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  1. coldsteelfury

    Land Of Fire - Minimap

    Land Of Fire minimap does not match actual map during gameplay. Islands are missing or in the wrong place on the minimap.
  2. coldsteelfury

    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    You're probably right. People troll each other on the internet a lot. But was my reaction really that unexpected? Friendly conversation suddenly turns snarky without any hint of a joke?
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    You most certainly do. You've been quite eager to criticise in this thread. And it was completely unwarranted too. To answer your insinuations: I never blamed anyone or anything in this thread. I said the Bayern stock hull is a POS, which is an opinion. Blame would be me finding fault with someone else for the fact that the Bayern stock hull is a POS and berating them for putting such a crap hull in the game, which is something I did not do. I already explained why your advice, whilst good, isn't always practical - you seem to think that's blaming circumstances. Again, it's called a difference of opinion and I wasn't bothered by the fact the stock Bayern hull was in the game and needed to be grinded through so your advice was a solution looking for a problem which didn't exist on my end (ie. no blame on my end except in your imagination). But still, you're determined to go to Negative Town... And it's not self-praise to refute an unwarranted criticism. You claimed I was being "impatient", I disagreed and said I was "very patient". Like how dare anyone "praise" themselves by rejecting your negative character assessments? Bragging and a difference of opinion are two different things
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    No, I think you're being overly critical and possibly a tad bitchy. Firstly when I said I was impatient I was a half serious and making good humoured comment about myself. As previously stated I'm a non-premium player who has grinded to T9 Izumi and T9 Ibuki, so clearly I'm a very patient person. Your advice was sound but not always practical. Collecting enough free XP as a non-premium player is not always feasible, as the free xp you gain per battle is negligible. It can quicker to earn XP directly on the ship with the poor hull, rather than fight a million unwanted battles on a fully decked out ship a tier lower to earn enough free XP. Neither approach is fun, everyone chooses their own poison. If you're a premium player then things are different, but not everyone goes premium. Secondly my post was about how the stock Bayern hull is a POS, not whether it's better to free XP poor hulls or grind through them.
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    You're right. Sage advice. However I'm not that patient and I made that mistake you mentioned with the T9 Izumo. I wasn't prepared to sell her after investing so much silver, so I just left her in port and figured I'd slowly grind her over the next ten years. Lucky for me, a year later, WG had some kind of promo and gave me two supercontainers with 50K free exp in each. I quickly upgraded my T9 Izumo hulls and now am peachy! (I was able to grind T9 Ibuki ok though without much issue)
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    What you're saying is true and wise advice, however I don't follow it. I'm a non-premium player and it takes me long enough to unlock new ships and I'm impatient. Yes, yes, I know. I figure my patience only extends as far as the non-premium grind! 🙂
