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Shokaku_1 #41 Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

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I don't get the "dispersion is ok" argument in the video.

It is wrong to say "sigma = 1.8 is ok on USN BB" when tier 7+ USN BBs all have better sigma. In fact North Carolina, Iowa and Montana used to have sigma values of 1.8 and they all had to be buffed to what they are now, which clearly says "sigma = 1.8 is not ok on USN BB". German BBs have armor and secondaries to compensate for sigma values of 1.8, Alabama has to stay at mid range to pray for better rng?



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Battleship sigma varies from 1.5 to 2.1.  Most players can't properly identify sigma based solely one the volleys they fire.

Shokaku_1 #43 Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

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View PostLittleWhiteMouse, on 13 March 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

Battleship sigma varies from 1.5 to 2.1.  Most players can't properly identify sigma based solely one the volleys they fire.

Players may not be able to read the values of sigma from the volleys they fire, but sigma value is still a key characteristic of the guns and adjusted by WG when balancing ships. What the video says "dispersion was not good at first but 'magically' got better after 20 games" is simply unconvincing, it just says the dispersion is inconsistent and you should pray to have better rng.



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View PostSpeedingBus, on 12 March 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

I am just going to make this MAJOR point these high citadel deniers aren't so bad seem to fail to realize. Nearly all normal IJN BB's with exception of the Yamato all have near water line citadels not a single one comes close to being what Iowa/Montana. Its the same story for US BB's until you get T9/10 they all near waterline citadels.

 

So yeah if you want Alabama that can't do anything but sit at 1/4 speed bow on and shoot with your less accurate guns then the NC go ahead buy it. The Alabama won't reward you anymore then the NC when it comes to skill level.

 

 

The fact that my Amagi seems dramatically more tanky than my NC has always struck me as highly amusing.

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CybrSlydr #45 Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

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View PostShokaku_1, on 13 March 2017 - 12:03 PM, said:

Players may not be able to read the values of sigma from the volleys they fire, but sigma value is still a key characteristic of the guns and adjusted by WG when balancing ships. What the video says "dispersion was not good at first but 'magically' got better after 20 games" is simply unconvincing, it just says the dispersion is inconsistent and you should pray to have better rng.

 

I think it's simply not that it got magically better but he just got used to it and aimed better.

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View PostCybrSlydr, on 13 March 2017 - 12:38 PM, said:

 

I think it's simply not that it got magically better but he just got used to it and aimed better.

 

How does one "aim better" to counter the spread of RNG?

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View PostLampshade_M1A2, on 13 March 2017 - 01:05 PM, said:

 

How does one "aim better" to counter the spread of RNG?

 

Well, if you don't aim at the waterline all the time, you have fewer shots that go into the water - so you'll get more hits and do more damage.

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View PostLampshade_M1A2, on 13 March 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

 

How does one "aim better" to counter the spread of RNG?

 

A lot of players aim a littile too far ahead or behind, from above the front and rear of the ship are much smaller targets than the central area. rop your shells there reliably enough and you'll see a much better hit rate.

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View PostShokaku_1, on 13 March 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

I don't get the "dispersion is ok" argument in the video.

It is wrong to say "sigma = 1.8 is ok on USN BB" when tier 7+ USN BBs all have better sigma. In fact North Carolina, Iowa and Montana used to have sigma values of 1.8 and they all had to be buffed to what they are now, which clearly says "sigma = 1.8 is not ok on USN BB". German BBs have armor and secondaries to compensate for sigma values of 1.8, Alabama has to stay at mid range to pray for better rng?

 

I agree with this statement.  The North Carolina was not fun to play with it's pre-buff dispersion.  I sure as heck don't want to buy a premium that has the same issue as the pre-buff North Carolina AND has crap armor on top of that.  Not only do USN BBs have lower end dispersion, they also have slow shells, which hang a lot, making it even harder to hit things.

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ButtesVonToota #50 Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

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Nothing about the gameplay in that video seemed fun to me. Sitting in the back, making short pushes and then turning to angle away again constantly trying to minimize exposure to the citadel. I also don't understand the verdict, to buy the ship if one enjoys a difficult learning curve? I wouldn't pay $60+ to be frustrated.





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