World of Warships Enters Open Beta!

schizrade

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AA is astonishingly overpowered now, lol. They'll get it closer to where it needs to be soon enough but shooting down planes is a laughable "challenge" right now

Yeah I played a few rounds in my Baltimore last night and there were few CV players at all, and most of the time they were getting their planes shot down left and right. I also have the feeling a bunch of people spent $$$ to rank up to T10 CV cause a lot of these ppl are really bad at it. Some poor dummy was sending wave after wave of torp bombers at me while I circled a cap, never hit me, but I smashed like 60+ planes.
 

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Yeah I played a few rounds in my Baltimore last night and there were few CV players at all, and most of the time they were getting their planes shot down left and right. I also have the feeling a bunch of people spent $$$ to rank up to T10 CV cause a lot of these ppl are really bad at it. Some poor dummy was sending wave after wave of torp bombers at me while I circled a cap, never hit me, but I smashed like 60+ planes.

I don't think people spent $$ To be bad at it, I had them already, on the first drop of 0.8, It took me a few games to get used to it, started doing about 80k in the midway after 2-3 games, 120k in the hak, now, I'm lucky to get to 50 with the recent hot fix :)

AA wasn't buffed that much, but the way planes take damage was changed, constant AA got a buff, and the time it takes planes to get to safe altitude got nerfed, the time to aim on Japanese carriers got nerf, and the return / service times got nerfed, all of these combined, make it a lot harder to do any significant damage in the 20 min time frame that it is a match(if it lasts that long)
 
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Yeah I played a few rounds in my Baltimore last night and there were few CV players at all, and most of the time they were getting their planes shot down left and right. I also have the feeling a bunch of people spent $$$ to rank up to T10 CV cause a lot of these ppl are really bad at it. Some poor dummy was sending wave after wave of torp bombers at me while I circled a cap, never hit me, but I smashed like 60+ planes.

Besides Premium time I didn't spend money to rank up in my CVs to tier 10, I had a lot of fun ranking up CVs however that was before WG fucked up the game with their 8.0 update. I did however spend money on a KAGA which I now hate playing. If WG's goal was to make CVs unplayable then they succeeded but they also succeeded in pissing me off that I hate playing the game now.

I'm still looking at selling my account. Most of my branches are at tier 10 with rank 19 captains plus I have many Premium ships, some not available anymore so if anybody reading is interested PM please.
 

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I'm sorry but I hear all this bitching and whining from so many people, and the majority of them never played CV's to begin with! Everyone needs to just calm the fuck down and give WG time to work things out.

We ALL knew this was not going to be smooth.

Flambass nailed it right on the head as to where WG went wrong with this. They released it OP with plans to twiddle it down as needed based on game results. BZZZT wrong approach WG! They should have released everything UNDER powered, and twiddled it up from there.

That way you only piss off one class of players instead of pissing off EVERY class of player.
 

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Daym dude, I think my account would easily go for over $1k :D

Whatcha think?

3

And a butload more :p Including Kamikaze, gremmy, Nikolai, Murmansk etc

I am quite certain I have well over $1000 invested in this game. It could damned well be close to 2K. It creeps up on you over time :)

3/4 of my investment did come in the first 2 years though. I've settled down considerably when it comes to buying shit. I consider premiums VERY carefully and rarely buy them now after research. Most premiums these days are utter weak sauce with a price tag. When a premium is weaker than it's main line partner, something is fucking wrong. Well, no it's not. It's a money grab. Period.

[/Opinon = The only premium's worth a shit any more are the one's you have to work for. Jean Bart. Mujsashi. Missouri. etc... Oddly all tier 9's.

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I am probably in the minority here, but I just came back after a year+ of not playing and have been enjoying myself. I unlearned the habits that made me get frustrated playing CA and BB (leeroy jenkins/yolo) and have started with my old ships fresh.

You're not really alone. Unless you play CV's, and possibly DD's until they fix things, the game isn't really that much different.

I could just be my eye's healing during a 5 day hospital stay, but the graphics and text presentation in the game is 10x more readable to me all of a sudden. I don't know if this is an 8.0 improvement or not but it has made a HUGE difference in my comfort level.

