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What is it with the Edinburgh?

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In the last week I've nuked at least 4 of them in various BB's. Do they tend to do that more than other cruisers or was my rng just good for those volleys? Seriously I'm starting to feel sorry for those captains since most of them were angled when they exploded!

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RNCL have soft armor allowing easy access to their citadels and small, thin belts that aren't reliable to bounce shells.

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The Edinburgh has always felt a fair bit fatter and sluggish than the Fiji to me, and while the Fiji will respond in a similar fashion to enough BB main gun hits (I've been on the giving AND receiving end there), it may be harder to actually target.

(Edinburgh has slightly better map concealment when fully specced that way, but if the Fiji could load the concealment module I suspect she'd be somewhat OP.)

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1 hour ago, crazyferret23777 said:

In the last week I've nuked at least 4 of them in various BB's. Do they tend to do that more than other cruisers or was my rng just good for those volleys? Seriously I'm starting to feel sorry for those captains since most of them were angled when they exploded!

 

55 minutes ago, Lert said:

RNCL have soft armor allowing easy access to their citadels and small, thin belts that aren't reliable to bounce shells.

What Lert said, but in addition Edinburghs tend to be up close to the action near a cap, and hiding in smoke.  Unlike earlier tiers, T8 tends to face a lot of radar, so you'll be closer to your target making it easier to hit a stopped or slow-moving target with more shells which - when hit - do what Lert said. 

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Personally, I didn't warm up much to Edinburgh, and found that she was the low point between the excellent Fiji and outstanding Neptune in the high tier British cruiser line.

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More of the same like Fiji to me because I’m no good at positioning; just another useless shell sponge.

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Is that why they offered the camo in the anniversary thing... Hmmmm.. Come get your XP piñata paint.. lol

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I've really enjoyed the RNCL line of ships.  Played to their strengths, they can be a teams game changer.  Unfortunately, the smallest mistake or just bad luck is devastating for them.  Just having your nose out and targetable is enough to get you erased on an alpha strike.   The greatest difficulty in these ships, imho, is that they are slow to stop, accelerate  and reverse typically which leads to their demise.   The smoke, if popped just a little bit too soon, fails to cover the ships inertia.

But I sure enjoy the challenge.

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All the RN cruiser line are easily nuked.  You have to open fire wisely or use your smoke in advance of potentially getting spotted.  

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58 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

Personally, I didn't warm up much to Edinburgh, and found that she was the low point between the excellent Fiji and outstanding Neptune in the high tier British cruiser line.

Personally I am inclined to agree with you, but as the first T8 cruiser I ever ground to, she was my default go-to for Ranked Season 9 (as far as I got) and permanent campaigns until after the US cruiser split. And even then she gets overused because she has my 19-pointer in her. I've even used her with Radar from time to time, but that's a precarious existence which is often brutally interrupted.

As for the Neptune, I really like her but she's expensive to run and I've been spending credits like a drunken sailor to buy and provision new ships lately, so she doesn't get taken out much. A whole bunch of unlocks all happened in the same short space of time - Fushun, Baltimore, Neptune, Nurnberg - and the module and upgrade costs can add up quickly. The minute I get enough sovereigns for Warspite, she gets rebought and the gold goes to Neptune's permacamo.

 

52 minutes ago, AVR_Project said:

Is that why they offered the camo in the anniversary thing... Hmmmm.. Come get your XP piñata paint.. lol

3000 doubloons, or 200 free Anniversary tokens for permacamo to shorten the grind. Hmm...

(I had already spent the gold when permacamo was on sale at 50%, so I could afford to let that one go and obtain commanders instead.)

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my experience RNCL is the worst cruiser line, lowest average damage, and easy to explode, way overrated by some

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1 hour ago, AVR_Project said:

Is that why they offered the camo in the anniversary thing... Hmmmm.. Come get your XP piñata paint.. lol

Naw bro, she spent a lot of time in the North Sea and Arctic escorting convoys to the Russians.

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3 hours ago, crazyferret23777 said:

In the last week I've nuked at least 4 of them in various BB's. Do they tend to do that more than other cruisers or was my rng just good for those volleys? Seriously I'm starting to feel sorry for those captains since most of them were angled when they exploded!

UK CL's are like DD's - it's actually, at least at close range, safer to be broadside as I've punched Bismarck AP straight through their citadels for an overpen. Angle they still lack armour and now you give the shell time to actually arm in the citadel. Too bad unlike back in the days when DD's had a citadel HE bombs can't pen the citadel for max damage..... well, that and the fact some of the UK CL have as good/better AA than the USN ships. 

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RN CL’s can be pretty good at citadel long other cruisers - they are my go to ships for cit missions.  The starting and stopping is an irritation issue and more than once I have had to bail, punch the gas and push into a B.B. for some torping (gliding to a stop outside your smoke is near instant death).  If only they could start fires with more than their secondaries...

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Then the question becomes how did you not get nuked in the Fiji while being nuked in the Edinburgh so often?

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3 minutes ago, ExploratorOne said:

If only they could start fires with more than their secondaries...

See also Belfast, although I understand that the USS Flint also has smoke/HE... but no radar or spotter, while Perth has the spotter, but that unusual smoke which almost demands she stay on the move.

It's one of the reasons I'm not in the Minotaur now, because I slacked off from my headlong charge up the RN cruiser tree to diversify lines and include ships that were better at torpedoing things and burning them. I am VERY glad today that I did.

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I enjoyed the RN CL line except for Edinburgh mainly because of the MM.   And there isn't much of difference between her and Fiji, and Fiji gets a better MM Treatment.

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Just now, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

See also Belfast, although I understand that the USS Flint also has smoke/HE... but no radar or spotter, while Perth has the spotter, but that unusual smoke which almost demands she stay on the move.

It's one of the reasons I'm not in the Minotaur now, because I dropped my headlong charge up the RN cruiser tree to diversify lines and include ships that were better at torpedoing things and burning them. I am VERY glad today that I did.

Yeah, I was excluding Belfast and Perth because they are outside of the silver tree.  Belfast gets insta focused when I drive her and that takes some of the fun out of it with no heal or torps.  Perth is my favorite “RN” CL due to the HE and better acceleration/deceleration.  Just wish she had a heal.

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Just finished up the Edinburgh and working through the Neptune.  I've found the Edinburgh a bit easier to manage.  I  seem to get blotted faster and easier in the Neptune.  In either, they are just way too easy citadel.  With  Edinburgh  it seemed I could face plow a BB and get some torps in.  With  Neptune they just have to sneeze on  me and I'm toast.

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Biggest difference between Fiji and Edinburgh is simply the TX BB's.  Montana, Yamato, etc....if they can target, even in smoke, with the dispersion one hit is enough to erase you. Prior damage and one hit is a guaranteed erasure.   My feeling is the Fiji was mostly a one hit wonder to the Musashi.  I know I went to efforts to avoid it.

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RN light cruisers are the most fragile cruisers in the game by far. So much so that I've often gotten random citadels firing at them when they are smoked up. But at least they have that smoking up option, and they have a heal. And Edinburgh is the first of the line with a superheal which is very nice ... assuming you don't take citadels, lol.

For me, the real brick wall in terms of durability came when I went from Leander to Fiji. Fiji's above the water citadel is much bigger than Leander, and the risks I used to take in Leander were quickly getting me killed in Fiji. So much so that I stopped playing the line entirely and only now am starting it up again.

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