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We need a Premium Tier 6 CV

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So there have been many premium CVs released for both tier 7 and 8 but none so far at tier 6. My suggestion for War Gaming for this spot is the Casablanca Class Escort Carrier. Why this class, well the Casablanca class was the most numerous class of carrier ever produced, with 50 being launched and commissioned from 1942 to 1944, making up almost 1/3 of all US carrier vessels built during the war. Many of these vessels were present during the Battle of Samar during the larger battle of Leyte Gulf.

 

 

Now I don't particularly care much if this ever becomes a thing, I just wanted to create a thread so I can showcase a few of these pictures I found today. Depicted below is CVE-78, USS Savo Island sometime during 1944 transporting aircraft at Guadalcanal.

 

 

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If she does become a ship in the game, clearly her standard load-out would be as many P-38s that can be carried on the deck as possible. Totally historically accurate too. 

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I'd rather see the Sangamon. Biggest of the jeeps ever built.

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We need a British RN CV, plenty of choices for a t6 premium, or even a Marine Nationale premium (something stealthy and submersible:). We already have 2 x USN CV premiums.

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1 minute ago, nuttybiscuit said:

We need a British RN CV, plenty of choices for a t6 premium

Would you prefer a Colossus/MajesticUnicorn or Furious?

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Just now, mr3awsome said:

Would you prefer a Colossus/MajesticUnicorn or Furious?

You know that a ship named Unicorn would sell like hot cakes in the premium shop?

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I'd like them to finish and complete GZ before adding a new one.

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39 minutes ago, Kevik70 said:

So there have been many premium CVs released for both tier 7 and 8 but none so far at tier 6. My suggestion for War Gaming for this spot is the Casablanca Class Escort Carrier. Why this class, well the Casablanca class was the most numerous class of carrier ever produced, with 50 being launched and commissioned from 1942 to 1944, making up almost 1/3 of all US carrier vessels built during the war. Many of these vessels were present during the Battle of Samar during the larger battle of Leyte Gulf.

 

 

Now I don't particularly care much if this ever becomes a thing, I just wanted to create a thread so I can showcase a few of these pictures I found today. Depicted below is CVE-78, USS Savo Island sometime during 1944 transporting aircraft at Guadalcanal.

 

 

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If she does become a ship in the game, clearly her standard load-out would be as many P-38s that can be carried on the deck as possible. Totally historically accurate too. 

My wife's Grandfather was a tail Gunner on a TBF that flew from the Savo Island. Saving the pics thanks. The wife will get a kick out of this.

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A low tier (IV or V) premium CV would ne nice just as a gentler introduction to the class than Saipan or Kaga, though this idea for a Tier Vi isn't bad either.

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11 minutes ago, nuttybiscuit said:

You know that a ship named Unicorn would sell like hot cakes in the premium shop?

What HMS Unicum? I'd buy

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42 minutes ago, Kevik70 said:

So there have been many premium CVs released for both tier 7 and 8 but none so far at tier 6. My suggestion for War Gaming for this spot is the Casablanca Class Escort Carrier. Why this class, well the Casablanca class was the most numerous class of carrier ever produced, with 50 being launched and commissioned from 1942 to 1944, making up almost 1/3 of all US carrier vessels built during the war. Many of these vessels were present during the Battle of Samar during the larger battle of Leyte Gulf.

 

 

Now I don't particularly care much if this ever becomes a thing, I just wanted to create a thread so I can showcase a few of these pictures I found today. Depicted below is CVE-78, USS Savo Island sometime during 1944 transporting aircraft at Guadalcanal.

 

 

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If she does become a ship in the game, clearly her standard load-out would be as many P-38s that can be carried on the deck as possible. Totally historically accurate too. 

Also hell yes. Savo Island was built in my hometown of Vancouver Washington. +1!

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I kind of want the USS Cowpens just so I can say I am sailing around in "The Mighty Moo." But it is just another Independence class light carrier, so not sure how you could differentiate it from the existing T6 carrier. 

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1 minute ago, IronMike11B4O said:

My wife's Grandfather was a tail Gunner on a TBF that flew from the Savo Island. Saving the pics thanks. The wife will get a kick out of this.

That's really cool, in addition these photos are unlikely to be online yet. In theroy there should motion picture related to these photos as well, but i'd have to go reasearching for them.

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10 minutes ago, Lert said:

I'd like them to finish and complete GZ before adding a new one.

Lert, I was kinda thinking that the GZ would be better at Tier VI anyway, drop the heavy gimmicks, put the planes (Stuka, BF109E/T), at their historical place and quantity, and call it a Tier VI. 

