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Is Alaska definitely coming in 8.0? (I hope it isn't a repost)

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I just spent about 30 mins trying to find the answer, and I don't see anything official. So I figured I'd just ask:

So, is the Alaska coming in the 8.0 patch?

Is there an official word out there that I missed? Anyone got link?

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Short answer:  No.  

Long answer:  It's highly likely the Alaska will be released sometime around the start of the next (Tier 9) ranked season, and I would be very surprised to not see it next patch....however, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

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We lose two fxp ships and "possibly" get Alaska as a replacement.

But wouldn't that be an epic troll if we have to wait for the February patch?

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6 minutes ago, TheArc said:

I just spent about 30 mins trying to find the answer, and I don't see anything official. So I figured I'd just ask:

So, is the Alaska coming in the 8.0 patch?

Is there an official word out there that I missed? Anyone got link?

 

2 minutes ago, yashma said:

Short answer:  No.  

Long answer:  It's highly likely the Alaska will be released sometime around the start of the next (Tier 9) ranked season, if at all possible, and I would be very surprised to not see it next patch....however, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Like Yashma said, nothing official. Ranked is coming in Update 8.0 and Kronshtadt and Musashi are leaving, so sometime in 8.0 seems likely. Just nothing official.

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On one hand, it would make sense for Alaska to be released when Musashi and Kron are removed, so there's still a high-tier FXP ship in the game (Nelson's still there I guess, but she's not quite the same).

On the other hand, 8.0 is due in less than 2 weeks.... I would have thought we'd have heard something by now if Alaska was actually being released with 8.0. 

 

If we don't hear anything by Monday/Tuesday, I'd say she's not coming with 8.0. Maybe 8.0.1? (A week later?)

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We can at best only speculate on when. The best guess would be 0.8.0 patch because they are removing 2 ships and it has been confirmed Jean Bart will be a fxp ship and will slide into one vacant slot. Now how they release Alaska is a different story. I imagine the Jean Bart scenario maybe played out again prior to Alaska's release. It would make the best deal of sense that with the ranked at tier 9 and removal of 2 fxp ships at the same time = sales opportunity.   

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Alaska is final, with the exception of the possible fire duration increase. So, as long as they make up their minds about that in the next 2 weeks, Alaska should come with 8.0.  I'm pretty sure the release of Alaska and making ranked T9 this time around is no coincidence. 

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1 minute ago, Condor_Legion said:

We can at best only speculate on when. The best guess would be 0.8.0 patch because they are removing 2 ships and it has been confirmed Jean Bart will be a fxp ship and will slide into one vacant slot. Now how they release Alaska is a different story. I imagine the Jean Bart scenario maybe played out again prior to Alaska's release. It would make the best deal of sense that with the ranked at tier 9 and removal of 2 fxp ships at the same time = sales opportunity.   

Jean Bart is in the Arsenal right now for 228,000 coal. Bourgogne is in the Arsenal for 30,000 steel. Alaska has been set as 1,000,000 FXP per the dev blog. It appears Azuma will be in the Arsenal for steel, 28,000-ish as a SWAG.

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3 minutes ago, General_Lee_Miserable said:

Alaska is final, with the exception of the possible fire duration increase. So, as long as they make up their minds about that in the next 2 weeks, Alaska should come with 8.0.  I'm pretty sure the release of Alaska and making ranked T9 this time around is no coincidence. 

I am sure WG wanted Alaska for 8.0, but if the fire duration numbers don't achieve whatever WG is looking for (are worse or better), then they will likely hold off.

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4 minutes ago, DrHolmes52 said:

I am sure WG wanted Alaska for 8.0, but if the fire duration numbers don't achieve whatever WG is looking for (are worse or better), then they will likely hold off.

I really think they should keep it down to 45s.

 

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Just now, Airglide2 said:

I really think they should keep it down to 45s.

 

Since Tier 5 is my highest ship, it is above my playgrade.

I think that after the biggiecruiser riots, they don't want to nerf another premium (or type of premium) after release.

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9 minutes ago, DrHolmes52 said:

Since Tier 5 is my highest ship, it is above my playgrade.

I think that after the biggiecruiser riots, they don't want to nerf another premium (or type of premium) after release.

They won’t have a choice once they decided to split the BB lines for a BC section.  Or heck, a whole new catergory.

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Thanks everyone for the replies and clarification that I did not miss an official post about it. Gah... I'm at 750, so I'm so tempted to get the Musashi, but then I'll be without the AK for quite a while as I grind up the FXP again. Hrmpf!

1 hour ago, General_Lee_Miserable said:

Alaska is final, with the exception of the possible fire duration increase. So, as long as they make up their minds about that in the next 2 weeks, Alaska should come with 8.0.  I'm pretty sure the release of Alaska and making ranked T9 this time around is no coincidence. 

I hear ya man... sadly, should doesn't pay the bills!

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3 hours ago, Condor_Legion said:

it has been confirmed Jean Bart will be a fxp ship and will slide into one vacant slot.  

What?: Jean Bart was sold for real money and is also a Coal ship. Where did you see it will now be FXP as well?

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3 minutes ago, AdmiralThunder said:

What?: Jean Bart was sold for real money and is also a Coal ship. Where did you see it will now be FXP as well?

 

I'm not sure that it's been explicitly said that it's an FXP ship, but there was something a while back where they said that Kron and Mushy were getting removed from FXP and arsenal sales, and that Mushy's replacement was Jean Bart, while Kron's replacement was still TBD.

It's sort of implied that JB would be available for FXP... but it wasn't clearly stated as such, so far as I can remember.

 

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WG's been dragging their feet on releasing Alaska for a loooong time now and if they don't release her with 8.0 to replace Musashi and Kron there's very likely going to be another sh*tstorm to add the certain CV rework sh*tstorm.

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3 hours ago, TheArc said:

Thanks everyone for the replies and clarification that I did not miss an official post about it. Gah... I'm at 750, so I'm so tempted to get the Musashi, but then I'll be without the AK for quite a while as I grind up the FXP again. Hrmpf!

I hear ya man... sadly, should doesn't pay the bills!

If you like battleships and don't have Yamato, I highly recommend Musashi.

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4 hours ago, TheArc said:

Thanks everyone for the replies and clarification that I did not miss an official post about it. Gah... I'm at 750, so I'm so tempted to get the Musashi, but then I'll be without the AK for quite a while as I grind up the FXP again. Hrmpf!

I hear ya man... sadly, should doesn't pay the bills!

Get Musashi! The only correct play is get both. Musashi now Alaska later.

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14 minutes ago, paradat said:

Get Musashi! The only correct play is get both. Musashi now Alaska later.

+1  Grab Mushy while it's still there, then you can work on the fxp for Alaska.  

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