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  1. Hello, Captains! A new DevBlog has been posted here: https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/414 Please leave any feedback you have here. Thank you!
  2. Also, thank you all so much for the kind words! Reading how much a few of you enjoyed this brings a tear to the eye.
  3. One of the benefits of working for Wargaming. :)
  4. Greetings Captains, Welcome to February of 2023! We're kicking off this month with a small announcement: Going forward, all forum contests (after this one) will be held on our Official World of Warships Discord server! Discord is a platform that we are quite passionate about, and we are excited to be moving these events over to the users of the server. As a result of that, we are putting on one last Forum contest that encourages all of you lovely players to join us on the official server! Challenge: Reply to the main thread providing a screenshot of you posting in the #feb-forum-contest channel of the Official World of Warships Discord saying "Hello from the World of Warships Discord!" This contest will end on February 28th at 18:00 UTC (12pm CT). You can join the server here: https://discord.com/invite/wows. Additionally, if you've already joined and authenticated in the server, you can find the channel here: https://discord.com/channels/669128285527080961/1070043407650668544 Example: Rules: 1. Make sure everything required for the challenge is clearly readable in the screenshot. 2. Plagiarism of any kind is not permitted. 3. Must follow the parameters as listed under the “Challenge” section. 4. Please only reply to this thread with contest submission posts. All other posts will be deleted. Prizes: 1 random winner will receive: - 1x Tier VII Premium Ship Container 1 random winner will receive: - 1x Tier VI Premium Ship Container 7 random winners will receive: - 1x French Dasha 6pt Commander 7 random winners will receive: - 1x Italian Dasha 6pt Commander Feel free to share this contest amongst your friends or clanmates. The more people that participate, the better! Fair winds and following seas!
  5. Hello, Captains! A new DevBlog has been posted here: https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/413 Please leave any feedback you have here. Thank you!
  6. Greetings Captains, Welcome to the final edition of the New Player Captain's Log! For those of you who aren't sure what this is or what it might do, feel free to check out the introductory post here. With each topic I discuss, I also added a question at the end to see how y’all feel about things in comparison to how I feel. I just thought it would be an interesting way to get some discussion going! Without further ado, let’s proceed with this week’s Log! Focus Points of the Week Here’s a list of the focus points for this week: 1. Experiment with slightly higher tier ships to test my own growth 2. Give the New Player Captain’s Log a proper send-off Musashi As anyone who watched the NA Community Stream from last week knows, I was able to finally get my hands on a Musashi, and I tried her out for the first time live on stream. Going into this week, I knew I needed to give myself a little test: play some matches at higher tiers and evaluate my performance. Let’s just say…I need to stay in Tiers 6-7 for a little while longer. That being said, it certainly wasn’t the fault of the ship! Musashi felt very much like a Yamato at Tier 9 to me, which did feel quite good and powerful! She is a big bote so it felt like I was a target right away most of the time, but at least you have the armor and health to take a bit of a beating. That being said, even specializing in the ship to reduce fire chance didn’t stop me from getting lit constantly. This, combined with just a general skill overmatch at the tier made it so I was relatively ineffective most of the time. This allowed me to realize that staying in those lower, middle tiers to continue to develop my skills for a bit longer will probably be beneficial to me. Question: Since the Musashi has been around for quite some time now, do you still feel that she is quite powerful for her tier? Or has she come back down to earth in comparison to other releases? Normandie After experimenting with some higher tier play, I was feeling a bit humbled. Clearly I have grown in skill, as I feel I hold my own in the middle tiers, but I have not grown so much as to be a competitive force at higher tiers. This lead me to