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About Col_Calibre

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  1. Col_Calibre

    Feels like Clan Battle participation is down

    I'll tell you what's on my mind. (are you ready ?) Ranked Battles have no Media ending where they are reported at the end of the season with cudos and an icon at the bottom of the page when a battle opens up. Clan Battles want you to gather 7 mates to gather 'round the fire and ( Hopefully all will show ) begin a battle. I been in a clan where that has not happened and is difficult to find these players and line them up. Something needs to change drastically if you are having drastic conclusions. Clan battles (as it were ) are difficult to line up the fellas, SO make some major changes, get some guys who have played these things, ask for a few beta players who can spot what needs to be done, and most of all, spread the word in the New banners that are daily. Let us know whats wrong , as you see it and let the battling bunch make the ideas that could make the others much happier.
  2. This particular process of penalizing a human in a battle is completely senseless. I am a very logical and when you say that the "Automated System" tracks the situation and does not differentiate between accidental and on purpose. What I'm about to say may be slightly cursive but, here goes- Why even have this system. There are many folks who work at WG who write code every day and others who follow those rules that answer these questions all day on-line. Leaders and followers. If the code of Situational Awareness is not written, the accidental / on-purpose would not have to figure this out. Remove the code for the issues we cannot take (nor quite understand ). I have been pink too many time to mention because someone else ( a human with a brain ) made a stupid move in front of my shell or torps. There are algorithms, codes and formulas that were written to pursue these irresponsible behaviours and cause us to believe they are automatic and cannot be dealt with. Remove the dam things and we won't have to deal with them nor get stupified by being banned to Pink (or Orange ). Being put through the silly answers that the forum leaders use is absolutely silly. Does anyone actually tell these people how to answer these when folks ask a very emotional question ? Being penalized for something we DID NOT do is in the range of "Total Unfairness" . Having a human ram or shoot me is accidental and should NOT be written in with the other codes. Leave them out. Situational Awareness is a common learned tactic that is not hard to accrue. Being penalized for a very small point is ridiculous and we should not have to worry about it. Scenarios don't have the code for it (WHY ? we'll probably never know. ) If that is so and I accidentally ram an ally and i don't get err'd for it, why can't that happen in daily warfare ?? Hhmmm ??? That's all. My soapbox is getting too high.
  3. Maybe I'm in the wrong place, but where do I submit this complaint - Prior to the current update, the game ran practically flawless for me. Now after the huge amount of megabites in the update, I can get it started, then after a few seconds click on the CONNECT button. Here is where the fun ends - it will not finish loading. The little anchor in the middle keeps on circling and never completely loads the game. I've not played in 2 days. I'm the commander of the clan and they're probably wondering where I am. I have sat through 3 instances, one was 10 minutes, second one was 30 mins, third was one hour and nothing ever finished. Has anyone else suffered through this or am I the only one ?? Please help.
  4. I totally agree with Willawaw. The fact that the random battles are also as unfair as the robots on the Co-Op as they disappear frequently, is so totally out of the perspective of "fairness" that many times I have to quit the game , go to my RR Simulator to gain back my composure. The allied team has no way of fixing a Disappearing Act to be as fair as the bots ( one of your staff said it wouldn't be fair if they stayed LIT UP !). We have to fight them anyway hoping they re-appear soon. They disappear, shoot torps and we have no knowledge of their direction. There are torps that appear from ( honest to God NOWHERE in the water ) and are not allowed any time to clear them. No ships had ever been in that proximity of me that could show fairness to my position. They appeared from deep in the water. They are much to close. Nearly all of what the bots do in any game is what is wrong with the fairness factor. WHAT IS FAIR, YOU SAY ? 1. - Mirriam-Webster = the quality or state of being fair; especially : fair or impartial treatment : lack of favoritism toward one side or another. 2. - I mpartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination. 3. - the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination. So now that there is a true and uncomprimising definition of the word, show us all where that lies within the parameters of the " Robot Behaviour ", please ?? This is where my version of the "fun factor" or currently, the "un-fun factor" has been sitting for over 6 months. This seriously needs to be addressed (or more importantly, fixed).
  5. One thing I have noticed about the New version of the Public Test is that since I have won several hundred Florins so far and have not see them accrue up in the totals where the silver or the Copper is. While I am in the Armory looking for them, No Florins are adding up. Anyone have a cure for this error ?? My Mistake: It's Ironium I have not Florins. It's added up next to that USAF stripe and looks like the Florins logo. And I stand corrected.
  6. Col_Calibre

    Where Are The Codes for Ship Specials ?

