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  1. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    To highlight the point about the IJN and IJA not getting along, we have the existence of the Akitsu Maru. The IJA built an aircraft carrier specifically so they wouldn't have to rely on the navy for air support. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Akitsu_Maru
  2. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    Hmm, I wonder what type of event it is I'm hoping there isn't any requirement for construction, because I want to work on research projects for a bit, and saving money for construction will cut into that
  3. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    With 23 minutes remaining on the US west coast, happy 107th birthday to Ari! (Still rather disappointed her skin didn't mean an explosion of art for her) For this year, I think I'll upload all the known versions of USS Arizona in the shipverse (excluding those who only remained in black-and-white internet sketches, since they're usually similar enough to any one of the below versions). Above is the AL version, who I adore (just in case people thought otherwise lol) The first shipgirl depiction of USS Arizona made by Kancolle-inspired fan artists in a series called Pacific, and usually my go-to pfp; still my favorite alongside the AL version Technically an amalgation of USS Iowa, USS Arizona, and Pearl Harbor the island/military base, but most fans accept this as the abyssal version of USS Arizona, or Central Princess, as Kancolle calls her; since she's an abyssal, the only interaction with her one can have in KC comes from her shelling your fleets and your fleets bombing/shelling/torpedoing her in return; I usually think of her as the abyssal version of the Pacific Arizona There might be some hope that Kancolle will finally add Arizona though, considering they recently added the first Pearl Harbor standard in the form of Maryland Victory Belle's Arizona, who is much more of a cowgirl; sadly Victory Belles remains in development more than 6 years after the initial kickstarter announcement, and I doubt they will be able to break into the shipgirl market successfully Blue Oath's Arizona, who goes for a more catgirl-esque appearance; sadly Blue Oath is now shut down if I remember correctly so I will never have the chance to marry her in Blue Oath
  4. 107 years ago, on June 19, 1915, USS Arizona (BB-39), second of the Pennsylvania-class battleships, was launched from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, New York. Although she is primarily famous for her destruction during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she lived a rather full and colorful interwar life, from military exercises and overseas humanitarian work to her crew having one of the best, if not the best, race-boat teams in the navy at the time and hosting such famous figures like Herbert Hoover and Arleigh Burke. Lou Conter and Ken Potts, who are both 100 years old or so by now, are the two only living survivors of USS Arizona currently. This year's Memorial Day will mark the 60th anniversary of the USS Arizona memorial. To commemorate this, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Organization will be featuring a temporary exhibit (with free admission) from May 31 through July 15 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center about the life and works of renowned Honolulu architect Alfred Preis, who was also a major promoter for arts and culture education in Hawaii during his life even though he was detained for 3 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor for being of Austrian descent. (Source) It was recently announced that Lauren F. Bruner USS Arizona Memorial Foundation, founded by the Fire Controlman Third Class Lauren Bruner who was onboard USS Arizona during the attack and died in 2019, would be giving away USS Arizona Medals of Freedom, made from the steel of the battleship. The medals can be purchased for a USD $1000 donation and the metal was authenticated by metallurgist Christopher Ramsay at the Missouri University of Science & Technology. (Source) Though it has been more than a hundred years since the ship was launched and more than eighty years since the ship was sunk, efforts are still made by private individuals to remember the lives and sacrifice of those who served on and died with the battleship. Frank McFerrin, curator of the Miller County Historical and Family Museum, published a book last year about the life of Hubert Aaron, who was fireman second class on USS Arizona and was killed during the attack. (Source) Another person who is making an effort to ensure the memory of USS Arizona will live on is the 10 year-old elementary school student Landon Knestrick of Perrysburg, Ohio, who connected with Pearl Harbor survivor Donald Stratton, flew over the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in a helicopter alongside his hero, and even spoke at the survivor's funeral. Most recently, he participated in an essay contest through the Northwest Ohio Consortium of Coordinators of Gifted and won $100 which he plans to use to buy Pearl Harbor books for each of Perrysburg Schools' eight locations. While the passage of time cannot be stopped, the memories and legacies of those that served on this ship can be remembered. And while USS Arizona may be chiefly remembered for her sinking, it should not detract from the stories she and her crew made during the 26 years of service they experienced in the interim. Happy 107th birthday, USS Arizona! Spoilers are non-history stuff—feel free to stop reading here
  5. Avenge_December_7

    What's with the BBs firing HE

    Eh, I don't really judge people on my team or the enemy's in general except on the final xp scoreboard or if they are particularly blatant about their misplays. If I see a destroyer yolo into five radar enemy ships despite warnings not to or earn <400 base xp on a tier 8-10 battle, then sure, I'll drop a report on them or something. But if they're in the middle of the scoreboard and I don't see them commit any major mistakes, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Destroyers in my experience tend to be a very tricky bunch in terms of xp earnings and contributions to a battle. A destroyer can spot and cap all day and get shafted on the final xp scoreboard regardless.
  6. Avenge_December_7

    What's with the BBs firing HE

    Well, bad destroyer commanders are generally much more impactful to the battle than a bad battleship captain, after all...
  7. Avenge_December_7

