Umbaretz


27 Dec


ST, test ships changes

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

British cruiser Hawkins, tier V:

Ballistics were changed. Now the shell will need less time to travel the same distance: at a range of 7 km instead of 3.94 seconds, it will take 3.80 seconds. At a range of 13,86 km instead of 10.08 seconds, it will take 9,19 seconds. Average armor penetration will remain almost unchanged.

This ballistics adjustment will increase Hawkins' shooting efficiency at all distances.

British cruiser Drake, tier IX:

Surface detectability increased from 12.24 to 13.2 km;


Detectability after firing main guns in smoke increased from 7.6 to 8.33 km;


Air detectability increased from 8.11 to 8.74 km.

Detectability changes will balance Drake's battle efficiency.

European destroyer Klas Horn, tier IV:

Turrets firing angles are changed to prevent crossing over with ship's superstructures.

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Public Test - 0.9.0 - Feedback

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Commanders! Due to the maintenance, Armory on the Public test server may be temporarily unavailable from 12:30 UTC to 20:00 UTC on December 27th. We apologize for the inconvenience

Public Test - 0.9.0 - Bugs Report

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Commanders! Due to the maintenance, Armory on the Public test server may be temporarily unavailable from 12:30 UTC to 20:00 UTC on December 27th. We apologize for the inconvenience

26 Dec


Results of Hayate resource voting

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Btw, currently, she can swap smokes for torpedo reload booster.

To clarify:
We're changing Directives conditions - you'll now be able to complete economic missions of the Directives 4-6 in Ranked sprint. (You've already been able to do it for directives 1-3).
Directive 7 is unchanged due to there being no Ranked battles when it'll be active.

Commanders, please, note, that now it will be possible to complete economic missions of the Directives 1-6 in Ranked Sprint.

Good luck and fair seas!

25 Dec


Results of Hayate resource voting

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Thank you.


Added vote distribution. Margin wasn't that wide.

Results of Hayate resource voting

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Commanders!

Last week we conducted a global charity drive to support Save the Children International in their efforts to help children in need around the world. Together we managed to raise over 42.000$ in donations for which we again want to say thank you!

As part of our milestones for this charity drive, we've let YOU vote on the resource for the upcoming tier X Japanese Destroyer Hayate. We are happy to announce that we will be implementing Hayate into the game for free experience sometime in the near future.

Good luck and fair seas!

Charter/Spectrum connection issues

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

We're working with Spectrum in order to figure it out ASAP but having issues with ISP during the holiday season adds complexity to the whole situation.
Currently, DNS: it's not a 100% solution. Using VPN so far is the best choice.

Charter/Spectrum connection issues

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5 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Captains,

We've received multiple reports from players losing connection or unable to login to World of Warships game server. All reports we've received so far were coming from Charter/Spectrum providers from California and Hawaii. It's possible that more players from South East USA are affected by this issue. For some players setting up Google DNS servers (8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) helped to resolve the issues. Others reported that using VPN and choosing any other US location helped to resolve the issue again.

If you experience these issues, please try using Google DNS or VPN. We're also encouraging you to reach out to Charter/Spectrum support at (833) 267-6094.

Our Network team will work with Charter/Spectrum team in order to resolve the issue.

06 Dec


In my opinion, there is enough rng coming from angles alone, so why add more?

ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

There may be, there may be not, and you certainly should ask such questions about hints. Though, any ship that existed in any way has a chance to appear in a game.

What can we all see is that European tree already has Austro-Hungarian, dutch and Polish ships, and two classes are included right now - destroyers and one battleship.

ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

It's a mostly Swedish line in European tree.

ST, matchmaker changes.

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

With the current matchmaker settings, sometimes you might encounter a situation where six aircraft carriers are present in one battle at Tiers IV and V battles. It's difficult for Tier III-V ships to put up a fight against a large number of aircraft carriers, which affects their overall efficiency in battle.

