Thehype is real... First RN branch was announced today... Crap, yesterday already at Gamescom:
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 1824 PM
So differentiation between ships has always been an issue. What's going to set the UK cruisers apart? Why will folks want to play them outside of aesthetics/national fervor/etc.?
There will be a time when everything won't work because the crew is having tea.
Posted 17 September 2016 - 1753 PM
The only Atlantic Fleet game I am aware of is a mobile Android turn-based naval game that is awfully boring.
Have to agree, I tried it and found it to be kind of a snooze fest, the strategic layer was ok, but having to fight the battles sim style made me dread actually having enemy contact.
Posted 29 September 2016 - 1025 AM
From a dev QA translated and posted on the Armored Patrol
Q: I think the question that’s bugging most of us is what the hell is going on with the British Cruisers.
A: The initial concept implied too much “HE-smoke-spam-click-click” meta gameplay, which we really don’t want to support more. We want each line to offer some unique experience rather than being clone of previous lines.
We are testing a new concept, the 2-nd edition didn’t show good results on production test, then we improved it and will tests 3-rd edition. For now, it seems to be much closer to what we want. I am not sure the line will be ready by 0.5.13, though. We’ll see.
Posted 01 October 2016 - 1306 PM
Here is a possible tech tree:
scrap the following:
Emerald, replace with Hawkins - 9,750 tons, 30 knots, 7x 7.5-inch/45-Calibre BL Mk.VI in seven single shielded mounts;
Leander, replace with York - 8390 tons 6x 8 inch
Fiji replace with County - 10.000 tons, 8x 8 inch
Edinburgh with "Antrim" - 15,000 tons, with greatly improved subdivision over previous British cruisers and a main armament of nine 8-inch (203mm) guns. She would be armored against 8-inch shellfire (see below link)
Neptune with design 2/40: 21.500 tons, 12x 8inch; 12x 4.5 inch, 16x 2pdr, 8 torpedo tubes in 2 mounts. (see Warship 1997-1998, pg40)
Minotaur with "Shannon" - a 22,000-ton cruiser with the same high speed as the new heavy cruiser (33.5 knots) and an armament of a dozen 9.2-inch guns. (see below)
from here: http://www.avalanche...ZRNCruiser1.php