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She's a beauty and she's a beast.

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I dislike high tier meta but this ship makes me want to play it.

 

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Eh, I prefer republique

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I have no interest in the French Line {Does that make me a Bad Player?}

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2 minutes ago, CLUCH_CARGO said:

I have no interest in the French Line {Does that make me a Bad Player?}

I didn't either, but since i got 3 of them thru the missions, I'm not sorry I'm playing them now..

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I am only at Lyon. Gud bote.

Alsace? Sunk a couple already (I am after all a DD main).

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8 minutes ago, CLUCH_CARGO said:

I have no interest in the French Line {Does that make me a Bad Player?}

Just makes you a guy not interested in yet-another-BB-line like myself. Nothing wrong with that.

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19 minutes ago, sbcptnitro said:

Just makes you a guy not interested in yet-another-BB-line like myself. Nothing wrong with that.

Yeah I am currently working on Cruiser and DD lines since already have the regular tech tree BBs I want / need on hand.

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39 minutes ago, Lert said:

 

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What is that camo?? I have never seen that before.

 

Loved playing mine, republique is good too, first 4 games and 170k+ damage each

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1 minute ago, Akeno017 said:

What is that camo?? I have never seen that before.

ST only camo. We get a small allotment of them as thanks for our work.

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42 minutes ago, Lert said:

I dislike high tier meta but this ship makes me want to play it.

It's too much for me. I dip my toe into Yamato now and then, but every time I play a tier 8 ship, it's a repeat lesson in humility. It's okay, though - the vast majority of ships I really like to play are at tier 7 or below.

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Just now, Lert said:

ST only camo. We get a small allotment of them as thanks for our work.

The camo collector in me just died a little inside. It looks pretty tho.

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I do enjoy her, I just wish I felt I was sailing more of a battleship and less of an RNG slot machine...

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There is something about the Alsace an the Gascogne that just takes a lot of pressure over playing either ship.  Is it they are adequately fast, seem to bounce rounds nicely, all turning functions feel smooth, or just that they feel predicable?  Not sure but I've been enjoying both.

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1 minute ago, Akeno017 said:

It looks pretty tho.

It scales and tiles particularly nicely on Yamato.

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Other than my stellar first battle with her...

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...I am struggling with her. There is much to like with this ship and it feels like I will keep a tier IX BB for once.

I went for a somewhat enhanced secondaries but not full-out (rg 8.3 km) and with improved fire setting they are effective.

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It took me a while to click with it but now that it is upgraded and I have learned how to aim with it so I actually hit I love the ship.

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8 minutes ago, OstwindFlakpanzer said:

this boat should be the tier 10.  the republique is weak sauce.  

It's a little early for me to agree on that, we have to see how this goes with more battles.

 

It's hard for me to get a feel of Republique when facing her because so few have adopted her early compared to GK and Conqueror.  I've seen Republique twice in PVP only.

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As for Alsace, I like mine.  The guns do make you work harder though.  Tier IX BB with 15" guns and the implications that brings.

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Love the secondaries though:cap_rambo:

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Issue I had with Alsace the most was grinding out the modules, theres few BB stock grinds as bad as Alsace for just sheer uncomfortablility.

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They are appreciatively good targets even with their torp damage reduction. Last night, a 3 men division from clan 007, 2 DDs plus a Alsace, going into A on Land of Fire. Alsace was engine boosting to keep up with the division's 2 DDs. 

All-skill-no-luck-predicted-torp-salvos on the Alsace, 5 hits, Alsace sunk by a tiny wittle Benson 2 min into the game. 

 

Good botes, lure their captains into believing speed can save them from torps. 10/10 would torp again.

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6 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Issue I had with Alsace the most was grinding out the modules, theres few BB stock grinds as bad as Alsace for just sheer uncomfortablility.

Worse than old stock Amagi? :Smile_hiding:I FXP'd my Alsace Modules.  Cheap since I had the ShipXP already from Richelieu to unlock her.

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4 minutes ago, NeutralState said:

Good botes, lure their captains into believing speed can save them from torps. 10/10 would torp again.

I feel like this falls more on the captain than the boat though :cap_tea:

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3 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Worse than old stock Amagi? :Smile_hiding:I FXP'd my Alsace Modules.  Cheap since I had the ShipXP already from Richelieu to unlock her.

I don't include grinds that have been removed from the game, mostly because its no longer a grind. :)

old stock amagi Ashitaka is still every bit as horrendous to play, even when downtiered to T7, she could really use a boost to QoL via Type 91 shells or perhaps inceased Manoeuvrability, perhaps even giving her the T8 module slot and allowing her to mount steering gears mod 3 as well. 

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3 hours ago, Lert said:

She's a beauty and she's a beast.

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I dislike high tier meta but this ship makes me want to play it.

 

One game in Random so far, in which I potato'd. But been warming her up in Coop, and she's monstrous. Really looking forward to more games in her.

Send invite if you need div mate....

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