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Back Benchers (or The Death of Heroes)

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It's the last day of the long 4th of July weekend.  All weekend, I have noticed that capital ships and oftens destroyers as well are sitting about 2 squares on the mini map behind the caps.  I think this occured in about 8 out of 10 games this weekend.  In one game a Vecenzia sailed to towrads the middle of that game with 3 caps in one giant circle.  He was told to "get back"! .  I noticed later he was complaining that no one was spotting.  Ten out of 12 ships were in the outer ring or behind it.  

My theory is dds have been hammered so much by rocket planes and radar that they are adapting and staying away from caps.  However, I also think 80% of all players are now  playing for the last 5 minutes.  Who can fault them.  Their stats are better and 50% of the time that might be able to take one crucial action that they couldn't do if they were did.  

I've watched Unicum streamers say, I'm looking to kill that guy that gets out of range from his support.  

Is the new Meta - Only Fools Rush In?  I'm I only now noticing this or was this a holiday weekend effect? 

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As a DD and CV player im looking for people to rush in the cap to become easy targets. CVs will always be flying around but you got to wait until they blow some of those radar charges. I would really like to see the cooldown for radar increased so it couldnt be spammed as much when there are 5 radars a side. DDs need a window of opportunity. Atleast they can smoke up from planes but cant from chained radars. 

From the CV side of the house if there is a BB and cruiser escorting the DD then they can have the cap. The cost to the planes are too high. CVs are looking for the low hanging fruit and a lone ship is it. The game requires coordination that you rarely see in randoms so the kind of play you described will continue.

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Fools rushing in foolishly have been in the game for some years.

Whenever no one is spotting on my flank what I do (I'm a Cruiseer main) is proactively assume a kiting position and make a blind shot revealing myself to the enemy, which in turn shoots me revealing their own positions for my team to shoot back, and since I'm already at a kiting position I'm ready to dodge their fire.

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9 minutes ago, Ban_CV_Complainers said:

I would really like to see the cooldown for radar increased so it couldnt be spammed as much when there are 5 radars a side. DDs need a window of opportunity. Atleast they can smoke up from planes but cant from chained radars. 

Well, usually with radars guarding a cap it is mostly a game of spotting and waiting for your BBs to take down the radar. Getting radared and fired upon usually results in a lot of spotting, unless there is good island cover. It is tough, don't get me wrong but I still consider radar less of a problem compared to CV spotting, though exceptions apply (like a full radar CA/DD div). Realizing when to push and when to stay back and conserve HP is tricky, especially when people don't trade their HP well.

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1 hour ago, TinCanMan_ said:

  Who can fault them.  

I can.

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1 hour ago, CO_Valle said:

Fools rushing in foolishly have been in the game for some years.

Whenever no one is spotting on my flank what I do (I'm a Cruiseer main) is proactively assume a kiting position and make a blind shot revealing myself to the enemy, which in turn shoots me revealing their own positions for my team to shoot back, and since I'm already at a kiting position I'm ready to dodge their fire.

That's not a bad idea, honestly. I'll need to try that.

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