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  1. Just wanted to say a quick "hello" again before wandering off a tiny bit into a Russian themed KanColle event. I find it neat how we're getting one of each nation, this time in Russia land. Leveled up a few kanmusu KanColle1607 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1609 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1611 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1612 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1616 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1623 by SubTrance, on Flickr Choukai, Unryuu, Chikuma, Warspite, Suzuya, and Zara ---------- I thought we were getting the Victory Belle beta by now, but I guess that's not a thing. Remember reading March 2017.....Still needs time, eh? Alright, see you a bit later then. Also, can't wait for when we 'may' get to the Canadian kanmusu for when something simple won't be blown needlessly out of proportion again for silly reasons out of my control. Good luck on the Russian themed Kancolle event. Happy hunting the Russian Kanmusu(s)!
  2. 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.
  3. Well, I'm happy that I completed that event. Was fun, and I'm sure I could have beaten more maps on normal yet I just wanted I-13 & I-14 only. Matsukaze is in my fleet, even surprisingly with Teruzuki. KanColle1558 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Room with I-13 & I-14 model KanColle1562 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Matsukaze is under my command now while reminding me of Mio from K-On. A sister, cousin, or someone inspired by Mio type thing. KanColle1571 by SubTrance, on Flickr - V-Day login reward KanColle1572 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Surprisingly gained Teruzuki from L Node E-3 easy. I wasn't expecing it. KanColle1583 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Yamagumo gained from the event trying to complete E-3 that I rescued her. KanColle1585 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Surprisingly gained I-13 before the main E-3 clear: Gaining I-13 probably shows how furious & how frustrated I became with not being able to clear the E-3 map thanks to it being RNG luck based, not equipment & Kanmusu based. That 2% luck of clearing. KanColle1586 by SubTrance, on Flickr - CLEAR! I-14 gained! KanColle1590 by SubTrance, on Flickr I'm so happy Sendai, Hatsuharu, & Yuudachi finally focused on KO'ing the boss. It was so idiotic & retarded how the map heavily relied on debuffing & RNG luck that this is NOT how you make maps. Seriously. That is seriously not how you make maps relying HEAVILY on debuffs & RNG luck. It should rely more on your fleet composition, not RNG luck. It made me outright furious that it just takes away the whole meaning of playing a game that "games are supposed to be FUN" that E-3 (boss kill phase) forgot the meaning of what "fun" is. It had it from beginning until the transport phase. Also, I know it's close to impossible, yet I'm thankful there were no RCN related KanMusu coming out of this event as I had a mental break down at the end of January that seeing a Canadian Kanmusu would have broke me fully. I'm currently trying to keep myself sane & normal that I'm trying to keep my reach low. Stupid Canadian winter with lacking sun & being sick, and too much stress points. I however did complete this KanColle event so I'm happy. Matsukaze, I-13, Teruzuki, Yamagumo, & I-14! Yatta!~ I may go back for Fujinami, yet that isn't a big priority right now. I really want to hug Sendai, Hatsuharu, and especially Yuudachi for winning it for me. Yuudachi's proud final kill with the Aviation Battleship Abyssal being at 5 HP (interesting choice of attire also with that skirt riding up and that gas mask). It was fun up until before the final boss run RNG madness.
  4. Nothing fancy. 'Arcticu Main Fleet', or any variations of that. If we do gain option for more fleets at a time then they'll be given 'Kitsu', 'Vara', among others. Even relating to the MVP of that fleet, and etc. If I can establish 'Arcticu Empire' in some way, even in just the name, then that be neat. Not sure if BCS wanted banner icons, yet those might be neat in the way 'Shooter Girl' does things. It's a neat game, yet too distracted to play that game properly, yet it had neat symbols & banners to make yourself an emblem with. Something for BCS to consider to give our fleet some customisation options.
