Sunday bonus video! A few days ago I had to chance to put some questions to Karsin and Tuccy of the WoWs Dev Team regarding the new Royal Navy cruisers. Here’s what they had to say.
Is it me or is this video on a SUNDAY
I can completely understand why USN and IJN were first navies to be released, since the war in the Pacific, primarily by the US and Japan, was by far the largest naval campaign in the history of warfare. However, I still would say that Britain should have come after these two nations, rather than the nearly nonexistent RU or German navy.
The obvious question is WHY have you released a video on Sunday? I though I was late for work when I saw there was a New Jingles video.
A British heavy cruiser line is quite possible to split off at tier V, as follows:
Tier V: Hawkins class with seven 7.5 inch guns Tier VI: York class with three twin 8 inch gun turrets Tier VII: County class with four twin 8 inch gun turrets Tier VIII: Cruiser 1939, this was a paper design for a 10,000 ton treaty heavy cruiser with three triple 8 inch gun turrets, historically this existed but was cancelled at the end of 1939 due to the outbreak of war rendering the treaty restriction redundant. Tier IX: Cruiser 1941, this was a paper design for a heavy cruiser that was ordered in early 1942 and cancelled shortly afterwards. Like the earlier 1939 heavy cruiser it had three triple 8 inch gun turrets. Tier X: Armoured Cruiser 1938. The RN looked at the possibility of building very large 22,000 ton armoured cruisers to counter the German Deutschland class and put quite a lot of work into this design. Various primary gun configurations were considered from 8 inch to 12 inch, however three triple 9.2 inch gun turrets was the most common configuration.
this is one of the main things War Thunder fanboys will never get. Sacrificing realism for gameplay.
Fantasy upgrades, wargaming is no stranger to that *coughcoughworldoftankscoughcough*
“…Didn’t include RN Heavy cruisers because there would be a lot of fantasy Heavy cruisers at higher tiers…”
Half the German and Russian tech trees are fantasy!! LMFAO!
What gets me is this whole ‘they are light cruisers thus have no armour’ idea. The Edingburg and Town classes both had thicker armour than the much bigger Hipper class, and anything the Japanese had :s We didn’t built our ships squishy, what do you think we are the French and Italians who sacrificed EVERYTHING for speed.
And this “hard to play” BS, why the HELL did you have to do this to RN and not the fantasy Russian cruisers?
I am wondering why they chose AP instead of the more diverse ( and more often used) semi armour piercing shells?
You keep talking about the low citadels, Jingles, and you’re right, they do look like they’re very low and hard to hit in the diagrams, but now that I’ve faced them in battle, I have to say their citadels have proven to be *easier* to hit for me than most others. I’ve noticed a drastic *uptick* in my damage output when shooting at the broadsides of Tier 2-5 RN cruisers over other cruisers of the same tier. They’re especially vulnerable to being citadel’ed by other RN cruisers. One Caledon firing into the broadside of another at 8km or less generally ends *very* quickly as practically every round is a citadel pen.
Ok, US-Navy and IJN as primary is understandable. But than the russian/sovjet Navy.. why? The russian Navy Baltic and Blacksee Fleet was not or minimal used in the war. And the Royal Navy that fought during the whole time after a polish DD or a Taiwan Nutshell? Invent a Chech vessel and the joke is complete.
In playing the British cruiser line I find it to be like being in a bathtub ? in the middle of the ocean ? with lousy guns, horrible slow torps and aluminum foil armor. I don’t feel it’s all that fun but I do think playing this line is very frustrating lol !!!!
why didn’t you ask about when we could be expecting the other types of British ships like the full line of destroyers, battleships and aircraft carriers?
I hear potential for 2 ammo types. Short fuse ap and long fuse ap
No the Royal Navy isn’t there now! When the battleships arrive, the Royal Navy will arrive!
Jingles, you have my respect as a fellow retired naval person, but honestly – that was the biggest load of horsecrap I’ve heard in a while, and we’re in the middle of an election over here, so that’s saying something – it sounds as if these gentlemen don’t even bother playing their own game. From what I’ve seen on both the EU and NA forums, most players have already written this line off as a waste of time – the “skilled” players are free xp’ing up to Tier 6 or 7, because the bottom half of this line is complete garbage unless you’re playing against potatos – those that can’t spend the money to free xp are just dumping them. “Difficult to play but fun to play against” = xp piñata for the opposing team. I’m sorry, but their idea of an uber-specialized high-skill line just doesn’t fit in with the rest of the game.
So the whole design decisions for the brit cruisers are boiling down to fit T VIII to T X ships. Do you Jingles or do they (WG) actually know, how many matches it takes for a casual gamer to get to T VIII with a standard account? More so with the scrap they threw out with Caledon, Danae and Leander? I bet they never bothered to test those with their “great ideas” for the whole line. Sorry, but that was no Q&A, rather than a Q&BS. Example? When you talked about the brit heavy cruisers and their less than ideal AA equipment, the WG guy mentioned that they would have to give ’em to much fantasy appearance for the sake of balancing. He means like the fantasy hulls of Kaiser, König and Bayern to give them a competitive AA? Or does he mean all the op russian fantasy cruiser?
Ohai! A Jingles video! I was desperate.
Now show what happens when those BBs don’t miss your fragile ship, like in that video.
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