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  1. NippleSnipplez

    Noob CV Tips

    I've just picked up the US Langley IV and am wondering what kind of things might a new CV player be doing wrong/not know about that could help improve their performance. In my most recent games Ive been getting around 20k damage, should I be focusing down one enemy at a time and push for the kill or just escort my allies? Should I be the one to scout the enemies in the beginning of the match? I get at least 6 spots at the beginning if I take my rockets and use the engine boost to get to the enemy spawn, is this a waste? Should torps be reserved for enemy BB or is it ok to use them on the occasional CA or DD? Is there any secret trick to aiming DBs, the 2 bombs in my payload seem to be a little bit RNG and generally miss if the ship is broadside to my Dive Bombers but they seem to hit 100% of the time if the ship is front-facing first and I can get the entire aiming zone on top of the ship. Also, should rockets and dive bombs be used exclusively on DD and CA or can they be used on BB too? Should I sit in the corner of the map or push with my team? Is sitting in the back of the map at the beginning of the game but then later on pushing with your BB safe? Should I be aggressive with my planes or just escort exposed/low allies? Thanks for any info!
  2. I am looking for some tips for playing in Storms and Gales. Apologies if there are threads on this topic elsewhere; I could not find any. Cheers
  3. Bellow are my tips for aiming, tested with tech tree CVs over 416 post rework battles, mostly with T8 and T10 CVs (Most T8 CVs carries over armament from the early ones). 143 battles with USN 192 battles with IJN 81 battles with RN More information is required on topics such as the AP bombs for the IJN and any additional information is welcome. I'll be trying to keep this post with the best information and images while also trying to answer questions about CVs, this will be a slow thing since I'm not playing the game as often, for starters I'll just leave 2 images of reticle aiming for rockets at the end, this aiming technique is important since some people might think that the right thing is to just aim the center of the reticle at the center of the target and let go, disregarding spread and ship's height. USN: Attackers: HVAR: Go for the side, aim for superstructure, aim a little bit ahead against angled targets to get more hits due to height differences. Tiny Tim: Front/Back: Aim for the superstructure but make sure to lead so as to not hit turrets' armor. Sides/Angled sides: Aim for the superstructure again but with a bigger room to lead, most Tiny Tims land really close to the center, put the center of the reticle at the opposite end of the ship you're targetting (if you're aiming for superstructure) Torpedo: Use the cursor in the middle of your screen as a "movement checker", aim it at the tip of where you think the enemy is moving (stern if moving back and bow when moving forward) and check if the target will move past the cursor to determine where you should be leading, this is done when you can't see the enemy movement with their smokestack and waves alone. One go: Aim for the slightly broadside drops and aim 1 ship's lenght ahead depending on speed, try to aim for an angle that puts your planes into a 105º from the enemy's movement vector, this way is to ensure all torpedoes hit the target. Cross Drop: Aim for the first torpedo run from either the front or back, drop torpedoes 5km (front) and 0.5km (back) away from your target, for the second run you go for the One go tactic, this will ensure your target either takes 1~2 (2~4 for midway's) hits to maneuver or have to keep sailing straight, which makes it easier to land the next torpedoes. HE Bombers: Front/Back: Aim the reticle ahead of the ship's movement so when it touches your target you start the attack run, boost at will to aim for the superstructure. During low altitude bombing, the bombs tends to drop forward, meaning that the top side of the reticle retains more bombs (The exploit has been fixed, though). Angled Sides: Aim for the space between the main battery and the superstructure, enemy movement + drop time will make it so you achieve better hits than going straight for the superstructure. WARNING: AVOID PERPENDICULAR DROPS LIKE THE PLAGUE, not only you have less chances of scoring hits, the next patch will reduce HE drop effectiveness and perpendicular drops will score almost no hits. IJN: Attackers: Aim the outside part of the reticle for the bow as lead, its circle says that it's an pattern such as tiny tims but a little bit bigger, the dispersion and ship's height makes it so you can use aiming anywhere, avoid angled sides though since effectiveness will reduce by about 50% Tl;dr: If the ship is small, sides or front, if the ship is big, aim for the superstructure. Works like many small Tiny Tims. Torpedo: 2 drop: The same as USN torpedoes, the only difference is that it takes more time to get a good aim, avoid maneuvering during the attack run. Aim for half a ship's lenght ahead. Possible to cross drop but not recommended. 4 drop long range: Drop it outside detectability range, lead for 2~4 ships ahead depending on the enemy's speed. 