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  1. For me, many of these ideas are great and I have thought of many of them, but they have already been suggested. However, looking into another game, a thought struck me that I don't think has been considered before. What's one of the more daunting aspects of picking up a new multiplayer game? Aside from the mechanics and developing skills, its the language that tends to throw many newbies for a loop! Now, I don't mean language as in English, Spanish, French, Russian, etc. I mean in our community our shorthand and our lexicon. Thus I propose a user-submitted (and developer approved) Glossary Of Terms. (Or more creatively, Ship Speak or Captain's Lingo or something) Accessible from the port by default, (and able to be turned off in the settings of course) players can use a search function or browse for different terms, acronyms or nautical jargon they may run across with a nice, simple explanation for each. Some examples: GLHF/glfh (Abbreviation) - 'Good Luck, Have Fun' Broadside (Technical Term) - The largest profile/silhouette of a ship. Knot (Technical Term) - The nautical standard unit of measuring speed. 1 knot = 1.151mph / 1.852 km/h Potato (Player Term) - An unskilled player; may have a sub-standard internet connection or computer. "They are playing like a Potato because their internet is bad" I find that players, especially the more experienced ones, have a hard time breaking habits and, as such, may use language or terminology unfamiliar to new players, even while potentially mentoring/teaching them. While not strictly necessary to the player experience, the idea of some sort of knowledge bank of commonly used phrases and terms could help those who do not yet feel comfortable interacting with players or researching these terms on the wider internet. As for who actually moderates it? I would think it would be best left to the Community Staff for each server. After all, there may be some slang used on one server that is not used on another, or a phrase that does not quite fit into another language.
  2. A few weeks into the karma system, I was sitting pretty on ten and thought I was doing well for myself. Then, I had a game where I lost 5 karma just because I asked an allied battleship not to sit broadside to two enemy battleships. Apparently they were so bottom-hurt they got the other people in their division (and there was a 2-person division I figure they were running with as well) to report me. It was then I learned that Karma is meaningless and to not take it serious. Now I laugh when people report me for trivial and stupid things like that. =P
  3. I just found this thread. I approve of fun, non-buffing flags given out at random / as tokens of appreciation to different members of the community. Congratulations to those who earn them. o7 Also, while not maybe an in-game idea strictly, I think it may be a fun to have a "Design a Flag" community contest where the winner/s will get to see their design be made into a cosmetic flag. I don't know how or if it would be distributed, but more varied and creative contests is always a good thing in my books.
  4. Wellp, no completion for me then. Been playing the game 2 years and the best I have is a 16 pointer. Good luck to everyone else.
  5. Addendum to the previous: Can we expect Haida sometime before the next ice age? Haida or riot!!! ... Politely. (Sorry.)
  6. Air Martial Douglas J.E Clark Unknown - RCAF, North African Front. December 7, 1909 - January 12, 1976
  7. As great as "The Maple Leaf Forever" is, it was never an official national anthem of Canada. The lack of French lyrics, and multiple British references peeved the francophones in Quebec too much for it to ever really be in consideration.
  8. Why: The Haida is Canada's version of the USS Enterprise; most decorated Canadian warship left afloat, last Tribal-class destroyer in one piece and what better way to celebrate Canada being (over) 150 years old by the time she gets released? Also, Haida is the one ship I would not hesitate to open my wallet for. ;P Commonwealth Tree?: Definitely. There won't be enough ships to make a Canadian tree unless you add Frigates as a playable class, and a Commonwealth branch to the RN tree could be interesting in it's own right. Tier: Somewhere between tier 5 and 8. It depends on where you want to put the Tribal class on the RN line. General Thoughts: What I've said and what others can say in favour of adding her. *Shrugs*
  9. Me thinks I recognize my Nagato's stern in that last pic. Really needs a censor bar though.
  10. There goes Mouse, farming +1s again. Take one of mine. xD
  11. One time, a couple of people I division with sometimes were bored of playing normally, so we decided to all load up in our Molotovs (don't downvote yet plz... oh wait.). Now, this wasn't planned or anything, but I decided to take the initiative in the first battle by typing out approximately the following into all-chat at the beginning of the match. "Greetings and welcome to "Fire Safety 101" featuring the Molotov Squad! If you have any burning questions in regards to fire safety, we'll be happy to serve you first, Comrade! o7" Usually that got a reaction. By about the fifth game we had a "Oh Christ, not YOU GUYS again!" and there was much raging. (And I also got the rest of the div to put on their worst Russian accents in voice coms. xD)
