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#41 Skywalkre

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 1447 PM

 

I just unlocked enough points for the 4th tier captain skill for my Cleveland.  I'm torn between the fire chance one and the range/AA boost one.


Thus far I've been pretty happy with the range/aa skill. It kind of makes up for me not using the AA defense consumable*. I may try the fire skill with my Japanese cruiser captain.

 

* I'm told the range increase only applies to the dual purpose guns, but since most of the decent carrier players avoid US cruisers like the plague every little bit helps.

 

The Captain skill?  If so, that's a huge deal.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 1559 PM

 

 

I just unlocked enough points for the 4th tier captain skill for my Cleveland.  I'm torn between the fire chance one and the range/AA boost one.


Thus far I've been pretty happy with the range/aa skill. It kind of makes up for me not using the AA defense consumable*. I may try the fire skill with my Japanese cruiser captain.

 

* I'm told the range increase only applies to the dual purpose guns, but since most of the decent carrier players avoid US cruisers like the plague every little bit helps.

 

The Captain skill?  If so, that's a huge deal.

 

 

Nope. The range increase for 6 and less inchers also works with Iwaki Alpha, Yubari, Albany, Stalincan...


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 1938 PM

Sorry meant the AA range increase.
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Posted 13 August 2015 - 0033 AM

I've given up on random untill it becomes fun again.


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 2034 PM

But playing coop against bots will take *forever* to earn those XP for the new ships....


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 2040 PM

So...

 

I was in a Kuma, and the map was the one with the two large islands at the middle, with a winding channel separating them.

 

So there I was, steaming along that channel, thinking "I SHALL ATTACK THE ENEMY BY STEALTH!"

 

I was near the exit of the channel on the other side when I see the ENTIRE enemy heavy group arrayed in front of it - broadsides towards ME. And they weren't moving, just parked there, as if they were waiting for me to come out.

 

Then all of them (probably 3 BBs and 2 Cs) open fire at me with full broadsides. It was like an epiphany, where I had an existential experience, like I had just met my creator, while the rounds flew flew and arced towards my little Kuma....

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 2242 PM

I think I was in that game.


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 1131 AM

It was a massacre... Clemson, 'nuff said, sport...

 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 0358 AM

First double kill with a single spread of torpedoes.  Two DDs, followed by a cruiser half a minute later.  So much fun for me anyway  :P


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Posted 23 August 2015 - 2117 PM

Awesome game yesterday. I was in a Kuma and sank 2 ships with guns when I got sunk eventually by a Myogi. The game was a nail biter. By then, I was the only gun ship left, the two CVs on their own. The enemy had three BBs and a CV left. And our base was being captured. It looked like we would lose.

 

But the CVs pulled through. They launched wave after wave of torpedo bombers. One sank one of the BBs capturing the base. The other sank the enemy CV. Two enemy BBs left, both damaged already. One of our CVs eventually sank from the enemy CV's last wave of torpedo planes. The remaining CV made good use of islands to evade the BB guns. It eventually sank the two BBs and we won the day.

I commended the two CV players for their job well done.


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 2044 PM

Had a fun game with the Kuma again last night. Managed to sink a Phoenix whose player pro'ly left the game because it was unresponsive. Sank her with a full torpedo salvo. ^_^ I got promptly sunk by her team mates hehehehe

 

Great game with the Albany last night, too! Started out as oy vey with me eating some torps from a Tenryu, then lots of shells from a Clemson I think and another cruiser. Had my rudder damaged and on fire with repair crew still offline. Steaming in circles but my team mates - in their glorious individuality hehehe - managed to keep the enemy's attention off me. When I was repaired, I was only a 1000 hit points left I think, just a single salvo and I'm done.

 

With that state, I managed to sink three cruisers in quick succession which were all shooting at my other team mates, until I got sunk by an enemy DD's guns. Our team won the battle. :)

 

Yesterday, my mood at the office was bad, and so I did some online retail therapy by plonking real money for some doubloons - yes, not a sound financial move on my part.

 

Anyhow, my exchange credits were running low already and besides, I could really need some doubloons to convert the XP from my elite ships to free XP. And so I did, and awash with credits and much free XP, plonked down to buy a Mikasa which was on special discount sale, a Myogi with all the bells and whistles, and upgraded a few other ships as well. I played the Myogi and that's where I learned to use the recon plane. WOW! ^_^ Myogi in upgraded form isn't bad. I managed to survive the battle and able to contribute to the team's victory. Slow as hell to steer but isn't as bad as the Kawachi. I think I'll sell off the Kawachi later since I won't be using her that much anymore. I'm still keeping some of my low tier elite ships because I am not so skilled fighting with other more experienced players in high tier ships (my Atago is a hotel as a result hahahahahahahahaha!).


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 1329 PM

Earlier in my Kuma hit with 7 out of 30 Torps and sank 3 ships in Co-Op.


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Posted 25 August 2015 - 2245 PM

Wyoming is such a PITA to use hahahahaha! Big lumbering beast.... But the first game I played it, we won thanks to an effective team. I didn't realize I was that slow I ended up being a "CV escort." But 2 Kongos and a Kuma were after us. Fortunately the two CVs and one of our DDs knew wot to do. That DD did awesome work running interference against the enemy surface action group. Meanwhile, I lent my big guns to our own CV hunting group and I managed to finish off the last enemy CV. ^_^ With that done, the rest of the group folded on the Kongos and Kuma and we won the day.