  5. E-4 is just a brutal mess that I'm glad I didn't go back there to farm. Glad you beat it. Congrats! Anybody who has beaten E-4 deserves a medal for how cancerous that map is. Also, congrats for fishing up Hatsuzuki & even Asakaze. You'll gain your Pola if I managed to gain Asakaze at E-5 after 50-70 sorties. Something like that. ------------ DONE! I'm done! YATTA!~ Done with the whole damn event. There's maybe a few left, yet I"m not going to bother grabbing them. I gained whom I wanted, and I'm happy with them. Commandant Teste, Saratoga, AKizuki, Yamakaze, Akitsushima, and even spoiled brat 'high horse' appearing Asakaze. Gained all of interest Saratoga managed to get up to level 36, Akizuki to 24, as well as Commadant Teste to level 9. Even nudged Warspite a touch when showing Saratoga the ropes. Even before all this I happily remodeled Hiryuu after forcing her into my event fleet to gain more experience. Seemed to have worked out nicely KanColle1469 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1470 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1471 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1472 by SubTrance, on Flickr -------- So glad to have these Kanmusu in my fleet, and in a homely environment. Now I won't have to stress over them missing, or a missed opportunity thing. KanColle1473 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1474 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1475 by SubTrance, on Flickr Akitsushima was a big one of mine after being robbed from the main event she was as (.1% away from a final clear), even missing an event, yet glad she's finally under my command! Nice! Now let's go rest up as I have other games calling for me named 'Tower Unite', American Truck Simulator (re-scale fun), Euro Truck Sim 2 (France DLC & Update), and etc....... I leave this event feeling accomplished & well rewarded for all the blood, sweat, and tears. Screw E-4 though; E-5 deserves an award for being fun
  6. Starting to do some Kanmusu fishing with me happily obtaining Akizuki from E-1 in roughly 20 sorties, or so. She's a nice get. Shall focus my run on Tuesday on two Kanmusu on E-3, hoping they'll drop. KanColle1468 by SubTrance, on Flickr Welcome to the fleet! (Also had Kashima drop right before Akizuki, someone whom I already have from another event.)
  7. E-5 was genuinely fun. I loved it. I loved how you could choose to sortie the longer route, or focus on going the shorter route by knocking out A Node, perfect airbase protections, and maybe S-Ranking certain nodes. This would have been a major hassle on higher difficulties, yet was neat on Easy difficulty for me. - Prinz Eugen Nuking Saratoga's wreck after a Destroyer Torpedo wave knocked out other Abyssals, damaged her escort, allowing Maya & Prinz to heavily damage the Saratoga Wreck Abyssal. The DDs allowed Maya to attack the FS for 300 damage, then Prinz Eugen finished her off. Maya is also a weakness to the wreck heh. KanColle1459 by SubTrance, on Flickr - It pays to have a proper fleet, something I didn't have. I was too frustrated once again with all the conditions I just sortied a powerful fleet over a proper 'clean' fleet. I switched my fleet to a 'clean' fleet for the Final Dance' allowing me to get her. SARATOGA GET! KanColle1460 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Kaga's flagship victory: KanColle1461 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Quick peak at my final route: KanColle1462 by SubTrance, on Flickr - E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, & E-5 cleared! Yatta!~ KanColle1463 by SubTrance, on Flickr This is also far more special when you once knew people who played KanColle yet quit for silly or somewhat proper reasoning. Participation enough was enjoyable for me, and glad to have partook in this event gaining two of the Kanmusus I desired. Needing the others. - Saratoga! What a typical 1930's tomboyish beauty. Her English is heavenly, whenever she does speak it. I wish they give her full Warspite lines, yet I guess they fear an Iowa moment. KanColle1464 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Pola being a silly drunk when assisting with Saratoga's sorties after Commandant Teste turned red on 2-2. Amusement to be had. KanColle1466 by SubTrance, on Flickr -------------- I'm happier now that I beat the event and have Saratoga on hand. I do NOT want to touch E-4 again! I do however want to go back to E-1 & E-5 for certain Kanmusu. Maybe even E-3 for Akitsushima. I just want Akitsushima, and was robbed her during an event with all the RNG maddness & timed out. I just can't get Akitsushima............Every time I have a chance, I just can't get her. I hope I can this event on either Tuesday or Wednesday. So glad to be done with the main dish, yet the side dishes may be of interest
  8. Alright, I'm done with the event. E-1 was fun, as was E-2 & E-3. E-4 was the worst for me, and I was sloppy on E-5 (with E-1). I won E-4 by using a light fleet to then find E-5 to be a fun map with the unlockable start point. It's been fun, and I feel awesome for completing it from beginning to end. I just now need to go Kanmusu hunting. - Bismarck E-4 MVP on a nightkill: KanColle1440 by SubTrance, on Flickr E-4 drove me nuts that I was constantly told to try light fleet if the other wasn't working. So glad I had it working that my fleet obliterated S Node with ease then obliterated the boss node. - I had three remodels while scanning through my kanmusu list: Kazagumo, Shiratsuyu, and Uzuki. KanColle1449 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1450 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1451 by SubTrance, on Flickr - E-5 Shortcut focus (sloppy longer route) KanColle1452 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Sakawa gained on both A & O Node: KanColle1453 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Funky trip to the boss node until Final Clear. KanColle1455 by SubTrance, on Flickr - They did well giving Saratoga's wreck a spooky personification. Fits her wreck nicely. KanColle1456 by SubTrance, on Flickr - OP Prinz Eugen KO'ing the boss on the first few run throughs KanColle1457 by SubTrance, on Flickr ----------- This feels so glorious, even on easy. RNG was a pain, yet as was my patience. I had to force a fleet together swiftly from a lack of time. Prinz Eugen & Maya MVP for E-5 Part 2 of E-5 clear next post.
