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Raika_Hoshikawa

How to play against higher tier ships?

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Title says it all. Here is my issue; if I play Isokaze or Hosho, some of the enemies are tier 5. But when I play Furutaka, some of the enemies are tier 6 or even 7 sometimes. The biggest issue when the latter happens is that I cannot get close enough to shoot but at the same time I keep getting shot (probably because higher tier = more range?).

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If you faced in a Up-tier situation, try to play smart. 

Different ship class and ship have something they excel at.

 

E.G: 

Furutaka, try to play as a support (stay at your max range spam HE) and maintaining with the team, do not  sail straight , Always pay attention to minimap and your surroundings.

T7 BBs have the gun to overmatch you.. so best you try to wiggle around and dodge their salvos when u get Spotted

 

 

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Or play during low time. Most T7 will get dragged against the T9 which is good for my Musashi:Smile_trollface:

But still, I cannot deny this is a disheartening issue, especially for newbies.

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1 hour ago, Raika_Hoshikawa said:

if I play Isokaze or Hosho, some of the enemies are tier 5. But when I play Furutaka, some of the enemies are tier 6 or even 7 sometimes.

T2 to T4 ships enjoy a "protected" matchmaking of ±1, while from T5 and upwards the current standard matchmaking is ±2 except for T9 and T10 which do not have that many higher tiers, and T5 since T4 enjoys the aforementioned protected MM.

When you are being bottom-tiered, you have to play much more cautiously. In fact Japanese cruisers, in my opinion, suffer this problem even more due to their shorter ranges. Never sail in a straight line unless you are sure that you are safe. When you are spotted and exposed to enemy fire, wiggle your rudder as much as you can when sailing away from enemy fire. For Kongo, your 356-mm AP shells cannot overmatch 25-mm plating found on higher-tier enemy battleships of T6 and T7 and midsections of some cruisers, so you have to use your AP in a careful, opportunist manner: aim for superstructures and broadside battleships, as well as cruisers.

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I suffer same thing.  I play T7 and get killed instantly with hits from T9 players.  I just accept it as part of the game and move on.

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It's the most frustrating issue.  I seem to get citadel almost as soon as spotted so the game is over before I get a shot off.  Pretty much makes me want to delete the game

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The necromancy is pretty mild, but a source of dark magic nonetheless

12 hours ago, awol57 said:

It's the most frustrating issue.  I seem to get citadel almost as soon as spotted so the game is over before I get a shot off.  Pretty much makes me want to delete the game

Depends on what ship are you playing. My general rule of thumb if i'm bottom tiered is to stuck with higher tiers one and try to support, or be together with other bottoms and try to hold as long as possible.

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3 minutes ago, Earl_of_Arland said:

The necromancy is pretty mild, but a source of dark magic nonetheless

I suppose necromancy is only illegal on the General Discussions section.

Anyway, I think the OP actually quits. Shame.... that's a nice Takao though!

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