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  1. Ensign_Brendoonigan

    Finally, the Grind is Over

    I completed the Repulse yesterday and got the Wesser and the Fubuki today. Hopefully I'll completed the Izmail tomorrow. I can't see me completing the 4th one though, as will be back at work tomorrow. Either way it's nice to get those camos and ships for free.
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    Combating CV's and campaign requirements which use CV's

    Cheers guys. From all of the above I can deduce that having a CV premium is a bit of a waste at this stage, as they tend to operate differently from the tech trees. I'm also better off learning at tiers 6-8, on both the USN and IJN lines. This, so I can get the best all round understanding of them. Best thing then for me is to pick up the perma camos for both tier 6's, then do the same at tier 8. Cheap enough and I like the look of them. Cheers
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    Santa Container Drops (Post your luck)

    Just grabbed 8 mega and got 2.5k doubloons, kii, Agincourt, la grasse and the okhotnik. 4 ships out of 8.
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    MaxHammer 30K

    @Max_Battle congrats mate, Good on you for finding something you love and enjoy.
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    Combating CV's and campaign requirements which use CV's

    @S4pp3R Cheers, so Kaga would be a good option then, as it gives me some practice in 2 lines. I've got both ijn and the usn at tier 6's from quite some time ago (pre CV change), but am definitely thinking to spend some time at tier 4 again. Who knows, maybe I'll actually finish one of the lines. I don't mind redoing some of the campaigns, but don't find it quite as rewarding finishing them again. Cheers
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    Combating CV's and campaign requirements which use CV's

    @UnderTheRadarAgain I hear you about learning at tier 8 and it's not something I was considering. More along playing from tier 4 up in a line (like your saying), but also having a tier 8 for crew training etc once I'm semi competent. I can always crew train in co-op if needed. Cheers
  7. Hi guys, Whilst I'm not a great fan of CV's I've realised that the best way to combat CV's is to play them to learn their strengths and weaknesses. I've also discovered a lot of campaigns require tier 8 CV's to get the rewards, so feel I've really got to take a step towards them to complete these missions. Is there a line which is better to learn on? I'm also weighing up a tier 8 prem as well to do some of the campaigns on so ideally need to consider this as well. IJN has Kaga and Soviet has Chkalow which both appear to do well in random (by experienced players), but I am unsure about the UK (Indomitable, considered Ark Royal but can't do tier 8 missions with her), US (Saipan) or German (heard hard to learn). Any thoughts and advice appreciated. Cheers
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    French/Italian prems and where to start again

    Thanks Guys, I really appreciate the feedback. I grabbed the Aigle and will pick up something else later once I've hit tiers 7/8.
  9. Hi guys, After a few years away I've decided to rejoin the battle against Dave Jones locker again but alot of things have completely changed. I was just going to continue where I left off, but after a couple of games discovered I need to forget everything from before and start some lines from scratch and learn the basics again. So I've decided on the French and Italian lines but I want to have a decent crew trainer for them both. Any pointers on premium ships for either as crew trainers. I'm at tier 5 for French DD (thoroughly enjoying), (7 CA from before) and tier 5 for both Italian BB (yet to like or dislike) and CA's (seem okay so far) at this stage. I'm wanting something which I can work now and the future. French i considered Bayard and Sirocco but I have no idea about the Italians at all. All the YouTube videos are outdated and use old captains tree's so seem redundant. I use to only get tier 5-7 premiums as they always had the best value for the $, but I have also just picked up the Mainz as my first ever tier 8. I'm thinking i need a lot of practice before I grab a Tier 9 or 10. Nb: is the Sims any good any more? I've used her as my US dd trainer in the old days, and don't really want to relegate her to co-op only. Lastly with coal is it best to save for a ship or a legendary captain? Many thanks Ensign
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    What's your karma?

    lol AJ....
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    Does anyone experience extreme lag at night in Australia

    This weeks been terrible for it. Spiking all over the place for me. I wondered if it was because of the NBN work they're starting to do in my area..
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    Curious question about PvE scenarios

    I think you'll find that the missions are similar to events that happened in WW2 and the German and Japanese were deemed to have been the aggressors of the time. As such it'll be easier for them to create new scenarios with them as the opposition without to much thought going into it. However as it seems to be an unmitigated success you can expect a lot more variety and effort put into them. Imagine battle of midway! Battle of Surigao straits, or defend Task force Z against wave after wave of planes! even a fictional scenario like the Tirpitz's great escape from the fjords (dd's and cruisers only to protect the Tirpitz from air attacks and the british fleet!) the options are unlimited. Change the tier and have a battle of Jutland with tier 3 ships! How about a tier X one based on Operation ten go! It's early days and I'm expecting to see big advances in them in the months ahead.
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    CV should be given seperate game mode

    Tiers 3-4 are about the only tier you can say theirs not much in the way of AA, and then theirs only 1 cv for tier 3 and 2 cv's affecting tier 4 that have 2 torp plane squadrons anyway so it's hardly a common occurrence. But the thing is how is it fair that a Myogi gets to take on a stock Kawachi, or a Kongo taking on a Myogi. Properly played the lower tiered ships have no chance. At the end of the day it's just a case of adjusting to the teams and the teams that work best together take the win. Besides at low tier, DD's are a lot more of a danger than CV's are when played properly CV's are easily combated, if your ship has a fighter plane option take it. I'm amazed at the amount of people who take scout planes when fighters are so much better, and seem to me to be a lot tougher than they look. Players who don't take into account CV's when they set up there ship only have themselves to blame if they get taken out by them. Besides if you die to one then it's no different to getting torped by dd's launching from stealth or double citadelled by BB's camping 20k's away. At least if you watch your mini map you can see planes coming and adjust accordingly. If anything CV's get the rough end of the stick simply because they're reliant on planes which are easily shot down before they even come into range to launch torps, and heaven forbid those poor DB's who get everything thrown at them. Some AA spec ships cover 14k's of map! That's 14k's of no fly zone, have 2 on your opposing team and the opposing CV is already out of the game! How many ships are taken out of play that easily. Unless you've played CV's you'll never realise just how hard it is to cross drop a ship, let alone a DD. It takes 100's and 100's of games to learn this manually, compare that to a standard surface ship aiming at another ship and you only need to learn a few bits of info and you can hit ships consistently. The game left rock paper scissors a long time ago and that's why it's struggling for balancing now as there are definitely imbalances in ships, lines etc in the game. Let's face it we have DD's with the same if not better fire power than some cruisers, AA speced cruisers are also doable by BB's now so if you have a high tier BB without AA spec that's your choice to do. If you want to sacrifice AA to improve another area then do it, but don't complain when the Torp planes get through. If anything the problem is the lack of CV's in games than them being in game. If there were more of them, then people may judge it more worth while to put AA builds on them. Personally I prefer CV's in game as it adds an extra dimension to it (unless I'm in a DD against a CV who parks fighters over me). Without them the game would be boring as every game is the same, so a change every now and again is great. And yes I do AA spec my ships, especially BB's and even my GK gets a full AA spec load out.
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    Which do I buy Tirpitz or Prinz Eugen

    Correct, which is why the entire German line is affected on all ship classes. But also why I said may affect
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    When can we buy the USS Enterprise?

    arrrhh say what. What makes you say that? As for Gallant, I was going to run her in Ranked as well so am surprised to see she's not here either. No doubt they'll sell her at the very end of ranked just to annoy me... lol