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I think it would be very cool if you could see the warships that your division mates have picked next to your ship in your port. Every player would see their division mates in their own port. You would also be able to see their signals, flags, and camouflages. Just a thought, I'm sure you guys can improve upon the idea.
IrritatedRhino posted a topic in General Game DiscussionI have been playing since beta. I have had a clan for a few years and we have only been able to join clan battles a handful of times. It is always the same story: we get a few guys together and start a div, 3 then 4... We start inviting clan members to join (which is a phenomenal pain in the butt, more on that later) and invariably we get 5 or six guys sitting in the division for a couple of hours waiting for a full team that. more often than not, fails to materialize. We can usually get 5 guys together, sometimes 6 and almost never, 7. If we do manage to field a team, we usually can only play one or two games and one guy has to leave, so it is really anti-climatic. We have tried checking in every 15 minutes, then going off to play randoms, but we are still not able to field 7 The window to play is pretty short, particularly if you consider time zones, dinner, work, etc... and getting 7 guys online and in a team at once is like herding cats. Here are some issues I have noted: It is difficult to field a team of 7 considering the max amount of guys is (in our case) 45. Essentially we need about a sixth of the clan to be online and want to play CB Typically there are other challenges and players do not want to waste time waiting in an under-strength division while a team forms After waiting in a couple of divs for hours and never getting a team together, or playing one game is discouraging and makes it even harder to field future teams It is impossible to contact/communicate with the entire clan to plan/schedule There is a clan chat issue/bug that randomly blanks out chat history, making it even more difficult to communicate and organize a team We can only invite the number of open slots in the division, so if there are a bunch of guys online, we can only invite a few at a time, further reducing the chance of getting the magic 7 players Here are a few ideas that would make Clan Battles more accessible and an overall better experience (imho) All clan members instantly added to contacts An option for smaller teams. i.e. if selected 4 v 4 mode would result in smaller teams. An option for lower-tier teams. (This is probably not needed, as the availability of rentals, fixes the issue where players do not have higher tier ships) Message All option for clan officers, to message the entire clan at once. Message All Online Message All Division Queueing - the option/feature to allow players to play random games while waiting for a team to form. In a nutshell the player: Receives an invite to join a CB Div Accepts the invite Enables Division Queueing Can leave the division and play other game modes while the team is forming Once a team is formed player is added back into the CB Div once his current game is completed (or his ship is destroyed) Once all queued players are recalled play can start. This would also allow for more than 7 players to be in the queue, so if a player drops out of the div the next player in the queue is added Offline notifications Clan chat notifications flash a different color, or in a more noticeable fashion. Buzz player - Ability for officers to buzz a player via a pop up, or something of that nature... We have a lot of guys that really would like to div up and CB, but we have all agreed that it is super frustrating and hopefully some of these suggestions make sense.. Please leave your own suggestions and maybe WG will put an eyeball on this. Cheers!
danredda1616 posted a topic in Game Guides and TutorialsI had a quick look in this section and the new arrivals guides section, and did not see anything on this. If it already exists, then I apologise in advance. My decision to create this guide was prompted by this thread by a user unfamiliar with the interface. Divisions are a powerful tool that exists in World of Warships, and functions very much like a platoon in World of Tanks (and squadrons in World of Warplanes). They allow 2-3 players to group up as a team, and enter battle with each other together. Much like platoons in World of Tanks, the play of a division within a team can swing the tide of a battle one way or another. So lets get on with this. First things first - How do I create a division? Unlike World of Tanks, currently you cannot create an empty division (to the best of my knowledge). Creating a division is simple, and 2 options exist both of which establish a division upon the sending of an invite. Option 1 - Contacts list. If you view your contacts list, you have the option to add someone to your division as shown in the image below. All you have to do is click on the circled button and it will send a division invite to your contact. Option 2 - Looking for a division list. This list is populated by anyone on the server who indicates their status as "Looking for a division". This status is set by clicking the Create Division button at the top next to battle and choosing the enlist me in a division option. If you wish to add a member from this list to your division you create, all you need to do is double-click their name. As a warning though, adding yourself to this list by selecting Enlist me in a division can result in getting invites from anyone. What if I want more than 1 other person? Well that's easy to do. You can follow either of the options above to invite someone (they still work so long as you have an empty spot), or you can click the invite player button and invite someone from the Option 2 list aswell. If I'm joining someone else's division, how do I do it? If you receive an invite, you will get a screen similar to the one shown below if you are on the port home screen. All you need to do is click accept to join the division. If you are not on the port screen, you will still get a notification in the bottom right corner of your game window. Do note, you only have 5 minutes to accept the invite What if I invited the wrong person and wish to correct my error, or decided that I didn't like someone who was in my division? As a division leader, and option exists to remove a member from your division. It can be found to the right hand side of the member's name in the division window and is only visible to the leader. The leader can remove anyone at any time by clicking the "X" (Whether it's just sent an invite, or already accepted the invite). Now that I have my division, how does it work? Well simple. You select the ship you want to play and click the ready button. You can toggle this at any time by clicking the obverse to whatever is selected (works like the buttons for auto resupply) as seen in the image below. Divisions, like platoons in World of Tanks, operate matchmaker based off the highest tier/bracket in your division. This means that it is highly recommended that you play the same tier or +-1 at the most, as otherwise you could get into matches you wouldn't normally see and could severely hamper your team's efforts to win. Matchmaker does not compensate your team for an ill-formed division. There is however 1 restriction placed upon divisions - You can only have 1 Aircraft Carrier within a division at any given time. Unfortunately I do not have any CVs yet, so was not able to screenshot the warning message. So how do we join a battle? Once all players are ready, indicated by all players having a ship showing in the left bar and generally confirmed before launching, the division leader can click battle to throw your division into a match. In battle, the first thing you will notice is that your division members all get assigned a random division number (unique to each team) based off how many divisions exist on the team. Those of you who play other Wargaming titles may be familiar with this, but an example of this can be found below. Can I see my division mates easier in game so we can group up? Well yes. In addition to the numbers, on the team list, main view, and minimap your division members will have orange icons and names instead of the default green/grey. This is done so that you can easily see where your division members are and can coordinate more easily. How do I leave a division? Now after a long session of divisioning, you decide you want to leave. Regardless of whether you are the division leader or not, you can leave the division at any time from the port screen - if you are the leader, one of the remaining members will subsequently be assigned leader and the division can continue to operate. To leave the division 2 options exist, and these are clicking the "X" in the top right of the division window shown below or right clicking the division window in the header. Regardless of which method you use, confirmation will be requested to leave the division. Now I know there's a lot of screenshots, but I'm hoping this helps some users not familiar with the ships interface to figure out this valuable part of World of Warships gameplay. Thanks for reading, and if noone looks at this at least it's there for new people if they need it. Dan