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How well have you done in the Halloween mission so far?  

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  1. 1. How well have you done in the Halloween mission so far?

    • Beat it with 5 stars (With a div)
      8
    • Beat it with 5 stars (With totally awesome pubbies)
      4
    • Beat it with 1-4 stars (With a div)
      3
    • Beat it with 1-4 star (With somewhat competent pubbies)
      21
    • Tried and failed (With a div)
      3
    • Tried and failed (With totally incompetent potatoes)
      19
    • Haven't tried yet
      17

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So just about the first thing I did after updating the latest patch was dive right into the Halloween event (after outfitting the cpt. points of course)  and then proceeded to get my face kicked in by Zikasas.  I think I read that the mission was made a little harder from last year but by god my team got curb stomped twice in a row before big boss man even got to the field. I knew playing with pubbies was going to be tough but jeez wiz they sucked harder than a vacuum cleaner. :Smile_facepalm: Needless to say I had had it with throwing the dice and hoping for good teammates and I joined up with my wonderful friendly fellows from SOUR and crushed the mission in one go for all 5 stars. Now I have all the rewards and no need to bash my head into my keyboard anymore every-time a random pubby throws his life away on a Zika. 

 

While I won't be playing the Halloween mission any longer I was wonder how everyone else is doing, and if anyone was able to get a good enough team to win without having to form a 7 man div to get it done.

 

Also for those who have not passed the mission yet here are some tips to help you along. 

 

- Kill all catapults with extreme prejudice (BBs this is your primary job)

- Killing the Zombies is the primary job for DDs and CLs (BB should kill Catapults first and foremost)

- The team should be in front of the Trans not behind (Best way to keep the trans alive is to take the damage yourself, you heal the escort doesn't)

- Only 1 ship should escort the trans so it doesn't move too fast (Honestly take your time to kill stuff otherwise you get overwhelmed)(also 4 people in the circle will make the trans move faster than the BBs can sail)

- Use Premium consumables and Superintendent (get as many heals as possible and fast as you can, you'll probably need it if your team sucks)

 

Those who haven't beat it yet good luck to you. :Smile_honoring:

 

Also feel free to give your own tips and experiences with this mission, from this year and/ or last year.

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It's no different to any of the other scenarios, if you have halfway competent players that actually play smart and to the objectives you'll win, otherwise you're looking at a complete waste of time.

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I don't know why people have such a hard time realizing that they shouldn't go chasing the Zikasas behind us, they can't catch up and are harmless!!! If you stick to together and focus, it's not hard. But no, people have to yolo.

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Farming fools last year made me give up playing anything but the Blade. With that at least I could try to torp the flip out of the Zikasa's, then smoke upp and try desperately to kill the Rasputine, and if I was lucky, I could eake out a win.

 

So many games last year I just watched get thrown away because players died so fast...

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6 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

I don't know why people have such a hard time realizing that they shouldn't go chasing the Zikasas behind us, they can't catch up and are harmless!!! If you stick to together and focus, it's not hard. But no, people have to yolo.

 

That's a decent tip to add to the list, pissed me off much last year when people did that.

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2 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Farming fools last year made me give up playing anything but the Blade. With that at least I could try to torp the flip out of the Zikasa's, then smoke upp and try desperately to kill the Rasputine, and if I was lucky, I could eake out a win.

 

So many games last year I just watched get thrown away because players died so fast...

 

Yes, on the other hand farming camo's last year didn't require a win per say but to get anything this year you have to win. So I play to get maybe 1-2 Halloween camo's even if he team lost horribly.  

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Played one, nobody stayed near the protectorate other than myself, all over the place.  Try again tonight, might be better team play in there.

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3 minutes ago, Helipro said:

That is because SOUR is awesome :-P 

Were you in on that Heli? I don't remember everyone who took part.

 

Though I do remember the Zikasa that spawned less than 2km away from me at the very end that kept me spoted in smoke long enough for raspy to absolutely murder me,

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Not sure why anyone would expect public matches and players to have it figured out on release day. Give it some time and youll see more players work it just like other operations.

