The Warships Podcast

The Warships Podcast

A weekly discussion of current and upcoming events in Wargaming's World of Warships with Kelorn and Kamisamurai

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    Episode 47: The Podcast is Going to Wargaming HQ Next Week!

    We open with a huge announcement that Kelorn and KamiSamurai will be heading to Wargaming HQ in California for next week's episode. Be sure to get your questions in on the appropriate Forum and Reddit posts, or by contacting the Podcast by any other medium. Vanessa re-joins us this week to discuss Trident, Neighbors, and Riposte map strategies for Ranked. She also give us the run down of what is and isn't working for her. We finish up this week's discussion with a preview of the Russian Battleship Oktyabraskaya Revolutsiya, aka Gangut and a look back at the addition of Operations in World of Warships.

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    Episode 46: Izolate talks Patch 0.6.8 Test and What Doesn't Work in Ranked

    Izolate stops by from Sweden to talk with Kelorn and KamiSamurai. After the first week of Ranked Season 7, we talk about what we've seen that is and isn't working as well as map specific tactics. We talk a little about the upcoming High School Fleet release, then finish the episode discussing the upcoming changes now live on the 0.6.8 Public Test Server.

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    Episode 45: Eurobeat tells us how to Torpedo beat and the Final Version of USS Enterprise is ready!

    Greetings listeners! In this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast, we crank up our epic sounds systems to full, as we jam to the likes of Yuro'Beat! Famous YouTuber and comedic World of Warships entertainer. Kelorn interviews Yuro beginning with how he got his start into creating his totally awesome YouTube content, and his love for the anime series Initial D. The cast continues the interview talking about cars, music, and how Yuro has almost single handedly been reviving the Eurobeat music genre. We bring up some differences between the SEA and NA servers and the communications barriers that exist, as well as talking about how communications effect things like Ranked game play. The cast also inquires about the importance of content like that of ARP and High School Fleet, and what that means to the SEA region for its player base.

    While getting into the heart of our show topics we quickly ask Yuro for his picks for the upcoming Ranked Season. He breaks down what he might use and talks about his outlook of this next season and Ranked in general. We discuss the HIJMS Kaga and USS Enterprise (CV6), as the new carriers on the block, the game play that these carriers bring, and impact they have been having on the game. The cast also gets into all the changes that Enterprise has received and what this ship is going to look like in its final form.

    Continuing on the topic of Enterprise, the cast brings up the prospects of competitive play in places like Supremacy League. How might she fare and will teams use this ship? Yuro speculates on KMS Graf Zeppelin another carrier that will most likely join the Tier 8 line up Soon™, as well as speculation on the High School Fleet Event and when that might hit the NA servers. The cast talks about HSF Harekaze. A Tier 8 destroyer which is an incredibly fun ship play and is one that brings a great set of options to Tier 8 destroyer gameplay.

    We round out the show talking about changes to this upcoming Ranked Season. Changes have been made in the rewards per rank, and the cast discusses the likes and dislikes of the system. Yuro proposes an awesome idea to change up the rewards a bit and we agree that the developers should take note. :smile: Thank you everyone for listening and see you next time!

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    Episode 44: TX141 tells us how and why he Ranked out in a Pensacola in Season 6

    For this weeks episode of the podcast we have a post Ranked Season 6 interview with TX141TX. Who did an amazing YouTube video of himself grinding out the entire Ranked Season in none other then the USS Pensacola. A ship which many consider is horrible and is vastly unpopular. The video showcases highlights from each match where he gained a Rank Star, parring it up with an awesome set of music along the way. Check out his video if you have not already, as it is a great inspirational and well crafted YouTube piece in of itself.

    After the interview we discuss the merits and challenge our line of thinking with ships that we often dismiss and overlook. We bring up some examples form each caster as the crew goes through what strengths that ship might be able to bring to this coming Ranked Season, and from that. The cast tries to speculate and formulate potential scenarios to maximize those strengths like TX141 did.

    Thank you everyone for listening!!! Stay tuned in with your best sound system as we have more guest torpedo beating their way to the show...

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    Episode 43: Enterprise AP Bombs, Server Clash II, Aerrooooooooooooon, and Ranked Season 7

    The podcast crew continues the tradition of bringing Aerroon back to the show to discuss the ins and outs of each ship for the upcoming Tier 6 Ranked Season. Join us as we go through the extensive list of premium and non-premium Tier 6 ships and decide which ones are more viable than others. Kami is excited to announce he'll be streaming the NA vs EU Server Clash this weekend, check the full description for links. Before we get to all of that, we talk about the addition of AP bombs to USS Enterprise and how they'll affect the Tier 8 premium carrier and the USN CV line in general.

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    Episode 42: Enterprise, High School Fleet, and ... Zoup?!?

