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Gezeiten_Heimatwelt

The Curse of Arkansas

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I think the Arkansas is cursed, because whenever there is a CV on the enemy team (especially if it's IJN), my Arkansas seems to be one of the firsts to go down, and it goes down fast :hiding:

 

 

(I know why, just gonna post this here as a rant, and hope that WG somehow buffs this ship, because it's so fun when there's no CV around :hiding:)

(Maybe better rudder shift and turn radius could work)

 

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~dead_man_walking

 

Oh come on WG, how can you be so communist with your rules :hiding:

Edited by Gezeiten_Heimatwelt

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ST Coordinator
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Most of the 6 equipment slot are more than useless anyway.

Gun Fire Control 1

Gun Fire Control 2

...... that's about it.

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Too slow, hits like a little girl, main battery range too short and has no AA.  I Kill these things with my St Louis, they are a joke.  If you don't have a good CV player in your team to cover you then you may as well rage quit and go play another ship, it will be less stressful.

 

Only thing it does is trains up my BB Commander, and it's not very good at that.

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Almost didn't notice that small line below :teethhappy:

But yes, if there aren't any decently competent IJN CV/DD on other side, I can have relatively good games in this ship.

Else, well...

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Yeah, I am always CV fodder in mine. Gonna quit playing it until it gets some sort of AA buff. 

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The only ship I play in PVE is the Arkansas.

At least I know it will work there :great:

 

It's just CV's don't go into a rabid feeding frenzy when they see you there :sceptic:

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It's just CV's don't go into a rabid feeding frenzy when they see you there :sceptic:

 

I figure in a year or so tier 4 player will forget about her lack of AA and she will be a useful crew trainer for US BB's then. Till then she will stay in PVE :child:

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I actually have more fun and more consistent credit gains in my Arkansas than in my Yubari, and it can handle CV torp attacks not so bad, given u turn your ship at the right timing and you can minimize the torp hits, even dodge then all if your timing is perfect. :bajan:

 

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I think the Arkansas is cursed, because whenever there is a CV on the enemy team (especially if it's IJN), my Arkansas seems to be one of the firsts to go down, and it goes down fast :hiding:

 

 

(I know why, just gonna post this here as a rant, and hope that WG somehow buffs this ship, because it's so fun when there's no CV around :hiding:)

(Maybe better rudder shift and turn radius could work)

 

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  You're doing it wrong.

 

Stay close to ships with AA if a carrier is around. If you see torp planes coming in, turn straight towards them to counter the spread.

 

It's a good BB if you know how to use it well.

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To be honest, its weird that they used the Wyoming as the main in game ship, when it was the Arkansas that did most of the work in WW2 (mostly escort and bombardment, but its was that ship that had the upgrades) Wyoming was converted to a training ship so its doubtful it had the extensive upgrades to AA its sister had.

 

I swear the description for the ship before open beta said it had some AA of sorts, even a few 3 inch AA guns would be better than nothing :rolleyes:

 

But nevertheless, once I find a spare 3 million, I could mount the level 3 gun upgrade to boost its RoF and traverse speed - perhaps then it will be a better dpm monster than its sister ship. Overall its ok, but a little underwhelming as a beta reward compared to the iwaki alpha the alpha testers got in terms of ability and uniqueness

 

In terms of gameplay, as a USN DD player (or even a IJN DD), I'm more afraid to approach an Arkansas/Wyoming than the equal tier Myogi as 12 main battery guns loaded with HE is lot harder to avoid trying to get to the suicidal torp range (I don't really worry too much about secondaries at that stage as they have a 3.5km range)

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But nevertheless, once I find a spare 3 million, I could mount the level 3 gun upgrade to boost its RoF and traverse speed ...

 

You might want to read the description on that module a little more carefully.

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Well the Arkansas is a good ship for my perspective when I dive up with my friends simple they support me with their AA gun well I shoot 

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  You're doing it wrong.

 

Stay close to ships with AA if a carrier is around. If you see torp planes coming in, turn straight towards them to counter the spread.

 

It's a good BB if you know how to use it well.

 

Last night tried a 2 x Arkansas + Yubari plat. With everyone staying fairly close together it seemed to work pretty well.

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You mean like the 4x AA guns I have marked out on my Arkansasshot-15.07.03_05.45.10-0211.jpg

 

Those aren't AA guns. They are for fending off Somali pirates!!! :izmena:

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Those aren't AA guns. They are for fending off Somali pirates!!! :izmena:

 

I have loud speaker playing "Britney Spears" for that...:ohmy:

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I have loud speaker playing "Britney Spears" for that...:ohmy:

 

Bieber would have twice the DPS and double the range...   :trollface:

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