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what's with potatoe alaska drivers?

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just came out of a battle with two alaska boats one was only shooting at the other side of the map extreme long range the other motored to the far corner of the map and stayed there till a following bb killed it. I was hoping to see how alaskas did but i guess i will have to wait till the clowns stop driving them.

i have heard alaskas were great.

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Super testers are supposed to keep a lid on their experiences so I don't know who would have told you that.  Rumors however are saying the exact opposite, that the ship is not ready for prime time in it's current state.....

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I cringe when I see a CC or a ST in a match with a new boat. 9/10 they end up throwing the match "for testing reasons."

TBH, it's not really their fault because wargaming tells them to test everything possible and every which way.

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I have seen just one Alaska so far and they went full spud shooting HE for the entire battle.

They switched from shooting at a near dead cruiser to a full health BB before being blown up by the BB.

Pretty awful

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6 minutes ago, Dr_Venture said:

I cringe when I see a CC or a ST in a match with a new boat. 9/10 they end up throwing the match "for testing reasons."

TBH, it's not really their fault because wargaming tells them to test everything possible and every which way.

My observation as well, I got into it with a Richelieu driver before French BBs were released as I thought he badly threw the game.  I mean, worse than the worst corgi/pirate/turkey driver.

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1 minute ago, FrodoFraggin said:

My observation as well, I got into it with a Richelieu driver before French BBs were released as I thought he badly threw the game.  I mean, worse than the worst corgi/pirate/turkey driver.

The event captains straight up try to die, funny part is when they don't die. 

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39 minutes ago, Ron4ja said:

just came out of a battle with two alaska boats one was only shooting at the other side of the map extreme long range the other motored to the far corner of the map and stayed there till a following bb killed it. I was hoping to see how alaskas did but i guess i will have to wait till the clowns stop driving them.

i have heard alaskas were great.

Supertesters come in all skill levels. Also they are testing things. So firing all HE and seeing how the ship does, seems like a valid test to me. Same with firing at long range. Or kiting to test the armor. I sure lots of work goes into ST.

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30 minutes ago, BiggieD61 said:

Super testers are supposed to keep a lid on their experiences so I don't know who would have told you that.  Rumors however are saying the exact opposite, that the ship is not ready for prime time in it's current state.....

CCs have alaska as well, and have been showing it off for some time.

 

 

personally, the alaska isn't that bad from what i seen. i dont think in its current state that it is either OP or UP. 

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3 minutes ago, Frederick_The_Great said:

personally, the alaska isn't that bad from what i seen. i dont think in its current state that it is either OP or UP. 

that's why she is not ready,if she is not OP or UP, then she needs more testing. i can't remember a single tier 9 prem that wasn't OP in some way.

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I can't say anything about the ship, but I will say that people tend to like shooting at new/unreleased ships. When testing a new premium, I play very differently from normal, simply due to how much focus can be on you, especially if the ship is popular and eagerly anticipated. And while I also can't say anything about the skill levels of ST's, WE's, and CC's in general, I can say that they certainly have to deal with much the same issue. So, it might not be that they're potatoes (though there is a broad skill range among the testers), but something else.    

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14 minutes ago, RivertheRoyal said:

I can't say anything about the ship, but I will say that people tend to like shooting at new/unreleased ships. When testing a new premium, I play very differently from normal, simply due to how much focus can be on you, especially if the ship is popular and eagerly anticipated. And while I also can't say anything about the skill levels of ST's, WE's, and CC's in general, I can say that they certainly have to deal with much the same issue. So, it might not be that they're potatoes (though there is a broad skill range among the testers), but something else.    

Yep its hard for anyone to live, and or do a whole lot in a game when as soon as your spotted everyone starts to shoot at you, its a test ship thing.

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1 hour ago, Ron4ja said:

just came out of a battle with two alaska boats one was only shooting at the other side of the map extreme long range the other motored to the far corner of the map and stayed there till a following bb killed it. I was hoping to see how alaskas did but i guess i will have to wait till the clowns stop driving them.

i have heard alaskas were great.

I wonder if supertesters we’re giving long range gunnery / dodging a go?

If it was awful, the answer prolly is that it’s not great at long range. 

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The one Alaska I ran into did a pretty nasty job of waltzing around my Shiratsuyu torps before bending my DD over a chair to remind me why I hate Tier VII DDs in a Tier IX match. The ship's agility was pretty surprising given her size.

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3 hours ago, MrKillmister said:

Dan Quayle?

The thing is, Dan Quayle was right. 

 

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I ran across an Alaska tonight while in my Salem, and he spent most of his time giving me a full broadside at less than 10km. I couldn’t seem to citadel him, but I wrecked him on penetration damage alone. 

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10 hours ago, Schindlers_Stink_Fist said:

Super Testers shouldn't all be Unicum level players. You need players of all skill levels to see how a ship performs.

 

Thanks for stating the obvious. Where did I ever assert that they should all be unicum players to begin with?

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Not very excited about her atm. Hope I'm proven wrong.

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2 hours ago, goldeagle1123 said:

Thanks for stating the obvious. Where did I ever assert that they should all be unicum players to begin with?

Wasn't quoting against you, just adding to what you were saying.

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17 hours ago, Rabbitt81 said:

I have seen just one Alaska so far and they went full spud shooting HE for the entire battle.

They switched from shooting at a near dead cruiser to a full health BB before being blown up by the BB.

Pretty awful

Some Alaska comments I've seen from testers indicate HE is the only way to go with her.   Won't know til we get her I guess.

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30 minutes ago, RagingxMarmoset said:

Watch the video Flamu just posted. You might feel a little better.

He almost immediately calls it a "battlecruiser"... :Smile-angry::Smile_facepalm:

(And then clarifies it...but damnit, I hate that term for being completely vague and useless in actual usage.)

 

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17 hours ago, Frederick_The_Great said:

personally, the alaska isn't that bad from what i seen. i dont think in its current state that it is either OP or UP. 

If it were a Russian ship she would have a 60% boost to her stats....not that there is any bias or anything. 

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