My favorite tanks in WoTB are the lights. I like the great agility, good DPM, and good camo stats. So it only made sense that I have found a similar joy in running destroyers in WoWSB: fast and agile, torpedoes that ruin opponents, and good concealment. But I don’t want to pidgeon hole myself only to DDs.
I have enjoyed the climb up the US DD line and I am currently sailing the Farragut. Hopping into a Mahan seems a pretty logical next step.
I have been enthusiastic about the IJN CA line too, but I need to figure out how to take better advantage of the line’s strengths. I am currently sailing the Furutaka. It has great speed - almost as quick as destroyers - but acceleration and agility seems pretty poor. The guns on my elite Furutaka do 650/784 damage (HE and AP respectively) with a 10.67sec reload, and 3940 torp damage. But I would of course have to crawl up the blueprint stairs to elite the Aoba, just so I can get close to my Furutaka’s DPM. Aoba’s stock value for its guns are 600/700 with an 11sec reload, and 3500 torp damage.
So...suggestions? Do I keep climbing the US DD line, or should I suck it up and hone my IJN CA skills?
The Aoba is a reasonably good Light Cruiser. Unfortunately the game has no use for Light Cruisers with so few guns and torpedo launchers. The Nürnberg is a beast because she fires so many shots so quickly. The Aoba? Not so much.
The Mahan is nearly as good as the Fubuki. And for mid Tier American DDs that’s pretty darn good. I’m working hard to move up to the Benson at the moment. With any luck quintuple launchers of faster torpedoes finally makes for more than a gunboat with a suicide sting. Because the Russians do that shtik better.
The Aoba might indeed be a reasonable performer in the right hands. So: if WG decides to add a large drydock full of used ships in a future update, I suggest anyone looking for a gently-used late model Aoba to check out the inventory. My Aoba will be there for any unsuspecting sucker to buy. What a piece of crap.
On the bright side, I dropped 2.5M silver on a shiny new Mahan.
Last Edit: May 10, 2018 19:17:46 GMT by fsidesmith
I’m not one to choose for others but the question of what to do with the free xp is one I’ve been pondering myself. As I approach 140k (1/3 of a tier 10) I ask myself should I just continue to save? So far the grinds haven’t proved to be to troublesome as I play mostly tier 6 with a little tier 7 so I just figured save it for something really big. Reading the reply’s to the question you asked I was sort of wanting to read that there is something better to do with it than another ship.