A slight interest was sparked when I kept hearing about Bismarck & Tirpitz on the History Channel from the 2003 till 2006 mark that I gave Tirptiz the higher respect than Bismarck for her struggles. Even around then It was mostly about U-Boats that I love Das Boot movie, treating it as the best submarine war movie ever which in itself spawned 'UBOOT' game on Kickstarter. Silent Hunter 3 was a fun one that I loved to play it whenever I could (I should go back playing it).
The real spark is with the Japanese because they love poking at everything in their artistic manner. The Japanese with their KanColle that I stalled a bit, yet when I joined it was during the KanColle anime that I just wanted to know what Kanmusu I was getting, familiarizing myself with them, and seeing how they were stuck in Axis only. Was nice seeing it from the Axis side that it made myself & others wonder if they'd add in Allied units. Sure enough, they added in Iowa on Vita then the game, they then added Commandant Teste & Warspite, and even Saratoga. There was even Arpeggio of Blue Steel nudging me a bit before & during KanColle that I just loved the possibilities & realms being unleashed. Arpeggio hit harder during the KanColle period when I was ramping up my curiousity. I just want to support any warship game as there's a big void of them, more so with 'minor nations' not being just with Canada. I have to support Victory Belles because it's trying to be serious yet it hit a few bumps that has me second guessing. I really do want more warship games.
KanColle & Arpeggio truly make your mind wander in curiousity, even wondering how a possibly Canadian Kanmusu would appear. Not just Canadian, but with Dutch, Russians and etc. How would a Canadian Kanmusu appear in KanColle? WOuld they be seriously done, or would they be stereotypical in some form. What about the dutch. Would they be stereotypically Dutch. Even the Russians. Would they speak Russian, eat sprats, and all that lovely jazz. I really am 100% curious (RPG unit curiousity in KanColle's sense) of seeing HMCS Haida (her sisters), HMCS Ontario, HMCS Uganda (Quebec), The 'Three Princes' being HMCS Prince David, Prince Henry, and Prince David that it brings an interesting element to things, something which is in 'Silent Hunter 3' & "Atlantic Fleet'. I love games that add variety without holding back. I guess even 'Victory at Sea'.
I truly must thank KanColle & Arpeggio (in that order) for introducing me back into the naval world because my school system failed to teach me properly about anything naval war related. I had to do everything via Google searching that I'm just trying to inform myself when others couldn't. Always trying to fill in the void that it also becomes insanely misunderstood & twisted into me being "triggered" when I simply must know. It's like with Dschunks & Historynerd through natural curiousity. When you see a void you also want to fill it. Even Sinboto wanting to make a game studio & such. That's only natural.