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  1. So you create a weird gimmicky line of ships in the RN Cruisers, so they have an unnecessarily high skill cap anyway.. They get pretty rubbish smoke so you need to invest points in Smoke screen expert and Superintendent to compensate for the non existent armour and no HE and poor range. And then you hit this whole line with a big bat because Belfast and Kutuzov.. Genius... And what about my points and builds? thanks for nothing Update.. Seems my redist cost is zero, missed that, however, what on earth is going to be useful for something that can't use HE, has negligible smoke and no armour? Answers on a postcard
  2. Hmmmmmm.. A few games in RN and frankly.. A sledgehammer to crack a nut of WG's own making.. So the new tactics appear to be lets rush smoke or else camp and smoke further out.. A great way to encourage someone to push up... Oh wait...
  3. Ranked has started

    Honestly... This mode is horrible it's a total waste of time. Let us use a Division even if its only of two.. At least that way I have someone else to talk to, this mode makes impossible to play with friends. If I want to be Billy No Mates I will play Candy Crush. Just a complete crap shoot, why would I doom myself to win loss win loss win loss for the rest of the day... It's as though the system says OK I will give you a team this game but that second star is never coming because next its bots and AFKers..
  4. Cruiser Survivability

    Thing is though, and as you point to the stats card.. You say you play cruisers and are ok in them as if you have no axe to grind. Everything is OK nothing to see here and yet 2 of every 3 of your battles are in BB so you clearly totally favour them. Now surely you would not do this if cruisers were as easy to play and you enjoyed them as much as BB? Now in my case I find that like you I can play both and enjoyed (past tense) both. 1 in 3 of my games each and 1 in 4 in DD. However the creep recently has meant that far too often I am being deleted (or rendered a one hit, kill padding magnet) by a single lucky salvo from a lurking BB while I am busy trying not to show my broadside to another. Now while I enjoy a challenge I and many of the players here are here for fun primarily and this is getting to be in shorter supply. Either the meta changes a little or the game will stagnate. I have an Edinburgh and Frankly its currently a bit pants, everyone sees one ( and I include me here) and thinks oh good there's some easy damage. Same goes for most others. Pensacola, Atlanta, Emerald (shudder first ship I ever free XP's through just OMG), French CA.... The simple fact is there are too many BB something needs to give.
  5. Ranked Battles Season 6 - General Feedback

    Its a lottery............ SImple as and no fun sorry
  6. I really hate Radio Location skill...

    Well, I was just in a tier 7 game with 5's etc. Was sneaking around got located and ended up between a whole crap load of torps.. Boom. And this is not the first time.. Now any cruiser or DD that wants to push runs into this nonsense, hence suddenly campfests. The few tier 10 matches I get into are just plain awful since the patch and they weren't great before. Granted thats not all RPF but just wow all these updates for what? Seriously this is a dumbass move. They are turning this game into the same sort of short attention span player crap that is now World of Tanks.. I left there after playing from CBT right through until this game opened. Went back for a bit recently and OMG, 5 minute rounds if you are lucky.... WG what were you thinking?
  7. No one plays them because they are too situational in the first instance and secondly too fragile to be driven even semi-aggressively, not many players like to play the hiding game.. If they do they play BB and snipe from distance. There are other ships that do all the jobs that the RN do and in many cases better. The AP and single fire torps don't offer enough of an incentive to counter the downsides. More like the Atlanta than the Cleve. paper thin armour that can be penned with a tennis ball and terrible arcs. You can have good games in them and some players like them apparently (although given so few appear not many it seems) but they are easy to counter.. See smoke lob in some random fire and see what happens. I have killed more than one Leander, Belfast and even Fiji's this way, just the other day hit a Belfast with my ARP Kongo one salvo and boom, 3 cits dev strike. Somewhat lucky yes but I am actually getting quite good at working out where they are by watching the shells as they fire. Made all the easier because the smoke is currently too small. Worried about AP? Turn at them straight on and ignore pretty much. The problem is they are skill dependant not only from the user but also the prey. If they the prey is smart and they have any support whatsoever you are in big trouble so better hide. OP I would not recommend for a new or returning player right now to be honest but approach with caution, try them and see what you think.
  8. What would you wish for xmas? :)

    So a sort of Anti-Christmas....
  9. Guide: British Cruisers

    Weird.. Why have they closed the RN Cruiser feedback already with no end post its just locked??
  10. Guide: British Cruisers

