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Because Ensign missed it this time :Smile_glasses:

Saturday was ok. Up to T6 on French cruiser RB grind--several more ships later, I'll have enough to purchase Ohio.

Up to T5 on the IL cruisers and French DDs, but working more on my 19s and 20s to progress toward a 21 eventually. Can say, the grindfest is numbing.

Sunday was so b3TlYNu.png

Admittedly played while tired, so potato'd a bit here.

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There are few if any potatoes playing at Tier 10. I've been trying to power level my DM/Salem Captain Seagull and it is terrible. The majority of matches are filled with useless DeadEye Scrubs and battle cruiser sitting at max range while the enemy takes easy caps, kills the few ships trying to contest/capture those caps and than just go on to slaughter the fools dumb enough to join randoms. I have played this game a long time and I can deal with potatoes, Spuds have many uses. But the garbage I'm seeing at T10 is making me lose what little faith I had in this player base. From what I can tell the new meta of WoWs is to try and win the match from the back of the map while not taking a single cap. Not sure I can adapt to this new garbage meta. 

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My weekends now fall in the middle of week. I suppose I should be thankful I dont have to regularly deal with weekenders. 

Started off slow/weak. Ended strong. Just waiting for the rest of the ITA bbs.

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Terrible - terrible last 4 days of being in the top 1-4 and loss after loss.  Seeing cruisers in front of me take sharp turn right in front of BBs at a distance of less than 10 km.  For the first time in a LOOOOONG time - and CA and DD went pink, in the same day,  thanks to torping behind their teammates.  Both times I was ion front of them, at least they had the good sense to not complain.  DDs not spotting at all - even though I am right at the cap in a BB.  And then the HE spewing Smols, Minotaurs, and IJN gunboat DDs just running around our team as if they were never spotted.

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Unlocked Goliath. It joins Conquerer among unlocked ships waiting to be bought. I have. 278,000,000 credits, but I want to reach 300M before laying down for them.

 I just want to to.

Ground Ferocious Crotchitchola to 129,500+ XP, so unlock is within easy reach. Will probably wait until more players give reports on Vittorio Veneto before deciding to go for it or not.

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1 hour ago, Reymu said:

Because Ensign missed it this time

Naah, I just hadn't finished playing yet! :Smile_trollface:

I finally laid my hands on what I think is every free Italian container the game gave out. Alas, no ships. However, now I can get either Marco Polo or Leone or both without wondering whether I might have done so much more cheaply. Played a bit of everything, but it was the Kii which I spammed like crazy to finish off the night.

The other result of all this is that my shortage of credits is finally getting sorted out!

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The weekend has generally been ok.  There have been a few head scratchers in there.   I've held my own enough to help my teams win enough to be happy as I grind my T7 Colorado up to start the new US BBs.  Many of the games have been close and down to the wire in wins and losses.  However, tonight the teams have been filled with a special kind of  players.  They could have a 6-4 ship advantage on their side of the map and they would all run away and hide behind an island the first time an enemy ship even looked like they might fire a shot in their direction, and the borders were well guarded.

 

27 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

There are few if any potatoes playing at Tier 10. I've been trying to power level my DM/Salem Captain Seagull and it is terrible. The majority of matches are filled with useless DeadEye Scrubs and battle cruiser sitting at max range while the enemy takes easy caps, kills the few ships trying to contest/capture those caps and than just go on to slaughter the fools dumb enough to join randoms. I have play this game a long time and I can deal with potatoes, Spuds have many uses. But the garbage I'm seeing at T10 is making me lose what little faith I had in this player base. From what I can tell the new meta of WoWs is to try and win the match from the back of the map while not taking a single cap. Not sure I can adapt to this new garbage meta. 

It's not just the T10 games.  I've been seeing this in all the games I've been playing from T7 to T9 as well.  Its sad when you see 2/3 of your team still alive and the enemy has all the caps and a score of 800 to 300, yet no one will even try to push to get a kill or a cap.  The game generally ends a few minutes later and half of the scores are below 400XP.  There are often a few that try and have scores 3 times that value, but don't have enough influence to overcome the deficit of talent.  At least players that try but aren't that good can become a sacrificial part of the health pool to allow the carry players to do more damage before they die.  But players that don't even try offer nothing towards an attempt at a win.

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2 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Naah, I just hadn't finished playing yet! :Smile_trollface:

I finally laid my hands on what I think is every free Italian container the game gave out. Alas, no ships. However, now I can get either Marco Polo or Leone or both without wondering whether I might have done so much more cheaply. Played a bit of everything, but it was the Kii which I spammed like crazy to finish off the night.

The other result of all this is that my shortage of credits is finally getting sorted out!

Finished sinking 240 ships for the last container, no ships.  I just laid down the coal to pick up the MP.

