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  1. Yeah, and the DDGs getting ripped apart by the alien tech is epic to watch...though somewhat disconcerting.
  2. I thought that full scale Nagato set was for Tora Tora Tora
  3. I'm really not seeing higher skill CV players controlling the outcome. More often I'm seeing CVs on the winning team having more opportunities to have successful strikes especially towards the end of the game when the enemy is thinned out and ships become isolated. The CVs on the loosing side meanwhile have to continue to deal with concentrated AA. So the CV players really is more dependent on being on the winning team to move up the scoreboard. I started the rework with stock T8 CVs and still have a long way to grind to the T10s. The first hotfix wrecked the T8 CVs. They became tolerable to play again after the 2nd hotfix...but are still mostly useless uptiered in a T10 game. Overall I like this implemention way better than the old RTS gameplay. I find this as an opportunity to become a competent...or at least an average CV player which I was never really able to achieve under the old system.
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    When will submarines come to World of Warships?

    Perhaps there will be lessons learned from the CV rollout.
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    CV-6 Rocket Plane Error

    Ha yeah, I just played Enterprise for the first time since the rework and noticed the loadout in port says the attack aircraft are the F4U-1D Corsair, but their are no Corsairs on the deck.
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    Atlanta: Worth playing?

    Dedicated 19 pt Atlanta captain can be utilized effectively on your high tier US light cruisers. I was glad to have that captain ready to go when the US cruiser line split.
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    Regarding the disappearing T9s...

    Very pleased with both ships. Musashi is a beast at T9. I like to think of Kron as a high rate of fire battleship that can turn...it has turned out to be much funner to play than I thought it would.
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    Graphics card for WoWs and WoT?

    I believe the RX 570 is their best performance per dollar offering though the RX 580 is closer in performance to the GTX 1060-6GB
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    Graphics card for WoWs and WoT?

    The 1060 6 GB version is the one most people should be looking at for a best value NVIDIA card. I saw a one eBay last week that came out to $160 shipped so I picked it up. Very happy with it. There were plenty available at the $180 shipped price point though. My GTX 960 2GB did just fine with WOWS. Paired with my old intel i7-960 processor that was holding it back I was averaging around 55 FPS max detail on my 1920x1080 60Hz monitor. Paired with my new intel i7-8700K that GTX 960 was able to hit the 75-77 FPS WOWS ceiling. I got the GTX 1060 to play Forza Horizon 4. The GTX 960 could barely average 60 FPS at medium settings or 30 FPS at high . The GTX 1060 averages 73 FPS on ultra settings (without dipping below 63 FPS). Exactly what I needed as I go years between buying video games and PC gear.. The next step up for me would need to involve a new monitor as well so anything above a 1060 would be at a substantial cost to enjoy the extra performance.
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    GPU heat

    What's being said here is the port will use up all the resources your GPU has, whether it is an entry level or hi-end setup. In my case since I'm testing the overclocks at the edge of the video card's hardware limitations, the port runs really smooth until some animation like a large explosion pushes the card over the edge and locks the game. I have an i7-8700K myself so CPU is not an issue. Seems silly for me to only run a 1060 but to take full advantage of the platform I would also need to replace my 1920x1080 60hz monitor. Maybe in a few years though...
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    GPU heat

    Wow so the Dunkirk port is a GPU stress test! I was doing fine with a GTX 960 2 GB for WOWS but I recently picked up Forza Horizon 4 for me and the kids to mess around with, but could only manage 60 FPS average on medium detail and kept getting low GPU memory warnings. With black friday and the reduction in cryptocurrency mining it seemed like a good time to find a sweet deal on a GPU upgrade, and ultimately came up with a GTX 1060 6 GB for $160 shipped on eBay. I decided to try my hand at overclocking this GPU to raise my minumum FPS on Forza above 60 with Ultra settings at 4x MSAA. Now this is one of the least expensive dual fan 1060 6GB on the market right now so wasn't expecting too much. Still, I thought I found a stable overclock that ran very well with Forza and achieved my performance goal. That is until I loaded up World of Warships and spent some time in the Dunkirk port. After lowering clocks a few time It appears I'm finally stable in the Dunkirk port now. Time to run the Benchmark in Forza to see if I'm still locked in above 60 FPS minimum.
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    Have a 30% discount coupon, what should I buy?

    Massachusetts if you like BBs, like to eat planes, and like to spam secondaries. Kidd if you like gunboat DDs, caps, enjoy sinking other DDs, and like to eat planes.
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    what did you buy with your 30% coupon?

    OK I grabbed Massachusetts last night... woah it is so much more fun to play than Alabama in randoms. Glad I ignored this before the coupon as I can now see paying full price for this ship would be worth the good times. Secondary spec on the ship right off the bat though I played it first few games with concealement/AA spec std US BB 19pt. commander. First few games were T9 and T10 and I was already performing better than I do in Alabama. I respec'd a redundant 19 pt US BB commander I had (I had one for Montana and another for Iowa...pre-dating Missouri acquisition) to dedicate to Massachusetts as a full secondary spec commander and had time for one final game last night, landing in a T8 match..ha ha LOL. Much fun was had that game!
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    what did you buy with your 30% coupon?

    I got one set of Camo a couple nights ago. Additional sets of camo and the coupon just turned up for me last night expiring in 2 days.
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    what did you buy with your 30% coupon?

    Yeah with Alabama in port I haven't pulled the trigger on Mass ...but am definitely tempted to get it with the 30% off to run a full secondaries build.