It’s true that sometimes we don’t hit the sweet spot and need to correct (buff or debuff) ships after release. But we definitely seek ways to fix such mistakes.
For example, we have enough data for Z-52 improvements, and hopefully, will buff her soon so she is more competitive and feels like upgrade from Z-46.
As for Grozovoy, we are looking at her very closely, and also studying your feedbacks. For now it looks like she is the only VMF DD that will require some more love after line split. We’re on it, folks. And thank you all for your input. Just give us some time to make accurate decision.
What I really want you to understand is that releasing OP top tier ships can be instant money for us (all that free XP revenue), but it is bad for the game. So we sometimes need to buff them later as I said. This is because we try to be careful not to ruin your overall game experience.
Another example are IJN DDs that now often have the reputation of being uncompetitive and weak. While Shira is one of the most popular ranked ships and Akizuki having great peformance, the rest of high-tier guys tend to have good top results, and not so good average and median results. That is the effect of their previous rebalance and transition from one of no-brainer and easy lines to more skill-dependent and difficult ones. And here, the need for changes is much more obscure and controversial, and the task is much more challenging… Say, Yugumo looks like the closest candidate for buff right now, but we are not sure we need to give more power to Shimakaze. Our team is working on possible solutions now, for one of the near patches.
Anyways, I just wanted to say that we value your opinions, and always seeking the ways to cooperate, even when we don’t act immediately. That only means we need more time to research, and cannot make changes as fast as you want, because it’s quite easy to break the balance when you have the power to tune everything and have constant flow of community feedbacks asking for changes. We thank you for your patience and appreciate your ability to make point. Cheers! 🙂