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Got the Ibuki, I see the bar has been set high

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So I just got the Ibuki. Completely stock and rolling with the many Tier 10's that are out and about. My first game of the day I did decently, not anything heroic, but the WTR on it was amazing lol.

 

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you will learn to HATE that ship.... which makes the ZAO, even more to love!!

 

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wish I could do that with my new Essex...

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Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan of it. I can't bring myself to get the Doubloon camo just because I know once I get the Zao I will be selling this.

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you will learn to HATE that ship.... which makes the ZAO, even more to love!!

 

 

I actually really enjoyed Ibuki. Sure, it only has the extra range in comparison to Mogami, but if you think about it a lot of tier 9 cruisers dont really get much in the way of improvements. What is it you think that makes it unenjoyable?

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I actually really enjoyed Ibuki. Sure, it only has the extra range in comparison to Mogami, but if you think about it a lot of tier 9 cruisers dont really get much in the way of improvements. What is it you think that makes it unenjoyable?

 

​My only complaints so far are the general of the tree at that tier. Odd torp angles, slow reload, low HP and slow turret rotation. It's still a decent flamethrower and the % damage on Yamato's is pretty great. Overall it's definitely playable and I think a definite upgrade over the Mogami but I'm still looking forward to the Zao.

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I actually really enjoyed Ibuki. Sure, it only has the extra range in comparison to Mogami, but if you think about it a lot of tier 9 cruisers dont really get much in the way of improvements. What is it you think that makes it unenjoyable?

 

it just seemed sluggish and underpowerd, and so dam fragile...

Maybe I didn't HATE it, but I did not like it much..

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It's selling point is stealth firing and accuracy but its such a weak A hull that I'm being killed almost immediately when trying to actually shoot something. Even that few seconds of being revealed after firing is enough for 2-3 ships to 1-2 shot me even though I'm angled. High tier play is so awful anyway I probably wont grind through it anytime soon. Its going to be -100k credits every time I pull this thing out of port and its not even fun. 

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I relatively enjoyed Ibuki for those couple of battles I ran with her, but it's like mentioned above - tough. It seems like the bane of all IJN cruisers - their ginormous citadel is even bigger, or more magnetic for those AP shells - cause you will die, horribly, from 1-3 salvos. I honestly enjoyed Mogami much, much more.

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I decided to buck the trend and loaded the mod for increased reload and SLOWER turret rotation.

 

Yes, I am crazy.

 

I like reloading in 13.2 seconds. I fight the ship differently in Offense or Defense, so turret traverse is a minimal effect.

 

Attacking close I keep a near neutral angle and use only the front turrets.

 

Defending I use the rear 2 + torps.

 

Long range I setup undetected, salvo, and immediately turn. Return fire is pretty much guaranteed, so I prep for it.

 

Bit different from the usual burn at 18km.

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When I first got the Ibuki I was thinking (like everyone else) it was just an up tiered Mogami and nothing special. I didn't have SA or IFA for my captain since I didn't move Mogami's up at that time so I didn't realize I was spotted early in a game and fired upon. Imagine my surprise when I was detonated and hadn't even known it was coming. At that point I really didn't like the Ibuki but it was too early to be judging her while stock and no upgrades. I thought she was a step down from the Mogami but I was wrong. I like the Ibuki now and play her once in a while, more often lately now that my buddies have a tier IX's as well. At least she has the range that the Mogami lacks.

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