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So I guess I should get Kronshtadt now?

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I was thinking (yeah, painful I know) - I have 970k FXP as of right now.

What's going to change or add to that before Kron and Sushi are removed?

I doubt I will get enough FXP or coal to get both before they are removed.

I've been training up Vodka Vic as my Russian cruiser captain and he is keen to get Kronning.

I think I would enjoy Kron better than Sushi even though I am sure I could use either.

So the question is, why wouldn't I just grab Kron now?

They both have same earning modifier yes?

Sure, if Alaska is released tomorrow (yeah right) I might be unhappy and it would take me a while to build up whatever resources it will need to buy her but I am sure I will have time to get her.

Besides, I think the servers are going to be flooded with Alaskas on release... they will be meme...

So might actually be good NOT to join the mass Alaska meme on release?

For reasons?

So, yeah, I guess just grab Kron now?

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Kronshtadt buy is my biggest regret.

Terrible ship. Guns miss, or bounce or overpen using AP, and HE is aneamic. I'd rather sail an ibuki, I'd earn more credits.

Musahi is solid. Get the megasushi.

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Krons was fun for me.

Biggest issue with her was only disengaging even when trading at 15km+. She's certainly not a battlesheep and you are a juicy target even when bow on. Most of the time reddies shoot me instead of ma fat BB friend next door.

Speeding and gunning was no issue , she punched hard , run fast , but fail miserably when turning is involved. DO NOT TURN her when you are spotted.

The ship can nail BB citadels at 15km , this is a pleasant suprise to wannabes who think they are armour hot.

She played very much like a fat hindenburg , mostly anti cruiser work along side fat boiz on back line. 

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Yeah get one of them. They will be taken away in 0.8.0 so if it turned out you dont like what you picked then at least you are a proud owner of a rare ship lol

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Kronshtadt is one of the most OP ships in the game, and has the highest win rate of any T4-10 'available to all' ship.

Having said that, Kronshtadt is actually disliked by quite a few people, and that is mainly because of the guns.  People see the word cruiser next to her name and get confused.  She is a BB.  She has BB guns, with BB dispersion.  You mainly fire AP, and the AP can citadel enemy BB's out to her max range.  She has high velocity guns, with a standard fuse timer of 0.033s, and that means overpens.  If you shoot broadside light cruisers, you will overpen.  Knowing what ammo to shoot at what ship and what the results of your salvo is likely to be is essential for this ship.  Use AP on broadside BB's - shoot the lower belt when they are fully broadside, and the upper belt when angled 30-45° from broadside.  If you have to shoot at a well angled BB (ie there are no other better targets), then use HE, or AP into the superstructure if that's what is in the barrels.  Try not to fire at perfectly broadside light cruisers - wait till they give a bit of angle, over 30° is good, that will help your shells fuse and make the ship effectively wider, increasing the chance of pens and citadels. Remember you can overpen the citadel.  While we're talking play style, note she is terrible at bow tanking, you should never do this ever.  You avoid damage by angling about 20° to try and bait main belt shots and active maneuvering.  Get on the flanks, get different angles to all the other BB's and punish enemy ships with AP.  Note you are a 12km range anti-DD zone, since you can for all practical purposes stealth radar.  A common tactic is to push in to a likely DD unspotted, wait till you are spotted, count to 5 (to account for the 0.7km difference between concealment and radar ranges) and then radar.  This will result in a radared DD and you can then get two salvos out at the DD before radar is complete, as well as the damage from the rest of your team.  You can force a cap win consistently by doing this.  You often will need to turn out as you radar though to avoid overcommitment and death.

As to whether you should get Kronk or Musashi, or wait for Alaska - I would personally recommend not buying Musashi, the play style is boring (warning: subjective opinion!) and you can get basically the same ship in the Yamato.  You can't get another Kronshtadt, literally no ship in the game is like her - she's probably most closely comparable to Alsace in terms of how you play her.  She will almost certainly never be sold again.

The Alaska will be released in either 0.7.12 or 0.8.0 (20 Dec or 17 Jan).  She will be available for free xp (possibly coal as well) and will cost in the region of 850k to 1.1m xp, likely 1m.  She will be quite OP due to a combination of health, tankiness and relatively short reload high damage AP with US CA autobounce angles, and will likely be removed about this time next year.  You should have plenty of time to get her before then. Note this paragraph contains no confirmed information and is my own educated speculation based on WG dev comments and other analysis.

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6 minutes ago, Moggytwo said:

The Alaska will be released in either 0.7.12 or 0.8.0 (20 Dec or 17 Jan).  She will be available for free xp (possibly coal as well) and will cost in the region of 850k to 1.1m xp, likely 1m.  She will be quite OP due to a combination of health, tankiness and relatively short reload high damage AP with US CA autobounce angles, and will likely be removed about this time next year.  You should have plenty of time to get her before then. Note this paragraph contains no confirmed information and is my own educated speculation based on WG dev comments and other analysis.

