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    Doesn't seem to fit in any particular niche. --Handles like a whale with only 1 fin --Rate of fire is on par with some BBs --Damage is lack lustre and reload time makes it even more boring --Floaty slow shells make it hard to hit long range --Base range is just stupidly low for a tier X --Is a floating citadel --Gimmicky heal does not out-weigh how weak this cruiser is Needs better ROF, slight increase in range, and at least slightly better shell balistics. I don't care if it's maneuverability is rubbish if the guns were any good. R This glorious ship is forced to island hug and hope for the best while setting the occasional fire and eating 20 citadels per salvo. I suppose withe the BB-meta doesn't really matter....
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    Boring Meta

    I agree with the Radar for sure, it completely and utterly counters DD. Thought I'd like to get into DDs eventually, played a few, pop smoke, hide, next minute 12km radar pops and suddenly you have 7 ships shooting at you. If it isn't radar, then it's a pesky CV trying to rocket bomb you half the game. At this rate I think I'll just do what everyone else does and sit in a BB and snipe for hours on end. Seems to be the only way to get some wins? Just for context, my frustration of insta-deletion comes from the Royal Navy heavy cruiser line (Abermarle is the worst for this, but goliath and drake too). There's like a special hidden button that when pressed by a BB's AP shell means instant death regardless of angling or distance. Most other CA players prolly don't get insta-deleted as bad as the British
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    Boring Meta

    So, I've been playing a while. I'm so sick of/bored of the meta. 5-6 battleships per game per side just lobbing shells at each other at 20km for 20mins. Any CA/CL that comes within that range can get insta-deleted or eat 30k salvos every 20seconds until they're killed or retreat. DDs are all played by braindead nerds who suicide within 2minutes, so they're a moot point. Just make a game mode of BBs only so these annoying kids who all main Kremlin can continue their dumb meta, while others can actually have some fun. Why have different classes in the current state of the game?] They have insane HP, insane armor, insane dmg per salvo, insane AA. Some of them even do 30+ knots and have smaller turning circles than CAs! Every time WG implements something that slightly disurpts or counters BBs (subs or CVs as example) 1000s of salty BB players speak up and complain; forcing WG's hand to pander to their little tiny egos.
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    Unable to log in?

    Server is back, I can now log in
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    Unable to log in?

    Already a topic about this. A lot of us are unable to log in since the patch. Game server is probably down.
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    IJN or USN Cruiser?

    Bring on the Marine Nationale! The French had some of the best ships at the start of WW2. It's a shame the government caved in to Hitler so quickly. Also, french food is delicious! Did they serve escargot?
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    IJN or USN Cruiser?

    My impression so far: While the USN have better 'on paper' AA stats, I found I was killing similar amounts of aircraft on either. AA is kind of hard to make effective; good CV players usually don't have their planes fly directly over cruisers. The only time I seem to shoot down a decent amount of planes is either the planes are bombing me, in which case, they usually die after they've already dropped their load, or if they're retreating after already bombing our BBs. So in reality the AA seems pretty much comparable - not really game changing. Torpedoes are so overpowered, that these are actually game changers. When you manage to fire a broadside (Senjo has 15x 610mm long lance broadside - each boasting about 20k damage) and hit a BB and sink it, their team suddenly has 1 less BB and the tide of battle turns in your team's favour. Torps can also be used to force ships away from an area, and make the player so distracted trying to dodge them, they are suddenly not firing or are less accurate. No game was won by shooting down 1 or 2 extra planes due to your elite AA. The Des Moines, though, has 12x2 76.2mm/50s which have a range of 5.7km (base, without skills or mods), which would probably be able to extend the AA pretty much over half your team - this ship would be the ultimate in AA. Bear in mind, these are Tier X, so take a while to unlock as well as you're up against equally skilled Tier Xs. To sum (just remember, there are plenty of exceptions to these) USN mid tiers have excellent AA and guns I find are more bulky and slower, with slower turning Slightly more hitpoints Armor seems the same as IJN, with some exceptions Aesthetically appear more unique between each ship - the New Orleans looks smexy. Baltimore and Des Moines look the same, and are square/boring to look at (IMO). I do like the blue paint theme though. IJN seem to handle better and are somewhat faster, Their guns are slightly less powerful, however, generally have more Torps are overpowered, with a low skill level to use. The AA seems to, in reality, shoot down similar amounts of planes. Aesthetically similar, longer, smoother curves. Senjo looks sexy. Most of the others are kinda ugly I always hate playing the same class or tank/boat as everyone, so usually opt for the underdogs. Some battles there's 80% USN cruisers, others there's 80% IJN cruisers - can't tell which nation is played more at this stage. I've seen no Ibuki, but I've seen heaps of Baltimores.
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    AP or HE?

    I have been trying AP vs HE on cruisers in the lower levels. It seems HE inflicts fire and damage to components (i.e. destroying a turret/enging/rudder) more often, but AP shells generally do more damage if they hit a sweet spot and penetrate.
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    New Client

    This game is gonna be the best of it's kind no doubt. Am very looking forward to the Royal Navy and their cruisers! Eventually when they come out .
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    New Client

    I'm pretty sure i'm using the old client from the weekend test a while back. I can actually log in right now and play. It says client version is 0.3.0 and that I'm connecting to the 'WoWS CBT Asia" server. Must still be the alpha version, maybe.
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    It's Happening!

    Dammit! I'm on a night shift that day. grrrr. Oh well, plenty of playing the morning I finish!