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So, the number of cruiser in the game with an identity crisis is mounting.

 

T3-St Louis, BB with 6 inch guns.

T9-Kronnie, BB with 12 inch guns, heck, the thing even looks like a BB.(Alaska when plz, WeeGee?) (For that matter, when RN BC's plz, WeeGee?)(Aside from Hood, I mean.)(Since I'm asking, toss in those old German BC's, too, amirite?)(Oh, and toss in the Dutch Navy, because @Lert needs new toys.)(Oh, and last thing, Haida like, tomorrow. Do you actually have any idea how many Canadians play this game? Seriously, do you?)(Spoiler: IT'S A LOT. LIKE, BIG LOTS.)(No, I'm not Canadian.)(I may be suffering from a severe lack of sleep. As in, zero sleep, I apologize for this post.)

T10-Moskva, Hindenburg, may have smaller guns than Kronnie, and bigger guns than St Louis, but, seriously, ask them if they care(Spoiler: They don't.)

 

I mean, the BB population may need controlling, but replacing them with cruisers that might as well be battleships isn't gonna solve that problem. xD Anyone else got a cruiser they consider a BB? :D

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Still think we have more cruisers that are dressed up as DDs. Atlanta, French T 4 & 5, most of the RN line...

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4 minutes ago, TheBigM145 said:

Still think we have more cruisers that are dressed up as DDs. Atlanta, French T 4 & 5, most of the RN line...

The ATL, Minnie, Danae, and possibly Neptune, yeah, I can see that, the RoF is high, especially with Minnie and ATL, I really wouldn't say that about the French T4 and 5 cruisers, though, the RoF is just too low.

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16 minutes ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

I mean, the BB population may need controlling

What, are we in Soviet Russia or something? People play BBs because they want to. Is anybody really surprise that in a game dominated by gun-armed surface combatants, Battleships - the best gun armed ships of their time - would be the most popular class? Don’t force people to play a class they don’t like just because you think their are to many.

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Just now, SavageTactical said:

What, are we in Soviet Russia or something? People play BBs because they want to. Is anybody really surprise that in a game dominated by gun-armed surface combatants, Battleships - the best gun armed ships of their time - would be the most popular class? Don’t force people to play a class they don’t like just because you think their are to many.

Hey there, friend, WG said themselves that BB's were being overplayed, not me, WG. How about you go yell at them about it, and not at me, hm?

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Just now, SavageTactical said:

Battleships - the best gun armed ships of their time - would be the most popular class? Don’t force people to play a class they don’t like just because you think their are to many.

That's why the CV rework is necessary to relegate them to the ash heap of naval history where they belong. Aside from incredibly supportive shore bombardment and AA platforms, useless other than being a big dog on the porch; except in this game- but this isn't reality.

Yeah, hope it tweaks all you BB fanboys.

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The sheer amount of brackets in the OP makes my eyes hurt.

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Kronshtadt so far plays more like a fat cruiser then a battleship really.

You try and play like a BB in Kronshtadt and your HP is shaved off like no mans business.

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4 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

The sheer amount of brackets in the OP makes my eyes hurt.

My brain is mush. I may or may not have addressed that up there. :P

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4 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Kronshtadt so far plays more like a fat cruiser then a battleship really.

You try and play like a BB in Kronshtadt and your HP is shaved off like no mans business.

Stop ruining my dreams. :(

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18 minutes ago, Wye_So_Serious said:

to relegate them to the ash heap of naval history where they belong.

For most of their active history (the Iowas excluded), battleships could fight in weather in which aircraft carriers could not safely operate their air groups.

Please bear in mind that the last battleship vs. battleship surface gun engagement was fought in 1944, close to the end of the period covered in this game. Your disdain for battleships lacks perspective.

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9 minutes ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Stop ruining my dreams. :(

Oh she has it where it counts. Gunnery performance is a weird mix of Alabama and Scharnhorst.

She just doest tank, im learning this pretty quickly that the best armor is not being hit so far.

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33 minutes ago, SavageTactical said:

What, are we in Soviet Russia or something? People play BBs because they want to. Is anybody really surprise that in a game dominated by gun-armed surface combatants, Battleships - the best gun armed ships of their time - would be the most popular class? Don’t force people to play a class they don’t like just because you think their are to many.

I was hoping WOWs was more sandboxy so I could play a fleet oiler like how i played a politician in SWG.

 

 

 

 

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please go play a cruiser like a bb regardless of what its packing.... report back how well that works.

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2 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

For most of their active history (the Iowas excluded), battleships could fight in weather in which aircraft carriers could not safely operate their air groups.

Please bear in mind that the last battleship vs. battleship surface gun engagement was fought in 1944, close to the end of the period covered in this game. Your disdain for battleships lacks perspective.

Don't start with the battleship nostalgia. Look what happened to most of them that be ventured into combat; all the Axis BBs were toast- inconsequential for the most part. Usually at the hands of CVs.

Really good at bringing home ground troops they admirably supported. Good platforms for launching cruise missiles in their second lives.

I have no disdain for REAL battleships and those that served on them. I reserve that for the countless number of boneheaded BB drivers in this game.

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The Scharnhorst is listed as a Battleships but thinks its a Cruiser and it can land more torpedo hits than some Destroyers. 

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22 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Kronshtadt so far plays more like a fat cruiser then a battleship really.

You try and play like a BB in Kronshtadt and your HP is shaved off like no mans business.

That checks, faced one with my Alsace when it was in testing. We were bow tanking each other at about ~11km. He was holding his own, but I was wearing him down faster. 

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3 minutes ago, SavageTactical said:

That checks, faced one with my Alsace when it was in testing. We were bow tanking each other at about ~11km. He was holding his own, but I was wearing him down faster. 

Kronshtadt has 25mm bow armor, just shoot straight through it. Easy kill.

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11 minutes ago, Skraeling said:

please go play a cruiser like a bb regardless of what its packing.... report back how well that works.

I do. Frequently. It's obviously working well enough for me to keep doing it.

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9 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

The Scharnhorst is listed as a Battleships but thinks its a Cruiser and it can land more torpedo hits than some Destroyers. 

You know, that's an excellent point.

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12 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

The Scharnhorst is listed as a Battleships but thinks its a Cruiser and it can land more torpedo hits than some Destroyers. 

battle cruiser so... yeah?

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Don't forget the Udaloi, Tashkent and Khabarovsk are listed as Destroyers but everyone knows they are small cruisers.

Lots of ship is WoWs have identity issues. 

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1 hour ago, TheBigM145 said:

Still think we have more cruisers that are dressed up as DDs. Atlanta, French T 4 & 5, most of the RN line...

You mean all of the RN line. Probably the best cruisers to do DD work too should it be necessary.

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56 minutes ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Hey there, friend, WG said themselves that BB's were being overplayed, not me, WG. How about you go yell at them about it, and not at me, hm?

Roger, I did come off a little harsh, but I’m a tire of people complaining about BB population.  I to would like to see more cruisers in matches (when I play BBs and cruisers), but I don’t want to force people to play something they don’t want. 

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2 hours ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

The ATL, Minnie, Danae, and possibly Neptune, yeah, I can see that, the RoF is high, especially with Minnie and ATL, I really wouldn't say that about the French T4 and 5 cruisers, though, the RoF is just too low.

Yes,  but D-T has amongst the best Torps in the tier and they're both armored like DDs.....

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