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    0.9.2 - General Feedback

    Same issues here. Looks like a breakdown in synchronization between client and account. Authentication works but anything related to updating account resources (purchase/containers/battle results/stats) are not being updated. What is strange however is that while the ships I took into battle are still locked as being in battle, the acquired results do appear to be accumulating in the event missions.
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    Massive lagg and DC

    Same issues here - large lag spikes followed by disconnect - can reconnect immediately to the current random battles but ship sunk both times it has happened. Seems to be no issues in the docks, only in Battle.
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    REQUEST for Premium Ships (wishlist)

    I would actually like to see some of the Dido/Bellona Cruisers in game as premiums. There were 15 cruisers in this class that served throughout the war with a large variety of armaments and configurations. Unfortunately they occupy a similar position to the Atlanta, but these did have torpedoes :). Plus the Class had great names and a variety of nice Camouflage as can seen by a selection of them below HMS Argonaut - one of class to have the full 5x2 5.25" QF (133mm). HMS Naiad 4x2 5.25" QF (133mm). The third turret from the Bow was originally a single 4" (102mm) but was upgraded to another dual 5,25" in 1941 - Great Camo HMS Scylla 4x2 4.5" (113mm) - They ran out of 5.25", but there was debate that the 4.5" was actually more effective for Anti-Air role - Great Camo HMS Royalist 4x2 5.25" QF (133mm) - note the different funnel (vertical) configuration and lower superstructure height of this Bellona class example, compared to the Dido's above. HMS Bellona - went through a number of armament upgrades but retained 4x2 5.25" QF (133mm). But with names like Dido, Argonaut, Charybdis, Phoebe, Hermione, Bonaventure, Scylla, Naiad, Cleopatra, Sirius, Euryalus, Bellona, Royalist, Diadem, Black Prince and Spartan we are spoilt for choice.
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    REQUEST for Premium Ships (wishlist)

    HMNZS New Zealand Indefatigable Class Battle Cruiser: 25Kts, 4x2 12", 16x1 4", 2 18" Torps. Saw a lot of action in most all the major Naval Battles of WW1, assisted in the sinking of 2 enemy cruisers and was hit by enemy fire only once (X Turret I believe), with no casualties. Likely Tier 2-3. HMNZS Achilles Another Leander Class Light Cruiser, but a famous ship from the River Plate engagement. 32.5 Kts, 4x2 6", 4x1 4" (for most of the war before being refitted with 2x2 4" like her sisters) and 8x21" Torps. Of course Leander itself was also HMNZS Leander for some of the war I believe, on loan from RN as was Achilles. Both of these were in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy. The Royal New Zealand Navy was only formed in October 1941, I believe and Achilles was rechristened into the New Zealand Navy, but was later returned to the Royal Navy after the War and later sold to the Indian Navy where she was renamed INS Delhi.
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    Warspite AI

    Note that I can't find accurate information on Warspite's Aircraft make-up. Data shows the use of Swordfish at Narvik (April 13th 1940) and on 28th March 1941 spotting for the Italian Vittorio Veneto lead fleet. But on 9th July 1940 she launched a Walrus as spotter in the engagement with the Italian Battleship Giulo Cesare and is also mentioned launching Walrus on patrol in June 1942. There is also indication the Walrus aircraft were overhauled in the US in September/October 1941. Did the Warspite have a mix of aircraft of the 2 types of aircraft on board?
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    Warspite AI

    Swordfish Mk I being recovered on HMS Malaya, one of HMS Warspites sister ships (couldn't find a picture of Warspite's). Note that in the action at Narvik the Warspites Swordfish spotted a German destroyer hidden in a side channel of the Fjord which had been intending to torpedo the fleet as it passed by (sound like a familiar scenario?), resulting in the destroyer coming under fire from the whole fleet (First time Warspite had fired its guns in anger since Jutland in 1916). It was this same aircraft that later spotted and bombed the U-64 (hit with a single 100lb ASW bomb, I believe). So a fairly successful use of a spotter plane in a fleet action.
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    Ranked Battles

