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  1. ArcticuKitsu

    Canadian Pride!

    I have to voice my pride because this is also Victory Belles's selling point of adding all the waring naval nations into the mix. It makes me overly proud that Canadians are finally back where they belong (in a World War game) with no political washing, or political bias to them. I loved Silent Hunter 3 for adding in every nation possible for variety of encounters, as well as Victory at Sea's attempt for adding in variety. It's a real shame game developers People claim Canada's contribution was minor, yet I don't see it as such. - HMCS Saguenay (D79) Saguenay is a bit odd to me because of her 'generic' appearing art. WIth that in mind, I'm hoping for her to eventually gain some formal art [This style] to make herself more epic for her bow & stern being blown. Same with being rammed, & even causing a German freighter to damage itself in fear. She is one tough beauty, and that I still see. VB is lucky that I'm banking all my hopes onto her being awesome within the game + alternate costumes/outfits ------------ How can I not be proud? More so as a Canadian. I truly & genuinely can't wait to play as the Canadians themselves. I can't wait to command the RCN [Royal Canadian Navy] to regain that lost pride, as well as to further familiarize myself with the various "Forgotten Beauties" within. I truly want to recruit HMCS Saguenay, HMCS Skeena, HMCS Ottawa (& her reincarnations), HMCS Prince Robert, HMCS Prince David, HMCS Prince Henry, HMCS Haida, HMCS Huron, HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Iroquious, HMCS Uganda (later Quebec), HMCS Ontario, among numerous others, even within the River Class. Way too many to note. Was even made aware on Reddit of 'HMCS Assiniboine' for ramming the same Submarine twice. I could expect her personality to reflect that, maybe even a memento, or similar. Another being HMCS Ville de Quebec (Flower-Class Corvette) for ramming a submarine. After some skimming, I'd also have to consider adding HMCS Cape Breton (K350) and HMCS New Glasgow for their class type. I'm mainly expecting HMCS Saguenay & Skeena at first. Same with the 'Trio Prince Navy' on the Pacific side of things. Do not underestimate the might of the Canadian navy, even if I do have to recruit Nera (Italy), and various others . Hoping they'll even try to gain in contact with Himeka to do a voice for some French Canadian. Maybe HMCS Ville de Quebec? A Corvette class, if they're added in. I have much pride because I see much beauty within the RCN, more so when 'animefied' into Kanmusu/Belles. It's now KanColle's turn to follow Victory Belles's lead. Let's see if I'm allowed to command my RCN in full, and if I can eventually boost it to near full combat capacity within the game this March 2017. Can't wait! Black Chicken Studio happily touched on a sweet-spot of mine that I'm now expecting to be expanded on because other studios, again, prefer to be simple minded. Thank again for HMCS Saguenay! Can't wait to hear her French-Canadian voice over. --------------- Edit: Noteworthy Canadian Vessels:
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    Canadian Pride!

    Lurking just means just viewing but not posting. But thanks. Yeah, it hurt me that much that I still can't let it go for how deeply 6 pages of these forums hurt me that we even had a fight on discord where I was treated like a circus animal. It's just something you can't easily forget with what I and others went through...... I'm still tracking this game but I do want to apologies for nearly timing this with the developer that died. My condolences to him and his family, as with the developers, yet worried about the game also not having released by now behind closed doors. Well, the only thing that brought me back was my curiousity just to see how Victory Belles was doing while also hearing the sad news that I hate how I timed that. It was unintentional. Also, I wanted to post HMCS Haida bit because I hate hearing excuses as to why Canadians can't be in WW2 games that strawman excuses/logic were used. Seeing HMCS Haida in World of Warships has me now constantly saying "Now, was that so hard?" when you could just add in Canadians and any other "minor" nation easily. Just seeing a functioning Canadian vessel in a WW2 game is a giant morale boost that I've seen many positive curious comments posted under the Youtube comments of people learning more about their Canadian navy. You can examine everything in detail by moving the camera around, and etc. You can see its actual 3D shape, something you otherwise couldn't from images and texts. Representation matters. But if you're wondering I had that I'm still in 'Rising World', Azur Lane, as well as VRchat. KanColle contains too much salt that it also about that time for the developers to nudge KanColle Arcade onto Steam.
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    Canadian Pride!