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    According to Little White Mouses' review of the German BB line, T9 and T10 are not worth it and people should seriously consider stopping at T8 Bismarck. I wonder though if the Gneisenau's guns are unfairly maligned. Stats wise they are identical to the guns on Bismarck but it appears the guns on the Gneis attract more hate than the Bismarck's for wonky dispersion. I recall playing a game recently in a Bismarck with a full secondary build (hadn't yet got manual secondaries). A Zao had fired its torps at me and missed, so I was busy peppering the Zao with my secondaries and main guns. The Zao was running broadside within less than 10km, so I was pretty sure he was toast. My team had lost the match and I was being hammered by all the Zao's friends. However I still have time to fire at the Zao 3 - 4 times, all the meanwhile my secondaries were blazing at him. Guess what? My 8 main guns on the Bismarck couldn't hit the broadside of the Zao. I remember being blown up and think "What is the point of the Bismarck if an enemy cruiser had show me broadside, my secondaries blaze like hell and my main guns keep missing or over penning for minimal damage? So much for the Bismarck being the master close range brawler". I know how to aim and have deleted cruisers before for showing me far less citadel, so all my missed shots were 100% the Bismarck's wonky dispersion. But it seems the Gneis holds a special place of hatred for its dispersion when it only has one less turret. I suspect it's really not any worse than the Bismarck. I guess the one good thing about only having three turrets is that it gives you a strong incentive not to waste your time showing broadside when two thirds of your fire power are all at the front?
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    You may be right. For some reason I've suddenly become obsessed with the Gneisenau. I may suck playing her and she may be difficult to play, but I'm really intrigued by her super fast speed and torps. I know I probably won't be able to brawl most games without getting my face ripped off. But there is something pretty attractive about being fast and able to brawl up close and having a broadside of fish at your disposal. I've got a 10 pt commander already all locked and loaded ready for her. Should be fun!
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    Hah! 😀 Fuso was a long time ago for me. Back when it was just the Americans and Japanese. I have a vague recollection of being forced to YOLO in my stock Fuso because the range was something stupid like 12km? I also remember the Japanese BBs having the biggest guns in the game at the time, so dying a million times before eventually shot gunning someone in the face with 12 x 356mm rifles was glorious! Once I got the range upgrade, I remember one shot deleting ships left, right and centre in my Fuso. She was a killing machine. I remember being very bitter once I got the Nagato... I actually had to learn how to aim and thought that Nagato was broken because I no longer could single handedly Rambo 2 -3 enemy ships anymore and kill them quickly. 😂 No way you can get away with that kind of behaviour these days in Fuso and survive. Sadly Fuso is not what she used to be anymore. Players are more sophisticated and there are cruisers who can now hit you with long range HE which makes playing Fuso a floating target in ways she wasn't previously. Previously you could always hang back in an IJN BB and use your superior range to be safe from cruiser HE and delete people at will. Not anymore. My Fuso's favourite fish of the day was Kuma. Nowadays Fuso tends to get up tiered, so she no longer has the punch she used to have and is stripped of her "killing machine" status. I find her boring and frustrating to play these days and only bring her out if I'm feeling nostalgic.
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    Thanks for the tip. You may be right. I've pretty much grinded the IJN BB line already. Got Bismarck via a previous promotional campaign. Trying to get Gneisenau. As you say.... just because German BBs are fast brawlers (T7 and above), doesn't mean they always work. I used to love the IJN BB line because originally they were the big gun battleship line when it was just the Japs and Americans. Not true anymore. IJN BBs have good guns but armor is terrible and then can get punished terribly. With all those cruisers out there with long range HE, IJN BBs require concealment expert to work. Previously this was not the case because IJN BBs outranged everything else (i.e. American ships) and you could stay alive by angling and keeping your distance. Not any more.
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    Stock Bayern Biggest POS In Game