I am so glad my Wyoming didn't go to a 2v1 match against those Kongos though.... :ph34r:
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Posted 26 August 2015 - 0722 AM

Ok, I just had one of the BEST BATTLES in this game. It was an Cruiser + DD fight. No BBs, no CVs. Enemy had three St Louis, a couple of Tenryus, Chesters, Albany, and Umikazes. We had four St Louis (I was using one), an Aurora, a couple of Tenryus, and DDs as well.

 

I was shooting practically the entire time. Dueling with a couple of St Louis and managed to break off successfully. I then went to contribute killing a Tenryu. There were two DDs that chased me. I was the last ship on one side of the map - my remaining team mate in an Aurora was defending the base. A Chester and two Umikazes were on my tail. I made use of an island to shield me from the torps of one Umikaze and managed to sink him. A second Umikaze was on my tail charging really hard after me while a Chester was gunning me from starboard bow. I ignored the Chester and finished off the Umikaze who managed to launch torps at very close range. Seeing no room to maneuver, I quickly let loose on the Chester, and he was *this close* (a few hundred HPs left) to being sunk when the torps hit me. AWESOME BATTLE.

 

I had the highest performance in the team, and damaged almost all the ships of the enemy fleet.

 

I cannot wait to get an Omaha and try out her guns. ^_^


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Posted 26 August 2015 - 2214 PM

My most successful battle yet in this game. ^_^

 

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My fight started with the appearance of a Kawachi. Once it got within range, I let loose my guns. Most of the damage I got from the Kawachi (interestingly - guy had accurate fire), but I managed to get within torp range and finished him off with torps. This was followed by a SoCarol by chance which tangled with one of my team mates and was withdrawing from the field, with damage. I finished it off from the stern with guns. With that done, I find the enemy CV by chance. I make for it and fire guns at long range. I get it damaged until it hides behind an island. It launches dive bombers but I managed to evade the bombs. I see another SoCarol on its way to protect the CV from me. I go to the opposite side of the island so I can close in the gap between me and the CV. The SoCarol fires guns. Some misses, some hits. By then I've rounded around the island and the CV is within torp range - and so was its escorting DD or Light Cruiser. I let loose my torpedoes and then switched to guns. By then I am soaking up gunfire from the SoCarol and escorting warship. My shells connect but then I sink. As I sink I watch my torpedoes and then BOOM BOOM BOOM they connect with the enemy CV.

 

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 1223 PM

That was an awesome game and those hit rates were way beyond any thing done before computer controlled fire which is one reason why I again say turn historical knowledge to 'OFF' as you sign in to avoid frustration.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 1930 PM

Hilarious game.

First, I go up the right side and execute a perfect ambush* of a Cleveland who couldn't evade my torpedo spread at something like 1.5km (he made the most fatal mistake of passing very close to an island with no vision of what's behind the corner (that is, my torpedoes) ). Dropped smoke and ran and lived... then just as I was ready to head back towards the enemy we got the base cap alarm and there was absolutely nobody nearby so I ran back... two enemy DDs there... I started firing but my horrible guns couldn't hit them... but then the morons left the cap lured by a fat juicy target - our CV came back to bait them out... morons were so focused on it I sank both of them with torpedoes at close range (and the CV lived unscathed). We won a couple minutes later, the enemy team was already broken.

 

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* I got to admit, pulling off DD ambushes like this is pretty much the only reason why I play this game. It's immensely satisfying. Also I got 46% wins so I'm generally pretty bad I guess. Just playing for fun :D

 

(actually dealing with some chronic fatigue & headache so I'm pretty bad at everything at the moment... can play at most 2-3 consecutive matches...)


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 2223 PM

 

 

* I got to admit, pulling off DD ambushes like this is pretty much the only reason why I play this game. It's immensely satisfying. Also I got 46% wins so I'm generally pretty bad I guess. Just playing for fun :D

 

(actually dealing with some chronic fatigue & headache so I'm pretty bad at everything at the moment... can play at most 2-3 consecutive matches...)

 

Indeed, it's why I just love playing with DDs more than with BBs. BBs can be so frustrating to play with especially if the enemy wants to snipe with his own BBs. Cruisers are fun too though harder to do ambushes. I use the cruisers for gun battles. For DDs, I almost exclusively just use the torpedoes - I only have IJN DDs, no USN DDs for now.


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Posted 27 August 2015 - 2231 PM

I had a fun game with the Wakatake yesterday. For a random battle, the enemy was quite inept. I managed to sink two of his DDs with torpedoes with some fancy moves, and damaged a cruiser with a torp as well until my team mates finished it. Then went after a SoCarol (I thought it was a Kawachi - oops). Stupid me, however, got stuck on an island as I tried to maneuver for the enemy BB, so I eventually ate torps from the enemy. Still, I managed to launch torps before I died and two or three connected with the enemy BB, putting it at just a few HPs left for my team mates to sink with gun fire.

 

I cannot wait to get a higher tier IJN DD. ^_^ I remember my Agato being sunk by a Shimakaze which launched torpedoes at long range early in the game. I managed to blunder into the full spread while being chased by the enemy's heavy Cruisers and BBs. :lol:


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 1239 PM

I finished off a BB with my Phoenix last night. Doubled back in case my first spread didn't sink it. Then ran into a full spread fired by an idiot in an Myoki and sank.


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