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Time To Shelve My Carriers Until The USN Cruiser Craze Dies Down

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Out of morbid curiosity, today I decided to take my Essex out into battle just to see how many USN cruisers would be around...never again.

Sure, I ended up doing a solid 128k and getting a King of the Air achievement, but the amount of defensive fire that round was horrendous: pretty much every torpedo drop I attempted ended up being messed up by defensive fire from a USN cruiser, and even the one that wasn't spread out still took horrendous losses from AA.

I'm sure there are those of you viewing this post that absolutely despise CVs, to whom I say, you have been granted your wish (temporarily). Time to keep my CV head low until the craze dies down.

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For me, I will get my CV fix in tier 4 and 5 for now. Anything above that and man its inconsistent due to the multi role the CV plays. One game you have a monster game the next game its terrible but you spotted the red fleet to win. With the US cruiser getting stronger AA, that inconsistently will only going to get worse. I love CV play but upper tiers My respect for you guys. Seriously.

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10 minutes ago, Navalpride33 said:

For me, I will get my CV fix in tier 4 and 5 for now. Anything above that and man its inconsistent due to the multi role the CV plays. One game you have a monster game the next game its terrible but you spotted the red fleet to win. With the US cruiser getting stronger AA, that inconsistently will only going to get worse. I love CV play but upper tiers My respect for you guys. Seriously.

This^^^

Just play your low tiers.

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I’m sad that I’ll have to ditch my Taino for a little while, but my ryujo is always still there. The high tier CA craze will be around for quite while, if the German BB craze taught us anything.

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They're only untouchable w/ full AA build. Once they lack Bofors, they're vulnerable. It's only groups of them I am unlikely to touch in Taiho. Main issue is they always get DF--kinda stupid.

More proof the AA-designation (ctrl + LMB click) should have been removed. Hopefully the CV rework includes something that addresses this issue.

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On 2018-06-01 at 11:32 PM, Avenge_December_7 said:

Out of morbid curiosity, today I decided to take my Essex out into battle just to see how many USN cruisers would be around...never again.

Sure, I ended up doing a solid 128k and getting a King of the Air achievement, but the amount of defensive fire that round was horrendous: pretty much every torpedo drop I attempted ended up being messed up by defensive fire from a USN cruiser, and even the one that wasn't spread out still took horrendous losses from AA.

I'm sure there are those of you viewing this post that absolutely despise CVs, to whom I say, you have been granted your wish (temporarily). Time to keep my CV head low until the craze dies down.

LeT6.gif

 

I'll admit it, I'm a filthy USN cruiser player. CV's don't bother me, even when I play German DD's or IJN DD's. What bothers me is the massive difference between certain carriers, i.e Essex being way worse then Taiho or Kaga being significantly better then her contemporaries. I don't care about historical relevance, I just would like some more balance between IJN and USN CV's, especially at high tiers. The only high tier USN CV that is superior, IMO, is Enterprise. CV is the one role where skill disparity is exploited to an exponential degree. A poor BB player can still do well and benefit his/her team without altering the balance of the game. However even if an above average CV player meets a little bit better player, odds are the the better one will win and their CV will eventually run rampant. I have 0 games with or against GZ so I can't comment on her

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CVs aren't the only ones taking the hit. BBs and DDs are getting hit hard too. BBs are being lit on fire from every direction by cruisers hiding behind islands. And DDs are getting swamped by cruiser radar. I do feel that it is getting a bit ridiculous.

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