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1 on 1 Carrier fights.

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So hey guys, hoping you guys can help me figure out something.

 

I've been trying out the ranked mode in my USN Carriers, currently have the USS Ranger, but it seems if the opposing Carrier is IJN, which it almost always is, i become pretty much useless due to their overwhelming squadron advantage.

 

I usually sally forth with the Fighter heavy load-out for this reason, but with only two fighter squadrons, i get pounced by THREE IJN fighter squadrons, and their extra bomber groups (which almost always consist of two torp bombers) are free to nip on by and cause damage to my allies while my CAP is occupied. The two dive bomber squadrons are forced to lurk around my fleet as if i escort them, they do little damage and the fleet gets hit, or if i escort teh fleet they still get hit and my bombers orbit my flightdeck, hoping for a lone BB or DD to take a rush of stupid and wander away from his AA cruiser buddies

 

I'm not seeing how USN Carrier is supposed to be helpful in ranked, especially since their choice in air groups is, well, crap. The stock loadout can't defend itself or the fleet while also being crap at dealing damage, the two fighters and two bombers load-out i pointed out above, and the bomber heavy one is basically saying, here have some free xp, i can't defend myself or my airgroup.

 

Having more planes per squadron is great in theory, but all it seems to do for me is give the enemy more xp and credits and lock me into a semi-useful role the IJN carrier can just bypass with their excessive amount of squadrons

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ranger are no match for hiryu and you will stomp Shokaku in Lexington ..So blame WG:trollface:

 

Edited by james4b

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USN CV (especially the Bogue and Ranger) are underpowered. Just don't use them in ranked, and for Randoms try to get your Lexington ASAP.

That, or wait until WG buffs USN CV, no idea when though.

 

ranger are no match for hiryu and you will stomp Shokaku in Lexington ..So blame WG:trollface:

 

No you won't, not anymore.

Edited by Gezeiten_Heimatwelt

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USN CV (especially the Bogue and Ranger) are underpowered. Just don't use them in ranked, and for Randoms try to get your Lexington ASAP.

That, or wait until WG buffs USN CV, no idea when though.

Bogue underpowered in terms of damage output? Because every Bogue I see in Zuiho runs 2/0/1, so they shit on me instead, but then he himself won't be able to shit on my team I guess.

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CV balance, both between CVs and with respect to other ships, is generally rubbish. WG will continue to faff around with it, but they're up against the fact that the CV game play is more or less an entirely different game with different balance needs and they've not met them.

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USN CV (especially the Bogue and Ranger) are underpowered. Just don't use them in ranked, and for Randoms try to get your Lexington ASAP.

That, or wait until WG buffs USN CV, no idea when though.

 

 

No you won't, not anymore.

You sure Bogue are underpowered? It seem doing well look on my Roleplay on my bogue and see the screenshot then.

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USN CV (especially the Bogue and Ranger) are underpowered. Just don't use them in ranked, and for Randoms try to get your Lexington ASAP.

That, or wait until WG buffs USN CV, no idea when though.

 

 

No you won't, not anymore.

 

Hmm, that's a shame, as my Ranger is my only tier 7, ah well, i guess i can do without Ranked for a while anyway.

 

would be nice if we could select our own airwing line, but i have no idea what that would do to balance and a Hiryu loaded all fighters is a scary thought in itself 

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ranger are no match for hiryu and you will stomp Shokaku in Lexington ..So blame WG:trollface:

 

Are you sure?

 

When ever I see a Ranger on the other side, I pray hard that he only has 1 fighter squadron. 2 fighters is enough to ruin my day provided the other CV has the intelligence to group both of them together.

 

For the record, I pretty much make 2-2-2 as my default for Hiryuu. 3-1-2.... Really? I'd like to have more torpers instead.

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