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  1. Pajosaurus

    BB AP pens on DDs

    I thought about this. How to deal with the ridiculous bloom thing, but still get rid of stealth fire (it was kinda corny)? Maybe make the firing ship visible only to the one being fired upon + perhaps those within certain distance of him (simulating that closely grouped ships benefit from coordinated scouting and targeting)? That way you won't be able to stay invisible to ships you target and any nearby enemy vessels that provide support, but you will be able to more easily deal with closer targets -- contesting caps, for instance -- without worrying that the entire enemy fleet might unleash its firepower the moment you get spotted. Seems like a reasonable solution to me, if it's technically doable.
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    BB AP pens on DDs

    I haven't played the game in quite a while. Has battleship AP vs destroyers become more dangerous lately? More penetrations, better accuracy, or something? What changed compared to before? Is it only due to stealth fire nerf? Can that one thing affect BB AP effectiveness to such a degree?
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    British battleships incoming

    Of course there was. Byzantine Empire was essentially a medieval Greek state.
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    British battleships incoming

    Too many pop-culture and media induced assumptions here, my friend!
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    British battleships incoming

    Okay, am I reading something wrong here or will Nelson have super-ultra-heal AND sigma 2.0?
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    British battleships incoming

    Right. What little surface action capital ships actually saw in WW2, they turned out to be surprisingly squishy and quite easy to take out (note: "take out" isn't the same as "sink"). Hood obviously blew up immediately, Bismarck was incapacitated rather quickly, Hiei and Kirishima were put out of action in relatively short order, South Dakota was pummeled into submission in a matter of minutes (casualties were pretty light, but the ship was "deaf, blind, and mute" after some electrical failures and several salvos from Kirishima). What little actual evidence we have, battleships didn't exactly prove all that resilient...
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    British battleships incoming

    Do try to understand metaphors.
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    British battleships incoming

    And the effect on the player population the same as the Dead Sea: shrinking into oblivion.
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    British battleships incoming

    OP at Tier 7, lacking at T8 (she couldn't overmatch anything). That's why I said that WG's strict 14.3 formula is... well... needlessly strict. If they can play around with normalization, fuse activation times and so on, why not allow some exceptions to this as well? Just clearing the 25mm threshold might be enough. I also think Nelson may be a bit OP at Tier 7, if they aren't careful. Nine guns, all facing forward? Think Imperator Nikolai. In the game, that's a big deal. Of course, it can be compensated with historically poor accuracy and sigma values and/or lowered fire rate (IRL 45-60 seconds ), but I am always hesitant when it comes to balancing ships by measures that induce player frustration. What I'm saying is that I don't doubt WG could balance her just fine, but it'd be easy to make her boring as hell.
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    British battleships incoming

    On the contrary, with the way autobouncing and overmatch work, gun caliber has overwhelming importance in the game. IRL, bow tanking wasn't really a thing, but in WoWS it's a crucial skill to learn. That's why, for example, Tier 8 BBs, if angled, can crap all over their T7 counterparts, as if those flimsy 32mm plates would make any difference. (Not the point here, but since ranges were screwed with in the game, even historical pen values vs belt armor are pretty meaningless). Sure, there are ways to compensate with speed, torps, armor scheme, secondaries, etc., but we're talking about main guns here. And because of strict overmatch rules, KGV would have serious difficulties on Tier 8, even though her armor, speed, and AA practically scream Tier 8.
  11. You didn't aim high, you actually aimed too low. If Eugen bounced your 380mm shells, it is either because he was nose-in to you and you shot his bow (which Bismarck can't overmatch) or you shot his main belt armor at autobounce angles. Whatever the case, you should have shot his upper belt or his superstructure. That said, WG definitely did a horrendous job in trying to explain mechanics and conveying all this (semi)hidden info to the playerbase.
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    British battleships incoming

    WG really painted themselves into a corner with their 14.3 overmatch rule; it's too limiting and puts way too much importance on gun caliber as opposed to other gun/shell characteristics. Frankly, KGV should be Tier 8 battleship, but since overmatch is tied exclusively to caliber, those 356mm guns will be struggling mightily against not only high tier BBs, but also cruisers. Hence, Tier 7 where she absolutely doesn't belong in every sense except the caliber.
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    IFHE Conspiracy Theory

    I don't want to go and check, but how did you come to this conclusion? 152/6=25.3. That is rounded down to 25mm which means that 152mm guns penetrate 24mm of armor. I am not sure if IFHE's 30% bonus is calculated from the base of 25 or 25.3, but final numbers we get in those instances are 32.5 and 32.89. In either case, the closest integer is 33, which means 152mm IFHE does pen 32 mm armor. Also note that you are incorrect about 155mm guns (Mogami). They already pen 25mm armor without IFHE. I am open to counterarguments however.
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    IFHE Conspiracy Theory

    Since we're talking about IFHE, anyone else thinks that this skill isn't well implemented? It bothers me that the skill is almost exclusively suited for 150mm guns on light cruisers (some exceptions aside) and nothing else. For one, I kinda dislike skills that follow "either awesome or useless mentality" where on some ships it's practically mandatory while on others it's a waste of skill points. Secondly, 150mm guns do have low pen, but they make up for it in other ways: extremely fast rate of fire chief among them. With IFHE, these guns are almost always superior to 203mm in HE spamming. Thinking back on earlier versions of IFHE in public testing, I feel that 25% penetration increase instead of 30% may have been better. That way, light cruiser guns still get a nice pen boost which would enable them to damage decks and bow/stern plating of most mid and high level ships, but they wouldn't be able to pass the relatively common 32mm threshold. Which is... fair, I guess? There should be something that is reserved for 203s after all! If WG feels this is too much of a nerf to IFHE, maybe decrease fire chance penalty to 2%?
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    IFHE Conspiracy Theory

    I like watching Notser's videos because he genuinely seems like a good guy, very amiable. I'm a bit annoyed at the amount of rude call-outs he's had to endure on the account of his IFHE stance. People could always be a bit friendlier when pointing out mistakes, especially toward those who are also friendly and good-natured. As some posters here have already said, perhaps IFHE is somewhat worthwhile on 203mm guns on NA due to sheer numbers of US battleships present there. Still not convinced it's an optimal choice, but it's not completely worthless when there are all those NCs, Alabamas, Iowas, Missouris, and Montanas around. That said, some of Notser's advice/opinion is absolutely, factually wrong. For example, he mentiones that impact angles contribute to shattering HE shells, something with which IFHE might help, which is of course totally false. Notser seems to confuse AP overmatch mechanic with HE penetration rules. Second, at the end he wonders if he'd have done the same damage to that Shimakaze without IFHE, which is also irrelevant. No DDs, to my knowledge, have armor thickness that make them immune to 203mm shells. Khaba is an exception of course, but in this case even IFHE can't help. At one point it even seems like Notser is attributing his great HE salvo on the Tashkent to IFHE. He doesn't say it outright, and it may be a case of me seeing what isn't there, but he salivates at the damage inflicted right as he talks about the advantages of IFHE.
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