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PSA: You don’t need a Missouri.

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For those of you desperate to own a Missouri... just relax.   You don’t need one.

I own a Missouri and almost never play it.   I really just have it to enable my claim to fame of owning every American battleship. Including Ark Beta (which rocks.)

So why don’t you need one?

Its biggest claim to fame is its massive credit payouts.  Here’s a secret though... to get the really massive numbers you still have to play a really good game.  It doesn’t reward you nearly as well if you suck.

Meanwhile... there are several Tier 8 BBS out there that will reward you very handsomely for a good game.   Want to make a lot of credits but don’t have a Missouri?  Just get yourself an Alabama or Massachusetts depending on your style preference.

500k to 750k+ games are common with these ships when played well.  You can make quite a bit of silver in this way.   I have 220 million piled up largely for Tier 8 premium play.  Others have far more.

Getting a 700k payout may not be a “sexy” as a 1.5M payout.... but you’ll still accumulate a lot of cash that way.

So stop stressing over Missouri.  Get one of the commonly available ships out there, learn to play that ship well, and profit.

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Getting a Roma or a Kii with the Kobayashi camo is the next best thing you could possibly get to make bank on credits.

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8 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

I own a Missouri and almost never play it.   I really just have it to enable my claim to fame of owning every American battleship. Including Ark Beta (which rocks.)

I agree with EVERYTHING you said. Compared to the Alsace the Missouri SUCKS. Compared to the Musashi the Missouri SUCKS. Heck I don't even fear the Missouri in the Scharnhorst...but I do fear the Musashi or Alsace. 

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The problem with the Alabama and the Massachusetts is the MM. Tier 8 still see quite more tier 10 battle, and chances are tier 10 ships will target a small ''tier 8'' like bee targeting an intruder. 

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14 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

Its biggest claim to fame is its massive credit payouts.  Here’s a secret though... to get the really massive numbers you still have to play a really good game.  It doesn’t reward you nearly as well if you suck.

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I suck...

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yeah well, something about a 2 million credit game gets the dopamine firing.

bounces around your head like ping pong balls actually

 

In all seriousness though, missouri's radar is super powerful late in a game if your team is short on destroyers... it can swing games, especially because alot of DD players still don't realize missouri has radar

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18 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

For those of you desperate to own a Missouri... just relax.   You don’t need one.

I own a Missouri and almost never play it.   I really just have it to enable my claim to fame of owning every American battleship. Including Ark Beta (which rocks.)

So why don’t you need one?

Its biggest claim to fame is its massive credit payouts.  Here’s a secret though... to get the really massive numbers you still have to play a really good game.  It doesn’t reward you nearly as well if you suck.

Meanwhile... there are several Tier 8 BBS out there that will reward you very handsomely for a good game.   Want to make a lot of credits but don’t have a Missouri?  Just get yourself an Alabama or Massachusetts depending on your style preference.

500k to 750k+ games are common with these ships when played well.  You can make quite a bit of silver in this way.   I have 220 million piled up largely for Tier 8 premium play.  Others have far more.

Getting a 700k payout may not be a “sexy” as a 1.5M payout.... but you’ll still accumulate a lot of cash that way.

So stop stressing over Missouri.  Get one of the commonly available ships out there, learn to play that ship well, and profit.

I need one because if I didn't have one, I'd need it.

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I dont even care for the MO since I suck at BBs. one way of earning credits is to use all the new signals in scenarios. you literally can get above 700-800k credits in a single scenario. 

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16 minutes ago, Vader_Sama said:

Getting a Roma or a Kii with the Kobayashi camo is the next best thing you could possibly get to make bank on credits.

The caveat to that is both Roma and Kii have some issues to them as ships.  I personally don't mind them but they do have issues of significant note, enough that it tarnishes their reputation among the playerbase.

 

Roma has wildly inconsistent guns and if caught in the sides, she's D-E-A-D.

 

Kii gets weak torpedoes and some of the best BB AA you'll find in the game.  But she gives up Amagi's accuracy and armor, 2 of the 3 things people weigh the most in a Battleship (3rd being speed).

 

IMO, both ships are a tweak from being exceptional Premiums.  I like them both, but they're not something I recommend for the typical player who will be in for shocks and disappointment.

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27 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

So why don’t you need one?

Its biggest claim to fame is its massive credit payouts.

Silly me, and here I thought its claim to fame was being the only battleship in the game with 9.45km radar, 12km concealment, and enough speed to run down same-tier cruisers.

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33 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

For those of you desperate to own a Missouri... just relax.   You don’t need one.

I own a Missouri and almost never play it.   I really just have it to enable my claim to fame of owning every American battleship. Including Ark Beta (which rocks.)

So why don’t you need one?

Its biggest claim to fame is its massive credit payouts.  Here’s a secret though... to get the really massive numbers you still have to play a really good game.  It doesn’t reward you nearly as well if you suck.

Meanwhile... there are several Tier 8 BBS out there that will reward you very handsomely for a good game.   Want to make a lot of credits but don’t have a Missouri?  Just get yourself an Alabama or Massachusetts depending on your style preference.

500k to 750k+ games are common with these ships when played well.  You can make quite a bit of silver in this way.   I have 220 million piled up largely for Tier 8 premium play.  Others have far more.

Getting a 700k payout may not be a “sexy” as a 1.5M payout.... but you’ll still accumulate a lot of cash that way.

So stop stressing over Missouri.  Get one of the commonly available ships out there, learn to play that ship well, and profit.

