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  1. I was hoping that was going to be hard mode, a change in Tier of the ships available to use and fight against. Maybe now T4-5 would be hard mode without changing the operation at all? We could still grind out our T5 ships (like Emerald and Emile). I should have been playing them more, instead of taking the easy path and playing Cleveland/Nurnberg.
  2. I guess you can't have a fail division (with 5 and 6) in it anymore. Will have to try this and see. Might be a way to slip a T5 ship in.
  3. At first I thought yeah! Then I thought for every Emile or Furutaka you take out there are Konigsbergs, that are being excluded. I honestly hate seeing 2 or more DDs worse than Tier V ships in general. The bots seem to dodge torps too well most of the time to make the DDs as effective as they should be. Also, Kongo and Konig want to take exception to the Tier 5 can't do well in scenarios. I enjoy seeing either of these on my team (or the ARP Kongo equivalents). The biggest problem with Texas and NY is that they are slow and require you to know where to go and when to go there, if they are to be effective.
  4. If you are in a CL, gunboat DDs, and some CA or BBs, countering a DD isn't hard if they are spotted early enough, that's where having your own DDs still alive helps out. Even if they aren't the gunboat type DD if they can spot the red DDs it is your responsibility to kill the ships they find. And if they smoke up, the one option is for the ships within range to open fire of the smoke screen. Even better if you have radar, but that isn't absolutely necessary to hit the smoked ship. It just takes a little longer or some luck to find them inside the smoke.
  5. Other than DDs, the cruisers Konigsberg and Nurnberg seem the most prone to the dreaded detonation RNG roll. The guns on the back make kiting a viable option, until, you take a shell on the tip of the ship that runs all the way through your cruiser to hit the magazine. I generally run the flags on both of these. Haven't experienced any such thing from other cruisers, not on a regular basis at least.
  6. I guess the best they can hope for is a handful of premium ships then, thanks.
  7. Pan Asia is pretty easy for them, since I think they are ships already in the game. Minor respects on performance and they should be good to go. Same as moving Nurnberg to the Russian tree. Or Omaha to the Russian tree. Fairly easy to do compared to creating a new line. I suspect we'll see the same as the CommonWealth tree is populated by ships already in the system.
  8. So we think: 2017 1) Pan Asia DDs, then French BBs. 2018 first quarter Russian BBs after that who knows?
  9. I think I also left off the British and German CVs, after Graf Spee, I'm not sure if when we will see them.
  10. More BBs could be a good thing, it would dilute the amount of British and German BBs in the MM, CB will be just as bad for CL/CAs, more things to kill cruisers. Welcome to world of Battleships.
  11. There is still a lot of lines they can fill in, and since they seem to like BBs and CBs, here is a proposed list off the top of my head. Note: Every other Tree released would be either a BB or CB line. So, possibly something like this: 1. Pan Asia DDs 2. Italian BBs 3. French DDs 4. Russian BBs 5. Italian CL/CAs 6. French BBs Which would leave other things like British, German, Russian, and USA Battle Cruisers. USA Cruiser Tree split, maybe a Commonwealth or Pan Asia line of Cruisers. British DDs, and possibly Commonwealth DDs, and Italian DDs. Feel free to rearrange the list to suit your hopes or preferences.
  12. How could you forget the Russian BB line? All those glorious paper ships coming soon, cause, Wargaming.
  13. Low Tier American (and now also the British) BBs, I'm talking about the South Carolina and Wyoming. After that they got better and I must have learned how to play them. Part of the problem was that I started in Cruisers and didn't go back for the BBs until I hit Tier 5/6 in cruisers. Minekaze and Fubuki (honorable mention to the Clemson), no fun at all in these. I have to admit to liking most cruisers, except for the Tenryu, and Danae/Emerald.
  14. I can see possibilities here for more even match making. This would allow MM more flexibility, a good example might be the Furutaka and Aoba, with a fully upgraded Furutaka being approximately equal to a base Aoba as far as the MM would be concerned. While the upgraded Aoba would be a Tier higher. There are probably some points where it would break down, simply because there is such a big jump from one tier to the next. It would be interesting to see how the Tech Tree would look if ships jumped multiple levels. Anyway this subject probably should have its own thread.
  15. Personally, the game is hard enough for this potato without worrying about what ship I can keep, and which to get rid of because it is better than it should have been for the time period. But if he chooses to play with these restrictions on his own game play, and that makes the game more fun for him, I say go for it. I still find this discussion useful, I like knowing more about the ships, which is why I frequent the WIKI pages occasionally.