I have to say I'm kind of scratching my head a bit with some recent changes. I don't think it's a secret that IJN gunboats are rediculously OP. Kitakaze/Haragumo with their improved pen outgun Tashkent and Khabarovsk vs pretty much everything. With IFHE they cross the 32mm threshold and unleash unbridled hell upon everyone. I played Kitakaze and couldn't believe what I was doing to people with 5.9 conceal, and 12km shima torps. Yet, we swing the nerf bat at YY which is already absolete next to a T9 IJN DD. Khabarovsk with IFHE can only get up to 28mm of pen and with 130mm guns! What's the point of having larger guns if some 100mm pea shooter can out gun you in every way?
1. Give the YY back her firepower and swing that bat where it NEEDS to go (radar in general)
2. Either remove the 1/4 shell pen value from IJN gunboats, or significantly increase their reload time to balance out their DPM.
3. Concealment should be increased to bring IJN gunboats more in line with other gunboats (Soviet). I believe the Kitakaze is the most powerful DD in the game at present. And its not even close. I knife fight lite cruisers and win. Problem! (Atlanta and Seattle so far, havn't tried a Worcester out of fear). You have probably the second highest DPM gunboat in the game (with IFHE) with 5.9 conceal making her a cap specilist AND shimakaze torpedos. I mean nobody thought this might be OP? There's not a destroyer in the game that can compete with this.
4. Since Haragumo and Khabarovsk are still taking damage from BB AP (should add Kitakaze and Tashkent to this), would it not be logical to make them suseptable to PA deep water torps as well?
If I'm crazy let me know. Just sharing my own thoughts.