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Hi everyone,

I've been watching the Web Site weekly for over a year now and have not seen the Imperator Nikolai made available.  Does anyone have any info on how the people at WOWS rotate ships in and out of their "on sale now" shop page?

 

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Emperor Niki, like namesake, was removed permanently as tool of Tsarist oppression.  If reactionary against Soviet peoples, one might spend $1200 or more on Santa crates from capitalist Premium Shop and stand a fair chance of having one fall in your lap.  Mind you, they are heavy.

 

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4 minutes ago, guinness77 said:

Hi everyone,

I've been watching the Web Site weekly for over a year now and have not seen the Imperator Nikolai made available.  Does anyone have any info on how the people at WOWS rotate ships in and out of their "on sale now" shop page?

 

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Ah, Niko is only available through a SC drop or Santa Crate. It will not be outright sold again.

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It's a good ship, but not worth spending the family jewels to obtain. It's slow and very prone to fire damage. A good CV captain will shred you.

But when RNG is in your favor, those guns are god-like in tier 4.

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10 minutes ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Ah, Niko is only available through a SC drop or Santa Crate. It will not be outright sold again.

You aren’t missing anything. AA is terrible, secondaries are horrible,  and concealment sucks. It’s no better than any other tier 6 BB in the game so just grind out an equivalent ship like a new mex or Bayern and save your money.

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17 minutes ago, Cuesta_Rey said:

It's a good ship, but not worth spending the family jewels to obtain. It's slow and very prone to fire damage. A good CV captain will shred you.

But when RNG is in your favor, those guns are god-like in tier 4.

Yeah the AA on this ship is 2 dudes with a sling shot. 

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15 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

You aren’t missing anything. AA is terrible, secondaries are horrible,  and concealment sucks. It’s no better than any other tier 6 BB in the game so just grind out an equivalent ship like a new mex or Bayern and save your money.

Pretty much this. It's arguably the most OP ship in the game, was only on sale for one day back in 2015, and can now only be obtained as rare crate drops.

And in case you missed it OP, the Nikolai is T4

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Last battleship laid down by the czarist Russia, never finished, you don't miss anything...

Oh, and yes the AA is bad, I only manage to shot down 0.06 planes on average

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With any luck Nikolai may one day appear in the Arsenal for either coal or steel. Alternatively, try and wait for Viribus Unitis because ATM she plays similarly to Nikolai, at least according to Notser.

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Never!

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Until they need the money...:Smile_trollface:

And it's on sale now, just spend 1000's on Santa Crates....

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23 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

was only on sale for one day back in 2015

This isn't accurate.  When it was released, I couldn't make up my mind whether to buy Imperator Nikolai or Warspite.  I chewed it over for many days before finally going cheap and getting Nikolai.  Lucky choice, as it turned out.

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1 minute ago, desmo_2 said:

This isn't accurate.  When it was released, I couldn't make up my mind whether to buy Imperator Nikolai or Warspite.  I chewed it over for many days before finally going cheap and getting Nikolai.  Lucky choice, as it turned out.

Cheap? As I remember niky was massively overpriced when they put it out. Almost as if they knew exactly how OP is was.:cap_hmm:

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2 minutes ago, awiggin said:

Cheap? As I remember niky was massively overpriced when they put it out. Almost as if they knew exactly how OP is was.:cap_hmm:

It was priced about how T4 battleships typically are.  It was cheaper than Warspite, to be sure.

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Just now, desmo_2 said:

It was priced about how T4 battleships typically are.  It was cheaper than Warspite, to be sure.

I remember it being way overpriced for a tier 4, but I don't remember the exact price. Maybe someone can chime in for the price.

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54 minutes ago, thebigblue said:

You aren’t missing anything. AA is terrible, secondaries are horrible,  and concealment sucks. It’s no better than any other tier 6 BB in the game so just grind out an equivalent ship like a new mex or Bayern and save your money.

Ah, Nikolai is a T4 BB, and it is far better than the other T4's, its armor is just straight nasty, and its ability to have 9 main guns aimed quickly can't be beaten. Also, run CE, the concealment doesn't suck.

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40 minutes ago, Lonewolfpj said:

Yeah the AA on this ship is 2 dudes with a sling shot. 

You're giving them way too much credit.

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2 minutes ago, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

Ah, Nikolai is a T4 BB, and it is far better than the other T4's, its armor is just straight nasty, and its ability to have 9 main guns aimed quickly can't be beaten. Also, run CE, the concealment doesn't suck.

You missed something... 

I was using a form of concealment in my post. 

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1 minute ago, awiggin said:

I remember it being way overpriced for a tier 4, but I don't remember the exact price. Maybe someone can chime in for the price.

The only reason it felt overpriced is due to how there's 4 pricing levels per tier, and the fact that back then, Nikolai's was only available in bundles, with the basic bundle (+ Port Slot + 500 Doubloons + 3 Day Premium) being about 20 USD.

  • DDs are the cheapest.
  • Cruisers are the second cheapest.
  • BBs are pushing the wallet, and roughly equivalent to the cost of a DD or Cruiser a Tier higher (depending on the mood swings of the Sales Dept).
  • CVs break the wallet. Of course, that was to limit CV oversaturation; unsurprising given the somewhat OP nature of the few CVs they actually attempted to sell.
Just now, Th3KrimzonD3mon said:

You're giving them way too much credit.

I was told Nikolai's AA is the drunken crew yelling hurtful expletives that made pilots cry so hard they bailed out of their planes.

Another says that the Nikolai's crew threw mad Vodka parties on deck that made pilots so jealous they bailed so that they can swim over and partake in the fun.

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13 minutes ago, awiggin said:

I remember it being way overpriced for a tier 4, but I don't remember the exact price. Maybe someone can chime in for the price.

All I remember is that it didn't interest me in the least and I passed on it originally. That next Christmas, I got it in a santa crate.

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1 minute ago, YamatoA150 said:

I was told Nikolai's AA is the drunken crew yelling hurtful expletives that made pilots cry so hard they bailed out of their planes.

Another says that the Nikolai's crew threw mad Vodka parties on deck that made pilots so jealous they bailed so that they can swim over and partake in the fun.

Imperator Nikolai I AA consists of her sailors throwing bottles of vodka at enemy planes with the hopes enemy pilots drink it, quickly get drunk, and crash into the sea.

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1 hour ago, thebigblue said:

It’s no better than any other tier 6 BB in the game

Still an accomplishment for a T4.

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15 minutes ago, Lert said:

Still an accomplishment for a T4.

I was joking but I agree. Heck of an accomplishment considering the overall decency of most t6 bb.

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