With open beta around the corner and no more wipes on the horizon I decide to jump back into some World of Warships!
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japanese ships are the bast
if the player base if bigger and if everyone has the same level of hype as me , i could go on for months
I think a lot of aspects of naval warfare are missed out because they aren’t widely understood by mainstream audiences. I’m talking about things like depth, tide, swells etc, when it comes to naval warfare, there’s mists too. All this is missed out of every naval game I can think of and it’s a crying shame that it is because those sorts of things add depth (literally) to the game. It’s something that I’m concerned WoWS doesn’t have as compared to World of Tanks, where there are so many situations and attributes of each tank you can take advantage of.
Realism is not a strong suit I would love to see a map with destroyer size tunnel systems and various randomization so even if its a common map it may have islands in different locations, maybe even things like coral reefs that are not passable by certain ship tonnages but allow others to move freely. But randomized enough so each engagement is different.
Now if they added a really stormy sea like the North Sea and a night map now that would make hunting other ships more interesting
Interesting thoughts on the title. Ultimately, I actually stopped playing WoT because of lack of map variety (albeit quite some time ago). Sure, maps looked different but at the time almost everyone of them boiled down to a key choke point/corridor or two so they all felt much the same. In contrast, I feel like there is actually a lot more room for strategy by manoeuvre in WoWS because of the better core gameplay and the differences between destroyer, battleship and carrier play is more significant than various tank types. Unfortunately, the WoWS ballistics are so simple I too wonder how long it will last, it’s not so much shooting as clicking a dot and maybe leading a bit. That and the possibly interesting manoeuvres require coordination with random teams, which doesn’t always turn out.
why would they wipe to make it fair for all those who will join on open beta if they give you a few days/weeks head start, that is just retarded, might as well not wipe if they are going to do that…
When will open beta began.
I hate the Arkansas reward ship
I find this game plays a lot slower than WoT and War Thunder. I enjoy the base gameplay quite a bit and I think platoon stuff is much much better in a game like this than in the above mentioned games.
Overall I think I will play maybe a few matches a night (3-6) and then I would be pretty much done for that day. In WoT I could easily play 15-20 matches in a night but I also end up dying a lot quicker and games tended to be much shorter in length.
I think my dream combination would be slowly play this and armoured warfare, not burn out on either and aim to have them last me a year or two.
You need to be able to log in but…
Jingles is the one who supports this; I think it’s boring….
Not sure if it’s possible with this engine but the introduction of different sea states and reduce the targeting system would help..failing that …maybe mine layers and the odd kraken lol
Played roughly 1,5k matches in the CBT and managed to get the Yamato and both tier 9 cruisers. Only reason I took a break for a few weeks was that OBT wasn’t that far off, and I wanted to come back to it refreshed. If it has longevity or not is going to depend a lot on how you approach the game.
For me, when it comes to any kind of competitive multiplayer title, the fun comes from simply from competing against the opposition and always trying to improve my performance. I’ve managed to become decent, but I’m no where near what I would call good. So I can see it holding my interest for at least 5-10k more matches, and by then there should hopefully be some kind of mode for premade teams implemented, meaning a near learning curve to climb not to mention opening up for a lot of tactics and strategies that simply don’t exist in the random queue environment.
when should i be using AP or HE? im clueless right now so i just spam HE.
I really enjoy the relaxing nature of this title. So yeah I will play other things but this will be my unwind go to game.
I have NA account for WoWs with beta reward battleship and t5 premium murmansk cruiser that i won’t use anymore (I’m from europe). If anyone is interested i can give all the passwords etc. PM me if anyone is interested, please note that it is on NA server. I hope that you won’t mind that little spam SideStrafe but i’d rather give it to someone from your viewers than some total random stranger
I said it the fist time I saw WoWS gameplay footage: It’s WoT on a flat surface, with slower gameplay. No way this game can become successful as nearly as WoT did. And I’m pretty sure that naval game can be made interesting, but it can not be an arcade game implying that the target playerbase should not be WoT players, as is clearly the case here.
