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Why don't people play for each other? Now i'm no socialist or expert in human behaviour but team work is somewhat lacking in WOWS. This then causes alot a people saying that "this ship is OP" or "that ship needs nerfing". I am mainly a CL and CV captain. I cant get to grips with DDs and never have since Open Beta but enjoy BBs when i'm in the mood. I Put this down to both the CL and CVs are team friendly and if played by someone that has the Team Work consent, can change the course of a game. Now we all know that teams...Well, work (excuse the pun). TB shows us this that when we all know what's going on, in comms with each other, you will 99.9% of the time beat a team that are all individuals. So why is it so hard to bring this mentality to random battles Example: I am a Cleveland driver by trade. I love this ship though nerfs and all because in IMHO this is the ultra support ship, tier for tier. It encompasses the cruiser ethos. Stick this next to a BB for the game and not only do you completely protect him for Planes (i have skill 71 AA) but you ward off any DDs that come sniffing around. Nothing scares DDs more than seeing a Cleveland bearing down on him, well maybe an Atlanta. 12 HE shot in their sides or anywhere and their down to 50% HP plus burning. They panic and press the smoke button. Job done, BB gets away or you hunt it to-death. That same BB that is smashing another BB needs a cruiser support to be 100% proficient. You provide that by burning the enemies bridge down and being a down right pest. I truly believe around 50% of captains then switch to you because, naturally, they think your a prime target with wafer-thin armour?Perfect. Your BB is blowing holes in their sides whilst you are doing a nice sea ballet, dodging his shot from a good distance whilst still raining down burning death. No two ships go hand in hand more than a BB and CL. So why do people scream and shout when they sink with no support! Either: 1) They just don't want help so fair enough. Play it anyway you want and i'm completely cool with that, just have fun. Just don't write things in the game chat like " thanks for the support lads!" when your sunk alone. If you ask for help and you don't get any, that's a different matter. But not asking for it in the first place? Not all players are mind readers or have the tactical noun to anticipate what you are/trying to do. If your in your IJN BB (see how i've not used a US one, come on to that later) and you type "need AA support please" i will 9/10 help you out. Providing that i think our own CV isn't gonna get CV sniped from the beginning. 2) You can see that the ship you are following is a one-way ticket to the bottom of the sea. DD captain on the ocean map saying " need support with cap, get DDs off back". Now any cruiser steaming off with dds in the centre of the map with poor concealment and no hill cover is asking for trouble. You light up like a Christmas tree and all of a sudden every enemy ship.. well, you know.... 3) They don't really need it. A North Carolina and any tier 8+ BB is more than capable of blowing planes out the sky on his own thank you. Unless you can see he is going to get CV combined. Are we too proud to ask for help chaps? Some don't need help and i understand that. Good captains see what is going on a attach them to other ships when the need arises. But these are in the minority. This bring me on to the most important thing, why team work can solve WOWS problems. THE CV CAPTAINS BANE CVs (tier 7+) are being dry drilled by 75% of ships. More and more people are using AA consumables, skills and ship planes because it doesn't effect anything if you do. It seems like There are AA buffs after each patch and its killing the already fragile and depleting CV line. Tier 8 CV in a Tier 10 match is a painful experience and those that HAVE CVs in the higher tiers know what i'm talking about. I find people who think its a crock don't even have a CV past tier 5. How can you give a completely unbiased option on something you don't even have. Lower tier CVs are different and in the right hands deadly. Captains are still learning their ships and have not yet adapted to how to counter CVs. Plus the AA isnt that strong (few ships aside). Why do you think there are so few CVs past the Ranger and Hiryu? TORP SPAMMING When the BB mafa assemble its like a tornado of bunt hammers, destroying everything in its path and my god did they kick of with DDs torp spamming. How can we blame a ship using his strengths? Its not as if the DD going to pop gun it to death. You didn't hear many Cruiser captains moan about this, only BBs. Imagine if that BB had cruiser support in front or at a distance? To see those torps before they become a danger or hell, even sink the DD before he drops them? The outcome of the "Torp spamming" episode? BBs got more torp armour, more secondary and more range. The IJN DDs got nerfed hard which has left them stunned, higher tier, ever since. Oh they still shoot torps at anything or in some cases nothing, but its so much harder to actually hit something with one, including reload times. Plus it forced BB to actually move, which brings me on to my next point. HIGHER TIER CAMPING This is bad WG, really bad. Not only is it boring but on a tier that needs good team work its one of the most that is lacking it. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians if you know what i mean. Any ship that goes further then the H line disintargrates. But i don't blame you chaps. Having that much range on my YAM or MONT WG is kinda forcing us to fire at the range. Plus the cost of that match is, well you know. Don't think even teamwork could save this one. Nerfing torps didn't help this, only encouraged it. BB SNIPING BBs captains moaning about being sunk by planes when alone. All i can say to this one is good. I hope you have learnt a painful lesson. Instead what did WG do? Put more AA on BBs, even those that didn't even need it and nerf planes, like putting tier 6 planes on the Hiryu, nice one. I'm loving this when i sail in my NAG but come one people, A single BB should not be single handily blowing planes out the sky. A single BB alone on his own SHOULD be sunk by a CV? This would encourage teamwork would it not? Plenty of AA cruiser monsters that could nullify the whole problem if they would only ask for support. DDs should have a field day with lone BB. There is more but my dinner break has expired Summary We should be encouraging team work, not buffing ships because they don't survive when they don't. All WG is doing is pushing team work further apart. So, what you think Chaps? If I'm wrong then tell me i'm wrong. What can we/WG do to encourage teamwork. TB aside. Thanks