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I'll keep a running total here by day.  Might have to double up some days to catch up any days I can't get to it, or I might bank ahead.  I'll group by 5 games either way, but the number won't necessarily match up perfectly with the ranked day.  My overall objective is to try five games a day for each day of ranked, and just see where I land.  This takes a lot of pressure off trying to rank out.  And hopefully lessens the stress of those inevitable fall backs.  I'll edit this first post with the numbers as they come available.  I'll reply with new posts for commentary if I see something worth noting or to answer questions.  I start at 19(1) this season.  And...here we go:

1.  19(1),Biz,W(6): 18(1),Biz;W(1):  17(1);Biz;W(1);  16(1),Biz,W(2); 15(1),Biz,L(3) :  (4/1)  (4/1)

2.  15(0),Biz,L(6): 15(0),Biz,W(5): 15(1),Biz,L(4); 15(0),Ben,L(4), 15(0),Biz,W(4)  :  (2/3)  (6/4)

3.  15(1),Biz,W(3): 15(2),Biz,L(5): 15(1),Ala,W(1); 15(2),Ala,L(5), 15(1),Ben,W(3) : (3/2) (9/6)

4.  15(2),Ala,L(3); 15(1),Biz,W(5); 15(2),Ala,W(4); 14(1),Ala,L(2), 14(0),NO,L(6)  : (2/3) (11/9)

5.  15(2),Biz,W(3); 14(1),Biz,L(1); 14(1),Ala,L(2); 14(0),NO,W(4), 14(1),Biz,L(3) :  (2/3) (13/12)

 

6.  14(0),NO,W(1); 14(1),NO,W(3); 14(2), NO,W(5); 13(1),NO,W(6); 13(2),NO,W(4):  (5/0) (18/12)

7.  12(1),NO,W(3); 12(2),NO,(W3), 11(1),NO,W(1); 11(2),NO,W(3), 10(0),DM,W(6): (5/0) (23/12)

8.  10(1),DM,W(5); 10(2),DM,L(7), 10(1),MO,W(6), 10(2),DM,L(6), 10(1),KF,L(5), (2/3) (25/15)

9.  10(0),DM,W(2); 10(1),DM,W(2); 10(2),DM,W(6); 10(3),DM,L(1), 10(3),DM,W(4) : (4/1) (29/16)

10. 9(0),DM,W(3); 9(1),DM,L(1); 9(1),DM,W(7); 9(2),DM,W(5); 9(3),DM,W(3):  (4/1) (33/17)

 

11.  8(0),DM,L(7); 9(3),MO,L(6); 9(2),DM,W(3); 9(3),DM,L(6); 9(2),MO,L(5):  (1/4) (34/21)

12.  9(1),DM,W(4); 9(2),DM,(W(6); 9(3),DM,L(1); 9(3),DM,L(5), 9(2),DM,L(5): (2/3) (36/24)

13:  9(1),DM,L(3); 9(0),DM,(W(4); 9(1),DM,L(6); 9(0),DM,L(6), 10(3),DM,L(3): (1/4) (37/28)

14.  10(2),KF,L(1); 10(2),KF,L(1); 10(2),DM,W(6); 10(3),DM,W(3), 9(0),DM,W(5): (3/2) (40/30)

15. 9(1),DM,L(3); 9(0),DM,(W(4); 9(1),DM,W(3); 9(2),DM,W(1), 9(3),DM,W(5): (4/1) (44/31)

 

16. 8(0),DM,L(3); 9(3),DM,W(2); 8(0),DM,W(2); 8(1),DM,W(4), 8(2),DM,W(1): (4/1) (48/32)

17. 8(3),DM,W(3); 7(0),DM,L(1); 7(0),DM,W(6); 7(1),DM,L(5); 7(0),DM,L(6) : (2/3) (50/35)

18.  8(3),KF,W(4); 7(0),DM,W(6); 7(1),DM,L(2); 7(0),DM,L(2); 8(3),KF,W(4) : (3/2) (53/37)

19.  7(0),DM,W(3); 7(1),DM,W(1); 7(2),DM,W(2); 7(3),DM,W(2), 6(0),DM,L(5): (4/1) (57/38)

20.  7(3),DM,W(3); 6(0),DM,W(5); 6(1),DM,W(5); 6(2),DM,L(1), 6(2),DM,L(3): (3/2) (60/40)

 

