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  1. cracktrackflak

    Santa's gifts are here! Please, share your loot.

    I expect that they are withholding Premium time in order to prepare for the split of Premium into two types; it'll be easier to sell the new type if players are getting low on premium days. BTW, today's WoT Advent Calendar offer is 15% off 360 days premium, if anyone is desperate....
  2. Has anyone tried putting a regular cammo on a Black ship? If I won a Black ship ("if" I can bear the high risk of paying $$$ just for rubbish cammos...), then I'd consider selling the ordinary ship - no real point in having two , especially if you use a specialised captain on one.
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    Gambling and Lootboxes...

    Hahahaha... Which idiot buys 20x Christmas boxes on NA and then gets 12x Emdens drop...? Oh, er...
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    Fuse time on Vanguard [is it bugged?]

    This could explain why my Vanguard(s) shoots tennis balls at flat BB and CA broadsides..... Just had an idea for a new RN line gimmick: why not give BBs the two AP variants, so that this ammo choice becomes a relevant game decision?
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    Warships Premium Account

    Stand by for massive increases in credit/free xp prices.....
  6. Not the OP's point. Its not the Cossack grind that is the problem, but the fact that it has to be done to a fixed schedule, a schedule in this case that disadvantages anyone who isn't able to play every week without fail for several months. E.g. a player may well have played regularly for the three game years so far, and they may well be easily capable of completing each of the Cossack stages. However, if they have to go away on business, holiday or some other reason for a couple of weeks, then there is no opportunity to do the stages they've missed. Their only recourse is to pay $$ for the missing tokens. By contrast, if the Cossack were in a "campaign" format, they'd be able to catch up the missing games by doing some extra grind when they return.
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    Charleston - How can more veteran players get it?

    I thought Charleston was supposed to be for new players? I tried out my Dreadnought last night, and there was a Charleston on my team. I only actually noticed because he was spamming the chat with "noob team", "idiots" and various expletives, probably because he died quickly and we carried on to win without him. After the match i had a look at his profile and saw that he had 690 games. Thats a fair number for a "new" player, even one that appears to have personality issues. p.s. if you do get Dreadnought, remember to fight in the centre of the map, as it takes about 20 minutes to traverse from one flank to the other!
  8. In an ideal, non-monetised, world, all WG would have to do is add all of the "marathons" into the "campaigns" section. E.g. why not put the Cossack marathon simply as another campaign, which a player can choose to grind all at once, or schedule stages as he/she pleases? The plethora of temporary in-game currencies is also a complete turn off, and this issue is exacerbated by the very poor in-game communication from WG (e.g. I wonder how many players will be left with unspent doubloons or guineas this time around?). Rhetorical questions, of course. Its all about $$$, and I imagine that WG have made a nice few $million out of people that got utterly fed up of trying to keep to the Cossack grind schedule and resorted to buying the last 6-10 guineas.
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    Vanguard: lacking something to be good

    Well, yes it did actually. Why is a state-of-the-art 1945 blue water ship from one of the three most experienced fighting navies pitched by WG as a fairly weak Tier7+, when something like Jean Bart - a 1940 littoral defence design derived from next to zero BB combat experience - gets a package of enhancements that make it borderline OP at Tier 9?
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    Vanguard and Dreadnought are in the shop...

    I wonder if the coupon will "switch on" after 48hrs or so, just like it did for the Jean Bart?
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    30% coupon CAN be used for Jean Bart!

    Something changed. My 30% coupon most definitely would not work for JB or any of the specials, discounts or limited time offers. I tried every option over a couple of days. It would only work on full price regular premium ships or premium time - nothing else.
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    Lest We Forget.

    If you deny the structure of the Remembrance ceremony, then you deny the context in which all those historical events took place. Many, perhaps most of us, are these days atheist or agnostic. However, for the past millennium, and especially including all those wars that we now commemorate, the church(es) has been a core part of the national, social and military structure. You don't have to believe in religious "twaddle". You just have to respect that, in our British culture, the church has this assigned role to provide an ethical and pastoral framework for state events, and that it was part of all those historical events. Incidentally, if you've ever attended a battlefield service on the eve of combat, you'll see just why "sky pixies" (sic) continue to have a place in a modern army full of atheists and agnostics...
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    Lest We Forget.

    "Hijacked by the church"? The Remembrance tradition has evolved out of a 1,000+ year entwined heritage of church, nation, army, people and culture. The church has taken or been given the lead role in state pageantry for centuries, and particularly so in military and commemoration, given its pastoral role with soldiers. I appreciate its a current trend in education and social theory to take a highly revisionist view of history, but in this case the church is there because it always has been there.
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    Lest We Forget.

    I don't think any serious historian thinks WW1 could have been avoided. Much like an earthquake, it was the outcome of enormous geopolitical pressures and changes (particularly in central Europe) that had been building up for decades previously, and which were beyond the capabilities of governments to contain. Indeed, its notable that most of the eventual combatants had been on entirely amicable terms just prior to the flashpoint. Books like "Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914" (Max Hastings) give a good overview of the complex forces at work prior to WW1.
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    November Combat Missions - Discussion Thread

    How many RN Stages are there? Is the 5th one the last one?