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OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

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2 minutes ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

You take her out behind the island and torp her :Smile_playing:, otherwise pretty much as you stated unless you liked the prior ship.

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Pretty much. When you sell a ship, you get 50% of the credits back, so unless you really liked the previous ship and want to keep her, sell baby sell.

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Early on that's what a lot of people do. Once you have more credits laying around you can go back and repurchase a ship if you enjoyed it.

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1 minute ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

At tier 4, you can recruit a new 1 pt. captain or retrain the existing captain (if you are willing to spend dubloons, retraining is good).  Going to tier 5, you want a higher point captain (some say 6pt, some say 10pt).

 

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23 minutes ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

i sell almost every ship. the ones i keep are for clan battles or ranked.

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26 minutes ago, DrHolmes52 said:

if you are willing to spend dubloons, retraining is good)

Or even if you're only willing to spend credits.  200K credits to shorten the retraining time is great.  If you happen to be playing the Halloween Operations, you can use the Elite Captain XP you bank from those to complete the retraining on the cheap (especially for a captain that new).

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32 minutes ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

Some ships are keepers, and really fun to play even after you have advanced past them.

Others are ships you grind your way past and then try and drown out the memories.

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39 minutes ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

Either that, or spend the Doubloons to buy more port slots to keep S.Carolina et al.  Later, you will want to do just that.  (Some people keep Wyoming, which is a good ship at tier.  Most just sell S.Carolina.)  Classic keepers are USN St. Louis, USN Clemson

If you're tempted to go the Doubloons route, wait until there's a sale and buy a bunch of them.

Move up the captain if he has more skills than you can buy at the next level for 25 Db (3) or if he has more Commander XP (CXP) than the cost of the retraining. For instance, a 3-pt captain with 500 CXP I would not move up because it costs 2000 CXP to retrain him.  Instead I would buy (25 Db) a new 3-pt captain and save the retraining cost, netting 1500 CXP. 

This one of the little things made so much easier by obtaining a few hundred Doubloons.  (25 Db is about 12¢ so small enough cost - figure 200 Db/$.)

 

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38 minutes ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

I recommend keeping any old ship that you enjoy playing and performed well in. Preferably both but either or is reason enough.

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I've always sold off the ships that I don't care much for. Only keeping the ones that I really like reduces clutter in my port. The fewer botes you have in port makes finding the one you're looking for easier.

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1 minute ago, ReddNekk said:

I've always sold off the ships that I don't care much for. Only keeping the ones that I really like reduces clutter in my port. The fewer botes you have in port makes finding the one you're looking for easier.

If you set ships to primary they will start at the front and be lit while non-primaries are transparently dulled. You can have as many primaries as you care too.

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Selling old ships to fund a new one is very common and there's nothing that says you should keep an old ship you're done grinding through.

That said, if you enjoyed a ship and have grinded (ground?) enough XP for the next one but kinda don't want to get rid of the old one there's nothing that says you can't do that either.

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Three years later...

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minus the 11 event ships that's 190 boats in my port

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Nice, a library of ships. 

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I am really glad that WG has started dropping Port Slots as rewards.  I finally had to break down and buy some (on sale, but I like to keep my gold.)

Still, at low tiers you eat them up something fierce.

 

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1 minute ago, _Caliph_ said:

If you set ships to primary they will start at the front and be lit while non-primaries are transparently dulled. You can have as many primaries as you care too.

True but the fewer ships in port  makes it easier to find the ones that aint Primary.

 

4 minutes ago, Erebthoron said:

minus the 11 event ships that's 190 boats in my port

WOW! :Smile_amazed: I have 70 in my port and I sometimes think that I have too many.

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I have kept a lotta ships I got a long time ago OP .  I don't buy new ships that often.  Some like/want to move fast up the tiers and that I understand (sorta) but I have a lot of older ships I have kept such as my all time favorite USS St Louis.....cause I can win in it a bunch!  I like victory.  Wish I was better than average however. Still got Kuma for instance.  Great ship still. I like to have fun. Each to their own.

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It's a good idea to keep T6 - T8 ships for operations, unless you absolutely hate a particular ship. In addition, some operations are limited to specific nations, so it's good to have a variety. 

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@_LoneWolf13_ unless you have the money to spend on doubloons to buy port slots selling a ship to make room for another is what one must do. Port slots are awarded from time to time but rarely enough to keep up with ones progress.

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1 hour ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

It will take you awhile to figure out this game, be it credits, captains xp, modules,  flags and camos and more..... just play and have fun,  but to answer your question, yes, I moved my captains to the new ship up per the line.,  and ask as many questions as possible, don't be me.. play 3000 games and then realize there is a forum and youtube videos to help....

Good luck! 

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2 hours ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

Probably the most common way to approach this and really the only way you can advance as far as you want without buying additional port slots.

However, there is no "supposed" to do way out there.  It's not wrong to keep older ships on your tech tree, as a matter of fact, keeping some of them around for special events or purposes isn't a bad idea at all.  Certainly makes it easier when WG springs a lower tier event like Ranked Sprint on the community or even going back to the Tier III events which were part of the old Project R event.  

On the other extreme you have the collectors who essentially keep everything that floats.  

Commanders are kind of the same way.  You can have one or two commanders which you just advance to each new ship as you acquire it and sell the old ship.  You could grab a few Premium ships and use they to train a few "specialist commanders" which you can insert into ships as needed.  You could have a commander for each ship that simply stays in that ship or any combination or variations of these that works for you. 

So there really is no "wrong" way or the way it "should" be done.  The "right" way is whatever lets you do the things you want to do.  

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2 hours ago, _LoneWolf13_ said:

OK do I just bought the tier 4 battleship Wyoming An sold my tier 3 battleship south Carolina. Is that what your supposed to do? I also moved my captain to the Wyoming.

Most of the time people just want to move up and be glad they are done grinding the lower tier.

So after unlocking the next ship, you hit that magic shell button.

Purchase the shiny new ship without a captain and put old captain in new ship and start retraining him.

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I used to sell my old ships to help pay for the new ones and because of limited port slots. Now I've gone back and bought some back and started keeping the ones I like. As for captains I move them up with the line so you keep getting more xp for him as you advance. Makes getting a 19pt captain easier.

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