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Historical Flags

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I only suggest than ships could hoist historical flags like Imperial Kriegsmarine  or Imperial Japanese Navy's ensign. 

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Sensitive topic since the game was in Beta (2015). You are not the only one suggesting this, there are a lot of discussions about it.

 

Short answer up to now:

WG is aware of the request but since it is an international game they have to respect several points:

 

- some historical WW2 symbols/flags are forbidden by law in some countries

- some countries are extremely sensitive about some flags (China --> Taiwan; China/Korea --->imperial japanese ensign for example) and find them offensive

- some historical symbols/flags could probably force an age restriction on the game in some countries

 

So atm you will not see certain historical flags in game but will have to use mods, so only you can see them.

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As said @LilJumpa, it's a subject tht was discussed lengthly but WG has to take into account the legislation of several countries about banning some insignia and emblems.

 

However, some change may come in the future.

 

The Pan Asia DD line caused a lot of arguments on the SEA server as it mixed the ships of several nations that are in conflict with each other . They were first supposed to bear their national flag but continental chinese players caused havoc because they refuse to see the RoC flag (Taiwan is not recognized by PRC as a state but as a sedditious part of themselves). So WG decided to give a fictional flag o all ships of the line at their release.

 

But then, it's the players of the other SEA nations (Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan) who complained that they don''t care about chinese players' sensibility and they wanted their national flags on the ships owned by their nation. They also complaiend as they found offensive to hear their captains speak in Chinese with the national voices setting.

 

So to sum things, SEA is a political mess and WG is caught in the middle. The devs have chosen to enable a feature in an upcoming update (no ETA given at this moment) : you will have the possibility to enable the historical national flag of a ship you OWN for the pan asia and commonwealth nations.

 

In a recent stream Q&A this week by @MrConway, @Lumberjack & @Philigula, it was annouced :

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What's the reasoning behind not including the German nation in the flag-changing program?
For now, it's a trial feature. If the reaction is good, it might be expanded upon in the future for other nations. But not in the foreseeable future.

 

Take note that the legislation problem will still exist so even if it comes into play, there may be some restrictions because of it.

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5 hours ago, Tanakaeltenaz said:

I only suggest than ships could hoist historical flags like Imperial Kriegsmarine  or Imperial Japanese Navy's ensign. 

The current German flag is a mashup of various things and the IJN flag is the civilian flag. This is because the game is international and both the nazi flag and IJN war flag are illegal in some countries. I imagine there are mods.

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What about other kinds of flags, like jacks? WG modelled all the extra flagpoles on ships but doesn't put anything on them.

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