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Once the French BB line is released will we get to keep the French BBs we won? And will we be able to keep them in their fully upgraded status like they are now?

Never seen Wargaming do something exactly like this French Event, granted I am enjoying it, but I am concerned after doing the work to get the ships and spending the credits to equip them if they got taken away for official release it would be economical loss for me.

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Yes.

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14 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Once the French BB line is released will we get to keep the French BBs we won? And will we be able to keep them in their fully upgraded status like they are now?

Never seen Wargaming do something exactly like this French Event, granted I am enjoying it, but I am concerned after doing the work to get the ships and spending the credits to equip them if they got taken away for official release it would be economical loss for me.

that would be a [edited] move on there behalf 

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11 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

You will keep them as they are they just won't count as premiums any more.

Ok that is exactly what I wanted to hear, I figured / don't mind them losing the fake premium status as long as everything else stays the same because otherwise it would be major setback for me to both have to lose the credits spent on upgrades, but also if I had ended up being forced to go up through the line and added costs of that. So yeah only losing the premium status that test ships have is quite alright. :Smile_smile:

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You guys had me almost panicking there for a moment. I worked hard to get those 3 ships! lol. I'm cool now. Anyone get the tier 8 French BB? was wondering how good it was. Still trying to get it.

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1 hour ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Once the French BB line is released will we get to keep the French BBs we won? And will we be able to keep them in their fully upgraded status like they are now?

Never seen Wargaming do something exactly like this French Event, granted I am enjoying it, but I am concerned after doing the work to get the ships and spending the credits to equip them if they got taken away for official release it would be economical loss for me.

WoWP did an event similar to this with German Bombers and a Hurricane line where you won missions for planes that would be in the tech tree eventually, and it went over well. Glad to see they ported it to WS, I think it's a great idea.

I won 3 free battleships. So I am playing some matches in BBs, something I haven't done in ages. I am even considering getting the Missouri, when would I sail a BB? But now I am thinking on it.

It's a good event. We need more like it. 

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6 minutes ago, Ghostdog1355 said:

...Anyone get the tier 8 French BB? was wondering how good it was. Still trying to get it.

Yes I have it.

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Expect results like this:

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2 minutes ago, SansPeur said:

Yes I have it.

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Expect results like this:

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Stack up ok to the other tier 8s? I haven't run across one in battle yet.

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I have played it a bunch on the test server. Like Bismarck much more. Tried secondary build on both. Bis sec's are 11.3 km range, about the same as DDs that are coming up on you. They start shooting as soon as someone peeks around a point of land, blasting into the hill side sometimes. T7 Lion is very different design than the T8.

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52 minutes ago, Ghostdog1355 said:

Anyone get the tier 8 French BB? was wondering how good it was. Still trying to get it.

Richelieu is alright.  She has some major issues, but all the Tier VIII BBs have them to a degree, just differently.

 

Richelieu is decently sturdy:  Bow tank like a champ, just protect the sides.

 

She is fast and handles okay, with Eng.Boost, sails extremely well.

 

Guns are inconsistent with range but when that range is cut down, pretty accurate gunfire.  At long range these guns will disappoint.  It's like throwing grass into the wind.  To top it off, like Bismarck and Tirpitz, you only have 8 rifles.  Every shell that misses is a massive drop in possible damage you could have done.  As with all other 15" armed BBs, be prepared to see some high tier Cruisers face tank your AP with zero problems.

 

If you spec for it, her AA is very good.  NC, Alabama, Kii are far better AA BBs this tier, but Richelieu is no slouch and Tier VIII or lower CVs will pay for going after an AA Richelieu.  However, without a full hardcore AA Build, Tier IX-X CVs can, and will plow through your AA.  The big difference Richelieu's AA has compared to NC / 'Bama, Kii is her long range AA DPS is mediocre.  Her short and medium range AA DPS is good to go.

 

Secondaries are a mixed bag.  Range and 152mm gun reload are what hold her back.  With a secondaries build:

1.  Reaches out to 10.1km, longer than the USN, IJN BBs and Roma this tier.  But that is a far cry from 11.3km of Bismarck and Tirpitz.

2.  The 152mm secondaries are more damaging than the 150mm guns on the Bismarck-class, but the German 150s fire much faster.

 

She is actually a very fun BB to sail, but her weapon systems can be very disappointing at times.  I will say this:

- When Richelieu is top tier and has an entourage behind her for a push, she is godd*mn amazing.  Her speed, secondaries, all guns forward make her very dangerous.

- When bottom tier in a X match, her weapon systems are all kinds of fail.  Brawling specialization by a Tier VIII BB doesn't mean much in Tier X Meta, and in that kind of meta, Richelieu's long range prowess is a detriment.

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10 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Richelieu is alright.  She has some major issues, but all the Tier VIII BBs have them to a degree, just differently.

 

Richelieu is decently sturdy:  Bow tank like a champ, just protect the sides.

 

She is fast and handles okay, with Eng.Boost, sails extremely well.

 

Guns are inconsistent with range but when that range is cut down, pretty accurate gunfire.  At long range these guns will disappoint.  It's like throwing grass into the wind.  To top it off, like Bismarck and Tirpitz, you only have 8 rifles.  Every shell that misses is a massive drop in possible damage you could have done.  As with all other 15" armed BBs, be prepared to see some high tier Cruisers face tank your AP with zero problems.

 

If you spec for it, her AA is very good.  NC, Alabama, Kii are far better AA BBs this tier, but Richelieu is no slouch and Tier VIII or lower CVs will pay for going after an AA Richelieu.  However, without a full hardcore AA Build, Tier IX-X CVs can, and will plow through your AA.  The big difference Richelieu's AA has compared to NC / 'Bama, Kii is her long range AA DPS is mediocre.  Her short and medium range AA DPS is good to go.

 

Secondaries are a mixed bag.  Range and 152mm gun reload are what hold her back.  With a secondaries build:

1.  Reaches out to 10.1km, longer than the USN, IJN BBs and Roma this tier.  But that is a far cry from 11.3km of Bismarck and Tirpitz.

2.  The 152mm secondaries are more damaging than the 150mm guns on the Bismarck-class, but the German 150s fire much faster.

 

She is actually a very fun BB to sail, but her weapon systems can be very disappointing at times.  I will say this:

- When Richelieu is top tier and has an entourage behind her for a push, she is godd*mn amazing.  Her speed, secondaries, all guns forward make her very dangerous.

- When bottom tier in a X match, her weapon systems are all kinds of fail.  Brawling specialization by a Tier VIII BB doesn't mean much in Tier X Meta, and in that kind of meta, Richelieu's long range prowess is a detriment.

Thank you sir, appreciate it.

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On 2/24/2018 at 1:38 PM, Ghostdog1355 said:

Stack up ok to the other tier 8s? I haven't run across one in battle yet.

She is fun to play and speedy - which can get you in trouble before you realize.  

The over pens are what drive me crazy.  What in other BBs would be a single kill salvo, in the Richelieu you may need two or three salvos.  

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That is a lot of overpens.

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