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#2361 Harold Jones

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1112 AM

I'm a sucker for US 8" cruisers so I bought the Wichita a while back.  I'm really enjoying it and have been alternating it with the Indianapolis and the Des Moines.  I don't have any interest in the Alaska, and I'm saving up coal for a Salem, but I would really like to see a T6 8" premium.  I know I could just run the Pensacola but doing that limits me to playing it with a bespoke captain.


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#2362 Allan Wotherspoon

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1407 PM

I know it's T5 and British, but have you tried the Exeter?  It's pretty fun.

 

I agree with you about the Wichita.  It's a good ship.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1655 PM

I know it's T5 and British, but have you tried the Exeter?  It's pretty fun.

 

I agree with you about the Wichita.  It's a good ship.

No I haven't.  I may complete the Exeter missions and end up with one that way but since I have a bunch of T5 premiums I don't really plan on buying one. 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1712 PM

The Exeter missions look to be really tough going forward. I doubt I'm going to make it, which is a pity.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1840 PM

I suspect I won't make it given my usual 3-4 games a day pace of play but the 1000 coal for each set I finish won't hurt my feelings any.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 1045 AM

When RNG hates you it hates you.  Encountered an Akizuki (T8 Japanese Destroyer) with 198 hp left at 200 meters in my Saint Louis (T9 French Cruiser) I got six 8" HE hits and five 100 mm HE secndary hits on the DD.  Total damage was 0, I did take out his engines and two aa guns.  I was killed by some close range citadels by a Stalingrad (don't get me started on that bullshit ship)  before I could reload.  Hope the guy driving the DD bought a lottery ticket.   


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1416 PM

Damage saturation is such bullshit.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1648 PM

Damage saturation?
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1235 PM

Game mechanic.

 

The ship hit points are divided up in sectors and you can max out damage against a sector. If you keep hitting a saturated sector, no more damage is sustained. I think that is what happened with your example.

 

personally, I think that a ship should be heavily disabled if it's saturated. For example, if the superstructure is gone, it should have no AA, only emergency steering and sped changes should be slow (everyone on the bridge is splattered), any emergency position will have crap situational awareness, etc.

 

I'd also like to see Radar take critical hits so it goes out like turrets do, temporarily until repaired.


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1506 PM

Thanks. Realistically radar should have a chance of failure every time the guns fire but there's already more than enough rng in the game as it is.
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Posted 29 June 2019 - 1158 AM

Not so sure myself, also, I have no idea what "higher tier" means. Graf Spee was only seriously damaged by an 8" hit to its fuel processing system. No 6" hits seriously impaired her from 16 such weapons. 

It's totally a myth, but somebody at WOW thought that the German Pocket BBs were proof against 8-inch fire. Go figure. The rate of fire of 6-inch cruisers should shred any Deutschland of secondaries, torpedoes, fire control, steering, etc.

 

I see much pain in WOWS. For myself, I was delighted to find the old Task Force 42 in Steam and am happily jumping from ship to ship in the Solomons Slot. Totally addictive.


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 1329 PM

Oh Lordy, it's the summer holidays

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 1516 PM

 

Not so sure myself, also, I have no idea what "higher tier" means. Graf Spee was only seriously damaged by an 8" hit to its fuel processing system. No 6" hits seriously impaired her from 16 such weapons. 

It's totally a myth, but somebody at WOW thought that the German Pocket BBs were proof against 8-inch fire. Go figure. The rate of fire of 6-inch cruisers should shred any Deutschland of secondaries, torpedoes, fire control, steering, etc.

 

I see much pain in WOWS. For myself, I was delighted to find the old Task Force 42 in Steam and am happily jumping from ship to ship in the Solomons Slot. Totally addictive.

 

Ken, do you find "The Slot" ships historically accurate, ie they give and receive what is accurately known about ship design, armaments, and doctrine?


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Posted 24 July 2019 - 1630 PM

 

 

Not so sure myself, also, I have no idea what "higher tier" means. Graf Spee was only seriously damaged by an 8" hit to its fuel processing system. No 6" hits seriously impaired her from 16 such weapons. 

It's totally a myth, but somebody at WOW thought that the German Pocket BBs were proof against 8-inch fire. Go figure. The rate of fire of 6-inch cruisers should shred any Deutschland of secondaries, torpedoes, fire control, steering, etc.

 

I see much pain in WOWS. For myself, I was delighted to find the old Task Force 42 in Steam and am happily jumping from ship to ship in the Solomons Slot. Totally addictive.

 

Ken, do you find "The Slot" ships historically accurate, ie they give and receive what is accurately known about ship design, armaments, and doctrine?

 

NM wrong game


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 0922 AM

The three most broken ships in the game right now must be Smolensk, Colbert and Benham. They make all that comes before them, including the Harugumo look completely balanced. Even Kremlin has weaknesses.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 1238 PM

The three most broken ships in the game right now must be Smolensk, Colbert and Benham. They make all that comes before them, including the Harugumo look completely balanced. Even Kremlin has weaknesses.

 

Agreed on the first 2, but Benham?


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 1311 PM

The three most broken ships in the game right now must be Smolensk, Colbert and Benham. They make all that comes before them, including the Harugumo look completely balanced. Even Kremlin has weaknesses.

 
Agreed on the first 2, but Benham?


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 1348 PM

A torpedo spammer helped by an enemy bunch of sheep


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 1425 PM

8 torpedoes with highish damage and short range detectability every 30 seconds.

 

With a competent player and no CV, the Benham can deny an entire flank for the whole game, as that video showed.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 1434 PM

8 torpedoes with highish damage and short range detectability every 30 seconds.

 

With a competent player and no CV, the Benham can deny an entire flank for the whole game, as that video showed.

 

Mostly, but the Fletcher played too close to its own BBs, if he had scouted ahead as he should, he could have boxed the Benham, provided the BBs supported him. 


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