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  1. Landing_Skipper

    [0.8.10.0] Aslain's WoWS ModPack Installer #08 (22-11-2019)

    Does Navigator appear for other players? Also I can't seem to get Hakabase side panels to appear. Any tips? Thanks
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    Smolemsk and IFHE

    I just went through the Tier 8-10 cruisers I have by nation. Making HE penetration go from 22 mm to 27 mm definitely does add a lot of cruiser armor, both CA and CL. However, I've been playing Smolensk without IFHE because of YURO. His build starts at 8:40: I'm looking at my build and trying to figure out what I would give up to get IFHE. https://worldofwarships.com/en/content/captains-skills/?skills=1,8,9,17,23,25,28&ship=Battleship Before you scream "Survivability Expert is for noobs", my captain is Alexander Ovechkin with +400 (instead of +350) for each Tier. That's 4,000 additional HP for a ship more fragile than Molotov, and represents a 12% increase in HP to 36,400 from 32,400 HP. NOT insignificant IMHO. I understand the math regarding IFHE. I'm going to have to try it out. However, reducing fire chance by 1% (a 10% reduction) while losing BFT and Demo Expert -or- Survivability Expert isn't very appealing.
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    PSA: Cruiser Torpedoes Are Colorblind

    So you spend time looking behind you while in combat? Of course we all try to avoid "friendly" torps, but sometimes it's not possible. I can't count all of the times I've been pushed out of my smoke by some imbecile who launched torps behind me, only to get wrecked when I'm exposed. So no, it's not as "simple as that".
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    PSA: Cruiser Torpedoes Are Colorblind

    Yes. Positive. Even if I were wrong, I'm never looking BEHIND me.
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    PSA: Cruiser Torpedoes Are Colorblind

    I was just in a game playing DD when some "friendly" torps missed me only because I slowed down hard to smoke after the Amalfi launched them. I politely asked that he not launch torps from behind teammates. The response was an ugly "so move - they only go 56 knots". Again politely I said that they still kill. More angry salt. Green ships cannot see your torps any sooner than red ships can. There seems to be the misconception that teammates see your torps all the way. That would make sense but isn't how WG works. DDs should not have to worry about dodging torps coming from the back line, no matter how "slow" they are. So when a Venzia launches torps with 13.5 km range, think about who might drive into them along the way. Their slow speed actually makes TK problems worse because there's so much time for a teammate to "get in the way". YOUR TORPS, YOUR FAULT No exceptions. I've screwed up plenty but never blame the unfortunate teammate I hit. Instead, I apologize.
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    Does Season 1 of research bureau end tonight?

    I was sitting on 2mm Free XP because the recent ships didn’t appeal to me. I have over 1B credits. I had Premium time continuously for over 3 years but stopped buying it when the CV rework turned to poop and subs were announced. Premium time sure would speed up the process of re-grinding, but I’m a third of the way to Grozovoi again. I only used Free XP on Ognevoi because I really dislike that ship (YMMV). Minsk was the only RU DD I didn’t have a captain for. Next up is the USN DD line with Mahan being the only missing link. However, I suspect that I’m a outlier. Few players have as much Free XP and Commander points available. I only know one who has more credits than I do. Most players would have to buy doubloons for module de-mounts and commander resets, Premium time to increase XP and credits. And credits themselves to buy back your ships. Plus this re-grind is tedious even with a ship line that I love like Russian DDs.
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    Does Season 1 of research bureau end tonight?

    Thanks! A thumbs up wasn’t enough.
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    Saipan plane numbers need to be upgraded

    I’m surprised by players saying “Saipan is fine.” It’s not as bad as Graf Zeppelin, but I do much better in Lexington or Kaga. The regeneration rate for planes is too slow. Yes, very careful play can mitigate her weakness but that doesn’t make her good.
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    Who have you seen in game

    I saw LWM playing Nagato yesterday.
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    Differences between CV's for each nation?

    The Tiny Tims were great until the USN dive bombers were nerfed so much that it’s hard to sink DDs with them. Initially you could delete even a Gearing with 2 or 3 bomb runs, but now the HVAR rockets are the only reliable way to hit DDs. IJN rockets are good for scouting and not much else. You use them against DDs when one breaks through the lines and is chasing you. Brit rockets are in between, not useless but not great either. IJN torps generally cause the most damage. Both IJN and USN torps run more or less parallel. Brit torps actually converge which can be useful when attacking from a bad angle. You've already covered the dive bombers. USN HE, IJN AP, and Brit “level bombers”. I like individual ships in each line. For example, I like Ryujo and do well with her but can’t make Shokaku work. The AP dive bombers just aren’t dependable for me. Midway may be my least favorite Tier 10 but Lexington is my best CV overall.
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    PSA: Torps from Behind Teammates

    OK I thought I’d heard every possible comment from a reckless torper but this afternoon takes the cake. I was driving Mogador and turning desperately to launch my starboard torps at a Bismarck after already sending the port torps toward him. Suddenly I get slammed and sunk by “friendly” Ibuki torps. Along with other priceless comments the Ibuki driver said that “the Bismarck would be dead if you hadn’t blocked all of those torps.” Really? What does he think my torps would have done had he not sunk me before I could launch the rest of them?
  12. Reporting someone just for playing a CV or the Smolensk or whatever annoying tool WG gives you is just asinine. OK Karma mechanics 101: One downvote does not reduce your Karma. 2 down votes reduces it by 1, 3 down votes by 2, etc. You only get a notification when 3 or more players report you (I.e. lose 2+ Karma). Each compliment increases your Karma by 1. Division mates cannot compliment you. Using more than 1 vote on a given player is a complete waste. It does nothing. You can report a player 11 times and it only counts as one vote. These mechanics mean that you could have Karma of 50 with 50 compliments or with 250 compliments and 400 (200 pairs) reports. My Karma is significantly higher but I hate to think how many times I’ve been reported. A fair amount of CV play and being active in chat don’t help. My guess is that it’s an integral multiple of my Karma. Remember, a single report does nothing.
  13. OK Karma mechanics 101: One downvote does not reduce your Karma. 2 down votes reduces it by 1, 3 down votes by 2, etc. You only get a notification when 3 or more players report you (I.e. lose 2+ Karma). Each compliment increases your Karma by 1. Division mates cannot compliment you. Using more than 1 vote on a given player is a complete waste. It does nothing. You can report a player 11 times and it only counts as one vote.
  14. Skills in priority: Preventative Maintenance Last Stand BFT or Survivability Concealment Expert Survivability or BFT (whichever you didn’t take before) Adreneline Rush Many choices on last 4 points. I don’t have Torp Arm Expertise until Fletcher.
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    CV Exploit?

    Nope. Dive bombers yes.
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