    Baldy One, I changed the Title. Look Okay ??
  7. Col_Calibre

    Where Are The Codes for Ship Specials ?

    Thanks Old Baldy One. I did find it and will make sure I remember where it is.
  8. Frequently I see the threads mentioning CODES for camo, boats, & etc.... Is there a certain place we go to enter these codes and could these have an announcement before they launch ? I would like to grab one when they are out.
  9. Greetings All When we played on the most current PT server, there was a sentence that read something like: "You will receive the Signal Flags and Camouflage that you earned from these games and will transfer to the Live Server NLT 5 days after the PT Server closes". Where are they ?? 6 days have come and no flags or camo. Was this an empty promise ? Also, can someone redefine the rules that specify that in these battles it is fairplay for the Bots to disappear all the time during battle and fire shells while they are disappeard and making it very difficult for the allied forces to find and shoot the bots ? I just want to be fair for both sides. What they are doing is fine - they should not be able to disappear. NOTE: Please answer ONLY if you have a solution to either of these questions. Thank-you.
  10. Hi folks- I'm not on my soapbox anymore. I'm sorry for my behaviour from last thread. Does anyone know how I can change my VISA Account number to use another card ? I have a new card and there is no place on the register to show if I want to add another account and change to it. Any good suggestion will be appreciated. Please answer only if you have a solution.
  11. Col_Calibre

    Robot Disappearing Act

    I gotta tell ya, this is just plain awful. I am sorry to tell you that none of this is acurate for me to understand. I didn't ask for constructive grammer and since none of you know me, being a gentleman is not poking at my intelligence AND the reason I wrote these comments. Alright, post some videos to make it easier for me to see what you mean. Doesn't always work. When you know exactly what I mean, then you can answer this with a knowledgeable and coherant statement. Okay, for once, why are the bots given certain formulas to divert their behaviour to our firepower ? They should just move around with appropriate actions, not knowing where we are going to be. Just like we do. I don't care about smoke. What I care about is COMPLETELY DISAPPEARING from the map. No smake, no fog no nothing. Just disappearing !!! We are not given that ability so, why should they have it ?? They are robots with no brains, can't think, no emotions just the ability to divert, start and stop . That's it. I'm hearing a lot of comments more than I am hearing WHY they can do this stuff. Having a TEAM KILL supplement to explain "situational awareness" is completely irresponsible and not a very good answer for me. Regardless of what you all think. So what if we bump into an ally. So what if I rub against him briefly, what kind of REAL damage does he get that's detrimental to his staying alive throughout the battle ?? What I want to know is from someone who wrote the program or someone who manages this place who knows what I am trying to prove. Knowing who is behind or beside me is not going to change the way I battle the enemy nor is it going to stick in my craw the he is damaged and I can't do any more to help him. It's only a graphic image that's in my way (or me in his ) that you have given that image some superficial damage that I (or he) has to pay for when the battle is over. It is totally irritating for me to have to deliver my feelings to you in a way that is important to me and finally such a robust bunch of answers that are not on point. Just odd and misplaced comments from the gallery. PLEASE, if you don't know the answer to an important question, save your butt and keep quiet. This is important to me and since it is not important to you, please stay away from it and let me die in relative peace not knowing there is no one here who has the right answer to this question.
  12. Col_Calibre

