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  1. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

  2. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

    I hadn't really played it, as my post said I had read some bad things about it, some in these very forums. But I thought I'd check with everyone myself and I'm glad I did. It's stock right now, and still seems fine to play. *Does anyone else wish you could lock the back turrets separately from the front? Just curious.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    100 games in 24 hours? That can't be right. I do have a life... I thought. Oh I see. The 324 was for Random battles. The total shown in forums includes all co-op and scenario battles too. Thank God, I would have been a little worried if I'd played 100 battles in 24 hours. And I won't quit. I was being a bit facetious, but was curious about the line. It looks like any problems the lower tiers might have will pay off in the end.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Thanks. I have noticed that. Trying to learn the armor values and remember as best I can. Learning when to use HE vs. AP is a work in progress. Some battles I get it down pretty good, and others it's trial and error. I'm starting to notice right away if I get over-pens and adjust instead of keep on using the same ammo.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Tzarevitch Thanks for taking the time for the detailed reply. I don't take it personally and appreciate the input.
  6. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Thanks for the info. Were you in a division with people you knew on the 5 stars or totally random teams?
  7. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Wow, you guys are super helpful. Thanks so much for the insight. I will take advantage of it! Now, how about that damned Newport operation??? The others were so easy, and this one is so hard. Why such a drastic change up? They need to find a happy medium in there somewhere.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Big fan of Notser so far. Very helpful. I've seen some Flambass and of course The Mighty Jingles is a long time favorite from playing tanks. I will look for Zath.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Just now applying that. Changing speed, cruising at more of an angle back and forth. It's helped avoid a more salvo's and torps. When I started I definitely got surprised by stealthy dd's just waiting for my noob *ss to come floating by. I'd say my first 250 battles were very rushed and I thought I could kill it because I was good at tanks and I was a little too impatient to spend a lot of time in co-ops. I took a step back and focused, and it's taking some time to dig out of the hole I made, but damage and experience are much improved since I slowed down and took more time. And I'm taking more advantage of co-ops to learn. I'm trying to use co-ops to learn specific tactics in battles now, instead of just trying for easy bot damage which can lead to bad habits I think. Instead I'm trying to test out different scenarios and situations, like using the islands for cover and shooting over them, timing torpedo launches, using smoke at the right times and locations, changing speed and directions etc. Co-ops can be a good learning tool when I use it for these kinds of strategies and testing.
  10. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Sounds like a good plan. Play some of these other lines that may be better in the lower tiers to learn before venturing onward.
  11. MakersMike

    USN BB's - How Bad?

    Thanks. I appreciate the information. I do play co-ops and especially when trying a new ship. And I agree with the Japanese dd's suggestion. I have been playing them, and one thing I find the most difficult with them so far is finding that fine line of being undetected and sending in torpedo's within range. It's been fun. I think it's helped me handle the Guepard that I just got from the french missions too. And yes, I'm learning fast the problems of over-extending. I'd say that was my biggest learning curve to start was getting impatient and pushing too far and realizing it's not so easy to back out once you do. I've played wot for years, and it's helped in some ways, but in other ways doing as I did in a tank creates massive failure. I need to keep wot out of my head when playing wows.
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    USN BB's - How Bad?

    I'm a new player, 324 battles in. I hadn't read up too much on the different battleships and have just researched and purchased the New Mexico. Then I searched for some information and am seeing many negative things about New Mexico and the USN line in general. Should I just stop now? One question I have is regarding some stat sites like wow-numbers.com. The USN BB's rank near the bottom for every tier for win % and damage. But they're also the number 1 most played BB in most every tier. So, are they as bad as the stats show, or are the stats somewhat misleading because every noob like me researches the USN line first so they have a lot of inexperienced players hurting the stat numbers? Should I just stop the line now, and save some dignity or is there some silver lining that I'm missing? I know it varies by play style, but I'd like to know what you think are the best BB lines in general. The Izmail looks pretty awesome so I'm starting the Russian line, and as slow as it is, I'm doing good in the British Iron Duke and enjoying it. *I'm trying to use AP when I'm seeing a lot of broadsides, so I don't become too lazy and learn bad habits relying on that HE, but it's pretty nice to set all those fires. Thanks
  13. MakersMike

    First Ever Will To Win Achievement

    I can absolutely listen and follow directions. I'm a wot player and have played many battles with a team and a caller. If you have an invite link you could send me that would be great. Thanks
  14. MakersMike

    Big FPS Drop?

    Good to know thanks. I also wondered if it could suck a wire loose or something after I did it because it was a pretty strong vacuum. I just googled it and there is a risk. They all said don't have it on high, make sure it only gets a fraction of the suction power and only place the vacuum there for a second or less at one time. What did I do? Put vacuum on high, made sure it got as much suction as possible and held it there for a good 10 seconds, then making several slow passes over the vent. lol. Looks like the laptop made it through my abuse this time, but I think I'll be a little more cautious next time.
  15. Unless I missed something,I don't see where you have to pick the type of ship. Sounds like you can play any class of ship as long as it's tier 5 or higher.' Think I'll go with the US too.