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Friday - Track meet ( a constant for the next few weeks).  Fast meet.  3 of the top 6 1600 meters in the state for the year were in that race.  I think the top 8 runners pr'd.

Saturday hung lights in my in-laws new place.  Vanity lights suck.  My arms have shorter reach than RN heavy cruisers at mid tier.

Sunday - Still moving stuff for my in laws.  I don't know what the hell they are paying the moving company to move.

Got in about 15 games.  Did well.  Wish I had more time.

 

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1 hour ago, RedSeaBear said:

There are few if any potatoes playing at Tier 10. I've been trying to power level my DM/Salem Captain Seagull and it is terrible. The majority of matches are filled with useless DeadEye Scrubs and battle cruiser sitting at max range while the enemy takes easy caps, kills the few ships trying to contest/capture those caps and than just go on to slaughter the fools dumb enough to join randoms. I have play this game a long time and I can deal with potatoes, Spuds have many uses. But the garbage I'm seeing at T10 is making me lose what little faith I had in this player base. From what I can tell the new meta of WoWs is to try and win the match from the back of the map while not taking a single cap. Not sure I can adapt to this new garbage meta. 

That's funny, From stat's above ship of player's most I have seem have stats 55+ who gang up behind other's. Hell even one your own clan member's was in a cruiser on the line behind my BB telling others to cap and didn't move towards cap till one ship was left that was half dead.  All this trying to blame potato's for everything is such bull. The problems in this game is done from all skill levels of the player base.  Players are simply trying to mimic from others and now its become a mess and the easy way for some is trying to lay the blame on others for doing the very same thing they do by using stats as their excuse. People need to open their eyes.

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No boats in pasta containers so I’ll also be laying coal down for Marco. Finished my naval battles mostly playing smalboi in ranked. Admittedly potatoed a few games but played well overall. Got all the steel for this season in silver.

continued regrind of German cruisers. Yorck is so fun, I’m getting close to hipper and while she isn’t a bad ship, I’d be lieing if I said I was excited

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Picked up Marco Polo for Coal, played a few games, then uninstalled. No, Marco Polo isn't that bad, but it's time for me to walk away for a bit. Continuously getting matched up with suicide DDs is getting exhausting, especially when all four or five enemy DDs are still alive. The last straw was getting teamed with a notorious troll Richtolfen captain who literally auto-pilots right into the enemy every game without launching planes. I reported him for three days straight (as did multiple members of both teams), and yet he faces no penalty from WG. Life's too short to put up with this kind of unchecked stupidity on a regular basis.

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8 hours ago, DrHolmes52 said:

My arms have shorter reach than RN heavy cruisers at mid tier.

:Smile_veryhappy:

Now that's not quite fair. Albemarle is ALMOST as good as Baltimore and Atago!  :Smile_hiding:

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10 hours ago, Reymu said:

but working more on my 19s and 20s to progress toward a 21 eventually.

Pick the closest candidate; play him intensively. Don't dilute that effort.

Work out exactly how many points you have to go, parcel that out over a reasonable number of points per day, and take it in comfortable bites.

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Wasn't able to play too much on Friday or Saturday; probably 2-3 games each.  Sunday played quite a lot though.  Used Tsar Ovechkin over several different ships in coop to get the captain's XP.  Played  a bunch of Big Hunt.  Ended up with getting a bunch of camos, coal, and other assorted items from the 15k token thing in the armory.  Also was able to get the perma-camo for the Akizuki (T8 IJN DD) using the other Big Hunt tokens.  Played enough to get all the Italian crates; no ships, just camos, flags and one 24-hr premium time. 

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Saturday was very frustrating, 3 straight defeats in Amalfi, 2 at T10 and other on double carries. Teams keep comitting seppu-ku and there's no human way (for me) to turn a 12 vs 6 match, in Amalfi, at T10. So frustrated.

Sunday started fun, solid victory and top of the board in Amalfi (again at T10, wth WG?!). Then first game in Bismarck, very fun and solid game, missed Kraken by 5 seconds (shells were flying). Finally the spree got ruined by lag/ping spikes, making the game unplayable, a lot of salty chat that match, about half the team had the same issue and a couple of reds too, so issue wasn't on my side. As you can guess the team with most ping disabled players lost, horribly.

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12 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

Naah, I just hadn't finished playing yet! :Smile_trollface:

I finally laid my hands on what I think is every free Italian container the game gave out. Alas, no ships. However, now I can get either Marco Polo or Leone or both without wondering whether I might have done so much more cheaply. Played a bit of everything, but it was the Kii which I spammed like crazy to finish off the night.

The other result of all this is that my shortage of credits is finally getting sorted out!

I have the same experiences:  I have all of the Free Italian BB event containers and.............no free ships.

