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  1. desmo_2

    (Not) Saving Transylvania

    This Op was hard last year, also. The bad news...it only gets worse as time goes on. There are players who will manage to get 5 stars, then will come back only to troll and grief their team mates. Invest your time to getting 5 stars early, because late in the week few will still be trying and many will be out to sabotage your efforts. Even early, this Op requires team work. If you don't have it, 5 stars is impossible. My first two attempts were ridiculous failures. Players were ignoring catapults, sailing off to attack ships so far back they were no threat, or ignoring Transylvania altogether. My last game had a group that worked together, but Transylvania stopped once and took over 50% damage (our lone DD didn't smoke Transylvania when Rasputin arrived) and we finished with 3 stars. Your best bet is to seek out a division of people who really want to get 5 stars. Get busy, because that will be hard to accomplish later.
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    Just Finished Last Campeign Yamamoto

    I put Yamamoto in Akizuki, and use him in all of my premium IJN DD's to build his XP. I didn't move him to Kitakaze because I consider Akizuki a keeper. Starting to wonder if I should move him to Harugumo when I get it, however. Those red tracers with that ROF can be a bit intimidating and/or demoralizing!
  3. I have been keeping track of my games for some time now. I rarely run premium time, and my data only includes free awarded premium time and a few days bought with 250 doubloons. Here's my data: 505 games in a Tier 8 ship, and I was bottom tier in 202 of them. I was bottom tier 40% of the time. Here is my break down by specific ship. Included under each ship is the tier of ships I faced when I was bottom tier, whether I won or lost, and my position on the team by experience. I did not track that info for games in which I was not bottom tier (*edit - due to space I decided to NOT include this info):
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    Surprisingly Accurate Banter

    Someone is stealing my moves?!?
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    Surprisingly Accurate Banter

    I start many of my games with this in all-chat: "Reds, may your powder be wet, your barrels crooked, and your torpedoes limp!" It almost always gets a bit of friendly banter started on both sides, which is nice. Typically someone on the other team will point out I am red to them (Pfft, your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me, boy!), or they will say they take a blue pill for the torpedo problem (Well, may they detonate prematurely, then!!!). Even a few simple "lol" responses are welcomed. As I get sunk or we lose, players will sometimes remember my pre-game comment and turn it back around on me, which I think is funny, too. It's nice to have some friendly banter at the start of the game, as there will usually be one or two that get bitter and/or want to blame everyone else for their mistakes. It helps to offset the salt.
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    After all it is just a game

    I have played this game exclusively since Open Beta. There was a time when I watched my stats a bit, but with this many games under my belt the numbers aren't going to change drastically, anymore. I check them maybe once or twice a month. The "quick, free stuff!!!" missions can be a bit of a grind, particularly when it is one event after another. Lately I find the missions are driving what ships I play, and I don't particularly like that. While my passion for the game has edged off quite a bit, I still thoroughly enjoy it.
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    Black ships... No thanks!

    Nope, no interest.
  8. desmo_2

    Challenge: a kraken in every tier

    I am short Tier 1 and Tier 10.
  9. desmo_2

    well this game has got me to surrender now

    That was hard to read and comprehend, but let me try to help. If you charge in and are first in the fight, especially in a cruiser, you will get sunk early. If you see the "detected" warning on your screen, it means all of the enemy ships can see you and may start shooting you. Fortunately, there is a mode that is much more forgiving. It can be a lot more fun as you learn the basics. Try playing in Co-op mode for a while and... ... ...wait, WHAT?!? Co-op is beating you into submission?!? Seriously, you gotta stop mashing the gas and screaming, "Damn the torpedoes, FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!". You must learn the game. The game will not learn you.
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    Premium Shop Rip Off Thievery!

    How is WG supposed to know that two separate accounts belong to the same person? And even if they did, why should they add them up? I understand you are angry about this...I just don't get HOW you can be angry about this.
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    Change USN Capt. John Doe name

    In my 22 yrs law enforcement experience, John or Jane Doe is the name given to a present, in custody (by hospital, jail, or morgue), and unidentified person, alive or dead. A person in custody has to be given a name for records...and John or Jane Doe is commonly recognized as a name for the unidentified. If the person is not in custody, such as a suspect, they are NOT given the name John Doe.
  12. desmo_2

    So are Super Containers Not a thing anymore?

    "Super container" mostly equals "signals or camo container". As rare as a super container may be, getting one with doubloons, premium time, coal, steel, or a premium ship are much rarer still.
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    RN Acasta Camo

    The "ship peculiarities" info is the basic label applied to all premium ships. However, the Acasta, Icarus, Jervis, and Lightning are actually tech tree ships. They are pre-release now, and have been given "premium" status during this period. So, you can put any RN captain in them, but they really aren't full-blown premiums. While they are wearing the 'premium' label now, they aren't full premiums and therefore, the "free and unique" camo does not apply. When the full RN DD tech tree line is released, these 4 ships will become the tech tree ships they were intended to be and will lose all 'premium' references.
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    British Destroyer Acasta missing camo!??

    See below... True premium ships of any tier come with a premium, permanent camo. These RN DD's are only shown as 'premium' for a short while until the line is released, at which point they become the tech tree ships they were intended to be.
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    British Destroyer Acasta missing camo!??

    These pre-release ships are depicted as premiums until the full line gets released. So, they got the standard premium description...but they aren't premiums. Putting the premium tag on them now allows you to drop any captain into it, which is a nice touch.
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