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The Eight Special Types of Players

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The Original Eight Types

 

The Super-Keen DD Captain


At the start of the match, this energy-filled water puppy will ping the map repeatedly to inform his team that he will conquer that point using any means, and by any cost (usually his life). As your ship struggles to reach half boiler in the engine room, this DD captain is doing his best Sonic the Hedgehog impression, collecting imaginary rings along the way to the cap. This is where it either goes super well, or super terrible. In the huge, puffy smokescreen of the cap, you see small arcs of HE shells raining in between clouds like those old saturday morning cartoons. You see white and red torpedo indicators colliding into each other like a an uncontrollable nuclear reaction - it's at this point that you pray to whatever Gods you believe in to ensure that your Super-Keen DD Captain kills the other side's Super-Keen DD Captain. Usually dies within the first minute of the game if things don't go too well.

 

 

The Absolute Potato


This is either a new player, or a guy in an awful stock grind, or someone who logs into World of Warships with the sole intention of existing as the antithesis of the Silent Carry (to bring balance to the universe). If he is a DD player, he will overextend to launch a torp wave that misses his mark by at least 5 KM - and get sunk by the enemy team as he panic smokes. If he is a CL/CA player, he will chase an enemy DD into the smoke, overextend, and get focused by the enemy team. If he is the BB player, he will be convinced that today is the anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae, and create a corridor to fight the entire enemy fleet by himself on a flank - presumably dying a Spartan's death. We empathize with the potato, because we are/were the potato at times. Yet we also despise the potato, because we're not the potato at times.

 

 

The Potato Peeler


Every match is an audition to get into an elite PvP clan, a chance to showcase his skills that he learned watching the likes of Notser and Flamu (and probably Yuro as well). Guy has read every LittleWhiteMouse ship review, and memorized stats like it's the fifth grade history exam. This player is usually very angry because in every game, he sees people doing stupid potato nonsense and realizes that none of them visit the forums. He believes that his Winrate should be higher because of how hard he carries or performs, other people are conspiring to bring his WR down. Most of the time, he yells at his team in chat - only to be greeted with boxes or jeers from his team. The most likely candidate to burn out from the game after a string of losses totaling five or more (but is usually well above average stats-wise).

 

 

The Delta Force Sniper Elite BB Captain


This person treats every map like a Call of Duty map, and every BB like a sniper rifle. You won't see him near the objective, because he is hanging back close to spawn in perma-shift zoom vision, scanning the horizon for threats - and providing his team with valuable overwatch (he believes). He rarely relocates his vessel, and if he does - it's because half of his team are sinking to the bottom of the ocean, and he is running away from the enemy ships - only to inevitably run into the map boundary lines. He will ignore any pleas from his team to push a flank, to tank hits whilst the fleet circles around the objective, or pick up survivors from allied vessels. Dude takes no orders from anyone, because he is Delta Force.


I hate you Delta Force Sniper Elite BB Captain.

 

 

The Salamander Cruiser Captain


Some men just want to watch the world burn (over and over and over). Usually in Clevelands, Atlantas and Atagos, these captains are always in places where you can't shoot back at them, but you can see them throwing molotov cocktails at you from miles away. You do everything in your power/skill/RNG to weave your ship in between their endless streams of firecrackers - and you succeed in dodging 99.9% of their shots. Then, one of their HE rounds hits you, and sets you ablaze like the fires of Mount Mordor. This is enough to drive even the most patient, zen-like Captain into an uncontrollable rage. They can be spotted sitting on their computers laughing smugly everytime you have to make a decision on whether or not to let your ship burn like your hopes and dreams, or to use the repair kit. There's a special place in Hell for these sea dogs (actually, they might like that).

 

 

The Average Joe


The rare breed on the forums and the subreddit. These are the mainstay, vanilla casual players of the server. They usually stick with one nation and one tech tree - because they don't really have time to spare for this game. They can be seen in divisions with that one friend that forced them to play something other than DoTA or Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The average joes of the game are the most apathetic, yet least jaded players of the bunch, because they have no expectations from their team members - and no expectations of their own ability. They are like the flying plastic bag you see dancing gracefully to the whims of the wind on the freeway - they go where fate takes them, which is usually the Japanese cruiser line. Yelling at them when they do something silly is futile, because they'll just shrug and go play something else. Voted the players most likely to respond to your request with F5, but go ahead and do their own thing anyway. Nonetheless, these are valuable individuals because they will end up using your invite code.

 

 

The Heroic Martyr


His average damage is unremarkable, his K/DR isn't special, and he doesn't get many heroic achievements. Strangely, despite all this - his WR is well above server average. People want to division with him, he has a strange charisma about him. This is the Dark Knight of the game, the hero that everyone needs - but definitely doesn't deserve. He is making all the plays that gives other players on his team a chance to shine and succeed. When you are in a pinch, he is there with his DD - smoking you up. When you are engaging another BB, he is just off your starboard side, providing you with much needed HE spamming fire support as a CL, and just as a pair of cruisers are chasing you in your DD - he moves out of the smoke to draw some of their fire. Half the time, he dies in an unthanking act of martyrdom. He takes a torpedo for a ship that carries the team to victory, or he buys enough time for his team to cap the enemy flag. This player doesn't appear in the Top 3 of XP earned, but he isn't in it for the personal glory, he's there to enable you like that supportive homeroom teacher in junior high.

