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    Nueve de Julio vs. Boise stats

    Picked up both in this year's Santa's crates. I use my 19 point Worcester captain on the Boise. I also used FXP on my Nueve captain to get to 14 points so I have both concealment & IFHE. Great ships, fun to play and the heal really helps you stay in the game...
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    Pan Asia ships SUX. Period

    So, decision made on an entire line of ships based on one PvP game in the only cruiser it has, not the destroyers? Hummm... I like the PA DD line and think their deep water torps offer a nice twist to the game. The Huanghe is also an enjoyable cruiser (similar to the Perth) but struggles in a T8 MM world...
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    Tier 8 MM needs to be fixed.

    I still think MM should be based on server population. If there are say less than 5,000 on the server, leave it as is. I don’t want to wait forever to get into a match. If there are more than the 5,000 on the server, then it should switch to a +/-1 tier for MM. I’d rather wait an extra 30 seconds for a more equal match.
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    Does the Vanguard belong at tier 8?

    Kinda feel that way about the Gascone...
  5. I purchased the PEF when it first came out so I could get a jump on the missions that she was needed for. Figured I'd get my purchase price back in doubloons which I did. Anywho, since I was able to finish all the PEF required missions early I was bored and decided to purchase the Steel Monsters Campaign ($60). Thought I'd share my results so if anyone is on the fence they can see how someone else made out. It took me nine days to finish the campaign so I think the six-month limit they put on it is more than enough for anyone, even if you just do co-op. First, I figured you get back approximately $40 worth in items that can be purchased in the premium shop. These include (all prices approx): 2019 doubloons ($11.00), 4 big Santa crates ($12.00), 1 mega Santa crate ($5.00) and 28 days of premium ($12.00). I did see some sales in the premium shop that included premium time & doubloons, buy 5 Santa crates for $12.75 rather than 4 for $12, etc. So yes, better deals are available for certain items. The campaign also included some good camo and flags which are kind of hard to put a dollar value on. You also sail away with 4,000 in steel which cannot be purchased so I have no idea of a cash value for that. To me it came down to the crates and what they held. My Santa crates contained a total of: 20 New Years Streamer camos, 7,500 in coal, 15 hydra flags and 2,000 doubloons. No ships :-( All in all I'd say I broke even. $60 is a lot of money and had I pulled in a premium ship I'd say I had made out like a bandit. However, in the end I feel it was kinda...Meh... Good luck to anyone else that tries it. May your Santa crates be full of wonderful things!! Semper Paratus!
  6. I didn’t see the Massachusetts on your list but if you like secondary fighting she is a blast! Great guns as well...
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    Mah new bote!

    Congrats! I was looking at the Flint but went with the Black instead since I like DD play the most. With any luck I'll be able to pick up the Flint when the next coupon comes out (which isn't until June...ouch...). By then I should have enough steel stockpiled. I wonder if WGing is going to offer similar "steel earning" campaigns during the year or only around the holidays...
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    Thank you, War Gaming

    Not sure I understand your point... What does "how many" have to do with a ships operation? The kamikazes are wonderful ships, IMO. It was a prize ship & I don't think it sucks. It's supposedly so good it's been placed up with the, "No longer available" crowd like the Belfast. If we're talking about "prize" ships for completing a challenge/mission, the ARP Takao is a clone of a $40+ Atago. Again, prize ship, wonderful IMO. Other prize ships (Graf Spee, Duke of York, Emden, Shinonome, etc.) all have their good & bad points. To label EVERY prize ship as crap is painting with a pretty broad brush...IMO.
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    Your very first Premium was?

    My first purchased premium was the Murmansk which I purchased for ranked season 2 (my first). If memory serves you needed a tier 5 to get to rank 15 so I bought her just for that purpose. She is a great premium and I still take her out from time to time. First premium won was the Emden which was a Christmas prize ship three seasons ago. I had no idea about challenges/missions back then, just played. Next thing I knew I had the Emden in my port! Wasn't sure how it got there but I'll take it!
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    Thank you, War Gaming

    Sorry, but my Kamikaze R which I earned through the “Pearls” missions a few years back is a wonderful ship and considered OP by many. This is probably why you can no longer buy it but can only win its twin (Kamikaze) in a Santa crate.
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    Thank you, War Gaming

    I find she does well at tiers 5 and 6, struggles at tier 7 and is pretty much, “Do what you can...” at tier 8. I cranked up her secondaries, dropped my Bismarck capt’n on her and off I go. No, she isn’t wonderful but I like her “battle cruiser” play style. As the Blues Brothers would say, “Wada you want for nothing...a rubber biscuit? Bow...wow...woo..woo...woo...woooo!”
  12. Any news on when & how she’ll be released?? I’ve got coal & FXP a plenty but blew all my steel on the Black...
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    Invisible plane?

    Checked again. Neither fighter or spotter shows up in port on the catapult. Tried in co-op with fighter, no plane visible until you launch it then it shows up. Must be some kind of glitch...
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    Invisible plane?

    Can’t see it...period. Both in port and during play. Shouldn’t it be on the catapult? I use fighter more than spotter. I’m a horrible shot with spotter... I played it this morning and don’t remember seeing it but believe something launches. I’ll have to check it again I guess...
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    Invisible plane?

    My GASCOGNE says it has a plane... A plane takes off when I launch it...I think... But I can't see it...
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