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Getting Lip from a Lemming

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Look, Ma, I've posted a replay!1

 

Posting this in the offtopic section cause it is probably boring af for most of you people (or ridiculous, depending on your angle.) (see what I did there?)

 

Aaaaanyway...

https://replayswows.com/replay/19397#stats

 

Driving my brand-spanking new potato MISSOURI, I find myself in this Tier X battle, at the extreme west flank of the Haven map, with an Amagi, a Harekaze DD and a Mogami cruiser on my port side, while most of the rest of the team lemmings east.
(As I later discover, this is in fact on the day when Flamu discovered WG has probably broken Missouri's main battery dispersion upgrade in update 7.0.2., which I of course had mounted right from the start as per his recommendations. Supposedly, it feels like it adds 11% dispersion instead of subtracting 11%. And here I am, wondering where my shooting skills have gone. Such as they were.)
Faced with both enemy Yamatos, a North Carolina and a Shimakaze DD, I conclude we cannot hold, and decide to cheese it. Despite my warning in chat, Amagi pushes in and dies more or less immediately. (Which is probably what allowed me to escape, losing only about half my health in the turn. So thanks for saving my bacon there, buddy.) Mogami and Shima disengage.

From then on, I keep kiting for ages till they finally get me.
All but two of my team mates also die but we win on points through capping.
But the point of it is, after all of that, after keeping at times up to five of the most dangerous enemy ships tied up through most of the match, chasing just me without achieving much else; after tanking ~2.3 mio potential damage and thus allowing my team to cap again and again; one of these lemmings has the barefaced cheek to call me a "Paypal Missouri".

(Which I am, of course ;-)

This from a guy who blew his Free XP on a Musashi instead.
Jealousy?
I am a very bad player and frankly have no business even playing on Tier VIII, let alone Tier X. However, I don't see that anyone could have done fundamentally better in this situation. Maybe cause a bit more damage by better aiming and ship handling (or having reload upgrade mounted instead of broken dispersion upgrade). Maybe live a minute longer at the end there instead of getting bored with all the kiting, and turning vainly on the Chapayev.

But not much else.

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2 minutes ago, Nautical_Metaphor said:

However, I don't see that anyone could have done fundamentally better in this situation.

there is always someone who could do better

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Some go left, some go right. Who is a lemming again?

If you use labels, you are not judging the situation objectivly.

 

Main problem in that match: splitting into two groups with no group supporting the other.

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Beg to differ. One of the groups was much smaller to begin with and very quickly shrunk down to just me.

And my claim is I undertook every possible effort to support the other group as best I could from then on, successfully, by distracting said ships from any other task beside capping once at the end there, as well as support the whole team from the start of the match.

My biggest mistake, not seeing we were too weak earlier and not speaking out about it in chat right at the start, requesting more bodies west.

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It is rare to get a 6:6 distribution and on some maps it is not beneficial.

 

And since the other group could not support your group, you were both too far away from each other.

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Stay closer together.

If they go for east border, you attack east cap.

If they go for east cap, you go for west cap. A well positioned BB or cruiser can support both caps.

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