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Captains,

 

The Season 9 of Ranked Battles is coming soon - get ready and set up your ships!

 

Start: April 27th, 7:00 UTC+2

End: June 4th, 7:00 UTC+2

 

Do you want to see more? Check out details in our portal announcement!

Rules | Bonus Stars | Rewards | League of Sea Wolves | Ranked Ship Bundles

 

What about trying the new season out? If you are interested, head to the Public Test for 0.7.4!

 

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Tier 10 for ranks 10-2 is bad idea from my point of view.

 

I dont have tier 10 ship, and I dont want to spend my time hunting for xp to get to tier X, not even talking about silvers. If idea "tier 10 in ranked battles" was communicated in big advance (e.g. already during Christmas) - ok, but now ... sorry, big disappointment. By the way, how many players wont play ranks 10-2 due to such condition ?  Tier 10 should be for winners / rank 1, for "extra league", not for ordinary players.

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On 4/17/2018 at 11:06 PM, Turbeen said:

Tier 10 for ranks 10-2 is bad idea from my point of view.

I dont have tier 10 ship, and I dont want to spend my time hunting for xp to get to tier X, not even talking about silvers.

Your only dislike with Ranked is because you don't have Tier 10 ships and don't want to spend time to get them.
Well your problem, and I'm kind of glad it is Tier 10..
Ranked is for mostly good players, to show off their skill.
Letting people with low stats grind their way to Rank 1 is not the way Ranked should work.
I think Ranked and Clan Battle progression needs to value players skill..... and not determination to play 500-800 battles to get Rank 1.

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On 20. 4. 2018 at 1:56 PM, PhantomSailor said:

Your only dislike with Ranked is because you don't have Tier 10 ships and don't want to spend time to get them.
Well your problem, and I'm kind of glad it is Tier 10..
Ranked is for mostly good players, to show off their skill.
Letting people with low stats grind their way to Rank 1 is not the way Ranked should work.
I think Ranked and Clan Battle progression needs to value players skill..... and not determination to play 500-800 battles to get Rank 1.

Thx for your narcisist's answer - I will use my determination to get to tier X, and I will see you also on ranks 10-2 hopefully.

Nothing motivates more than arrogant soap bubble ...

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1 hour ago, Turbeen said:

Thx for your narcisist's answer - I will use my determination to get to tier X, and I will see you also on ranks 10-2 hopefully.

Nothing motivates more than arrogant soap bubble ...

Nothing kill the motivation more than low stat players, like yourself, for grinding their way to Rank 1.

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5 hours ago, PhantomSailor said:

Nothing kill the motivation more than low stat players, like yourself, for grinding their way to Rank 1.

 

Hey, you need not to play Ranked battles anyway .. you can sit in front of the mirror whole day, and admire yourself ... Mr.Perfect.

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On 17/04/2018 at 11:06 PM, Turbeen said:

Tier 10 for ranks 10-2 is bad idea from my point of view.

 

I dont have tier 10 ship, and I dont want to spend my time hunting for xp to get to tier X, not even talking about silvers. If idea "tier 10 in ranked battles" was communicated in big advance (e.g. already during Christmas) - ok, but now ... sorry, big disappointment. By the way, how many players wont play ranks 10-2 due to such condition ?  Tier 10 should be for winners / rank 1, for "extra league", not for ordinary players.

Stats from previous seasons show that players in this bracket generally already have Tier X in their port or are very close. And Ranked always worked with various tiers (lowest used so far was a V - VI bracket, highest VIII) - so using the tier for something else than strictly clan-locked mode should be fun as well. And who knows, maybe it would motivate someone to take the final leap to Tier X :)

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12 hours ago, Tuccy said:

Stats from previous seasons show that players in this bracket generally already have Tier X in their port or are very close. And Ranked always worked with various tiers (lowest used so far was a V - VI bracket, highest VIII) - so using the tier for something else than strictly clan-locked mode should be fun as well. And who knows, maybe it would motivate someone to take the final leap to Tier X :)

Hi Tuccy, as I said - If idea "tier 10 in ranked battles" was communicated in big advance (e.g. already during Christmas) - ok, but now ...

The biggest issue is not to get to tier X, but to get there in a relatively very short time, e.g. to collect all needed xp, all needed silvers for ship & her equipment, and ... to provide training to captain.  And somebody plays only one type of ships, e.g. DDs, but somebody plays all types of ships ...

So, next time - PLEASE -  communicate such WG intentions in a big, big advance, THX !!

