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Boomer7

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  1. Boomer7

    Dry Dock: Warship Size Comparison

    The Stalingrad, look at around 2:52
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    Dry Dock: Warship Size Comparison

    Wow the biggest Battleship ever built, is the smallest Tier X Battleship in WOWS, even a cruiser is longer. No wonder none of these designs ever made it off the drawing boards, or even further then some sketch on a dirty napkin. These ships would have all been a colossal waste of resources, especially as the Japanese and later the US proved, you can sink even the biggest ships with planes that cost a fraction of what your BB cost you to build. It is a bit sad to see that the fantasy ships they drew up, make the mightiest Battleship ever look like a dwarf.
  3. Well I managed to grind out the Gorizia, finished it on friday or so. The assignments were a pain in the [edited], as they were built to have as few overlapping ones as possible. Think as of now I have not managed to finish the firedamage assignment in level 1 where you need a DD. Played as I normally do during the holidays, getting the 2 dailies and if I had fun a few missions more. Guess sunk about 2-4 hours in it daily. Also I got lucky, I think, as I got a Hunghe from a mega container. As it stands I will get to stage 25 on the Puerto Rico before the event ends.
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    0.8.11.1, Ranked Sprint: Tier VIII Duels

    Took me a bit to find it out, but it was quite fun afterwards. good thing you would not loose starts for a loss. I finished the whole sprint with an Akizuki, and an at the end 10 point captain. I have a Bismark but with a crappy captain, was getting outgunned in the secondaries by all the full upgraded Tripitzes, so I gave that up after a few battles. The majority of battles were against Bismarks and Triptzes, had 1 or 2 Massachusetts, a lot of Hippers and Prinz Eugen 3-4 carriers and a handful of destroyers. Bismark and Tirpitz were a disaster to play against when I tried my normal tactic of kyteing. In one battle I thought what the hell get if over with quick and charged in, with engine boost, then noticed with that speed and going nearly straight on I would not get that much damage, and be able to let my torpedos go at suicidal range, that paired with a torpedo reload booster, made sure I had a fighting chance against the big german BBs. Cruisers were not a big issue, could outrun and out dpm them, only issue I had was with the Chapayev her guns hit really hard. DDs was just a matter of outdueling them, if they tried the smoke screen and hydro trick, either just keep firing at their last position and adjust when you see the splashes or retreat for a minute until the hydro expires. Carriers were just boring, rush the cap, dodge, smoke up let the timer expire. If the carrier player is good you will not get to the last part. :) Only sunk 1 carrier a Graf Zeppelin, Since he has a high detection range I could spot him from the cap, and get closer to fire. The he somehow tried to outduel me with his secondaries, that was a bad idea. Would have wished to see more DDs, but as I mentioned 80% or more where Bismark, Tirpitz, Hipper, Prinz Eugen. Problem is just that the ships in 1vs1 are unbalanced, some are just superior. It is not really the skill that is needed here you just need to have the right ship and the right captain, and you can barely loose. If I subtract the games I played against the german BBs from my stats for the sprint I guess it would be in the 80% winrate. And I am not even close to being that good, it is just that the Akizuki is as overpowered as the Tirpitz is for 1 vs 1.
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    Dockyard: the Rules Made Simple

    Yes and you can easily get the Gorizia by finishing the first 3 directives. :) (Is it only me that sees a little problem in that?) Or by throwing even more gold at WG.
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    Shipyard & Puerto Rico

    Not really sure how I think about it all. I am quite sure I will not spend 300€ for a ship. And also I am sure that there is no way in hell I can even get close to finish the Puerto Rico. I played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, my typical few hours and have not even managed to get the all objectives of assignment 1 done. Well guess it is more time to play other games during the holidays. I liked the holiday events in recent years. I have most of the time 2 weeks off during that time, and only a few family meetings so some time to play. But this grind is beyond humanly possible. I am just a bit sad for the guys who designed that dockyard, and probably the guys who had the idea in the first place, as it is a neat idea. The problem is that just some greedy guy from the finance department messed it all up by raising the price for the boosters, and adding a few 0 to every objective. The dockyard in itself would be a great way to introduce new premium or special ships, give the people some objectives maybe even longer term and see the ship getting built. Now whatever they do with it, the dockyard will always be remembered for the Puerto Rico fiasco.
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    WoWs 2nd Anniversary Achievements List

    Managed to finish it in a few days. Was not too difficult, you just need to be a bit determined and play only ships and games that have a chance of giving rewards. Using a Scharnhorst for the Tier7 mission which also brought me many other rewards. (did not know I was that good with the Scharnhorst :D) The Graf Spee for its Mission The Kongo The St. Luis for the Tuer II Coop Mission And a Minekaze for the Tier 5 Coop Mission Doing this for about 3 days gives you enough doubles to buy all the missing ones, even if you do not have all the required ships. You need one Tier 7 ship at least I think to make the 100XP, 2500 commander XP, and the 400000 gold rewards easier, unless you are really good :) I would like to have some of the rewards as real figures, mainly the ship beauties and also the revenge of the bots.
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    Kamikaze R - I feel evil

