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  1. Still curious about Victory Belles now wondering if I'll even have time to play it. I do hope it'll be like Azur Lane where we could play in chunks instead of requiring a whole genuine day to do anything. Simply getting busier & busier by the year. Adult life is fun. Saw an update that Victory Belles shall release soon so that has me curious. ------------------ - Azur Lane - Maple Monarchy: Had a strong desire to make a video about the 'Maple Monarchy', so I've done it. I feel satisfied with it feeling its 80-90% awesome. The -10% being me forgetting about HMCS Saguenay from Victory Belles, though would have praised you guys if I had remembered. Maybe if we see more Canadians Victory Belles side I'll do more videos, though this one works as a nice base video simply noting I seek at least one genuine game giving me uncensored Canadian pride while connecting with a Canadian shipgirl unfiltered. Not lewd, just without any restrictions as any other faction. Noting HMS Fortune 'flavour text' dialogue while noting how I expect Maple Monarchy to be added, how people reacted (in brief), to what units to expect. Its a summary. Can't wait to properly connect with the Canadian side of things. It should be easier than how people are making it out to be while also seeing people purposely hammering any indivudal down like nails on a wooden board. Also, voice reveal ftw. Achievement unlocked. Once we gain a genuine Canadian faction in either (or both) Azur Lane & Victory Belles then that's when things shall be 100% awesome. I need to thank Drachinifel for making me more aware of certain naval things I wasn't aware of previously. See you guys when the game releases in one manner or another o7
  2. HMCS Ontario - Minotaur Light Cruiser: The final ship on the list making a very late entry into the war to see it had missed out. Still a part of WW2, if by a hair. So, this rounds out Canada's WW2 naval fleet in his videos showing Canadians were a force to be cautious of at the end of WW2, just a case of "A little too late" by the end of it. Three aircraft carriers, 2 light cruisers, many destroyers, and 3 merchant cruisers being 'HMCS Prince Robert', HMCS Prince David, & HMCS Prince Henry. Not bad. Thanks to his videos I even learned a lot from various vessels, things I haven't even come across from self-researching via Google & such. Many things are still omitted, though this sums things up nicely. I'm thankful he chose to do these HMCS videos because it gives Canadians presence and respect without treating them as throw-away objects, or even ghosts. -------- If game developers could just add in Canadians without whining about 'UI Clutter', or 'minor nation' then that be nice. I'm still thankful Canadians even do get added while under the weird HMS umbrella, I however want to wave either the Canadian or 'Maple Monarchy' (Azur Lane) banner high and proud. While Canadians are shy and into the whole SJW nonsense I rather take the more natural route of just priding of Canada's accomplishment, even though I'm aware of Canada's populace loves getting suckered into the whole SJW movement out of natural habits of being a "peacekeeping nation", ironically attacking other nations with words, not weapons. That's that, and this is this so I simply want to connect with my Canadian identity. That's all I'm happy Azur Lane focuses on other nations like the two sides of France, while even recently adding in Italians. I honestly 100% can't wait to fly my 'Maple Monarchy' flag there, or maybe even in Victory Belles, if it chooses to release or not. Victory Belles still worries me. But I honestly can't wait for the 'Maple Monarchy' to be a thing. Outfits, HMCS designation..... Whatever it is, I can't wait. I guess with this I'll be going back into lurking mode unless someone wants to post more Canadian WW2 content in the gaming realm, or is aware of any other Youtubers sharing anything HMCS related from WW2 era. I'll occassionally peak back, maybe once a week, once a month, or so. Who knows..... Only the wind knows.
