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  1. dasCKD

    You get to play only 1 ship in 2019! Which one it is ?

    Minotaur, probably. Maybe Harugumo.
  2. dasCKD

    West Virginia in the shop

    But yeah, I'll probably just try for her on my new year's gambling binge.
  3. dasCKD

    West Virginia in the shop

  4. Not this time, I'm saving money to waste on the New Year's virtual gambling.
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    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    We also need to give the Enterprize to people who are willing to pay 20 000 euros became they worked hard for that money and therefore deserves it. This is in no way pay to win.
  6. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    Yes they were. The Kurfurst was being hailed due to her impervious citadels (before battleships became impossible to citadel) and noted for how inaccurate she was compared to the Yamato and Montana. The Republique was compared to the Yamato to her ability to overmatch cruiser 30mm plates. New ships will inevitably be compared to old ships. This is not a new thing that only the Stalingrad gets. They are both large gun cruisers. It's like how the Daring was compared to the Z-52 through her testing phase and how the French tier X will inevitably be compared to the Khabarovsk. Ships will be compared to their contemporaries to see how well they are as ships. It's stupid to demand that we don't put ships into context with their contemporaries. Then why should the things that take the most effort to attain be the most powerful? What does that possibly achieve. The Azuma is a cruiser, she will be interchangeable with the Stalingrad. It DOES NOT F*CKING MATTER how much effort it takes to attain her. If the matchmaker with treat the Stalingrad and Azuma as interchangeable, then I EXPECT them to be equals! If the Stalingrad has an advantage, I expect the Azuma to have an advantage elsewhere. This is how it works between the Zao and the Des Moines, between the Minotaur and the Worcester and it should be no different with the Azuma and the Stalingrad. Why is this such a difficult concept for so many people? And World of Tanks can keep that overpowered premium crap to itself, with its gold ammo. They can instead get deleted in the first 2 minutes in their Moskva and Minotaurs. Because that's so much better isn't it?
  7. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    The Stalingrad should be made into a tier 11 ship which shall pave the way for the first 1-12 tech tree.
  8. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    Well, basically yes. She is basically a tier 9 cruiser, benefitting in accuracy over the thin skinned Kronstat in accuracy and benefitting over the Alaska in (probably) shell velocity and HE DPM. The problem is that this ship is expected to compete with the Stalingrad. A ship that is tougher than her, has guns that are far easier to use, and also has access to a radar suite.
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    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    I would LOVE that, along with her improved fuse times. A ship with her accuracy and shell flight times doesn't need special shell fusing rules as well. I think that Wargaming is unlikely to do that however.
  10. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    Because in the game (unlike in statistics) a higher sigma denotes a tighter grouping, not a wider one. The Stalingrad's sigma at 2.65 is therefore superior to the Azuma. Her turning circle might be better, but it's still poor. 900+ m is still well into battleship range and 920 is Identical to the Iowa. Her HE DPM might also be better than the Stalingrad, but it's still poor even compared to the likes of the Hindenburg (with identical HE penetration), never mind the DPM cruisers with HE as their staple. She only beats the Henri in this comparison. Fine, very well. Her AA isn't worse then. But radar in exchange for hydroacoustics? That is not a fair trade. The 30 mm doesn't only allow overmatching by battleships, it also allows penetration by the HE shells of all the HE cruisers at tier X as well as the Harugumo. One of the incredible strengths of the Moskva and consequently the Stalingrad is that they can't be cut down by HE DPM the same way the other tier X cruisers are. The Azuma does not have that benefit. Yet they appeared to have created a completely unremarkable ship. If someone wants to spam HE in a battleship, they have the Conqueror. If they want to spam HE in a cruiser, the Zao has a better DPM as well as far superior concealment and a torpedo suite. If the player wants to use AP on the other hand, if @Darth_Glorious's information is correct then her AP is inferior to the Stalingrad's in every way. Standard autobounce rules, inferior velocity which will likely lead to inferior arcs, and poorer shell damage all the whilst having larger AP shells.
  11. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    They obviously would not be, but I find this to be another one of those pointless tests regardless. We KNOW that this is in no way enough, so why don't they test something that wouldn't be a waste of time? It's like testing to see whether or not the Graf Spee would work as a tier X cruiser. I find the Stalingrad to be objectionable, but previously she was also very unique in design which made her very difficult to compare to another cruiser at tier X. I take the release of this...thing as an admission that the game developers also think the Stalingrad is too much and yet are in no hurry to nerf her. And no, I am not happy with the developers acting like overpowered premium ships don't exist when they release a new ship line. This is just like the Graf Zeppelin debacle.
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    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    So compared to the Stalingrad, the Azumaya has: Poorer armor Poorer shell AP krupp Poorer shell AP bounce angles Poorer shell AP fuse time Worse shell velocity, and consequently a longer shell flight time Worse AP shell weight Worse accuracy Worse cruise speed Worse AA No radar suite at all A garbage armor scheme for a ship her size A worse rudder shift period Whilst both being: Large gun, large shell cruisers With the same overmatch threshold The same HE penetration threshold Occupying the same Tier X cruiser slot And in return she gets: A marginally better turning radius Better surface concealment A 4.5% better AP DPM and a 26% better HE DPM How did anyone think that this approached being OK?
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    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    You can't just try to fix one problem by causing a problem elsewhere. Because regardless of how one goes about acquiring a ship, that ship should be balanced against the other ships that that ship needs to play against. Under no circumstance whatsoever should one ship be exclusively more powerful than any other just because it's more exclusive.
  14. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    Why should there be incentives to perform well be necessary for powerful ships? What does that possibly serve? Why should powerful ships be kept out of the hand of subpar players? Because they won't do well in them? So what?
  15. dasCKD

    The Azuma (The Poor Man's Stalingrad)

    What does that have to do with anything? Because, once again, the most powerful weapons in the game should not be restricted to a cabal of privileged players. I see literally zero difference between an overpowered ship that is earned through grinding and an overpowered ship that is earned by flashing a credit card. Both leverage an unfair advantage and neither should be allowed for the sake of the health of the game, especially if the game wants to reflect the tiniest shred of competitive balance. You don't need to care about that, but I see that the game is a worse game for it.
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