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A small note of positivity in this sea of misery

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To say that the forums have been ablaze for a few days now is an understatement. And while my own opinions about the CV rework and current state of the game are ... nuanced:

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It's a first attempt. Balance is out of whack. I see the current meta of the game as a proof-of-concept, and it has a long way to go before it's in any state resembling balanced again. But we knew this, going in. A change this big needs a good time on the live server before the right changes can be made, and WG knows and admitted this. The game is not in a good place at the moment, but I think the proof of concept we have now holds promise, and I hope WG can find the right things to tweak soon.

... Those are not the subject of this thread.

Wargaming, and the WoWS team in particular, have always been very good at one particular thing and I doubt anyone would disagree. The 3D modeling for this game is absolutely spot on, and the latest batch of test ships (that I am now allowed to show because of recent NDA updates) are no exception:

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Yahagi at night.

 

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Exeter at sea

 

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Viribus Unitis sailing through Hamburg's industrial district

 

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Audacious on the Thames. Oh lawd he coming, absolute unit.

 

As always, click on the images for 1080p versions.

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I'm only kinda half conscious right now.  It's been one Hell of a week trying to keep up with all of the CV-rework stuff and edumacate myself about the mechanics.  I have to agree though, the new models they've been putting out recently have been absolutely gorgeous.  I think it was Vanguard where I first really felt that they had upped their game again (no pun intended -- I'm too tired to be witty).

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Wargaming’s art departments consistently put out some incredible content, especially those people working on World of Warships. I’m glad too see that their tradition of excellence continues.

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I've consistently been impressed with the modeling and texturing. The level of detail is exceptionally good.

Especially in 4k.

 

I can't tell you how many desktop backgrounds I've used from screenshots of ships in port. Even my wife uses one, and she doesn't even play the game.

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I have to agree.   The ship models IMHO, are the best work in the entire game.

I would like nothing more than to be able to stand on the bridge of any of these ships in a true, single player simulation environment, in first person view.

It would be glorious.

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The game has always been beautiful to look at. They do an AWESOME job. It is one of reasons I started playing the game in the first place. 

But I just can't right now... I haven't even downloaded the update...

But yeah, the ships still look good. 

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4 minutes ago, ElAurens said:

It would be glorious.

Or at least Furious...

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Pretty graphics don't make a game good; gameplay does. While I get you're trying to inject a ray of sunshine into the mess, it's not enough to matter.

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1 minute ago, So_lt_Goes said:

Or at least Furious...

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That's the version in testing, except with a different camo:

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Pity, I'd have wanted the version with that single 18" secondary, or - failing that - the one with the tower right smack in the middle of the flight deck, for teh lulz:

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The day I realized how beautiful the game had become (even with the medium settings I am playing) was when I saw the snowing Zipangu port...

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13 minutes ago, ElAurens said:

I have to agree.   The ship models IMHO, are the best work in the entire game.

I would like nothing more than to be able to stand on the bridge of any of these ships in a true, single player simulation environment, in first person view.

It would be glorious.

Indeed!    I would like a fully mobile camera view, and zoom into certain parts of the botes.     I'd probably spend days just going over every model, inch by inch.

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19 minutes ago, SkaerKrow said:

Wargaming’s art departments consistently put out some incredible content, especially those people working on World of Warships. I’m glad too see that their tradition of excellence continues.

I absolutely agree. Say what you will about the game itself, the ship graphics are always stunning and is the biggest thing that keeps me in the game. They consistently put out outstanding models AND they "fix" the tiniest of flaws when they are found. They are truly masters at what they do and deserve much praise. 

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2 minutes ago, Lert said:

That's the version in testing, except with a different camo:

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Pity, I'd have wanted the version with that single 18" secondary, or - failing that - the one with the tower right smack in the middle of the flight deck, for teh lulz:

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I like tactically or technically unsound ships, the designs and lines are so fascinating. 

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Yes, the ships look great, I was really impressed with it at 4k when I upgraded. 

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They do invest a lot into the graphics and details.....But at what cost to the game itself?:cap_hmm:

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2 minutes ago, awiggin said:

But at what cost to the game itself?:cap_hmm:

Different departments though. The current state of the meta / game play balance has nothing to do with the art department.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

Different departments though. The current state of the meta / game play balance has nothing to do with the art department.

But it has everything to do with the budget.....:Smile_teethhappy:

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1 minute ago, awiggin said:

But it has everything to do with the budget.....:Smile_teethhappy:

Not sure throwing money at the balancing department will make them balance better. There's a direct correlation between graphics and funding, I'm not sure about such a correlation between balance and funding, especially with such a huge meta change as the CV rework.

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1 minute ago, bottomlands said:

animate secondary turrets.

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4 minutes ago, bottomlands said:

really? that animates the secondaries? ill be hornswoggled!

Should, yes. And other small things like radar dishes, fire directors, etc. IIRC it also shows additional effects for AA and more airplanes in squadrons.

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Oh yeah, they make some very awesome looking stuff.  They did a fantastic job with the aircraft.  I love watching the flaps deploy when you slow down! :Smile_great:

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Wait...since when was Lert the face of positivity around here?? Damn, this re-work was thorough!

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1 minute ago, legozer said:

Wait...since when was Lert the face of positivity around here?? Damn, this re-work was thorough!

I try to be the face of temperance in reactions. The forum has been overflowing with a lot of negativity - not all of it unwarranted either - so I figured I'd post something positive.

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