I have long awaited writing this article, like the previous, but have needed some other articles in place first. Many of the previous articles add extra explanation to my reasoning (if you’ve read previous articles) that I just couldn’t possible put into one write-up. So here goes.
- Rebalance/rework the battleship lines – The two original lines, in my opinion, have fallen behind the newer introductions and have lost their unique identities.
- Give the Yamato its heal back
- Give the USN line its AA identity back – Perhaps Def AA for tiers 8+?
- Rework the Conqueror
I’ve been meaning to put this particular article set together for sometime but I needed to get a few other articles out of the way first so here goes.
Based upon the changes that have been made recently, and changes that are being promised or tested, I see this game growing within the next year and likely plateauing. The increase will come with the CV changes, which I’m hoping will bring forth a better balance for that ship type, as well as the change in meta. However, it will be this change in meta that will also cause the game to plateau and quite possibly, decline once more. This should be no surprise as it has been the history of this game from the beginning – player participation ebbing and flowing with changes and content introductions. Quite frankly though, these changes could not happen at a better time than while school is out, as much as I hate to admit that. However, I digress and do need to get back to the reasoning for my prediction, at least for the current year.
I’ve noticed a number of people having issues (crashing and connection issues) with WoWs and Windows 10 (seeming to coincide with the latest update for both – Windows 10 1803 as of the writing of this article and 0.7.5 for WoWs) including having a few of my own problems with both. So, here is a quick guide covering some things you can try to fix your issues. Some of these may be obvious, others not so much perhaps but here we go.
Lately, World of Warships has been headed in a very radar heavy meta with the introduction of the new USN CL line, the two new premium Soviet (battle)cruisers and the discussion of Radar on the Grozovoi. If you frequent the destroyer lines or even the RN cruisers this is particularly frustrating. Smoke becomes useless, islands are nearly useless (those USN arcs will go over the top), and with the current penetration and damage mechanics destroyers have been suffering. with this change though, it might be worth noting that although they seem to be anti-DD lately, not too long ago they were very anti-BB. With the introduction of AP bombs on carriers (poor German Battleships) and deep water torpedoes, particularly those of the Asashio, it was pretty evident that they wanted to reduce the BB’s in queue. All this has really done, in my observations, is produce most back of the map static play for battleships and less cap or spotting focused destroyers. Now of course, Battleship numbers have reduced a bit and since the release of 0.7.5 DD numbers have decreased as well. So where has everyone gone?