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About DouglasMacAwful

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    Hipper or Baltimore?

    Baltimore gets radar, but even with the radar mod you only get 2 shots at DD due to a 10 second reload and 36 second radar duration. If you're really lucky and have your guns aimed perfectly when you pop it, you might get 3 shots off. But that's rare. It's not a great DD hunter, and absent that I'd say the Hipper if you're just comparing the two. Hipper's torps to ward off enemies rushing you, and better hydro, trump Baltimore's situational radar and better penetration angles, IMO. But if your goal is to get the TX in that line, I'd say the Balti. Des Moines is my favorite T10 cruiser, and IMO the best T10 cruiser (well, probably 2nd now against the nonsense that is the Petro). Devastating AP against broadsides, high arcs to spam HE over islands unspotted and annoy everybody. Almost a minute of radar to harass DDs. Much more competitive than the Hindenburg.
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    Limits/bans weren't enacted until the middle of the last CB season. Petro limit for this season wasn't announced until the 3rd night.
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    How to spend elite commander XP without a ship

    Note that there is one somewhat significant change as it relates to captain xp and retraining: In the old system, you could pay 500k silver to cut retraining time in half. If retraining was say 90k after spending the silver, you could play the first 80k with reduced skills and/or premium ship and finish the last 10k with ecxp. That's no longer the case. Though retraining costs were cut in half without having to spend silver in the new system, if you want to use ecxp to finish retraining, the amount you have to spend is fixed. There's no "pro-rating" it like in the old system. If retaining is 90k and you choose not to spend that immediately when you move your captain, and you play 80k on premium ships, the option to finish retraining using ecxp will still be 90k.
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    In Co-Op, am I wrong?

    I've played 10-12 matches the past couple days to knock out all the current missions. Not one bot on any of my teams.
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    [ALL] ModStation

    Thank you. It was Target Equipped - Default under one of the Autospy sub-menus.
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    [ALL] ModStation

    Does anyone know which mod is displaying the speed/range panel to the top-left of the minimap? I've been running the same mods for many patches, and this one just popped up after updating to 10.3. There doesn't appear to be a way to disable it in the drop-down box on the panel itself. It's annoying because it often obscures the view of the ship you're shooting at. I removed the "Max Speed of Target", which shows the max speed on the aiming reticule, but but the panel is still there. I'm running the Autospy minimap. I looked in the settings for that, but didn't see anything in there to disable.
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    Cannot login with Mods

    Thank you! Wasn't looking forward to installing them back one at a time. I'm running ModStation. Uninstalling the extended carousel fixed the black screen for me. So looks like it's not updated there yet.
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    The amount of bots in tier X ruins this game

    Post a replay
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    Training Captains

    Wat? Wat? This is completely incorrect as well. A 21-pointer will have 100% of their Commander XP awarded as Elite Commander XP. Any captains under 21 points will only have 5% of their Commander XP awarded as Elite Commander XP. 21 point captains make 95% more than sub-21s. Also completely incorrect, or completely unclear what you're talkin about. Elite Commander XP is a pool that can be used by any captain at any level, for retraining or boosting to a higher level. The only thing that a 21 point captain provides is getting 100% of the Captain XP as ECXP, instead of 5%. That's it.
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    Training Captains

    The majority of your post does indeed look like it came out of a random nonsense generator. A 21 point captain earns 100% of the commander XP as Elite Captain XP. A sub-21 commander only earns 5%. The way you phrased it just adds confusion. You don't "transfer" ECXP to ships or captains. It's a pool that can be used by any captain retraining on any ship, or to boost a particular captain's skill level. Again your phrasing is confusing. This is where it just gets incoherent and rambling. It's pretty simple: For new players or those without a lot of ECXP, it's best to save it for retraining captains while grinding lower tier ships/captains. Even if you're 500,000xp of getting a 21 point captain, spending 500,000 to get there is questionable unless you already have a *lot* more banked. It will take a long time to get that 500,000 back, even playing with premium and flags. Best to bank it and have it when you need it, maybe using some to boost the final 50-100k. That's a rule-of-thumb, and some player may find the extra 2 skill points critical to a specific build, but outside of that just save it.
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    Setting up a VampDeuce?

    Needs a better term than vamp💩 .
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    Autumn skill reset means

  13. Of course you have time. There's not much going on in the first 2 minutes, and even later you can see where a ship's guns are pointed from halfway across the map.
  14. Note that if a ship's guns are still at 12 and 6 once the battle begins, that player hasn't loaded in yet.
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    Penalties? Seriously?

    First post is a 3 year old necro. Great job.