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Old 2017-10-31, 13:04   Link #881
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German BBs need to be specced either purely main guns or purely secondaries. Personally, I go for secondaries in my Tirpitz because I like to get up-close and personal and make my enemies uncomfortable with my super-aggressive bow-in tactics. At that range, the gun accuracy doesn't seem as punishing dispersion-wise, and my secondaries can do some serious work. If you're the kind of player that's going to play German BBs similarly to other BBs, I would definitely run a main guns build. Either way can work great, but it does depend on your play style.

I go for secondary build on my Tirpitz and I go for main gun build on my Yamato.
Too bad secondary builds aren't that great anymore with RNBB around. Just two salvo from a Lion or Conqueror will knock out most of your secondaries each side. Also kills your AA for easy CV drops. It seems that Bismark is the weakest T8 BB in the game right now since it can't be effective at its only quirk.
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Old 2017-11-01, 15:42   Link #882
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Too bad secondary builds aren't that great anymore with RNBB around. Just two salvo from a Lion or Conqueror will knock out most of your secondaries each side. Also kills your AA for easy CV drops. It seems that Bismark is the weakest T8 BB in the game right now since it can't be effective at its only quirk.
Not really if you use the secondary mod that keeps them alive.
If your going with a seconds build then you really should be using the mod.
You will be pewpewing with seconds all day long.
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Old 2017-11-01, 18:39   Link #883
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I just started playing Warplanes 2.0 yesterday for a change of pace and was wondering if anyone picked it up recently? I need a friend to division up with if interested. I only have up to tier 4 at the moment.
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Old 2017-11-01, 21:48   Link #884
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I just started playing Warplanes 2.0 yesterday for a change of pace and was wondering if anyone picked it up recently? I need a friend to division up with if interested. I only have up to tier 4 at the moment.
I played it a back when it came out, I didn't think it was bad except matches would be done in matter of minutes. Respawn was a very good decision, that said I can't get a good feel for my joystick with this game anymore, it just plain plays better with the mouse. Other than that I have no desire to play it
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Old 2017-11-02, 02:33   Link #885
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Got my Ibuki and Nicholas...and now feel completely burnt out. I'm not even in the mood to grind my other ships or collect Yamamoto Isoroku collectibles (the unlockable camos are of interest to me, especially if they're perma-camos).

I'm <20K XP away from the Neptune (I could easily free-XP it, but as I said, no touchy anymore) and the Edinburgh grind is soul-wrenching. That ship must be coated in nitroglycerin-based paint or something, because even the slightest brush or scratch with enemy shells will annihilate vast gobs of your HP. Hopefully the announced changes in smoke deployment for the RN CA/CL line will alleviate the pain, but I don't really feel the desire to open the game nowadays.

Time to take a break...


EDIT: nvm, the "alternate camo" is actually nothing more than the ability switch normal camos' (Type 1, 2, 5, etc) colors from green to blue. You still have to buy/earn the camos and you don't get extra rewards (like 10% cost reduction or 50% captain skill boost). https://imgur.com/a/yqNja
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Old 2017-11-04, 19:29   Link #886
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Taking a break it seems, the Russian battleship mission has taken it out of me again because I haven't had much reason to play. I have all the ships I want, none of the other lines make me crave them. The new USN Cruiser line split looks interesting and I think I might dab in that
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Old 2017-11-05, 02:59   Link #887
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In the same position, my friend. Same position.

The split is indeed interesting, though many of the cruisers will probably feel like a up- or down-tiered Baltimore with either one more aft turret or those elusive US CA torpedo launchers (T9 Buffalo). The Helena, in particular, feels like an American Mogami (no coincidence: the St Louis class was the USN's deliberate attempt to match the Japanese Mogami class [155mm config.] in terms of speed, armor and firepower...with the exception of the torpedo complement) with its 152mm ABC-XY turret setup.

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Guys, just to clarify: the current WIP plan is regular cruiser loadout but HAS and Def AA in different slots, and for T9-10, we plan DCP, Heal, HAS, AA and Radar - in different slots.
I wonder what they have in store for that new T10, the Worcester. Sure, it has 6 turrets, but they're all 155mm, thus drawing the ship closer to Neptune/Minotaur territory than Des Moines. A good way to address that would be to increase its ROF to DM levels, although in real life, the Worcester failed spectacularly at achieving that goal.