4 drop close range: Like USN torpedoes, aim for a ship's lenght ahead. Not worth cross dropping. AP Bombers: Against DDs: Don't...just don't...but if you have to, do low altitude drops. Against Cruisers: Superstructure all day, no matter the angle. Against CVs: You'll mostly score normal penetrations but you should try to aim for the part of the deck right next to the superstructure. The aiming time varies from 1 second to 5 seconds, needs more testing due to the lack of opportunities to do CV fights. On T10 matches it's mostly penetrations. Against BBs: German(KM): Superstructure, 3~4 seconds aiming. USA (USN): The gap between main battery and superstructure, 2~4 seconds aiming. French: Needs more testing, up until now aim for the gap between main battery and superstructure, 0,5~1 seconds aiming. UK (RN): Needs more testing. Japan (IJN): Superstructure, 2~4 seconds aiming. Russian (URSS): Needs more testing, up until now aim for the superstructure is the go to. RN: Attackers: The same as IJN, don't aim too far since those are fast rockets, aim for the center of the reticle for the bow as lead. Works like many small Tiny Tims. Torpedo: Same as USN, cross drops works wonders with RN since their spread actually closes on the target and their planes can make tight turns with fast aiming times. Lead is the same as USN. Bombers: Aim for the center of the reticle to hit the Bow/Stern of the ship (depending on the movent of the enemy ship) if the target is going straight. It's extremely important for you to lead the the reticle on where the target WILL BE when trying to hit maneuvering ships, for example, if the enemy is making a turn, aim the reticle around 1 ship's width so as to catch him during the turn. Up until T8 you can score good hits against enemy's CVs, on T10 only the Audacious doesn't have full armored deck. GENERAL TERRAIN TIPS: Avoid using terrain to aim with bombers, the terrain more often than not prejudices your aim by making the plane go super fast or super slow deppending on the terrain it's currently in and the terrain that it's going to run into. When using DBs right after a terrain, aim sooner, the terrain will "boost" your aircrafts forward. When using DBs right before hitting a steep terrain, be ready to drop as soon as the reticle is above your target, the planes will try to make a climb (even in the middle of a Dive) in order to not collide with the terrain. When using TBs while flying over terrains, the torpedoes will either: Fall sooner and hit the terrain because of the angle of the drop. Fall later and hit the water at an almost 90º degree angle. Those happens because of the movement of the plane at the time of the drop, dropping when the plane's nose is up will make the torpedo drop like a "mid range battery shell" while dropping when the nose is down will make the torpedo drop like a "long range battery shell"...you know, like when you see those shells making a 90º turn right at the end of their trajectory. Terrain can also be used, to extend the aiming for rockets, the same principle of the torpedo drop applies here, when the nose is up, the rockets will fly further while it'll fly shorter when the nose is down (when the plane is descending the mountain). If you want to use terrain with your attackers, make sure to instal the attacker attack run mod to increase it by 2 seconds. Terrain can be used to reduce the time it takes for the plane to reach safety altitude. Terrain can be used to reduce the speed or aircrafts and make even tighter turns, it applies both while climbing and descending. Terrain can be used to hide your torpedo bombers from both detection and flak during their attack runs, make sure to have a very maneuverable plane to do so (Don't even try with Midway's). HEIGHT FOR ROCKETS: When using rockets with a large reticle, this is what you see when the aim is above the target: And this is the ideal when aiming at bigger targets: The same applies for HVAR and other rockets but the effects aren't as noticeable as with Tiny Tims EDIT: 21/05/2019 (02:33 [-3 UST]) Added pictures for USN HE DB and USN Tiny Tims attackers, as well as citadel timing for IJN BBs and IJN CV Kaga with links to their videos.
  4. What am I missing? I'm about to get back into WoWS, a much wiser and focused Captain. While absence makes the heart grow fonder, deprivation makes the heart grow hungry and driven. I have learned more watching and posting in recent weeks than I did in the couple months I played in early 2018. I had a little disposable income and disposed of much of it here. I got out ahead of my skis. My ships were up to T9, but at best, my skills were T5. I have a few nice Premiums and worked the U.S. and IJN Cruiser lines. I was actually surprised to see how many BBs I have, if I really still have them. Thought I did well with my 2 Frenchies, thought I did well with the Roma, and liked my Alabama, but then.... I looked at my profile on this journey back and noticed that pretty much the only ships I sunk were MINE! I almost never EVER sunk an enemy ship. Apparently, my recollections were a bit hazy. I did wonder why I ALWAYS got smoked in Random Battles (when I nerved up to play one). Now I know. I was careless, cavalier, and clueless. And when I got adopted by a very good clan, I embarrased them by taking out a T10 loaner Hindenburg and lasting a FULL few minutes! I always just jumped into the fight. Island hugging and laying low early crossed my mind, but felt like cowardice; as if I had to answer to someone for why I wasn't FIGHTING. Also, things like angling into a foe, exposing my broadside to skilled shooterd, even knowing where citadels were, eluded me. Simply a kid with a new toy. So, if you are kinda new, one of the great abilities of life is to learn from the mistakes of OTHERS. So, look at mine. If you're a pro and reading this, I ask again: what am I missing? I have a good base of ships. Luvs my IJN cruisers (Torpa! Torpa! Torpa!) and am working the US line to the Des Moines. And, like I mentioned, have some Premiums to help pay the rent. Would LOVE any insights, tips, advice, consent, filibuster, Buster Brown, Tier Talk... Anything. Thanks.
