Ever since the start of The Daily Bounce I’ve supported various World of Tanks and World of Warships streamers and at the beginning of 2018, the Featured Streamer was replaced by Streamer of the Month.
The idea is to make readers aware of new Streamers and at the same time, give these fantastic guys an opportunity to get more exposure. To further improve the Streamer of the Month, I will now be performing and publishing a small interview with the selected Streamer.
October Streamer of the Month for the Daily Bounce readers is a fellow World of Warships Community Contributor: Flambass.
Harkonnen: To start, can you please tell us a bit more about you?
Flambass: Well I’m 29 years old, born and live in Croatia. Been playing games since I was a kid when my dad got me one of those Nintendo consoles…you know what I talking about, the Super Mario one of course…
After that, it all took a natural path of switching to Nintendo64, Playstation 1 and 2 and eventually a PC. I got Internet really late, so I was super out of the loop for a long time and I’m still learning and adjusting to the whole thing because Internet was not something I needed, as my parents would say and I kind of agreed at first. But with University this changed, got Internet an soon after that I started playing World of Tanks. I’ve heard about it totally by random from one of my friends. I had to go and check it because I was a massive WWII and tanks in general fan.
After a while, I actually started getting good at the game and I wanted to take it to a new level but I was always stopped by people around me that weren’t that much into pro-gaming.
Then World of Warships happened, I watched Jingles himself play it in CBT and I knew I had to get it and been playing WoWS ever since. Eventually became a Community Contributor so now I get involved in game development itself which is an amazing experience.
In the meantime, I’ve finished University, History and Philosophy in case you were wondering and started streaming which is currently my job. I wouldn’t change it for anything, I’ve got an awesome community full of very friendly people and I love it.
Why did you start playing World of Warships? How long have you been playing and streaming?
I got tired of World of Tanks after a while and the whole situation with the game, World of Warships was at the horizon and I kept an eye out for it. After seeing some videos about it I got really hyped for it, mainly because I’m a massive WWII fan and secondly there just wasn’t any good warship game out there.
There were plenty of submarine games like Silent Hunter and Hunter Killer, but me and my father always imagined how awesome it would be to be a captain of a surface warship, such as Bismarck. When we saw that Wargaming is making exactly that, we were lined in and ready.
I’ve started playing World of Warships during the Closed Beta Test and will continue indefinitely. I was also a part of the competitive team that won WoWS biggest tournament, the “King of the Sea” most times and it will probably stay like that for a while. I streamed some of it but then I discovered a whole new dimension of competitive gaming, which is casting it and I really enjoy it. I’ve been streaming WoWS for about 18 months now, every day around 15:00 CEST/CET and will continue to do so.
What do you like the most about the game?
Well if we put aside all the nice graphics, the fact that you are in charge of a massive warship that’s armed to its teeth, the awesome sound effect, the great immersion… if we put all that aside (laughs), then it’s the strategic and tactical side of it.
I was always a fan of WWII strategy games and strategy games in general that required a lot of thinking and not just your reflexes to defeat the opponent. In WoWS there is a lot more of that if you compare it with WoT for example. Games last longer and mistakes are punished a lot slower and painfully, which really gives you time to regret making them. A lot of aspects about this game are awesome, of course, it has its problems like all games do but there are a lot more plusses than minuses.
What would be the number one thing you would improve if you had the chance?
Well, after more than 3 years playing the game and having experience in every single aspect of it, from super crazy shenanigans to top-notch pro-gaming competitive parts of it, I would probably go for +1/-1 Matchmaking. It would make a lot more ships enjoyable, unfortunately, I don’t think that’s gonna happen.
What’s your favourite ship?
It used to be Tirpitz, but since most of the time you end up in bottom tier games you just don’t get to enjoy it that much anymore. There is this new baby coming on the horizon, the Tier X Alsace, known as Bourgogne. Absolute beauty and a beast, suites my playstyle perfectly. Move around and flank the enemy and then break ’em.
I was asked about my opinion of submarines in WoWS many times and it was always the same answer: “HELLZ NO”, but I have to admit that it changed. The game has changed quite a lot since and after seeing them live in action I think that they might work, but they won’t be easy to play as most people think, I can tell you that already.
I’m very curious to see what kind of impact they are going to have in the game itself if they ever make it to Random Battles in live servers. I really hope they don’t break the game as most of us fear, because if they do then I’ll be first in line to take them down. However, I do like diversity and this will bring a whole new dimension to the game.
I am a destroyer man after all and I can’t wait to start hunting them down, I’m looking forward to the hunt of subs a lot more than being one.
Tell us a bit more about your stream, thinks like what makes it different, what you enjoy the most, etc.
I enjoy streaming and talking to my audience, I try to read everything in chat and answer as much as I. There are days where I will try hard and other days where I will do the craziest setup I can think of, for example, mid-rush on Two Brothers, or triple Shimakaze with 20 km widespread torps only and still come top on experience.
Sometimes HANS will take over, if you want to find out who he is you have to tune in, and probably sink my ship. I love to (attempt to) talk other languages, and still get hyped about good and crazy games and I hope that never changes.
What to expect for the future of World of Warships?
Well, 2019 is gonna be a year of changes. Total overhaul of CVs is happening, we’re maybe getting submarines, consumables are getting changed, the way AA works is getting changed, radar might get a change, o course new ships, new maps, more tournaments and entertainment, as you can see a lot to look forward.
Anything else you would like to add?
Well, I’d just like to thank you for the opportunity and say that everyone is more than welcome to join me on Twitch/Youtube. I hope we can make this game grow bigger and better together and what’s most important, have fun doing it.
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