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World of Warships: How to Play

Commanding a battleship has never been this simple, but winning your first navy battle may turn out to be challenging.

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World of Warships is a free online game that puts you in the shoes of a battleship’s commander. But jumping into the game blindly can send your seafaring vessel straight into the depths of the ocean. Here are a few things you should know before getting started!

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Although you might be tempted to jump straight into the PvP section of the game, a good idea is to first get acquainted with the controls by playing the Co-op mode. This mode enables you to enemy ships controlled by the bots with the help of your friends. Learning how to control a whole ship can take some time, even for a seasoned player.

Know Your Role

World of Warships has a few different types of ships you can choose from. Then, you’ll also need to pick your nation, which affects the stats of your chosen ship.

If you know nothing about the game yet, a cruiser would probably be your best choice, thanks to its versatility.

Destroyers have the highest firepower and the thickest armor but are incredibly slow and hard to maneuver. Destroyers have powerful torpedoes and are fast, but their armor is very weak.

Aircraft Carriers play by their own rules, turning the game into something more of a real-time strategy by commanding squadrons of bombers.

Combing the pros of your favorite ships with the strengths of your chosen nation can make a deadly combination before the real game will even start!

Learn Your Munitions

In world of Warships there are two types of shells: High Explosive (HE) and Armor Piercing (AP).

HE rounds aren’t all that powerful, but they can start a fire on the enemy ship, causing continuous damage. If you’re a new player, a good strategy you can employ is bombarding your enemies with the HE rounds until you cause a fire, then immediately target another ship.

AP rounds are a bit more tricky to use, as damage dealt by them depends on the angle they end up hitting the enemy ship. In most cases, the best place to target is the so-called citadel, which can be hit by aiming just below the smokestack.

Experiment with the Tech Tree

Once you’ll garner enough XP, you’ll be able to research better ships on the tech tree, giving you even more possibilities to play with. But don’t be discouraged if the ship you’ve just researched will not suit your playstyle!

Try out different classes and countries and find the build that suits you best, even if it takes a while. With so many possibilities, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something that’ll suit your tastes.

Don’t be Afraid of Losing

Winning is always nice, but remember that every loss can be seen as a lesson. Realizing what you did wrong will become essential if you want to improve, since the game itself evolves constantly, adding new mechanics and events to its roster every so often.

Now that you know the basics, you’ll need to learn the rest from your own experience. Good luck, Commander!

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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide

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Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!

Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms

Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.

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While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.

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Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.

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Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.

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Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.

You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.

Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.

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Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.

In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.

Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.

Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!

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And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!

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