    What's with the BBs firing HE

    In co-op, there is generally no reason to fire HE in battleships unless you're going for a specific mission (like set X number of fires in battleships, for instance) or if the battleship line is specifically built around HE (like the British line, for instance). The bots are generally easy enough to handle that you can get away with being less efficient with AP than necessary. In randoms/ranked, it's a different story. It's an entirely valid decision, for instance, to use HE on a bow-tanking battleship if you can't overmatch the bow armor or get decent damage salvos firing through the superstructure. If I'm in Arizona facing a bow-tanking Vladivostok, for instance, I'm not going to waste my time plinking AP off of his armor while he rams AP salvo after overmatching AP salvo through my deck and stern armor. I might as well switch to HE and try taxing his damage control. However, that also brings up the point that if you are needing to switch to HE to damage someone in a battleship, you might also be better off just finding a softer target to shoot at. Generally, battleships aren't what win battles, after all—it's cruisers and destroyers that are essential.
  8. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    Perhaps you're thinking of Warship Girls? And yes, @Blorgh2017 while I don't think the likes of Black Surge Night or Blue Horizons were bad, the problem with startups is that they need to break into an existing market which is already occupied. So not only do you need to match the quality of the competitors, you have to be outright superior in some ways, subjective or not. Azur Lane, for instance, was able to break through because a) it was radically different from the previous RNG-based strategizing of WSG and KC, and b) Kancolle refused to expand beyond the Japanese market (and indeed, judging by their current actions it seems they discourage expansion into foreign markets). From what I've seen of Black Surge Night or WSG, for instance, they seem to copy Kancolle mostly, which isn't a way to break into the market successfully.
  9. Avenge_December_7

    How To Use Italian Destroyers?

    The first impression I had about the line was "hey, a destroyer line that can yolo in, contest caps, slap around other destroyers, and has a mobile smokescreen to rush lone enemy cruisers and battleships. Sounds great!" Evidently, there are caveats, however. As it turns out, ambushing enemy destroyers at close range also means it's rather difficult to dodge the torpedo spreads they fire off, especially since the fact that you're usually chasing them means the torpedoes close faster. The SAP works great but generally isn't as fast to kill enemy destroyers as enemy torpedoes are about killing my Vittorio Cuniberti. In addition, the presence of ships with hydro or radar means that your opportunities for pulling off a rush Paolo Emilio style are rather slim if something like a Schlieffen or Des Moines are around. So far, of the four battles I've fought in Vittorio Cuniberti in ranked/convoy (and going 1-3): 2 of them came to abrupt ends with me eating a bunch of torpedoes (turns out the line really doesn't slow down/turn all that well) and barely-alive enemy dd's limping away 1 of them ended with a mutual kill between me and an Orkan (who I forgot had radar but he evidently underestimated my SAP) which I would rather have avoided because there was a full-health Zeiten next to it which I would rather have at least attempted to rush before our team lost. The one win came after repeatedly having to dance away from a Yugumo that had rpf which kept lobbing torpedoes at me for 75% of the battle before finally using an island to rush a half-health Bismarck and taking all 6 torpedoes to sink it. While obviously the line isn't meant for mindless yolo rushes, I do feel as though, even if I am currently running stock modules, I'm missing a lot of the potential of the line. How does one thrive in the Italian dd line in a world of submarines, carriers, radar, hydro, and torpedoes?
  10. Avenge_December_7

    Subs have WAAAAY too much health

    I'm not really sure about them having too much health as much as them: having an unusually high resiliency to damage, including when surfaced (different from raw health) unreliable methods of finding them (I don't really appreciate the little white ping indicator being misleading at times) the ability to spam pings The most infuriating moments I've found when fighting submarines are a) when I have them dead to rights (like catching them surfaced at close range in a battleship with HE loaded or sitting right on top of them with full depth charge loads ready) only to watch them take pitiful amounts of damage and run away, and b) when you execute a torpedo dodge perfectly (i.e. time the damage control just right so that the torpedoes are misled) only to watch them ping again 10 seconds later and your damage control is on cooldown. Seriously, I watched a surfaced submarine today at 5 km eat 5 HE pens from my battleship and survive. That's really stretching my suspension of disbelief.
  11. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    Meanwhile in Kancolle, the first of the Pearl Harbor standards has finally arrived. What I assume is her abyssal form And the IJN escort ship Kurohashi, although sadly I couldn't find anything on her wiki page of note
  12. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    This to be honest I keep a supply of those gold quintuple torpedoes around, but unless it's the monthly operation siren arbiter boss on hard difficulty, everything is done on auto.
  13. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    I’ve honestly begun dividing my attention between the Wyvern and the rainbow magnetic torpedo, considering how recommended it is in the community tier list and how the Wyern isn’t a converging torpedo bomber.
  14. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    That does remind me in Kancolle that Yamato finally received her second remodel 4 years after Musashi did, and apparently Maryland is coming out in their next major event. Now she's Shikishima, like Musashi in her second remodel.
  15. Avenge_December_7

    Azur Lane discussion thread!

    Huh, I just noticed they extended the event by three days. More time to grind, I guess
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