>What is this?
Steel Ocean is a multiplayer arcade game focused about warships from World War 2 era.
>Steel Ocean Info
http://en.steelocean.vludus.com/Main_Page <- Wikia page not updated yet and probably filled with stupid shit.
http://imgur.com/a/Mf0qp <- more contained info.
>Any way I can play with (You)?
"NA clan: No Botes Allowed"
We have running clan in the game. Find it on the fleet page and then click application button. Post IGN in thread to get accepted.
We have christmass special running now.
1. CLAIM the DLC in-game
2. Go to STORAGE -> NON-BATTLE ITEMS
3. RIGHT-CLICK, and select "USE" on the blueprint. Left-clicking may sell it. Again - RIGHT CLICK, then select USE.
If you read this and still manage to sell it by mistake, tough shit.
Kantai Collection posting allowed.
Feel free to talk about botes here
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Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,
Whose speed is but the heavy Plummets pace;
And glut thy self with what thy womb devours,
Which is no more then what is false and vain,
And meerly mortal dross;
So little is our loss,
So little is thy gain.
For when as each thing bad thou hast entomb’d,
And last of all, thy greedy self consum’d,
Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss
With an individual kiss;
And Joy shall overtake us as a flood,
When every thing that is sincerely good
And perfectly divine,
With Truth, and Peace, and Love shall ever shine
About the supreme Throne
Of him, t’whose happy-making sight alone,
When once our heav’nly-guided soul shall clime,
Then all this Earthy grosnes quit,
Attir’d with Stars, we shall for ever sit,
Triumphing over Death, and Chance, and thee O Time.
alluded to, I actually had no idea what I was doing that match, but your advice makes a lot of sense.
Also, dark judge elite is truly a hero.
Don't insult the Kaga!
I just finished a game in my Atlanta. Its still the funnest bote at t4 besides my Indy.
Yes. The Atlanta is made for dakka. -45 percent commander skill and the reload speed mod. You can just shit out boolets on a target. The only thing Atlantas can shoot to death are BBs and those can go down to torpedos easily.
Seriously, its so much fun launching 14 shells every what.. 2-3 seconds at a target. DDs go into a fucking panic and cruisers just melt.
Vid related is the standard game in an Atlanta
>"Bang bang bang bangity bang bang!"
A bit of both. I would say lead a bit and then towards them as well to counter them turning away or stopping.
Critical autism levels reached in /wowsg/, abandon thread.
Currently doing a t4 division in game, log into the fleet if you wanna join.
I was summoned by the repeated usage of my username. I couldn't resist posting when they started thinking everyone was me. I felt the need to correct them.
Getting closer and closer to Nagato.
While burgers are fun with the aim times and reload speed, japs have better damage.
Kongo still a best.
I didn't outdamage my entire team combined but damn was I close.
Its on discount now. I couldn't give you the right price. I do know for a fact though that it is very strong. Ive divisioned with people who knew how to play and they absolutely graped with it. 4 battleship turrets + a large flight deck. It can hit hard like a BB and strike out anywhere like a CV. Its got a rather generous reserve of planes as well. You cannot go wrong getting this bote.
Also the premium tier 6 British DD is absolutely amazing.
i am going to do my best to get a U-IXC
Of course it is. But the ship is actually decent and not a fucking gimmick.
The downside of the ship is that half the ship has like no armor.
>tfw you torpedo submarines so much you rack up medals for it.
TORP ME UP
TORP ME UP INSIDE
CAN'T TORP UP
TORP ME UP INSIDE
CALL A DD AND SAVE ME FROM THIS MM
TORP ME UP
BID MY STERN TO RUN
CANT TORP UP
BEFORE I COME BLOWN OUT
SAVE ME FROM THE SHIT I HAVE TO FIGHT
>only 1 person on our team is alive
>3 people on other team
>SS about to cap and win us the game
37 burger bucks.
But due to how the recharge system works, if you had not previously purchased gold, you could get 22.2k gold for $22.2 (First 3 recharge packs of $1, $7.6, $13.6)
otherwise the next 'pack' to reach would be
$49.6 for 2x: 49.6k gold vs 24.8k usual
CV is require most skill comrade!
"Useful information" (Few tier comparison images, skinning guide, stealth mechanics, etc.)
>Reminder that we were FIRST.
For quite a while actually.
Ah, so it is... had not noticed.
better to miss torps than to be a little too accurate with torps, but against non-enemies!
at least we got sterns
Was quite saddened when I'd glanced over the tree at launch, saw 'ak___Zuki', played through IJN DD's to T4 before re-looking at the tree and seeing it was not Akatsuki, but Akizuki
Ducki's just fine!
