Hey guys! Today we have the first impressions review of the new Tier VIII premium American cruiser Congress. Enjoy!
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So, a down-tiered, slightly (but not much) worse Alaska? What could go wrong…
This is gonna pretty awful to play against, tbh.
Have been in several games against this ship, and can confirm. Espeically since I was rolling in Leander.
@Crap Tacular ouch
Nah, unlike Alaska this thing has trash tier firepower. Overmatch sure but no reload nor accuracy.
Also, all tier 6 cruisers get dumpstered by tier 8s so Congress isn’t an exception
Great one SLM, cheers!
I think ill pass on this as i have Alaska. PS..Good show last night.
Go over her qwerks and features and give her a Doug score? It’s tempting cause I love the Alaska but I hate giving money to wargaming so…
@Droid Motorola 388 not for my Massa and Mainz
If you want Alaska’s younger sister, I doubt feeding WG a few doubloons is gonna do much, tbh most their money comes from collabs so go for it if you want it 🤣
Can you imagine if Doug did WOW reviews?
@I Gusti Praba Because you would have to play for literal thousands of days bevor you get 11300 dubs.
@Waldherz FeuerClan not really. Got Mainz, Massa, and Loewendhardt all for free. Got enough for Mainz and Loewendhardt in just this year.
Just got the Congress today and I have to say that she is more effective than what it is named after.
All jokes aside, she is fun to play and I would say it’s worth it at the base price. Would I play it over the Alaska… yeah, maybe, it depends… she is a solid fun ship.
I dont see it for sale!
@Hidalgo House Not surprising, everyone knows you can only buy congress if you are super rich.
@Hidalgo House check in the armory not the premium shop
@Sinnerman1137 I also can’t see it. Not in armory or premium shop. I’m on us server if that matters
@Buck Motzko Check on the top page in the armoury. Not in the ship section.
I have the Alaska, but I cant take it to T8 Ranked in this season (I wonder why the choice fell for T8 hmm) Also your dispersion in this game looked quite good, not like my Alaska recently.
its all even tiers because of subs lol
I wonder why I get to absolutely abuse everyone with the Tirpitz 🤣
Great video. I think you have sold me to give WG some cash after 3 years!
Aside from the usual “money-grab/clone” thing, this is a solid boat and fun to play. Nicely tanky, good guns, maybe not the most nimble, but certainly not bad. If you don’t have an Alaska, it is well worth it. I have an AK, the Congress is very familiar to play. The price is not out of line for a Tier 8 premium. But that is just my opinion, your mileage may vary.
I think I will wait for The Alaska this year’s Black Friday Event.
T8 CW season Will be like restrict mini Alaska or ban him, ban kutuzov, BAN Enterprise, ban Enterprise, and… ban Enterprise? Yeah.
@Guilherme Victor actually with the rocket nerf it’s not as powerful… if not now somewhat balanced. Still the best VIII CV
I was waiting to ….but based on WG locking ships and events through massive paywalls and loot boxes… now I am not sure if it will be reasonably obtainable anymore.. @sea lord Mountbatten what you think ?
Just get Jean Bart a better tier 9
@therepublic21 JB is just an average BB. Overated af
Compare Congress to Odin This ship is an absolute monster against low tiers and can hold her own when uptiered And let’s not forget how it is vs other same tier cruisers
Odin has much better armor. Frankly you have to get a t10 Russian to find armor as good. Problem with the Odin is the current meta (long range fire starters) plays exactly to it’s weaknesses (low hps, easily set on fire), oh and the Odin’s guns aren’t impressive.
As always, entertaining video!
Ah yes, the opposite of progress.
the fact that it’s a Large cruiser and named Congress pisses me off, it should be named after a US territory, like: Hawaii, Guam, Panama, Virgin Islands, etc. also as you mentioned in the video the Turret layout is incorrect since when this ship was first announced they claimed it was CA2-F. One of the things all the large cruiser preliminary designs had in common was at least 1 3-gun turret aft. this was because they US designers wanted a ship that could engage targets from multiple angles incase it was surrounded by enemy cruisers and 3 guns was decided to be the minimum to engage a target/direction.
I feel that. In my head I think of it as the Philippines (I’m Filipino so I’m biased, it could really be any of the territories from that era). I don’t know if it’s design would have differed from the Guam or Alaska as the other 4 ships were never completed, but having an alternate superstructure (and the…interesting turret arrangement) at least makes it plausible.
Couldn’t have said it better. Perfect take on it 👍
I think it’ll also be nice for ranked seasons. That’s the only reason I’m still considering her.
Thanks for the review. Got the Alaska when it first came out so I am going to pass on this one. Wish they would come out with the Saratoga in Battle Cruiser setup.
thats what the constellation is bruh
The three gun turret at the top bugs me.
In reality, on some ships, like the Pensa, the hull wasnt wide enough to support the widht of a triple turret without weakening the hull structure too much.
Here ? Idk, seems stupid, since its the Alaska hull 100%, and could easily support a triple turret close to the bow. Not to mention, raised triple turret barbette is adding much more weight, which could have been used elsewhere, on armor, for example.
I bought it cause I can’t resist spending lol, but after citadeling a yammy I don’t regret the decision
Thank you SLM, But even if you have Alaska, if you play competitive it could be a viable ship. Yes?
Just bought it, I don’t have Alaska, my first 5 struggled a bit… but then all good, is a strong ship, I think it is a candidate for an upcoming nerf.
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