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European destroyer Friesland, tier IX:

- Turrets can rotate 360 degrees;
- Turret firing angles increased: bow turret by 1 degree, stern turret by 5 degrees to both sides;
- AA damage bonus granted by the Defensive AA Fire consumable lowered from +200% to +100%.

Changes to turret rotation and firing angles will make playing the European destroyer more comfortable.
Friesland has good AA defense for her class, allowing her to take down large numbers of planes, but the Defensive AA Fire consumable made the destroyer too effective against aircraft. 

German cruiser Siegfried, tier IX:

- Number of charges for the Repair Party consumable lowered from 3 to 2;
- Torpedo range lowered from 8 to 6 km.

Parameters of the Repair party consumables were aligned with the standard values for cruisers, and torpedo range was aligned with the values of high-tier German cruisers and battleships. 

Japanese destroyer Yudachi, tier VII:

- Torpedo tubes reload time increased from 91 to 100 s.

After the addition of the Torpedo Reload Booster consumable the total torpedo damage dealt by the destroyer was too great. 

American destroyer Somers, tier X:

- Main caliber guns reload time increased from 5 to 6 seconds.

The efficiency of the main caliber guns was too great for the torpedo-focused destroyer.

British aircraft carrier Ark Royal, tier VI:

- Torpedo bombers squadron size increased from 6 to 9 planes;
- Number of torpedo bombers on deck increased from 9 to 14;
- Torpedo bombers restoration time decreased from 81 to 59 s;
- Armor penetration of HE bombs increased from 18 to 19 mm;
- Number of bombs on the plane is lowered from 12 to 8.

Considering the speed of the planes, the size of torpedo bombers squadron was too small for the tier VI aircraft carrier. Increased armor penetration will allow bombs to penetrate the superstructure of tier VIII battleships, and lower number of bombs per plane will lower the efficiency of the aircraft carrier primarily against destroyers. This will be compensated by the increased size of the torpedo bombers squadron due to the increased damage dealt to battleships and cruisers.

French cruiser Bayard, tier VIII:

- Detectability range by air is increased from 6.36 to 7.16 km

When using skills and upgrades for lowering detection range, the AA gun range of the ship was larger than the detection range by air. This allowed Bayard to turn the AA off and activate it when enemy planes are already inside the AA zone.

Researchable French destroyers of tiers II - X, French tier V destroyer Siroco, French tier VIII destroyer Le Terrible:

- The possibility of incapacitating the engine and steering gears is lowered.

Due to the large size of the modules of French destroyers they were incapacitated too often when the destroyer was hit.

French destroyer Enseigne Gabolde, tier II:

- Main caliber guns reload time lowered from 6 to 4.8 s;
- Torpedo tubes reload time lowered from 57 to 35 s;
- Maximum torpedo damage lowered from 12 233 to 7 433;
- Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7 km.

French destroyer Fusilier, tier III:

- Hull A:
- - Torpedo tubes reload time lowered from 57 to 35 s;
- - Maximum torpedo damage lowered from 12 233 to 7 433;
- - Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7 km.
- Hull B:
- - Torpedo tubes reload time lowered from 90 to 52 s;
- - Maximum torpedo damage lowered from 12 233 to 7 433;
- - Torpedo range increased from 6 to 7.5 km.

French destroyer Bourrasque, tier IV:

- Torpedo tubes reload time lowered from 90 to 75 s;
- Maximum torpedo damage lowered from 14 833 to 11 267;
- Torpedo range lowered from 9 to 7.5 km;
- Torpedo speed lowered from 60 to 57 knots.

French destroyer Jaguar, tier V:

- Torpedo range lowered from 9 to 8 km;
- Torpedo speed increased from 60 to 68 knots.

French destroyer Guepard, tier VI:

- Torpedo range lowered from 9 to 8 km;
- Torpedo speed increased from 60 to 68 knots.

With the increasing of tiers, the torpedoes of the French destroyers didn't make sense in their progression: their parameters were changing from tier to tier, but they didn't fit the unified system. Changes will bring the torpedoes of these ships in line with the following concept - torpedo range is slightly higher than the detection range of French destroyers, they have good speed and medium damage.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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9 minutes ago, HuginnKR said:

German cruiser Siegfried, tier IX:

- Number of charges for the Repair Party consumable lowered from 3 to 2;
- Torpedo range lowered from 8 to 6 km.

Parameters of the Repair party consumables were aligned with the standard values for cruisers, and torpedo range was aligned with the values of high-tier German cruisers and battleships. 

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This is wrong in so many levels. Siegfried is a German cruiser. German ships are supposed to survive longer than any other nations' ships. The consumable change is UNACCEPTABLE. Roon and Hindenburg have 3 charges, why not Siegfried???

The torpedo change is of little influence, but the ship's secondary must be brought to AT LEAST Gneisenau's range.

 

 

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I don't think lowered the repair party of Siegfried is a wise choice.Although Siegfried have a seemly dependable armor ,  it can be penetrated by BBs in a small angle. I have no idea that its armor is even better than Moskva's, but its performance is actually worse. If don't make changes on Siegfried‘s armor, I think Siegfried need a great survivability. So the consumable change is unacceptable.

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