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Although (because I use a Mac) I cannot view my own replays, I have noticed that apparently I have a general problem with proper positioning while sailing cruisers. Namely, I seem to have trouble finding a perfect middle between (IMO) ineffectually tossing HE from near max-range or getting too close and thus getting destroyed by the whole enemy team (even when angled). Separating my problems into 2 categories: In cruisers not dependent on firing from concealment (like Japanese cruisers, French cruisers, or sometimes American heavy cruisers), I find that I tend to stay at close to maximum range. However, I believe (not sure if I'm correct or not) that this is overall bad for my damage capabilities, as I feel that the further away I am, the less effective I am. In addition, I find that my first instinct when being targeted by any enemy ship is to turn away, even if I don't know if it's just a destroyer lobbing a few potshots at me or a battleship getting ready to bring the pain. This may increase my survivability, but I dislike having to constantly be retreating. In cruisers more dependent on firing from concealment (like British and especially American CLs), I find that my results in a battle are essentially dependent on a) setting up in a place with concealment so that I can shoot at the enemy without getting shot at in return and b) said place having a firing line on a good portion of the enemy team. More often than not I find that either a) I set up in a position with great concealment but effectively zero targets, forcing me to relocate or b) I set up in a target-rich environment but also end up exposing myself too much and becoming the latest snack on a BB's menu. I also use destroyers and battleships, but both of those classes have advantages which allow more leeway in positioning. Cruisers have neither the concealment to do damage without making themselves vulnerable nor the armor/hp to tank anything thrown their way. I'm aware that I will never be able to control entirely what targets the enemy team chooses to shoot at, but I would like to know how to best balance my own survival/aggro-ing the enemy team and my damage output. This, I feel, is critical to my success in both categories of cruisers. All tips/advice are appreciated.