Max Immelmann, the newest German Aircraft Carrier has a insane unit which is armed with bouncing bombs (skip bombs)

I'm gathering coal is the new gold?
Back when I was still playing, they (being typical Wargaming) made this new feature of clan bases. What it was is you join a clan and you earn materials to help build your base with. The better your base was the more bonuses you got in game.

I used to play with this guy, I can't for the life of me remember his name but I know he changed it to Sinks_Ships or something like that, who made a clan and 5 or 6 of us joined it. We were pouring all our materials into the base (coal, steel, there were other things as well) and you build different parts of the base with it.

Suddenly one day, I logged in and it was gone. There was no clan, his name was changed and that was that. That was pretty much the beginning of the end for me with WoWS. I finally quit for good a few months later and haven't played since.

So the idea that you buy ships for materials tells me that the base thing never really worked out so they scrapped it and decided that you can build a ship (buy a ship) if you have enough materials.
Well, that was the idea. The different sections of the base gave you different bonuses. It was a pretty cool idea at the time, or at least that's what I thought.

Of course it put the usual suspects in complete control of the game, but that's how Wargaming has operated since day one, so that was nothing new.

I actually thought that for just the few people we had we were doing pretty good. It really pissed me off that guy just axed everything like that. No discussion, no nothing. Just poof! Gone.