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  1. IanH755

    11 campers losing in 10 minutes is the new meta

    I've been here 3.5 years and it's just the way WG is going I'm afraid. The easier the game is made, the more potatoes will think they're doing great so spend money in the Premium Shop. The game is not about WG wanting to teach people to be skilful players, because that takes time/effort and may frustrate potatoes into quitting so losing WG money. So WG decided that instead of skill it should ONLY be about "number of games played" where more games = more T10's = more players unwilling to quit (invested time) = more people potentially spending money. For example, if you're stuck at T5 after 200 games you're more likely to quit that someone with 5x T10 ships and 3000 games, so WG decided make it easier for potatoes to get as rapidly to T10 as possible, with a severely broken XP economy, but because they rise to T10 so fast they never get the time to actually improve, hence so many "high-tier" games filled with players with awful stats (<40% WR etc). So now you have "new" players with T10 ships who don't know the basics and who never get better but keep grinding out 1000's of games at the same potato level, never improving. Imagine what it'll be like in another 2-3 years if you think it's bad now! At least at the moment there's still a core backbone of "experienced" players from 3+ years ago when players were more skilled to learn from (maybe bias but thats what I see). When all those quit in frustration it'll just be potatoes as far as the eye can see!
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    [Scenario -Narai] - Well it's just too much fun when your team is filled with "good PR" players!!! We absolutely wiped the floor with the bots, so much so that we hit the "land 2000 troops" win condition so quickly we still had the last 5 bots to farm when it ended. It's also a little much to keep posting Narai stuff so unless I happen to solo the mission for 3k Base XP or something this'll be my last one for now. Oh, had a 7 kill 200k, 1.8k base XP DD game in the Jervis yesterday where I solo'd the Missouri! DD's are viable in Scenarios IF you know what you're doing which many seemingly don't!
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    [Scenario - Narai] - Played a bunch more Flint games, came top in all but one (damn "no dispersion front turret New York" got me in smoke so I died early) so I swapped over to the BB line to show people how to play a BB well against bots (too many poor BB/DD players in scenarios!). My team did OK until we entered the harbour when it all went a bit wrong. I entered with Assault Boat 1 and went almost bow on, tanking like a boss and managed a sneaky lob shot against the fleeing Lex for a surprise kill but by staying next to the repair ship and moving backwards slowly it forces bots with torps to miss you, so I ended up virtually soloing 6 ships (all 12 kills were fighting ships) with mains, secondaries & fires all getting multiple kills followed by a ram on the Colorado for the win as the DoY slowly came back from trying to cut off the Lex.
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    Zero offence intended as this is WG's fault but also a whole bunch of new players Seal Clubbed into potentially not playing any more - Well Done WG, your new RB is working well at killing off new players!
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    [Scenario - Narai] I really like the mission, I have a bunch of really fun T7 boats and I'm bloody good vs bots so I always have a blast but there's only so much carrying 1 man can do (see Jingles latest video). I've reported this finding before but if you have 2 or less 50%+ WR players in your team then you might as well quit the game immediately, there is no way on earth you will win. If you have three 50%+ WR players you "might" win as those 3 people alone can carry the game most of the time and in this game I had 2 very good surviving team mates who helped out massively for a 4 star win. PS - Of the 14 kills, 9 were fighting ships and 5 were transports. [Co-Op] Just unlocked the Zao, never really got on well with it during testing on the PTS until I had an epic 8 kill PvP game on there so thought I'd give it a go on Live and I still like it (I test all the lines I'm interested in on PTS first - Hindenburg still sucks to me!)
  6. Molotov - The ultimate Glass Cannon or, for a non-premium ship, the old T8 Fubuki which was love at first sight until WG decided that the IJN torp boats needed to be trashed because BB captains couldn't cope with pressing A-D once a minute!
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    Event Results – The Battle of Savo Island

    While I think it's good to see WG finally take notice of theis and the 10k Euro recruitment drive featuring a "German" Bot storm, I'm still surprised that it it took a Reddit post from dozens of players posting evidence before we get WG staff to check these things, considering how easy it is for WG themselves to check for botting, especially when some are so dumb they played 24/7 for a month and still weren't caught!
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    Event Results – The Battle of Savo Island

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, 50% of the "top scorers" have their account private, thats seems extremely non-suspicious. I mean it's not like giving rewards for "number of games played" could have had any unintended consequences at all. https://old.reddit.com/r/WorldOfWarships/comments/cqu2h2/several_afk_bot_accounts_win_savo_island_premium/
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    [Co-Op] - Doing the 2nd stage of the Gamescon Mission - Get 1200+ Ribbons in a T5-10 German Ship - 2nd game had this epic blast, took another 10 to finish it because Co-Op sucks donkey bits nowadays! It's just so full of humans sailing Torp boats (myself included as it's the only way to get XP in 90% of games), meaning a BB gets 4-5 salvos away at most before the game is over in 3min 47 sec with 2 full health BB's left alive when the enemy team hits 0 points!
  10. @Shaka_D https://worldofwarships.eu/en/news/sales-and-events/august-missions-2019/
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    Speculated Sub Gameplay?

    As the Halloween event proved - Submarines, as much as I liked them, will cause absolute havoc on any ship without the means to detect them such as Radar, Hydro, Planes etc. Unless the Subs are kept to Scenarios then, if they hit the Live PvP Server using the same mechanics as the Halloween event (but tweaked), you'll see a poop-storm which makes the CV-rework look like childs play.
  12. in a shocking surprise to absolutely no-one, it looks like the date is wrong and the start date should be the 22nd August. And how did I find this out, I checked on........THE RU SERVER - THE ONLY NON-ENGLISH WEBPAGE, which had the right dates when all 3 English speaking servers had the wrong one. Absolutely no Russian Bias jokes there at all WG!
  13. Yeap, no 2019 flag, no "completion" in the bottom of the post match screen, no extra camos, nothing in the Rewards screen etc. Also, I can't see the mission anywhere in my Missions tab, not combat or Personal which make me think it's a website issue rather than me - i.e. the website date is wrong.
  14. EDIT - in a shocking surprise to absolutely no-one, it looks like the website date is wrong and the start date should be the 22nd August. Hi all, I've completed the Gamescon Mission stage 1 a few days ago and earlier today I completed stage 2 (see the camos in my reward area) yet after playing a Yorck in Co-Op and getting over 3000FXP, stage 3 of mission which the website says also started today, hasn't completed and I have no 2018 camos or 2019 Flag. Here's the images, what am I missing or is it a WG issue? Requirements Yorck Game Finished stage 2 and got 3x Gamescon camos So I've done everything right as far as I can see but no Stage 3 completion - Earn 1880 Free XP = Check German T5-10 Ship = Check In Co-Op = Check Between the dates specified = Check Having completed Stage 2 = Check So can someone see what I'm missing? I've done this sort of thing before and it's been something very obviously so I'm fully aware that it's probably me being a dumbass
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    New Content Ideas

    Honestly it makes no difference what things you'd like to see in-game, WG has their own plans and they all seem to involve annoying the player-base until it quits, leaving the game in a state like WoWPs, a deserted game.