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Lynolius #41 Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:26 PM

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I too love it to death. Iowa was my first tier 9 and I have a model of her on my shelf. All I can say is play it to your best ability. Ultimately, it'll probably make you a better player in the end. That's what keeps me going.

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KnightFandragon #42 Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:12 PM

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View PostSourNote666, on 28 December 2016 - 09:36 AM, said:

 

+1

but i can deal with a slow turn, im a battleship, i can drive it fine, but i dont feel like a battleship when a t7-t8 ship can easily citadel me for 3/4 of my health in one salvo.

 

You mean T6?  Yeah....

 

Yeah, but the 15-19s it takes feels excessive, meanwhile the CAs and DDs get like 3-4s rudder shift times.....

 

The disparity seems a little much.  I could believe 8-12s. 


Edited by KnightFandragon, 29 December 2016 - 10:13 PM.


Aduial #43 Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:19 AM

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I just want to make it clear that I am not arguing that Iowa is balanced. All I'm saying is that the citadel is not the reason for it. It's more about the fact that she has no role that she can perform better than the IJN and KM BBs, because CVs are very rare. 

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USN_BB_Iowa #44 Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:45 AM

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View PostAduial, on 29 December 2016 - 10:19 PM, said:

All I'm saying is that the citadel is not the reason for it. It's more about the fact that she has no role that she can perform better than the IJN and KM BBs, because CVs are very rare. 

 

i can see that, i guess.

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USN_BB_Iowa #45 Posted 30 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

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View PostKnightFandragon, on 29 December 2016 - 05:12 PM, said:

Yeah, but the 15-19s it takes feels excessive, meanwhile the CAs and DDs get like 3-4s rudder shift times.....

 

 

 

The disparity seems a little much.  I could believe 8-12s. 

 

well that is because ships with that much mass do take a lot of effort to change course drastically. whereas the DDG i served on could make a course change, or make a hard turn @ 30+ knots no problem ( well unless you count anything not secured for sea flying across the office a problem lol) so i see why those times are as low as they are for DD's/ CA's/CL's.

 

admittedly 19s is overkill, you're right.

especially since as stated before "Realism" is not WG's first priority.


Edited by SourNote666, 30 December 2016 - 11:49 AM.

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Wolvzer #46 Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:38 AM

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They should make one of the April Fools, just be Iowa with gulf war setup (So CIWS and anti-air rockets and cruise missile mounts for aesthetic purposes (all non-usable and does not affect gameplay what so ever.))

USN_BB_Iowa #47 Posted 25 January 2017 - 12:32 AM

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anyone notice Iowa got a shell velocity increase this patch (or last) 10/10 amazing. HE is finally in the 800's with AP about 740-760 (correct me if im wrong) makes A WORLD of difference in hitting ships.

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RiverTheIdiot #48 Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

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Stock nc is mehhhhhh i still got ez 70kdmg while stock 

Fully modded NC i was getting games of 70kdmg-130kdmg i found that NC is better at brawling that it was with sniping

 

Iowa stock...... WTH this ship is insane on how useless it is to me A: dispersion im pretty sure the south carolinas dispersion is better....

B: i hate the AP SHELLS every ap shell i shoot against fully broadside ships just bounce.........

C: its a punching bag.... a massive punching bag A sims firing ap at me was doing like 1-2k dmg per salvo like really?

D:if u dont have silver dont buy this ship... the repair jessssss 120k repair and then if u dont have flags or premium and you lose and get sunk you will lose 60-80k in silver per game

E: i get more dmg in my tier 4 langley........  avg dmg in iowa? 20kdmg



Panzer1113 #49 Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

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Had the stock Iowa, was awful and experience needed to upgrade seemed punitive, so sold - was able to save free exp and now have the Missouri - no reason to get Iowa - no desire to get Montana, have Kurfurst and grinding IJN BB line (almost done with Nagato) so Yami latter.

Razor_Antilles #50 Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:47 PM

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Stock Iowa is not super fun, but upgraded Iowa is an excellent ship. The premium camouflage is also very helpful in reducing research time for the upgrades and taking away some of the high costs of operating the ship. Then again, with Iowa, until they fix the citadel issue, face-tank all the way and hope you have good support to spot DDs who will be coming for you.

jagdoc #51 Posted Yesterday, 01:47 PM

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After USN BB nerf the Iowa is the weakest T9 BB in the game.  I have stopped playing mine.  Same for the Indianapolis it is the weakest T7 Cruiser in the game. 

jagdoc #52 Posted Yesterday, 02:23 PM

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Missouri is damned near equal to Yammy, except for survivability.  Mo will hold its own against Monty the most powerful BB in the game.

 






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