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WG has people crazy for Acasta? Impressive.

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Nothing wrong with Acasta or any other of the UK DD line.  it's just a matter of driving the ship to their strengths.  This game is more then just numbers to most of us that play it.  It's a chance to touch history.

As for the UK DD line.....

Why don't they have engine boost?  Don't need it. and it would make them OP when you factor in that they are the fastest accelerating DD's in the game, one of the more nimble classes of DD in the game.  They do not loose significant speed in a hard turn.  The guns are good.. not super good, just good as in Yugumo good...and anyone who discount the IJN 127's on the Yugumo in the hands  of a good gunner is a fool.

The brit 102's and 120's have a good rate of fire, have UK fire chance on the HE rounds, have the short duration fusing on the AP rounds. and while having a low shell velocity allow you to pop rounds over intervening island and hit targets that are behind cover. The torpedo's are indeed short ranged with not the largest warheads  but you still don't want to get hit by them.  Their smoke is short deployment and short duration, but they can also carry up to 7 charges of smoke.  This is not sit and shoot from the smoke, this is pop smoke and break contact/line of sight and run away smoke. Learn to use it correctly as designed and stop trying to demand it be a US DD.

The UK DD line has a lot going for it.

Just because "YOU" can't figure it out doesn't mean they're bad ships or a bad line.  Go figure it out. And if your not comfortable with a ships quirks or can't figure it out then don't drive that ship until you can figure it out.  Your happiness is in the end your responsibility.  And if your finding brit DD players kicking your but then it mean THEY figured it out.  If they can do it, you can do it.

 

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1 hour ago, Cruxdei said:

i already have a vision control DD with  suicidal torps and super guns.it might not be agile but she have speed boost and decent smoke.

my guiding moonlight,okhotnik.

 

6 minutes ago, LT_Rusty_SWO said:

 

Longbote is looooooooooong.

Ah, the war canoe. There really was an Okhotnik which did have an extremely long hull to carry more guns and torpedoes than normal destroyers of the age but it wasn't as insanely over armed as the in game one.

The real Okhotnik.

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15 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

 

Ah, the war canoe. There really was an Okhotnik which did have an extremely long hull to carry more guns and torpedoes than normal destroyers of the age but it wasn't as insanely over armed as the in game one.

The real Okhotnik.

 

 

GTFOH with that factuality realistical stuff, you! We love our longbote!

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1 minute ago, LT_Rusty_SWO said:

 

GTFOH with that factuality realistical stuff, you! We love our longbote!

I do too although mine mostly sees co-op, it is a blast. I was just showing that it isn't pure fantasy.

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Just now, BrushWolf said:

I do too although mine mostly sees co-op, it is a blast. I was just showing that it isn't pure fantasy.

 

I don't play mine as often as I should. At T5 I spend more time in Kamikaze than anything else, and it's kind of jarring to go from Kamikaze to Okhotnik. I really need to spend some quality time with her.

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4 hours ago, Skpstr said:

 

Thanks guys.

I'm going to get Acasta in the next match or two, so I'll probably sell it and Nicholas will remain my T5 "fun" DD. I got the Icarus mission yesterday anyway.

Don't sell it unless you have other T5+ RN DDs.  There are the RN DD-only RN missions that award premium flags. I've been running my Acasta in coop for those. Usually only takes 5 games at most. 

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6 minutes ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

Don't sell it unless you have other T5+ RN DDs.  There are the RN DD-only RN missions that award premium flags. I've been running my Acasta in coop for those. Usually only takes 5 games at most. 

I'll have to check how close I am to Icarus. If it's just a few games worth, I'll ditch Acasta and use Icarus for flags.

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5 hours ago, TheDreadnought said:

Got 2 DDs and earned them.

. . . . but don't play DDs.

Same here!

I earned one DD mission, but I don't really play them as well.

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I got both the tier 5 and tier 6 UK DDs fairly quickly.  I would gladly give someone the Acosta if it were possible to trade ships with other players.  Still hoping for the tier 7  or 8 DD so I can do the tier 7+ missions.

 

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Ok.  I've been running my Icarus in Dynamo, building xp so I can research Jervis when the next patch hit.  I figure I'm safe since I'm done buying crates.

Best laid plans and all that, I just got a Jervis mission from a regular crate.  1st time ever for me.

What the heck, I'll take it.  :cap_like:

Now I will run the Jervis and see how close I can get to the Lightning.  lol.

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11 minutes ago, Captain_Slattery said:

Now I will run the Jervis and see how close I can get to the Lightning.  lol

Jarvis works well in Dynamo, just spec her as a gun boat, and IF you have one of your RN commanders with AFT still, put him in it, then just stick at the head of the ships to be escorted and mop up aircraft by being in the right place, as if people are pushing to far forwards and to the flank, aircraft will leak through, and once you get use to the guns you can be a couple of km behind the likes of Sims et al and still reliably hit boats.

 

Jervis has weak AA on the face value of range and DPS, but like Haida and Cossack, if she is in the right place she can be surprisingly effective vs. ships with better AA that are out of place.

 

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