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Krieg

Pensacola Blues

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I've had a blast playing the USA cruiser line....... until now. :unsure:

With every ship I have had since Alpha ( and every vehicle in WoT) I've always been able to find one redeeming quality about everything I've ever driven - until now. I can't find a single thing that makes the Pensacola stand out much less stand up.

 

Here's my rundown:

Speed = Nothing special

Armor = Armor is specially angled to guide 20% of all shells, from any source, directly to a citadel

Guns = Meh...

Torps = hahahahaha

AA = Worthless as aircraft avoid you like Brad Pitt & family does the paparazzi 
Frustration factor = 'bout to sell it and move on to something that doesn't make me wanna smash my keyboard

 

Strats tried so far:

Escort CV - enemy planes just attack our BB's. Flounder around and get 200 XP for win or loss.

Escort BB #1 - BB hangs back at max range. BB crew lines the rails giving me the finger and wonders why I'm not up front engaging the enemy. Eventually give up hope, charge in & die then said BB later dies all alone.

Escort BB #2 - BB  attacks mid range. Pensacola takes a couple of citadels, catches fire & dies.

Escort BB #3 - BB attacks aggressively. As previous but now take torpedo hits as well.

Hunt DD / Escort DD - Combine BB #2 & #3.
Play PvE - As of last night I have played 277 PvE battles for only 7 losses. Guess which ship has 2 losses in PvE for only 16 battles played. Would be 3 losses if weren't for a unicum carrying team last night.

Additionally, I don't see the New Orleans being much better. Does anyone have thoughts or suggestions about this prior to me cutting the tow cable and flushing this turd down to Davey Jones Locker?????

 


 

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Beta Tester
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i like pensacola. i upgraded mine with AArange+ and AFT so i can guard large area with my AA

i like its fast turning guns, my problem with myouko is its gun rotate too slow as i wiggle my ship while pensacola guns can keep up with the swing of my ship.

so far i won't try to get new orleans. its hardly an upgrade of pensacola and i have to grind it 15k exp just to keep on the same range as other cruiser.

 

but yeah. sometimes i got citadel by bb even i'm angled and facing them.

Edited by yansuki

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Super Tester
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Well...

The Yorck is the same with the Pepsicola. Yorck has better armor but slower turret times and worse AA.

At least your Pepsicola doesnt get touched by the big bad CVs.

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Super Tester
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joke thread ?? :B

if u cant handle pepsicola/furutaka(aoba)/yorck .. i doubt u can handle anyship at higher tier.

coz all high tier cruisers have almost same gun trait (if u exclude DM ROF)

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joke thread ?? :B

if u cant handle pepsicola/furutaka(aoba)/yorck .. i doubt u can handle anyship at higher tier.

coz all high tier cruisers have almost same gun trait (if u exclude DM ROF)

 

for me, its sucks that i have to upgrade FCS of USN cruise just to keep on the same range as the lower tier cruiser, but get more and more expensive on exp and credits. back in cbt i was chasing this pensacola with my baltimore, my shell cant reach it but his shell can reach mine, he manage to half my hp until i get close enough to sink it. its so frustrating.

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All cruiser lines start to lose their shine from about tier 6 onwards with only a couple of exceptions.

Edited by Pinnacul

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Beta Tester
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Well...

The Yorck is the same with the Pepsicola. Yorck has better armor but slower turret times and worse AA.

At least your Pepsicola doesnt get touched by the big bad CVs.

 

I object!! Yorck has devastating guns in both HE and AP. Best tier 7 CA !!!

 

but yeah, at least CVs doesn't really find pepsi delicious.

Edited by Deicide

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Beta Tester
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Omaha is one of the best cruiser..... I rekt people with it

best ship for seal clubbing, i angered a peenoise player yesterday with it because he can't hit me at all. :D he curse me in the chat and called be bobo for my hit and run tactics. best feeling ever.

 

for now pensacola is my favorite tier 7 cruiser. its 203 just enough to damage bb and penetrate cruiser armor while i can dodge and shot at the same time with its fast turning turret + aiming expertise. will never get new orleans. for me its sucks because all of its module and repair are expensive for only getting AA buffs. 

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Strats tried so far:

Escort CV - enemy planes just attack our BB's. Flounder around and get 200 XP for win or loss.

Escort BB #1 - BB hangs back at max range. BB crew lines the rails giving me the finger and wonders why I'm not up front engaging the enemy. Eventually give up hope, charge in & die then said BB later dies all alone.

Escort BB #2 - BB  attacks mid range. Pensacola takes a couple of citadels, catches fire & dies.

Escort BB #3 - BB attacks aggressively. As previous but now take torpedo hits as well.

Hunt DD / Escort DD - Combine BB #2 & #3.

 

 

Escorting a CV is a waste of time unless the enemy CV players are noobs and fly straight for you and your CV.  Not something that happens a lot around tier VII

All of the escorting BB strats will work if the BB player is any good.  Looks like you've been saddled with a bunch of muppet BB players.

I find the best use of the Pensacola is hunting other cruisers, either alone or in a group of other CA. 

The fire rate of the guns is insufficient to beat a hard maneuvering DD unless you get lucky and hit their prop.

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Alpha Tester
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At this point, barring some sort of serious buff, I think I'll just PvE my way through the Pepsi and New Orleans with the exception of x2 & x3 events.

 

It will take donkey's years to get to tier 9 but it's not like there is clan wars happening in the foreseeable future.

 

From what I understand, tier 9 & 10 PvP gameplay isn't something to really look forward to anyway.

Edited by Krieg

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Beta Tester
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I struggled with the Pepsi at first,but it does get better. The guns are quite accurate and ap against another cruiser is absolutley deadly.

 

To use it effectively though, in my experience:

* never get outnumbered or isolated

* constantlt change Ur angle of attack. Found armour angling very effective on this ship

* avoid bb's until u clear out most of the dds and cas first

 

 

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