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  1. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    It wouldn't be the stupidest premium I've seen so far this year.
  2. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    Could mean anything. Could be a one-off premium. Could be for a stupid-cruiser. Could be for an NPC gun emplacement or bot-ship. Or it could be the preliminary to the Soviet battleship line. We just don't know.
  3. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    Rumour and conjecture from earlier "leaks" which included British Destroyers (this one was a gimme at the time of the leaks, so don't weigh it too heavily), British Aircraft carriers (just announced) and Russian Battleships (no direct evidence yet).
  4. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    Please do. It's a discussion point worth talking to the devs about tomorrow when they get back from the weekend (in about 12 hours).
  5. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    At a full stop until I get access to the ship again. I've been working on getting Prinz Eitel Friedrich reviewed for most of this week. I've put together four graphics for her today while hopped up on flu medication, so we'll see how the final product ends up. The other CCs have also been keeping me busy with mapping dispersion for some of the (troubled) test ships. One of the Work in Progress graphics for PEF.
  6. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    Yeah, the 25s are artificially buffed in World of Warships -- there's no doubt of that. They'd be the most egregious example of gameplay needs superseding historical performance if it weren't for Hood's rocket launchers.
  7. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    The IJN ships typically don't have strong AA (they're usually the worst at their tier barring the odd premium). Kii has strong anti aircraft firepower because she uses the 100mm/65s as her dual-purpose guns backed by 40mm Bofors and a similar number of the IJN 25mm guns -- quite an atypical loadout for an IJN battleship.
  8. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    Seeing as the Italian cruiser tech tree ships are due out Soon™ and we've had four Italian premiums released, their foray into the Italian archives likely happened no later than in late 2015 / early 2016.
  9. LittleWhiteMouse

    How Can a Battleship out run a Leningrad?

    I'd need a replay on this one. Leningrad (43kt top speed) with Engine Boost should be trucking at 46 knots. Throwing her rudder about will only slow her to about 34 knots without boost. Was your engine knocked out? Even with Last Stand that can give the edge to a fast battleship to keep pace with you provided they were moving in a straight line. Battleships like Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Bismarck, Tirpitz or Gascogne could keep up a steady rate of fire with their faster reloads while also shelling you constantly with secondaries.
  10. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    I felt the same. That's why her performance has been so surprising for me.
  11. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    USN 406mm/45s aren't high enough velocity to make overpenetrations a particular concern. What you'd overpenetrate with West Virginia's 406mm, you'd do the same for Arizona's 356mm (barring a 25mm plate autobouncing Arizona's shells and keeping them in). Arizona and West Virginia have very similar ballistic properties on their shells with all but identical dispersion areas and shell distribution. If you're comfortable with Arizona's gunnery, West Virginia's targeting is the same.
  12. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    And she trades that all for god-tier guns. The performance on the USN 406mm/45s isn't something to sneeze at when placed at tier VI. At tier VI you're usually given the choice between high penetration (Dunkerque, Arizona, New Mexico) or the ability to overmatch (Queen Elizabeth, Bayern, Mutsu). West Virginia has both with the accuracy and precision to boot without sacrificing rate of fire.
  13. LittleWhiteMouse

    The Rise And Rise Of Russian Premiums

    West Virginia '41 has 1.8 sigma, not 1.5. She's god-tier good in the current test build (and subject to change). Like, I'm personally calling for nerfs -- she's that good. Let's go over these. Musashi (tier IX) is arguably one of (if not THE) best battleship at her tier. Kii (tier VIII) doesn't have the same main battery performance as Amagi, being slightly less accurate and slower firing. She has torpedoes and awesome 100mm secondary mounts but she lacks range on both and the armour to make brawling viable. Her AA power is phenomenal though. Ashitaka (tier VII) is amazing since they gave her the upgraded shells. She's fast and fragile but she hits just as hard as Amagi does a full tier lower. Mutsu (tier VI) is admittedly mediocre, but she's not weak. Her 406mm guns are no slouches. Her AP shells perform comparably to the Royal Navy 381mm guns on Queen Elizabeth and better than the 380mm from Bayern. So out of the four, we have two extremely strong premiums (Musashi, Ashitaka), one that's meh (Mutsu) and one that's situationally incredibly powerful but on the whole a downgrade from the tech tree ship. Honestly, these are good premiums / reward ships. Ashitaka is a wonderful alternative to Nagato, trading durability for speed and firepower. I cannot recommend her strongly enough to IJN battleship enthusiasts. I like very much that she provides an alternative to the tech tree ship without overshadowing her entirely. Musashi will always be hella strong until something happens to the overmatch mechanics. Her only fault is that she's not terribly interesting. Mutsu will always be controversial. She's not a bad ship at all -- she's quite powerful, even, and a great addition to the tier VI battleship lineup. This is arguably the most diverse and balanced tier for battleships -- that Mutsu fits in and competes well says a lot. As for Kii? She's a cobbled-together monster -- decent at a lot of different things but not good at any one thing in particular. She's my least favourite of the four.
  14. LittleWhiteMouse

    Finally broke 100 karma

    Zath has more than I do. Smaug hoards his treasures well.