  3. @Shirogane: The same plaque that's near the bow of HMCS Haida. Awesome stuff! If you check out the blog posting I left behind of HMCS Haida you'd see she has one also. Excellent, that's something nice to note. ------------------- HMCS Uganda/Quebec: This video is short and sweet, and to the point. It notes HMCS Uganda's history fairly briefly while glossing over the whole mutiny part. She had awesome AA, even planes at one point. This vessel was highly advanced, yet poorly equipped for how swiftly it was transferred into the RCN fleet. This poor vessel then fought in the Pacific ill-equipped, only hastening the re-drafting poll to pull out to either fight the Germans, or nobody at all. Americans at Pearl Harbor called her "cowards" and sent her on her way while not repairing a damaged boiler...... She was the biggest ship, thus her crew boasted about her size of being the biggest ship in the RCN. She was the largest until Canadians went through 2-3 various aircraft carriers before they were satisfied. Then the RCN was disbanded causing a brutal death to the mighty Royal Canadian Navy...... Canadians still trying to recover from that one..... As expected, and as I feared, you have weird people abusing her name with the VRchat 'Uganda' meme.... NO! Keep that meme dead. It's only funny when the right person says it, not when some random Joe says it....... But yeah,..... Again, having noted how Canadians went through 2-3 aircraft carriers makes me feel Canadians still deserve their own faction in any WW2 war game, regardless of balancing issues. Just having them is enough. Maybe people want a challenge...Even after all these years I'm still not buying into "UI clutter", and all that nonsense. I just can't..... If people want to be lazy, be lazy somewhere else. Not implying the developers are, I'm just saying.....Common.... I still view Silent Hunter 3 in high regards because of how much care went into it. I'm simply thankful for Drachinifel for spotlighting these lovely Canadian vessels, even if with their spotted naval past & equally brave achievements. I'm proud that more information is available for those who want to inform themselves of what the Canadians were like in WW2. Still needs more information because people are still out of the loop...... Canadians need to be their own faction (and Polish, and etc) with developers needing to stop playing childish games by actually following in Silent Hunter 3's footsteps, not cookie cutter games.
  4. I somehow missed HMCS Haida's video. Here's her video if you want to see her video side of things. Can't wait for when game developers (other than Victory Belles) shall freely add Canadians in without the weird excuses of "minor nation" and etc. It's honestly so weird.... ------------------ Edit: This next video slipped past my radar because of how stupid Youtube works. HMCS Bonaventure is now up! More awesome Canadian pride. It's making me reconsider what can be considered to be added into WW2 game now. HMCS Magnificent & HMCS Bonaventure should be considered now if we have these naval experts spotlighting them. I'm fine with that, though people being stingy won't be. Always guilt tripping & etc. "Minor nation", or some stupid "Commonwealth UI clutter" nonsense..... Nah... I'm not buying that. I simply want to connect with my Canadian pride HMCS Bonaventure hype!
  5. Honestly, why is this so difficult? If someone is curious about the Royal Canadian Navy the information should be at the ready at any time.... It shouldn't be so complicated & overshadowed by by other factions. All information should be accessible at the same level. ----- HMCS Maginificent Video by Drachinifel on Youtube. I'm actually quite hyped about this, especially now knowing about how HMCS Haida escorted her, and how they nearly lost their squadron of planes. How the fog obscured everything to the point they had to linger in the air for as long as possible until something awesome happened. How highly unlikely, I would love to see HMCS Magnificient in ANY wargame. She was ordered during war time, thus needing to be added in as a late unit in a game. KanColle, Azur Lane, or anything. I don't care He's planning to release three more videos so I'll be sharing more. -HMCS Bonaventure -HMCS Ontario -HMCS Quebec Would have loved to see a video about HMCS Prince David, HMCS Prince Henry, and HMCS Prince Robert because they weren't pushovers either. They saw a nice amount of service while also being a part of a Canadian film.
