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I don't get around to playing this game as much as I should, but I do still have my Arkansas from the beta, so I usually play that since it's tied for my highest tier, which is because I play it so much. I have a lot of fun with it (aside from having no AA guns, that's a huge pain), and I'd like a nation that plays similar to it. The obvious answers are either, 'US' and also 'All BBs play almost the same', but I'm hesitant to dump a bunch of XP and free XP into a nation that I don't end up liking. I've started putting a bit of effort into the British, but I'm not sure what people's opinions are of them.

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USN BBs. Arky B is basically a stock hull Wyoming with additional upgrade slots.

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I've heard (having missed closed Beta by not learning how to play on a Mac until too late) that her secondaries are quite capable.  If that's an aspect you enjoy, then probably the German line.  They don't have fantastic main batteries, but they're serviceable.  The French line also has excellent secondaries, though they are very fast by and large.  Their guns are not even as hard-hitting as the Germans, but they're a scrappy lot.

Seriously though, I'd recommend sticking with the US line.  As far as basic, honest, no-frills battleships go, they're it.  The Japanese are as well, though they suffer from significantly less-effective AA protection and are mostly easy pickings for CVs.

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As Lert has already said, USN BBs are what you're looking for.  The AA and the guns improve as you go up the line, and at tier 8 you'll get a battleship that has a better speed than the previous ships of the line.

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@TurboTank22 With only 163 battles since Beta yea you certainly have not played much. I have US BBs to tier 10 German BBs to tier 9 IJN to tier 6 including all the ARP Kongos.  I enjoy using them all and often just start with the Mikasa and work my way through the whole list! They are all fun. As others have stated though the US line is great all around.

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Please. Upgrade your Ark B with a full secondary spec module and captain. 

 

It's the most fun I have in this game. Is it clubbing? Yes, but 7km secondaries at tier 4 cover a third of whatever map you tend to spawn on and you obliterate everything in sight. The amount of HAX complaints you receive will encourage you to club even more. 

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The US line is solid, and since you already have the Arkansas, you know what you're in for.  The british line is very similar to the US playstyle and is also a good line to try out.  With so few matches played it's very difficult to know what will work best for you.  The best advice is to give all the lines a try, play more matches and see what develops.  You could find that another nation is easier and more rewarding for you, but you'll never know by taking someone else's word for it.  Dive in and have fun finding out.

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Never played her but i have heard plenty about her from my grampa who served on her in WW2 as marine guard to the captain. He was actually transfered there after having been on Guadacanal for couple months during the worst parts of the invasion. Not to many people know what a salvo of 14 in. japanese shells coming in while your in your small foxhole feels like lol but he wasnt unhappy when they reassigned him to the Arky. My grama was happy too until she met him down in NY Naval base later on in the war and there was a huge hole in the side of the ship from a german U-Boat lol while escorting atlantic convoys. Funny ive looked for info on that but have never found anything about it except from my granparents. 

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Arkansas B is different than its Wyoming sister by two factors: (A). it's much stronger with all 6 upgrade slot. (B). it has much better secondary.

I would make the differentiation of whether you like (A) the OP-ness of Ark B, or do you like to (B) brawl with secondaries.

If the answer is A, then here is your shopping list: Konig Albert, Nikolai, Fujin, Gremyashchy, Arizona, T-61, Belfast, Kutuzov, Musashi, Stalingrad(unreleased). Note that some ships are only available thru $anta's crate.

If the answer is B, then grind the German BB line.

If the answer is both A and B, then save your money and stick with your awesome Arkansas B.

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