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Ah, Podvoisky: near-48 knots and now decent turret traverse: Bottom in tiers, top in score

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Can I have enemy teams like this EVERY TIME I play, please?(by the way, both of the non-kill secure kills I took 100% of their HP whether entirely in the Devastating Strike or through guns as well) I was just kind of scoping out D, yes, it was being captured, so I went around it, and lo and behold, a now-terrified(rightly so, because he couldn't run from a Podvoisky) Minekaze has just come out of the cap. He smokes, and I go behind an island, and then I turn north and head past his smoke screen without going near it. I torped his smoke on the way past, but those torps didn't hit anything, as he had already left his smoke. 

 

Then, he appeared 4.4 km off my starboard bow. He decided oddly, to turn to starboard, so he ended up off my port bow. We did this kind of torpedo dance, but he lead poorly and launched his torps too quickly, and I evaded them all(though he only launched 4 instead of 6) I proceeded to launch a wide-spread at his maintained course, and sure enough he blundered right into them(all 3, but he only needed 1).

 

Right then, a enemy(the Minekaze's allied) Pensacola came out of the cover of an island north of me with 250-something HP left, and started shooting at me. I promptly turned to port just a hint to get my two back guns on target, fired them hastily, and leveled out again. Unsurprisingly, 1 of the two HE shells I fired at the Pensacola was all it took, even though both hit.

 

After that, I noticed that there was this whole group of enemy BBs slowly sailing through D, completely and utterly oblivious to the whole scene that happened less than 10 km away. 

 

I figured "heck with it, they'll eventually probably notice me and use their AP to delete me, so why not YOLO?" So I charge their ranks, and they must be getting an "enemy Destroyer spotted!" alert, but they must have nearly all been thinking "enemy DDs don't have much health for me to take, so let's continue shooting at the DD's team's BBs and cruisers instead." 

 

I actually took no damage from AP at all in that entire debacle, and the only damage from BBs that I took was from secondaries(HE) or Calvin_And_Hobbes in the Iron Duke. Calvin_And_Hobbes actually noticed me from the moment I entered their ranks to stir up chaos, and to his credit, he did pay attention to me, did damage and kill me, but somehow, remembering to dodge my torpedoes must have gotten lost in his brain. I fired all 6 of my torps before I died(both triple launchers), and it took 5 to put him down, but in the span of 1.5 seconds, he went from 100.0% HP to 0.0% HP. A fully-healthy BB to a completely dead and useless one.

 

WORTH IT!(PM me if you want to see the actual screenshot of that event, I'm not putting it here because I don't want to name and shame some of the potato enemy BBs in the picture)

 

Oh, and the reason I blacked-out our Hood, is because he was boasting about how he did 95,000 damage in total this match after ramming the enemy New Mexico(also a potato, and nearly full hp)) with his 3/4 HP Hood. He bragged about how it was a great game and how he would be at the top of the team. Look at his standing on the team scores: he's only third, not top. That honor would belong to me, for taking out two full-hp same tier ships without any help from my team at all in dealing with them.

 

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Remind me again who the WG genius was who thought this ship was UP and suggested a buff for her? :Smile-_tongue:

 

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All things being equal, a tier 5 with a good performance in a 5-7 will almost always out xp a tier 7. He rammed a tier 6, not nearly as valuable as killing your own tier or higher....:Smile_teethhappy:

Nice to hear the Pod got a buff, I've always enjoyed that ship, having turrets that move will make it even more fun.

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6 hours ago, awiggin said:

All things being equal, a tier 5 with a good performance in a 5-7 will almost always out xp a tier 7. He rammed a tier 6, not nearly as valuable as killing your own tier or higher....:Smile_teethhappy:

Nice to hear the Pod got a buff, I've always enjoyed that ship, having turrets that move will make it even more fun.

Yeah, I can't wait until Minsk. I believe Minsk is the first one in the line that starts printing Witherers left, right, and center. I don't have a single one yet. I suppose I'm just not good enough to get them yet, even so, my selection of ships is not good for potential Witherer farming.

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If you don't already have it, you'll want DE to really start getting witherer achievements.

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13 hours ago, mrieder79 said:

If you don't already have it, you'll want DE to really start getting witherer achievements.

I don't have it, but it'll be my next 3 points once my as-of-right-now 10-point captain(PT, LS, BFT, AFT) reaches 13 points. I got BFT first because Podvoisky's reload is really bad, but BFT isn't a terrible of a Russian DD 3-point skill anyway.

 

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Oh gawd, I remember my Pod games. It was hilarious 1v1 Cleveland, Omaha and battleships in that thing. I may have to give it another try.

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reading this it looks as if the Pod is a torpedo boat instead of genuine gun-machine..  funny about this BBs completely ignoring you and you just popping up right smack in the middle of them.

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Holy Shrimp boats the buff made this ship so much more comfortable. I might have to get the Russian Dasha captain for the lols.

