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About GrayPanther2018

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  1. GrayPanther2018

    IJN Gunboats don't need TRB

    TRB for CoOp smoke for Randoms seems to work. Kangaro and Hayate can also pick TRB or smoke. AKA "get gud".
  2. I always had the suspicion that the video games were training modules for the military looking for combat drone operators and training them before being selected. But maybe I got that from watching "The Last Starfighter" too often.
  3. GrayPanther2018

    My thoughts

    I wonder if the rate new ships are added if some realize they cannot keep up and just drop back and find a lesser level of play. That makes them less likely to grind and beat themselves up for ships they can get later at much less cost. But maybe that is an elderly reaction and WG is trying for the hyper player. But that is an issue with ship and sub games things happen slower than FPS games tuned more for adrenaline junkies. But with all the gimmicks I wonder if WG is pushing the learning curve to steep. But what do I know?
  4. GrayPanther2018

    why buy a flag in auction ?

    I am out of touch so don't know which flag. But I would like to see a way to have a better flag selection. Most seem to be afterthoughts. My French ships are pretty well covered but most of my IJN flags are white, and they don't even get their own ensign. (Yeh. I get it, had that conversation before. )
  5. GrayPanther2018

    Which famous Commander should be added to the game?

    I would like to see a new Babylon 5 if they can keep the woke out of it. The scope of the story was huge and wonderful. Peacetime is not good for military leadership. I remember one officer saying the all officers of flag rank were politicians out of necessity. And the other is officers are promoted to their level of incompetence and left there. Maybe a worse version of the "Peter Principal". (Somewhat based on stories told by a person who was an air intelligence officer in Vietnam and was not impressed. )
  6. GrayPanther2018

    Which famous Commander should be added to the game?

    Thanks for the correction. I was basing it on what I remember from reading the book "Warfish" by Grider. Actually I think it was a transcript of an interview. I had a paperback copy in the 1960s. (I may still have it but it is more a collection of pages than a book now. I literally read it to pieces.) His stories of the Wahoo cruise was memorable.
  7. GrayPanther2018

    Which famous Commander should be added to the game?

    That was one of the problems the IJN had, promoting by seniority over merit. I would like to see Hara with a good premium version of the DD Shigure.
  8. GrayPanther2018

    Which famous Commander should be added to the game?

    I think the USS Flasher captained by Grider may have sunk more ships. (or tonnage) Grider was also a junior officer on Wahoo.
  9. GrayPanther2018

    How do you change the forum screen back from black?

    Yay! I found it! But on my websites the theme button is on the botton of the page. Thanks! My eyes salute you.
  10. How do you change the screen back to the white background after WG changed it to black? I expect the is a thread about this but I didn't find it.
  11. GrayPanther2018

    Is there a game mode without CV's and Subs

    My Tachibana awaits.
  12. GrayPanther2018

    Is there a game mode without CV's and Subs

    I really wish someone would update that game. It's on my PC now.
  13. GrayPanther2018

    DD combatting SS

    And it doesn't help in this game that subs are so bloody fast.
  14. Having limited resources FXP is quite useful for me. I understand it may be boring to have most everything and need something to desire and to grind for, but that's not me. Maybe if WG put in a new FXP ship, say a Russian cruise missile sub of the Oscar class for only 10 million FXP that would encourage some. And later an ASROC launcher module priced for only 15 million FXP for the rest of us.
  15. GrayPanther2018

    Too many torpedos

    I play CoOp DDs mostly and IJN torp ones. There are issues using torps. Bots dodge torps quite well. If I launch torps at range my team will usually gun/burn my target down before my torps get there. Or occasionally they will just move into my torps and block them. (I am mindful of hitting teammates even after team kill was removed. ) Also many BBs have torps too. So if you dash in the launch your torps you had better have a torpedo beat plan in place. And some DDs do not have torpedoes powerful enough to kill a BB (EU DDs for example) and BBs with good secondaries will kill you. (Make your run from the front to reduce the secondaries that can fire at you, beware the Jean Bart type ships if you try to attack from the stern.) All is not rosey for DDs if they like to survive the match, many apparently don't. I often play in the evenings during the week and will get matches with just one DD. It may be partly due to what ship type WG is pushing may effect the ship count. Hey. I went through a whole post with no CV sub rant.