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Could we have US BB Radar?

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hi

so i have been noticing that the US BBs have no radar, but other trees have other gimmicks

like for instance Russians have faster but limited dcp, British have rebuildable ship health regen, Germans have hydro, French have speed boost (on a side note i know I left out Japan and Italy because idk if the spooter plane for japan is better than regular spotter and Italy don't have much to bring (sorry Italy lovers))

since ex Missouri had radar, Iowa could have Nearly the same radar and a better one for Montana and a worse one for North Carolina

what are our thoughts on this?

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Too late and far too controversial to add it now. The Russian BBs were initially tested with a radar that could detect Bbs and CVs, but the idea was dropped in development. Ive always liked the idea, but its too sore a subject to fully implement imo. Perhaps a short burst radar or something would be fun

 

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The ''fast bb line'' shouldn't have radar.

But the next line... with their speed and fire rate they wouldn't be able to use it themselves really so maybe it could be balanced.

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39 minutes ago, Y_Nagato said:

The ''fast bb line'' shouldn't have radar.

Outside Willis Lee, USS Washington’s CMOA is all about Radar.

If we get one that isn’t the 12 x 14” OG version, then it had better have Radar, or its effectively nothing more than an NC clone. (Kinda like the whole Litorio/Roma thing.)

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2 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

(Kinda like the whole Litorio/Roma thing.)

Well WG certainly had no problems cloning there, did they?

3 hours ago, cmjohnson207 said:

so i have been noticing that the US BBs have no radar, but other trees have other gimmicks

The USN BBs gimmick was supposed to be AA; are ya seeing a lot of that? 

3 hours ago, cmjohnson207 said:

since ex Missouri had radar

which is a premium, and also no longer sold, and was the ONLY BB to ever have radar .....

3 hours ago, cmjohnson207 said:

Iowa could have Nearly the same radar and a better one for Montana and a worse one for North Carolina

Why would ships that spend all their lives at the back of the map need radar?

3 hours ago, cmjohnson207 said:

what are our thoughts on this?

My thoughts are it's never going to happen.

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4 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Well WG certainly had no problems cloning there, did they?

True enough; and certainly believable in that WG actually would.

 

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3 hours ago, _BBaby said:

Too late and far too controversial to add it now. The Russian BBs were initially tested with a radar that could detect Bbs and CVs, but the idea was dropped in development. Ive always liked the idea, but its too sore a subject to fully implement imo. Perhaps a short burst radar or something would be fun

 

The ultimate problem with deepwater radar was both that it was kinda pointless (with most BBs being nearly constantly detected) and also that it gave an already incredibly strong BB line a genuinely unfair advantage in cyclones. Cyclone is already incredibly unfun, being radared by an invisible Kremlin who chunks off your HP pool from 10km while you're unable to retaliate or even effectively angle against him until he fires his first salvo definitely would not help things.

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3 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

True enough; and certainly believable in that WG actually would.

If they can make a buck, we should see it tomorrow.

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Not a consumable I would be asking to be put onto the US BBs

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4 hours ago, cmjohnson207 said:

hi

so i have been noticing that the US BBs have no radar, but other trees have other gimmicks

like for instance Russians have faster but limited dcp, British have rebuildable ship health regen, Germans have hydro, French have speed boost (on a side note i know I left out Japan and Italy because idk if the spooter plane for japan is better than regular spotter and Italy don't have much to bring (sorry Italy lovers))

since ex Missouri had radar, Iowa could have Nearly the same radar and a better one for Montana and a worse one for North Carolina

what are our thoughts on this?

I think USS Missouri has radar?

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I Was hoping they would bring back Missouri, its been two years.  They are adding some new slow bb's instead.  WG just working on demand for Missouri and will bring it back for billions and billions and billions of Dubloons.

 

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I'd rather take improved penetration angles on US battleships than radar. 

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The American line does have the fastest ships, and they are more versatile than the other lines. Really what they need is a good buff to their AA to bring them back in line with what they used to be good at.

I don't think more radar is a good idea, especially not on BBs that play best at around 12-15km. Having played the missouri for a couple of years now, I can tell you that the radar just doesn't come into play all that often. It's more of a dd deterent than anything. Sure, you catch the occasional dd or smoke cruiser by surprise if they don't know you're there, but otherwise you're just an iowa with a pretty redundant consumable, like a cruiser that brings defaa and there's no CV. 

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