 

Zoom zoom daka daka until he finally got me 9 salvos later (was daka daka on 3 BB at once :Smile_teethhappy::cap_rambo: )

Zoom zoom cap all the caps because weeeeeee!:Smile-_tongue::cap_horn:

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On 7/29/2018 at 8:34 PM, legoboy0401 said:

Can I have enemy teams like this EVERY TIME I play, please?(by the way, both of the non-kill secure kills I took 100% of their HP whether entirely in the Devastating Strike or through guns as well) I was just kind of scoping out D, yes, it was being captured, so I went around it, and lo and behold, a now-terrified(rightly so, because he couldn't run from a Podvoisky) Minekaze has just come out of the cap. He smokes, and I go behind an island, and then I turn north and head past his smoke screen without going near it. I torped his smoke on the way past, but those torps didn't hit anything, as he had already left his smoke. 

 

Then, he appeared 4.4 km off my starboard bow. He decided oddly, to turn to starboard, so he ended up off my port bow. We did this kind of torpedo dance, but he lead poorly and launched his torps too quickly, and I evaded them all(though he only launched 4 instead of 6) I proceeded to launch a wide-spread at his maintained course, and sure enough he blundered right into them(all 3, but he only needed 1).

 

Right then, a enemy(the Minekaze's allied) Pensacola came out of the cover of an island north of me with 250-something HP left, and started shooting at me. I promptly turned to port just a hint to get my two back guns on target, fired them hastily, and leveled out again. Unsurprisingly, 1 of the two HE shells I fired at the Pensacola was all it took, even though both hit.

 

After that, I noticed that there was this whole group of enemy BBs slowly sailing through D, completely and utterly oblivious to the whole scene that happened less than 10 km away. 

 

I figured "heck with it, they'll eventually probably notice me and use their AP to delete me, so why not YOLO?" So I charge their ranks, and they must be getting an "enemy Destroyer spotted!" alert, but they must have nearly all been thinking "enemy DDs don't have much health for me to take, so let's continue shooting at the DD's team's BBs and cruisers instead." 

 

I actually took no damage from AP at all in that entire debacle, and the only damage from BBs that I took was from secondaries(HE) or Calvin_And_Hobbes in the Iron Duke. Calvin_And_Hobbes actually noticed me from the moment I entered their ranks to stir up chaos, and to his credit, he did pay attention to me, did damage and kill me, but somehow, remembering to dodge my torpedoes must have gotten lost in his brain. I fired all 6 of my torps before I died(both triple launchers), and it took 5 to put him down, but in the span of 1.5 seconds, he went from 100.0% HP to 0.0% HP. A fully-healthy BB to a completely dead and useless one.

 

WORTH IT!(PM me if you want to see the actual screenshot of that event, I'm not putting it here because I don't want to name and shame some of the potato enemy BBs in the picture)

 

Oh, and the reason I blacked-out our Hood, is because he was boasting about how he did 95,000 damage in total this match after ramming the enemy New Mexico(also a potato, and nearly full hp)) with his 3/4 HP Hood. He bragged about how it was a great game and how he would be at the top of the team. Look at his standing on the team scores: he's only third, not top. That honor would belong to me, for taking out two full-hp same tier ships without any help from my team at all in dealing with them.

 

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Remind me again who the WG genius was who thought this ship was UP and suggested a buff for her? :Smile-_tongue:

 

I'm the #1 Podvoisky player and I suggested the buffs, I just didn't think they would ever implement them. 

The server stats say it's still garbage but those of us who know Pods playstyle get to rejoice in Seal Clubbing Seal Clubbers.

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well... since you were writing so full  of enthousiasme about the Pod I decided to acquire her again.  First time I had her - long, long time ago.. in a galaxy - no not that one.  Anyway, way back when I had a lot less experience I did not like her so much. But now...

Notice - the second battle; both Pods peak at 1.

 

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When the original RU DD split happened I was on gnevny at the time, so I got pod for free and never bothered to play it.  This review, as with others, opened my eyes to it.   It took me through this weekend's xp bonuses to do so ,but I finally 19 pointed my special RU captain  and moved him to pod with EM and MBM2 like I run on all my RU DDs.    Pleasantly surprised that pod's turrets turn like a nicholas, and hit like my leningrad.  I can't wait to get some T4/5 games in this boat for the LOLs.  

Pod build: PT, LS, EM, BFT, DE, AFT, CE.  

Only a single game in this boat so far.  Verdict is out if this captain is better left on Izy.  

 

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The Pod was already a bit overpowered even before its recent buff.  Tier V Khab, it is.  I have 70 ships in port and the Podvoisky is one of the top three best performing ships I have, and has been so ever since I first got it during the split.

Slap Sierra-Mike and Juliet-Charlie on the thing and you're nearly unstoppable.

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I discoverd it this weekend, by the need of grinding Russian navy for PEF. It took me 22 battles grind 4 millions, really fall in love with it. I havent any russian ship in port, so it was love at first view.

 

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I tried playing it, but just wound up using some saved free XP to get to the Gnevny because every match felt like, well...

...Yeah this is also why I'm not sold on Le Terrible.

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