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About Pete_the_pirate

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  1. Hiding Profile

    I have noticed a few players have chosen to hide their profiles. They have been players who have played badly in my opinion, but when I have tried to find out if they are novices who could be forgiven for rookie mistakes their profile just has a message saying they have hidden their record. How is that done?
  2. Locked on sector

    Shf Thanks for that. With all the frantic activity, must have accidentally hit Shft-X. Actually I can't really see much point in ever locking onto a sector - seems to just be a bloody nuisance.
  3. Locked on sector

    This is probably a stupid question, but what key do you use to get out of 'Locked on sector'? Had this come up only 2 or 3 times and I have no idea what key I must have accidentally hit to get locked onto a sector. Recent game a number of enemy ships were near or rapidly approaching and I was also being harassed by torpedo bombers and suddenly I got 'Locked on sector' and while I was frantically trying different keys to unlock my guns I got pounded and sunk. The only thing I could find under the controls menu was locking onto a ship with the X key, but that is ships not sectors and I have still been able to move my guns away from a ship that I have locked onto (though it's easier to do if you unlock from that ship first). Got me baffled. I think on one occasion I stumbled on the key but it happens so rarely I can't remember what key it was.
  4. Unwarranted penalties for AFK etc.

    When you say 'task manager' I presume that is in Windows, not in WOWS itself. My only option on a Mac when it freezes and won't quit is to force quit and go through all the tiresome start up screens again (maybe because Mac OS is not fully supported). Actually I don't have any objection to getting warnings if the game itself has crashed, the thing that irritated me recently and made me post originally was the fact that I was penalised for quitting a battle early and I had not quit any battle early for any reason (my fault or game crash) within the past few months. Anyway it's no big deal, just had to be pink for a few battles then back to normal. Was just wondering if anybody else had had that happen.
  5. Unwarranted penalties for AFK etc.

    Anybody else been penalised for something they haven't done? Today I got a notice I was penalised for 'unsporting conduct', quitting battle early and being AFK. The only times I have ever been AFK have been when the game crashed or froze and it has taken forever to force quit the app (because I couldn't quit to restart it), then go through all the start up screens to restart the game. Same goes for quitting a battle early, the only times I would have done that have been when the game has crashed and my ship was sunk while I was trying to restart and get back on (and even that hasn't happened recently).
  6. WOWS is a bit lax in their explanations about some aspects of the game - a glossary of all terms with links to more detailed explanations would be a good idea in my opinion. A couple of aspects I would welcome any advice on are as follows: 1. What advantages (if any) do you get if you form or join a division? And what are your obligations if you join a division? 2. If you add a player to your Blacklist, what does that do? Does that mean any future team you join will not have that player or do a certain number of blacklistings by various players mean they incur some penalty?
  7. Game freezes

    As an addition to my previous comment - I quite often only get one game before the bloody thing freezes. Since I started playing lat last year, I've become addicted to WOWS (even if it is infuriating at times), but if these freezes continue I'll be quitting.
  8. Supercontainer Drop Rate

    I came to the conclusion that super containers turn up fairly regularly on 'Try your luck' when you first start playing WOWS, but after a time they just stop. At least that is my experience. It has been months since I have had one turn up and I have been rolling the dice every time I'm due for a container. Am going to ignore them from now on and aim for specific things like signals and resources.
  9. Game freezes

    Anybody else been having more game freezes lately? In the past week I can usually only get through 2 or 3 battles one after another, before the game freezes and I have to restart it and go through all the tiresome and time consuming startup windows (and usually find I've been sunk while I've been offline).
  10. Super container signals should not exist!!

    I have been wondering whether anyone still gets the occasional super container during the normal course of play. I used to get them now and then when I first started playing WOWS but it is months and months since I have received even one and I have been rolling the dice whenever I get a 'container available' notice. Maybe it's time I stopped gambling on getting one seeing they seem to be non existent once you progress past a certain point.
  11. [ALL] ModStation (beta)

    Not much help to me on a Mac, the Mod Station is Windoze.
  12. Camoflague will destroy this game

    I don't have any objection to DDs having camouflage, it's when it becomes ridiculous that I think it has gone too far. A case in point was the battle I just played. My ship was nowhere near any island but out in open sea when I was hit by a barrage of torpedoes and surprise, surprise there was no ship visible anywhere in the vicinity (and no smokescreen), then to top it all off I was then hit by another lot of torpedoes and the DD STILL wasn't visible (it was some time after I was sunk that a DD appeared, probably because one of our DDs was approaching). Surely any sane person would agree that is just ridiculous! For your information I have played random battles with a DD and I agree, it is a real challenge and I quite often don't survive a whole battle, but I expected that especially when getting anywhere near BBs or good cruisers.
  13. This Game has to be more Newbie-Friendly

    I agree. For a newcomer it can be very frustrating. When I started there were quite a few things I was oblivious to because there is no comprehensive guide. Of course you do pick up stuff as you go along but it might be an idea if WOWS had a glossary of terminology and other items with links to more explicit instructions or information relating to that term or aspect of the game.
  14. Camoflague will destroy this game

    I agree with Groblet, it has swung the balance too far in favour of DDs. Of course it's not meant to be an ultra realistic simulation, but let's have at least a little realism, after all DDs already have the advantage of speed. Certainly DDs should be able to escape detection even at really close range if you are in the middle of a storm but it's ridiculous not being able to see one a mile away in clear weather until you're about to be hit by a barrage of torpedoes and EVEN THEN not be able to see the DD.
  15. Weird screen image

    Thanks for that. Yeah, only happened a few times (but do experience game freezing a bit more often, which I had put down to WOWS not fully supporting the Mac OS. That can be a real hassle as quite often it is impossible to force quit just that app until the whole computer restarts, so it takes forever restarting the computer then going through all the WOWS start up screens. By the time I get back in I've been sunk and the battle is over or nearly over). :-(