 

 

The Silent Carry


This person never says anything in chat, except maybe an obligatory F10 at the start of the match. He is usually the top tiered ship of his class in the match, this guy can see into the future like the Guardians from The Green Lantern comic book. He will angle against your BB shots, he will dance around your metal fishes, and your citadel might as well be an open invitation for a penetration buffet. When you die like a clown, you will spectate this mysterious individual and wonder what it's like to play this game at that level.

 

 

Community-Contributed Player Types (Edited)

 

The Solopubber (Suggested by Retia)

 

This is a hardy stock of player, in a social multiplayer game where teamwork is held at a premium - the solopubber decides that anything worth doing in the world (this game) needs to be done by yourself. The solopubber combs through his team mates and enemies during loading time. He does this to ascertain which ships he needs to destroy and stalk, and which of his team mates have the highest chances to be absolute potatoes or silent carries. For the solopubber, every match is an elimination episode of Survivor - he has been thrust into the chaotic game with just his own wits and basic survival tools. Despite the overwhelming odds of failure, he has to make it out of the jungle alive and victorious. That is, until two destroyers and a cruiser from his team dies in the first minute of the game - then he transforms into the biggest salt container boat in the game.

 

 

The Subculture Fan (Suggested by Rouge42)

 

The subculture fan was brought here by one thing: Japanese animation and/or online game. They type POI into all-chat, and are then greeted by other POIs from both friend or foe alike. This is a confusing ritual for anyone not in on the reference. They are almost always either in an IJN DD of some description, and have the consistency of skill you'd expect from playing a game of roulette in the casino. If you land on Black, then you'll probably pick up a win as this Captain will joyfully type POI into the chat after sinking enemy ships like it's the Battle of Jutland. If you land on Red, this player will probably die horribly on the first cap after spotting a grand total of two other destroyers - and apologize for dying with a "Sorry", "POI" and "Japanese ASCII emote" in that order. If you land on 0 or 00, you'll get the fabled POI Division - in which case, heaven help us all.

 

 

The Cheapskate (Suggested by Safiuddin97)

 

This is the dude that rolls around in a Tier VIII ship, which clearly just rolled off the drydock - and is glistening with its untouched, fresh base coat of paint. Clearly, the guy had to spend a pretty penny to get his new vessel - but he has a crippling disadvantage, for some reason, he is extremely stingy with his budget allocation. His men are not fed well, he cuts corners during maintenance, and he counts every cent that leaves his ledger. This guy won't even spend 8,000 credits to outfit his ship with a new camouflage paint job after each naval battle. He gets antsy when he sees the bill for premium consumables, because although he knows an extra repair container could save hundreds of lives on his ship, he'd rather save his bank account.

 

 

Feel free to add to the list, or to inform us which special captain you identify yourself as.

 

And No, we can't all be Silent Carries either.

 

Edited by Darkshaunz

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Define solopubber please

You forgot my class of player.

 

 The Solopubber

 

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Would be nice with extra definitions :)

 

Perhaps between average joe or heroic martyr.

Usually playing solo in a long run, then taking a long break afterwards.

Rarely in division.

Quiet at chat, steer according to my team position.

I also usually got my hands full sailing there and there.

Providing sight, extra pew pew, extra distraction, capping when able, also smoking teammates when necessary.

I'm fish monger, torpedo is my favorite weapon. Shell is cheating since it is faster than torpedo. Torpedo is art, i could hit DD moving away from me at 9km with Kamikaze's torpedo, when he turn back.

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Define solopubber please

 

Would be nice with extra definitions :)

 

No need to come up with one, google provides.

 

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No need to come up with one, google provides.

 

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Nice, +1.

To mention i favorite less capable ships bring into battles.

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I am a cross between a Salamander Cruiser Captain and Potato Peeler. 

 

Very salty after 5 losses. 

 

I've read most LittleWhiteMouse ship previews, but my win rate is only around 60% for last 30 days, pretty average (52% all time, due to being a potato in my first 2000 games).

 

Trying to get my damage stats and destroyer stats up. 

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you should distinguish absolute potato and yolo potato

 

  Absolute Potato Yolo Potato
Skill from noob to average good
teamplay cannt play team work, because lack of knowlege "teamwork is for noob"   WHO NEED TEAMWORK?
behavior try it best to win, but making mistake

YOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

lets go to valhalla!

 

nah, see the difference....

 

AJ is Average Joe, I never thought of that.

 

@Aaditya AJ :D

 

i think he is actually awesome, HOW TO REACH 36% WR? AND THIS GUY KEEP PLAYING! he is really WoW lover!

and he still showing that WR result, HE TEACH US, PLAY FOR FUN!!

 

 

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Can this be added?

