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Fiji — British Tier VII cruiser.

A further development of a multi-purpose cruiser ship for the Royal Navy. Despite the fact that the ship's displacement was limited by international treaties, she carried numerous rapid-firing main guns.
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Anybody tell me what you're supposed to do with this thing. The Omaha at tier 5 gets more cit hits on tier 6s than this tier 7 gets on tier 6s. Same number of barrels, virtually same firing rate and initial shell velocity is close. I've tried it on BBs. Hit a tier 7 BB 123 times from bow to stern (no, not the hull-the superstructure and deck) and got 12,095 damage. Tried to run off a Mahan. Chased him in a straight line-his stern to my bow and he outgunned me with nothing but his aft facing guns lol. Do the higher tier RN cruisers get better?

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This is what WG calls "Balance". (Sarcasm)   I suspect none of their Russian employees ever set foot on a naval vessel, let alone ever viewed a "Janes" manual. They just pull crap outta their Millinneal butts and say, "Hey look what a great thing I did!!!"

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Honestly, that's because neither of you two understand how to play the RN CLs.

They have short-fused AP. It works fabulously against DDs and other CLs - far better than the US AP.  Better torps on the Leander and Fiji than the Omaha, too, not to mention better maneuverability, better concealment, and a heal. And it does great against BB superstructure or bow/stern

The fact you think possibly the most OP non-premium ship (Fiji) at ANY tier is bad says more about your playing style than the ship itself.

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On 1/24/2019 at 2:04 AM, LAnybody said:

The fact you think possibly the most OP non-premium ship (Fiji) at ANY tier is bad says more about your playing style than the ship itself.

Uh... [Citation Needed] on that one. Personally I love Leander, but Fiji is just underwhelming to me. Not bad per-se, just "meh". And looking around the forums she seems to be a rather love or hate ship. People seem to either really like Leander and Edinburgh and dislike Fiji, or like Fiji and dislike Leander and Edinburgh.

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You're not looking, if you think that. Where are you reading any Fiji dislikes beside this thread?

Fiji consistently has been at the top of the T7 cruiser list in all respects: WR, Damage Caused, WTR.  Has been since pretty much introduction. It also compares VERY favorably to other OP silver ships.

And there's very, very few people who like the Leander and don't like the Fiji. In fact, most Edinburgh people complain that they miss the Fiji, as in many ways it's simply not as OP at T8 as Fiji was at T7.

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For what it's worth, I just got my second-ever Kraken in her last night. 5 kills, 50k damage, I had the game disconnect as it ended, so I can't see my post-battle report (which has been happening a lot to me recently,) but I think I also got top of the team, and got 10k XP. I also did (in another game) my most-ever cruiser damage in her, so she's a very good knife fighter when she needs to be. Most of the RN CL line is like that.

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Fiji also has ridiculous acceleration. I can go from 0 to 30 knots in 15 seconds, and that's without any modifiers. She can get into trouble REAL FAST.

 

Which is why it's also good she has smoke.

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On 12/30/2018 at 4:50 AM, RockChunker said:

This is what WG calls "Balance". (Sarcasm)   I suspect none of their Russian employees ever set foot on a naval vessel, let alone ever viewed a "Janes" manual. They just pull crap outta their Millinneal butts and say, "Hey look what a great thing I did!!!"

Wow quite the stupid thing to say.  I'm sure you're the foremost expert in naval engineering.  How about you go take some Prozac and tell the folks at your nursing home to up your meds.

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On 1/25/2019 at 1:28 AM, Landsraad said:

Uh... [Citation Needed] on that one. Personally I love Leander, but Fiji is just underwhelming to me. Not bad per-se, just "meh". And looking around the forums she seems to be a rather love or hate ship. People seem to either really like Leander and Edinburgh and dislike Fiji, or like Fiji and dislike Leander and Edinburgh.

Landsraad,

I have heard people who do not like the Fiji and agree with your statement that it is a love or hate ship.  Personally, I like the Fiji.  It was my first ship that I decided to ever keep when I could move up a Tier.  Prior to that I always sold off the lower tier ship to help me afford the next ship in the line.  I have gone back and bought some ships or have won them in contests, but I kept the Fiji from the start.  I remember a recent battle where someone stated to me "Are you going to hide behind the island and only take pot shots at the enemy?" By the end of the game I had 130k in damage, 4 kills and was top of the leader board.  I apologized to the guy who made the initial comment because I did not get kraken.  The team that was still there chatted a lot of LOLs.  I personally like Fiji and I like Edinburgh.  I did start to have fun with the Leander, but not enough to buy it back yet.  I can only comment on my personal preferences.  I am not the best stat person.

This is definitely a love it or leave it ship depending on your own play style.

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The problem with Fiji is what she gets matched up against in random. She is a really nice ship but when your always bottom tier and against a lot of t9 ships of every class she can seem very under powered. Against tier 9 destroyers her smoke is mostly worthless, and her concealment  is not good enough. They will see you but unless you have air cover or a dd out in front you will never see them. Exeter and Leander while not as good are much easier to play due to mm. She is t9 dd  bait.

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It's almost comical how some people think Fiji is a [edited] ship. She's not.

And yeah, there's a bit of a love-hate relationship with it in the community, but even the ones that don't like it are usually just underwhelmed with how she plays, not because the ship itself is bad.

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I am finally figuring out this ship and game. She is really good when top or middle tier and you are on a decent team. Not so much when bottom tier for me. So much in this game depends on what your team does I am finding, and what you are matched against. Get bottom tier with a lousy team and no ship is good enough. Top tier and great team you will walk on water if you play half decent which is about the best I ever do. I am really beginning to like her, more than Exeter or Leander. Not excited about the t8 RN cruiser, think I am stopping my RN tech tree cruiser line right here until the new heavy cruisers come out and will then see what to do. Maybe switch to US cruiser line? Wish you could get Flint without steel. Would like to try that ship.

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Can WG PLEASE fix the "torpedo module" upgrade for the Fiji.

It's possibly the most useless module in the entire game (+2.8% damage, and NOTHING else), and quite expensive, too, in both XP and silver.

Either just remove it completely (and wrap the 12k XP required into the advancement needed for Edinburgh), or make it have SOME measurable impact.

My preference would be removal, that would save 1,000,000 credits. As is, I don't know of a single person who buys it to mount - I'd imagine only those who are so ludicrously awash in silver would ever contemplate purchasing such a completely pointless "upgrade". 

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