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0.6.14 new rule : German BBs getting OS by USN high tier CVs

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Today an Essex DB squad OSed my full life Tirpitz. I learned what’s cruiser life the hard way.

 

So, after last update it’s a fact : Not only Enterprise but Lexington, Essex and Midway too can and will OS German BBs with their 1000lbs AP bombs.

 

I realized I need to rethink my BB game style (at least the KM BB one).

 

I don’t think it’s a fault in 0.6.14 gameplay, it’s not a fault with WG, it’s just a new parameter in the game and I need to change my approach - to adapt. Just like CA players needs systematically to do at the beginnings.

 

I still am a little doubtful, what will happen when CVs will regain interest and will be met in every game ? I mean that particular threat is specific to German BBs only. Will they be ruined ? What's the sense to make them unused by BB players ?

 

And you, are you ready to adapt ?

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15 minutes ago, PseudoMi said:

Today a Taiho DB squad OSed my full life Tirpitz.

 

Taiho DBs? The combined alpha strike of both Taiho DB squads isn't enough to kill a Tirpitz even if they get citadel hits (which they cannot due to the very nature of HE bombs).

Unless ofc you got #funandengaged.

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Remember all those AA-related captain skills and ship modules? This is what they're for.

 

Also, a moving ship that's turning is harder to aim at, so you might not want to camp anymore.

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Tried the Lexi with AP bombs, found a lone Bismarck, manual dropped, hit 5 times behind the B turret, did 18k damage.

Them my only targets were DDs and lightly armored CAs, making the AP bombs worthless.

I rate regret/10
Would not AP bomb again.
Not when you have the glorious 1000lbs HE bomb.

 

Thought I wa being unfair, gave them another chance.

Kek'd a solo Bismarck for 40k in the opening minutes.
Then a lonely Arizona, in a cruel throwback.
All while hitting DDs with a TB squadron.
And trololol'ing the enemy Shokaku with a fighter squadron.

All that with a Lexington.

Being not completely pointless in a Lexi brought a tear to my eyes.
I re-rate most-beautiful-day-of-wows/10

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8 minutes ago, El2aZeR said:

 

Taiho DBs? The combined alpha strike of both Taiho DB squads isn't enough to kill a Tirpitz even if they get citadel hits (which they cannot due to the very nature of HE bombs).

Unless ofc you got #funandengaged.

They were the new AP (not HE) bombs.

 

I am sure other players will report the same thing seen in game. Before this update, only Enterprise had the 1000lbs AP bombs. German BBs are now getting systematically farmed by them. 

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Just now, PseudoMi said:

They were the new AP (not HE) bombs.

 

Taiho, like the rest of the IJN CV line, didn't get AP bombs.

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Well, it's all part of the "Make CVs Great Again" (MCGA... not easy to say, unless you are drunk, I guess...) program.

 

CVs are supposed to get to the point where they were, just after release... Terror from the sky, causing fear in every mortal being on the battlefield... ah, those were the good days :Smile_Default:

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13 minutes ago, Deckeru_Maiku said:

Well, it's all part of the "Make CVs Great Again" (MCGA... not easy to say, unless you are drunk, I guess...) program.

 

CVs are supposed to get to the point where they were, just after release... Terror from the sky, causing fear in every mortal being on the battlefield... ah, those were the good days :Smile_Default:

 

Unless you meet any TX cruiser at which point your TVIII planes go poof faster than you can say "evasive maneuver".

 

Also AP DBs are useless against anything other than German BBs or has this changed?

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1 hour ago, Exocet6951 said:

Tried the Lexi with AP bombs, found a lone Bismarck, manual dropped, hit 5 times behind the B turret, did 18k damage.

Them my only targets were DDs and lightly armored CAs, making the AP bombs worthless.

I rate regret/10
Would not AP bomb again.
Not when you have the glorious 1000lbs HE bomb.

 

But when RNGesus giveth, rather considerable dents in deutschland stahl can happen

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4 minutes ago, Panocek said:

 

But when RNGesus giveth, rather considerable dents in deutschland stahl can happen


Yeah, I saw you nuke a Bismarck (or Tirpitz) earlier.
Was funny.

Then you hit me with 3 torpedoes. 
Less funny.
You can't cyber bully drunk people on a Friday like that :Smile_teethhappy:

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What's funny again for a KM BB driver trying to squeeze the last dpm from his AA : when attacked by a CV before 0.6.14 I was always Ctrl-clicking the TB squadron. Now I'm Ctrl-clicking the DB one :cap_rambo:

 

(when enemy USN CV)

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The thing I don't get is that of all th BB lines KM ones are the ones that are supposed to push and get close but they are now the primary target of the new AP bombs instead of the camping ones 

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18 minutes ago, HMS_Britannia said:

The thing I don't get is that of all th BB lines KM ones are the ones that are supposed to push and get close but they are now the primary target of the new AP bombs instead of the camping ones 

 

 

No worries mate, with new AP bombs we hit equally hard all BBs :cap_rambo:
I know it sounds wierd but right now with midway , if you are not killed , you are damaged so hard that you run back in port. #makecarriersgreatagain is happening :D

 

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27 minutes ago, HMS_Britannia said:

The thing I don't get is that of all th BB lines KM ones are the ones that are supposed to push and get close but they are now the primary target of the new AP bombs instead of the camping ones 

 

WG recognized they made KM BBs too gimmicky, so they introduce another gimmick to counter them.

Is perfect sense comrade! xaxaxaxaxaxa

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2 minutes ago, El2aZeR said:

 

WG recognized they made KM BBs too gimmicky, so they introduce another gimmick to counter them.

Is perfect sense comrade! xaxaxaxaxaxa

 

 

whats wrong with oneshotting bbs? nothing :P i wish we had little more dmg on US BBs  :p

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35 minutes ago, Boris_MNE said:

whats wrong with oneshotting bbs?

 

Well, nothing, but there's a problem with AP bombs.

They're sadly inferior to HE bombs against T9+ BBs with FdG being the sole exception.

They're topkek against cruisers however if you manage to catch them with their pants down.

 

So unless WG gives us better AP bombs for high tier CVs I recommend using HE bombs on Essex & Midway instead. A viable case can be made only for Lexington as she meets plenty of BBs vulnerable to AP DB citadels in her MM spread.

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