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  1. Like many of you, i have been playing this game some time now. We have seen a lot of new content, much of it good, some not as much. We used to have the "DD charges cap at full speed, smokes and takes cap or dies trying(yolo)) then came more experienced DD's - they waited for the smoke to appear and fired every torpedo they had at the smoke often killing the camping DD. Then came radar - this changed everything. Only inexperienced DD captains charge an open water cap because they will most likely be radared the moment they begin capping and sent to davey jones a moment later the above 2 realities have changed the game forever. Skilled DD's will carefully case out the cap they hope to take, trying to spot any supporting cruisers in hopes that supporting friendly cruisers and BB's will dissuade the offending enemy from hanging near the cap. Add to this - the extra long range of some cruisers and BB's - Some cruisers (light in particular) will typically fins a nice place behind an island to shoot over from behind cover while in position to add radar - and things quickly become a stale mate of sorts. no one wanting to make the first mistake and give the other team the advantage. More recently, IFHE light cruisers and DDs' with insane rof that effectively makes British and French BB 32mm plating tissue paper - That forces these captains to stay at distance or be quickly burned down... Add to this several BB's don't dare show even 30% of their broadside for fear of being citadeled ... these tend to bow tank from a distance as well ... and who can blame them? I don't blame any single thing for the problem of poor engagement. nor to i blame play styles - The play styles have grown from necessity of a given lines strengths and weaknesses and the captains skills available. _______________________ So what Solutions to help promote more active engagement? That is difficult without seriously nerfing radar ships and making all BB's better brawlers/ possibly slightly nerfing IFHE and flooding damage - The coming changes with better side plating on cruisers should help a little, allowing them to close a little closer - buffing ijn DD guns will also help a little as until this buff, no sane IJN DD captain would go into a cap knowing there was a kitikaze/haragumo/jutland or daring in the game until he knew their positions ... ------------- as to non game changing mechanics - expanding and adding more ways of rewarding good play would definitely help - effectively broadening the XP base from the the currently overly weighted damage and kills . i have been suggesting in near every survey for a long time - if you wish to promote better game play then there needs to more visible ribbons during the matches. lesser achievements if you will...and many of these could be mulit level acknowledgments - example: potential damage 2 million, 2.5, 3 million etc .. -For 15 -20 plane kills - cruisers supporting BB's in plane defense is a game changing team skill. Keeping your team mates alive can win you the game! This could have several levels of achievement "Defender 1/2/3" -a small achievement for earning the 2nd cap, "This is mine, all mine! " -a dd(or any ship) contending a cap for 5+ minutes is a big deal either denying enemy points or preventing the enemy from taking the cap away. "Access denied! " or "You shall not pass! " -ships that take a horrendous amount of potential damage "Resilient! 1/2/3" Often it is a BB near a cap that holds or denies it from being taken - dreadnought should be earned the moment the % of damage is taken taken. regardless you are eventually sunk or not. Perhaps change the name of the achievement if one survives "Behemoth" or something ... -A friendly spotting a large number of enemies should be made known - because that task comes with risks ! another that could have multiple levels of achievement "eagle eye 1/2/3" ? -a friendly spotting a large number of torpedoes "Fish in the water! 1/2/3 " another that could have multiple levels of achievement for earning a large number of secondary hits " Scrapper 1/2/3" another that could have multiple levels of achievement Perhaps even for a certain distance covered on the map to promote mobility ? "Sprinter" or something again - These would be acknowledgements of good play - these all should be ribbons that might not reward much more than bragging rights and perhaps a little XP, but to really work, the key would be that these MUST be displayed for all to see DURING the match the moment the milestone contributions are achieved , rather than the current system that does not display to players a good many of these kind of contributions . if visible recognition of important achievements were in place - a good number of captains would take note of what for some of us is common sense - but hey, we know common sense is really just experience. We can help less experienced captains learn quicker with these extra visible reminders, and taking a little of the xp away from raw damage and spreading it to reward solid game play would be a serious benefit to the game. and it might just help reduce the amount of negative chatter in chat channels quick to condemn another captain without being fully aware of what may have been very solid team supporting play. Thanks for this conversation captains & Gneisenau13 ! Good hunting Kar
  2. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    THIS!! While of course we were all looking forward to the rewards, the real issue here is the huge amount of wasted time, especially by clan leadership, and the flippant manner that WG seems to think all is well. It must certainly is NOT. I could have easily enjoyed playing 20+ more regular games in the time I spent trying to find updates on the forum for this constantly canceled event, posting, and then communicating with my clan. So WG, please help us improve this if you want to grow the competitive spirit of the game. Vs alienating some of your most active and valuable player base. You think this 140 thread post is the stress level?!?! Each of us is working to try keeping our clan members calm at this outrageous fiasco that did not need to get to this point if only communications had been handled better! Every single one of us is here because we want the game to improve, and to that end, here are a few of my observations and recommendations to help the future of warships. Please strongly consider implementing them all. ---- War gaming still does not have a group message feature in game for clans, so we create our own websites, set up voice servers like discord, then to get focused team play, in game we must also send individual messages for every change WG makes. This is again ALOT of extra time that we really should not have to do if you made a couple of simple changes. ---- It is