    I know you guys hate me that you "half apologized" to me a few years back that you find me toxic, dramatic, among numerous other things you guys labeled me. I was finally happy to see something Canadian then you guys jumped on me after things I may or may not have said to be negative. That feeling when you see something of your nationality just speaks vast volumes that it makes me depressed looking back through all these pages seeing how much we had to needlessly fight over something I should have been enjoying. Games are meant to be enjoyed.....I just wanted to say a few things before disappearing again....... You guys can hate me all you want, shun me all you want, even claiming false lies about insulting you guys (Maybe I have, and I apologies for that), just that I'm the feeling I gain from seeing HMCS Haida in World of Warship speaks volumes. You guys chewed me out thoroughly that I still feel damaged over it that I'm not happy about how you guys handled that. Maybe I was in the wrong, who knows, just that when looking at the above I just have to respond with "Really?! Was that so hard to add?" after seeing what the developers of World of Warships have added. HMCS Saguenay in Victory Belles.... Though, I have to wonder if we'll ever be able to play that game with Azur Lane filling in the void that Victory Belles was supposed to take. I don't have regret, just .... how are you now going to compete with Azur Lane entering the market. I also still feel "damaged" over the comment sternly questioning why we should have Canada as a main faction when they're weak. You know how smaller features add onto the whole picture that when you have more to fiddle with that you'll stay to fiddle with them. It's also for representation, weight of the game, among other things. I don't care about that anymore for Victory Belles side of thing, just that if you argue about Canadians not having the strength to battle head on with Germany, Italy, and Japan then you're missing the point 100%. Representation matters. Some people may want a challenge while others simply want to learn where their history text books failed, among other things. For the times I pointed out non-Canadian vessels you guys ignored it...... The feeling I now gain from having HMCS Haida accessible in World of Warships now speaks volumes. If Victory Belles ever decides to to release you'll see people learning about their major/minor navies as those with KanColle have through Italy, among others. It basically comes down to people finding an easy lane to attack people that they won't allow Canadians to be in WW2 games similar to how I've now encountering people attacking people VR as to why we should have VR support for standard games. It's just an easy outlet to damage people. ---------- In short: Representation matters a hell of a lot; I still feel damaged; I'm worried about the game while latching on to Azur Lane & other games; A group of small features adds onto the whole vast experience like a jig-saw puzzle. ------- Alright, I guess it's back to lurking because I know people don't care.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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)!
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    What got you into warships?

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.
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    Fleet Names

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.)
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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).
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    - 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!
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.
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    The Captain's Room/Office (not a suggestion just a discussion)