Like when one receives a gift-box of home-made with a label of sugar cookies on the box and opens the box to instead find peanut butter ones. both are great, but just not the expected result.
If you are allergic to peanut butter this analogy does not apply to you.. perhaps apple pie and receive peach.
And thinking on it more... if you ARE
allergic to Peanut butter, and the box was labeled 'sugar cookies' You might have someone trying to kill you... Seek help.
Read this. The spotting mechanics are complicated to be honest. Diving does affect your visibility. So does your speed.
Wait, do my fucking torpedoes DISAPPEAR if I die? I was about to salvo the side of a retard battleship, died to a depth charge, and my salvo disappeared. What the fuck? I will quit this fucking game right now
how close was the battleship? (Torpedo dud range) Or perhaps he moved out of their max range Torps explode after a certain distance, varies on ships/nations
or they simply missed?
Torpedoes do not disappear upon death.
No. If they were too close, they were duds. If they were too far, they just ran out of range and detonated.
Why can't I see anything at all on radar or when I look around, despite the enemy ships being well within my radar circle range?
Numerous times now, I've been shallow dive or on the surface and a battleship INSIDE my radar circle is fucking invisible, and blows me up instantly.
Also, I rarely have enough air to get to battleships or carriers. I stay surfaced ANY time I can (without receiving BB barrages to the face) and I don't dive deep unless dodging torps. What the fuck am I doing wrong?
I am guessing you went german or American.
IJN have amazing, long lasting oxygen rates (At max tier, deep dive uses less oxygen than normal german/US shallow dives)
There are commanders that provide % chance to refresh oxygen 50% faster, and consumables to regen oxy 50% faster (And those commanders stack with the consumable.)
If they aren't shooting and are sitting still, BBs are at the maximum possible stealth they can be. Subs also have really bad spotting afaik and need to be ontop of things pretty much to see them.
Subs require team support to be effective.
Why would anyone reinstall WoWs?
If you have any questions about SO, you are free to ask here. Anons will gladly answer them as best as they can.
Ah, I see. It's just frustrating being a sub at times. DDs rape you... faster, better turning, if you surface for air you're fucked. If you surface under them you're fucked. If you don't turn your ship perpendicular to dodge DCs, you're fucked. If you don't have a scouting teammate to see stuff, you're fucked. If you don't have a teammate to shoot the DD, you're fucked.
And I get OUTRAN BY BATTLESHIPS even while surfaced. Absolutely crazy. Am I supposed to deep dive to stealth to their back lines or what?
Also, I am up to T4 subs. Should I keep pushing for higher tiers or start maxing my T4 sub out?
Also, I just applied to the fleet. If you'll take a faggot submarine player.
get the 50k silver "+ 300-400 view range" equipment (It can be swapped between ships for free.) and that helps a sub a bit. I also use the + sonar one.
The thing about subs is the scouting they do provide, is while being invincible to cannon fire (while underwater) and being tiny when surfaced as German/US.
IJN are larger, but can ram DD who charge them,(and other subs) and have much better oxygen reserves due to being larger.
For subs I tend to go for torps first, then engines(when available, for move speed) and radar(spotting xp.), and move on. (If you like the sub and would think to use it as your 'play an elite ship for 2 wins a day for 50k silver' daily.. max out the ship to get it elited.
BB player here, the most annoying and deadly subs that i've seen are the ones that either take a long route around or are lucky enough to unnoticed by using a path that nobody pays attention to. They aparently use the split-second spots that sometimes happen when a BB fires when nearby another bote's radar or from scout planes to plan their route and get to them. Once close they basically neutralize the BB because he either diverts his attention on you or gets torp'd. Even if its not instantly a kill, a BB dealing with a sub HAS to move around and thus, wont be able to provide fire support to the botes in the frontline. Once the fight starts, surfacing is risky because a lucky secondary volley can make a dent on you and god forbid the main guns hit you.
>mfw a sub shows up next to me and no DDs are nearby
Threadly reminder that submarine players are cowards who have no honor
The burning love stops here.
That's not very nice.
No but a good sub player is invaluable. Subs are very low floor, high ceiling.
If a sub stops and deep dives they can be completely invisible to everything but a DD literally on top of them.
Its just most sub players aren't that good.
>German and US Subs have No Honor
>IJN Subs having no honour.
