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Post » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:46 pm

World of Warships

Anyone else playing the open beta? The game appeals to me in the same way that EvE appeals, only sitting at tech 4 destroyers and cruisers at the moment but am having fun.

I ended up going with the US server as the Asia server was 30ms higher (105 ping to the US). Not sure why that is. I'd steered clear of World of Tanks, now I'm intrigued by it as well.
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:48 pm


I ended up going with the US server as the Asia server was 30ms higher (105 ping to the US)
must be pretty good game if it can violate physics, last i heard it was impossible to get sub 160ms ex sydney to US west



does look pretty cool tho
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:52 pm

that looks awesome
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:02 pm

Agreed looks good.
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:44 pm


I ended up going with the US server as the Asia server was 30ms higher (105 ping to the US)
must be pretty good game if it can violate physics, last i heard it was impossible to get sub 160ms ex sydney to US west
You tell me, LH corner of my screen says 105-112ms. iinet NBN, dunno if that makes a difference. All I know is comparatively, the ping for me is better to the US servers than the Asia servers :)

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Its enough for me to be able to predict ships and score hits on them in PvP as well as Co-Op, turn out of enemy fire (unless some nasty destroyer got a torpedo launch close in) and have fun.

Cruisers are fun as you tech up, Batteship RoF is a bit slow for me and I love destroyers. Haven't moved into Carriers. Tech tree is good for US and IJN (Japanese Navy) but the other countries are not completely in yet. I tossed some money down on a Russian premium tech V ship and premium 30 day boost to push my XP up the tech tree a bit faster after I started having fun. Don't begrudge it (or the other 2 premium ships I bought after but looking at the cost of WoT tanks, I won't be buying in too hard.
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:59 pm

Tech Tree for US:

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Ship upgrades - after you upgrade everything your ship becomes elite and nets you more XP, cash etc. I'm at the point at level 8 where I can now upgrade consumables (you need purchased doubloons for this), set signal flags I earn to boost XP (earned in a PvP match) and use camouflage (purchased with in-game currency) to improve my detection - great in destroyers that need to get in close for torpedo runs then smokescreen and boost out. Most of my captains are running 4 points in skills so far, improving damage control, secondary guns for when I run in close and AA against torpedo bombers off carriers.

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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:04 pm

Looks pretty good - but then again so did World of Tanks, and holy fuck that was a grind. ASsuming this is the same model?
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:09 pm


I ended up going with the US server as the Asia server was 30ms higher (105 ping to the US)
must be pretty good game if it can violate physics, last i heard it was impossible to get sub 160ms ex sydney to US west
You tell me, LH corner of my screen says 105-112ms. iinet NBN, dunno if that makes a difference. All I know is comparatively, the ping for me is better to the US servers than the Asia servers :)
No, nbn is not going to change that(much):

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since that ip looks real close to their ips for world of tanks from wargaming listed http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Servers im going to assume their asia servers are setup in the same location, considering worldofwarships.asia is 92.223.17.83

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and the ex perth route to sea(KEK) is probably as good as if the server was located in sydney:

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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:47 pm

I'm not doubting you. For me, using the Asia client and the US client, the represented client ping was lower on US. So I stuck with it. Either way the game is playable, my only real problem with the Asia server was the lack of English in some games - and that's just my ignorance of other languages :) It was the reason I uninstalled and installed the US client - the ping was an interesting surprise.

Those ships move at 35knots and sharp turns just don't happen so predicting is easy with whatever the ping really is :)
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Post » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:51 pm

Looks pretty good - but then again so did World of Tanks, and holy fuck that was a grind. ASsuming this is the same model?
I'm guessing so DJ - I didn't play WoT. I'd say that Tier 5 is achievable but then it ramps up if you don't pony up for a premium ship at higher tier gameplay and have purchased doubloons to convert premium ship XP to general XP that can be used on any ship. Does that sound similar to WoT? There is a big hike in XP for tier 5 but the in game cash seems easy to come by. Tier 4/5 cruisers/destroyers and battleships seem to be the norm.
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Post » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:57 pm

le necro.

The game is officially released, and here is a review

I generally agree with everything he said. Beautiful game and fun in its own way. You can have fun with low tier ships, but it gets exponentially hard to upgrade once you get to the tier 5 ships.

I give it 13/16 inch

(PS. I've got 4 tier 5 ships: 2*destroyer, and Jap cruiser and battleship)
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Post » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:45 pm

I'm running 2 accounts - just got the T7 Colorado battleship on my US account and damn it's a grind to upgrade. It's also not as much fun as the T6 New Mexico by a long shot. I'm just specialising T4 and up US ships, cruisers and destroyers to T6 and carrier at T5. I think I'm done with US destroyers for now - they get chewed up at T6 but the Pensacola looks to be fun so that's my next goal. My SEA account got hit with OCD - IJN battleships and destroyers to T5 (and so much fun) and all other ships from US/IJN to T4. I just picked up the Kuma and like it - just not as much as the Murmansk which has to be the most fun in the game for me so far.

BTW the Derpitz is about to leave the premium store. I just wish they'd release the Warspite to SEA and US servers as only the Euro server gets it at the moment.

Other than that - T8 games are still a bit hard to find (I do like the Atago for this and yep - I bought a Tirpitz) and I'm in no rush to move to T8 other than the fact that I need to relearn how to fight the Colorado due to the New Mex being such a fantastic ship.
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Post » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:48 pm

I've been maining destroyers lately. So satisfying when you pull off a good flanking, sniping a carrier and 1-2 battleships (by yourself), before you die in a blaze of glory. That was easier at tier 4 tho :(

Also satisfying is killing cruisers with full hp with one salvo from my kongo (tier 5 IJN battleship). It's as likely as the RNG forcing all of my shots all around the ship missing it.

I am playing the Furutaka just to get to the Aoba. I once got 3 blind citadels (one volley) on another cruiser and still failed to finish it off, and since then I've been disillusioned with the Furutaka. (side note for some. Citadel is when you penetrate the ship armor and hit the "citadel" full of critical parts, so it's somewhat equivalent to a crit damage wise)
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Post » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:41 pm

Shit game
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