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I was quite sadden by the fact they made her a Clone ship instead of being unique. (Don't worry I didn't and don't have plans to buy her now.)

 

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+1 Thanks as always, Miss Mouse!  I will echo the complaints about Roma's guns.  The dispersion is just too wonky to make her a fun ship to play.  Took her out for the first time in a while last night with very mixed results.  Had a quadruple-cit salvo on a broadside Buffalo at around 19km, but in the same game got full 9-gun salvo resulting in 3 overpens on a broadside BB at around 6km.  Edit:  The 4x cit salvo on the Buffalo left her with about 2500 HP, which took me another 4 salvoes to remove.  :Smile_facepalm:

Shame they made such a huge mistake with Impero/AL Littorio and did not take steps to correct it. 

I know you have a lot on your plate, but was wondering if you have Z-35 in your pipeline?  Been on the fence about it and waiting on your review to see if it's worth the buy or not.  Has some odd features that I'm not sure will synergize well.

Thanks again!

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If only she were russian. This boat would have been unsinkable and OP in the game. 

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Wow, just wow. Wargaming really [edited] you over didn't they? Stuff like that is why I've taken a severe break from playing. The bull is getting absolutely ridiculous, Littorio is such a glorious missed opportunity and prime example of Wargaming's latest attitude of 'we do what we want and don't give a rat's a$$ about anyone, especially our testers, we will let them take the anger instead of us'. Honestly Mouse I'm amazed you can still bring yourself to do these things, because after all the b******t and run around of Wargaming not listening, not learning and not talking ever I would have stopped a long time ago. I salute you LittleWhiteMouse for the patience and great reviews you do. I hope Wargaming (even though they won't) will really read this review, especially the beginning because Mouse you really hit the nail 100% on the head about many of the frustrations people have with Wargaming as of late.

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33 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

Wargaming has pissed me off with AL Littorio.

Another fine review LWM, and, again, many thanks for all your effort and hard work.

Just one question .... Who was Al Littorio? And why did he get a battleship named after him? (Inquiring minds want to know!)

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The sad thing is that if Wargaming even bothers to respond to the Impero/AL Littorio miscommunication it'll be a cookie cutter "we will learn and do better to communicate next time".

And they never do.

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33 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

 

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LWM, if you would, please explain your dispersion charts. Are these the actual landing spots from all those shells from max distance? At a nose in ship?

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Thanks Mouse! Sorry about your frustration. 

OK WG

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2 minutes ago, Joyous_Vibes said:

LWM, if you would, please explain your dispersion charts. Are these the actual landing spots from all those shells from max distance? At a nose in ship?

15km, at a stock bow in Fuso, IIRC.

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20 minutes ago, Joyous_Vibes said:

LWM, if you would, please explain your dispersion charts. Are these the actual landing spots from all those shells from max distance? At a nose in ship?

Sure, that's 180 AP shells fired at a section of water 15km away, locked onto a bow-tanking Fuso (also 15km away).  Roma was using Aiming Systems Modification 1 and the Fuso-bot did not have camouflage.  Shots are coming in from right to left.

-Edit-   Here's an old-timey post from when I first started doing this:

On 3/17/2018 at 1:59 PM, LT_Rusty_SWO said:

I gotta ask, Mouse- what's your methodology in getting those fall-of-shot pictures? Do you just put someone up with a spotter plane and have them take screenshots every time you splash, and then make dots and overlay the whole thing? I've always wondered how you do it...

It's a three stage process.

  • Step one is firing the guns.  This has an elaborate setup process summarized in this image:
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    Where:
    1.)  I use the Polar map populated with 12 enemy Fuso bots and one friendly Fuso bot (to aid with spotting).  I use the eastern deployment (and restart the Training Room over and over until I get it).  I setup just outside of our own cap circle.
    2.)  I always use this Fuso as my lock-on target.  I move to get within 15.0km of said Fuso. 
    3.)  I use this nav buoy to line up my shot.  In addition, I use the islands in the foreground to ensure I'm not too far to the left or right.  I try and keep everything to the left of the snow-covered rock spire. 
    4.)  The place in the water where I'm aiming will be the same range as the Fuso.  In this case, 15.0km.

