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  1. What is the relation between Belles and floating Dry Docks? I have a personal theory that at the very least, the ones with names and classes have belles, sleeping or otherwise. Girls like USS Dewey or USS ARD-1 do a lot for the fleet, and USS Artisan even more so. Without these forward repair bases that performed more than 7000 repairs during the course of the war, ships would have had to return far greater distances home and been out of operational use much longer. More importantly. since they repair or heal you belles, do you call them "Doc"?
  2. Just reviving this thread as we get closer to the 5th supposed launch of this game... As I've recently been in some discussions about the battle off Samar, I think it would be fun to give each ship from taffy 3 that appears a nice reminder. Maybe a badge or pin in the shape of a Tin Can to be worn somewhere on each of their designs. Now, all US destroyers were called Tin Cans, but only taffy 3 and two other noteworthy ships had a book titled that written for them. (Mind you there was also a documentary with a similar title.) So I think it would be fair to give a nod to the Noteworthy girls who made that moniker known outside the navy.
  3. A question for our recently silent poster girl Mahan; How much do belles believe in their own battle doctrines? For example, how much would a Japanese believe in the effectiveness of the Kantai Kessen doctrine, or for example, would Mahan, whose work inspired the doctrines of a large battleship force and decisive battle, be more inclined to that or to the increasing light forces / Task force operations the US was leaning towards in the late 30s when she was designed? Are the germans happy with the plan for commerce raiding, or do they want to build a fleet in being to challenge the British as Tirpitz once did?
  4. If you read further in the update there’s speculation that said “awakening” is just an imagined dream from her time asleep, and did not actually happen. I would be inclined to believe that whatever memories victory has from before the fateful moment are much the same.
  5. This update here has some notes on victory, short though they are... It would appear her presence alone keeps portsmouth out of harms way, in much the way constitution holds boston secure. It's no surprise either. I am rather fond of the idea that older/more prominent belles have a significantly more powerful "magical" attribute, if you will. Whereas a young belle maybe has some augmentation to her own armament that lets her fight morganas, a grizzled veteran of 3 major wars and 150 years of naval tradition could blow significant holes in battleships with a 12-pounder. I have no doubt that the mere presence of ships of that caliber make a significant effect on the morale of both sides of a battle. In other words, great update, and I have a rather personal vested interest in the lady Constellation.
  6. You mean you want the nautilus first look? In other news regarding the update, looks like Kommuna has a political officer prominent in her storyline. the Dev corner’s location doesn’t matter, but it sounds a lot like they’re saying we’re really close to release. Interesting the point mentioning 4 years ago. It seems that you had the game almost done then. This implies that you didn’t just have some back end problems... you had a catastrophic problem and had to rebuild the game from scratch, which explains the 4 years.
  7. Ninjapacman

    update 183

    So some belles have crew that come with them? Any hints as to who or what a crew would entail? And for that matter, who has crews coming with them? Would it be plausible that in your fleet you obtain the crew of say... HMS Hood, and you decide their benefits would better apply to USS Boise, can you transfer them over?
  8. Ninjapacman

    update 183

    Officer Pitt: All right, come on, let’s do this! I’m not going easy on you just because you’re a girl.# Kumano: That’s good. I won’t go easy on you just because you’re a weakling.# The crowd: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!# I'd like to express my condolences as twoheavens has done regarding the loss the team has experienced, and I appreciate the effort everyone continues to put in despite these trying times. As for the update, I'm very interested in the idea that Kumano's officers include a "Wells" and "Pitt" which goes a long way to express the clear diversity of officers on Belle ships. I find it actually very surprising for a Japanese vessel. Then again, it seems Kumano is not one to have anyone say no to what she wants. Is she the one who picked her officers, much like she picks her Captain, or does the INPF have more of a say than previously inferred in officer assignments? I have a hard time imagining Pitt was selected by the 大日本帝国海軍。
  9. Ninjapacman

    Update 182

    That’s entirely plausible, but they do say “namesake wind”, which implies a certain Wind, not a wind-related weather effect. That rules out cyclone and Ouragan Or similar. Something like “Mountain wind” seems more appropriate to the phrasing. I did not look over Naval Rosters before making my post though. The Japanese were just the easiest ones that came to mind. I’ll have to look over RN and RM destroyers when I get home.
  10. Ninjapacman

    Update 182

    I’ll attempt to provide some insight. The yankee belle has to be one well known but not revealed. With such a large number of the US belles already on the list of known quantities, I can subtract every Belle we’ve been introduced to. That leaves very few to take the spotlight. I would argue in this case As for the wind, it’s most likely one of the couple dozen Japanese destroyers famously named for inclement weather. Since the Kageros under Such names don’t get commissioned until ‘40, it would most likely be any of the minekaze class, or one of the 4 windy Shiratsuyus, Umi, Kawa, Suzu, and Yama. My money is on Umikaze, as any of her inherent large scope knowledge would be most valuable to any Navy.
  11. Let me try to translate. If Aurora has a belle, what role does she play? Have other *experienced* ships such as HMS Victory, USS Constitution, or Mikasa manifested, and if so, what are they doing?
  12. Ninjapacman

