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The Smolensk fan club - We didn't Start the fires!

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Love it or hate it. The Smol is a great ship, dependent on captain skill. Or luck. Or both. You either die in 5 mins or you have a glorious game.  Post your great games here.

I'll start off. My previous record for fires is 18 with DE in 9 min. And I bested it with an IFHE build this time. 19 fires in 13 min.

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I ended up on the weak flank. Again. These guys were really trying hard to kill me from the start. Poor GK suffered 11 fires.

 

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1 hour ago, The_Ghost_Minx said:

You're part of the problem. Smolensk needs to be removed from the game. [edited] that game and [edited] WG for thinking it's okay.

insulting is the only possible way of expression of the weak and confused, keep trolling...

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21 minutes ago, loco_max said:

insulting is the only possible way of expression of the weak and confused, keep trolling...

Nah haven't you heard? The internet is an endless network of soapboxes and the only way to get ahead in life is to insult and talk down others for daring to have fun with the tools given them.

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Seems to be one of those ships you love if you have it, hate if you don't and shows up on the enemy team. Sure it is OP, to much range. Bet it is fun to play though. And ships should be fun, or what's the point. If you can't beat one, buy one and join the fun. Otherwise focus fire on it with your team mates and sink it.

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51 minutes ago, Lert said:

Nah haven't you heard? The internet is an endless network of soapboxes and the only way to get ahead in life is to insult and talk down others for daring to have fun with the tools given them.

Lert you are wise men...

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On 10/20/2019 at 12:49 PM, Bill_Halsey said:

Love it or hate it. The Smol is a great ship, dependent on captain skill. Or luck. Or both. You either die in 5 mins or you have a glorious game.  Post your great games here.

A great ship for great players...I'm struggling with this beauty, this is only an exception:

 

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5 hours ago, loco_max said:

insulting is the only possible way of expression of the weak and confused, keep trolling...

^ +1

Let me be clear, I am NOT a fan of the Smolensk..at all, but I don't go out of my way to complain about it. 

I do want you to know, as a BB main, a little part of my soul died when you said  "18 fires". 

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3 hours ago, Rgtx1121 said:

^ +1

Let me be clear, I am NOT a fan of the Smolensk..at all, but I don't go out of my way to complain about it. 

I do want you to know, as a BB main, a little part of my soul died when you said  "18 fires". 

it's a floating citadel Rgtx1121...it can set a lot of fires in good (or lucky) hands...

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On 11/10/2019 at 9:47 AM, loco_max said:

A great ship for great players...I'm struggling with this beauty, this is only an exception:

 

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Not a easy ship to play, you are the most targeted ship on the map even over the dds. 

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3 hours ago, Bill_Halsey said:

I beat my record of fires.

 

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As fun as the 20 fires are, you should be more proud of the 14 defense ribbons :cap_like:

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Another personal record broken..

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When your fire damage exceeds your actual damage by 2:1 ratio.  Smol really earns the title "Our Inferno".

 

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Before I started getting the "preferential treatment" from counter-battery fire.

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You are another part of the problem. Wargaming thinks its okay. The only reason you even argue with the fact is because you know its op and you are a troll. Its a stupid ship and needs to be deleted from the game. end of story and do not try to argue. 

On 11/10/2019 at 5:31 AM, loco_max said:

insulting is the only possible way of expression of the weak and confused, keep trolling...

 

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12 hours ago, Soggytacoos said:

You are another part of the problem. Wargaming thinks its okay. The only reason you even argue with the fact is because you know its op and you are a troll. Its a stupid ship and needs to be deleted from the game. end of story and do not try to argue. 

 

LoL, just keep burning...

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14 hours ago, Soggytacoos said:

You are another part of the problem. Wargaming thinks its okay. The only reason you even argue with the fact is because you know its op and you are a troll. Its a stupid ship and needs to be deleted from the game. end of story and do not try to argue. 

 

Sure..blame the player and not the game. :)

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The ship is OP and quite easy to play.  That said, it's in the game so people are going to play it.  There are a few counters, Moskva, Stalingrad, heavy cruisers in general with decent concealment, but imo it has too many tools.  WG removed the Kutuzov because it was grossly overpowered in Tier VIII and then added the Smolensk, which has even higher DPM at tier X.  And BB's are definitely not a counter, sit broadside in your smoke and blind-fire BB AP will overpen most of the time.  The fact that BB's get more citadels with HE than AP says everything about the ship and game design.  It's also difficult to catch with torps because it has hydro.  The ship is OP in bad players and grossly so in good players hands.

Fun ship no doubt, glad you guys have farmed some impressive numbers, but imo it's part of the problem and encourages campy play, which is already bad due to carriers.  I sail mine every now and again for the luls, but it's not a challenging ship to play by any stretch of the imagination.

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I imagine Captain Halsey's performance in Smol in Random Battles is the exception, not the rule.  I have personal bests there with ships other than my Smol, and they're not even T10s.  Kudos to those who can play its armaments well-I look forward to unleashing a broadside on you in game!  As for Co-op, well, bots are like campfire marshmallows to a Smol.

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23 hours ago, Charon2018 said:

I imagine Captain Halsey's performance in Smol in Random Battles is the exception, not the rule.  I have personal bests there with ships other than my Smol, and they're not even T10s.  Kudos to those who can play its armaments well-I look forward to unleashing a broadside on you in game!  As for Co-op, well, bots are like campfire marshmallows to a Smol.

Well, I'll let you decide if an overall W/R of 52.86% at 647 games is good enough for Smol playing. And I also been playing Kutuzov lately.

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Kutuzov is 52.37% W/R at 485 games. If you got any great games, go ahead and share.

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With my Smol, 38% WR at 91 Random Battles played-I'm not even close (99% at 195 in Coop)!

Your Smol/Kutuzov mileage is most certainly worthy, but I think a lot of other players (including myself) will struggle to achieve that personal level in Random with these ships.   That is what I meant in my last post.

Smol is my only high tier Russian.  I earned it with coal in late 2019.  Maybe I'll improve with as many battles as you!  

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