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World Of Warships New Carrier Game Play : It’s fun, and it’s bad.

Post Views: 1,435 Game Balance Vs Fun Balance For Everyone is Hard So I’ve been playing the heck out of Wargaming’s (https://na.wargaming.net) recently revamped game-play mechanic for aircraft carriers in their World of Warships (https://worldofwarships.com) game. I played 8 games in “Co-Op” mode, and then went to “Random Battles” using the Tier-4 “IJN Hosho”. It was a heck of a lot of fun and much more accessible to me as a player than the previous “WoWs As StarCraft” system had been.  However, something was … off. Specifically, my damage.  I was struggling to break 10k damage.  This is a relatively trivial target number, incidentally.  A single citadel strike from a battleship or a couple of torpedo hits from a destroyer will yield that kind of result.  With much…

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“My Team Sucked” — Denying Good Play In MMOs

Post Views: 1,321 The other evening I was playing one of my favourite MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online game), “World of Warships“.  Over the dozen or so matches I played, there were three really outstanding games.  Everything on my team went well — good communication, skillful play, good sportsmanship and smart tactics. In all three matches, someone on the other team made a statement like along the lines of VBG.  My team sucked.  They played about as well as a bunch of potatoes. “VBG” is online short hand for “very bad game“;  it’s the polar opposite of the ubiquitous “GG”, or “Good Game“.  “GG” is like shaking hands with the other team at the end of a bowling match or a hockey game.  It’s being a gracious winner and…

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