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    Wows Nightly News 36: Graf Zeppelin Inter-Review

    The biggest problem I have with the ship is that her ordnance is across the board problematic in some way. I can see what the devs were going for with her; "use the fast planes to just keep hitting the enemy over and over again." However you have to risk your flight group each time you send it out and GZ doesn't have any gimmicks at all to avoid being deplaned. Just making it so that she could reliably damage ships, especially DDs, would put her much higher on my list. Speaking of which I'm going to release my personal recommendations for the tier 8 CVs some time this week.
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    Wows Nightly News 36: Graf Zeppelin Inter-Review

    Sorry this one took a few more days than promised but I needed to really play the GZ to be sure I was right about her. In summery she’s got fast planes but their survivability and damage leaves a lot to be desired. But let’s start with the CV itself. Graf Zeppelin has pretty average speed, AA, and durability. The one really stand out feature are her secondaries, which can reach out to 9.8 KM with a full secondary build. Their hit chance and damage output is pretty good too. If you’re in a DD you might want to consider dealing with A GZ exclusively with stealth torps. Sadly though her secondariess may be her best weapon for dealing with DDs. Her attack aircraft aren’t as relatively zippy as her airplanes are and only two of them attack at a time with eight rockets. While the damage they do individually is pretty good, their small quantity doesn’t make them the best DD hunting weapons. Which is a shame because she’s rather dependent on them do deal with Destroyers. Her torpedo bombers can move at an insane 253 knots stock. It’s a shame the torps are rather slow and that you find yourself having to lead the target significantly even on point blank drops and the damage isn’t that great. These are also a bit on the fragile side and you don’t get a large squadron like Kaga. The Dive bomber are infuriating. The have the same great speed (and great pen as a consequence) as the torpedo bombers but they are also just a fragile. Unfortunately they are ridiculously unreliable. Graf Zeppelin is unique in that’s its dive bomber reticle is circular so you can approach from an angle and get the same results. Unfortunately it only drops two bombs and the circle is big enough that you will frequently miss the citadel or the ship entirely if you aren’t using an exploit. All and all the Zeppelin can potentially hammer its opponents in quick succession if you can keep your air wing alive, but with fragile squadrons and no bonuses to reserve size or regeneration time, Graf Zeppelin is a carrier that’s extremely vulnerable to deplaning. It could be one of those “High skill floor, high skill ceiling” scenarios but I think there is a bit too much RNG involved with her performance for that to be the case. I’m sure Yuro will make a video proving me wrong though. Edit: How could I forget historicity? Graf Zeppelin was never finished or commissioned but she was launched. Ironically she's probably more collectable than Saipan just because she was the only named purpose built carrier from her country. BTW with that in mind there probably isn't ever going to be German tech tree CVs so you will need to run a dedicated captain for the Zep. Further Edited: one point I really forgot to mention is that the GZ is the best CV for co-op. Her aircraft speed is enormously useful in that mode while her lack of endurance isn't that much of a hindrance.
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    Torps- they keep going and going

    I had this happen to me the other day. I thought it was client side but I saw an enemy ship turn to dodge them.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral fully engulfed, burning to the ground.

    Some early photos have been taken of the interior. It's not unscathed but it could have been a lot worse.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral fully engulfed, burning to the ground.

    True and it's entirely in character for terrorist groups to claim responsibility for acts they weren't involved with. I think they are trying to keep the peace until the real cause has been nailed down.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral fully engulfed, burning to the ground.

    The fire department has "temporarily ruled out" arson and terrorism. I'm not sure quite what that means.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral fully engulfed, burning to the ground.

    The crown of thorns has confirmed to have been recovered.
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    Notre Dame Cathedral fully engulfed, burning to the ground.

    Not an expert myself but the exterior walls of a cathedral are pretty damn solidly built. several have survived fires and stood for centuries without maintenance. Like the ruined St.Andrew's cathedral. More of it would be standing if it hadn't been cannibalized for stone.
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    When Your TKer Claims You Suck and Had to be Dealt With

    I'm sure in his mind he's the top scoring player and everybody else is just hacking or not playing the game the right way.
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    What is special about each of the Premium CVs?

    I've reviewed three of the four and will be posting my thoughts on Graf Zeppelin tomorrow. Shameless plug time.
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    IJN CV kaga question

    She's actually my number one recommendation right now, and I really didn't think she would be playing her during the early parts of the rework. Those reserves give her the ability to really keep hammering opponents if you can dodge flak.
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    More premium CVs??

    York town and Akagi are likely going to be added during this time so that the lines have enough ships.
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    GZ feedback

    I think they Graf Zeppelined the Graf Zeppelin. Who'd a thunk?
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    Wows Nightly News 35: Premium CVs!

    well [[redacted]]. Oh well they are still modeled to look like air drop crates. Edit: fixed it anyway