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    Deusmortis got a reaction from ZXrage in What this forum is, and how to gain acceptance   
    Greetings, newcomers.

    As this is the first place new people have access to, I'd like to go over a few things that will greatly enrich your time here.

    First of all, know that those who contribute to and moderate these forums are players who are dedicated to performance. We strive to play well. If you are a person who is an average tanker, or even a bad tanker, you are still welcome here. However, we have little tolerance for excuses. We welcome players of all skill levels who wish to improve their play. Blaming anything other than yourself for your failures will quickly get you removed. But if you want to get better, you will not find a more helpful resource.

    Bear that in mind when asking questions. Instead of saying something about some hacking invisitank killing you, ask how an enemy was able to kill you without being spotted. We know how the game works. We can help you know how the game works. We can help you be the person that makes other people run to the forums to cry about hacks.

    Grow a thick skin. If you're bad, we will tell you. We will likely not spare your feelings. We're not kindly old school teachers here, we're hard-ass drill instructors. We won't kiss it and make it better, but we will turn you into an instrument of death, praying for war.

    Keep discussions civil. Even unica have differing opinions. Irate posts will get nuked fast. Discuss and argue points. Leave the ad hominem attacks for the Official forums.

    Finally, remember that we all play for fun. Some of us just prefer that we have our fun at the expense of the enemy team.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Archaic_One in (SPOILERS) The Last Jedi discussion   
    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.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Flaksmith in Name and... Praise?   
    Tonight, I witnessed acts of pubbery that amazed me.  And not in the usual, "how the hell can a person this dumb manage to power up the computer" way.  I actually saw two acts that I feel deserve some praise:
     
     

     
    ^ That guy right there?  Held off three capping mediums on Highway.  I rushed back to help.  The enemies were all dead before I got there.  That overachieving sumbich right there killed an up-tier auto loader, and two other mediums.  He didn't battleship.  He didn't feed himself to arti.  He saved the game, and I didn't even have to help.
     

     
    This one?  Turret trolls like FORAY death blossoms.  He ate shots from an E-100, JgPz E-100, a couple KV-4s, and probably 10 or 12 other things I didn't notice.  I just reloaded behind him, and made the enemy snack on a T57 clip after they bounced shots off of Mr. "I know how to properly drive a T34" there. 
     
    Both of these guys are right around the average level. 
     
     
    We may hate our pubbies at times.  We may scold, demean, or make angry posts about them.  But let's not forget to applaud their good play as well. 
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Inciatus in (SPOILERS) The Last Jedi discussion   
    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.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from conjay810 in (SPOILERS) The Last Jedi discussion   
    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.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from lordawesome7 in (SPOILERS) The Last Jedi discussion   
    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.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from tajj7 in (SPOILERS) The Last Jedi discussion   
    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.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Raised in What this forum is, and how to gain acceptance   
    Greetings, newcomers.

    As this is the first place new people have access to, I'd like to go over a few things that will greatly enrich your time here.

    First of all, know that those who contribute to and moderate these forums are players who are dedicated to performance. We strive to play well. If you are a person who is an average tanker, or even a bad tanker, you are still welcome here. However, we have little tolerance for excuses. We welcome players of all skill levels who wish to improve their play. Blaming anything other than yourself for your failures will quickly get you removed. But if you want to get better, you will not find a more helpful resource.

    Bear that in mind when asking questions. Instead of saying something about some hacking invisitank killing you, ask how an enemy was able to kill you without being spotted. We know how the game works. We can help you know how the game works. We can help you be the person that makes other people run to the forums to cry about hacks.

    Grow a thick skin. If you're bad, we will tell you. We will likely not spare your feelings. We're not kindly old school teachers here, we're hard-ass drill instructors. We won't kiss it and make it better, but we will turn you into an instrument of death, praying for war.

    Keep discussions civil. Even unica have differing opinions. Irate posts will get nuked fast. Discuss and argue points. Leave the ad hominem attacks for the Official forums.

    Finally, remember that we all play for fun. Some of us just prefer that we have our fun at the expense of the enemy team.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Archaic_One in Name and... Praise?   
    Tonight, I witnessed acts of pubbery that amazed me.  And not in the usual, "how the hell can a person this dumb manage to power up the computer" way.  I actually saw two acts that I feel deserve some praise:
     
     

     
    ^ That guy right there?  Held off three capping mediums on Highway.  I rushed back to help.  The enemies were all dead before I got there.  That overachieving sumbich right there killed an up-tier auto loader, and two other mediums.  He didn't battleship.  He didn't feed himself to arti.  He saved the game, and I didn't even have to help.
     

     
    This one?  Turret trolls like FORAY death blossoms.  He ate shots from an E-100, JgPz E-100, a couple KV-4s, and probably 10 or 12 other things I didn't notice.  I just reloaded behind him, and made the enemy snack on a T57 clip after they bounced shots off of Mr. "I know how to properly drive a T34" there. 
     