  12. Marblehead is going too, but considering I am the only one to mention her, you can see how many people care.
  13. What I am seeing the most of here is "Firing behind allies" Well, what about incidents like my latest where the Enemy had their torpedo beats going and a teammate suffered the consequences? Story: I was in my ARP Takao and were were on Shatter in domination mode. We're steamrolling the Enemy team at A cap (or whichever the western one is) and pushed in to their last Bismarck. I had a perfect chance to torp him earlier, but an ally was in front of me, so I held my fire. I got within 1.5KM or so and shot my torps at the indicator on the almost parallel Bismarck. However, the Bismarck slams on the breaks and turns in, missing all but one of my torps. Bismarck is killed by a friendly Iowa about 6 - 7 km behind the Bismarck and going pretty slowly, so considering he has full sight on my torps I don't warn him. He speeds up and, being very low on HP takes one and dies. One of his buddies decides to be a winner later and shoot at me, ram me, block me, etc, and the guy himself behaves like child who just learned how to swear, for no reason and the enemy team is all "HAhaha, the only loss on their team is a TK". I didn't notice I had TKed anyone until the end of the (victorious) battle. I have national voice overs and never heard Japanese for 'we've sunk an allied battleship' and I was kind of focused on killing a Fletcher at the time of the incident, and my Division mates didn't clue me in on it, so I had no idea what had happened. I can be a little clueless sometimes, yes, but it was an unprecedented situation for me. Had I noticed, I would have apologized and owned up to my mistake... but yeah, the guy turned into a raving, childish [edited] before (presumably) quitting the match so my sympathy after-the-fact diminished. (And he reported me twice xD) Still, just in case that Iowa driver is here reading this: Sorry mate, my fault. Bismarck euro-beated my point-blank shot. *Shrug* (Lesson Learned: Don't shoot torps at close enemies unless you are 100% certain they can't dodge ALL the damn torps)
  14. Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Dodge! Y'all better hurry if you want to get one. I had to go though at least 70 of them until I could redeem one. (DAER6W8-7Y2VF-DN8PM-NR6ZW was used by me.) @RumblingMouse Yeah, I just went through the list at random until I hit gold. It's all you can do really. =/ Keep trying. I was about to give up too. (I too would like to thank WG for all the cool contests and events for free ships over the year as well, to get this thread back on topic. Even the forum contests like ship-design and top exp/damage. You guys have been so generous. Thanks for a ship-filled 2016 and here's to an epic 2017 to come. o7)
  15. I don't have a ton of premium ships to begin with, so I don't have a lot of Port Queens. Mikasa: I Fought so hard to get the 150 kill mission done for her on time. I'm not regretful for doing that, don't get me wrong, it's just that with the new restrictive Match Maker, she ALWAYS sees T3's and only really shone when she got the chance to bully some tier 1s or 2s with her hilarious secondaries. (Free) Diana: Slow, slow, slow. 3rd slowest ship in the game, and the arcs on her guns are on USN DD levels when you get out much farther than 7km. Did I mention that she's stupid slow? If you get caught in a tough spot, hope you have some friends coming to take the heat off because you are NOT getting away. Also, new MM and 100% chance of T3s. Not too fun getting <edited> on by St Louis and Bogyatr and being unable to really run away. (Free) Marblehead: Even when she was in her prime, she struggled just a little bit next to her tech tree and Soviet cousins the Omaha and Murmansk respectively. First off, the AFT nerf no longer giving her good gun range hurt her quite a bit and made her less fun to play as you needed to get closer. The final nail in the coffin came with the new MM spread. If I take her out, I feel more like a liability to the team than any sort of force. Now that the Royal Navy cruisers have come out? May as well call her "Free XP Please Shoot" (Free) Molotov has been disused for a little while, but I still take her out from time to time and have fun in her, so she's not a port queen. Tirptiz is my newest, but used sparingly because I am not used to T8+ MM yet. Blyskawica is bliss, but I don't have much time to play and I'd rather make progress on a tech tree ship, so she's more for stress-relief or for when I get tired of trying to grind something. Emden is still a little bit fun to play, but like Mikasa, she constantly sees T3s so it's more work.