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    thedakar got a reaction from Victam in Introduce Yourself Here #6   
    Howdy! I think you guys will find we are pretty laid back - even our "competitive" groups understand that when dad is needed, nothing else matters!
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    thedakar got a reaction from SGrant7 in Support DHO - Start Here when you Shop at Amazon   
    Let me take a look - I think I have to set up a new account for canada; let me get on it!
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    thedakar got a reaction from MackDye in Introduce Yourself Here #6   
    welcome - you will find a few veterans here (OIF veteran myself) and I too am a stay at home dad on rather frequent occasions... moving ot follow your wife's career will do that to you!
     
    Again, Welcome!  See you around the battlefield!
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    thedakar reacted to OleGoat in Prodigal Son (Dad?)   
    Tks thedakar, it's good to be back.
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    thedakar reacted to Wright5281 in 2019 Goals?   
    Well in a few weeks number 3 will be here but once we get over that major life hurdle I want to really focus on what the next step in my career is. We are also really focusing on minimizing. We have way to much junk and it needs to go!
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    thedakar reacted to Mykk in 2019 Goals?   
    Buy my first house.
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    thedakar reacted to talon04 in 2019 Goals?   
    Pay off my debt, be a better dad to my girls, lose some weight and fish more kayak tournaments this year.
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    thedakar reacted to marshalmatt in Belated "Welcome" to:   
    Thanks! Just accepted the invite. 
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    thedakar got a reaction from SGrant7 in Belated "Welcome" to:   
    Howdy, new DHO members!  Holidays are a slow time for DHO as we all get pulled away with family obligations, so I was gone for a few weeks.  I am back, and ready to get things rolling again.
    First things first: I just wanted to say welcome to all the new dads!
    @Donalbane @marshalmatt @Kazuma0614 @Fiskey36 @Ninewonwon @Shaggytroll
    @Flipflopies @circeseye @MajorGlory @101stabguy @Boosie722  @PigDaddy
    @Conjulen
    Forgive the belated welcome, I am glad you stopped by to see what DHO is all about.  If you need anything, let me know.  I am one of two admins here - so it's my job to help you out!
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    thedakar reacted to Koudai in Gale League   
    Congrats DHO on making Gale League. It has been fun, we are learning every time.


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    thedakar reacted to happyfunball in DHO Warframe Clan Info - All Platforms   
    *Thread Resurrection*
    Started playing Warframe about a month ago and we now have a #warframe channel on our Discord server. If you feel like jumping back in, come join me so I can leech off you! 😂
     
    Edit: just realized this thread is in multi-platform. I'm on the PC. I don't think they have cross platform yet.
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from daddy druid in Free Destiny 2   
    Awesome! I am making this an announcement! Great find, @Camelboy0 !
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    thedakar reacted to Camelboy0 in Free Destiny 2   
    Just a heads up Blizzard is giving away Destiny 2 for free. I downloaded it today. https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22649418/destiny-2-pc-free-on-battle-net-through-november-18
     
     
    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from gpc_4 in New DHO Logos - Need Input!   
    @Lt_jackson_13 & @gpc_4 - Sans fonts:

    The above are with a different font than the main title, but I think they are easier to read.  Here is one with the same font but not bold (bold is unreadable)

     
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from Action_Jackson_ in New DHO Logos - Need Input!   
    @Lt_jackson_13 & @gpc_4 - Sans fonts:

    The above are with a different font than the main title, but I think they are easier to read.  Here is one with the same font but not bold (bold is unreadable)

     
     
