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Have fun :) You will have a target on your back for a week or 2, and your stats in the NC means you may be in trouble quite a bit. Keep us updated on how you find the ship.

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Oh sooo true I was/am rubbish in the NC and seemed to spend most of the time bow on and in reverse , sipping tea, clicking and looking on twitter. However I love this free game and I if I buy something now and again I think it deserves it. You never know I might git gud!

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Oh sooo true I was/am rubbish in the NC and seemed to spend most of the time bow on and in reverse , sipping tea, clicking and looking on twitter. However I love this free game and I if I buy something now and again I think it deserves it. You never know I might git gud!

 

long as you enjoy it then all is good

 

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long as you enjoy it then all is good

 

Exactly, I have bought 1 or 2 ships that my skills are not ready for. but WGAF! lol
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Oh sooo true I was/am rubbish in the NC and seemed to spend most of the time bow on and in reverse , sipping tea, clicking and looking on twitter. However I love this free game and I if I buy something now and again I think it deserves it. You never know I might git gud!

 

I have bought her as well, I might be not the best player in BB but damn, I love that beauty! So far 8 battles in her, 75% WR, she is really awesome :)
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I brought her yesterday and love the little ship, been having a blast just a shame about some of the teams I've had to play with :)

 

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Played a couple games in her, her manouverability paired with the propulsion mod 2 is fantastic. It's very easy to play with the throttle to throw off people's aim, and the rudder shift certainly isn't bad either. You can dodge incoming shells easily. The biggest problem I've found with her so far, is she burns very easily... 

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Seems much more flexible than the NC, if the bug gets fixed and gives me a graticule I might hit something!

 

Great minds think alike! (well you and flamu - I'm not part of this).

I was in two minds about this ship. Nice looking and capaable, but I'm still finding my feet with BBs. Still only just started USS New Mexico, for example.

I think that I'll grind up the tree and get North Carolina.

 

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I am glad that WG decided to listen and address the glaring issue with the Alabama, the high citadel that directly contradicted the rest of the ship design. Now the ship is actually fun to play. I don't consider it quite up to the NC because of the reduction in accuracy, but it's finally competitive with the rest of the T8 BBs and a much more enjoyable experience. Recommended.

 

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I have bought her as well, I might be not the best player in BB but damn, I love that beauty! So far 8 battles in her, 75% WR, she is really awesome :)

 

​Quite so! It's like an NC that turns on the spot, is nearly torpedo proof and it has the best AA in the game. What's not to like? Plus, she sure makes a [edited] of money.
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Quite so! It's like an NC that turns on the spot, is nearly torpedo proof and it has the best AA in the game. What's not to like? Plus, she sure makes a [edited] of money.

 

Oh FFS you guys, I had no intentions on buying her just yet, but after all the comments on this ship, it sounds like I am missing out on something, I think I will wait a day or 2 to see more feedback from social media and gameplay stats. 
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I see a 19 point USN captain in my future.

Previously I only had a KM one which I moved between Tirpitz, Prinz Eugen and Graf Spee to farm Elite Captain XP. But now with the Missouri, Alabama, Atlanta, Sims, Indianapolis and Arizona, I think getting my USN BB captain up to 19 points would be worth a whole lot.

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Note that this ship gets +50% XP bonus, unlike most other premium ships that get +100%. Check the camo. Cheap.

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I love that beauty! So far 8 battles in her, 75% WR, she is really awesome :)

 

Bold part- Try to use Premium camo on Carolina, then you'll see how Carolina is much more pretier then Alabama.

She isnt that ''awesome'' as some people think. Only better on Alabama compared to Carolina is torpedo protection, nothing more. Shells dispersion, turning radius, overall armor- all better on Carolina.

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Note that this ship gets +50% XP bonus, unlike most other premium ships that get +100%. Check the camo. Cheap.

 

The Alabama camo bonuses are in-line with those of other premium ships.

The XP bonus for premiums is 30% at T1-T5, 50% at T6-T8 and 100% at T9-T10.

 

That means the only premium with a 100% XP bonus is the Missouri.

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Woohoo just bought it , didn't even know it was on sale. 37£ standard pack will do fine.

 

I hope your crew has a lot of fire fire extinguishers. :hiding:

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The Alabama camo bonuses are in-line with those of other premium ships.

The XP bonus for premiums is 30% at T1-T5, 50% at T6-T8 and 100% at T9-T10.

 

That means the only premium with a 100% XP bonus is the Missouri.

 

OK, my bad! I was looking at Missouri and Tirpitz (with compaign camo).

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Bold part- Try to use Premium camo on Carolina, then you'll see how Carolina is much more pretier then Alabama.

 

I'd like to but I can't, I don't have North Carolina researched. By "beauty" I didn't mean her camo, just in general her look, but you know, beautifulness is relative to personal preferenes.

 

 She isnt that ''awesome'' as some people think. Only better on Alabama compared to Carolina is torpedo protection, nothing more. Shells dispersion, turning radius, overall armor- all better on Carolina.

 

Well she is supposed to be slightly worse than North Carolina, as in general premium ships are supposed to be worse than their regular tree counterparts. Otherwise we would have pay to win ships and we don't want that, do we?

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Bold part- Try to use Premium camo on Carolina, then you'll see how Carolina is much more pretier then Alabama.

She isnt that ''awesome'' as some people think. Only better on Alabama compared to Carolina is torpedo protection, nothing more. Shells dispersion, turning radius, overall armor- all better on Carolina.

 

I much prefer the South Dakota-class over the North Carolina.

Despite being shorter it still has a nice sharp bow, as opposed to the blunt rounded bow of the NC. I also think that the compact design with a much smaller superstructure while maintaining the same armament makes for a really cute ship. Don't judge. :hiding:

 

Performance-wise they both have their advantages, and the Alabama makes for a more interesting ship in my opinion with her leaning towards brawling.

NC has the accuracy advantage and 3k more HP, but that's basically it. The Alabama turns tighter, has faster turning turrets and as you pointed out better torpedo protection. Together with being a smaller target and having less superstructure for low caliber shells to hit.

I never really liked the USN 406mm guns for long range fire anyway due to the extremely slow shell velocity, so gaining advantages at close range suits me just fine.

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I'd probably buy her if I was happy with where the game was right now.

As it is, saving my money for HMS Hood. I'd want that ship even if all I did was look at her in port.

If she was cheap, I'd at least consider it, but over € 40,- is a bit steep.

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Congrats buying mediocre ship.

 

​Yea only did 130 k on my 1st game 60kish on my 2ed shooting down 20 Midway panes while losing less than 10% hp after repains were thogh and geting atacked 3 times. Both games agist T10.

Really weak ship /snicker ..... or do you really belive the 0.1 less Sigma makes a good gun into the most shitty in the game like some youtubers argue?

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On my list DEFO. Still cheaper than Tirpitz. 

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On my list DEFO. Still cheaper than Tirpitz. 

 

​Sspecally since you have Options you couldnt buy tiripitz on ist own on release

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