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    Military (both modern and historical), autosports, comics (Lucky Luke, Donald Duck (Carl Barks)), heavy haulage, anime, scale modeling, books, movies and TV series.

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  1. Just had an airship battle where I had @lovelacebeer in our team. Forgot to say hi but you did really well.
  2. There are a few pictures of Halland in camouflage at some point in her career, I'm pretty sure that's the one camo they gave Smaland ingame.
  3. Robber_Baron

    Dutch Destroyer Spotted!

    "...even the Kagero Asashio and its various clones could just rush and kill damage her". Multiple modern destroyers focus firing a single destroyer leader. I'm not surprised Tromp was badly damaged by the Japanese, who excelled in night fighting in this stage of war to begin with. In return, the Japanese ships were damaged as well and after the battle one had to be towed away, partially thanks to Tromp. In any case, to blame the outcome of this engagement solely on Tromp's guns is a bit too easy if you ask me.
  4. There are some decent expendable camos, MS-21 for example fits USN ships very well. Might not be worth the credits though. Premium camos? Yeah, I used to have a weakness for ships with a historically accurate camouflage. But after the plane camouflage change, I removed the camouflage of every ship that has a plane. It looks just hideous.
  5. My first time I was accused, I was in a tier 7 Kiev, burning down a Bismarck and his div mate (also a tier 8 BB). Obviously I was a hacker, because they failed to hit me. Sweetest reports I have ever received.
  6. Robber_Baron

    Movies about warships

    I rewatched Das Boot yesterday. Pretty sure it was the Director's Cut. I've seen the miniseries previously, but not recent enough to say anything about missing content. Time to re-rewatch it I guess. I almost feel ashamed that I ordered a DVD of U-571 once (and bought a VHS of Pearl Harbor... ) but Das Boot is so much better. I love the cynicism of the crew, and the music. Michiel de Ruyter... meh. I have my questionmarks about its historical accuracy. About events, ships used in the battles, but also about the admiral himself. Someone who was deeply religious IRL was cursing in the movie, to the extent that I was annoyed by it. I don't remember how often it happened, but I wasn't impressed by the actor anyway. Perhaps that is because he'll forever remain the guy from the Jumbo supermarket to me. Regardless, I like the fact that during the premiere a group of (former) marines threatened to throw a group of woke/sjw protestors in the water. Something that might be interesting is the TV series Das Boot from 2018, which is a sequel to the 1981 movie/miniseries.
  7. Robber_Baron

    Fantasy vs reality Submarine Edition.

    You'll still have either the speed or the range wrong, but since the last patch US torps ingame have a realistic fail rate when launched against allies.
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    The New cant hit Freindly target works perfect.

    Probably also because of the subs. Imagine a torpedo-dependent type of ship where you can't attack in every direction.
  9. Robber_Baron

    ships Radar

    South Dakota disagrees. To OP: you do realize that radar IRL can't get through islands? And I don't know what the effect of rough seas, hurricanes and rain squalls are on 1940s ship radars, but the latter at least limited the capacity on the air defence radar I worked on. Clutter should've been a thing back then as well. For sure radar IRL doesn't simply make the enemy visible like a livestream to the entire team.
  10. Robber_Baron

    Place your bet.

    Does that mean Hood and Nelson finally get their historical fixed torpedo tubes?
  11. 6. I still have fun now and then playing this game. And I'm likely stupid enough to yet again put money in the game when Repulse gets released. But it could've been so much better. After all those years still not a tutorial for new players. The CV rework is a FARCE. And with that not properly adressed they want to push subs into the game. And skipbombers. Not for ships remotely real, but for soviet CV's which were only a meme a few years ago. Ships with ridiculous gun calibers to overcompensate, stupid gimmicks. Ships with stupid gimmicks. And then there is the obvious money grab by releasing way too many ships way too fast. And I also suspect that is the reason for the economic nerf to the Missouri (as others have stated, that combat mission can be removed easily). I think the game was more streamlined some years ago. Maybe obvious due to not that many ships in the game, but do we really need so many different ships, most of them fictional? Like others, the reason for me to stay is a lack of alternatives. I'll probably play Cities Skylines more often (gotta work on New Pripyat), but for naval games I think I'll keep an eye to these games, though some are more simulator-esque.
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    Predict the first nerf/buff on Captain skills..

    The text says 100%.
  13. Robber_Baron

    New German battlecruiser tech tree line coming next.

    Yay battlecruisers! Good to read from the comments they aren't that much altered with fantasy crap like the German battleships. I was expecting British battlecruisers before the Germans, basically because of Tiger '59 (the only reason for me to add a year is if you intend to release a ship with the same name, for example a one-off British battlecruiser at tier 5) and because Repulse was announced. That, and the Brits were the first (release Invincible and you'll have the historical (ill-fated) command of Horace Hood). But this gives hope we'll see them at one point regardless. Besides, German battlecruisers are not bad news either, and I'll make sure to at least try the historical ones. The T8 monstrocity's superstructure reminds me of that of Graf Spee.
  14. Robber_Baron

    World of (modern) warships?

    And I thought Oklahoma's reload already was enough to wash my car inbetween volleys. Modern ships look dull. Even the cold war-era stuff looks better than all those clean lines of modern frigates and destroyers, with all the emphasis on stealth. That's a matter of opinion of course, but I'm not sure if a game which takes place in an era where the battles are dictated by guided weapons would be enjoyable on the long run.
  15. Never got to Hiryu, but would've loved to git gud in rts carriers, and I miss them as a whole (and Hiryu sure was a looker, and from what I understood a good ship). Related to that, a few days ago WG reminded me of Independence Day, yet I'm still waiting for Independence's return! A ship I never had and would like to get is Benham.