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Revision as of 11:25, 2 April 2018
- 1 Overview
- 2 Settings & Info
- 3 Main Bar
- 4 Currencies
- 5 Battle Interface
- 6 Ship Stats
- 7 Port Selection
- 8 Left Column
- 9 Ship Carousel
- 10 Chat Interface
- 11 Battle Reports and Notifications
The main screen focuses on a ship sitting in the center of the screen, with the various options, tabs, and buttons around the outside edges of the screen. From the top, players can access their player profile, tech tree, see what currencies they have, get to their clan base (or search for a new clan), and most importantly, select a battle type and head out to battle! From the left side, the campaigns, missions, special events, and the premium shop can be accessed. On the right, the stats of the currently selected ship. Finally the bottom is the ship carousel containing all the ships the player owns, the chat interface, and the notifications/battle results tab, as well as the time.
Port Screen Walkthrough
The port screen has several distinct sections for the user to peruse. The items contained within each section are itemized below.
- Settings & Info: The main settings menu can be found here, as well as the user's drop down menu, and the server info including server name and players online.
- Battle Interface: From here the player can find the battle type selector, division menu, and the Battle! button.
- Currencies: The player's doubloons, credits, and free XP are found here.
- Main Bar: The main port screen, module menu, exterior customization, the Tech Tree, player profile, and clan interfaces can be found.
- Port Selector: This button lets the player change ports.
- Ship Stats: Gives the stats of the currently selected ship.
- Left Column: The special events, premium shop, missions tab, container gauge, campaigns tab, and Honor for Heroes tab can be found here.
- Ship Carousel: Filtering options, ship visuals, and the Carousel itself are here.
- Chat Interface: The contacts/contact finder window, and Personal messages are found along the bottom of the screen.
- Battle results/Notifications: The window for Battle results and notifications is here, as well as the clock.
Full details of each item of the Port can be found below.
Settings & Info
By pressing escape or clicking the gear image at the very left corner of the screen, captains can reach the main settings menu. This screen presents several options:
- “Disconnect From Server” allows users to log out of their accounts and return to the log-in screen.
- The “Help” section provides basic ship and aircraft control. General information regarding shell types, consumables, and other in-game elements can be found here as well.
- “Settings” allow users to adjust the game’s visual, auditory, and gameplay features to better suit their needs. The settings menu is divided into 3 tabs. The first tab, labelled “Visual”, allows captains to adjust the quality of the graphical elements in the game. Higher quality settings are more pleasing to the eyes but draw more power from the computer. In the “Audio” tab, users can adjust the volume level of the game, and set their language preference for the in-game voiceovers. Voice chat settings can also be found here. The final tab allows users to adjust various UI elements of the game, and adjust keybinds.
- “Exit Game” closes the client entirely.
- “Back to Game” closes the settings menu and returns to user to their port. Alternatively, the menu can be closed by pressing escape on the keyboard.
- In "Video Tutorials”, captains can view various different videos to learn more about the game.
User Drop-down Menu
Captains can access the user drop-down menu by clicking on their displayed in-game name at the top left of the port screen. Several account related options are displayed here.
- Under the “Purchase Premium” section, captains can exchange doubloons for premium account time.
- "Exchange Credits" allows captains to exchange doubloons for credits.
- Under "Convert XP", captains can use their doubloons to convert elite ship and commander experience into free experience.
- In the “Premium Shop” tab, captains can access the premium shop from in-game and purchase ships, camouflages, containers, and other game related goods.
By clicking on their displayed in-game name, captains can view their service record. This screen displays a captains distinct patch or insignia, their name, and their service record level. With each increase in level, captains unlock various different game elements or game modes. More information about levels can be found on the Account Level page
Invite a Friend
In the "Invite a Friend" menu, captains can find their personal referral link. By sharing this link, captains can receive some additional in-game goods for their account. A list of all players who registered using a captain's personal referral link is displayed here as well.
The "Inventory" menu displays every module, upgrade, consumable, camouflage, and signal flag a captain currently owns. From this menu, captains can sell any extra items or stock ship modules they no longer use for additional credits. An item's sale price will be displayed to the direct right of its name.
In the “News” section, players can access all of the recently published articles from the World of Warships homepage while remaining in-game. Unread articles will be displayed under the “New” tab at the top left. Unread articles will also display a notification icon next to a players name at the top left of the main port screen.
To the direct right of the user drop-down menu, captains can find the World of Warships regional server they are currently logged into, and the total number of players online.
Doubloons can be obtained in several ways:
- Purchased directly from the premium shop.
- Any amount of doubloons between 500 and 25000 may be purchased with the price in USD being approximately (0.0067 * number of doubloons)^0.9. This is slightly more expensive than the standard packages, but not by much (at most 1.2% difference). The number of doubloons per dollar is between 168 and 250.
- Purchased as part of a bundle. Examples of these bundles:
- Premium ship bundles.
- Weekend Captain's Pass (available most weekends).
