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About Jason082278

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  1. I wont pay to convert elite exp to free exp, however.... If they were to allow me to convert my elite XP to free exp, I could unlock some fun ships ... which I would have to grind the credits for... which would prompt me to buy some premium time....
  2. Unlocked Mogami Today

    Love the 155 Mogami, still have her along with my Atago as my tier 8 ships. The RoF on the 155s is a blast and a welcome change from the 203s of the Myoko and Ibuki. As stated above the poor armor means you will get deleted at times by BB fire even when properly angled and dodging, especially when seeing tier 10s and 9s. I did not like the Ibuki at all. She seems like just a bigger Myoko with the same guns, but the shells are very floaty which can make long range gunnery tricky at times. She is easily deleted by BBs as well. She can stealth fire torps but that means you are within 12km or less from an enemy and if you get spotted that's a bad place to be.... Had a few really good games and a lot of really bad games in her. I found her to be bad paradox as you didn't hardly dare get too close which means firing at 15km+ but with those floaty shells hitting anything maneuvering at all was tough. People would rather fire at me 14km+ away as opposed to that BB 8km from them .... Zao is worth the grind. You finally get some armor and laser beams for main guns with the typical IJN great stealth. Her torps are shorter ranged and fired from a bad angle but they are fast and hit hard. I think she may have the slowest rate of fire and lowest health pool however.
  3. Would you play a space game? (Poll)

    A space game would be fun as long as it was more capital ship based and not a rehash of warplanes. Having highly customizable ships would be a fun as well with all different kinds of armor, shields, weapons and upgrades. Or a mech based game based on the WOT engine might be fun as well. I played War Robots and it was a blast until they killed their game with over powered pay to win bots. WG seems to have dialed into how to make these types of games make money without going full out pay to win like Pixonic did.
  4. Kirov?

    I liked the guns and she has ok maneuverability. Apart from the lack of armor, which is an issue most light cruiser deal with, the 14km spotting was the worst part of the ship. You basically have to operate most matches as if you are spotted for the entire game if you are in open water. Its difficult to stop firing and go dark like you can in IJN cruisers. In smaller maps it can be hard to stay 14km+ away from everyone. I had a 10 point captain in the Kirov but spent my 4 point skill on IFHE so no CE for me. Moved on to the Budyonny which has slightly better concealment but really wanting CE for my captain.
  5. What the hell is hte Hindenberg made of?

    Hindys are tough. I citadel a Hindy on my Zao from time to time but its always when Im firing from 12-18KM out. Saw a cruiser rounding an island in clan wars at 6km, had my AP loaded and when I saw he was basically broadside to me I let loose a salvo and was ready for a devastating strike or at least multiple citadels. I hit him multiple times for 4k damage and said to myself wth. Second salvo hit him again for 4-6km and I was stunned he was still afloat until I realized it was a HIndy I was firing at. He was able to out DPS me despite me getting the first salvo off.... Bow on the HIndy can tank some decent damage as well....
  6. Skiping Ibuki yes or no?

    The floaty shells are difficult to deal with and her HE can be unreliable at times. I often fired into the super structure of a bow tanking or a highly angled BB and landed 6-8 shells for a whopping 1,089 damage. In some matches you will just not get any fires going or when you do the enemies just repair and put them out, and in those matches the ship really struggles to do significant damage. The 10k torps are nice but to use them means you are getting to within 12km or so of reds, and you are just asking to be deleted at that range. Ive had Yamatos and Montanas hit me for 80% damage while kiting away from them at ridiculously high angles... it does not matter with this ship... those BBs can rip you apart from just about any angle. I had a few great games on this ship and a lot of Meh games. I suffered through it til the half way point to the Zao and started using flags and camo to speed up the grind. Eventually I ended up using 30k free exp to get the grind over with. Glad its over with... Roon was a much more pleasant tier 9 grind.
  7. Why did you pick your patch?

    I picked the shark because that's my three year old boys favorite sea creature....
  8. Skiping Ibuki yes or no?

    The ship would be playable if the shell arcs were not so floaty. Used flags and camo to get through it as fast as possible and sold her first chance I got.
  9. As stated in multiple other post this is not a simulator game, this is an action game. There are so many aspects of this game that defy logic and go against reality so why adhere to this aspect of naval warfare? Carriers launching planes with the deck on fire, while shells are raining down on the flight deck... are you kidding me...
  10. Is the Zao still a beast?

