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Hey ladies and gents,

Since the CV rework, I am becoming a BBaby,

I love them...

 

The thing is,

I've played a lot of matches against alaskas, since thursday.

But yet, I am unable to hit even 1 citadel on them.

 

I've shot them from 20km or more,

I've shot them from 15km,

I've shot them 10km or below...

 

Distance doesn't matter,

 

I've shot them with Musashi,

I've shot them with montana,

I've shot them with FDG...

 

Ship doesn't matter...

 

I really don't remember any instance that I've hit a citadel.

I did hit very high damage roles on them. like 10 to 15,

but with no citadel...

 

Is it me?

May be I don't know where to aim, or may be I just still suck in BBs,

 

What are your experiences with alaska as an enemy?

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4 minutes ago, Excavatus said:

But yet, I am unable to hit even 1 citadel on them.

 

I have 1 cita so far - using an Alaska myself tho :Smile_veryhappy:. Range was something like shortly under 12 km, not fully broadside, he was slightly angled. But that was 1 out of three salvos.

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Think the key that the Citadel is relative small and tucked away underwater

 

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And you'll need to pass this to get there

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6 minutes ago, Excavatus said:

Hey ladies and gents,

Since the CV rework, I am becoming a BBaby,

I love them...

 

The thing is,

I've played a lot of matches against alaskas, since thursday.

But yet, I am unable to hit even 1 citadel on them.

 

I've shot them from 20km or more,

I've shot them from 15km,

I've shot them 10km or below...

 

Distance doesn't matter,

 

I've shot them with Musashi,

I've shot them with montana,

I've shot them with FDG...

 

Ship doesn't matter...

 

I really don't remember any instance that I've hit a citadel.

I did hit very high damage roles on them. like 10 to 15,

but with no citadel...

 

Is it me?

May be I don't know where to aim, or may be I just still suck in BBs,

 

What are your experiences with alaska as an enemy?

Don’t worry, shooting Azuma will more than make up for lack of cits on Alaska 😂

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I usually can get one Citadel with Musashi and the rest are all overpens. Have to really hit the waterline to get there as its so low.

But its possible.

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11 minutes ago, Excavatus said:

Is it me?

May be I don't know where to aim, or may be I just still suck in BBs,

 

What are your experiences with alaska as an enemy?

It is you.

You need broadsides and a bit of luck.

Streams are full with citadels on Alaska.

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3 minutes ago, DFens_666 said:

I usually can get one Citadel with Musashi and the rest are all overpens. Have to really hit the waterline to get there as its so low.

But its possible.

So, long range citas is out of question,

Maybe complete plunging fire can cause citadels..

 

I guess it is like conq, higher chance of citadels from Bow or aft

 

The thing I don't like is, captains of Alaskas, already started sailing broadside with confidence...

 

Just now, ColonelPete said:

It is you.

You need broadsides and a bit of luck.


I can accept that...

More trying for me then!!

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16 minutes ago, Excavatus said:

So, long range citas is out of question,

Maybe complete plunging fire can cause citadels..

 

 

I think most of my Citas on Alaskas were Midrange+~ (so not longrange). And all broadside.

Ive had to shoot several angled Alaskas which gets pens (if you dont hit the deck), but no citadel so far.

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34 minutes ago, Excavatus said:

Hey ladies and gents,

Since the CV rework, I am becoming a BBaby,

I love them...

 

The thing is,

I've played a lot of matches against alaskas, since thursday.

But yet, I am unable to hit even 1 citadel on them.

 

I've shot them from 20km or more,

I've shot them from 15km,

I've shot them 10km or below...

 

Distance doesn't matter,

 

I've shot them with Musashi,

I've shot them with montana,

I've shot them with FDG...

 

Ship doesn't matter...

 

I really don't remember any instance that I've hit a citadel.

I did hit very high damage roles on them. like 10 to 15,

but with no citadel...

 

Is it me?

