Destroyer Captains Corner: An Open Discussion for DD Players

“Historians and critics too often overlook the state of mind of the commanders in judging a military or naval action.”
― Tameichi Hara

I’d like to thank WOWReplays for allowing me to post in this forum. I’d like to open by stating that I’m a die-hard DD player and as such I’d like to open a thread related to DD issues in general.

Overall I’m the type of DD player that plays fairly aggressively, that is, I like to go for the win. I enjoy DD’s as they can have such a massive impact on the game, but they are also the most fragile.

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Capn’s Cruiser Corner: An Introduction

I’m honored to begin what I hope will be a series of posts on WOWReplays.com about cruiser play–from a distinctly average player!

Right off, let me confess that my overall win rate is just 50%–that’s average, right? I’ve made Rank 10 in the last two ranked seasons, and never could climb out of it, while certainly falling back down and having to claw back repeatedly. I frequently die in battle, valiantly or not. I’ve achieved exactly two Krakens.

So don’t expect much in the way of amazing play, or secret tips and hacks. That’s not me. But if you enjoy cruisers as much as I do despite the agonizing frustrations, you may get enjoyment out of what I will be writing, even if it’s only “I feel your pain.” And let me say it’s my opinion that cruisers are painful to play!

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Using Stats to Your Advantage: Reading the Available Data

As with many games these days’ statistics have become an integral part of the gaming experience. This is no different in World of Warship. The statistics available to the player and community as a whole can be overwhelming. So how do you sort through them? What do they mean? Can they really tell if a player is a good player or bad player? In this article, I hope to answer every one of those questions as well as go into a bit more detail on reading some of the stats that are displayed on the many sites and apps.

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World of Warships: A Statistical Analysis of Win Rate and Aggression Attributes – Questioning the Current Meta

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.

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MxStats Integrates with WoWReplays

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.