F2P World of Warships

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  1. r8response

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    They've been pinged for doing too much damage to team mates.

    It changed in WoWS iirc to actual damage you do to team mates, not necessarily killing them.



    When their name is pink, they take damage if they damage a team mate.
     
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  2. FFC

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    Oh okay. So steer clear of them then. :lol:
     
  3. r8response

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    Yes and no.

    They could be shooting team mates on purpose, or they could be one of "those" people that fires off all their torps behind team mates only for the team mates to turn into them.
     
  4. zbone

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    Downloaded on Friday, spent most weekend on this thing. Kind of fun but when you get to tier 4 ships it becomes tough XP grind with sudden cutoff of silver flow as well despite my win % going from 35 to 55.

    For some reason when I play Isukaze I get blown to pieces the very first engagement doing the same thing I do in lower tier DD's. Used to take at least one cruiser down with me if things go pear shaped but now I am just a practice target.

    Kawachi - wtf is wrong with me? If I go with the herd, I rarely get piece of action because I am too slow. If I go solo or with a small group, I can't hit shit or get shot at before I get into my gun range. When I finally open it's got terrible spread. I once hit a different ship because it missed so badly. Yet I have the best win% with it which proves the outcome is so random and barely depends on your personal performance.

    Don't see why I want to spend full day grinding through this kind of shit to get something decent.

    Where can I find detailed stats comparison/spreadsheet?
     
  5. Vladdo

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    Yep.. I'm having the same problem..

    I like the CV tier, lots of mobility and decent guns with some armour..

    But I can never usually win a game so I usually get low XP, so it's a long grind..

    What I have been doing tho is having 2 CVs in port. So I then go into a game and rush to choke point. I just fire at anything and everything and will always die first. But, I usually take at least a small DD or even a CV with me, so on average, I get about 500 xp points a game. I rarely, if ever, win a game.. but even when I was, I was lucky to get 1000 xp points and that would take 15 mins to complete. Whereas now, I'm usually done between 5-7 mins and don't have to sit around in a map waiting for something to show up..

    Think i'm about 2000 xp off tier 5 Omaha..

    With 2 CV's, I can usually switch between the two without really waiting around for the previous battles to finish. I've read that anything past tier 7 is almost pointless as the repair costs outweigh any rewards that you get.
     
  6. GDavid

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    Tier 2-5 Japanese DDs are awesome. You are using guns aren't you? You are using the detected skill?
    Try waiting until you really need to use them like when you are duelling another destroyer or the torpedos didn't quite finish the enemy ship and you can't afford to wait. Firing guns from a destroyer ruins it's camouflage and adds a significant amount to its detection range (like speed boost)... Thx r8...

    If you look back one or two pages you'll see how much an Isokaze can earn when played well.
     
  7. zbone

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    Yes, I use detected skill and don't use guns. However, I didn't realise engine boost would give me out as well. I believe it's planes who detect me.

    I am surprised how good some people at sniping a charging and ever changing course destroyer.Three games in a row I was blown out or incapacitated after 3 salvos from 8km by a single capital ship.
     
  8. r8response

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    When you pop your smoke, drop to 3/4 speed. Otherwise you can actually outrun the smoke.

    From time to time, you'll see destroyers pop in and out of vision when they deploy smoke. It's simply because they are effectively running ahead of their own smoke.
     
  9. Zabba

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    Everyone comes to this post to show off their 5k+ score cards when 95% of the time all of us sit around 600. How about enjoy the game for what it stands instead of bragging some score card without leaving any constructive comment?

    My favourite and at the same time most infuriating class are the battleships. I love how everyone targets them, CV's love us, destroyers eat us for breakfast and a good cruiser can do great damage. We are useless at capping as we are too slow. Our AA is unable to do much against torpedo runners. However, our damage is huge...from the back a 14km shell can almost 1 shot an unaware cruiser. If we miss, then we are in trouble as in those 30 sec reload times, we get pelted with shots. But y biggest grippe with the game are invisible destroyers. I have lost count as to how many times I died to torpedos from ghost ships.

