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  1. Bushpanther

    Did the CV-rework make you change class or anything?

    Didn’t play CV’s before the rework, grinded all to TX after. Not really bad at playing CV either and I do actually like playing CV’s. I dislike what CV’s do to the vision-game, and I loathe the absolute lack of counterplay that there is against CV’s especially when playing DD’s. You can only hope they don’t focus you when playing DD’s. As Confucius said: Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you. So I play CV’s only in Co-op anymore.
  2. Bushpanther

    Italian Cruisers - One Month On (and a bit)

    T5 Raimundo: no problem (all cruisers at that tier are squishy). T6 Trento: slowww turrets, slowww reload. T7 Zara: had fun with it. T8 Amalfi: ended up in T10 matches all the time, frustrating experience to say the least. T9: finally got a click with the line. Very good DD hunter. One more turret and I quess you can one-shot DDs. I’m pretty much a DD main, and I learned to keep my distance from the Italian cruisers the hard way.
  3. I like this game. I play for fun. But at some point a grind becomes a chore. My time is to valuable to me to waste on a chore.
  4. Fletcher has more HP (17.100 vs 14.500) and 5 guns, where the Benham has 4. Fletcher also has a better AA-suite. Main difference is in how you play them I think. With Fletcher you can play fairly aggressive towards red DD’s, going into gun duels with them. With Benham it’s better to avoid that, especially at the start of the game. It’s not the best gunboat DD. That said, the Benham can put out a scary number of torps. I think I’ll leave my BB’s in port the week after the 22nd...
  5. Actually...no. I did the math at the start. Do I have the time, especially for all the dailies? Short answer: no. What am I prepared to pay for the Benham? I figured between € 20 - € 30, not more. I like this game. I spend time playing it. Time = money. So a ‘free’ ship is never ever completely ‘free’. You pay with your time. I do understand what you’re saying. I see how it works. I’m quite calculative, but not everybody is.
  6. Bought a package of five crates today to get the last tokens needed for the Benham, couldn’t complete the dailies anymore anyway. Cost me € 16. Not a bad deal for a T9 premium. I liked the savage battles (especially playing with a couple of clanmates; teamwork is OP). While I do understand the critique that this event is a money-grab from WG, I don’t agree. It’s not like they force you to buy anything. The US DD-line is still one of my favorites. I don’t think I’d spend as much time on the grind for any other ship.
  7. Bushpanther

    Current Sprint Season

    16 battles with the Sims, quite fun. Don’t think I’ve had any battles without a Belfast or two, but that was not a problem. I do prefer playing DDs, playing cap control can at least compensate for team members that are clueless.
  8. ok...if I understand it correctly the idea is to create an incentive for veteran players to re-experience old ship lines. I can understand that. Now on face value I don’t really understand what the fuzz is all about. How much of an advantage does this system at tier 3 upgrades create for players, compared to the current use/not use of premium consumables? I’d say it’s not all that much? makes me wonder how many potatoes actually don’t use premium consumables right now? Does giving everybody premium consumables actually cancel out the effect of this NTC?
  9. My top-6 most played ships include Fletcher, Sims and Gearing so yeah...I wanna have Benham
  10. Bushpanther

    What is your most played ship?

    Fletcher with 765 games. That ship aged well.
  11. Bushpanther

    New teased Pan Europian DD Friesland, tier IX

    A few ships of the class did actually have torpedos, but I quess that option will have been contemplated by WG...
  12. Miss the option ‘the same’. The poll is not complete without that option. Didn’t vote for that reason. Two CVs per side, please no, not fun at all. One is no problem even when playing a DD. Ships with weak AA can be unfun to play though, especially when focussed by the CV. It does help to play CV yourself. It takes a thief to know one as they say. Playing CV yourself also cures the fallacy that CVs have unlimited planes.
  13. Bushpanther

    Audacious, anyone made her work well yet?

    Can’t say I’m overly impressed with the Audacious. The Rocket fighters can do some damage but you’ll only get one attackrun if a ship has decent AA. The bombers are...interesting. BBs are fairly easy to hit although you do have to take your time to set up the attackrun. Lotsa RNG involved though; I’ve had triple fires set on BBs. But when on the other runs you don’t get any fires the BB will damcon and it doesn’t matter if you got one, two or three fires on it. :-(. Trying to hit cruisers is a lot trickier. Attacked a Stalingrad tonight, had him right in the middle of the target marker but all bombs ended up making big splashes left and right of it; not a single hit. In the end the torp bombers are the most reliable source of damage. I much prefer the IJN torp bombers though.
  14. Bushpanther

    Tier ten DD Play Damn Hard

    Old CVs had more squadrons, but the speed of the planes is a lot faster now. With 2 CVs per side pretty much every ship is perma-spotted now. And almost from the start of the game as far as my experience from one morning goes. So I disagree with you on this.