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Premium Ship Review: Duke of York

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2 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:
With a glut of choices, Duke of York doesn't stand apart.  She's not good enough to sell herself based upon the merits of the ship's performance and she doesn't offer players anything new or compelling in terms of game play.  She's not fun.  She's not competitive.  She's not even interesting. She fails as a premium, completely and utterly.

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Suggested nicknames: Duck of York, Puke of York, Duke of Yuck, Dookie of York & Dork of York.  Mix and match to your heart's content!

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Out of curiosity, what final grade would you have given it if it had it's cruiser like attributes and no heal? 

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1 minute ago, DemonGod3 said:

Out of curiosity, what final grade would you have given it if it had it's cruiser like attributes and no heal? 

Funny you should ask.  I had 2/3s of a review done on that ship before it was overhauled.  I even have the Angry YouTuber Review image prepped.  She was a "Mehbote".  However, she got a lot of recommendations -- especially for Co-Op, Randoms and Fun Factor.

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1 minute ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

Funny you should ask.  I had 2/3s of a review done on that ship before it was overhauled.  I even have the Angry YouTuber Review image prepped.  She was a "Mehbote".  However, she got a lot of recommendations -- especially for Co-Op, Randoms and Fun Factor.

Ahh, interesting to know.

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Sometimes I'd like to know what WG's balancing department is smoking, because based on the trend of some questionable balancing decisions it must be some damn good stuff.

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Any speculation on why they changed it from the cruiser-like configuration? They just had to make it worse since they were giving it away?

 

I don't think I would have liked the cruiser configuration much, but I really appreciated that they were trying to do something different with the ship...

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Shame, one of my top five favorite ships in WW2 history and this is the best WG could muster.  

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2 minutes ago, KongoPride said:

this is the best WG could muster.  

Hardly. This is a choice they made. They could've made it as OP as they wanted to, but they chose to make it a drab, boring, inferior knock-ff.

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16 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

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I appreciate your honesty.  Thank you.

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Thanks LWM your Reviews are detailed and show in depth analysis. As always I expect nothing less from you. Great Job! 

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Why did they even bother...this is the kind of Krap the Devs over at World of Warplanes did with that game.

At least I'll get a free slot.

Thank you LWM for your hard work.  1+

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Hit it right on the head @LittleWhiteMouse the BBabies ruined this ship. @SuperNikoPower @Pigeon_of_War @Sub_Octavian read this. FixDuke of York please make her at least competitive, fun or unique in some way.

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6 minutes ago, Lert said:

Hardly. This is a choice they made. They could've made it as OP as they wanted to, but they chose to make it a drab, boring, inferior knock-ff.

No they listened to all the BBabies and ruined what was looking to be a great Christmas gift ship. Now thanks to the BBabies we got a POS.

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5 minutes ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

No they listened to all the BBabies and ruined what was looking to be a great Christmas gift ship. Now thanks to the BBabies we got a POS.

It's still a choice they made. Wouldn't have taken them any more time to retain the sigma and 25s reload time while giving it 12 repair parties.

The sucky state of the ship is a choice.

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4 minutes ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

No they listened to all the BBabies and ruined what was looking to be a great Christmas gift ship. Now thanks to the BBabies we got a POS.

The "old" DoY was also a bad ship, its not like its was a good ship and now a bad one. WG just changed a bad ship for another bad ship. 

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I'll admit to being one of those people who was saying she needed a heal, but with what she turned into... I'm really wishing I had kept my mouth shut. That 2.05 sigma...

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8 minutes ago, Lert said:

It's still a choice they made. Wouldn't have taken them any more time to retain the sigma and 25s reload time while giving it 12 repair parties.

The sucky state of the ship is a choice.

 

6 minutes ago, Xlap said:

The "old" DoY was also a bad ship, its not like its was a good ship and now a bad one. WG just changed a bad ship for another bad ship. 

Maybe so but she was at least unique. A new type of ship with unique abilities and playstyle. Now thanks to BBabies that are to stubborn and narrow-sighted to see diversity as a good thing we got a ship that is worse in almost every single way to the tech tree ship with absolutely no redeemable features. Wargaming [edited] this up (not Graf Zeppelin level but close) and has made their first ship that is so bad you are hurting your team by playing it.

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3 minutes ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

Maybe so but she was at least unique. A new type of ship with unique abilities and playstyle. Now thanks to BBabies that are to stubborn and narrow-sighted to see diversity as a good thing we got a ship that is worse in almost every single way to the tech tree ship with absolutely no redeemable features. Wargaming [edited] this up (not Graf Zeppelin level but close) and has made their first ship that is so bad you are hurting your team by playing it.

Agreed.

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GG Mouse, great stuff. 

God, I had a lot of giggles with her when she was in her Dakka of York configuration. It's such a shame players didn't want that. 

She will be missed.

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6 minutes ago, _Fantomex_ said:

I'll admit to being one of those people who was saying she needed a heal, but with what she turned into... I'm really wishing I had kept my mouth shut. That 2.05 sigma...

Well at least you are admitting it, honestly giving her a heal would have been justified, if Wargaming had Waited let the ship go out then add a heal, not before because people cried about it because if you just listen to the whiners you get this....a total POS.

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You know, @Lert, I think I would have quoted:

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For Competitive Gaming:

  • Competitive Gaming includes Ranked Battles and other skill-based tournaments. This also includes stat-padding.

Please don't bring this on my team.

Although the Nope gif is funnier.

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1 minute ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

Well at least you are admitting it, honestly giving her a heal would have been justified, if Wargaming had Waited let the ship go out then add a heal, not before because people cried about it because if you just listen to the whiners you get this....a total POS.

They would have never given it a heal with the cruiser ability.  The only way to fix it would to officially class it as a cruiser for MM, so people wouldn't feel gimped seeing one on their team.

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