  6. True. I agree with this in an 80% manner. You may see a surprise appearance of others before Canadians, who knows. I'm still siding with Azur Lane because of how KanColle betrayed me gameplay wise. It has quality, I however favour Azur Lane still. Happy to hear how we helped each other out, as it should be. None of this weird "infighting", as we've done on either HMCS Nabob or HMCS Puncher.... -------------------- I'm still annoyed by the comments of not adding in Canada because they're a "minor nation"... That shouldn't play a part in anything. If someone participated in WW2 they should automatically be in a WW2 game, not the cookie-cutter nonsense. Disagree with me all you want, it'll still make me favour Silent Hunter 3 & Victory at Sea for at least semi-adding various nations. This is however a side-note thought. ----------------------------- - HMCS Haida - Tribal-Class Destroyer - Visiting Haida: Finally visited HMCS Haida after a few years of plotting and planning. She's a beauty commanding respect from the get-go! Even when seeing the tip of the bow she was glorious. Up close, inside; She's a thing of beauty all around. I'm so glad people who served on her protested to save her. I honestly wish Canadians were far more cautious and protective of their national history & treasures because they seem to allow others to trample on them, unlike me. They allowed HMCS Ontario & HMCS Uganda/Quebec to be scrapped, and they even allowed an Avro Arrow replica to be destroyed by weather. They left a national treasure sitting unattented & unguarded in the Canadian climate to gain damages, even leaving it unrepaired for the longest time (Unsure if the Avro Arrow was repaired, that's something for another topic. This is HMCS Haida's time to shine). They're also apparently allowing HMCS Haida to rust and rot in certain places; Paint peeling. ..... Touring Haida though, best thing ever! Loved gaining perspective on how ships are laid out by rooms, how they're operated, what's where, how you enter areas, and how the Captain's Day quarters appear. There was a lot to learn. For being one of the two remaining WW2 vessels we need to do what we can to keep her active as a museum vessel. HMCS Haida tour - (257 images) https://arcticukitsu.com/Blog/?p=5685 I had to use Foxhound because of her HMCS Qu'Appelle personality. I can't wait for when Azur Lane genuinely respects Canadians. If they blanket them under UK then that's going to still be a major disservice not just for the Canadians, but the Polish, Australians, New Zealand, & etc. Putting Canadians under the 'Maple Monarchy' would go a long way, or so noted in Foxhound/Fortune's quotes. National pride is everything. I don't care if it clutters the menu, find a way to keep it clean! Make them stand out for any game you put them in, not just for the Canadians. Don't find excuses, give me results. Seeing HMCS Haida has me fired up again and I love what I've seen. I love what I've learned, and I love everything about Haida, especially knowing she's the only Canadian warship (with HMCS Sackville) still present from WW2 era. We do have Submarines, and the like on display, they however may be highly remote while also being post-WW2. They still need to be cherished & respected though. I also learned Haida had many pets.. Cat, dog, rabbit, Reindeer. Worth it. I took 280+ Images because of how far Haida was... I didn't want to sleep in another creepy motel for further madness. Also, who knows if and when I'll go back, or if I'll go back at all. IF they add in HMCS Haida for Azur Lane I may go back to tie up some loose ends picture wise to be done with it. I had to make the most of it, thus I spent a solid 3 hours there. (Wording may be all over the place because I'm both hyped & tired; Semi-jetlag. I also have to go back and edit my typos in my blog postings. I'm just highly fatigued, thus shall do it after my sleep. Posting this as I go sleep)
  7. This ^ 100% this! Azur Lane has this chance, thus why I'm hyping up the Canadians for it during Canada Day, then tried making a 'Mini-faction' reddit on Azur Lane reddit for it to be treated like trash. I even found out Azur Lane covertly also has Australian & New Zealand shipgirls, if you want to care for them. I honestly would love to see Polish shipgirls for how fiercely they fought. The Polish people would honestly be proud, something Azur Lane Reddit can't comprehend. Thanks for bringing this up I honestly wish the Canadians, Australians, New Zealand, and Polish shall gain their own banners in Azur Lane, regardless of the "clutter" excuse. (View HMCS Uganda below with "mutiny", or "Uganda Episode". It's a curious read. ------------ As of right now, in Azur Lane (Unofficial): Australian: - HMAS Vampire (HMS Vampire) - HMAS Shropshire (HMS Shropshire) New Zealand: - HMNZS Leander (HMS Leander) - HMNZS Achilles (HMS Achilles) Canadians: - HMCS Qu’Appelle (HMS Foxhound) - HMCS Fraser (HMS Crescent) - HMCS St. Laurent (HMS Cygnet) - HMCS Restigouche (HMS Comet) - HMCS Saskatchewan (HMS Fortune) ------------ Also, been doing some more reading on ships again thanks to Azur Lane.... I'm now a bit depressed with what I've learned about HMCS Uganda because