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The Wager: Fire & Citadels

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Just wondering if anyone has completed the new task for 20 fires and/or citadel ribbons in a battle? I would have to guess that if I loaded up my best fire starters with every possible flag & commander skill I could probably get around 10 or so (on a good day).  And if I'm pushing for fires I'd be lucky to squeeze in a cit or two.

Just think 20 is rather steep for a single battle...

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Not gonna lie......20 fires was a challenge I failed at yesterday with Zao.  I'll give it another go today in a different ship.

I'm sure it would be easy-peasy in Smolensk, but I really, really feel dirty playing that ship.

Hindenburg with Lutjens at the helm may be a decent option.....

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You have 9 tasks, of which you only need 4 to complete the directive.  The reward is only one draconic flag, I think?  There’s no bonus to be had for completing all 9, so this and other similar tasks are nothing-burgers.

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Has fire chances already been nerfed? Had my Boise out last night and even though I landed over 300 shells over two games using both fire signals and ifhe with HE not a single fire? Landed well over 100 on a BB (sank him) and nothing? This was a first! Almost like they knew I was going after that directive lol.

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11 minutes ago, mixmkz said:

Here you go, just do citadels and fires in the same game.

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That's impressive, Mix :-)

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1 minute ago, Ariokk said:

That's impressive, Mix :-)

Bah, not really.  ONLY 1 torpedo hit.......Smolensk needs a serious buff.  :Smile_facepalm:

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My average in Hindy is somewhere around 12-13 fires a game. It's doable, but it'll take a bit of focus to do.

I think Mix has the right idea - get a ship with fast guns and low alpha, and then get a whole bunch of citadels quickly. You need something that'll cit, but won't kill the target quickly.

 

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1 minute ago, Merc85 said:

Bah, not really.  ONLY 1 torpedo hit.......Smolensk needs a serious buff.  :Smile_facepalm:

He's in a Kleber

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2 minutes ago, Ariokk said:

He's in a Kleber

 

1 minute ago, TheOmegaDuck said:

Kleber?

I think hes saying that the smolensk was too  easy of  a target. 

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LOL , the Smolensk is what killed him.  Couldn't have been THAT easy of a target. :-P 

1 minute ago, eviltane said:

 

I think hes saying that the smolensk was too  easy of  a target. 

 

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The way to do it is with a ship with a high rate of fire but enough punch to score citadels at short range.  A ship like that can rack up a dozen citadels in seconds if you manage to get the broadside of a cruiser at short range.  Easier said than done, but not impossible.

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2 minutes ago, eviltane said:

 

I think hes saying that the smolensk was too  easy of  a target. 

Ahh, ok, that would make more sense.

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2 minutes ago, Ariokk said:

LOL , the Smolensk is what killed him.  Couldn't have been THAT easy of a target. :-P 

 

:cap_yes: How does the saying go ? " The minds of men are mysterious "  , or something like that. 

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Just now, eviltane said:

:cap_yes: How does the saying go ? " The minds of men are mysterious "  , or something like that. 

lol

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26 minutes ago, FrodoFraggin said:

You have 9 tasks, of which you only need 4 to complete the directive.  The reward is only one draconic flag, I think?  There’s no bonus to be had for completing all 9, so this and other similar tasks are nothing-burgers.

But why include near impossible tasks in the event in the 1st place? IMO objectives like these only feeds the animosity many players have towards WG.

 

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Indomitable with stacked flags and a DE captain is IMO certainly a good option for this.    I tried it once last night and of course got the quick fold match and was being chased by enemy ships from two flanks in 1st 5 mins, got pissed and went on to playing something else.    Smolensk is a good option but i think I have IFHE also for every DE captain that I could put in it.   .    

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1 hour ago, FrodoFraggin said:

You have 9 tasks, of which you only need 4 to complete the directive.  The reward is only one draconic flag, I think?  There’s no bonus to be had for completing all 9, so this and other similar tasks are nothing-burgers.

It's not so much that you just have to get 4 to complete the directive, it's that these wager tasks are near impossible to accomplish and the reward is so minuscule why even waste our time putting them in.

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Some combination of luck in matchmaking and initial positioning with a cruiser with a lot of gun barrels and a fast fire rate is probably doable. Like, Smolensk, Puerto Rico, or Des Moines and getting lucky enough to have a game that is chock full of light cruisers and battleships driven by potatoes. I think my top record is 15-ish citadels in cruisers, so it's not inconceivable to think that you might get a few fires to finish off the 20. 

... but I sure as heck wouldn't specifically try to grind this task.

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:24 AM, mixmkz said:

Here is another game where the fire + citadel > 20

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nice work :-) I'm trying to do it just because I like a challenge... and this is one hell of a challenge

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Now, if you could combine fire and citadels into a 20 pack!!!  I've come close with 15 of both.   Not hit 20 yet and I rarely play a Random match.

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