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help how to use BB south carolina

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Hi my ign is Tripex

And i'm wondering how to use correctly battle ship south carolina.

Icant even destroy ships. Yet  i do massive damage but reload so slow ineed to use tips how to use this freaking BB  i use st.louis or louisa? 

Its good but ilikr bb more iam playing U.s as my main ships.

 

Thanks in advance

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Thats BB's in a nutshell, they will get better, but the long reloads, and random accuracy you'll have to deal with to be a Battleship captain, Japanese Battleships are faster but are less well armoured, US are slower, but have better AA and turning circles

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Thats BB's in a nutshell, they will get better, but the long reloads, and random accuracy you'll have to deal with to be a Battleship captain, Japanese Battleships are faster but are less well armoured, US are slower, but have better AA and turning circles

 

i used to play navy field. iam not used to long realoding time and like 18 knots

well iam getting the next ship just for fire power. idont hate or like ijn BB  cause ithink there not good at the AA thing.

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One tough answer, "you just have to get used to it...":(

Later tier ships will get better, just try to survive this current stage, all battleships are like that in this game (long reload, sluggish mobility)

The faster you adapt to that battleship line, the easier you will find competing enemies, and since your reload is long, you need to make your shot counts, that means take your time and aim carefully, it is acceptable you miss your shots in this tiers, that's why you need to keep on practice, good luck on the sea! :honoring:

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Best advise I can give is learn to aim well, learn to turn and adjust your speed often (keep those nasty IJN Torpedoes at bay) Learn to anticipate your aim (ie pre-aiming your guns at where the enemy ships are likely to come from)

 

And learn how to regularly make blood sacrifices to RNJesus.

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That ship is about as satisfying as a floating paperweight.

Lower tier USN BBs are just big and slow, making them excellent targets.

The IJN line is much more forgiving, the ships have less armour but more health, more speed, more range and better accuracy.

Any difference in AA is probably irrelevant, plus they are much better at dodging torpedoes.

I think the USN get better about Tier VII

 

Apart from that, with BBs generally you need to predict where you want your ship to be and where you want your guns pointing well ahead of time.

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I disagree, US BBs at T4-7 are quite good, especially the Wyoming and New Mexico. The South carolina sure is slow, but will turn on a dime, has a better gun layout, and can shoot further than the kawachi so not bad in comparison really, just not as good as higher tier ships (of course).

 

Like others have said, turn frequently (to avoid torpedoes), learn to lead your targets and choose the right ammo, point your guns where you expect enemies etc...

 

Keep an eye on the map and be aware of your surroundings. Know what ships are doing, even if they aren't directly in your sights. Especially Destroyers, if you know where they are attacking from you can maneuver with the direction of possible torpedoes in mind, reducing the chances you'll be hit.

 

Also angle your ship, not many players use AP at T3 but you will run into a few that do. AP shells do the most damage when a ship presents a flat broadside to the shooter, sometimes scoring citadel hits for massive damage. So by angling (not showing a flat broadside) you can increase the survivability of your BB. HE shells will do the same damage either way, but being angled can make it harder for enemies to land all their shots. You should take steps to learn how to properly use AP yourself.

 

don't go anywhere totally alone, a Battleship can't react to new situations as fast as other ships, so you need some escorts to help react to changing situations faster. Remember if you get caught alone you can't run away. That being said, don't be afraid to get close (not too close!) and take some fire, the US BBs tend to have better armour than the IJN ones, which is the reason they are slower. You'll have to work out what range you feel you fight best at, just don't hide at the extremity of your gun range and expect to do lots of damage.

 

The long reloads are probably one of the few realistic elements of the game. Real Battleships took about the same time to reload their guns. Something you should consider before pulling the trigger is if you could do more damage firing on someone else and if you should hold your fire for a better opportunity to get a good hit on the target.

 

I'm sure I'll think of more things later, but that's all I got for now :-)

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To each his own I guess. But you gotta admit that just about anything shoots further than a Kawachi but the tables start to turn next tier up.

 

I still think the IJN BBs are more forgiving for new players, for one thing the speed helps you recover from errors of positioning much better.

 

And I think do choosing based on AA ability is misguided.

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I haven't played either the Myogi or kawachi in quite a while, but the Kawachi definitely suffered because of the shorter gun range, and whilst the Myogi is fast and can shoot a long way with 14" guns, she lacks armour in comparison to Wyoming and the gun layout kinda stinks. Also you're much more likely to miss entirely with the Myogi, and that can be a pain in the butt, especially for inexperienced players. Maybe they are better now, but I think the first really good IJN BB is the Kongo, which is an exceptionally good BB.

 

I'm not saying that either line is better, because they are both quite fun. Especially at T6, both Fuso and New Mexico are great ships. I just found the USN line to be easier to learn with, but that will of course depend on your play-style, so keep at the IJN line if that's what you like.

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All the US BBs are a bit Meh until the New Mex (that thing is a blast!), The Colorado is okay (not as bad as it was, but still meh), The North Carolina is good, The Iowa is so far very good.

 

I do think the Range disparity between the Kongo and the New York/New Mex needs adjustment

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If you can stay undetected, you can go close enough to spring some surprises on those damn kongos. That being said, is easier said than done. 

 

The grind from south carolina to Wyoming, is fortunately, quite short.

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If you can stay undetected, you can go close enough to spring some surprises on those damn kongos. That being said, is easier said than done. 

 

The grind from south carolina to Wyoming, is fortunately, quite short.

 

I'm not so sure about that as the South Carolina did get a buff on its concealment recently as seen on its statistics on port. It was so high that even destroyers (or other ships for that matter) do not notice it until they were being shot at.

 

It was certainly odd for two enemy destroyers to be destroyed without even launching torps as if the SC was not even there in the first place; a friend of mine told me that.

 

So given that SC's concealment is pretty high for a battleship, being sneaky does help in getting surprise attacks against enemy ships or at least, that was what I was told.

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