Evenig lovely thunder folks and especially naval enjoyers, those…5 people, who actually enjoy it.
Since we currently got the Winter event going on, i am also grinding the USS Mississippi.
I overall grind mostly the major nations like USA,Germany, and Japan when playing Naval, Japan i play currently the most of them all, and i can say this is literally the worst nation for navy, i have seen.
I guess like most Naval players, one day you wanna sail those big ships like the Yamato, right? but to get there, for japan you truly have to be a masochist!
The destroyers are currently quite useless because we got no subs, and in higher tiers no one is playing destroyers or cruisers.
I currently got all Japan Blue Water ships, and i can tell you all of ther Battleships are trash!
Despite there 356mm guns which some people might choose them as a solid pick, because of the 68Kg explosive tnt equa, the round does 0 DMG what so ever.Plus you are fighting a 39s reload timer, and a bad accuracy.
This isnt the only flaw of the Japanese Battleships.They are also through the bank super slow, have 0 armor, and there ammo racks are wrapped in paper that is soaked in napalm itself same goes for the deck of the ship.If 1 sailer drops a ciggarete on the deck of the ship, you are facing 16 fires accross the ship, have fun engaging enemy ships, while half of the crew is trying to fight the fire.
And that literally is how it ends up for me every battle, with Japans Battleships.I spawn get 1 tap of US HE rounds from a helena or Des moines, and burn down within 10 seconds.
Or i get a 283mm round from a scharnhorst, that has auto guidance mode from space, straight into my ammo rack with 110 percent accuracy and 500 percent critical chance multiplier.
Even if you are lucky, and nothing of the above occurs, what exactly you wanna do against other Battleships with a example “Ijn Ise”? the guns are crazy inaccurate, have a long reload time,and overall do 0 DMG be it the SAP round or the AP round.
If you face ships like a Scharnhorst, the best thing you can do, is just J out and try to respawn on another part of the map, because you just wont have a chance against it.
In all my time i played Japan at Naval Forces, and the USA or german tree, i NEVER managed to ammo rack/one tap a Scharnhorst, because it is 100 percent impossible.
There isnt a single round, SAP or AP that can penetrate the Scharnhorst belt except maybe the USS Arizona AP rounds.
All other rounds, are completly useless against.I even tryed to fight a Scharnhorst with a USS Alaska, still 0 chance because it reloads faster then me, has nearly same pen, but on top Scharnhorst has Armor that cant be penned and ammo racks that dont explode.
Even HE rounds from the USS Newport News 203mm 9 rounds with nearly 10kg of explosives, cant do anything against a Scharnhorst.I shot over 240 rounds of 203mm He rounds at it plus i dont know how manny 127mm rounds with 3kg explosives, the ship didnt catch fire ONCE!!!
At the end i got killed by it, came back with a A-26c-45 dropped 2 2000 pound bombs on it, 1 hit straight on top of the turret and the other one the bridge, guess what? nothing happend to the Scharnhorst.
Gaijin you seriously need to put some love in Naval forces, and get some heads behind it to figure out something fun for this game mode.For example we have soo manny air planes in the game, it could be so much fun to use them, but in all the matches i played in the last 3 weeks in Naval, i have seen 2 people actually using planes.That propably is due to the fact, that they are WAY to expensive to bring them into battle, plus you cant even get close enough to a ship, to do anything against it.
Why is it that only in Naval, we got Ships AA firing on there own without that the player has to do anything? planes cant even get close to most of the ships, before they getting annihilated from 3 kilometers away.A audio voice line would be cool, to signal that a enemy plane is coming your way, or maybe like make it visible at 600-700 meters, so you as a player can manually react to it with your AA guns, instead making it automatic.
In this game mode in all the matches in Naval, i have NEVER EVER seen anyone, who is using Torpedos dropped from planes, because it just isnt rewarding grinding the points to get a plane up, flying 2 minutes only to then annihilated by AA from 3 kilometers away, that is just boring and bad game design.
Or if you still insist that AA is firing auto on planes, make it so that only destroyers shoot AA guns on auto, all other ships are getting a Audio voice line that states a enemy plane is approaching and at a certain distance, the plane or maybe with a high enough Skill/plane detection the plane becomes visible and you have to shoot it down with your AA skills, and not do it the easy way, rely on A.I to do the job for you.
This is like a regular round looks like, when you got Scharnhorst in your round
Top 2 players in my team of course boath scharnhorst and the enemy top player also a scharnhorst.You wont see anything else on top, you just wont if you got scharnhorst in the match.
We really need some strong changes in 2024 for Naval itself, because i dont wanna see the mode die off, because i am quite a big fan of the idea of Naval and combined forces, like planes.But the execution is just miserable.