The game is good and I agree that longevity is in question because there is no “open world” or real end game. Now…if you could play ships supporting a landing on the global map whilst your tanks take the fight inland. …but this isn’t the right game and that’s a shame.
do you think they might bring in subs might give it a new edge
No, they never will.
Health Bars :(
Do I need to pay for another Premium account when I currently have a WoTs one?
+Jonathan Rowley I don’t believe so (At least that wasn’t the case in World of War planes)
I dont think the maps have much to do with the low long term motivation of this title. Just compare it to WT air combat. Air is inherently isotropic. Sure, you get different ground, but that doesn’t influence the air battles all that much. Still air battles dont get boring as easily, because in comparison to ships you have that third dimension, you have that interplay of kinetic and potential energy that makes movement so much more complex, and most important: since most planes only shoot forward movement and positioning ist infact absolutely crucial to success. Tank gameplay on the other hand is limited to two dimensions, but you can use those dimenstions relatively freely, you can use terrain much more effectively. And you have the kind of gun accuracy that actually allows you to aim for certain points on your target, instead of just hosing fire down its general direction and hope for the best. Its no surprise most successful naval combat games so far have concentrated on the submarine/destroyer part. Without the complexity behind spotting your target or not getting spotted (and some more direct controls) naval surface combat is inherently repetitive and boring.
what is the appeal of this game? i don’t want to bash it, i just want to understand. mechanically it seems to be really slow and boring.
It seems there might be things you could add to increase the game’s longevity. You should theoretically be able to design scenarios with different goals than just “sink the enemy ships” or “occupy this space”. Wargaming hasn’t gone that route, yet, but they may need to at some point.
I completely agree! They will have to add something more to this game! Something like gun bunkers on the land etc?
Yes SideStrafe, while the maps probably won’t be as diverse as World of Tanks….the game is less rage-inducing as well. That, combined with a healthy mix of War Thunder and Armored Warfare…this title should keep its replay-ability for quite some time (for me at least).
good video i wanted to know you have any info about the new FFVll remake is it only going to be for PS4 or are they going to put it on the pc as well like the old one
Lets see how the game looks one year down the line. Once they have all 5 nations in the game there will be more variety in the matches you play. I am still a little annoyed by the fact that WG will introduce the Soviet Navy before the Kriegsmarine or the Royal Navy though.
Good to seeing you do a WoWS video again !
More maps and more nations is needed soonish.
It will all come down to whether WG chooses to be lazy and/or whether the engine can handle features that will keep this game interesting in the long term.
I had a Kongo,Fuso,New York, New Mexico,Myoko,Cleveland and St Louis.
Since the wipe i have given up on Jap BB’s after getting bored of Grinding the Kawachi (that thing be terrible) right now have a Kuma,St Louis,Waketake,Pheonix and the Arkanasas think I’ll grind out to the Cleveland and the Myoko again but other than that can’t be bothered with the other ships
I can kind of see where you’re coming from. When you’re piloting big, relatively unmaneuverable ships, it seems like the skill cap for this game is pretty low in the long run. It’s hard to see how this game will have as much lasting competitive depth as WoT without introducing new mechanics to give skilled players more to do.
That said, there’s no shortage of new ships that they could add – there are still a very large number of interesting ships left in the IJN and US Navy to showcase, let alone the German, Italian, and UK navies which are almost completely unexplored.
They haven’t added submarines yet either, which could be really interesting if they figure out how to balance it.
+Outshinedsg they wont add subs. which im glad because they would be boring to play as they were slower than any other ship currently in the game. they would also be annoying to fight against as the can kill you without being noticed.
Open Beta is here!! Come join us!
Thanks again for the beta key
But you can you just have to register.
No, it’s not. You can download, but can’t login. That’s what I see from the comments.
