Took Missouri out for the first time in quite some time today. I have been mostly playing DD's of late. I was having the most difficult time getting good damaging shots I think I ever have.
Shots that I took my time to line up, that looked good, until they hit the target. They hit, and what I saw onscreen did not match up with what I observed all the time. And the damage just felt so.... low.
This is just a couple from this afternoon, but there were many more like it. The first shot, Izumo was starting to angle a bit. But... If I had showed that much side to a Missouri in any ship I own, that would have been 15k or more off that salvo.
The second one, the Mikhail, I count at least seven shells that hit on screen. All of them in the bridge, or the hull under the bridge. (My recording shows 3 into the hull under the bridge) It only registers 5 hits, 4 are overpens and one is a regular pen. Where from the feedback I got live, that should have been one dead MK.
The third salvo into Hindenburg. The first shots from my rear turret hit pretty well for an angled ship. But.. the shots from the two front turrets... They looked good in elevation, just trailing the ship a little bit. Get two overpens and 4 misses... I felt like my aim was better on that one, apparently not.
The last salvo on Tirpitz. I counted 4 hits in the recording. But the server only registered 3. Two of them being overpens and one regular pen... for a whopping 7k. If that had been me driving that tirpitz, getting hit by the same exact salvo, that would have been 20k melted off right there.
So... is it me? Am I aiming in the wrong place, or am I getting screwed by RNGesus? If you think my aim is crap, rip into me, I just need to figure this out. It was stupidly frustrating.