Additionally, I no longer own the Baltimore (sold off to pay for my Des Moines) and the Cleveland (sold off to pay for my Yamato), so I guess I'll only have the replacements unlocked, rather receive than the new (and old) ships directly in my port?
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Old 2017-11-19, 20:18   Link #888
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So I started a new account for shits and giggles and boy I feel sorry for anyone new to the game, there is allot to take in quickly. The videos they provide don't really provide that clear of information like setting up modules or captain skills, they really need to set up a set of missions explaining the importance of ammo choice and leading also. That said I'm curb stomping noobs left and right, even managed a 50k damage game in the Chester and the St. Luise is a completely over powered ship. It won't be much longer once I'm out of the special protected MM, I think level 11 is the cut off
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Old 2017-11-23, 14:43   Link #889
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I am playing more tanks nowadays because i refuse to play warships till they unerf or buff IJN ships. The Pan Asian DDs pretty much put the nail in the coffin for IJN DDs and i have invested too much, including premiums. All the recent IJN BB premiums are trash when you compare it to other nation treatments vs regular ship lineup. Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Missouri, Warspite, Tirpitz and IJN has crap because i do own all the IJN BB premiums so far. This time i will refuse to buy the aSHITaka and not feed their trolling, 410mm guns with worst AP pen than Fuso and Bayern? really? I am only about 150k away getting a T9 FreeXP ship and really saving it for the Musashi, but i feel that WG will somehow mess it up.
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Old 2017-11-25, 05:57   Link #890
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Still on an extended hiatus, not even bothering for the bonus week-ends. I need a break from these shooters and arcade games and yearn for something more casual, I guess. I recently purchased Assassin's Creed: Origins, but I was so enthused about it (Ancient Egypt is an old passion of mine)...that I've already completed the main campaign AND all side quests (a realization that startled me somewhat, as I still have yet to complete all side quests and assassin contracts in either Syndicate or Unity). T_T Now I'm just exploring the map, discovering all remaining unknown locations and waiting for the DLCs (early next year) and new Trials of the Gods.

For WOWS' IJN premiums, the problem is that many of the proposed BBs are derivatives of the Nagato/Tosa/Amagi-archetype battlecruiser...and if you've already got either the Nagato or the Amagi (or even both!), any of the offered premiums like Mutsu, Kii and Ashitaka become rather...redundant or just unattractive (though the Kii has those torpedo launchers and, for a limited time, that unique camouflage that earned extra credits on top of the in-built credit multiplier).

That's one of the reasons why I was not so enthusiastic about grinding the free Bismarck I got from the event - I already had the Tirpitz and didn't see much of an extra difference (aside from the Hydro-Torpedo switch and AA tweaks).

As for the Musashi, I'm not sure it's worth the free XP. It looks like it'll be HORRIBLY vulnerable to air threats. Of course it means you'll be able to curbstomp T7 players with your 18.1'' guns, but it feels like there are too many caveats attached to this ship (slow turret traverse, lousy acceleration, dreadful concealment) on top of its lackluster secondary weapons configuration. Maybe offering us a Shinano (heavily armored although handicapped by a comparatively small air complement) would have been a better choice.
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Old 2017-11-26, 14:20   Link #891
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Well as I said previously I decided to start another account to test out what its like to be a new player. Their is a HUGE change when you get out of the kiddie pool. I got out near the end of the T4 grind, and I only did 1 line, most new players I would would grind 2 or 3 lines at once which means they would be out of the protective match making by T3 I would bet. The point I'm making is I was still seeing players sailing broadside and firing off torps with their allies in the way.

Oh and good god the MM needs to change, I was done the Wyoming and got a stock NY and my first T5 match was a heavy T7 game, with a stock NY with a 5 point captain. No wonder most players quit/complain because I can only imagine what its like for a new player coming into that. If I was new and I ran into that I would probably quit too and I'm the guy that used to say "get gud" but not anymore
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Old Yesterday, 00:11   Link #892
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I figured the Vampire mission would be easy to knock this weekend, boy was I wrong. 9 losses in a row with me being top in XP most of them or at least in the top 3 every match. Jesus this takes the fight out of me I might just finish it in co-op because the stupidity this weekend was hard because between the broadside sailing NCs and HE flinging Bismarcks it just crushed what little love I have left
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