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Hallo guys, 

 

after 20 min in queue for rank 5 I will stop, was the first one that reached it and maybe you could change something, so that I dont need to wait so long. 

 

Thx in advance :) 

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On 20. 4. 2018 at 1:56 PM, PhantomSailor said:

Your only dislike with Ranked is because you don't have Tier 10 ships and don't want to spend time to get them.
Well your problem, and I'm kind of glad it is Tier 10..
Ranked is for mostly good players, to show off their skill.
Letting people with low stats grind their way to Rank 1 is not the way Ranked should work.
I think Ranked and Clan Battle progression needs to value players skill..... and not determination to play 500-800 battles to get Rank 1.

 

So, PhantomSailor, after 73 battles (... so not even after 100 battles .. )  I have reached rank 10. So, am I good player with any skill or not ... what you think?  Still not your level ?

 

Ok, who cares. Ranked season 9 has still 28 days till the end, but the only thing which I need now is ... tier X ship.  I have at least 2 ships on tier IX (e.g. Missouri - for free xp collected after more than one year) ... but ... that is not sufficient.

Hopefully after next 2 weeks I will be able to have at least one ship on tier X, fully equipped, but with unexperienced captain ... to continue on ranks 10-2.

Am I only player here, who has the same trouble ?     (I would like to know ...  what other players with Missouries and Musashies think about this season ... if they received such beautiful ships, but cant use them ... )

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I like the tiers, I like the grind, I like pretty much all the changes except for the 10-1 insanity without breaks.

No the real problem is AFK's... I've HAD enough with afks.

Sometimes even 2 afks in a ranked battle.. PLEASE DO SOMETHING...

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Well, I have 37 random battles, play CV in ranked, and I'm currently at rank 10...

Imagine the bashing I get from other players...these 5k+ you see are all from coop. I don't play random at all.

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The tier is not The Probleme, The Probleme is 4 DD 1 or 2 Cruiser and 1 or 2 BB. too many DD in a Match.

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I got one better Roman...

5 DDs and 2 BBs...

AND.. a few days ago it was 6 bbs and 1 dd.

 

What da actual F*** WG? lol..

 

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Overall I have enjoyed this ranked season.

 

The spilt has been good in some aspect.

 

1.People who have gone past ranked 10 can't then fight it out with the likes of me. Meaning I have fought in battles with less unicorn players. Making the fights less punishing if mistakes are made.

 

2. Most of the games I've taken part in have been good natured and competitive. With teams wanting to work together.

 

 

Okay, I can't get to ranked 1 as I don't have a tier 10 ship. But overall I agree with it as what's the point grinding out tier 10.

 

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Ranked MM system is just piece of trash sh.t.....80% of battles I dont get radar ship,and playing is just frustrating and ranked is mostly based who will cap first.

Other team get 3 Des Moines,and mine 1,etc etc... 

MM system detect them just like CAs,but that kind of game is unplayable,Radar is ON one by one.

They just get on site and put smoke,and you can floating around  while 3 DDs put smoke one by one,and time is on their side.

Teams should be sorted not by "how much dds,cas,bbs"...It should be consider how much radar ships team get.

With that MM system,you can easily go from rank 3 on rank 6,and nice one by WG...you can go up to rank 10....

 

 

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Made it to 10. Had a tough start but it went quite downhill from then. I know maybe I could make it to 1 if I commit. But I'm satisfied now. Yes I criticized it but I must say: best season so far.

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And the salt and abuse in chat is making playing ranked unbarble. If WG followed their so called ”chatrules” their would be no players left playing. Ranked brings forward the worst in people. 

Are you supposed to turn chat off and play for yourself, just not to have your children ask you why people are typing those things. 

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hello wargaming, here are my 2 cents for the last ranked #9 season:

 

this is the most annoying season ever. you cant put so many radar cruiser in one team and the other one (my team mostly) get ZERO. and when you are lucky and your own team has a DM, the other one has only one radar cruiser more AND mostly also a YY-dd or Z-dd in his team. i even cant remember, when my team had a advantage with radar/hydro and hindi´s dont count in this case with the hydro, cause its not relevant with fighting in a dd.

im done with this season with reaching #4, but its nearly impossible to get more stars, cause all players throw radar/hydro cr/dd into the matches and the matchmaker is not able to find a fair split with this. when you dont own yourself such a ship with this type of module you are mostly fucked. playing in a dd to be able to contest caps is nearly impossible and when you play a cruiser or bb you also see your dd only dying with this machtmaking!

 

how do you want fair matches, when you dont get fair matchmakings?

