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  1. Same thing has happened to me as well. I first tried on the 23rd and kept getting put back to the buy screen. Worked okay from the 24th but it looks like I missed the premium ships as I've now tried probably 30 boxes according to my paypal receipts, all middle or top boxes and not a premium ship in sight, just camos. Yet I keep reading these stories of endless premium ships. Again, yesterday it wouldn't let me buy any and repeated the problem I had on the 23rd and as mentioned above. I'm not normally prone to conspiracy stuff but I'm beginning to think something odd is going on here. Gary
  2. Gents, Just had a unusual game. Tier 10 with the Hindenburg and a Southern Spawn on Two Brothers. Amazed to see three BB's, including a Yamato come South through the centre channel. They were spotted by aircraft so the team knew they were coming. They lasted about 30 seconds after emerging from the channel, never seen a Yamato go down that quick just to gunfire. Plaudits must go to the two players left with me at the end who allowed me to sink the Iowa and get the Kraken. There are some decent good players out there. Gary
  3. Gents, I think there's something wrong with it as well. It wouldn't even work for me on the first day I tried it, the 23rd. Every time I clicked on it, I just got put back to the start. From the 24th it worked and I have now bought about 15, mostly the middle one but also a mixture. I keep reading comments about people getting one ship after another but nothing like that for me, just flags. I'd be curious to know if anybody has got premium ships in the last couple of days, not just the start. I think I'll give up anyway as it looks like I'm not going to get anything like that now. Gary
  4. Gents, I must be on a lucky run, 5 good victories out of 6 with the T-22. I like it but I suspect it won't last. Gary
  5. 0.5.15

    Gents, Science of victory campaign, mission 5 task 6 seems to be a problem, unless it's me. 'Earn two individual honourable or heroic achievements', plus the normal tier and random battle conditions. It doesn't say they have to be earned in the same battle but I did anyway, assuming that 'first blood' and 'it's just a flesh wound' count as achievements. Anyway, finished the game as above, with both those awards in the bag, yet although two other missions completed nothing on this one. Is it bugged or have I missed something; tier 6 ship, random battle. My end seems fine. Gary
  6. Okay, thanks for that, I can see it now under the rudder shift time. Gary
  7. Gents, A quick query on the Iowa. I've had her for a week or so now and have been playing on the stock 'A' hull. Just this evening I have upgraded to the 'B' hull and can see where the credits and XP went (more hit points and better AA). I'm struggling to see what the point of the 'C' hull upgrade is, especially as it costs 60k XP and 5 mil credits. All I can see is a 1 point increase in AA, although the number of mounts comes down. Is that it? Gary
  8. Sorry guys. No replay. I didn't have it enabled and although I've read up on how to do it (sure I had it working on a previous version) I can't get it working even now. Got the replay folder and the game files all as they should be but when I click on them all I get is taken to the normal load screen, no replay. Anybody know what the issue is, I followed these instructions? Gary
  9. Hang on, let me figure out how to do it. Gary
  10. Gents, Last night in the Leander I rammed a Konig for the kill at the end of the game by chasing him and overhauling him, First time I've ever seen a ram kill from astern! We'd nearly won, I was out of torps with very little health left so I thought, what the hell I'll chase him. Rest of the team thought it was rather amusing watching a German battleship being chased in open water by a British crusier at point blank range. Gary
  11. Gents, Just had a strange one with my Baltimore a minutes ago. Three full salvos into the side of a near full strength Montana at less than 8km, no fires and round about 400-500 damage for each full salvo. I know it's not a brilliant ship but thought that was a bit mean to say the least. Good job the game ended as his turrets came around as I don't think I would have got off so lightly! Gary
  12. Gents, Same here. Played game late last night with no issues, same problem as described above in the first two this morning. No mods ever installed. Gary
  13. Gents, Got this today and it's a terror, but I don't know why. I saw the YouTube vids and it seemed mediocre at best, the guns and torps don't seem anything special. Being a Brit and not having acquired the Warspite as I'm not much of a BB driver, I thought I'd get it. 10 games later, 18 kills and a average xp per game equal to my old tier VII Jap and US DD's. I can only think that going back to tier III means I'm shooting torps at players who just won't manoeuvre as I hardly seem to miss. I know players say that the BBs at higher tiers don't turn, but being a experienced Gearing/Fletcher/Shimikaze driver, I know that in reality they are a lot better than this. Maybe I'm just being lucky but the Campbeltown is highly recommended. Gary
  14. Gents, Well after querying the accuracy compared to my beloved Hipper back in page 3 I went ahead and bought it as I did like the idea of a credit maker. As for how good the ship is, I think some of that is based on my experience of mostly playing DD's and cruisers. Whilst being a regular player of tier 10 DD's for months, I've only ever taken battleships as far as the Fuso. The comments about accuracy are right, despite having the gun fire control mod fitted, in some games I have to wonder if it could hit a garage door from the drive! It does seem that poor, but that might be my lack of experience with high end battleships. I'm used to being the one who catch's battleships with a full volley of torps from concealment, so having been on the receiving end a few times now isn't quite so funny. It's strange, but being a experienced DD driver, when I did take the Fuso or Arkansas out, I always prided myself on never being caught by stealthy DD's, and for the most part was able to avoid torps by being aware. Despite taking the same precautions I've now been caught in the Tirpitz a couple of times by stealth torp volleys. I suppose a full spread from a Shimakaze (I should know, I do it enough myself!) is a little different to the small number a lower tier DD puts out. When it does hit, the Tirpitz seems to citadel quite frequently. I didn't think the torps would be any use to be honest as if I find myself close enough to use them I figured I'd screwed up, but in the second game got the DD with them that finished me off which was quite nice. So it's an interesting ship, and I certainly can't lose any money on it but it's certainly not a larger Hipper, that ships gunnery is superb. Gary
  15. Similar to my thoughts. I'm undecided about getting the Tirpitz. I also love the Hipper and find it a great shooting ship from range. I can consistently hit targets right up to maximum range with it and am wondering if the Tirpitz is a bigger version of the Hipper, but I've now seen several comments that suggest it's not an accurate shooter. Like the other poster I'm not a frequent battleship player as I prefer DD's with the occasional Cruiser sortie. Anybody got much experience with both the Tirpitz and the Hipper and can comment? Gary