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  1. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST, Italian cruisers and Italian Destroyer Paolo Emilio, tier X

    I am still hoping the tier 9-10 are not the Ansaldo designs for Spain and Russia, they dont seem like good candidates to represent italy at high tier, but we shall see.
  2. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST, Italian cruisers and Italian Destroyer Paolo Emilio, tier X

    They look great and they sound sufficiently distinct, could be one of the most interesting new lines for some time!
  3. It seems to be a typo, I believe they mean that the combat missions will reward you with the premium ship, much like the russian premiums available during Phase 2 of the RU BB event.
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    Disabling emblems

    If you can find it on the mod section of the forum its allowed, per the rules; For anything else, that's for you to decide.
  5. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    Disabling emblems

    There is a similar mod in the official modstation pack that you can try You might also try manually installing the mod directly;
  6. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST, Italian cruisers and Italian Destroyer Paolo Emilio, tier X

    Is that really a tier 10 premium DD or is that an error?
  7. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    Space ship cammo for USS Pensicola

    All regular permacamo for tier 6 ships can be bought from the camo tab for 1000 dubs.
  8. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    Yamato and Izumo have their 57mm decks as well.
  9. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    Oh you are correct, my mistake. I was under the impression Massa was built by most more as a fire starter with people maximising rate of fire, range and fire chance, aiming for ManSec, AFT, BFT, DE, AR as even the previous 27mm provided by IFHE was not that desirable. Its a matter of preference really but with the suggested changes IFHE only providing 25mm penetration over the stock 21mm and halving the fire chance is not worth it.
  10. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    Cleveland, Seattle and Worcester will all be losing their 25mm bow/stern plating in place of 16mm plating, which will leave them vulnerable to AP overmatching through the bow of any gun >228mm (that is Henri IV, all large cruisers (Alaska, Stalin, Azuma, etc) and all BBs). Worcester wont be gaining any armor, it already has 30mm midship plating. Cleveland will benefit slightly from the +2mm of armor when facing 380mm guns as you remarked. Mogami is a more complicated example. She has 155mm guns which makes her subject to the 16mm "light cruiser" bow plating, however her top configuration is 203mm guns which would exempt her from this change. Mogami will either be the only CA with 16mm plating at tier 8, the only CL with 25mm plating, or will require some of her hulls to have varying armor thickness. Firstly, a note; 152mm cruiser guns cannot penetrate 25mm armor without IFHE unless they are german. I also was initially of the impressive that T7 CLs were hit particularly hard by this change, but as I observed in a previous post the changes will move ships like Helena, Abruzzi and La Galissionniere into the realm inwhich Atlanta currently resides; 16mm bow plating and the inability to penetrate 32mm of armor. As such, I am uncertain whether the other tier 7s will suffer as much as I expected, they are not Atlanta, they dont have the rate of fire or the agility of Atlanta, but some of them have features like heal or significantly longer range. If Atlanta can succeed in her tier with such thin armor and lacking penetration, amongst her other strengths and weakness, perhaps other CLs can as well. Of course, as a result of the changes Atlanta herself is dropped into some sort of worthless abyss where she will need IFHE to even penetrate any BB above tier 5. Life is certainly harder for tier 6-7 CLs though. GK will not need IFHE to pen 32mm with its secondary battery anymore, her 128s can pen 32mm with just 1/4 pen. Every other BB will no longer be able to pen 32mm with their secondary 105s even with IFHE and 1/4 penetration. Low tier German BBs that dont get 1/4 pen can boost their 105s from 18 -> 21mm of penetration and their 150s from 24 -> 30mm which would be beneficial if ships below tier 8 could realistically consider a secondary build. Overall, IFHE is now worthless to german BBs, a nerf to Bismarck and FdG. GK however, was buffed by the 1mm of penetration gained by her 128s. With the changes they will be able to pen the 30mm cruiser armor that is common on tier 10s with IFHE, but only 25 without it which leaves them struggling against german and usn CAs who are covered in 27mm plating and any ship with heavier armor. You are right to conclude this change is significant. Whether IJN ducks can adapt to a purely fire chance build with 25mm of penetration remains to be seen, but without any other changes they are certainly nerfed. There are some errors in your analysis but your overall conclusions are correct, significant changes have occured and if this change alone is implemented the quality of life for a number of ships could be significantly impacted unless other changes accompany this rework.
  11. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    Tankiest.. Meatiest.. Most BB-like... Cruiser?

