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  1. FINAL UPDATE To date I have still only unlocked the Tier 4 German Carrier RHEIN via the play-to-unlock German Carrier Containers. To date I have collected and opened all German Carrier Containers from: German Carrier Directives 1, 2, 3 and 4; The Daily Shipments; Three Stream Code Missions; The first set of Weekend Missions (17 July 2020 to 20 July 2020); The second set of Weekend Missions (24 July 2020 to 27 July 2020). As written earlier: The first set of Weekend Missions supplied me with one German Carrier Container that had the Tier 4 German Carrier RHEIN mission. Total German Carrier tokens collected to date: 450. The third and final Stream Code gave access to missions which supplied me two more German Carrier Containers, these final two Containers also did not include a German Carrier mission. Needless to say I did not waste any real world money on buying any of these German Carrier Containers, or gambling Containers to describe properly what they really are. Advice to players: if you really, really, REALLY want to get a premium camouflage for the tech tree Tier 6 and Tier 8 German Carriers then do not buy German Carrier Containers. Instead just wait till the tech tree German Carriers are released in version 0.9.7.0 and then unlock them (via grinding or with free XP) and then buy a premium camouflage in game for the Tier 6 WESER for 1,000 golden doubloons and for the Tier 8 PARSEVAL for 3,000 golden doubloons. Paying 4,000 golden doubloons for a sure thing is better than buying gambling Containers which will probably not give you access to the Iron Cross premium camouflage anyway. The only German Carrier for which you cannot buy a premium camouflage is the Tier 4 RHEIN in version 0.9.7.0+, but at Tier 4 you do not really need a premium camouflage either so that is not really an issue either. As to the upcoming Tier 10 tech tree German Carrier RICHTHOFEN, if you really, really, REALLY want the Iron Cross premium camouflage for that ship you are better off buying one of the three German Combat Mission sets (for either German Battleships, Cruisers and/or Destroyers) in the Premium Shop or in the Armory. Each of these Combat Missions costing 7500 golden doubloons or about 25 Euro. One of these German Combat Missions sets supplies 600 German tokens when completed, with which you can buy a Tier 10 Iron Cross Camouflage (for either a Tier 10 German Battleship, Cruiser, Destroyer or Carrier) in the Armory. So there is NO NEED to gamble and buy German Carrier Containers in order to get the premium Iron Cross camouflage for Tier 10 RICHTHOFEN either. If you play a lot at Tier 10, or plan on doing so, then maybe the Iron Cross premium camouflage might be interesting for you because it gives a good EP, credit income and cost reduction bonus on a Tier 10 German ship, including the Tier 10 RICHTHOFEN if you acquire the Iron Cross premium camouflage for that ship. Better advice still: avoid spending money on the German Carriers completely and simply focus on playing the all-round capable Japanse and USA Carriers in WOWS instead!
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    KM CV aiming and flak

    There is a long forgotten topic on this forum where forum members could post Carrier suggestions. In fact I suggested a solution to reduce the visual effects of AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds in that very topic in July 2019, in other words well over a year ago: https://forum.worldofwarships.eu/topic/120282-cv-rework-suggestions/?do=findComment&comment=3075183 Alas few forum members ever posted constructive suggestions in that topic. That is not all that surprising however because most - if not all - constructive suggestions that have been posted on the EU and NA forum by highly skilled, skilled and lesser skilled players are ignored by the WOWS Development team, despite the often repeated claims to the contrary by WOWS representatives on the forums. None of the suggestions offered in that Carrier suggestions topic to my knowledge have ever been used by the WOWS Development team. So yes this AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds issue is known and - other than guessing where the target is going to be in a few seconds from now when you can no longer see the target due to the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds - there is no in-game solution that I am aware of. There is a possible out-of-game solution however in the form modding. What should be possible is find the particle file in which the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds is stored and then alter that to make the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds more transparent. I for example once removed snow flakes from the particle file because they bothered me in the Hamburg port because it used to snow in that port the whole year through. At the time the particle file was constantly being changed, so with almost every new WOWS version I had to find the new location of the snow flake in the particle file and then mod it again. I assume that it will be no different with the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds in the particle file. But if you are willing to invest time in it, then this is probably the only viable solution. To me what is even worse than the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds is a full broadside salvo from a Battleship or Heavy Cruiser in the last second or so of a rocket or bomb attack, especially in GRAF ZEPPELIN. Such a salvo obscures the reticle on the target even more for me than the AA/Flak Black Smoke Clouds do.
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    Why don't we have historical flags?

