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  1. Lone_Raven

    any aussies playing?

    G'day, I hail from Newcastle-ish and play quite regularly with my clan and on my own. Been playing for about a year, have pretty much every line up to T6 + a couple of T7s and a premium T8... Like everyone else, my name in-game is the same as my forum name (Lone_Raven). I'll add ya on my contacts list, and I hope I might see you out at sea mate :D EDIT: I did not notice this was an old thread. But the above still stands.
  2. Looking at the other comments, yeah you're the only person who thinks they are specifically overpowered. Yes, the HE spam from British battleships is f'ing ridiculous but they do have falls in other departments (gun traverse and in my experience armour come to mind). And I don't think the cruisers and destroyers are much different than the same type from other nations.
  3. Lone_Raven

    Australian Air Warfare Destroyers

    If you could do that, that would be great! Although I disagree with it being THE most advanced in the world, most certainly Top 10 or Top 5 though.
  4. Morning all, just doing some casual research crap and posting it on the WoWs forums for you people to all see. The topic of today's Red Bull-fueled research are the three Australian Air Warfare Destroyers, known locally as the Hobart-class. Coming in at just under 150 metres in length weighing 7,000 tons, the three ships of the Hobart-class (HMAS Hobart, HMAS Brisbane and NUSHIP Sydney) are the most capable surface warships ever to enter service in the RAN. They are equipped with a mass of advanced weaponry and sensors, the former including the RIM-66 Standard-2 SAM, RIM-162 ESSM SAM, Harpoon AShM, MU90 torpedos, a Mark-35 127mm main gun and multiple autocannon and CIWS mounts. The main-piece of the latter is the AEGIS combat system which also encompasses the four SPY-1 phased-array radars that can be seen as the funny octagonal panels put on the forward superstructure near the bridge. For ASW purposes the ships also carry a singular MH-60 Romeo 'Seahawk'. All three were built as a modular design, a little over 30 module blocks being constructed for each ship. Hobart was laid down in 2012, Brisbane in 2014 and Sydney in 2015. Hobart suffered early on from faulty construction in her keel and combat modules, a fault contributed to Australian shipbuilders not having relevant or enough experience building large warships, the faults taking around a collective year to correct and get the ship delivered to the RAN. Hobart was formally commissioned to the Royal Australian Navy in September 2017, however she did not attend RIMPAC 2018 and has not seen any active theaters as of yet. Brisbane is intended to be formally commissioned to the RAN in October 2018. Sydney is intended to be formally commissioned into the RAN in late 2019 with no exact dating having been set. What follows below are a series of photos of the three ships, mostly Hobart. (Apologies for low-quality pictures, pulled these all off Google.)
  5. Lone_Raven

    Quit while you're ahead?

    That, sir, is a very good point. I shall shut up now
  6. Lone_Raven

    Quit while you're ahead?

    I have only one question. Why were you playing WoWs at 4 in the morning?!?!
  7. Lone_Raven

    Date for Brit DD`s anyone

    Considering that we have the combat missions for the Tier V, VI, VII and VIII Royal Navy destroyers, they will most likely be released with the new patch which comes out in a month or so. They did this with the French battleship line, makes sense to do it again with Royal Navy destroyers.
  8. Lone_Raven

    Dasha's Pregnancy??? WTF

    Wouldn't be surprised if someone else has said this XD
  9. Lone_Raven

    Submarines Are Coming

    A submarine line within the game would certainly be interesting to have and play. That said, Farlesquew does have a point above. It's probably gonna be a while before we get a proper submarine line, and that's IF its successful past testing or any events.
  10. Lone_Raven

    Supercontainer nerfed... again?

    Could it be a spout of bad luck for the time being. I wasn't able to get the Tier X supercontainers because no T10s but all of my supercontainers before then contained good contents, namely 30 days premium and 100 camos...
  11. Lone_Raven

    What's wrong with today?

    Yeah, there's been a problem as of late with bots. Mostly high-tier though, I haven't seen any bots in low-to-mid tier.
  12. Lone_Raven

    Question about Alaska

    Considering they've been adding a handful of bigger ships to the arsenal, I wouldn't be surprised to see it there. As for being released, that's fair. Ships aren't added in every single patch :P
  13. Lone_Raven

    Question about Alaska

    Would anyone happen to know when the Alaska becomes available or what currency players will need to get it?