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Why I WON'T be buying German premium ships.

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I spent my first money on this game, and bought an Atago.

First, the myths: It fires 20 something torpedoes, it's brilliant. The torpedoes can almost be fired from straight ahead of the bow, it's brilliant.

Truth: NOPE. Ok, 16 torpedoes, 8 from port side, turn around, nice and slow, get into set position, fire 8 from starboard. (by the time you have turned around, your other 8 tubes are almost reloaded).

You fire 4 torps, then have to manouvre ship to aim 2nd set of 4 torps from the same side of your ship.

 

It has massive AA firepower. NOPE. not when you meet tier 7-10 carriers. I have played 4 games in Atago, and died by torp planes 3 times.

It spams HE. Well, KINDA. It has a load of guns that appear quite accurate, but at these high tier battles, I've noticed enemy cruisers turn as they watch your salvo coming, and can avoid your fire, while it's incoming.

The shots are more direct and don't lob. NOPE. A long range shot still hangs for a LONNNNNGGGGGG time in the air. The disadvantage to what these myth tellers are trying to explain, is, you can't seek refuge behind islands, and return fire, because the Atago's shots all hit the island your hiding behind.

So the guns although accurate, you have a difficult time, the range is quite limited, so plenty of stuff out there to out-range you.

The mm is terrible too, last battle my team:

1x t9cv, 1x t7cv, 2x t7 bb, 2x t6bb, 4x t8cruisers, 1x t7cruiser, 1xt6 dd.     Enemy team: 1xt9 cv, 1x t8cv, 3x t8 bb, 1x t7bb, 2x t8 cruiser, 3x t7 cruiser, 1x t8 dd.

So the enemy team gets mm superiority in CARRIERS, BATTLESHIPS, and a whopping 2 tiers higher dd. This is normal mm for the teams I get. Rather seriously disadvantaged.

I THINK I BOUGHT A JEEP.

I will update IF I play anymore battles. In one battle I sailed for 15 minutes, hit ONE ENEMY SHIP 2x with HE, then we won by capping. Not exactly my idea of exciting.

 

PS, DO NOT BUY A JEEP.

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Thanks for the post mate. You are making me feel not so bad about my purchase of an Atlanta. Nice to know the water isn't always greener on the other side of the port :sceptic:

 

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Also keep in mind that the Tirpitz as the first german premium ship is equipped with torpedoes.

This translates into her also having a torpedo magazine.

 

Now think for a moment.

A torpedo magazine... on a battleship... the ship class that regularly gets shot at...

 

Of course at first this won't be an issue since people won't know where the magazine is, but once they figure it out...

Well... remember how the Löwe was a great tank and considered as good as the Tiger II if not better after being added to WoT?

Once the general population figured out that shooting the lfp is a better thing than auto-aiming it wasn't anymore... ;)

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As an addendum to Retia's point: What do people like firing at battleships? HE. What does HE do? Damage modules.

 

Now what does repeated HE shelling of exposed torpedo tubes tend to do...?

 

:trollface:

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As an addendum to Retia's point: What do people like firing at battleships? HE. What does HE do? Damage modules.

 

Now what does repeated HE shelling of exposed torpedo tubes tend to do...?

 

Plus in a BB duel both will (Hopefully) fire AP and if one of those penetrates the right spot... ...

 

I assume the outcome will look somewhat like this:

 

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Do u get to keep premium ships when game goes live?

 

The game is pretty much live now.

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As an addendum to Retia's point: What do people like firing at battleships? HE. What does HE do? Damage modules.

 

Now what does repeated HE shelling of exposed torpedo tubes tend to do...?

 

:trollface:

 

but... BUT! they ain't Long Lances for more lulzy booms....

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I THINK I BOUGHT A JEEP.

I will update IF I play anymore battles. In one battle I sailed for 15 minutes, hit ONE ENEMY SHIP 2x with HE, then we won by capping. Not exactly my idea of exciting.

 

PS, DO NOT BUY A JEEP.

 

Which one is your Atago mate:

 

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Next time OP, check it out in game before you buy. Buying a IJN cruiser on the premise that it's AA is good, is like putting money on Paramatta expecting a win.

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Thanks for the post mate. You are making me feel not so bad about my purchase of an Atlanta. Nice to know the water isn't always greener on the other side of the port :sceptic:

completely off topic but isn't it bad for water to be green?

as for German Premiums, I'm not sure but weren't the paper stats for the tirpitz good, they looked interesting to me anyway

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Now what does repeated HE shelling of exposed torpedo tubes tend to do...?

 

 

A destroyed torpedo tube without any magazine detonation :hiding:

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Alpha Tester
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And when people saying TIRPITZ is better than BISMARCK

I don't think they already play Bismarck them self

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Super Tester
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Now what does repeated HE shelling of exposed torpedo tubes tend to do...?

 

 

 

Ah yes, exposed torpedo tubes. I cannot wait to get repeatedly detonated in my Tirpitz when I buy her later! Maybe it'll remind me of the good old days when I drove a Panther and got repeatedly detonated from side shots...

 

:hiding::trollface:

 

 

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Aurora is average as well but she can do quite well for herself.

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Albany is average as well but she can do quite well for herself.

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Atlanta is a demonic spider at close range average as well but she can do quite well for herself.

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Next time OP, check it out in game before you buy. Buying a IJN cruiser on the premise that it's AA is good, is like putting money on Paramatta expecting a win.

 

Just how are we supposed to do that?  I don't see a try before you buy option anywhere.

 

Albany is average as well but she can do quite well for herself.

 

Nice try but no deal.  The Albany is just sad.
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