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  1. Glig69

    Did WG just kill DD gameplay?

    So, two and a bit weeks into this new era - anyone have fun in their DDs yet? And I don't mean the freakish ones with cruiser level AA ... I mean the good old fashioned, stealthy DDs? If so let me know which one. I have some good, some terrible, and an occasional outstanding DD game ... still feels a bit like someone pissed on my chips, though.
  2. To be honest - no, not enjoying it really because DD was my favourite class but now it's a toss up whether you are screwed over by this inane carrier play, or whether you are lucky to find a MM without a carrier, or with a carrier who spends all the battle on the other side of the map ... rare though. So enjoying it? No - spending more time on tanks, that's how bad it has become! Uninstall ... no, just waiting out the storm like many others.
  3. Just checked my stats - I have a better win rate playing solo ... go figure.
  4. This seems a little naive, and smacks of making excuses "it's unfair that I am worse than average - the rest of them must clearly have an advantage over me". Maybe they do - maybe they are just better at playing the game? The number of divisions in game is pretty low really, and generally I don't feel that they work particularly well together, nor get much synergy from their division mates. Sorry. Perhaps the BEST thing about joining a clan is not the added firepower in game, but a sharing of game knowledge between members, and training weaker members up by giving advice. Maybe you'd be better off finding a clan that will take you?
  5. Just thought we all need a bit more fun on the forums, and in the game, so here goes (with some truly appalling rhyming). Cheer up, DD. You know what they say.Some games in life are bad, they can really make you mad.Others just make you swear and curse. When you're chewing on a Midway's missile, don't grumble, give a whistle!And this'll help things turn out for the best, and Always look on the bright side of life! Always look on the bright side of life If you seem to be perma-spotted, There's something you've forgot-ed!And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing, When the CV kicks you in the nuts, don't give me "ifs" and "buts", Just purse your lips and whistle -- that's the thing! And always look on the bright side of life Come on! Always look on the bright side of life For this game is quite absurd, And death's the final word.You're going to have to swim home anyhow. Forget about your win -- give the enemy a grin,Enjoy it, it's the last chance anyhow! etc etc etc. (credits to you-know-who)
  6. Glig69

    CV nerfing went too far !

    ... and wow, wouldn't that have saved us all so much trouble. Common sense returning at last. Maybe they released them as OP to encourage players to play them? Or is that too cynical?
  7. Glig69

    CV nerfing went too far !

    This almost made me wet myself laughing. You don't really understand DD play do you, buddy? A quick glance at your stats confirms this. Fine - you're entitled to your views, but can I suggest you keep your pearls of wisdom on DD tactics to yourself? The reality is that proficient DD players have found their game destroyed by perma spotting, and that has to be fixed ... WG are slowly getting there.
  8. Glig69

    CV is unplayable after 8.01

    Aaah well. Maybe don't play carriers then? Believe me, you will be doing ALL of us a favour.
  9. Glig69

    Lunar New Year

    The directives were nicely pitched - not too ball-achingly tedious to complete for those with only a few hours to spare each week, if you'll forgive the crudity. The contents of the containers were pitiful though - I seem to remember getting only one camo in one, perhaps a few flags or cammos in another. I got more satisfaction from just completing the directive and looking at the pretty containers, than opening them. Sounds mean hearted to complain - so thank you anyway for the freebees, but do be aware that they were pretty underwhelming. Perhaps this was your intention, since there was an outside chance of scooping a juicy Premium ... for me though, that didn't really float my boat. Thanks again.
  10. Glig69

    Did WG just kill DD gameplay?

    I think that depends on the DD you are playing, i.e. how much AA you have, and whether the carrier player is vaguely skilled or not. Yes, I have had some effective DD games, esp. with inexperienced carrier players, but on the whole DDs have been massively affected by the increased air spotting, and the relentless hounding from the stream of planes if the CV player takes an interest in you. No adapting can help you play the objective in those circumstances, you just have to retreat to the margins.
  11. Glig69

    Did WG just kill DD gameplay?

    What absolute crap. There are many many examples of destroyers literally laying down their lives in support of the larger ships they were convoying, to try and take down a strategically important capital ship. Take an example from a ship in the game - the HMS Acasta faced up to the Scharnhorst in defense of the carrier group she was attached to - she torped the Scharnhorst and even landed a shell on the massively larger battleship, before being destroyed by the much larger armament of the German battleship. You discredit the fine honour of a lot of captains by your uniformed stream of nonsense. Perhaps stick to what you know.
  12. Glig69

    WG killed AA boats

    Understood, but my point is that your increased plane kill count may not be a symptom of effective AA, but simply of poor CV play, while the new CV playerbase learns how to manoeuver and attack ... When the CV playerbase learns to dodge flack and develops better approach strategies, then perhaps your AA won't feel quite so reassuring.
  13. Glig69

    WG killed AA boats

    Pete - could that not simply be that there is very little real penalty in losing planes now, ie. you have more opportunity to shoot planes down? The restocking of the hangar seems fast enough that the CV player can rotate through his/her squadrons and have a continuous stream of planes in action even with occasional losses - working as intended, I understand, to make it more exciting for the CV player, but doesn't really punish the poor CV player for poor play. Without any plane losses, then as iChase showed, you can even keep rotating the same type of squadrons (is that true only for the Hakuryu?) I guess the hotfix will probably help clean this up a little, but wow the pain in the meantime.
  14. Glig69

    Did WG just kill DD gameplay?

    Ahhh well, something funny has come out of this after all. Not been called "cute" for more than 40 years! Oh - and by the way, I don't think that the already shrinking playerbase is big enough for WG to stick 2 fingers up at the community. I do think that they will fix it eventually ... I just regret the shitstorm that they have created in getting us to live test and live balance the CVs. I hope that they don't put off too many players in the process, for what was meant to be a positive improvement to the game.
  15. ... plus what happens when the AA cruisers are dead, should the CVs be able to operate with impunity? Just doesn't stack up I am afraid. I like the idea of the CV having to have "more skin in the game" with limited range for his/her planes.
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