    I then cycle my guns as fast as they will reload.  Given the time it takes to get my ship into position, this usually allows for 15 minutes of continual firing.

[ NOTE, I use the "Islands" map these days.  But I still use reference points to help align my guns. ]

  • Once this is done, I exit the program and load up the replay.  As soon as the replay loads in fully, I hit CTRL SHIFT BACKSPACE to enable the free camera and then I use the following image to align my field of view onto this image:
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    This can take several tries, but I usually get pretty darn close.  For example, here's it compared to a second test:
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    This can take a while.  Usually up to 10 minutes to get the camera aligned perfect.  The replay is generally paused or running at 1/16th of normal playback speed.  Once the camera is aligned, it's hands off the mouse and it's just a matter of taking screenshots as shells splash down.  I will usually take sequential shots to follow the shells in to get the exact location they're striking the water in case the splashes overlap and make things confusing.  This doesn't take very long.  I can speed up the replay time in between reloads and slow it down as the shells come in.

NOTE:  I use photoshop to double-check my camera alignment these days.  It's faster. ]

  • The final step is to plot the data using photoshop layers.  This takes about an hour or two.  Then it's simple enough to combine the layers into various formats I need, such as animated gifs or jpegs or what have you.

[ NOTE:  This is the worst part.  There's nothing more heart breaking than being part-way done and having Photoshop crash. ]

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22 minutes ago, Uncle_Lou said:

I know you have a lot on your plate, but was wondering if you have Z-35 in your pipeline? 

She has no set place in my pipeline.  The next review will be for AL Rossiya because it's quick.  If you can't tell from this review, I'm kinda fighting burn-out because of frustrations with the CC program.

-Edit- Lemme do you one better:  I didn't like Z-35.

She's a German gunship destroyer.  Her guns are decent.  Having five 128mm guns with an accelerated reload is pretty awesome, especially with the buffs to German destroyer-caliber HE.  Her torpedoes are functionally useless outside of your opponents royally screwing up.  Z-35 has the usual German attributes with a monster-sized HP pool, horrible concealment, bad smoke and cruiser-levels of agility. 

She didn't wow me.

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   Roma can be a beast when played correctly historically he had the best muzzle velocity ,and therefore gun ware and tear, and best range in it's day amongst BBS. 

    As and Italian American I am saddened by WG choices. 

   I'm a sad panda.

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9 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Another fine review LWM, and, again, many thanks for all your effort and hard work.

Just one question .... Who was Al Littorio? And why did he get a battleship named after him? (Inquiring minds want to know!)

From Wiki: “She was named after the Lictor ("Littorio" in Italian), in ancient times the bearer of the Roman fasces, which was adopted as the symbol of Italian Fascism

 

AL is the short for Azur Lane.

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+1 Miss Mouse

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Seems like WG could muck up a 1 cow cattle drive.

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23 minutes ago, TheGreatBlasto said:

WG disses the Regia Marina yet again.

Wazzup with dat?

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To top it all off.  The Azur Lane Sardegna Empire flag doesn't come with the ship.

I looked in the "Exterior" menu and it didn't find it there after purchasing the ship.  So I stuck my "Collector" Flag on her mast and sailed anyway.

As @LittleWhiteMouse has pointed out, the opportunity, to handle this situation much better, was missed.

Thanks for the ship review, @LittleWhiteMouse.

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4 minutes ago, Y_Nagato said:

She was named after the Lictor

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Didn't know the Italians played Tyranids ...

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Makes you wonder why they didn't just release a permacamo for Roma and be done with it.

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1 minute ago, warheart1992 said:

Makes you wonder why they didn't just release a permacamo for Roma and be done with it.

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11 minutes ago, Lert said:

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Dunno, there's small copy pasta, and then there's big copypasta. If WG wants to go that route, might as well release separate ships for separate camo.

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