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    It's the way you're playing your ship(s) that has issues, not the game. As a new player, maybe don't choose the squishiest cruiser line in the game to learn the game?
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    Newport scenario after changes

    I divisioned up with a friend for the operation. He took New Mexico , I was in my Warspite. 5 starred it as easy as you like without losing a single ship. It seemed as easy as it did pre-changes, though as many have said before the quality of your teammates usually decides whether an operation is successful or not.
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    Holiday Lottery 2018 - Try your luck !

    I'd like to join in the lottery
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    warned for team damage. torpedoes

    I don't wish to sound rude or anything but with only 80 battles under your belt and an average damage of 12,000 in the Hood with no victories from 5 games isn't what I would call "quite well". No offense, but you're currently a liability to any team, especially as you can get matched against T9 players. Honestly, save yourself a lot of pain and frustration and work your way slowly up the tech tree, making sure not to skip ships. You need to learn the basics from lower tiers before being anywhere near a T7 premium.
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    Vanguard and Dreadnought are in the shop...

    I've had 4 games in the Vanguard so far - 2 T10 games and 2 T8 (as top tier). I think it's the only premium ship I've ever bought immediately after its release because, well...I'm English and IT'S THE BLOODY VANGUARD!! I have to say I really like it. I mean, yes you do struggle against angled higher tier cruisers and battleships, but you have pretty good HE for dealing with that. The fast reloading accurate guns are really really nice to use, especially in mid-range fights. As long as you stay angled (and you can do this pretty nicely with the fast rudder shift) you're not going to eat massive chunks of damage. I had this game in her a few minutes ago, which was really fun and was looking like we might miraculously comeback from 2 v 7 but sadly I was overly-eager to punish an enemy Alabama and I didn't turn quick enough back after firing to escape eating 2 citadels. So yeah, I really like it. Definitely a ship I'm going to use more often than not.
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    The Ranked One thread (post here when you reach Rank I)

    Just reached Ranked 1 now. Took me 23 games. I love my Nicholas (75% W/R in 20 games this season). Had some epic carries, epic team-snatching-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory and several nailbiting finishes. Was good. Roll on Sprint 3.
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    tier 10 premium ships

    This isn't the topic you're looking for...
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    Developer Bulletin 0.7.11 - Discussion Thread

    Looking forward to the RN DD collection and the "Twlight battles"!
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    Halloween - Previous Events

    I've enjoyed playing these scenarios again. Sunray in the darkness is rather fun. I participated in 6 operations of it (no division) last night and 4 or 5 starred all but one. The destroyer is super fun to play - just take full concealment build, go into the filth and you automatically have a detection range of 2km (just don't fire your guns). I managed to solo-kill the Great Gorgon in one attempt, just hanging around him at 2.4km and unloading about 30 torpedoes into him. Oh and I also got the new NC camo from a free container, which I was pleased about as it was the only one I wanted.
  10. I got the personal mission for the Chapayev from a free "Great 8" container and having completed it and recieved my T8 cruiser I'm kinda feeling a little undecided about whether I like this or not. I've always wanted to (when I eventually get around to it) play through the Russian cruiser line, especially as I'd like to play lower tier ships like the Budyonny and the Kirov. I know absolutely nothing about how these cruisers play so I was wondering if I could get some advice. Do I... 1) Keep the Chapy, maybe play a few co-op games beforehand and then retrain a 10 point captain to go on her and continue up the tiers. 2) Sell the Chapy and eventually get around to playing the line properly (while building an understanding of the line at the same time) 3) Keep the Chapy but pretend it doesn't exist until I finish with the Schors. I've always found that I've no desire to go back and play skipped ships (like when I received Fushun from the New Year event, I couldn't motivate myself to go back and play its predecessors). Is the Chapayev a hard ship to play? Are there any good guides around for it? Thanks
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    HMS Hood play advice

    It's a damn frustrating ship to play. I like it because of its speed, its turret rotation and the health pool. But the guns are very very trollish. One game I felt like selling my Hood as it seemingly couldn't hit a barn door at 3 feet. Next game I got 3 devastating strikes from 4 salvos. You have to support your teammates, kiting away when you're outnumbered while keeping your guns firing. Don't broadside as you will get punished. Unlike most other UK BBs you do actually possess a citadel. Just general battleship advice really. The Hood performs best at mid range for me, and you can punish lightly armored ships (even destroyers) with its short-arm AP shells. Just do not camp at the back of the map and snipe with it, it just doesn't work at all. Currently I run PT, JOAT, EM, AR, Superintendent, CE and FP on my Hood (my Lion captain).
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    What should be my next T10?

    Minotaur hands down. Edinburgh is alright, Neptune is strange...neither here nor there...but Minotaur is amazing. My second favourite ship, after the Scharnhorst. I play it mostly with smoke, but occasionally I use radar if I feel brave. There are a lot of radars around nowadays, but if you play it right (use islands, don't sit broadside on in the smoke, anticipate torpedoes and enemies triggering radar) you can be super effective. The guns are really really good, and you can surprise enemy cruisers who think "Oh look, UK CL = easy citadels" and unload AP at you, while you bowtank most of their damage, using your superheal to good effect before cruising past them to fill their sides with citadels (or torps). Playing Mino is about quickthinking and planning, but also patience as well. You can rape destroyers as well with ease if you surprise them up close, or even from range.
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    BB, the new Camping Class ?

    I don't camp in any battleships I play. However, I do run concealment on every single one (except the Bismarck, and I actually do find myself forced into being further away from the enemy than I would like in this ship because of it). I need the concealment to either disengage easier or not be spotted and focused to death by HE spamming cruisers and destroyers, there seems to be far more gunboating/HE spamming destroyers than there used to be. Higher tier IFHE DDs melt BBs, which does make battleship players more liable to sit back and camp. British battleships have not been good for the game in this respect either. Yes they have good concealment and those super heals, but you get pulverised by HE spammers if you are unfortunate enough to be spotted in open water. I found this when I progressed from KGV to Monarch, and then more so from Monarch to Lion. I'm much more afraid of a smoked Harugamo raining hell on me than if a Shimakaze/Gearing/Yeuyang is lurking nearby. You feel pretty powerless to do anything at all against the gunboat, whereas you can dodge torpedoes with enough insight and WASD hacks.
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    What Were Your Greatest Gaming Achievements Today ?

    I love the Scharnhorst, probably my favourite ship right now to play. Just had an awesome game in her when we were looking at defeat with just me and a Nagato against 6 ships, even though we were ahead on points due to caps. Thanks to me rushing B cap and running into 4 enemy ships at very close range (thankfully none were destroyers) we ended up snatching the win.
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    What's the most Karma you've had?

    Currently at 31, which I believe is my highest. Not something I focus on, especially as I'm only too happy to vent at my team if they deserve it.