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Emerald is being buffed?!!??

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I was reading through the patch notes for update 0.8.6, and in the section which discusses buffs and nerfs for individual ships, I found this little nugget:

British cruiser Emerald

  • The armor thickness of the citadel deck has been increased from 25 to 40 mm.

By increasing the thickness of the deck armor, we’ve added more protection for the cruiser's citadel deck against penetrations by attack aircraft rockets, 203 mm HE shells, and no-ricochet penetrations by AP shells.

I know some people (@LittleWhiteMouse) who might be happy about this. Still, I don't know if this is a big enough buff to actually make Emerald better.
Will this actually help the ship, or will it just cause more BB overpens to penetrate and cause more damage?

I sure hope it helps Emerald, she has so much going for her (if you ignore the armor).

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Well, given it's the deck, it's unlikely BB shells would hit at an angle conducive to penning, while some could overmatch before.  The big thing is that IFHE, German, and 203+ ships no longer get HE cits on the back deck.

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18 minutes ago, Rokkator said:

I was reading through the patch notes for update 0.8.6, and in the section which discusses buffs and nerfs for individual ships, I found this little nugget:

British cruiser Emerald

  • The armor thickness of the citadel deck has been increased from 25 to 40 mm.

By increasing the thickness of the deck armor, we’ve added more protection for the cruiser's citadel deck against penetrations by attack aircraft rockets, 203 mm HE shells, and no-ricochet penetrations by AP shells.

I know some people (@LittleWhiteMouse) who might be happy about this. Still, I don't know if this is a big enough buff to actually make Emerald better.
Will this actually help the ship, or will it just cause more BB overpens to penetrate and cause more damage?

I sure hope it helps Emerald, she has so much going for her (if you ignore the armor).

It's basically a buff to help prevent HE citadel hits.  BBs will still absolutely eat it for lunch, regardless of angling.

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I'm going to miss citadeling Emeralds with Atlanta HE....but I can't say it's an underserved buff.

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I think they should buff all Armour on all ships so no round can penetrate at all.

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26 minutes ago, RightYouAreKen said:

Good!  More E-Team please!

 

I sure hope everybody who participated got some sort of prize

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22 minutes ago, yashma said:

I'm going to miss citadeling Emeralds with Atlanta HE....but I can't say it's an underserved buff.

Yeah, that’s just hilarious. But feels so wrong. Still, I think there’s also a frenchy I can cut with Helena IFHE, so still fun times.

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1 hour ago, Rokkator said:

I was reading through the patch notes for update 0.8.6, and in the section which discusses buffs and nerfs for individual ships, I found this little nugget:

British cruiser Emerald

  • The armor thickness of the citadel deck has been increased from 25 to 40 mm.

By increasing the thickness of the deck armor, we’ve added more protection for the cruiser's citadel deck against penetrations by attack aircraft rockets, 203 mm HE shells, and no-ricochet penetrations by AP shells.

I know some people (@LittleWhiteMouse) who might be happy about this. Still, I don't know if this is a big enough buff to actually make Emerald better.
Will this actually help the ship, or will it just cause more BB overpens to penetrate and cause more damage?

I sure hope it helps Emerald, she has so much going for her (if you ignore the armor).

The citadel deck of the emerald is literally the main deck of the ship. Which means it's exposed and was always getting hit by long range he spam dropping onto it. If a BB was penetrating that deck with ap, it most likely was over penning out the other side of the ship. 

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The number of buffs Emerald has had... Just astonishingly badly balanced on release. 

Stealth, 1km more torp range, 13mm bow armor up from 10mm, 40mm deck up from 25mm... 

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2 hours ago, thegamefilmguruman said:

Well, given it's the deck, it's unlikely BB shells would hit at an angle conducive to penning, while some could overmatch before.  The big thing is that IFHE, German, and 203+ ships no longer get HE cits on the back deck.

Not exactly true. Yorck will still get HE cits. 1/4 pen +210mm guns. But its the only heavy cruisr in the MM range still able to do so.

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2 hours ago, yashma said:

I'm going to miss citadeling Emeralds with Atlanta HE....but I can't say it's an underserved buff.

Yes, this saddens me.  I get so few moments of joy in this game.  The only other ship I get regular HE cits on are low tier CVs.  So, I've still got that going for me.

yes, this was sarcasm.  mostly

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42 minutes ago, Ares1967 said:

Not exactly true. Yorck will still get HE cits. 1/4 pen +210mm guns. But its the only heavy cruisr in the MM range still able to do so.

Graf Spee can too if you count that as a CA.  Still, this will help bring one of the absolute worst ships in the game a bit closer to par.

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56 minutes ago, mofton said:

The number of buffs Emerald has had... Just astonishingly badly balanced on release. 

Stealth, 1km more torp range, 13mm bow armor up from 10mm, 40mm deck up from 25mm... 

The ship should have just been made out of gunpowder.  :Smile_veryhappy:

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So they'll buff the armor, AGAIN, on the Emerald...…...

 

But once again ignore the 10mm bow and stern of the Omaha and Konigsberg?

 

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54 minutes ago, Vaidency said:

Graf Spee can too if you count that as a CA.  Still, this will help bring one of the absolute worst ships in the game a bit closer to par.

Good point and prob see 5-10 FS for every Yorck. Still rather be shot at by GS than Yorck though.

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The emerald was the only ship I ever got a dev strike, non det on with secondaries alone... I miss Nagato's 140mm ap rounds.

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Oh thank GoD.......  It gets old watching this poor ship end up the brunt of every Citadel attempt or joke:.........that, always worked no matter where the shot came from....  In the Narai Scenario there is an internal competition to see who can detonate the first Emerald that shows up.......

I can't imagine grinding this ship.

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6 hours ago, thegamefilmguruman said:

Well, given it's the deck, it's unlikely BB shells would hit at an angle conducive to penning, while some could overmatch before.  The big thing is that IFHE, German, and 203+ ships no longer get HE cits on the back deck.

Damn! No more free citadels! LOL.

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Might have to buy mine back - for me was the worst ship in the game - now may be just one of the worst ships in the game.....

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