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Why are we seeing more of this map in the rotation?

The battle just becomes world of HE spamming with either heavy BB cruising around with HE, or cruisers kiting away with HE. The DD just turn around in the middle, with no mechanics to actually catch them up.

It looks like they rolled it in for the "feel good" of the new EU DD that can now enjoy long clear and empty firing corridors for their new toys.... EURK

 

Edit: I guess this map is pretty divisive on whether you like it or not...

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wish this map appeared at low tiers...  this was always my favourite... haven't seen it since just after release... or was it beta...   Granted this isn't a realistic game but open sea is the closest thing to what i envisioned this sort of combat was...  and it does require some realistic tactics... still.

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I love this map as well. None of these battles ever took place island humping... lol

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7 minutes ago, gorium said:

Why are we seeing more of this map in the rotation?

The battle just becomes world of HE spamming with either heavy BB cruising around with HE, or cruisers kiting away with HE. The DD just turn around in the middle, with no mechanics to actually catch them up.

It looks like they rolled it in for the "feel good" of the new EU DD that can now enjoy long clear and empty firing corridors for their new toys.... EURK

We haven't changed the rotation frequency for any maps. If you're seeing it more often, it is simply due to RNG.

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12 minutes ago, SKurj said:

wish this map appeared at low tiers...  this was always my favourite... haven't seen it since just after release... or was it beta...   Granted this isn't a realistic game but open sea is the closest thing to what i envisioned this sort of combat was...  and it does require some realistic tactics... still.

 

8 minutes ago, schizrade said:

I love this map as well. None of these battles ever took place island humping... lol

 

1 minute ago, Mustangrde1 said:

This map needs to be in rotation MORE not less, I enjoy it in all my ships.

Can't really add anything other than YES.

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2 minutes ago, Mustangrde1 said:

This map needs to be in rotation MORE not less, I enjoy it in all my ships.

Yeah, really excellent map for learning your ship. 

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9 minutes ago, schizrade said:

I love this map as well. None of these battles ever took place island humping... lol

naval battles never occured with the gun and sailing dynamics that we have in this game.

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5 minutes ago, Nolo_00 said:

 

 

Can't really add anything other than YES.

If you want such an open field game, NAVYFIELD was a simple game that would meet your interest....

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3 minutes ago, Navalpride33 said:

More ocean map, forces people to see how disproportionate the game has moved since 2018.

can you explain?  like i said I haven't seen it since 2016..

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14 minutes ago, schizrade said:

I love this map as well. None of these battles ever took place island humping... lol

You don't know much history do you?

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26 minutes ago, gorium said:

Why are we seeing more of this map in the rotation?

The battle just becomes world of HE spamming with either heavy BB cruising around with HE, or cruisers kiting away with HE. The DD just turn around in the middle, with no mechanics to actually catch them up.

It looks like they rolled it in for the "feel good" of the new EU DD that can now enjoy long clear and empty firing corridors for their new toys.... EURK

Easiest map to play.   DDs screen and spot, whilst all ships move together left or right and focus fire.

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5 minutes ago, CommodoreKang said:

You don't know much history do you?

I do. 
 

Ocean is the most realistic map we have. 

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8 minutes ago, gorium said:

If you want such an open field game, NAVYFIELD was a simple game that would meet your interest....

Why would I want something less realistic? WoWs is already hilariously arcade-like. 

 

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Just now, CommodoreKang said:

That wasn't the question.

Then please enlighten us.  What WWII battles involved Cruisers hiding behind islands and firing HE shells at ships?

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6 minutes ago, CommodoreKang said:

You don't know much history do you?

Very few battles between BBs took place. And when they did they were usually in open water of some dimension.   Even battles like Leyte Gulf were in the gulf with clear lines of sight.  I can't think of a battle that involved hugging islands and shooting from cover.

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5 minutes ago, Thornir said:

I do. 
 

Ocean is the most realistic map we have. 

And WoWS is a very realistic game.... common, this line of argument makes no sense.

The scale of the ships are off, the shells speed and trajectories are off, and you can spot ships MILES away on the open sea (yes, it is already the case, but any firing would enable most to locate all within the battle area).

 

And let's no even start with torpedoes... hahahaha.

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I also want this map (ocean) to have a higher chance of appearing, in the 2.5 years I’ve playing I may have run into it like 2 times.

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I have heard references to cruisers firing over islands in the paciific... but growing up in the UK, all my naval history revolved around battles of the north sea, the atlantic, the bismarck etc... as well as those of the age of sail of course...

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18 minutes ago, SKurj said:

can you explain?  like i said I haven't seen it since 2016..

Just view old high tier matches of 2 years ago on youtube, compare it to the current high tier product...

The changes are noticeable and striking, the game play was

  • less frustrating
  • more fun
  • diverse in game style
  • Battle tactics were not predetermined at the start of the match due to ship limitations.

Maps were interesting as well (that can be my opinion of how today's high tier maps are in a way unfit. IMO they give an advantage or disadvantage to a fleet depending on, which side you spawn on).

There is just to much disparity with certain in game elements like

  • AA mechanics
  • HE/Fire
  • Cruisers that are in fact disguised as weak BBs
  • AP potency is to much at high tiers
  • Planes and their role in the match currently are a flawed concept

I can go on a shopping list of things I feel this game  has changed, have not benefited from current bad policy decisions.

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If it was the only map, I would probably be interested in Random battles again.

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