>What other class can lay down their life to save another via a herculean feat of strength
Definitely. Just not all people wish to remove a layer of Anonymity by joining that steam group I would assume.
Have a link, check the readily available number.
Challenge mode (Overlord) event begins in the next hour and 20m, and runs for 2 hours. (6pm-8pm pacific time.)
Sounds like a pretty interesting mode.
I might be back in time to join you lot, otherwise have fun killing each other! (Lots of silver to be made in that mode, + a weekly event for Merit + Free XP/silver.)
How is MVP decided in a match?
Torping subs is super satisfying. Would highly recommend.
Also having your BBs take care of the DDs makes the game 10x easier.
When a BB runs, you should shoot torps. Not to hit but to control where he goes. You shoot once infront, he stops. Again, and soon he will be sailing directly away from you. Then you just chase him to the edge of the map, which with what campers BBs are is always very close, and when he's cornered you give him the coup de grace. If you play IJN it may be fast enough to finish him beforehand, if you play nazi it will be easier to survive as the CV desperately tries to save him. It's all tradeoffs with submarines.
What this person said. 'long ball' a torp to try and get him to possibly slow down (making other shots easier to impact.) or turn into a better firing solution for your future torps.
Also interesting thing to note, Some American BB's do not have any secondaries that can aim directly behind them
28 minutes until!
Shima, good stealth and torpedos. Good AA people
US DD, Middle of the road.
British DD- The honey badgers. Good guns, amazing depth charges, meh torpedos and bad AA. But their guns are so good they can take on anything and win.
>tfw you beat a Dark Judge stack
>tfw you stomp them and grind them into the dirt
Man it feels good.
THANK YOU BASED KTKM!
DANK U BASED KTKM
I love how the devs throw out realism for the sake of fun.
Do you doubt the power of the based overcrit goddess?
The next overlord event, instead of having Based Super KTKM-Sama has
Super-Rapid Fire Atlanta
>Atlanta with GAU 8 chambered in 120mm
pls my game crashes too often even without that
Thanks for the games guys. The Pensacola is fun as fuck.
just let us know when you want to group up
Will do. Just because I may be in a different fleet is by no means I'm not willing to div up. Our scout+ rooty tooty point n shooty combo was beautiful.
Depends. There are actually loads of premium botes. There isn't a "best"
Ive got a guy who swears by the King Kong in game, he says its great. But whats so bad about the Furutake in Steel Ocean?
Well, as I play the Pepsicola, I individual fire and have max reload speed. Maybe its just supposed to be hard to play? Honestly that sucks if it isn't that good. At least you have torpedos though compared to US cruisers at t5+
So why don't you focus on making your shots count slowly at longer distances. You can bully DDs too if you are patient.
To use the torpedoes you have to turn completely broadside and they have little to no movement, just like straight lines from the side of the bote. I've gotten used to her though and don't really think it's that bad.
Running a t5 div in Steel Ocean, talk in fleet if you want an invite.
Shit happens. We have many Euro posters and American posters. I don't think we have many SEA players
SEA player here. Noticed that the game is mostly yuros, americans and chinks
I'm not, couldn't be fucked to join.
I will now though for (You)
a dank meme
Have a Duck
Different anon but I will answer your question.
Lets start by going right off the bat and saying. If you want a realism simulator, this is not for you.
This game is WoT on water/Navyfield/Battlestations Pacfic all mixed into one neat package.
The game has a nice balance.
BBs are strong heavy hitters that are functionally blind by themselves and are prey to DDs and subs and CVs that get past their AA.
CAs hunt CLs/DDs/CVs and BBs
CLs hunt DDs/CVs/ subs
DDs can hunt anything
CVs are kind of like WoWs CVs in the fact that they can kill everything. The trade off is that they are very blind and need team mates spotting for them. There is no "skillway" or anything resembling. CVs are powerful at all tiers in the right hands.
I can say right now that DDs are probably the strongest class in game and the 2nd most important if not the most important in fleet battles. CV is first or 2nd. Both are the most skill demanding classes.
Angling and armor works in this game, it can help you reduce damage, but it will not make you immune to damage. Sitting still is a death sentence in this game.
Anyone who tried to point their bow at the enemy and shoot guns would be laughed at and brought to the bottom of the floor.
AP is the go to round in this game, HE does more damage but has much much less penetration.
All ship classes are good.
All nations are relatively balanced with distinct trade offs that don't put them far behind others.
US cruisers have the best guns for example but lack torpedos at tier 5 and up.
