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    Should i get Smolensk?

    JB makes more credits than Smolensk, but it's not a silly OP boat. Pick which is most important.
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    WGC: Log in to Experience It All

    I have no problems with WGC but it is important to let people specify the folder to which the game installs. Many people have relatively small but fast C drives for the OS and more space on old school hard drives.. Wows doesn't need to be on the fast drive, so don't install it there without giving people a choice. Thanks!
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    Defense of Newport Station

    That's my observation based on playing it quite a lot. The timings of the third wave changed at about 0.9.0 and the third wave spawns faster than it did. This catches people out, especially if they've moved up the map to try and provide crossfire. It has worked better, today: focusing one flank during the final wave definitely helps. But BBs are essential, and CVs a waste of space. (I only mention it because of a hilarious Aegis game I had last week. 3 x Aigle, 3 x Trento, Ark Royal. We flipping murdered 'em! Can't see it happening with Newport).
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    Defense of Newport Station

    Nah. If that was the case we'd be seeing failures on "easy" scenarios like Aegis. This one has recently been made more difficult (wave timing changes, buffs to Izumo, which has gone from Captain Derp to a bit of a beast) and suffers from CV-itis (a lack of DPM when you need it whenever a CV is in the game). Not surprised people find it difficult. Today has been 2-1 to the players, but only because people were bringing the top performing ships like Leander (which is so, so much better than London). The number of people in that ship I have seen completely unaware of their smoke firing penalty, wondering why they're getting focused....
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    Defense of Newport Station

    It's been much more difficult since they sped up the timings of the waves. I think, overall, it's been rebalanced as a battleship mission. Which is fn dull.
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    Except AA. Black Swan: dual purpose main guns, pom-poms, festooned with 20 mm oerlikons. Gallant: an angry man with a cricket bat, writing a letter to the council to complain The main problem with Frigates, Corvettes, etc (their WW2 iterations, at least) is a lack of speed and torpedo armament. Destroyer Escorts are too slow, even the British Hunt class DDs would be too slow at below 30 knots. We are getting a torpedo boat, though - the Scandiwegian Tier III is a second hand Spica class TBD. Given the amount of complaining about the Visby, though, I don't think this will be a direction WG will pursue at higher tiers.
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    Where I'm going with it, in relation to the subject, is that by 1943 both the RN and USN had small convoy escort ships with significant AA defences capable of driving off bombing raids. The Black Swan class was one of the most capable anti-air and anti-submarine small ships of the war. The fact that AA is non-existent in WoWs for play style reasons is played out as a subject for discussion. Fun Fact: Three Black Swan class sloops were sold to West Germany in the 1950s. Their new names? Hipper, Scheer and Scharnhorst. Oh how the mighty are fallen....
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    You can blame the Brits for that. We had Destroyers (torpedo ships, for work with the fleet), Sloops (convoy escorts and colonial duties, small, built to Naval dockyard standards), Corvettes (convoy escort ships descended from trawlers and other extreme weather civilian ships, could be built anywhere), Escort Destroyers (faster than Sloops/Corvettes, better sea boats than high speed destroyers, could be built in civilian yards) and Frigates (bigger than a Corvette, smaller than a Destroyer, specialist anti-sub, convoy escort ship).
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    I'm talking about the AA packed by the actual Black Swan class, not the nerfed one at Tier I. Based on what the ships actually had, it's more AA than any British Destroyer until Lightning, and overall it's pretty similar to a Tier V/VI Cruiser (London, for example, has one extra 4 inch mount, five fewer 20mm mounts, and two octuple pom-poms as opposed to one quad). Hell, Cossack would love an AA outfit like that, and that ship is seven tiers higher.
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    If all ships had AA like a Black Swan then CVs would be weeping. Six DP 4 inch guns, a quad pom-pom and 12 x 20 mm Oerlikons on a Tier I. More of that sort of thing, please.
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    But we have sloops. Escort DDs could be a thing...
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    Albemarle - worst ship in the game? advice needed.

    I thought it was the Varyag?
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    Pan Euro DDs - Visby WTH?

    I can't keep up with all this annoyance. What are we cross about this week?
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    PTS 9.3 mount 21 flags - 8 battle, 13 economic

    They have noticed that the community does not value signal flags as a commodity. Therefore they will make them value them.