We've prepared changes to the matchmaker that will reduce the number of aircraft carriers in this scenario:

For Tier V battles, a soft limit of two aircraft carriers per team will be set. A battle with three aircraft carriers in the team will be possible only after a long wait in the queue.


All other Tiers of battle, including IV, will have a hard limit of 2 aircraft carriers per team.

Thank you for highlighting this problem, we will make all the necessary changes required. However, due to technical limitations, these changes will only take effect in one of the next updates in early 2020.

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ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

All starts of the line are from around 30ies and have similar roles.
And it's a "cruiser". (And training ship in game)
DD line starts at T2.

ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

It's intresting that there are Gotland - Ostergotland and Friesland-Osterfriesland pairs.
Ostfriesland:

ST, Arms Race and other improvements.

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

Yes.

ST, Arms Race and other improvements.

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

You can ask support to restore them: https://na.wargaming.net/support/en/products/wows/article/23024/

In fact, you can restore any premium ship.

ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

The torps are looking intresting, as is heal and AA.

ST, Arms Race and other improvements.

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

The Arms Race mode – which has special pick-up zones which grant team combat buffs upon activation – is updated.

We've updated the buffs. Now they will also affect aircraft carriers' squadrons:

Increasing the movement speed of ships or planes and increasing the rudder shift speed;


Constant HP recovery in percentage of the maximum HP for ships or planes;


Increased reload speed for main caliber guns and torpedoes, increased plane replenishment speed;


Increased ships' and planes' consumable reload speed.


All ships in the team will receive one buff level when a pick-up zone with a bonus is activated.

Besides that, the way buffs are displayed in the interface and the messages about getting them are updated, and areas with them are now marked by small buoys.

Also, the following improvements have been made:

Southern Drag...

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ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

It's too early to have any concrete plans for the moment. Even the first European line is not final now. (We had cases where we moved ships after announcement of the line)
But, at least you can see which nations are represented in that tree right now and make predictions.

ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

And why is that a problem, though?
It's great that we can get enough ships from one nation to showcase the evolution of destroyers there.
Destroyers from other european nation can also appear in that tree.

Update 0.9.0 will begin the British event arc with early access to British heavy cruisers.

Players will get British tokens for completing Directives, Daily combat missions and from Daily Shipments. These may be exchanged in the armory for random bundles. Four bundles will feature Tier V-VIII British heavy cruisers Hawkins, Devonshire, Surrey and Albemarle with the "Victorian White" permanent camouflage. Other bundles will have camouflages, special signals, Coal, and other rewards. Besides bundles in exchange for tokens, there will also be bundles for Doubloons.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, two permanent camouflages with special horn sounds were added for Wukong and Bajie. Siliwangi will get a Lunar New Year permanent Camouflage. Two new commanders Sun Wukong and Zhu Bajie, patches, and flags were added. Lunar New Year containers will be available: they can drop Pan Asian premium ships, permanent camouflages for them, Doubloons, and other reward...

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ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

We should dicuss politics and deterrance, but what I wanted to point out - those ships were real, they existed, and their inclusion in Europe tree (instead) of Swedish one was made to the benefit of the players - commanders will be more useful and interchangeable, for example.

05 Dec


ST, European destroyers

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6 months ago - Umbaretz on Forums - Thread - Direct

A researchable European Tier I cruiser, Tier II-X destroyers, as well as a European special Tier X destroyer 'Småland' will be added to the game in the upcoming super test session. Polish, Austro-Hungarian and Swedish ships are among them.

Currently, the concept of European destroyers brings the following features:

Very fast torpedoes with relatively low damage and long range;


Artillery is similar to that of American destroyers: quite effective in close combat but weaker than that of artillery-focused destroyers;


The speed of the new destroyers is relatively low: 35 knots at Tiers VII - X. It can be increased by an Engine Boost consumable found in a dedicated slot, giving a standard bonus of 8%;


Starting from Tier VII, the AA defense of European destroyers has a large area of effect and deals good damage;


Presence of Repair Party: at Tiers V - VIII it is the same as o...

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