    Both of these guys are right around the average level. 
     
     
    We may hate our pubbies at times.  We may scold, demean, or make angry posts about them.  But let's not forget to applaud their good play as well. 
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from EndlessAgony in WoWp 2.0 - worth a gander?   
    Well... I suppose I'll install it and fly a bit.  
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    Deusmortis reacted to Rodrigopine in What is the best tier 8 Cruiser   
    lol nope. Hipper is pretty underwhelming. The only 'successful' way I learned to play it was chai snipe with awful HE until the mid game developed then find a way to ambush damaged ships at close range with AP and torpedus. The only likeable thing about the Hipper is that it's pretty tanky for a cruiser so if you have good angling you can deflect a pretty good amount of damage.
    The Hipper is worth enduring only because the Roon is so good. Probably one of the strongest tier 9 ships in the game.
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    Deusmortis reacted to Pocktio in What is the best tier 8 Cruiser   
    Not the Hipper. That's for fucking sure.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from xWulffx in The Hunt for the Bismarck campaign Q&A   
    I've found that the ~180ms ping I get from my ship is completely adequate for WoWs.   
    I've also found the Hood to be quite a fun ship.  I tend to play it more like a cruiser than a BB.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from SmirkingGerbil in Deus goes to Iowa   
    The ship of course, not the boring state it's named after.  It's taking me too long to get one in game, so I figured I'd go see the real thing.  Some highlights:
     
    Maybe BBs are the real sea cancer?

    The Big Guns

    Prem ammo idea:  Nuclear Shell Mk 23 "Katie"

    That one bounced!

    Which one activates Damage Control Party?

     
    Upgrade idea:  Historical 4x Phalanx weapon systems.  If they can shoot down missiles, they can shoot down torp bombers.

    Upgrade idea #2:  Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles.

     
    Shoot the blue areas to Citadel:

     
    Full album:
    http://imgur.com/a/DoDKv#mtLDNML
     
     
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from sr360 in Wake of the Flood: Crab's replays   
    I'm making my first post in a long time, in order to ask a very important question.  I know you've done that "meaningful engagement with other humans" thing.  Are they aware of your crustacean alter ego?
    If so, have you been subjected to an endless stream of the "Shiny" song from a recent Disney film?
    And if not at the hands of subhumans, erm, ...  what's the term?  Light humans?  Churrin?  Something like that...  If not them, have other players done it to you?
     
    Don't try to tempt me with tales of worthwhile LT play.  Current ship has vastly superior internet speeds.  Could probably achieve ~200ms ping.  More than I'd like, but within the playable threshold.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from _Tsavo_ in Current doodle project, ideas to add at XVM tiers?   
    -G- is less of a tombstone, more of a retirement home.  At least, before the purge.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Deus__Ex__Machina in Gaming capable Laptop with battery life and reasonable price   
    And I just bought a new laptop 2 days ago...
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Sidus_Preclarum in A WoWS critique   
    I can't properly express how much I hate 1. B.  Not just in ships.  Shows up in a few other games.  Some even disable it entirely.  Alt+F4 is my way of saying "Fuck Off, I'm done right now."  Or at the very least, "Your game leaving process takes too long.  I don't have patience for that.  Exit right now."
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    Deusmortis reacted to AkulaV in Maus - Guide to Winning Almost 90%   
    1. Was waiting for the first autistic kid to tell me how it's not a statistically valid sample size. Mission accomplished. But I still do not care.
    2. Sorry, replays were many months ago and I clear them out after some time. Like I said, haven't played the Maus in a while.
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from PityFool in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from HapcDave in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
    Note:  Advice does not apply to all situations.  WoTLabs is not responsible for the content of this post.  If you experience IRS audits, theft charges, or marital infidelity, immediately stop using advice and contact your lawyer.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Monkey in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
    Note:  Advice does not apply to all situations.  WoTLabs is not responsible for the content of this post.  If you experience IRS audits, theft charges, or marital infidelity, immediately stop using advice and contact your lawyer.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from sr360 in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
    Note:  Advice does not apply to all situations.  WoTLabs is not responsible for the content of this post.  If you experience IRS audits, theft charges, or marital infidelity, immediately stop using advice and contact your lawyer.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Machiav in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
    Note:  Advice does not apply to all situations.  WoTLabs is not responsible for the content of this post.  If you experience IRS audits, theft charges, or marital infidelity, immediately stop using advice and contact your lawyer.  
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    Deusmortis got a reaction from Animactus in Guide on how to Solo at 86% WR   
    "When you do it right, they're not sure you've done anything at all."
     
    Note:  Advice does not apply to all situations.  WoTLabs is not responsible for the content of this post.  If you experience IRS audits, theft charges, or marital infidelity, immediately stop using advice and contact your lawyer.  
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