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Lert & Mouse's Most Memorable Premiums of 2019

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you know what the sad thing is? if WG decides to make the Dockyard a thing they do every so often, the memory of the PR will ALWAYS come back up with it, and people probably wont be excited for it because theyll, rightfully, just expect it to be another impossible grind

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28 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

All the hatred and vitriol leveled at Smolensk wouldn't be nearly as abundant if it had been an American ship.

 

28 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

Personally I believe that has more to do with the flag she's wearing than anything she's capable of.

Lert couldn't have worded that any better. If Worcester was flying a Russian Flag and Smolensk an American flag, people would claim the Worcester Overpowered and Smolensk Balanced.

Better yet, if they both flew a neutral flag, people would actually be able to quickly compare the two ships and realize that Worcester is just a better Smolensk.

That said, as for the giveaway:

DolphinPrincess on NA

Smolensk is indeed my most memorable premium of 2019, well, of course I am very biased in the matter because Smolensk was the ship I used alongside a trusty Somers and my clanmates of O7 to win King of the Seas.

But what made it really memorable was that I knew Smolensk was a ship of extremes, much like Stalingrad, and to use her properly in preparation of the tournament a lot of time was invested into figuring out just what the ship is capable of. Here are some examples:

  • We tested Smolensk vs Des Moines, and found that Smolensk can be citadeled easily at any engagement range by Des Moines if it ever tries to use more than 2 turrets. Therefore, even if Smolensk gets the jump on Des Moines, with only 8 130s against 6 203s, Smolensk loses everytime.
  • We tested Smolensk vs Stalingrad, and found that Smolensk can tank a Stalingrad radar at max range (12km) but no less than 10km. Even tho Stalingrad can overmatch Smolensk's 16mm bow/stern, it is of very little threat until close ranges, Des Moines is a far bigger threat and Salem is an absolute counter.
  • We tested Smolensk vs Battleship (namely the Kremlin), and found that Smolensk should indeed sail full broadside at close range because shells will overpen it. I really had to get the Harugumo/Khaba mentality into Smolensk, better broadside than angled, go figure.

At the end of the day, Smolensk is truly a unique ship and I quite enjoy them, the only thing I hate about this ship is that the outrage it sparked overshadowed the CV reword for a few weeks.

Smolensk was like the swine flu, its not a big problem but people were so serious about it that they forgot about the oil spill that was happening at the same time.

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I agree with your comment on the Benham who may be the smooth criminal who got away. Compliments of the Smolensk scapegoating the lions share of the hate.

 

 

 

 

I have the Benham and I love it! Muwahahahahaha torpedo spamming machine 😀 

 

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4 minutes ago, DolphinPrincess said:

That said, as for the giveaway:

Remember to include your username and the region you play on if you're entering the contest. 
I will not be chasing people down for this (I'd rather be working on my Puerto Rico review).  I'll just ignore your entry if it's not complete.

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ElmoZumwalt on NA.

 

I really enjoyed the Benham. While some people think she is overpowered, I think that her fragility and low range torps make her somewhat balanced. As a BB main, the torp boat play was something new to me that I rather enjoyed. 

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Alaska is fine as a good tier 9, but the Georgia is a fun tier 9 too. I like to play survival on her and make cruisers and battleships pay for picking fights with me and showing their soft bellies. Plus, the first NA ship with guns to match the Yamato, what more is there to say?

 

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Wow. That was an excellent summary of 2019. Nicely done.
I too am hoping that 2020 brings about a far better year for the Wargaming community and Wargaming in general.

For the contest, I am Napoleon_B01 in the North American region.

The most memorable Premium ship of 2019 for me is the USS Benham.
This ship felt like a miserable grind to get, but out of all of the special events in Warships, the Rogue Wave event was the most fun, a different change of pace compared to other events, and the ship containers had the most rewards and resources for your money. Anyways, it was a grind, but a lot of my clanmates helped me get closer to getting the ship by playing the event at the same time, and it turned into an all-out riot of a good time. The battles that we played, often sparring against each other, were absolutely hysterical.

