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  1. The continuing argument over realism vs. game balance 1. Torpedo Reloads - amount during a game. Calculate the weight of the torps fired by the majority of players - how do the ships carry that many reloads without sinking? Lets not even get into the time it takes to reload them. 2. Unrealistic secondary battery range and damage. Take US BB's for instance - why do the same mounts on a Gearing vs. Iowa/Montana differ so much? I can hear it now "Game balance, this is not a simulator". Yet other aspects are argued are put into the game for realism. Pick one already!!!!!
  2. One more - could not resist, self explanatory if you are on this forum.
  3. I feel the same about DD's and CV's. I've tried them, my play style just does not support them. I do however enjoy the heck out of sinking them. I only buy Tier V+, US, British and one Russian premium to this point. Atlanta, Indianapolis, Texas, Arizona, Alabama, Missouri, Warspite, Hood, Belfast, Kutuzov, Kept a few of the regular tech tree BB's - KGV, Lion, Conqueror, Kongo, Fuso, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Bayern, Gneisenau, Bismarck, (will not be keeping Freddy).
  4. It is a little old, but you can't go wrong with Gunny and the Duke!
  5. U-505 is at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The capture of the 505 is a great story plus the effort to get her to the museum is a wonder of engineering. Took me 3 days to go through the museum. AWESOME!!!!
  6. Apologize if you don't like Missouri, I love it and never had an issue with credit making potential of it. Lets see..... you had money burning a hole in your pocket and did not take people's advise - take a look at your original post. You could have had the Missouri for about $74 AND, at the very least 30 DAYS OF PREMIUM...... if you would have waited. Credit card purchase special of DB plus waited for a conversion event. Holiday sales are a great occasion. I waited 4 months for a conversion event - got the Missouri, Montana and finished up my Baltimore for $100. Never purchase on regular - ALWAYS WAIT FOR A SALE!!!! Worked in Tanks, works in warships.
  7. Lets see here, really too many as indicated above: TEXAS, LEXINGTON, NEW JERSEY, MISSOURI, WISCONSIN, ALABAMA, MASSACHUSETTS, NORTH CAROLINA KIDD, JOSEPH P KENNEDY, ARIZONA (the memorial), UTAH (as much as you can), BATFISH, BOWFIN, CASSIN YOUNG CAVALLA, CONSTELLATION, CONSTITUTION, DRUM, EDSON, INTREPID, ELISSA, GROWLER, U-505, HIDDENSEE, LIONFISH NAUTILUS, OLYMPIA, STEWART, MONITOR (Sort of, turret and engine anyways), plus a couple of PT boats.
  8. Wait until at least January. There are major sales about to come with the holidays - along with conversion specials. You may be able to get more than the MO - if you wait just a little longer!
  9. Kept both, bought Kutuzov the last day she was available.
  10. Free time hobbies - carry a pretty good line of 1/700 and 1/350 Bismarck or Tirpitz. You could always find them on ebay also.
  11. Don't know who the heck this person named Padawan is, but I have had this for a while - thought others may like to see.
  12. Another option is the light cruiser studies in 1937-38. Looks to be about 26 proposed variations. This turned out the Atlanta, but there are other interesting options (attached).
  13. Since this is purely speculation, the Omaha 8 gun derivative was my best guess judging historically. We all know WG is going to use the historically accurate reason only if it is something they want. With Dallas, they have lots of "wiggle room" to do whatever they want. Whatever they decide, I can't wait for Helena (a Brooklyn), to see what they come up with for Seattle and the Buffalo with torps!
  14. Of course the armor scheme would have to be re-worked - it is at a tier higher, but it gives a good starting place.
  15. How about a derivative of the Omaha? From Wiki: The U.S. Navy was not entirely pleased with the Omaha class, so a new design was drawn up that was derived from it. This new class replaced the 6-inch guns with four turrets (2 forward, 2 aft) each with two 6-inch guns. I would think this would be similar to the Leander? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha-class_cruiser