- Check the "Specials" section of the World of Warships shop for limited offerings.
- Achieving a specific rank during a season of Ranked Battles.
- Winning various contests. You can find notices of current contests on the NA server via the forums.
- Various in-game missions.
- Chance to appear in Supercontainers.
- Gifts from friends.
Doubloons have a multitude of uses:
- Exchanging doubloons for credits. The standard conversion is 1 doubloon = 1,500 credits.
- Converting experience you have on elite ships to Free Experience. Elite ships are ships that have all modules researched; premium ships are elite by default. The standard conversion rate is 1 doubloon = 25 Free Experience.
- Purchasing some premium ships via the tech tree.
- Purchasing premium time, which provides a 50% increase in credit and experience earnings as well as a special port with a unique soundtrack.
- Instantly retraining a commander on a new ship (500 doubloons).
- Redistributing commander skills (cost increases as the number of commander skills increase; 25 doubloons per assigned point).
- Demounting upgrades from a ship (25 doubloons); this equipment can then be applied to a different ship. Note that you can also sell equipment for 50% of the credit cost.
- Purchasing port slots (300 doubloons per slot).
- Expanding the size of your commander reserve (100 doubloons for 4 slots).
- Purchasing special consumables such as permanent camouflage (1,000 - 5,000 doubloons) or special camouflage (30-60 doubloons) or premium consumables. Camouflage can enhance experience gain, while premium consumables recharge faster and may give you an extra use.
- Promoting a new captain to three (3) Commander skill points immediately (25 doubloons).
|Exchanging for credits (normally 1 doubloon = 1,500 credits).|
|Converting Experience (normally 1 doubloon for 25 converted experience).|
|Purchasing premium ships from the tech tree (price varies).|
|Purchasing premium time (see image for pricing).|
|Instantly retraining a commander (normally 500 doubloons).|
|Redistributing commander skills (normally 25 doubloons per assigned point).|
|Demounting upgrades (normally 25 doubloons).|
|Purchasing port slots (normally 300 doubloons).|
|Expanding commander reserve (normally 100 doubloons).|
|Purchasing permanent camouflage (price goes up with each ship tier).|
|Purchasing special camouflage (normally 50 doubloons).|
|Purchasing premium consumables (normally 15 doubloons).|
|Promoting a new captain to three skill points (25 doubloons).|
Players earn credits through battles, campaigns, containers, premium shop bundles, or special missions. Base credit income in battles is dependent on performance and may be modified by credit modifiers such as the "Zulu" signal flag and "Ocean Soul" camouflage. Premium time will increase base credit income by 50%. Factors such as damage, spotting damage, capture and defense points, plane kills will positively affect credit income in a battle. All premium ships have a higher base credit income rate; some premiums, like Missouri, earn even more credits than a normal premium ship.
Credits can also be obtained by converting doubloons to credits at a rate of 1 doubloon to 1500 credits.
Divisions allow you to play a match of World of Warships with your friends, clan mates, or even random players that you want to play with multiple times. Divisions for Random Battles are limited to three people, but divisions for Scenario battles can be up to seven people, and Clan Battles require a seven-person division made of clan members.
To create a division, click the "Create Division" button that is to the left of the Battle! button at the top of the port screen.
The purple is the "Looking to join a Division" option. Captains can select this if they want to advertise themselves for other people to division with. If this option is picked, your username, account level, and clan tag will appear in the "Looking for Division" area (orange).
In the green, "Divisions of the Clan", any divisions that are being hosted by members of your clan will be shown. Clicking on the division will give you a few options, including an option to join the division without an invite. This section is particularly useful for managing the seven person divisions used in Clan and Scenario Battle types.
In "My Contacts" (red), you will see a list of all players in your contacts list, as well as their in-game status. Clicking their names will allow you to invite them to a division.
You can also invite people to a division directly from your Contacts List in the lower-left corner of the port screen.
The "Looking for Division" (orange) area will show any captains who have used the "Looking to join a Division button in the (purple) area.
Finally, the Search Bar at the bottom (blue) allows you to search for players not in your contacts or clan, and invite them to a division.
Battle Type Selector
Selecting the button to the right of the Battle! button opens up the battle type selection screen. Here, captains choose what type of battle they want to enter. When a battle type is selected, the selection screen will either close and the port will reappear with the selected battle type beside the Battle! button, or a new screen will open up (for Training and Operations).
Battle Type Selection Screen
The battle types are as follows:
- Standard Types: These are the standard battle types; Co-Op Battles, Random Battles, and Scenario Battles.
- Competitive Types: The two competitive game modes, Clan Battles and Ranked Battles. Both operate in "seasons", so one, or both, of them may be greyed-out and cannot be selected if it is in the "off season". Clan Battles also operate during prime times, and a count-down to the next session is visible below the icon for it.
- Training: Training rooms allow you to create custom battles to practice against bots or other players. Various settings are available, and rooms can have various privacy settings.
- Special Events: These are special battle modes that are only available during events such as April Fools' or Halloween.
