There has been some discussion in the "what have you been playing" thread about World of Warships and I figured I would create a place for that content here.
The game is currently in closed beta, and you can apply herehttp://worldofwarships.com/
to get access.
I figure I'll also add my thoughts on the game here as well.
SHIPS AND SHIP CLASSES
In World of Warships, there are 4 classes of ships:
Destroyers - fast, maneuverable ships that have little to no armor, lack gun firepower, but have large quantities of torpedoes
Cruisers - Not as fast and maneuverable as destroyers, generally larger, and have more armor. Also have more guns, but less (or no) torpedoes
Battleships - Very large, very slow, very well-armored, and feature large caliber guns (300mm+) and no torpedoes.
Carriers - Largest ship class in the game, feature aircraft of various rolls (fighters, bombers, torpedo bombers), very slow, not maneuverable, poorly armored and armed.
Each side consists of around 10-15 ships, and each side spawns opposite sides of the map. Depending on the game mode, you either have to capture one base, capture the enemy base, or hold any one of 3 center bases. Victory can be achieved by either destroying the enemy team, capturing an enemy base, or in what I believe is called assault mode, accumulate a specific number of points.
I play on max graphics with an i7 7970 build and it looks great (get about 60-80fps), especially given the shoddy history of the bigworld engine this is an impressive feat.
I personally think that Wargaming has a winner on their hands, but there are a few setbacks worth noting. First off, it is still beta and I find that my ship sometimes gets stuck in "invisible sand". Also, occasionally when aiming at targets at long range, I find the ships kinda lurching instead of moving seamlessly, which makes aiming more difficult and takes away from the realism.
Also, it seems to me like the battleship firepower is a little lackluster, given the size of the guns (but this could just be my crap aiming)
Overall, I am looking forward to an open release and getting my hands on an Iowa class battleship!
EDIT: List of current WoWS Players and servers!
Reply to this thread with your username and server and I'll add you!