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  1. ThinderChief

    Why doesn't Alaska fit my play style?

    I got my Alaska for less than a week and I recon I can do better in my Zao, the reason is simple: Alaska is a threat to any cap but to be efficient and really support your DDs, you need to be a10 km from the opposite edge of the cap, which makes you the primary target while in the Zao, you're just a potential citadel of opportunity if you maneuver to kite, your DD will always be the primary target. In 87 games in the Zao, Average damage and Personal Rating are Below Average, I often had little time to kite if the DD is either killed or smoked/escaped, but in a good game, it will do more dmg, I also use the torps at every opportunity, especially against smoke bubbles, mine are 12 km range. Within the same period of time in the Alaska, it's worse, in 52 games, Average Damage is lower, Personal Rating is bad but i went through more than a few bad games with them and am sort of recovering slowly from that. So there is something I do wrong in both and I know what it is, I am primarily a DD player so I tend to literally cap with my DDs, which is not a good idea when the cap is contested, on the other hand, I often manage to clear the cap before being killed or so badly damaged that I'm out of the game at least or a while, and kitting with Alaska is not working as well as with the Zao, it doesn't have the rear gunnery for that. With the Kitakaze I favor over the tX because it maneuvers way better, I also played 87 games, get a lower win rate than with those two Cruisers but Personal Rating is Very Good and Average Damage as well. So it's a choice, the stats don't tell the whole story, if you manage to kill the DD, clear the cap, expose the other enemy ships positions, even if you get killed, your team will often have an advantage, if it's a good team they will use it and it more likely will result in a win. That's not the reason for the way I play those ships and I think there is room for improvement since I started to play the Zao a lot more and get Alaska recently, but Alaska really has the hardest job if you want to make full use of the radar and clear caps, at least it's how I perceive the situation, being a citadel king doesn't count in those situations. I citadeled more than a few ships at every range with Alaska, even a BB or inside caps but Zao will always put down more dmg overall because its guns are so good sooting HE and it's still fully capable of scoring citadels, if you know how to play them well, you'll play them differently, I simply haven't figured how to just yet. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot. I experience quite a lot of bad game crash, mainly when getting into zoom, which means mostly at a bad time, I relog but I'd find my ship either sank or badly damage, under fire from multiple angles, it's not the reasons for my bad rating but it does contribute a lot....
  2. ThinderChief

    Matchmaker Discussion Thread & MM Balance

    What I do find rather funny, is that as soon as your win rate is going up, you end up pitted with teams below average, and i'm already average. So the results are to be expected. When things are "normal", I manage <> 50% to 70% win rates, right now, I recovered from <> 40% to 55.36% with a below-average P.R, and it took a lot of hard work. Recently, I purchased a new ship (Alaska", I don't know how to play it I recon so it did affect my win rate, then I swap, play DDs, Cruisers, and BBs, never really focusing on type at the moment but MM have been trollish at times, regardless pf how I played.
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    Two shots resulting in two citadels on an angled Des Moines. The guy was rushing to get to his spot and coming my way, it was one of my first games with the Alaska, I shot two salvos before he get to cover, got several hits, pens and two citadels. He never recovered, and was killed shortly after that.
  4. ThinderChief

    how many € you spent on mega santa gifts?

