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[WoWS new news] No. 21 - New Years stuffs. We're gonna build (or pay for) Puerto Rico

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Link: https://medium.com/@devblogwows/st-new-years-celebration-f73a226338f5

 

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Commanders!

New Year is a time of gifts. This time we have prepared a lot of rewards and activities for you, including a very special treat!

Snowflakes

In version 0.8.11, players will be able to receive holiday victory bonuses on all their ships starting from Tier V. Ships of Tiers V-VII will bring 400–750 units of coal, ships of Tiers VIII-IX — 75 units of steel, and victories on Tier X ships will earn “New Year’s gift” containers, from which it’s possible to receive one of many Premium ships and other rewards.

Dockyard

Each player’s own dockyard will appear in the port, where the American Tier X cruiser Puerto Rico will be built. The construction of the ship is divided into several stages: players will have to go through all stages of construction — from laying the keel to the installation of weapons and deck equipment.

The construction will take place in real-time and will continue after the player logs out. For the completion of each stage, players will receive various valuable rewards, and the final one will be the American Tier X cruiser itself.

The construction of Puerto Rico will only be available in version 0.8.11 and will take a long time, but the process can be accelerated. In order to be able to finish the ship on time, it is necessary to build various structures at the dockyard. These buildings become available sequentially, and their construction will require either Doubloons or a special temporary resource — Shipbuilding tokens. You can get tokens for completing the event directives. The progress of construction and available facilities can be monitored via a special port interface.

Event directives

The event will consist of 7 directives. In addition to the Shipbuilding tokens, valuable rewards are available for completing the missions and directives, including various in-game items, “New Year’s gift” containers, and “Shipbuilding” containers.

New collection

“Shipbuilding” containers contain elements of a new collection. It will consist of 20 elements and cover the stages of shipbuilding using Puerto Rico as an example.

New year port and camouflages

The atmosphere of celebration in the game will be brought to life by a festively decorated port of “New York”, as well as New Year’s permanent camouflages for ships of the tier VIII, which can be mounted on almost any cruiser, destroyer or battleship.

In addition, the game will feature a special permanent camouflage for Puerto Rico.

 

Update 0.8.11 will include more gifts, which we will announce later. Follow the news on our portal.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary and subject to change.

 

 

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In the 0.8.11 update, a unique German commander, Günther Lütjens, will be added to the game.

He will have the following 4 talents, each of which is activated upon receiving a certain number of different ribbons:

A one-time acceleration of secondary armament reload time — gained after receiving the ribbons for secondary armament hits.

A one-time acceleration of the main armament reload time — gained after receiving the ribbons for main armament hits.

Restoration of hit points — gained after receiving ribbons for spotting enemies. This talent works similarly to the “Repair party” consumable and can be activated repeatedly.

A one-time acceleration of aircraft restoration time — gained after receiving ribbons for scoring hits with torpedoes, bombs and rockets.

Günther Lütjens also has advanced “Preventive Maintenance”, “Expert Marksman” and “Improved Engine Boost” skills.

Test ships

British cruiser Bedford, Tier VIII:

The ship has been renamed to Albemarle.

The ships of this series were to be named after British admirals of the Age of Sail, unlike other heavy cruisers, which were named after the counties of Great Britain. We therefore decided to rename Bedford to Albermarle after George Monсk, 1st Duke of Albemarle.

Soviet tier VIII battleship Borodino and the British tier VIII cruiser Cheshire will be added to the game for testing.

Soviet battleship Borodino, Tier VIII:

A post-war project for a small battleship for the Baltic sea. Armed with two turrets with three 406 mm guns from the battleship Sovetsky Soyuz. This ship is at an early stage of testing, her concept is still under development and characteristics will change.

Hit points — 64,200. Plating — 32 mm.
Main battery — 2x3 406 mm. Firing range — 19.6 km. Maximum HE shell damage — 5800. Chance to cause fire — 40%. HE initial velocity — 830 m/s. Maximum AP shell damage — 13,250. AP initial velocity — 830 m/s. Reload time — 30.0 s. 180 degree turn time — 30.0 s. Maximum dispersion — 256 м. Sigma — 1.90.

Secondary Armament:
2x2 180.0 mm, range — 5.0 km. Reload time — 6 s. Maximum HE shell damage — 2,500. Chance to cause fire — 13%. HE initial velocity — 1000 m/s

AA defense:

12x4 25.0 mm. 12x2 57.0 mm. 2x2 180.0 mm.
AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second — 203, hit probability — 70 %, action zone 0.1–3.1 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second — 357, hit probability — 75 %, action zone 0.1–4.0 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second — 42, hit probability — 75 %, action zone 0.1–5.8 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo — 2, damage within an explosion — 1,820, action zone 3.5–5.8 km.

Maximum speed — 31.6 kt. Turning circle radius — 1,060 m. Rudder shift time — 15.4 s. Surface detectability — 17.5 km. Air detectability — 11.8 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke — 17.0 km.

