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2 hours ago, PrivateBert said:

And still I see less and less BBs in randoms.

Yesterday I had several battles with only 1 or 2 BBs in the teams.

And when there are more, they are generally playing poorly and do not get much xp and credits.

People seem to be bad with BBs.

Is that a thing on NA too? Or are most guys playing BBs there?

depends on the tier.  I'm seeing fewer BBs from 7> but once you hit tier 8, the BB count starts back up again.  T8-10 is definitely BB, DD centric meta unless a tier 9-10 CV shows up.

 

edit: I gave up grinding my T8+ a few weeks ago but everytime I think I want to take the Fletcher or Atago/Tirpitz out, that's what I find.

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20 minutes ago, AntonioHandsome said:

He's also very delusional about his personal skills apparently.

He isn't bad, pretty good at dealing damage really, but he does think a bit highly of himself.

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On 11/20/2015, 6:41:01, Mesrith said:

Honestly if cruisers are ever going to have a role in any sort of competitive atmosphere, burst damage from citadels has to be toned down.  Even moderate focus fire like what's seen in ranked battles is too much for cruisers to handle.

Going to try to hit rank 1 with mogami.  I had pretty good success with myoukou last season, but unfortunately mogami is a lot weaker relative to it's tier.  I hit rank 5 already, but can't play for another week or so.

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So far the games in 5-6 seem to actually center around the cruisers in them. Not in a direct way, like the BB's slugging it out, or the DD's spotting and ambushing, but the team with the worst core group of cruisers WILL lose, in my experience. They actually are fulfilling their intended role in ranked matches much more so than in randoms. They're fleet escorts in the purest sense; critical AA, anti-DD, and fire support are all the job of the cruisers and they actually fill more roles than any other ship type in ranked matches, just not the flashy exciting ones. If you're trying to run around in them like you do in randoms, doing everything yourself and taking big risks, you're not going to like cruisers in ranked matches. If you play them with your team in the roles they're supposed to fill, they win matches very consistently.

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14 minutes ago, Shade421 said:

So far the games in 5-6 seem to actually center around the cruisers in them. Not in a direct way, like the BB's slugging it out, or the DD's spotting and ambushing, but the team with the worst core group of cruisers WILL lose, in my experience. They actually are fulfilling their intended role in ranked matches much more so than in randoms. They're fleet escorts in the purest sense; critical AA, anti-DD, and fire support are all the job of the cruisers and they actually fill more roles than any other ship type in ranked matches, just not the flashy exciting ones. If you're trying to run around in them like you do in randoms, doing everything yourself and taking big risks, you're not going to like cruisers in ranked matches. If you play them with your team in the roles they're supposed to fill, they win matches very consistently.

I guess I should have been more specific.  Cruisers are fine until about tier 7, so I'd expect the lower-rank cruisers to be doing alright.  Around tier 7/8 and up, battleship range and accuracy is such that cruisers are one mistake or random event from being either completely killed or so damaged that your options are severely limited for the rest of the match.  I'm sure there will be some great players that are persistent enough and good enough to make it work, but they don't have the get-out-of-jail cards that other ships have (armor angling + large heals, smoke).  It's a low margin for error with almost zero mistake recovery.

If there's a positive side to playing cruisers in tier 7-8 ranked this season, it's that the meta has been a lot more destroyer-heavy than last season.

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1 hour ago, OnboardG1 said:

I got to rank 13 but it I'm a bit too lazy to grind to 10 in the next little bit. 

I'm hoping to get to at least 7 today. Also, I have to say that this is a great way to grind the Amagi.

Edit: How viable is the Nagato for ranked?

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I just played a few ranked battles too, what I notice is that in the low ranks the players are not better than in randoms.

You have to carry very hard every game and then still lose a lot. I think I averaged almost 100K damage in my New Mex and still only made it to Rank 15.

Many cruisers in the teams, when you get the yolo cruisers, you have lost. No matter what you do. Most times there are 2 BBs each side, if you get a BB mate that does not camp and pushes with you, all is good.

It is fun to play did not expect that and you really get a ton of flags :)

And....I really should grow up. You know why I play ranked now? Because I want that Jolly Rogers Flag...

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Looks like the New Mex is a good ship for rank right now, I took my Kongo out last night since its my only tier 5/6 and saw New Mexicos easily holding their own if not dominating some matches. I will say from having both the NM and Fuso I would rather have the NM, while I did equally good in both, I like the NM's ability to say FU to other ships hits and since its top tier all the time it can really shine.

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4 minutes ago, OnboardG1 said:
5 minutes ago, BGrey said:

Has anyone figured out what the supposed reward ship is?

There's a reward ship? Also forum is broke again, can't type outside the confines of the quote box.

Alsorobots had said this; "Cool stuff for this one. I personally pushed for a special reward for Rank 1 players. Really excited to announce it. "

 

Then there was this:

http://forum.worldofwarships.com/index.php?/topic/58660-kamikaze-r/page__st__20__p__1433562#entry1433562

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