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This ship seems like a worse ship than the New Mexico before it! Seems really underpowered in every aspect for a higher teir ship than the NM or is it just me??

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Colorado's slightly tougher to play than New Mex - you trade off your 14" shotguns for 16" sledgehammers. Which means your aim/aim prediction has to be a lot more on point and RNG can usually mess you up a bit more. That being said, it still plays pretty much like a NM, so if you do what you usually did in NM, you shouldn't be facing any major issues.

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This ship seems like a worse ship than the New Mexico before it! Seems really underpowered in every aspect for a higher teir ship than the NM or is it just me??

Well the stock Colorado is actually worse than NM. But, if you upgrade it, use the aa module, it will actually be better ship than the other t7. It has this great heal which will make you feel pretty tanky. The gun pens almost everything, however the dispersion will make you feel NM was better. But, fight at range of 13/14km, you can pretty much wreck any t7/8. As one of my friend said, Colorado in fact is better than NC because of the great heal it has 

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Well the stock Colorado is actually worse than NM. But, if you upgrade it, use the aa module, it will actually be better ship than the other t7. It has this great heal which will make you feel pretty tanky. The gun pens almost everything, however the dispersion will make you feel NM was better. But, fight at range of 13/14km, you can pretty much wreck any t7/8. As one of my friend said, Colorado in fact is better than NC because of the great heal it has 

 

The heal is actually not that much effective unless all of your damage comes from fire/flood. It only heals 5hp/s more than Nagato and same amount as NC. If you suffer normal penetration a lot then the lower HP of Colorado is a very noticable disadvantage compared to Nagato. The tankiness of Colorado is mostly due to the fact that it's extremely difficult to get citadel'd.
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It hits like a truck though. Stock it is really painful, but once you get the B hull and propulsion its workable.

 

Stock range is decent too.

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Tbh I did feel a bit let down when i got the NM as well until i got the upgrades. Ive noticed it does hit hard though when i can actually get it to hit anything..haha

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Tbh I did feel a bit let down when i got the NM as well until i got the upgrades. Ive noticed it does hit hard though when i can actually get it to hit anything..haha

 

then you have to make your shots count haha

 

be cool and calm take some hits then bam you land salvo of cit and see them scrambling away then you can laugh hard

 

it's slow and a easy meat but colorado teach you to play smart like choose your target well and plan ahead

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then you have to make your shots count haha

 

be cool and calm take some hits then bam you land salvo of cit and see them scrambling away then you can laugh hard

 

it's slow and a easy meat but colorado teach you to play smart like choose your target well and plan ahead

 

Yeah its just a matter of getting used to it I guess. Its a work in progress :)

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tbh colorado Guns are more accurate than new mex because she has higher sigma value. as long as you know how to properly aim she will give you with great dispersion. her shell are also heavier so it can lolpen angled non non USN cruiser (pepsicola not included)

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tbh colorado Guns are more accurate than new mex because she has higher sigma value. as long as you know how to properly aim she will give you with great dispersion. her shell are also heavier so it can lolpen angled non non USN cruiser (pepsicola not included)

 

 

 

The sigma value isn't that helpful to be honest.  All it tells you is how much the dispersion centers on its elipse, doesn't tell you how big the elipse is.  Ingame it doesn't even tell you the vertical distribution, but my feel is the actual number is very large.

 

 

I find it frustrating to shoot at cruisers, because cruisers are narrower than they are high, having slower shells reduces their effective target size (the more you fall on the target the smaller it is), and the slower shells require more lead, so much so that most of the shots are off the deflection scale altogether at typical battle ranges.   The ship is far too slow to let you choose engagement range, so you have no choice but deal with the ui being suboptimal for it, but when the cruiser gets closer, it overpenetrates broadside, misses end on or bounces inbetween as the cruiser zigzags closer.   Unless its a brit cruiser because those might as well have the citadel on the outside.

 

 

The ship does work for me, and I enjoy it, but I generally forget that it requires so much unique handling when I get in it, and then it takes a few losses to remind me what I have to do to compensate for its shortcomings.

