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  1. Music is very hard to discribe with words and I don't remember well the previous soundtrack (it has been a year since then). You can check this out yourself in the public test
  2. Very good job indeed, keep working on this, it realy nice to bring back to life pieces of history!
  3. The team torping is something encountered at high tiers too, less frequently of course. There have been many cases where DDs or even CAs spam torps (many times as their last hope to deal some damage when their death is sure) while not paying attention to the courses of their allies, and this happens especially in high tiers where torp ranges are long, or torps are very fast. Although in most cases it is an accident (caused by lack of situational awareness), team torping can even be an action of 'revenge' or anger, for example when somebody kills an enemy they wanted to kill, or because they are just jeallous of what you are doing in the battle (this happened to me in a tier 4 game, when I got the kraken medal an "ally" delibarately torped me). From what i have seen, the frequent team torping incidents are mainly encountered in tiers 2-3, where the first ships with torps exist. At tier 4 (the lowest tier of the mission marathon) this becomes pretty rare, just a bit more frequent than in high tiers, because the majority of players have learned how to avoid it. Maybe you got a bit unlucky and the MM didn't like you that day, or someone wanted to 'troll' the others, as generaly after tier 4 team torping becomes rare. As for the medal you propose, this is something that I would like to see. I think this should be like the WoT medal, all team damage should be taken into account, even ramming. Rewards for it should be decent, because it is a bit hard not to ram, or -in most cases- not to be rammed. If ramming is excluded, rewards don't actualy make sense because it is much easier (if not an everyday thing) for a normal player not to cause damage by main armament (secondaries don't cause any team damage now as I know) and also this is what a player must do to comply with the rules. I think though that in order to prevent team torping there should be intro videos in the game, or part of the intro mission, reminding the new players to be careful when torping, not just the advice given before the battle starts that nobody pays attention to. Also the penalties for the teamkillers should be more strict, so that players think better before deliberately doing any team damage.
  4. Really nice and informative guide, thanks for this post. Carriers need much more attention in this game. As they are difficult to play, a lot of people don't preffer them, but guides like this really help people improove. I am also waiting for the carrier rework to come, I really want to see what they will look like after this. I hope more people play carriers in the future.
  5. From my point of view, i can see 2 main ways of making possible the use of attack/fighter squadrons. The first is the current way that carriers command their squadrons, through the minimap or the overhaed view. The main problem of this is that commanding both your ship and your squadrons becomes a bit inconvenient. The second way this could work is locking the target, just as you are about to shoot or launch torpedoes, and then select the attack sqaudron. The planes take off and make an automatic drop on the target. Fighters can just go and dogfight with other fighters or attack planes selected by the player. The first way, although more difficult to learn and use is much closer to the current way of commanding squadrons, thus easier to get in game. The second way is easier to learn and master but at the same time there is no manual drop. This means that the fighters are vulnerable to enemy carrier fighters strafing them, while the attack planes will not be as accurate. There can also be a mixture of this ways, combining their features. Personaly, I think that we should first wait for the carrier changes the were announced and then see what we can do to make the hybrid ships possible.
  6. Is this an online .dds editor? If it is, I would realy like to get the link. P.S. Γεια σου πατριώτη!
  7. Well, I didn't see anyone talking about same type drops anywhere in here, let alone 3 identical items, everyone is talking about 3 different items each time. But even if you enable the game mechanism to drop same type rewards without removing the dropped item from the list, the chances triple. Of course the chance rebalance is much easier in this case but still there is a chance to get 3 identical drops, for example 3 of the same special equipment, something that is against the general idea of beeing able to choose the reward you want. How can you choose according to your needs from 3 identical items? Getting 3 identical rewards that you don't actualy need and having to choose one of them causes a much greater inconvenience than simply getting one reward you don't want. By the time the rewards that most players don't want have a much higher chance of dropping, I can assure you that such cases will be often! So considering how statistics work and what players want, enabling the system to give 3 identical items and letting you choose, let alone that this will be often, will make players angry more times than it will make them happy. Independent drops for 3 SCs are not what the players realy want and you end up with removing the dropped items, so my analysis is not so unnecessary.
  8. The Wargaming anniversary was in August, you propably mean the World of Warships anniversary. Most propably there will be discounts, both in game and in store and special missions that give various rewards, and most propably, a comemmoretive flag with no actual income bonus. Since the game is relatively new, just 2 years old, the game anniversary has happened only once in the past, so I personally don't know if they will do the same things this year.
