World of Warships

Mr Bismarck wrote:

I suspect that's purely down to the mission though as there's practically no drama in it... just stroll up to the targets, press fire and then move on to the next target.

I think the problem is that enemy destroyers only show up at the very end. They are actually quite dangerous because they have the turret traverse to hit you easily, can drop torpedoes that hit shallow subs, and drop depth charges behind them that can one-shot subs. I learned that last bit the hard way when I tried to dive under them. If they had added 2-3 destroyers to every enemy spawn that would mix up the gameplay tremendously. Hopefully the upcoming hard mode on the 14th will do something about that.

The subs appear to be based on real ones though I don't recognize most of them. The Seelowe is obviously a german Elektroboot, it has the exact same hull pattern and the double AA turrets. The Killer Whale looks like a Gato and the Zipper is obviously a midget sub of some kind. Other than that I can't tell as the rest are plastered with steampunk gubbins.

Tamren wrote:

Other than that I can't tell as the rest are plastered with steampunk gubbins.

I thought the clock on the outside of the Seelowe was silly, but then I noticed the Zipper is wearing a monocle.

The Urashima has wings.

The subs are indeed based on real subs, like the ships. The Seelowe is a Type XXI U-boat and the Killer Whale is a Gato-class. The Zipper is based on the Soviet M-401, the Gerfalcon is a Type XXVI U-boat, and the Barracuda is based on the British X1.

Got rank 1 again, this time it took me 32 battles instead of 26. I think the trick to playing ranked is to do all of your battles in the first week because good players naturally rise to the top and advance. The moment they hit rank 1 they are removed from the pool, but all of the terrible players stay between rank 1 and the last irrevocable rank because all they do is drag the team down and only advance by luck. I made the mistake of leaving it to the last weekend and the queue is full of these people, you can toss a coin at the start of the match and see if your team loses the game in the first 5 minutes.

There are plenty of clueless players at high tiers too, but tier 5 dramatically lowers the bar for entry and you see a lot of people who don't understand the most basic of tactics. Like destroyers that hide behind islands, THEN pop smoke, THEN fire torpedoes blindly in all directions just in case an enemy ship might suddenly appear. It also baffles me that ranked mode doesn't exclude teamkillers.

Anyone else having trouble logging in? Normally the wargaming launcher app does that automatically, but now it stops me on the in-game login screen and tells me to input my password again because there was a server connection error. I'm not banned and if I login again it works just fine, this has only been an issue since they updated to 7.11.

Working for me right now!

Do you use the Wargaming Center application or do you just have the standalone launcher for WOWS? I tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps, I redid firewall permissions, excluded it from the antivirus etc. Nothing worked so I'm forced to assume that the problem isn't on my end.

From what I can tell this problem usually happens if the servers are down, either unintentionally or because of a scheduled update. But the server isn't down, it just fails to connect automatically and makes me log in. Baffling.

I use the standalone launcher. Make sure it says NA at the top maybe it is trying to log into a different region server?

It's definitely the right region, I've submitted a support ticket and will see what they have to say.

So announcement came out today for the pre-beta closed sign up for, ' World of Warships: Legends' for the consoles. Anyone signing up for this?

P.s. Oh yea, I saw this over on the World of Tanks news page:
https://console.worldoftanks.com/en/...

I wasn't looking forward to the 6*4 million credit grind for the last part of the event. But I just opened a supercontainer and got a month of premium, how convenient!

Congrats!

I knocked off Japan, France and the UK quickly with Musashi, Jean Bart and Cossack... Germany took a little longer with the Scharnhorst and so now I have two to go. I don't have enough Pan-Asian ships, so it's going to have to be Russian and US navies and for Russia that probably means the Oktober and the Murmansk.

The PEF isn't even supposed to be all that good, but I can't resist a free ship. Plus the other free ships, (really just free Camos), in the PEF Campaign.

I knocked off the USN portion of the PEF campaign just by playing ranked tonight in the Farragut.

I only lost one game all the way from rank ten to the cusp of rank one and then randomly ran into my clan leader in the round where I could rank out.

Not only did I win, but I sank his Fuso. So that final round ranked me out, put me over the 4,000,000 credit mark for the US and probably got me kicked out of my clan.

I finished ranked a few days ago, did almost all of it with Fuso or Warspite, with a bit of New Mexico on the side.

And yeah, the P.E. isn't amazing from what I've seen, but I like battleships and it's free. I certainly won't be trying to get 4 million credits with that one ship for the retroactive directive tasks though.

A few patches ago they changed the AP penetration mechanics for DDs. Now you are capped at 10% (overpen) damage except for two specific high tier DD targets.

Does anyone remember the max gun calibre affected? I think it was 300mm but I can't remember or find the patch notes it was in.

Tamren wrote:

A few patches ago they changed the AP penetration mechanics for DDs. Now you are capped at 10% (overpen) damage except for two specific high tier DD targets.

Does anyone remember the max gun calibre affected? I think it was 300mm but I can't remember or find the patch notes it was in.

IIRC it is all AP all DDs except the Khabarosvk and the Haragumo.

I believe the affected calibre was 280mm, because I remember Scharnhorst Captains complaining about the change and she has 283mm.

I found the patch note and it is 280mm.

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