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Who has shot down the most planes in a game since 8.0?

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Hey y'all.

I suck at this new game (sucked at the old one too, but nevermind that) and even I have managed a few games where my AA guys brought down 60-70 planes.  Got me to wondering how you experts were doing in this department.

So, post up and please include your capt specs/build if you are willing to share.

Shoot straight and keep swatting those flies, fellas.

 

 

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Someone has probably done better than this but that was when I took the Jean Bart out. Its a typical endurance build not AA. I did have a Cleveland near me most of the game.

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Just now, Chimera2 said:

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Someone has probably done better than this but that was when I took the Jean Bart out. Its a typical endurance build not AA. I did have a Cleveland near me most of the game.

Very nice, Im loving the new game play :)

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24 minutes ago, Compassghost said:

Minotaur on reddit had 110 strikes.

There was a khaba with 131. If that doesnt indicate how busted the AA rework is I'm not sure what will.unknown-246.thumb.png.a5b78b2cd61ad9c3cd75d41eb83c3145.png

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I had 34 in my Salem earlier, not at all AA spec. It’s not much compared to the guys racking up triple digits, but it’s a lot more than I’d ever had in her before.

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6 minutes ago, The_Painted_Target said:

There was a khaba with 131. If that doesnt indicate how busted the AA rework is I'm not sure what will.unknown-246.thumb.png.a5b78b2cd61ad9c3cd75d41eb83c3145.png

Great.  The only DD that didn't care if got spotted still doesn't care.

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25 minutes ago, The_Painted_Target said:

There was a khaba with 131. If that doesnt indicate how busted the AA rework is I'm not sure what will.unknown-246.thumb.png.a5b78b2cd61ad9c3cd75d41eb83c3145.png

Wow!  That’s more planes than most aircraft carriers carried!  Oh wait...  :p

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3 minutes ago, USSLangley said:

Wow!  That’s more planes than most aircraft carriers carried!  Oh wait...  :p

Even with the new plane system, that had to be two CVs going after him.

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How the hell does a DD shoot down more planes than an AA specced US cruiser when the cruiser was harassed pretty heavily? I have been testing the AA on my US cruisers and they do not function on that kind of level at all.

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28 minutes ago, T1mb3rWo1f said:

How the hell does a DD shoot down more planes than an AA specced US cruiser when the cruiser was harassed pretty heavily? I have been testing the AA on my US cruisers and they do not function on that kind of level at all.

My guess is that neither carrier understood the new AA system and how to avoid it. Worse case scenario, they flew into the flank clouds for some reason, perhaps thinking that they can't hurt you after the explosion and that they were less likely to fire in the same place twice. He also could have had a cruiser or BB helping him and he happened to get most of the shoot downs because his air defenses were the second line.

That or we can  just call out Russian Bias.

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Just now, Chimera2 said:

My guess is that neither carrier understood the new AA system and how to avoid it. Worse case scenario, they flew into the flank clouds for some reason, perhaps thinking that they can't hurt you after the explosion and that they were less likely to fire in the same place twice. 

Very true, it's just weird that I fight to shoot down planes and other are just shooting them down all willy-nilly; yes I used that term lol...

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1 hour ago, The_Painted_Target said:

There was a khaba with 131. If that doesnt indicate how busted the AA rework is I'm not sure what will.unknown-246.thumb.png.a5b78b2cd61ad9c3cd75d41eb83c3145.png

:cap_rambo:Holy Mother of Gawd.

 

That is NOT NATURAL. 

And I thought it was bad when a Mino got 107.

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34 minutes ago, T1mb3rWo1f said:

How the hell does a DD shoot down more planes than an AA specced US cruiser when the cruiser was harassed pretty heavily? I have been testing the AA on my US cruisers and they do not function on that kind of level at all.

From my tests ,some DDs have really good long range AA meaning incredible damage on their long range flack. The CV on the other team probably played connect-the-dots with this Khabarovsk's flack guns.

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17 minutes ago, NeoRussia said:

From my tests ,some DDs have really good long range AA meaning incredible damage on their long range flack. The CV on the other team probably played connect-the-dots with this Khabarovsk's flack guns.

Connect-the-dots....+1 sir

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i had 58 shot down in my worcester last night

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First match out in the Atlanta. Funnily enough I've beat it several times in my Loyang. I don't know what the fuss over DDs is all about.

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9 hours ago, T1mb3rWo1f said:

How the hell does a DD shoot down more planes than an AA specced US cruiser when the cruiser was harassed pretty heavily? I have been testing the AA on my US cruisers and they do not function on that kind of level at all.

The sector system for DDs makes the AA really strong one that side of the ship. Combined with DFAA and AA mod upgrades, planes come down quickly.

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9 hours ago, T1mb3rWo1f said:

How the hell does a DD shoot down more planes than an AA specced US cruiser when the cruiser was harassed pretty heavily? I have been testing the AA on my US cruisers and they do not function on that kind of level at all.

Probably 2 players inexperience with the new CV/AA system and they continued to fly their planes directly into his flak guns.  You can rack up plane kills very quickly if they are careless enough to just fly in a straight line at you.

 

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41 with Belfast no AA spec. Spent the whole game spotted dodging planes, top of leaderboard, still lost. Looks like my new job is tanking planes instead of sinking DDs. No fun at all.

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Planes seemed easier to shoot down today.  I stopped bothering to even change AA sectors that much.

Did they dial them more fragile?

 

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20 something (23 or 24)  in my Mass B with a secondary build.  I stayed with the fleet...  When I got out by myself - 4 plane kills and only did 21 or 22K damage to ships (not a good game).

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