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I own one and I hate the thing. It feels dirty to play, and even worse to play against. It feels like a statpad ship for top 5% players to sit behind and island or in smoke and just jerk off while they spam LMB.  I'd even take a 50% refund on the coal I spent on it just to make it go away.

 

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Enough with the anti-Smolensk sentiment, its not OP. The players that use em are OP. The rest of us get splattered appropriately, myself included. Dont hate the boat , hate the playa?

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To get rid of a Smolensk try shooting it. It literally has worse armor than same tier DDs.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

To get rid of a Smolensk try shooting it. It literally has worse armor than same tier DDs.

...which works the best because BBs mostly overpen it.

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3 minutes ago, Lert said:

To get rid of a Smolensk try shooting it. It literally has worse armor than same tier DDs.

And Citadels.......

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1 minute ago, dimzzy said:

...which works the best because BBs mostly overpen it.

Until they don't, because

Just now, RA6E_ said:

And Citadels.......

 

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4 minutes ago, Lert said:

Until they don't, because

Citadels can be overpenned. Just sayin'.

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4 minutes ago, Lert said:

Until they don't, because

 

It reminds me 'just dodge' advice. Works just fine... sometimes.

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I had a smolensk driver die next to me about 3 into the game. He was the first blood. Dude then proceeded to blame me for my akizuki play. Yes, he was right outside of cap. Dont play like that guy and you should he fine.

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11 minutes ago, Pytheas said:

I had a smolensk driver die next to me about 3 into the game. He was the first blood. Dude then proceeded to blame me for my akizuki play. Yes, he was right outside of cap. Dont play like that guy and you should he fine.

Only one to blame is himself for his utter ignorance to rush into a cap and then proceed to blame the DD by not "supporting him".

 

Fact that he died 3 minutes into a match tells me how incompetent he is. Smh. Some people think that the Smolensk is a high and mighty cruiser that is untouchable because of it's speed and maneuverability. Well... it isn't.

At range, they're pesky targets to hit, but upclose, they can be deleted easily just the same as a Minotaur that gets to close.

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42 minutes ago, G13Homi said:

Enough with the anti-Smolensk sentiment, its not OP. 

No, it's flat broken

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17 minutes ago, DrHolmes52 said:

Can a Smolensk be citadelled by a Conqueror with HE?

Yes.

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37 minutes ago, Lert said:

To get rid of a Smolensk try shooting it. It literally has worse armor than same tier DDs.

if you angle enough you can mitigate alot of damage

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sell it, nope we do not want the Smolensk to disappear. Quite the opposite, we want more Smolensks and Colberts, and if you do not like them, tough...Many of us a pining coal to get the Smolensk....WG more post WWII advanced CL PLEASE, where all the FUN is.....

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1 hour ago, Lhostatic said:

I own one and I hate the thing. It feels dirty to play, and even worse to play against. It feels like a statpad ship for top 5% players to sit behind and island or in smoke and just jerk off while they spam LMB.  I'd even take a 50% refund on the coal I spent on it just to make it go away.

 

why are you worried about a ship that only the top 5% of players are good in? wouldnt you want more smolensk to kill?

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Smolensk's hull is made of tinfoil, hope, and Soviet propoganda. 

They're not that agile.

The smoke is a single charge, and vanilla. 

Just shoot the damn things. 

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1 hour ago, Lhostatic said:

I own one and I hate the thing. It feels dirty to play, and even worse to play against. It feels like a statpad ship for top 5% players to sit behind and island or in smoke and just jerk off while they spam LMB.  I'd even take a 50% refund on the coal I spent on it just to make it go away.

 

IF you want to sell yours do so. The Smolensk is OP whining is getting old already though.

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35 minutes ago, DolphinPrincess said:

 

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Nice chart but need some context as to what the X and Y axis represent.    

I seems to convey that the Smol starts to "shine" sooner in the 'player skill' progression.   If you take the Y-Axis '60' as the 'dangerous' point, the chart would indicate the Wooster becomes 'dangerous' in the hands of a unicum player where a Smol becomes dangerous  in the hands of a simply 'very good player

Which would mean that for any given game where the Smol is present there is a higher likely chance of it being effective in the game as there are far more 'very good players' than unicum ones.

Understanding the spread of values along the X-axis especially would be very helpful (at least to me).   Also would be a help to understand the percentage of the playerbase that fall into each X-axis category.

 

 

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Nice as it would be to see it removed, won't happen.  Would upset the Russian nationalists who these fictional abominations are meant to appeal to. And the stat padders relying on it would cry to the end of time even though the Smolensk is actively harmful to high tier play; no oine wants to go up against it because they don't want to suffer a never ending rain of HE shells and fires. The Smolensk is pure cancer.

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16 minutes ago, AdmiralThunder said:

IF you want to sell yours do so. The Smolensk is OP whining is getting old already though.

The threads will disappear when WG nerfs their fictional atrocity to the bottom of the ocean. It is cancer. It has very little counter play due to how overpowered it is. Scratch it lightly? They smoke up and just start raining shells on you. Try and get close enough to flush them out with radar? Their team is spotting for them and the Smolensk is raining shells on you the entire time up to 19km away. Try to flush them out with hydro/torpedoes? The Smolensk will just smash you with its torepdoes will still pummeling you with HE. Aircraft get swatted out of the sky.

The only cure for the cancer of the Smolensk is for it to be removed entirely. If WG wants to start balancing it, the first thing they need to do is remove the smokescreen; that way Smolensk lose their 'no risk, all reward' playstyle.

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