Hello Gamers !
My observation about the game up to Tier X even, is that this I a DD dominated game. Maybe no surprise to many, but it poses some important tactical and strategic discussions, hence, Soundman's Rules:
Soundman's Rule 1. The most Destroyers at the end, always, wins.
Soundman's Rule 2. Therefore, the primary and only initial objective of Destroyers for maximum team benefit, is to Kill the Enemy Destroyers. First before
Soundman's Rule 3. Destroyers should not focus on capping, over seeking out and destroyers to clear the field
Soundman's Rule 4. Battleship guns - wound. Destroyer torps - sink.
Some discussion. The maps as we all know are vastly too small for realism. Carrier vs Carrier wars (only CV) maps of say 200x200 should be considered.
Take note of our games - look at how many times Rule 1, most DD at the end - wins, is in fact proven true. I've done about 50 battles. maybe 2 it didn't 98% is pretty "sound".
Once you see this, then you will understand - that IF at the end... the MOST DD's always win - then at the BEGGINING - your team's dd's and ca's must prioritize killing the enemy dd's.