 

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Will add my bit here officially I guess:

 

I've played Ranked seriously for 6 seasons now and the last 5 including this one I've achieved R1 so I probably have some experience with it...

 

This season in one way has been better than the others, mostly due to no Premium Ships (yet) at T10 so the XP gains were more or less fair for all players as you couldn't Prem ship buff your way to saving stars.

 

Which brings me to my second point, the star system. I'm not a bad Destroyer player, having ranked out multiple times in them and I'm one of my clan's go to DDs. We got into the Typhoon league without much problem, everyone who wanted a Stalingrad flag got one and I believe most of us have jobs/family etc. However I found progress in DDs harder this season as the XP system simply does not reward caps, spotting or generally keeping a team going which is usually a DD's main role. I can sum the problem below:

 

Game A: You're a DD and your team collapses at the start, with the amount of radar and the sheer HP that T10 ships have you're not going to be killing much and you are simply going to lose a star.

 

Game B: You're a BB (or Cruiser possibly) and your team collapses at the start, you can angle your ship and fire away. The enemy will often be keen to kill you and will split up or make mistakes; this allows you to farm damage. Sometimes this allows you to farm huge damage in fact. You can even undertake dirty tactics like not contesting caps/letting your caps go as you're so far ahead on damage that it's in your interests to end the game early as no one else is going to catch you. I've known others who will intentionally suicide as a BB to hasten a game's end as they know they're in front. Personally I've never done the last tactic as it's somewhat risky but I have farmed with the deliberate intention of finishing top instead of winning.

 

Now, a DD has to go all in to win a game. They simply have to cap as Ranked is a game about capping. A BB, especially a T10 BB has a huge amount of HP and the guns are often extremely accurate compared to the lower tiers. This means a BB can play safe at the start, 15km or so and bombard the enemy, now if it looks like the enemy is folding then the BB can push. If your team has collapsed then the BB is far enough to turn away to farm, whereas the DD simply cannot compete with that. 

 

So this season I got to the top using the Montana. I found I was able to reliably keep my stars even if the MM gave me complete mis-matches due to the ability to damage almost anything on the table with AP at mediums ranges without having to take a huge amount of risk. It was irrelevant if my team failed because all I had to worry about was doing a lot of damage. Sure my target selection paid a part in winning but the current star and XP system feels very broken.

 

T10 Ranked probably favours the BB as they can reliably tank a lot of DD strikes which in previous seasons were decisive. When you have Yamatos with 100k HP and a 50% reduction torpedo belt then they can simply shrug off your torp attacks and be safe in the knowledge that it can take you about two minutes to reload whilst they can squish your team. 

 

Might be an idea to change the Matchmaker in Ranked as you can very reliably avoid CV games if you quit the queue when there's one there and you can even further "influence" your games by quitting the queue if you didn't like the composition of ships within the waiting list.

 

The sheer abuse from the player base was comical, people always blame their team when they die at the start instead of looking at their own game. I've seen people team kill and deliberately AFK too. 

 

Well even if I had time to play another season I probably wouldn't in it's current state.

 

Anyway I'll have that Black please, I'll be sure to enjoy it :cap_cool:

 

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I want to share a little story with you.......

Once upon a time, there was a little battleship. she was good but not what some call unicum. she managed to get to r4 and dropped back to r7. this was really frustrating for the little BB because Players tend to play for their Stars not for the win.....

 

 

.......please fix the reward system...its seriusly annoying to loose all the time because the dds decide to go dmg hunting instead of spotting or capping.....and while ur on it......make r5 irrevocable pls

 

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On 6/1/2018 at 5:39 PM, PaxMaggie said:

I want to share a little story with you.......

Once upon a time, there was a little battleship. she was good but not what some call unicum. she managed to get to r4 and dropped back to r7. this was really frustrating for the little BB because Players tend to play for their Stars not for the win.....

 

 

.......please fix the reward system...its seriusly annoying to loose all the time because the dds decide to go dmg hunting instead of spotting or capping.....and while ur on it......make r5 irrevocable pls

 

The Little BB has the best chance to star farm. Angle and select your targets, always try and shoot enemy DDs.

 

Don't need to be a Unicum to do well in Ranked, you just need to understand the meta. In fact being purple alone won't get you to the top, I've seen them get tilted big time and given up.

 

Star farming got me to the top this season. BBs doing well is independent of a game going well for your team.

 

R5 Irrevocable would be hell :Smile_child:

 

If it was up to me there would be no Irrevocable ranks...

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