In the last 6 months or so Wargaming has tried to push more aggressive tactics and play into World of Warships with its multiple changes and additions to the game. Included in these changes has been the addition of radar and hydroacoustic search, the introduction of the brawling German Battleships, and most recently, and certainly one of the more contentious changes, the elimination of stealth firing. In theory, these changes would force players to push into smoked up destroyers or push into capture points, force the use of guns and maneuverability and create a necessity for the use of secondary guns. In fact, what has been observed by myself, and confirmed by others, at least on the North American server, is quite the opposite. The removal of stealth fire has required many of the destroyers to sit in their own smoke, as opposed to using it for teammates, and shoot high explosive at the enemy. It has also forced the cruisers that were capable of stealth fire to maintain range and use their mobility to deal damage with shells and fire while reducing their own damage. This in turn removes them from the battle, certainly on an aggression stance.
I am pleased to announce that MxStats has integrated with WoWReplays allowing users to upload replays directly from their desktop. Additional benefits include added details to your replay files. If you upload a replay from MxStats you will see kills, potential damage, credits, and more associated with your replays.
You can download the MxStats desktop application by visiting MxStats and clicking download on the latest version on the right hand side of the screen. You can also discuss this application on the Wargaming official forums by clicking the links on the right hand side as well.
Moving forward the popular section of the site will mostly be populated with replays uploaded via MxStats. The home page will continue to show all replays as it does now, but your odds of being featured in the Popular section go up considerably by uploading via MxStats.
You will soon be able to search on Kills, Damage, Credits, and more from the advanced filtering as well. I hope you enjoy the new features, I’m looking forward to adding more features in the near future.