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I don't get it, I'm getting so many games where I will cause a fire 10% of the time whereas the boat's supposed to have a 48% chance of causing a fire. I understand that some ships will use things to lower their chance of catching fire but even then, I think it can only remove something like 15-25% chance. That should still allow me to cause a fire 25% of the time at the very least. What's going on here? Is there a way to check my fire percentage per boat? I'm starting to get frustrated with the Lion.

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You are neglecting the fact that the in port fire chance you see is only the base chance. The ships you shoot at have a fire coefficient which reduces the fire chance by a large margin as you go up in tiers. T10 ships reduce it by half. Further factor in shells hitting areas already on fire, active damage controls preventing a fire, and then that chance is even lower. Check out the wiki for all the mechanics so you better understand them. http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Fire

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You're not exactly making any friends by admitting that you're a person who spams HE in a British BB, pal.

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Setting fires is all RNG.

 

I can get my Henri IV up to 26% Fire Chance with signal flags and I'd set 1-2 fires despite tons of hits.

Zao is known as a fire starter and sometimes she rolls snake eyes in setting them.

Everybody whines about Conqueror's HE, but again, there are times despite making a ton of hits, I'm not getting fires.

I have had games with Atlanta where I've had several hundred main gun hits, but I get only 1 fire.

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2 hours ago, RipNuN2 said:

You are neglecting the fact that the in port fire chance you see is only the base chance. The ships you shoot at have a fire coefficient which reduces the fire chance by a large margin as you go up in tiers. T10 ships reduce it by half. Further factor in shells hitting areas already on fire, active damage controls preventing a fire, and then that chance is even lower. Check out the wiki for all the mechanics so you better understand them. http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Fire

To add to that, there's this lovely thing known as RNG, which, even if everything is just perfect, laughs at you and yells "No! And like it!". In fact, it's usually when things are perfect that this happens. It's annoying, and all you can do is move past it.

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1 hour ago, 1Sherman said:

You're not exactly making any friends by admitting that you're a person who spams HE in a British BB, pal.

Isn't that how they're supposed to be played, though?

 

It's what I do, and it's just lovely.

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I fell in lo vfc e with t bug e ship on my first voyage.

Stock, I burned a conqueror to the bottom of the ocean. 

It felt so good. 

I have  since discovered the AP...

Oh my she is a sweet beast. 

He until they repair.

Set 2 more fires, and then AP to finish.

 

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8 hours ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Isn't that how they're supposed to be played, though?

High-tier British BBs also have good AP. The problem is that more often than not, the people that play British BBs use the HE exclusively.

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1 hour ago, 1Sherman said:

High-tier British BBs also have good AP. The problem is that more often than not, the people that play British BBs use the HE exclusively.

Lion's AP is actually pretty bad, and so is Monarch's. Conq's is...ok? So, no, not really.

 

I use whatever takes the target down the fastest.

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1 hour ago, 1Sherman said:

High-tier British BBs also have good AP. The problem is that more often than not, the people that play British BBs use the HE exclusively.

I used to switch back and forth but then got discouraged when the AP wouldn't put up the big numbers the other BBs get. Don't ask me if it was because of overpens or bounces, I don't remember. I then saw the damage I was causing on broadsides loaded with HE and figured, it's just not worth it to switch. Once I get to Conq, I will be using more AP. 

 

12 hours ago, RipNuN2 said:

You are neglecting the fact that the in port fire chance you see is only the base chance. The ships you shoot at have a fire coefficient which reduces the fire chance by a large margin as you go up in tiers. T10 ships reduce it by half. Further factor in shells hitting areas already on fire, active damage controls preventing a fire, and then that chance is even lower. Check out the wiki for all the mechanics so you better understand them. http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Fire

I do take into account existing fires and recently used repairs. I also know RNG can be a b**** sometimes. And don't get me wrong, I have been blessed once or twice by RNGesus while in the Lion, my best damage game was 217k (not a monster game but still my best) and I had caused 19 fires on that one. I ran the calculations of fire chance for the worst possible scenario and it should still be around 20% fire chance. It's just bad luck I guess.

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On 1/4/2019 at 2:24 AM, TheKrimzonDemon said:

Lion's AP is actually pretty bad, and so is Monarch's. Conq's is...ok? So, no, not really.

 

I use whatever takes the target down the fastest.

Agreed, I've tried AP on the Lion, found it worse than the Monarch. Actually the Monarch's AP was fairly effective, either that or it's AP is trash

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