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One-off - Roma... Pain with patience...

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G'day Folks,

Roma game...

For those newbies out there, a pretty clinical examination of angling, including a couple of moments when I couldn't angle anyone and was hit for damage because of it.

Tip: keep an eye on my potential damage counter... (top right)

 

 

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IMHO, Roma is the most enigmatic ship for me. I want her so bad, yet her gun characteristic keeps me away from acquiring her.

One question, it is about Roma survivability performance. What if the Amagi that you encountered on the battle decide to keep distance from you at long range and pummel you with HE instead of AP, can you manage to survive as long as on your video?

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8 minutes ago, Sharr_Dextera said:

IMHO, Roma is the most enigmatic ship for me. I want her so bad, yet her gun characteristic keeps me away from acquiring her.

One question, it is about Roma survivability performance. What if the Amagi that you encountered on the battle decide to keep distance from you at long range and pummel you with HE instead of AP, can you manage to survive as long as on your video?

Nope...
If that Amagi had switched to HE, I would have had to go silent earlier and sat back further...

I did try to at one stage but the DDs had come within 11.7.

Normally I would sit around 14km from nearest enemy DD, which is enough for 11.7+ 2 (if I'm on fire).

Most of this game was possible due to a Fiji that couldn't compensate for my change in throttle and that Amagi being a total potato.

As it was, my team was more of a potato and despite my efforts at bottom managed to throw anyways.

I wouldn't recommend picking up Roma, but if you manage to get her in a santa crate, she can be fun to play. You are 100% right, her guns are too trollish to make her 'good'. They're 381s, so don't overmatch everything, but all the Cruisers they do overmatch, you are more likely to overpen then get nice chunky damage. Even on broadside BBs, the dispersion will troll you and you can't reliably punish them.

If they either fixed her dispersion OR fixed her fuse arming, she'd be a great premium. She only needs one or the other fixed, personally I'd go with dispersion if given a choice but it's unlikely they'll fix her at any stage.

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Ive got her and the guns are all or nothing but no matter what, the Italian lines are some of the nicest ships in the game for looks.

 

(and yes,  100% agree about only getting it in a crate.  She is not a ship I would buy.  the same goes for the premium cruisers now that the tech trees use SAP.)

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Oh look , an actual my favorite review.

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After so much consideration, finally I choose to take up the challenge....

Just as president J. F. Kennedy said " We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"

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Any suggestion on upgrade slots 3 and 4?

Update : My first battle with her. I'm using Amalfi's commander.

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adding result of first battle on Roma.
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3 hours ago, Sharr_Dextera said:

After so much consideration, finally I choose to take up the challenge....

Just as president J. F. Kennedy said " We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"

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Any suggestion on upgrade slots 3 and 4?

Update : My first battle with her. I'm using Amalfi's commander.

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I'll just give you my full build...

Captain:

1. PM

2. EM, AR

3. BoS, SI

4. FP, CE.

Upgrades:

MB1, Damcon 1, Aiming System, Damcon 1, Concealment Mod.

Roma is really good except for trollish dispersion and guns that will overpen all day.

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41 minutes ago, S4pp3R said:

I'll just give you my full build...

Captain:

1. PM

2. EM, AR

3. BoS, SI

4. FP, CE.

Upgrades:

MB1, Damcon 1, Aiming System, Damcon 1, Concealment Mod.

Roma is really good except for trollish dispersion and guns that will overpen all day.

Thank you very much... :Smile_honoring:

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Maybe this is a necro post, but I post this as a progress report and a gratitude to @S4pp3R that encouraged me to bought the Roma.

Result so far :

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And, the best battle result so far :

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IMHO, Roma was an absolute monster, when you know how to harmonized with her.

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7 hours ago, Sharr_Dextera said:

Maybe this is a necro post, but I post this as a progress report and a gratitude to @S4pp3R that encouraged me to bought the Roma.

Result so far :

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And, the best battle result so far :

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IMHO, Roma was an absolute monster, when you know how to harmonized with her.

Necromancy is fine if it's done with purpose... lol.

I'm glad you like her!! She's a solid ship but yeah, definitely gotta harmonise with her and there's always a game or two where RNG says nope, lol.

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I bought the ship but I knew what I was getting into. One of the most beautiful BBs to ever sail. Great armour if you know what you are doing but very very frustrating guns. Toss a coin as to where your dispersion pattern is going to go. Almost zero consistency. Despite this i do enjoy playing her and even bought the Kobiyashi "Beer can hat" camo for her.

Really annoying that WG uses "historical accuracy" as the reason why her gun accuracy sucks, but happily releases hypothetical ships with amazing stats.

Even if Roma would actually hit more shells per salvo she would still suffer from the overpen issue. So not real sure why a small sigma buff or improvement to the dispersion pattern has never eventuated.  :Smile_unsure:

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