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two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

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10 minutes ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

Yeah I don't like the Graf Spee all that much, not enough DPS.

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8 minutes ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

He was a famous WarTanks player from out Chicago way
Had an underpowered tanket no one else could play
He was the top man at his craft
But with them tanks he got bored and so he called it a wrap
He's in World of Warships now, as happy as can be
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

They told him he was nuts now for a-choosin' the Spee
It's gun's are few and it's as slow as a BB
But there was something they didn't understand
Because the next day he came back with a Kraken in hand
And now when he's on their team, they all shout with glee
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

A-shoot, a-shoot, a-shoot-diddleyada-shoot
He blows them up one-by-one, in boogie rhythm
But he can't toss a shell unless a Maass and Cleveland is playin' with him
He makes the enemy jump like he was tootin' reveille
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

He was some boogie woogie unicum in his Graf Spee
And when he fired and lets his torps fly, the enemy all up and fled
And when he pushed a cap he simply left em all dead
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

A-shoot, a-shoot, a-shoot-diddleyada-shoot
He blows them up one-by-one, in boogie rhythm
But he can't toss a shell unless a Maass and Cleveland is playin' with him
He makes the enemy jump like he was tootin' reveille
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

{Instrumental}

He puts the Reds asleep with boogie every night
And takes 'em out the same way in the early light
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how he plays, he really gives them the heat
He really breaks them up, causes them to scream
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee

Da-doo-da, da-doo-da-da, da
Da-doo-da, da-doo-da-da, da
Da-doo-da, da-doo-da-da, da
Da-doo-da, da-doo-da-da
A-a-a-and the enemy jumps and he makes them all flee
He's the boogie woogie unicum who only plays Graf Spee!

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Oh, no buddy.  Spee is an absolute cruiser killer!  It just takes some time to learn how to play to her strengths.  Her AP has MONSTER alpha damage.  She has German hydro and some of the best torpedo angles in the game.  She has 283 mm guns and a 20 second reload coupled with near cruiser dispersion.  She is a wrecking machine!

Admittedly she doesn't make a very good first impression, but she will rock your world if you let her.  You do have to show a bit to get the rear turret in play, but experience helps there.

Not a fun first date, but definitely one to take home to meet your momma!  :cap_like:

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40 minutes ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

Your record shows that, as of this post, you have played it once in coop.

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24 minutes ago, Captain_Slattery said:

Not a fun first date, but definitely one to take home to meet your momma!  :cap_like:

This guy seems to grok the Spee.

 

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25 minutes ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

Your record shows that, as of this post, you have played it once in coop.

Yep once is all lit took too

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40 minutes ago, Captain_Slattery said:

Oh, no buddy.  Spee is an absolute cruiser killer!  It just takes some time to learn how to play to her strengths.  Her AP has MONSTER alpha damage.  She has German hydro and some of the best torpedo angles in the game.  She has 283 mm guns and a 20 second reload coupled with near cruiser dispersion.  She is a wrecking machine!

Admittedly she doesn't make a very good first impression, but she will rock your world if you let her.  You do have to show a bit to get the rear turret in play, but experience helps there.

Not a fun first date, but definitely one to take home to meet your momma!  :cap_like:

     

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15 minutes ago, wolfkind252 said:

Yep once is all lit took too

No, it really isn't.

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16 minutes ago, wolfkind252 said:

Yep once is all lit took too

You're not the first "one class main" player that's existed, so if that's you thing then all the more power to you.

Regarding the Graf Spee, it's not the ship that's at fault. The problem is between the keyboard and the chair. It's really a case of you being new, not understanding game mechanics, and not being experienced enough to take advantage of them. 280 matches, mostly in coop, is akin to getting one's toes wet in the kiddy pool.

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had it free rental a couple times, i like it but long reload does make it bit harder to play

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The thing about the Spee is that she rewards knowing where to hit ships, those six guns murder cruisers. The other thing is she's got more HP than a Cleavland, combined with the repair she really is a pocket battleship, play it like that, she's not a DD hunter, she is a cruiser hunter.

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3 hours ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

Spee is quite unique, you'll like her in time... considerer using that 50% off, it is a fun ship and very different from tech tree ones.

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2 hours ago, Snargfargle said:

This guy seems to grok the Spee.

 

He did a really good job. So good, he should have been allowed to TK the green CV without a penalty.

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11 hours ago, Captain_Slattery said:

Her AP has MONSTER alpha damage.  She has German hydro and some of the best torpedo angles in the game. 

^^^THIS^^^

Eleven Inchers on a cruiser!

But you are correct in that one has to know how to use 'em.  Many CA players moving up through low and mid tiers are used to the multiple quick loading six inch pew pew pew.   They try out the Spee and...it's like...what the...?  Pew pew pew is not the Graf Spee's style.  The style is to knock cruisers silly with well aimed and chosen alpha.  You can even stuff that AP through BB armor.  

 

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Spee is one of best tier for tier cruisers in the game. But she does have a unique playstyle that takes time to learn.

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It's always interesting to me that people still believe their own opinion after 1 match is worth more than those of numerous far more experienced players with far more time on the ship in question.

"Waaah this .50 cal sniper rifle is worthless, I fired it once in like a room clearing situation, clearly it's a bad gun!"

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14 hours ago, Snargfargle said:

This guy seems to grok the Spee.

 

Ever read. stranger in a strange land??

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Graf Spee is like a T6 supercruiser that can also be used in operations. She's definitely a fun seal-clubber; bought her with my own doubloons after playing the rental.

 

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14 hours ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

Yeah you might not want to overextend with this thing

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15 hours ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

First ship I bought for $$ despite all the bad rep she got from some.

I bought her for the history of the ship; Montevideo etc.

She is not easy to use in Wows as she was not designed as a fleet ship but as a Commerce Raider.

Something she did so well that she quickly had the undivided attention of the Royal Navy :-)

She is my most played ship (Gneisenau my second); running her like a slow, fat DD.

Got more torp kills than gun kills in her. Love that bote !

 

 

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15 hours ago, wolfkind252 said:

two days free rental of that floating bathtub, I have played it three times and it shows me yet again why I like destroyers and cruisers, even bots sink that thing first

The Graf Spee is a kind of Battleship Cruiser highbred. Play her like a fast but thin-skinned battle ship.

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15 hours ago, Captain_Slattery said:

some of the best torpedo angles in the game

Lert once called them her "Nasty, Poisonous Scorpion Tail Torpedoes" and ive lovingly referred to them, or any torps with those firing angles, as such ever since then

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4 hours ago, Iron_Clad_5000 said:

The Graf Spee is a kind of Battleship Cruiser highbred. Play her like a fast but thin-skinned battle ship.

Ill try that

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I love her, just never, ever show that broadside. The fact she can tank her way to the end of a tier 8 match speaks volumes.

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