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About _Starbuck

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    Sometimes NA, Sometime SEA
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    I'm really interested in social anthropology at the moment.

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  1. _Starbuck

    Royal Navy crate SCAM

    50/50...but what are the chances of getting heads 100 times in a row? about 1 in 30,000,000
  2. _Starbuck

    PT Halloween Submarines

    The Halloween events are generally entertaining for me, but this year...I don't know. I watched the video and some twitch gameplay, and it just isn't appealing to me visually or mechanically. If others are enjoying it, that's great. I'll probably give it a try when it goes live, but I blew it off on PTS. There's so much to do on the live server right now - my time is pretty limited and if I can play, when I can play, I want to make progress on my live account. Sorry, WG, but this time i just can't find anything compelling, you know? I'm much more interested in trying out the new CV gameplay than I am submarines.
  3. ...at least I can shoot down some planes.
  4. _Starbuck

    Armed Forces players Acknowledgement

    I'm retired navy and get all the recognition I need from family, friends, and the participation of our local VFW Post in the community, among other things. There are a lot of people who pretend to be what they're not and it isn't limited to the internet. Idiots get named and shamed publicly all the time for posing as veterans. Some of them even face criminal charges. Around here, it's usually pretty easy to tell who actually served and the pretenders. Not always, but usually, and it doesn't really matter in a video game chat room or forum. If someone is that desperate for respect, they have issues much larger than any I might have over their pathetic behavior. But that's just me; the next person who served in his or her nation's armed forces might be lot less forgiving, and who can blame them? In any event, I think we'll just have to get by the way we always have around here: With patience, common sense, and a dash of healthy skepticism. I mean, I saw a player named "Stormin' Norman" (or something to that effect) in a game the other day, and I seriously doubt he was ever in command of anything more complicated than a McDonald's drive-up window, but all the same, I really did enjoy seeing the nick. It made me smile.
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    Submarine Poll

    I consulted my dear old Mum's astrologer and she (the astrologer) says that submarines will be implemented, that there will be a 'Year of the Submarine' and finally, there is a 'Submarine Rework' looming in the not-too-distant future. I asked her how it would all turn out and she asked me for my credit card number, which was when I realized the astrologer was probably working for WG.
  6. _Starbuck

    In-Game Missions

    Hey WG, bring back those little in-game missions you were running there for a little while. Like hit the citadel of an enemy ship x number of times, spot x number of torpedoes, etc. Those were one of your better ideas. They helped turn otherwise same-old random battles into something a bit more interesting. I can sorta understand why you might want to save something like that to spice up a special event, but I am so, so, so tired of all the grinding and the same daily chain missions that I barely notice them anymore, and genuinely miss the anticipation of hoping for a little one-off challenge, being a tad disappointed not to get one, and just having fun for a change. Know what I mean? Think about bringing those back, even if the rate of occurrence is reduced, the possibility alone makes the game more interesting for myself and maybe some others.
  7. I didn't see any CV gameplay. I mean, there are airplanes. There's airplane gameplay, but the CV is just an icon. Auto-pilot is driving the CV, right? The player has little or nothing to do except play airplanes. Why have a CV at all? Airplanes could originate off-map at pre-determined intervals or something. I was cautiously optimistic, but less so after having some time to think it over. It looks like it might be fun and engaging, but I wouldn't call it cv gameplay and I just don't see where the joy for the serious CV enthusiasts is going to come from in this rework. I guess it's still early and time will tell, but the more I watch that video, the less enthusiastic I feel towards the game as a whole. Maybe it's the weather.
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    CV Rework Feedback

    CV gameplay has been a square peg in a round hole since the beginning. Wargaming repeatedly tried to hammer it home without much success, so I'm happy to see a new approach. I may not like the final result - or I might embrace it completely, it's impossible to know right now. Anyway, I'm willing to take an optimistic stance on the rework and look forward to seeing how development continues.
  9. _Starbuck

    workig with sound

    Trying to make my headeset work ... I think it's solved now.
  10. _Starbuck

    Co-op needs major surgery - but how?

    I'd be happy to see a game mode where there are just swarms of bots and they spawn and respawn and you just sail around trying to survive and rack up a high kill count and it runs until the last human is sunk...or it just runs endlessly with people respawning as well, and joining/exiting to port as desired. Could even make it PvP death match, no teams, just free-for-all mayhem, which is what I think ranked should be, just cause that would be funny. But I've had a lot of coffee this morning. A LOT of coffee. So maybe this isn't the best idea.
  11. WG can issue prem time whenever they like, but it's not much of a reward if the recipient doesn't know about it. Like giving out a free fishing license good for tomorrow, but not telling you unless you actually show up at the lake with your pole. If you knew about it, you might change your plans and go fishing tomorrow; and you might have already decided to go anyway and be pleasantly surprised. But if you stayed home to work on that old Honey-Do list and then found out a few days later that you'd missed a day of free fishing, you'd probably be wondering why, in this day and age of email, facebook, telephones, snail mail, and good old fashioned politely knocking on the door, they couldn't tell you when it might have made a difference. That's a real head scratcher alright.
  12. We need lawyers for this? How often have I wished I could erase a battle or two? Careful what I wish for, eh? Some people seriously over-value their stats. I mean, that's what it has to be, right? Cause they still got to play, they still got to have fun, and in the end they got compensated. A few games didn't count, out of literally thousands? And we're throwing a tantrum? It's funny.
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    Rewards for killing Pirate

    I sank a pirate ship, but I don't know what the rewards are or even where to find out. I logged into the game just now and there were 5 containers waiting for me for some weird reason, not sure what that was about. I don't really pay much attention to that sort of thing, pirates and what-not, although I suppose I probably should just to avoid potential embarrassment. Oh, I just checked my notifications and 500 doubloons was added to my account. I hadn't noticed that, since I didn't really know exactly what my previous balance was, which is kind of silly, but my balance goes up and down quite frequently. In any event, I'm assuming that I've received my pirate sinking reward, so thanks Wargaming. I like free stuff and I would have sank that guy anyway, just for being red.
  14. I sometimes wonder if unmoderated in-game chat isn't cause for ESRB to slap an M rating on games like this. It might be argued that WG can't control what individuals say, but WG does have absolute control over what appears in the game, including chat, even if that control is limited to an on/off switch. All it would take is one determined parent to find out his or her child is being bullied in a game rated T for Teen and the T for Trouble would start. The small "Other: Users Interact" descriptor would not be much of a defense if something like "World of Warships promotes school shootings!" is suddenly all over Facebook. Never mind if something unfortunate should actually happen to someone's child because of in-game bullying. It sounds stupid and unlikely, an over-reaction that doesn't deserve a second glance, but have you seen American news? Have you seen Facebook? It's the stupid stuff that can really bite you when you're not expecting it. Anyway, it might behoove the developers to protect themselves if not their customers, because life is a box of chocolates.
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