Today I bring you guys my first impressions of the brand new premium Tier VIII American Heavy Cruiser Wichita!
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Dang, can only see it in 360… YouTube broke again…
Raymond Heege i think this got done uploading an hour before it was scheduled to be released, and it’s suppose to be in 4K 60fps so YouTube is being lethargic with processing out the higher resolutions
Whatever ya do, stick to OP ships lol…..
I think Wargaming said that they wont release *premium CV’s* for a while, not ALL premium ships… PS. You could have shown the armor scheme, there might been the real difference. Also the Wichita has way better concealment than Baltimore along with better rudder shift.
Yup that clip got lost in editing somehow
well, the defining trait of Wichita is the lack of Heavy shells and lack of AA for just 1 knots increase in speed and a slight manoeuvrability increase, so it’s a pretty meh Tier VIII american cruiser IMO
When I saw it lacked the super heavy pen angles I completely lost all interest in this ship.
wow….. i was so hyped for a premium Balti that i just threw money at it the second it went into the shop. The fact they took away the super heavy AP shells makes me wish I’d spent my money elsewhere
+Brian Alexander It has the pen angles
+Brian Alexander It has the improved autobounce angles. It doesn’t have the Baltimore’s penetration since the Baltimore uses superheavy rounds. The autobounce angles are a US 8″ “racial” trait, it doesn’t matter if they’re standard-weight or superheavy.
U did pretty good with it for a ship class that u are not familiar with. As always it´s good to see a review from a “normal” player that isn´t a super unicum CC. Seems it would be a nice premium if it had a heal, as it is you may as well get the Baltimore. (just a way for WG to get more cash flow ? (hard times ?)) With WG having the intention to nerf the GC I will be thinking twice before opening my wallet to any new premiums until WG confirm that stats are final and will not be changed in the future.
+CloneD Anon How is moving GC to tier 6 not a nerf ? Even with 25mm armour and better fire chance reduction its gonna have big problems against tier 8 BB:s, CV:s, CA/CL etc.
+Christopher Jonasson It should get a HP buff to comparable to other tier 6 BB’s. Why does not the Dunkirk have any problems with its 25mm armor? GC is way better protected in many areas than the Dunkirk. Like i said as long WG does not make this a habit, i am fine with moving a ship up a tier if it is clearly overperforming for its tier. Since lower tiers should be more or less “safe” from OP ships.
+CloneD Anon Its strengths are concealment and rudder/turn circle, conceal is history in the new carrier meta, not fun if it gets focused. If they do it to GC they are gonna do it to all others too Kutuzov, Nikolai, Kamikaze etc. so then they can release new OP premiums to later remove and sell in “random crate” sales at Christmas.. All business..
It is already easy meat for a competent Fuso firing HE as is the Dunkirk..
Also when I bought the GC I wanted a tier 5, I have plenty of tier 6 premiums, dont like the idea of changing tier/stats after sale at all
+Christopher Jonasson Maybe WG should buff the AA then too with the tier 6 transfer alongside HP buff. Maybe buffing its main gun range even slightly and moving it to tier 6 is better way than nerfing it, since WG usually does not like to outright nerf the core stats of premiums. If WG had other plans initially to GC and they did not know that it would over perform at tier 5. Why it should affect other “OP” ships like Belfast? I am willing to give WG chance, lets see how it works out.
I am repeating myself here. IF this is a ONE TIME off thing, i can forgive WG if this is was honest unintended mistake, but if WG starts doing this constantly i will condemn them like everyone else. Lets hope that GC will get proper HP and AA buff (also maybe range buff) when it moves to t6. Let see AFTER they moved it to tier 6, IF they move it at all.
PS. I have a feeling this has to do maybe with WG starting to work on Italian ships…
+CloneD Anon Yes, with an AA buff, HP, 25mm, fire reduction it could work, (actually the AA isnt all that bad (35 is the same as Fuso)) maybe also a spotter plane to increase gun range and flexibility in tier 8 games, and yes you may well be right about the Italian ship line, I really hope so because the whole idea of changing stats of premiums stinks.