Damn... I will have to convert my entire doubloon stock......

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14 minutes ago, Moggytwo said:

The Alaska will be released in either 0.7.12 or 0.8.0 (20 Dec or 17 Jan).  She will be available for free xp (possibly coal as well) and will cost in the region of 850k to 1.1m xp, likely 1m.  She will be quite OP due to a combination of health, tankiness and relatively short reload high damage AP with US CA autobounce angles, and will likely be removed about this time next year.  You should have plenty of time to get her before then. Note this paragraph contains no confirmed information and is my own educated speculation based on WG dev comments and other analysis.

I can say this paragraph is very well done :Smile_honoring:

 

At this rate I can say I can get both Salem and Alaska, as I'm about 34k away from the 180k required to get the Witch, and I have over 1 mil free xp doing nothing right now. I need my T9/10 credit printer(s).

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Thanks for insights everyone.

Like I said, I am sure I could use either, but the Kron just sounds a bit more fun - ie mobile and requires activity and positioning to get the most out of.

I like cruiser play but also like ships that mix up hulls and guns - ie Graf Spee and Scharnhorst.

Thanks for comments.

Think I will get Kron soonTM and then just grind out whatever I need for Alaska when we all know exact details.

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4 hours ago, Max_Battle said:

Thanks for insights everyone.

Like I said, I am sure I could use either, but the Kron just sounds a bit more fun - ie mobile and requires activity and positioning to get the most out of.

I like cruiser play but also like ships that mix up hulls and guns - ie Graf Spee and Scharnhorst.

Thanks for comments.

Think I will get Kron soonTM and then just grind out whatever I need for Alaska when we all know exact details.

kron is fun, murders any cruiser and nuisance to bb with the ridiculous 71k health

even so i have poor WR because have too much fun charging up wrecking cruiser and annoy bb lol

dispersion can be trollish sometimes but still stalinium

too bad you cant get both sushi and kron

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2 minutes ago, scottme said:

Not enough coal for Mush? Have your cake and eat it.

Nah I normally spend that soon as I can afford something I want/need.

Uhm, like Okt. Rev., Aigle, Special Modules for Perth, Commanders, flags, and errr… completing collections.

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7 minutes ago, Max_Battle said:

Nah I normally spend that soon as I can afford something I want/need.

Uhm, like Okt. Rev., Aigle, Special Modules for Perth, Commanders, flags, and errr… completing collections.

didn't do the campaign to get aigle and okt. rev for free?

as today i think i have 270K coal, 1.5m fxp ready to get musashi and alaska also jump past izumo to yamato 😁

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31 minutes ago, ahwai82 said:

didn't do the campaign to get aigle and okt. rev for free?

as today i think i have 270K coal, 1.5m fxp ready to get musashi and alaska also jump past izumo to yamato 😁

Nice.

I haven't played consistently since 2015. I come and go. I play many games. So no, I have missed a couple of things.

That Korean A/RPG MMO thing might drag me away if/when it gets an international release.

Looks like Diablo MMO.

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14 hours ago, Moggytwo said:

The Alaska will be released in either 0.7.12 or 0.8.0 (20 Dec or 17 Jan).  She will be available for free xp (possibly coal as well) and will cost in the region of 850k to 1.1m xp, likely 1m.  She will be quite OP due to a combination of health, tankiness and relatively short reload high damage AP with US CA autobounce angles, and will likely be removed about this time next year.  You should have plenty of time to get her before then. Note this paragraph contains no confirmed information and is my own educated speculation based on WG dev comments and other analysis.

Hopefully they will go for FXP. But 1m FXP milestone really high. I guess WG really want to make our wallet cry.

But still better compare to grind coal. I just worry if somehow WG change their mind to put her exchange via coal. Just a rumor I've heard in NA & EU, and if they do., WG really (f-word) up.

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I have all of the FXP boats including Missouri. I already had the Moskva yet Kron was a bit of a disappointment for me and I really regretted buying her until I decided to try something and start playing her differently. As mentioned the guns are a big frustration until you get the hang of them and their crazy high pen. Reminds me of the Roma in this regard. Learning where to aim with your AP relative to a targets angle and whether it is a BB or a cruiser, is essential. Her HE is ok but not as reliable for damage or fires like Moskva as you usually don't land as many shells when ships are bow on to you due to greater dispersion. Her AA is rubbish and the Def AA consumable is pretty looking but not of huge value as her base AA is so terrible. If a CV takes a shine to you, find some friends with good AA. No point spending into AA at all.

When all said and done though and RNG smiles upon you comrade captain, spanking a broadside BB for 25k + with these quick firing Stalinium infused shells is well worth the effort in persistence.

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