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It took me 5 attempts, before I finally had a team that followed the plan, to obtain 5 stars on the normal difficulty. And I have to say, after doing this operation on hard mode, and with a team that follows plan, it most certainly was a walk in the park.

The plan: I Harass the Gorgon, while everyone else focuses on Transylvania, Rasputin and the Towers. I even requested for the CV to save his freezing ability until later, because of how much help it provides against the Gorgon. I have no idea who died first, but we lost a battleship and or other destroyer.

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Have a replay:20181024_215551_PXSD003-Kagero-H2017_e02_Halloween_2017.wowsreplay

I can not wait to see how the next operation will play out. SUBMARINES!!!!

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Never got a 5 star in hard mode, but  5 starred the normal mode today with random folks.

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I ran the scenario 4X tonight. two 5 stars, one 4 star & the last was a single star. Breezed through the 500 main battery hits.

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Two star win, Zero star win, four star win, and finally a five star win.

What are the subs going to be like?

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Got four star when I went for 500 secondary hits. Got all 500 in a single match, but just barely.

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1 hour ago, BrushWolf said:

Two star win, Zero star win, four star win, and finally a five star win.

What are the subs going to be like?

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Something along these lines I think...

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Well, it's not Hard Mode version at least.  Earlier though teams were struggling to get Gorgon for the 5th star.  Pick up groups were regularly completing 4 stars though, I have yet to see a Fail in the Normal Mode version.

 

The guys are starting to get more confident, creative though.  I just had back-to-back 5 star runs.  First one someone was nailing Gorgon in the Filth but our guy in there attacking him for some reason had to break off from it.  However, I was in the Cruiser escorting Transylvania.  I popped Radar and the reload-booster-heal consumable and ripped apart Gorgon to finish him off.  The second run I was in a BB.  I stuck with the Transylvania group while the other BB stayed in the Filth with a Cruiser.  I was healing Transylvania's initial escorts, the only ship we lost was one of the Igors.  Blade and the rest survived.  Blade was useful to keep alive because it chucks torpedoes quickly as it retreats.  Our Cruiser and BB in the Filth were kind of far apart.  The Cruiser got initial contact with Gorgon.  He died but did a lot of damage against Gorgon, told the team that he was close to being dead.  Our BB that was in the Filth caught up to it and finished it.  5 stars.

 

Edit:  Third run ruined.  We had 2 AFK ships, the CV and a BB.  I sank Gorgon alone using the DD but the team lost Transylvania, the easiest objective to keep alive :Smile_facepalm:  4 stars only.

 

One thing I do regularly see are Carriers not using their consumables.  The "Shining" consumable is an extremely useful team-wide heal.  "Eclipse" kills engines and all weapons of all the enemies for 15 seconds.  These are extraordinarily useful consumables and many CVs don't use them.  Using "Shining" at the right time will save ships from death or top off a beaten up team with more HP.  "Eclipse" if timed right can be useful in setting up targets for BB Ramming, or "freeze" the enemies to buy your teammates time.

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I have a hard time with the gorgon...I guess the best thing is to have the cruiser in there and pop radar and then fast reload?  I never seem to notice when it appears in game...

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5 Stared it twice this morning; the trick is to have at least 1 BB enter the Filth and ram both the Gorgon and Rasputin while using shields. If you time Shield and health pops right, you can pretty much stay at near 100% health the whole time.

3 minutes ago, __Dave said:

I have a hard time with the gorgon...I guess the best thing is to have the cruiser in there and pop radar and then fast reload?  I never seem to notice when it appears in game...


The Gorgon appears at the same time as Rasputin, which appears slightly after that group appear outside the filth to kill the closest tower. It doesn't launch planes right away but it's in there (it spawns right at the gates). If you run in there and ram it, it dies VERY fast. Even faster if you use a Ram Flag.

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2 minutes ago, __Dave said:

I have a hard time with the gorgon...I guess the best thing is to have the cruiser in there and pop radar and then fast reload?  I never seem to notice when it appears in game...

You want a BB to go in and ram it. 

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565K Damage in a DD last night, still couldn't convince the team to save tower #2 :/

One minute to go it seemed as though they just thought it was a done deal. 4 Stars

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9 hours ago, _RC1138 said:

5 Stared it twice this morning; the trick is to have at least 1 BB enter the Filth and ram both the Gorgon and Rasputin while using shields. If you time Shield and health pops right, you can pretty much stay at near 100% health the whole time.


The Gorgon appears at the same time as Rasputin, which appears slightly after that group appear outside the filth to kill the closest tower. It doesn't launch planes right away but it's in there (it spawns right at the gates). If you run in there and ram it, it dies VERY fast. Even faster if you use a Ram Flag.

Closing the portal banishes the Gorgon so outright destroying it/him is not needed.

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13 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Closing the portal banishes the Gorgon so outright destroying it/him is not needed.

I've closed the portal every time, and never got credit for Gorgon. Am I misunderstanding your comment?

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Just now, Old_Baldy_One said:

I've closed the portal every time, and never got credit for Gorgon. Am I misunderstanding your comment?

Last year it did, this year it doesn't.  Lots of pick up groups in this Operation now only get 4 stars because Gorgon isn't destroyed when the Portals are done.  2/3 towers intact, Translvania is intact, Rasputin sunk, etc.  They'll get all that, but Gorgon is typically not sunk.  It needs some aggressive, enterprising players to go out and get her as most will stay with the Transylvania group in the middle sailing northeast.

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Just now, Old_Baldy_One said:

I've closed the portal every time, and never got credit for Gorgon. Am I misunderstanding your comment?

I got a five star last night and there was now way we could kill the Gorgon before the portal closed.

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16 hours ago, BrushWolf said:

I got a five star last night and there was now way we could kill the Gorgon before the portal closed.

That is interesting.  The only 5 star I've gotten (all random pugs), we got everything else done, but the portal closed before we got Gorgon down.  In the few seconds after the "Operation Complete" message, Gorgon then died - I assumed due to damage others were causing.  I was actually surprised when I hit 5 stars cause I always though that once the mission was over, everything was either completed or failed instantly at that time.

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I used up my compliments last night on the team that carried my scrub behind to 5 stars. Thanks, folks!! :cap_like:

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17 hours ago, BrushWolf said:

Closing the portal banishes the Gorgon so outright destroying it/him is not needed.

Wrong.

Once the portal's closed, it does a constant 5,000 damage to it per second. Generally if the Gorgon's more than half HP left it'll easily survive. I've had a few 4-star runs because of this, and it was quite a surprise.

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Only 4 stars here, on the last game I rammed Rasputin and was about to do it to Gorgon (like 1 KM away from it) when the game ended...

Nice tip on the Gorgon spawn, I'll see to it later.

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All it took was 2 attempts; more because in the first run, time ran out before Gorgon burned out.

The second one; all it took was a bit of luck and one well-placed Chapayev (the Halloween version whose name I keep forgetting), which happened to be me. Pretty much Exterminatus'd Rasputin and most of Gorgon in holy fire. MBRB + IFHE (it made me feel better having it on; even if placebo) + DE = DEATH. Not pictured; Gorgon was finished off by the CV player with a well-placed crossdrop.

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I may have to get the BB and go at it instead of the cruisers I have been using.  Lots of 4 stars games with a couple 3 star but never had the Gorgon killed.  First game in the cruiser was my best game overall and never had the chance to know how far away the game was from being done.   I had just found the Gorgon when the game ended.

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