I used to play on NF EU server Hood and after many years I returned to the game. With current 'low level exp boost' I have my first crew up to BB level in a matter of less than 2 weeks.
The big problem is that because the normal crew and expert growth is not proportional, I am left with unsable crew: accuracy (even with +12 growth) is HORRIBLE and reload even worse. I know it will take time to gain more experts (and convert them to vets) to get better results, but current situation is practically impossible. I have already outgrown Blitz and now am stuck in Emden and Moltke to support with AA... :(
A second big problem is credits. Because crew grows a LOT faster so constantly new ships are needed, I can't even buy my first CV for my CV crew. And yes those are also lacking crew and experts to do anything. Even a Super Elite Fighter is getting killed by a high level scout... :-/
Anything that can be done to balance this? (not by reducing exp gain :P )
Oh and now I am here: if there is a EU English speaking squad or Fleet I can join, I would like to. I used to be member of Brittannia Fleet.