BiggieD61

Ranked Season 7: Back to 6?

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Got this info off of the Armored Patrol - it's from a Q&A in Russia

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1. Version 0.6.5 got balanced by nations reworked. Have you noticed?

3. Manual control of the secondaries will stay as is.

4. Kiev and Tashkent are correctly tiered.

5. The mini-map will get the radius of the radar and that of the AA aura.

7. The medium term (next few patches) we see some PvE missions for clans.

8. A tournament functionality is coming in winter, possible with an Attack and Defence type of scenarios.

9. Version 0.6.6 may see a buff of Hydroacoustic Search for Lo Yang, Yugumo may get Shimakaze’s torpedoes, Nürnberg may get 360 degree rotation of the rear turret, and all German cruisers get a buff on penetration with HE.

10. No changes are planned for Grozovoi, her performance is being watched.

14. The split of the US cruiser tree will definitely not occur this year.

15. The Russian/Soviet battleships are definitely not coming this year.

17. Many players have purchased the top Hood bundle. Perhaps in the future, all bundles containing the same ship will be sold simultaneously.

18. The AA rockets of Hood are not the new type of weapon announced last year. This new type of weapon in being tested on the super test.

19. The next rank season will probably be on tier 6.

If you speak Russian - have at this video by some guy named "getfun".  I like him more than iChase or Notser already .....

I desperately want the graphic he uses for being "spotted" in his client.  It's like a ghost chef or something ..lol.

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30 minutes ago, xWulffx said:

Biggie FYI a lot of this stuff is on the Armored Patrol WOWS section already translated.

https://thearmoredpatrol.com/category/world-of-warships/

Might save you some work.

I didn't translate it LOL!

I was saying that the info from Armored Patrol was translated from a Russian Q&A attended by the Russian you tuber "getfun".

I still want his "spotted" graphic from the video.

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57 minutes ago, How_Terrible said:

brb, buying gold for a name change.

I feel ya!

getfun sounds like a morning radio DJ, he is smooooooth on the mike.

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Augh, tournament functionality in the fucking winter? The tournament scene will be dead by then. All the EU clans are burned out. OMNI can field one team where we used to easily be able to fill two. I know that TTT, WGP2W and OM are in similar positions. There is bugger all for end-game players to do right now apart from grind lines we have no interest in.

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3 hours ago, OnboardG1 said:

There is bugger all for end-game players to do right now apart from grind lines we have no interest in.

Sounds like WoT to me....

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The fact that you have to set up matches in the training room between both parties, with no help or record of the result from WG is not going to grow these competitions.

How hard would it be to make a 7 v 7 single elimination type tourney 3 nights a week?  Fill out a 32 team bracket made up only of clan teams starting at a specific time and lock it in.  Run through the elimination phase and have your nightly top 3 get rewarded with some gold and flags.  It's a simple landing tournament, without the winner having to fight the original land owner.  It's not a long term solution, but it will at least keep some interest in this game for the more competitive players.  I understand that WG does not want to drive players away by making a crappy version of CW, but they can't keep dawdling hoping people will just ignore it.

The Clan based PVE thing will be interesting/challenging for casual players, but I doubt it will be interesting to the more serious ones.

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53 minutes ago, SaintLaurentius said:

Sounds like WoT to me....

It's actually worse than WoT, because at least WoT has team battles, stronks and Clan Wars for everyone to get bored with (plus the slew of tournaments). Ships currently has randoms, ranked every three months (i.e Patience Tester 2017) and a community run tournament. That's it. They had Team Battles for a while which were amazing but they've not gone back to them. There aren't any low or mid stakes competitive modes (like Stronk or CW) so it's just tournaments all day every day and it's burning the competitive players out. 

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Yeah, I don't understand why team battles hasn't returned yet. The actual functionality is in the game already. How difficult would it be to re-enable it?

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38 minutes ago, Rodrigopine said:

Yeah, I don't understand why team battles hasn't returned yet. The actual functionality is in the game already. How difficult would it be to re-enable it?

