Pre-Game Intelligence Gathering in World of Warships
Pre-game intelligence gathering is very important and should be done before each match, the game gives you all the information you need, you just need to process it.
First thing and this will seem obvious but still needs to be said. You need to know what ship you are in. Know its strengths and weaknesses.
Next if you are in a division know the composition of the division. Again, know the strengths and weaknesses of the division.
Your team composition. Determine the strengths and weaknesses of the team. How many if any divisions are present. What battleships, cruisers and destroyers do you have? Is this a carrier game? Evaluate the enemy team the same way.