+Ohgeeoknee But it’s in open beta now
they need to stop dividing the war games into these slicers, its time to put it all together and have the whole package like Battlefield 1942 even if BF1942 did not do it perfectly they at least tried to have air, sea and land warfare all going on in the same match with a large number of people on each team
I haven’t all watched all of your WoW gameplays (nor do I know much about how much content the game offers yet), but does it have the German Bismark/Tirpitz or the Japanese Yamato?
+SwaggtasticMrK Yamato is in now. The German lines are not in yet, but Bismarck will be there when they are implemented. Currently US and Japanese are in, Russian and German are the next two fleets in.
I see where you are coming from with the whole boredom issue, but a game like tf2 is still being played 10 years later, and if you want you can buy all the items when you start
I honestly don’t like the same repetition I see in games. In world of tanks you actually have many types of battles and many strategy’s that you have to use. Save with World of warships. Camouflage, dodging fire, ramming. But it is much slower. However, at the end the outcome of rewards is much better than world of tanks. There isn’t anything that is bringing me back to World of Warships at this state of development.
Yeah if you play only one game each day on and on yeah it can get stale.
I agree generally with your assessment of the game. However, I think there still is a lot to be added. Weather? Different sorts of team warfare? I do play a lot more WoT, and play this for a break. I’ll probably always play WoW, but not as much as WoT.
lol Stupidest commentary…I wont be following Sidestrafe any longer…..Im sure wargaming.net is gonna love hearing u badmouth their game…..unfollow off Twitch and You tube
+Kam Kam You are a window licker and we won’t miss you. Wargaming whore.
+Kam Kam So you’re now unsubscribing to Sidestrafe for saying somewhat negative things about World of Warships, despite you yourself saying earlier, “Arkansas sucks and audio sux, all choppy and static……..read the forums, I thought it was just me.”
I may be wrong, but I’m sort of getting the feeling that maybe you’re just saying these things to be contrary, unless I’m missing some obvious sarcasm.
I’m not going back to the game till either another country is added, or it goes into actual release… They should have added some more ships by then anyway… Hopefully…
The unfortunate thing that I’ve noticed since the new patch is that the Yubari is borderline useless. It’s basically a giant floating citadel.
Arkansas sucks and audio sux, all choppy and static……..read the forums, I thought it was just me.
Any proof of this?
Up to Tier 4 on a few trees. Enjoying it so far
I still honestly feel this game is no where near ready for open beta. At the very minimum there should have been three fleshes out tech trees and a few more premiums. They are just rushing this game out in my opinion. Maybe I am alone on the thought it needs more time but there are quite a few things that they screwed up. They entirely ruined destroyers making their captains work even harder for a good pay out…. Cruisers are just easy mode now and well Battleships? they kinda seem pointless with the HE spam going around.
as im been playing the closed beta for 2 weeks i do find it additive at the moment just have to see what happens in the long run
I think night maps and waves can fix the problem.
I played 250 games and loved it at first, but then quit and will never play it again. I liked destroyers the most.
Hi bribe, long time. Surprised no YouTubers have talked about the E3 murmansk debate. Nice teamwork be the way
I think this game will last for a really long time +Sidestrafe
wonder if they can make campain mission base on history. 😛 like pearl harbour. :v
To answer your question about the open water map… yes it’s still in the game… got in a match with it last night!
Teaming up with bribe. It’s a wonder you didn’t get shot in the back.
I playes over a 1000 games in closed beta and got 3 tier 10 ships before the wipe. I am not even remotely bpred pf the game yet and my favourite navies aren’t even in the game yet.
+Soladrin I’d say that Battleships aren’t great streaming material, it’s mostly destroyers, especially American Destroyers, that makes for interesting games. Battleships are inherently slow, but I play my Sims a bunch and it’s really intense. As Jingles says, US DDs are a life of adventure and danger.
+Soladrin italian navy will be cool
+Soladrin Same here. Very happy with most of the game (not too happy about the state of BBs) and patiently waiting for the Regia Marina and the Marine Nationale.