    "Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die." - by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Mods are the solution to your query. Contact "MajorRenegade" at WOWS NA forum and send him a private message. https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/40434-0960-major-collection-of-mods/
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    Is Odin Worth 3,500 Doubloons?

    If you really want a Tier 8 Battleship and pay real world money for it then do yourself a favour and get a good one, get the best one. ODIN is not worth it from what I see. Mind you I do not have the ship but I meet them often in matches and they are effective in the hands of good players but overal ODIN in WOWS is quite inferior to MASSACHUSETTS. Instead of ODIN just buy MASSACHUSETTS and play that ship without end till you learn how to handle her and become effective at Tier 8-10. If you really want a premium Tier 8 German Battleship then you are better off with TIRPITZ, that at least is a real world German Battleship unlike ODIN which is a post-war invention of Russian WOWS Developers working in St. Petersburg. Or buy the premium Tier 7 German Battleship SCHARNHORST, at least she too existed in real life unlike ODIN. I hardly ever meet a player in MASSACHUSETTS that does bad in her... even mediocre players do good in her. EDIT #1: Do not forget that you have a 25% discount coupon in the Armory in-game where you can buy the MASSACHUSETTS, TIRPITZ or SCHARNHORST with golden doubloons and with a 25% discount. EDIT #2: If you want to spend less than 3500 Golden doubloons then you can also consider buying a premium camouflage for Tier 8 BISMARCK for 3000 golden doubloons or a premium camouflage for Tier 7 GNEISENAU for 2000 golden doubloons. Tier 7 matchmaking is a tad better than that of Tier 8, depending on your point of view of what a tad better is of course. EDIT #3: I play mostly Carriers and based on what I have seen in matches the Flak of ODIN is unimpressive at best and not noticably better than that of BISMARCK or TIRPITZ.
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    Belfast coming back...

    Since the IOWA Class could also fire nuclear shells after WW2 I assume that you would like your MISSOURI 1991 to fire nuclear shells as well? If so, you will be happy to hear that nuclear shells are currently being tested in WOWS as this sneak preview makes clear, they are alas still a "Work In Progress" however. You can read more about it here: http://rpgtitles.com/world-of-warships/world-of-warships-hitting-the-enemy-with-nuclear-shells Rest assured however that when (and not if) nuclear shells are finally introduced in WOWS that they will be provided solely to the upcoming Tier 10 Premium USSR Battleship STALIN which you can aquire for 10 million Steel, 100 million free XP or 1000 Euro in the upcoming special "Long Live Stalin" Dockyard WOWS event. This special WOWS event will take place in 2022 beginning on Stalin's birthday and will start two updates after USSR Carriers are introduced in WOWS. That concludes my tongue-in-cheek response... On a more serious note: MISSOURI 1991 is way out of time frame for WOWS and so are nuclear shells of course. But that aside, to me MISSOURI as commissioned in 1944 looked way better than MISSOURI 1991 ever did, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course. I would rather see something historic but totally new introduced in WOWS like for example an UNRYU Class Aircraft Carrier, here is a color image of the UNRYU Class Aircraft Carrier KATSURAGI as she looked at the end of WW2:
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    "Your Last Chance to Obtain Z-35"

    "Your Last Chance to Obtain Z 35" = Last chance to obtain it at full price, as opposed to obtaining Z 35 eight months later in the Armory where you can use a discount coupon to get the UP and overpriced Z 35 for less money. WOWS disinformation at its best.
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    Belfast coming back...

