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    New to World of Warships

    I created this account years ago, only played one or two games and left it for my son. He seemed to enjoy it. So he left months ago so I logged in. From looking at his stats he wasn't very good. How should I go about playing the game, start off in easy mode and not go above T8, or should I go lowere, I am open to exceptions. I had a play around today and there are Submarines yet he does not have any submarines in the ships, how do you go about getting one of those??
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    I have read a hundred posts with regards to submarines. They only reference I found were they were granted as a rental. They appear in my games. Can someone tell me whether these are available for everyone if so where, were they a special, or are they just being tested.
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    Shooting accuracy

    Hey Grumps, I can sympathise with you. Give yourself a break, you have only 500 battles up. If you are anything like I started, I used to full steam ahead into a barrage of arty and torps. I am only just learning now. Put an add up in the newcomers zone with the subject looking for a clan, someone will take you and help you out. In the meantime, check out all the how to videos on Youtube and check out your particular line of ship.
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    Shooting accuracy

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    Shooting accuracy

    Grumps, I hear you. I am still not a one shotting know it all or even think I am like a lot of the players out there, but my advice is to read all the suggestions on here. Watch the captains academy or search YouTube for your line, i.e. type/country. Some of the 'Streamers' like iChase, Flamu, and JimmyWrangels will go through everything from using radar to how to hide in smoke or just how to play the ship. They make it look easy, but they have thousands of battles. Like golf, just because you own a thousand dollar set of clubs doesn't mean you can hit the ball. If you haven't already, join a clan. Get them to teach you which penants to use, i.e. Juliet Charlie (There is no danger of explosion), totally eliminates magazine explosion, etc. The Captain Skill Priority Target will let you know how many guns are trained on you so you can pop smoke, etc. The other good thing about a clan is that you won't get left in battle on your own to get slaughtered, the experienced players will also tell you if you are heading into a trap. I have totally crap stats because I used penants and premium ships to progress through the tiers really quickly without learning the ship. I used to be dead in the opening minutes or finish with minimal damaged caused. I am still not great, but I survive most battles now if I don't get suckered in and of late have been in the top five of damage done, not always. And one of the biggest ones I learned from watching videos was to learn the ships in the game and the capabilities so you know what you are facing (i.e. which have radar, torpedo ranges, etc) and think a step ahead, think what the enemy might do. Cheers
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    Team Chat

    What does it mean when the chat window is full of little squares? As it is an Asian server I expect to see some type of foreign language, but how am I meant to understand when it is filled with little squares?
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    We Were All Noobs Once

    Well, my stats are now public. The problem is that I can win every game for the next 100 games and my win ratio will still be rubbish. I have been having some coaching and lots more vids and am not making the same mistakes I used to. Guess I will have to grow a thicker skin.
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    We Were All Noobs Once

    I have no shame either, I am improving. I accept I still make the occasional newb mistake. But the last straw being broadsided and having my engine disabled at the start of a T5 battle, called a noob and told to go back to co-op wasn’t the best. Even taunting me with PM’s. So now I will be judged by the battle I play.
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    We Were All Noobs Once

    I joined Wargaming a couple of years ago but have only really been playing WoWS for two months. So I am still a newcomer (Noob). My advice to other newcomers is to join a clan so you can listen to the experienced players on how they do things like the best ship, Captains Skills, tactics, etc. Also, watch all the Wargaming videos and check out YouTube as there are so many informative and awesome videos out there. My number one tip is "Grow a Thick Skin" as there are so many Admirals (Not what I want to write) out there who think they are the best at the game. My recommendation is that you hide your profile as a lot of people will judge you by it and will tell you to go back to COOPs or Co-Op battles. Hiding your stats just alleviates any problems. Yes, COOP battles are great to try out a new ship, test your aiming and leading of targets etc, but a lot of the BOTS don't fire back at you. This is a game after all and everyone should have the same opportunity. Play whatever you want and enjoy the game. You can't learn without playing the game, making mistakes and watching other players. This is just my opinion.
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    Can't connect to CV TST server

    I have a similar problem when I click the link it says I am already part of the Beta Test yet I can't find the 'TST' server and have not received an email. It does not give me the option to send again.
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    Looking for suitable Clan

    My noob mistake, posted in the wrong section. doh
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    Looking for suitable Clan

    I am fairly new to WOWS. I had a look at both WOT and WOWS a couple of years ago but never really took to it. I am ex-military with over 20 years service and understand tactics in a way, but the low tiers of WOWS have none of that anyway, I worked out it's every man for itself, hence why I am looking for a suitable clan to learn from. Having made from what I gather as the usual noob mistakes like staring down the sight and not looking where I am going and running not only into other players but aground as well, not checking prior to releasing torpedo's or firing off a broadside being another. So I am from North Queensland, Australia and am available nearly every day and evening/night, so suggestions for clans would be appreciated. I am sort of over the children on here. Today I was hunting down a cruiser and one of my own teammates just started laying broadside after broadside into me, and it was no accident either as I ducked around behind an island and when I came out the other side I was hit again. I am not one to dob someone in, but it sort of spoils the xp building. Cheers for any suggestions.
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    Are There Battle Groups?

    I played in WOT and belonged to a clan or group. Is there such a group on here. Somewhere to learn from and maybe TS/Mumble or whatever?
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    Cannot research new ship.

    I suppose that is a relevant question. Yes, when I select the warship, a pop up window appears with the research price which is zero of course and the cost price. And yes I have ample gold for the purchase. It is freezing the screen. I have to task manager to exit the game too and there is no 'not responding' next to it either.
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    Cannot research new ship.

    Am trying to purchase a premium ship. Now maybe I am going wrong somewhere so correct me if I do. 1. I go to the tech tree, 2. Select my nation then choose one of the gold ships on the right. When I choose the ship I desire, it comes up with a window which asks me to research it. Written in gold it says 'Premium Ship Benefits'. The first on the list is 'No Research Required'. When I press the 'Research' button the game comes up with a confirmation window which says 'Research the ship for..' and a Yes or No answer. either button does not work as the game is now frozen. Apologies if anyone has had this as well.