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Today's hot topic has been the announcement of a massive overall of commander skills.

I know of 2 threads where the pro & cons are being discussed. Please use those threads for that discussion.

My question is what steps should we take in preparation for the upcoming changes? I know what we've seen is subject to change but with 0.9.11 release date we should be thinking about it. (just didn't look right without the 0 in front) Is there anything we can do?

 

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nothing, really. Just pay attention to when the skills are actually being tested and finalize.

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Just now, axyarthur said:

nothing, really. Just pay attention to when the skills are actually being tested and finalize.

That was my thought also but there is so much to take in I wasn't sure.

 

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Sit on our hands, accumulate ECXP if we are in a position to do so, and wait for details. I'm going to hold off on promoting anyone else to 19 points until we know more about what the CXP ceiling will be to make a "21-pointer".

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Don't spend any more CFXP until it's all finalized. Other than that, just enjoy the game and not worry about it.

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11 minutes ago, axyarthur said:

nothing, really. Just pay attention to when the skills are actually being tested and finalize.

This, we don't know what changes will happen between now and then, WIP.

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Just now, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Sit on our hands, accumulate ECXP if we are in a position to do so, and wait for details. I'm going to hold off on promoting anyone else to 19 points until we know more about what the CXP ceiling will be to make a "21-pointer".

This.

Play your 19 pointers and get that elite xp built up.

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1 minute ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Sit on our hands, accumulate ECXP if we are in a position to do so, and wait for details. I'm going to hold off on promoting anyone else to 19 points until we know more about what the CXP ceiling will be to make a "21-pointer".

quite this

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2 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Sit on our hands, accumulate ECXP if we are in a position to do so, and wait for details. I'm going to hold off on promoting anyone else to 19 points until we know more about what the CXP ceiling will be to make a "21-pointer".

Until we know if there will be a free reset hanging onto elite commander exp is probably the best move.

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In addition to stockpiling ECXP, I would strong suggest that you take some time with the PTS when it is available.  Play with different commander builds, and most importantly  GIVE FEEDBACK.

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33 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Until we know if there will be a free reset hanging onto elite commander exp is probably the best move.

In summary:

  • New skills were added and some of the old ones were changed
  • Now each class will have a separate section with unique skills
  • Maximum skill points number increased from 19 to 21
  • New way to get elite commander experience: dismiss unused commanders
  • The amount of experience required to retrain a commander to another researchable ship reduced by half.

If and when the changes come to the live server, everyone will have an opportunity to reset their commanders' skills for free. Details will be announced at a later date.

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Kind of what axyarthur said with keeping up with changes in testing, but I’ll add another. If you have 19 point commanders now, stockpile as much ecxp as you can. If current max point commanders do get bumped to new max point commanders, you’ll just have extra to upgrade or retrain other commanders. If current 19 point captains dont get upgraded (which lets be honest, it’s WG so our chances of getting two extra points on all our 19 point captains is about as likely as WG giving everyone a Missouri for free), you’ll need the extra ecxp to re-max your captains to farm ecxp. Assuming some of the guesses I’ve seen are accurate (15-16% increase like the 16-19 range is now), assume 750k for each current max captain to get back up to ecxp generating levels.

WG already stated in the dev blog that we will be getting a free respec period when this goes live, so we won’t need to use ecxp for that. 

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1 hour ago, kgh52 said:

My question is what steps should we take in preparation for the upcoming changes?

For the average player, the suggestions above are good.  But for the Wiki Gnomes, beavering away in the dark, this will be an ENORMOUS, YUUGE job.  First, the new tables have to be created.  Then the page of every ship in the game will have to be refit with the correct one, then every ship will have to be re-evaluated for build recommendations and its page updated.  And of course, every mention of a skill in the Rules pages - and there are hundreds - will have to be tracked down and changed.  I'm already at work on new tables.

Seriously, I'm not sure we'll be caught up by this time next year.

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1 hour ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

This.

Play your 19 pointers and get that elite xp built up.

I only have three 19 pointers & I do try to play them every day regardless of what's going on. One thing I'm short of is ECXP. 

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Just now, iDuckman said:

For the average player, the suggestions above are good.  But for the Wiki Gnomes, beavering away in the dark, this will be an ENORMOUS, YUUGE job.  First, the new tables have to be created.  Then the page of every ship in the game will have to be refit with the correct one, then every ship will have to be re-evaluated for build recommendations and its page updated.  And of course, every mention of a skill in the Rules pages - and there are hundreds - will have to be tracked down and changed.  I'm already at work on new tables.

Seriously, I'm not sure we'll be caught up by this time next year.

I'm happy you're a "Wiki Gnome" but even much more happy that I'm not. Such a change as this one does require a lot of work that most will never think about.

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Grrr, just burned a million FXP building up a French commander to 19.  Didn't get the memo in time.

 

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2 minutes ago, kgh52 said:

I'm happy you're a "Wiki Gnome" but even much more happy that I'm not. Such a change as this one does require a lot of work that most will never think about.

Man, even if they gave us loot, I don't think they could give us enough.  LWM (not a Gnome but a Mouse) may have to go on a ventilator when she sees this.

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2 minutes ago, Warped_1 said:

Grrr, just burned a million FXP building up a French commander to 19.  Didn't get the memo in time.

That’s why I mostly just train up commanders naturally.

Elite xp is for special occasions, not leveling commanders whilly nilly.

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1 hour ago, kgh52 said:

Today's hot topic has been the announcement of a massive overall of commander skills.

I know of 2 threads where the pro & cons are being discussed. Please use those threads for that discussion.

My question is what steps should we take in preparation for the upcoming changes? I know what we've seen is subject to change but with 0.9.11 release date we should be thinking about it. (just didn't look right without the 0 in front) Is there anything we can do?

Hold off all Coal, Steel, Doubloon, or Cash spending until the full impact is sorted out, that ship you want could be completely borked by these changes.  (See anyone waiting for Flint to hit the Coal market.)

Hold off all commander training and retraining, especially if it involves spending ECXP.

Study the changes and make sure WG knows where they effed up.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Man, even if they gave us loot, I don't think they could give us enough.  LWM (not a Gnome but a Mouse) may have to go on a ventilator when she sees this.

YES! on LWM. So many reply on her reviews. Just keeping up with the new ships has been a big job.

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Nothing.  Just hold off on dismissing unused cdrs.  All those 3 pointers may be useful after all.

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Make sure [edited] is updated.

The edit was the name of another product I shall now paraphrase as disagreement atmospheric auditory phenomenon.

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Give the wife, your significant other, grandma, grandpa or even the dog your wallet so you don't spend any RL coin. 

Then forget about the game changes until they arrive - as you know they will. 

Only then, with all the information available to you, can you make an informed choice... 

 

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1 minute ago, Cakeman826 said:

Why for cruisers not get Fire prevention... makes me sad. Pretty useful on all the Super Cruisers

They also will be stripped of AFT and BOS. 

I need to go through all the changes and identify where I won't be able to replicate the builds I have no or close to it because of the silly "type specific" skill lists.

At this point I'm stuck between playing the hell out of WOWS while it's still enjoyable, or just saying "the hell with it" and not wasting any more time.

 

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