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Tirpitz, Mikasa in shop, No Nikolai

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They won't be selling Nikolai again, it's way too OP.  Since they don't like nerfing premiums, they just stop selling them.  The Gremy is in the same position.

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Nikolai is not actually that great.

Yes, at T4 she is OP but mine usually get matched against T5-6 which really sucks the fun out of playing her when everything outranges you and is faster.

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Nikolai is not actually that great.

Yes, at T4 she is OP but mine usually get matched against T5-6 which really sucks the fun out of playing her when everything outranges you and is faster.

 

It has the highest win rate of any ship in the game - ie it's the most overpowered ship in the game, but apparently you think it's not that great?

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They won't be selling Nikolai again, it's way too OP.  Since they don't like nerfing premiums, they just stop selling them.  The Gremy is in the same position.

 

*Cough* OP Russian Bias

 

Meanwhile , the Japanese like building walls in houses out of wood and paper, just like the Yubari 

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Nikolai is not actually that great.

Yes, at T4 she is OP but mine usually get matched against T5-6 which really sucks the fun out of playing her when everything outranges you and is faster.

 

When it doesn't see tier6s though, it rules.

Dat armor, along with 2.0 sigma value with 12 guns.

Meanwhile the Arkansas has 1.5 sigma, cuz balance.

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Am mighty tempted by the Tirpitz...... must resist :hiding:

 

I'm also tempted by the Tirpitz, but the weak deck armour, large shell dispersion & lower cal shells at Tier 8 & up make me wonder if it's worth the $$$. prolly best as a heavy cruiser than a real BB.

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I'm also tempted by the Tirpitz, but the weak deck armour, large shell dispersion & lower cal shells at Tier 8 & up make me wonder if it's worth the $$$. prolly best as a heavy cruiser than a real BB.

 

on the bright side, its the only tier 8 BB that can tank a yamato (+ torpedoes and troll citadels/bow armor)

 

 

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I'm also tempted by the Tirpitz, but the weak deck armour, large shell dispersion & lower cal shells at Tier 8 & up make me wonder if it's worth the $$$. prolly best as a heavy cruiser than a real BB.

 

Yep just think of the Tirpitz as not a fast RoF BB, but a slow RoF cruiser. And we mustn't forget she gets tier 9 and 10 battles a lot. A Yamato isn't your only concern.

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They won't be selling Nikolai again, it's way too OP.  Since they don't like nerfing premiums, they just stop selling them.  The Gremy is in the same position.

 

You are correct about the Nikolai, but in the recent Q&A from Russia, they've said Gremy is likely to return at some point.  Also in the same Q&A they stated Iwaki Alpha and Arkansas Beta are probably coming back minus their Alpha/Beta tags.

 

Edit: 

 

Gremy being OP is a bit of a myth.  If you look at its stats, it's not the top performing Tier V destroyer on any server.  That honor goes to the Kamikaze and variants (Fujin/Kamikaze R):

 

NA: https://warships.today/vehicle/4267587280/na/Kamikaze%20R

EU: https://warships.today/vehicle/4267587280/eu/Kamikaze%20R

SEA: https://warships.today/vehicle/4267587280/asia/Kamikaze%20R

RU: https://warships.today/vehicle/4268635856/ru/Kamikaze

 

The Nikolai on the other hand.... obliterates the other ships in it's class/tier:

 

NA: https://warships.today/vehicle/4293866960/na/Imperator%20Nikolai%20I

EU: https://warships.today/vehicle/4293866960/eu/Imperator%20Nikolai%20I

SEA: https://warships.today/vehicle/4293866960/asia/Imperator%20Nikolai%20I

RU: https://warships.today/vehicle/4293866960/ru/%D0%98%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%20%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B9%20I

 

Imperator Nikolai also has the distinction of being the all time top performing ship on all servers (except RU ironically, where it's bested by none other than the Kamikaze) when ranked by Win Rate.

Edited by MarshalSqueez

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