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What the hell is smolensk supposed to be?

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Smolensk is overpowered and needs to be nerfed. It has way too much range, its fire rate is ridiculous, its very hard to citadel, and the amount of shells that pen is just stupid. What was the goal of the Smolensk? to loose players? I was playing in alaska with ap loaded and shot at a full broadside Smolensk at 8km. I got 9 overpens and not a single citadel???? wth is the deal with smolensk??? Can this please get some attention and stop ignoring the issue wargaming?

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18 hours ago, Soggytacoos said:

[angry] its very hard to citadel, and the amount of shells that pen is just stupid. [very angry] I was playing in alaska with ap loaded and shot at a full broadside Smolensk at 8km. I got 9 overpens and not a single citadel???? wth is the deal with smolensk??? Can this please get some attention and stop ignoring the issue wargaming?

Maybe it will become more obvious if I paraphrase. "I fired large 305mm AP at the broadside of a lightly armored (100mm) cruiser at close range and every hit overpenetrated. Why?"

In non-technical words, overpenetrations occur when you shoot AP that is very much too heavy for the target. An overpenetration means that the shell punched a clean hole through the ship before it blew up. It worked like an old-style solid cannonball rather than an explosive shell. This is not going to explode any part of the ship, not even the citadel.
You can see the same mechanic if you use a battleship and fire AP at destroyers.

Wargaming explains it in the wiki and there's even a Youtube video. There are also forum discussions about overpenetration and the differences between Armor Piercing and High Explosive shot.

 

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Easy way to delete one in my mogidor, come up behind isle his guns pointed other way about 7 k broadside, launched torps, hit reload boost and put like 12 cits into him and gone before torps even got there, easy

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On 9/22/2019 at 3:57 PM, Soggytacoos said:

Smolensk is overpowered and needs to be nerfed. It has way too much range, its fire rate is ridiculous, its very hard to citadel, and the amount of shells that pen is just stupid. What was the goal of the Smolensk? to loose players? I was playing in alaska with ap loaded and shot at a full broadside Smolensk at 8km. I got 9 overpens and not a single citadel???? wth is the deal with smolensk??? Can this please get some attention and stop ignoring the issue wargaming?

They're abot to introduce a new sucessor:

 

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The only way to nerf it is to over-saturate the game with it to the point WG recognizes that the ship is a problem. If it was a very rare acquire, like Colbert or Ohio, nobody would bat an eye... but with everyone and their dog being able to get one for coal... THAT is where the biggest problem lies.
Once the game is literally nothing but Smolensks, WG will have to decide; nerf or increase rarity

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6 hours ago, Chobittsu said:

The only way to nerf it is to over-saturate the game with it to the point WG recognizes that the ship is a problem. If it was a very rare acquire, like Colbert or Ohio, nobody would bat an eye... but with everyone and their dog being able to get one for coal... THAT is where the biggest problem lies.
Once the game is literally nothing but Smolensks, WG will have to decide; nerf or increase rarity

That's the issue. Anyone can get it given time.

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On 9/22/2019 at 11:57 AM, Soggytacoos said:

Smolensk is overpowered and needs to be nerfed. It has way too much range, its fire rate is ridiculous, its very hard to citadel, and the amount of shells that pen is just stupid. What was the goal of the Smolensk? to loose players? I was playing in alaska with ap loaded and shot at a full broadside Smolensk at 8km. I got 9 overpens and not a single citadel???? wth is the deal with smolensk??? Can this please get some attention and stop ignoring the issue wargaming?

Whether this will help you or not, here's a video that gave me a little help when I first started playing her.

 

 

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I love that video!  It gets your blood pumping.  Smolensk reminds me of the tier VI Cleveland.  One salvo and everyone on the map is focus firing on you.  Even some of your team mates at times.  EVERYONE hates Smolensk, except me and a few other enlightened individuals.

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12 hours ago, OKIES_NAVY said:

EVERYONE hates Smolensk, except me and a few other enlightened individuals.

EVERYONE, that is not currently driving the Smolensk in a given battle, hates it.

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They hated the Minotaur yesterday and today they hate the Smolensk.  I'm as concerned about them as a Hells Angel is concerned about having bad breath.

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Think one of the CCs put up a video discussing a HE rework of sorts...

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