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  1. Paulbearer82

    Strange Day

    I just ranked out after going 3-5 in Atlanta, then 8-1 in Belfast. And you had the misfortune of being there for the loss in Belfast. I'm sorry, I really hope I didn't screw your progress too badly. I was a total bonehead and came rolling into B like I had the biggest balls in 4 counties. I saw you on the team for the second straight battle and was way too overconfident. Completely screwed us. I hope you finish up quick, and again, sorry for adding to the strangeness of the evening.
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    It took a year and a half... but finally

    Ha, I was just thinking about this after seeing someone else in a Frosty today. I had just over 1100 of them after spending a stupid amount on loot boxes that xmas, now I'm down to 45. Saving them for a future grind, but I had been burning them on Ops, premium ships, and anything else I play. Nice benefits, but they almost inspired me to get the mod that makes camo invisible.
  3. Try to remember that this is one of the only video games that some of these players have played, they're just here for the ships. Some are up there in years. Some are youngish kids that are playing this game because they're fascinated by the ships. A lot of them probably suck, but it would be a shame to drive them away because of it.
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    8 kills

    Do you play golf? This feels like golf, for me. Depending on how things are going, I might tell you to preserve your sanity and stay far away. Other times I might tell you that this is the greatest F'n game in the world. But the typical experience is enjoyable. What keeps me coming back to both games are those perfect beautiful shots I get every once in a while or those instances where I make the right read of the situation and my correct decision making rewards me. And the adrenaline rushes. Click on the green anchor button just to the right of the battle button, at the top of the screen. It sounds like you're ready to enter random battle mode and play against humans.
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    A sad day in FL: Mass-shooting at Gaming Tourney

    At least until the Defense Distributed case blows up the middle ground. Check this story out from Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/defense-distributed-3d-printing-exposes-fallacy-of-federal-gun-laws/amp Hint: it doesn't really have anything to do with 3D printing.
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    A sad day in FL: Mass-shooting at Gaming Tourney

    It's a mix of legal and illegal purchasers and sellers. Straw buyers, rogue dealers, etc. Van load is mostly hyperbole, no doubt, apologies there. Maybe the barriers to gun ownership that do exist have prevented crimes, we'll never know the ones that haven't taken place. Logic tells me that throwing up a few barriers between a gun and a criminal should make some difference. And reasons why raging gun violence occurs more often in Chicago vs Paducah, KY are well known. But I think I know where you are coming from. The gun is just a tool, the problems that lead to its misuse are varied and vast, and would exist with or without the gun.
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    A sad day in FL: Mass-shooting at Gaming Tourney

    I usually stay out of gun debates, because it's a tough one. I support the right of a private citizen to own firearms, mainly as a defense against government tyranny. But I acknowledge that we have the makings of a serious problem on our hands with no easy answers. However, when you refer to Chicago, I have to chime in. Chicago's violence has nothing to do with its gun laws, and its gun law have no impact on the violence. You make it sound like Chicago is an example of failed gun control policies, while ignoring the fact that the majority of the guns used there by criminals come from surrounding states with lax gun sales laws, like Indiana and Kentucky. Obviously tough gun laws will have no effect on criminal usage when people can haul guns by the van load across state lines in an easy day trip. The efficacy of gun laws can only be determined when they're applied uniformly across the nation. Or hell, start with state uniformity. I'm not allowed to own an AR-15 in my city, yet if I lived less than a mile away across an invisible line, I could. Tell me how that does anything for anyone. But it doesn't mean that my city's ban on the sale or ownership of an AR-15 is wrong, or ineffective at preventing crime or mass shootings.
  8. I'm not going to count the stars on that flag, but I'll wager it has to do with that.
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    Last 4 pts on Henri

    Of course as soon as I type that, I have a battle (in St. Louis) where I spend the whole time chasing down a shima, gearing, yueyang, and kiev (in a cyclone at times). RDF was the only thing that allowed me to hang with them. We only sunk the Shima and Kiev, but almost got the other two and kept them too busy to control caps and wreak too much havoc on the BBs in a battle we won by points that ended with our 4 vs their 5 alive. DD hunting isn't really a late tier french cruiser specialty, but RDF gives you the possibility when it becomes necessary. I wouldn't run it if it weren't for the speed boost though. Otherwise I'd be chasing them on the correct-ish heading, but lack the speed to close to detection range. I haven't even been running hydro, but I will be. They still only hit me with 3 torps out of 40-50 launched at me. Pair hydro with RDF and speed boost+flag, and I think you have a pretty good DD hunter as a side hustle. Only on the flanks at the early part of the battle, but where needed mid to late. As long as you're aware of your broadside in relation to enemy BBs looking at you. And if you're disciplined enough to let the DD go if they're running back to their big brothers or leading you by the nose to an undetected baddie.
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    Last 4 pts on Henri

    I'm using RDF on StL, at least until I respec for Henri. I'm mixed on it. Its usefulness is very situational, and you may find more value for those four points in taking a couple of skills that have more of a consistent impact on battles. However, as a french cruiser, it can be hard to find ways to have a large influence on the battle. When RDF proves useful, its often in a major way that allows you to play a larger than normal role in the outcome of the battle. I'll probably keep it on HIV since I'll be taking IFHE off.
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    Had to go AFK

    I guess we can give you that AFK. Sorry to hear that she got hurt, myself and 2 year old Lady Eleanor wish her a speedy recovery and lots of autographs on that cast at school. She likes to watch WOWS too, though sad to say that she is still a button masher, so we stick to replays for now. Best of luck to Elizabeth, take it easy when you're on those stairs!
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    The France Navy: Cruiser Émile Bertin

    I'm going to assume you're referring to your shells shattering when you say bursting. You're probably hitting the turrets or the flat armored side of the hull, which your shells can't penetrate. You need to be aiming for the superstructure. Only there can you rack up damage. You may be able to damage the extreme bow and stern ends of the ship too. I don't know, don't have the numbers offhand. A player knowledgable in game mechanics could tell you whether or not your HE shells can damage the bow and stern without IFHE, which I'm guessing you don't run on this ship (unless you're clubbing with a 14pt+ capt). Nice writeup Obi, I've been enjoying the ship too. Finished the grind in a dozen battles or so, but this ship is definitely a keeper. I fear La Gal will be a letdown.
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    The Cantankerous Nature Of The Player Base

    You were in an Atlanta. People hate the Atlanta. You may have been complimented 3 times and been reported 3 times and you wouldn't know any of it. But expect a net karma decrease when cruising in the Atlanta.