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  1. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    I am going to respond to your comment because you are not trolling me and what you have to say is interesting and informative. Yes, I do tend to die a lot, especially as a DD, which I have played the most, but I like playing BB’s also. However, I get tired of the same old “sniping in the background type of game” when playing a battleship, so I move forward to try and engage in a brawl if possible. Sometimes it happens, a lot of times it doesn’t, but when it does happen, it’s great fun! (BTW, thanks WoW for the CV rework that has made the game a lot more interesting and removed the DD dueling for caps that had become so really boring. As a DD, I find I can’t reach the cap point before planes begin descending upon me. Very different!) No one cared about the issue I brought up, and that is that you cannot win an epicenter battle if you let the enemy take the center and then stay outside the entire ring hiding behind a hill far away, which is what these two battleships did. You understand that, right? And they did it for only one reason. The point value of their ships was irrelevant in this particular game. They threw the game to get achievements when we had a great chance to win it. Their decision to do that nuked a huge amount of XP from our team. You understand that too, right? My joke about torping them in-game because they were torping our chance to win two to three times more XP for winning the game had the unusual effect of revealing who the people are who think this kind of game throwing is okay. Note their names. And yes, there have been games where I have told our one remaining BB to run away and hide because we were ahead in points. I do understand the concept of points, but thanks for clarifying it even more. I appreciate it. However, it did not apply to this game. Thanks for your comments and your advice and for not trolling me.
  2. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    This is the first sane response I have read to my post. Thanks! (I'm done reading the others. They're too juvenile and trolling for me.) Perhaps you are right, but if I leave the battle, I will be reported. Someone in chat tells people to report me while I repair myself, and they all do. Good-bye karma. Now, I know this because when I left to repair myself and turned back to re-enter (still had one half HP), I was reported for not being near the front line, so either way, I lost out. Maybe I should just abandon the team when the going gets tough and get those achievements instead of trying to ram an enemy ship after brawling while my team is still fighting to win. Good point. The two BB's in the last game had at least one half HP left, and they refused to return to an epicenter battle that they could have won. Both got Dreadnaught and more XP than the rest of us. For some reason, no one wants to comment on this or understand it, so I'm done talking about other things that I did not complain about. It's this kind of behavior I am talking about, and yes, it happens a lot. I see it in many battles. So do others. We have talked about it. Since a bunch of crybabies want to bring up issues that I did not talk about or complain about, like receiving dreadnaught or fireproof while winning the game, I am done talking to people who cannot actually read what I said. Talk about a massive lack of reading comprehension. Wow! Enjoy battles where BB's run away at the end. Adios!
  3. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    I never said it happens every time. You said that. Please reread what I said.
  4. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    You are right. As a DD player, I will stay behind the BB's and wait until they have finished fighting, then enter the game and finish off whoever's left. Good idea. Thanks!
  5. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    Yes, I know, and good for you. I'm glad for you. I just said I played a game where I saw it and so did everyone else. Why don't you read everything I say?
  6. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    I do use my Repair Party. I break off from engagements I can't win and repair myself, then re-enter the battle. That's what a good BB player does. I don't hide out for the rest of the game, but maybe I will now since everyone thinks it's "really cool".
  7. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    It's not about playing poorly, as in a beginner who does not know what he is doing. It's about deliberately not playing to win achievements. Can't you read?
  8. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    Do you consider yourself a good team player?
  9. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    That means you won the game and did not throw it to get achievements. You are not part of this discussion.
  10. Nordlaender

    Please Get Rid of Dreadnaught and FireProof!

