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Exeter's Last Stand. Part 4

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Is it just me, or does this series of missions look next to impossible to complete within 1 week?

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I am dead to WG incentives now. The "Fly, Strike, Win" missions just keep going and going and going. Every time I check it's reset back to a new set of four directives to unlock.

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You've got to try and farm the achievements first, and that can be difficult, depending on what UK ships you have and how your team plays.

WG's missions really really annoy and frustrate me some times.

It's like putting a lolly jar high on a shelf in plain sight and telling the kid they can have a lolly if they can reach the jar.

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Don't run det flags in your DDs and pray for a detonation 😉

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suicide mission, DD no magazine upgrade no signal no camo full speed and torp get First Blood (+/- Devastating Strike) or Detonation, sound easy but stupid

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Just now, MatterCore said:

suicide mission, DD no magazine upgrade no signal no camo full speed and torp get First Blood (+/- Devastating Strike) or Detonation, sound easy but stupid

Or if you have it, sail in the Nelsoil, that thing prints dreadnaughts and fireproofs.

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1 hour ago, Beaufighter said:

 

It's like putting a lolly jar high on a shelf in plain sight and telling the kid they can have a lolly if they can reach the jar.

 

And when you finally get the lolly, it turns out to be one of those hard boiled ones and it's all sticky cos it's old. Plus the flavour is nauseating raspberry.

 

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or vanilla.

 

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got 2 first blood with buyfast and one kraken with fiji, thats just 3 trying for hours 

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1st mission , DD rush trade with enemy DD get dev strike
2nd mission , farm enemy ( can be done in co-op js jump in and ask ur friends to not do anything and carry after if anything goes wrong)
3rd mission ask ur friends to let u kill enemy ( CO-OP)
4th missison ask ur friends to bait enemy to broadside for you to citadel them (co-op)

im at 1sst mission 5/7 im fustrated hahaha cuz i really hate RN ships

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7 hours ago, Beaufighter said:

Is it just me, or does this series of missions look next to impossible to complete within 1 week?

So i started at  7:44 PM
it is about 12:42 ? now midnight 
about 5 hours to complete this overly fustrating mission and got my ummmm EXETER 
 

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So basically, if you want to play properly then it's a big pain in the butt.

But you can farm it, if you just play really badly and have friends to help you beat the system.

WG ... you need to think about your missions before you inflict them onto your player base.

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14 hours ago, AntifoulAwl said:

 

And when you finally get the lolly, it turns out to be one of those hard boiled ones and it's all sticky cos it's old. Plus the flavour is nauseating raspberry.

 

 

14 hours ago, AntifoulAwl said:

or vanilla.

 

Don't forget that horrible orange flavour.

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14 minutes ago, Beaufighter said:

WG ... you need to think about your missions before you inflict them onto your player base.

They do, they really do.

Yes, I’m sure skilled players can play normally and pick up achievement every game, but the vast majority of us arnt that good.

We have to donate the entire battle towards earning an achievement, which means playing to get that achievement, which, more likely as not, does not mean playing optimally. Or to win.

Examples

Arsonist: Constantly spamming HE, setting ships on fire and letting them burn to death rather than finishing them off quickly with AP.

Dreadnaught, Fireproof, unsinkable: Taking a bunch of damage early on, then hiding the rest of the match, can’t risk dying.

Close Quarters Expert: Getting close to enemy, holding main gun fire so secondaries can finish ship off. Instead of keeping distance and using main guns.

Detonation: need I explain?

Its not that these can’t happen when playing well, it’s that when farming, you will focus more to the requirements, than actually to winning. Especially if you are less than good.

This happens with a lot of other missions too. I remember a while back I was doing a mission (pre UK DDs I think) that involved getting torpedo hits with UK ships, in random. Only eligible UK ship I had at the time was Leander. Guess what I did?

Of course, that said, one of my most hated mission requirements is any that have “do X, AND WIN”, as it doing a specific action in any random battle isn’t hard enough, without hoping that you have a team who can win.

 

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Or you can hope they will find something wrong in the upcoming patch, and decide to postpone the update next week. They kinda did it on P.E. Friedrich missions/directives.

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1 hour ago, Sir_Feather said:

Or you can hope they will find something wrong in the upcoming patch, and decide to postpone the update next week. They kinda did it on P.E. Friedrich missions/directives.

Yeah, but that was due to the next patch being the Charlie Foxtrot of 0.8.0.

I don’t think there’s anything in the next patch that comes close to that.

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5 hours ago, RalphTheTheatreCat said:

 

Don't forget that horrible orange flavour.

How could I forget that??

 

Strange how orange flavour tastes nothing like an orange.

A bit like how these ships are nothing like real ships.

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Done the first part, only took me about 6 battles in HMS Nelson.

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8 hours ago, Grygus_Triss said:

This happens with a lot of other missions too. I remember a while back I was doing a mission (pre UK DDs I think) that involved getting torpedo hits with UK ships, in random. Only eligible UK ship I had at the time was Leander. Guess what I did?

Yeah that was one of the Duke of York tasks. I ended up buying the Gallant when it was on doubloon discount just to complete it. Still have PTSD from those missions. :cap_fainting:

8 hours ago, Grygus_Triss said:

Of course, that said, one of my most hated mission requirements is any that have “do X, AND WIN”,

Imo the "do X, and SURVIVE" missions are the worst. I don't mind the win requirements, as all teams should be trying to win anyway. But survive? This server is already notorious for having extremely passive and cowardly play, we don't need WG to reward that even more.

"Yay I got a kill as the mission requires, now I just need to survive! Uh oh, I am only on 25% health. Well then, carry me to victory my team! I will be cheering you all from behind this island ... or at the map border... " :Smile_smile:

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Well, I am DETERMINED to get Exeter free, and I just passed the 7 achievements mission. Hopefully, I can Co-op the rest of them through.

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2 minutes ago, TD1 said:

Well, I am DETERMINED to get Exeter free, and I just passed the 7 achievements mission. Hopefully, I can Co-op the rest of them through.

Shouldn't be hard, 750k damage is just long and arduous. 3 ship kills is possible, but depends on the ship you're playing, the team, where you spawn etc... may take a few tries to get it right. Citadels just mean the right ship in the right position. UK cruiser parallel to another UK cruiser, so long as other players don't sink it first.

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