All the barking and meowing going on right now will settle down after everyone calms the fuck down and things get fixed.

Flamu had a good point too. EVERYONE is trying carriers right now. Those that didn't like them before will most likely still not like them and go back to their normal play style. A month from now most of this will be a bad memory and simply a blip in the games history.

I have a lot to dislike about WG, but this 8.0 update is not one of them. They ARE trying hard....
 

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Completely against ToS to sell your account. Don't be an idiot.

That said mine would be "worth" thousands, lol.
 

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Ok. Holy WTF is going on, Batman?

I have not won ONE SINGLE GAME. None. Nada. Started at 12, still at 12, and not even one fucking star !!!

Guys are too damned hung up on capturing buffs and are forgetting the entire rest of the match! There IS a fucking battle going on I tell them but no. Mew mew mew fucking mew. Buffs are all we need to win blah blah blah blah.

God dammit. Yes, Buffs are nice but you have to play the game too!

It' is not called "capture the buff". If's called "World of Warships" ! You HAVE to blow shit up!

I feel like I keep getting mm'd in with a bunch of millennials. "Oh, look at the pretty buff. I must have it!"

Ok. I'm done now :)
 

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Ok. Holy WTF is going on, Batman?

I have not won ONE SINGLE GAME. None. Nada. Started at 12, still at 12, and not even one fucking star !!!

Guys are too damned hung up on capturing buffs and are forgetting the entire rest of the match! There IS a fucking battle going on I tell them but no. Mew mew mew fucking mew. Buffs are all we need to win blah blah blah blah.

God dammit. Yes, Buffs are nice but you have to play the game too!

It' is not called "capture the buff". If's called "World of Warships" ! You HAVE to blow shit up!

I feel like I keep getting mm'd in with a bunch of millennials. "Oh, look at the pretty buff. I must have it!"

Ok. I'm done now :)

lol

Yeah lots of crying.

I also see what you mean about ppl crying about "buffs". My team was losing and I decided with 1/2 HP to go yolo and flush a Des Moines out from behind an island that was lighting everyone on fire. He didn't see me until I came around >2km from his broadside and started unloading AP into him. I angled away to bounce what I could and managed 4 cits and a few fires in about 45 seconds. He sank me but not before i took him to 1/8 hp and a teammate finished him out. He never once angled away and proceeded to hollar through chat about how the Baltimore must have got armor buffs.

I thanked him for those beautiful broadsides and told him to angle away next time. They ended up losing.
 
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Finally won a few games. How?

Parked JB and took out Kitikaze. This little DDIs very well suited for this.

I just with the turning circle was smaller than the planet.
 

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Did anyone elses install go completely unstable after the 8.2 patch? Mine did. Multiple hard-crashes during games.

I had to completely uninstall and reinstall. Working on that during the day. Will not be able to test until tonight though.

Could be aslains though. will find out.
 

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LOL! I love those kinds of endings :)

How did you convert the replay to YToube? I'm trying to get a handle on that.
 

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LOL! I love those kinds of endings :)

How did you convert the replay to YToube? I'm trying to get a handle on that.

I used nvidia shadow play to record the last 20 min, and the built in video editor in windows to trim it =p

The editor in windows has limited export settings though ,so it stripped a lot of the quality out
 

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There's a built in video editor?

<types video edit in Cortana>

Well, sonofabitch. There is :)

How about that!
 

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Man, this Ranked season seems to be way harder than past seasons.

I started in Rank 12, have played several dozen games and I'm in....

Rank 12. Not even as fucking star!

I'm consistently #1 or #2 in my team ranking at the end, so I'm doing my part.

Save a star doesn't mean shit if you don't have any LOL

And these guys in BB's that are "our only hope' that will simply find the closest, biggest thing they can ram so they can get their star saved piss me off.

I've been knocked out of a well earned #1 spot several times over that bullshit.
 

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Man, this Ranked season seems to be way harder than past seasons.

I started in Rank 12, have played several dozen games and I'm in....

Rank 12. Not even as fucking star!

I'm consistently #1 or #2 in my team ranking at the end, so I'm doing my part.

Save a star doesn't mean shit if you don't have any LOL

And these guys in BB's that are "our only hope' that will simply find the closest, biggest thing they can ram so they can get their star saved piss me off.

