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What if wargaming made a Titanic themed April Fools event that would reward a White-Star-Line Flag and a titanic themed Camouflage for British Battleships? For me I have been obsessed with the titanic ever since I was in the 2nd grade and I would honestly like to see that happen.

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I mean, they'd have to turn it into a parody or something since that was a tragedy. Maybe Defend the Titanic? Except the Icebergs are all ice fortresses and the final boss is Habakkuk, who WILL slowly work its way into ramming the Titanic if it's not sunk in time?

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April Fool's is already set in stone, and we have an Ocean Liner camo in the game already - for the French Tier VI Normandie.

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19 minutes ago, titanicman123 said:

What if wargaming made a Titanic themed April Fools event that would reward a White-Star-Line Flag and a titanic themed Camouflage for British Battleships? For me I have been obsessed with the titanic ever since I was in the 2nd grade and I would honestly like to see that happen.

No, that would be pretty tasteless. 

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33 minutes ago, YamatoA150 said:

I mean, they'd have to turn it into a parody or something since that was a tragedy. Maybe Defend the Titanic? Except the Icebergs are all ice fortresses and the final boss is Habakkuk, who WILL slowly work its way into ramming the Titanic if it's not sunk in time?

Arizona was a tragedy, too - and a lot more recent.

It's been well over a century since the Titanic. While the loss of life was horrific, pretty much everyone old enough to remember it happening is dead now. I think it would be perfectly fine to "commemorate" the Titanic by giving us a black hull, white superstructure, buff funnel camo for some British battleships (like Warspite. Oh my God would she look sexy like that).

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16 minutes ago, Gen_Saris said:

No, that would be pretty tasteless. 

Yeah Titanic was such a terrible tragedy that being April fools joke with her might be in poor taste.

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1 minute ago, Battleship_Elisabeth said:

Arizona was a tragedy, too - and a lot more recent.

It's been well over a century since the Titanic. While the loss of life was horrific, pretty much everyone old enough to remember it happening is dead now. I think it would be perfectly fine to "commemorate" the Titanic by giving us a black hull, white superstructure, buff funnel camo for some British battleships (like Warspite. Oh my God would she look sexy like that).

Arizona was result of War and was a Warship that served a long with many other Warship. And her being in the game does draw attention not only to those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, but also to the service Arizona did leading up to Pearl Harbor. And military service is something I do not view lightly or forget. So if somebody served faithfully, worked hard, I honor that even if they did not lose their life doing so.

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2 minutes ago, Battleship_Elisabeth said:

Arizona was a tragedy, too - and a lot more recent.

It's been well over a century since the Titanic. While the loss of life was horrific, pretty much everyone old enough to remember it happening is dead now. I think it would be perfectly fine to "commemorate" the Titanic by giving us a black hull, white superstructure, buff funnel camo for some British battleships (like Warspite. Oh my God would she look sexy like that).

Arizona was only celebrated with a memorial flag and some USN vs IJN mini-missions, IIRC. Not an entire Operation towards either saving (or sinking) her and the rest of Pearl Harbor. I mean, there's a reason why Operations mostly steer clear of historical battles outside of Collaborations like Dunkirk.

Personally, I get it's been a long time and that nothing is sacred forever, but not everyone is pragmatic about the issue. So to satisfy things, make a safe parody in which the Titanic is potentially saved from the Frost Walkers IceMen and their Fortresses of Ice is the most reasonable path.

I mean, I'd also like a pair of Operations that both allow an altered reenactment of Pearl Harbor; one as the invaders, and one as the defenders, with the defender side being to change history. Or a battle of Jutland. Or Midway. Or Operation Catechism (Sink the Tirpitz). Playing both as the historical victors, as well as the historical losers, and altering history in the case of playing as the loser. But again, that can offend some. I'm sure the only other real battle that WG may implement is the Battle of Tsushima, and have players play as the Russians and try to be victorious vs the Japanese, considering their constant anti-IJN bias in regards to Premiums and QoL changes.

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I'd personally would like to see the tub battles come back for April Fools.  I thought they were hilarious.

 

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6 minutes ago, YamatoA150 said:

Arizona was only celebrated with a memorial flag and some USN vs IJN mini-missions, IIRC. Not an entire Operation towards either saving (or sinking) her and the rest of Pearl Harbor. I mean, there's a reason why Operations mostly steer clear of historical battles outside of Collaborations like Dunkirk.

Personally, I get it's been a long time and that nothing is sacred forever, but not everyone is pragmatic about the issue. So to satisfy things, make a safe parody in which the Titanic is potentially saved from the Frost Walkers IceMen and their Fortresses of Ice is the most reasonable path.

I mean, I'd also like a pair of Operations that both allow an altered reenactment of Pearl Harbor; one as the invaders, and one as the defenders, with the defender side being to change history. Or a battle of Jutland. Or Midway. Or Operation Catechism (Sink the Tirpitz). Playing both as the historical victors, as well as the historical losers, and altering history in the case of playing as the loser. But again, that can offend some. I'm sure the only other real battle that WG may implement is the Battle of Tsushima, and have players play as the Russians and try to be victorious vs the Japanese, considering their constant anti-IJN bias in regards to Premiums and QoL changes.

Sadly, the Jutland one is virtually impossible barring major modeling changes. Granted, I would LOVE to see Kaiser, Konig, Warspite, etc., etc. available in "non refit" versions (especially the Germans - I cannot stand Konig's fraud refit. I mean, her stupid AA guns on the B turret actually block the entire forward view of the bridge!), but they seem to like to get cute with the older ships, rather than remaining historically faithful.

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7 minutes ago, Siegewolf said:

I'd personally would like to see the tub battles come back for April Fools.  I personally thought they were hilarious.

There really does need to be a tub map in rotation for all tiers... would be hilarious. 

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9 minutes ago, Battleship_Elisabeth said:

Sadly, the Jutland one is virtually impossible barring major modeling changes. Granted, I would LOVE to see Kaiser, Konig, Warspite, etc., etc. available in "non refit" versions (especially the Germans - I cannot stand Konig's fraud refit. I mean, her stupid AA guns on the B turret actually block the entire forward view of the bridge!), but they seem to like to get cute with the older ships, rather than remaining historically faithful.

Hence the convenience of "Alternate History".

Then again, they could make some profit selling the usual "downtiered stock hulls" for said ships, since the European WWI hulls actually had fans, whereas few actually liked the pre-modernizations of all the IJN ships (their final forms were simply more iconic).

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Instead of an operation to get camo. WoW's should do convoy raiding operation's. Let ship's like the graf spee/schorn/gnues/ in an atlantic setting. USN ships raiding japanese convoy's in pacific settings. Or an operation where USN ships take on IJN ships in the slot in the soloman islands.

 

That would be cool

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38 minutes ago, YamatoA150 said:

Or Operation Catechism (Sink the Tirpitz).

Alternatively, the CV rework opens up options for an alternate Operation Tungsten.

For example, Tripitz' repairs were completed early, and when the carrier task force arrives(escorted by AI capital ships and CLs), she's already left he harbor. The task force must sink her in order to prevent her escape into the Northern Sea.

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Well, since april fools is now over.... maybe we can reiterate the idea for a titanic themed april fools. maybe with icebergs attacking the ship?

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On 3/11/2019 at 1:47 PM, titanicman123 said:

titanic themed Camouflage for British Battleships?

[edited]. Yes. France get's an SS Normandie skin, I want... I need me a White Star Orange funneled Orion.

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I guess make everyone play Normandie with the special camo with this playing in the background as you blow up unusually aggressive icebergs. 

 

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