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Hey there. So i've been playing the french BB Alsace on the test server, and also watched a lot of footage of the ships. This topic concerns only the ships from T8+

 

So I think everyone will agree that speedboost is probably the most useless consumable a BB could have (unless they gave the Yamato a torpedo reload booster). What i'm thinking, give us some alternatives to the speed boost, such as Defensive AA or possibly Hydro. I think making the french BB line focused a bit more on AA would be a step in the right direction, since their secondaries are already pretty powerful. (or possibly a new mechanic instead of the speed boost, that would accelerate  the cooldowns on damage control and repair)

 

Anyway this is just off the top of my head. What do you guys think?

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The problem is that at the current time, any consumable is more interesting than Speed Boost on a BB, so that would very soon mean that Speed Boost is not the gimmick of the line ...

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Well thats all right. The only reason they are making the speedboost the gimick of the line is that some exec pointed a finger at it and decided, "ok we're doing this".. I can think of literally no other way how this idea was concieved.

 

I mean it would make much more sense, since we already have a line of BBs with hydro, to make the next BB line with AA cooldown, since because those are usually paired together and also because planes are so often the bane of battleships. Doesn't that make more sense?

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Let them put Speed Boost onf the French. They'll run out of options that way in that uncapability of them of making new ship lines without gimmicks.

 

That way next things we'll enjoy will be BBs with Defensive AA and Radar outside of Hood and Missouri. Thn no one will complaing about new BBs having an uninteresting consumable. :Smile_trollface:

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Thing is, the french BB line is likely the last one (unless they do italian). I really doubt there will be russian or pan asian battleships.

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13 minutes ago, majogl said:

Thing is, the french BB line is likely the last one (unless they do italian). I really doubt there will be russian or pan asian battleships.

Italian?

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1 minute ago, Arakus said:

Italian?

 

Well they already have two. It's not beyond WG to "fill in the gaps" with "obscure paper ships" that might well have been doodles musollini made on the back of his napkin... Oh you know what im talking about.

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I feel like new battleships as of lately are usually good enough even without the gimmicks. No citadel, insane AA, et cetera - does every battleship really need a consumable too?

I mean, they have it already, it's called "repair party".

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No more BBs with Cruiser consumables, its bad enough already. I agree, that speedboost is pretty... uninspiring. But we dont need more BBs with Hydro, and i definetely dont think we need BBs with DefAA. Crazy AA BBs are bad enough already, but DefAA would put it over the top. BBs with good AA can be dropped by CV, but with DefAA panic mode they become pretty much immune to CVs then.

 

39 minutes ago, majogl said:

that would accelerate  the cooldowns on damage control and repair

Basicly we have cptn skills for that already. So not sure if that would be a desirable consumable, or balanced at all, when combined with the cptn skills.

 

35 minutes ago, majogl said:

I can think of literally no other way how this idea was concieved

Well, looking at French Cruisers i think thats why? Same with the Aigle who will come soon, and gets a better speedboost with 45 kts topspeed then :cap_fainting:

 

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Just give them additional Radar, as Radar is beloved by the playerbase. A new BB-line with speedboost and radar could continue the powercreep design of that game.

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25 minutes ago, principat121 said:

Just give them additional Radar, as Radar is beloved by the playerbase. A new BB-line with speedboost and radar could continue the powercreep design of that game.

Or just a "destroy enemy ships withing 7 km" button that would nuke enemy ships near her visible or not. Would be totally fun and balanced too! :D

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We are still waiting for the first BB with cruise missiles. But I guess that feature WG will save for the russian/soviet BB-line!

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1 hour ago, majogl said:

Hey there. So i've been playing the french BB Alsace on the test server, and also watched a lot of footage of the ships. This topic concerns only the ships from T8+

 

So I think everyone will agree that speedboost is probably the most useless consumable a BB could have (unless they gave the Yamato a torpedo reload booster). What i'm thinking, give us some alternatives to the speed boost, such as Defensive AA or possibly Hydro. I think making the french BB line focused a bit more on AA would be a step in the right direction, since their secondaries are already pretty powerful. (or possibly a new mechanic instead of the speed boost, that would accelerate  the cooldowns on damage control and repair)

 

Anyway this is just off the top of my head. What do you guys think?

