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Arkhannan

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  1. Arkhannan

    Ranked Battles: the Fourteenth Season

    Ranked has been great fun so far. Good matches - some close ones, and some that were ROFLstomps. The joy of the early days in ranked :) Not particularly looking forward to the below rank 10 matches (mostly <6) as they are always extremely grindy, but the early 10 ranks are always fun to grind, and super easy way to gain great loot. Just need to hit rank 8 to get that shiny Stalingrad :D
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    Halloween: Raid for the Filth!

    That worked! When I unchecked the "Hide halloween camo" I could suddenly mount it.. Thanks!
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    Halloween: Raid for the Filth!

    OK, then maybe it's just bugged atm for tier x skin because in inventory and port I see the following. No way to mount it:
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    Halloween: Raid for the Filth!

    Hmm.... Does anyone know of a list that shows which ships they work on? The article for the event doesn't say. If it's the same ships as in the game mode, then I have Hinden, Yamato, Monty, Republic, and none of those can take the camo...
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    Halloween: Raid for the Filth!

    I might be getting blind with age, or it might be due to the lateness of the hour, but I honestly can't see a way to mount the premium skin we get as reward from the filth. I can see the skin in my inventory next to other skins I've received over the years as premium camo (like the Duke of York, Bismarck and Hood) but when I select a ship of the relevant tier and check in the "external" tab, there's nothing there? I can buy the ordinary premium skin for dubloons just fine, but no way to mount the premium skin and "burn it" into the ship. Anyone got a trick to doing this?
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    How to play Arms Race Ranked Battles Season 11 Guide

    I'm having the best results in my Jutland of all my tier 9 destroyers by far. Even though it's very slow and can't disengage for crap, it still has everything else going for it: Good HE damage, good HE pen w. IFHE, very good maneuverability, workable torpedos and sustain from heal and sonar that is up almost all the time to avoid torps and lastly, very good concealment. Fletcher: Almost no impact this season. Poor choice Tashkent: The "Conqueror" of this season: Stay 15km away from everything and play for "keep a star" farm BB for damage crap tactic Z-46: Good sonar and torpedos, but the sonar has too short duration and once that is gone the DD can't really contest caps w. poor ruddershift and turn circle Black: Good impact - 26s radar can royally [edited]over a DD trying to grab buff but the rest is just a Fletcher Kitakaze: Decent guns - very good even if you get the time to sit still in smoke for more than a min and farm damage, but in a 1v1 fight the Jutland wins with AP / HE dam + sonar to avoid torps. It does have, arguable, the best torps w. 12 km and high dam to instagib camping DD's but the worst thing about the Kitakaze is the HORRIBLE clumsiness of the boat.
  7. But... https://imgur.com/gallery/2gO3XUH
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    Ranked Battles Season 9 - Discussion Thread

    I was just a tiny bit better ^_^
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    Lyon

    I hate this ship with a passion. The guns are severely underwhelming even compared to New Mex and Fuso's 1.5 sigma derp. As already mentioned they either overpen or bounce/shatter when shooting AP. I can't recall another BB where I've gotten SO many 900 - 3000 dam salvos and then having to wait for half a minute for another go. Even on perfectly broadside cruisers. It has a good speed and the AA is decent. The main problem is the short range where you don't really want to spec AF to extend it 20 %. I might try a few days just spamming HE to see if it improves, because the AP is not doing it for me.
  10. Hi WG, For a short time period during beta, I don't remember if it was open or closed, we had the credit income on the "Battle Results screen" display the actual NET gain in credits after missions/repair costs etc. This was a great benefit and a MUCH better indicator of whether or not you made a nice profit during a battle with your (premium)ship. Now it's hidden deep in the tabs where you have to find the line with net gain after costs. Can we please have the NET GAIN back on the front? Or have you hidden it because you're afraid of showing players how useless they have been in the battle?
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    Ranked Season 7 Discussion

    I can attest to everything written here. I wanted to grind rank this season after my break last season. I made rank 1 in season 5, but that took so much blood, sweat and tears that I was still burned out on ranked when season 6 started. I made it to rank 3 in 110 battles with 62 % winrate (in season 5 it took me 186 battles to make rank 1) and began to run out of time. I simply opted not to throw as much time after it as I should have, opting to play division with my friends when they were online instead of grinding ranked solo. So last night I tried to make the last 10 starts needed for rank 1. Won 1, lost 1, won 1, lost 1, won 1, lost 5 freaking games in a row pulling me back to 3 starts in rank 4... Almost threw my mouse against the wall, and decided that enough was enough and quit ranked for this season. It's so unbearably frustrating playing rank. Describing ranked to players who haven't tried it is basically: Take a 6-sided die and roll it. On a 2-4-6, you advance a rank, on 1-3-5 you lose a star. If you lose a star, you may roll the die a single time. if it turns up "6", you don't lose a star afterall. Throw the dice as many times as needed until you advance the 70 stars needed. At rank 5-2 I saw the meta of 2x BB's + 5x DD's on each side as I remembered from season 5. The problem with this is that it's so f'ing random. Everyone smokes, noone spots, and then torp soup everywhere. The first team that has a DD who fails to evade a torp basically throws the game and it's just a matter of waiting as a BB sailing in circles trying not to die. There's so little that you can do and I liked the other seasons more where tiers 7 and 8 had more OPTIONS to counter the meta : Sonar, radar etc. I don't say that tier 7 last season was more BALANCED... but at least you had an option to counter the f'ing DD 5v5 meta.
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    Alabama

    Yes, that was correct. I purchased both the Tirpitz pack and Kutuzov even though I had it, and received the dubloons at a massive discount. A shame I didn't know of this trick earlier because I would have picked up the Saipan, Belfast and Blyska at 50 % rather than the other two at 30 %. Ah well, still a good saving on my Alabama :)
  13. Hi guys, A friend who is new to the game and I, have been talking a bit about game mechanics. He is bit confused why hit MBH ratio is so low (23 %) for the Colorado since he felt he was hitting all his shots yesterday after upgrading from the New Mex which has a notoriously bad 1.5 sigma. Does anyone have a link from a Wargaming staff that explains the mechanic "behind the scenes" to calculate hit ratio? My (and his) assumption is that it's shells fired that hit / shells fired in total, but he is arguing that it could also be shots fired (thereby meaning "clicks" with the mouse - tripple turrets firing once is 1 shot). Also, does it state anywhere if a shot needs to just connect to indicate a hit, or if it has to cause damage i.e. when the in game announcer says: "Target hit!" (meaning you have dealt damage). Cheers
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    Arizona OP in 7v7 ranked :)

    I follow Flamu on Twitch and YouTube so I've seen that replay and it's how I play as well. My experience with taking out my Warspite in ranked is not as good as the Arizona due to the gun caliber. The whole point of taking out the 383mm for a spin is to overmatch bow on BB's and punish camping, but the IMO huge downside of that, is that when you fire on cruisers at below 15km you overpen like CRAZY. The smaller 356mm on NM, Arizona and Fuso are made to citadel their counterparts on the same tier and I find much better success with those calibers.
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    Summer Sales and Smith Shenanigans

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    I don't understand this.. the "massive discounts" have been live for 3 days now and I only see the bundles for Enterprise and Texas. The Tirpitz and Belfast are listed under the featured but at full price? When are the offers changing to something useful @Ph3lan?
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