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I just tried it in my Atlanta and did very well (five starred it on the first game). It was very chaotic but pretty fun. Just wondering what everyone else thinks about it.

 

 

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I played it once with Belfast.  I had 3 or 4 Atlantas on my team.  We ran roughshod over the bots and easily landed 5 stars.

Seems easy peasy.

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Linear and repetitive - 5 stars the first time,  4 the second and third as the team didn’t really get “shoot the CV.”

Ill grind my Fiji and Algérie with it once a day, but it’s the least fun one so far.

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The first time I played it our team had 2 Atlantas and 2 Fijis (including mine).  We easily earned 5 stars.  The second time I played we had 3 Pensacolas, and no Atlantas and lost badly.   

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I tried the operation only once, we failed because everyone, less me and my div. mate ran away to the east of the map and stayed at least 10km away from Richie (and trying to tank with 2 Atlantas didnt work for sure and we couldnt stop the torpedoes that were lauched either). Then she got sunk and the main objective wasn't complete.

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First try a BB player some how got in front of the Escort BB, got it turned around and rammed into an Island. We lost that one. 

Second try we failed to sink the CV for 3 stars. 

Third try I had a Div of 3 players and we crushed it. Even got ships in place to nail the scout planes. 

A few Atlantas slow rolling in the back chaining their DF will make it rain planes. Staying together is key and the storm feature is interesting. 

Rewards are ok but I don't see anything to go back for once its done. Like most OPs I get the loot and hardly every revisit them again. 

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It's awesome. Pretty straightforward, but definitely fun. The Thunderstorm is a neat mechanic too.

 

Also, it's really cool to see those famous German ships looming out of the storm. I like they made it historical, feel like you're actually fighting the KM.

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Will just copy and paste from another thread on it..

Got 5 stars second time I played (used the Lyon). First time in with Atlanta most of the team hadn't played, we did pretty good but still a fail. The beginning is very easy, then you get a heal. Then it gets hard just like the original Newport. Pretty standard fare, make it tougher at the end. It was ok, not particularly challenging or difficult and not really all that interesting. The low light and the new thunderstorm effects just makes it tough for me to see what is going on but I have crappy eyesight. IMHO the replay value is nil unless you just like that sort of thing, get your 5 stars and move on. The red AI is fairly standard stuff, the friendly AI is stupid. They sit on top of each other unable to maneuver and eat torps until they are dead. Near the end when the red DDs spawn fairly close, the friendly bot cruisers are useless and you will lose most of the AI ships at that time including your flagship which makes it all a fail (happened my first match).  The enemy planes are easy kills, you hardly need to be spec'd for AA and you will slaughter them. The Graf Zep's planes are a bit tougher I think but not by much. My Lyon is not AA maxed but was flying that +10% AA flag and still was managing lots of plane kills. The OP is not a fail, just more of the same in a low light setting is all. 

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I loved it. I also got the 5 stars in the first try, but that's thanks to a competent division of five cruisers on my team, all from a same clan. They pretty much shot down every single plane, leaving none to even strike at anybody, lol.

I say it's a super fun operation, and anyone not grinding for an eligible ship is missing out. Definitely an A+ operation in my book.

Although, if there's one thing, I'd like to have the passing storm to be larger and more lingering. It seemed too tiny for my taste, and it looked to be quickly leaving as fast as it came... :0

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I just wish I could play it in my Mahan, Blyska, or even my Warspite or Gneisenau because I'm too broke to rebuy the Pensacola or grind up to the Fiji or the French ships.

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While I enjoy the op, I have to say:

 

the fact that the BB name is spelt different then in the mission reqs has me chuckling throughout the op.

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Would be fun to have battles in such a map since it keeps you on your toes with that storm.

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Like it a lot.

The way the storm is rendered is really good.  So much better than the "stealth cyclones" we have in PvP.

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Played it once. 5 starred it. Got 300 doubloons. Awful op. Boring, linear, storm is awful (weather should not change how my ship functions, increased dispersion is awful and I can barely see where ships are to even aim at them). Never touching it again. If I ever do play it again, I'll be sure to sail around the storm. If the storm was cosmetic only... I wouldnt care... but jesus I hope this mechanic stays limited to this one up and doesnt introduce even more randomness into PVP battles...

 

Its sad: they removed the most fun tier 7 op (Narai) and gave us this awful unfun op....

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1 hour ago, guns_at_last_light said:

What did folks think of the storm mechanics and graphics? I haven't played yet, but hope that they are neat.

It's essentially the Filth in Sunray in the Darkness without the damage. Hides you but lowers your accuracy too. I like it better than the simple universal 8 km detection in the "cyclone." I hope they replace cyclones with it. 

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Couldn't think anything of it, can't play it. Restricted by country, none of which i use or have ships with a high enough tier.
Granted I'm the minority here, but i dislike restrictions like that.
 

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About to get myself a Fiji so will try it soon.

I curst the inability to use DDs or say British/US battleships, though for those I only have a Duke of York...

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Five starred on the first run through, had a good team with 4 Atlanta's, one Fiji, one Belfast, and I took the Pensacola.  Now I think that I will use this to grind some XP for Fiji since I just got her.

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Got over a 100 plane kills in the Atlanta, but sadly the Richelieu got killed around the last stage due to torp spam.

 

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Next game got just over 90, but at least we won

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despite not doing that much damage, I was at 3rd in the team, those planes sure makes up for that.

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42 minutes ago, xovian said:

Couldn't think anything of it, can't play it. Restricted by country, none of which i use or have ships with a high enough tier.
Granted I'm the minority here, but i dislike restrictions like that.
 

It's designed to get guys like you from players to "Payers". It sucks but it's been like this since the game launched. Best advice grind, grind, grind.

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22 minutes ago, Vader_Sama said:

Got over a 100 plane kills in the Atlanta, but sadly the Richelieu got killed around the last stage due to torp spam.

 

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Next game got just over 90, but at least we won

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despite not doing that much damage, I was at 3rd in the team, those planes sure makes up for that.

Yeah you got to get your butt up north fast I found. I stayed with the pack the first go around in my Atlanta then pushed up at the end the second time to get those 3 DD's and we got 5 Stars.

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