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  1. HMS Rose prepares to fire across the bow of an unknown warship!
  2. Season 6

    I've got to rank 9 and given up. The rewards are not worth the stale, static frustration. I have the premiums so I shouldn't really need to complain but I do. Whilst I realise WG exists for no reason beyond profit, this season is too much the cash grab with too little thought about how the game would play. For me WG have failed to provide fun and engaging mechanics, I suspect they are going to mess the game up similar to WoWP.
  3. Hi Airwolf, There's little point in expressing dissatisfaction with the game design on this forum. Doing so merely presents an opportunity for the usual suspects to mock. A chance for them to dig out a meme, which they believe might make them appear clever or funny maybe? Also, those fortunate to be well versed in English will take the opportunity to display their superior knowledge and mock. I don't understand why they do it other than to inflate their ego. Choosing to ignore a thread or post they have no interest in seems beyond them. It's as though your post takes up some precious attention time? On topic. I agree. The meta does seem too reliant upon smoke and there's too much static play. Septic.
  4. They did to me, all I got was the address of their legal department, with a sarcastic "I wish you luck" when I pointed out their misleading advertising at the time I purchased the tank gold. They just thumb their nose at customers.
  5. Hi mtm, I've read enough of your posts to know you try to be honest and balanced in your views and you have plenty of experience on which to base them. I don't always agree of course but I do completely about this mess. It's only taken me two days to get over my addiction, I'm feeling much calmer too. This despite a harbour full of ships, half a dozen premiums and some premium time left on my account. I'm not denying myself anything, I really do not feel like playing the game. I felt similarly about the AFT nerf, which stopped me playing for around six months I think. I eventually returned when RN cruisers were released (my father served on HMS Ajax) so it was quite compelling. The botched balancing of these ships has been disappointing but I have largely adapted. Maybe it will be the same this time, if a line is introduced that I find attractive I'll perhaps have another look but the new RDF 'skill' feels like more of a last straw this time. I'm already little tired of being manipulated by such as the MM changes. The EU community team does not perform well in comparison to the other servers' teams and the game meta seems headed in entirely the wrong direction for me. I won't mind at all being proven wrong, if the game manages to thrive I'll almost certainly feel like playing again, sometime. Septic.
  6. I have twice been ambushed by dds recently. I make no claim to be good at the game but I pride myself on good awareness and pay almost constant attention to the mini-map, I am only in guns view to shoot so it rarely occurs. Both these were so well played that despite my frustration AT MY OWN poor play, I smiled and complimented them in chat. Probably because of the threatened (now inevitable) introduction of this RPF nonsense I have been more aware of some really good flanking moves by enemy dds, which weren't successful but their surprise appearance enhanced the game for me, it was fun to counter the unexpected threat. I suppose those days are over. Shame. I don't see how this will enhance game-play. I'll vote with my wallet.
  7. Thank-you for the communication MrConway. Why have you not already provided more detailed information about how you believe RDF is conducive to more enjoyable gaming? In the unlikely event you have some rationale the community has been unable to interpret from the tests I'd like to hear it. Communicating this information might assuage the concerns so many are expressing, I doubt it but why not try? Might you explain why you have decided that the "concerns of the community [about RDF] " have had no effect? Septic.
  8. I would not recommend this game to anyone unless they are definitely able to resist paying to play (or are very rich) and are able to enjoy their losing games. Good; It has an addictive quality, which can be both a good and bad aspect to a game of course. Nice ship models. Queue times are short. Bad It can be addictive. It has an envious way of taking money from its players. It is just too easy to make that late Friday night purchase when decision making is hampered by inebriates. I have spent far too much and I shudder to think what some have spent. Games can be very frustrating. I don't enjoy losing much at all, around 20% of my losing games are enjoyable, around 70% of my wins are enjoyable, so much of my time playing is not much fun. This makes no sense for a game I have spent so much money on. Awful mission designs that actively promote bad team-play. Poor match-making. Tier 5 especially is brutal now, consequently I have two tier 5 premiums that I no longer play. The game seems to be heading towards an ever lower skill requirement. I have started an account on the NA server. I play the occasional few games there but I have not and will not ever spend one penny. I have discovered that it is much more fun when not invested and is the only rational way for me to play the game.
  9. It's all about the money. Whether receipts have been as good as predicted. The money some of us spend on this title is just stupid. It really is, we pay for controlled access to some numbers on a spread-sheet somewhere. We are not stupid though, we realise this and consequentially search for confirmation bias, a way of reconciling our stupidity. WG-EU exists I assume, in order to assist us in finding a way to feel good about our transferring of funds from our bank accounts to War Gaming's. I can only speak for me of course but they have failed, completely.
  10. Hi Ph3lan, It's not really an update. It's a mealy-mouthed excuse. I feel like you are abusing my goodwill and my custom. WG has made some poor decisions recently. You expect me to pay to make my already ridiculously expensive 'premium' avatar a little bit better? Your mission designs have been impeding rather than enhancing my experience. This Xmas mission is the final debacle for this paying customer. It would be foolish of me to invest further in this title. I have not made and will not be making any purchases this holiday period. I will not renew my soon-to-end premium account. I might well have done both otherwise. Cheers.
  11. "lese Majeste" an insult to The Crown. I once took an oath to Obey and protect Her Maj, Her descendants and any other Rupert who was placed over me. Means [edited]-all to me now. So, this is merely an inconsequential error. In different times an understandable and meaningless error, but WG -EU have discarded the necessary goodwill to forgive such an insult by their shameless grab at British (and their European neighbour's) player's money. To use the local vernacular "it's one of them"
  12. I'm out of 'likes' so decided to post in order to show some solidarity. For me this is all about perception and customer satisfaction. I perhaps irrationally feel like I've been had and have consequently not spent a penny over Xmas, despite being inebriated, which is when I tend to spend. This is entirely due to my perception of being ripped off. Although I haven't been ripped off at all, it's just pixels, meaningless pixels on a Russian owned server. Many of us have spent far more than is rational on these pixels. We are invested, it's a very clever and admirable money-making business model by War Gaming but it does make some of us feel quite passionate and perhaps irrationally entitled. I drink a lot. I have invested an obscene amount. I dare not add it up. I was irrational to believe this entitled me anything more than some pixels on a Russian owned spread sheet. I have a little account on the US server, my 'free-to-play" account. I've not spent one penny on it. Ping has never been a problem. I find it relaxing to play, it's fun. I feel like I'm not invested. It has taught me that I don't need to ever again pay to play this game again. Ever. Seems rational to me. Chrissymessmus.