Available consumables:
1 slot — Damage Control Party (duration time 10 s; reload time 60 (40) s; Charges 3 (4))
2 slot — Repair Party (duration time 28 s; HP per second 321.0; reload time 120 (80) s; charges 2 (3))

British cruiser Cheshire, Tier VIII:

Is a variant of HMS Albemarle. She is armed with three turrets with two 234 mm caliber guns, which is the main difference between her and her branch sister ship. The short firing range of this ship is compensated with good armour and powerful guns with a large caliber for a Tier VIII ship. These features make the Cheshire a great mid-range fighter.

Hit points — 42,500. Plating — 25 mm.

Main battery — 3x2 234 mm. Firing range — 15.7 km. Maximum HE shell damage — 3,350. Chance to cause fire — 21%. HE initial velocity — 881 m/s. Maximum AP shell damage — 5,550. AP initial velocity — 881 m/s. Reload time — 15.0 s. 180 degree turn time — 18.0 s. Maximum dispersion — 141 м. Sigma — 2.05.

Torpedo tubes — 2x4 533 mm. Maximum damage — 16767. Range — 10.0 km. Speed — 62 kt. Reload time — 96 s. Launcher 180 degree turn time — 7.2 s. Torpedo detectability — 1.3 km.
Instead of choosing between wide and narrow spreads, captains can choose to fire off individual torpedoes or expend the entire launcher at once.

AA defense:
10x2 40.0 mm. 20x2 20.0 mm. 8x2 113.0 mm.

AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second — 249, hit probability — 85 %, action zone 0.1–2.0 km;

AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second — 228, hit probability — 90 %, action zone 0.1–3.5 km;

AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second — 168, hit probability — 90 %, action zone 0.1–5.8 km;

Number of explosions in a salvo — 7, damage within an explosion — 1,470, action zone 3.5–5.8 km.

Maximum speed — 34.0 kt. Turning circle radius — 720 m. Rudder shift time — 10.5 s. Surface detectability — 12.4 km. Air detectability — 7.7 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke — 7.7 km.

Available consumables:
1 slot — Damage Control Party
2 slot — Repair Party (duration time 20 s; HP per second 850.0; reload time 120 (80) s; charges 1 (2);
3 slot — Hydroacoustic Search (duration time 180 s; torpedo detection range 3.0 km; ship detection range 3.0 km; reload time 180 (120) s; Charges 2 (3));

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Also, new Pan-Asian ships were added to the game for testing — Tier IX battleship Bajie and Tier VIII cruiser Wukong. These ships are based on the Japanese battleship Izumo and the French cruiser Charles Martel, but with changed characteristics and consumables. At the moment, the concept of the ships involves the following changes:

Bajie will have a main battery armament with higher accuracy and firing range , which is balanced by an increased main battery reload and turn time:

Main battery firing range increased from 21.7 to 23.1 km;

Sigma parameter increased from 2.0 to 2.1;

Main battery reload time increased from 30 to 32 s;

180 degree turn time increased from 40 to 45 s.

Wukong will be notable for the increased rate of fire from her main battery armament, deep-water torpedoes, “Torpedo Reload Booster” and “Spotting Aircraft” consumables with standard characteristics. She will have no “Hydroacoustic Search”, “Fighter”, “Engine Boost” and “Main Battery Reload Booster” consumables:

Main battery Reload time reduced from 11 to 10.5 s;

Equipped with deep-water torpedoes that can not hit destroyers.

Torpedo tubes — 2x3 550 mm. Maximum damage — 18400. Range — 12 km. Speed — 63 kt. Reload time — 110 s. Torpedo detectability — 0.8 km.

“Torpedo Reload Booster” consumable: torpedo tubes reload time — 8 s; reload time 360 (240) s; charges 2 (3).

These ships will be dedicated to Lunar New Year celebrations.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary and subject to change.

 

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Here we go for Images!

 

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New Year gift container

 

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Dry dock

 

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Dry dock Container

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New Drydock Collectionm

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Atmosphere of Celebration Camo and Port!

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marketing :Smile_popcorn:

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Edited to add a whole new post.

What is with those PA ship names lol?

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15 minutes ago, Paladinum said:

Edited to add a whole new post.

What is with those PA ship names lol?

Wait, they are two of the four main characters (“八戒”and“悟空”) of the classic Chinese novel The Journey to the West from the Ming Dynasty? What on earth has happened???

Maybe only special event-only ships?

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1 minute ago, Project45_Opytny said:

Wait, they are two of the four main characters (“八戒”and“悟空”) of the classic Chinese novel The Journey to the West from the Ming Dynasty? What on earth has happened???

Maybe only special event-only ships?

I know where the names come from.

What I don't know is why in the world were they chosen.

Lunar new year event, as they stated it.

