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Premium Ship Review: USS Kidd

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One of your best reviews yet. This bote is a definite pass for me, though. Thanks for writing!

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lolibote best bote

 

p.s funny how the two prem fletchers WG has added were in the same desron.

 

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon, a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her fire drove off further enemy planes that were trying to finish her off. Stopping at Ulithi for temporary repairs, she got underway 2 May for the West Coast, arriving Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard 25 May.

The Kidd saw heavy action in World War II, participating in nearly every important naval campaign in the Pacific after her 1943 commissioning, as she fought gallantly during the invasions of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, the Philippines at Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa. 

The USS Kidd was never modernized and is the only destroyer to retain its World War II appearance. Over the years, Kidd has been restored to her August 1945 configuration and armament, culminating on 3 July 1997 when her torpedo tubes were reloaded.

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is a lolibote really a lolibote when all the other botes around it are also comparable in size?

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I've never bought a premium T8 ship. But the Kidd is very tempting. 

Maybe I can wait for it to be add to the tech tree for gold.

I hope I can. 

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25 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

Thanks for the review and especially the info on spotting rewards.

 

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25 minutes ago, LaffeyKaiNi said:

Over the years, Kidd has been restored to her August 1945 configuration and armament, culminating on 3 July 1997 when her torpedo tubes were reloaded.

This explains why it takes so long to reload her torpedoes in game.  IRL, it took them 33 years.

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Some surprisingly lewd words in there. O.o

 

Huh, TIL survivability expert doesn't affect repair party. Is this then the best competitive tier 8 destroyer?

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Question for you LWM. I have 19pt captains on both Fletcher and Gearing. I want to use one of these two on Kidd and respec per your suggestions. Would a Gearing perform well spec'd for the Kidd? My guess is it wouldn't hurt. I am too lazy to grind another DD captain just for Kidd though.

 

Been waiting for your review and thanks, +1.

 

I am really interested in your write-up on spotting rewards now...

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Do I need another USN DD? No..

Do I want another USN DD! Yes..

I can't afforded it and I don't need it... yet I am debating getting it anyways. Lol

 

Great review as always Mouse +1

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I dunno, except for the historical aspects which don't appeal to me, this feels more like a mehbote. 

 

What convinced you to go with gudbote?

 

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Just now, Khafni said:

Question for you LWM. I have 19pt captains on both Fletcher and Gearing. I want to use one of these two on Kidd and respec per your suggestions. Would a Gearing perform well spec'd for the Kidd? My guess is it wouldn't hurt. I am too lazy to grind another DD captain just for Kidd though.

Been waiting for your review and thanks, +1.

I am really interested in your write-up on spotting rewards now...

The key skills really to look for are Last Stand, Concealment Expert and Superintendent.  Given that much of her experience gains are so often locked behind cap control and knife fighting, skills like Vigilance are very helpful too. 

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Considering how good the Kidd is at hunting other destroyers, do you not think RPF (as much as I despise that skill) is a worthwhile investment on a 19 pt captain?

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1 minute ago, DingBat said:

What convinced you to go with gudbote?

Speed, Stealth, Survivability.  Kidd has an enormous measure of control and that's exceedingly dangerous in the right hands.

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Awesome review! Very detailed and thorough.

The note on spotting rewards was an unexpected bonus!

 

I find it similar to Sims but a capper cause of the lower concealment. As I like Sims and am ok with the low damage potential I think I will like this boat. I also like Akizuki so it is a definite Yes for me.

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44 minutes ago, MrDeaf said:

is a lolibote really a lolibote when all the other botes around it are also comparable in size?

 

Doesn't matter.  It's the fantasy that counts.  Or so I'm told.

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1 hour ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

The reload on this torpedo launcher is longer than HMCS Haida's development time (Summer 2018, maybe?)

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As always, a pretty amazing review Mouse.  

 

I was going to question the historical basis for all of Kidd's differences from a normal Fletcher.  I kind of don't like things added that don't have a historical relevance to the ship itself simply for game play balance.  But I did a bit of research and can see why the Kidd might be considered exceptional in certain areas based on the actual events of her service life. 

 

Once again, incredible work and thanks for taking the considerable time it must take for you to do all of these.  

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So...what you're saying is...she's the perfect picket ship. Just like she was in real life? Imagine that.

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There was certainly some lewd words there Mouse, but a great review! 

 

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