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Played 8 DD games in Random today, T5-T9.  3 detonations.  I never run flags, and don't get 3 detonations in 50 games.  Any one notice an increase in detonations recently?

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Confirmation bias, you just ran into a streak. Magazine Mod 1 has minus 70% deduction to detonations.

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No, no increase. 

And why don't you run flags all the time instead of never? Kinda seems like a no brainer. 

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Its WGs Stealth buff to detonation flags. Makes the flags more useful.

 

 

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:42 PM, Kapitan_Wuff said:

And why don't you run flags all the time instead of never? Kinda seems like a no brainer. 

I'll run them for important games and if I also load flags that increase the chance of a det. DDs get them more than others. But I don't have enough to run them every battle.

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1 hour ago, Sabot_100 said:

I'll run them for important games and if I also load flags that increase the chance of a det. DDs get them more than others. But I don't have enough to run them every battle.

You can always just buy more for credits.

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Lucky you, for the first time in my existence in WOWS.. I ran out of Det flags... 2 months in and no detonations so far.

I say its a blessing to get dets, free flags..

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:08 AM, Kapitan_Wuff said:

You can always just buy more for credits.

Yeah, but at 1.9 million for 20?   That's a HUGE amount if you don't have Premium Time - you're typically getting less than 100k per game without Premium, so that's a terrible buy. Eats up all your silver, leaving none for buying the next ship.

Even with Premium time, that's seriously not worth it. 

Buying flags for anything but resources is a bad deal, Premium Time or not.

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5 hours ago, LAnybody said:

Yeah, but at 1.9 million for 20?   That's a HUGE amount if you don't have Premium Time - you're typically getting less than 100k per game without Premium, so that's a terrible buy. Eats up all your silver, leaving none for buying the next ship.

Even with Premium time, that's seriously not worth it. 

Buying flags for anything but resources is a bad deal, Premium Time or not.

That's not that much. Even without premium time that's like 3-4 games. 

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2 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

That's not that much. Even without premium time that's like 3-4 games. 

So 3-4 games to buy a flag for one game? 95,000 credits per flag for an insurance policy? Assuming you don't have other expenses like the (generally) more useful premium consumables, speed flags, etc. it still sounds like bad economics.

For me, detonations are rare enough (the OP was just really unlucky), and often occur when I was pretty much dead anyway, that it is not worth running them on a routine basis. Is it a bummer when I (rarely) get detonated early? Yes! But I just got 10 Det flags! I generally have more common concerns like "Did MM stack this game to be an autoloss?" so ALL my consumables and flags just got wasted.

 

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13 hours ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

That's not that much. Even without premium time that's like 3-4 games. 

Yeah, no.

Most games NET you well south of 200,000. That's with average play, and no econ flags. 

That's a dozen or more games to buy 20 flags.  NOT a good deal. 

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Hey

Played a game today in which I got detonated in my Cossack and another player also got detonated (don't remember which ship he was in, cruiser I believe).  So what's the chances of detonations of two ships on the same team, in the same game?  Of course we lost.  I guess at least it proved 2 points:  Run detonation flags on DD's (which I normally do, and I received 10 more flags.

 

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