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  1. Agreed. You click on the news, even click on the links within the news and the notification still exists.
  2. Last night I had extreme lag spikes not normal to this game. And I heard other people complaining about it as well. Not sure if it was net traffic, or something with the servers, but something was definitely up!
  3. Which mods are you talking about? I have checked the current version of Aslain's and have looked at the side panels- I didn't see anything that made it obvious for the types that can use radar. Do you know the name of the mod? I would love to see a mod that shows a change in the ship icon on the mini map, because I am constantly checking the mini map for detection ranges as it is.
  4. It would be nice to have a simple icon added to the mini map- maybe make the slash in the cruiser/bb a different color (like orange) and outline dd's with radar/hydro. Maybe have the same slash color difference above the ships as well. I wish I could code and I would mod it!!!
  5. Shimi or YueYang for Clan Battles?

    Excellent replies, thank you all!!! I have decided to work on both the Shimi and YueYang. My Gearing is still my go to boat, but since it is already maxed out I am thinking more area denial and torps with the Shimi and YY. I can't make the german boats work at all :(
  6. Debate: What's the best T8 DD?

    Loyang is a Benson with HYDRO. A clear upgrade imho, even though the AA is not as good as a Benson, the hydro is a game changer for rushing smoke and dodging incoming torps.
  7. Already have my Gearing (AND LOVE IT)... Working on my second tier 10 dd, and can't seem to decide between the Shimi and the YueYang. Shimi has the massive torps and area denial, and is very stealthy and able to kite. The guns turn slow and imho require Radio Location to make sure your turned the correct way to gunfight. The YueYang has hard to detect torps but can't shoot at dd smoke, has good guns. It sits lower then my Gearing in the water, and can equip radar instead of smoke. I am getting constantly higher damage totals in my Pan Asian's with deep water torps, but have already been in one situation where I have shot at an enemy dd with deepwater torps, and wished for regular torps. I am thinking for Clan Battles- I see a lot more Shimi's but also realize the Pan Asian line is also a lot newer. Does anyone know which one is better for Clan Battles?
  8. Clan Battles DD comparison

    I have seen a TON of Shimi's this weekend in clan battles. Area denial is strong! Haven't seen any YueYangs yet. I would think that the YueYang would be strong due to it's guns and torps being on par with a Gearing but are the deepwater torps that much of a handicap?
  9. GUI disappears, then hard crash

    First all of the GUI disappears. Then the game crashes.
  10. Clan Battles DD comparison

    Hmm... The Grozovoi is the dd rental, that should make things interesting!!! Spyde, are you saying that dd's are strictly spotters for the cruisers? If so, I could see Shimi's being a valid choice as their low detectability and superior torps would be the perfect spotter boats :)
  11. Clan Battles DD comparison

    The Shimi is a TERRIBLE capper. They are good at spotting and long distance torping, but they do not have the guns to fight any of the other dd's. You are right, Khabas are dd killers. The problem with the Khaba is it is so easily spotted. And in competitive team play, you can't do your primary job of capping if you are out spotted. Any decent dd player will just stay out of your detection range and watch you get melted by the rest of the team. Full stealth build for the Khaba is 7.86, whereas the Gearing and Shima is 5.9. When the Khaba fires it's detectability goes up to 13.17 whereas the Gearing only goes to 9.39. Even with those numbers- if you go Gearing/Grozovoi and Z-52 vs Shima/Khaba, the Shima is going to get smoked in their smoke because of the Z-52's hydro, where the G/G Z52 use smoke to lose detection from the Khaba. And all those Shima torps? With the Z52's hydro, you spot them a mile away. And forever later, your Khaba is still detected by the entire enemy team... The Shimi and Khaba are both kiting boats- the shimi shoots torps and runs, the Khaba fires at extreme distances to dodge. You can't cap with two boats that are kiters.
  12. Clan Battles DD comparison

    The Khaba is not recommend due to the range it can be detected. It is a great harasser, and the strongest gunboat, but it can not cap points. If it pushes, it gets detected by the entire enemy team and has to run. DD's in clan battles have to be able to contest points. That's why I honestly can't recommend the Khaba, Shimi, or Yueyang.
  13. Clan Battles DD comparison