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    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.
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    Sara Maru!~ Yeah....I'm just stockpiling, not really having the time to do anything. I should be leveling, yet frustrated I'm constantly being distracted by both stupid shit & work itself. Seeing people getting Z3 when I instead want to get my resources as close to 300,000 as possible. Ammo is fine. Interesting hearing other people 'stalling' in similar manners. But yeah, I prefer Saratoga again for the familiarity in that "light" manner. Yeah, even aware she was a CV(N) which should bring fun air combat into the mix. I'd prefer Saratoga over Enterprise because then you'd have the silly and frustrating Star Trek & etc Enterprise jokes, yet some might be genuine awesome with how it's related to exploration. Neutral would be best for now, feature wise also. Saratoga would have fun in the manner of Graf Zeppelin with a nightly attack. You can obviously have fun with Enterprise, yet I feel too much friction in vibe. I'd prefer Hornet if we'd have to go with famous, or back to Saratoga. Or maybe Langley.....Enterprise? Way too common that it's irritating. --------- - Fishing Event: Finally here! I feel horrid for assuming it would be earlier, yet simply went by tweets & the rumours going about. Now that it's here I find Tama, Yuudachi, & Akitsu Maru the best in this. Tama winning out on all of them - Tama nyaa!~ (The best art this season thanks to how proud she appears.) KanColle1362 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Akitsu Maru looking awesome in that nice 'smooth light' art. Even nice seeing her fishing via nets. KanColle1363 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Zara is casually awesome. I'd love to taste her food when hungry. KanColle1364 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Roma's Hallowen art returns, nearly a year since her German Graveyard rescue. KanColle1365 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Poi! She took me by surprise in curiousity that I was rewarded for such a curiousity. Loving her detailed cute and adorable style KanColle1366 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Shigure being formally casual. Should hear her line compared to her appearance. KanColle1367 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Yamashiro & Fusou are neat. KanColle1368 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1369 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Libeccio's art returns, also being exactly a year IIRC: KanColle1370 by SubTrance, on Flickr -Taigei/Ryuuhou's lovely art: KanColle1371 by SubTrance, on Flickr Well, loving this event, the art, and the joy that is KanColle. Also going to have to post another batch of images after this one for how fun this KanColle event is vs the image limit per posting (if reasonable). KanColle is just damn fun for how it's exploring variety, and I love it for that. Sara Maru!~
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    The Daily Song Thread - Post Your Day's Tunes!

    Always loved Aldnoah.Zero's soundtrack through-and-through, even through the silly drama that ran through. Need to have her 'Highness' signing a Harmonious song: ------- Then there's the beauty called 'Shelter' that people need to check out, if they haven't yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNze7yakEfE
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    Kantai Collection General Thread

    Wow.....them crickets. Well, I managed to get Imuya, then Hachi to level 99 in that 'natural' manner. No forcing or nudging, only sorting when needed for dailies. It's awesome KanColle1353 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1355 by SubTrance, on Flickr -------------- - Round 1 Fall Event Images: - Akagi being nicely formal, if a bit 'potato' appearing because of artist style. Neat though. KanColle1356 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Roma appearing awesome with her portable turret cooker. Casual elegance. KanColle1357 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Akigumo being the 'best' one for her "I've had enough of this BS!" reaction. KanColle1358 by SubTrance, on Flickr KanColle1359 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Akebono with a nice simple elegance to her <3 KanColle1360 by SubTrance, on Flickr - Mizuho is indeed nice, yet that facial design is questionable. KanColle1361 by SubTrance, on Flickr ------- Wanting to post more, yet shall wait to see if anybody posts or not to share more. Also, there's been mention of a US CV being added into KanColle's Fall event. I guess people know, yet I stumbled across it still going to assume it could be anything other than USA, yet seeing as how people are tuned into USN I'll tune in to that are also. I see nothing to solidify it by finding a source, yet for some silly stubborn reason nobody wants to post the source. Just beating around the bush. I truly hope it's USS Saratoga, not Yorktown, Langley, or Enterprise. USS Saratoga is also more personal to me after having experienced people play US Naval war games with the name 'Saratoga' popping up. Even on weather maps & such for New York state, as a Cruiser in a game, or maybe as a CV also. If Victory Belles has her I'll keep an eye out for her also hoping she'll be glorious. I truly hope it's Saratoga for that unique & variety type touch. I always want voids filled, or to poke at things that haven't been poked at. As usual I'll lose out tough, yet I'll be more than excited if I can connect with USS Saratoga in KanColle (as long as she doesn't Iowa it up, following Warspite's path instead). Sara Maru!~
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    Canadian [Arpeggio of Blue Steel inspired] Fog

