WoWS Q&A – 23rd September 2016

News digest by getfun translated by Babykim, EU:


The new RN cruisers:

All cruisers, expect tier 5, have AP only.

(nerf) Their alpha damage is lowered initially 3200, to

1400 till tier 4

1500 on tiers 5 to 8

1600 on tier 9 to 10.

(buff) When a RN cruiser AP shell hits anywhere except the citadel, its damage will be 1/2, instead of the usual 1/6.

(nerf) There will be no smoke consumable.

(buff) The will be an improved Engine Boost, that increases the speed by 15 percent, instead of the usual 8 percent. The improved boost takes the fighter slot. This allows simultaneously taking Damage Control Party, Hydroacoustic Search and the (improved) Engine Boost consumables.

There is still no Defensive AA Fire consumable.

Most other parameters, such as turret rotation speed, rate of fire and the AA auras remain the same.

The premium HMS Belfast will remain an HE spammer, with AP as an option, and will retain the Radar.

(nerf) All ships up to tier 7 will lose the Radar.

(buff) All ships of tiers 8 and 10 will get the improved Repair Party, which restores 2912 hitpoints per second. This healing speed is thus quicker than of other tier 9 and 10 ships. The improved Repair Party is more effective in terms of the percentage of lost hit points that can be restored per second. Normally the Repair Party restores 0.5 percent (HMS Warspite 0.6 percent) of maximum hit points per second. On the RM cruisers this parameter will be buffed to 8 percent per second.

However, despite all the above buffs, the rumor is that the RN cruisers are still not very competitive, and perhaps therefore are far from release.

The new Rank Battle Season:

The season will commence shortly after the release of 0.5.12. It will be on tiers 6 to 8, 23 ranks and more irrevocable ranks. Some maps will be removed, while other added.


4 thoughts on “WoWS Q&A – 23rd September 2016

  1. For a second there I thought there was a bit of info on an upcoming line of Italian cruisers.. but then I realised that it was probably a typo, RM instead of RN, in the last section that starts with buff..

    Anyway, I don’t care about the balancing, I just want these ships in the game ASAP.. On the one hand, I am happy they take complaints about HE spam from behind smoke seriously, on the other hand, I am worried they may end up making each ship feel the same as any other.. And on yet another hand, I just want these ships in the game ASAP..

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    1. “I just want these ships in the game ASAP…”
      True to that!

      I wish they could just make RN light cruisers an almost invisible DD hunter-killers… with HE fire chance ~0%


  2. The only way these pure-AP ships are going to work is if they reintroduce spalling damage. Otherwise it’s going to be way too hard for them to do any meaningful damage to any ship whose armor is thicker than cardboard. The target will just be able to angle and bounce everything.


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