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phydaux42 #1 Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:21 AM

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So after grinding up the USN CV line I decided to try IJN CVs.  The grind up Cruisers  and then to Battleships was a royal PitA, but what can you do?

 

I just unlocked the Hosho, and spend all my saved up Elite Captain XP to make my CV commander a 4 point commander.  Not Unicrum by a long shot, but better than most other CV captains at Tier IV.  

 

I LOVE having two TB squadrons!  WAY better than the Langley's 1/1/1.  

 

Time to start clubbing those seals!

 

 



Wulfgarn #2 Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:32 AM

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I just opened her as well.

 

I haven't had a chance to really take her out though.

 

Glad you like her.


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Estimated_Prophet #3 Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:12 AM

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Better than Langley huh?

 

Now I guess that just depends on who you talk to, doesn't it?

 

Any competent Langley driver will MURDER a Hosho.

 

Real seal-clubbing is a 10 point (at a minimum) Langley captain getting put up against a Hosho. The seven-plane fighter squad (with Air Supremacy) will crush even a five-plane Hosho squad with the same skill.


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northwind54 #4 Posted 14 April 2017 - 04:14 AM

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View Postphydaux42, on 14 April 2017 - 03:21 AM, said:

So after grinding up the USN CV line I decided to try IJN CVs.  The grind up Cruisers  and then to Battleships was a royal PitA, but what can you do?

 

I just unlocked the Hosho, and spend all my saved up Elite Captain XP to make my CV commander a 4 point commander.  Not Unicrum by a long shot, but better than most other CV captains at Tier IV.  

 

I LOVE having two TB squadrons!  WAY better than the Langley's 1/1/1.  

 

Time to start clubbing those seals!

 

 

 

​good luck and enjoy.  The IJN CV line gets even more fun as you move up.

phydaux42 #5 Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:04 AM

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Why would I put a 10-point captain in a Langley?  My 10-point USN captain splits his time between an Independance and a Saipan.

Estimated_Prophet #6 Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:31 PM

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View Postphydaux42, on 14 April 2017 - 12:04 AM, said:

Why would I put a 10-point captain in a Langley?  My 10-point USN captain splits his time between an Independance and a Saipan.

 

Because after my first CV driver (who started in Bogue, because I originally skipped Langley,) moved on to Independence, (and eventually Ranger, Lexington, and Saipan,) I went back and purchased Langley, and put a spare captian in it.

 

That captain is now a FIFTEEN point captain, EARNED, not paid for with fxp, and I have no desite or intent to move him out of Langley.

 

As far as seal clubbing accusations are concerned, I use him in co-op 90-95% of the time anyway, so such complaints are moot.

 

So much fun trolling and murdering the stinking cheating bot squadrons with Lang's 7-plane Air Supremacy fighter squad. I'd love to do the same in Randoms, but the guilt... the guilt... It can get pretty strong; especially when I realize MM has put me up against a green CV driver...

 


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phydaux42 #7 Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

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View PostEstimated_Prophet, on 14 April 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:

I'd love to do the same in Randoms, but the guilt... the guilt... 

 

 



LoganRCDmarksman #8 Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:15 PM

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mmmm... lots of compatition

megadeux #9 Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

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I'm surprised anyone plays CVs at these low tiers without manual, I used strafe and manual drops all the time in my hosho when I started the line, it really helped.

Magic_Fighting_Tuna #10 Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

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View Postmegadeux, on 18 May 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

I'm surprised anyone plays CVs at these low tiers without manual, I used strafe and manual drops all the time in my hosho when I started the line, it really helped.

 

I play CV's all the time at low tier, without manual drops its forces everyone to be a polite carrier.

megadeux #11 Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

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Just seems like it would be less fun when your not setting up the drops yourself. I like the challenge when I get it right.




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