WoWS Q&A – 6th February 2017

Thanks to Babykim, EU Forums.

WellDone on carrier economy:

The current economic situation with the carriers is the following – carriers earn on as much as other classes on average. This is true both for good and bad players. What carriers currently need is a higher variance of earnings. In other words, other ship types more frequently have games that earn significantly higher or significantly lower than their overall average. The myth of carriers poor earnings owes to the fact that players tend to remember games with high earnings, but oversee the lack of games with low earnings. Increasing the variance of earnings is not an easy task for game developers, but we shall succeed in a few patches.

Russian video blogger z1ooo:….h?v=Sm9LcIO5_ww

Best and worst ships in 0.6.0 based on a large sample of RU server statistics.

Carriers: With few exceptions, the carriers are usually among top three of their tier by damage, kills and win rate. This assessment takes into account players skills. The conjecture that carrier statistics on higher tiers will become worse when average and bad players reached them turned out false.

The IJN carriers are better than USN carriers on every tier. Worst ships are Bogue and Independence.

Tier 2:
Best ships: Umikaze, V-25.

Tier 3:
König Albert surpassed Bogatyr and Nassau mentioned in previous evaluations.

Tier 4:
Best BB: Imperator Nikolai I and Arkansas Beta.
Worst BB: Myogi.
Best CA: Iwaki Alpha.
Worst CA: Karlsruhe and Danae.
Best DD: Clemson (after the nerf of Isokaze).
Worst DD: V-170.

Tier 5:
Best BB: König and Texas.
Worst BB: New York.
Best CA: Königsberg.
Worst CA: Emerald and Krasny Krim.
Best DD: Gremyashchy, Kamikaze and Fujin.
Worst DD: T-22.
Worst ship Bogue.

Tier 6:
Tier 6 battleships are much stronger than other tier 6 ships, even the carriers. This is true for most tiers, but especially for tier 6.
Best BB: Arizona.
Worst BB: Warspite
Best CA: Admiral Graf Spee (slightly ahead of other cruisers).
Worst CA: Nürnberg.
Best DD: Shinonome.
Worst DD: Ognevoi, Fubuki and Hatsuharu (but both are not as bad as Mutsuki before the split).

Tier 7:
Best BB: Sharnhorst significantly leads Gneisenau.
Best CA: Belfast, Flint and Fiji.
Worst CA: York and Pensacola.
Best DD: Blyskawia, Shiratsuyu and Leningrad.
Worst DD: Kiev, Mahan and Akatsuki.

Tier 8:
Best BB: Bismark.
Worst BB: North Caroline.
Best CA: Michail Kutuzov and Atago.
Worst CA: Hipper, Prinz Eugen and New Orleans.
Best DD: Akizuki and Z-23.
Worst DD: Kagero and Tashkent

Tier 9:
Best BB: Missouri (by a large margin).
Worst BB: Izumo (the second worst tier 9).
Best CA: Neptune.
Worst CA: Baltimore (the worst tier 9).
Best DD: Z-46.
Worst DD: Yugumo.

Tier 10:
Best BB: Großer Kurfürst.
Best CA: Minotaur.
Worst CA: Des Moines (even worse now compared to other cruisers).
Best DD: Khabarovsk.
Worst DD: Shimakaze (the worst tier 10).

German DDs:
V-25 (good)
G-101 (bad)
V-170 (bad)
T-22 (really bad)
Ernst Gaede (average)
Leberecht Maass (average)
Z-23 (good)
Z-46 (good)
Z-52 (average)