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  1. Pfff, this is World of Warships. To the gulag with you! How dare you speak poorly of Stronk Stalinium Soviet Ships! Reality means nothing here!
  2. WidochMeirker

    The gangut is not good at all

    It's an absolute turd I agree. Just push through it as fast as you can, it's gets a lot better later on. Move on, sell it, never look back. True Russian bias in this game is on the way and you'll enjoy the fantasy battleships later on.
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    Kitakaze and Harugumo Upgrade Torps

    You have to remember that IJN torps can be spotted by enemy ships from basically across the map. Assuming they aren't absolute morons, they'll have the ability and time to dodge them in most cases. If the other team aren't either caught in a perfect ambush or just happen to be a bunch of window lickers, you won't get many hits or much damage with any of the IJN torps. Add in that most every ship has hydro these days, carrier play, other planes in the air and radar, relying on IJN torps for damage won't cut it. So, why put yourself in more danger by getting a slow and hard to maneuver boat even further into insta-death radar range? Is that 1% higher chance of getting a hit on already bad torpedoes worth the risk if getting caught 2 or 3 KM inside radar range with absolutely nothing you can do about it because you're slow, big and can't dodge? The Shima is the only IJN destroyer I even pay attention to in other ships, not because the torps are good, but because there are so many it can be hard to dodge every single one. But other IJN ships? Just drive around the torps.
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    There's no reason to keep it. It's just a speed bump to an actually decent destroyer. I sold mine with a sigh of relief and a smile on my face. I was so sick and tired of that pile of crap.
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    Akizuki — Japanese Tier VIII destroyer.

    I do not understand the hard on some people seem to have for the Akizuki. If you get spotted, which happens often due to the poor concealment for it's tier, or painted by radar, which is also common in this ship at it's tier or hit with hydro, which every destroyer and cruiser has these days, you're instantly dead. It's huge, too slow to get away from anything, turns like a bath tub and is made of match sticks with a plastic engine. In addition to this it has the poor IJN torpedoes which can be spotted from across the map and easily dodged. The guns don't really do anything as the fire chance is so low you can hit something 100 times and not see a fire. The AP shatters on everything meaning you can fire a little at a super structure but the floaty shells make it very difficult to hit things at range. You can't knife fight DDs because your turning circle and speed are so bad they just dance around you and kill you. Basically you spend the whole game scared to death something is going to spot you which means insta-death and if you try and smoke up to shoot something you get painted by radar which is insta-death. So, it's an ok ship if you don't mind sitting around doing nothing until the end of the game when you can pick off stragglers but any ship like the Akizuki which relies on the stupidity of the other team rather than the merits of the ship itself is a bad design.
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    Air spotting range of ships

    I'm curious to know. Is it working as intended to be getting destroyed by AA fire from ships that you can't actually see due to the really strange, absurd, unrealistic and confusing surface detection from air of ships in this game? Surely it's a bug that you can't spot a DD until you're 2km away from it but it can spot you and shoot you from 6km away?
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    Loving the Shiratsuyu

    Guns: It's the telltale sign of someone who can read statistics and has been playing the game for a while. In a fair 1v1 gunfight against any other similar tier, the opposing destroyer has more gun power than you do and if played correctly will never lose to you. The guns require you to hope for enemy incompetence. If you believe otherwise, you're simply displaying ignorance. Outside of other IJN DDs, every single destroyer from T6 and up easily outguns you. Torps: People who complain about this are people who have the ability to look at other destroyers with similar range torpedoes. Once again, you're relying on the enemy being incompetent. The detection is so bad on the torps and ships have so much time to react that your hits rely on an incompetent player, luck or the occasional perfect situation. The fact that your guns on this ship are so bad and the ship speed is so bad means you can't outrun any radar or many other DDs in the game. This requires you to generally rely on the torps for your damage. When the torps are so bad, this really weakens your ship compared to other destroyers. Speed: The slow speed handicaps your ship in a way that other DDs are not handicapped. The 10km torp range, their poor detection stats and the general RNG of torping pushes you towards occasionally wandering into radar range. The inability of the destroyer to escape radar also removes the ability in many cases to smoke up and set a fire if you're able to get a flooding (other DDs get to do this but good luck with such a slow reload and so few guns on the IJN ship) and if you happen to get ambushed because other players aren't all incompetent like you're hoping they are, you die. Other DDs have the tools to get away. Again, you're relying on incompetent players rather than any strengths of the ship. All you have to do is play it and then compare it to other similar tier DDs to realize it's weaker in pretty much ever aspect. Hoping and praying other ships make mistakes does not make a ship strong, it makes it completely reactionary to opposition and cannot force it's own will on the battle like other DDs can. If you go up against players who know what they're doing when you are in a Shiratsuyu you are, as empirical evidence shows, at a disadvantage almost every time. You get outgunned by enemy DDs, you can't smoke up to fire start because of radar, your torps are easy to spot and dodge, if you have the torp launcher then you might get to be useful once every 3 or 4 minutes a few times a game assuming they don't just chase you down and kill you, you're less nimble than most destroyers and the only thing you have going for you (detection) is made fairly moot in many cases by the slow speeds. It doesn't have "intricacies," it has weaknesses that far outweigh any strengths. There were no expectations on my part regarding the ship, I've just used it and realized the truth about it.
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    Loving the Shiratsuyu

    Just free Exp past it. It really puts in a good showing for worst destroyer in the game. No guns, only 8 torps that are already useless enough as IJN torps (every battleship can dodge if they're not a glue sniffer), too slow to escape radar or escape when using the torpedo reloader. It's kind of a pointless ship with a useless design unless you get an enemy of glue sniffers who give you the occasional good game.
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    Does anyone play Arms Race?

    So, I've never played Arms Race. I'm curious why it's so unpopular? Is it really that bad? The timer in the image below is up to 15:00 now...I also may be wrong, but I think 10:15 is longer than a maximum wait of 5:00...