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  1. philjd


    My understanding is that it is linked to paying hard cash for premium ships whereas silver and resource ships are not paid for with hard cash (yes there is a cross over, which would give lawyers a nice Christmas if it came to it). But that is my understanding, so not 100%. If WG started changing stuff that you pay real cash for, a fair chunk of players would wait for the final version to be available which has a knock on effect on cash flow. ________________________________________ OT 1 smolensk isn't too bad, 2 or more close to each other is a complete PIA, especially during the early stages of a battle when they are not the only red ships around, plus most of them seemed to have discovered the WASD hax when they open water gunboat and it is quite a nippy ship, especially if you are using a BB to shoot at it, plenty of time to dodge incoming (this last bit may change once they are more widely used).
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    Tired of all the firestarters

    The way that HE shells work in game is totally unrealistic, but are generally in place so that the smaller ships can deal with BB's who would otherwise totally dominate (*cough*) the game. WG take this balancing concept and play around with it, at times to ridiculous,levels, the 'spike's' of HE effectiveness are, in theory, balanced out by emphasising other vulnerabilities. eg. Atlanta is extremely fragile and not very sneaky, fast or manoeverable, but has very capable HE. The Khabaovsk initially was OP, it has been nerfed, Smolensk however is unlikely to be nerfed given that it is not a silver ship so will probably be withdrawn at some stage, then sold at inflated prices, it is not OP, it is currently in 'nightmare' mode, it's not invulnerable by any means, just painful.
  3. philjd

    Are you having fun, WG? Are you laughing about us now?

    Just had fun trying to work out what the M word was without resorting to a ? failed, hence :) _________________________ tried it once, thought, ok, went back to randoms/clan wars.
  4. philjd

    Sucking at Implacable: A Plea for Help

    @El2aZeR Is your best bet for good advice on this. (Not saying that he is the only expert, but a forum regular who is generally happy to chip in with such a topic).
  5. philjd

    Crazy ping ratios

    Do you mind if we all pop over to the Seychelles to personally check out your spec and connection problems? It'll only cost you for the beer, the BBQ and the intro to the local ladies :)
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    Poll: Unofficial Most Anticipated Ship by this Forum

    No HMS Agincourt... :(
  7. philjd

    Italian cruisers are incomplete

    Descending to the same level doesn't speak well of you either.
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    Hey now, we are people too you know! ;)
  9. philjd

    Why not a WW2 simulation event? Axis VS Allies

    Radar would be a major issue.... it would be a good idea..and nice to do though.
  10. philjd

    USS Boise - good value for the gold

    Can't speak for the Boise.. but I have her twin and she is great fun.
  11. in a CV it only lasts for about 2 seconds per fire anyways:)
  12. philjd

    Unique Premium Ships

    No need for the Last Stand skill as the ship comes with a backup.... _________________________________________ But,an interesting addition and a real ship, would be:- HMS Terror, Erebus class Monitor with 2x15" guns.
  13. philjd

    Calm down dear, It's only a U boat......

    If we are going to go retro..and bugger up the game by introducing subs, then lets go full ham.... :)
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    Submarines: the next step.

    If they follow the direction that WoT took (gold ammo and almost all new imaginary tanks being introduced) then that will kill the game. Personally, for all it;s flaws, I prefer the new CV gameplay (when playing CV's), but I dread submarines coming in, not just for the balance, but because it is purely for cash generation.
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    Very Strange !!!!!!

    What you saw was the surface ship equivalent of this:- So strong cross skill fertilisation by the game developers ;)