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BadLlama
Jan 13, 2006


I will be performing a dramatization titled "Just Click Botes" inspired by hellsau.

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YellerBill
Mar 22, 2013

101st Active Anurans
"Starship Croakers"

Most Ammunition Expended On Civilians 2015

go read A Ghost Story


"Dear YellerBill!

Congratulations, you have been accepted to the Closed Game Test. As a Closed Test participant, you will now take command of a fleet of legendary vessels and and hone your tactical skills in intense naval combat."

Lord Koth
Jan 8, 2012



Hopping on the , I got in, so time to try this out.

santanotreal
Nov 12, 2012


gently caress yes, got in as well. Can't wait to run my ship aground.

Vengarr
Jun 17, 2010

Smashed before noon


Gonna sink your battleships with my anime waifus, uguu

YellerBill
Mar 22, 2013

101st Active Anurans
"Starship Croakers"

Most Ammunition Expended On Civilians 2015

go read A Ghost Story


Can we get a channel set up on Camping The Stairs or something for getting some "divisions" rolling?

Infected
Oct 17, 2012

Salt Incarnate


PANSY(NA) or 2PAC(EU) TS will probably be used for botes I venture. Just look in PGS for the respective threads to get the info.

Kesper North
Nov 3, 2011

EMERGENCY POWER TO PARTY

Got my acceptance notice too!

Everyone I know who applied has been accepted, so I think they're being pretty liberal with it.

Gervasius
Nov 2, 2010


Infected posted:

PANSY(NA) or 2PAC(EU) TS will probably be used for botes I venture. Just look in PGS for the respective threads to get the info.

There's anime-stained botes channel on 2PAC TS.

subhelios
May 26, 2013

Unfortunately, there is no such game as 'World of Submarines.'

Infected posted:

PANSY(NA) or 2PAC(EU) TS will probably be used for botes I venture. Just look in PGS for the respective threads to get the info.

It's in the OP.

Hammerstein
May 6, 2005

YOU DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT RACING !

I was in alpha so the first days of CBT are like seal clubbing for me, but even this is often not enough, but why should it be different than in WoT.

Gamesguy
Sep 7, 2010



Anybody else on TS? I need auth.

demonR6
Sep 4, 2012

There are too many stupid people in the world. I'm not saying we should kill them all or anything. Just take the warning labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.



Lipstick Apathy

Take that fuckers. I win! World record.



I one shotted his Fuso with my Kongo.. RIP shitlord.

Darkrenown
Jul 18, 2012

The level of betrayal I felt when Paradox announced their new DLC tore something from me that I'll never be able to recover. They tore away my ability to respect anything, and they tore away my ability to feel human.

Isn't there a key to follow your shells? I thought it was MMB in the weekend test but it does nothing now. Or does it only work with BBs?

Pimpmust
Oct 1, 2008



MMB works for me on the starter ships, not sure which button cancels it out though.

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.



Darkrenown posted:

Isn't there a key to follow your shells? I thought it was MMB in the weekend test but it does nothing now. Or does it only work with BBs?

Z

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



hmm....would it be in poor taste to use beta XP to go straight to the St. Louis and murder all the pubbies...hmmm.

SuperSix
Aug 22, 2012


Damnit... I saw this late and only applied an hour ago : (

Maybe some kind god will bless me and I get in

BadLlama
Jan 13, 2006


How practical is to go full ramming speed and just jam your ship right into the center of another?

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.



BadLlama posted:

How practical is to go full ramming speed and just jam your ship right into the center of another?

Only if you like exploding.

BadLlama
Jan 13, 2006


xthetenth posted:

Only if you like exploding.

As long as they explode too, that is acceptable.

Desuwa
Jun 2, 2011

I'm telling my mommy. That pubbie doesn't do video games right!

If only I'd been able to start the download before work today.

I played a bit of everything but focused on BBs during the only weekend they let me in. Pubbies are just as stupid in this game as WoT; my Fuso was able to fight and win against two Nagatos at once because AP is just better than HE.