    The torpedo hitrate is a bit misleading I would say. If I fire a very tight 6 torpedo spread at a BB and it sinks after the first 3 hit, then the others are counted as misses even if they hit the sinking wreck. Before the nerf I played the Minekaze and not my Kamikaze R as I thoguht I might go further up the DD tree. Now I am sure I will not so my captain sits in the Kamikaze (and he is not a 15pts captain). Think the reason the Kamikaze R has a higher winrate even as the old Minekaze is, that you got it fully upgraded so the grinding games where you do not have all the nice stuff are not there, and that you had to work and play to get it, so mostly players with more games have that ship. With more games under your belt there comes more knowledge (normally ). This all combined a good ship, with a good captain and an experienced player, in low to midtier battles all leads to better stats for the Kamikaze R then the Minkeaze. I noticed it from my side as I play the Kamikaze now much more, I now know better when to shoot, run or fight, which is reflected in my stats of the ship. Lets see how it will turn out with the new skills.
  9. Well note sure you are trolling, but a Nebelwerfer in the Wehrmacht was a Rocketlauncher, similar to a Katyusha or Caliope. There were no shipmounted versions, as these things were designed to lay down a barrage over an area and being fired in a big group. Also the range was not really that great, about 8km something most shipguns could reach as well and with much better accuracy. They also produces huge smoke trails making it easy to pinpoint the firing position, and if all that was not bad enough you ahd to say at least 10-15m clear of a firing Nebelwerfer becausse of the rocketexhaust. Maybe if operation Sealion (the invasion of Great Britain) would have happened, they might have tried it, to suppress beach defences, as the navy lacked the ships the allied had during D-Day to shell the beaches. But going back to the maintopic, I hope there will never be missiles or rockets in that game. If I would want to play missile destroyers and subs, I play Harpoon.
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    Why does everyone hate the New York Class Battleship? :(

    For me the New York is and was a terrible bland and boring ship. Even upgraded her speed is slow, which leads to you either trying unsuccessful to disengage when outnumbered, or spending half the game trying to catch up to the other ships that managed to push one flank. Personally I think the Myogi is worse, with her main firepower aft (has an advantage when running away, and she is fast enough to do that when other BBs are around). Started now down the KM BBs line, and with some battles there I have to say all the US BBs I drove are very average, they can do a little bit of everything but are not good at anything. But I play BBs less and less as they are just too boring, wait half a minute, shoot, wait another half minute, rinse repeat. DD and CA are just more fun as you have to do more.
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    Super containers

    Thanks did not know that. So no more Try your luck for me. I only ever got 1 of these Super containers so far. And the double of nothing is still nothing, as that seems to be the chance of me getting a SC.
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    Kamikaze R - I feel evil

    With the Minekaze nerf I also switched to the Kamizake R, which lay in harbor nearly unused. Like some others I had no real intention to play the IJN destroyer line further after the Minekaze, fully outfitted it was a fun ship to be in (like the Kamikaze is now). Congrats to Shadowotako 200k damage is double what I ever got from Isokaze, Minekaze or Kamikaze. But there must have been some really muppets on the other team as well. 60k damage to the Colorado, means he sailed straight into 2 full salvos. Seems some never learn. I do not think the Minekaze was really OP, many of your best games were canceled out by those games where you went to agresive and got deleted from the game in the beginning. Can not count how many times I tried to sneak by the first line, hugging the game edge just to be spotted and with nowhere to run really, shot up by 5-6 enemies. But then on the next game you had 3 BBs who thought turning is for cowards and ran straight into all your torpedoes.
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    The line between caution and being useless

    That is probably the best advice ever. Also if 2 BBs were following you a minute ago, do not assume they are still there, when you need them Noticed that myself BBs seem to have a tendency to vanish if you need them. I normally go forward with a DD to help him in the cap, and when he detects more enemies I pull back to the hopefully trailing BBs to give them some other targets before I fully engage.
  14. It was something that was not done in battle as AP and HE shells have different flight characteristics, so you would need to calculate 2 firing solutions for one target. I know of a few circumstances where a warship split the fire of its main batteries on different targets, but that was mostly a desperation attempt when outnumbered. Most of the time you would drain all of your main batteries on a single target and fire the same type of shells.
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    Austro-Hungarian Navy

    If it was WWI only and before the austrian-hungarian navy would be quite potent, but since both countries lost their sea access after the war, there were not a lot of new battleship designs for newer ships. It is hard to sail a Battleship on the Danube or a carrier on the Plattensee Well yes the Habsburgs were not known as military geniuses, the successes they had on the battlefields were mostly because of excellent generals who could overcome all the hindrances the emperors threw at them. There was another saying during WWI: "We had the most beautiful army in all of Europe, and what are the idiots doing with it? They go to war with it." The lack of success in WWI might also be contributed to the Redl espionage, since the army high command court-martial and executed him before even interrogating him what he did send to the Russians, they could not counter the information. Since he probably leaked all the information about army composition and where they were stationed and tactics, The Russian Empire and their allies were well prepared. But back to ships would be fun to have them as a minor tree up until Tier V or so,
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