  9. I see you get the general idea but you made some mistakes here, for example 33+33+33+4+4+2=109, if you add the percentages of chances the result should be 100, and some other things are wrong in this proposal. Everyone makes mistakes, its ok. Please don't take it personaly, no offence intended. It's not obligatory for everyone to know statistics. Anyway I get your point but this is not exactly how this works, so let me explain this a bit. In fact you get 3 supercontainers at once, while you have to choose one. Each item has a pre-set chance of dropping. For every SC option you get to the list and randomly get a reward, according to drop chance. With flags modules and camo for example having the biggest chances the most usual thing will be a combination of theese three. But it will be also possible to see 2 or 3 SCs of the same kind at once! This does not make sense, considering the original idea right? Unless you set it differently. You have to disable the option of double and triple drops by removing the item that dropped from the drop list. For example: flags 50% camo 25% modules 12,5% doubloons 5% credits 5% ship 2,5% The first SC has flags, we remove them allong with their chance So the chance sum becomes 50%, but it should be 100%, so we multiply the chance sum with the right number to become 100, in this case 2 With the same number we multiply all the other chances and get to the next drop The new chances for the other rewards are: camo 50% modules 25% doubloons 10% credits 10% ship 5% The second SC has camo Doing the same we did before and: modules 50% doubloons 20% credits 20% ship 10% ..... So we end up with 10% chance of ship for the last SC from 2,5% for the first, 4 times higher! And all that by not letting the player get the same reward type multiple times! Of course in game the chances are different, I chose theese values to make the example easy but I think you get the point. By having 3 different reward types, as the original post suggests, you increase the chance to get a very good reward at the last container (of course not by 4, this was just an example). This means that players will get the very good rewards more often, here things become a bit complicated. Players getting ships and doubloons more often may be good for them, but at the same time this not so good for the company, as this lowers their potential income, the sell less because the give more things for free. So here comes the chance rebalancing, if you lower the initial chance, you lower also your final right? But at the same time you have to increase the chances of the 'bad' rewards as the sum has to be 100%. This means that when the high chance item drops and gets out of the list, the other chances are multiplied with a higher number to reach again 100%! Anyway, the chances will not remain the same throughout the process and the last SC will always have the highest chance of a good reward. So no matter what, the chances of a good reward increase and most players will select doubloons and ships, something not ideal if you have a business right? Good idea overall, but as you can see I don't expect something like that to happen for ..... obvious reasons.
  10. The basic idea is simple, you have do download the wows unpacker and use it to unpack the files you want to edit, the unpacker can be found in Aslain's page. Once you have located the file you want, you have to convert it from .dds to an other form that you can edit, for example .png. Then you edit the file, while constantly checking where your changes aply in the ship texture. After you are done, you convert the file back to .dds. Both convertions can be done using an online file converter, you don't need to dowload any converting programs at all. When your skin is finaly done, copy and paste it to the same folder you found it in the res_unpack folder, but this time in the current game version folder in the res_mods folder. Keep in mind that the folder structure has to be exactly the same. This is how you do it after update 0.6.10, I hope this helped. If you want to ask anything feel free to do it.
  11. I don't know exactly how the bots are programmed in this game, but from what I know the instant torpedo evasion is entirely possible since the server has the torpedo trajectory data and the bots have direct acces to all the server data. My opinion though is that this is not done like that because it is a bit unfair for the player. I think it is more like the so called WASD hacks, they change their trajectory constantly. Its a fact though that bots can perform better than players, not necessarily because some players are bad, but because bots have a fraction of the human reaction time and they have better computing abilities, let alone the direct acces to all the data. Bots are also able to acomplish a task much faster than a human, so the time it takes for a bot to aim for example, is much less than the time it takes a player to aim. It is a matter of how the bots are programmed, you can have easy to beat bots when for example you increase their reaction time, but at the same time you can have almost impossible to beat bots if you choose the fastest possible command sequence.
  12. Well..... This whole story is know.......
  13. The Kongo class were among the most powerful battlecruisers ever built. In game, she performs great if played right. BUT REMEMBER: She is a BATTLECRUISER and that is how you should play her! If you show broadside your dead. As a battlecruiser she does not have the armor to withstand hits from other battleships. Use your speed and always change direction, while attacking the enemy from a reasonable distance and allways angle your ship. AA is also very good when upgraded. She also has good secondaries but they are not to be used all the time, she is not as a good brawler as her counterparts of the tier. Dispersion is not so bad, at 10-12km (the recomended distance) you will hit your target hard. Kongo is a great ship overall. you just need to play her the right way!
  14. I don't think it is a good idea overall. Shells already have very good penetration, and the IFHE boost, although significant, does not give you any significant advantage. Most ships have more armor than the IFHE penetration value or less armor than the standard penetration value. I think the points can be spent somewhere else, ex. concealment for high tiers or fire prevention for lower tiers, according to personal preferation. Also keep in mind that this decrases you fire chance without giving you something significant.
  15. Mostly older people with limited English knowledge are offended by such things, anyone who knows that in English ships are female is defenately not. In Greek you can refer to ships as male, female and neutral! It depends on the noun of the ship's name. A common way, when the ship's name is unknown, is to refer to the ship as neutral because the Greek word for ship is neutral. But in ancient Greek the word for ship is female so things start to get a bit weird here, especialy when reading older texts. Generaly we prefer to refer to the ship by using the name.