I was about to buy the Alabama but after seeing the Asashio I will probably stop playing BBs. Why? Because you can't do anything to fight the Asashio in a BB, you can't take any preventive actions to not get torped. You depend 100% on that other players in DDs protects you. Good luck with that in random battles if you don't play with friends. So I simply decided that I will not invest any money in either an Alabama or any other premium ships if Asashio is released I will seriously consider a different game to play instead. WG should lean from the mistake with the Defender (in WoT) and stop pushing premium ships that destroys the fun to play for most players.