Edit: I forgot to add in the clip where I go over her armor layout, it’s 27mm all the way around with a 152mm belt with the citadel above the waterline, so it’s fairly decent imo
Hey guys I know the vid is stuck at 360p right now, this video went up about an hour before it was scheduled to go live so YouTube hasn’t had time to process the higher resolutions and I apologize for this
Also, this ship is NOT ANY less accurate than the Baltimore! You were comparing Wichita with 15.8 km gun range to STOCK Baltimore with 14.4 km Gun range. If you were to UPGRADE the Baltimore, so that it has the same 15.8 km range, the dispersion will be IDENTICAL!
You cant compare dispersion when gun ranges are different, unless you do math anyway to figure it out anyway. Point is, different ranges cannot be directly compared to each other in dispersion.
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Does it play 7 nation army by the White Stripes when you press “n” similar to the West Virginia?
Lonny unfortunately no lol
if your aa consumable is active and there are no planes than press p key to deactivate the secondary and aa guns this will also help you to deactivate the aa consumable .
OH NO Mr Bill! I just learned something.
why you dont set your AA sectors?
Pro Nabbo completely forgot about it
I can not see spending money in this game right now. Plus it is tier 8 how many dam premiums are they going to put at that tier . Tier 8 in tier 10 games are so fun
You gotta remember that when looking at the dispersion, that’s the maximum at the maximum range. Using some mathematics you can find out which one has the better dispersion at max range. 142 : 15.8 – 132 : 14.4 Wichita has 8.98 when you divide dispersion with range. Baltimore has 9.16. Wichita’s dispersion seems to be juuuuust a bit better. Wait what happened to not comparing ships you haven’t played? 😛 I was hoping you stopped playing Le Terrible because it’s terrible. Looks like Wichita needs MLG turrets if you want a running, turning gun fight. I think that 3rd battle would have gone worse if Cleveland used HE.
I don’t add ships that I haven’t played into lists, and I normally don’t compare how a ship feels compared to another ship that I haven’t played. But I knew someone would complain if I complained it to the Cleveland or another cruiser I have played :p
You were comparing the Wichita with the stock Baltimore, so dispersion is the same with the upgraded mods. Wichita has almost 100m/s faster muzzle velocity but has more drag cause it’s lighter shells. Baltimore has “super heavy” USN heavy crusier AP, whereas the Wichita has the NO/Indianapolis 203s.
Is there a slight delay between mouse click and guns firing for you? I can hear you clicking but it seems your guns aren’t firing immediately.
Terrathrax Audio is just a tad bit off
+Sea Lord Mountbatten OK just curious as I have an issue like this I think when divisioned(?) and it can be distracting.
One man’s opinion, freely given and worth Almost that much…The only reason to buy this is if you want/need an American heavy cruiser, and haven’t yet worked you way up the US heavy cruiser line. Its not a bad ship, its just not something that gets my gitter going.
That would sum it up for me. I chose the US Heavy Cruiser line, so I’ve ended up at Baltimore, and would only pay for Witchita if I could get the heal at T8 for a US cruiser. If you went down the light cruiser line, and you want a heavy cruiser US, then wait till it goes on sale. As a T8 premium, 75% of your matches you will fill a slot as the only T8 in an all T10 battle, and will be the only ship on the map without a heal, and 150% reload penalty vs. all of the De Moines, Minotaurs and Woosters that you’ll be fighting.
I chose the US Heavy Cruiser line, so I’ve ended up at Baltimore, and would only pay for Witchita if I could get the heal at T8 for a US cruiser. If you went down the light cruiser line, and you want a heavy cruiser US, then wait till it goes on sale. As a T8 premium, 75% of your matches you will fill a slot as the only T8 in an all T10 battle, and will be the only ship on the map without a heal, and 150% reload penalty vs. all of the De Moines, Minotaurs and Woosters that you’ll be fighting.
Just a reminder to all- The designation “ heavy” and “ light” refer to the guns only….both types will serve equally well as BB food….
Might be because both were built on a New Orleans Hull. And Wichita was the prototype for the Baltimore Class
You can totally tell your BB and heavy cruiser gameplay style. It doesn’t work for most other ships especially tin foil ones and punishes you for being too aggressive. After playing down the Crusier lines for US, IJN, UK and Kreigsmarine I have to say that I prefer the Hindenburg as well but my favourite are the Battlecrusiers… They combine the best of both worlds for me.
Survivability expert is nice too
Never ever try to tank too much in a cruiser…a common mistake made by BB players. Just kite and dodge.
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