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coldbeer72

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    Casual gamer, Avid reader(primarily fantasy), occasional golfer, enthusiastic fisherman and periodically Witty Bugger......
  1. coldbeer72

    What crap this game is

    Can I have mine medium-rare please?
  2. Geezus! Take a couple of months off........and 13 or so gig of updates....really?? And in multiple stages too boot.....7+, 3+, 1+ and then 2+......... My NA account had nowhere this much........
  3. coldbeer72

    Cannot Play Ranked Battles

    Damn, thats pretty harsh! Have been getting the standard win one/lose one for the most part...with the occasional 3 loses in a row......but nothing like this!
  4. Victory is totally reliant on your team mates......thats pretty much a given. Unfortunately, you will find yourself teamed with those who are more interested with not getting their paint scratched, than actually taking a risk for the win, more often than not. Self preservation seems to be the key on this server.....adapt as bst you can, but don't expect much in the way of improvement.
  5. coldbeer72

    Cannot Play Ranked Battles

    No need to prove it...and am sure you are capable of getting there again...... But as with any gaming experience, if it starts to feel like a chore......best give it away. For me, it's about getting as far as I can. Have no illusions about the scope of my skills.....the fact that i am sitting at rank 12 is an amazement even to myself.
  6. coldbeer72

    Cannot Play Ranked Battles

    Communication is vital if you want to compete as effectively as possible. My advice is that even if you are not the highest, or most experienced on the team...."call the ball" as it were, especially if no one else is. Experience says, that if your team is not a somewhat cohesive unit.....you will lose. Harder here due to language barriers of course.
  7. coldbeer72

    Cannot Play Ranked Battles

    It's what you make it. Yes, it is more competitive than regular matches......but at the end of it all, it is still just part of a game. Have got to rank 12 so far on NA....and aside from 2 matches where I was last man standing against an enemy DD.......it's been all good. Yes, you have good runs, and bad runs......no different to regular play really.
  8. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    Well. What a difference a day makes. Have been getting rekt for most of the day.....DDs have been showing that they are not "down and out" so to speak. While most people have been complaining about the Blys.....I think that for you DD boys and girls, the Kiev maybe the ship you want to play above rank 15. It has been a deadly adversary for myself and many others. Sims looks like it could also be a fair option. Had one burn my New Mex from near full health to dead....and barely even saw the little bugger..and not a torp from him.....grrr, thats just not right! As for CA/CL....not really sure.....nothing seemed to stand out as wonderful.....Myoko maybe the best of what I saw.....Molotov is definately a no go zone....every one I saw got shredded in short order. And as for BB.....Had a crack in the Colorado......"epic fail" I think is the term used. But that could be just me, others seemed to do OK. But would probably suggest Nagato due to the sheer amount of DD's(work those secondaries). Have spent most of the day bouncing between ranks 13-14.......Colorado was not doing well(was sitting at 36% W/R), so swapped back to the New Mex. ...won the last 5 matches in a row....but by god, overall the day was a damn painful experience!!! And just for you conspiracy theorists.......Had been loading up on flags and camo all day.....went "naked" when I swapped back to the New Mex......will leave you to make your own assumptions(but have suspected flags have an effect on your match allocation for some time) on the results of that. Cheers Coldbeer
  9. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    Indeed, it is already rife on the NA server.....every man and his dog is crying. Having played all day over there yesterday, I personally found it not that bad. Yes, I was lucky that, for the most part I had teams that co-ordinated tactics really well. But it really came down to the fact the the team which stayed together, usually won the match. Spreading out all over the map will not end well for you....ever! Had two teams that did this.......and we got slaughtered both times....did not even sink an enemy ship! The current meta over there seems to be focused on the Blyskawica. After rank 15(when the T7's come into play) people are getting matches with 5 of them out of the 14 potential ships. And much "P2W" is being shouted on the forums in regard to this. I ran the New Mexico all day(even when I could have used a T7), and found her more than adequate. Went from rank 18 to 13, in only 19 matches, with a W/R of around 78%. 2 of the most memorable matches I had were where it was only myself and an enemy DD left. Went back to our cap, waiting for the dreaded torp salvoes, while everyone on the team was spouting advice through the chat, hoping for the little buggers to show themselves. Fortunately both of them did and I won both encounters. First was against an Anshan and the second was against a Farragut. Was bloody nerve wracking stuff though...my heart was literally pounding in my chest, and my hands were shaking by the end of it with the pressure of trying not to let the team down. So my overall outlook thus far is- DDs are not the apex predator in ranked......in fact I don't think there is one....they have balanced it really well IMO. - Stay together as a team, an keep the communication up at all times(understand it is going to be more difficult here with language differences). Will be back there today to see if my luck is holding, will try and report back anything of note regarding the actual gameplay. Cheers Coldbeer
  10. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    Seeing quite a few Nagato's....but New Mex and Colorado seem more common in the matches I have played.
  11. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    You are very optimistic on the extent of my abilities sir........but will do what I can......
  12. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    Just checked.....it gets harder....4 from 15 to 10......5 from 10 to 5....and 6 from there on.....oh dear, this is gunna be a mission and a half.... Edit: Yes when you go up a rank you have the first star allocated. If I get your meaning correctly. Or do you mean if you go back a rank? If so cannot say for sure as it has not happened to me yet.
  13. coldbeer72

    Ranked Battles Season 4

    Have been playing ranked on NA all day, and have to say it's been bloody good. Think the changes they made to tiers have balanced it out nicely. Have gone from rank 18 to halfway through 14 in only 16 matches, playing the New Mex the whole time. Having 4 stars per rank from 15 means you have to work a bit harder though, but overall, this has been one of, if not the most enjoyable days play I have had since starting this game. Well played WG...well played.
  14. coldbeer72

    Cowardice and Incompetence - Asia server meta

    It almost sounds like you are agreeing that there is an issue......... Look, am not saying that this happens constantly...I have a lot of great matches here, where everyone on the team is on the same page regarding tactics. But it is the exception, rather than the norm...........and having 7 or 8 losses in a session due to everyone buggering off to all corners of the map despite chat and hot key messages to the contrary......well it wears mighty thin after a while. My previous posts were getting a bit harsh.....but being accussed of racisim tends to get my dander up just tad, so apologies for that.
  15. coldbeer72

    Cowardice and Incompetence - Asia server meta

    You touch on an interesting point there. Are the hotkeys multi-lingual....or does everyone hear english?
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