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16 minutes ago, Paladinum said:

I know where the names come from.

What I don't know is why in the world were they chosen.

Lunar new year event, as they stated it.

It confuses me too. Perhaps like the "Dragon" Myoko clones that "these names are related with Chinese culture and China is the largest country in the East Asia region". Though the Dragon Myokos are created initially for the Chinese server as compensations for the Arpeggio collaboration event.

There are only a few cruisers, not to say modern ones, that have served in an Asian country apart from Japan during the age of dreadnoughts besides Chung King/Huanghe and KRI Irian. There were a handful of unrealized projects, include an armoured cruiser ordered in Austro-Hungary at the eve of World War I for China, the Taksin-class CL of Thailand/Siam and intentions to transfer HMS Enterprise to RoCN in 1945 and (a rumored one) Soviet cruiser Lazar Kaganovich to PLAN in the 1950s.

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What is this? Operation S.U.M.M.E.R ???

Idk if i got time to get shipbuilding tokens or not but this is a real freaking problem for some who have RL to spend on.

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20 hours ago, Sir_Feather said:

Well, this sounds good for those who have no Alaska yet. The camo thing is actually a good feature & looks good too!

How...

It sounds fine for people with money and sounds bad for free players (like meself) because there will be a massive grind fest. But I already have Alaska so yeah.

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1 minute ago, Paladinum said:

How...

It sounds fine for people with money and sounds bad for free players (like meself) because there will be a massive grind fest. But I already have Alaska so yeah.

For those who never have the patience to save their Free XP to get Alaska or any Free XP ships in particular, grinding from the event is a viable alternative way. I mean some people really have enough free time to grind the seemingly impossible directive like Benham.

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Just now, Sir_Feather said:

For those who never have the patience to save their Free XP to get Alaska or any Free XP ships in particular, grinding from the event is a viable alternative way. I mean some people really have enough free time to grind the seemingly impossible directive like Benham.

True that. But this is a T10 though :Smile_hiding:

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2 hours ago, Sir_Feather said:

For those who never have the patience to save their Free XP to get Alaska or any Free XP ships in particular, grinding from the event is a viable alternative way. I mean some people really have enough free time to grind the seemingly impossible directive like Benham.

Up vote.

And remove the Rubbish Burnheap. (Notser still doesn't like the NTC/ RB)

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4 hours ago, S0und_Theif said:

Up vote.

And remove the Rubbish Burnheap. (Notser still doesn't like the NTC/ RB)

I don't even unlocked NTC/Rubbish Burnheap yet, cuz of only have 3 T10 botes.

Still trash bin anyway for that feature.

 

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6 hours ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

I don't even unlocked NTC/Rubbish Burnheap yet, cuz of only have 3 T10 botes.

Still trash bin anyway for that feature.

 

I could, but I never will out of principle. I've just resigned myself to never getting any of those ships only available on the NTC/rubbish burnheap.

I'm looking forward to the steel at Christmas/Новый Год though, at least I can still get those ships

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3 hours ago, blauflamme22 said:

I could, but I never will out of principle. I've just resigned myself to never getting any of those ships only available on the NTC/rubbish burnheap.

I'm looking forward to the steel at Christmas/Новый Год though, at least I can still get those ships

The temptation is so great but after hearing how garbage Ohio is, my urge has gone down slightly.

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16 hours ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

I don't even unlocked NTC/Rubbish Burnheap yet, cuz of only have 3 T10 botes.

Still trash bin anyway for that feature.

 

10 hours ago, blauflamme22 said:

I could, but I never will out of principle. I've just resigned myself to never getting any of those ships only available on the NTC/rubbish burnheap.

I'm looking forward to the steel at Christmas/Новый Год though, at least I can still get those ships

Drydock "could possibly" accomplish what NTC / Rubbish Burnheap failed. Play low tier "if" they put directives or requirements at certain tier. (Since drydock is still a prototype or testing concept, it will improve in later versions.)

NTC / Rubbish Burnheap did accomplish 1 thing, use up your FXP.

 

Alternatively, if you want that certain ship right away, you could just pay with real money to buy that ship. If you do not want to grind.

 

NTC / RB, play low tier. Ha!

 

@LawrenceXVIII I didn't notice it was you since you changed your picture 🙂

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Gasgogne can build Puerto Rico!

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1 hour ago, S0und_Theif said:

use up your FXP.

My freexp still remains unused for that crap. Plotting Kleber assault with it.

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2 minutes ago, dejiko_nyo said:

My freexp still remains unused for that crap. Plotting Kleber assault with it.

👍 I'm saving mine for either Alaska or Friseland and at all costs skip Izumo (A140-G)

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38 minutes ago, S0und_Theif said:

👍 I'm saving mine for either Alaska or Friseland and at all costs skip Izumo (A140-G)

I have spent 375000 of mine on Nelson... I do not regret the choice, though Alaska remains a long-term goal for me.

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