21.  6(1),DM,L(4); 6(0),DM,W(2); 6(1),DM,L(2); 6(0),DM,W(5), 6(1),DM,L(5): (2/3) (62/43)

22.  6(0),DM,L(1); 6(0),DM,W(5); 6(1),DM,W(3); 6(2),DM,L(3), 6(1),DM,L(1): (2/3) (64/46)

23.  6(1),DM,L(3); 6(0),DM,W(2); 6(1),DM,L(4); 6(0),KF,L(6), 7(3),DM,L(2): (1/4) (65/48)

24.  7(2),DM,W(1); 7(3),DM,L(1); 7(3),DM,W(4); 6(0),DM,L(2),7(3); DM,L(3): (2/3)  (67/51)

25.  7(2),,DM,L95); 7(1),DM,L(7), 7(0)  (0/2) ((67/53)

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Good luck!

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If you can stick to this I'm impressed!  I stopped after goint from 16 to fourteen, couldnt stop thinking about playing an hour later, and guess what?  15 now, a couple hours after that.  

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Quick assessment:  19 to 15 I could pretty much bully my way with the Biz.  Skill wall at 15.  My bully tactics are counter-productive.  Too aggressive.  I've over extended on all my 15 level matches.  Must taper back a bit going forward.

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4 hours ago, Soshi_Sone said:

Quick assessment:  19 to 15 I could pretty much bully my way with the Biz.  Skill wall at 15.  My bully tactics are counter-productive.  Too aggressive.  I've over extended on all my 15 level matches.  Must taper back a bit going forward.

Good way to debrief yourself and reassess your game play for ranked. :Smile_medal: 

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Makes it sound like survival/AA NC, AL, or Amagi are better suited to this season of Ranked.

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Ranked is quite hilarious.  You can get a ton of laughs out of it just watching the chat.  I like the Loyang, Tirpitz and Kutusov so far.  I'll go to 10 and stop as always.  Rewards just are not good enough to grind it out any further.

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Interestingly, even in the loses, the chat has been civil.  A bit of salt, but I deserved it.  Doesn't seem as salty when you deserve it. Not to mention it came from players who knew what they were doing.  Hard to argue with someone telling you that you played stupidly...when...in fact...you did!  LOL.

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I banked three for tomorrow and will give a quick synopsis after 18 games.

1 game at 19, 18, 17, 16 each to get to 15.

14 games at 15 to get to 14.  

I didn't carry any loss (i.e. always lost a star on a loss).

My record in 15 is 7/7.  Two loses were irrevocable at 15(0).

I've observed a lot of good play by a lot of good players.

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I think I"ve found my T8 Ranked pony.  The New Orleans.  DD hunter...spotter.

It's definitely a team ship.  Sat next to an island earlier tonight.  Didn't shoot much. Just guarded the cap (our DDs had already taken it)...ready to l light up the red DDs.  Let the team know.  And the red team knew too.  No one on our side got stupid; everyone had patience to let the points tick favorably.  We had two caps to one.  Red had to either force the issue or bleed points.  They made a go, I lit them up...and that was the end.

NO isn't' designed to top out on points on a loss, but it can sure do a smashing job to help a win. 

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Here's my progress:

Start at 13-2

1. NC(L) 13-1

2. Loyang (W) Loyang (W) 12-1

3. Loyang (W) Loyang (W) Loyang (W) Loyang (W) 10-0

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On ‎4‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 11:54 AM, BaronVonTom said:

I'll go to 10 and stop as always.  Rewards just are not good enough to grind it out any further.

If/when I make it to 10, I'm going to keep trying buy I don't think that I'll make it to 1. Starting next week I'll be out of town for about 2 weeks so I might not have time to Rank out.

Except for the first day of ranked, where I played 10 battles, I've been doing only 5 a day, like Soshi's been doing. I don't get burnt out doing it like that. I'm presently at Rank 12 with 2 stars.

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Wow, just a couple of days ago I played a 15 game roller coaster in Rank 15.  Dusted off my NO, and just ran a nine game winning streak from 14(0) to 10(0).  Three days in rank 15 purgatory followed by a two day blast to rank10.

Feels great being at Rank 10.  Feels somewhat ominous knowing what's ahead.  But I'll just put my head down and remind myself.  Five games a day...let the rank chips fall where they may.

I'm thinking...maybe Des Moines?  We'll see. 

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Well done.  Now comes the gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair.  At least for me, cause I'm not a good T10 player.

