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  1. I think the new US cruiser line is useless, up until 10.

  2. I'm remembering why I left WoWS...  image.png

    1. OOPMan


      Fucking WG games and the people who play them ;-)

  3. Pensacola would not be out of place at tier 5.

    1. Jaegaer


      Historically, I guess. Yes. V or VI would both be viable.

    2. Daerlon


      Lol, I thought you were rating the actual city. As a place, it's a tier 3 at best.

  4. Oddly enough, my grand niece and nephew (14 and 12) loved it far more than their father and me (43 and 37.) In fact, I'm seeing a lot of people who are new to the series really liking this film (while disliking Rogue One) while a lot of SW diehards feel the opposite. Could be confirmation bias, however.
  5. My views have softened a bit after a second viewing. I largely agree with your points. Some people hate Luke's death. I thought it was poignant, well handled, and necessary. And I'm absolutely certain we'll see his force ghost in IX. Speaking of force ghosts... Yoda's actually uses the force to affect the material world. That's a game changer. I want to see if that was a one off thing, or if we might see a force ghost battle at some point. I didn't take issue with Leia's force use. We've known she's strong in the force, she's just never put in the same kind of training as Luke. I totally buy her being able to tap into it at the brink of death. On sacrifice... ehh. I think they took away what would have been the most meaningful one. When Finn was going to ram the siege laser. It was a strong character moment. He spent the first film trying to run away. He's back to wanting to run at the beginning of this film. But through his actions and experiences, he's come to view a cause as more important than his own life, and is willing to make a sacrifice. Then, it gets sidetracked by a thoroughly boring character. It would have been better if Poe did that. Have the "one man against the world" character telling someone else to live to fight another day. I'm torn on the hyperspace ram. As a visual spectacle, it's incredible. If this were a standalone movie, that'd be my favorite moment. But it's not a standalone movie, so it forces me to ask too many questions. Why not use this technique more often? Slap some engines and guidance systems on an asteroid and Boom! Instant death star killer. I'm mostly on board thematically, save for one major flaw. Something that may be my biggest gripe at this moment. It the film betrays its own philosophy in a major way. Luke is critical of the old Jedi order. He calls them out, and rightly so. He states that the Jedi religion must end. In one of my favorite scenes, he explains the force as a natural phenomenon, rather than a power that Jedi/Sith have some right to. And in that scene, it has a very balanced light/dark motif. In the temple, you see the image of the Prime Jedi, who is balanced light and dark. Yoda helps Luke let go of the books and the tree, insisting that something new should follow. Then it gets thrown away at the end, when Luke tells Kylo "I will not be the last Jedi." Perhaps this will be cleared up in IX. Maybe Rey becomes a balanced force user, embracing the light and dark, growing beyond the dogmatic Jedi, and defeating dark-side only Ren. It did for me. When Luke explores the Falcon. Then runs into R2. Suddenly, 30 years drop off of his tone of voice, if only for a moment. He says nothing can get him to help Rey. And then... R2 shows him the old "Help me Obi-Wan" message. That was my Star Wars moment.
  6. Everything the movie did in space bothered me. Some of it has already been covered. Why does the Supremacy (Snoke's ship) have guns that fire in arcs? That's about as dumb as having bombs that depend on gravity in space. First Order grew out of the Empire. Empire got beat by fighters on multiple occasions. Why the hell hasn't the FO built better anti-starfighter capabilities into their fleets? A single X-Wing can take out enough of the defenses on a dreadnought to render it vulnerable to bomber attack? How terrible are their point defense systems? And why couldn't the fleet swarm Poe with massed fighters? Doesn't matter how good of a pilot you are if you're in a 100 vs 1 situation. And the space chase? The FO can't jump a ship or two ahead of the rebel fleet? The FO doesn't have ANY ships fast enough to catch the rebs? They can't launch a fighter strike and take down/damage the engines? I saw the thing days ago and the whole space bit still pisses me off. I could write a few pages about it. Finn/Rose arc was useless. A complete waste of time. Boring throughout, poorly thought out, preachy at times, and good for nothing but wasting time. The Luke/Rey/Kylo arc, on the other hand, kind of saves the movie for me. I enjoyed almost everything there. Except for Snoke's chump death. I think this is the 3rd worst SW film to date, only beating out episodes I and II.
  7. Ugh, I don't visit here often enough anymore... Priority target, expert loader (I switch ammo fairly often) AR Super, DE AFT, Concealment Dropped Hydro this patch in expectation of more CVs. Saw several the first day or two, but they're getting scarce again. Might go back to hydro soon. I've gotten the stats up a bit, though still only at 46%
  8. I believe the WG fucking with me theory. Lost a 216k damage match yesterday. I don't play it significantly differently than other cruisers... just can't seem to win. I see people on youtube parking in open water adn firing unimpeded. I tuck in close to an island, and get shot when not spotted. Sometimes, my hydro fails to pick up torps. I love the ship... just seems that I lose 6 games out of 5.
  9. Doing something wrong in the Hindenburg. Really can't figure it out. My numbers look decent. At the very least, better than a 40% win rate would suggest... Any ideas?
  10. Bomber Crew was a great distraction for a few days.

