World of Warships 0.9.5 – changes to test ships and German carriers

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IX ZARYA SVOBODY

  • Number of Hitpoints reduced from 88,100 to 80,900.
  • Main Turret traverse speed reduced from 6.0 to 4.0 degrees per second.

X SHIKISHIMA

  • Secondary battery firing range increased from 6.0 to 7.7 km.

VIII CHAMPAGNE

  • AP shell penetration increased to the previous value;
  • Number of Hitpoints reduced from 60,900 to 52,600.
  • Main battery reload time increased from 26 to 28.6 s.

X FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

  • Attack aircraft parameters were changed:
    • Cruising speed increased from 113 to 124 knots;
    • Maximum speed increased from 153 to 164 knots;
    • Time to regain full squadron control after an attack increased from 4 to 5 s;
    • Speed of flight after an attack was increased.
    • Invulnerability time after an attack decreased from 8 to 5 s.
  • Torpedo bombers’ parameters were changed:
    • Cruising speed increased from 108 to 119 knots;
    • Maximum speed increased from 143 to 154 knots;
    • Time to regain full squadron control after an attack increased from 4 to 6 s;
    • Speed of flight after an attack was increased.
    • Invulnerability time after an attack decreased from 8 to 6 s.
  • Bombers parameters were changed:
    • Cruising speed increased from 108 to 119 knots;
    • Maximum speed increased from 143 to 154 knots;
    • Time to regain full squadron control after an attack increased from 4 to 6 s;
    • Speed of flight after an attack was increased.
    • Invulnerability time after an attack decreased from 8 to 6 s.
    • Bomb drop time was reduced.
  • The “Repair” consumable’s parameters were changed:
    • The percentage of restored HitPoints increased from 2 to 2.3%;
    • The number of charges increased from 4 to 5.
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Roosevelt’s planes have a solid supply of armament, a good amount of hit points, but low speed and a long interval between attacks.

German aircraft carriers

  • All attack aircraft parameters were changed:
    • Rocket armor penetration was increased;
    • The height of attack was reduced;
    • The angle of the attack was reduced;
    • Vertical dispersion was slightly reduced.

AP rockets of German aircraft carriers didn’t have enough armor penetration and could hit the citadel of mostly light cruisers. These changes will allow German carriers to hit the citadel of the majority of cruisers. However, if a target ship is positioned so that her armor presents an accute angle to the attacking squadron, AP rockets can ricochet or not penetrate the armor, which will reduce the damage from the attack.

  • All torpedo bombers’ parameters were changed:
    • Aiming speed increased;
    • Launching cone’s dispersion when turning during the attack was increased.
  • Stock torpedo parameters of IV RHEIN and VI WESER were changed:
    • Maximum torpedo damage reduced from 6,200 to 3,600;
    • Torpedo range reduced from 6 to 2 km;
    • Torpedo speed increased from 25 to 50 knots;
    • Torpedo arming distance reduced to 403 m;
    • Torpedo detectability increased to 1.3 km.
  • Parameters of VI WESER‘s researchable torpedoes and VIII AUGUST VON PARSEVAL‘s torpedoes were changed:
    • Maximum torpedo damage reduced from 8,367 to 4,067;
    • Torpedo range reduced from 6 to 2.5 km;
    • Torpedo speed increased from 25 to 52 knots;
    • Torpedo arming distance reduced to 489 m;
    • Torpedo detectability increased to 1.3 km.
  • Parameters of X MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN‘s torpedoes were changed:
    • Maximum torpedo damage reduced from 10,200 to 4,533;
    • Torpedo range reduced from 6 to 3 km;
    • Torpedo speed increased from 25 to 55 knots;
    • Torpedo arming distance reduced to 591 m;
    • Torpedo detectability increased to 1.4 km.
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The initial concept of the torpedoes on German aircraft carriers implied low speed and decent damage. These torpedoes would have been mostly effective against battleships but they would be less effective against more maneuverable ships. However, in combination with AP bombs, German carriers became too effective against battleships.

Therefore we decided to change the concept of the German carriers’ armament and make each type of squadron effective against a particular class of ships. AP bombs would be best against battleships, AP rockets-against cruisers, and the new torpedoes, due to their increased speed, would become a weapon against destroyers.

These torpedoes will be easier to hit cruisers and battleships with, but the relative damage dealt to these ships will not be very high, and the aircraft carrier will lose quite a number of planes during these attacks, thus also losing its main weapon against destroyers as well.

Please note that all information in the development blog is preliminary and subject to change during testing.

source – wows devs blog

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