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Buff Marco Polo

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It's bad. It has low HP and incredibly soft sides at tier 9.

Its guns potentially hit hard, but you can miss an enemy battleship broadside to you completely at 10km, often.

It is in dire need of a buff. It can't snipe because the guns have short range and terrible accuracy. It can't brawl because it's got a huge flat side that can take citadel hits even at close range.

It needs to be fixed.

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Marco Polo's accuracy parameters should be the same as Roma, with larger calibre to overmatch now widely profilerated 27-mm cruiser platings and even greater penetration to defeat thick armor belts at top tiers.

WG intentionally nerfed her citadel protection (even against historical blueprints) "to the levels of American and Japanese battleships" during her development arguing that she was too well protected.

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34 minutes ago, Cyberwaste said:

It can't snipe because the guns have short range and terrible accuracy.

Good. Already too many sniping ships.

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more like al the old tech tree ships are less well protected , and it not just the BB

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The Ita BB line is not supposed to snipe and their defining trait is their wonky guns together with really weak sides.
So with these Marco is in line with it's tech tree counterparts.

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I would love her to be more accurate but she isn't bad.

Part of the reason she feels wonky is RM dispersion.

Part of the reason hers is wonky is 406mm SAP. It hits like a truck so to reach reasonable and not OP damage numbers, the dispersion is wonky.

She just feels average despite being fine.

She definitely isn't as fun or feel as nice as JB or Georgia though.

Partly because Georgia gets absurdly good accuracy to make up for 6 barrels.

Whereas JB feels good because she has MBRB, so if dispersion trolls you, here's two more attempts!

It seems to be that WG don't want another JB, Georgia or ... Thunderer...

They seem to want far more balanced Free premiums...

And if that is their thinking, I can't blame them. 

But MP would feel nicer with some more accuracy, but I don't think she needs it.

As for the range issue, there's an upgrade for that in slot 6.

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4 minutes ago, S4pp3R said:

I would love her to be more accurate but she isn't bad.

Part of the reason she feels wonky is RM dispersion.

Part of the reason hers is wonky is 406mm SAP. It hits like a truck so to reach reasonable and not OP damage numbers, the dispersion is wonky.

She just feels average despite being fine.

She definitely isn't as fun or feel as nice as JB or Georgia though.

Partly because Georgia gets absurdly good accuracy to make up for 6 barrels.

Whereas JB feels good because she has MBRB, so if dispersion trolls you, here's two more attempts!

It seems to be that WG don't want another JB, Georgia or ... Thunderer...

They seem to want far more balanced Free premiums...

And if that is their thinking, I can't blame them. 

But MP would feel nicer with some more accuracy, but I don't think she needs it.

As for the range issue, there's an upgrade for that in slot 5.

The range mod is available in slot 6, though it's like "pick your poison" to either remedy her awful reload or remedy her poor range (and perhaps AA as you can take catapult fighters with your cataplut).

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1 hour ago, iDd_Sloth said:

The Ita BB line is not supposed to snipe and their defining trait is their wonky guns together with really weak sides.
So with these Marco is in line with it's tech tree counterparts.

If people feel they cannot snipe with it, then perhaps they have chosen the wrong ship.

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1 hour ago, Project45_Opytny said:

The range mod is available in slot 6, though it's like "pick your poison" to either remedy her awful reload or remedy her poor range (and perhaps AA as you can take catapult fighters with your cataplut).

Thanks for the pickup, *slot 6.

I don't struggle with 'awful' reloads.

Longer reloads are not always bad, as they are better when you are holding your fire more and going dark for longer, which I believe is the intent for MP.

Either way, I don't really enjoy her that much but she's not 'bad' and far from it.

Anyways I must be tired because I've had to fix the above wording again since writing it. lol.

Bed time, night, night

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