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Musings of a Turkey

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That was a very busy four and a half days playing as turkey 38. I gave away 10,800 doubloons to the 108 hunters that got me and took 96 would be hunters out while playing 150 matches with a 28% survival rate.

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Thank you for taking your time to be a Turkey!  Although I didn't bag any I saw quite a few in matches and it's appreciated that folks will take the time to do these events.

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Turkey 38 rings a bell... I think I played a couple with you.

 

Good on ya giving out those rewards. It would be interesting to see turkey survival rates and hear why.

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definitely fun time indeed. I know I played a couple matches with you. I was 65

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  1. 100 Doubloons
  2. 3 x Thanksgiving Camo
  3. 10 x Each Economic Signals 
  4. 1 x Turkey Shoot Event Flag
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Interesting. I suppose survival rate and KD are artificially low for a Turkey because you immediately get focused down when spotted. I imagine the only viable class to play with such a target on your back is a smoke cruiser or a destroyer.

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4 minutes ago, Gary_P said:
  1. 100 Doubloons
  2. 3 x Thanksgiving Camo
  3. 10 x Each Economic Signals 
  4. 1 x Turkey Shoot Event Flag

Rewards will be credited by the Dec 7

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1 minute ago, thegeek2 said:

I suppose survival rate and KD are artificially low for a Turkey

IIRC it's their duty to be killed unless doing so would lose their team the game. Doesn't mean they don't fight, though. This is why they give them their own Turkey accounts so the dreadful win rate they volunteer for doesn't break their stats.

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Just now, thegeek2 said:

Interesting. I suppose survival rate and KD are artificially low for a Turkey because you immediately get focused down when spotted. I imagine the only viable class to play with such a target on your back is a smoke cruiser or a destroyer.

I played mostly BB's and found cruisers and DD's to be instant death most of the time although ironically that 124K damage was done in a Gremyashchy.

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1 minute ago, thegeek2 said:

Interesting. I suppose survival rate and KD are artificially low for a Turkey because you immediately get focused down when spotted. I imagine the only viable class to play with such a target on your back is a smoke cruiser or a destroyer.

Actually, no. It got so to where we actively had to make boneheaded moves to get people to actually shoot us in some games. I took out the whole gamut of ships, save for CV'S since that wasn't on the table. Premiums, tech tree ships, everything I could use, I did.

All in all, had a lot of fun doing it.

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I did play the ones I did not have

 

Nikolai was a frigging blast to play. an absolute blast

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1 minute ago, BrokenGamer said:

Actually, no. It got so to where we actively had to make boneheaded moves to get people to actually shoot us in some games. I took out the whole gamut of ships, save for CV'S since that wasn't on the table. Premiums, tech tree ships, everything I could use, I did.

All in all, had a lot of fun doing it.

Yeah, it was surprising some times how they would forget that we even existed, "Hey, whats that banging sound?".

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1 minute ago, BrokenGamer said:

Actually, no. It got so to where we actively had to make boneheaded moves to get people to actually shoot us in some games. I took out the whole gamut of ships, save for CV'S since that wasn't on the table. Premiums, tech tree ships, everything I could use, I did.

All in all, had a lot of fun doing it.

That's pretty much how it was from what I saw when there were turkeys in the match.  Even when it was a DD that was close, people ignored them for targets 15km+ away.  Not complaining though, since it let me bag turkey 210 for the rewards.

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5 minutes ago, BrokenGamer said:

Actually, no. It got so to where we actively had to make boneheaded moves to get people to actually shoot us in some games. I took out the whole gamut of ships, save for CV'S since that wasn't on the table. Premiums, tech tree ships, everything I could use, I did.

All in all, had a lot of fun doing it.

Huh. In my case, the one turkey kill I got I didn't notice I killed a turkey until after the battle, so I guess that makes sense.

Were you ever intentionally TK'd despite the intial chat message?

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2 minutes ago, thegeek2 said:

Huh. In my case, the one turkey kill I got I didn't notice I killed a turkey until after the battle, so I guess that makes sense.

Were you ever intentionally TK'd despite the intial chat message?

Surprisingly, no. Although I did see a few reports of it happening. 

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I whacked a gobbler driving a Conqueror using a Kutuzov.. One of the few times I sunk a ship using Kutuzov torps.

 He was driving down the 10 line in Land of Fire.

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I managed to get turkey #142 this weekend with my Atago B. Thanks, WG. 

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5 minutes ago, thegeek2 said:

Were you ever intentionally TK'd despite the intial chat message?

Only once. There some poultricide though when we would not notice the name.

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While I did not get a turkey myself, I enjoyed running escort to team mate turkeys and helping draw fire away from them when I could, though as many said the there was a 50/50 chance the turkey would be pretty much ignored and the focused fire would rain down on me for trying to escort and help them survive.

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Thanks for your time as a turkey.  I applied, will do so again next year.

One of you turkeys were in 6 or 7 of my games in a row over the weekend, and in the last one, I finally got you.  o7

To the other turkey in the Mahan, I think it was, well played. o7

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54 minutes ago, thegeek2 said:

Interesting. I suppose survival rate and KD are artificially low for a Turkey because you immediately get focused down when spotted. I imagine the only viable class to play with such a target on your back is a smoke cruiser or a destroyer.

I saw a match last night on Twitch that had several Asashio driven by turkeys. I don't know if the plan was to hang way back and shoot 20km torps or what. It did get a laugh out of me and the streamer though.

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3 hours ago, BrushWolf said:

That was a very busy four and a half days playing as turkey 38. I gave away 10,800 doubloons to the 108 hunters that got me and took 96 would be hunters out while playing 150 matches with a 28% survival rate.

Nice. I played a few games with you over the stretch run, managed to get in 118 games and happy I could help hand out some rewards.

 

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