    Makes me happy you find this awesome. And yup, that's usually the case. I really should read the manga seeing as how its the proper source material. I have the movie still on backlog also. Nice to hear the American Fogs are still around, even keeping a void filled. As for the DD's not having Mental Models is something I wasn't really aware of, yet seeing as how anything is possible when you push things I could "pretend" the American or British version of the Fog did something, if we want to go down that route. Remember Doc from Star Trek Voyager? [Trying to imply mobile holo-program, & similar]. Maybe something like that, or Maya, as you might be implying. Even so, it's a fun thing to poke around with. Scaling things up I'm curious how HMCS Ontario & HMCS Quebec would appear. Light Cruisers should at least be possible to have some form of Mental Model, unless it's only BBs & Heavy Cruisers. If you want to pick into "what if's" then I guess the Battleship Elizabeth WW1 type pairing would be a fun part to poke around with if we chose to have both Ontario & Quebec as battleships. WW1 era, yet modernized. Would be fun. If you want to get into the DD Mental Model nitty gritty then that what if BB sitauation would be a fun one to play around with to allow the "major players" whom I keep bringing up in posts to roam about freely with DDs having their Mental Models in some fashion. If anybody decides to entertain the thought I'll find myself poking around various +18 Illusion game related character creations again, or something other. Maybe Rising World when NPCs come in, or something. Whatever works/happens I want to let the ideas loose, but I don't want to be seen as obnoxious or a jackass over it so I'll wait when it's right.......
  23. Heyo. This thread has been held back for so long as to not over-saturate the forum with Canadian-ness, yet I guess it doesn't really matter now because of all the selective hearing going on. Just wanting to get it out of the way now while both annoyingly, yet happily, wanting to share the fruit of my frustrations of seeing a void. It ain't anything highly special, yet it's still special when one views a void & fills it, especially giving it a nice touch of "what if's" of seeing Canadian warships "KanCollefied". In this case, "Arpeggio-fied", something that this Victory Belles game is proud of inspiring from. That, and always seeing USN plastered everywhere really hit a nerve that I just went out to make some RCN related characters to "even out the playing field", something Victory Belles should hopefully be doing by playing with most of the nations partaking in naval warfare. - General Thoughts: I love 'Arpeggio of Blue Steel' so much that I noticed a scene where American warships were coming towards I-401 (Iona) & Kongo's stupid super-weapon scene. It made me highly curious (as well many episodes back with a Fog-less destroyer) that I was curious what Canadians would have as a threat to their boarder. I was highly curious if Destroyers also had 'Mental Models' to join in on that fun, or if it was more of a vocal thing (voice without a body). It made me think of HMCS Haida, as well as her sister HMCS Huron at the time that I tried making them also appear punky because we Canadians (in a youthful sense) are quite punky & hisptery. We love picking fights, even if we want to admit it or not, that we enjoy a good verbal fight. Every Canadian I've come across always had some kind of temper (myself included) that I just had to have that included into Haida's & Huron's visual appearance in both a "FOG rebellion" behavior, as well as a national trait of ours. Maybe at least through the hair. Maybe even in the booze-drinking image I screenshotted. I enjoy seeing a nice visualization of HMCS Haida & HMCS Huron in their 'fan-form' appearance, even if it may be plausible or not in their universe. It adds that nice variety to that void, and I get to even have them crow as characters now. That nice RPG feeling of 'progress', something you feel in 'KanColle'That whole US scene (as stupid as that was of them being wiped out in one shot by Kongo's super weapon) just simply inspired me that I was simply curious in filling any gaps. Seeing as how 'Victory Belles' is inspired by 'Arpeggio of Blue Steel', I find this appropriate to post this here. I can't draw, I can't ask anybody for assistance (in short: people aren't interested) that I'm forced to use 'Illusion Games's' R18 Hentai game's character creation to give form to these. Game mostly being 'HaremMate', yet still seeking out any other to give finer details, even clothing wise. Waiting on 'Rising World' for the necessary updates to continue there. --------- 20150115025101734 by SubTrance, on Flickr [Note: One annoying thing is I can't really go back and adjust their bust. They're now stuck with big busts in these images >_> .] HMCS Haida [Fog] 20150115015127015 by SubTrance, on Flickr Haida, being the 'lead destroyer' being the most refined of the bunch in terms of intelligence, behavior, mannerisms, as well as tactical mischievousness towards the enemy. She completes any tasks given to her done without hesitation. Refined, meaning matured mindset with focus mainly on the battlefield, tasks at hand, as well as keeping any emotions in check. Even with that, she wisely, if jokingly (somewhat sadistacly) harasses her foes in a manner which could be similar in viewpoint of "playing with one's food" through traps, assaults, and even (when given a chance) beaching her enemies. Her personality being far more matured, refined, and serious when compared to a more "playful" & "less experienced" sister, Huron -------- - HMCS Huron [Fog] 20150115021106578 by SubTrance, on Flickr Huron, being one of the many sisters, having a more "playful" personality. Still serious, yet more focused on having an enjoyable time both on and off the battlefield. Her personality being the highly mischievous type which shrinks Haida's sadistic & mischievous side of her personality in a drastic manner. She enjoys teasing her enemy, harassing them, and even just messing about. Her hair (as mentioned about in 'General thoughts') is supposed to reflect Canada's "hipster" personality as a whole. Both her hair and personality that we Canadians use our knowledge as weapons to compete with our American neighbors. This is what Huron is supposed to reflect, reference, and mirror back onto her enemy. Using her enemies information against them, to trap them, to destroy them (sometimes slowly). When necessary, and if the mission calls for it, she'll pull a "serious Haida" by simply destroying the enemy outright. ---------- I have more images, but it seems I failed to upload them onto Flickr. That, and they may be stuck on my other hard-drive and such. When I find more I'll try and up more. Had some nice drinking & boat swimsuit shots....... Seeing as how 'Victory Belles' is inspired by 'Arpeggio of Blue Steel', I find this appropriate to post this here. I can't draw, I can't ask anybody for assistance (in short: people aren't interested) that I'm forced to use 'Illuion Games's' R18 Hentai game's character creation to give form to these. Even other more 'KanCollefied' girls.
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    Update 37 - Pola

