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  1. YamatoA150

    Premium Ship Review - Yukon

    Frankly, considering that same "team" screwed up: Dutch Cruiser superstructures and ignored every Dutch superfan on them Cheated out the IJN's ship design evolution towards tiered emplacements and other planned refits, including Izumo, who should have had tiered emplacements similar to Yamato and was also promised a long overdue HD update Shikishima, which is not only missing a pair of 10cm DPs, but missing the armor upgrades planned for the Yamato-class Satsuma, who has a mixed secondary armament despite Japan shifting towards uniform 10cm DP secondaries, and missing properly tiered emplacements because they arbitrarily chose to supersize the superstructure Kii, which is some half-assed hybrid featuring late-war secondaries on some sort of interwar hull/superstructure Allowed a modeler to also ignore ship design evolution for Monarch and Conqueror/Thunderer by keeping the lattice masts simply "because it looked cool" Among other less-blatant ignorance of ship design evolution Screwed up H-42 and 43 (or 44, they can't even get them right) GK simply could have been H-42 with Twin 480s and torps, making it a Mega Tirpitz without yet another hull upscale Hannover is technically H-44, but opted for uniform secondary batteries when Germany stuck with mixed secondary batteries, and nerfed the guns from 508s to 483s for no reason Among other "historically researched" designs, consider me having zero expectations they won't subtly screw up HMCS Huron somehow, like going with the planned 1945 tropical refit, or picking her ASW 1950s refit simply because she'd be one of the first purpose-included ASW DDs, rather than her 1943+ self.
  2. YamatoA150

    Godzilla vs. Kong Voiceover scam?

    And the HSF Cat Captain that was only available via a special means. He sounds like he's just chugging sake half the time (Gugugugugugugugugugugugug!!!! Gug!).
  3. YamatoA150

    Premium Ship Review - Hyuga

    First, thanks for the review. Second, this is the first time in a long while since we didn't have a monkey-pawed IJN Premium. Here's to hoping we'll see more down the line. It's a bit of a shame Hyuuga didn't get a fictional secondary/AA refit taking cues from her historical one (mostly the AA mounts on the superfiring turrets and extra 127mm around the superstructure), but at least she's not another stock ship gimmicked out the aft just to make her playable at the chosen tier.
  4. YamatoA150

    Legion camo for... LEONE???

  5. YamatoA150

    Legion camo for... LEONE???

    There's a static preview of it literally next to the Marco Polo on the Premium Shop page for the Big Italian Bundle, though if you mean an in-game close up, then good luck:
  6. I agree; Shikishima isn't A150. A150 was at minimum a 85k ton battleship design with 4x Twin or 3x Triple 510mm turrets and armoring thick enough to have an immunity zone to them at 20-30km of range. That said, Shikishima IS WG's half-arsed attempt at the planned Yamato Refit, in which Yamato, Musashi, Shinano, and Hull 111 were supposed to be upgunned and updated according to the same specs as Hulls 797, 798, and 799. The major things missing though are a least a pair of Twin 10cm DPs (replaced 1:1 with the 12.7cm DPs; some sources said the Triple 155s would have also been replaced too with Twin 10cm DP mounts), the full-length TDS upgrade, and the updated armoring to the belt and turret facings.
  7. Fuso was the first, and to be fair, it works out for her given IJN BB dispersion curves. She still has it even to now. The long and short of it is that WG has hard pigeonholed themselves into "flavors" and other balance issues. 32s-34s reloads were not a problem for a long time; given that the IJN BBs from Nagato up used to have 32s reloads and something like 34s with the old traverse module that had the reload nerf penalty, and could still put out some heat. Then WG for a time period tried to chase the "instant action" nature of other PvP games including WoT, and ended up trying to push reloads into 30s or less. Now, as they're trying to shift the meta again in order to be more flexible with gun count, gun size and shell performance, some ships are unnecessarily getting reloads that don't make sense for their tier. California, Oklahoma, Hizen, and Florida (to some extent) are the most immediate examples of this, where they're given a longer reload that doesn't justify whatever little strengths they do have and end up much worse than the free line equivalent or earlier similar Premiums before them.
  8. That poor Hizen. WG must still be salty about Tsushima I guess. After Shikishima managed to mostly make it through without any major nerfs and becoming a semi-viable alternate playstyle to Yamato (although it's still not correctly modeled, due to "balans reasons"), I was wondering if WG was going to finally give the IJN more decent premiums. Looks like WG is back to the usual crappy IJN Premiums for the IJN fans bender they never left. At this rate, it seems possible that WG just abandoned Hizen in favor of a possible future T10 version, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. WG has since shifted to making money off lootcrates instead of ships, so they no longer have any incentive to make fun, and occasionally OP, Premiums like they used to (and they've never made a decent IJN Premium since Harekaze). All of them are either just boring side-grades of existing ship play styles, or half-arsed just to pad their Super Containers and X-Mas Crates.
  9. YamatoA150

    ST 0.9.10, Italian Battleships

    If what they said on the stream is accurate: The T10 will have a fully submerged citadel, 400mm long belt armor, a turtleback, icebreaker and 55 mm deck armor. The T9 is still being modelled but they said it has 4x3 381mm guns. Different AP mechanics from Roma So the T10 at the very least is going to be a tank to make up for the lack of pen power and short gun ranges (although 16x 381mm SAP shells are pretty lethal).
  10. Surprised and not surprised to see you're still active on this forum, lol.