    Agreed. Just surprised no one else complained about the stock hull. People either don't mention the stock hull or brag about how well they did in the stock hull before they got the upgrade. Made me question my sanity.
  12. I got the Bayern and heard what a great ship it was. Some people commented in the forums how well they did even in the stock Bayern. With the stock Bayern I had a few games where I did ok and did some damage. Not bad. Not great. I think it was because some of the enemy team played overly aggressively and brought their ships within range of my pathetic 15km range guns, so I could punish them without great risk to myself. Then for the next few days the situation changed and the stock Bayern became the ship from hell to play. The 15km range of the stock hull was utter hell on Earth. It reminded me of the stock Fuso hull and how awful that was. I'd be in a game and there would always be CVs and my lack of AA would cause me to get slaughtered (even when I was well within my team's section of the map). One of my favourite games is where we had two CVs who were noob. Of course, no air cover. Enemy torp'd our CV to death within first five minutes of the game and then proceeded to make my life hell. Other memorable experience include being ruthlessly torp'd by enemy DDs within the first five minutes of the game on Hotspot. I conservatively hid behind the big island whilst my team capped. No friendly DDs or CVs were guarding the Western side of the map and next thing I know I eat several deep water torpedos from a Gadjah Maha, who then proceeds to torp numerous other ships before running off into the sunset and capping another one of our starting bases. Like WTF, the game only just started and it normally takes the enemy half the game to work their way around that damn big island! Wonderful stuff, really made me feel good. And assuming I wasn't torp'd to death, I would be a complete liability to my team in other situations. Even with the engine upgrade to 25 kts, I'd struggle to get into the fight with my crappy 15.1km firing range and no spotter plane. And if I did manage to fire off my guns, I had to be a little bit more aggressive and would be dismantled by enemy CAs and BBs. I get it, the Bayern is a brawler.... but with a crappy 15.1km firing range it doesn't matter how clever you are with using islands for cover to work your way up the map: you simply are forced to get too close to use your guns, or simply end up running after the enemy the entire game before you can't get a shot off because you've got to monitor your approach to avoid YOLO'ing. I'm not a great player but even by my standards my games were abysmal. Getting blown up with doing little or no damage and I was playing very carefully and not YOLO'ing. Got to the point where I kinda figured my team would be better off if I went AFK and didn't get sunk (Note: I did not do this, but that's what it felt like). It's the kind of stuff where if you complained on the forums, every man and his dog would abuse you and tell you how great the stock Bayern is and how your lack of success with the stock Bayern proves some kind of congenital mental defect because <quote unicum player or server stat> says stock Bayern is great, ergo it must be you. Lies, damned lies and statistics. Well I finally, despite all the rage and frustration, managed to unlock the upgraded hull. AA goes from non-existent to very good, maneuverability goes from awful to good, I get some extra health, but most importantly my range gets bumped up to 16km and I score a spotter plane. The impact was immediate. I went from complete lemming to absolute hero: OK. I'm sure others have done better, but it's just incredible how much impact the hull upgrade has. For me the ship was an unusable disaster with the stock hull but immediately transformed into an easy-to-understand powerful weapon with the upgraded hull. (I also am going to go on the record and say the T4 Kaiser is also a big POS vessel. Yes, I know. There are people out there who think the Kaiser is this amazing beast and they've got server stats which prove not only how amazing the ship is to play, but how empirical studies also prove the T4 Kaiser may be linked to an improved recovery rate amongst stage four cancer patients. I don't care. For me, as far as I'm concerned, the T4 Kaiser was a POS. Give me a Nassau, Wyoming, Kawachi, Myogi, or South Carolina... I'll make them work and do ok in them. More than happy to play those ships versus a Kaiser any day of the week. The Kaiser can't brawl up close because it can barely move and attracts torpedos like bees to honey... and at short/medium range it completely and utterly misses at point blank range with maybe one shell hitting or over penetrating? You know that movie scene which George Lucas modified in A New Hope to "show" that Greedo, not Han, shot first? Greedo fires his gun and the laser bolt arcs off at a 45 degree angle mid flight before Han returns fire? That kind of retrospective PC BS which defies the laws of physics? Well that's the Kaiser.)
  13. coldsteelfury

    Soviet Cruiser T9 Kronshtadt

    Haha Am I? How do you know I'm not a hipster with a penchant for retro music? There are some 25 year old people who listen to vinyl!
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    Soviet Cruiser T9 Kronshtadt

    I was thinking..... Kronshtadt..... (Linda) Ronstadt.... sounds very similar. So here's my tribute to all you Kronshtadt lovers and fan boi's out there. Now that I've gotten over my emotional trauma, I think this song pretty much sums up my feelings thus far about the ship and the people who enjoying playing it. Linda Kronshtadt - You're No Good Enjoy.
  15. coldsteelfury

    Soviet Cruiser T9 Kronshtadt

    Just saw your video.... very nice tactic. I'll definitely add that blind firing maneuver to my repertoire! Thanks for sharing. I bet that Neptune really loved you! 4 cits! Very troll! (But in a good way! And by that I mean that I benefit and the other person suffers. It's only when I suffer that I get upset! lol Seriously though, the tactic cuts both ways... people just need to know that it's there and available themselves of it)
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