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Sparcie

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  1. Sparcie

    CV experts

    Does this mean he'll finally stop banging on about it?
  2. Sparcie

    Aimbots back?

    It's clear to me you're not understanding that mods and cheats/hacks can be made in similar ways. It's not a black and white difference. I see the difference as motivation of the user and creator. Cheats are mods/hacks that gives an unfair advantage over other players in the game playing with an unmodified client. Some mods have fallen under that category. Mods that aren't cheats don't grant such advantages. WG has a list of official mods that are allowed, so that should make things simple.
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    WG wins balance award

    It's so sad but true. The russian bias is so dang blatant. So many other ships from other nations they nerf with sledge hammer, but OP russian ships they barely do anything to. To add insult to injury they release italian cruisers in a state that destroyed any interest anyone who was waiting for them had. You only have to look at the ships that went into KoTS to see it. Russian BBs should never have been that much better than everything else. All the tech tree ships that actually existed are not that great, what are they trying to do? Here's a question, are there any ships from the oldest tech tree lines that are still competitive? do people enjoy playing them? no? well there's your problem.
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    Fast n furious

    AAAAH MY EYES.... I CAN'T UNSEE THE HORROR! I NEED SOMETHING TO POKE OUT MY MINDS EYE!
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    I'm crossing T opponent, why I'm still lose?

    One of the reasons that crossing the T was a thing still in BB artillery duels is simple. Aiming the guns in the general direction of an enemy is comparatively easy, but at the time determining the range was not (until radar got better and was accurate). You're more likely to miss a broadside ship if your range calculation isn't quite right, where as an end on target is easier because you have the whole length of the ship to hit. Also having some guns out of the fight can be a big deal. Having your aft turrets unable to fire can mean not bringing half your guns to bare. That's a big deal.
  6. I don't think the stats tell the full story about a ships strength/weakness, who is playing the ship is as important as the ship, and it seems not that many have played the Vibris Unitis yet. Also see the difference between New York and Texas and the various Kongo's, that's a big difference for very similar ships. I normally buy low tier BB's like her as I enjoy the game play with them generally. I love my Ishizuchi even though it lacks AA and can suffer from CV's. The issue I saw is that it's been pushed up to T5 despite really being a T4 design in every aspect. So I chose not to get this particular ship, had it been a T4 I might have considered it.
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    PC questions

    I got a new Ryzen based machine earlier this year with a GTX1050 Ti and it runs everything fine on maximum settings. If you buy reasonably modern parts that are about middle range you'll easily get a decent PC that will do the job quite well. High end gear (as in performance) has a premium price and is often less reliable in the long term.
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    Server Migration

    I'm sure quite a few people would pay $50 for you to switch servers.
  9. Before I upgraded my machine earlier this year I used Linux (debian) to play WoWs. The first thing is use the old launcher/installer if you can, it works much better as far as updates go. For the game itself you'll need to look up the current requirements for getting it to work at the WineHQ website. Winetricks is something you'll need to install requirements and set up your wine prefix. You may need to install a dev version of wine from their repo depending on what's currently available on your distro and what WoWs is currently working with. It takes some patience and research, but it's definitely possible to get it to run, and reasonably well depending on your hardware.
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    [Random Rant] Gun range

    Technically you should end up with snipers on the enemy team about as often as they are on yours. Although I understand the annoyance. Do you honestly think that forcing these players to be closer will make them play better? If they're not playing well as snipers they're likely to play just as badly (or worse) if forced to close the distance. I suppose at least the enemies will have someone else to shoot at closer than they'd otherwise be. You can't cure stupid, and nothing is fool proof. Fools are so cleverly stupid they'll find new and inventive ways of stuffing it up no matter what you do.
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    [Random Rant] Gun range

    Technically you should end up with snipers on the enemy team about as often as they are on yours. Although I understand the annoyance. Do you honestly think that forcing these players to be closer will make them play better? If they're not playing well as snipers they're likely to play just as badly (or worse) if forced to close the distance. I suppose at least the enemies will have someone else to shoot at closer than they'd otherwise be. You can't cure stupid, and nothing is fool proof. Fools are so cleverly stupid they'll find new and inventive ways of stuffing it up no matter what you do.
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    [Random Rant] Gun range

    Why all the rage about long range shooting? That's the easiest to dodge if you're paying attention, or you can use the captain skill to help you dodge more effectively. Either way shooting at long range should already be unrewarding. I rarely use the range increase mods/upgrades, because they rarely are useful. So yeah take em away if you want.
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    Some T3 and T4 games

    The low tier Russian BBs are pretty poor if you ask me. The T3 in particular has poor armour and AA while not having anything that is particularly good. The T4 Gangut isn't as bad, but still is a bit of a pain. The first bearable ship is the T5, and it's just ok. Izmail is a bit of a glass cannon, but can do well. I think there's an up-surge in T4 CVs because they increased their firepower recently. Before the increase they were a bit impotent, but now have more capability, although on their own they lack firepower still. The problem I found stemmed from there being too many CV's in each match, and them all ganging up on individual ships. If you face an individual CV you can dodge and shoot down some planes, but when they come at you as a group you're boned.
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    Research Bureau : progress report thread

    I wouldn't participate even if I was eligible. I have 2 T10's and I'm not going to regrind them - no way. If you don't wanna be harpooned by WG don't be a whale.
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    Narai-My tactics

    I take a number of different approaches depending on the situation and ship I'm taking in. I like playing BBs, and fast ones such as Hood and Scharnhorst are quite fun. I'll charge forward with them as fast as I dare (not too close to the torp firing enemies) and wreck as much face as I can. After the Missouri is dead I'll take a look to see if anyone is going to chase the CV, often there isn't anybody, or they are still catching up to where I am. If the situation is suitable I'll go sink the CV and go around the top end of the island to confront the ships that come in waves. With Hood and Scharnhorst you can be in position to attack the first wave no problem. Often they'll be showing you a good broadside. If the CV is being dealt with, I'm in a slower ship, or the transports are not being guarded well enough I'll go in ahead of the transports to clear the way and fight the waves directly instead. This is often harder as they tend to be bow on until they are closer, but it can be done well you just need to be in the right spot. If you can tank well this will help the smaller ships with you to survive longer. If I'm taking a CA/CL instead I'll chase the enemy transports or CV if I can or try to support defense of the transports. I find going in with the transports is quite dangerous for the cruisers as they can become the focus of the BB's that come early in the waves. It's better to live and offer supporting fire to someone who can tank the incoming waves. This is why some BB's (not necessarily all of them) need to go in with the friendly transports. I don't like to use a DD in Narai, although I know some people can do well with them.
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