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Beer Can Is The Stupidest Camo Ever

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Whatever camo Warships offered in the past, except for the rarely-seen Halloween camo, it was just a paint job that didn't detract from the visual realism of the ships. Real ships used all kinds of weird paint, so that's not unusual. Plus battleship gray is boring anyway. But now, with Roma, they have stuck a beer can on top of a real ship, and it's the best camo for that ship. Not only does it look stupid and out of place, a beer can is something I throw in the trash. This strange alteration of a ship's real appearance is just visual trash.

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I find that the unfortunate fact that player that uses that camouflage can't hide the appearance and keep the bonuses is an oversight.

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There is at least one mod that changes the Kobayashi's Mac Pro/Trash Can/Water Heater/Bear Can/Cylindrical mast with Roma's regular rangefinder mast.

And if anything, it's WG who signed off on it.

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I have to agree.  There should be an option to opt out.

But I understand there are gamers that don't really care about the history each ship represents, they just want to game.
 

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For a long time, I had been looking forward to purchasing the Roma, but that camo is so visually unappealing that I have changed my mind about getting the ship at this time.  Will see if anything done in the future.

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1 minute ago, Panzer1113 said:

For a long time, I had been looking forward to purchasing the Roma, but that camo is so visually unappealing that I have changed my mind about getting the ship at this time.  Will see if anything done in the future.

There is a non-strange camo option in the shop. Roma with it's regular RF.

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3 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

There is a non-strange camo option in the shop. Roma with it's regular RF.

I bought that one. The beer can is just ridiculous. They really do need to have an option to get a version of the better camo without it. 

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Agreed, has much as I would like the buffs, will likely just buy the standard package just to avoid the beer can.

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Is the Roma's Can Hat camo really that bad. We have Halloween themed Steampunk and Ghoul camos. There are Basketball themed camos. Several neon disco ships in the ARP fleet. A dragon Myoko that is like looking into the sun. Heck some one painted a ship School Bus Yellow and sold it to captains. So while the Can Hat is kind of ridiculous, you don't have to buy to still enjoy the Roma. No I didn't buy the Roma or the Can Hat camo, I won them in a contest. But I use the silly camo as the bonuses it gives are legit and if my team or enemies have to suffer looking at well that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. 

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33 minutes ago, Gerbertz said:

I understand there are gamers that don't really care about the history each ship represents

There are also players that do care about the history but can separate the history the ships represent and the look of them in game. 

I love Roma as a ship. I prefer her normal camo because I think how Roma looked in reality was stunning and gorgeous. I use her fancy camo because it has much better bonuses and I just don't care what my ship looks like while it's being shot at. If I want to admire it, I can do that in port. 

Edit: Plus, come to think of it, the only time in battle I'm looking at my own ship intently is when I'm dodging torps. Otherwise I'm scanning other parts of the screen to maintain situational awareness or I'm lining up a shot. What my ship looks like in a match honestly doesn't occur to me at all. 

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41 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

There is a non-strange camo option in the shop. Roma with it's regular RF.

I know, but this and the delayed roll out have just turned me off to spending money on the Roma.  Somewhere in the future, this ship will be offered in the tech tree for doubloons, will just take a look then.

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26 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

Is the Roma's Can Hat camo really that bad?

The sole reason it increases dispersion is that it blinds the enemy gunners in pure heresy.

 

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Here's my problem with the pope hat camo: I feel obliged to use it because it is better than the standard version.

I don't mind the hat itself - it's silly, and it seems to distract people; plus, it points out right away that I spent a huge amount of money on a highly suspect purchase (I feel it's important for people to know that I have poor impulse control).

But I would like to use the standard one (and I would like it even more if there was a third option that gave me the standard fore top combined with the whiter camo). And it's stupid as hell that I am essentially compelled to use it because it is better than the real-life accurate version.

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Well, WG obviously gave Kobayashi "artistic license", and like any good artist he made sure his work will be talked about. Good or bad, it does not matter, he wanted it to be noticed. It is hard to ignore. Geez, that is one goofy looking "feature".

I would not buy the Roma camo. I have the Kobayashi camo for my Kii. However,  I will probably disable the Kobayashi paint jobs when I do not have the Kii queued up.

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You are not obligated to get the Roma Makoto Kobayashi camo.  It's a completely separate thing from acquiring Roma herself.  So.  I depart with this.

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I would think by now someone has come up with a realistic camo mod where you use the beer can camo, but you don't see it and you DO get all the benefits. I have that setup for my psychedelic De Grasse French cruiser. The weirdo camo is there but I see a more "normal" camo when I am playing the ship. 

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5 minutes ago, Lord_Slayer said:

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Operation Petticoat?  Carey and Tony and some gorgeous dames?

As for the camo in discussion, to me, look's like Kobayashi was drinking beer as he scribbled on the ship with his markers. After about 10 minutes of scribbling he couldn't think of any other scribbling to do, looked at his beer can, looked at the ship, plopped the beer can on top and said done with it, pay me.

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1 hour ago, ValkyrWarframe said:

I dunno, I think it's fine.  Doesn't have a hitbox anyhow.
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Doesn't matter. All the hits would be extreme overpens anyway.  Right through the beer can.

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1 hour ago, Deputy276 said:

 I have that setup for my psychedelic De Grasse French cruiser. The weirdo camo is there but I see a more "normal" camo when I am playing the ship. 

The weird camo on De Grasse was actually used. It was called Dazzle camouflage, and was designed to confuse enemy radar. You can see it in a number of photos of  World War 2 ships.

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