Ein Sexmonster
Nov 1, 2011

I'm a skin man. I wish I wasn't.

Aiming matters a lot in this game- hitting the citadel with AP is so much more damage than HE or badly aimed AP shots. Aiming for the magazines gives the chance for instant detonation too, which is one of the most satisfying things to do.

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



Lol can't spot a DD in smoke from literally 1.5 KM away. Yea can see that getting old fast.

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.



Desuwa posted:

If only I'd been able to start the download before work today.

I played a bit of everything but focused on BBs during the only weekend they let me in. Pubbies are just as stupid in this game as WoT; my Fuso was able to fight and win against two Nagatos at once because AP is just better than HE.

By tier three or so be shooting AP or moving to where shooting AP is a good decision.

Go for citadel hits. Basically the region along the waterline starting at the frontmost turret to the rearmost turret, there's this armored turtley thing where they keep the juicy bits, shoot it for super damage.

rex rabidorum vires posted:

Lol can't spot a DD in smoke from literally 1.5 KM away. Yea can see that getting old fast.

Don't be in smoke. Keep distance against DDs.

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



xthetenth posted:

Don't be in smoke. Keep distance against DDs.

No one else one anywhere near cap and the DD circling capping out so not a whole lot of choice :/

BadLlama
Jan 13, 2006


So how bad are carriers right now? Have they been blown out of proportion?

Sphrin
Apr 13, 2012


Yeah, pubbies have problems shooting one another in Tanks with fairly decent accuracy guns with the enemy stationary and now you have everyone in constant motion while you have to dodge islands and torpedoes then keep your ship positioned so that you can maximize your amount of cannons on target and minimize the profile you show to enemies.

The game is very basic point and click and watching someone stream it earlier everyone was saying how slow and easy it looks but I can imagine the people who can keep track of all those factors will do remarkably better than the idiots who complain how this takes no skill.

Luckily NA didn't seem to have a long line of folks signing up so it only took an hour from signing up to get an invite.

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.



Sphrin posted:

Yeah, pubbies have problems shooting one another in Tanks with fairly decent accuracy guns with the enemy stationary and now you have everyone in constant motion while you have to dodge islands and torpedoes then keep your ship positioned so that you can maximize your amount of cannons on target and minimize the profile you show to enemies.

The game is very basic point and click and watching someone stream it earlier everyone was saying how slow and easy it looks but I can imagine the people who can keep track of all those factors will do remarkably better than the idiots who complain how this takes no skill.

Luckily NA didn't seem to have a long line of folks signing up so it only took an hour from signing up to get an invite.

Managing your position and angle relative to multiple enemies and keeping effective gunnery up is actually pretty tricky.

MoraleHazard
Aug 21, 2012

It's Zoidberg, John Fucking Zoidberg!


sarmhan posted:

Aiming matters a lot in this game- hitting the citadel with AP is so much more damage than HE or badly aimed AP shots. Aiming for the magazines gives the chance for instant detonation too, which is one of the most satisfying things to do.

Where are the magazines? Is there something in game that shows it?

rex rabidorum vires
Mar 26, 2007



Ugh I am so awful at BBs. Going to shelve them for a while.

James Garfield
May 5, 2012

Paleontologists must have looked into it before. Maybe they had, but never ran with it. Or maybe the thought simply never occurred to them. Maybe the stand hunting from a tree strategy had never been applied to T. rex.


rex rabidorum vires posted:

Lol can't spot a DD in smoke from literally 1.5 KM away. Yea can see that getting old fast.

If you're farther than 5 km or so the destroyer is hilariously non threatening and you're equally likely to hit it by random firing into the smoke or by spotting it for half a second and aiming there.

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.



MoraleHazard posted:

Where are the magazines? Is there something in game that shows it?

They're below the turrets.

rex rabidorum vires posted:

Ugh I am so awful at BBs. Going to shelve them for a while.