    I just recently got the Zao and she can really dish the damage in randoms still with her get fire starting capabilities and her good AP. You don't mind all those bow tanking BBs when you drop 8 HE rounds on their head and start em burning. Ive played her in a couple clan wars scrimmages and she does great firing at the enemy BB or a distracted cruiser but if you get into a duel with another cruiser your low RoF really handicaps her. She doesn't have radar to get a bead on that Minotaur or that DD that pops smoke as soon as you jump em and doesn't get smoke to sit in if you get in a tight spot. You just have to rely on that great concealment and great HE. Yeah shes got good torps but you have to expose a lot of broadside to get into the firing arc. She is squishy from the sides, I think a Hindy/Roon would eat her for breakfast in a brawl. I landed a devastating strike (3 citadel hits) on a broadside Zao the other day from 12km using my Roon. Shes a good sniper with those great gun arcs, but brawler, not so much. The Moskva is the long range bow tanking cruiser you should look into. Hindy is a good brawler with that turtleback armor as she's hard to citadel at close range.
  11. IJN cruiser bug, it's called the Ibuki

    I did not like the Ibuki either. The concealment is trademark IJN good, with those nice 10km torps and decent main gun range but apart from that.... The gun arcs are not as good as the Atago, Mogami or Myoko. Sure she gets a heal but so do all tier 9 cruisers. She has to stay at range to not get deleted, but her lazy gun arcs make landing shots at range difficult at times, and that 15 second reload is agonizingly slow after the 155s of the Mogami. I sold her as soon as I unlocked the Zao. Ive heard the tier 9 IJN BB is a pain as well. If the Ibuki had the same shell ballistics as the Atago she would be much more playable. The Tier nine Roon is a much more enjoyable boat.
  12. HELP--Kirov or Shchors???

    I thought the Kirov was ok, didn't hate it but didn't love it. The Buyonny is to me a big improvement over Kirov, I like her a lot. The Shchors has twelve guns with that nice 8 second reload and good guns arcs.... cant wait to get her ... shes gonna be like having of Tier 7 Mogami...
  13. Kirov

    I had a 10 point cappy in mine from an operation and went with IFHE instead of concealment expert. Partially because I knew I would need IFHE on Budyonny, but the lack of concealment was a rough trade off. The nearly 14km spotting range was tough you had to watch that priority target counter like a hawk and if anyone started to target me id start the WASD dance and no she doesn't turn well. I didn't love the ship but I didn't dislike it. The guns were good, torps worthless, concealment awful, no armor and maneuverability is not that great either. I sold it when I moved on to Budyonny and like her a lot better. The guns fire faster, the concealment is marginally better and she moves a lot better, the Bud is on track to be my new go to tier 6 cruiser for operations and what not...sorry Cleveland. I would definitely agree that the Soviet line is not the best one to start out with if you have never played cruisers before. The Kirov is really where the line starts to take its shape as the Bogatry is a lot like the St. Louis and Svetlana is a bit like Phoenix/Omaha. The Kirov really doesn't play like either of those ships.
  14. Budyonny Props

    I like the Budyonny a lot, it seems like a real upgrade from the Kirov. The faster firing guns, slightly better concealment and better maneuverability are nice. Those gun arcs are soooo awesome. I was firing at a cruiser on twins, cleared the end of one of the big islands and behold a Duke of York at 10K from me. I bow tanked him and figured he was gonna delete me fast at that range but I was gonna do as much damage to him before he killed me. Pointed the bow at him, came to a dead stop and let him open the distance as he was moving away from me. I put 6 guns on target and started peppering him with HE. Got him burning, he fired 3 salvos at me and got me to half health when his fourth salvo hit nothing but water he gave up and turned on another target as I just continued to BBQ him to death.
  15. Ibuki w/ Reload Mod

    I ran the range mod the whole way and never even unlocked the upgraded fire control. I used camo and flags to get this grind over with ASAP as the floaty shell arcs were just unplayable for me especially since you have to stay at near max range in this thing. I would have some good games, but balanced by some really terrible ones as well. There were nights where the shells just would not fall on target, or you just could not get any fires going as this thing seems to be highly dependent on fire damage. The HE would also seem to be really unreliable at times, as I would often hit a BB with 6-8 rounds in the super structure and only do 1,089 damage. The Zao is absolutely worth it so if you are struggling through the Ibuki.... hang in there and get through it. I love my IJN cruisers as I still have the Aoba, Myoko, Mogami and Atago but I am up to the Roon in the German line and the fast firing guns, great AP and reliable HE damage along with good to great gun arcs are really fun.