World of Warships - Vol 1

World of Warships - Vol 1

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CJ1987

4,295 posts

119 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2015
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yeah the kawachi and myogi was a bit dire but the kongo more than makes up for it

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2015
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I like the Kawachi and I've still got mine. It's tough and it can really nail the opposition with a broadside.

DIW35

4,074 posts

167 months

Thursday 23rd April 2015
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I've just unlocked the Kongo but have only played a couple of games in it so far, and both were pretty dire. However, I haven't sold the Myogi as I quite liked it. Only down side with it that I am not keen on is the total lack of AA armament.

bstb3

2,970 posts

125 months

Thursday 23rd April 2015
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DIW35 said:
I've just unlocked the Kongo but have only played a couple of games in it so far, and both were pretty dire. However, I haven't sold the Myogi as I quite liked it. Only down side with it that I am not keen on is the total lack of AA armament.
Battleships do seem a little tough to get into, it's really important to make your shots count with them, which can be difficult given the extreme ranges they can shoot up to.

I've only just recently worked out how to get more reliable citadel hits too. I'd imagined (because I hadn't bothered to research it) that the citadel was the bridge of the ship. It's actually not, it's the armoured core of the vessel where the crew quarters, magazine etc are. Essentially its in the middle of the hull between the furthest back of the front turrets and furthest forward of the rear turrets.

I've added an early alpha screenshot that demonstrates where it is:



If you can reliably hit the citadel with the large calibre AP battleship shells then mucho damage results.

DIW35

4,074 posts

167 months

Thursday 23rd April 2015
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At long range, I'm happy if I hit the ship at all.

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Thursday 23rd April 2015
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Nice graphics there. biggrin

A rule of thumb is to shoot the hull below the smoke stacks to hit the engines and hit below the gun turrets to hit the magazines. That's if you're close and accurate enough to aim at point targets of course. If the ship is coming towards you, aim at the bow, rather than the superstructure. You may hit the forward magazine that way.


If anything they've completely toned down the blast, flame and noise of the big guns, magazine explosions etc.


This is the USS Wisconsin having a last hurrah with her 16" guns, before being retired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVvEPTYrcXA

She's now a museum ship in Norfolk, Virginia. Iowa class battleships like this one will be the US tier 9 in World of Warships. The tier 10 will be the Montana class, which was never actually built as they realised the priority was going to be aircraft carriers and the Iowa class was good enough.



This footage is of the British battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed by a U-Boat in the Mediterranean in 1941. As she capsized, her rear magazine blew up, with great loss of life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdrISbwy_zI

HMS Hood was one-shot by the Bismark in similar fashion. You can see men running down the side of the Barham as she rolls over. An old neighbour of mine was on aircraft carriers in the war. It was either Ark Royal or Eagle, I can't remember. Anyway, it was also torpedoed in the Med. He said he was able to walk down the side of the listing ship into the sea before it sank.



Here's what a kamikaze plane did to the USS John Burke, a liberty ship carrying ammunition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMs4IJQVRYM

Yeah...It's not just nuclear weapons that can cause mushroom clouds. eek



Edited by Beati Dogu on Thursday 23 April 18:33

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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Update 0.3.1 will be out in a few days and it promises to bring a lot of important changes.

Not least among them:

Japanese Aircraft Carriers
US Battleships

More here:


http://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/develope...


They're also adding the Furutaka, a Japanese cruiser to the empty spot at tier 5. That's good, because I'm currently 5K into a 19K grind with the tier 4 Kuma.

Edited by Beati Dogu on Saturday 25th April 15:10

Sf_Manta

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1,942 posts

158 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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Just had a few epic games in the Omaha Cruiser, both times nailing at least one battleship for my troubles, the second game was a loss but still made over 100k credits for the trouble after going 1 v 1 on a fuso, getting blown up but not before I'd dropped some torpedoes in range of him.

The first game was a cracker though, as I'd initially done some damage to an enemy cruiser, with a salvo of AP hitting his citadel and blowing him up before I turned to avoid the rest of his friends knocking me out and using a island for cover. Though in turn this let me right into the path of a Kongo.. who's secondaries opened up on me but oddly his primarys were focused on the other battle ships.

Bad idea!.. Cue me launching a full spread of Torpedos and having 6 of the 8 hit which was enough to completely total him as well.

kowalski655

12,173 posts

110 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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Beati Dogu said:
Update 0.3.1 will be out in a few days and it promises to bring a lot of important changes.

Not least among them:

Japanese Aircraft Carriers
US Battleships

More here:


http://worldofwarships.com/en/news/common/develope...


They're also adding the Furutaka, a Japanese cruiser to the empty spot at tier 5. That's good, because I'm currently 5K into a 19K grind with the tier 4 Kuma.

Edited by Beati Dogu on Saturday 25th April 15:10
I wonder if they will include kamikazes?

Loving the game,especially the St Louis. Just rammed another cruiser in one with my last few hull points,I got blown up by someone else but took him with me!
Still not quite mastered torps,managed to miss a Langley from very short range ,but I do love diving about at the back at speed,hunting CVs smile

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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No Kamikazes, which were actually land-based planes anyway.

Nailing carriers is always fun. smash

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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There's a small (25Mb) patch out today which adds the Royal Navy to the game. There's just one ship though so far, the premium HMS Warspite, but it's nice to see.



There's 2 more superfiring (one above the other) 15" gun turrets like that on the blunt end.


Pity they don't give you any free gold to buy it, but still.

Oh and it's tier 6.

Edited by Beati Dogu on Tuesday 28th April 18:32

castex

4,657 posts

240 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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So much want.

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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Yes, it looks pretty good.

HMS Barham (see a few posts up) was a sister ship of Warspite.

castex

4,657 posts

240 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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I'm familiar with the class Beati. Fabulous ships that served in both wars (with a little light buffing). Lovely balance to the design.

castex

4,657 posts

240 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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If this goes anything like World of Tanks I shall probably spend hours grinding pathetically towards HMS Vanguard and then never take her out as I'll not be able to stand seeing her destroyed.
rolleyes

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Tuesday 28th April 2015
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Well I've had the IS-7 for over a year and never played it. biggrin

Alan O'Hagan

441 posts

104 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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Wrong forum perhaps but as the IS7 was mentioned it is worth pointing out that it is getting a gun handling buff in patch 9.8. A good tank will be getting better smile

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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Well that's good. I just don't have a crew for it. If my ST-I crew ever unlocks the IS-4, I'll stick them in the IS-7.

My best Russian heavy crew is back in the IS and I'm loath to sell that. I have a newer crew in the KV-1S as well.



Back to the Warpite, Jingles posted a looooooong look at it:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07WXmSpUzns


I had a game (vs humans) with the Minikaze, tier 5 Japanese destroyer yesterday. Sank 4 ships, including an aircraft carrier and did over 100,000 damage with torpedoes alone. Still lost. mad

Edited by Beati Dogu on Friday 1st May 17:39

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Wednesday 6th May 2015
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A look at the forthcoming US battleships by some of the developers:

http://www.twitch.tv/wargaming/v/4693920

Starts about 28 minutes in. Check out those nerds though. laugh

Beati Dogu

7,580 posts

106 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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Here's what the US and Japanese research tree will look like:

http://imgur.com/a/OSIUG

So it looks like I need to rebuy the Chester to play US battleships.