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Colorado is awesome hull B up

 

Stock was horrid, when I played Colrado as stock my win rate for colorado alone was as low as 38%

Recently I bought hull B and my win rate (not recent win rate and again for colorado alone) went up to 56%

I don't have hull C yet so I can't say anything.

 

In your eyes

 

Aoba, Fuso, Nagato are floating free citadels

Gnseaiseu (I know I spelt it wrong) is AA job Theif

Bismarck and Tiripitz = lots of standards pens

Cleveland and Atlanta = RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I found the Colorado to be very frustrating after the New Mexico. The upgrades definitely help with the Colorado but I never achieved the same stats as the NM. Possibly didn't give it enough time. Playing against higher tiers doesn't help either. I eventually gave up and went to the German line of BBs and enjoyed these much more. The Bayern was a consistent brick, especially in Ranked. The Gneisenau is great to play as long as you don't over extend and get burnt - literally. The Bismarck is a bit more of a challenge and am looking forward to my captain earning his last point to get the secondary control. Playing against a Colorado certainly doesn't scare me while in the Gneisenau. The worst thing a Colorado captain can do is let me close the distance while angled and then finish with secondaries and torps.

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Colorado already have it easier nowadays, back in cbt when CV count was high colorado has more bad time and there are up to 4cv per game. if they knew that you are stock colorado, your lives will be very short.

there's those long lance IJN torpedo too with more stealth.

 

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Im consistently getting some good games out of the Colorado, now that I've gotten used to the ship :)

 

Someone posted these helpful tips in the other Colorado rant earlier this month:

1. Avoid going to the edge of the map

2. Always angle

3. Remember that your guns are very powerful (use AP)

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y'day sailing this slow barge, 1st salvo cit and take 20K off a myoko then casually take another 12K off bismarck

 

mogami burned me till charcoal black but all i can think is the guns on it its so awesome

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ahwai82, on 18 December 2016 - 11:58 AM, said:

y'day sailing this slow barge, 1st salvo cit and take 20K off a myoko then casually take another 12K off bismarck

 

 

 

mogami burned me till charcoal black but all i can think is the guns on it its so awesome

 

 

 

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Few more games under my belt now and starting to get the hang of aiming it. Makes it a bit more bearable but still painful.

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Im consistently getting some good games out of the Colorado, now that I've gotten used to the ship :)

 

Someone posted these helpful tips in the other Colorado rant earlier this month:

1. Avoid going to the edge of the map

2. Always angle

3. Remember that your guns are very powerful (use AP)

 

just like Pepsi always move always turn

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y'day sailing this slow barge, 1st salvo cit and take 20K off a myoko then casually take another 12K off bismarck

 

mogami burned me till charcoal black but all i can think is the guns on it its so awesome

 

I remember my first match with Colorado (Hull A with 2 module slot 1 slot 2 and no more) is 4 kills (2CA 2BB) 4 cities

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I remember my first match with Colorado (Hull A with 2 module slot 1 slot 2 and no more) is 4 kills (2CA 2BB) 4 cities

 

i go thru hull A even with capt on retraining but find it not difficult to play at all, just a matter of getting used to it

 

also i don't kill much ship with it but the cit is just satisfying, annoying cruiser keep bugging me a salvo of 20K is enough to make them run while i have a grin lol

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just like Pepsi always move always turn

 

I actually disagree. With Pepsi cola you always turn because that is your only defence. 

 

On the Colorado, never turn, just angle against enemies and slow to 1/4 speed - and defensively you can soak up so many more hits. Exposing the side of the slow turning Colorado to enemy nagatos, coloradoes or north Carolinas is a death sentence

 

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I actually disagree. With Pepsi cola you always turn because that is your only defence. 

 

On the Colorado, never turn, just angle against enemies and slow to 1/4 speed - and defensively you can soak up so many more hits. Exposing the side of the slow turning Colorado to enemy nagatos, coloradoes or north Carolinas is a death sentence

 

 

nah, Colorado turn to tank the shells

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