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I can’t seem to figure this out. I’ve been at the same rank for several days now. Once in a while I get a team that seems to know what to do. Other times common sense is completely lacking. Yet, there’s plenty of people progressing through the ranks. How do people make it through with sub 50% win rates? Sometimes I’m seeing win rates sub 35%. Am I missing some kind of strategy here?

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Yeah dont pay attention to WR% or any stats in particular... Instead, play BB and play with the rank rules to your favor.....

If you end up with "those teams" at least in a BB you have a shot of saving the star...

  • Unless you're in a DD heavy match...

IMO, BBs and heavy cruisers are making a king's ransom in Ranked... While CLs and torp DDs are dependent on teams and MM...

BBs and heavy cruisers, not so much...

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In my experience, rule 1 of ranked is do not die.  Also, your spidey scenses, you need to dial them up to 42.  

Rule 2 is if your team plays as if the map is 2 grid squares smaller on all sites, you have a better chance of winning.

edit - and no, I am not saying a BB should go camp the A line.

 

 

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Maybe you're looking at this wrong; the common denominator in all these losses seems to be ..... YOU! Maybe you should work on that!

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2 hours ago, Bortt said:

I can’t seem to figure this out. I’ve been at the same rank for several days now. Once in a while I get a team that seems to know what to do. Other times common sense is completely lacking. Yet, there’s plenty of people progressing through the ranks. How do people make it through with sub 50% win rates? Sometimes I’m seeing win rates sub 35%. Am I missing some kind of strategy here?

I'm seeing same thing. I have no idea because I can get top 3-4 vast majority of matches and top 2 often enough in anything from republic and conqueror to Stalingrad and des moines to shimakazi and I just can't win reliably.  Might win 2 and then lose 3. Might win 3 and then lose 2. It's a crapshoot and it's getting boring.

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2 hours ago, Bortt said:

I can’t seem to figure this out. I’ve been at the same rank for several days now. Once in a while I get a team that seems to know what to do. Other times common sense is completely lacking. Yet, there’s plenty of people progressing through the ranks. How do people make it through with sub 50% win rates? Sometimes I’m seeing win rates sub 35%. Am I missing some kind of strategy here?

GET A kHABAROVSK.

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Seriously though, stop sweating it. Just go in and do your thing. Try to learn from every game, and understand the value of moving on from the games you just couldn't control. You'll get to whatever rank you get to, and that will be that. There is NO OTHER APPROACH. Just have fun with it and use it as an opportunity to improve.

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I also find Gordon Lightfoot helps.

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43 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

I'm seeing same thing. I have no idea because I can get top 3-4 vast majority of matches and top 2 often enough in anything from republic and conqueror to Stalingrad and des moines to shimakazi and I just can't win reliably.  Might win 2 and then lose 3. Might win 3 and then lose 2. It's a crapshoot and it's getting boring.

Once you get to 2nd league it gets better. Unless it's weekend.

3rd league you just have to not die and butcher people relentlessly so you save your star if you have a team who throws harder than the enemy does.

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@BorttPlay a DD.... you probably wont save a star BUT you will have far more control over your win rate. I am playing Shim and seeing lots of Shimas. Radar botes are not always common and with the heals, radar is less effective than it might be. Aggressive DD play -- getting into the center early and spotting and hitting 5-7 torps, finishing damaged ships and holding the BBs away is really good for the win rate. Spotting early means early kills for your team. 

One important move is to always hit ESC when there is a CV. My last three losses occurred when my team got the moron 40% CV and the other team got an aggressive and competent CV player, meaning that the game was lost when the CV loaded in. You have far more control over your WR if you avoid CVs.

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3 hours ago, Bortt said:

I can’t seem to figure this out. I’ve been at the same rank for several days now. Once in a while I get a team that seems to know what to do. Other times common sense is completely lacking. Yet, there’s plenty of people progressing through the ranks. How do people make it through with sub 50% win rates? Sometimes I’m seeing win rates sub 35%. Am I missing some kind of strategy here?

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Don't feel bad man. I can't stay out of rank 12. I think I'm going to spend this entire season at rank 12 with no stars. I've never had this much trouble but looks like going to be this entire season this time.

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38 minutes ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

Don't feel bad man. I can't stay out of rank 12. I think I'm going to spend this entire season at rank 12 with no stars. I've never had this much trouble but looks like going to be this entire season this time.

And staying at a certain rank isn't a problem if you're having fun and evolving as a player.

Don't put too much pressure on yourself in any one ranked season. They come and go, and you continue to improve as they pass.This season, finish at rank 11. Next will bring a rank 10 finish. Beyond that, an 8, then a 10 again, then a 7. No single season is a marker of your success as a player: you ALONE decide how well you've done based on your entire body of work.

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@Capt_Ahab1776 you always have a great outlook on this game. New players can learn a lot from players like you; arguably more than they could from unicums.

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Star saver advice

May you bring your big potato in game and wait 40 km away behind a rock trying to save your prescious star...but for me you just planning an epic fail.

Trying to save your star mean you wil not in the action at all and dont plan to win...and that's a waste of secondary support.

Climb to rank 5 and drop fast asap with this kind of play, dont become frustrate about losing a star, but i did for my poor teamate 

Ranked rely on a minimal teamwork and strategie to success, 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Bortt said:

I can’t seem to figure this out. I’ve been at the same rank for several days now. Once in a while I get a team that seems to know what to do. Other times common sense is completely lacking. Yet, there’s plenty of people progressing through the ranks. How do people make it through with sub 50% win rates? Sometimes I’m seeing win rates sub 35%. Am I missing some kind of strategy here?

My biggest and constant fail is playing to win and help the team. I literally can't count how many times I have provided the opportunity for someone else to get more XP than me. 

You have to remember that you are playing against 13 other people.  I had a buddy several seasons ago rank out with a 47% wr. Yes he played a lot of games, and saved numerous stars but he did rank out.

It's awesome when players play as a team but it's rare. Keep track of what players do during matches and then see how they ended up on the XP board. Many times the least helpful player is on top from sniping and camping, not risking his ship and picking up valuable XP during the late stages of the game. It's a lot easier to die against 7 players than it is if they only have three remaining. I just wish I could remember my own advice half of the time.

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