It does...a bit. Farragut is a big step up from Nicholas. Farragut play demands extreme care, keeping the guns quiet until you are in a position to avoid jeopardy. The torps are quite enjoyable, and the guns are good. but it's been powercrept at tier 6 a bit. I'll make a few Farragut videos in coming days.
If you can, get a Sims, and devote yourself to getting good at playing it. Once you understand Sims, you unlock a lot of the skills you will need to be a good USN DD captain. Nicholas, Sims and Fletcher are the quintessential USN DDs.
Thanks. That's awesome.