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This is bound to upset some people. Word on the street is that bow and stern armour on Tier 8+ Battleships (which is currently 32mm) is being reduced to 28mm across the board in 0.5.12. This will mean that 16-inch guns can now overmatch these areas - just like Yamato does at the moment.

 

This is a big buff to all 16-inch rifle-armed ships (15-inch shells will still fail to overmatch, however). Maybe we'll finally see an end to the bow-on campfests and Yamato dominance of high tiers.

 

Note that Tirpitz is also slated for this change.

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This is bound to upset some people. Word on the street is that bow and stern armour on Tier 8+ Battleships (which is currently 32mm) is being reduced to 28mm across the board in 0.5.12. This will mean that 16-inch guns can now overmatch these areas - just like Yamato does at the moment.

 

This is a big buff to all 16-inch rifle-armed ships (15-inch shells will still fail to overmatch, however). Maybe we'll finally see an end to the bow-on campfests and Yamato dominance of high tiers.

 

Note that Tirpitz is also slated for this change.

 

From what I've been hearing... it's to use the overmatch mechanic so bow-tanking isn't gonna be as efficient a tactic.

 

(It will still be kind of efficient in the sense that it lowers the chances the enemy shells will hit)

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This rebalance might give FDG a better chance in High Tier... but this also mean nerf for USN BB that rely on bow tanking as well, well lets see how this turn out i guess  :P

 

 

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I'm curious to see how it will play out. 16-inch shells will now be feared by all Battleships, not just the Tier 6s and 7s. Something else to consider is that German turtlebacks aren't going to work on bow or stern penetrations, so constant maneuvering and angling of belt armour might become the new way to fight (for all Battleships, not just the Germans), like it is in the lower tiers. That would be much better than the silly bow-on reversing that's prevalent at the moment.

 

Will Montana rise to become the new Queen of Battleships?! Will Kurfurst?!?! Will Yamato retain the crown?!?!?!?!

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Will Montana rise to become the new Queen of Battleships?! Will Kurfurst?!?! Will Yamato retain the crown?!?!?!?!

 

Why would the yamato care? it has been able to citadel bows before and now it's even easier.

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The only ship that this would worry me about is the North Carolina since It's side armor is pretty pathetic compared to the rest of the T8+ BB's.

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Why would the yamato care? it has been able to citadel bows before and now it's even easier.

 

This, give armour nerf to allow 16 incher pen from front, 18 incher says even more lolpen. Ohh WG :teethhappy:

 

Yamato will be the same, everyone else now becomes equally dangerous. Except Montana has 12 dangerous guns instead of 9.

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Theres always a "Rebalance" to  BBs when they bring out new DDs....

 

funny there doesnt seem to be any "rebalance" to DDs when new BBs come out....

 

:hmm:

Ordrazz

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Theres always a "Rebalance" to  BBs when they bring out new DDs....

 

funny there doesnt seem to be any "rebalance" to DDs when new BBs come out....

 

:hmm:

Ordrazz

 

Because it seem that everyone hate DDs and they deserve to be nerf until it unplayable :D:D:D

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Don't you touch 'muh new russian waifu!

 

No way WG would nerf their very own ship, Stalin will send them to the gulags:izmena: 

 

A buff is more likely needed because she's not OP enough, speed buff to 50 knots anyone? :P

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the problem is the USN bb, they are too weak, unlike german battleship who's good at close range and hard to citadel (has bigger guns too), USN BB are too fragile. maybe if the CV returns they will get advantage over IJN and KM but currently they are the bottom of the 3.

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the problem is the USN bb, they are too weak, unlike german battleship who's good at close range and hard to citadel (has bigger guns too), USN BB are too fragile. maybe if the CV returns they will get advantage over IJN and KM but currently they are the bottom of the 3.

 

Aaaaaand

We start the CV OP thread more often again

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This smells fishy. Can you provide the source of all this info?

 

Just treat it as rumours for now.

 So why even bother making a thread about it in the first place?

 

Don't make me get out the 'loose lips sink ships' poster again...

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