    If a BB stays out of the fight and only enters to finish off badly damaged ships that DD's and CA's took on at full health, then retreats behind an island and hides for the rest of the game, it has done nothing in my opinion but reap the labor of others, so I disagree with you strongly. BTW, why can't DD's and CA's just up and leave the game? You did not mention them. Are they always just supposed to die for you?
  11. I may have just played my last regular Random Battle. I may go over to Co-op, Ranked, and Operations permanently due to BB's throwing games to earn achievements. I am proud to say that I do not have a single Fireproof or Dreadnaught achievement, even though many of my battleships have suffered in excess of 99,000 HP of damage before dying. I never stopped fighting for my team or to win the game so that I and others could get double or triple the amount of XP for winning the game. It took me many months to find out that I must survive the battle to win these achievements, which suddenly explained the behavior of so many battleships in games that I have lost. They abandoned us to go off and hide so they could get Fireproof or Dreadnaught and thus win more XP than the rest of the team. The worst part is that we could have won if they had tried or even participated in the end game. It was that close, and many times we had an advantage, like in the last game, but they ran away despite pleas from dead teammates to enter the epicenter and win the game. They were afraid of one beat up destroyer that they both could have easily killed. World of Warships: why are you awarding achievements to cowards? Either get rid of these stupid achievements that encourage back-stabbing, or require that you win the battle to receive the achievement. Also, you should allow a destroyer or cruiser to withdraw from battle by crossing the white line in the rear if it has 10% or less HP left and give it the new Survivor achievement. Until then, I will not play Random Battles because it makes my game stats look bad when they could have been much better for all the effort I put into the battle. If I must play a Random Battle to complete a task, then I will, but if I spot a BB hiding behind an island waiting to get Fireproof or Dreadnaught, I will sail my destroyer over to him and torp him. That way, we will both lose, and I don't give a damn about your Unsporting Behavior Warning because you, WoW, are the ones encouraging it. On 2/8/2019 at 2:02 PM, Compassghost said: I think I found the issue. As you guys may or may not know, I play very aggressively compared to the average player. “Death is a preferable alternative to losing” type of deal. I know there I times when I have to die to win the game.  This nets me a 44% survival rate in randoms. OP has a 20% survival rate. This is very low, to the level where I think personal well-being is entirely disregarded. Not being afraid to take damage is fine from a play perspective, but that still doesn’t mean you should be taking needless or excessive damage outside your level of control. I am going to respond to your comment because you are not trolling me and what you have to say is interesting and informative. Yes, I do tend to die a lot, especially as a DD, which I have played the most, but I like playing BB’s also. However, I get tired of the same old “sniping in the background type of game” when playing a battleship, so I move forward to try and engage in a brawl if possible. Sometimes it happens, a lot of times it doesn’t, but when it does happen, it’s great fun! (BTW, thanks WoW for the CV rework that has made the game a lot more interesting and removed the DD dueling for caps that had become so really boring. As a DD, I find I can’t reach the cap point before planes begin descending upon me. Very different!) No one cared about the issue I brought up, and that is that you cannot win an epicenter battle if you let the enemy take the center and then stay outside the entire ring hiding behind a hill far away, which is what these two battleships did. You understand that, right? And they did it for only one reason. The point value of their ships was irrelevant in this particular game. They threw the game to get achievements when we had a great chance to win it. Their decision to do that nuked a huge amount of XP from our team. You understand that too, right? My joke about torping them in-game because they were torping our chance to win two to three times more XP for winning the game had the unusual effect of revealing who the people are who think this kind of game throwing is okay. Note their names. And yes, there have been games where I have told our one remaining BB to run away and hide because we were ahead in points. I do understand the concept of points, but thanks for clarifying it even more. I appreciate it. However, it did not apply to this game. Thanks for your comments and your advice and for not trolling me.
  12. Nordlaender

    Jack of all Trades Benefit

    I've noticed this in quite a few games, where we need help to win and a BB just wanders away and never returns. Do you have to win the game to get the achievement or do you get it when you also lose? I am pretty sure I have seen fireproof and dreadnaught on the losing team, but I could be mistaken. Do you know for certain? Also, I assume a DD cannot get the fireproof one since I have never seen one with it after the game. When I only have a few HP left, I just try and ram someone or do anything to help out, but now I might not since those who win achievements get extra credits and experience. Since someone recently referred to me as a "f***king sack of trash" after a battle when he belittled me for asking him why he called for my help during the game and then told me teamplay was for suckers afterwards, I am now more inclined to just go my own way in each battle since that seems to be the norm now. It seems counterintuitive since the winning side gets twice as much XP as the losing side, but whatever. At least one group of people I play with is not like that. We play the scenarios and have a really good time, even if it is just to help one teammate win his last star in that scenario.
  13. Nordlaender

    Jack of all Trades Benefit

    I always wondered how these achievements were won because I could never get one no matter how much fire damage I took, and I calculated it. You have to "survive" the battle. That's why I see BB's running away at the end of the game instead of fighting to the end. They want those extra achievements. Mystery solved. Thanks!
  14. Nordlaender

    Jack of all Trades Benefit

    Yeah, that's the problem for me with Lightening, but it is my best ship and brings me the most credits on average. I can't know which ships have radar because the tech tree does not allow you to see things before you buy them. Maybe there is a list on Wiki somewhere. I'll do a search. Right now, I just keep a mental list from reading comments in the chat box warning me about this or that ship. After I die first in a tier 9-10 game, my karma is wiped out. I wish they would just get rid of that. I can't see it's place in a wargame. I noticed my new German DD has hydro that is at 3 km for torpedoes and 4 for ships. That's basically the same as RN DD hydro. It is tier 6. Does hydro improve with each tier? Thanks for all the advice. Can I ask why you only play Random Battles? I like playing the Scenarios. They are really fun and offer great rewards if you succeed. I finally found a player from another clan who invites me to join the mission regularly. I can't get my clan to do much of anything. Most I got from my clan was a division of two. That's frustrating.
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