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ST. Balance changes.

The ships listed below showed a statistical lag among the ships of their tier and class. Taking into account the individual characteristics of each of them, we made a number of balance edits that increase their efficiency.

Japanese battleship Izumo, tier IX:

Sigma has been increased from 1.8 to 2.0.
The battleship will become more potent in battle by increasing the accuracy of the guns, which will compensate for the specific arrangement of the main battery.

Japanese battleship Kii, tier VIII:

Main Battery reload time reduced from 31 to 30 seconds;
The torp stats have been changed:
Range has been increased from 6 to 10 km;
Speed has been reduced from 63 to 62 kn;
Maximum damage has been increased from 14 600 to 17 233.
Thus, the battleship will have more opportunities for the use of its torpedo tubes, which will no longer be a 'last ditch' weapon, the use of which required to players to expose the broadside of the ship to enemy fire because of the restricted launch angles.

Japanese battleship Nagato, tier VII:

Main Battery reload time reduced from 32 to 30 seconds.
Reduced reloading time will emphasize the role of Nagato as a battleship with good maneuverability and a small number of accurate guns, at the cost of armour protection.

American battleship Colorado, tier VII:

Sigma has been increased from 1.9 to 2.0.
The new Sigma will distinguish the battleship as a slow ship, with decent maneuverability, good armor and a small number of accurate guns.

French battleship Dunkerque, tier VI:

Main Battery reload time reduced from 28 to 26 seconds.
Reducing the reload time will compensate for the small caliber, making the battleship better balanced with other battleships on the tier VI.

British battleship Hood, tier VII:

Sigma has been increased from 1.8 to 1.9;
AP fuse delay increased from 0.015 to 0.033 seconds 
Due to the new fuse timings, armor-piercing shells will detonate more often in the citadel of the armored ships, but will result in more overpenetrations of lightly armored targets.

French destroyer Aigle, tier VI:

Torpedo range has been increased from 7 to 8 km;
Increasing the range of the torpedoes will grant the French destroyer a larger window within which to launch torpedoes whilst remaining unspotted by the enemy, and will allow for more opportunities in battle to strike battleships.

American destroyer Mahan, tier VII:

Main Battery reload time reduced from 4 to 3.3 seconds.
Despite the fact that the destroyer has one of the best damage per minute statistics at her tier, the specific ballistics of guns often does not allow this ship to realize this advantage when engaged with other destroyers. The new parameter, though it won't change the features of the main battery ballistics, will significantly increase the efficiency in combat with enemy destroyers at close range.

American destroyer Sims, tier VII:

The base torp stats have been changed:
Range has been increased from 5.5 to 7 km;
The alternative torp stats have been changed:
Range has been increased from 9.2 to 10.5 km;
Maximum damage has been increased from 8500 to 9667.
Reload time been increased from 72 to 76 seconds.
Changing the characteristics of the base and alternative torpedoes emphasizes the difference between the two styles of gameplay available to Sims:

'High Risk, High Reward' game from torpedoes with a short range and good speed, causing a lot of damage;
comparatively safe option with a greater distance to the enemy, but with less damage and low speed torpedoes.
Soviet destroyers Ognevoi, tier VIII and Udaloi, tier IX:

"Repair Party" consumable has been added to the extra slot:
Number of charges: 1 (Repair Party I) and 2 (Repair Party II);
Reload time: 120 (Repair Party I) and 80 (Repair Party II) seconds;
Duration: 28 seconds.
The efficiency 0,5% of HP per second
Soviet destroyer Kiev, tier VIII:

"Repair Party" consumable has been added to slot with ‎"Smoke Generator":
Number of charges: 1 (Repair Party I) and 2 (Repair Party II);
Reload time: 120 (Repair Party I) and 80 (Repair Party II) seconds;
Duration: 28 seconds.
The efficiency 0,5% of HP per second
Adding the consumable "Repair Party" will allow for more effective fights with enemy destroyers and make the progression to tier X in this line more logical.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

 

 

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What do we think?

 

Is the Hood buff really a buff with the Hood penetration? I'm not sure.

 

Wish they increased the range of Kii's secondaries rather than the torps.

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11 minutes ago, gopher31 said:

Soviet destroyers Ognevoi, tier VIII and Udaloi, tier IX:

"Repair Party" consumable has been added to the extra slot:
Number of charges: 1 (Repair Party I) and 2 (Repair Party II);
Reload time: 120 (Repair Party I) and 80 (Repair Party II) seconds;
Duration: 28 seconds.
The efficiency 0,5% of HP per second
Soviet destroyer Kiev, tier VIII:

"Repair Party" consumable has been added to slot with ‎"Smoke Generator":
Number of charges: 1 (Repair Party I) and 2 (Repair Party II);
Reload time: 120 (Repair Party I) and 80 (Repair Party II) seconds;
Duration: 28 seconds.
The efficiency 0,5% of HP per second

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Woohoo...I might actually enjoy playing udaloi now

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9 minutes ago, Hesp said:

I suppose that ROMA will remain an overpen and dispersion machine.

Kronshtadt would like to have a word :Smile-_tongue:

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14 minutes ago, gopher31 said:

What do we think?

 

Why use anything people with the dark forum theme would be able to read? Nah...

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14 minutes ago, Hesp said:

I suppose that ROMA will remain an overpen and dispersion machine.

 

They thought that Hood and Kii needed buffs. I think they were right. But Roma certainly was more in need than those two ships for sure.

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Finally some love for the battleships...

 

Spoiler

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6 hours ago, Amon_ITA said:

They thought that Hood and Kii needed buffs. I think they were right. But Roma certainly was more in need than those two ships for sure.

I don't agree.

Roma is fine. No she's actually great.

 

Kii has been a worse Amagi since release. Worse accuracy, reload and armor, just to get good AA and some pointless short range tier 4 torpedoes.

Hood I'm not sure about. Definitely room for improvements, but I don't think it was bad.

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6 hours ago, wilkatis_LV said:

Glad I can read that

I put the link in and the forum did the rest.

I can’t now delete it.

It didn’t feel right pasting without giving a link.

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1 hour ago, piet11111 said:

So i am alone in thinking the Kii was already a monster ?

Yes! 

It’s ‘better armour’ actually ends up being worse as the Amagi has trolling properties. It’s guns feel very inaccurate to me. It doesn’t work at range or at brawling.

they’ve made an interesting buff  as it doesn’t change this. 

A secondary range boost plus better citadel protection would have secured its place as an Amagi style brawler.

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2 hours ago, gopher31 said:

I put the link in and the forum did the rest.

I can’t now delete it.

It didn’t feel right pasting without giving a link.

Right click -> "paste as plain text".

 

Always do this on the forum.

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Kii 10km torps will be amusing. 

 

It'll compete with Massa as the T8 Ranked BB pick I think. 

 

Hood and Sims buffs I welcome although the RU DD one is kinda lol, Russia Bias. Can't let the home nation get power creeped now :Smile_trollface:

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