Post by sanguinarydan on Apr 22, 2018 20:05:12 GMT
I’ve got two lines each about 55k away from reaching Tier VIII. The question is which do I focus on first?
The USN Cruisers are actually really good. At least once I got past the “Torpedo Wall” at Tier VI. So the fact that they don’t carry torpedoes themselves is no longer an impediment to my success with them. And those 8” guns crit enemy BBs about as often as 14”. And now that I have much better aim and tactics I’m not really afraid of DDs unless on low health.
The Japanese CAs are also quite good. Their HE is better than the Americans, though with weaker AP and longer reload, and they are faster ships. But they aren’t as maneuverable and they lack the serious AA ability. But... TORPEDOES! Big, nasty, fast torpedoes.
Post by betterholdfast on Apr 22, 2018 20:55:33 GMT
I’m in the exact same situation with those cruisers. I feel like both lines are really strong but i think I’m going IJN first simply because I’m closer in XP. Zao looks absolutely incredible. 12 8” guns AND 10 fish per side?? Yes please.
I locked the poll after I posted that last message.
I ended up choosing to go with the Wichita anyway because of a streak of very high XP games in the Salt Lake pushing it way ahead of the Japanese CA. Sadly I’m now down to one Tier VII-VIII Main Battery blueprint so even when I do unlock the Takao I won’t be able to get anywhere close to fully upgrading her.
Post by AbyssalKageryu on Apr 27, 2018 3:43:05 GMT
Shame really. I've been playing Takao myself and even considering the piss poor teammates I keep being paired up with I found her really fun. Her combination of guns and topredoes makes her really fun to play compare to the Yorck and even Pensacola, the latter of which I like playing every once in a while.
But I'm sure Wichita will be a solid cruiser still. Just from looking at her stats in port she seems to have meh secondaries but decent armour, nice AA and her guns are quite powerful in their own right. Not so sure how she compares to Hipper in this regard but hey, who am I to judge
Post by sanguinarydan on Apr 27, 2018 13:11:16 GMT
Hipper would have been my next target if not for the release of Prinz Eugen. The Prinz is very, very nice.
When I have enough Main Battery blueprints I’ll push the Takao. But that will almost certainly be after the Benson and the Kagero. So.... 2030 or so? Unless they get the British Battleships out first. At which point I probably won’t have enough blueprints till sometime around my centenary in 2064.