    Splashed some dosh on an Alaska. Not sure it's my best buy, I am not more successful so far than with a Zao but it's more me than the ship.
  5. Same thing. My PC is not top but specs are good enough to run it normally in mid-graphic setting but everything is set to LOW. Game keep crashing, freezes on frame and i keep losing ships.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    So? What have we learned from those with "superior" game mechanics knowledge writing the W.G bible so far? Moskva players don't use their radars when a cap marker is showing an enemy DD is on it. YueYang is a torpedo boat 34 stock HP, 28 stock artillery... They always talk about what they know even when they don't play the ship mentioned in the topic. ALL of them play radar ships but have NO agenda.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    So much for a tX... All your emoticons won't save your day. WH.AT.EV.ER.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Get off my back, we don't need your bunch of reality deniers to spread your complexion, we have enough campers and XP farmers in the game as it is. Yuo failed miserably to make your false case before and it's not going to work, so you know what to do next, shop for nappies.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Like i care. I don't need your opinion on my stats and if i need someone's i'll ask to those who play the Shimakaze, not your case. ??? Lol. Are you stalking me? I tell you what the difference between tVII and higher tiers have been for me, dude, it's your bunch buying your self Missouri then going on with other radars when you realised how juicy those torp boats were when it comes to XP farming, because bar the fact that i didn't realyl care about tVII to the Sima my stas were good before HP farming on Shimas became a fashion, and considering what you play yourself, you're no stanger to that. So your little niche is threatened by my posts? Tough *edit. As i said you're all mouth little more than this, since you don't play them i hardly see how you can come up with that much B.S in such little forum space.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Nothing to do with statshaming (since i imply mine weren't good and didn't name anyone) but reality strike for you boy, and reality is not "derailing" topics, it's adding what it lack, which is honesty (good example here or is it sheer ignorance?), i understand that if you're one of those, it might derail your little agenda. Nah, in reality some of those ships are simply much stronger than they should be, and in any case (again for the stake of honesty in this topic), little reminder, at tX, ALL average win rate top Cruisers are radars, that would be four of them, 3 with an average win rate above 50%, with the top being occupied by W.G last horror show, the Stalingrad. W.G developers look like they have nothing better to do than going into the O.P race and come up with a Frankenstein ship every major update, well, it sales, but makes the older ships more and more obsolescents. Nah, when it comes to chest banging (You know the "im better look at me Tarzoon-shame-of-the-jongle thing), one cannot get better.. so according to you genius, there is no adverse effect for DD which doesn't have the HP and gun power to avoid being deleted by the countless number of gun boats aslo flushed out of cap with nothing better to do than hunting them? LOL. Appart for that we "don't understand game mechanics.".
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Agreed, you don't need to smoke fire all the time either. It's not Shimakaze when it comes to concealment but it's a good spotter, guns are quiet good at every range too, at least you're not the XP feeder like when you play the Shima for every other DD or almost, and like you, i'm not in a rush to go tX in this branch, i like maneuvrability and concealment, this kit have both and 12km torps too. One could also argue that you're being realistic, or not... Imagine what would happen if every cruiser player couldn't see what the radar ship sees, they'd all got their own, for some time now, i have taken the habit to check of those guys stats to try to understand what type of players were actually playing them, bar the good Des Moines or even Moskva players, the majority of the newbies radars are worse than me, which takes a lot to say the least. Radar became (in the mind of some at least) a way to get them out of the "below average" zone where they're stocked for some reason, and i'm not implying they're all bad, as i have the gut feeling that mm would pit you with below average players more often if you're in the 40/50 zone than if you're already passed above it. In short, it's not only a fashion or a gimmick, people look at the ships stats and try to find a solution to their perceived problem (lack of progression).
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Why does 75% of the radar ship players who delete me as a DD have stats worse than mine, below 49% or lower? Says a lot about their motivation on procuring such a ship...
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    Premium ships and ranked battles

    Stalingrad is for... No matter how experienced they are, the play style is disgusting like all radar ships, the ship itself is so completely over-powered, it's not even funny. I just saw a Minotaur throwing 500 cookies at it, the guy spent his time (as they all do) going forward and backward hiding behind his little rocks, then pop up at the end of the game to massacre what remains alive. If you guys have no problem with that, i do, but eh, it is possible to get use to everything, only my stomach won't take it, they can brush up their stats this way all they want, no respect from me.
  14. Evoleen? Personal message if you come across him. Guys that got himself a ship that OP (Stalingrad), plays it from the back of the grid 3/4 of the game and pop up to pick up the pieces at the end needs a new wardrobe. Promotion from W.G special Edition puss puss. Let me know which colour he choose.
  15. Duoinvasion? Same goes for all those radar cruisers players...