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  1. ShaddowAU

    "Commonwealth" Ships Flying the Wrong Ensign

    It feels weird quoting yourself but anyway... I'm surprised this isn't also a major issue for the player base, especially Germans. There are quite a number of WW1 German ships in the game and I know I would prefer they flew the correct ensign and not a censored version* of one from a Nazi fascist regime. Don't get me wrong, I certainly don't see the WW1 German Empire as bunch of warm and fuzzy Care Bears but they certainly were a touch more honorable and humane than the WW2 Nazi Germans. I think German WW1 ships should have the increased esteem they deserve by flying their correct ensign and thus not be associated with Nazis by manner of flying the wrong ensign. As I stated at the very beginning of this thread, WG as a Russian based company made sure their own country's vessels correctly fly either the pre or post Revolution ensigns, why didn't they do the equivalent for Germany? Kaiserliche Marine Ensign 1903-1918 Kriegsmarine Ensign 1938-1945* *Obviously for legal reasons (in some countries) and for marketing (I know I wouldn't buy a ship flying a Nazi swastika) in WoWS the swastika in this ensign is replaced with another Iron Cross. PS: Maybe this should be raised as a separate thread...
  2. ShaddowAU

    "Commonwealth" Ships Flying the Wrong Ensign

    All the other ships in the game have no option to change ensigns. For example there is no option to put the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) ensign on WW1 German ships, the only option available is the de-swastika'ed version of the WW2 Kriegsmarine ensign on all German ships. The game is not renowned for giving you choices of what ensign to fly on your ships. This effectively conditions you to believe that this is the case for every ship in the game, and it appears that was the case for some time. Why you think, that having seen all these other ships that you can't alter ensigns for, that everyone would automatically think WG would go out of its way to do something different for a few ships from relatively minor countries is absurd. As I alluded to before; unless you know that function exists you wouldn't expect it from WG and thus would not look for it.
  3. ShaddowAU

    "Commonwealth" Ships Flying the Wrong Ensign

    No I'm not being sarcastic. First; when you don't know the function to change ensigns exists you don't even know to go look for it. Second; this extra flag menu only exists for these few vessels so, if you hadn't put an extra flag on HMAS Perth for example (as I hadn't before), you wouldn't know its even there, and you'd likely miss it anyway as its minimised by default. When you know it exists, as I do now, then it appears as obvious as dog's balls.
  4. ShaddowAU

    "Commonwealth" Ships Flying the Wrong Ensign

    Wow, thanks for that, a very well hidden function that and I imagine most newer players have no idea about it.
  5. I don't know if this topic has been broached before, I imagine it most like has been multiple times, but I think it needs to be pushed again into WG attention. I notice that WG, as a Russian based company, has taken the care with ships of its own country to even have two separate ensigns for pre and post Revolution so that ships of both eras have their correct ensign while the background flag for ships in the Menu is the flag of the USSR. I think this is a good system as the ships under 2 different ensigns are correctly linked to the same country. In stark contrast the ships of Australia and Canada fly the 1976-2013 version of the Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations as their ensigns. No ships or Army have ever fought under that flag. I don't really object to these ships having the "Commonwealth" flag as the background for the ships menu but I highly object to these ship flying this flag as their ensign. The Royal Australian Navy fought under the Royal Navy Ensign from its creation in 1911 until 1967 when we created our own ensign to differentiate our ships from RN ones during the Vietnam War. Similarly the Royal Canadian Navy fought under the Royal Navy Ensign from its creation in 1910 until 1965. The correct ensigns for these "Commonwealth" vessel in WoWS is the Royal Navy Ensign. I imagine ships clumped as "Pan-Asia" and "Pan-America" have the same issues and no doubt players from China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Argentina are just as annoyed/insulted as Australians and Canadians for not having the correct ensigns. WG loves making lots of silly flags for people to put on their ships so would it really be that difficult to put the correct ensigns on the "Commonwealth", "Pan-Asia" and "Pan-America" ships it makes?
  6. ShaddowAU

    removal dates, of the Musashi, Kronshtaht

    Yeah, got my Mushi today! What a painful grind as about 3 weeks ago I had no FXP at all after getting HMS Nelson just days before they announced the Musashi's pending removal. Anyway I've burnt through hundreds of special and economic signal flags to do it, my poor beaten up USS Massachusetts was sporting nothing but them during this time. Feel like I need a holiday from WoWS to recover from that grind but I've still got to do the daily missions to get HMS Dreadnought. Musashi is a beast though, glad to have it, can't wait to eventually get Yamato now if she is even better as everyone says.
  7. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    OMG we used the same word, does that mean we are actually brothers?
  8. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    What you wrote in not reasoned response it was just rant in an attempt to make yourself feel superior, ignoring that is easy.
  9. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    @Max_Battle Wow, I'm confused is this a WoWS forum or piss-poor version of Psychology 101. Trust me the only cognitive dissonance happening here is that you have convinced yourself you are not a troll and this is not trolling.
  10. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    @icy_phoenix Yeah I notice you lecture me like I'm the baddie here and you're some moderator, but your bud Max_Battle, oh no, don't dare try to pull him into line, or even comment on him clearly trolling people. Also before Max_Battle attacks again using a previous argument, no I don't "feel entitled" to have, or believe it is the job of icy_phoenix to come to my defence in this regard (in reference to post #58).
  11. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    @Max_Battle Like a troll you've missed the total point of everything because you are too busy looking for a piece of exposed flesh that you can attack. I told my story as a warning to others to know these Premium containers are a con. It would have been much easier to have said nothing about them and preserved my dignity but you and the other trolls just attack, like; "I'm so smart I didn't waste my money on them", or maybe you did buy some and have keep it quiet, maybe you got conned also, who knows. I tried to help other players by warning them. The thing that really grates me is that I made the mistake once of mentioning I was a Commissioned Officer in this forum and have had people like you try to pay out on me for it. I am proud of my Military service, you have no idea if the difficulty I went through to even become an Officer and then what I endured during my time in the service. Life as an Officer is not all Mess dinners and cocktail parties like the enlisted ranks believe, maybe for the top brass it is, but at my level it was just hard work, relentless stress and personal sacrifice. I don't care if you or anyone else don't believe me about any of this, but if you ever did serve you would know that insulting someone's Military service is a taboo especially if it is a civvie doing it. Besides; why did you even raise my Military service in this topic, it had nothing to do with this subject at all, instead you used it as a trolling point.
  12. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    Hmmm.... Arh no that's not trolling at all, that is being "calm, logical and reasonable", silly me for confusing this.
  13. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    Clearly you and @Thyaliad don't understand that the "gambler's fallacy" has no connection to, or opposes cumulative probability as they are about two completely different concepts relating to different scenarios. One has to do with each single event probability and the other is about the collective probability over a number of events or trials. And no they don't teach mathematical probability at RANC, why the hell would they, did they teach you much about mathematical probability at Cerberus, if you even served?
  14. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    No that means I'm done with this BS.
  15. ShaddowAU

    What do you want from santa's boxes?

    Mate you are a textbook example of an Internet troll.
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