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  • Tips for playing with the RM BB5 please

    10. 14. 2014 16:31 PST


JuliusPersi

Hi there Guys:

 

Well i have experience with BB5 for IJN, KM and MN, well now with the RM bb5 i have a lot of troubles, this ship can't be played like the bb4, shells doesn't hit the belt and his damage output is not any good, add to this the inconsistent spread, i'm a AA player, well now i must use HH but the slot are fewer than all other nations :S.

 

 

Please give me recommendations for play with this ship, I have this ship since sunday and I play it mediocrely, not like all the other ships I have met. 

 

  • Re : Tips for playing with the RM BB5 please

    10. 14. 2014 18:24 PST


ForcedPlayer

Play style is wrong. No need aa on rm bb5. rm bb5 is op as it is. Play like usual and you will be fine. Unless your play style on IJN,KM and MN BB5 are also wrong. 

Then you need to revise.  

  • Re : Tips for playing with the RM BB5 please

    10. 15. 2014 01:24 PST


ErwinJA

Originally Posted by ForcedPlayer

Play style is wrong. No need aa on rm bb5. rm bb5 is op as it is. Play like usual and you will be fine. Unless your play style on IJN,KM and MN BB5 are also wrong. 

Then you need to revise.  

Post nerf, the RM BB5 is arguably the worst BB5 in the game. It was OP before it was nerfed, but is now somewhat UP. But not needing AA is right. Either use HH or put reps in the T slots.

As to OP, the thing to realize is you have no real advantages to press. It used to play like a the BB4 on steroids, but now plays more like an H39/44 without the range advantage. You are pretty much average to below average in almost every area, and what advantages you do have are so small they might as well be nonexistant. Because of this, the ship should not be used aggressively. You have rather poor spread, the second lowest salvo damage, and the reload and hang time advantages are miniscule. The low angles also make your guns very easy to bounce. You are also not particularly fast or agile, and your range is relatively poor.
So, how do you fight with all that? Never, ever, EVER get into a slugging match or rush someone who can see you and isn't distracted. Instead, play defensively and let them come to you. Against BB4+, only rush in when part of a group or the enemy is blind, and only if you know your angles. Against BB3-, use your range and be wary of rushers. The ship is not easy to play like it once was, but it's still useable if you play smart.

  • Re : Tips for playing with the RM BB5 please

    10. 17. 2014 10:54 PST


kartofflr

Originally Posted by ErwinJA

Post nerf, the RM BB5 is arguably the worst BB5 in the game. It was OP before it was nerfed, but is now somewhat UP. But not needing AA is right. Either use HH or put reps in the T slots.

As to OP, the thing to realize is you have no real advantages to press. It used to play like a the BB4 on steroids, but now plays more like an H39/44 without the range advantage. You are pretty much average to below average in almost every area, and what advantages you do have are so small they might as well be nonexistant. Because of this, the ship should not be used aggressively. You have rather poor spread, the second lowest salvo damage, and the reload and hang time advantages are miniscule. The low angles also make your guns very easy to bounce. You are also not particularly fast or agile, and your range is relatively poor.
So, how do you fight with all that? Never, ever, EVER get into a slugging match or rush someone who can see you and isn't distracted. Instead, play defensively and let them come to you. Against BB4+, only rush in when part of a group or the enemy is blind, and only if you know your angles. Against BB3-, use your range and be wary of rushers. The ship is not easy to play like it once was, but it's still useable if you play smart.

 

I do mostly agree with that. After playing h44 recently i would consider this ship as worst bb5 - eventhough it got range.

Spread is the worst thing of the VV. It doesnt follow any logic. Sometimes worse spread then lvl60 gunners and suddenly blockshot with loads of crit hits. Nevertheless if played right it is still a very solid ship, but it's by not as simple as L2 (which is simply boring, because its so easy and retardedly OP). It takes quite some time to get a feeling for the VV guns and range indeed.

The playstyle u described completely matches. well done!

Just want to add to try slinghshotting. It may not be the best ship for that, but since most people drive line, you can compensate a bit of the short range. Spread is also getting better if you don't fire front and rear together.

 

@ Julius: Skip HH too, because of the lack of range and spreadinconsistency you should run a full support crew, especially reps. In most cases you will get damaged, even while fighting bb3/4; fighting bb5 without solid rep ability.. good night ;/

If you liked the bb4, you could also try to get your hands on a leonardo da vinci (lvl98) same sup slots as the VV, with 12 bb4 shell salvo. Of course you will have even less range again, and leveling to 120 will get more annoying because of the exp reduction, yet it is still a very solid ship that can easily compete with any bb5 if played correct

 

regards

  • Re : Tips for playing with the RM BB5 please

    10. 17. 2014 18:46 PST


JuliusPersi

Thanks a lot ErwinJA and kartofflr for his tips, Im very thankful :D!.

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