I got the Benham, and because I still hold onto my Tier 4 US Destroyer--the Clemson--playing the Benham was an easy learning curve.
The primary reason I like the Benham is not because of how familiar I am with her torpedo layout and her fast-firing guns, but the combined efforts and support of my clan to help me achieve the ship was what made it memorable. I love my clan and my clanmates.

 

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For the most memorable ship that I got, I am torn between Georgia and Alaska. Both seem to play well at their tier and don't seem hopeless facing T10s.

 However, since I had to save and scrimp forever to collect the needed FXP....

 

ALASKA wins!

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As far as your comments about the Destroyercon, go Mouse; she is the one shining light in the CV rework, that even a year later I still hate with a fire that keeps me warm in the winter.

Ark actually lets me enjoy Operations again, since I mostly use carriers in that mode. One; to make sure the carrier driver is competent, (not as bad as in RTS days, but you still see occasional stinkers,) and two; because something about how I play regular ships in Ops seems to make the bots digitally shout; ‘DOOOOGPIIIILLLLEEEE!!!’ when they spot me .

Ark I like, Ark I enjoy playing, (just not in PvP, as I refuse to club with carriers, and can’t slingshot anyway.)

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I think the Colbert is in a similar category as the Smolensk; pure fire breather.  A few more HP pool, but deadly just the same.  Thinking about it Bayard is pretty good as well.

French ancestry beams proud reflecting on these vessels.

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Flint_The_Pirate on NA.

 

Benham is the best premium I've got in 2019.  It rewards taking chances to get higher impact on the battle.  Luckily, Smolensk came along to take the most hated ship spot.

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My premium of the year is Alaska B.

As a new player this year the armor is appreciated when making positioning mistakes and the guns help learn proper ammunition selection.

It provides enough positives to not get frustrated while learning the game.

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My favorite premium ship this year has been the freisland. From a mobile AA bubble that will make cvs cry, ability to outgun almost all DDs 1v1, and excellent smoke. She has served me well... HE spam for the win!

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Personally to me, the fact that Puerto Rico turned out to be mediocre was a good thing. It meant that opting out like I and others did wasn’t a bad thing. It wasn’t a unique must-have. And if it had been strong, I imagine the forums would’ve entered lock-down.

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Benham has become my favorite boat to play, she loves spamming torps and she makes good credits.

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Thank you both for all you do to make this community better. Much appreciated. Sincerely.

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  3. There were a few I picked up that were memorable, but Benham stands out as the most memorable of the year for me. As a DD main, the strengths of the ship are exactly what I most enjoy. Stealth, excellent smoke, and a seemingly endless supply of torpedoes with which to torment the enemy team make the ship a joy to play, even if it is considered a terror by those facing it.

Respects,

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The Wichita, I wanted to buy her outright but never had the extra "sugar in pocket" at the time. After coveting her a bunch of times and checking to see if she was still on sale in the premium shop. I finally managed to pick her up with the first 25% off of doubloon purchases coupon. I got the doubloons from one of the ships that you could buy before you earned it, so you then get the doubloons. It was probably the Benham, but I can't be sure. Mostly I have been trying to forget 2019.

As always you two, nice year end review. Lert I will hit you up with an extra thumbs up on another post. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would think my favorite Premium this year would be the Thunderer.  For Coal and a Tier X premium it brings the HE to a whole new level.  Also to top it off, I can use Jingles in it!   AP is also nice to use when you get in that brawling predicament. 

 

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Happy and safe new year everyone.

I am Tmaco on NA.

For me the Best/favorite premium for 2019 is the HMS ARK ROYAL.

Why,? Well it is the Ark Royal and you can torp  ships with stringbags and she is FUN to play. 3 wins for me.

 

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my most memorable is def the smolensk. after missing out on all of the other unicorn ships save the mushashi, i was able to get this one. i was soo stoked

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Exeter.    It's always given me good games and is surprisingly strong at tier V

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