    On the other hand I can get in about 4-5k from a ship with my destroyer before being spotted and at that range BB's are as good as dead. That's insane...and should be balanced.


    I only got to play about 1 hr during the weekend and my biggest (and only) 3x XP haul in was ~400 and happened during my first game where I got my battleship blown out by a destroyer and a cruiser within 5 mins of the match.

    Everyday 8/10 battles...
    [​IMG]


    I lost the rest of the games... :upset:
     
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  10. r8response

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    There's not much to say about my high scoring rounds.

    More often than not, it comes down to 90% luck and 10% skill.


    Destroyers at this point, are simply free XP/Credits. The Minekaze in particular is a joke. It can hide (in plain sight) about 6km from an enemy ship and drop a spread of torps without you ever knowing it was there.


    Simplest bit of advice to anyone that pilots Battleships... Stop going in a straight fucking line. It makes you the biggest, fattest target of all. Even if you only change course by 10 degrees, it'll throw off the torps by a large margin.
     
  11. GDavid

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    Will post a score card when I get home :tongue:
    Some people ought to read before they post... :lol:
    Agreed, planetary alignment is better demonstrated in 4D me thinks.
    But, I'd hazard a guess those arbitrary percentiles are way off the mark. You seem to have an attention to detail and an ability to process.

    Sometimes the scores are great because the enemy play dumb. You are a great source of tips r8response, certainly helped my "batting average" along. I often wondered how big some of the credit hauls were from the team screen.

    Drive a DD in through the middle of a half a dozen Battleships and Cruisers? Obvious result. See where the team is massing, look for the "chokes", use cover, select HE for attacking DDs (because you know it will penetrate). Use both sets of torps o
    when "retreating" in cruisers to lay ambushes which are great in among islands, kill the target on lowest health first unless there is something really pressing.
    ^^ This is not someone who generates good wins by luck, which is not to say one can't have shitty runs of teams... Monday teams are my fave. :(
     
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  12. Vladdo

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    So let me get this straight concerning XP points..

    If I'm using a Tier 3 CV St Louis but I also have a Tier 4 CV Phoenix but I'm still using/fighting with the Tier 3, does it still count towards Tier 5 CV Omaha.. ??

    Coz I swear I get no XP points towards the omaha even tho I'm playing in the st louis..
     
  13. r8response

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    XP towards your next ship, is only earned in the ship preceding it. So that St Louis, won't earn XP for the Omaha. Only the Phoenix


    Keep getting confused, as the normal nautical term for a Battleship is BB and Carriers are CV
     
  14. Bold Eagle

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    But you can use doubloons to "Convert XP" from the St Louis (or any elite ship) and use it as "free XP" for the Omaha - it's the economy they want try and create.


    Click to view full size!
     
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  15. r8response

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    You can do that if you want, it's not exactly what Vladdo was asking though :p
     
  16. Bold Eagle

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    It is EXACTLY what he is asking - he doesn't get any XP from the St Louis (T3) count directly towards his Omaha (T5) only the Phoenix will do this (T4), but he can do XP Conversion from the St Louis as I clearly demonstrated, not sure how you can misconstrue that! That is, only the tier directly below the ship you want will have XP directly count towards it, else you can use the T3 (in this example) or any elite ship's XP and Convert XP to use as Free XP.
     
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    Don't panic, my last game my full health Omaha was destroyed by a single salvo from 14k by a battleship, think it was a North Carolina... Well out of my tubs range=(
     
  18. zbone

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    Why tier 5 ships are crappier than tier 4?
    At least so for cruisers and destroyers.
     
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    i havent gone far into the US destroyers, but im doing a lot more damage in the t5 japanese destroyer than i was in the t4. longer torpedo range is amazing for picking off battleships and carriers
     
  20. Coopz

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    Finding US DD's are really only good for killing Japanese DD's. Their crippling short torpedo range makes engaging bigger targets such a risk... Their guns make short work of the Japanese DD's but as soon as you fire them every enemy ship knows you're there an d then the long range 15inch shells start flying at you:tongue:
     

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