Hardly anyone on NA bothered with that mode. We tried doing in when I was in Relic, but we almost always had to wait 5+ mins for a a battle. Even then we usually would usually end up just fighting the same 1 -2 enemy teams over and over on any particular night.

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37 minutes ago, How_Terrible said:

Hardly anyone on NA bothered with that mode. We tried doing in when I was in Relic, but we almost always had to wait 5+ mins for a a battle. Even then we usually would usually end up just fighting the same 1 -2 enemy teams over and over on any particular night.

Ok. But has the addition of clans and the ever evolving player base made this viable yet? Or will WG have to incentivize participation should Team Battles be re-enabled? (Unique Missions, campaigns, rewards etc...)

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1 hour ago, How_Terrible said:

Hardly anyone on NA bothered with that mode. We tried doing in when I was in Relic, but we almost always had to wait 5+ mins for a a battle. Even then we usually would usually end up just fighting the same 1 -2 enemy teams over and over on any particular night.

It was also done before clans were put in game, I remember that being a major complaint when team battle was brought in

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38 minutes ago, Psycodiver said:

It was also done before clans were put in game, I remember that being a major complaint when team battle was brought in

 

1 hour ago, Rodrigopine said:

Ok. But has the addition of clans and the ever evolving player base made this viable yet? Or will WG have to incentivize participation should Team Battles be re-enabled? (Unique Missions, campaigns, rewards etc...)

I completely forgot that is was done before clans were a thing.

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Flamu posted a nice video explaining the upcoming PVE mini campaigns.  Looks very interesting, and a much better alternative to trying to set up training room scenarios for focus fire practice. 

Flammu said he went 5 and 2 in normal mode ( there is a hard difficulty ) with just randoms, so I imagine at first it will be a bit like Halloween mode until people get used to working together.

They have an anti-spam timer in it, you must wait 30 minutes from the end of the battle to bring that same ship back in for another PVE campaign.  Annoying but you can bypass the timer by paying 20 doubloons. 

 

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mmm, microtransactions (or what it feels like)

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3 hours ago, SoliDeoGloria said:

mmm, microtransactions (or what it feels like)

its stupid, and kinda greedy (premium accounts should have that removed), but if you cycle 3 ships in PvE you should never feel it, so.... not great, but at least its not 24 hours/ till the next day

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What tier is the new PVE supposed to be for?

 

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That is WG forcing ship diversity because PVE missions/raids/etc are bound to have optimal setups and folks get pissed when their team includes "newbs" not bringing optimal setups with them.

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1 hour ago, xWulffx said:

What tier is the new PVE supposed to be for?

 

Tier 6 is supposed to be the highest you can bring, but he had two tier 5's brought in by other players.  He was using a Ryujo to great advantage and strongly suggested that each team start with at least one CV.  He also thought that high DPM cruisers would be more useful than some BB's ( Cleveland better than a Fuso ) due to all the ships approaching at bow on angles..  The "normal" difficulty battle would have been a straight up loss if he hadn't carried the team by sinking 6 ships ( including a tier 9 Izumo ).  It looks pretty interesting at this stage.

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Sounds fun! Thanks.

If some 5's and 6's were the ships to use, What would be some good ships to use?

CV's : I agree that a Ryujo (in the hands of a decent CV guy) would be the only choice for the CV.

CV's : Cleveland as you mentioned. Graf Spee maybe with 11 " guns and good torps. Nurneburg seems kinda squishy but has good range and ROF. Not sure about Aoba's although it has good torps.

BB's : Warspite, Bayern Are the toughest with best guns in combination plus decent secondary builds possible.

DD's : Tier 5 - Kamikaze R/Fujin would be my main choice due to speed and stealth capabilities.  The Grem is also very strong. 

           Tier 6 ???

 

Opinions/suggestions ... 

 

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Looks like we're playing Candy Crush boys.

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So.... Back to Biggie's op, what are going to be the choices at 6 other than the Farragut/Leander and a few others? Only really been playing Anshan/Aoba/Graf lately myself for grinding Free XP, finally heading up IJN cruisers and training up a new German to 19

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