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hi, I am new to BB play. 

I think I remember why, now that i am putting the big picture together: reload  times, max speed.

Texas is around 20kts. OMFG....

I can sit around and pump 203s  from the shadows all day but to engage a little closer or eveb go from point A to point B just hurts.

 

Any ideas ON HOW TO SPEED UP THIS KLUNKER?

 

ALSO, one of the skills on another vessel is switching shell type faster, one switches at 4 sec the other 8 seconds===is this right?

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2 hours ago, Halsey_rex said:

hi, I am new to BB play. 

I think I remember why, now that i am putting the big picture together: reload  times, max speed.

Texas is around 20kts. OMFG....

I can sit around and pump 203s  from the shadows all day but to engage a little closer or eveb go from point A to point B just hurts.

 

Any ideas?

 

ALSO, one of the skills on another vessel is switching shell type faster, one switches at 4 sec the other 8 seconds===is this right?

T5 ships reload speed.

T5 - New York - reloads at 30 seconds
T5 - Texas - reloads at 34 seconds

The loading thing is a commander skill.
Skill: Expert Loader
Effect:
-50% to reload time when the shell type is switched.
Note: All guns must be fully loaded for this to have effect.
Link: https://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Commander

Since Texas reloads 4 seconds longer, having "Expert Loader" will still make Texas switch ammo a bit longer.
New York = 15 seconds

Texas = 17 seconds
 

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The following USN BB will only run 21 - 23 knots.

T3 - South Carolina
T4 - Wyoming
T4 - Arkansas Beta
T5 - New York
T5 - Texas
T5 - Oklahoma
{No Release Date Yet}
T6 - New Mexico
T6 - Arizona
T6 - West Virginia 41

T7 - Colorado
T7 - California
T8 - North Carolina [Engine Not Upgraded = 23 knots]
T8 - Kansas {To be released on patch 0.9.9}
T9 - Minnesota {To be released on patch 0.9.9}
T10 - Vermont (Should have been Rhode Island if you asked me.) {To be released on patch 0.9.9}

The following USN BB will run 27 - 33 knots

T7 - Florida (Should have been Louisiana if you asked me.) {To be released on patch 0.9.9}
T8 - North Carolina [Engine Upgraded = 27 knots]
T8 - Massachusetts
T8 - Alabama

T9 - Iowa
T9 - Missouri
T9 - Georgia

T10 - Montana
T10 - Ohio
 

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As for how to play them, I can't help you much on that department.
My play style is erratic, inconsistent, and sometimes bad at making decisions.
Maybe some of our forum mate can give you advice on how to play USN BB.
Just wait for further response.
All I can give right now are some stats. Could help you understand the ships better.

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One of the reasons why I don't like playing low tier BBs is speed. US BB line is worse than other lines - they're stuck at 21 knots until T8, while most other lines get faster much earlier.

There is only one way to increase their speed, or any ship's speed: Sierra Mike signal flag - increases your ship's speed by 5%. 21 knots + 1.05 knots still isn't much at all.

 

7 hours ago, Halsey_rex said:

ALSO, one of the skills on another vessel is switching shell type faster, one switches at 4 sec the other 8 seconds===is this right?

Captain skill Expert Loader.

However the skill only works if all your guns are completely loaded before you switch shell types.

This skill is largely useless to use on most BBs and most DDs.

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2 hours ago, Paladinum said:

Captain skill Expert Loader.

However the skill only works if all your guns are completely loaded before you switch shell types.

This skill is largely useless to use on most BBs and most DDs.

Only if you don't have John Doe/Halsey

Texas with Enhanced EL can swap ammo type in just 8.5 secs.

Iowa/Montana without reload module on slot 6 can swap ammo type in just 7.5 secs.

Both don't include the additional reduction from AR.

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2 hours ago, Reinhard_of_Avercland said:

Texas with Enhanced EL can swap ammo type in just 8.5 secs.

Iowa/Montana without reload module on slot 6 can swap ammo type in just 7.5 secs.

Why would you switch shell types playing US BBs? Or IJN? Or MN? Or VMF? Or even KM?

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24 minutes ago, Paladinum said:

Why would you switch shell types playing US BBs? Or IJN? Or MN? Or VMF? Or even KM?

  1. To break the modules on DDs. (blame the BB AP vs DD change)
  2. To break the AA guns, making CV's job easier.
  3. 16 inch & smaller BB AP are trash against angled BBs at high tier, especially against those thicc Russians. (hence the HE spammer meta being incredibly effective to keep most BB players play passively).
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Thanks for the responses. 
 

I am talking about the speed of the Texas.

After any particular battle when you have killed all the enemy in the area and you have to go to the other side of the map, you chug along at 20.5 knts MAX. 

THIS is painfully stupid and a waste of my time.Worse if you are the only ship around to sink a carrier and you crawl towards it, while all the other ships feed on points....

This is what my post is about....ship speed.

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On 9/18/2020 at 4:09 AM, Halsey_rex said:

Any ideas ON HOW TO SPEED UP THIS KLUNKER?

Well, fly a speed flag for 5% extra speed and pick Adrenalin Rush captain skill for a better rate of fire.

I personally do not like lower-tier USN battleship, because they are painfully slow. There is, however, not only pain. The slow USN BB's teach you how to think ahead and position your ship carefully.

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