May be I don't know where to aim, or may be I just still suck in BBs,

 

What are your experiences with alaska as an enemy?

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I don't know what are you talking about:Smile_trollface:

or rather you need appropriate tool for the job

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It is a tough ship to cita generally.  But holy hell, get in something like a kitakaze and they just disintegrate.

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4 minutes ago, Panocek said:

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I don't know what are you talking about:Smile_trollface:

or rather you need appropriate tool for the job

judgement from sky does not count!

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4 minutes ago, ilhilh said:

It is a tough ship to cita generally.  But holy hell, get in something like a kitakaze and they just disintegrate.

Yesterday i found a ifhe dm against me ( Alaska ) i melted at a speed that it wasn't  even funny...

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I have citadelled them and been citadelled myself (though only through the bow for some reason).

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Yesterday an alaska give to my hipper her perfect bordeside under 10 kms . 1.st salvo no citedals, 2nd salvo no citedals, 3rd salvo no citedals, 4th salvo no citedals and also minimum dmg.  Well it is a bit  op i think.

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3 minutes ago, Redfoxrommy said:

Yesterday an alaska give to my hipper her perfect bordeside under 10 kms . 1.st salvo no citedals, 2nd salvo no citedals, 3rd salvo no citedals, 4th salvo no citedals and also minimum dmg.  Well it is a bit  op i think.

 

203mm AP cant overmatch the Alaska Citadel deck armor, and it sits so low, that i think its impossible for the shells to not hit the Deck. BB AP can overmatch the Deck if it hits low enough in the water.

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1 hour ago, DFens_666 said:

 

203mm AP cant overmatch the Alaska Citadel deck armor, and it sits so low, that i think its impossible for the shells to not hit the Deck. BB AP can overmatch the Deck if it hits low enough in the water.

it is "the  german ap " its should be. i belave if i  used he i will give more dmg to him rather then ap to bordeside crueser. funny eh ? if no laska but a bb every solvo counts 8k dmg so alaska armor is better then bb i think.

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Try using Hood, I shot away > half his health in one go. BOOM! I dunno if I got 1 or 2 citadels.

He took a bit longer to get half my health but that thing has plenty dakka :Smile_trollface:

 

BTW I didn't kill him, had to run like hell, hide and use the heal. As said, it has plenty dakka.

However my teammates finished him off, for once they were useful.

 

 

 

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Is alaska citadel below the waterline? I swear it was raised I remember some drama about the height of its decks in game versus blue prints.

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3 hours ago, ForlornSailor said:

I have 1 cita so far - using an Alaska myself tho :Smile_veryhappy:. Range was something like shortly under 12 km, not fully broadside, he was slightly angled. But that was 1 out of three salvos.

In those 12-or-so battels I have played in Alaska, I have receved quite a few Citatels.

 

Also have scored 14+ Citatels against other Alaskas.

 

Alaska does not strike me as particullary hard ship to citatel.

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34 minutes ago, ___V_E_N_O_M___ said:

Is alaska citadel below the waterline? I swear it was raised I remember some drama about the height of its decks in game versus blue prints.

 

Yes, i think it got raised a little bit.

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Best advice I can give to you is - Training Room.

 

Alaska's not going to be there for bots because premium magic, but if you can get some player (clanmate?) who has Alaska and is willing to help (or can just go into the TR with you and then go AFK while you're doing your thing) - you can use the opportunity to fire at it from different angles / distances, at different points / heights and so on.

 

That's generally the best way to figure something out

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5 hours ago, Redfoxrommy said:

Yesterday an alaska give to my hipper her perfect bordeside under 10 kms . 1.st salvo no citedals, 2nd salvo no citedals, 3rd salvo no citedals, 4th salvo no citedals and also minimum dmg.  Well it is a bit  op i think.

The citadel starts on the waterline. You must basicly hit below the water line to hit it. 203mm shells with a flat arc have a hard time doing that.

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