past time that WG adds the feature to select the check boxes already in place on my clan members roster, and allow clan leadership to multi message other clan members. This is communications 10 1 in any team oriented game. (to prevent spam in game, keep it to leadership for sending, and Clan members as recipients) ---- Next, as we have all been pleading with WG to do. With ongoing events, keep the news post discussion link to the forum open for the duration of the events. This cb event, the news article forum link has been broken for weeks. ---- I also begged them when changes occur to events, that the news article gets updated and then bumped to the #1 spot again for all to see. - this they did do this past update, so for that WG Thank you!! Keep this up in future please! --- Any updates on the forum by WG should be far better tagged. We should be able to use the forum search for 'clan battle'. And find the updates. Checking even today, you can find none without Dredging manually through the forums. This is really important... And again, if the original forum thread was not broken /locked, that is the perfect place for the community updates in an ongoing event!! ----- These few small changes in practice and attitude by WG would be hugely beneficial to the player base, and to WG itself because threads like this would never have started. We love this game and that's a big reason those of us who play test server, volunteer as pirates, corgi and such... The test rewards don't cover what we could have earned playing the live server, but that's ok, we volunteer to contribute and make a better game. WG has one of the best gaming communities I have experienced. Most of the staff are outstanding who genuinely care. Let's work together, make a few simple changes and get through this mess. ---- Good Hunting Karandar
  3. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    There were only 2 weekday sessions and zero weekend sessions for NA captains - we were shorted compared to other servers. After those first sessions, We never received the chance here in NA - and this unfortunate time sync/waste combined with lack of news from the test organizers is what every single one of us is most concerned about - that and the other 3 servers ALL had more opportunity than us NA captains to play cross server - This is about fairness, and about respecting the player base time invested in trying to help WG with this test. (and earn some decent loot doing so) ----------------------------------- In those 2 days my clan managed 20 battles and attained a decent rank of Storm Group II considering the newish nature of our clan. We only began expanding this past June. I am extremely proud of the members of my clan - the efforts they put in to be able to run every single announced weekend match - and even the last 2 weekday sessions had they went forward. Most of my clan are full time employed professionals and family people - a couple do not normally play Sundays - but so many stepped up to try contribute to this test. No one is asking for something for nothing. Many of us put in boat loads of effort and time to make this happen, find news, organize the captains, adjusting personal schedules and family time to do so. - it was just snatched away time after time ... We are just repeating ourselves now - It is time for WG to offer better compensation than the zero on the table for most of us at the moment. and one last note - WG should make clan battles qualify for daily missions - they currently do not and that is a bad oversight. During normal clan sessions - 4 hours of clan and another 2-3 hours for dailies is unrealistic - Clan battles should count towards dailies. Good Hunting! Kar --------------------------- For your information and safety: It is a criminal offense to feed the Trolls - Don't do it !
  4. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    The part of this thread I appreciate the most is that everyone has remained civil, and constructive with no foul language. ... The one thing we have in common is we all want to see WG succeed in cross server. And for any expanded content for that matter. This is a really good game, that does a lot more right than wrong, but this test and the way it has been handled was one serious SNAFU. I only hope that WG either let's us try a couple of weekend cross server days or actually steps up and honestly apologizes for this mini public relations. disaster. Good Hunting, Karandar
  5. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    A lot of us played 20+ clan battles in the two sessions allowed to the NA server teams. we made storm league 2. We were not given the opportunity to play EU time slot on a weekend which is required for a 10am-2pm time slot.
  6. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    I very much appreciate your responding here. And also understand, you are a messenger, and a great voice for the community I might add. The thing that bothers us about the whole issue is that the reward being tied to 5 games on another server when we were offered only two play sessions at 10am -2pm mtn. On weekdays. No weekend time ever was allowed for us, every other session planned was canceled. So we rallied the captains to contribute to this test only to see every one of them canceled with absolutely terrible communication. The forum link from the news article is broken forever now, and the couple overly breif posts were hidden in the forum unable to be seen when you search 'clan battle' North American clans rose to the occasion, organized again and again to work with this test and help WG... We adjusted personal schedules only to be face slapped over and over. Because that's what our feels like with the lack of communication on this test. Our time is valuable and worth something from WG. Thank you again Gnesenau for your time and acknowledging the large number of us deeply concerned about the way this has been handled. Good Hunting, Karandar
  7. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    Just try using the forum search box and try search the forum right now for 'clan battle' Zero official WG posts come up. Just posts from clan leaders trying to find out any news about what was going on. One cancelation we discovered from a reddit post. We should not have to manually look at every forum thread to try find news of a major event like this. The official forum link from the clan battles news post has been broken for weeks. Bad form WG. The article was often not updated until long after the canceled sessions. Unacceptable feed back. Period. Our time is valuable too. ------- On the plus side, WG responded decently to my ticket on this last weekend, and they took my advice and bumped the news post with the latest update, so they are learning, and that is a good thing. Good Hunting Kar
  8. Karandar

