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Addendum to a Review -- Alabama Drama Llama


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Herr_Reitz #21 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:06 AM

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View PostJJDOU3D, on 19 March 2017 - 08:29 PM, said:

Thanks LWM! It is then a buy for me!

 

Ah... but at what cost?

RivertheRoyal #22 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:08 AM

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View PostHerr_Reitz, on 19 March 2017 - 09:06 PM, said:

 

Ah... but at what cost?

 

'Round about the Tirpitz's price when she came out is the common conjecture. 
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icecommander1234 #23 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:12 AM

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I want the Alabama so badly

 



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Can't wait to buy this ship. LWM thank you for your detailed review and this update as well. 

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crzyhawk #25 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:31 AM

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Will still wait for Washington.


Ajax_the_Great1 #26 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:40 AM

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Good. Encourage more people to buy it. More bbs for me to delete.

CaptainMrEpic #27 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:40 AM

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View PostJJDOU3D, on 20 March 2017 - 01:38 AM, said:

I just need the Arkansas and I'll have USN BB premiums complete set :P

 

most likely Arkansas will not be for the public.

mofton #28 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:42 AM

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Could we get a ship with interesting history or something?

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Lert #29 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:43 AM

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I share Mouse's opinion. I wrote in my Lertbox that I think that she's - quote - 'damn good', and I still stand by it. Her weaknesses and strengths have been discussed enough, so there's not much point going into the same discussion. People will buy the ship based on their own opinions, all Mouse and me can do is give you our opinions and explain why we feel the way we do.

 

Alabama isn't for everyone. It's not an easy ship to love. It has a high skill floor, to the point where I'm not sure I can do her justice. But I really enjoy her and I'll happily try.


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RivertheRoyal #30 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:44 AM

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View Postmofton, on 19 March 2017 - 09:42 PM, said:

Could we get a ship with interesting history or something?

 

*ehem*

Prinz Eugen. 


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Wowzery #31 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:44 AM

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So far, I'm torn on getting it when it finally comes out.  On one hand, I love the South Dakota class, looks good, like NC, so I'll probably like Alabama.  Con, very much dislike T8 and up.  Its not bad when I get into a T6-8 battle, or even a T7-9, but those T8-10 battles are awful.  So bad to me that I'm contemplating not buying her.



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Doesn't have German-style citadel in addition to all its other advantages. Not OP enough to spend money on.

 

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(In all seriousness, I would seriously love to take a crack at captaining her, but I definitely couldn't justify the price to myself given that my other recent gaming expenditures were rather high)


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View Postmofton, on 19 March 2017 - 08:42 PM, said:

Could we get a ship with interesting history or something?

 

Graf Spee, Warspite, Tirpitz, Emden, Mikasa, Arizona...

SpeedingBus #34 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:48 AM

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Or you could just play the NC and not pay for inferior ship because WG is garbage at balance. Its pretty amazing that we can have other premium ships that don't get glaring flaws added to them but hey lets white knight for WG.

CybrSlydr #35 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:49 AM

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View PostJJDOU3D, on 19 March 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

I just need the Arkansas and I'll have USN BB premiums complete set :P

 

Arkansas BETA was a reward for Beta participants.

 

That's the only way to get it.

 

Just like the Iwaki ALPHA - had to be an Alpha participant to get it.


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mofton #36 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:54 AM

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View PostWowzery, on 19 March 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

Graf Spee, Warspite, Tirpitz, Emden, Mikasa, Arizona...

 

Yes, good examples (except Arizona) of ships with interesting histories that Alabama should try and live up to.

 

 

 

I'm not saying that  WG have never released interesting historic ships but Alabama is possibly the most boring USN BB of WWII. I've walked the decks of Massachusetts too and she gets bonus 'did something' points.


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icyplanetnhc #37 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:56 AM

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It's "addendum" with double d... :angry:

 

Regarding her high citadel, I can't say I'd be too bothered by it, since I'm mostly accustomed to the Iowa before the potential citadel buff occurs. I say, give her some games before making the final judgment. Many folks will be compelled to acquire her for historical or attachment reasons alone.

 

EDIT: Damn, should have screenshotted when it was just a single d.

 


Edited by icyplanetnhc, 20 March 2017 - 03:07 AM.


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View PostSpeedingBus, on 20 March 2017 - 02:48 AM, said:

Or you could just play the NC and not pay for inferior ship because WG is garbage at balance. Its pretty amazing that we can have other premium ships that don't get glaring flaws added to them but hey lets white knight for WG.

 

Whenever I read comments like this from someone who's never actually driven the vehicle he's talking about, I am reminded of the introduction of E-25 in WoT.

 

"Oh only 150 pen at tier 7, that's nothing, it's gonna suck!"

"Oh StuG's gun on tier 7, it's going to run out of ammo after 1 minute!"

"Worthless pathetic gun!"

 

Now look at it ...

 

I'll trust my own experience actually playing a ship over that of someone who's only looked at a few numbers on the screen, thank you.


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View PostAjax_the_Great1, on 19 March 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

Good. Encourage more people to buy it. More bbs for me to delete.

 

LOL.

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Excield #40 Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:59 AM

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I suck with the NC. I know it's a good ship, but I suck with it. If the Alabama is an inferior version, then I have mixed feelings about her. Nevertheless, she's a premium, so that means more XP per game than the NC. And, if I master the Alabama, I'll also master the NC.

 

I've got a 19p Seegul on the NC for now, though. Since I like to play the Missouri, Arizona, and Texas with him, it'll mean just another ship to get more 1st-win-of-the-day bonus rewards! So on those grounds, I'll more than likely buy the Alabama (just the basic pack though).






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