    So now that this is finally happening can we also finally get some historical ships (back) in the game instead of all this (USSR etc.) fantasy stuff. Top of the list of already existing WOWS ship models that I would like to see in the game as premiums (albeit changed to their authentic state including time-frame authentic aircraft): AKAGI - 1942 final state HIRYU - 1942 final state ZUIKAKU - 1944 final state TAIHO - 1944 final state SHINANO - 1944 final state MUSASHI - 1944 final state GNEISENAU - 1942 final state TIRPITZ - 1944 final state ENTERPRISE - 1942 Battle of Midway state MISSOURI - 1944 as commissioned And while we are at it add "Authentic Aircraft Packs" - even if they are only visual/eye candy - for: KAGA - Authentic Aircraft Pack 1942 Battle of Midway state GRAF ZEPPELIN - Authentic Aircraft Pack 1942 state (Ju 87 C-1, Me 109 T-1) ENTERPRISE - Authentic Aircraft Pack 1942 Battle of Midway state
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    Stream code, QUICK

    Thanks it worked
  9. UPDATE To date I have only unlocked the Tier 4 German Carrier RHEIN via the play-to-unlock German Carrier Containers. To date I have collected and opened all German Carrier Containers from: German Carrier Directives 1, 2, 3 and 4; The Daily Shipments; Two Stream Code Missions; The first set of Weekend Missions (17 July 2020 to 20 July 2020); The second set of Weekend Missions (24 July 2020 to 27 July 2020). The first set of Weekend Missions supplied me with one German Carrier Container that had the Tier 4 German Carrier RHEIN mission. Unless there is a third and last set of Weekend Missions from 31 July to 3 August 2020, the German Carrier Containers event will effectively end with Directive 4. So I will simply use free XP to unlock the remaining two Carriers. Total German Carrier tokens collected to date: 450. I have not really bothered to "unlock" anything via any WOWS events since the DUKE OF YORK / SCHARNHORST event, on account of DUKE OF YORK being such a disappointing premium at the time. In this case I did want to get early access to these German Carriers to compare the Tier 8 PARSEVAL to Tier 8 GRAF ZEPPELIN. This German Carrier event again demonstrated to me what a waste of time WOWS events are. One thing is sure: I am glad to not have wasted money on buying gambling "containers" in WOWS. Best thing would be if these sort of online gambling practices would be outlawed to protect the gullible.
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    Russian carriers are coming!

    TheGreatBlasto posted something funny on the WOWS NA forum: The original WOWS NA forum topic posted by TheGreatBlasto can be found here: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/222989-russian-carriers-are-coming/
  11. Collected and opened all German Carrier Containers from: German Carrier Directives 1, 2 and 3; The Daily Shipments; The first set of Weekend Missions (17 July 2020 to 20 July 2020). The first set of Weekend Missions supplied me with one German Carrier Container that had the Tier 4 German Carrier RHEIN mission. Total German Carrier tokens collected: 450. If I remember correctly there are six German Carrier Containers left to collect now in German Carrier Directive 4. It goes without saying that I am not interested in buying German Carrier Containers for Euros in order to collect ships that I can unlock with free XP.
  12. IF the upcoming German Carriers will be less effective than the Japanese and USA Carriers, like the British Carriers generally already currently are in WOWS, then players that want to win and/or play for stats will keep playing Japanse and USA Carriers. IF that is the case, then it is by design and then it is intended by those responsible for this state of affairs at WG-WOWS. IF the upcoming German Carriers were to have been the benchmark for "nerfing" all Carriers in WOWS then the logical way to go would have been to FIRST nerf ALL EXISTING Carriers in WOWS and then introduce new Carriers that conform to the "nerfed" model. IF an upcoming/new Carrier line is introduced in WOWS that is designed to be inferior in terms of overall effectiveness to the existing Japanese and USA Carrier lines then it simply will not be competitive and thus not be used by the competitive players. You can already see this with the current British Carrier line in WOWS. Even the veteran carrier players that argue for Carrier "nerfs" on the forum themselves do not buy/play the weakest Carriers but almost all of them instead focus on mainly playing only the strongest Carriers - and thus avoid playing many matches with the British Carrier line and avoid playing some of the "weak" premium Carriers. I only have unlocked the RHEIN so far and only played a few matches with the ship. I cannot say that I found RHEIN interesting but then again I do not find Tier 4 Carriers all that interesting to begin with. From what I have seen in matches however I cannot say that the upcoming German Tier 4, 6 and 8 Carriers have impressed me much.
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    Severe lag, server disconnects, freezing