    1. YamatoA150


      I've minimized my vocal time here since the game has only been going downhill with the heavy focus on high tier Premiums, a lack of updates to maps and Operations, and the increasingly insulting "Collaborations" (low effort money grabs). And the fact that in my personal case, there hasn't been any decent IJN Premiums worth spending time to get, although Kitakami might tempt me enough.

      I still do keep up with events though; vainly hoping for a change in WG's mindset to make the game fun again.

    2. goldeagle1123


      Yeah the game crossed the tipping point to be "beyond saving" for me years ago in terms of balance and where the went with the garbage rework to carriers, etc. The stupid high tier premium bonanza and inexcusably unbalanced myriad of Soviet ships plaguing the game is insult to injury. 

      They're long gone, but I yearn for the simpler times of when the Tirpitz being in the game was novel.

  11. YamatoA150

    New forum layout and restructure.

    Would it be too much to ask if you could please copy/paste and send my post to me in a PM?
  12. YamatoA150

    US BB Line Split is the new one

    I'm under the assumption it's more that the USN doesn't have any other 18" gun carrier designs while almost all other nations do, and they're also experimenting with high-caliber broadside alphas (massive punch, but low reload). For the longest time, Amagi was actually one of the better alpha broadsiders thanks to 10 guns vs 8 or 9 in its tier but pretty well balanced for the most part, but now we get the SoDak20 with 12 of them in the tier, but is also paying a heftier penalty in exchange for being able to further massacre T6s and abuse unlucky T7s. Whatever the outcome of balancing is, it's quite likely that none of them will see a major reload buff (maybe 38s at T8 and 35s at T9-10), but at least get some defensive buffs; maybe just the same artificially enhanced maneuverability as the rest of the USN Standard BBs and faster reloading DCP.
  13. YamatoA150

    New forum layout and restructure.

    Is there no way we can look back at our old posts at least? I have written up an in-depth comparison of PC WoWs lackluster AL Collaborations vs Mobile WoWs that was posted in this thread (linked to my post), but now I have no way of viewing it.
  14. YamatoA150

    US BB Line Split is the new one

    There isn't much to debate yet; USN gets more guns, "great AA" (not something even worth considering into balance now), and considerable punch per shell, with some hefty penalties for that number of guns. Armor is up in the air. If anything, the push towards giving the USN 12x 406mm guns at T8 and T9 and 12x 457mm guns at T10 means the IJN can get in on the concept too, but better balanced by having slightly fewer guns but more speed and faster reload as per their designs: The 25-26 knot Kongou Replacement designs that could squeeze into T7 and T8, depending on the weight class (IIRC; 30k and 35k tons before modernizations, differences just being in armor). 9x or 10x Kongou Replacement design at T7; either with 32s reload (9x to flex on Sinop) or 35s reload (10x KGV-like design). 10x KGV-like Kongou Replacement design at T8; either keeping the same 30s reload like Amagi since it's the same number of guns. Further increases the likelihood of seeing more 10x 410mm IJN BBs at T8 and T9; such as in a modernized Tosa at T8 and a modernized Kii at T9. Opens the way to Number 13 Design L with 10x 460mm at T10; effectively a Super Amagi since it's the same 5x2 setup like Amagi, Tosa, and Kii before it. Reload would just be slightly penalized to 32-35s on account of only having 10 guns and having better speed than Vermont. Further opens the way to 460mm guns a tier lower; as in either another Yamato-class at T9, or a Number 13 Design variant with 4x Twin 460mm at T9, as basically "Super Nagato". This would be sort of a mirror to the classic More Guns vs Powerful Guns originally exemplified by Montana vs Yamato, except now it's 12x USN 16" at T9 vs 8x or 9x IJN 460mm at T9. Increases the chances of Design A-140 J3, a 4x Triple 410mm IJN design, to exist either at T9 or T10 (or both; just because) depending on balancing. Increases the chances of seeing the 4x Twin 510mm "Extended Yamato Refit" concept with 12x Twin covered 100mm DPs (6 per side), which is basically Shikishima on the Ohio plan. Becoming the new More Guns vs Bigger Guns rivalry between the USN and IJN; except it's Vermont vs "Extended Yamato Refit". Outside of the IJN, this loosens things also for the Germans (maybe 8x 480mm on a GK variant), French (9x 431mm on a conventional AB-X design or hog wild with 3x4 431mm on a "Mega Alsace"), and Italians (that 4x4 406mm monster design isn't looking so out of place now...). Caliber creep or more guns creep is going to be a thing for sure, to help push more ships/lines.
  15. YamatoA150

    US BB Line Split is the new one

    Reload might see a slight buff to something like 38s or such, and speed could go up to 25kt, but I wouldn't expect much. For one, they're currently set for a 9.7 release, meaning they have near final stats already. The way the ships are set up, it's all but expected that players would either have to take the turret traverse module (bringing the traverse to something like 33-35s) or the reload module (also bringing the reload to something like 33-35s). Which sort of makes sense since the T9 and T10 would be way too OP with decent 35-40s traverse, standard 30-32s reloading, 12x 16" and 12x 18" guns at T9 and T10 while everyone else only has 10x or 9x 16" at T9 (Musashi currently the sole outlier with 9x 18.1") and only 8x or 9x 18" or 18.1" guns at T10. On the other hand, this very much pigeonholes the ships to two builds.