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Asashio, much to do about nothing?

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 I was pretty vocal in opposition to the Asashio and it's seemingly game-breaking mechanics. I played several games in Battleships with several of those ships in the game and I never once saw them or their torpedos. My playstyle is different for a battleship, I will push an objective with the destroyers and cruisers to support them in taking a cap. I will shoot at Destroyers that are spotted, delete cruisers and support my teammates. Is this playstyle inadvertently keeping me safe from the Asashio or will it just take time for players to adjust to her unique playstyle?

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No that sounds like the perfect way to counter the game breaking destroyer

only one that really have to worry about it where the campers with no support between them and that destroyer

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I played the Asashio and it really is a one trick pony.

I think the Asashio really does force the BB's in the back to stick closer to their cruisers and be part of the team.

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I do not play Destroyers but I admit I bought one, I have not played her yet. I bought her in the advent she was really OP and would only be available for a short period of time plus I am a collector so I could not resist. Her concealment is 6km....is that really good for tier 8?

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Play it in ranked its great there! Im joking dont do it... but yeh basically useless 90% if the time till you hit the one bb on the enemy team

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I feel that the CCs have hyped up Asashio to be more terrifying than it really deserves. I've got one and I'm doing well in it. But imho it's really just a highly specialised Kagero, and can be played in almost the same way.

Asashio is a niche ship that requires a player to be good with DDs in the first place to be effective. Many buyers are not going to play it well. Last night I ran into an enemy Asashio that tried to torpedo my Asashio. Some people don't even seem to realise what they actually bought.

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I just bought mine, but I have no crazy fantasies about owning the seas. I think it'll probably be more of a "Division" ship for me, where I know another DD will cover me, and I can support a push between div mates. You have to make up for how glaring the weaknesses are on this ship, and they are BIGTIME downers. If I'm being asked to spot once the BB are gone (or maybe non-existent) I want to be sure my efforts will be executed upon.  You can do a bit of anti DD work with guns, but only on beat up targets or opportunity. You won't be looking for fights, that's for sure.

For the most part, it'll be a 12km boat, with a strong finish if you live to end game. It'll be a great end gamer I think.

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Yeah, I haven't had too many problems. Dodge and turn, move with the team. The one time I had a problem was when the team left a flank open, and the Asashio sneaked behind us. I had several waves of Deep water torps sail by me from behind, but he didn't hit me until the 3rd wave, on the reload booster. Even then he didn't kill me. That was more of a complete collapse of the team than any game-breaking by the DD. So yeah, haven't had much of a problem. The hype seems similar to the RDF thing, DDs went nuts, found out it didn't do much, and then actually ended up being the ones who most used it.

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1 minute ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

I feel that the CCs have hyped up Asashio out to be more terrifying than it really deserves. I've got one and I'm doing well in it. But imho it's really just a highly specialised Kagero, and can be played in almost the same way.

Asashio is a niche ship that requires a player to be good with DDs in the first place to be effective. Many buyers are not going to play it well. Last night I ran into an enemy Asashio that tried to torpedo my Asashio. Some people don't even seem to realise what they actually bought.

ROFLMAO That is HILARIOUS. I swear that is the truth though I can't tell you how many Tirpitz players I have seen try and torp a battleship 12k away. Be honest though, for a brief second did you have fear in your heart when you saw the torpedo launch than realized...oh yeah he can't hurt me lol.

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Question do you think going with the captain skill for faster torpedos with reduced range is a must? 16k torps are still long-range torps, does the extra 5kts make a difference? Forgive my ignorance on the subject matter I do not play DD's but will be shifting to them once I get the conq and complete my quest to get all the tier 10 BB's. 

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I got deleted by one in my Richie... after he had chucked 3 salvos at me and I was busy fighting another ship at the time and distracted. I was at like 25% health or so anyway.

Played my Z-52 and Z-46 and wrecked their fun with my hydro. 

Not super impressed with it. Harikaze is a much more capable ship. 

