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Why is WG so anti-AP?
Every time this game is more and more about HE, HE, HE, fires, fires, fires...
What's the point in having big caliber AP guns if one is forced to use HE as its the only secure way to make damage?
Not to mention BB's AP nerfs on dd, and the more than ocasional hit on a broadside cr that does less than 4k dmg. And no, not angled, i mean broadside.
 

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1 hour ago, powerverde said:

Why is WG so anti-AP?
Every time this game is more and more about HE, HE, HE, fires, fires, fires...
What's the point in having big caliber AP guns if one is forced to use HE as its the only secure way to make damage?
Not to mention BB's AP nerfs on dd, and the more than ocasional hit on a broadside cr that does less than 4k dmg. And no, not angled, i mean broadside.

Most BB can reliably use AP.

Using HE on DD is obvious, as AP shells just go through.

Just spamming AP is just as mindless as spamming HE. The game rewards intelligent choice.

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6 hours ago, powerverde said:

Why is WG so anti-AP?
Every time this game is more and more about HE, HE, HE, fires, fires, fires...
What's the point in having big caliber AP guns if one is forced to use HE as its the only secure way to make damage?
Not to mention BB's AP nerfs on dd, and the more than ocasional hit on a broadside cr that does less than 4k dmg. And no, not angled, i mean broadside.
 

From a possibly rather cynical business-oriented point of view (not my own):

 

Ammunition selection takes skill; skillful players can theoretically be expected to make up for certain deficiencies in the ammunition.

 

Players without that skillset often just choose to spam HE because it seems to work (or they don't realise there's anything different); there's a lot more of these players, so it makes business sense to cater to them by improving HE.

 

 

From a somewhat anachronistic historical perspective (I'd imagine the flaws in this one are self-evident, but thought I'd include it for fun):

 

Pre-dreadnought battleship combat revolved around the idea of using HE-firing secondaries to wreck the unarmoured superstructures of the enemy ships, making them uninhabitable for the opposing crews. AP was usually reserved for the very few big guns, to put holes in armoured hulls and thus finish the sinking. Erego HE is still the majority ammo and thus deserves the majority of attention. Just like Tsu-Shima :Smile_trollface:

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On 6/4/2020 at 5:49 AM, ColonelPete said:

Most BB can reliably use AP.

Using HE on DD is obvious, as AP shells just go through.

Just spamming AP is just as mindless as spamming HE. The game rewards intelligent choice.

Nope, the game rewards HE spamming.
One only switches to AP on those selected occasions, when they show up. And even then, high dmg isnt guaranted - im not talking about citadels, only about total dmg per volley.
 

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1 minute ago, powerverde said:

Nope, the game rewards HE spamming.
One only switches to AP on those selected occasions, when they show up. And even then, high dmg isnt guaranted - im not talking about citadels, only about total dmg per volley.

I suggest to watch how good players play.

wowsreplay, youtube and twitch offer a lot to watch.

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Aren't all upcoming new Russian cruisers about godlike AP and mediocre HE?

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On 6/5/2020 at 7:35 PM, ColonelPete said:

I suggest to watch how good players play.

wowsreplay, youtube and twitch offer a lot to watch.

I suggest you watch them too, as well as play the game. Maybe u need to.

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32 minutes ago, powerverde said:

I suggest you watch them too, as well as play the game. Maybe u need to.

I do not have issues with AP like you.

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12 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

I do not have issues with AP like you.

Because u just use HE? 

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I do agree with @powerverde that AP has a problem. It's whoever is sitting between the keyboard and the chair.

 

AP's doing just fine, if it doesn't work for you better try to understand what YOU are doing wrong. That's where the answer lies

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