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This was warned about when they were pulling manual abilities from the Tier IV-V CVs.  It's not an issue for Tier IV CVs (unless they ever revert to 0 MM tier protection again like it used to).  Tier IV CVs don't see Tier VI.  But for the Tier V ones, it's a problem.  Something like VI Independence can wipe the floor with a Tier V CV.

 

There are no other ship types in the game where a key basic form of control is blocked.  Only Tier IV-V CVs.  There's no going around it and they'll have to get clubbed hard by the VI CVs.

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2 hours ago, tankpew said:

Thank you for the info! I'm just going to deal with it like you suggested, although I don't think it would be very hard to implement a check server-side, that would keep the two tier ranges separate when matchmaking.

The Tier V grind isn't bad, you'll be out of it soon enough.  Tier VI is where your schooling begins though.  Do what you can to adapt to the new forms of control with Manual Attack access in Tier VI, but don't be distressed if you haven't gotten it down pat.  The CV Revamp is coming and it will fundamentally change how the ships play.  While you're still grinding with what you have, learn more of what your CV should be doing for a match.  The controls of CV play will change, but I'd like to think the duties remain the same for a CV post-revamp.

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38 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

I'd like to think the duties remain the same for a CV post-revamp.

The difference is that with only one air group aloft in the rework, scouting and attack will be inextricably linked. The fine art will be making up your own mind and acting appropriately regarding which enemy surface ships you need to kill first to make the most difference to the surface battle. It might not always be the one some F-key spammer is screaming at you to attack.

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I hate to admit it but tier v against tier vi is the only real opportunity for you to learn what the strafe looks like and how to defend against it. 

Its not going to change any time soon so get the most out of it that you can since as another mentioned tier vi is where hints become very unforgiving. 

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3 hours ago, tankpew said:

I respectfully have to disagree. I think it just creates frustration due to your opponent having access to mechanics that you have locked.

You don't learn much if you are the fish getting shot in the barrel.

I have about 8000 battles, over 500 of them in carriers and a bunch of those in tier V-VI. 

You can go ahead and disagree since I probably would have too 300 battles in but in the end what I’m telling you is what I can see in the rearview mirror. 

But you can go ahead and just be the fish if you want. I’ll happily shoot you in the barrel. 

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7 hours ago, tankpew said:

Players that feel the need to lead with phrases like that, probably need to get over themselves. Spamming games does not make you right about every wows discussion.

so you weren’t really in here for help you just wanted to whine about the game being too hard for you. 

I get it. Carry on. 

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