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Is North Carolina worth getting ?

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Hi all, I am planning to grind to the North Carolina in my Colorado. However, when I looked at the statistic I am really concerned. As you can see, the North Carolina is just the absolute worst in the last 2 weeks... Whilst the Bismark is just blatantly broken. To all the North Carolina captains, is it worth it for me to even buy the ship, because I do not want to spend my spare time on a ship that is just useless.

PGSB108.png Bismarck 8 BB Germany 19,974 53.78% 65,709 1,562 1.8 0.9 2.3 48% 26% 0%
PJSB013.png Amagi 8 BB Japan 34,097 51.21% 57,677 1,079 1.6 0.7 1.6 52% 22% 0%
PGSB002.png Tirpitz 8 BB Germany 43,696 50.34% 57,211 1,357 1.4 0.8 1.8 46% 24% 8%
PASB012.png North Carolina 8 BB  USA 29,501 50.31% 56,334 1,173 1.5 0.8 2.8 50% 22% 0%
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useless? lol, the NC has the most powerful guns in t8, 11.8km maxed out concealment, and the best bowtanking ability in T8, it is OP, just have to learn how to play ir because it has slower shell speed and pretty bad handleing

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Currently grinding the NC. While it's got very powerful guns, the slower shell speed when compared to the Colorado will take some time to adjust to. It's common to miss at first, but if you can learn to hit with those shells, the NC is a pretty awesome ship. 

 

Although I'd suggest getting the hull upgrade ASAP. Default rudder shift time is painful to play with. 

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In short all tier 8 BBs are worth it. Each have their own play style.

 

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I like mine, though I haven't got those others to compare it to. Looking at those stats you posted, North Carolina isn't bad at all - except for Bismarck, they're all pretty close.

 

She's very tough frontally (though 0.5.12 may change that) and while her guns can be difficult to aim, they are truly devastating. Avoid sniping, close the range, and smash anything that looks at you sideways. Anti-Air is very potent - enemy CVs will quickly learn to leave you alone. North Carolina is fast compared to Colorado, but still a little bit slower than her peers. Not that it matters much for her playstyle.

 

So yes, she's great fun. And the Premium Camouflage is beautiful, too.

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useless? lol, the NC has the most powerful guns in t8, 11.8km maxed out concealment, and the best bowtanking ability in T8, it is OP, just have to learn how to play ir because it has slower shell speed and pretty bad handleing

 

Well I ain't getting 11.8 km anytime soon unless I use all of my signals :teethhappy:

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I've just unlocked NC and Chapeyev - but can't afford either yet. Not sure which to save up for.  I loved both Colorado and Schors. 

 

The economy in this game sucks.

 

Meanwhile will just keep playing through the other Tier 7 lines. . . ---  Now I'm playing Nagato a lot - I've started to love it too - so it's going to be hard choice between NC and Amagi. 

 

 

 

 

 

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One thing for sure, you don't want to face Haku in his NC, well in his anything.

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NC is very good if bow on, but with the bow armor reduce update you might want to learn how to angle this beauty properly. It also has good shells, but slower velocity than colorado.

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NC goes down easily the moment you show your broadside, free citadels for everyone~

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Want to citadel a Tirpitz and Bismarck? You need NC.

 

no citdael but you can take heavy damage for Tirpitz and Bismark XD

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I think he want to point the shell arc ?

 

Exactly! Plunging shells citadel German BBs. Most of my citadel hits against German BBs are with NC at pretty long range.

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Believe me the arcs wont bother you. Those stats probably include the pre-Buff NC as well.

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She's useless now due to the nerfs of the Tier VIII-X on 5.12

 

Big call there. I'll wait and see for now.

 

I got all 4 t8 bbs. One of them have to be OP at any point in time :)

 

If anything with these armor changes, the NC can be played to it's advantage. *cough* concealment *cough*

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Big call there. I'll wait and see for now.

 

I got all 4 t8 bbs. One of them have to be OP at any point in time :)

 

If anything with these armor changes, the NC can be played to it's advantage. *cough* concealment *cough*

 

Bow nerf, meaning NC will be Fragile as glass in that patch

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Bow nerf, meaning NC will be Fragile as glass in that patch

 

I may not be 100% accurate on this, but this will be a problem when you charge or brawl in NC because NC was by far the best brawler because of how low amount of damage you used to take in a 1v1 brawl even vs Bismarck because Bismarck's gun couldn't do anything to NC's bow while NCs AP at close range is something no one wants to eat.

 

However, it is still not a problem for long range engagements, because long range shells usually don't hit the bow, they plunge on the deck. Also one of the reason you go bow in is to minimize your size sideways. That is still viable. NC used to struggle when uptiered anyway. I got citadelled by Izumo and Montana from behind. However, when NC is a top tier, I will still take the chance with her than with Amagi, Bismarck or Tirpitz.

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Hi all, I am planning to grind to the North Carolina in my Colorado. However, when I looked at the statistic I am really concerned. As you can see, the North Carolina is just the absolute worst in the last 2 weeks... Whilst the Bismark is just blatantly broken. To all the North Carolina captains, is it worth it for me to even buy the ship, because I do not want to spend my spare time on a ship that is just useless.

PGSB108.png Bismarck 8 BB Germany 19,974 53.78% 65,709 1,562 1.8 0.9 2.3 48% 26% 0%
PJSB013.png Amagi 8 BB Japan 34,097 51.21% 57,677 1,079 1.6 0.7 1.6 52% 22% 0%
PGSB002.png Tirpitz 8 BB Germany 43,696 50.34% 57,211 1,357 1.4 0.8 1.8 46% 24% 8%
PASB012.png North Carolina 8 BB  USA 29,501 50.31% 56,334 1,173 1.5 0.8 2.8 50% 22% 0%

 

You can try ships out in PTS (Public Test Server)  you can get it and play all 3 T8 BBs and decide which ship suits you best. Tirpitz anyhow will never be available in PTS. 
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Today had a blast with NC, had a lot of matches, didn't lose any money even after using two premium consumables (and no flag or premium account time).

 

This is the best one I had today

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Don't really care what people think, but NC is the best damn brawler. You can take on Bismarck since Bismarck tend to melt like butter when NC is really close.

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I agree, as a Bismark player the NC has walloped the Bismarck a few times and I've wollaped the NC a few times as well, the stats don't really reflect very well if a ship is broken because it's just pure luck if you get a good team or not 2 or 3 percent above the other bb's doesn't mean the ship is broken, the small higher percentage win rate probably takes into account when the ship was first released 

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I agree, as a Bismark player the NC has walloped the Bismarck a few times and I've wollaped the NC a few times as well, the stats don't really reflect very well if a ship is broken because it's just pure luck if you get a good team or not 2 or 3 percent above the other bb's doesn't mean the ship is broken, the small higher percentage win rate probably takes into account when the ship was first released 

 

Stats was during the last 2 weeks. But yes, luck does come into play all the time

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