left and no little friends. Note this demands a good grasp of angling and situational awareness. The importance of angling is pretty straightforward because you need to bounce big AP hits, which can't be as easily healed like HE and DoT. Situational Awareness is needed to tank effectively over the course of the match. At the beginning you need to read the map and your team's deployment so you position yourself where your tanking damage directly benefits your little friends and not just overextending and getting melted down for nothing. Over the course of the match you need to keep reading that minimap and adjust your tactics based on the overall condition of the match. Can I keep pushing or do I need to start kiting? Can I drop of detection if its getting too hot? Is the team doing well enough that I can keep trading or are we getting rolled on the other flank and I need to husband my HP for a potential carry? Even without a Skipper and modules specifically geared to tank, a battleship who is reading the map and usefully trading its HP over the course of the match can effectively tank for your team. Cheers, -JB
  9. TheStarSlayer

    Tier IX Premium German Kreuzer...?

    I really want to see the 155 Hipper but that's VIII material.
  10. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USN Skins, Mostly Measure 22 (Dallas added)

    Just pull down a free extractor from the web that supports .rar, I personally use 7-zip
  11. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    I would advocate you start with a clean patch folder and only do a single ship's files to trial the procedure. You want to remove as many variables from the equation as possible your first time through. Make sure you set the batch process to replace the existing files and opt for clean metadata as the procedure. Typically you can tell if its working because Windows Explorer will be able to show the preview of the texture files if they updated correctly. Once you get comfortable with the process on a single ship at a time then consider doing a faction's worth of skins and so on. XnView isn't bulletproof, some files may be corrupted so just running it against your whole res mods folder probably won't hunt. Cheers, -JB
  12. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    The Man, you are him.
  13. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    Looking good. Cheers, -JB
  14. TheStarSlayer

    [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    She's looking tip top! Cheers, -JB
  15. TheStarSlayer

    When might the Beer Can Roma comeback on Sale?

    If you have a Roma, you can buy it in the Exterior>Camo section for 7000 dubs. Just make sure you have Kobe skins enabled in the Port options.