I've been knocked out of a well earned #1 spot several times over that bullshit.

Larry, I try to explain this to people in game, being #1 or 2 doesn't really mean you did your part. it means you farmed enough damage to out score your team.

For example, we had a Musashi on my team, who got #2, but was never in a position to help anyone, he sat back and lobbed AP at 20km leaving me to tank a musashi and try to kill a kitakaze alone, while their musashi ignored him, and closed in on me, with 0 pressure to stay back, if he was closer, you bet their musashi would have been a lot more careful, giving me time to finish the DD , instead, he farmed damage from far away, claiming he was doing his part.

In ranked, doing your part means fulfilling your role, a radar cruiser hiding out of radar range of their dds / cruisers is not doing that, nether is a BB from 20km away. DDs and cruisers need to engage DDs, BBs need to pressure enemy bbs and cruisers, pressure is hardly felt when i have 13 seconds to avoid your shells, and I can show broadside to get all of my guns on target between your salvos.

For example, this Iowa, despite his best effort, got a star, and said to our team "Our cruisers suck", He spent the game on the 2 line then came back and sit on the same line where he spawned until it was 2 v 2 and I had 1 dd and 1 cruiser left to kill.
He got second place, but did not contribute much to the win, just lobbed shells from a distance, then complained when he was out of position and fighting a DD alone. Meanwhile , the rest of our team killed their BB and DDs without his help, he even slipped behind an island while I fought the seattle on my own, and finished him, right before I killed their black in a 2 v 1, he could have blasted the seattle into oblivion, giving me time to focus on the DD, instead, he saved his hp and and shielded himself luckily for him i managed to win the 2 v 1.

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Ok. I still do my best to win. I do not set out to farm damage. Hell, if I can win just by being a good spotter and get 0 damage then I’m fine with that. Whatever it takes to win.

I am NOT a damage farmer!
 

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Ok. I still do my best to win. I do not set out to farm damage. Hell, if I can win just by being a good spotter and get 0 damage then I’m fine with that. Whatever it takes to win.

I am NOT a damage farmer!

Lol dude, not saying you are, I don't think they intended to be either, but I doubt they were thinking of the long game, which is something that is needed in ranked more so than random.
 

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Lol dude, not saying you are, I don't think they intended to be either, but I doubt they were thinking of the long game, which is something that is needed in ranked more so than random.

That I agree with.

I just wish I had players I could group with.

And I also wish they would get off their asses and put REAL audio chat in the game.

I do realize that can have its own issues, but 4 good players left unmuted in a game can win it.
 

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man i hate it when this happens...i took on a monti, a smoked up mino, a neptune and 2 tirpitz, only for our NC to pussy out and hide behind a rock from a zao. we lost with something like 830:860 tickets due to time -_-

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Its so hard to play cruiser when the damn battleships sit at the back of the map and refuse to play to objective. If I sit there with them, ill get chewed up and die later. If I push for objective, or even hang in the middle, I get chewed up and die faster. Every now and then I get a team that will work together and I have the support I need to rain holy fire down on the opposite team... but most of the time it seems I land on teams full of care bear camper BBs that end up losing. ugh

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Its probably just me, I need to play more to get better, but I just dont have that kind of time anymore. lol
 
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I'm not a huge Zoup fan, but he has a few good video's. I think this is a particularly good one IMNO:

 

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One of those games.... Man watching that made me dizzy, lol I don't know how it doesn't bother me while I'm playing, def too much zooming in and out there. But when a Kitakraze gets you in it's sights and you have 0 help from your team, rip :p


then right after that, second place with 133k in a kita :<

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Three days and no posts. Wake up people :)

How is your ranked going? What have you found to be successful?

Maybe we can team up and kick some ass?
 

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I would have to belong to a clan to play ranked, and that would mean they would have to put up with me playing whenever, and also that i mostly suck. lol

But I have been enjoying learning the Buffalo, and by learning I mostly mean getting abandoned by T9/10 BBs just as we make the opposition start to flounder. Its a calling.

I did one time find myself in a random with Business6 and a few others in my Pensacola. That was fun.
 

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Right now i am trying to figure out what boats to T10 next. Can't decide between German or 'Murican CLs.
 