dropping back down to Tier 6 and going back to the French BB line that I was quite enjoying several months ago. I have to say, I still quite enjoy the Normandie and the line as a whole! I recently discovered that despite not being a battlecruiser technically, Normandie is still one of the fastest BBs at the tier, which was a shock to me! That being said, the downside of Normandie (and perhaps French BBs as a whole) is a much weaker armor scheme. Her citadel in particular seems easy to hit from longer distances with more accurate boats, and it’s easy to get shredded if you aren’t angling exactly right to bounce shells of ships that don’t overmatch you (because there are ships that do overmatch at the tier, believe me). The tricky part is to get all your guns on a target, as that will likely mean exposing your broadside more than you would like. All of that is worth it for the unique turret structure and decent ballistics though, imo. Can’t wait to keep grinding through this line! Question: Is it wild for me to think the French BB line is one of my favorite tech tree lines I have played so far? What are your impressions of the line? Farewell As I mentioned in a few of the previous Captain’s Logs, this entry will be the final one. I hope it is obvious that it isn’t ending because of some nefarious reason. The main reasons I am choosing to end it are twofold: First, as I have been with the company for over a year at this point, my responsibilities are continuing to expand, and thus I am running out of time in the week to complete everything. Second, even though I am still not what I would consider to be a “good player,” I feel that I have grown beyond the moniker of “new player.” I am approaching 600 matches on my main account, and that isn’t even factoring in the countless other matches I have completed in PTS or other scenarios. I have a lot more to learn in this game, but I can certainly say that I now know more about this game than the average person, and that is (at least in part) thanks to the valuable knowledge I have gained from each and every one of you who read and commented on these blogs. I can say with full certainty that you have all helped me grow exponentially, and I am quite grateful that you not only assisted me when needed, but also supported me and allowed me to grow at my own pace. With the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this such an enjoyable experience for me! And if you happen to be reading this at some point in the future, I hope the posts and the comments are as equally useful for you as they were for me. Question: Did you learn something from reading these logs over the past year? Were you someone who provided advice? Feel free to sound off in the replies with how the Log impacted you, if you wish! I think that about covers it for our final entry into the New Player Captain’s Log! I want to remind everyone that the New Player Captain’s Log was designed to be a place for new players to reply with their experiences or seek advice as well, so feel free to join in on the conversation below (in this thread or any others)! This is the part where I usually say, “See you next week for some more New Player musings.” Since this is the end of the road, I will just say, “Fair winds and following seas!” as well as one last, profound THANK YOU!
  7. Hello, Captains! A new DevBlog has been posted here: https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/412 Please leave any feedback you have here. Thank you!
  8. Hello, Captains! A new DevBlog has been posted here: https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/411 Please leave any feedback you have here. Thank you!
  9. Hello, Captains! A new DevBlog has been posted here: https://blog.worldofwarships.com/blog/410 Please leave any feedback you have here. Thank you!
  10. Great point on the retreating/hiding ships! Regarding time utilization and multi-tasking, what about if the target is far enough away that you could theoretically get another salvo off in the time that it takes the planes to strike? For example, I shoot with my guns and then launch the planes immediately. Because there is some range to the enemy ship, there are times where I could have instead waited for my guns to reload and get a second salvo off in the time that my airstrike took. That being said, as long as they stay in range I could theoretically shoot, airstrike then immediately shoot again but what about when it doesn't work that way?