  9. God damn.........Not another cancerous map.......I've been stuck on E-4 for a few (2) days now thanks to someone always going taiha/red. THis map's difficulty relies on at least one kanmusu to go red & I won't send a ship back as I need the firepower. Someone always has to go taiha, and it's not gameplay type fun. I managed to deal with E-4's Transport stuff just fine, yet the moment I touch the assault phase everything goes bat-crap insane. I was able to get myself to the final dance phase, yet can't even touch the boss node ON EASY which is stupid. Not even once. Someone has to go taiha........Maps that force at least one kanmusu to go red is stupid, even with or without the healing equipment. This is also on easy which it shouldn't require you to use those, yet it does because "Japan". If Victory Belles does the same thing then you guys shall be shooting yourself in the foot. God damn...........All that salt.....All that god damn salt produced just from the assault phase. I'd love to know both "who" (played on easy) & "how" they beat the map. I had Maya's cutin, CV (long route), upgraded planes (via crafting), and even two support expedition......Taiha, defeat....Farthest I managed was Q node, then I had to retreat........I stalled out, and I'm just spinning my wheels as I waste resources. I had people try to help me, yet it still wouldn't work. I saw other people's saltiness on the Kancolle forum saying how this map is cancerous. Also mentioned how one spent a whole day, yet had to go sleep for a dentist/doctors appointment.......I'm assuming I wasted a good 10,000 resources (unless I can't count in frustration) and it's something else. What a useless map. Holy hell..........Even my great Japanese buddy hates the map and he beat it on hard......I can't do crap on easy........With that kind of insult I want my resources back. I had a good 290,000, except for bauxite....I'm now down to 269,841 (yes, so worked up I can't do math. You figure it out).
  10. - Combined Fleet Madness: KanColle1417 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Commandant Teste is now mine! Some French pride for the necessary variety also, and she's a fun one to have. KanColle1423 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Ashigara DJ'ing off E-3: KanColle1424 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Commandant Teste. That's one down, 3 more to go. Need to get Saratoga, as I strongly desired before confirmation. KanColle1429 by SubTrance, on Flickr Now I just have E-4 & E-5 to go through, then double back for farming. Nice!
  11. I was being stupid when it came to E-1, yet it is indeed easy...well, to a degree. It's typical for E-1 type maps, yet I also didn't bring landing crafts that I went through it slowly, yet gave me more chances to try and get rare DDs.....None. E-2 went better, yet Mizuho lagged me behind for how lower level she is. Level 24/25 compared to level 80+. She held up nicely by the end of it. That, and E-3 was madness, even on easy. I knew to expect combined fleet once we had to use it, and now that it's there it brings a whole level of craziness and madness that it infuriated me with how I couldn't night battle the boss until I cleared out the escorts. E-1, E-2, and now E-3 cleared. Commandant Teste is now in my fleet that I'm quite proud . A shame I was being stupid with E-1. I however made up for that with E-2 & E-3 gains. ------------------ - Pola being cute in her new festive wear. KanColle1396 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Hamakaze & Hatsukaze had fun on E-1: KanColle1401 by SubTrance, on Flickr - E-2 was fun, yet was being held back a lot by my lower-level Mizuho: KanColle1404 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Maya having a blast on her 4th clear of E-2: KanColle1407 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Yuudachi then having her nice fun for E-2's final clear with the whole fleet being battered into orange & red: KanColle1408 by SubTrance, on Flickr - American plane reward 'SBD' for those that yelled louder than using a megaphone for US content can now be fairly happy with this. KanColle1409 by SubTrance, on Flickr - E-3 was a crazy map. Way too crazy. The non-boss nodes were fine, yet the boss itself with the combined fleet was madness. Had to keep fiddling with fleet to gain S-ranks: KanColle1414 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Commandant Teste in Abyssal form: KanColle1415 by SubTrance, on Flickr ------------- Part 1 of 2
  12. Makes me happy that I guessed right for once that the CV I can be rewarded with is Saratoga. So glad. Surprised to see Commandante Teste proudly representing the French, something I'm actually happy to see on every front, especially my misunderstood "variety" part I keep being highly vocal about. So glad to see the French in the mix now, as with the British with Warspite. Variety wins. Belated note that I beat the fishing event with Warspite having her fun fishing. She apparently loved it when making note of her line back then. KanColle1385 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1387 by SubTrance, on Flickr ------------------- Yeah, I'm glad to finally be having fun with the event, but I feel stupid right now because of E-1 on normal not being easy as it normally would have been as previous events. I dug myself into a hole unable to dig out of it. If I did this as I did in the past I would have beaten it by now. Damn.....I keep getting 13 to 19 SP, yet can't really tweak things appropriately as needed. Having to gradually crawl my way through E-1 this time around with 2 of 7 bars cleared..... I put myself in a hole, now I gotta dig myself out of it.........What's screwing me over is the increased health, less effective ASW registration, air assault, and the whole DD & CL of the Abyssals joining the mix. Fun..........Not RNG's fault this time, but my own....well, Partially RNG's fault for ASW misses & all that crap. It'll be awhile before I can spring forward into E-2 & beyond now..... Also, I'm glad Saratoga doesn't appear as a clown, as USN kanmusu in fanart tends to appear. She's nicely formal, as she should be. Commandante Teste is nicely proud, as the French are. Nice pride, FIFA style.
