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  1. Just wait till you get that 10+ point captain in it, and you get the skill that knocks 10% off torp reload time (forget name). You can salvo torps every 30 secs, and from each side, creating area denial just on torp density alone . . . as long as you can dance well and stay alive. Looks like smoke firing tampering is postponed one more patch: Kandly Community Coordinator WG Staff 225 posts 431 battles --- #54 · Posted 5 hours ago · Report post Hi guys, After discussing and reviewing the Supertest participants' feedback, we decided to continue the internal testing of the smoke visibility mechanics changes, which means the smoke visibility mechanics will remain the same in 0.6.9. Please note that we could be considering other options for this particular change. We know this affects one of the oldest in-game mechanics and we understand our players' concerns. However, we would like to remind you guys that the purpose of Supertest is to identify the most controversial parts of the changes and to offer us a different perspective by allowing us to take a step back and observe how they interact within the game. Keep in mind that not all of the tested items/mechanics necessarily need reach the public test stage, they can be sent for revision or become completely revised. Cheers, Kandly
  2. The Kuma with a 10 point or + captain is a nasty little bugger @FlorbFnarb As mentioned the Koenigsberg is an awesome cruiser, but you have to use it's ability to run away from the fight, pulling the potato with you, and firing from the aft guns. Smart people break off, potatoes die while chasing you down. The Gneisenau is a fast BB and gets past some of your pain points.
  3. Kirov is fun, but yeah, the Furutaka is love, one of my favorite ships. I also consider the Koenigsberg to be a good boat too, so there is that. I enjoy all three, but of the 3 you can tank better, hit harder, and get ROFL LOL torp hits with that 10km range when someone hurr durrs right into them thinking they are in a torp free zone.
  4. Reporting in after some time. Currently at WTR, sitting at mid teal, even dark teal, and my average stats are definitely going up. My totals will roll dark green in a few days. Not that I am too concerned with it, but the damage output is going up, XP is going up, just an overall trend that the things I brought over from WoT are helping me here. Mainly things I learned like "controlled aggression", map control, situational awareness etc. I know that WoT is an unmentionable over there, but I am definitely doing better in WoWs at less than 2K battles than I ever did in WoT at that battle count. Really enjoying the game. Someday I will come back to WoT, just having too much fun in WoWs right now. @Madner Kami, they did buff HE on the KSM cruisers, it has been nice!
  5. Thanks for the post, read the LWM reviews, both are appealing. Might pick up the Atago since she can stealth better.
  6. @CraBeatOff I just noticed, your name Acronym is CBO, which is one of my favorite places to hang out on the web, and digest how taxpayers money is being wasted (or used prudently.) Coincidence? No, I don't play tonks anymore, just boats.
  7. I just keep wondering about the converging similarities between Archaic One and SaintLaurentius Avatars. Is it just me? Serendipity, blind chance, or a Machiavellian plot?
  8. Yes, I still play WoT every now and again, and it is like a descent into hell, salty wise. I stay much calmer and play with a better state of mind in Boats.
  9. Yessir Also to all other posters, without going @shitcrazy and quoting everyone. This is why I love WoT Labs. Good insight, some different takes on my position, and a few angles to consider on why WoWs official forums are they way they are. @CompanionCav Picked up on plunging fire pretty quick, I love hammering on island huggers who think they can camp and peek-a-boo shoot in safety. In general based on my limited play. German boats, too flat of an arc to do this. Some Murican boats you can tag island huggers on all but the tallest islands. Japanese (i.e. Furutaka), laugh while they try to figure out how the hell they are getting hit. The D' Aosta will do this also when your spotter plane is up. @Archaic_One Just cuz you make me laugh. Holy crap! forgive all the edits. In hotel, crazy weekend. Olympic Triathlon Sat, driving afterwards, night out with my son, who graduates from college today . . . long weekend. Oh yeah, one more thing. I too saw Gasai post, and based on my feel for the forums at that time, I said nary a word, or maybe something very neutral and bland. Can't remember, point being, I was thinking "Let these nubs get cozy with this Weeboo, and then watch the shit hit the fan later when they try to extricate themselves from it" LOL.
  10. Well, after the tongue lashing, I didn't dare post my analogy of how passive light tank play in WoT, so that pubbies will shoot stuff, has a direct comparison in WoWs. My Nicholas DD has concealment researched and can spot all day for the team and allow them to shoot in relative safety, while not exposing myself to direct enemy fire (unless spotted by planes). I picked this up quickly and intuitively from my type of play style in my Type-64. Passive bush camping, spotting and target designation. Also, in my D' Aosta when launch I my spotter, the aiming view is very similar to the Battle Assistant view with Arty, so that aiming and shooting model was easy for me to adapt to. But yeah, I didn't mention either, because it was tiresome even thinking about rebutting those boat elitist. I still feel though that WoT has directly assisted me in boats, and I am a better player because of it. I think they are really cutting off a segment of players by being snotty.
  11. So, I made some comments, offering up how WoT taught me things as to how to approach WoWs in a sane manner and be a better player. Some forum members immediately poo pooed on my comparisons, and made it clear that WoT was Persona non Grata, it came off as elitist. My impression was "be gone you dirty WoT peasant" then a few replies kinda sorta tangentially adding some tacit admission that some of the things I mentioned had merit. But my point is, I immediately felt as though some folks view us WoT converts new boat enthusiasts as dirty peasants beneath their beautiful unsullied game. I hate to break it to them, but more WoT folks are eying WoWs, and we will bring all that is good and bad about WoT with us, justified, warranted or baseless it will happen. Just kind of irked me, I made the point that you would think a WoT convert trying to get better due to experience in the other game is a good thing . . . which didn't go over well for a couple of folks. My sin was a direct comparison (I believe) of battle count vs. the notion of a seal clubber. I disagreed with a guy calling the OP a seal clubber at 1400 battles and trying to get better at tier 4 and 5. My comparison included the viewpoint that you aren't even a Seal Clubber in WoT till you get up around 10K battles and are consistently below average tier 5 "ish". Really, all it did was fuel my desire to be even better at Boats than my haphazard career path in WoT ended up being. /Semi rant, woe is me, hurt feelz/ off. Is this the right sub-forum? Still grappling with where to put this???
  12. Small increment. Hope things are better.
  13. Currently in the Element contest going on in WoWs, you earn "currency" that you can spend towards items in the premiums/gift shop. Like camo, flags, and the Kamikazi R. They are like doubloons, but not. But you can spend them on certain items in the shop. Hopefully, that is what is meant for 9.19.
  14. I am seeing more arty than ever before, 2 to 3 every match, but I haven't played much so I hope you are right. What few I did play, arty was running around raining shells constantly and shotgunning low tier lights. My few games makes me think arty is worse than ever, but as I mentioned, I hope you are right and my few games was an anomaly.