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  1. RedBear87

    Polish ORP Błyskawica

    There's no suggestion section in the EU forum, I guess the general section should be fine.
  2. RedBear87

    Naval Nationalism

    And a lone French submarine torpedoed Resolution and placed her out of action for nine months. The whole British effort against the French was somewhere in between the tragedy and the comedy...
  3. RedBear87

    Naval Nationalism

    I was reading that bit just after I submitted my previous post... the "possibly postwar" note leaves me quite perplex, it was almost certainly postwar otherwise they wouldn't have increased bunkerage in 1945. The problem is noted by Garzke&Dulin, without the mention of the fuel quality issue which I never read before. BTW, the same book does actually mention that 16,000 nm at 10 knots, it was apparently the theoretical endurance after they increased bunkerage, mystery (probably) solved.
  4. RedBear87

    Naval Nationalism

    It's possible, but I think it deserves some more research, at this point I'm just curious about the original source. I ruled out the Conway's All the World Fighting Ships, it simply doesn't mention the endurance (just like Burt did more recently...). The 1972 Ensign issue gives some rather entertaining numbers, 14,000 miles at 10 knots, what I think should be the legend value, followed by 6,500 miles at 14 knots, 4,500 miles at 20 knots and 2,540 at 27 knots, values pretty close to the actual/service ones mentioned by Brown. Lastly I had some fun with the good old British wartime propaganda by looking at the 1940 issue of Jane's, KGV gets 16 inch vertical armour and 30+ knots there, Albion stronk! Unfortunately there's no mention of the endurance...
  5. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    Scharnhorst, or rather シャルン, because 14:00 Bismarck hourly. INB4: trollish devs implement another Scharnhorst, it's been a running joke for a while now.
  6. RedBear87

    Naval Nationalism

    Pass it for wikipedia, you can find all kind of nonsense there, but navypedia is weird. Earlier in the same book Brown mentions a requirement for 14,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, while, now that I'm checking it better, the old British, Soviet, French and Dutch Battleships of World War II (mouthful title, the USNI's one is better) by William H. Garzke, Jr. & Robert O. Dulin says that the final contract called for 14,000 nautical miles at 14 knots at page 176, but one is left wondering whether it's not a misprint or something, because at page 239 it says that And it goes on explaining how actual endurance was about half that because of much higher fuel consumption than planned and how it would have been better to require a more realistic endurance.
  7. RedBear87

    Naval Nationalism

    Using hammocks as sails? In the mind of their builders they were supposed to make 14,000 nautical miles at the unimpressive speed of 10 knots, first time ever I read this number. Quote from D.K. Brown's Nelson to Vanguard (my emphasis)
  8. RedBear87

    Warship Girls

    Honestly I don't like it, some arts are really pretty good, but the characters have literally two lines each and the lack of voiced lines makes it feel like an online Super Famicom game... I think it can be an "alternative" if one is desperate for moe-antropomorphised Allied ships no matter what, but otherwise region locking is a non-issue, you just need to paste few lines of code in the browser's console to pass the region locking and I believe they recently opened a server without lottery. It follows that since I don't like I don't really care about what they do with Italian ships, I whined a lot about the Italian ships in Kancolle because I had expectations, if you don't even play something what is the problem? They can put all the mafia lolita they wish to have for all I care. No, it doesn't look like they're the bad guys. The Chinese navy gets more room than what you would expect from a non-Chinese game, but that's pretty much all. As a side note defending communist China, the funny regime with the hobby of sending tanks against students, while idolising Kancolle, the game that "glorifies" the Japanese navy, makes little sense to me... Anyway it looks like the developers and publisher of this game have been having some drama because of licensing issues.
  9. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    Trying to prove people wrong by making ad hominem arguments without a piece of proof was the only wrong here, I don't see how it's not possible to discuss about this topic in a civil way if we refrain from attacking other persons and focus only on discussing their arguments.
  10. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    I'm not sure why I'm the one who's giving the explanation (I'm still waiting for that thing about the very long range, talking about missing explanations), anyway to make a long story short: now he was referring to the character, which still hadn't been implemented when he wrote that thing before. Anyway it's pretty easy to notice how they actually abused that stereotype with Littorio/Italia: just compare her to Roma. EDIT: I suppose I kind of misunderstood you then, never mind it.
  11. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    Asukamaru starts making personal accusations and I'm the one who starts the drama? Nah, it's only mentioned in: 1) Supply line 2) Secretary (married) line 3) 12:00 hourly 4) Library introduction Find me another character who talks about the same exact dish in four different contexts. Most characters talk about food only in the hourly lines near breakfast/lunch/dinner. Since when do two wrongs make a right?
  12. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    What points? Assuming anything about the game that you, in your arrogance and self-righteousness, assumed that I don't play? If you're referring to the best fast BB except Bismarck, why should I answer to a point that I didn't deny? They're certainly the best fast BB except Bismarck, they're not so by a significant margin, unlike what Fominator said before, and they're more expensive to run than Bismarck Zwei while being only marginally better than Kirishima Kai Ni. The internal balance and this not being a simulation is just an excuse. And talking about not answering
  13. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    Sure, this baseless accusation still stands true in some alternative universe. Talk about trolling...
  14. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    I don't see how that's related to the stats of Roma, which was the point of Asukamaru's reply. Let's argue about it instead, what is the big advantage of very long range vis a vis long range? Asukamaru said that it changes everything, but he didn't explain anything, though. I would moderate the language considering how I got RO-ed for using that word in the other forum. Again, the AA is ridiculously high, which is nonsense. Armour should have been at least above 95 in kai form. Firepower is barely the only thing which makes sense in their stats.
  15. RedBear87

    Kantai Collection kai2

    I play this game since around this time, before you kids even showed up around here, you should not make baseless accusations and act all "I'm holier than thou" if you don't know anything about me and my circumstances; I feel strongly about the Italian ships because I had expectations about them from a long time. Anyway range determines only the order of shooting, very long>long>medium>short, it's not a big deal, if you think otherwise you're terribly mistaken.
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