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20 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

 I was pretty vocal in opposition to the Asashio and it's seemingly game-breaking mechanics. I played several games in Battleships with several of those ships in the game and I never once saw them or their torpedos. My playstyle is different for a battleship, I will push an objective with the destroyers and cruisers to support them in taking a cap. I will shoot at Destroyers that are spotted, delete cruisers and support my teammates. Is this playstyle inadvertently keeping me safe from the Asashio or will it just take time for players to adjust to her unique playstyle?

It funny that WG puts out a premium ship with planned obsolescence as a primary design feature.  WG is working towards punishing camping BBs.  As soon as that problem, and the BB overpopulation is corrected the Asashio becomes obsolete.  I know this is all a bit of an over statement but I think you guys get the point.   

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3 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

Question do you think going with the captain skill for faster torpedos with reduced range is a must? 16k torps are still long-range torps, does the extra 5kts make a difference? Forgive my ignorance on the subject matter I do not play DD's but will be shifting to them once I get the conq and complete my quest to get all the tier 10 BB's. 

Pretty much nobody uses TA anymore. There are much more valuable skills available.

 

LS is a must for a DD and AR helps with your reload. Take those instead. 

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2 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

Question do you think going with the captain skill for faster torpedos with reduced range is a must? 16k torps are still long-range torps, does the extra 5kts make a difference? Forgive my ignorance on the subject matter I do not play DD's but will be shifting to them once I get the conq and complete my quest to get all the tier 10 BB's. 

I would. Torps having the extra speed is a positive, not a negative. Less time between you and the target a plus. 

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5 hours ago, UssIowaSailor said:

ROFLMAO That is HILARIOUS. I swear that is the truth though I can't tell you how many Tirpitz players I have seen try and torp a battleship 12k away. Be honest though, for a brief second did you have fear in your heart when you saw the torpedo launch than realized...oh yeah he can't hurt me lol.

When that enemy Asashio popped up around an island it was more "OH CRAP! MY GUNS ARE POINTING THE WRONG WAY!"

The point the enemy Asashio launched his torps at me was largely

 WTF-meme.jpg

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7 minutes ago, UssIowaSailor said:

ROFLMAO That is HILARIOUS. I swear that is the truth though I can't tell you how many Tirpitz players I have seen try and torp a battleship 12k away. Be honest though, for a brief second did you have fear in your heart when you saw the torpedo launch than realized...oh yeah he can't hurt me lol.

Had a karlshure do that yesterday to a buddy i was in a div with. Didnt even try to dodge torps.. just let them hit you and remember not to repair the flodding so he sinks himself

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1 minute ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

When that enemy Asashio popped up around an island it was more "OH CRAP! MY GUNS ARE POINTING THE WRONG WAY!"

The point the enemy Asashio launched his torps at me was largely WTF-meme.jpg

lol your posts are hilarious...thank you for making me laugh this morning.

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1 minute ago, HazardDrake said:

Pretty much nobody uses TA anymore. There are much more valuable skills available.

 

LS is a must for a DD and AR helps with your reload. Take those instead. 

Non sense! TA on IJN F3's are so fast ypu have to aim behind a khabavorsk!

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1 minute ago, JessieTheKitty said:

Non sense! TA on IJN F3's are so fast ypu have to aim behind a khabavorsk!

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Yeah it's almost like the people who've actually played Japanese destroyers were telling you this thing wasn't as scary as you were convincing yourselves it would be.

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4 minutes ago, Kapitan_Wuff said:

I will never get why people got so up in arms over asashio

For me, who is virtually ignorant on DD play the only source of info was Youtube and people were saying that this ship was going to break the game so that is what influenced my opinion. 

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1 hour ago, UssIowaSailor said:

My playstyle is different for a battleship, I will push an objective with the destroyers and cruisers to support them in taking a cap.

You sir are doing it right. 

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From what i saw until now, when there is an asashio in a flank the BBs on my team don't push. And if we are playing a domination game the Asashio in my team and the red team they don't cap, they want to flank and snipe BBs. So from a gameplay perspective they bring the worst to the game.

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