How about we get a non gimic BB line ? 

 

IJN and US dont have Hydro or superheals and are competetiv......

Why cant they design a soild Line without any gimics? arent things like 8 barales Bow on or 16 Guns "unique" enogh?

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Spellfire40 said:

How about we get a non gimic BB line ? 

 

IJN and US dont have Hydro or superheals and are competetiv......

Why cant they design a soild Line without any gimics? arent things like 8 barales Bow on or 16 Guns "unique" enogh?

 

 

 

Not the T10 (which is kinda the point of this thread). It will have 8 guns in total, and based on current data rathe poor survivability. From what I've seen, France going toe-to-toe with a Yamato or Monti would fail miserably. It has decent secondaries, but they have low HP and get killed very easily. The only good thing is the penetration of the shells, which again is kinda irrelevant, since even with just 8 guns the dispersion is horrible.

 

As for the accelerated Damage Control and Damage Repair, that was just a quick idea, but I was more leaning towards the style of how torpedo reload booster works. Quick boost to cooldowns and then it itself would have a cooldown. Of course some fine and thoughtful balancing would be necessary. Oh wait... I think I just spotted the flaw in this...  :Smile_trollface:

 

To all the trolls, noone is suggesting we put a radar on it.

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23 minutes ago, Spellfire40 said:

Why cant they design a soild Line without any gimics? arent things like 8 barales Bow on or 16 Guns "unique" enogh?

I want a battleship that can do a 21 gun salute on its own without firing any gun twice. 7x3 configuration anyone? :Smile_trollface:

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1 hour ago, DFens_666 said:

No more BBs with Cruiser consumables, its bad enough already. I agree, that speedboost is pretty... uninspiring. But we dont need more BBs with Hydro, and i definetely dont think we need BBs with DefAA. Crazy AA BBs are bad enough already, but DefAA would put it over the top. BBs with good AA can be dropped by CV, but with DefAA panic mode they become pretty much immune to CVs then.

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What's the purpose of Cruisers if you're going the give their "specialty" (i.e. multipurpose consumables) to BBs?

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11 minutes ago, majogl said:

 

Not the T10 (which is kinda the point of this thread). It will have 8 guns in total, and based on current data rathe poor survivability. From what I've seen, France going toe-to-toe with a Yamato or Monti would fail miserably. It has decent secondaries, but they have low HP and get killed very easily. The only good thing is the penetration of the shells, which again is kinda irrelevant, since even with just 8 guns the dispersion is horrible.

 

As for the accelerated Damage Control and Damage Repair, that was just a quick idea, but I was more leaning towards the style of how torpedo reload booster works. Quick boost to cooldowns and then it itself would have a cooldown. Of course some fine and thoughtful balancing would be necessary. Oh wait... I think I just spotted the flaw in this...  :Smile_trollface:

 

To all the trolls, noone is suggesting we put a radar on it.

Well if the softparameters are good enogh even the T10 is ok. If Gascan is any indicater with its 15 inch behaving like a 16 inch exept on overmatch a Fast reload good Krup and sigma gun can do the job considering the reload, A Gimic consumable do not make up for a otherwise average or bad ship.

 

Well at least we dont get 20 kmDreadnouts that sudenly turn into 45 kn Speeddeamons on a Klick considering the last 2 Gimiks made the weakness of the last 2  BB lines a joke....

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i dont care about the consumeables as long as the guns feel inconsitent...

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2 hours ago, majogl said:

Thing is, the french BB line is likely the last one (unless they do italian). I really doubt there will be russian or pan asian battleships.

 

Do you know that WG already said that they will try to put russian BB line before the end of the year, or the very beginning of next year ?

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15 minutes ago, NoirLotus said:

 

Do you know that WG already said that they will try to put russian BB line before the end of the year, or the very beginning of next year ?

And yet, somehow i doubt it... 

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Yes, clearly we need BBs to push cruisers even further into obscurity. :Smile_facepalm:

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4 hours ago, majogl said:

What i'm thinking, give us some alternatives to the speed boost, such as Defensive AA or possibly Hydro.

No and hell no.

 

Give them Spotting Aircraft as an alternative, that's all a BB needs

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