  11. Did they change spotting range on torps in Wows?

    1. Assassin7


      IIRC the Shimas 20km torps were 2.1km spotting? go check that and see if its different. 


    2. BiggieD61


      They did a pretty large rebalance on torps and detection ranges back in the pre-6.0 series of WoWs.  They made the detection of the 20km torps 2.5 km and dropped the speed to 62 knots.  At the opposite end of the spectrum are the Khab torps - they have only 6km range and a speed of 53 knots, but they have a 0.5km detection range  So yes, you need to look carefully at the torps to see what the current detection range is.

    3. Deusmortis


      Meant more recently than that.  Was playing for the first time in a few weeks yesterday.  Didn't see torps until it was too late.  Used to see them from much further out.

  12. First WoWP problems:  I have a ground attack mission that requires winning.  But winning is impossible, unless I take a fighter...

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    2. Deusmortis


      Lost a game earlier, 597 to 33.  My team had the 597, but decided to all die after the squall.

    3. Haswell


      GA don't win games. Bombers don't win games. You can remove those two CLASSES from the game and exactly nothing will change.

      That's how irrelevant GA was, is, and will be,

    4. Deusmortis


      Until I have idiot teammates/bots who die to air defense planes, making it impossible to cap a point until more air defense planes spawn.  At that point, there isn't much a slow fighter can do.

  13. P-51 is as OP as ever.  Can beat 109/110 in energy fights, and everything else in turn fights.

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    2. Deusmortis


      I pulled a 20k base XP in UP/Japan planes mission today.  I think I'll start those two lines.

    3. Tedster59


      I pulled a 20k base xp in USSR/UK planes.  Thank goodness I picked up a Seafang for the T8-10 missions.

    4. Deusmortis


      Still no 8s.  Will have a 262 before long, though.  And my leveling idea was shot down by the inability to sell more than a few planes per day.

  14. I think the point of WoWP 2.0 was to eliminate solo play.

    1. Tedster59


      I wouldn't be surprised.  And I didn't even see it was you until after I killed you.

  15. WoWP 2.0 is good and all, but no amount of updates can fix players...

    1. Errants


      A perpetual issue of developers, from what I hear...

  16. Well... I suppose I'll install it and fly a bit.
  17. Yep, still hate Amagi.  Bouncing off the sides of DDs.

    1. Assassin7


      git gud, amagi is bae

    2. Deusmortis


      As much as I try, I can rarely make it work.  Playing it is a chore.  Seems way too soft, and the guns rarely work at anything closer than medium range.  I possibly play it too aggressively.

  18. Between contracts, finding some time to play again. I've had a very rough time in the Hipper. Needed around 50k XP to move on, and figured I'd play it since Cruisers were necessary for a lot of the Yamamoto missions. I just... could not seem to do anything well. I think my best game was in the 70k damage range, and most of that came from surprising a Yammy with 4 torps. Respecced to drop IFHE in favor of a higher fire chance. About the only interesting thing was a tendency to get 0 damage crits when sailing away. Did it enough once to earn hackusations. Finished not long ago. Picked up Roon, Free XP'd the gun upgrade. Definitely a night and day level difference. The faster reload makes it so much more enjoyable. And the heal gives me far more flexibility. Broke 100k within 4 games (all guns/fires). Nice returning to the lower tier game play, being able to perform fighting withdraws with 6 barrels.
  19. Didn't much like Hipper, but Roon has me loving WoWS again.

  20. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/the-grand-tour-host-richard-hammond-injured-in-car-crash/2017/06/10/45377662-4dfb-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html
  21. Just found out the Captain of my ship plays WoWs.  And used to play WoT.

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    2. How_Terrible


      So, he likes ships that are small, fast, and nimble. Literally everything his actual ship isn't.


    3. Deusmortis


      It's like his version of an RPG.

    4. How_Terrible



      It's all cool so long he as doesn't try to role play as the captain of the Costa Concordia.

  22. I'm told people actually like the Amagi.  I can't understand why.

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    2. Assassin7


      played a game in amagi for science. first salvo: 14K to Roon. second salvo: 16K to Des Moines. 


      seems fine to me

    3. Deusmortis


      I've got the hull.  Maybe the engine too.  

    4. Assassin7


      Playing the stock Amagi and saying its a bad ship is like playing a stock T-54 and saying its bad. Stock anything is bad and shouldnt be compared to fully upgraded counterparts. 

  23. Well, I found the Iowa to be a definite downgrade. ~15k less damage, 5% less win rate. A disappointment in general.
  24. I don't remember the Iowa being this  terrible .

    1. TAdoo87



      Plaly ing warlships whil drunk  somewhow feelds rgiht.


    2. Assassin7


      Well, its a fast BB, with not amazing armour, and all the idiots play it.


      The first 30 Iowas I had fired at, and Im serious here. I counted, ALL drove completely broadside to me and got Citted. Literally, the first 30 in a row that I had seen ingame. 


      I just treat Iowas and Montanas as farms now.

    3. Deusmortis


      It's penned by anything at any angle.  Can't turn.  Guns are ok, but you can't survive long enough to use them.  My Atlanta is more durable.  Only way to play it is to park in the corner.

  25. Plaly ing warlships whil drunk  somewhow feelds rgiht.


    1. Assassin7


      With that sort of typing you must be smashed

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