    Hi Listeners! For Episode 42 of the Warships Podcast we have NoZoup returning for his 3rd stint on the show to talk about the many new surprises that has recently hit the World of Warships. Kelorn checks up on fellow Community Contributor Zoup and how he has been doing recently with his YouTube channel. Congratulations on 10k subscriptions Zoup, as that is an incredible milestone! The cast discusses one of his recent videos, a satire on the destroyer class in the game. Which is brilliant, well done, and put together. Kelorn also takes a moment to make a quick comment about the show host's formation of a new Clan/Fleet, (-I-) Impact. Headed up by KamiSamurai himself. We chose to leave OPG (OverPowereredGaming) on amicable terms, to set out on a new course for ourselves and our fleet.

    We get into the main body of show topics with the news and testing of several new ship. As of the day of this shows recording. All four of the show's members and guest, as well as other NA Community Contributors, have the opportunity to now test USS Enterprise, HMS Gallant, HSF Graf Spee, and HSF Harekaze. We talk about each of these ships going over what our initial impressions are for the new ships. Please keep in mind that any stats, abilities, and issues with these ships are subject to change as they are in testing and are considered a work in progress.

    We start with the Enterprise and break down the play style and our thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses so far. Discussing potential for Ranked and Competitive play and overall viability that this ship brings. We do the same for Gallant focusing on what the ships play style is and how it is possibly a meta changer. The implications for Ranked play could be massive and is this possibly a sign of things to come with the future Royal Navy Destroyer line???

    Along the lines of destroyers we talk about the introduction of two new ships coming to the game. The collaboration with the High School Fleet anime show has brought about two of the shows star ships. HSF Harekaze and HSF Graf Spee. The Graf Spee is mostly a mirror of the existing in game counterpart however Harekaze is unique Tier 8 fictional Kagero class, in that she has the ability to upgrade her hull and guns in game similarly as to how she did in several episode of the anime show. This gives players many options and the cast discusses this fun ship and how great of a hybrid ship she can be. Kelorn, Kami, and Zoup speculate on how these ships might be obtained and a very interesting idea is brought up on how they could be obtained that we really hope Wargaming is working on and/or considering close as these are fantastic ideas.

    We close out the podcast with a discussion on the newly release/revealed images and line up of Royal Navy Battleships. The cast talks about the ships seen so far. HMS Conqueror the Tier 10, HMS Lion Tier 9, HMS King George the 5th and HMS Nelson which tiers are still ambiguous at the moment of this podcast. Going over some of the information known to us we talk about gun battery potential, speed, armor, and other points of interest to these ships, and how they might fare to their contemporaries.

    Thank you all for listening and supporting us! See you next cast!!!

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    Episode 41: Arlios comes to visit and talk Kidd, Kaga, and Tier 6 Ranked!

    Arlios visits the podcast to talk about his amazing Youtube videos and his perspective on World of Warships. Vanessa gives us some new insight into her experience with the USS Kidd and the podcast crew talks about the upcoming NA release of IJN Kaga. The participation levels and number of battleships for the Hunt the Bismarck campaign are of interest to us as a group and we hope that more events like it are upcoming. Finally, we get in depth about what ships are out there for a potential upcoming Tier 6 Ranked season and what the meta might look like!

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    Episode 40: Win an HMS HOOD with Trevzor from WG NA!

    Hi Listeners! Swinging by to celebrate our 40th podcast show, we have Trevzor from WGNA. Kelorn opens the show with some questions for for Trevzor regarding the new 6.6 patch coming up and some cool things to expect from this patch. Including a new and improved Ultra Sound Settings option that I'm sure will test many of our listeners killer sound systems. Trevzor talks about the new PVE modes coming to the game and the excitement for a new mode in World of Warships. Kelorn brings up the change to allow any torpedoes being launched to continue and persist in deployment of the spread even if the players ship has been destroyed during the process. The cast discuss the potential game play changes that may occur as a result of this.

    The show continues to discuss the new patch with on going changes to the KMS Hindenburg Heavy Cruiser. This cruiser will receive buffs to its armor against high explosives and to its own high explosives ordnance. A discussion on the Hindenburg's play style is brought up as well as high tier cruiser game play with regards to cruisers like VMF Moskva and Henri IV. HIJMS Yugumo is getting a buff to its torpedoes and the cast discusses the changes that should help the quality of life for that destroyer.

    The last section of our patch discussion, we talk about the changes to the USS Iowa, USS Missouri, and USS Montana's citadel location. These are quality of life changes that should help with the protection of these ships and the cast discusses high tier USN BB game play. How it will and/or maybe not be effected, as well as the overall issues of transitioning from low tier USN Battleships to the higher tier.