    Just to address the initial post as I am not sure it was (I did only skim through the other posts). While your initial point is valid early in the process, those with higher win rates will move up the chain and you will not be playing against them. So you at 50% may initially be with players with lower win rates. However as you will no longer be playing higher win rate players, you may well find yourself getting a much higher win rate and therefore move up the ranks yourself. Eventually you will achieve a rank comensurate with your luck/ability and will be playing against players at the same level.
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    HMS Barham Survivour

    Always remember that footage. Great to hear the story of one of the Survivors. Thanks.
  9. True. Also as both ships are probably maneuvering and flight time of the shells at distance is probably significant, getting a hit is probably more luck and/or good guesswork than due to accuracy. The spread on some of the larger calibre guns was I believe also fairly significant.
  10. Interesting wiki article. If range was taken into account though (as its included in the table) a lot of other factors would come into play. I believe the longest confirmed naval gunfire hit against a moving ship was made by Warspite against the Giulio Cesare in July 1940 near Punta Stilo at a recorded distance of 26,000 yards (23,800 meters). This is well under the maximum ranges listed. It is also thought the Scharnhorst may have hit Glourious from about the same distance a month earlier. So power of the broadsides is an interesting comparison, but doesn't matter too much if you don't have fire control systems good enough to hit anything with it :eyesup: .
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    Royal Sovereign class Battleships

    HMS Royal Sovereign also served in the Soviet fleet from May 1944, recommissioned as Arkhangelsk. She was returned to the Royal Navy in 1949 and was scrapped that same year.
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    HMS Queen Elizabeth

    HMS Warspite was always a favorite of mine as well especially after reading about her in action at the second battle of Narvik in 1940 where one of her Swordfish floatplanes bombed the German U-boat U64, sinking it. Which was the first U-boat sunk by the Fleet Air Arm and with the irony it was by a Swordfish off a Battleship. In addition was her action in the Mediterranean in July of 1940 against the Italian Fleet where one of her 15" shells hit the Italian Battleship Giulio Cesare amidships, taking out 4 of its 8 boilers, reducing its speed greatly and resulting in the Italian fleet fleeing under smoke. This hit also set the record for naval gunnery against a moving target at well over 24,000 metres (26,000 yards). HMS Warspite saw a lot of action during WWII and must have been one of the most active Battleships of the period. Warspite's Motto was Belli dura despicio: ‘I despise the hard knocks of war’
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    HMS Nelson

    To add to what had previously been mentioned, Rodney fired 12 24.5" torpedoes at Bismarck, one of which hit Bismarck amidships on the port side, thus being the only battleship in history to have successfully torpedoed another battleship. Note the torpedoes where all fired from the starboard side tube as one of Bismarck's earlier shells had exploded in the water off the port bow and the force of the explosion jammed Rodney's port torpedo tube doors. In this action Rodney fired 380 x 16" AP shells and 716 x 6" shells. Most of the shells had been fired from A and B turrets, as X turret was unable to bear for most of the action (a design flaw alluded to above). In the action the right hand gun of A turret failed completely and the left and centre guns of B turret suffered intermittent faults. The blast effects from Rodney's main armament caused the decking on the upper deck to be ripped up and most of the minor ships fittings, such as kit lockers, mess racks, store cupboards and wash facilities where all shaken up and some dislodged when the main armament was fired. Cast iron water mains were ruptured and in many instances broke, flooding compartments. Rodney had her torpedo tubes removed in a refit in February 1944 at the same time as her aircraft and catapult where removed. Nelson had her torpedo tubes removed in refit during December 1941 after the port torpedo room was destroyed by a hit from an Italian torpedo bomber (SM-84?) in September of that year. She also had fire control radar fitted at this time. Details thanks to naval-history.net