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Idea for Indianapolis buff

Should Indianapolis get heal ?  

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  1. 1. Should Indianapolis get heal ?

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Hello all,

After the recent proposed buff to Prinz Eugen and its Application to Abruzzi I thought that heal may be an appropriate buff to Indianapolis to improve its performance and make it more distinct From New Orleans when it comes down to t7.

For those who are not aware Indianapolis sits mid table among the t7 cruisers ( link to  stats page below) and has a similar dpm problem to Eugen and a similar survivability issue to Abruzzi being a rather squishy cruiser vulnerable to both light cruiser he shells from ships that can out dpm it and large calibre ap shells that can do major damage.  Heal would counter this by rewarding good play countering the he problem from light cruisers while retaining the ships vulnerabilities to bb ap. This could  also be an interesting buff more generally to improve the performance of others cas that has declined since the introduction of ifhe.

https://wows-numbers.com/ship/3763255280,Indianapolis/

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The thing with the Indianapolis, is that it already has radar, one of the three ships that has radar at tier 7. And at 9.9 km, it is the longest radar. it was nearly a New Orleans with worse concealment, slower reload at tier 7. 

 

The problem is that if you want to use that radar at the beginning of the game, you will get demolished unless you are firmly behind a good island. 

 

Of course, if you compare it with the Belfast it is bad, but nearly every cruiser of tier 7 is bad compared to the Belfast.

 

If anything, a reload buff would be preferable to use with the radar against those pesky DDs.

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Slightly better turn rate would be enough for me. Same as Pensacola.. it would increase survivability somewhat.

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8 minutes ago, aboomination said:

How about a vastly better reload?

I would also prefer a reload buff over a heal.

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Also changing Indy now is a bit problematic. We will have to wait for the new US cruiser split to be implemented and bed in before any changes could be made to a premium ship in the line.

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1 hour ago, mcgoldrick1991 said:

Indianapolis sits mid table among the t7 cruisers

Average (middle of the pack) usually points towards being ok - not too strong, not too weak. Why does it need a buff then?

 

Also Indy already has a DesMemes radar, don't think it needs more "special" abilities

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Or a choice between radar or heal. That imo would be an interesting dilemma.

 

Though it doesn't change the fact that it is a better Pensacola (with a price tag) whichever way you look at it 

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give it decent guns better ROF and better turret transverse speed. (Pensa)

 

Or put him in t5, I think there it will do ok.

furutaka will still eat him alive thou 

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2 hours ago, Butterdoll said:

Or put him in t5, I think there it will do ok.

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5 hours ago, wilkatis_LV said:

Average (middle of the pack) usually points towards being ok - not too strong, not too weak. Why does it need a buff then?

 

Also Indy already has a DesMemes radar, don't think it needs more "special" abilities

You should buy her next time she is aviable. :Smile_great: You will love that ship. Guns are awesome. But Heal should be nice. But as LoppanTorkel said earlier. Faster ruddershift. And slightly better reload. Then it should be a great Cruiser

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1 minute ago, Butterdoll said:

Just having my doubts about Pensa in t6.

10km radar on some low tier maps would be top kek :cap_popcorn:

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27 minutes ago, aboomination said:

10km radar on some low tier maps would be top kek :cap_popcorn:

If Indy it's a Pensa with radar.

I don't know if the radar will be an advantage or a handicap. (like being a priority target all the game).

but Pensa will be nerf to fit t6. And I'm a bit concerned about that.

the t5 guys have to fight with CG and other bbs, GRAF SPEE, FURUTAKA,  GNEISENAU and others. So a Pensa shouldn't be a great shock.

I think.

 

1) a nerfed Pensa would fit better in t5 without being OP.

2) Would help not being so or as a prey to t8.

Perhaps as a t5 premium.

 

 

 

 

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