    Is the Gearing the best dd for team play? What are the options? I try to break down choices. First- we need to really think about what a dd is supposed to do in Clan Battles: Contest Caps Keep targets in LoS (Scout) Kill other dd's Kill bb's and cruisers Smoke Contest Caps The Gearing has very good dpm under 6 km at 36000 HE and 42000. It can turn very well to dodge torps and incoming fire, and has good concealment. The Grozovoi has better dpm at range due to a 950 shell velocity, so can outgun other boats at the moment of detectability (around 6km). If the Grozovoi runs (and they are the fastest of the point contesters at 39.5 knots, they can force the engagement to the range of their choice as long as both dd's keep firing and are detected. The Z-52 has the same fire rate as the Grozovoi at a 4 second reload, but not nearly as good shell velocity. The AP is the best of the 4 dd's compared, at 3000. Where the Gearing and Grozovoi's special ability is defensive AA, the Z-52 has Hydro. That means if an enemy dd decides to try to spam inside smoke, you can push them out. The Shimi and YueYang aren't really good point contestors due to the nature of them being torpedo boats. They both have excellent torpedoes, but the Shimi's guns really can't keep up in a close engagement, and the YueYang has deepwater torps that basically cuts it's damage potential in half when fighting other dd's. Scout The Gearing, Shimi, and Grozovoi are the best scouts with the lowest detectability range (7.6 km base) where as the others are slightly higher. The Grozovoi has an advantage of speed and can escape quicker, whereas the Gearing is the slowest and may have trouble outrunning the faster dd's. I would say the Z-52 is the weakest scout, with both low speed and higher detectability. Kill other DDs The Gearing's guns are good at very short range (below 6 km) and when shooting over small islands. The Grozovoi guns are laser beams with the fastest shell velocity. Even though the dpm on paper is lower than the Gearing's, being able to hit more often and at longer ranges gives this boat a distinct advantage in a gun fight. The Z-52 has very strong AP, and while the guns don't turn as fast as a Gearing or have the shell velocity of the Grozovoi, they are strong when shooting broadside dd targets when using AP. The Shimi really depends on torpedo saturation to win a 1 v 1, and are just not very good at high competitive play at killing other dd's. The Yueyang's deep water torps make it one dimensional when fighting other dd's. Kill BBs and Cruisers This comes down to torpedoes and fire chance. The Gearing can spam over hills but has the lowest HE fire chance at 5%. The Gearing's torpedoes are 16k, well beyond radar and hydro range, which give it the second best real chance to do damage to larger targets. The Grozovoi has the best HE fire chance at 8%. The torps are arguably the worst, with a 10k range and long reload. The Z-52 has the weakest damage torps, but the fastest reload time, allowing for more area denial, but less actual kills. The Shimi and even the YueYang are the real winners here with great torps. Smoke The Gearing has the best smoke duration. But this is of questionable importance in Clan Battles. While smoking for a team mate allows them to shoot in cover, bb's can not take advantage of this. Cruisers can, and do appreciate smoke, and other dd's can take advantage of smoke if working in pairs. Having long duration smokes gives longer concealed time, but to be honest, if you stay in smoke more then 10 seconds at top tier gameplay, you are a torp magnet. This is why I think having long smoke is a double edged sword- sure you can stay longer, but do you really want to? Conclusion (or TL:DR) Though no dd is the best, some 2 dd combos become the clear winners: Z-52 and Gearing- if your dd players are more aggressive then the Gearing combo may be the best choice. The real advantages in this grouping are the smoke duration and the ability of the Gearing to torp at 16 km (beyond the Radar/Hydro range). Z-52 and Grozovoi- if your dd players are more cautious then the Grozovoi combo may be the best choice. If the Z-52 stays forward and smokes, the Grozovoi can better snipe at a comfortable range (9 - 10 km) which is out of the effective range of the Gearing. Late game this combo suffers as torpedo range is within radar range. While being strong boats in their own way, the Shimi, YueYang, and Khaba are just not recommend for Clan Battles. The Shimi's lackluster guns and YueYang's deepwater torps means they can not contest caps very well, and the Khaba, while a great harasser, can not cap as well either due to the range it can be detected. Since Capping is the primary role for dd's in Clan Battles, and damage/scouting are secondary, these ships just do not do the job as well as the Gearing, Grozovoi, and Z-52.
  14. Grozovoi or Z-52?

    Thank you! The more I think about it, the more the z-52 makes more sense as a compliment to the Gearing.
  15. Grozovoi or Z-52?

    The Khaba is on my to-do list, but I want something I can use in Clan Battles and I need to be able to push caps. I have the Gearing, but I want options in case my clan wants to go a different direction, or the Gearing is the rental.