information had changed again (wiki side).... Things became more depressing with what I've learned making HMCS Uganda appear "cowardly"...... Probably shared this, yet sharing it again because I'm refreshing my memory. HMCS Uganda: https://navalandmilitarymuseum.org/archives/articles/controversies/the-uganda-episode HMCS Uganda spent her time training her crew with the RN, had her modernized in the UK later, traveled through the Mediterranean and into the Pacific. She appeared to have been hastefully deployed into the Pacific by not having a tropical retrofit, nor was her fresh water supply proper. Ventilation was poor, as was living conditions. She also (in hindsight) pre-maturely ventured into the Pacific while oblivious to the new changes to occur to the volunteer policy, something which would cause the 'Uganda Episode' issue. She then spent her time in the Pacific doing anti-air runs, bombarding bases, shelling places. She had a well trained & skilled crew, just morale was painfully low because they were "fighting the wrong enemy", & the poor condition their ship was in for where they were fighting/deployed. They wanted to fight Germans, not the Japanese. Their morale also taking a dip because they wanted to get away from "Kamikaze" pilots for how harsh they were. Canadian identity is important, as is any national identity. Canadians also felt "undesired" in the Pacific, thus voting out while also taking advantage of the new volunteer policy. Not in a selfish crafty way, just in a "human" way. They had to re-volunteer, thus choosing to leave, more so after what the Captain (may, or may not have) said about the "quitters". British were furious, as were the Americans. Canadians offered to add in HMCS Prince Robert, an AA Flak ship. British had to swap out HMCS Uganda with one of their own, and the Americans only allowed the Canadians to refuel, not fix any boilers. They refused to fix their boiler issues calling them "cowards".... They viewed HMCS Uganda's crew as "cowardly" for leaving the war prematurely...... Now, I bet if the Canadians on HMCS Uganda had a Canadian emblem on the funnel they would have probably felt more of a reason to stay in the Pacific, regardless of the revised volunteer draft. They would be able to boast they're Canadian, staying longer....Everything was just in rough condition they wanted a better pace at things. If they at the very least had that Maple emblem on the funnel they would have probably scored hits on some odd Japanese Destroyer, or something. Hindsight is 20/20, but even so, this is my take on things with the cards I see placed on the table. Who knows..... Reading up on HMCS Uganda has me at least being proud that she had one of the best radar & rewards when in the Pacific. She is able to sport & boast about something. Everything else hurts in an embarrassment, and it was a national embarrassment to the Canadians. If she was to be added into Azur Lane you would bet she would have a very high AA rating. She would probably make a line of unwilling to fight the Japanese, even noting the kamikaze, if the Azur Lane developers are wise about that........ I want to find more information so I have more to pull from. I want to know more about HMCS Uganda because it can't be just that, can it?
  8. Sorry for the third posting in a row. Sorry if this comes off as whining, just noting something again from Azur Lane Reddit downvoting everything I posted in the lastest 'mini-faction expended' subreddit. I got absolutely murdered/lynched, karma/downvoting wise. People sticking onesided on HMS side, not exploring the other side. Well, I just experiences a nasty case of Reddit swarming abuse.... I simply asked for Mini-factions to be expanded and they just downvoted EVERYTHING I posted in that thread. The thread itself, the posting.... RIP. The Karma I earned, RIP. I'm aware my wording ain't the best, but even then, just meet me halfway. I simply asked for Canadians, Australians & etc to gain their own mini-faction, HMCS/HMAS designations so you could actually know their real self, not the HMS Haida, or HMS Vampire nonsense. I was even unaware Fortune & Foxhound turned Canadian when they were lent, something Twitter pointed out.......HMS Foxound should also have HMCS Qu'Appelle, and HMS Fortune should be HMCS Saskatchewan. It's not that hard. National themed outfits of their period, yet that's taboo. It's this reason why I suggested ships to be given their actual desgination of HMCS/HMAS, & etc so we can identify them properly. You know the KanColle naming way with Gangut & Kasuga Maru? Basically like that. Apparently it's taboo for me to request that, thus downvoted heavily. One person noted the ships should stay as HMS because the ships were of British origin.... You're missing the god damn point! Allow them to have their alternate identities! Do what KanColle did, give them alternate namings, Outfits, and etc to respect their other self.... ITS NOT THAT HARD. Stop making it difficult! I apparently committed a very violent crime of murdering families, killing children, and etc... It's extreme.....I'm apparently a pedophile, or something. At least meet me halfway...... What they mentioned isn't halfway...
