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madmikey77 #21 Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:51 PM

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I bought it. Definitely over-priced, but I enjoy playing DDs.

 

The Hydro may not seem like a big deal, but that combined with the ridiculous rudder shift makes the Lo Yang the ultimate DD hunter. DDs can try and hide in their smoke, but with sonar up, they're never going to be able to torp you. I've only played 3 games so far, but managed to catch a couple of DDs who decided to hang in their smoke.

 

Eventually though I'm guessing people will learn and just run once they see a Lo Yang charging their smoke.



PhonkEL #22 Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:31 PM

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View Postmadmikey77, on 24 February 2016 - 06:51 PM, said:

Eventually though I'm guessing people will learn and just run once they see a Lo Yang charging their smoke.

What's nice is if you play right, you can see them but they can't see you because of their own smoke. Gah, now you're making me reconsider...

 

Can you "premium" Hydro for a 40s cooldown?



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Silly me for thinking that Lo Yang was with the ROCN, and not the RCN. I'm sure Canadians everywhere will be pleased with their first representative.:trollface:

 

+1 Nice review btw. I'm swinging towards buying atm.



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View PostSuper_Dreadnought, on 24 February 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

Silly me for thinking that Lo Yang was with the ROCN, and not the RCN. I'm sure Canadians everywhere will be pleased with their first representative.:trollface:

 

+1 Nice review btw. I'm swinging towards buying atm.

 

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as always a bang up review Mouse .. always enjoy reading your write ups and i do love your avatar .

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View PostCanadatron, on 24 February 2016 - 07:48 PM, said:

 

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Is it 1.5x creds for prem, and does it apply to this ship? I don't remember because I don't often play prems in this game :V My only one is the Grem, and USN DDs are currently my fav (used to be Cleve b4 nerf)
 
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View PostPersonator, on 24 February 2016 - 08:32 PM, said:

Is it 1.5x creds for prem, and does it apply to this ship? I don't remember because I don't often play prems in this game :V My only one is the Grem, and USN DDs are currently my fav (used to be Cleve b4 nerf)

 

For science, I took both ships into Co-Op a handful of times, fired my guns once, fired my torpedoes once and then made sure I died without doing any damage or earning any ribbons.  Here's what happened in two tier 6 to 8 Domination Matches where my teams won and wiped out the enemy. 

 

It appears that the ships share the same costs for HE ammunition but the torpedoes are more expensive to launch on the Lo Yang (3 times as expensive).  The repair costs on the Lo Yang are 22,000 credits less expensive and she appears to earn almost 1.5x as much as the Benson (1.42x).  I hope this helps!

 

Benson (B-Hull)

  • Repairs              91,000 credits
  • HE Shell costs           10 credits per
  • Torpedo costs            50 credits per
  • Income Earned        13,277 credits

 

Lo Yang

  • Repairs              69,000 credits
  • HE Shell costs           10 credits per
  • Torpedo costs           150 credits per
  • Income Earned        18,911 credits

 

 


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I really wish I had money, I want a destroyer that's newer than my gremmy but I am just not lucky enough. 

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View PostLittleWhiteMouse, on 24 February 2016 - 06:04 PM, said:

 

For science, I took both ships into Co-Op a handful of times, fired my guns once, fired my torpedoes once and then made sure I died without doing any damage or earning any ribbons.  Here's what happened in two tier 6 to 8 Domination Matches where my teams won and wiped out the enemy. 

 

It appears that the ships share the same costs for HE ammunition but the torpedoes are more expensive to launch on the Lo Yang (3 times as expensive).  The repair costs on the Lo Yang are 22,000 credits less expensive and she appears to earn almost 1.5x as much as the Benson (1.42x).  I hope this helps!

 

Benson (B-Hull)

  • Repairs              91,000 credits
  • HE Shell costs           10 credits per
  • Torpedo costs            50 credits per
  • Income Earned        13,277 credits

 

Lo Yang

  • Repairs              69,000 credits
  • HE Shell costs           10 credits per
  • Torpedo costs           150 credits per
  • Income Earned        18,911 credits

 

 

 

Thanks a lot for the info! Really makes me want the ship now. But I dislike packages :/
 
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Venom81 #31 Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:35 PM

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Nice write-up as always.

I do notice that my concealment rating is 6.4km with the concealment mod and camo.

Also, oddly enough, my RoF is 20 RPM with BFT.  Not sure if the game rounds up but I didn't think so.  Regardless, my Lo Yang currently says 20 rpm.  Again, minor things.  Good work :)

 

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same ROF as benson at 20.0rpm.   it fires fast and furious for sure.    I love both benson and farragut for their gunfire.

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Yes, with Basic Fire Training, your Rate of Fire will jump from 18rpm to 19.8rpm.  The game rounds up.

The Benson, however, with the C-Hull, has 20rpm with 4 guns vs 18rpm with 5 guns on the B-Hull.  The difference is 80rpm on the C-Hull (but with better AA) and 90rpm on the B-Hull.


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Great review Mouse ..... spot on IMO.

I bought her and am really pleased with her (loved Benson). The price was on the high side (with the usual bundle) but I buy premium time and doubloons anyway, so taking that into account the ship was nearer to $37, which isn't too bad. Still think Anshan is better value for money though.



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Great review, good ship, nice sister ship to Anshan.
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I run smoke and hydro, both premium with superintendent.

 

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With her back in the premium shop, I was looking for a good place to ask this question, and your review was the first most logical place since they haven't put up a forum thread announcing the return:

Why does WG keep saying that Lo Yang was a Benson-class destroyer, when she was actually an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer?  By the write-ups, she's fully 600 tons heavier than a Benson-class, and that's just looking at the very first stat available.

Edit: And apparently Lo Yang should have a sixth deck gun!

 

More on USN Destroyers here.  The info doesn't come from me, but the community answering a question that I asked.


Edited by Fishrokk, 29 July 2016 - 05:25 PM.

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The Lo Yang in this game appears to be the USS Benson, but there is confusion because there were apparently two retired US DDs with that name in the ROC navy inventory.

 

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ROCS Lo Yang

ROCS Lo Yang (DD-14) may refer to one of the following destroyers of the Republic of China Navy:

 
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Fishrokk #39 Posted 29 July 2016 - 05:38 PM

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Interesting.  The Wiki page on the Benson lists the lead being transferred to ROCN in 1954, but doesn't show what they renamed her.

 

Thanks, Nhi_Vanye!


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welp saves me some cash which means I'll have leftovers for when I throw my wallet at the Scharnhost. Thx for the review

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