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  1. DakotaViking

    And, on the complete OTHER end of the spectrum...

    We called mop buckets "Cadillacs" while I was in.
  2. DakotaViking

    Oh, the sweet, sweet booze, part 2

    Really strange, as much as I like to drink, I just don't drink and play. And I'm a cheap wine and beer by the gallon guy. Tea or soda while playing, I'll start drinking once everything's back in port.
  3. DakotaViking

    Premium Ship Review #117 - Irian

    That is the surprisingly accurate money quote right there.
  4. DakotaViking

    Post CV first impressions here.

    Co-op to "ease into it" Mass and Flint... Two green player CV's each , no Red CV's at all, just two extra bot BB's... we got roll-stomped. All the planes don't make up for a Two BB advantage... Not fun... And to top it off I lost a karma point...
  5. DakotaViking

    Lunar New Year's Crates

    Think I ended up with 5 Krispy Kremes... random my bloody eye. Can't remember the only other duplicate I got.The 10 point commanders were nice though, a good jump on upcoming Soviet ships. Just remembered... the other duplicate was the Nueve de Julio , so now I have Two captains for the same ship... maybe spec them different just for fun.
  6. DakotaViking

    Lunar New Year's Crates

    I'm not an addict... I can quit anytime I want... Really!
  7. DakotaViking

    On the eve of "the drop"...my thoughts.

    I copied and pasted this from another topic but it applies here too. While I enjoyed CV's as a change of pace, I never got good enough for me to really take them out in public (random). Just looked it up, 71 times (1.55%) can't believe it was that much. Played mostly co-op when I did take a flattop out, I thought I was improving, now we all start over. Not sure what to think, guess I'll just wait and see. Won't take out any CV's for awhile, though ships with heavy AA might be attractive in the near term. Like I said I'll wait and see, hopefully it won't mess up the ship on ship action too terribly.
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    People are going crazy before the patch

    While I enjoyed CV's as a change of pace, I never got good enough for me to really take them out in public (random). Just looked it up, 71 times (1.55%) can't believe it was that much. Played mostly co-op when I did take a flattop out, I thought I was improving, now we all start over. Not sure what to think, guess I'll just wait and see. Won't take out any CV's for awhile, though ships with heavy AA might be attractive in the near term.
  9. DakotaViking

    The best way to farm reports

    Knowing how tough it can be...CV gets high score, and especially if not top tier, instant compliment...plays well.
  10. DakotaViking

    Alabama belt/hull question

    Nice. I've found a few places that sell them in different styles. Just haven't bought one yet because basically I just don't wear necklaces. Back to the hull question. Now I'm with you, why didn't the SoDaks just plate over the space above those tanks for the smooth hull look of the Iowas or NoCarolinas. There could be dozens of reasons. Could they really have been trying to save that weight to fit the Naval treaty guidelines? Dammit, I came here, "Haw haw, I know this answer!" Now I'm asking the same question.
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    Alabama belt/hull question

    From what I know about the hulls of most military ships (large USN types) the exterior skin of the ship is composed of a series of storage tanks. They store fuel, firefighting foam agent, fresh water, and saltwater ballast in tanks outboard of everything else. This serves as default "armor" in a way. In a collision, you've only ripped a hole in a tank, not the people spaces where flooding is quite concerning. Also torpedo protection can be had by this arrangement, partially full tanks offer some shock absorption capacity. Normally we kept all our tanks (on a CVN) as full as possible for stability, however, the tank level gauges all had a mark at ~75% full(or was it 90%?) (for "wartime" conditions) to give that explosive "shock absorbent" capacity. What you have circled are the tops of those tanks, and looking real close you can see the common oval shaped tank/ void manhole access you can see on any USN ship. I remember seeing these in person this summer when I walked the decks of Alabama, also saw similar on Texas, though not as pronounced. In game Colorado has something similar but different. I could be wrong, but I don't think so in this case. Without blueprints or lacking any engineering types who served on the So.Dak. class, I can't be 100% sure. PS. Like the Thor's hammer pendant
  12. DakotaViking

    On The Importance of Setting Goals

    Thank you for this post. I could go on about mature vs. childish attitudes, steady work vs. instant gratification, responsibility vs. finger pointing, etc. etc. But I wont. Those who understand, will. Those who don't, won't. Again, thank you. Hope to see you out there sometime.
  13. DakotaViking

    Christmas Music

    This one is from a special needs school. I can't make it through without crying. Thought I'd share.
  14. DakotaViking

    Happy Hoildays

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
  15. DakotaViking

    I wish we could get more maps like Solomons

    Rolled right through Minnesota, ran out of wood for longships, decided to stay put.
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