  9. - Azur Lane - Maple Monarchy: https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/Fortune/Quotes#English_Server I'm sure people already knew this, just adding it anyways because of how neat it is. Fortune has a line mentioning Canadians as the 'Maple Monarchy' leaving things open for a Canadian faction to be added into the mix. It's not 100% confirmed, though it leaves things open for "if" and "when" the Azur Lane developers consider adding in 'mini-factions' into the mix. Someone also on the Azur Lane Subreddit made me aware of how one of the loading screens also contains Canadians in them, something which I embrassingly managed to be oblivious about. I overlooked it because everything is just "AMERICA!" which is awkward. The image they shared is of American shipgirls enjoying Canada Day celebrations with the Canadian flag, the red maple on the red bra & hairclip, as well as the smaller Canadian flag on the bottom right. It's easy to miss when you're assuming everything to be 'America', and when the farthest right is cropped out removing the mini Canadian flag. This gesture alone is making me happy because of how the person took their time to make me aware of this, as well as seeing how Azur Lane developers are acknowledging Canadians. This is still a fanart, yet a neat one. Its the small things which goes a long way in making things feel far more welcoming. ----------------- I also made a subreddit because nobody bothered to celebrate Canada Day on Canada Day. I had to do it.... It's belated, as is this posting. My wording is messy and a bit chaotic, though still proudly Canadian. I'm happy with the more joking comments making note of 'Timbits' and 'Qu'Appelle's Bell', those are the type of comments which are missing and what I'm seeking. Then we have Fisherman being rude as hell causing people to swarm me, downvote me & the subreddit..... It's an outright mess thanks to them. I'm honestly not allowed to connect with my Canadian side because you guys keep claiming Canadians are "minor", would be "pointless work", would "delay other events & shipgirls", and etc.....Dude, common.... Grow the hell up. My wish is simple! I just want to connect with Canadians. Let me! Stop treating me like a circus animal. My Subreddit had 56-60 votes (staying there) when ti could have actually went up to 70, 80, 90, or even 130. Nope! Canadians are "taboo", as you've seen the arguments in this thread. I'm now allowed to be proud of my Canadians, but I'll keep trying. I'll keep hyping everything up. One of my latest comments had 5 likes, now down to 3, just because I'm wishing for Canadians........ Screw the Canadians! Not allowed in War games! Only America! 😏 The amount of hate I'm seeing, I have to poke fun at it while equally supporting the positive gestures by both the AL devs & the community. I have a friend who lives in the Canadian Prairies being highly interested in Azur Lane's take on Fortune (HMCS Saskatchewan), thus having to share everything about her to said buddy. People assume what "we" desire is "minor" and "not worth the effort'. On the contrary, it's a major thing... Fisherman in that subreddit is a moron because they're blinded by being falsely "realistic" while missing out on the big picture. Missing out on the side things of how people want HMCS Haida to be added, how a buddy of mine is curious about Fortune's Canadian identity, and etc. Not balanced for gameplay? You're missing the point. Too much work for the developers? OH, so the developers are weak and incompetent? Don't insult the developers. They're smart, they can figure something out. Also, as for pushing back events just to add Canadians.... How selfish and moronic can you be?! Why are you so stupid..... Developers are smart, they can time things out to be sprinkled, given their own event, and etc. They're still a part of the game....... I hate fake "realistic" people, I can immediately tell they're plastic and egoistical..... Stay away from me or I WILL call you out. I may not be the best with my wording, but I WILL call you out on your fakeness. Once Victory Belles adds more Canadians & elements I'll be hyping that up also My wish is simple. ------------- I know Canadians are not confirmed in being added, though they are making a loose appearance in that game while having the faction name of 'Maple Monarchy'. That's enough to make me highly happy making me love how Azur Lane is acknowledging Canadians. The more we call them out in praise, the more we praise them, the more likely we'll see them. Hopefully we'll see some Canadian festive outfits, and such. It just makes it more appealing to play Azur Lane over KanColle. When you acknowledge certain national playerbases they're more willing to play and be curious.