    Huh? T6 Clan battle challenge???

    https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/development/cross-server-matchmaker/ I want to start by wishing WG the best of success in getting cross server play working - I think it would be epic to have the much broader player base to compete against. _______________________ That said - WG handling of their technical challenges and their communication/feedback to us was non existent and appallingly inconsiderate. try and search the forum for "clan battle" and none of the official news or updates shows up even today. One of the canceled days - the bulk of players found news on reddit for goodness sake ! their killing the forum chat link from the news article did not help either - unacceptable in an ongoing event! _______________________ My clan showed up both of the week day sessions we were allowed to play and played 20 battles on the NA server - we then organized to play both weekend matches on the EU server before it was canceled and moved. We then organized and planned and showed up for each of the next 3 time slot sessions that WG made and subsequently last minute canceled/pushed off I even took 2 days off this past weekend session (i work shift work, so this one fell on bad timing for me) I had previously submitted a ticket begging WG to update its news story for us each change and bump the article so we had some little news. So a big kudos on WG for doing this at least now... But i am sorry - "reducing the requirement" they have done is NOTHING!!!! There was always the 5 games on another server requirement... it was the hard one because of how early they are - and the only 2 days we were allowed to participate were week days! The time and effort I and many of my clan mates put in for this event - we played 20 games - and we get zerol for all their [edited] !!! This is so wrong WG !!!! If there are no more sessions with this test(what it sounds like from this post) Then The reward should be absolutely reduced to anyone who played 5+ games period !! WG has to either add another couple of cross server days or make this right to those of us who put a ton of time into this - TRYING to play cross server and only failed because of WG - not ourselves !!!! Our clans and may warships players are professionals with careers and family - we make the time to play this game and it is not always easy. This test has been a demonstration of "What not do do, or how not to organize an event " - Worst experience in my years playing this game by far !! WG, again, if you are not planning to add another 2 days for us to get in our EU games, then please make this right and fix the rewards to any who played 5+ games period - Our lost time is valuable too. ------------------------- Good Hunting ! Karandar
  9. Karandar