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18 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

Not sure why anyone would expect public matches and players to have it figured out on release day. Give it some time and youll see more players work it just like other operations.

Well the mission was the same as last year and I was  hoping that people knew some basic game mechanics. 

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45 minutes ago, Kevik70 said:

Well the mission was the same as last year and I was  hoping that people knew some basic game mechanics. 

 

Too many newer players leavening the population? I wonder what the odds are in any individual game of having someone on your team who played the Halloween game last year?

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Just now, Estimated_Prophet said:

 

Too many newer players leavening the population? I wonder what the odds are in any individual game of having someone on your team who played the Halloween game last year?

 

True, true,

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The biggest problem is too many in the circle which is never really explained.

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If i recall, you dont even have to enter the circle when you start. The trans will just sit there while you clear out the initial cats. It doesnt move forward and doesnt count as a stop.

Not sure if that still holds true this year, and finding a team with that sort or restraint was all but impossible anyway.

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Rarely do I log on and spread the salt, but this is frustrating! Some of the worst players I have ever had the displeasure of being teamed up with.

DD players not in front spotting and smoking. In fact in 1 of my 6 straight losses on the evening, a DD player stayed in the rear for no apparent reason and was of no real contribution to the team.

No one is willing to stay next to, or in front of Trans except for me. Except for 2 battles I was either top or second place.

Bot BB HE spamming and those that fail to destroy the catapults as the primary target first, you just watch the DD players and Trans burn to the waterline. One match was barely under way and because other players cannot read the mini-map, they sailed off in the opposite direction of Trans and we promptly loss (see below).

I'm surprised that people simply don't have the capacity to pull their heads out of their as**s and play smart enough to win.

Posted my worst and best games of the evening. 6 games, 6 losses. :Smile_facepalm:

***EDIT: Update...9 games, 9 losses in a row for the night. Amazing, simply amazing. I'm done. 5 of the 9 games my team has made it far enough for Rasputin to spawn. In game 8, 2 players had the chance to ram Rasputin within moments of each other that would have killed him and with 2 ships left, we could have won it. Nope. Both players sailed right past Rasputin while it was only firing on the Trans destroying it, resulting in another FAILED mission. I'll see how many more times I feel like doing this before I wash my hands of this [edited].

Also, I have noticed a pattern:... if any DD is alive when Rasputin spawns in, it will priority fire the DD only. If no DD it fires only on the Trans. Awesome programming of the bot AI that comes with a 200k HP.***

 

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4 hours ago, Kevik70 said:

So just about the first thing I did after updating the latest patch was dive right into the Halloween event (after outfitting the cpt. points of course)  and then proceeded to get my face kicked in by Zikasas.  I think I read that the mission was made a little harder from last year but by god my team got curb stomped twice in a row before big boss man even got to the field. I knew playing with pubbies was going to be tough but jeez wiz they sucked harder than a vacuum cleaner. :Smile_facepalm: Needless to say I had had it with throwing the dice and hoping for good teammates and I joined up with my wonderful friendly fellows from SOUR and crushed the mission in one go for all 5 stars. Now I have all the rewards and no need to bash my head into my keyboard anymore every-time a random pubby throws his life away on a Zika. 

 

While I won't be playing the Halloween mission any longer I was wonder how everyone else is doing, and if anyone was able to get a good enough team to win without having to form a 7 man div to get it done.

 

Also for those who have not passed the mission yet here are some tips to help you along. 

 

- Kill all catapults with extreme prejudice (BBs this is your primary job)

- Killing the Zombies is the primary job for DDs and CLs (BB should kill Catapults first and foremost)

- The team should be in front of the Trans not behind (Best way to keep the trans alive is to take the damage yourself, you heal the escort doesn't)

- Only 1 ship should escort the trans so it doesn't move too fast (Honestly take your time to kill stuff otherwise you get overwhelmed)(also 4 people in the circle will make the trans move faster than the BBs can sail)

- Use Premium consumables and Superintendent (get as many heals as possible and fast as you can, you'll probably need it if your team sucks)

 

Those who haven't beat it yet good luck to you. :Smile_honoring:

 

Also feel free to give your own tips and experiences with this mission, from this year and/ or last year.