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Potatoed most of my first few games of R10.  I seem to be at a severe disadvantage over the Clan players that have experience on these maps.  I suspect it will take some trial and error on my part before I figure out the sweet spots.   

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2 hours ago, Soshi_Sone said:

Potatoed most of my first few games of R10.  I seem to be at a severe disadvantage over the Clan players that have experience on these maps.  I suspect it will take some trial and error on my part before I figure out the sweet spots.   

Good luck the struggle tonight was real lol.

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I actually advanced today! I got to Rank 11 from rank 12 in 5 battles.

Yes, I was a good boy Soshi, and played only 5. Do I get a Scooby Snack?

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18 hours ago, ReddNekk said:

I actually advanced today! I got to Rank 11 from rank 12 in 5 battles.

Yes, I was a good boy Soshi, and played only 5. Do I get a Scooby Snack?

Well, technically you only need to AVERAGE five a day.  Play 15 and take a couple days off is fine.

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Made it to 9 today.  Teams need a least one radar ship IMHO. A team without radar has a very difficult time getting the neutral cap...and once it's lost, the team has a very difficult time getting it back.  I've been running DM...sometimes the only radar ship in the game.  Half the time I don't even need to do anything other than position myself and hit the "i win" key and let my team do the rest.  Granted, you need a team that knows how to take advantage.  And as I noted previously, it took me a few games to scope out the appropriate "I win" positions.

Today I had my first "no BB game".  Four CA and 3 DDs.  Even better...no radar on the other side.  So I got to use my "i win" key without a counter.  And I also had my first "top out" loss to not lose a star.  All these "good" firsts...and rank 9 to boot.

 

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Sadly, the past couple of days I"ve seen a lot of players playing not to lose a star instead of playing to win the game.  And where before I was often the only radar ship in the match, now there are often two per side.  I do not have a passive style, and when folks are playing not to lose a star instead of finding a way to win...well...you wind up sticking your neck out and dying.  I'm not talking yolo. I"m talking basic strategy to contest objectives early.  Hell, in one game I capped the neutral in my DM, took up a good defensive position where the reds had to expose themselves to get to me.  All we had to do as a TEAM was hold that objective...crush the reds as they pushed.  I held for several minutes.  Once the reds realized my team wasn't positioned to defend it, they pushed, flanked me on both sides.  Took the objective.  Then they slaughtered my team as we tried to take it back.  Sigh.

Next I watched a friendly DM set up in a poor position.  Well, poor for the team, but "good" to farm points. FFS , if you play a DM you've got the best radar in the game...get up where you can use it.  Maximize it's use.  All the ranked maps have good cover for CAs to provide radar coverage for the caps.

Maybe Notser is right.  If you want to progress down the field, play a ship that delivers the points necessary to either win or not lose a star.  Aside from the fact I don't have the recommended T10s for that strategy, that's not my style.  I have an aggressive style.  And as long as a certain percentage of one's team is playing counter to that style.  Well, that's a lost game.  As I can't change my style much, I'll just plod along with measured aggression..five games a day...and see where it  gets me. 

 

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7 hours ago, Soshi_Sone said:

Sadly, the past couple of days I"ve seen a lot of players playing not to lose a star instead of playing to win the game

I'm not sure exactly how to do this (as it would be situational based on where your damage farming teammates are positioned in relation to the reds) but rather than trying to eliminate some targets if it's too dangerous to do so maybe you can just force them one at a time to turn broadside to wherever the damage farmers are set up & allow them to farm them while staying relatively covered from the others.

You might need to be willing to let a cap go momentarily (or even permanently) to make a single ship on the outskirts the "marked for elimination" target until after slowly whittling away their support the emboldened cappers start to realize they are all alone. Might need to find positions w/a couple or a few islands to allow you maneuver room while keeping 1 target singled out while the others are all trying to flush you out.

In other words rather than counting the solo wall huggers as useless try & figure out a way to make them useful by trying to feed them easy to farm targets (even if you have to get their specific attention to point out a potential easy for them to farm target while they are locked on somebody completely blade on to them all the way across the map). Again...I'm not sure how to do this specifically as it would vary from 1 situation to the next.

I myself am waiting a couple days until all the unicums & even good players advance a bit before I try farming some of the average to rotting potatoes (like myself). Have been working on finishing off some ships to get the discounts (albeit less than the usual discounts) in the meantime.

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