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PSA: Don't Go Out Without Good AA Right Now

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Seriously. It's about as bad as when 0.8.0 dropped and every game was a CV game.

Over the last two days I've played at least 15 or so games. I think I can remember about 3 of those not having at least 1 CV.

 

No tier is safe. All the way up to ten is nothing but CV games.

 

Tips and tricks for if/when this keeps up:

-If you planned on playing your DDs, don't. Maximum CV queues lead to super radar saturated games. I've noticed radar ships went from somewhere around 2-3ish or less playing my Ognevoi on Wednesday, to at least 4-5 a game playing my Musashi tonight. This is a pattern, and its not the first time I've been through this cycle, so I can say with confidence its just not worth the head trauma. Doesn't matter if your DD has DFAA to handle the threat in the sky, it doesn't have the tools (Khab notwithstanding) to handle both planes, and that much radar. Maybe make an exception if you want to play Kidd, as having one on your team versus the other side not having one is a pretty big difference, and by playing one you can guarantee that.

-Don't bring BBs that cant handle themselves. Its not as bad lower tiers, as CVs have less options and of those options they have drastically reduced efficiency, but high-mid tier to high tier (8-10) you wont be able to rely on your team enough to have their AA cover for your lack of AA. You will need to cover for holes in your teams defense like you usually would, but now wont be able to because going it alone is a death sentence at higher tiers. Things like Republique or Montana are still good, and a huge asset to your team as unlike other BBs they can still do their normal duties, and allow your team a much higher degree of flexibility.

-Play the cruisers with good AA. Pretty self explanatory, probably don't need to really comment on it.

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

It's only going to get worse, as the number of CVs played remains more or less constant, but players and battles continues to drop, increasing the ratio of CVs to people actually playing the game. 8 of my last 10 battles had Cancer, and I am now down to one or two Randoms a day when I play... 

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Neither do Space Battles.

Or PvE or Ops... not on the enemy team at least!

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So far I only met a CV when I play my Haku.

 

But the one CV per game already made the game a bit less campy

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Wee!

 

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Don't worry, the one below is only a CVL!

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Edit:  I messed up.  How dare I put up pictures of WWII Naval Aviation without a Corsair image.

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Oh hey look!  An SB2C Helldiver with Tiny Tim Rockets!

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F6F Hellcat with Tiny Tim!

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Can our Corsairs be loaded out like this?

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Corsair firing HVAR rockets and a Tiny Tim!

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AD-1 Skyraider Madness!

WHERE MY ORDIES AT???

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Hey!  Another Corsair!  This time with 1000lb x2 bombs!

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1 hour ago, BrushWolf said:

Clan battles do not have CV's, just saying.

Yet

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1 hour ago, BrushWolf said:

Clan battles do not have CV's, just saying.

Soon they will and I hope it happen!

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 One of my solutions is petitioning Wargaming to add a few of these to my ships in addition to the normal AA on our ships...

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1 hour ago, BrushWolf said:

Clan battles do not have CV's, just saying.

YET

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1 minute ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

 One of my solutions is petitioning Wargaming to add a few of these to my ships in addition to the normal AA on our ships...

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12.8cm, mk 17 block 1b phalanx, and what looks to be an army towed Sam launcher.

 

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Just now, The_Chiv said:

12.8cm, mk 17 block 1b phalanx, and what looks to be an army towed Sam launcher.

 

Lol well they shoot down planes effectively right?

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4 minutes ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Lol well they shoot down planes effectively right?

There are already 127mm DP guns handed out like candy already.  The others are not of the WoWS era.  Try harder! :Smile_veryhappy:

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2 do. the other not so much. It was used for high altitude bomber suppression and generally there were some platoons of 4-6 of these spread out around areas that were important. 109 shot down more bombers then the 12.8cms did. 

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1 minute ago, LowSpeed_US said:

Guess I'll keep grinding the T6 CV then...

 

Just remember this:  Though people may swat the hell out of your planes, your very existence as a CV gets some people fuming mad.  You should derive joy from that :Smile_honoring:

I would.

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1 minute ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

There are already 127mm DP guns handed out like candy already.  The others are not of the WoWS era.  Try harder! :Smile_veryhappy:

You mean the 127mm dp guns that historically could engage air targets using vt fuse shells at 10km and as close as 1k, or LONG, MEDIUM, AND SHORT. But then again Japan didn't have planes breaking the sound barrier as they do in this game so. 

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The funny thing is before CV rework the players complained and threatened to leave over the old CV, DD, Torps, Smoke, HE spam, Detonations..... and the list goes on. It seems not matter what the player base feels the need to whine about something........ heck I am whining about whining!!! 

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And the premium CVs just went up for sale on the EU shop, which means......I have coffee and my wallet.....waiting.

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23 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Just remember this:  Though people may swat the hell out of your planes, your very existence as a CV gets some people fuming mad.  You should derive joy from that :Smile_honoring:

I would.

Good thinking. I would also derive joy from knowing that my ROI per battle is (hopefully) not as bad a T8 CV games.

 

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Kitakaze 28 planes today...BFT only. Honestly, I was surprised, but I was in a division with another Kitakaze and we stayed together, so there is that. It's not all doom and gloom for DD's but it is close; those two T8 CV's just didn't want to leave us alone.

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8 minutes ago, _Rumple_ said:

Kitakaze 28 planes today...BFT only. Honestly, I was surprised, but I was in a division with another Kitakaze and we stayed together, so there is that. It's not all doom and gloom for DD's but it is close; those two T8 CV's just didn't want to leave us alone.

The Kitakaze's AA doesn't mess around.  It's not a no fly zone like a wooster or mino but it's certainly a ship that I take caution around.  It has a lot of shiny things pointing at the sky.

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CVs didn't hurt Kings of the Seas.

So why wouldn't they come to all competitive modes.

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