    Clan Battles Tonight

    https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/development/cross-server-matchmaker/ I want to start by wishing WG the best of success in getting cross server play working - I think it would be epic to have the much broader player base to compete against. _______________________ That said - WG handling of their technical challenges and their communication/feedback to us was non existent and appallingly inconsiderate. try and search the forum for "clan battle" and none of the official news or updates shows up even today. One of the canceled days - the bulk of players found news on reddit for goodness sake ! their killing the forum chat link from the news article did not help either - unacceptable in an ongoing event! _______________________ My clan showed up both of the week day sessions we were allowed to play and played 20 battles on the NA server - we then organized to play both weekend matches on the EU server before it was canceled and moved. We then organized and planned and showed up for each of the next 3 time slot sessions that WG made and subsequently last minute canceled/pushed off I even took 2 days off this past weekend session (i work shift work, so this one fell on bad timing for me) I had previously submitted a ticket begging WG to update its news story for us each change and bump the article so we had some little news. So a big kudos on WG for doing this at least now... But i am sorry - "reducing the requirement" they have done is NOTHING!!!! There was always the 5 games on another server requirement... it was the hard one because of how early they are - and the only 2 days we were allowed to participate were week days! The time and effort I and many of my clan mates put in for this event - we played 20 games - and we get zerol for all their [edited] !!! This is so wrong WG !!!! If there are no more sessions with this test(what it sounds like from this post) Then The reward should be absolutely reduced to anyone who played 5+ games period !! WG has to either add another couple of cross server days or make this right to those of us who put a ton of time into this - TRYING to play cross server and only failed because of WG - not ourselves !!!! Our clans and may warships players are professionals with careers and family - we make the time to play this game and it is not always easy. This test has been a demonstration of "What not do do, or how not to organize an event " - Worst experience in my years playing this game by far !! WG, again, if you are not planning to add another 2 days for us to get in our EU games, then please make this right and fix the rewards to any who played 5+ games period - Our lost time is valuable too. ------------------------- Good Hunting ! Karandar
  10. Karandar

    Clan Battles?

    https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/development/cross-server-matchmaker/ I want to start by wishing WG the best of success in getting cross server play working - I think it would be epic to have the much broader player base to compete against. _______________________ That said - WG handling of their technical challenges and their communication/feedback to us was non existent and appallingly inconsiderate. try and search the forum for "clan battle" and none of the official news or updates shows up even today. One of the canceled days - the bulk of players found news on reddit for goodness sake ! their killing the forum chat link from the news article did not help either - unacceptable in an ongoing event! _______________________ My clan showed up both of the week day sessions we were allowed to play and played 20 battles on the NA server - we then organized to play both weekend matches on the EU server before it was canceled and moved. We then organized and planned and showed up for each of the next 3 time slot sessions that WG made and subsequently last minute canceled/pushed off I even took 2 days off this past weekend session (i work shift work, so this one fell on bad timing for me) I had previously submitted a ticket begging WG to update its news story for us each change and bump the article so we had some little news. So a big kudos on WG for doing this at least now... But i am sorry - "reducing the requirement" they have done is NOTHING!!!! There was always the 5 games on another server requirement... it was the hard one because of how early they are - and the only 2 days we were allowed to participate were week days! The time and effort I and many of my clan mates put in for this event - we played 20 games - and we get zerol for all their [edited] !!! This is so wrong WG !!!! If there are no more sessions with this test(what it sounds like from this post) Then The reward should be absolutely reduced to anyone who played 5+ games period !! WG has to either add another couple of cross server days or make this right to those of us who put a ton of time into this - TRYING to play cross server and only failed because of WG - not ourselves !!!! Our clans and may warships players are professionals with careers and family - we make the time to play this game and it is not always easy. This test has been a demonstration of "What not do do, or how not to organize an event " - Worst experience in my years playing this game by far !! WG, again, if you are not planning to add another 2 days for us to get in our EU games, then please make this right and fix the rewards to any who played 5+ games period - Our lost time is valuable too. ------------------------- Good Hunting ! Karandar
  11. Karandar

    What's up with clan battles? season over?