    You are not the only one to be confronted with this in WOWS. In fact WOWS staff have admitted that the desync issue is real (which is hardly a surprise as it can be clearly seen in online WOWS videos/streams): More people have reported/commented on this desync issue on the forums. People in the clan I am in also experience this. So you are not the only one. Many topics on the EU and NA forum have comments on this subject. Today was a particularly bad day with desync for me. What I experience I posted here a while back: Sometimes towards the end of a match when there are fewer players afloat the desync issues will decrease in severity in my experience, but even then it is not always the case that a match in which desync issues occured will be totally free of desync in the last few minutes with only a few ships afloat in my experience. You can check out the whole topic that I linked above to see what others experience. Here is another topic on the subject:
  14. Twelve German Carrier Containers opened so far, no missions for German Carriers in any of them. If I remember correctly the total number of free/unlockable Geman Carrier Containers is 25 during version 0.9.6.0 - so 12 opened out of 25 total yielded zero German Carrier missions for me. All German Carrier missions completed except for the last three ones for which you need RHEIN, WESER, PARSEVAL. Without those three German Carriers however getting the 600 German marks is impossible of course. Last year I remember getting at least HERMES and FURIOUS as well as the IMPLACABLE premium camouflage after opening only a few event containers.
  15. That is what I first thought, but on closer inspection of the three texture files in which they are present the idea seems to be that the Dark Grey squares are objects that are ON the Flight Deck. In other words they seem to have been made to represent 3D objects that protrude above the Flight Deck and which have light/reflection qualities. So I more get the idea that they are supposed to represent some sort of lights/reflectors. In any event padeyes they are not. Padeyes have no light/reflection properties and they are integrated into the Flight Deck and thus do not protrude above it as you can see on the images of padeyes on real world USA Carriers for example. Moreover the real world GRAF ZEPPELIN did not have padeyes, not in the 1:100 and 1:300 Kriegsmarine design drawings that I have seen and not in the photographs of the Flight Deck of the real world ship that I posted in my first post in this topic. GRAF ZEPPELIN would not have used Deck Parks for which padeyes might have been useful because of the harsh climate/weather/seas in the North Atlantic and because of the huge two deck hanger space she had which allowed her to store aircraft in her hangers that the USA Carriers had to store on the Flight Deck due to them having usually only one hanger deck. So I more get the idea that the Dark Grey squares are an error. The two images of the steel deck of the real world GRAF ZEPPELIN, which I posted in the first post in this topic, show square steel objects that were probably intended for fixating the wooden planking. When the wooden planking was however fitted on GRAF ZEPPELIN those square steel objects were no longer visible. The real world images of GRAF ZEPPELIN with wooden planking, posted in my first post in this topic, are mostly from private sources while the images without wooden planking were made by the shipyard and stored in German state naval archives. And data in German state naval archives was purloined after WW2 and sent to the USSR and is used by WOWS Developers. If WOWS Developers only used the shipyard images of GRAF ZEPPELIN and not the private source images that I posted above then it is safe to assume that they never saw any images of the Flight Deck of the real world GRAF ZEPPELIN with wooden planking. And then that might explain why they put the Dark Grey squares on: a misinterpretation of shipyard photographs of GRAF ZEPPELIN without wooden planking. Many things on the default ("vanilla") GRAF ZEPPELIN WOWS are also incorrect/missing so it is not as if no mistakes have been made. If a mistake was made with regard to the Dark Grey squares on the Flight Deck then that is not really a problem, but I do need the information for the research I am doing on this ship. On the GRAF ZEPPELIN B the Dark Grey squares stand out particularly well, and when looking at the following two images one can easily get the impressing that they are meant to represent 3D objects that protrude above the Flight Deck and which have light/reflection qualities. Note that the "true" steel objects on the Flight Deck of GRAF ZEPPELIN B, like wind shields and steel rails etcetera, have no such strong light/reflection qualities as the Dark Grey squares do. And if the Dark Grey squares on the Flight Deck of GRAF ZEPPELIN B have such strong light/reflection qualities as can be seen on the two images below then they cannot be "padeyes". Here are the two images of GRAF ZEPPELIN B: found here: https://worldofwarships.eu/de/news/history/black-armada/
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