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Too many BBs is the problem

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This was a refreshing change. Tough battle, a pleasure to be in. 

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Wow, that must have been a fun battle for your division with that sort of delightful matchmaking!

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Well kind of like a battle with no DD's.  It changes things up when a major class of warship type is missing from the battle. 

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15 minutes ago, enderland07 said:

Wow, that must have been a fun battle for your division with that sort of delightful matchmaking!

I've been in a all CA/CL battle.  12 ships on each side, not a BB, DD or CV in the game.  I was in Furutaka.

It was not fun.  It was, frankly, boring.  The tactics needed to deal with the different types greatly increase the tactical choices of the player.  Having all ships be the same, cruisers in my case, made the choices very simple.

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What a shame; destroyers and cruisers had to shoot at things they’re supposed to shoot at; instead of just farming battleship damage.

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th?id=OIP.LTB1iyziKjUj1ngXM2Yh4gHaHa&pidGhostdog loves the smell of cordite in the morning from BBs blasting each other in a slug fest. No planes or DDs. Brute force.Pounding each other.

 

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Also many folks here probably don't remember World of Derpitzing, but those were some fun times.

 

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10 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

What a shame; destroyers and cruisers had to shoot at things they’re supposed to shoot at; instead of just farming battleship damage.

Not quite easy trying to run down a DD with a Cruiser when there are 3-4 Battleships shooting at you.  Even for Radar Cruisers, the presence of Battleships and lacking cover make going after DDs suicidal.

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Honestly never have had the problem of too many BBs in battles, now too many DDs sometimes or too many cruisers maybe, but never too many BBs.

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36 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Honestly never have had the problem of too many BBs in battles, now too many DDs sometimes or too many cruisers maybe, but never too many BBs.

Once in a rare while, you'll have an MM dump where there are more than 5 BB per team.  But as I said, this is rare.

 

1 hour ago, Taichunger said:

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This was a refreshing change. Tough battle, a pleasure to be in. 

Honestly, I think that it'd stink to be in a DD, because cruisers are usually harder to torp than BBs.

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2 hours ago, Taichunger said:

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This was a refreshing change. Tough battle, a pleasure to be in. 

I'm envious...

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We had a game with 8 DDs on the enemy team last night. The comedy didn't end there - they had a fail divved Argentinian duo and a graf Zeppelin on their team too. It was a meme battle for the ages. 

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16 hours ago, NotoriousRNG said:

We had a game with 8 DDs on the enemy team last night. The comedy didn't end there - they had a fail divved Argentinian duo and a graf Zeppelin on their team too. It was a meme battle for the ages. 

I can just hear your descriptions in colorful Australian idiom. 

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4 hours ago, Crucis said:

Once in a rare while, you'll have an MM dump where there are more than 5 BB per team.  But as I said, this is rare.

 

Honestly, I think that it'd stink to be in a DD, because cruisers are usually harder to torp than BBs.

Lol exactly why I don’t mind tons of BBs on battles, they are the easiest things for any of my ships to hit, I get a ton of damage points, and they still sink so I get kills as well.  Never figured out why people complain about too many BBs when it’s like  hello those can be your bread and butter for your scores...

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6 hours ago, enderland07 said:

Also many folks here probably don't remember World of Derpitzing, but those were some fun times.

 

I had just unlocked my New Orleans.  Please do not give me the PTSD again.

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8 hours ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Not quite easy trying to run down a DD with a Cruiser when there are 3-4 Battleships shooting at you.  Even for Radar Cruisers, the presence of Battleships and lacking cover make going after DDs suicidal.

Not easy to run down "anyone" when you are being focused, regardless of your ship type or tier.

No one in the game is unique when it comes to this aspect, but people, and I know you've been around long enough to have seen this, seem to think that "their ship"/ship types/tier are always just a little tougher than the rest. Even though at this point in this games development cycle, a lot if not most players play two, three or even all four ship types.

If you're chasing ship "A" in a DD and you're focused (radar or not), you're dead. If you're chasing ship "A" in a CL/CA and you're focused, you're dead. If you're chasing ship "A" in a BB and you're focused, you're dead. 

It's the way it's supposed to be.

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9 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

What a shame; destroyers and cruisers had to shoot at things they’re supposed to shoot at; instead of just farming battleship damage.

I would think it would be irritating trying to dig the island humpers spewing HE out of the rocks...

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ive played in games with no BBs and games with no DDs and the games with no DDs were far better IMO. People played far more aggressive.

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3 hours ago, BBsquid said:

I would think it would be irritating trying to dig the island humpers spewing HE out of the rocks...

It wasnt. I was in the Jervis and had a very fun game. The red cruisers got the idea that no BBs meant they were "6ft tall and bulletproof", they were wrong.

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12 hours ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Lol exactly why I don’t mind tons of BBs on battles, they are the easiest things for any of my ships to hit, I get a ton of damage points, and they still sink so I get kills as well.  Never figured out why people complain about too many BBs when it’s like  hello those can be your bread and butter for your scores...

Same here.  I think that the people who complain about "too many BBs" are probably (and understandably) cruiser players.  DD players see BBs as meat on the table.

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9 hours ago, BBsquid said:

I would think it would be irritating trying to dig the island humpers spewing HE out of the rocks...

Don't forget the island humpers spewing SAP... (the Brits...)

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who needs a BB in such a match if you have a heavy cruiser and US one especially. if that Indianapolis player had a finger on the right type of ammo, he could have had a hell of a match

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20 hours ago, Crucis said:

Once in a rare while, you'll have an MM dump where there are more than 5 BB per team.  But as I said, this is rare.

 

Honestly, I think that it'd stink to be in a DD, because cruisers are usually harder to torp than BBs.

Agree totally. I’d rather be 1 of 2 dd in a match loaded with B.B. than 1of 10 dd in a match without B.B. 

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13 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

Agree totally. I’d rather be 1 of 2 dd in a match loaded with B.B. than 1of 10 dd in a match without B.B. 

I'll agree that being one of two DDs in a BB heavy battle would be nice, particularly if you're in a good torping DD.  OTOH, I wouldn't mind being one of whole bunch of DDs in a super heavy DD battle, though I'd definitely prefer being in a DD with decent guns, etc. 

I've been the lone BB in a battle that was REALLY heavy on DDs back when the PA DDs were released.  Thankfully, I was in my Guilio Cesare in a tier 5 battle, and pretty much spammed HE the whole time.  I basically kept a fair number of friendly DDs between me and the enemy, and was able to contribute pretty well.  And while I was eventually sunk, I made them pay dearly to do it!!!

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