So I apparently do pretty good damage in my Iowa, but she just feels so lackluster in every way compared to pretty much any other T9 BB. FDG has great armor, hydro, secondaries, etc. Soyuz has Stalinium everything and railguns. Jean Bart has speed boost and MBRB, We don't talk about Minni-slow-ta, etc
Her armor doesn't seem to hold up (I've had cruisers take off 10k when I'm bow in), and citadels from the dumbest angles. Yes I know it's not as bad as it once was, but she still feels so flimsy. Not to mention how much SAP and HE hurts.
The maneuverability is downright tragic, forget dodging torps; if you do; it's purely down to luck. Yes I do have the C hull.
She can go fast but can't turn or get moving/slow down within a postal code, and struggles to be able to didge anything or get out of sticky situations
The guns are supposed to be great, but almost every time I pull the trigger they either all miss, or just shatter and bounce. No, I'm not sitting at 17km+, yes I'm running the dispersion mod, yes I'm trying to shoot what's broadside if I can. Still doesn't pay off. I've had so many 70-80k games that easily could have been 100k+ if the guns weren't so horribly unreliable...she feels like Littorio, without the stealth or great shell velocity. I've watched several videos to try to figure Iowa out, I'll usually try to go to a flank and stay at mid range. Focus cruisers and broadside BB's. But there's nothing like lining up the perfect shot so many times just to have the guns utterly fail in every way. The shells are so slow to get downrange that they're easy af to dodge.
I was slow to warm to NC, but I did end up liking her after a while. Iowa I just can't come to terms with. No matter what I try to do differently, I can't can't make this thing work for me....