 Poi lovers

these captains are pretty much your average captains, they can either die quickly or surprisingly carry the game. What makes them different from the others is the spamming of the word poi, which will end up them being reported or ignored.

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Thanks for the replies so far guys! Interesting to see how some of you place yourself in that rather wide spectrum.

 

I've split the OP into two categories - the original eight and the community-contributed ones suggested (with my own edits to the suggestions submitted).

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By this category, I would appear be a potato who is also a potato peeler in some case.

 

I remember all the stats and all the ship's weak spot. I even spend some time researching the bizarre way to citadel ships to some degree of success.

I can only operate comfortably within knife-fight range because my aiming further than that is far worse than a drunk stormtrooper with a broken shotgun.

I often overextend in high-tier BB, just to even hope to land a shot on a kurfurst ...and get promptly turned into a submarine without any means to surface. 

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AJ is not potato in my opinion. I've div with him several times. He was the one who teach me Ognevoi. Just idk how he managed to get that w/r.

 

​lol, AJ is an awesome player. His stats on his signature are just trolling you.....

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​lol, AJ is an awesome player. His stats on his signature are just trolling you.....

 

what ? SO HE IS UNICUM? i am disappointed, i think have found the fellow potato. now i should rage, POTATO STRIKE BACK!

*LEL potato indicator

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There are also players who only play in divisions:

-"Japanese Fishing Fleets" (Banzai divisions) who aggro into your flank aggressively, smoke for their div mates, and proceed to kill half your team as they banzai charge your flank, typically found playing T7 premium DD/CV/CA, very aggro. 
-"South China Sea Flotilla", groups of skilled chinese captains who play almost exclusively T10, and like to whittle down the enemy with their superior accuracy and positioning, often found with at least 1 DD/RNCL, plus a CV.  May or may not be seen playing high tiers during prime time.

-"WTR padder", self explanatory, these guys just want to git gudder and farm WR, they are the elite, or elite wannabe gamers who are in it to git gud, typically also division since random players cannot be trusted.

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The Subculture Fan (Suggested by Rouge42)

 

 

 

The subculture fan was brought here by one thing: Japanese animation and/or online game. They type POI into all-chat, and are then greeted by other POIs from both friend or foe alike. This is a confusing ritual for anyone not in on the reference. They are almost always either in an IJN DD of some description, and have the consistency of skill you'd expect from playing a game of roulette in the casino. If you land on Black, then you'll probably pick up a win as this Captain will joyfully type POI into the chat after sinking enemy ships like it's the Battle of Jutland. If you land on Red, this player will probably die horribly on the first cap after spotting a grand total of two other destroyers - and apologize for dying with a "Sorry", "POI" and "Japanese ASCII emote" in that order. If you land on 0 or 00, you'll get the fabled POI Division - in which case, heaven help us all.

 

Please do not generalize all the subculture fans, some actually try their best to be gud captains and learn from the glorious captains of ships of the nihon kaigun to git gud.

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Please do not generalize all the subculture fans, some actually try their best to be gud captains and learn from the glorious captains of ships of the nihon kaigun to git gud.

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Carrying POI tag not meaning "Subculture Fan" since internal poll sugested that 70% of POI members have nothing to do with little girl dressing lewdly carrying gun and shooting some blacky black things... in fact they dont even know what POI mean but whatever Poi.

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The Average Joe

 


The rare breed on the forums and the subreddit. These are the mainstay, vanilla casual players of the server. They usually stick with one nation and one tech tree - because they don't really have time to spare for this game. They can be seen in divisions with that one friend that forced them to play something other than DoTA or Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The average joes of the game are the most apathetic, yet least jaded players of the bunch, because they have no expectations from their team members - and no expectations of their own ability. They are like the flying plastic bag you see dancing gracefully to the whims of the wind on the freeway - they go where fate takes them, which is usually the Japanese cruiser line. Yelling at them when they do something silly is futile, because they'll just shrug and go play something else. Voted the players most likely to respond to your request with F5, but go ahead and do their own thing anyway. Nonetheless, these are valuable individuals because they will end up using your invite code.

 

AJ is Average Joe, I never thought of that.

 

@Aaditya AJ :D

 

Really??? I mean i never sticked to one tech tree... y u do dis??? T-T

i think he is actually awesome, HOW TO REACH 36% WR? AND THIS GUY KEEP PLAYING! he is really WoW lover!

and he still showing that WR result, HE TEACH US, PLAY FOR FUN!!

 

Ever checked my stats??? :hiding:

AJ is not potato in my opinion. I've div with him several times. He was the one who teach me Ognevoi. Just idk how he managed to get that w/r.

 

Lol I don't mind divisioning with you again.. had fun with you.. 

 

Talking about WR here's what happened to it Link

 

 

​lol, AJ is an awesome player. His stats on his signature are just trolling you.....

 

Good Guy Ensign... You are really the nicest guy i've ever met on the internet... 

 

 

But coming back to the topic... I wanna know what kind of player I'm I defined by... Not like icy said I don't stick to one tree... press F5 and do something else :( ..

Edited by Aaditya_AJ

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