@Hapa_Fodder you might want to take notes and pass them on:  playing an event and not receiving a potentially free ship after putting in the time isn't a good business practice........why would anyone want to put in the time after this very "cheap" event???

Let's see:  not participating in Naval Battles because they are PVP only for the next several weeks of BXP progression (we don't play PVP as a PVE clan for the most part......)  Played the last of the Italian event and we bored to death with it.  Reloaded a lot of ammunition.  Had family visit.....  Went to the Range and watched an event I don't participate in anymore (Cowboy Action: SASS = Boring.....)  And, tested new hog hunting load data.  Spring Turkey starts this week !!!  Not much else and just about no one I know that is left in the game played this weekend >?  That's not a good sign.

PS forgot.  this last week in COOP was extremely dismal !  At times, I was the only human player !!!  Most games were 2 or 3 humans.  So, I actually lost five (5) COOP matches this last week...  In one match, there were three Bot Yammy's left to one Minotaur (me) and there was no way to over come those odds......   Now, isn't that something very weird:  were did everyone go????

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30 minutes ago, Asym_KS said:

Now, isn't that something very weird:  were did everyone go????

My theory is Big Hunt.

31 minutes ago, Asym_KS said:

playing an event and not receiving a potentially free ship after putting in the time isn't a good business practice

You were playing for chances to receive a premium ship, not a guarantee. If you want to talk about whether the consolation prizes could have been a little more lucrative (say, three flags or five camos instead of one and two respectively), we're probably more on the same wavelength.

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16 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

My theory is Big Hunt.

You were playing for chances to receive a premium ship, not a guarantee. If you want to talk about whether the consolation prizes could have been a little more lucrative (say, three flags or five camos instead of one and two respectively), we're probably more on the same wavelength.

I agree.....  The "effect" of being less generous is "doubt;".........and, Doubt leads to a lack of Trust;  which, decreases my desire to grind;..........because, I know, rather than suspect, there isn't anything good even remotely possible anymore.... 

The Game has becomes: a negative reinforcement process that is driving the "desire to participate" away for a great many players....  Myself, included.   I'm not a believer in "self flagellation"..........

Same wavelength.

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I played Big Hunt for a bit, it was fun to some extent, different for sure.  Would have rather seen them bring back other operations insted of ginning up "Big Hunt".

I guess it provided a distraction from the other modes.  I didn't think the rewards were all that awesome.. so.. 

Itailian BB thing.. who cares.. nothing worth my interest in that.. 

Oh well.. Wows certainly does not have the same appeal it did to me previously that's for sure. 

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Worked a bunch on my DD grinds.  Finished up the Tashkent to Khaba grind today (Monday), so that was good.  Couldn't afford to buy it however, because the Colombo is coming out on Wednesday.

Went 6 for 6 in Naval Battles.  Being coop and needing BXP is not a good combination for me.  I did the remaining 300 BXP flags I could.  We were behind on Sunday and I guess Naval Battles went down for maintenance.

Upcoming this week: 

- The grind continues with the Z-46, Jutland, Mogador, ChungMu, and Osterland.

- The Colombo arrives this week.

- New Dockyard event.

- New missions to get tokens to get the T7 KM DD.

- 2 new IJN Commanders.

- Legion of Honor crates for a new collection.

- New KOTS tournament starts Sunday.  I can finally complete that collection and see which T7 freebie premium I get.

 

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5 hours ago, Asym_KS said:

 

@Hapa_Fodder you might want to take notes and pass them on:  playing an event and not receiving a potentially free ship after putting in the time isn't a good business practice........why would anyone want to put in the time after this very "cheap" event???

Everyone who participated in Part 1 of the event had the opportunity to get ALL of the T4, T5, T6, and T7 ships without grinding the ships, and without RNG assistance, just by playing during the event.

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42 minutes ago, MannyD_of_The_Sea said:

Everyone who participated in Part 1 of the event had the opportunity to get ALL of the T4, T5, T6, and T7 ships without grinding the ships, and without RNG assistance, just by playing during the event.

Small problem with that........and, we must have been playing a different event because I did everything I was supposed to do and only received the first two ships........  Nothing from crates.  CHANCE is something I do not participate in and did not buy crates (because I object to the Loot Box concept...)  Games of chance are for Casino's.........

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1 hour ago, Asym_KS said:

Small problem with that........and, we must have been playing a different event because I did everything I was supposed to do and only received the first two ships........  Nothing from crates.  CHANCE is something I do not participate in and did not buy crates (because I object to the Loot Box concept...)  Games of chance are for Casino's.........

I think you're remembering wrong.  The T4, T5 and T6 were the first 3 bundles (bought with Italian tokens you got from completing missions).  The free tokens from missions were enough to buy the first 5 bundles - no doubloons required.  The T7 was obtained by completing the mission chain.  None of them were from crates/loot boxes.  To get T8+ you had to spend doubloons.

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