November 27, 2016

How I spent my Thanksgiving Vacation

Basically, other than eating and sleeping, and a couple of errands, I spent it grinding 70,000 XP on World of Warships to finish the last two parts of the Takao mission. And it was astonishingly frustrating, because the only qualifying ships I had were the ARP Haguro and the Ryujo carrier. And damned if I can tell what actually equates to XP, because I had one amazing round where I sank three ships and did over 53K in damage, and got only 7-800 XP, and others where I did a lot less, but got a lot more (and it wasn't just the difference between winning or losing, but god did I lose a lot!)

Most frustrating thing with a carrier is getting that last torpedo run perfectly lined up, a guaranteed kill... and the game ends. That happened way too often. With the Cruiser, it was ammo selection. All the general rules of what to use didn't seem to apply. Plus I got stuck in some high tier matches. I actually had one match where I died fairly early. I had 0 Damage, but I didn't get the "You have not proven yourself in this battle" message. I had a hit on one ship with AP for zero damage, and a hit on another with HE, also for no damage. And don't get me started on Haguro's torpedoes....

Still, I won the Takao. I finished attaching all the upgrades, but I haven't allocated her 10 skill points yet.

Posted by: Mauser at 09:18 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 And now, to add insult to injury, they're running a giveaway for the complete set, and the requirements are exactly the same as what I went through to earn Takao! On the plus side, Takao is raking in the XP for me, and you get an extra slot if you win a ship you've already got, and an extra copy of the captain, with 10 skill points.

Posted by: Mauser at December 04, 2016 07:19 PM (5Ktpu)

2 ...damned if I can tell what actually equates to XP...

I discovered this completely by accident a few days ago m'self: for the ARP challenges, it's base XP only, before bonuses.  So if you're wearing a hot camo that gives you a 300% bonus, and the 50% first win, and the Veterans flag, and earn 3000xp total from a match... you'd probably still only accrue ~800xp towards the total.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 26, 2016 07:16 PM (UDOXQ)

3 They're actually making this explicit now, saying "Before Modifiers" and "After Modifiers" on the tasks, so that clearly was a source of confusion before.

Posted by: Mauser at December 27, 2016 02:25 PM (5Ktpu)

4 But also, doing damage alone doesn't earn you XP. there are apparently a lot of other factors that contribute to Base XP, they just don't disclose all of them.

Posted by: Mauser at December 27, 2016 02:27 PM (5Ktpu)

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