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For researchable tier V-X destroyers and Småland:

  • The number of charges of the "Repair party" consumable was increased from 1(2) to 2(3).

 

European destroyer Romulus, tier III:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced:
    • For basic guns from 6 to 5 s;
    • For researchable guns from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 6.94 to 6.14 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.47 to 2.2 km;
    • By planes from 2.28 to 2.02 km.

 

European destroyer Klas Horn, tier IV:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 7.12 to 6.32 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.54 to 2.25 km;
    • By planes from 2.76 to 2.45 km.

 

European destroyer Visby, tier V:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 7.12 to 6.23 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.54 to 2.25 km;
    • By planes from 2.76 to 2.45 km.

 

European destroyer Västerås, tier VI:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 6.5 to 5.5 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 7.66 to 6.86 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.75 to 2.44 km;
    • By planes from 3.24 to 2.9 km.

 

European destroyer Skåne, tier VII:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 3.5 to 2.8 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 7.66 to 6.86 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.75 to 2.44 km;
    • By planes from 3.52 to 3.15 km.

 

European destroyer Öland, tier VIII:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 3.5 to 2.5 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 8.02 to 7.22 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.9 to 2.57 km;
    • By planes from 3.46 to 3.12 km.
  • "Surveillance Radar" consumable was replaced with "Defensive AA Fire" consumable.

 

European destroyer Östergötland, tier IX:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 3.0 to 2.0 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 8.02 to 7.22 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 2.9 to 2.57 km;
    • By planes from 3.46 to 3.12 km.
  • "Surveillance Radar" consumable was replaced with "Defensive AA Fire" consumable.

 

European destroyer Halland, tier X:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 2.5 to 2.0 s.
  • Detectability ranges were reduced:
    • By ships from 8.92 to 7.62 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 3.32 to 2.73 km;
    • By planes from 3.95 to 3.38 km.
  • "Surveillance Radar" consumable was replaced with "Defensive AA Fire".
  • Torpedo tubes reload time was reduced from 110 to 100 s.

 

European destroyer Småland, tier X:

  • Main battery reload time was reduced from 2.5 to 1.8 s.
  • Torpedo tubes reload time was reduced from 110 to 100 s;
  • "Surveillance Radar" consumable was added:
    • Charges: 2 (3);
    • Reload time: 180 (120) s;
    • Action time: 15 s;
    • Detection range: 7.5 km.
  • Torpedo parameters were changed:
    • Torpedo range was reduced from 15 to 12 km;
    • Torpedo speed was reduced from 86 to 76 kt;
    • Torpedo detectability range was reduced from 1.8 to 1.6 km.

 

The original concept of European destroyers saw them excel at using torpedoes from long range while being highly vulnerable in close combat with other destroyers due to their high detectability ranges. However, testing showed that the detectability of these ships was too high: they were easy to find and destroy, either by focused fire or in a duel. We're now lowering their detectability ranges and increasing their main caliber reload speed to help them stand a better chance against other destroyers.

The addition of the Defensive AA Fire consumable will improve their already strong capabilities against enemy planes. With the new consumable and improved parameters, Surveillance Radar would make European destroyers too effective in almost all situations, thus it was removed. 

 

Småland has weaker torpedo armament, a slightly higher detectability range, and more reliable artillery than the same-tier researchable ship Halland. Her main gameplay feature is hunting other destroyers, using her Surveillance Radar to help detect them. 

 

French destroyer Marceau, tier X:

  • Detectability range was increased:
    • By ships from 8.88 to 9.88 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 3.42 to 3.94 km;
    • By planes from 4.84 to 5.38 km.
  • Torpedo tubes reload time was increased from 90 to 120 s;
  • HE shell maximum damage was reduced from 2,100 to 1,850;
  • AP shell maximum damage was reduced from 2,600 to 2,450.

 

We adjusted the parameters of these ships based on internal testing.

 

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

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So your tests confirmed what some people suspected by just looking at the ships attributes.

 

The current version looks interesting. :Smile_great:

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Radar replaced with defAA? Why not just put them both in one slot and let players decide?:cap_yes:

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The nerfed Yueyang sees the Smalland and cries even more.
What was the reason for nerfed Yueyang? Radar?

come on its a joke

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On 1/10/2020 at 3:28 PM, _Propaganda_Panda_ said:

The nerfed Yueyang sees the Smalland and cries even more.
What was the reason for nerfed Yueyang? Radar?

come on its a joke

It is called 'power creep' also other lines are neglected. Their actions are not laughable anymore, it is serious crap they are ruining the game...

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The reduced reload on those guns will make Friesland obsolete though, which would be a shame
*sad Dutch noises*

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12 minutes ago, _NLForces_ said:

The reduced reload on those guns will make Friesland obsolete though, which would be a shame
*sad Dutch noises*

Friesland has smoke.

Our swedish friends have to survive without smoke and speed boost and they are not that fast. Disengaging will be a pain.

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55 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

Friesland has smoke.

Our swedish friends have to survive without smoke and speed boost and they are not that fast. Disengaging will be a pain.

But then again, nothing stops them from using other player's smoke screens if there are any, division mates or otherwise. :Smile_child:

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2 minutes ago, Filipin00 said:

But then again, nothing stops them from using other player's smoke screens if there are any, division mates or otherwise. :Smile_child:

That rarely works while disengaging.

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1 hour ago, ColonelPete said:

Friesland has smoke.

Our swedish friends have to survive without smoke and speed boost and they are not that fast. Disengaging will be a pain.

Didnt they get speed-boost? I think they did.

 

They are starting to look interesting though, that much is certain.

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4 minutes ago, Systergummi said:

Didnt they get speed-boost? I think they did.

 

They are starting to look interesting though, that much is certain.

Yes, you are right. They have speed boost. I mixed that up with their average speed and not being as quick as the FR DD.

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2 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

Yes, you are right. They have speed boost. I mixed that up with their average speed and not being as quick as the FR DD.

You are completely right about their main challenge though. Disengageing will be tough as their base speed is quite low.

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So EU DDs are super RN DDs right?

As far as I remember RN DDs were DD hunters ....

 

 

7 hours ago, _Propaganda_Panda_ said:

The nerfed Yueyang sees the Smalland and cries even more.
What was the reason for nerfed Yueyang? Radar?

come on its a joke

WeeGee:gib me money i will give you prem YY

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Nice to see the "overly different" Swedish destroyers becoming somewhat more regular.

 

Also while being skeptical at first, i think that it makes sense having a Swedish - and later a 2nd European line with the rest. The Swedes are very modern and "bold" in their design, while east- and southern Europe rather used the conservative 4x single guns + 2 banks of TTs like Blyska. Mixing them all in one line would lead to a lot of inconsistency.

 

In short: can´t wait to play them!

 

EDIT on 07/03/2020: meanwhile Marceau got changed at least once, why is that not updated here?

Edited by VIadoCro

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