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  1. It is hard to convey scale without being on the ships in question.
  2. Iridium81

    340mm French Guns

    I would advise not using HE on heavily armored BBs, just aim at the weather deck of a broadside BB and watch 4-6 normal penetrations give you 15-19k damage. Otherwise, I agree that aiming for waterline with the lesser guns at range is a waste of time.
  3. Iridium81

    Finally made 750k free XP, what next?

    The fact that it automatically turns on to use premium currency is complete garbage though. It should be an option, but not the default setting. I agree that this particular instance is sketchy as all hell by WG to do. Be very careful when it concerns your money and in game choices, the design is not in your favor when it comes to making educated decisions.
  4. The torpedoes on Tirpitz aren't for ranged attack, but for brawling at point blank range (under 2km), when dodging is impossible or at least near to.
  5. Sorry to say, but BB AP has nowhere near that amount of explosive filler in them. Yamato's 18.1" main battery shells are 3,219 lbs. They have 74.6 lbs of bursting charge in them. Queen Elizabeth's 15" guns are 1,938 lbs, and have 48.5 lbs of filler. The ratio you are suggesting is not even close to HE for these vessels, QE has 224 lbs of filler at 1,938 lbs. Yamato's HE has 136 lbs of filler, total weight of 2,998 lbs. Just a nit pick. http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNJAP_18-45_t94.php http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_15-42_mk1.php
  6. Iridium81

    Oh, joy. Copper.

    I'd agree, WG appears to be splitting the game economy up as much as possible so that you have to spend more money on conversion or whatever contrivances they can come up with because they screwed up the original economy, and doubling down on this is their answer. We'll see though, maybe they'll come back from the brink of whats been proven to fail before.
  7. Iridium81

    What's this copper currency?

    There shouldn't be niche currencies, has no one learned from Star Trek Online's multitude of nonsensical currencies?
  8. Iridium81

    What's this copper currency?

    It might not be technically fraud, but people tend to have a poor view on products that change for the worse after purchase. It is well within WG's right to make changes after the fact, however it does have consequences in brand trust. Poor planning by WG really, which is why we're here with multiple currencies being made to push us to buy more stuff.
  9. Iridium81

    What's this copper currency?

    Definitely starting to look like WG doesn't like the amount of silver in circulation, so they're making new currencies for the consumer to buy. Sad to see them making this mistake on top of an old one.
  10. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    Yeah, its hard not to get bogged down in it. People have to get less attached to specific numbers and understand the evolutionary process of the naval arms race in the 1900s, but eh... Talking about learning/experiencing the naval arms race, I'm really looking forward to Rule the Waves II. Looks to be shaping up good if you don't mind a game that looks like AutoCAD or Excel.
  11. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    I would go so far as to say either figure isn't part of the equation. The mass of the vessel, or length is merely the result of the demands required by the planners. The whole ship building process seems to be oversimplified dramatically by many, missing the point that ships are built with a mission or many missions in mind, and its characteristics are a result of that. The characteristics are not the defining feature, merely a consequence of it. Designing a Ship Article by Stuart Slade
  12. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    Every time I've seen these type of threads I've attempted to get people to read those two books... A lot of people have opinions on things without any context of the facts.
  13. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    Mainly because there is a hole to fill, but some people think its a square one, and others think its round.
  14. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    Whats your point? They were for all intents, cruisers and functioning as the role of a cruiser of the time. They went just as fast as contemporary cruisers of the time did. There is no list of characteristics that a ship must meet in order to be classified as a certain type.
  15. Iridium81

    Alaska HP question?

    Armored cruisers had 254mm guns back in 1906, and then there were a few ships with 283mm guns that could be described as cruisers in the 1930s.
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