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Reduction of armor a MASSIVE nerf to Smolensk

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Played the Smolensk since the patch.  Armor reduced.  Everything pens it from almost any angle.  Removes any chance for aggressive play to be rewarded.  Now, it's camp, smoke, fire and repeat.  Stupid.  Another WOW nerf to make the game easier for the BB cash cows.

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Good.

Do you even know how many times I have lobbed salvos of both AP and HE at them with almost NOTHING happening? It gets real old.

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Its called Balance no one ship should be totally impervious to another!!!

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27 minutes ago, nhf said:

Removes any chance for aggressive play to be rewarded.  

Have you played any high tier DD recently in Randoms/Ranked when it's packed with Smolensks? If yes you will find the quoted sentence to a pretty common case with Smolensk being the culprit.

The sheer misery this ship brought to quite a few classes (keep in mind not OPness, but misery) won't have me shed any tears on any nerf. And I'm saying this as an owner.

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29 minutes ago, nhf said:

Everything pens it from almost any angle. 

THANK YOU RNGEEZUS!

30 minutes ago, nhf said:

Another WOW nerf to make the game easier for the BB cash cows.

And this is a surprise to who?

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30 minutes ago, nhf said:

Removes any chance for aggressive play to be rewarded.  Now, it's camp, smoke, fire and repeat. 

That's all it ever did anyway and almost everybody hates the Smolensk so don't blame it on just BB players .

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OP: some pretend that this is a buff because more overpens...would they post on this? 

I'm with you...I want my coal back!!!!!!

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Unlike before, when Smolensk was famous for bouncing everything ...

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2 hours ago, nhf said:

Everything pens it from almost any angle.

Everything penned it from almost any angle before the armor change. Welcome to playing a DD with a citadel.

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So it turned into a cruiser that has smoke, horrible armor, with high DPM that is a priority target when ever spotted?

It reminds me of another tier 10 ship....

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After getting the Thunderer, I still have enough Coal (460 000) to buy Jean-Bart and Smolensk but after reading this, I might keep my Coal until after upgrade 9.3 and see what comes in,

Read something about a Tier X French DD (Marceau?) Anyone? 

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On 3/14/2020 at 12:44 PM, nhf said:

Played the Smolensk since the patch.  Armor reduced.  Everything pens it from almost any angle.  Removes any chance for aggressive play to be rewarded.  Now, it's camp, smoke, fire and repeat.  Stupid.  Another WOW nerf to make the game easier for the BB cash cows.

 

Agreed.

I don't have a problem with it getting a nerf....  just this was the wrong nerf.

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On 3/18/2020 at 8:25 PM, YouSatInGum said:

 

Agreed.

I don't have a problem with it getting a nerf....  just this was the wrong nerf.

This is correct.  A nerf was fine.  However, WOW's idiocy with this nerf means yet another ship that just camps, smokes, and spams HE.  Stupid.

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On 3/14/2020 at 12:44 PM, nhf said:

Played the Smolensk since the patch.  Armor reduced.  Everything pens it from almost any angle.  Removes any chance for aggressive play to be rewarded.  Now, it's camp, smoke, fire and repeat.  Stupid.  Another WOW nerf to make the game easier for the BB cash cows.

Pretty sure this was the case for Smolensk since it was released, at least in my experience fighting against them anyway. What you are likely experiencing is the fact players have gotten over the idea of the ship being overpowered and instead have been exploiting its weaknesses. Like it was thought to be some great DD hunter until people realized of wait it lacks radar, the torpedoes are not that good, and the smoke screens mean a Smolensk blinds itself with only the optional hydro being a means of defense for it.

So really it’s not so much an aggressive ship in the first place, more of a support ship that in turn requires some support to optimally function. Take away a certain amount of support and it has always been highly vulnerable.

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