Tech Tree Screen:
Perhaps adding another layer or two on the Tech Tree screen allowing players to look at a single line, say from the IJN Tree. When viewed as a single file line, perhaps that's where a brief write up about that lines' strengths and weaknesses could be placed? Maybe even a short video? The content of that video is TBD but there a lot of great ideas about Tutorials thus far and maybe some variant of them would work or even link access to the tutorials themselves?
A lot of great ideas thus far so I'm only building on those. All I kept thinking about was GTA San Andreas (haven't played the newer ones......) and the licensing parts; car, boat and plane. Within each license course were a dozen or so training cone situations that mimic in game actions. For us, it'd be akin to driving a DD within a HUD arc that keeps one out of their detection range of the intended target whilst having to line up a torp solution. Or, simply navigate through a slalom course of detection ranges v enemy ships. No torps, just driving. Perhaps a pop up, someone mentioned Civ, that'd say something about being mindful of their ships detection range(s) - as maybe an airplane could be the final slalom "Boss" or another situation would include gun bloom, smoke, islands (cover v concealment), and/or cyclones.
As long as it's not mandatory, sure. From my noob to now, I used youtube, some Twitch, and playing a lot of T5 when I started (old MM). I recall coming across one Captain several times back then who completely stomped a mud hole in every team he faced. Many would call that Cpt a seal clubber... perhaps. Me, the Captain was a seal pup inspirerer... Meaning, I wanted to do that!
Dead horse beating time!!! I think the T5 MM is a problem for new Cpts as I think that T5 is the noob butter zone of learning goodness. In the old MM, you'd get popped in your Omaha by a Col or Nag = crap, gotta learn not to do X . Then, the next match on Solomon Islands, you rain terror down upon Kawachi's and So Carolina = FUUUUUUNNNN! While I'm learning to not die as horribly when bottom tiered, I know I can still rule the seas in my next match and try out some tactics I've learned from those T7 deaths. A perfect blend between the higher Tier high stakes matches and the lower Tier arcade goodness... Just my two doubloons