 

The hull was supposedly a Hipper-class, wasn't it? Maybe if WG stopped trying to make it into this monster that historically it could not have been, maybe make it into a nice, mid-tier funboat.  

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4 minutes ago, LancerUlysses said:

Lert, I was kinda thinking that the GZ would be better at Tier VI anyway, drop the heavy gimmicks, put the planes (Stuka, BF109E/T), at their historical place and quantity, and call it a Tier VI. 

 

The hull was supposedly a Hipper-class, wasn't it? Maybe if WG stopped trying to make it into this monster that historically it could not have been, maybe make it into a nice, mid-tier funboat.  

Quite possibly

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21 minutes ago, Darlith said:

I kind of want the USS Cowpens just so I can say I am sailing around in "The Mighty Moo." But it is just another Independence class light carrier, so not sure how you could differentiate it from the existing T6 carrier. 

In you mind really, have a friend who pretends to sail the USS Washington 

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Actually, what they need  are cvs for every tier, and every nation, and they can all shoot up bots in a completely different game called World of Carriers. Then WG can delete the Pong like real time strategy code that they shoehorned into their naval combat game.

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55 minutes ago, LancerUlysses said:

Lert, I was kinda thinking that the GZ would be better at Tier VI anyway, drop the heavy gimmicks, put the planes (Stuka, BF109E/T), at their historical place and quantity, and call it a Tier VI. 

 

The hull was supposedly a Hipper-class, wasn't it? Maybe if WG stopped trying to make it into this monster that historically it could not have been, maybe make it into a nice, mid-tier funboat.  

The Graf Zeppelin was a full sized carrier, you're thinking Seydlitz/Wesser. 

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10 minutes ago, Big_Spud said:

I'd rather they actually fix Aircraft Carriers first.

Not entirely sure how they would manage that beyond balancing loadouts

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12 minutes ago, Kevik70 said:

Not entirely sure how they would manage that beyond balancing loadouts

 

The actual full rework that they have been promising. Complete with the much wanted AA rework, further improvements in aircraft interaction, etc.

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1 minute ago, Big_Spud said:

 

The actual full rework that they have been promising. Complete with the much wanted AA rework, further improvements in aircraft interaction, etc.

Which is not to come this year apparently according to a developer Q&A on Reddit.

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7 minutes ago, SgtBeltfed said:

The Graf Zeppelin was a full sized carrier, you're thinking Seydlitz/Wesser. 

I stand corrected.

 

However, the Graf Z would have carried at best 2/3rds the aircraft of the Shokaku, by a nation that had minimal maritime aviation experience with other than floatplane aircraft. The aircraft chosen could very generously be classified as Tier VI as their land counterparts were becoming obsolescent as she was launched. 

 

I was puzzled mightily that WG considered GZ to be a match for Tier VIII to begin with, and the ordnance gimmicks just added to the whole aura of wth surrounding the ship. 

 

There are clearly some things to work out around CVs in general in this game, and WG has acknowledged that they do not yet have a handle on how to balance what is already out there. Before they do the paper German (and let's throw out there the paper Italian Aquila and Sparviero), they ought to look at the British, who executed successful carrier strikes prior to the war in the Pacific. 

 

I might consider personally experimenting with a Tier VI GZ funboat, but not at Tier VIII, and certainly not with the gimmicks that the company is still pushing. 

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1 hour ago, mr3awsome said:

Would you prefer a Colossus/MajesticUnicorn or Furious?

HMS Colossus would be nice with her 1945 aircraft loadout (42 plus 6 spares, 24 Corsairs and 18 Fireflies or Avengers). Plus you could respawn her as MN Arromanches (the same ship, loaned and then sold to France postwar)and keep our French fans happy, with Corsairs and Bearcats in the air group! This ship can do 25 knots, just enough to keep out of harm's way if handled properly. No armor, but good subdivision. Light AA, decent for this tier. No gimmicks needed. 325,000 XP plus one credit. I'm game if they do it and I don't play CVs much, as I mentioned in another thread.

HMS Furious should be a T5 or T6 in the regular RN CV Tech Tree, a T6 probably. HMS Eagle, a converted BB, would be better at T5

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1 minute ago, DeliciousFart said:

Which is not to come this year apparently according to a developer Q&A on Reddit.

 

Yep, 20162017, 2018 will be the year of the carrier.

 

IIRC, Sub_Octavian said that they weren't going to put out any more premium carriers until the rework comes, apart from Graf Zeppelin, once it's finally finished.

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