    Quite aggressive that I'll purposely cause a multi-verse distortion to have my waifu Bismarck knock some sense into this Pola. I would find myself arguing with her seeing as how she's also my backer reward. Sorry Pola, but you ARE adorable. Maybe not that personality (at first), but that appearance of yours is. I do have to compliment you being adorable so you'll be fuming a lot. There has to be a way to crack that personality of yours to be more tsundere, then more dere. Or maybe redirect it at the enemy. Alright Pola, do entertain me with your self-image related dialogue as you continue try punching me and such. I'll try and drag my Bismarck into this if necessary. You're move, Pola. What will you do with me commanding you? Will you go MIA, or will we quarrel? Or shall we focus on the threats? (Quick glance has me prefering the drunk KanColle Pola over the aggressive Pola. A part of me wants to say that it's Pola's carefully hidden hangover instilling such fear into people.)
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    The Captain's Room/Office (not a suggestion just a discussion)

    I agree with the above. Has anybody played any Japanese games for the PS2 when they had all those archives & gallery areas? I'm spoiled by those, even by KanColle's card archive for when you miss events you can still see their art. Not sure if Japnaese games have them in this era, yet I think Xenoblade Chronicles X was the latest big one to have a gallery/archive section. That's what I would like to see Victory Belles to aim for, and something I mentioned before to see the gifts you gifted to the Belles. If you're on USS Texas you would see an artillery shell (once you get to & pass that precious day regardless of participation), or if you're on some other ship you would see something precious to them gained through actual service.......... Yeah. I do like the idea of changing interiors depending on what nation & flagship you have also. I guess I'll re-nudge my suggestion to see gifts popping in when you visit the Belles or change HQ, or something along those lines.
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