It took me about 3 hours to complete it 3 times with one 3 star, one 4 star, and one full 5 star completion. It just a matter of communication and the other people on the team even paying attention to task like not letting the Trans stop or let any enemy bb's enter the circle.

Most important points of the spooky scenario for us was this hope it helps others as well.

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Battleships and Destroyer's have a 0% chance to cause fire meaning BB's and DD's use AP only.

Cata's are always a primary target and should be taken out immediately. They hit hard and cause annoying fire.

There always must be at least one person in the circle and NO ENEMY can enter the circle or the Trans will automatically stop failing a task meaning only 4 star completion possible.

Being inside the circle heals your ships over time. Telling the team members that is very helpful for those that don't know it.

Cruisers should SET and KEEP fire on all enemy bb's. They use repair so need to set it again after they repair it. If you have the angle setting the full ship on fire is a fantastic help kill speed. Don't continue to fire at the same bb when it is on fire if you can set another enemy ablaze that is not already on fire.

DD's should save one or even two smoke screens for the final encounter with Rasputin. He does pretty good dmg against the Trans. The trans also should be and keep moving so smoking far enough ahead will give more time in cover for Trans.

Not getting in the secondary firing range of the enemy bb's is also important for dd's as it sets fire too often. Your reload time of torpedoes is low enough to torp from medium range outside secondary firing range.

Try to take out the final two bb's to help focus fire all team members on the Rasputin. He's somewhat a pain in the [edited]and sometimes enters the ring and screws it all up.

Also the wave of BB's that spawn before Rasputin are already extremely close to the ring on the left side. The team should keep that in mind and be ready. Knowing all points of cata spawns is also important.

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Those are just some tips that we used as a div to complete this scenario. Did it pretty fast too.

Good luck !!

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Just got 3 stars and we killed Rasputin - I got out of position.  I wanted to be between him and the Trans but got to far to the right.  I decided to ram him and got flooding   Soon after that he died.  Trans had less than 50% of its HP left though.

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Just now, CylonRed said:

Just got 3 stars and we killed Rasputin - I got out of position.  I wanted to be between him and the Trans but got to far to the right.  I decided to ram him and got flooding   Soon after that he died.  Trans had less than 50% of its HP left though.

For me that was the hardest part of the whole scenario was keeping the Trans above 50%. Between DD's smoke and taking out the cata's as quick as possible you should get it.

 

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2 minutes ago, CylonRed said:

Just got 3 stars and we killed Rasputin - I got out of position.  I wanted to be between him and the Trans but got to far to the right.  I decided to ram him and got flooding   Soon after that he died.  Trans had less than 50% of its HP left though.

Time to equip all those ramming signals I get in containers for Rasputin...:Smile_izmena:

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Same as last year- team all huddled together, getting into each other's way- and making the Transylvania go at warp speed so we got overwhelmed by the final group.  Trans got toasted because of it.

  Game started with, we're doomed; gonna lose, blah blah blah...

  Now I remember why I didn't bother playing it.

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Just now, ARandomClaymore said:

Time to equip all those ramming signals I get in containers for Rasptin...:Smile_izmena:

I did that... ;)

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9 minutes ago, Fletcher7_1944 said:

Same as last year- team all huddled together, getting into each other's way- and making the Transylvania go at warp speed so we got overwhelmed by the final group.  Trans got toasted because of it.

  Game started with, we're doomed; gonna lose, blah blah blah...

  Now I remember why I didn't bother playing it.

Oh ya, this is what happened in the 2 random games I played today, and cats and zika fires just wiped our team. 

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