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No "Don't know" options on any of the answers so I can't both fill it in and give you accurate answers because (engaging inner politician) I can neither confirm nor deny.

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Easiest poll of my life. Had to hit "NO" on every section.

 

Side Note:

USN BBs are weak only in NA server. Reminds me about the YouTube comment war on a Flamu video (was a mistake) few days ago where I accidentally got involved. I was laughing my butt off watching NA players still calling Montana a squishy BB and how Yamato been eating Montana for lunch. These players need to come to SEA to get some spanking by Montana.

 

USN BBs are getting buffs they never needed. Looks at all the recent USN BB buffs.

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The simple answer to most of those questions is no USN BBs are not weak, I noted there wasn't any options to mention specific ships or state that any of them are good/powerful. All the one's I've played myself are good (up to T8), yes even the ones other people complain about like Colorado. I still play most of them occasionally now.

TBH I can barely think of many BBs I didn't like and thought were weak. Myogi comes to mind, and a few of the RN BBs were difficult to manage to begin with, but once you're over the learning curve they are alright. Keep in mind I've not played any BB over T8 (I've got all the BB lines up to T8)

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5 hours ago, icy_phoenix said:

Easiest poll of my life. Had to hit "NO" on every section.

 

Side Note:

USN BBs are weak only in NA server. Reminds me about the YouTube comment war on a Flamu video (was a mistake) few days ago where I accidentally got involved. I was laughing my butt off watching NA players still calling Montana a squishy BB and how Yamato been eating Montana for lunch. These players need to come to SEA to get some spanking by Montana.

 

USN BBs are getting buffs they never needed. Looks at all the recent USN BB buffs.

a broadsided montana takes less damage broadsided GK these days, it's very very balanced

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8 hours ago, MatterCore said:

United Servers of ....... ? :fish_book:

Looks like NA server skill threshold is pretty low - non existant.

Like wut , the poll almost drop me from my chair.

Montana do it all , do it well and dont have a lot of weakness. Esp after the citadel buff.

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USN BB's weak? 

I'm agree with everybody here. They got great AA & lots of buff. Not sure u are trolling or not. 

 

BTW u from NA forum right. I'm pretty sure how the meta on that server now.

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Just now, humusz said:

so true

 

More T8 USN BB are keks : North Carolina , Massachusetts , Alabama , Alabama ST , ( Soon South Dakota ) Extra AA BB.

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32 minutes ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

 

More T8 USN BB are keks : North Carolina , Massachusetts , Alabama , Alabama ST , ( Soon South Dakota ) Extra AA BB.

what you mean ? doest they all have similiar AA performance ?

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34 minutes ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

 

More T8 USN BB are keks : North Carolina , Massachusetts , Alabama , Alabama ST , ( Soon South Dakota ) Extra AA BB.

massachusetts dosnt have as much AA, alabama ST is so limited there is only 9 on our server, and who said anything about south dakota coming?

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2 hours ago, drakon233 said:

massachusetts dosnt have as much AA, alabama ST is so limited there is only 9 on our server, and who said anything about south dakota coming?

Don't depend that, They will be coming sooner or later. You know them Historical if SD is " REGULAR " BB.

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US BB's are not weak. Slow? Absolutely. However they are not weak.

What I think they are, is incorrectly specialised.

 

IJN BB's have the range and accuracy.

KM BB's have all the secondary guns. They also have excellent armour.

RN BB's set everything on fire and have those obscene healing at high tiers....

US BB's have excellent AA. The problem is, after 36 seconds of being on the receiving end of HE fire (looking at you RN BB's), they loose that for the rest of the game. 

 

Does this make them weak? Hell no. 

With the Citadel re positioning, the US BB's are badass and tough as hell. What they lack however is the little trick that would make them unique for the duration of the game.

Keep the AA, it's nice, but frankly, British BB's have almost as good and wreck it on the US any way. Instead, look historically, the US had the best grade of steel for the armour of any ships in WWs (as I understand it). While other nations may have mad thicker armour, quality has it's own advantage. Perhaps something like a 10% Damage Reduction. Does it stop shells from penetrating? nope. HE can go off just as normal, all the mechanism's that rely on Armour Thickness don't change. What does, it a flat 10% of the damage is removed before it is applied.

Considering a North Carolina has a maximum HE damage of 5700 and a max AP of 13100, a Bismark has max HE of 4400 and AP of 11600, they would be loosing around 400-500 off maximum damage for HE. 

 

How does this affect game play? Not a huge amount. It means at most they could likely take 1 maybe 2 more broadside salvo's from another BB. Fire damage and flooding don't change. It just makes them slightly tougher, giving them the historical accuracy that the US had the best steel for ships at the time. Aside from that, the only thing I'd change about the US BB's is to give them Radar. After all, the USN was Radar Master Race during WW2. They had much better tech in a lot of areas. But, that just my opinion. 

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