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Cereberus99

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  1. Cereberus99

    An idea for stars in Ranked

    I still like the occasional Ranked match. I'll play a few games, get to R10 or something then move on to something else because am done with needless grinding. After the Exeter grind, I stopped and will not grind anything excessively anymore. I missed out on the Benham and possibly the PR but I won't participate in those levels of grinds ever again.
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, I don't know. I saw ranked as a sort of single player version of Clan Battles. They show your rank at the end on the team lineup. Why do that other than to show you to be a player of skill like the colour change of your clan tag depending on where your clan got if they participated. If it is a show of skill, then it shouldn't depend on much you're willing to grind. If for example, an average to good player would need 200 games to rank out and it took me 500 or more by playing poorly and not trying to improve, then why should I get the accolades of ranking out? If I want to rank out but not have the skill, then I should search out to improve the skills needed to rank out. That's my opinion tho and maybe I'm wrong.
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    I said it is a competitive mode, not THE competitive mode. That was also a response to the guy saying this is just a video game to entertain people. It is a competitive mode, it's in the name: ranked. You're trying to show how you rank against other players.
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    I honestly don't think I'll convince WG to do anything but if I have an idea that I think could improve the game, am I better off saying nothing and hoping WG has the same idea I do or throw it out there and if it's a good enough idea, more people get behind it or someone from WG happen to look at it and think "hey, that's not a bad idea, let's see if this is feasible". My post isn't about how XP is attribution is balanced but an alternative to how Ranked progression is handled.
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    I have no problems with WG removing Save-a-Star. Clan Battles is the game mode for team work. Ranked is an individual challenge. Reward the individual. Don't reward people who ride coattails like you put it. Imagine this scenario: one player is AFK or a bot, they do nothing to help. The team somehow wins despite being 6 v 7. Should that player get a star too?
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    That's a terrible statement. If people just want to putter about in boats, why not just play Coop? Ranked is a competitive game mode. If you think I'm a crapplayer that's only whining because I can't save a star, go look at my stats. I don't play much of ranked anymore because despite enjoying the competitiveness of it, I don't agree with rewarding mediocrity. I agree that saving a star isn't great but it's there to fix the balance of the 50/50 WR. Heck, use my method but remove the save a star! make the 7 lowest base XP players lose a star! Stop giving participation trophies. Then that means the rewards for attributing the base XP need to be reworked. This is also made obvious due to the fact that they eliminate how XP is earned in Clan Battles. Your argument can be used on the current save-a-star system. A DD could be doing in his power to help the team win but some chump in the back with a Smolensk gets more base XP from farming someone that just keeps healing his fire damage and not dying.
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    An idea for stars in Ranked

    Depends, is XP properly attributed? If a DD isn't scoring kills but captured the majority of buffs, getting a bunch of spotting damage, then his XP should reflect as such. My idea remains sound, the problem may just be how XP is rewarded that isn't just. But then, that still applies to who gets to save a star, should the damage farmer that doesn't contribute to winning but gets big numbers save a star or the guys capping the buffs that keeps said farmer alive for so long?
  8. I've often heard many people near the end of Ranked complain about how it's possible for terrible players to somehow be at ranked 5 or under, that they got carried there by sheer number of games thrown at the attempt that eventually, they all float downstream if you throw enough games at it. It's not a rank based purely on skill but also on sheer determination to keep playing the mode. I thought of something that I think could be interesting. Instead of awarding a star to every player on the winning team and saving a star for the one top player on the enemy team (which creates the dreaded save-a-star players), why not award a star to the top 7 players according to base XP, 8th best player doesn't lose one and the remaining 6 loses a star. That would mean that the potato that gets carried doesn't get rewarded for the win despite the win multiplier advantage, (might save a star if he's lucky) and the one or two absolutely brilliant player on the losing team who just couldn't carry hard enough (because some players decide that humping the 10 line in a game mode that is based on the center of the map is the best tactic) would still get rewarded for being good players. Let's face it, we've all seen that one player that scores 1700 base XP on the losing team and feel bad for him. You may call me elitist but why reward mediocrity?
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    i can't decide

    Oh, for sure, I wouldn't reset a line to be able to buy back one ship. When I reset the line, I did buy the Alsace because I didn't want to wait but knew that I'd eventually make it back while regrinding.
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    Jingles.. what are you saying?

    I accidentally shot through an ally that was too close and he said "Don't shoot your allies, this is your last warning!" I hadn't shot anyone on my team prior so I don't know if it took into consideration the quantity of damage I had caused in that volley.
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    i can't decide

    I recently reset my first line (was avoiding it like the plague) and a thought crossed my mind. I'm not going to freeXP all of the ships and am playing the T5 almost to the full research of the next tier. Wouldn't the credits I earn offset the other half of the credits lost?
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    Anyone else getting constantly disconnected?

    Maybe. I mentioned the DC both times it happened to me. I quit out because it's one thing if everyone's DCing, but another if you're just dead in the water. I couldn't access the forum either. Wondering what the deal is.
  13. I got kicked out 3 times in less than an hour. I was also watching Oni on Twitch and each time I got kicked, he did too but it's clear that it wasn't everyone because the matches I was in progressed. Anyone else affected?
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    Hep Me, I'm a Lost IJN DD/CL/CA Player

    My humble suggestion is to grind up more than the two you currently are playing. One of the first things I tell people who are new to the game is to not hyper focus one line and climb it up to T10. For one, you get in over your head rather rapidly and second, you miss out on learning the differences of the various boats. As @BoJohno mentioned, the German cruiser line is a very solid choice to learn as it has solid range and has great accuracy. If you want a line with many premiums in their cruiser lineup, the Russian cruiser line is a good pick. If you want to play around with the higher tiers without impacting (or barely impacting anyone), I suggest getting on the PTS. This will allow you to test higher end boats without having to grind anything and won't affect your stats or anyone else's (and you get some rewards on your main account for testing). If you want to improve your gameplay, there are tons of streamers that will be more than happy to give you some pointers. Mr__Gibbins on EU and streams from 8 to 4-5 EST, SirVenomIK plays on NA and streams later on at night. Both are a wealth of knowledge and experience. Pops_Place is very beginner friendly and salt-free. The list goes on and on. Seriously, I can't think of one streamer that wouldn't be pleased to give you tips and show you how to play X, Y or Z boat if they have it.
  15. That's the one! Thank you very much everyone.
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