I SO want to sail around in a Mogador.
+Soladrin Sadly I got pretty bored with WoWs all too quickly, so much so that this is one “beta tester” that failed to acquire the Arkansas (not overly fussed about that though lol) on any of the 3 servers I have accounts on. However that is not at all the fault of the game, it is mine and mine alone. I’ve been involved in so much alpha/beta testing in the last 12 months that it’d be safe to say that I’ve just gotten tired of the wipes and whatnot as opposed to just playing a game simply for the enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong WoWs is an absolutely fantastic game as is, no doubt about that, but burnout hit me at the worst possible time. I can say with confidence that I will make a return in a couple of months but I need a break so for now I’m going to stick with the later Fallout series (can’t wait for 4) for pure stress-less fun and Eve for my pvp fix.
Good on ya for still enjoying the game and I hope it remains so for a long time to come 07
Open Beta has actually started by now. It is a “silent” and “soft” start, hence no announcement, but you can download the client and play without Beta Access
+sainsay you can logon man XD ive been on and off like 4 times… (NA servers)
+sainsay What? You can’t login? I have two other ppl sitting here right next to me who just downloaded the game and got right in.
+Stefan De Bokx you can download it but you can’t login. but one of the last stress test is running so it is NOT in OBT sadly. it will be soon though. downloading it already does give you a change to join as soon as possible.
+Komb.at i just looked for a wallpaper an hour ago and saw i could download it and i was shocked and then saw this video
+Komb.at OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!
IT REALLY IS PEOPLE!! 4GB download :PP
I must get around to downloading the latest update. I hear they made quite a few changes such as nerfing smoke a lot? I hope they nerfed the HE?
I agree that it might be a bit too slow and linear to keep me interested. I hope not, but I havn’t played it that much in the last few weeks.
+Night Train123 Destroyers got nerfed pretty hard, their smokes only generate for 20 sec while lasting around 1-1.5 minutes. Also, Cruiser now get an optional ability to increases their detection capability against ships and torpedoes.
Both of those spelled doom to the glory days of Destroyers, those days are long gone now. Not sure was it a good idea or not, but I can still do fine in my IJN DD, not sure about USN DD though.
And yeah, HE was nerfed but I don’t see it being too serious, DD can still set BB ablaze just fine, just the damage that got nerfed.
+Night Train123 I think they did
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+SideStrafe I think what will keep this title alive is probably the multiplayer with your friends! Working together in a pack while chatting of all sort of crap is a lot of fun! Plus new maps can be created which have some special challenge to them, or new game modes… there’s so much potential i think.
+louiethepitt i i=like that escort idea seems like it would be fun but you never know since there are other players that love to troll and ruin the fun.
+louiethepitt I don’t think subs will ever be featured. It’ll mean the introduction of not one but 2 new ship classes (subs and anti-sub warfare ships) as well as adding even more mechanics into the game
+louiethepitt im just gonna go in here and say that Submarines will never come to World of Warships. and it has been said by the devs aswell.. subs in WW2 were slow.. slower than the slowest CV in the game. that is sub 17knots.+ they would need to add a 3d layer of the ocean for the subs to steer around in.. so no.. too much work for almost no gain
+SideStrafe I have been proposing in the forums lots of things that could help the game become more interesting….ports instead of just circles….you could destroy an enemy port or capture an outpost to help advance….there should be ability to repair in your own ports and outposts in your own port….submarine possibility maybe….more weather conditions like heavy fog, night battles, rough seas and raining should add more to this game….different type of missions not only capturing of flags…but you could have escort mission where your objective is to protect transport ships and the enemy’s objective is to destroy all transport ships in an escort….or so it by time…you have a certain amount of time to bombard or destroy or capture an enemy port….etc they just need more creativity that’s all….gonna propose most of this today and hope they listen to the community.
+SideStrafe when are you streaming again? Doesn’t matter what.
Like Age of Empires or homeworld
And do you actually like real time strategy games?
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