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    Captain Skills vs Crew Skills

    I come from WoT and am still adjusting to this game. Just got my first tier IX. What baffles me are the Captain skills . . How can a Captain - for example - have a skill that extends secondary gun range ???? In Wot - as you all know - we have crew skills. Commander, loader, driver . . etc. Wouldn't it make so much more sense if we had something similar in WoWs ? There are so many men aboard a ship - why ignore them ? Captain skills could be view range and faster response to everything. Gunnery officer skills could be faster reload, and better accuracy Maybe add an AA gunny as well. Helmsman - Faster rudder response, tighter turns. Maybe even a cook - Better meals = better crew. In short, the possibilities for crew skills are huge and would allow a much finer tuning of a vessel. compared to what we have now. . . and then there are some skills that make absolutely no sense at all, like IF HE or camo. You either have those shells, or the camo, or you don't. Even WG should like this since we would have have more men to retrain. Your thoughts please.
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    0.7.11 - General Feedback

    I have a Fiji and slotted the premium repair party consumable. My captain has the Superintendent skill, so I should get 4 heals but no matter what I try, it's 2 heals only. The icon says that there are 2 more available but they just can't be used. The normal consumable should get me 3 but . . again, only 2 that work.
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    Radar Discussion Megathread

    Well, if you give some ships an advantage like Radar or Hydro, their have to be countermeasures as well. Throwing chaff or silent running might be options.
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    Halloween: Twilight Battle! - Discussion Thread

    I want my submarines back.
  5. Having some performance indication of the competition would be useful. Our fastest 5 Star time was around 9 min so far - killing each and everyone in sight Seems good to me but who knows what aces lurk down there . .
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    We all love the Subs - Which one is the best ?

    For me, it's the Barracuda. Why ? Coz it haz gunz, that's why. There is nothing more entertaining than surfacing at point blank range and shooting the living crap out of those pesky DDs. I build mine like a gunboat with BFT, AFT etc. I think I have more gun- than torpedo kills. Now if it could have manual secondaries, that would be a blast.
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    Listen to your own Music without copying files to WoWs

    Of course, one can run any music player in the background but that wasn't my point . . . I was merely pointing out that, instead of creating a userMusic folder and copying a bunch of mp3s to WoWs, a simple symlink does the same. Oh well . . that's what you get for posting in a WG forum. I am actually waiting for someone suggesting to turn on the radio . .
  8. If you don't want to copy a bunch of MP3s, there's the option to link a directory. Assuming the standard locations are used, open a command prompt, as administrator and type: mklink /d \Program Files (x86)\World_of_Warships\res\userMusic \Users\YouName\Music Once this is done, WoWs will randomly play the files in your "My Music" folder. If you have your Music / WoWs in different locations, alter the paths accordingly. In my case it looked like this: mklink /d X:\Sim\WoW\res\userMusic D:\Audio\Samples\4 Make sure to delete the res/userMusic folder before doing this, if you already have one.
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    Are the ships in this game too fast ?

    I recently sailed towards a stationary ship at 39 kts = 72 Km/h. The ship was 10 km away so it should take 8:20 min to get there but somehow, the Minekaze managed it in 98 sec. IJN DDs were fast but 198 kts seem a bit optimistic Another thing are the turning circles - no matter how fast (or slow) you go, they always stay the same - which makes no sense at all
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    A. Ovechkin Commanders

    Yep. Got the American one after completing the collection.
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    Targeting Problem

    Of course - That's why I am asking. Go ahead and select a target - unlock it and try selecting a new one.
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    Targeting Problem

    Since all relevant topics have been "Closed for further replies" (What a splendid idea WG) I just open a new one, if I may be so bold. As of the current update (, there seems to be a problem with selecting targets. Selecting an initial target works as usual - just point your marker on the vessel. However, should one want to focus a different ship, all the game does it briefly flash the overhead marker of the desired object. All further attempts to get any lock at all seem to be postponed until the first targeted object is either out of range or destroyed.
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    A. Ovechkin Commanders

    I was under the impression that he can command American / Russian ships but if you get him through the "8th containers" (like me) it seems it's Russian only, which is a bummer since those ships just don't fit my playstyle. I was hoping for a Nicholas commander for the next rankeds. (My old Captain spends his time on the Fletcher these days) Oh well, I just put him on my battle canoe and he's doing pretty decent, so far.
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    Halloween - Previous Events

    Afaik, upgrades / commanders are- put into the inventory /- dismissed after the event. Spending credits on upgrades if fine - we can use them afterwards. Gaining elite commander XP, while playing the event, is also nice. After Halloween, commanders are gone and upgrades are demounted for free. So why are we expected to hand over doubloons for demounting / resetting the aforementioned ? Is this an oversight or was it just too much of a hassle to put in the necessary code ?
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    The Ranked One thread (post here when you reach Rank I)

    I'm very new to this game - 327 randoms, as we speak. It took me (gasp) 80 battles to get to rank 1. To my defense for that lousy performance: My GPU is a budget potato and my connection is a bit lackluster as well. 25 fps at 150 ms is pretty much the standard. On top of that, I can only play very late at night and most of my team members openly admitted to serious levels of intoxication by various substances. Since I only play DDS, maybe my experience in light tanks helped me a bit, to reach rank 1 at all.