  10. Excellent! Happy to hear you guys had a nice read. Something simple like that goes a long way to the point I'm now hyped up again & proud to be Canadian again. Need more of that, thanks! Hope any lurking Canadians feel warm and fuzzy. They're out there, just need to be tuned into the right frequency. Just seeing that kind gesture made me so happy!~ Happy, just like that song. Well, that actually went amusingly well from the looks of things. Haven't seen any mention of Canadians on the Azur Lane Subreddit which makes me sad. I kept refreshing every few hours just to see if anybody noticed it. Nope! Canadians are forgotten & overlooked, unless on Twitter & from myself. I had a nice laugh. I was about to get outright triggered to instead gain a nice chuckle. THIS TWEET nearly had me boiling.... Why? They were about to release USN skins for July 4th while missing an golden opportunity to give Foxhound & Fortune some Canadian themed skin in some manner. Instead, I'm seeing Americans being triggered so that has me laughing. Irony here, irony there..... Games have been known in adding festive aesthetics & appearances to make them semi-themed to what they're selling, yet not quite. Seen a lot of semi-false advertising on PSN stores that I'm somewhat immune to this. Someone PLEASE take advantage of the next July 1st..... I don't care who..... Azur Lane, Victory Belles,.... Maybe even the declining 'KanColle'.... This is fun to observe. ---------- Also, Happy Independence Day! Be safe and use common sense when celebrating! Americans tend to be wild so do stay safe.
  11. It's Canada Day, so I have to post this. I have to because nobody else will. --------------------------- Happy Canada Day! Happy Canada Day! Just seeing something simple as this honestly goes a long way. Give recognition, even on the slightest, it'll mean a lot. I'm happy to see Azur Lane developers having gone out of their way to contact a Canadian Pixiv artist to have drawn HMS Fortune, HMS Foxhound, and maybe even Bulin in the mix. Can't ID the third one to the right. Choppy chop in a French-Canadian stereotype, something I can approve of. If they start doing cheesy Canadian stereotypes of being polite, THEN we'd have issues. It's just heartwarming to see people pushing for HMCS Haida & her sisters to be added. I however wish people would also stop forgetting about HMCS Uganda & HMCS Ontario, both light cruisers on the Canadian side. Canadians who served on the two CLs loved them so much. HMCS Uganda fought in the Atlantic, Medideranian (or at least sailed through it), and Pacific. Americans told Canadians they couldn't have their Canadian identity so they had a mutiny (also because they were fighting the Japanese unwillingly), something which seems to be the case even today. Canadians. Been told "Canadians are a minor nation", something a certain someone here & elsewhere missed the point completely. It's not about balance, it's about being represented and connected. Then you have this tweet telling people what Canadian ships are hiding in Azur Lane. (Below tweet: Focus is on Artimak's tweet noting what Canadian ships are hiding in Azur Lane given from the RN. Tried to single out the tweet, didn't work. But yeah, Happy Canada Day! It's awesome seeing what sort of comments are under that tweet. Been trying to keep an eye out to see if Victory Belles developers would have done the same by releasing a simple tweet, or anything. Even SCS Software developers with a Canadian themed paint pack for American Truck Simulator, or something. Anything. Maybe the timing is off, maybe there's something other planned.... July 1st is always a good time to recognize the Canadians. It's always a nice breath of freshair when things aren't always about Americans. I honestly hope people don't treat me like a god damn circus act again just for desiring to connect with the Canadian side of things. I still have some form of PTSD & grudges from the Discord nonsense we went though. I honestly want to forget about it, it's just hard because of how I was stupidly singled out. I'm still upset about that. I also saw people didn't want to give out genuine apologies. It was more of "saving face", something which adds more salt than it really should. I honestly want to forget about that moment, it's just hard. Probably wont' understand because you weren't on the receiving end of people's nonsense. But hey, I'm just making note of that, not trying to stir up another storm. I'm simply making note of it. I'm only here to point out the awesomeness that is Canada Day and how Azur Lane gave recognition having hoped Victory Belles developers would have done "something" about it. Guess timing was off, or something. I don't know. I can't see into their office. When Canadians become their own faction that shall be glorious (in this, Azur Lane, and any other game). There is one RTS game I could play, but that's on land, called 'Steel Division: Normandy 44. Victory at Sea was also awesome... I"m certain I mentioned it, just me re-mentioning it shows how awesome they are in certain ways I also retrofited Foxhound on my English Azur Lane client (I play on both JP & En of Azur Lane because I screwed up) so that's a nice morale boost for me! Fortune is being leveled up. I can't wait to level up all the others which were noted by Artimak. So, yeah. Happy Canada Day! /Navy salute o7
