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  1. Ensign_Cthulhu

    [PSA] HMS Dreadnought Mission

    It does, but I've had nights where PvP has been a string of blowout losses and thrown wins. Under the circumstances, I prefer to take a somewhat more laborious but more certain path, and have a lot less stress per battle.
  2. Ensign_Cthulhu

    WoWS Goals for 2019

    Them's fightin' words! I am looking forward to seeing what WG does with them, as I am looking forward to the carrier rework. Oddly enough, I'm starting to get a grip on the current style. Can't do it very well, but beginning to develop enthusiasm, if only in co-op. I may have wished for a change too soon!
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    Goals for 2018

    So with the end of December looming, how did I go? 1) HAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAA! 2019 my a@@@. Done in August 2018! 2) HAHAHA!!! Now in Neptune. 3) I now have a T7 and a T8 destroyer ground out and another T8 destroyer won. I have a T7 and T8 battleship ground out, 4) Varyag, Tachibana Lima, Indianapolis, Cossack. If we count free XP and coal ships, we add Campbeltown, Aigle, Nelson and Musashi to that list, with the possibility of Salem if the coal situation holds up. Warspite was bought, but I re-obtained her with Sovereigns. Exceeded expectations. Dreadnought is looking quite possible at the moment. We shall see about Prinz Eitel Friedrich. If I count the early unlock ships, the haul is even more impressive (Bretagne, Normandie, Acasta, Icarus). 5) Fail. I suspect this MIGHT be due to my concentration on achieving #1 - 4 at all costs.
  4. Ensign_Cthulhu

    PSA: Royal Navy Event; last day of tasks today, so...

    This is the last day to finish off any of the tasks you have left undone. It is the last day on which you can win guineas in the game. Any further guineas you need must be bought, and as we cannot be sure they will be here tomorrow, we are advising anyone who wants the ship and still needs Guineas to buy them TODAY and get the ship in the arsenal immediately after.
  5. Ensign_Cthulhu

    WoWS Goals for 2019

    I could write pages on my goals for 2019, but the coal position has worked out so well this year that two of them (British CL grind, British DD grind) have taken a sudden back seat. The goal was to have at least one T10 ship to take into Clan battles (without needing a loaner) and into the T10 cutoff of Ranked battles, but the Salem - whatever her deficiencies - is so much cheaper to run it isn't funny. I can now chill on both those grinds and enjoy the ships. I would like to finish at least the Yamamoto and Honourable Service campaigns. I would like to make a second 19 point captain to supplement the one I already have, on the grounds that being able to rotate 19-pointers while one is out of port, without needing special event captains, is probably going to create a third in short order. Lather, rinse, repeat. I need to wind the pace WAY back in terms of winning things. No extended marathons; maybe just nibbling around the edges of what I can do to pick up crates here and there, and don't care too much if the ship doesn't fall into my hands. Decide on sane limits for all grinds. I have battleships, cruisers and destroyers at Tier 8 or better; I don't really NEED any more. Spend less actual money. Salem will help here; if I don't NEED the Minotaur and Daring, I don't NEED to throw huge volumes of doubloons at them for permanent camouflage. I can stop at Lightning, which I won a permacamo for in the RN destroyer collection, and Neptune, whose camo was paid for with Warspite's gold. Aside from the permanent campaigns, Ranked if I feel the energy and Clan battles here and there, I am considering spending a lot more time in co-op this coming year. Probably less time in the game overall, actually; I need to bring my other hobbies back to front-and-centre again.
  6. Ensign_Cthulhu

    Premium Ship Review #103: Salem

    The economic situation on this ship is such a complete turnaround that as far as I can tell, she now becomes an essential ship for the Free to Play crowd that wants to run in T10. I'm used to sailing incredibly vulnerable and squishy cruisers with monster heals; I'm going to miss the torpedoes the British cruisers offer me, but in every other way this ship has become a must-have in my port.
  7. Ensign_Cthulhu

    [PSA] HMS Dreadnought Mission

    Not just a T3 battleship; she's THE T3 battleship. We all want the D and Wargaming knows it.
  8. Ensign_Cthulhu

    PSA: Royal Navy Event; last day of tasks today, so...

    I reckon WG didn't want to have to pay the creditors a cut of every Harekaze they sold, and fair enough, but the least they could have done was to negotiate being able to give her away in Supercontainers (note that Santa crates would have been unacceptable, as you buy those and it could have been interpreted as selling HSF content outside the licence). Lesson for next time. @Pigeon_of_War, can you pass this one up the line? Some sort of content-retention clause for future collabs that would allow this?
  9. Ensign_Cthulhu

    [PSA] HMS Dreadnought Mission

    It should, but I don't mind a random game or two to chip away at various grinds.
  10. Ensign_Cthulhu

    Who have you seen in game

    Next time they should just do an advent calendar thing over the first 24 days of Christmas, with completion of the first daily unlocking the slot. On Christmas morning, you get the ship.
  11. Ensign_Cthulhu

    [PSA] HMS Dreadnought Mission

    But if you fail, you've blown 20 minutes. And I have had teams fail on me and blow the win too often. I do it the other way around: I play the first couple of games in Randoms, where losses don't matter, then switch to co-op!
  12. Ensign_Cthulhu

    PSA: Royal Navy Event; last day of tasks today, so...

    Aah, so that was the reason. A damn shame. The sentiment remains, however. "I'll buy her when I get back from holidays" became "Oh F, she's gone," with the knowledge that unlike the Kami sisters' chance to appear from a crate, she wasn't coming back.
  13. Ensign_Cthulhu

    Who have you seen in game

    Was derping in co-op last night in the Cossack, looking for guaranteed wins for the dailies, and encountered @Lert, driving his Hipper. We annihilated the creepy toaster ships.
  14. ...if you haven't got the Cossack and want her, today is the last day to finish off the past week's Guineas missions. Per @Kizarvexis, I would buy any guineas you need NOW, including the 10 for 1 deal if you haven't already done so. It is well known that expected and needed items have occasionally been withdrawn early (as happened with Go Navy), so get on and do it, or don't blame me if you are left wailing in the outer darkness tomorrow morning. Technically you have until January 22nd to spend them, but there are no guarantees on how long you can still buy them. Don't be like those poor bastards who put off buying the Kamikaze ships or the HSF Harekaze to some other day, only to find that the opportunity had passed them by forever (in the Harekaze's case literally, unless a miracle occurs). Get it over with now and avoid disappointment.
  15. This is absolutely true, and I got all of that except the Halloween high-tier creepy zombie ship camos (I did get the Nassau steampunk camo). But premium ships come with their own permacamos and are a complete ready-to-go package, so I decided to concentrate on covering that. And there were free camos winnable for the Normandie and Baltimore as well (got those), while the American collection gave you a T8 Cleveland camo if you were late to the game and hadn't put one on her before she was elevated.