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  1. How's the US Cruiser Split Grind Going?

    What would be the reason not to research the NO? Unless by "enough XP" you are including free XP, then the XP in Pensacola does you no good until you attain "elite" status by researching the NO (once elite, then you can convert whatever is left to FXP if desired). I can understand maybe not purchasing the NO, but I'm unclear as to why you would not research it.
  2. Are upgrades worth it at lower tiers?

    I used to do it without question, now I'm more of the view (as someone else said) if you are keeping it yes, but T4 and down and you are just "passing through" then pass on the modification. The cost at these levels is small yes, but you will probably play only a few games in those ships and in most cases I don't think you will notice. It is not a deal breaker either way. T5 and up I'd say yes, as you will be there longer before moving up, and you will be facing higher tiers where the modifications may make the difference.
  3. It sounds a lot like TSG4. That said, for the sake of full disclosure, while we have 3 companies and each does clan battles our emphasis has been on not treating clan battles like a job or obligation, so if someone is on but doesn't feel up to playing a given night so be it. Those who wish to play get rotated in regardless of experience. So some nights we don't end up with a full team for the entire 4 hours. If that is something you can accept the I'd invite you to check us out. If it is of interest the recruit process can be initiated and then a chance to discover if it is a mutual fit. Sounds like you have done the "clan thing" before so you obviously know finding a good fit is most important, so we try to be pretty transparent as to who we are.
  4. They must view it as "Play to have fun"...their apparent idea of fun. Or maybe "Play to grief"?
  5. Learning "Clan Battle" Tactics

    Agree with this sentiment. Very open, candid observation of what you learned from your learning curve and honest sharing of lessons learned. I'll be looking to see what we can do with them as well.
  6. Question about HE vs AP on BB's?

    Agree. I'd never consider the Expert Loader skill, simply fire what you have and switch on the reload if warranted. I will sometimes load HE at start of a match if I'm bottom tier BB and / or expecting a lot of DDs to be my first targets. That said, it doesn't always work out as regularly you will see the chance to take a broadside cruiser if you only had AP loaded... Bottom line you can always find situations where you wish you had the other shell type loaded, but >80% of the time in BB I'd say AP is the best default choice to start from (and adjust depending on the situation from there).
  7. Tier for Tier The Better BB RN vs Da French

    Why did you buy her? I'm assuming you free XP'd by her, but I thought you could do that without buying her? To the OP question, which is personal subjective opinion and not what stats say...I have comparisons up to Tier 8 and my 2 cents: Tier 5 -- Iron Duke...Great with HE but also good AP when the time is right. Tier 6 -- Queen Elizabeth -- Really liked this ship, and if you are not suing her AP I think you are making a mistake. Tier 7 -- Lyon -- KGV / DOY haven't done much to wow me, and while I agree with the poster who commented that when bottom tier it seems you have to rely on HE I found that overall she did well for me. I mean 16 guns, watch out! Tier 8 -- Richelieu -- So far Monarch for me has been "Meh" but Richelieu has been a pleasant surprise. Hopefully it is also a good habit trainer for me in defaulting to being comfortable with using only front turrets. The speed boost is nice to save for a rush in on an unexpecting enemy or to escape trouble (works well for when torps are coming in to scoot out of the danger path if needed). The Alsace looks amazing to play, but no thoughts on either line higher than tier 8. YMMV.
  8. Aigle Marathon mission is to vague!

    Actually, even if you have the Aigle you will have these missions. And if you complete the 18 missions required to earn the Aigle you will get the credits equivalent.
  9. SuperContainer Change?

    So about 3% chance of a SC on TYL. If other containers are about 1/2 the chance of TYL then about 1.5% chance for other containers to be a SC. This seems consistent with what others have come up with. Personally I feel I'm in a drought, so as of yesterday I resumed tracking to get some data (to satisfy my own curiosity if nothing else).
  10. Any chance of extra Algie missions?

    This. It was gifted to me on the day it released as a clan reward, and it has limited and niche use IMHO. I try to always earn the free ships and I get what you are saying, but don't feel like you are missing out on something that is must have. It isn't.
  11. Give someone a pass sometime.

    I find it does help to "own the mistake". Several months ago I sank a teammate by firing behind him then realized to my horror he was backing. Aack! Totally my mistake, he was fine with me owning it, and he actually ended up giving me karma points for owning it and making a point of apologizing via direct message. It helps, and bottom line I'd say the majority of the player base has had at least one instance of accidental team kill. Simply own it and learn from it.
  12. Yeah, but I gotta side with the OP with some frustration and surprise that the challenges focused on the French line go a day longer than the scenario designed to highlight them. Seems you'd do the weekly rotation (or end the challenges) at the same end time. Admitting to some frustration logging on to find this not to be the case.
  13. Izumo Chronicles: Day 6

    My initial impression of Izumo was much the same as yours. Unfortunately, it did not last. I finally with around 55k XP to go decided to use FXP and end my suffering. I hope your grind through Izumo is better than my experience, which was a grind in every sense of the word. I was so glad to sell that ship.
  14. [Ship Review] Kelorn on Asashio [WiP]

    Kelorn, thanks for the review and it was good to encounter you in game last night (since I was in a BB, was happy you were on MY SIDE) while you played this ship. Keep up the good work and keep putting out good podcast content. Oh, and go Cyclones!
  15. You are welcome to check out TSG4 here. If after review it looks like something you'd like to investigate further, stop by on Discord and talk with a clan officer about the process. Mention I referred you if you wish. We are an assorted group, varying degrees of experience and competitiveness.