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Khaba not worth buying.

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Since the last nerf on the Khaba it has become nothing more then a fast CA with crappy armor and crappy torps. It gets frustrating when you go thru the grind to get a ship you want and spend 20,000,000 credits on it only to have it changed. I have tier 5 dds with better torps then the khaba. I now mostly use the Tashkent as it is superior to the khaba in some ways. My advice would be for people to save their credits and not buy the Khaba.

Maybe I am just getting old and cranky but in my opinion the people running this game are becoming more like the government. They cant leave something alone until they completely screw it up.

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7 minutes ago, _Luna said:

:Smile_facepalm:

:fish_palm:   :Smile_facepalm:  when once is just not good enough

 

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Buying a Khaba for the torps is like buying a Hakuryu for the secondaries. 

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They are still one of the most frustrating ships to hunt and kill in the game.

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I just started playing her.  After all the nerfs, she still feels very powerful.  I fear that WG's torpedo nerf will force players to learn how to play her even better.  The same happened with Minekaze - her 10km torps were removed, people complained, and then adapted and suddenly Minekaze became a whole lot deadlier...

 

(note - this is before the IJN DD line split.  For reference to the "old" Minekaze, see Kamikaze/R, Fujin).

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The old 10k torps on Khab were only a nice bonus.  Not having them isnt a huge deal since they shouldn't be your primary weapon anyway.  

 

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The Khabby is the ultimate gunboat. If you're using the torpedoes, you're doing it wrong.

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28 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

Is this a troll? I mean seriously is this a joke or something?

Since this was posted on the IJN DD page, I'm assuming TROLL/total sarcasm.

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16 minutes ago, Sabot_100 said:

Since this was posted on the IJN DD page, I'm assuming TROLL/total sarcasm.

 

I fear you might be giving OP to much credit...

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57 minutes ago, Chien_Lu_Anderman said:

:fish_palm:   :Smile_facepalm:  when once is just not good enough

 

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35 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

The Khabby is the ultimate gunboat. If you're using the torpedoes, you're doing it wrong.

 

Oversimplification; you use whatever you have whenever you can when given the opportunity. But if your torpedoes are your primary weapon you're most definitely doing it wrong. 

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If the Khab got nerfed, it's because of all the whiners about invisi-firing, stealth torping etc.  Seems WG listens more to whiners these days than they should.

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3 hours ago, Lord_Zath said:

(note - this is before the IJN DD line split.  For reference to the "old" Minekaze, see Kamikaze/R, Fujin).

Yeah, I was about to ask what you were smoking, but you are correct. At one time it was actually a choice between the Mine and Kami. I never saw the 10k torps but even in later iterations, small differences could make one better than the other depending on player preferences. Now, after even more nerfs, there is no reason to play the Mine if you have a Kami sister. Even less reason to play the Mutsucki. Both are port queens at the moment.

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3 hours ago, Stargeezer54 said:

Since the last nerf on the Khaba it has become nothing more then a fast CA with crappy armor and crappy torps. It gets frustrating when you go thru the grind to get a ship you want and spend 20,000,000 credits on it only to have it changed. I have tier 5 dds with better torps then the khaba. I now mostly use the Tashkent as it is superior to the khaba in some ways. My advice would be for people to save their credits and not buy the Khaba.

Maybe I am just getting old and cranky but in my opinion the people running this game are becoming more like the government. They cant leave something alone until they completely screw it up.

 

25mm on a DD = Crappy Armor :fish_glass:

Also why this posted in the Japanese DD sub forum?

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3 hours ago, 1Sherman said:

The Khabby is the ultimate gunboat. If you're using the torpedoes, you're doing it wrong.

I disagree on the torp comment.  I found the old 10 km torps to be a very nice option to have, particularly if you had any degree of concealment on your Khaba.  You could launch your torps at an incoming enemy ship (while you're not seen) then turn away and start opening up with your guns.  Enemies always seemed to ignore the Khaba's torps and would keep on pushing at you.  And if you were a cagey Khaba driver, you would pull the enemy ship right into your torps, and give them a real surprise.

 

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1 minute ago, Muki41 said:

25mm on a DD = Crappy Armor :fish_glass:

Also why this posted in the Japanese DD sub forum?

I believe it has 50mm armor (and no citadel).

I think it is posted here to troll IJN DD drivers that had their ships actually nerfed hard.

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Lol, and the fact this was posted in the IJN DD section is just the icing on the cake :cap_haloween:

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Idea: The IJN captured a Khaba, but haven't gotten around to putting Shima torps on it yet? 

 

(OMG how OP would that be, LOL) 

 

Yeah, the armor sucks on that thing...as Martel shells bounce off like so much baguettes. 

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22 hours ago, Lord_Zath said:

The same happened with Minekaze - her 10km torps were removed, people complained, and then adapted and suddenly Minekaze became a whole lot deadlier...

Quite true, and what was hilariously ironic about that whole situation was the 10 K torps were so slow a South Carolina could dodge them; they were not very good against anyone with any situational awareness. But oh, the whining!

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