    Robot Disappearing Act

    Hello All and Happy New year - I've been playing this great game called World of Warships since March 2018 and have been loving it up until the holidays. Maybe sooner. I've noticed that the Bots (Red Men) have been disappearing on every game. (EVERY). None of the allies can do that. And there's complaining during the game. We can't see 'em to shoot 'em. We're completely visible to them. I have given some thought and have not come up with a logical explanation except for one example. Ex. : Up until last Fall, the bots were kinda easy to eliminate and sometimes they would winn. However that is, there has been a HUGE upset in the algorithyms(?) or Algebraic expressions that made the Bots disappear in battle to make the game tougher to win because we cannot see the enemy. I can't make me disappear and the "P" Button does not work & whoever thought of that is a BIG LIAR. My first query is " Why do they do that, how does it work and why can't the entire community do the same ?" The reason for that is got to be in the kind of answer we need to hear and for someone or a group to be accountable for the radical configuration change. I'm trying to keep my kool here and it's hard. I need a completely real answer that is reliably correct and to the point. That said, I have another one for you - Being Pink is not entirely fair and here is my reasoning on that. First of all, bumping into each other is a mere accident and 99% of the time, it's because the Capt. is concentrating on his direct enemy in front of him and cannot see the BOZO about to ram him. Not his fault of course however, he and the team mate are both fined for it and the fault lies with the rammer (or the one who shot the firing ship). If a friendly fire hits me, the other guy is fined heavily against his account after the battle and sometimes I have been fined for just being there. Quite crummy actually. For the reason of being COMPLETELY FAIR and nothing less, I, who am a completely logical and skeptical person, cannot fathom a reason someone came up with this insane idea to punish the allied force for all this stupid and unreasonable actions. It's not needeed and is not completely fair for one of us to get fined for a small bump into an allied ship. Okay, now, I'll shut-up in just a minute and want you to realise that making this explanation shorter is hard. Much of all of this is completely nonsense and when you play hard at it on the ocean, why do we have to be penalised for it. Okay, someone please give me a complete and to the point reason why these two things are working to the benefit of Wargamers and the community. And please, not something you think I want to hear. Good night and God Bless.
  13. Some more useless information to make you wonder "Hhmmm, why did he ask that ?" When it comes to my mind, I'll just let 'er rip so here goes (also IDK if this was ever asked) - I have some Gold, Silver and XP that was leftover when I started and quit Tanks and Planes. I just spotted it a few days ago and have no idea what to do with it so I wondered if it can be transferred from those games to this one, WoWS. Anyone ever has this issue ??
  14. Col_Calibre

    Ranked Battles and Clan Battles

    You are all very noteworthy about what should be done to makle it more enjoyable. You are totally correct about being a Co-oP player. The Random battles are of course tougher and have some real jerks playing on there. So revert to the more easy aspect of Bots. Now, I don't have replays to support our playing so I will suggest a way for us to get into some training rooms for more real looking scenarios. Our guys are not great fighters as they want to climb up the ranks and collect points. Much is the same at what I started doing at the beginning. Thank you all so very much for this and I do see that many of you have scrambled thru some Operations and come thru with flying colors. Congrats to you.
  15. The more I play, the more query's I have to think about. During the battles of both arenas, I have noticed the Red Men are disappearing quite often causing a lot of major confusion. The allies are delivering some good blows to the enemy and then, suddenly, the ships are gone ! ! ! Then, from out of the fog comes gunfire. Where the hell are they ? ? I can't fire on something I can't see and neither can my mates & comrades. Why can those guys do that, it's so aggrivating. When are we allowed to 'fog up' and disappear so the enemy can't see us ? They are regular folks like us but they have a major advantage by being gone half the time. Definition of FAIRNESS is : Being treated equally 100% of the time. Not partial favoritism for one side only." (not from Websters or similar). I would also like to request some salient advice for fighting in either battle. Here is one plan I came up with : When using the chat box on the left of the screen, press the ENTER button, then press the TAB button, then press ENTER again. This gives us a conversation we, as a team, can only see as we talk about our maneuvers. The enemy should not be able to see this chat log. Am I correct ? As we fight during the clan battles, we try to stay as a group to work on our "focus firing" on the enemy ships. When we spread out, it becomes a difficult , one sided attempt. Any strategies for this ?? Also, one last thing, how can we get 7 guys together to fight and expect some kind of commitment level so we can see them on each season. For this and many other questions I have asked so far, thank you so very much for your expertise and Naval knowledge for these battles. I really have a lot of fun and have learned a lot of history about the boats I love as well..