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Keep the New Orleans or not

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I know every ship has it proponents. And every ship is a good ship in the right hands. But with limited funds and limited Port slots. Should I keep the New Orleans. Or not. Right now I think NOT.

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You should at least keep it until the USN cruiser split because you will (most likely) get another ship for free.

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Keep it so if you don't buy Baltimore before the split, you'll likely get it for free. Also, keep it because NO at T7 may be way better than NO at T8. The only real way to see is to keep it and try it out after it goes to T7.

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22 minutes ago, GhostSwordsman said:

keep it because NO at T7 may be way better than NO at T8.

Like Fubuki after the IJN DD split? (Yes, pure sarcasm) That bote got seriously demoted!

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Wait and see what WG will do with its special paint...if you have it that is.

Also,  keep it and wait for the split for potential free captain.

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59 minutes ago, pikohan said:

You should at least keep it until the USN cruiser split because you will (most likely) get another ship for free.

Most certainly this. Wait until the split if you can or sell it and then re-purchase it before the split. 

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Split aside, there’s only one opinion that matters—your own.  Who cares if someone else does or doesn’t enjoy it?  Decide what it’s worth to you.

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I tend to keep my tier 8+ ships to use in the campaigns. I have plenty of port slots and captains and you never know when a campaign or mission is going to work out better with a specific ship. I have to admit, not a big fan of the Pensacola or the New Orleans though. I sold the Pepsi as soon as I unlocked the NO but bought her back for the cruiser split. One of my spending regrets in the game was buying the permanent camo for the Pensacola and the Aoba (did them around the same time). I won't make that mistake again, tend to play a ship now for a while before deciding whether they are keepers and spending real money on them. 

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59 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Like Fubuki after the IJN DD split? (Yes, pure sarcasm) That bote got seriously demoted!

Didn’t know Fubuki before the split. Right now consider its speed, turning ability, and gun rotation all uselessly slow, and wonder why people still swear by the thing.

Would rather use Shinonome; or even Mutsuki. At least the concealment on that is useful.

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I have Cleveland/Pensa/NO for the split... I ended up selling the Fiji/Edi for Neptune and NO... I'm at about 6mil right now on my way to get Baltimore before split.. been working up usn/rn cruiser lines wishes credits were easier to come by.. I would still be getting upgrades for them if it wasn't for a clan mate that bought me a silver doubloon chest from the shop as a gift... 

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2 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Didn’t know Fubuki before the split. Right now consider its speed, turning ability, and gun rotation all uselessly slow, and wonder why people still swear by the thing.

Would rather use Shinonome; or even Mutsuki. At least the concealment on that is useful.

Before the split Fubuki, still with her third turret, was considered one of the better IJN DDs in the silver line; after the split she was seriously nerf-hammered, much more than was required for her to drop 2 tiers to tier 6.

Shinonome IS a Fubuki class DD, still having the third turret, but again, for no good reason I can see, nerf-hammered hard. She would be much more playable if she retained Fubuki's ROF and other pertinent stats, but I guess the game won't support a really dangerous and balanced IJN DD, so her guns got hamstringed.

You can just keep Mutsuki, universally referred to as Most-Suki, which in my opinion is one of the worst and most underpowered DDs inn the game.

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1 hour ago, Umikami said:

You can just keep Mutsuki, universally referred to as Most-Suki, which in my opinion is one of the worst and most underpowered DDs inn the game.

I think I will...

58% WR in both the old T6 and the new T5. One of my better ships actually.

Guess Warspite was good training for gun patience... Never really had an issue with slow-turning IJN guns.

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7 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

58% WR in both the old T6 and the new T5. One of my better ships actually.

I'm glad SOMEONE is doing well in this ship, because the majority of posters I read in this Forum share my opinion. You should make a "How not to be Sucky in Most-Suki" video for those players; it would be an instant success! Congrats on over-performing in this ship.

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2 hours ago, Umikami said:

because the majority of posters I read in this Forum share my opinion

Can't dispute this.

I suck so bad at so many supposedly 'good' ships; maybe how I play Mutsuki actually works towards its strengths? (Good concealment, monstrously powerful torpedoes for such a low tier.)

Even I say the gun traversing mechanisms on Mutsuki are lubricated with sand and molasses, but like old Warspite, I try to plan ahead on where to point them. As well, it seems like some players seem to shoot at anything that moves, then complain about their destroyer getting deleted. I'm not afraid to use Mitsuki's guns; even with so many who say IJN DD guns are so bad you should never use them; I just endeavour to use them in the most advantageous situations.