  13. Having a gallery is a wise decision with the way Japanese games spoiled me & others rotten. Also, in this day and age one can't slack so must put your all into a game Ah, such awesomness seeing a 'gallerry' option. Now curious how indepth that shall go and what it shall contain exactly. Card, art, voices, specs, and what else? Nice. Also, seeing that ship equipment screen made me grow to like the VB concept some more while still wishing of the same that the Belles could travel 15 min in any walking direction of a distance. But yeah, guess I'll make note of what Legate once said that '39 first, then expansions later on lore & such.
  14. Awesome. Yeah, I guess I need to do more digging. It's just the way things were said I put Sara & Enterprise together as sisters. Would they even be considered sisterly, or just overly friendly in a sisterly manner? But yeah, people can hype up all for Enterprise. I guess it would be Enterprise with the way things tend to go. Well, Tirpitz was also the pride of Germany, yet still waiting on her. Some longer than others, yet still waiting on Tirpitz. I get your point though about the nationalistic importance. Alright, I'll look up USS Ranger when I can focus once again. I still feel pretty proud/hyped over USS Saratoga though, especially with her as CV(N). --------- Also, side note that my Mackerel fishing is at 12/24 with second quest done. - I find this selection cruel. You can only pick one, and I went with WG because of how brutal events can be. The third quest being the cruelest with how you can only choose one: 2015, 2016 banner, or some equipment. Why not all? KanColle1380 by SubTrance, on Flickr - My third WG to assist in knocking out specific bosses in events. KanColle1381 by SubTrance, on Flickr I've been mainly fishing 1-1 & 1-5, yet shall venture further & elsewhere.
  15. Also, apologies if I come off as rude for Enterprise denial. Not intentional. It's just that you tend to learn new things when you dig a bit deeper. Think of it like planting a tree/plant, yet you have to till the soil to allow that plant to grow, finding something new about it in the process. If you go straight to planting a tree that's already planted you miss out on the nitty gritty details. Something you've never learned before, and etc. I'm glad the name 'Saratoga' kept popping up everywhere in Victory at Sea, weather maps (checking Canadian weather), state maps (New York state & such), and others. Finding out about USS Saratoga (CV-3) allowed me to find out that Saratoga is a CV(N) with fighters able to attack at night. RockyArby also mentioned USS Enterprise as her sister which is neat. Thinking of a formal pairing of the two in a vague manner. I guess Enterprise or Yorktown shall win out, yet it shall be awesome if Saratoga does for being the "minor" one in the grouping. I'd even see her behaving like Graf Zeppelin, if not more so. She even has the deck guns that Graf Zeppelin would have used (does in KanColle), as well as damage Abyssals at night. It's amusing. I also challenged myself to find a USN vessels I could connect to months ago, forgetting about it. USS Saratoga is it, and I just realized just now that I found one. The rest irritate me for over-exposure, yet USS Saratoga. Nice! ------------ Sorry for the spam, yet I hope it was interesting to at least one person. If it's interesting to one person then I'm happy. As long as it made one person's day awesome then this was worthwhile. - Isokaze is back with her (bad) cooking. She coughs. KanColle1372 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Yuugumo being casually festive awesome. KanColle1373 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Amagi being quite an elegant beauty. Loving her style. KanColle1374 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Yuudachi's damage art is amusing & adorable. Nice tastefulness. KanColle1375 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Can't forget Kongo's festiveness. She looks quite 'motherly' here. KanColle1377 by SubTrance, on Flickr - "Iku! Iku no!~" - Makes me happy she reached level 99. Another one reaching the awesome number. Loving how I'm now having more & more hitting level 99. KanColle1379 by SubTrance, on Flickr ---------- Well, I guess I better brace myself for disappointment to find out that we're not getting USS Saratoga. It might be USS Enterprise & such because I'm always wrong on this. I guessed Tirpitz when we were to gain Italia, and I was off on fishing event a few posts back. I however do enjoy whatever happens. I love the thrill of the surprise.