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Pocktio

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  1. I saw this on facebook and thought it'd give me a reason to come back, not so sure I care for the tier 8 limitation though. Back to other things I guess.
  2. So I haven't played in a while because dank new games etc I got an email from WG. I thought fuck yeah free t7 and t6?
  3. Kongo is just better than the competition. Other's have niche superiority but I'd take general superiority any day.
  4. What if you have no cover? That happens alot. What if you have no range? What if there are cap zones? BBs dont have to worry about either, they can work in all conditions. Also if a DD player is getting fired on by a cruiser under 10km then that's the DD fucking up. They got the camo, smoke and speed to stay safe. Also no citadels. Cruisers are hella situational compared to other ships.
  5. It looks shit so...no.
  6. TIme to name and shame this salty german clam: I went from one side of the map to the next.Smoked up the Rafa Tirpitz who overextended on the middle too, so I was actually trying to contribute despite being bottom tier. I then got flanked, BBs behind me and infront - our BBs obviously not doing much. So I sneak into A, but I see the Benson and Tirpitz infront, either of which could rush in and contest my cap with plenty of time. To my back, their NC is crawling right next to a big island. So I go death or glory mode and torp ambush him, hit him with a full spread of 3 torps for 40k (wee t6 RU Torps) but he OHK's me after. Their salty arses start bitching at me. Apparently that was a bad call? 100% sure it wasn't. We were fucked by then anyway. They claimed my "underhuman" duty was to scout for them, despite the fact I did and I did indeed smoke for their Tirpitz. Apparently taking 3 quality, borderline OP ships into a top tier division isnt enough to win - you have to rely on your t6 DDs and if you lose it's your fault. Arses.
  7. Cruisers require constant attention and skill. You can die or be crippled in seconds. You don't if you play a BB, well you can get wrecked but not deleted usually and it will 100% be your own fault it happened, unlike cruisers where shitty luck can get you. There's nothing more frustrating than deploying mad WASD hax, dealing damage, maybe getting a kill, weaving like a motherclucker and that baddie Colorado base camping at max range is missing every volley, except that last volley? 7 shots hit the water miles way, but oh nooo, that one random shell lands and bam, you take a citadel and you're crippled. The game loves to reward bad play from people like that. Plus guns that hit hard. It is soooooo much easier to rack up damage quickly. Cruisers need time to build up damage, increasing the time means there are more opportunities to get wrecked. It's a shame cruisers have no real strength over BBs or DDs anymore, the meta scorns them :/
  8. I like that my Warspite's secondary battery outranges all the torpedos it can face. Feels balanced man.
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    Colorado

    I didn't find the New Mex AA that great. I'd shoot down the occasional plane but had no real ability to deter a strike or cripple one. I was expecting more, so if the Arizona is less efficient I doubt it'll be overly noticeable. Warspite feels more flexible though. Now the Lolorado though, now begins the stock grind :|
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    Colorado

    I have acquired the mighty Lolorado. Coming from the New Mexico, I can't imagine it being any better. That thing was fucking so brilliant, I might get an Arizona! ... but I have a Warspite and no money so maybe best not to.
  11. Time to shame the Kutusov Tried to TK me for "camping" and yes I was in range of those torps, so not sure the how he missed the irony of me being the camper. He'd full yolo'd, then full yolo'd again and died doing nothing all game.
  12. I might indulge in ranked, I never did before but they are rewards Is the 'Spite worth taking? I've now realised I've got all of the t6 ships except French Cruisers and DDs (excluding Farragut, I have him).
  13. I'm here to shame the shitters who insist on bringing t5 ships to Operations. An Emerald? Really? You fucking clown, whoever at WG didnt restrict it to tier 6 needs to be fired.
  14. The Hipper will whelm you to death. It's just so painfully mediocre, there is literally nothing another cruiser can't do better. Unless you count slightly above average HP and the ability to "bully" t7 BBs by having enough front armour to not get overmatched by their calibre of guns. Cos, you know, isolated fights against t7 BBs are so common in a t8 Cruiser.... I was fucked off by WG EU's new tactic of stopping silver ship discounts at tier 7 on their weekend events. I unlocked the Roon, would have been perfectly timed with a nice discount but noooo.
  15. It depends on the line. For example, I'd recommend engines first on USN BB line because 18knts is horrifying. I think the best thing about most hulls though is the rudder shift reduction, it makes a world of difference. Extra AA and HP is great but I'd rather avoid what they defend against.
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    German HE Buff

    Can confirm Hipper is still terrible.
  17. As if this shitty ship isn't bad enough to grind. Weekend teams...now on loss 6 in a row. Unable to do more than 30-40k damage because..it's a giant floating piece of flammable paper with no ability to fire back. Edit: ah the bullshit continues apace
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    German HE Buff

    Unsure why this is good? It is like free IFHE? How much penetration are we talking - have we broken any important thresholds?
  19. AFT, always AFT first. Otherwise you're playing a fatter, less agile USN DD with worse smoke. Blap BBs all day every day, use IFA to know when to disengage. If you've not got anyone targeting you, blap them. If you get targeted, disengage the blap and conceal. Immediately resume blapping after they've turned their guns, it keeps them harassed and unable to blap friendlies.
  20. Bismarck acquired. Now to never play ships again for the next 3 months.
  21. I find the guns wreck if the shells land, I'm always surprised at how well they do. I think 4 guns is insufficient to do anything, good punchy feel to them. Stage 6 completed. Soon I will Bismarck, having saved 110k xp and 11 million credits. In a week, while attaining the New Mex and Nagato. Aw yiss.
  22. So do the Bayern and Gneis unlock for you, if you do this? Cos the Gneis is a ... gneis ship. Pardon the pun.
  23. Recently acquired. 12 gun tier 6 battleships are my new waifu. Fuso/New Mex hype!
  24. I heartily recommend: Warspite - recently buffed with a something like 20sec reduction in turret traverse. Beastly ship, great heal and secondaries are fun Budyonny - Reasonably tough and lolguns (RU standard) Fuso - It hasn't got much going for it beyond the insane 12 gun broadside. I get scary amounts of damage in mine, it's a beast. New Mex - Recently acquired, but like a compacted Fuso. I'm not sure why people rate the New Mex lower than Fuso - it has the same number of guns but fewer turrets, better agility and AA. On top of that, only .. what 2-3 knots slower? Both ships are slowmotion, but at least New Mex can take a hit while still providing 50% of your firepower frontally. Triple gun turrets are the bestest. Shotgunning a DD with HE is rare but intensely satisfying.
  25. I got to stage 6 yesterday. The Bismarck will be mine. Despite the fact I've got a Gneiss and I'm fairly certain if I'd just played that I'd already have the Bis....but that's not as fun! I also crossed my 1,000th game doing the campaign, now on 1,009 battles. Am good @ boats now?
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