I know many tank about stealth torping in IJN destroyers, and I have had successes doing so; but I think I've had more success stalking and ambushing targets at close range. Thanks to it's good concealment, map and terrain awareness, and the low tier, (no radar, rare hydro,) Mutsuki is pretty good at that.

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5 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Can't dispute this.

I wasn't kidding about posting a "How to do what I do" post with your win percentages displayed for the ship; because a lot of Captains have issues with this bote, and you'd be one of the first to step up and show them how to bring the steel rain along with the killer torpedus.

Think about it.

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Did not have chance to play old Fubuki at T8.

But I love the current Fubuki at T6. 10km 3x3 torps with 60 or so seconds reload are just so strong at T6. No other T6 DDs come even close to that torp striking power at the tier.

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I'm keeping mine at least to the split happens. I have the special camo for her also and if she is T7, it means she will be top tier most of her matches instead of the current constant T10 matches I usually see with her. If they don't nerf her she will actually be a pretty good cruiser also

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WOW, I cannot believe someone is asking this question.

OK, she looks and feel old, but the N.O. is ALWAYS a keeper for me,  when broadside to the enemy, the sheer number of guns that can be bought into play as well as the quick reloading means that destroyers (especially) are dead meat in next to no time, cruisers, depending on what it is, a little harder but dead meat none the less... with Battle Ships, you can slug it out and go down fighting... I have scored over 100 hits on the Battle Ship before being sunk... (and I'd circled the battleship constantly making it damned hard for him to target me) and she was so badly damaged that the next allied ship that came along finished her off.

On the EU server, where my main account is, I still have this ship, others come and go, but she stays... same on the N.A. server...

She is the Queen of any fleet.... the grand old lady.... she can always hold her head high .... :)

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Kept mine until I reached the Des Moines and knew I would never play it much (Kept the Baltimore) I usually do not keep lower tiers unless I like them and I never did the NO! 

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Regarding my post above.... sorry, I got confused, I meant the St. Louis.... that is NOT the ship you are on about. :(

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1 hour ago, kiwi1960 said:

Regarding my post above.... sorry, I got confused, I meant the St. Louis.... that is NOT the ship you are on about. :(

LOL I was wondering, hadn't ever heard anyone describe the New Orleans with such love before.... She is ok but it is debatable whether she is good enough to keep in port. The St Louis is a keeper, a most fun ship and one that I have hung on to for a very long time. 

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I kept it in anticipation of the US Cruiser line split.  Try opening as many containers as possible per day, they sometimes contain port slots which is really useful.

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On ‎2‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 7:53 PM, bigbearbeear said:

I kept it in anticipation of the US Cruiser line split.  Try opening as many containers as possible per day, they sometimes contain port slots which is really useful.

This for the port slots.  Granted, I don't work every line and I am in no hurry to rush up lines, but I have a bunch of port slots available largely from the fact that I keep getting them in containers.

 

As to the New Orleans, I would keep it at least until the US Cruiser line split.  Here is why.  When the split occurs, for each ship affected by the split, they are expected to give you the ship at its new tier and the ship that replaces it at its current tier.  That would mean that having the New Orleans in your port at the split should net you a Tier 7 New Orleans and a Tier 8 Baltimore.  That is two ships for having only one.

Here is what I did.  I had sold the Pensacola and New Orleans as I moved up.  I kept the Cleveland and Baltimore.  (The Des Moines and the Omaha and lower tier ships are not affected by the split, so they don't come into play.)  That would result in me getting the Tier 8 Cleveland and the Tier 6 Pensacola from having the Cleveland and the Tier 9 Buffalo and the Tier 8 Baltimore from having the Baltimore.  I could have left it at that, but I would be missing the Tier 7 New Orleans.  Also, it is expected they will do something similar with the permanent (premium) camos if you have them.

Thus, I bought back the New Orleans and purchased the premium camos for the Baltimore and Cleveland.  As a result, here is what I am expecting:

  • I should get the Tier 8 Cleveland and Tier 6 Pensacola, both with permanent camos, from having the current Cleveland with the permanent camo.
  • I should get the Tier 9 Buffalo and the Tier 8 Baltimore, both with permanent camos, from having the current Baltimore with the permanent camo.
  • My New Orleans has a special permanent camo from an event a while back, that should move with the ship since it is a New Orleans specific camo, so I should also get the Tier 7 New Orleans with that special permanent camo.

That should give me the all the Tier 6 through Tier 9 cruisers in the current line and the Tier 8 cruiser in the new line all with permanent camos.  That is five ships and five permanent camos from having only three ships and two purchased permanent camos (plus one special event one).

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The real question is what would happen to NOLA's Congratulatory bonus camo...

Still, with French BBs being the focus the split wouldn't be coming for a couple more weeks...

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