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Is Katori any good?

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Because it's a foetid puddle of fail?

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Slow. Very, verrrrrrrry slow. Slower than battleships! So it takes a while to get to a battle scene. Then, if things go badly, it cannot escape said scene. So there's little excitement in sailing such a boring ship.

The guns are not fast but they can be crazy accurate with practice and prayer.

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I think it's great fun.  It's my go to whenever a div mate drags me into Tier 3.  Is it good?  I don't know, and I really don't care.....ASM0 is hilarious, and it's Tier III.

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4 minutes ago, theLaalaa said:

The guns are not fast but they can be crazy accurate with practice and prayer.

If you want access to the wonder of accuracy that is Aiming Systems Mod 0, the Yubari is the better choice, and last I looked it was still available for coal. 

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3 minutes ago, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

If you want access to the wonder of accuracy that is Aiming Systems Mod 0, the Yubari is the better choice, and last I looked it was still available for coal. 

Yes, but he was asking about Katori.

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8 minutes ago, theLaalaa said:

Yes, but he was asking about Katori.

My point was that both ships get access to ASM0, and if that's what he wants out of it then Yubari is the better choice.

Katori is only of benefit if you want a fragile light cruiser with the hull performance of a Tier 3 US battleship. 

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14 minutes ago, yashma said:

I think it's great fun.  It's my go to whenever a div mate drags me into Tier 3.  Is it good?  I don't know, and I really don't care.....ASM0 is hilarious, and it's Tier III.

As @yashma mentioned, the ASM0 module makes the ship stupidly accurate.  The woeful speed is what makes it difficult to play.

You know it's bad when a South Carolina can give Katori a run for its money in a drag race.

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Just now, Ensign_Cthulhu said:

My point was that both ships get access to ASM0, and if that's what he wants out of it then Yubari is the better choice.

Katori is only of benefit if you want a fragile light cruiser with the hull performance of a Tier 3 US battleship. 

Point taken.

I have them both, but almost never play them as <T5 play doesn't count toward daily mission totals, and if I'm looking for raw XP totals to get that second or third crate, then I'll pull my T9 premiums out.

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Awfully slow and fantastically accurate ship.

Used her a long time ago to learn how to aim. As it has one of the most accurate guns, you can rule away all but your own ability to aim.

It was a nice IJN trainer for me.

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I don.t think it is too bad of a ship. I think the guns are good, but it is slow. I take it out every once in a while for fun.

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It would be a very nice ship if only it was faster than it is. Pity such a nice Camo pattern was wasted on such a ship as well.

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The Katori is one of my favorite ships. Given captain skills to speed up the torpedoes and shorten their reload time it can handle BBs in the tier with ease. Its guns are accurate and have enough range to burn down many threats before they can close in. It does take practice and it does need a speed flag just to get out of its own way.

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1 hour ago, yashma said:

I think it's great fun.  It's my go to whenever a div mate drags me into Tier 3.  Is it good?  I don't know, and I really don't care.....ASM0 is hilarious, and it's Tier III.

Agree, took her out a few weeks ago for first time in a long time. She was a blast.

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High fire chance and long torps...but like most, I find the speed annoying.

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4 hours ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

An interesting is that I almost never see anyone playing it. Why?

It is lousy. There are few truly bad ships in this game. That is one of them and probably the poster child. Horrific speed is its biggest problem, but its many downsides far outnumber its benefits ... by a lot. 

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It is both terrible and extremely good. If people really want to shoot at you, it does not have the speed to avoid anything nor the armour or health to survive hits. If people don't shoot at you the guns are amazing and you can rack up some fantastic damage.

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5 hours ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

An interesting is that I almost never see anyone playing it. Why?

It is slower than a USN BB...

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Hella

Fun

Ship.

 

Slow, yes, but very accurate (ASM0) and surprisingly resilient to incoming fire as the shots pass through the aluminum foil armor and only overpen.  I actually love this ship.

Comp. #WV44

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6 hours ago, AkiyamaSaneyuki_2017 said:

An interesting is that I almost never see anyone playing it. Why?

By the time you get anywhere, the battle is over.

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