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  1. C1!

    and I don't think HMS Enterprise would be able to launch a non-seaplane as seen in the silhouette. (Looking on the wiki, she's only carried a floatplane.)

    A4 is also intriguing, it looks like she has leg prosthesis.

  2. Like I said in the Discord, Aurora could end up as an NPC Belle at first and then playable later. I *think* Ooyodo and Akashi were like that in KanColle, maybe not. Mamiya and Irako are full NPC ships since as supply ships....they wouldn't be a good choice for the frontlines. lol

    For example, Warship Girls has HMS Victory and Aurora as NPC Teachers for the school section of the game. The rest of Royal Oak's 4 sisters were probably planned to be added into the game, but they were cut and later added as dorm furniture (I guess they are somewhat lucky their designer is also the main art director of the game).

  3. I agree with Metis. The "We're not showing any WIPs until we are truly, really done. Neener-neener! :)" only works in a short timeframe; after the initial release date is passed and there's going to be a delay (better if the delay isn't too long and there's a concrete new release date on hand).

    Almost 4 years of mostly text RP updates and the only one gameplay video once a year (maybe even two, "as a treat :)" ) doesn't.

  4. That answer doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence since it's the still the samey "It's going to be awesome, trust us ;) " when there's not much else shown but the writing and Belle RPing and not much actual gameplay shown. You can still show off the other stuff that don't need the Construction & Store modules. If not just game-play updates, what about more updates on the game as a whole? The last 2 modules have been in "We're working on it!! Honest!" limbo for months, maybe even a year with not much info on the other stuff that make up the game that's not writing-related.

    As I mentioned a while back, why do the few backers still around have to basically *poke* you to give non-writing-based updates? Unprofessional.

  5. About time for this to be bumped up.

    So the game will definitely come out this year. Awesome. So is it wrong to expect more...updates that shows more of the game itself in action? It's frustrating when it's near the middle of the release year the updates have been "more of the same", eg. "The Writers RPing as Belles talk about stuff in text-heavy updates with repeated, static portraits", repeat for months and months and months (if you want something different or an update for the OTHER parts of the game, you need to go dig into the forums and POKE the devs). I've seen the KickStarter comments section, and it's depressing.

    I can really only hope that when it does release, you guys have a super awesome way to advertise because with games like Girls Frontline and Azur Lane, VB is going to seem....very dated. KanColle survives because it still has a hardcore fanbase left after the huge popularity rush. Even then, it's gameplay is considered dated.

    I hope I get surprised, nonetheless.

  6. It's been...well, close to 4 years since the beginning of the Kickstarter with some progress on the game since then.

    I'm just curious what's BCS's plans for 2020 will be. Will we get more updates focusing on non-VN gameplay? More visual/audio media? Will this be the year where we can finally get a (beta?) start date????

  7. Really nice update! I'm glad that there's a speed setting on the battles, because 1x seemed a bit too "slow" for me, but it might work out since I usually play these mobile games while multi-tasking on the computer.

    I'm excited about the potential of each Belle having at least 20+ chapter character stories!

    I had thought Mahan was the default starter-ship for the US? I do vaguely remember she could be *a* starter ship if you pre-ordered the Alfred T. Mahan book a long time ago.

  8. I'm honestly think it's a drag for people to have to come to the forums and dig around to find out what's going on game-wise, since most of the recent updates is Belles chattering about in-universe stuff (or historical stuff like name-sakes and irl war service) . I mean a recent update was, well I would call it "frivolous", a small one that was just 2-3 Belles talking about a single sentence added on to a letter that was in an update over a year ago.

    If BCS can at least give progress updates on the actual game itself in at least 1 update a month or 2, that would be great. Hell, I think that had been promised in the past too. :P

  9. Bumping this up again so I won't hang on to the recent update thread for something somewhat offtopic.

    So, back in early November, we finally had a game-play video (2 versions of it, in fact!) of the battle mechanics. A thread on voting who will be in the next Fleet Problem was made, this video was going to be very similar to #1, just them in battle again as Legate mentioned in Update 122's forum thread. After the voting for FP#2 is closed on Nov 9th, Legate says it's now in production and to "expect it some time next month, *we think*" [italicization mine]. It's almost April 9th, a good 5 months since then and with barely a mention of it since.

