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  1. Sybeck

    How do we help players like these?

    Let's breakdown the <50% 1. Players who don't want to learn or improve 2. Players who learn very slowly 3. Players who have learned, but don't think/act quick enough 3a) Don't play regularly 3b) Not game aware/slow to react Category 1 you can't "make" better. They're here for the fun, they like sailing warships and firing guns at other ships or islands. As it stands they get more of everything as a reward for playing Random than CO-OP so why would they play CO-OP; they're not stupid. Category 2 you can't "make" better. They've watched tutorials, they're learning or have learned things from bitter experience, but they struggle to take things on as quick as other people or in the same volume as other people or maybe, just maybe, they have more pressing things to learn in real life that takes up their capacity in time and resources to learn the minute details of a peripheral online game, which doesn't put food on their table or help them pass exams. Category 3 you can't "make" better. They know the game mechanics and strategy and tactics and the individual ship characteristics, but because they don't play for hours every day and may only play once a week or less; they're simply not game sharp. Alternatively, they are people who just react too slowly or don't anticipate as quickly as others do how the battle is unfolding and they make the right moves, just a little too late. The #1 ranked boxer is 99/100 probably going to beat the #100 ranked boxer, but nobody would say the #100 trained less, knew less how to box, he's simply not as quick, strong or as good as the #1. I don't have an answer as to how you help these players and category 1 certainly doesn't want the help and stat shaming or insulting the others I'm pretty sure won't achieve the results the OP desires. In fact, driving those players out of the game is the worst possible result for the 50%-60% WR bracket because they'll be the ones who slip into the <50% bracket to take their place and be permanent Category 3s and the target of scorn and derision from some others. As in all these kind of threads there's more than a whiff of elitism and this whole thread is less about how we can help them and more about how we can be rid of them. In the end I guess it's down to WG to construct some sort of Random Leagues utilising games played and WR as the crude qualifiers. Div 1 6000 Games Played 60%> WR Div 2 4000 Games Played 55%> WR Div 3 3000 Games Played 50%> WR (Should be enough games to deter re-rollers.) Div4 All Others *If you drop below the specified WR then you drop to the division below and likewise, if you exceed the given WR you get promoted up a division. Of course if this were to happen we can look forward to lots of threads from the top players in each division complaining about the competence of the lower players in their division.
  2. Dear World of Warships/Wargaming, It's obviously a bug and it's becoming increasingly irritating to me, my clan and my friends. The little red and white 'News' notification icon is frequently not disappearing even when all News items are read or the "Mark As Read" button has been clicked. It's irritating because Wargaming will often do more than one news announcement a day so you go back to check, I used to, and it's STILL the earlier news that you've already read and you click Mark As Read again and the notification icon remains resolutely there! This is counter to your desired outcome Wargaming because I now deliberately ignore the notification and only check it once a day or once every two days. So please wargaming, talk to your UI coder.
  3. Sybeck

    Which Legendary Upgrade to Pursue?

    Thank you! I hadn't heard this. OK that changes everything and makes my question redundant.
  4. So here's my dilemma. In the past 2 weeks I have gained 4 new tier 10s, Yamato, Montana, Minotaur and Des Moines. So I have the 4 personal assignment missions for them, but looking at my upcoming work and travel schedule and the finishing date of 31st Dec for all of them I know that I'm going to be lucky if I can fit in enough time to complete even one of them. So my question is, 'Is there a stand out winner or 'must have' out of these 4 upgrades that I should put all my effort and time into?'. On a sidenote it seems a bit unfair that players getting T10s between now and 31/12 are going to be up against it to get the upgrades and others after 31/12 will never have the chance. I get that it's a reward for long time players and people who put in the time, but it has to tilt gameplay balance somewhat, no?
  5. A "possible" though still improbable reason for someone with 8K battles that I've heard twice in a battle is that some people run mods that show a hydro detection with an on screen radar icon; I don't know which mods do this. Both times the players insisted that they were being radared even though we kept telling them there were no radar ships in the battle and both times they kept saying, "Then why do I have a radar icon on my screen?!!!!". As I said, understandable for a noob and new mod user, but not for somebody with 8K battles under their belt.
  6. That takes something to write a title that's 3 times longer than what you added in the actual post. On the actual point though I think it would be regarded as a super buff for German BBs.
  7. Didn't buy any and had a Chapayev mission drop from first container. This was two days after I had bought a Chapayev, but I got @10 million credits instead when I completed the mission, which paid for the Montana I had been grinding credits for. So all round I'm a happy guy, but I won't be buying any. Would be interested to see if more than one mission drops for other people from premium or ingame boxes.
  8. Sybeck

    Superstitions and Ships / Loadouts?

    Mogami - I felt that I could stay in port and still end up being citadeled by something; seagull crap would probably do it. Thinking about it now and I can hear the ear popping sound of a citadel hit. Bismark & Edinburgh - Because when I jump in either Wargaming knows that's my secret signal to their servers to keep me in T10 matches all night because I'm an attention whore for T10 ammunition and 4 hours of it is never enough.
  9. Sybeck

    Daring crap

    There ya go, spoiling a perfectly good, totally personal, subjective rant with your objective facts. Shame on you!
  10. Sybeck

    Halloween Mission a "How To" guide.

    Rasputin is not that nimble. I've rammed her three times now in a Jackal. I keep telling other BB players to do it, but they must think I'm trolling them because so far they all steer away or go for the passing broadside.
  11. Sybeck

    WG for the love of serb, nerf lightning

    Odd. I thought all DDs were unplayable now because of constant radar, hydro and planes.
  12. Sybeck

    Ranked rigging?

    Played 12 ranked games tonight and I can't call it cheating but bot or players sailing into corners and/or hiding behind islands for the whole match has for the first time used up all my ingame complaints. Seen it a few times before in previous ranked, but never this much in one night. Is it because ranked has dropped to 5?
  13. Yesterday 5 star first attempt. So I thought ok everybody remembers how to do this. Today first 5 attempts NO stars. Next go type instructions into chat get 3 stars, rinse and repeat get 4 stars, 2 games later get 5 stars. So it probably helps to let everybody know tactics before you start. Oh and it's really helpful if a BB/CA rams the Rasputin at the end to keep it away from the circle and/or more easily killable. EDIT: My tactics. 1 bb stays in circle, catapults are priority, DDs stay most in front until need repair, CAs behind DDs but just in front of circle. DDs must close within 3km - 2.5 km to ensure a torpedo kill and at last stage near portal any DDs must smoke the Translyvania to save her from damage, and as I said above, if anyone (preferably BB or CA) can ram the Rasputin it's an easy win after that; supposing enough have survived.
  14. Sybeck

    What is the stupidest thing you did today?

    In ranked we were 3-0 up in caps with 3 minutes to go with a 4-1 ship advantage (2 DDs + 2CAs vs 1 BB) and I wanted to type in chat "Run away and we win!" but I thought that would be stupid and over dramatic....I was wrong.
  15. Sybeck

    Captain Skills - Review then Accept at end.

    I'd very much like that option too, but I doubt whether WG are going to give up the doubloon sinkhole that is a whole tree redistribution. I can though imagine that some people might spend more overall constantly tinkering and changing one or two skills in different captain's skill trees.
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