  11. Greetings Captains, Welcome to this week’s edition of the New Player Captain's Log! For those of you who aren't sure what this is or what it might do, feel free to check out the introductory post here. With each topic I discuss, I also added a question at the end to see how y’all feel about things in comparison to how I feel. I just thought it would be an interesting way to get some discussion going! Without further ado, let’s proceed with this week’s Log! Focus Points of the Week Here’s a list of the focus points for this week: 1. Try out the new US Hybrid Battleships Nebraska 12.0 has officially dropped, and with it comes early access to the new US Hybrid Battleships (at least eventually). For what I hope are obvious reasons, I decided to try the Nebraska first, as it is the lowest tier out of the released ships and I am still getting my sealegs, as it were. My first instinct was that it is my favorite looking out of the three hybrids. I quite enjoyed my time with the North Carolina when I was grinding the US BB line, so my first battles in the Nebraska were decently enjoyable. Unsurprisingly, it felt like the same guns as the NC with the ability to use a plane to my advantage. As a whole, I am not sure how I feel about hybrids as it relates to my play style. It is really nice to be able to spot for yourself at a distance, and the utility of the plane is fun to have. But even at my stage of play, the tradeoff of using your plane instead of your guns doesn’t seem worth it a lot of times, as your guns have more potential damage. I definitely get enjoyment out of playing them, but I am unsure as to if they will be a “go-to” ship at the given tier. Question: What is the best possible utility for Hybrids in a Randoms environment? Delaware Having had some fun and intrigue while messing around with the Nebraska, I felt like trying my luck and giving the Delaware a go. Firstly, I still feel as though my skill level doesn’t really translate to Tier IX, since I can be matched more easily with Tier Xs and Superships, and thus I feel outmatched in every sense. I felt as though since I enjoyed my time with the Iowa, there was a good chance that I would also enjoy my time with the Delaware. I have to say, I think I prefer the Nebraska. Delaware has a rear turret, which is somewhat useful when you’re kiting away, but using it in a normal scenario required me to show too much broadside and thus I found myself rarely utilizing it. Other than that fact (plus the fact that I think the Nebraska just looks a bit cooler), the same considerations came up for the Delaware. When is it worth it to use my plane over my guns? What is the overall utility of hybrids? These will be things I consider as I continue to learn and move forward. Question: How do you feel these new US Hybrids compare to already released hybrids (Kearsarge, Ise, Tone, etc)? I think that about covers it this week! I want to remind everyone that the New Player Captain’s Log is also designed to be a place for new players to reply with their experiences or seek advice as well, so feel free to join in on the conversation below! See you next week for THE FINAL iteration of the New Player Captain's Log! Fair winds and following seas!
  12. We've placed a post in General Discussion to collect your Feedback there! Please visit this post: Additionally, we have created new feedback channels in our official Discord server. Feel free to join the server and leave your feedback there as well: https://discord.com/invite/wows
  13. Commanders! Update 12.0 brings the following new features: Airship Escort Japanese Cruisers in the Tech Tree Lunar New Year: Unique Pan-Asian Commander Early Access to U.S. Hybrid Battleships Ranked Battles Brawls Game Balance Changes Armory Content Additions and Changes Other Changes Read all about the update here: https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/game-updates/update-120-lunar-new-year/ As a result, we would like to hear your feedback about 12.0. Feel free to reply to this thread with your thoughts. If you encounter any bugs while playing in 12.0, please leave them here: Additionally, we have created new feedback channels in our official Discord server. Feel free to join the server and leave your feedback there as well: https://discord.com/invite/wows
  14. Konception

    Update 12.0 - Bug Reports

    Hello, everyone! Update 12.0 is here, so please provide any bug reports you may encounter here. If you're fairly certain you've encountered a bug, we'd like to encourage you to submit it to the Game Support section of the WoWs ticket queues, within a section where bugs are asked for, or to create a post within this sub-forum. Remove your mods and try again before sending in a bug report as mods tend to be the culprit. YES we know we have made it automatic, but we state this anyways as sometimes players will find a workaround. DO NOT just move your old mods into the new mods folder, make sure they are updated! I do ask that you please provide any and all information that you can when reporting an issue.  ***Please follow the format below*** Issue: This is where you should explain the problem that you're having. Expected Result: Tell us what should be happening. How to Replicate: Give us examples on how to reproduce this bug. Screenshots/Replay/Supporting Info: Screenshots and Replays go a long way, so having this ready to go will really help. Just some friendly reminders of what a bug is NOT: An aspect of game design that you disagree with ("This ship needs to be buffed" "That ship needs to be nerfed" "The ocean is the wrong shade of blue") Items that you feel are missing from your account (almost always this is a problem with your payment method for premium stuff or an interface confusion for the rest) Historical Inaccuracies Issues related to your installed mods. - Remove your mods, if you have any, and try again before sending in a bug report as mods tend to be the culprit. We reserve the right to add to this list. For each support ticket, please make sure to attach WG Check tool report to those tickets! That will help us to better understand the nature of the issue you're experiencing. Additionally, we have created new feedback channels in our official Discord server. Feel free to join the server and leave your feedback there as well: https://discord.com/invite/wows
  15. Greetings Captains, Welcome to this week’s edition of the New Player Captain's Log! For those of you who aren't sure what this is or what it might do, feel free to check out the introductory post here. With each topic I discuss, I also added a question at the end to see how y’all feel about things in comparison to how I feel. I just thought it would be an interesting way to get some discussion going! Without further ado, let’s proceed with this week’s Log! Focus Points of the Week Here’s a list of the focus points for this week: 1. Play a few of the new ships that I obtained from Santa’s Gift Containers 2. Reflect on 1 year of the New Player Captain’s Log Brandenburg After one last round of Santa’s Mega Gift Containers, I was able to obtain a few more ships. The first one that I decided to try out from this round is the Brandenburg. Typically, I have quite enjoyed German Battleships. One of the first premium ships I got was the Tirpitz, which I enjoyed. I’ve also made a lot of progress on the German Battleship line. That being said, I felt somewhat…underwhelmed with the Brandenburg. She feels a bit sluggish in comparison to other German BBs at the tier, and I felt like I struggled to survive in the few matches I played with her so far due to her smaller HP pool. After doing some research, it seems as though she succeeds where the Tirpits or Bismarck doesn’t in regards to AA and secondaries, which are things that I didn’t necessarily try out so maybe my opinion can still be changed. For now, I think I will go with other BB options at that tier. Question: Between the Brandenburg, the Bismarck and the Tirpitz, which ship are you taking out and why? London The second ship I decided to spend some time with from my Santa’s Mega Gift Container rewards was the London, which was a ship I was not at all familiar with prior to receiving her. She definitely seems a bit quirky to me! I tend to enjoy heavy cruisers to an extent, but her reload felt particularly slow and while her guns seem to do a decent chunk of damage (both with HE and AP), the range of those guns left a lot to be desired. Having the torps available for a nice, short-range blast is appreciated though! When it comes to cruisers, I find that I struggle mightily in the survivability department. London was no exception, as I felt like I was being beat up whichever way I looked. The weaker (at least perceived) armor scheme combined with the shorter range guns and torpedoes make for a combination that is personally hard for me to succeed in. That being said, I am not fully discouraged since she is a Tier VI ship. I may spend some more time with her and see if I can get a better grasp over her skill set. Question: When piloting a weakly armored ship with short-range weaponry, what are some tactics you use in order to stay alive/be successful? One Year Anniversary Believe it or not, this Captain’s Log marks the 1 year anniversary of the project! I hope it goes without saying that this has been an incredibly rewarding project for me. Hearing unique perspectives and advice from the players that have been with the game a lot longer than I have has taught me a great deal about the game as well as the community as a whole. I definitely feel as though my progress from day one to now is quite large and I can’t wait to continue playing and growing alongside all of you! That being said, the New Player Captain’s Log will conclude on January 31st, 2023. I feel as though I am transitioning from a new player to an intermediate one (not going to say seasoned or veteran, as we all know I still have a LONG way to go, lol) and thus this project has served its purpose in that regard. Additionally, as my personal responsibilities within Wargaming increase, I find that I have less and less time to devote to writing the Log. Don’t worry though, I don’t have plans to go anywhere! You will still see me in the forums, on Discord and on Twitch pretty regularly! Lastly, I hope this experience has been as enjoyable for y’all as it has been for me! I think that about covers it this week! I want to remind everyone that the New Player Captain’s Log is also designed to be a place for new players to reply with their experiences or seek advice as well, so feel free to join in on the conversation below! See you next week for some more New Player musings. Fair winds and following seas!
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