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Jnobsir #21 Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:35 PM

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View PostUmikami, on 16 May 2017 - 12:44 AM, said:

 

you're not

 

Maybe I'm just biased by how much easier I've always found it to pop Gearing's when in my Missouri and Minotaur. I fear a Gearing far less then a Fletcher simply because of how much easier it is to kill one.

 

Sure it gains an extra gun, but that doesn't really seem worth the trade off for worse maneuverability and increase vulnerability to AP shells. Especially Battleship AP shells.

 

Are there other advantages the Gearing has over the Fletcher that I am simply unaware of?

 


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View PostJnobsir, on 16 May 2017 - 07:35 AM, said:

 

Maybe I'm just biased by how much easier I've always found it to pop Gearing's when in my Missouri and Minotaur. I fear a Gearing far less then a Fletcher simply because of how much easier it is to kill one.

 

Sure it gains an extra gun, but that doesn't really seem worth the trade off for worse maneuverability and increase vulnerability to AP shells. Especially Battleship AP shells.

 

Are there other advantages the Gearing has over the Fletcher that I am simply unaware of?

 

 

Slightly better guns because +1 turret and they are in a forward configuration. You can face other DDs head on whereas in the Fletcher you need to go more broadside in typical USN DD fashion. Slightly more base HP. Slightly longer smoke.

 

Otherwise, Fletcher is superior to Gearing in all other areas. Better torps, better maneuverability. Better AA.



silverdahc #23 Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

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I do love the Fletcher it's a keeper

Z46 versus the Fletcher I take the z46

I'm not saying that the Fletcher can't do it I'm just saying z46 does more


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View PostJnobsir, on 16 May 2017 - 12:35 PM, said:

 

Maybe I'm just biased by how much easier I've always found it to pop Gearing's when in my Missouri and Minotaur. I fear a Gearing far less then a Fletcher simply because of how much easier it is to kill one.

 

Sure it gains an extra gun, but that doesn't really seem worth the trade off for worse maneuverability and increase vulnerability to AP shells. Especially Battleship AP shells.

 

Are there other advantages the Gearing has over the Fletcher that I am simply unaware of?

 

 

many players love the torps; it has good maneuverability; rapid rotation on turrets; good speed.

trouble is, you are comparing it to possibly the best all around DD in the game; you would be hard pressed to live on the difference!

I enjoy Gearing more than Fletcher because of my playstyle, which I admit is overly aggressive and often results in my early death.

Maybe it's just personality; I like Gearing more.

They are both damn fine ships, and sticking with Fletcher would never be seen as a mistake,

but not giving Gearing a chance would be denying yourself an interesting and rewarding playing experience.


 



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I get 4K salvo hits on gearings with my Z-46 every 3.6 seconds. Love killing Gearings. 

 


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View PostJochenHeiden, on 18 May 2017 - 02:57 PM, said:

I get 4K salvo hits on gearings with my Z-46 every 3.6 seconds. Love killing Gearings. 

 

 

With APs?

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View Postchewonit, on 18 May 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

 

With APs?

 

Absolutely with AP!  


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