    https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/development/cross-server-matchmaker/ I want to start by wishing WG the best of success in getting cross server play working - I think it would be epic to have the much broader player base to compete against. _______________________ That said - WG handling of their technical challenges and their communication/feedback to us was non existent and appallingly inconsiderate. try and search the forum for "clan battle" and none of the official news or updates shows up even today. One of the canceled days - the bulk of players found news on reddit for goodness sake ! their killing the forum chat link from the news article did not help either - unacceptable in an ongoing event! _______________________ My clan showed up both of the week day sessions we were allowed to play and played 20 battles on the NA server - we then organized to play both weekend matches on the EU server before it was canceled and moved. We then organized and planned and showed up for each of the next 3 time slot sessions that WG made and subsequently last minute canceled/pushed off I even took 2 days off this past weekend session (i work shift work, so this one fell on bad timing for me) I had previously submitted a ticket begging WG to update its news story for us each change and bump the article so we had some little news. So a big kudos on WG for doing this at least now... But i am sorry - "reducing the requirement" they have done is NOTHING!!!! There was always the 5 games on another server requirement... it was the hard one because of how early they are - and the only 2 days we were allowed to participate were week days! The time and effort I and many of my clan mates put in for this event - we played 20 games - and we get zerol for all their [edited] !!! This is so wrong WG !!!! If there are no more sessions with this test(what it sounds like from this post) Then The reward should be absolutely reduced to anyone who played 5+ games period !! WG has to either add another couple of cross server days or make this right to those of us who put a ton of time into this - TRYING to play cross server and only failed because of WG - not ourselves !!!! Our clans and may warships players are professionals with careers and family - we make the time to play this game and it is not always easy. This test has been a demonstration of "What not do do, or how not to organize an event " - Worst experience in my years playing this game by far !! WG, again, if you are not planning to add another 2 days for us to get in our EU games, then please make this right and fix the rewards to any who played 5+ games period - Our lost time is valuable too. ------------------------- Good Hunting ! Karandar
  12. Karandar

    Clan Battles: No 500 Steel for you!

    I want to start by wishing WG the best of success in getting cross server play working - I think it would be epic to have the much broader player base to compete against. _______________________ That said - WG handling of their technical challenges and their communication/feedback to us was non existent and appallingly inconsiderate. try and search the forum for "clan battle" and none of the official news or updates shows up even today. One of the canceled days - the bulk of players found news on reddit for goodness sake ! their killing the forum chat link from the news article did not help either - unacceptable in an ongoing event! _______________________ My clan showed up both of the week day sessions we were allowed to play and played 20 battles on the NA server - we then organized to play both weekend matches on the EU server before it was canceled and moved. We then organized and planned and showed up for each of the next 3 time slot sessions that WG made and subsequently last minute canceled/pushed off I even took 2 days off this past weekend session (i work shift work, so this one fell on bad timing for me) I had previously submitted a ticket begging WG to update its news story for us each change and bump the article so we had some little news. So a big kudos on WG for doing this at least now... But i am sorry - "reducing the requirement" they have done is NOTHING!!!! There was always the 5 games on another server requirement... it was the hard one because of how early they are - and the only 2 days we were allowed to participate were week days! The time and effort I and many of my clan mates put in for this event - we played 20 games - and we get zerol for all their [edited] !!! This is so wrong WG !!!! If there are no more sessions with this test(what it sounds like from this post) Then The reward should be absolutely reduced to anyone who played 5+ games period !! WG has to either add another couple of cross server days or make this right to those of us who put a ton of time into this - TRYING to play cross server and only failed because of WG - not ourselves !!!! Our clans and may warships players are professionals with careers and family - we make the time to play this game and it is not always easy. This test has been a demonstration of "What not do do, or how not to organize an event " - Worst experience in my years playing this game by far !! WG, again, if you are not planning to add another 2 days for us to get in our EU games, then please make this right and fix the rewards to any who played 5+ games period - Our lost time is valuable too. ------------------------- Good Hunting ! Karandar
  13. Appreciate the chance to earn a permanent camo on the Lightning. Thank you ! Good Hunting ! Kar
  14. Karandar

    GK Legendary Mod

    I ran several 406 battles again yesterday, then switched back to 420's - i know by the numbers it shouldn't matter - but getting too many over penetrations in the 406's . My 420's were dealing more consistent damage - more penetrations. Again maybe just the RNG over only 8 games or so again in 420's - but it seems very real. More fearsome ability to punish in the 420's with the legendary/unique upgrade module for serious close range fun when the opportunity presents itself. Good hunting! Kar
  15. Karandar

    What's up with clan battles? season over?

    Like i responded back to them: try searching for "clan battles" in the forum search function, and their update is not found ... they need to tag their articles better !
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