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  1. Giulio Cesare

    I just bought it with some of the doubloons I received in the Santa Crates during the sale it was on Half Price. It's doing okay for me so far, but I'm pretty potato so maybe I don't make it perform quite so well. But I like the speed and the number of shells it puts out is decent.
  2. How do you Mahan??

    I've gotten more comfortable with higher tier DD play over the last three months as I got used to the fact that you need to know which radar-equipped ships are on the other team as it will affect how you deploy. My Mahan still does not have CE yet, but I still managed to have a 1734 base XP game in it yesterday. If you are in a standard battle, scout the fringes (not the middle) to find the red CAs and BBs. If a DD finds you before you find him, watch your PT indicator and either push in until you see him and slap him around a bit or, if you're lit up by 3+ enemies, turn tail and lay smoke between you and the estimated position of the DD to break detection. Before you shot at a target, zoom in to see that they're otherwise engaged and their guns are pointing away from you. decide if Torps or Guns should be used. You'll be fine if detected so long as you stay outside of their secondary range - you can get close enough to some ships without firing at them to lay a torpedo spread that can be a surprise for an opponent tunneled in on who they're dueling. In Domination battles, Rush the cap and pound whatever comes in from the other side. Most caps are small enough that you can detect anything that enters once you are there. Again, slap them around a bit then smoke up as enemy ships start to acquire you, torp the smoke of your opponent and try to orient bow- or stern-on to mitigate the risk of their return torps hitting you broadside. For Epicentre battles, I find them the hardest as you have to combine the tactics required for both standard and domination battles. I'm about halfway to the Benson right now, but the Mahan hull and Torp upgrades should be your first priority. I don't mind the Mahan as I've figured out how to make it work, but I don't think I'll be keeping it.
  3. Okay, I took your advice and using the Christmas money (and Anniversary Present) I got, I bought a couple of different box types and the results we're... quite good!! Here is a list of the haul I got, including the first group that I had: I estimate I spent $175 CDN and got at least $180 worth of 7 Premium ships, 450 Frosty Fir Camo, 40,000 Free XP, 90 Days Premium, 10,200 Doubloons, and lots of flags. But with the second-last box, I finally got the ship I really wanted - the Scharnhorst! I owe my wife a lot of backrubs for that last $60. I've set a goal to get to Tier 10 in either the US Cruiser line or Pan-Asian DD line by the end of March. (Or could I get both?) I have to agree that the best value seems to be the $3 gifts, since the Okhotnik seems to have a greater likelihood of being drawn, and once you have it, the duplicate rule comes into play and you start getting additional premiums. I noticed that the first couple of premiums were all T6, until I got the Indianapolis. I think there may be an additional rule that starts filling up your duplicates from the lower tiers first. That said, I think the $1 boxes have their place as well, providing several useful flags and lots of Free XP for quick Upgrades. Now pardon me while I take my new Scharnhorst out for a test drive...
  4. I bought at various times this season, 6 Mega Crates (Gallant), 27 Santa Crates (no Ships), 30 Big Crates (Okhotnik, Duca D'Aosta, Arizona). I got some flags, about 7000 doubloons, 30000 Free XP, and over 400 Frosty Fir Camo. I can't complain - I figure I spent about $120 Canadian and got back that much in Premium ships on top of the value of the other items. I think I'll stick with Big Crates next year and see what comes up.
  5. I got the two free small crates, which gave me: 50 Zulu flags, 5 Frosty Fir Camo I bought 1 Mega Crate, which gave me: 30 Frosty Fir Camo And finally I bought 5 Big Crates, which gave me: 15 Ouroboros flags, 60 Frosty Fir Camo I'm never doing this again.
  6. I got the two free small crates, which gave me: 50 Zulu flags, 5 Frosty Fir Camo I bought 1 Mega Crate, which gave me: 30 Frosty Fir Camo And finally I bought 5 Big Crates, which gave me: 15 Ouroboros flags, 60 Frosty Fir Camo I'm never doing this again.
  7. I used to go onboard the HMCS Haida at least once a summer as a kid. I also remember going on board either a Spruance-Class DD or Perry-Class FF when one came into port on a goodwill tour in Toronto in the mid-80s. I've also been on the HMS Belfast in London and the USS Iowa in LA. I'm hoping to visit the USS Alabama next summer. I've visited the Arizona memorial in Honolulu.
  8. All I have is a secondary build Bismarck and a stealth Kagero for ranked, both with 10-point captains. What would you suggest I use, and what should be their role?
  9. I was away this weekend, I'm not a premium player, and my time is limited, so I broke the mission into chunks, Doing a Task a night, usually in Co-Op mode, but played Random to max out my XP requirement. Just completed it now.
  10. Looking forward to grinding up to this. At Stage 3 so far...
  11. U.S. Cruiser line split.

    Stupid Double Post...
  12. U.S. Cruiser line split.

    Probably going to be a Premium of some sort. It's really inbetween the Heavy Cruisers and Battleships. I'm assuming that if you have the Pensacola, New Orleans, and Baltimore, then WG will give you the next ship up the tree so you don't have to grind up all over again.
  13. I find that they usually say 4:20am PT, which translates to 7:20am in my Eastern Time Zone so I'm always trying to get it done the day before. I just completed it with 7 hours to spare and managed to snag a 5000 free XP container to boot. I found it a real challenge doing that last week of missions, but glad it was doable in the end. I think this campaign was easy for unicums and high-tier players, challenging for middling players like myself, and practically impossible for the lower tiers and potatoes. Maybe that was what WG had in mind when they planned this? The other thing I notice is that when one of these events is over, it coincides with a patch upgrade, which usually starts at 2am PT and means you have even less time than you think. So always try and finish the day before the closing date, because that's really your last chance to complete unless you play past midnight. @_@
  14. Phew! Got it with 7 hours to spare. Managed to snag a 5000 free XP container to boot. I found it a real challenge doing that last week of missions, but glad it was doable in the end. I think this campaign was easy for unicums and high-tier players, challenging for middling players like myself, and practically impossible for the lower tiers and potatoes. Maybe that was what WG had in mind when they planned this?
  15. Now this... I think WG may have engaged in false advertising. In the News section of WoW, under the explanation of Part III of the OR campaign, it says: Win three battles and place among the Top 5 XP earners at least once over any number of battles. To me, I read that as saying that you only need to place Top 5 once while winning three games. But in actual fact, you have to place top 5 on a winning team three times. They really should have made that clearer because I couldn't figure out why I didn't have the OR yet. Well, one more Top 5 win and one more day to go...
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