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  1. It's obviously ludicrous that ships can fire AA in smoke, as much so as radar/sonar lighting a ship for the entire team as opposed to just the person using it. The CV "rework" will, give the trend of the game, be a nerf to CVs as a whole. Pretty much every "update" for a year has nerfed CVs. When they silently upped the AA on every ship it was ridiculous; I knew exactly what they did when I shot down two planes in my Aurora (yes, AURORA). There is a use for the speed boost, but as _V12 said it cannot be discussed. The First Rule of +5% Speed Club is: You do not talk about +5% Speed Club.
  2. A 7 day ban is a complete joke. If there is evidence of cheating or illegal mods, permanent ban. Nothing short of that will change things. It's not rocket surgery.
  3. Freemium games are nothing new; that being said, this one really screwed the pooch when they nerfed premium ships that they ADVERTISED for the ability they stripped away. They lied about their reasoning, and lied about the ability to NOT nerf premiums (notice the Saipan doesn't lose a fighter if it disengages them). Their constant tweaking and changing is driving people away. It's pretty simple: some ships are going to be better than others. At this stage in the game, having to nerf ANYTHING shows a serious lack of foresight, planning and testing. Any decent CEO would have fired several decision-making employees by now. And yes, they'd sell twice as many premium ships if they cut the price by 2/5ths, which would make them more money than they do now.
  4. Watching a Kagero and Bismarck leave the UNDEFENDED enemy cap to chase a cv and costing us the win. Random is a complete joke. People, get the concept: Sinking a cv is no more points than any other ship, and sinking a ship isn't what gets points, it is damage. And a WIN. I'm completely amazed at the idiots in the game now. I'm down to maybe 1 or 2 matches a day, and mostly stick to co-op or scenarios. I'm all done with trying to impress the importance of TEAM PLAY in a TEAM-BASED GAME. WoWs does nothing to promote team play and winning; in fact, they do just the opposite by awarding things like Kraken and Confederate. Try this on for size: The losing team gets NO awards; no credits, stars, flags, nothing. Also, repairing a ship should cost nothing at all, aside from premium consumables. Another free idea: TEAM BATTLES. Everyone wants them, and, unlike the line of [edited]about "hearing the feedback" about invisifire, you are well aware of what players really want and still refuse to implement it.
  5. Ryujo or Indy is fine, though the drunken Indy bombers haven't improved. I usually use my Indy for daily CS with 2/1 fighters in Random, but since the enemy planes are bots the Ryu is probably better suited for Scenarios. If you can get even 5 people together in a division it's a cakewalk with teamwork. We 5 starred the first run. It's really just Co-op with awards. Stagger attackers and have frontliners fall back and heal while others fill the gap. Heck, you could take the old version of the Gnevny and do fine. Well, maybe not the old Gnevny.......
  6. The fact of the matter is that Random Battles suck, plain and simple. There is no realistic reason why team battles can't be a permanent thing, nor is there a realistic reason why there is a 2 tier difference in battles. Nor is there a realistic reason why the reward system can't be reworked to promote team play as opposed to Ramboism. Nor is there................ never mind. I don't have all day to list everything. The game has devolved badly, and is eventually going to be supplanted by one which actually listens to and implements what the CUSTOMERS want.
  7. If an enemy cv kills you, you suck at cvs. In 1,700 + cv runs I have never once been killed by a sniper. It is a complete waste of time and irresponsible on the cv's part. I know AR works on the secondaries, which makes it viable. I've killed many a ship with seconds, most notably a Kurfurst. Midway can lay out 9 per side and they are 127 mm HE's. The reason I asked about planes is that if it does work, not only would the secondaries benefit, but so would striker AND fighter reload. I prefer to take skills that have multiple benefits. Before they broke captain skills, BFT/AFT were standard on pretty much every ship I had. Which leads to another question: Does AR benefit AA if you have dual-purpose guns? By the description it should benefit ALL AA guns.
  8. Simple question: Does it affect the planes' load time?
  9. Linux is being targeted because it is more prevalent, which is why Windows has always been a target. People still seem to have the idiotic mentality that Linux is super-secure. Apple virii were unknown twelve years ago. No profit in targeting an O/S with four users worldwide. Now, of course, it's a different story. The simple fact of the matter is that no defense is 100% foolproof. Once you allow an external connection, you are vulnerable. The idea is to make it as hard as possible to be compromised; unless an attacker has it out for you specifically, he will move on to a softer target after a few attempts.
  10. This isn't rocket surgery. Don't open unknown attachments, don't click on e-mail links, don't visit sites like teensluts.com and you'll be fine. I own a small IT security and compliance firm, and not one of my customers has been infected with malware/ransomware/viruses in over 4 years. We educate them on proper IT usage, and the penalties for breaking the rules usually end up with the customer terminating the employee. From a home user standpoint, in this day and age, anyone who gets infected deserves it. People buy smartphones, computers, tablets, any gadget they can and don't even bother to learn how to properly use them; they expect the manufacturer to handhold them and make things simple enough for a 4 year old, then whine when they misuse the tech and run into trouble. A simple solution is to create a world organization similar to the U.N. (but WAAAAY more functional) tasked with nailing cybercriminals. The penalty for cybercrime should be death. Put those two things in place, and watch how fast this stuff grinds to a halt.
  11. They'll get nerfed in a patch or two. Personally I am not spending a dime on the game, they showed their colors when they broke the Sims, Lo Yang, Blys, Campbel................
  12. You took 3 torps and failed to repair/heal, which means you didn't use them well. You got 4 broadsides into the Fiji in 2 minutes and sank him. You lied when you said you took 57.2K in torp and flood; trying to tell us NOT ONE SHELL hit you is stupid. You have FOURTEEN GAMES played, scrub. You paid your way to the Wyoming, played 10 battles, bought the Arizona and lost the 1 game you played. On the front of your computer is a button. Hold the button in for four seconds, then get up and go outside and play.
  13. And for the record, yesterday I took on two CAs and two DDS, all within torp range, in my Amagi. A loose guess is about 30 or so torps sent at me, and I took 1. It's the player, not the game.
  14. I called this just before they ruined dds and cvs a few patches ago. Torps would be the next complaint from the BBytches, then rapid-fire ships, then fire itself. They've always cried about planes, so that doesn't count. This game gets worse daily because the caliber of players does so as well.
  15. If you really, seriously break things and shoot at other players, you are an addict and need to quit, or an idiot. Only an idiot or an addict does something that is designed to be fun and continues to do so when it is not.