Some battle types have certain restrictions on them, such as Tier X's for Clan Battles, or nation-specific Operations. Your ship carousel will automatically be filtered to include usable ships when you select a battle type that has restrictions.
Entering into a battle after selecting a game mode is easy; simply click the big red Battle! button at the top of the port screen.
The Port features an overview of the selected ship's statistics on the right hand side of the screen. One can see the ratings assigned to each category, or open the drop down menu for hard numbers. The categories include Survivability, Aircraft, Armament, Torpedoes, AA Defense, Maneuverability, and Concealment. Hovering the mouse over various items on the sidebar will produce a smaller window displaying additional information about that item. When mounting upgrades and modules, these statistics will change to reflect the ship's new abilities.
The Port also features an armor viewer. By clicking on the "Armor Layout" button on the stats sidebar, one can toggle the viewer on and off, as well as select which categories of armor are displayed, allowing the user to remove outer layers in order to see internal armor. This armor model is overlayed on the model of the ship in port, and is accessible on unpurchased or unresearched ships as well.
Port Selection can be done through the blue ribbon at the top left corner of the screen just below the gears for the in-game menu.
In the port selection screen, there are various ports to choose from. After clicking on the desired port, press "Save Changes" to select the port. Some ports, such as the Spaceport are only present for a limited time event. The Naval Base Port is only available for captains that have a premium account.
The screen to access Containers can be accessed by clicking the container banner on the left side of the screen while in Port. The banner displays the current amount of daily experience earned, how much is remaining to earn the next container, and how many containers are available to be opened. When the player clicks the container banner, the camera view will shift to the deck of a nearby transport ship. From here, players can collect and open three daily containers. When collecting a container, players can choose from a selection of containers. Upon choosing, a crane will lower a container onto the deck. The container will burst open when "Open Container" is clicked, and the contents will be rewarded to the player's account. Containers rewarded to the player can be opened from this menu.
The Campaign menu can be accessed on the left column on the Port screen. Upon opening the Campaigns menu, available campaigns will be displayed. From here, various campaigns can be chosen. The selected campaign will show available missions in a new window. By clicking the mission, the player will be shown mission tasks in a new window. Each of the tasks provides a certain number of stars, which are required to progress to the final task. To begin, click on the desired task and follow the prompt. Players can exit this screen by clicking "Back to Campaigns" in the upper left-hand corner or by pressing the ESC key. Pressing ESC will exit the menu and return the player to Port. While working on tasks, the Campaigns menu banner in port will update to show "In Progress." When tasks are completed, it will update to say "Collect Rewards."
Players with a Standard Account can only earn progress on two tasks at once. Players with Premium Account time can earn progress on three tasks simultaneously.
Honor to Heroes
The Honor to Heroes display can be found on the left side of the Port screen when the player has been rewarded for completing campaign tasks, personal missions, or for earning achievements while in battle. Rewards can be viewed by hovering the mouse cursor over the container icon when it appears. The number next to the icon designates the number of rewarded items. Honor to Heroes, unlike other menus in port, will disappear once the player views it. It will only reappear once additional items have been rewarded.
All rewarded items can be viewed in the Honor to Heroes menu. Signal flags such as Juliet Charlie () are frequently rewarded for earning certain in-game achievements. Other rewards may include, but are not limited to, camouflages such as Ocean Soul (), consumables such as Repair Party II (), standard or premium currency (/), and upgrades such as Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 (). These rewards vary depending on what promotions or in-game events are occurring at the time.
The carousel filter menu can be accessed from selecting the filter funnel icon located at the top far left of the carousel section. From here, the player will be given seven options, each with their own subcategories, on modifying their search for their desired ship(s). They can also select a combination of filter options for a quick search.
- Searching for the ship by entering in the name (must click on the magnifying glass).
- Filtering / searching by tier.
- Filtering / searching by ship type.
- Filtering / searching by nation.
- Filtering / searching by elite tech tree type, premium type, suitable for specials, and ships with or without a commander.
- Compacting the carousel into a number of desired rows (1-4). NOTE: Ships will be displayed top to bottom first and then left to right.
- Displaying the order of ships by nation, tier, type, or most recent battle.
Whilst selecting the filter options, ships not in the scope of the desired filter will be darkened out / dehighlighted like those without commanders, as shown in the following example screenshot on the right.
Ship Visuals Filter
The visual filter menu can be accessed from selecting the two gears icon at the far top right of the carousel section. These are toggle options for whether the player wants to see a ship with its unique visual or not, such as the Arpeggio ships. However, for ships such as the High School Fleet ships, because their unique visuals are also mountable camouflage schemes, they will have their camouflages demounted and hidden from the player.
Battle Reports and Notifications
In the lower left corner a box with an Exclamation mark can be found. Clicking on it will open a window which grants access to recent Battle Reports and Notifications.
When hovering the mouse over an entry, a small window will show up showing the amount of kills, the earned XP and the earned Credits.