BB driving is getting into position to deliver a good salvo 30 seconds from when you fired and start maneuvering.

Desuwa
Jun 2, 2011

I'm telling my mommy. That pubbie doesn't do video games right!

MoraleHazard posted:

Where are the magazines? Is there something in game that shows it?

Varies by the ship. Generally you want to hit low (just above the waterline) and in the centre of the ship to try and get good citadel hits.

I can't think of many situations where it's better to fire HE than AP, because even if you're at a sub-optimal AP range that probably won't last very long, and even at "bad" ranges, one lucky AP shell will do more than the entire HE salvo. In a BB against lower tier DDs or in most things against carriers, I guess.

I actually had more trouble killing carriers than other BBs in my BBs. Most of them are even more fragile than DDs and they're very large targets so the important bits are all spread out. You want to light carriers on fire to prevent them from launching ships but unless you spread out your shots instead of firing in one volley a BB takes long enough to reload that they'll have enough time to repair and launch all their planes.

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


Prav posted:

For any first-timers, I recommend getting a St. Louis, the tier 3 american cruiser. It's got a shitload of 15 cm guns and is just a good time.
Just for the record, I followed this tip and can confirm that it's true. The St. Louis is baller as gently caress.

Also, I really like the look of these old WW 1 era ships, with their big chimneys and the dreadnought style bow.

NerdyMcNerdNerd
Aug 3, 2004



Wargaming screwed up and made a fun game, nobody tell them or they'll gently caress it up. I'm amazed it even runs on a PC with no graphics card.

First game out with torps, I wasn't sure how to fire them. Fired a full salvo by accident, and still killed an enemy boat, who was mad. Torpedoes are great.

I have no idea what I'm doing in any part of this game, but my bullets hit the enemy more often than not, which means I'm always doing alright for myself. Click boats.

xthetenth
Dec 30, 2012

Mario wasn't sure if this Jeb guy was a good influence on Yoshi.





Here's what a battleship's armor layout looks like for the curious. If you look in the dark blue area on the side, you'll see a bunch of machinery looking stuff under the superstructure. That's all the boilers and turbines that make the ship go. They're big spaces full of important machinery. The areas beneath the guns that have the turntable things are the magazines. These are super important.

That area from the start of the dark blue to right behind the rearmost main turret is the citadel. Shoot there with AP and penetrate for massive damage. The longer or shorter the range is the better odds you have to penetrate.

Ships of a class can usually penetrate each other. That's why cool kids angle their ships' belt armor.

Orv
May 4, 2011

"To. Ya' know. Stuff."
(Nazi Rank <3)


I really like the speed of this compared to WoT, other than that no too many thoughts yet.

Hammerstein
May 6, 2005

YOU DON'T KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT RACING !

BadLlama posted:

So how bad are carriers right now? Have they been blown out of proportion?

It's early Navy Field all over again.

If you have a somewhat decent feeling for speed and direction then you will do enormous damage with manual torp bombers. Pubbies ofc use auto all the time.

Don't expect any help or escort from the pubs though, the trick with carriers is to see where the bulk of the shitlords goes and then to trailing them, so that you are protected from the inevitable bum rush for the cap zones. But while carriers are nice they don't give you the same rewarding feeling that BBs do, also you are constantly in that rts top-down view and you miss all the pretty explosions.

Hammerstein fucked around with this message at Mar 13, 2015 around 00:04

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demonR6
Sep 4, 2012

There are too many stupid people in the world. I'm not saying we should kill them all or anything. Just take the warning labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.



Lipstick Apathy

BadLlama posted:

How practical is to go full ramming speed and just jam your ship right into the center of another?

Well, I watched a full health Kongo turn into and ram another Kongo that had 1/3 health and could have been easily shredded to pieces with minimal effort. Both died horrible deaths. After a stream of WTF's!? from both teams in chat the reply was "at least I took him out." Okay?

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