I have actually had more Million Credit matches in the Cossack than I ever did in my Mo. Then again I haven't played my Missouri but once or twice this year.

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Get a Musashi instead. Same MM, better ship except against aircraft, still makes a lot of bank.

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10 minutes ago, TheDreadnought said:

For those of you desperate to own a Missouri... just relax.   You don’t need one.

This goes for pretty much any ship....but people get set on one ship and nothing else will do. 

I am that way with Alaska right now - have enough for pretty much any ship in the game, but not spending ANYTHING until more info comes out on Alaska.  I don't mind missing out on Musashi, Khronstadt or Jean Bart if I have to.

I personally love my Missouri - did not get it from a crate, rather saved up the FXP and got it.  I can say when I need credits, just play my MO decked out with flags.  It also helps with missions that you need credits for.  I can see people fretting over it, it is not available to them as it was the "older" players at the time.

My advise is to purchase as many crates as you want - but realize the chance of getting any one ship is very rare - especially if you do not have every other premium ship available besides that one.  Set a limit on how much you are going to spend, and don't go over it.

I bought 20 mega crates and hoped for a list of about 10 ships.....and got none.  What I did get was Kii, T-61, 10K DB, 12.5K Coal and a whole bunch of flags that are well worth it. 

My $75 was well spent and that is all you can realistically ask for.

 

PS - I am still not quite giving up on Musashi or Khron (and it will work for MO also)…. I switched to "Try your luck" for all earned daily containers.

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50% of me want to call this Fake news. Because the Missouri is a great ship that any captain should want in their port. Because its a joy to play and the radar really benefits the team. 

But 50% of me knows that having the Missouri will not be a solve a players credit problems if they can't reliably turn a profit on each game. Because I'm pretty sure I had well over 300 million credits when I got my Missouri and that was just from managing my spending as well as turning a profit on each game.  

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2 minutes ago, Edgecase said:

Silly me, and here I thought its claim to fame was being the only battleship in the game with 9.45km radar, 12km concealment, and enough speed to run down same-tier cruisers.

LOL I still remember a while back my buddy in his Zao was trying to chase down and finish off a fleeing Missouri.

CA vs BB speed, Zao would be able to overtake and keep MO spotted for spamming, right?

WRONG!

The kiting Missouri simply lobbed accurate shells.  They either hit or they were too close for comfort, forcing Zao to maneuver, thereby losing the straight line speed.

Eventually the Missouri simply increased distance and went into concealment.  My buddy was pi**ed that it got away :Smile_teethhappy:

 

The bad part was she was obviously also repairing herself to fight again later.  She showed up again at a very bad time with surprise 16"/50 gunfire from the sides.  I can't remember if we won or lost, but that MO player played the Stealth BB role just right and did her job.

 

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Ha, let’s try to convince people that they don’t need that huge bag of money...

While grinding though this game, trying to scrape enough credit to buy ships, upgrades and mods, the Missouri was my go to ship to deliver piles of credits.  It is also a strong ship, with radar, that can tip the outcome in certain circumstances.  While there has been power creep, Missouri is still a must have in my book if you can get your hands on one.

Yes, there are some others ships/camo that can generate some large credit amounts, but nothing performs like the ATMissouri

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5 minutes ago, Panzer1113 said:

Yes, there are some others ships/camo that can generate some large credit amounts, but nothing performs like the ATMissouri

Sure there are, in Tier IX BBs alone, that do better than Missouri.

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Missouri is great for farming exp and free exp aswell, I enjoy playing Missouri. 1,5 mil credits, 20k exp and around 12/13k free exp a game with flags and camo ;)

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The OP sounds like something a Fortune 500 CEO tells his employees around the Holidays while screwing them over:

"Yes, I make more money than I know what to do with, but you guys are fine making just above poverty level.  You don't need millions (like I do).  You and your used Ford Escort with 200k miles on it can get from point A to B just as easily as I can in my private jet that the company pays for, or the BMW I sometimes borrow from the maid.  You guys should be happy to have to cut coupons and such, while I swim like Scrooge McDuck in more money than I, my kids, their kids, their kids, their kids, and their kids could ever spend.  Therefore, since you do not need bonuses this year, we are going to repurpose that money for the benefit of the company.  The execs will still get their bonuses of course, because, you know, they make the company work, but yours will be put back into the company.  Thank you all for all the work you do!"

Yes, I work in corporate America and yes, I'm jaded by CEO pay :)

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8 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Sure there are, in Tier IX BBs alone, that do better than Missouri.

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Think he meant nothing performs like the Missouri in regards to credits, not ship performance.

Missouri was also around long enough, with limited other options, that some bad players have been able to get their hands on it and bring the numbers down a bit.  i think it has been shown across most ship types that the more battles a ship has (and therefore usually meaning it has been around for a while), the lower its performance will be compared to others who havent been around as long (usually because only the better players get it right away).

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I don't understand why people obsess over Missouri so much when they can get Iowa for free.

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1 minute ago, Rouxi said:

I don't understand why people obsess over Missouri so much when they can get Iowa for free.

Iowa is about to get some buffs also.

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32 minutes ago, Lert said:

Get a Musashi instead. Same MM, better ship except against aircraft, still makes a lot of bank.

 

^ This. Got Mushysausage a couple weeks ago, threw a Zulu flag and Gamescon paint on it, probably averaging 600-700K, even with my potato play. Sure helping with my pre-Snowflake credit grind and getting the final stars I need for Yamamoto.

 

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