  5. I've been playing Wows since October 2015 and since around November I'm absolutely in love for the german ships (cruisers and battleships). Now that I finally got my Hindenburg the fun in the game is focused in upgrading my Roon captain to the Großadmiral rank (19 point captain). In the mean time I found interesting to share with the community my thoughts on what I consider the best line in the game: The germans. First things you should know before starting your grind the the great Hindenburg is that the germans are very unique in its ship characteristics. Your main strenght relies in your artillery, without a good artillery and aim these cruisers become utterly useless. Your AP rounds are the strongest in the entire game and, even though low tier has better results with HE, you need to know how they work because, starting on tier five, you will probably forget your HE (It's a trap, don't do it). However the main weakness of these ships is in their armor. German armor is among the worst in the game and the basic with german cruisers (along with knowing AP usage) is ship angling, without it you won't be simply useless, you will be demolished from the surface. With that being said I think it's time for me to review the individual ships (yeah, this was the intro, so be ready for some huge texts). The Hermelin, Dresden and Kolberg won't be reviewed by the simple fact that they are all just HE spammers, a lot of guns and are placed in a tier where strategy is often forgotten in battles. If any kind soul wants to write them down below, feel free I refuse to review the Karlsruhe for the simple fact that I consider it, by far, the worst ship in the game. For this reason I believe that I haven't played it correctly and once I have time to start playing it I'll post a good review here in the Forum. Königsberg Nürnberg Yorck Admiral Hipper Roon Hindenburg Special Hints: I hope you all have good games, captains!
  6. OK I was a little concerned when I tried the game post hotfix as to AA efficiency, as a number of people were and getting very low damage and loosing way to many planes.. in fact even getting deplaned in a couple of matches. If you are having these problems, especially at T6 or T8 and lower tier, try this.... Take your favorite squadron.. take off.. dump all but the last ordnance into the water... You now have one small squad but full health and the ones you dumped into the water are now heading back to the carrier unharmed. You can spot just as effectively with a couple of aircraft as with a full squadron.. Now when you spot a target, just scream in and boost, weave a bit and launch... you will probably loose those last couple of aircraft, but at full health you should get the drop off in most cases. OK you are only getting one attack with the squadron. but after the hotfix, you were still getting only one run but sacrificing the whole squadron.. now you are just risking a couple of planes. Agreed, a couple of planes are easier to destroy, but you are not risking all your planes and not risking getting deplaned. Your mileage may vary, but it's been more effective for me than getting deplaned at T6 or 8 today. I am calling it the reverse F-key manouver :) Regards Malice
  7. CommanderPrinzEugen

    I need help with the Graf Spee

    Hello, im fairly new to World of Warships and i am a level 12 captain as of the 20th of November of 2017 I recently purchased the Graf Spee and i have encountered some problems in almost every match that are my fault, the main problem being that i dont know how to keep my ship alive, the Graf Spee has mediocre armor and only 39k hitpoints so it goes down fast, i would like to be taught new tactics and moves to keep myself afoat longer.
  8. I have been playing this game for around 1 year now. It seems that I am still not very good as players I play with and play against. I mean out of 12 shells in 1 salvo - I only get 2 or 3 hits??? Most of my end games stat's no matter what ship I play - DD, CC or BB - it is like 30% accuracy or less :-( When I play CV's - recently it seems most ships all have high AA - making it hard to target any ship without losing most of my planes in 2 strikes :-0.... only play T5 CV's because not comfortable using the "straffing (takes the fun out of real dog-fights between the fighter planes)" I have been told to try and watch you tube videos - which I have done. I still get destroyed - usually 1 of the first 3 ships usually sunk. I really don't want to spend more cash for flags.. So any good advice will greatly be appreciated!!! Good luck and fare seas shipmates!!!!!
  9. Will ARP mission return or will the ARP ships be sold (not sure if it was on the premium shop) again? I have read somewhere on this forum that HSF ships will end by end of year. True? Fuso is a good battleship, the newbie talking, although majority of the games were on Co-Op mode. Just the maneuvering is so slow. Maybe that is why i don't see her much on Random Battles (though I have only played with her for 5 Random Battles). She is fun to play with and will keep her on my port as my Kongo is. But don't tell Kongo, I mentioned Fuso is more fun to play with. On my Fuso, The only module I need to upgrade is the Gun Fire Control System. My Fuso has a new captain since the 8-point captain stayed at my Kongo. The upgraded equipment are Main Armaments Modification 1, Damage Control Systems Modification 1 and 2, Aiming System Modification Only using the free consumables Any tips for this newbie? I usually position her near some cruisers that are at the rear. And I usually do the diagonal thing so I can use all main guns. At times I just set her to 1/4 speed and at times at full stop while shooting from behind. Moving left and right on Fuso is difficult to she stays behind surrounded with friendly cruisers. But sometimes only 1-4 shells hits the target. Dumb question... Is the accuracy of aiming RNG dependent for Fuso? Already watched some videos. I am mostly having trouble on aiming and hitting the target though I think I got the hang of pre-aiming but still only 1-4 shells are landing on the target. Fuso gets detected a lot even if positioned on the rear.