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  1. I actually had a lot of fun with this tank. The speed kept me from potatoing out too early. Already had stuff researched from the T28 Prot (which I thought was a total slog to play) so didn't feel gimped while getting all the top modules. Like Marine said, add value early OR be the rock on the weak flank to let your team press numbers advantages elsewhere. Use that armor and early offense, because you can't really recover from tank deficits in the mid-late game. Great bully tank in the right situations. When bottom tier you can still add value and support a push. 24 games solo, with a bunch of x5s for wins and using my daily bonuses and I am on to the T95. 2266 dpg with ~ 400 average assist. Doesn't really need gold unless bottom tier. Solid tank.
  2. So coming back to the game after a while - this thing goes immediately into the trashcan. Do not pass go. Order crew to commit Sudoku by sunset. Huge, clunky, no way to effectively angle, more vulnerable to gold spam than any other tier 9, long aim time, poor dpm (1800), like what does this tank have going for it? it's like the tier 9 equivalent of a TOG.
  3. Oh hai. 

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    1. Rexxie

      Rexxie

      ♡(≈ㅇᆽㅇ≈)

  4. Wotlabs hive mind: Go Swedish Heavy or Med line with tier 7 crew?

    New to tanks after 2 years. Too lazy to learn siege mode mechanic, all the new weakspots, new maps, or hit 2 key. 
     

    Also: Hi again. I love you all. 

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    2. Kymrel

      Kymrel

      If you are not hitting the 2 key you'll have a worse time in the heavies than the meds. You'll have a bad time in either, but worse in the heavies.

    3. Wanderjar

      Wanderjar

      since the heavies dont have a siege mode all you have to do is stay hulldown

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      Go meds. T8 Emil is annoying to play. It's a hulldown tank in principle but the gun is super derpy and the turret is way too soft plus the sides are easy to pen and the tank sides are overmatchable by the fucking wind. 

  5. I meant I don't disagree with the points he makes about the ships, not the specific grades he gave them. They are mostly boss ships, I just would have done a little more grading on a curve.
  6. I am going to actually drill some Eugen games and come back to report. I feel like German cruiser mindset solves all problems. The 50/50/10 premium camo is pretty solid too. 1) Yeah, its got lacking HE, but I still grab demo expert and just accept that my HE performance will just mean 70% of normal HE damage (less for Japanese) 2) If you have some trigger discipline and go camo modules and skills you can demolish anything that shows some broadside with AP. 3) German hydro allows for some opportunistic DD smokecharging and the 203s crush Brit cruisers and DDs. 4) Has 3km range over Mogami -and decent long range AA and all the right pieces for a decent all around BB escort Is it the Kutuzov? Hell no, but I don't think it deserves uber-turd status. Plus as has been said many times, it's sexy as hell. And when you get cruiser broadside with it it gives me a special feeling in muh pluhms. I am not saying I disagree with assessments, but you would be one hell of an easy professor grade-wise. LIke social-promotion machine.
  7. Among other things, with faster torps dropping farther out (esp. with torp acceleration you have ~60km/h fish) it means less time spent in the high damage close range of AA suites. Thing looks like a monster. I love how tall it is too.
  8. You guys are all selfish dickbags. I 'm such a strong team player that I steer myself into every torpedo I see so I know they wont be able to hit my teammates. #BROTHERHOOD@SEA
  9. Nice dude! I am knocking on the door myself about 30k to go...
  10. Ah, so this is an OPHE make-or-break type ship? Thanks dawg.
  11. I played a game or two a long time ago and hopped back in this thing last night. Both games go like this: 177 hits with my HE from 13-19km on BBSs both higher and lower tiers and the occasional CV. I get exactly THREE %&^*ing fires and 25-30k damage. And I have demo expert for 14% per shell. WTF am I missing here?
  12. Did anyone pull the trigger on Mighty Mo with the conversion discount weekend? Any reactions to new captains? I am within striking distance of picking it up. Maybe 50k or so. I am not gaga about grinding US BB line, especially since I am enjoying Japanese line much more, but this seems like a way to fast track to a monster credit earner fast, high-tier, competitive BB without having to actually grind the line. For the same reason I plan to skip out on the Alabama when it hits the shop.
  13. Finished at rank 7 (with 2 stars) 63% WR over 86 battles. Started strong and relaxed, but once I got to ranks 10/9 I started really playing on tilt for 30-35 games or so just hitting the battle button instinctively. This was also when I picked up a Belfast and rather than learn to actually play it, just started grinding ranked games- so would regularly outrun my smoke and get smoked. Finally started playing it better and after a lot of early losses, got it back up to 60% WR, but you get into that rut where you feel like you are holding your own as the Belfast, but people dont focus the DDs you radar, so you switch to a DD for a few games, but then your Belfasts/CVs decides to go solo to some cap and get insta-dead. Nagato was my highest WTR, but only got 50% WR in it. Sims was my superstar with 79% WR over 24 games. Great little ship, plus as mentioned, the XP bonus does nudge you into the top tier spot to save the star loss. Enjoyed the season overall and it was the first time I had played ranked. Definitely gets frustrating and time consuming for the final 8 ranks, but for a decent player, grinding the short 7v7 games for full credits and xp can be really rewarding. Got some great crew training in and free XP piles, among other things.
  14. The shit floats ("achieves neutral boyancy"?) to the middle is strong in ranked. Since hitting rank 9 everyone just sits blind in their smoke hoping someone else spots. Painful playing that meta in the Nagato.
  15. At least you didnt throw money at the Prinz Eu-CreamInMyPantsWhenISeeThisOnTheEnemyTeam-gen
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