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<Aarrgghh!>  Ninja'd.

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I'm still curious whatever happened to the Garuda camo the boat was originally devblogged with.  It seems to have just disappeared at some point and been replaced with the luminous glowy option. 

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18 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:
  • Access to the Defensive AA Fire consumable.  Suck it, duckies!

 

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5 minutes ago, ToxicSymphony said:

I'm still curious whatever happened to the Garuda camo the boat was originally devblogged with.  It seems to have just disappeared at some point and been replaced with the luminous glowy option. 

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It's in the current game files.  Who knows?

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I wound up pulling her out of a crate.  Review is spot-on - total turd.   I didn't know about the improved AP performance, so maybe I'll give that a shot the next time I taker her out, but that's unlikely to be any time soon.

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Honestly feels like a very confused release. They had such an easy ship to make: Akizuki with DFAA at the cost of worse torpedoes (if you say pan-asian torps are better I will whack you).

Instead they kept going for all these questionable changes like a headless chicken and I'm left wondering what vision they were going for with this thing. Because whatever vision that was, it definitely missed the mark by a long mile.

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3 minutes ago, Fel0niusMonk said:

I wound up pulling her out of a crate.  Review is spot-on - total turd.   I didn't know about the improved AP performance, so maybe I'll give that a shot the next time I taker her out, but that's unlikely to be any time soon.

I got lucky and got Sillawangi. Another stupendous review Miss Mousey.

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Just now, TheDenarmo said:

Honestly feels like a very confused release. They had such an easy ship to make: Akizuki with DFAA at the cost of worse torpedoes (if you say pan-asian torps are better I will whack you).

They're not even Pan-Asian torps - those can hit cruisers.  They're Asashio torps.

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Man, I was really hoping for this ship, too.

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20 minutes ago, Fel0niusMonk said:

They're not even Pan-Asian torps - those can hit cruisers.  They're Asashio torps.

They're similar but Asashio's have more range (20km instead of 12km) and punch (436% flood chance vs 355%).

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Just now, LittleWhiteMouse said:

They're similar but Asashio's have more range (20km instead of 12km) and punch (436% flood chance vs 355%).

Yup, forgot about the range and flood chance differences

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The torps being basically Aki 10kms just copy pasted into a super deepwater role with +2km extra range on the top never made any sense to me either.  

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Maybe we'll see the funky birb camo at some point, given it matches the siliwangi and Irian theme (and would have looked better on the store page too, rather than sticking out randomly)

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Sounds like a decent Co-op premium to sit in smoke with  and fire at everything but why do that when you can have a Loyang at the same tier with better torps, better smoke & hydro.

I understand why this ship exists -  Lunar New Year revenue generation premium in the class Pan Asian can grind up - but this is the second meh or worse LNY DD they have put out in a row.

 

Too bad, I was looking forward to this one.  If I get it in a crate, I'll take it out on co-op a couple of times but other then a lucky dip drop, I, who really like the PA line, is gonna pass.

 

 

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Awesome as always - TY  

 

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44 minutes ago, Anonymous50 said:

Sounds like a decent Co-op premium to sit in smoke with  and fire at everything but why do that when you can have a Loyang at the same tier with better torps, better smoke & hydro.

I'd generally caution against her as a Co-Op boat.  Here's why:

  1. You're going to need her HE shells to hurt anything.  Bots notoriously bow-in on destroyers.  You're not going to get an angle where you can make good use of your AP shells much of the time.  This just leaves her HE rounds.  As discussed in the article, they start with 17mm of penetration which isn't enough to directly damage tier VIII+ anything easily.  The 21mm provided by IFHE at least puts destroyer hulls and battleship superstructures on the table, but you're still stuck aiming for superstructures on cruisers.  So dealing damage in co-op with her guns is a pain.
  2. Her torpedoes are only good for nuking battleships.  Yes, they're good at this.  But it's going to be a rare game that you're able to nuke more than a single battleship with her fish.  See above with the frustrations of dealing with destroyers and cruisers.

Seriously, take Siliwangi over Fen Yang for a co-op boat.  She's a much better choice.

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1 hour ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

What's more, she also has a respectable amount of flake explosions (five of 'em)

When not sure if typo, autocorrect, pun, or joke about the efficacy of AA...

 

Enjoyable review, pointless looking ship.

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2 minutes ago, mofton said:

When not sure if typo, autocorrect, pun, or joke about the efficacy of AA...

 

Enjoyable review, pointless looking ship.

I'me Frenche.  I like addinge superflouse E's everywhere.

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Great review as always Mouse. 

Fen Yuck or Crapizuki? Take your pick, because this ship is awful. Worse than being uncompetitive, she’s just not fun. That’s a cardinal sin for any premium. Siliwangi and Loyang are both better in that regard than this thing. WG take note, you can only frankenboat so hard before the pieces no longer fit together, and you can’t fix one ship’s problems by releasing an inferior clone of it. 

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Wouldn't play it if I was paid to do so.

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Love all your hard work thanks LWM great review . Your such an asset to the community .

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When the Skill Rebork went Live, this ship went on sale at the same time.  I saw it in the Premium Shop and almost bought it.  "Premium Akizuki for Pan Asia Line?  That's nice!"  I almost bought it on blind faith of Akizuki alone.

However, I wanted to reset my captain skills first and fool around with the new system.  I procrastinated buying Fen Yang and didn't even bother looking up her stats yet.

 

Later the same day I browse the forums before logging back into the game, and saw a Fen Yang thread by a disgruntled owner mentioning the problems this DD had.  Stuff like the low HE Pen, i.e. what Akizuki used to be like when she was brand new.  That alarmed me and it made me look her up in Fitting Tool and compared her to Akizuki.  I was floored by how awful Fen Yang was compared to the eve-reliable 'Zuki.  How the hell do you mess up a Premium version of one of the best ships in the IJN DD Line?

WG could have made some slight differences without gutting Fen Yang, to make her different but not outright superior to Akizuki, and she'd be good to go.  She'd be a wonderful contrast to the USN & RU DD feel of the PADD Line.  WG screwed the pooch on Fen Yang.  She could have been a great Premium option to the PADD Line.

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