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Sanzang (Saipan), still has some fight in her.

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She isn't the best of the premium CVs.  Many consider her one of the worst. But if you are careful with her planes, so she doesn't run out in the long match and you choose your targets, she can still put down some numbers.

T10 match with a 12pt captain.

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10 minutes ago, jags_domain said:

Is it literally Sipan planes and Sipan AA 

literally same ship. 100%, just different skin and for different nation.

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2 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

literally same ship. 100%, just different skin and for different nation.

Hummmm thats a money grab lol

Going to bet there the next CV line.

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2 minutes ago, jags_domain said:

Hummmm thats a money grab lol

Going to bet there the next CV line.

I'll be damned if anything WG does isn't a money grab (or can't be interpreted as one)

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10 minutes ago, jags_domain said:

Hummmm thats a money grab lol

Going to bet there the next CV line.

Almost all the ships in the crates (or for sale) right now for the Pan Asian line are copies of existing ships, with different skins.  (Not all though). They do this every year for this event and sometimes add some new or unique ones.  It's not a new thing.

I already have a Saipan, but I don't have a good premium for Pan Asian, that I really like.  This will do nicely and I am glad they gave me the opportunity to purchase it.  It comes with 3X XP for 30 days as well.  It's going to net me.......a lot.....of CXP and FXP over the next 30 days.  I am going to be seeing Sanzangs and Mysores (same deal),  in my sleep.

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Just got of this match. Much less damage on big BBs but, she can kill stuff too :Smile_teethhappy:.  20K captain XP, that will work.

 

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Nice game! Saipan isn’t my CV of choice, and I specced my Sanzhang heavily into torpedoes on a lark. She still seems a lot better than Graf Zeppelin, but that’s damning with faint praise. 

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50 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

Almost all the ships in the crates (or for sale) right now for the Pan Asian line are copies of existing ships, with different skins.

The only true clones are the two new ones, which are reskins of Alsace and Saipan. The other ships all have features that make them unique (i.e PA deep water torps and TRB on Wukong, Baije has higher accuracy but lower ROF than Izumo, Fen Yang is just a hot mess, etc.)

My guess is that in light of the skill rework WG decided to play it safe and release new ships that wouldn’t break the game any further and interact with new skills in unintended ways. Saipan already exists and is immune to individual nerfs, and the new BB was released with the disclaimer that any changes to Alsace would be applied to it.

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Sanzang is probably un nerfed version of the Saipan once she make enough profits it end up same as U.S version :Smile_sceptic:

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11 minutes ago, LastRemnant said:

Sanzang is probably un nerfed version of the Saipan once she make enough profits it end up same as U.S version :Smile_sceptic:

Oh you can still face plant into a wall of flak and lose 1/3 of your planes for 3/4 of the game.  I know because I did that too already. :Smile_teethhappy:

Was just sharing to....share, that amongst all this 21 point captain chaos and BB's can shoot things in the next zip code, you can still get the job done with a low point captain and not the best ship. 

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4 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

Oh you can still face plant into a wall of flak and lose 1/3 of your planes for 3/4 of the game.  I know because I did that too already. :Smile_teethhappy:

Was just sharing to....share, that amongst all this 21 point captain chaos and BB's can shoot things in the next zip code, you can still get the job done with a low point captain and not the best ship.

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I don't know if should believe you :Smile_hiding:

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1 hour ago, Lose_dudes said:

I'll be damned if anything WG does isn't a money grab (or can't be interpreted as one)

So these are pretty much for the chinese market. My wife is chinese and knows the whole journey to the west story. Shes the one who told me to go for them. 

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@Burnsy, thanks for sharing your fun times with the Sanzang.

You mentioned a low-point Commander.  From what I remember reading, the ship is available with a 3-point Commander.  Or, do you have more skill-points on your Sanzang Captain?
I'm curious what your skill-build was, either way.  
I have the Saipan.  I wanted a ship for my Azur Lane Commander Enterprise to earn XP with (since the actual CV Enterprise is difficult to welcome to my port).
I didn't know about the bonuses to each game, provided by the ship for a limited period.  Thanks.  Admittedly I'm tempted.
 

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Well, I don't know if I want the Sanzang, but I have a couple of PA 10-point Dashas I picked up at some point, so one of those could captain Sanzang...

 

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9 minutes ago, Darmokattenagra said:

So these are pretty much for the chinese market. My wife is chinese and knows the whole journey to the west story. Shes the one who told me to go for them. 

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1 hour ago, Burnsy said:

I already have a Saipan, but I don't have a good premium for Pan Asian, that I really like.  This will do nicely and I am glad they gave me the opportunity to purchase it.  It comes with 3X XP for 30 days as well.  It's going to net me.......a lot.....of CXP and FXP over the next 30 days.  I am going to be seeing Sanzangs and Mysores (same deal),  in my sleep.

Nothing wrong with this, but I can’t say I’ve taken advantage of it much with the last few ships that have had it... (Maya, Kansas, Strasbourg, iirc,) maybe five PvE each?

When you’re at 860mil credits and 4.1mil fxp, a bit more doesn’t mean much.

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2 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

 

When you’re at 860mil credits and 4.1mil fxp, a bit more doesn’t mean much.

I've not reached that threshold, yet.
Congrats to you, though.  :-)

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2 hours ago, jags_domain said:

Is it literally Sipan planes and Sipan AA 

But is it a thirst quencher like Sipan?

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1 hour ago, Wolfswetpaws said:

@Burnsy, thanks for sharing your fun times with the Sanzang.

You mentioned a low-point Commander.  From what I remember reading, the ship is available with a 3-point Commander.  Or, do you have more skill-points on your Sanzang Captain?
I'm curious what your skill-build was, either way.  
I have the Saipan.  I wanted a ship for my Azur Lane Commander Enterprise to earn XP with (since the actual CV Enterprise is difficult to welcome to my port).
I didn't know about the bonuses to each game, provided by the ship for a limited period.  Thanks.  Admittedly I'm tempted.
 

I wanted to grind up one of my "special" commanders while I was at so I threw him in there.  I have been messing around with build constantly but here is where it is currently.

 

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The XP multipliers that come with new sale ships usually present as missions:

 

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@Burnsy, thanks.
How is the "Repair Specialist" skill working for you?
 

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Screenshot of my Saipan Captain, for comparison.

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13 minutes ago, Wolfswetpaws said:

@Burnsy, thanks.
How is the "Repair Specialist" skill working for you?
 

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Screenshot of my Saipan Captain, for comparison.

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Well...I think....it's hard to tell sometimes and I am certainly no build expert. :Smile_teethhappy:

I tend to hit the repair at the first sign of damage as I drop in to line up the run and I figure with the Siapan, each plane is so valuable to stay in the fight that if it saves just a few of them over the course of a full match, it's probably worth the points.

If it were say the Kaga, I would probably spend those points else where as she generally has some planes to spare.



 

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3 minutes ago, Burnsy said:

Well...I think....it's hard to tell sometimes and I am certainly no build expert. :Smile_teethhappy:

I tend to hit the repair at the first sign on damage as I drop in to like up the run and I figure with the Siapan, each plane is so valuable to stay in the fight that if it saves just a few of them over the course of a full match, it's probably worth the points.

If it were say the Kaga, I would probably spend those points else where as she generally has some planes to spare.

 

Interesting.
Haven't tried that, yet.

Agree with the assessment of the Kaga's situation.

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