A bit of warning the ship grind isn't that bad. You can also invest in the growth plan in game for IRL gold monies. Recommend that you do because its such a good deal.
But the real grind in the game is the captain grind.
Captains in this game are for different ship classes.
All captains are hotswappable to any ships class in any nation, regardless of their own.
All captains when grinded out are very powerful.
Any other questions?
Do you consider WoT to be P2W? If so then yes this game is.
It has gold ammo and gold torpedos and gold consumables.
On the upside, they hand out gold consumables like candy.
I've reached tier 10 and I see absolutely no use for gold ammo or torpedos, regular ammunition is just fine.
With gold you buy with IRL cash.
You can exchange it for free exp and convert it to credits.
You can buy captains with gold gacha style instead of using merit. Both are RNG with what you get. When you get duplicate captains, you get qualification points, accumulated qualification points are used to upgrade your captains and their skills.
So you can use gold to increase your changes at the RNG game, but it will not give you give some end game captain fully maxed out.
Recently there was a bit of a problem with people cheating, afaik the clan that was suspected of cheating had mass bannings recently. I've not seen hide nor hair of the people I suspected of cheating in game for awhile, and I've been playing every day.
You farm merit with all the events that happen weekly. Fleet battles, 5v5, BASED KITAKAMI MODE. At the end of each month you get merit/free exp for your fleet's ranking in the fleet battle system. Also at the end of each season you get a reward for your renown rank in game.
The game has been out for over a year in China. Why would they change what works?
They eventually might, but at the same time they have the possibility of simply not wanting to fuck up this game since its on Steam.
>I did everything I could.
Even with the legendary video of him gettin rekt, in this game, if you get hit by TBs, you did something wrong and weren't paying attention considering there isn't RNG AA and the AA is all up to play skill.
There is a picture of Yamato sinking with his face shopped in somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Sorry friend. You might have the best of luck bothering /wowsg/ for the picture if any of the older players are still there.
I plundered /wowsg/ and brought it back for you.
Shiet, that is pretty bad.
Enjoy, /wowsg/ is full of pansy fags.
Getting into a match with a 5 man squad is pretty hard. MM will struggle to get you into a match.
regarding premium ammo.. they really are not even that much better, example is premium torps.
Example: Top tier US Torps, Premium does not actually add any damage, just lowers dud range a little, and makes them 6 knots faster (72.63 vs 66.03) and have a little farther range.
The normal consumables work just fine imo.
Get at least one other person to que with you.. helps speed up ques and can wind up with matches where only one side has a CV (you.)
The slight advantage. I would use it if they gave it out as a reward for completely events. Otherwise its pointless to use. Baddies might use it though to think it gives them a chance to win.
yeah, the slight advantage..
In the case of the free DLC ship the Repulse
Normal ammo is Damage/Pen
463/390 and premium ammo is
Super Yamato, T-X :
2174/459 vs golden
So I mean.. it does 'something' but 'not much' compared to say, WoT where you become a death god in certain tanks with premium ammo.
Not surprised. Most people are really bad.
I'm a newb. I only took one so that my ship EXP isn't drained by all my commanders, so I can max it out. Then I'll put them all back on and use quick train. Assuming I understand correctly.
Uhh you understand incorrectly.
All your commanders get the exact same amount of exp regardless of how many are mounted.
They get the exact amount of exp as your ship accumulates.
The only way they would "drain" exp is if you start fast training them on an elited ship so they can get 1/5 extra experience.
Put all your commanders on their anon, thats wasteful.
They aren't going to punish you like WG does for training commanders.
And another question: if I custom paint my ship, I'm the only one who sees it? I saw a guy with a DD painted in the American flag the other day. It didn't look anything like camos for my subs.
If you use one of the ingame paints, yes others can see it. For a personal skin that you make yourself via editing, I don't think so. I'm not honestly not sure, if they do that would be a fucking riot.
>Meanwhile in a Pensacola with DD scouting
Why are you two even shitposting.
these ques are slow.
Still got a CA ;) did you had a kill mate?>>127285494
Fags using SS should be sodomized
Also vietnamese moving paints are shit
>tfw you will never have a beautiful waifu who dresses up as Hosho for you.
>You will likely never get told to go back to work by the gentle, loving voice of your Hoshou dressed Waifu.
The mortal coil is so confining.
Does he get any better with legendary?
Like how this one I have would get amazing reload vs 'this only works when you are almost dead' at excellent.
Giant killer ))))))
-60 percent reload speed
there are also ones that give % reload speed after 6 minutes, and then every 3 minutes there-after. Cannot recall the exact % (One is just for 45s at ^ each of those marks.)