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Three days and no posts. Wake up people :)

How is your ranked going? What have you found to be successful?

Maybe we can team up and kick some ass?
I was stuck @ rank 5-4 for a week, win 1 lose 1 win 1 lose etc, and the problem is playing the key classes to help, they get screwed on xp compared to sniping musashis :)

I am now 8 stars from rank 1, with 3 days left, so it's gonna be a close one if I do make it!
 

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I would have to belong to a clan to play ranked, and that would mean they would have to put up with me playing whenever, and also that i mostly suck. lol

But I have been enjoying learning the Buffalo, and by learning I mostly mean getting abandoned by T9/10 BBs just as we make the opposition start to flounder. Its a calling.

I did one time find myself in a random with Business6 and a few others in my Pensacola. That was fun.
You don't need to be clanned to play rank
 

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I was stuck @ rank 5-4 for a week, win 1 lose 1 win 1 lose etc, and the problem is playing the key classes to help, they get screwed on xp compared to sniping musashis :)

I am now 8 stars from rank 1, with 3 days left, so it's gonna be a close one if I do make it!

Shit, I haven't even escaped rank 12 yet!

I started at 12, and I'm still at 12 !!!!

Is Wow's down? I can't get a connection.

Ok, looks like it was a bad mod from my Aslans update. Tossed away the mods folder and rebuilt it and all is well.
 
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Shit, I haven't even escaped rank 12 yet!

I started at 12, and I'm still at 12 !!!!

Is Wow's down? I can't get a connection.

Ok, looks like it was a bad mod from my Aslans update. Tossed away the mods folder and rebuilt it and all is well.

roughest ever season for me

I think I did 9-5 with 90+ win rate, and have been there since :D now I'm 7 stars away... 2 days to go.
 

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The lack of safe havens under level 10 really made this season harder. Not that I would know lol.
 

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I haven't played wows since the CV remake went online. I was mostly a DD main, I don't enjoy the frenetic play style of the new CV's, and don't like how the aircraft have changed the game's meta.
Giving CV's RPF was another stupid decision.
I'm going to have to give it a few months and see what shakes out. Been playing tanks instead.

I do have some DD's which are supposedly good in the new AA meta, like the Kidd, but I just don't have any desire to play I guess. And the craziest part is that just about the time they finally balance the current incarnation, submarines will drop. Too many fundamental changes in too short a period of time, at least to a certain extent.
 

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I haven't played wows since the CV remake went online. I was mostly a DD main, I don't enjoy the frenetic play style of the new CV's, and don't like how the aircraft have changed the game's meta.
Giving CV's RPF was another stupid decision.
I'm going to have to give it a few months and see what shakes out. Been playing tanks instead.

I do have some DD's which are supposedly good in the new AA meta, like the Kidd, but I just don't have any desire to play I guess. And the craziest part is that just about the time they finally balance the current incarnation, submarines will drop. Too many fundamental changes in too short a period of time, at least to a certain extent.

I am waiting until they fix the gun bloom before I play dds.

I personally love the rework. First time I’ve played CVs in years. I think CVs are about right right now, personally.

I played a random Nurnberg game at 3AM and ran into Business6 in his CV. He ruined my fun as I was about to ambush his clueless dds. :)
 

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I haven't played wows since the CV remake went online. I was mostly a DD main, I don't enjoy the frenetic play style of the new CV's, and don't like how the aircraft have changed the game's meta.
Giving CV's RPF was another stupid decision.
I'm going to have to give it a few months and see what shakes out. Been playing tanks instead.

I do have some DD's which are supposedly good in the new AA meta, like the Kidd, but I just don't have any desire to play I guess. And the craziest part is that just about the time they finally balance the current incarnation, submarines will drop. Too many fundamental changes in too short a period of time, at least to a certain extent.

I wouldn't even think about subs being brought into the game for real until next year at the earliest.

With the spotting changes in 8.0.3 even a Khab doesn't get spotted from air until 3.6km and you can absolutely shit on planes because of this as they won't be able to get away from defensive fire set ups from the likes of the Kidd, Gearing, Groz, etc. I've lost entire squadrons before the opposing destroyer was rendered.
 
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