    Never be under the assumption that Graf Spees armor is good enough to stop anything beyond 203mm AP, and even then only when angled, and 90% of the ships surface area is vulnerable to HE shells. Much of its endurance comes from having a large health pool and heal, a rare benefit for a cruiser at tier 6. Expecting its armor to stand up to any BB will result in disappointment.
  12. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    Minotaurs bow and stern will remain 16mm thick, the midship plating is being increased. With the change that reduces Worcesters bow to 16mm and the change that increases Minos mid to 30mm, these two ships will have similar armor schemes, except Minotaur will have a thinner, larger citadel and super heal, whereas Worc will have its smaller, better protected citadel and regular heal. This armor scheme is noticably less effective than Hindenburgs.
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    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    True, but Henri is just one ship. It's dpm is already facing an upcoming reload nerf and that still leaves tier X with the Hinden (who has upcoming reload buffs), Yoshino and Stalingrad with HE capable of raw penetrating 50mm plating. The nerf to tier 6-7 CL IFHE pen vs tier 8-10 BBs and the nerf to the 100mm IJN DD line are the other main indirect buffs to BBs besides the impact on HIV. I would expect to see the IJN DD line receive some targeted changes in response to that, even if it's not a further penetration buff. If they take IFHE for the 30mm pen to bully cruisers they'll lose half of their fire starting ability against the BBs they can no longer penetrate. Tier 6-7 CLs just straight up suffer, vulnerable to 203mm AP and losing the ability to raw pen tier 8-10 BBs even with IFHE is pretty significant. However, this is already true for current Atlanta (although with the changes all other CLs will become like Atlanta and she will become useless), she proves the situation is not impossible to manage, but some CLs might require targetted changes to remain competitive. I seem to recall WG declaring a few months back that they wanted to create a distinction between CLs and CAs. The changes they describe do half of that job, but only half imo. Reinforcing the middle plating of all cruisers is a good thing (and might make the presence of cruisers in events like low tier ranked/clan battle more productive), and simultaneously increasing the midship armor and non-IFHE penetration while lowering the bow armor creates some new overall profiles. Cruisers tier 6+ stand a chance of ricocheting some BB AP that strikes the midship, although not much. <356mm guns at tier 6-7 and <380mm guns at tier 8-9 are certainly the minority of calibres at those tiers. Tier 6-7 CAs have sufficient plating to use against CA AP Tier 8-10 CAs have sufficient plating to use against some large calibre guns (<380mm) Tier 4-7 CLs can ricochet other CLs but not CAs. Tier 8-10 CLs can ricochet other CAs (<228) All cruisers can pen each other with HE, IFHE or not (Even if some have significant amounts of 50mm armor...). The difference here is mostly the CLs, being vulnerable to CA AP up to tier 7 makes CA AP more of a threat in those encounters, tier 8+ CLs losing the ability to ricochet <356mm guns makes them particularly vulnerable to large cruisers and HIV AP. Overall, CLs at all tiers have become vulnerable to AP from their "big brothers", creating some of the distinction WG mentioned. But the main subject of these changes is IFHE. The concern was that very high dpm CLs that just needed to invest 4 points in IFHE to enable their incredible DPM against basically everything made the skill a no brainer and made CLs more effective than CAs at tearing down BBs, which seemed illogical for ships with a smaller calibre of gun according to WG. But all these changes have really done is make IFHE a worse skill, the only distinction the IFHE change makes between CAs and CLs is making CLs worse than they are currently. Furthermore, due to the change in how IFHE works regards the fire chance you must make the choice between taking IFHE to get raw penetrations on a target and start less fires, or not take IFHE and kill BBs through fires instead. Again, if WG is aiming to create a distinction between CAs and CLs then this change does nothing towards that objective, it just allows people to opt out of IFHE if they have good fire starting ability and/or relatively less raw dpm. Unless they make targetted changes to a number of CLs with regards to their actual raw DPM ability and fire starting ability there will still be no decision-making regarding whether to take IFHE or not, just the necessity to take a skill that is more detrimental and less beneficial than before. Not to mention that transforming a CL into an effective fire starter with less dpm makes it less effective against smaller targets than they are against larger targets, which could be equally problematic and illogical. But there is potential here for WG to change the way that CLs perform their jobs and their skill dependencies, and they declared some intention to change the cruiser environment some time ago. But the changes listed in this thread alone are not enough, but they do paint some of the picture. I anticipate further changes to accompany these changes to the IFHE and armor mechanics.
  14. Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu

    ST: Inertia Fuse for HE shells and plating changes

    While Henri IV does lose the ability to pen 50mm with HE it does gain the ability to overmatch the bows of all light cruisers, such as Worcester. This is obviously not as valuable but nerfs to IFHE and HIV specifically have been expected for some time.
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    Dates format

    The lack of standardisation of continuity probably stems from multiple teams of developers.