    Well actually my average stats in the Colorado are above the average for Fiji in terms of both KD and damage but slightly below for average kills. My damage averages out at just under 53K in comparison to the average of all Fiji at just over 50K (probably this with more better than average players given the RN cruiser rep) so not much I grant you but . My KD is 2.4 as opposed to 1.8, average kills per battle are 0.8 as opposed to 1.1 for Fiji so not double I think you will agree. I survive better than average in Colo basically because I select ammo based on the situation always keep an eye on the map for DD and Planes, always carry the heal bonus flag with Superintendent and standard heal. I get a fair number of dreadnought as I like to mix it up so now have a ton of the flags lol. Having said this I mainly play Cruiser and DD. I didn't he hightailed it out of there fast. He came back again but got deleted by someone else. In his defence this was a tier IX battle so was going to be tricky. Think he was in a division.
  11. Guide: British Cruisers

    Hit a Fiji today in my Colorado. My first salvo of the game and it was a double citadel.. Ouch... I actually felt I had to apologise as i had watched him slow to pop smoke guessed where he would stop and hit him blind.
  12. Royal Navy Cruisers Feedback

    But seriously... Who is actually playing them? They have just been released and basically you see so few as to be almost non existent that pretty much tells you all you need to know. The whole DE BB line almost broke the MM for weeks.. This line though? Also the responses on the website have not acknowledged the issues, they have tried a snow job. Oh well we always intended these to be different. The issue is that these changes were made right at the last minute as a panic response and have left the lower tiers nigh on unplayable and basically zero fun. The problem is that they are instantly focused because everyone and his brother knows there are XP points to be had with a few random shell lobs. Hell even I do it I mean why would you not? While I agree with variety, there is variety and then there is quirky but we get plain Hokey..... Its not so much the firing at the moon although it is irritating, its the insta death thing that annoys.. Why do we have to have a WOT type vehicle? I left tanks because it became a two minute noob fest every battle. Rush die repeat. No thanks
  13. Royal Navy Cruisers Feedback

    Just a big experiment.. Higher tiers may be better but you have successfully turned off most players because the lower tiers are so bad.... Why did you have to try this "grand Experiment" with the whole branch? They are so MEH that even this feedback thread is only 12 pages long after two weeks....
  14. Guide: British Cruisers

    I would say interested rather than history buff and the info is out there if you want it . Been away for the weekend but anyway a quick scan says that the RN lost over 130 Destroyers in total. A majority to mines but more were lost to accidents than to BB apparently. Believe it or not just two were lost. Both to Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the same battle in 1940. While both Destroyers were sunk they did enough damage to both BB that they were forced to retire for repairs to Norway
  15. Guide: British Cruisers

    No one is saying you can't do damage in them. And yes you can post a big damage screenie in higher tiers.. I know its been said before but this is the issue as I see it and I am not alone by a fair margin here; (1) why make the first RN a one trick pony line so bad at lower tiers that they are basically inaccessible to most players. It makes no sense at all from a business sense. Forget the historical BS touted (we'll get to that later), just how historical are RU ships? (2) By making them so bad you discourage the user that might work through them for fun as the difficulty ramps up.. Not take 4 and 5 and make them essentially garbage skips. To take away HE was ill thought out and essentially a knee jerk reaction because their initial ideas tested badly.. TWICE... Instead of fixing the underlying problem which is probably HE, or at least the perception of it and the Battleship laden MM as it currently is. But they are glad that they are performing well.. Really I so rarely see them above tier three I would not know. But if popularity is anything to go by this whole line is an epic fail. (3) Squishy... Well I just looked up the sinking of Edinburgh and discovered that she was hit by a torpedo from a German U boat while escorting a convoy out of Mumansk. She was saved by the crew closing off compartments, she was then hit again in the stern but survived and was put under tow. She was then attacked by three German destroyers yet while sailing in a circle after dropping tow (damaged rudder) managed to damage one so severely it was scuttled by its crew. Finally it was hit by a third torpedo opposite the first and is described as being held together by its deck plating and keel. The ship was abandoned. The RN then tried to sink it themselves, 20 hits from a 4 inch gun failed as did depth charges next to her. Eventually they used an RN torpedo, The fourth that had hit her to finish her off. So History? Accuracy? Seems pretty damn tough to me, make your own mind up. Interesting article showing RN losses in WWII. 28 Cruisers in Total (have seen as high as 31 elsewhere), 9 by aircraft, one rammed by the Queen Mary, one scuttled deliberately as a breakwater for D Day (so 27 really). The rest were torpedoed it seems. Only one seems to be listed as sunk by Naval gunfire besides Edinburgh (our fire) and in fact also says torpedoes. So it appears that not a single cruiser in WWII was lost to Naval gunfire alone, interesting isn't it.