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Not sure if this was unexpected, but while insomnia browsing the premium shop I followed a link to the armory where there were some Orkan bundles. Cheapest one is 10,300 doubloons. 

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No sense in spending real money when you get teamed with absolute potatoes, like DDs who become the first to die.

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Thanks. I just the other day purchased a duplicate Ovechkin in anticipation of purchasing the Orkan. I don’t suppose WG is allowing the use of an armory coupon with this ship/bundle, but I will keep my bartender’s fingers crossed until I get home.

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16 minutes ago, kagero__ said:

I just the other day purchased a duplicate Ovechkin in anticipation of purchasing the Orkan.

This seems an interesting conjunction given that the Orkan is a Polish ship, operates under the Pan-Euro nation in-game, and cannot accept an Ovechkin commander.

ETA: She's 500 dubs more expensive than the next most pricey Tier 8 doubloon DD. 10,300 without all the fancy trimmings and the packages are doubloon funnels to say the least. 

 

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It's in the "European Navy 2" category, not the "Ships for Doubloons" category, so no, it does not seem the coupon applies. Clever, that. 

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Meh, if I want a DD hunter Cossack is a better and cheaper alternative, if I want the looks there's Lightning for free with a perma camo on top; 

I get the feeling WG didn't know what to do with the ship so they decided to make it a shortcut to getting the Legendary Commander faster.

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Why does the cannons on the Admiral Pack look different from the other ones?

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1 minute ago, Rizim said:

Why does the cannons on the Admiral Pack look different from the other ones?

Holy sheet you are right, that seems way closer to an Arashi or the Harakaze with the Midway secondaries than to the Orkan... Maybe a mistake on WG's part?

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It seems Orkan is from the same family of DDs Lightning is from.  Lightning looks way better than Orkan.

 

I laugh at the 1x4 torpedo launcher of Orkan.  Not only that, they're IKEA DD torps, so they hit like wet noodles against the side of a tank.

8 minutes ago, Rizim said:

Why does the cannons on the Admiral Pack look different from the other ones?

5 minutes ago, XurMP said:

Holy sheet you are right, that seems way closer to an Arashi or the Harakaze with the Midway secondaries than to the Orkan... Maybe a mistake on WG's part?

The image for the Admiral Pack version has the guns turned to the port / left side, so it looks a bit different.  But they're the same guns, turrets, just viewed from a different perspective.

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7 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

Meh, if I want a DD hunter Cossack is a better and cheaper alternative, if I want the looks there's Lightning for free with a perma camo on top; 

I get the feeling WG didn't know what to do with the ship so they decided to make it a shortcut to getting the Legendary Commander faster.

Sir, in my book - you are the winner! :Smile_medal:

And even doing the Campaign in Co-Op, I still wouldn't buy that ship to get the Co-Op Euro missions - I'd rather finish the grind and put the game down and play something else for a period!

Guess WG strategy fails with me.

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42 minutes ago, TANSTAAFL said:

It's in the "European Navy 2" category, not the "Ships for Doubloons" category, so no, it does not seem the coupon applies. Clever, that. 

Typical WG move.

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So, forgive me for having no knowledge of this ship, but is she not a Tier VIII Haida with a heal and radar (minus hydro and useful torps)? That’s what the description sounds like, and the wiki on her is currently incomplete. 

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3 minutes ago, SkaerKrow said:

So, forgive me for having no knowledge of this ship, but is she not a Tier VIII Haida with a heal and radar (minus hydro and useful torps)? That’s what the description sounds like, and the wiki on her is currently incomplete. 

She is an "M" class afaik, similar to Lightning, minus a torp launcher. 

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1 hour ago, SkaerKrow said:

Not sure if this was unexpected, but while insomnia browsing the premium shop I followed a link to the armory where there were some Orkan bundles. Cheapest one is 10,300 doubloons. 

Was in the patch notes

In late April, VIII Orkan will become obtainable in exchange for doubloons in the Armory. You'll be able to play this ship to complete the tasks of the Strong-Willed Campaign, which are designed specifically for the European destroyers. Stay tuned for more news!

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39 minutes ago, XurMP said:
42 minutes ago, Rizim said:

Why does the cannons on the Admiral Pack look different from the other ones?

Holy sheet you are right, that seems way closer to an Arashi or the Harakaze with the Midway secondaries than to the Orkan... Maybe a mistake on WG's part?

They're just pointing in a different direction.

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21 minutes ago, SkaerKrow said:

So, forgive me for having no knowledge of this ship, but is she not a Tier VIII Haida with a heal and radar (minus hydro and useful torps)? That’s what the description sounds like, and the wiki on her is currently incomplete. 

Haida minus creeping smoke and hydro, plus repair, DFAA and radar. Not very similar in the end aside from basic gun/torp layout.

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1 hour ago, TANSTAAFL said:

It's in the "European Navy 2" category, not the "Ships for Doubloons" category, so no, it does not seem the coupon applies. Clever, that. 

 

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OIPR291ZMVO.jpg  Behold The Orkinator 

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34 minutes ago, mofton said:

Haida minus creeping smoke and hydro, plus repair, DFAA and radar. Not very similar in the end aside from basic gun/torp layout.

Does it have regular smoke, or is it smokeless?

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I'm going to make this a secondary build with a comamnder!

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11 minutes ago, SkaerKrow said:

Does it have regular smoke, or is it smokeless?

No smoke at all.

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Another uninteresting Premium.  Give us something cool.  Like a German Battlecruiser or an American standard BB with the late war refit...nope let's just keep them in purgatory and dole out more boring Premiums.

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9 minutes ago, mofton said:

No smoke at all.

And the crowd goes mild. Thanks for clarifying that.

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2 hours ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

This seems an interesting conjunction given that the Orkan is a Polish ship, operates under the Pan-Euro nation in-game, and cannot accept an Ovechkin commander.

ETA: She's 500 dubs more expensive than the next most pricey Tier 8 doubloon DD. 10,300 without all the fancy trimmings and the packages are doubloon funnels to say the least. 

 

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I bought the duplicate of the Ovechkin I already had, which gave me 12500 doubloons at a 30% discount. Sorry that I didn’t explain in detail, I just figured it was kind of obvious.

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1 hour ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:The image for the Admiral Pack version has the guns turned to the port / left side, so it looks a bit different.  But they're the same guns, turrets, just viewed from a different perspective.

This.

In the Admiral pack, you’re looking “over the shoulder” from behind the turrets. On the others, it’s a 3/4” front view.

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6 minutes ago, kagero__ said:

I bought the duplicate of the Ovechkin I already had, which gave me 12500 doubloons at a 30% discount.

Aha, of course yes, all is clear now.

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