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    A Suggestion to Help with AA

    I appreciate WOWs ‘good faith’ effort in trying to restore some balance of a ship’s AA to the reworked, but now over powered CV’s. However, in my opinion the free re-assignment of commander skills is more inline with the concept of polishing the hard night soil of an ox than of having any meaningful value. When a small ship, tier 4/5 has limited AA protection to begin with, any minimal gain in it’s AA rating isn’t worth the re-assignment of commander skills. A smaller ship which lacks the various modules and consumables that the higher tiers have. And as such, need the all of the complimentary skills they currently have so that they can fight more effectively in the first place. So to give anything up just weakens the CA's play and is a poor substitute. Therefore, if WOWS truly wants to help the smaller ships adapt I would suggest; You bump up every small tier ship’s AA rating. Admiral Snargfargle is correct, WOWS needs to rework the torpedo alert particularly because we gamers don't have a 360* view of the threat which in real life radar and lookouts give you. I don't know about the need to know what type of plane is trying to kill me, but I think that we at least need to always know if the threat is to starboard or port, plus fore, aft, or abeam. Particularly, now when CVs drop one or two torps at a time from different angles of attack. In as much that it seems that it's only when you get to 6/7 tier cruisers that we begin to see decent AA or at least a consumable that improves it, I would say that you no longer put tier 4s CAs with 6 CVs and tier 5 CAs with 7CVs and/or you limit the battle to only one CV per team. Lastly, as a new incentive and or money maker for WOWs, I would suggest that for those of us with 19 point commanders we have earned the ability to build/customize our ship by being able to acquire more commander skills. Mind you, I’m not suggesting that it should take any more earned XP than what is currently required to become an American Fleet Admiral at 19 points. I’m saying that as a Fleet Admiral I have the new option to add whatever new skill I want. Perhaps WOWs could make this possible through a purchase, IE. of 50,000 Commander XP and 500 doubloons or some combination thereof.
  2. I hate to use the 'N' word. But...have any of the tier-4 and 5 ship's been 'nerfed' or had their shells fire potential reduced in the last month or so? My average damage is 33K and recently I've been struggling to break 20K with roughly the same amount of hits. As well, it seems to me that I'm starting less fires. Admittedly, it could be that I'm not seeing as well. Are they making it so the ships are displaying smaller?
  3. Am I missing something about the American Cruisers Collection rewards? I finally lost patience in waiting to see how many total collectibles I had to acquire before I completed the collection. Still, I ended up with 44 first issues of the 48 possible collectibles, plus a whopping 50 in duplicates. The reward I most wanted (or at least I thought I wanted) which was the “custom” camo scheme for all American Cruisers. Silly me, I thought that I would be getting an actual unique and permanent camo scheme like I received for my New Orleans and Baltimore which was awarded for prior collections and contests. Heck, I would’ve even been ecstatic if WOWs would have just taken the Stars N Stripe camo and stripped it down to just the -3% Detectability and +4% Dispersion benefits of plain camo and offered that as the reward. At least that would be a truly custom color scheme and I would happily pay the same fee of $22,500 to mount and resupply. Mind you, I’m a capitalist. I certainly appreciate that WOWS is in business to make money and I want them to be successful in this venture. I recall that 30 Freedom Boxes with 2 collectibles in each, cost $150.00. If I had bought enough Freedom Boxes to get to this amount of first issue collectibles and duplicates I would’ve had to buy 50 of them at a cost of $250.00. And for what, the choice between the original traditional dark grey and the ‘new and improved, light grey’ camo? And adding insult to injury, WOWS recently comes out with the patriotic camo for the Dallas and Helena that you purchase to mount. Perhaps those should have been the reward for all of the cruisers instead of plain old “grey.” I’m not privy to WOW’s marketing strategy but I would invite them to revisit where they spend their money. I just saw the new video starring the Pin-Up Girls. It’s terrific-it’s a first class production and had to cost a fortune to produce. Perhaps instead of going big budget “Hollywood”-they might have spent more on the rewards for completing the collection. Another flag to fly and new grey camo to mount isn’t much.
  4. Hey! Thanks for all the replies. Here's my briefest of thoughts. My current system; Intel I5 2.90GHZe CPU, 8G Ram, 64x64 W10, Nividia GE Force710, 27"HD Monitor. So, as I condense the content of the replies my understanding is: As long as I buy something greater than what I have now to accommodate the 4K monitor I should be good to go. (I like the idea of dual drives) As for building it myself-well, not in this life time. I was a deck ape-if it don't fit, get a bigger hammer! FYI-I'm a shopper. I've been to the place that built my last computer. I've been on Dell's website and I've been on Amazon. Surprisingly the prices are close if you match apples and apples which is damn hard to do. When I bought my Logitech G910 keyboard, Best Buy's price was the lowest by far. I ordered it online and had it shipped to the store. So, it could have been a special deal. But... Lastly, does anyone have any input about a 4K monitor? I've been on CNET and PC MAG's sites to see the highest rated, but other opinions can never hurt. As well, it will be helpful to know if WOWs looks so dramatically enhanced on the 4K monitor that it's worth the money. Many thanks!
  5. Greetings Mates, What's the latest on a great set up for WOWS. My computer just like my exes work on the five year plan. However, a computer when it quits doesn't get the house. My current desktop setup has a Nividia GE Force710 that I added when I first started playing. I assume that I'll need to upgrade that if I get a 4K monitor. I saw a fellow senior citizen post that he was using a TV as a monitor. Great idea, but I don't have the space, so a 27 or 32 will have to do. I was at Best Buy and this young man was excited to show me the two best gaming computers he had, and I'm sure for $1,100 and $1,600 respectively they are. However, considering that WOWS is the only computer game I play it seems like overkill and huge waste of money. Then again, maybe not. That's why I'm asking. So, if any of you skippers out there are tech savvy, I would appreciate your input. Thanks!