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BruceRKF

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  1. BruceRKF

    Upcoming Changes to the Tech Tree

    What happened to possibly giving Preussen 450 mm guns instead of 18 inch guns? It would be more in line with the German metric system and I also think there were even some historical proposals for a 450 mm gun, although I cannot remember the source. I also think that one of the Community Managers wanted to ask about it internally. There would be no difference in overmatch capability, so I don't see any reason not to do it. Any update on that, @YabbaCoe?
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    is Florida worth it?

    I'll give you all the rest you said, but I beg to differ with this statement. The 1 mm does make quite a difference. All light cruisers from tier 5 to 7 have 25 mm base HE penetration. To pen the bow and stern of most tier 6 and 7 battleships, they would need IFHE do do direct damage. Florida's bow and stern however, they can pen without. And since light cruisers are quite common at mid tiers, I think it is significant.
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    Closed test 0.11.1, new ships (DB 262)

    "Only Tier IX and X ships will be able to participate in battles with superships, and the standard restrictions on the number of ships of certain types and tiers apply in battle." https://worldofwarships.eu/en/news/game-updates/update-0110-pan-asian-cruisers-part-1/#rental-superships
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    Does Blyska Worth it?

    For an experienced player such as yourself, I'd say yes, she is worth picking up. Before deciding to get her you should be aware however, that her weaknesses are more pronounced than her strengths (in my opinion). I think her good recent winrate might be a bit inflated by only the better players playing her more recently, since for average players it might feel like too much of an uphill battle and they'll ignore her. The strengths: she is fast, has strong gun alpha damage and has a fast torpedo reload with stealth torpedo capability (the torpedoes themselves are nothing special, but workable). Health pool is pretty average, as is her turning radius. Gun dpm is decent (about equal to Jervis), with ballistics being equal to the European t5 and t6 DDs (same guns). AA we don't talk about. Weaknesses: Concealment is amongst the worst at her tier (same as Maass, worse than Mahan or Vauquelin) and she has catastrophic rudder shift (almost 6 seconds!). In terms of playstyle, she sits somewhere between Maass and Mahan, I think. She works well as a flanker or a fleet screen, but is quite bad at cap contesting, at least early on because of bad maneuverability and concealment. If you are experienced enough to play around the weaknesses, she is a ton of fun and often gets underestimated. I like her a lot and for the coal cost she is definitely worth it if you like DDs. Plus, she is a historical ship and a museum ship to boot!
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    Pan-Asian Cruisers: Early Access

    With the Pan-Asian destroyers, apart from tiers 2 and 5, they were all historical ships, so you could just google them and see what name and flag the sailed under originally. Additionally, you can mount the National flag on the ships you own in the exterior "flags" section (below all of your collected memorial flags). For the cruisers it's more difficult, since the t5 is the only ship that actually existed (HMS Aurora), although tiers 6 and 7 are hypothetical sister ships of the real Dido- and Atlanta/Oakland-class, respectively. That also means that my policy of calling Pan-Asian ships by their original name is not possible, so I'll probably have to go with something like "Not-Dido" and "Not-Flint"... The higher tiers are more difficult still, since they are all paper ships. Just not bothering with them seems the way to go for me.
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    Pan-Asian Cruisers: Early Access

    Call her "Aurora". Much easier. I do the same with any of the Pan-Asian ships. Just calling (and treating) them like they were in their original navies, e.g. Rodman for Hsienyang or Tjerk Hiddes for Gadjah Mada. Most are in their WW2 configurations and not their post-war configurations anyway.
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    Superships to degrade Randoms as well

    Isn't that included in "up to tier 8" though? Therefore, no expansion needed ;) Though I guess driving the point home can't hurt either.
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    Superships to degrade Randoms as well

    There are plenty of lovely ships up to tier 8, and a higher ratio of real ships as well. Plus, you might get to be top tier more often in t8 and low tier less often in t7 when superships tier 11 ships soak up the t9 and t10. That's about the only upside with superships tier 11 ships in random battles that I can see.
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    Superships - how, where?

    I think the most important question about superships tier 11 ships is neither how, nor where, but rather why...
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    Warship Size Comparison: Axis Powers

    There is a difference though. Kongo was actually built to the design we have in the game (not counting the wrong - Hiei - model). Ishizuchi is the what-if version if the Japanese had not bothered with bigger guns. FdG would have been built to something similar to what is in the game. The only different configuration for FdG in the game would be Pommern, which is a highly unlikely variant of H-39. That being said, I wonder what they will do when the Allied version of the video comes out: Are they gonna include identical ships in their different configurations? Like Gangut - Okt. Revolutsiya, Svietlana - Krasny Krym, or both Belfasts. Fuel for thought.
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    Warship Size Comparison: Axis Powers

    I don't agree on that, I think it's stretching the issue. Although Kongo in the game is actually Hiei, so whatever, I guess.
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    Warship Size Comparison: Axis Powers

    You are completely right, my bad. Was probably my indignation over Amagi that made me forget all of those. Makes it even worse. It's a shame, since I consider those kind of videos really interesting. Edit: Hashidate and Eritrea are missing as well, but I guess nobody cares about tier 1, even for a video like this. Plus Taranto. @YabbaCoeany idea why the oversights? Sister ships I can understand, but not the rest. Those videos are really cool, but it kind of takes a bit out of them when they are not complete.
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    Warship Size Comparison: Axis Powers

    It seems the video contains all the ships that were at least laid down (minus sister ships). However, if that is indeed the case, then Amagi is clearly missing. She was under construction when the Washington Naval Treaty hit. After that, she was to be turned into a CV, but got irreparably damaged by an earthquake. So, very much a real ship, though with an unfortunate history. Amagi should be right in between Bismarck and Shokaku.
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    Closed test 0.11.1, new ships (DB 262)

    Agreed. Maya is literally the only upside in this dev blog post, but unfortunately gets completely overshadowed by all the CV crap. Should have been two seperate blogs. I believe she might even be too strong at t7. I mean, Tone does fine at t8 with the same number of guns, the torpedo bombers being rather lackluster at that tier. Heal and Reload booster could be too much, imo. One or the other would be enough.
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    Closed test 0.11.1, new ships (DB 262)

    You could actually go up to tier 8, since superships tier 11 ships fight only against tier 9 and 10 (for now, at least).
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