    Update 182

    I feel cheated, lied to, and bamboozled.
  13. Ninjapacman

    Update 182

    I'm not sorry, but I shall agree to a truce. If nothing else this update was very informative. It gave quite a lot of useful insight into the relationship between the press and the Belles. It also gave me some useful insight into other things. For example, I feel the task force involving glorious was an example of ships that are not currently in the game as belles, and are just there for fluff. Aврора on the other hand is noted specifically as having a belle, and as one of those girls who really has to be considered essential in this sort of game... Well let's get it over with. I call for an Unredaction/Introduction for Aврора as the next update. That is, unless next update is the Game's beta announcement/next video.
  14. No update today or are we just running late?
  15. I PROPOSE A SUGGESTION. A SUGGESTY SUGGESTION THAT SUGGESTS SUGGESTIVELY. In Other words I propose something that could raise morale and hype again before release. New Interviews. It would only be a couple. One a month until release. But I figure throwing a couple new belles in the mix could breathe a little more life into the remaining fandom. They could be used as notes from the devs. “The writing team’s favorite and why” the next could be the art team’s favorite and why, etc.
  16. Ninjapacman

    Update 180

    WOOHOO!! A Lebi update! Really though, all her supposed bad luck situations seem more the fault of adorable clumsiness than luck. I’d be hard pressed to blame a metaphysical force for calling an XO dad. That said I know what bad luck feels like on a very personal level, and I don’t doubt she experiences it often. As for the dev corner... that tidbit about music implies very well a Video is coming soon, no TM attached. I hope your intended promise is as promising as I hope this message to be.
  17. Ninjapacman

    Update 179

    I would tune in every week. This sounds like just the kind of radio show I'd love to listen to. Maybe they could make it into a TV show too... when they become a little more widely accessible.
  18. One more question to fight the good the fight against lazarus’s spotlight, and speaking of spotlights, we are aware already that belles are to a certain degree, media personalities. Do their home countries choose which belles become highlighted in the media, does the INPF have a say, or do belles tend to choose for themselves? I know it’s not difficult to make a capital ship like hood or Kongou famous, but what if a destroyer like Stewart wanted to be the face of the fighting fleet back home? Does she get a say or would she be undermined for a more powerful ship like Nevada to carry the banner?
  19. That’s a great idea. Put together a reel with a couple of the hundred or so belles revealed since the first reel. There should be some high end voice acting on those belles.
  20. Because I haven’t done this in a while, I’ll just think of a lore question right now to push Laz out of the spotlight.😉 Often ships are given reporting names in the papers, which allow the news to publish exploits without breaking secrecy or pissing off the military. How much of a say do the belles have in their own reporting names? Do the papers pick for them and hope they don’t suffer the wrath of a warship misnamed? Also in regards to names, sometimes in the interest of secrecy, ships operating with other countries (specifically US ships operating with Britain in the early war, and vice versa) were given fake names to hide their true home country. Considering how belles seem to have an innate connection to their actual namesake, how much would USS Robin take on a connection to that name?
  21. Ninjapacman

    Update 178

    So there’s a note about the Dev portion I’d like to touch on. I do not think I properly understood it, so I’d like to clarify. ”Velocity: 26” has no meaning to me. A velocity requires both a speed and direction, but we have merely been given a speed with no direction, no unit of measurement, and no comparable data set to understand if 26 is fast or slow.
  22. Ninjapacman

    Update 178

    You know who I want. I was going to say NO DEV UPDATE until I saw her, but that seems to have been at least partially rectified. Anyways, I’ll give you a hint In terms of the actual update, even if it a tiny snippet, the addition of a dev note is very welcome, and I very much encourage this as a permanent and further expanded part of all future updates.
  23. To address each response in turn: I believe you are, but I also believe the entire team has a dreadful apathy about the situation. I feel they are mistakenly assuming you have just as much support now as you did 4 years ago with the initial campaign. They seem to assume everything will simply work out. Under such a repetitive routine, many of the voices of your fans have cried for a long time that they are not heard. This I do believe, but I fear that among the 20 people I am actively in contact with who follow you, less than half have the same enthusiasm. Finally, I do not mean to curb your enthusiasm, nor to shame your generous vocal contribution. I feel however that the use of such mirthful expression was out of place, particularly in response to Mig’s very serious address of the player base’s concerns. The tone of your response was not in keeping at all with the question being asked in that instance. Please do continue to be the Legate we know and love. Understand that we all appreciate your efforts to keep up a conversation with the voices of your beleaguered fans. I apologize that as the middle man you are bearing the brunt of this frustration.
  24. I understand the importance of cordiality in customer service, but I feel I must voice the concerns of many on the discord, which I fear is the entire base of the few supporters you seem to have remaining at this point. The release is no longer something to be discussed with laughs and cheeky banter. That was amusing 2 years ago, when we were all thinking it was getting close. But Being told “It’s definitely close this time!” since 2016 has certainly soured the sentiment. I believe it would be less frustrating for the 20 or so people who still actively follow the development of this game if you would kindly stop using emotes and “haha” when replying to honest and rather concerned questions. It’s frankly alienating and at this point, borderline condescending and rude. I understand that your tongue is tied for us Legate, but at the very least, pass my unmitigated sentiments to the entire team so they may understand at least partially the frustration of 4 years of almost literally laughing at every attempt to gauge the time we must anxiously wait for a snippet of actual help.
  25. Still not who I am eagerly awaiting.
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