But you can stack reload pretty crazily in this.
Good night /sog/ not a bad job in the FB's this evening.
See you lot tomorrow.
Page 10 bump.
Discuss botes. Or sleep, either is good.
>10 battles played
>on all of them there's either a DD which gets ignored, spottting the entire fleet or a sub which is ignored by our ships capable of ASW
played a few games today with nothing but shit BB players, I spot the enemy BBs all huddled together with my spotter plane they aren't shooting it down. What do the BBs on my team do? Shoot at a DD they're never going to hit halfway across the map.
You can't go back easily. Once you adapt to Steel Ocean, WoWs feels like you are playing in Molasses.
All the ships are so slow, invisible DDs everywhere spamming torpedos with no ammo limits.
>Magical damage control every minute
>BBs that magically regenerate HP
Looking back, I wonder how I could have thought that was acceptable.
Thats ironic since Steel Ocean is more arcadey than WoWs and throws realism out the window for the sake of balance.
Ramming is actually an effective tactic though in Steel Ocean, based on your displacement and size you can just plow through smaller ships with ease.
>mfw I plow a cocky Surcouf with my Essex
Does the Oyodo have a shitty cooldown between launching torp bombers like the Ise BBV does? If I knew i'd have to wait half a minute to clear the flight deck I wouldn't have bought the damn thing
Afaik It has a smaller cool down because less planes and all that. Its the penalty of having a mixed ship. You have to have a downside somewhere.
Its 6 am here.
I've lost control of my life.
I know anon. I actually think some of the designs are pretty good. Also I would hug a Kongou
While you do have a point.
Why not both?
I hope I'm not the only one here bumping the thread
Is there any actually decent fleet around that doesn't require TS and shit? I joined one and they never did shit, and in two weeks everyone but me had quit playing. I'm not interested in community stuff, but looks like tier VI onwards is unplayable in solo publa queue, matches are stacked as fuck and never more than 5v5 which is boring.
Or I can forever stay at tier IV I guess. Kongou is rad as fuck.
Nothing new or I can't navigate the damn site
yes it is, but pretty can be dangerous for ones health!
... I am amazed that hiccup lasted as long as it has... and that none of us caught it.
B-but that'd make sense!
I honestly thought it was epic meme trolling on /wowsg/ to trick people into posting there about SO.
Which I almost did but realized there was a /sog/ when I didn't see a single SO item in the /wowsg/ OP.
Very good. When using her, individual fire her shots. Always avoid getting shot at. Pepsicola has bad armor. Her guns are amazing. They can reliably hit and damage anything across the map. Like all heavy cruisers, it absolute destroys everything but submarines.
The major downside is that you have to be efficient with your ammo. Load all AP and go make your shots count. They will hurt anything.
Rapespammer actually killed a thread and they had to make a new one. Someone accused Anumati of being rapespammer and having some sort of plan to merge generals again. Or at least have kancolle posting in the OP. Despite /wowsg/ have loads of kancolle posted anywhere.
Its funny to be honest.
>Playing with people who are lower tier.
You won't always be able to get games easily at higher tiers, but you will get games at t5 and below. Use this to your advantage to practice.
Everything just keeps tumbling down, tumbling down tumbling down.
Makes sense. I forgot to mention I'm keeping my RJ (T4) for fleet battles, so I guess Hiyou is redundant.
Also are 1 CV and 2 BBs supposed to be able to win against 1 BB, 2 CAs, and a DD normally? We just raped them and it wasn't even close, but I thought the superior sight of DDs and CAs would cause us to lose.
I didn't even do anything except throw away several squads at a time to ensure we had vision for the BBs.
>Quality over quanity
Kill the DD and the CAs and BB are blind together. Not having a CV on your team means you have to know what you are doing, if you don't you are at a disadvantage because of their ability to strike anywhere. Also most people don't know how to play.
The Pensacola can pump out a modest 8-10k+ damage with all of its ammo used. Its secondaries absolutely blow the fuck out of any destroyers if they hit.
RJ is an amazing ship.
She's definitely had a place in my port.
6 AA guns. All Bofors. Its an AA platform. I knocks out plons in seconds.
Its what US cruisers are supposed to be, good guns and good AA. No torpedos or depth charges. It bullies CVs really hard in the right hands.
Probably an Atlanta. It has 4 AA guns and shoots down stuff quickly. The best in game though is the Indy with a massive barrage of 10 AA guns on it's hull.
Atlanta is also an