    Remember, this was supposed to be another video showing off the battle module again, but during night battle. BCS had said a few times that they wouldn't show a video of game-play unless that module was near finished and and close to be integrated. So, you can assume that the battle engine is finished enough to easily make another battle video.

    What, exactly, are the statuses for the other modules if it takes this long to output another test battle on a nearly finished battle module? I can only hope that why this Fleet Problem is months late is because you guys are really cracking down on working on the other gameplay aspects and that the FP video fell to the wayside because it's not super high priority to be worked on. Why not tell us about those other gameplay aspects every now and then? How far along is the sortie module? the construction? the VN parts? Romancing? Fleet management? etc???

    Anyway, that's my thoughts for the moment.

  10. I'm not too keen on whoever Project 33 is, too grumpy for my tastes. I agree with Two's point #2, but you guys already know my weariness on the whole [redacted] thing has been played out to the point of being super stale now (for realsies this time). Like Two said, it's been 2 years since the very last Belle interview and since then it's mostly the known Belles chattering with each other or the Captain. Other than a surprise Kaga in the Fleet Exercise video, there was been no other actual new reveals in 2 years. I'm also not asking for a full roster reveal either, but since the game has been delayed for quite a while, while not spice it up with new Belles sprinkled in every 2 or so weeks?...even if it wasn't planned because it was thought that game already would've been *out* already....seriously.
    BUT, I do like how they went about it this update. They focused on one Belle and gave us a few hints on her identity. It was much different than that one update where the Captain was going around to different Belles preparing for a party and there was like....15+ redacted Belles present. Like the Captain came across Mahan, [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], [Redacted], and [Redacted] making party decorations or something, and they barely have us any hints on the others. "Well, this one sub, named after a fish, likes making/wearing costumes!...." "I do know [Redacted] likes this certain poet", etc. So a good balance of [Redacted] and their hints is for the best.
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  11. I meant to post my excitement earlier but got caught up with other stuff.

    Wooo, finally some gameplay! I do like the updated UI a lot, very sleek and fancy.

    I like the voicework as well on most of them, but like 2 others had mentioned, I was a bit turned off by how on-the-nose (and stereotypical Southern) Arizona's accent is. Not to say the voice actress did a bad job or anything, but I felt like this voice would be better fit for someone like Mississippi (unless Ari and Missy actually share the same voice actress, then disregard this).

    Would the next gameplay video after Fleet Problems #2 be of the other stuff like fleet arrangment, building weapons, some VN play, etc?

  12. Von Lip's question was asked back in *February* and even he was given a "a video approaches, but I don't know the timing of that." and my response of backing up Von with "I can't spoil it!!". There has been NO videos since before the back-end kerfluffle up to now.

    Are you giving us the same damn answer as of 7 months ago? That doesn't give the customers a lot of faith when the staff can't even figure out on when we should expect things. I could be wrong and there are hard deadlines known by the staff only, but why would you keep that info from the costumers? So they can be "surprised"? You know people can only await for so long (unless you are a hardcore fan).

    I checked the comments on the KS page and the last few comments not by Lazarus are people asking where the game is. I see comments in other shipgirl communities asking about it and get replies of "it's dead", "vaporware" and "lol it was a KS scam".

    Can we at least get some transparency here? Throw us a bone! What the hell is going on? I want an actual update on the game itself. Explain what the hell has been going on since from a year ago as an actual KS update and not just a forum post nestled away in a huge thread. The backers need to know as well. Slow down on the [redacted].

    So does BCS *actually* have a nearly clear ETA on the next big, actual game update? or is it still "in the air", as it has been for the last 1-2 years?

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  13. It's been a while since it was last asked, but is there an actual ETA on the 7 vs 7 video now? Or hell, how about the rough ETA some game play demonstrations? I'm not even going to touch on the estimated ETA of the Beta anymore after this (probably), all I can guess is it's basically not going to happen this year anyway with the way things are moving.

    How much longer will BCS keep just giving us text-only (let's not be smartasses by pointing out there's talking avatar pictures in them) lores, duos, answering questions on a game where we can't really apply it to? There hasn't even been videos showing off stuff like voice work (eg. the Bulldog video over a year ago) and that was before the back-end kerfuffle.

    Edit: I just remembered there hasn't been any Go/No-Go updates in months either. On the actual kickstarter page and not the forums, I can't remember when was the last time it was mentioned at all.

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