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    thedakar reacted to DEWEY_96_ in New Carrier Play Comments   
    So... after running a bunch of games... here's my thoughts...
    Overall I like it.  I think it needs tweaks.  The biggest gripe I have is that on an attack run with 2 or 3 planes, the rest of the squadron drags over the target, putting them in the "short range damage over time" area rather than outside AA range or in the "burst damage" long range AA.  So if I target a lone BB that has some AA cruisers behind it, after my attack run when I join up I'm usually flying the squadron into the cruiser AA range... and they get ate up after just 1 run.  Targeting during runs seems to run both ends of the spectrum.  Torp bombers seem just about right to be able to adjust aim during the run... Fighter runs with rockets seem overly sensitive to adjustment to catch a moving target (as they seem most effective against DD's)... Bombers are very slow to react and move once in the dive.  You gotta be spot on your setup for a good bomb run.   I like the "return to ship" feature to get your next flight up right away... as well as the ability to ditch your current squadron to return to the ship if you need to take up something else (like a rogue DD showing up on your door step while you're across the map with your Torp planes).  Maybe my only other gripes is the specialized bombs/torps between US and IJN ships... I found myself in 2 games in my IJN CV where all that was left was DD's... so my AP bombs and deep water torps did not help me much.  Maybe mix them... deep water torps on the IJN and AP bombs on the US planes.  Also, the fighter consumable needs buffed.  Either make it damage over time or put more than 2 or 3 in a squad and bring back the defensive capability of the rear gunners on attack planes.  Maybe as a counter allow a consumable of "scatter" for the attack planes so they can scatter and avoid being bounced but it takes them "X" amount of time to reassemble back together to attack.  Really, to me, the fighters are just a counter to enemy fighters.  I may, on occasion, drop a squadron over a group of ships, but then if that group gets attacked by both carriers and their TB's, that's 12 attacking planes v/s 2 fighters... doesn't really do much IMO.  
    Also, I don't know if anyone else has played the tier X IJN carrier... you can unlock it, if you didn't know... just get the 1,000,000 xp mission 5 times for 5,000,000 and it's hidden in the jap tech tree area.  The US tier X CV's attack squadrons seem to operate very similar to the tier VI as far as torp run distance, rocket spread/attack, and such.  I don't know why but the IJN Tier X's torp launch range... or maybe I should say their minimum arming distance, seems almost 1k or more farther out than the US.  That means that you have to be much more on your game with leading your target as you can't get near as close for the super close drops.  
    From the BB/CA/DD side... AA is much more effective, but you can't auto target a specific squadron... say go after just the TB's that are attacking you and ignore the fighter/rocket attack on the nearby DD.  You can narrow down a side for a 15% boost, but as mentioned above, the boost seems to not make a huge difference.  It does mean that anyone who used the manual AA skill may get that back.  Tier 6 seems like a good balance, if not a little OP for TB attacks if 2 carriers teamed up on a BB.  Tier X seems like AA ships are going to be VERY important.  I had my Montana all by itself due to how the game played out... I was teamed up and deleted by the two CV's but it took them about 6 squadron attacks to do it... not because I was shooting a ton down, but more I was able to dodge some of their drops.  I also was at about 60% health by the time they started going after me.  Now, I also have gone after BB's with AA CA escorts and got my whole 12 plane squadrons deleted fairly quickly... again, this goes back to the fact that your non-attacking planes stay in the same area as your attacking planes, so they pick up the same damage over time hit when in the short range AA area.  Team work will be paramount it would seem... or at least keep AA help around you at the upper tiers?   
    I hope they add in the captain skills soon... I'm interested in seeing how they will fit in to the scheme of things.  For those of you outside the test... basically you can't tier up your captains as the first tier skill costs 20,000,000 xp to get.  That includes the non-CV captains also... so no AFT or BFT to fool with the AA range/damage.  The only way around this is to XP the tier X IJN CV and then you can buy the 1 tier skill captain for it (no gold has been given out in the accounts either).  I do like how they balanced out players having to play regular ships to repair their CV's...  
    I'm sure there will be more to report as changes come in
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    thedakar got a reaction from Airbornebob in New Carrier Play Comments   
    Here is my review so far of the new carrier mechanics:
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from bADiTCH in Support DHO - Start Here when you Shop at Amazon   
    DHO! If you are buying something from Amazon, do DHO a favor and use these links below to start your navigation on Amazon.com.  By doing so you help DHO collect advertising money from Amazon, and it costs you nothing! Below you will see some products that other dads have requested. Click on any of them to get started; DHO gets a small amount when you buy something - even if you don't purchase any of the items listed below!
    You can also access the Amazon affiliate links by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the forum from any page.  
    This year we will be using Amazon Funds to fill the "Dad in Need" coffers - Money collected from the Amazon sales will be used to support a DHO Member that may be having trouble affording presents this year.  The "Dad in Need" information and application is here.
    Thanks for your support, dads!
    By clicking the link FIRST and then getting the things you were already going to get on Amazon, you help support DHO with advertising dollars. It costs you nothing but a click, so we would greatly appreciate it.
    Just click one of these links - I know you need AA Batteries, AAA Batteries, a new HDMI Cable, or a 32g memory card - Don't need any of these? No worries, don't buy it, but DHO still gets a little bit of advertising revenue when you buy from Amazon when you start with one of DHO's links first. 
    Looking for Video Games on Amazon?  Want Fallout 76 this year? Support DHO at the same time! (Click the image!)
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from SGrant7 in October - LOG IN TO WIN Event   
    We are doing another "LOG IN TO WIN!" event in October!  Two random dads will be chosen - one from the Forum and one from Discord.  You must log in between Oct 1 and Oct 31 to be entered, so stop by and say hello!
    We gave away $50 for September - winners are being contacted this week, so check your emails!
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    thedakar reacted to Jescor in VOICE COMS FOR THE WORLD OF WARSHIPS COMMUNITY IS ON DISCORD NOW   
    The link is also in the original post of this thread


