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(WIP) ITALIAN CRUISER LINE

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issues I have with the Italian cruisers, oh boy where do I start......  

♦  What is the "Mission/purpose of cruisers?

"Cruisers are often called upon to hunt down enemy destroyers, perform quick response duties, escort and protect merchant shipping or larger vessels like battleships and aircraft carriers from various threats, provide an additional layer of defense."

The RM Trento and Zara fail in that duty.  Those ships were equipped with gimmicky smoke (25 secs) and choice between fighter or spotter plane. Yes, I understand that the Italian cruisers are "test ships" but released them to testers in this state...... shocked.  Additionally, I wasted hours of my life..... grinding to try out the Italian cruisers.  They are unable to utilize abilities associated with cruisers such as hydro, radar,  DDFA.  

♦  Semi-Armor Piercing (SAP) Shells?

I'm not entirely sold on this direction using SAP rounds.  First off, I personally witnessed the Kiev (Russian destroyer) bounced SAP ammo from Zara's 203mm shells. Moreover, unlike HE rounds I was unable to disable the ship's modules, i.e. propulsion.  The Duca d'Aosta or Abruzzi never had that problem.    If WG is deadset using SAP rounds the rate of fire of the 203mm rounds will be to be lowered from 15 secs to 10 secs.  Mainly because of Italian line is unable to have damage of time (DOT) that other cruisers enjoy. 

All is not lost here! The Roma would benefit using SAP over HE. 

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40 minutes ago, Kestrel_Falcon said:

All is not lost here! The Roma would benefit using SAP over HE. 

Except the Roma is not going to get SAP. They are not going to change any of the previous Premium ships to match what the tech tree ships will have.

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The problems stated about hydro/radar, gun reload, and SAP I totally agree with. The SAP shouldn’t be on the cruisers. 

However, considering the fact that it sounds like SAP is staying, I would say the damage output to destroyers needs to be increased. It is very lacking and I find myself hesitant to fire at destroyers unless I absolutely have to.

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I completely agree. The horrible smoke the Brit DD's have make them very unfun to play and Daring's guns  fire forward but they give you a Bullsh?t retreat smoke .... I really hope they don't mess these ships up with the Unusable retreat smoke . Brit CL like the Mino are not op so give them good smoke and we'll have fun with it . Don't make the same mistake you did with Brit DD's . THEY are no fun to play ....HINT HINT . Beside Radar Trump's smoke ... So smoke can't be op any more .

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