    The cast rounds the show out with talk of the USS Enterprise and what this is going to mean for the World of Warships as a game and as a community. The excitement for this ship is incredible and Trevzor shares a funny story about fellow WGNA employee Pigeon of War. We also talk about the charity work for Project Valor that Wargaming is aiding in, as well as discussion about this years set of Lets Battle Tours. If you have never been to a Lets Battle Tour, you should really consider going because they are absolutely amazing. Thank you all for listening, see you next time!Hi Listeners! Swinging by to celebrate our 40th podcast show, we have Trevzor from WGNA. Kelorn opens the show with some questions for for Trevzos regarding the new 6.6 patch coming up and some cool things to expect from this patch. Including a new and improved Ultra Sound Settings option that I'm sure will test many of our listeners killer sound systems. Trevzor talks about the new PVE modes coming to the game and the excitement for a new mode in World of Warships. Kelorn brings up the change to allow any torpedoes being launched to continue and persist in deployment of the spread even if the players ship has been destroyed during the process. The cast discuss the potential game play changes that may occur as a result of this.

    The show continues to discuss the new patch with on going changes to the KMS Hindenburg Heavy Cruiser. This cruiser will receive buffs to its armor against high explosives and to its own high explosives ordnance. A discussion on the Hindenburg's play style is brought up as well as high tier cruiser game play with regards to cruisers like VMF Moskva and Henri IV. HIJMS Yugumo is getting a buff to its torpedoes and the cast discusses the changes that should help the quality of life for that destroyer.

    The last section of our patch discussion, we talk about the changes to the USS Iowa, USS Missouri, and USS Montana's citadel location. These are quality of life changes that should help with the protection of these ships and the cast discusses high tier USN BB game play. How it will and/or maybe not be effected, as well as the overall issues of transitioning from low tier USN Battleships to the higher tier.

    The cast rounds the show out with talk of the USS Enterprise and what this is going to mean for the World of Warships as a game and as a community. The excitement for this ship is incredible and Trevzor shares a funny story about fellow WGNA employee Pigeon of War. We also talk about the charity work for Project Valor that Wargaming is aiding in, as well as discussion about this years set of Lets Battle Tours. If you have never been to a Lets Battle Tour, you should really consider going because they are absolutely amazing. Thank you all for listening, see you next time!

    HMS Hood Trivia question entries must be sent by 5PM Pacific Time, Tuesday May 30th!

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    Episode 39: New Kidd on the Block: USS Kidd and DeGrasse First Impressions (WiP)

    Hi listeners! In this weeks episode of the Warships Podcast we discuss an assortment of new premium ships coming to the game in the near future. Breaking down ships that we are currently testing and reviewing, as well as a bit of speculation on three ships that will hopefully make there appearance soon in game.

    Getting into our show discussion we start off with USS Kidd, a Fletcher class Destroyer that has been slotted at Tier 8 instead of 9. The reasoning of this is that it has one less torpedo rack, trading torpedoes for improved anti aircraft capabilities. We discuss at length our current experiences with the ship and give our thoughts on how it could be improved as well as its current standing in the random meta and possibilities for competitive play. The next ship we are testing is the French Cruiser DeGrasse. A solid cruiser that each cast member believes is a solid premium that we feel, is ready to ship to the public right now. We talk about its strengths and weaknesses and talk about French Cruiser play in general.

    Moving on from the current premium ships that we are testing, the cast gets into the big and highly anticipated ships, and by big ships, we really mean ENTERPRISE! We talk about the Big E and carrier game play, matchmaking, and how even non CV players will be getting this ship just based on the fact that its the Enterprise. The cast also talks about Admiral Markarov which is the Nurnberg but as it was when sold to the Russians and HMS Gallant is a Royal Navy Destroyer. Which is a ship featured in an upcoming movie about the massive evacuation at Dunkirk. We discuss these ships and move onto our final topic for the show.

    The Sink the Bismarck campaign discussion rounds out the podcast with the sale of HMS Hood which is now available via a staggered bundle system. Much like how Graf Spee was handled, players who were familiar with that will understand this system and campaign. We talk about the merits of the sale and remind players that you have 19 days to complete this run. The 100 dollar bundle is brought up and debated as we go over the pluses and minuses for making such a purchase, and break down what the bundle contains.

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    Episode 38: Business6 gets introspective with the Podcast crew

    With a relatively light news week in World of Warships, the podcast crew and special guest Business6 talk about some deeper topics. We explore the benefits of taking breaks from Warships and why we come back. Thoughtful discussion about the effect of giving out a T8 Bismarck in the upcoming campaign results in some interesting conclusions. The upcoming ranked season is explored with the possibility of it being Tier 6. Finally, we discuss the importance of late game DD play and how to survive in a DD.

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