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    thedakar got a reaction from Aftrthought051 in Duolingo - learn a second language   
    I live in Europe full time (I am an USA citizen) and I use duolingo a lot.  I practice spanish (i took 4 semesters in highschool) now, and use to practice german (until a few months ago when I left Germany).  My results are that I can READ quite well - but speaking... you need to have actual conversations to get that to click.  It works fine for simple inquiries or interactions; ordering food, buying a ticket, registering at a hotel (travel related stuff) but I find that as soon as the conversation goes freeform (actual generic conversation) I get lost without the context of an event (ex. ordering food)
    Still, I recommend it as it is free (always nice), it does help you learn a language (though not all parts of it), and I support learning in all forms!  
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    thedakar got a reaction from GreeninWigan in DAD'S I COULD USE SOME PROMOTING HELP!   
    Make sure to get with @xJediDadx so that when you go live, the feed posts to DHO discord. You are also welcome to post in the streaming section your schedule AND post each time you are live outside of your normal hours.
     
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    thedakar got a reaction from Airbornebob in PATREON SUCCESS!   
    You guys are amazing - we are just ONE DOLLAR SHORT of our $50 goal for Patreon! When we hit $50 we will be doing a giveaway - I will be doing a drawing for One $20 and TWO $15 Amazon Gift Cards! One forum user AND one discord user who has visited or used the Forum or Discord between Sept 1 and Oct 1 will be entered to win! Additionally, one Patreon dad will be chosen at random to receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card! You read that right, DHO is doing giveaways again! Thanks again dads - without you, this wouldn't be possible!   https://www.patreon.com/dadshideout
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    thedakar got a reaction from Airbornebob in PATREON SUCCESS!   
    Rules and stuff: Each dad can "enter" 3 times - be a Patreon SUpporter, use the forum, use Discord!  A dad can only win one of the cards - if they draw two, they choose which they want and the other will be redrawn.  If a winning dad declines the gift card, the money will be saved for the next event (to be in OCTOBER! WOOT WOOT!) rather than be redrawn.  
    Winners will be announced to the Forum once all have been drawn, contacted and accepted.  If drawn, the winner will be contacted by forum, discord and email (as applicable) and will have 7 days from date of contact to respond or prize will be redrawn.  If second winner is unable to be reached, the money will be saved for the next event rather than be redrawn.  
    Good luck!
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    thedakar got a reaction from Aftrthought051 in PATREON SUCCESS!   
    Rules and stuff: Each dad can "enter" 3 times - be a Patreon SUpporter, use the forum, use Discord!  A dad can only win one of the cards - if they draw two, they choose which they want and the other will be redrawn.  If a winning dad declines the gift card, the money will be saved for the next event (to be in OCTOBER! WOOT WOOT!) rather than be redrawn.  
    Winners will be announced to the Forum once all have been drawn, contacted and accepted.  If drawn, the winner will be contacted by forum, discord and email (as applicable) and will have 7 days from date of contact to respond or prize will be redrawn.  If second winner is unable to be reached, the money will be saved for the next event rather than be redrawn.  
    Good luck!
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