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  1. CptMinia

    IJN CL incoming

    IJN Agano is the only one of the announcements that was built and saw service. Looking at her released preview, she is actually pretty accurate, she also features her type-21 radar which was a later upgrade in 1943. IJN Gokase is based on the C-44 design, which was an improved Agano. The main differences featured longer length, beam and draft. A more powerful powerplant, up from 100,000SHP to 153.000SHP and down from 4 to 3 shafts which increased speed from 35kts to 37.5kts. The increased space also allowed for a fourth turret at the rear consisting of the same guns and specifications as those used on Agano as well as more AA armaments. The model of Gokase in WoWS also features upgrades which two of Agano's sisterships received which are the type.13 and type.22 radars. Ultimately the IJN would put an order through for 7 ships of the C-44 proposal, with the first to be delivered in 1944. Obviously that never happened for a multitude of reasons, predominantly though is their very rapid fall of priority. The IJN had interest in increasing the capability of their submarines and they could do so by assigning command of submarine operations to a cruiser designed for the role. However C-44's design was not primarily intended to suite such a role, much less act as a flagship, hence the Oyodo-class of light cruisers of which only one was completed and commissioned before the end of the war. This lowered C-44's priority and it would only continue to decline. Regarding Oyodo, while I don't think we may see her in-game as she was designed and built, she is an ideal candidate for a premium. Primarily because she is the only ship of her class and in late '42 or early '43 there was a proposal to convert her to what has been dubbed "The Japanese Atlanta" in which her main armaments and aircraft facilities would have been removed to make way for 12 (12x2, 24 guns) Type 98 armaments, the same twin turrets found on Akizuki, Kitakaze and Harugumo. This proposal did not materialise either as the navy would have to essentially sacrifice 3 akizuki-class destroyers to refit Oyodo. This pushed C-44 even lower down the list of priority since to some degree, even if she was built, she would already be obsolete from day one. All of the other IJN light cruisers revealed are, well to put it nicely, results of WG's creative liberties. I'll be honest I've only been able to conclude things from the images in the devblog so it's hard to give a more accurate answer than "take the T7 and above with a massive pinch of salt" since the images themselves are not entirely revealing. Perhaps others will be able to give a better answer but to my recollection, none of the images ring any bell as to a design or even a proposal. It is my impression that, Oyodo is the last light-cruiser design taken seriously by the IJN. Kind regards, Minia
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    Puerto Rico - Vote

    Hello, Topic locked. Regards, Minia
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    Hornet: Why I despise Discord.

    Hello, Topic locked. Regards, Minia
  4. Who would have guessed that a code from the CIS regional stream was for the CIS region... honestly...
  5. It's not an excuse, I am explaining how the resources are managed in the port. I agree it's not the best option so if you want to voice your concerns do so at WG, not me.
  6. Hello, This is an issue WG knows about and has responded to multiple times in the past. Unfortunately the way the port UI works is it loads all the resources you have irregardless of if you're viewing it or not, so when your port gets busy you will notice a drop in performance. As far as I know this is still the way it works and unfortunately to fix this problem will require a rework of the UI and the way resources are managed in port, which is a bigger job than it sounds. Regards, Minia
  7. CptMinia

    Am I the only one who does this?

    Hello, Well I think what's needed to be said already has by others... this is hardly the most constructive or term-compliant topic so I'll be locking it now. I appreciate the honesty and how openly you admit to violating game rules, as such I have forwarded your claims for investigation. Thank you and have a good day. Regards, Minia
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    Holiday Lottery 2021 - Try your luck !

    @lup3s Hello again Lupes, good to see you've come back around and thanks @T0byJug for getting involved. As usual, feel free to give me a shout if you need anything I'll be happy to help and as per tradition, please throw in the prize of 2022 doubloons for three lucky winners from myself. Good luck to all and happy holidays when you get there. Kind regards, Minia
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    Found the oldest player in WoWs

    Correct, let me also just point out that for a lot of players who played in the Alpha or Beta or before the "official" WoWS release. The registration dates are a bit bugged. I don't know either.
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    Zoom error - for the developers -

    I cast "Thread lock". Please avoid reviving old topics. Kind regards, Minia
  11. I expect nothing and yet I am still disappointed.
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    Spanish Ships line

    If there is a problem feel free to reach out and explain it to me in a personal message or contact YabbaCoe, please don't discuss moderation in public. End of discussion here. Regards, Minia
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    Spanish Ships line

    Hello, Topic cleaned up. May I please request that folks abide by the rules and avoid provoking and insulting others. Regards, Minia
  14. Oh yes, a new overlord to beat into submission! Welcome aboard Sera, glad to have you with us. Kind Regards, Minia
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    Matchmaker Discussion Thread & MM Balance

    Hello, Topic cleaned up, I'll ask folks to remain respectful and civilised to eachother. Regards, Minia