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  1. Weak secondarys

    In my endeavor to figure out what U.S. CVs and CAs are good for I did fully load the Cleveland and Pensacola with AA. They did great against planes - when I could find a CV - but it seemed to be very seldom. I started a spread sheet that I kept going for 350 battles. Cleveland and Pensacola - 1 CV every 8.137 battles. My 8 DDs and BBs - 1 CV every 4.051 battles. One other observation I would really like an explanation for. Had the Omaha, Cleveland and Pensacola all set up with IFHE. Not once in over 250 battles did I ever see a cit. hit with HE after thousands of hits. I had no problem getting cit. hits with AP. Does He penetrating armor just not show up on screen or what?
  2. Weak secondarys

    My intent wasn't to compare secondary armaments between BB's and Cruisers. Obviously BB's will have many more secondary guns. My intent was to find out if a less than one in ten hit ratio with minus 85% to dispersion of secondary armament was normal. From what I see so far it would appear I'm being nerfed by the RNG. All guns have different characteristics. That's what fire control training is primarily about. Learning to adjust trajectory and lead distance to accommodate different ballistic characteristics. I have BFT, AFT and MFCSB - plus the upgrade and flags - but apparently the RNG has decided my gunners are either blind or stupid because a less than one in ten hit RATIO is pathetic. Often times one or two more secondary hits would have made all the difference between sinking a DD and it getting away or launching torps and taking me out.
  3. Weak secondarys

    The point was that no matter what guns you have with a stated 85% reduction in dispersion (I don't care if it's only one lone secondary gun) a less than one in ten hit ratio is pathetic. The numbers don't correspond to the stated parameters of the skill, upgrade and flag. Since it's an RNG setting and controlled by the site I would assume that even BB's only hit less than one in ten. Has anyone with a BB that has the same skill, mod upgrade and flag ever checked their hit ratio with secondary armament? If you have I'd be interested to here if it's the same.
  4. Weak secondarys

    I have a New Orleans with radar that will light up anything within 9 klms so I decided to set it up to hunt down DDs. I got the captain skill that designates a priority target for secondary armament, upgraded the secondary armament in modules and run a Mike Yankee Soxisis flag. All added up I have a 7.6 klm. secondary range and minus 85% to dispersion. After 25 battles I'm getting an anemic 9.148% hit rate. I can do better aiming myself with main guns. Is the RNG screwing with me or are all the secondary gunners this pathetically blind. Seems like a wasted 4 point captain skill.
  5. I'm admittedly the worst player here and I run a lot of DD's because the servicing costs are less but I would rather go up against the Pan-Asian DD's than any of the others. With the rapid fire of the Bensons guns, the 150 mm guns and sonar on the Gaede and not having to worry about being torped even I do ok against them.
  6. Yeah. Getting real disappointed with so called "Super Containers". Get maybe one every 60-70 tries and get crap. Last one was 100 "Minus 20% to fire extinguishing". Big whoop. It takes what-4 seconds to extinguish a fire. Gee, now it only takes 3.2 seconds. Going to really improve my game. What a load of crap.
  7. I've had 10 "Detonations" in three days. Five of those were on cruisers and two of those were on a tier 8 cruiser. Since you only get one set of 10 Det. flags per ship per day and twice it happened to the same ship twice in a day I got shorted 20 flags. Yup-something is definitely going on with WoW. Thinking maybe it's a good way to keep freebooters like me from getting anywhere but something is rotten in Denmark and it isn't the eggs. The site is starting to stink.
  8. Toured the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) - Been to the Nautilus museum several times since it's close to me - Not a warship but toured the Savanah (First nuclear powered pleasure liner and I think the only one). Not museums but when I worked construction at the sub base in Groton I walked through a couple of mothballed WWII subs.
  9. Tier matchups

    For some reason I could only load the first three. These are the rest of them.
  10. Tier matchups

    Can't believe this thread is still active but ok. The MM isn't working or worse for me, it is working. Take a look at these six battles from today. SIX IN A ROW. I have admitted to being the worst player on the site and apparently I am being teamed up 5 out of 6 times with the next 11 worst players. Maybe the site ad-min just doesn't like freebooters like me getting up into tiers higher than 5. Maybe they just hate me having a Ranger. I don't know. I do know that even the one win I got (after five straight loses with the Ranger -four of them total blowouts and in the fifth my team had a pretty good lead that went away in the blink of an eye- I got disgusted and switched to the Mahan) wasn't much fun. Just another blowout. MM is broken, I hope, because if it isn't that means that the site is just nerfing certain profiles-like freebooters. I understand and accept that freebooters will be nerfed to some degree for economic reasons but jeez this is a little ridiculous.
  11. Invisible ships

    Finally, Umikami, we agree on something. NO ONE spends money without expecting a return, INCLUDING the players who buy from the site. Simple economics. Who in their right mind would spend $30.00-$70.00 for a ship package just to get sunk by freebooters like me? Of course it happens, occasionally, but very seldom. Simple logic. A site that is known as a place that you can be competitive at higher levels without buying anything doesn't sell anything. Just because I can't afford to spend that kind of money on a game site doesn't mean I get mad about it. I appreciate the people who do buy from the site and keep it going. I do the best I can with what I've got and have fun.
  12. Invisible ships

    Really Umikami, you have to give up the notion that computer programs are godlike entities incapable of mistakes. This site has had, now has and will continue to have many glitches. Look at the attachments and if they don't convince you of that then you are truly hopeless and are better off in your self-induced coma.
  13. Absolute crap

    Not condescending. My stats do suck. If you care to look at attachments and don't think I'm lying then know that this is over 75% of my battles. If I do ok it's a loss. The only time I win is when I do crappy. This is especially true of first wins of the day with the added commander boost. The first two Ranger attachments are absolutely typical. So are the rest unfortunately. I do want to explain that the second Ranger battle, that the team won and I got little XP on, I got sunk about 4 minutes into it by IJN Kaga. 2 torp squads and a bomber squad around the grid. I was full speed moving away from them long before they hit me with the whole team in front of me. If I ever division up it would just be loss after loss for them. Keystrokes in lines of computer code are too easy for sites to manipulate. No pay-No play. But thanks for the offer. I appreciate it. If I can ever get in front of some torps heading for you I will. P.S. I may have screwed up the order of the screenshots some but you'll get the gist of it.
  14. Invisible ships

    I believe the saying goes "Ridicule is the last bastion of those who have nothing to contribute". That fits you perfectly.
  15. Invisible ships

    Not true. Two battles today I had DD's come out from the same island I was behind and going the same direction. Never knew either was there. They blipped onto my screen at 1.7 and 1.5 k. They, however, obviously knew I was there because in both games they had already fired torps that I ran straight into with my DD. Also had four games today with my CL's that when I went to binocular view and lined my sights up (across open water-no smoke or islands) the targets (3 cruisers and a BB} blipped off my screen. Went to normal view and they blipped on my screen again. Went back to binocular view, lined up my sights and they blipped off again. Went to normal view again and they blipped back on my screen. None of them ever changed course and neither did I. Never got a shot off. At that point I just turned around and ran for the hills. I didn't hit ALT to see who the first one was but out of curiosity I did with the next three. They were all Premium ships and I'm a freebooter soooooooooo....................(fill in the blanks).