Lately it seems that the dive bombers have become extremely strong. Can't say when this 1st became noticeable but it has been for at least 2+ weeks now. Probably closer to a month. They suddenly seem so much better and it isn't because I am at higher tiers. I have kind of been in the same tiers and matches now for a while( see T4-T8 ).
When I 1st started playing WOWS in December 2016 it was the torp planes I feared. The dive bombers were pretty easy to evade. If you did get hit it did little damage and occasionally started a fire. Now, it is very hard to avoid being hit and every hit sets you on fire. It also "paddles you" as Jingles says.
I saw one take out a full HP CL not too long back with 1 hit( was a Budyonny as I recall - the player was NOT happy about it in chat )and I have seen some massive damage to BB's as well. NEVER seen that before. I had a game, in my Cleveland of all ships, just today where even with a fighter, defensive AA, and the good AA of the ship itself I got toasted by the dive bombers over and over. Felt like a marshmallow at a s'mores party! And it wasn't just the fires it was serious damage with each hit. In effect it made me useless the whole game. I was so badly damaged it took just one salvo to blow me up and that was only ship hit I took.
I am not trashing CV's or anything just asking what if anything changed with the dive bombers.? I don't remember any patch notes that said they were getting buffed but maybe I missed it. They sure SEEM to be more OP now. I actually ask CV's at start of game now to send their fighters after the dive bombers vs the torp planes. Just amazing how much better they seem recently.
Edited by AdmiralThunder, 08 March 2017 - 10:26 PM.