  12. o7 ---------------- Also, on a side note....... I just noticed how "suggestive" the artwork is for both HMS Fortune & HMS Foxhound..... At least the one for HMS Foxhound is "tolerable".... Why does HMS Fortune have chains in her retrofit? O_o Fortune: https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/Fortune#Retrofit Foxhound: https://azurlane.koumakan.jp/Foxhound#Retrofit I'm aware Azur Lane isn't your game, it's just a bit of a shock to find they're quite "teaseful". I'm just reacting in general....... Foxhound seems like a better match for me though *shrugs*. See you whenever I see more Canadians, or another game update, or a reply... I'm now left baffled.
  13. Good to hear Just been a bit too long so it makes one a bit worried. Glad to hear you guys still chugging through. -------- I wouldn't know either who she is to BCS, just... Seems to enjoy stirring up trouble. Even encouraged to do so by the follows she obtains. Highly concerning, thus why I brought it up here. It says that 'The Black Chicken' is indeed following her, for what reason, who knows. I'm not one to question it (again for privacy reasons)..... Just wary. If she is a professional contact then may need to double check, if a random, then I guess whatever. I can't dictate how you guys follow & not, just "wary".... Highly vocal "game developer" who enjoys trolling for the sake of attention ... "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" 😕 We already have enough corrupted & predatory AAA game studios, don't need more attention seeking ones, I say neutrally. ------- If any more Canadians I'll be keeping my eyes & ears out. Thanks for the reply
  14. Still lurking, wondering when this game shall release in some form of beta, or anything. If it shall. Is it still a work in progress? (Might have to private message me, DM me on Discord, or maybe I'll have to come back a few days later to see if there's any response to this, if any). Just wanted to say that Azur Lane seems to have covertly added Canadian warship girls, two of whom I haven't been aware of until recently thanks to this tweet. https://twitter.com/AzurLane_EN/status/1135244690289074176 It's small things like these which goes a long way in connecting people. They mentioned both Americans AND Canadians, something which warms the heart. Thanks to this tweet I found out both 'Fortune' and 'Foxhound' are both Canadian. Awesome! Currently leveling them up. Whatever Victory Belles does, I'll be watching. I may not be active, but I'm always watching. ------------------ Also, on a side-note: I've noticed 'Black Chicken Studio' following this account: https://twitter.com/machineiv/status/1137862500429340674 Does she handle your game in any way, or is it just a random follow? Professional contact? It makes me wary how BCS is openly following her when she seems set on constantly stirring up trouble. She's happy about it, proud. She's abusing her "game developer" status and integrity by constantly throwing tantrums. https://twitter.com/machineiv/status/1137942955765915649 Really? Is that really necessary? O_o. BCS follows this person, why? Gaming reasons? Professional? I know it's something I shouldn't question (privacy reasons & etc), yet still curious as to why. If this is for helping release Victory Belles then you may want to find someone more stable and far more professional...... Highly concerning. I'm worried about her sanity. If I've done what she had at a workplace I'd most likely get written up for it..... This is why I'm worried. -------- Still wishing you guys the best of luck with Victory Belles. Do hope you guys eventually release Victory Belles in some stable state. I'm still happy you guys added Saguenay. That's something I'll still respect you guys with Also, grudges aren't that hard to forget. Negative emotions are easier to remember over positive ones because of how charged they are. Though, I still thank VC side in adding 1 Canadian shipgirl to their roster & being nice on their community site.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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)!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.)
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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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