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-Kasumi and an unspecified Mutsuki class ship will get their kai 2 sometime this month.
-New Year's season has started with new and returning season themed furniture.
-4 new limited time quests have been added.
-Katori, Fusou, Shioi and others received New Year's CGs for the new year with returning old ones.
-Many new voice lines for New Year's for many ships.
-You can now have up to 8 preset fleet templates.
-New jet engine item has been added for a future plane conversion.
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-New ship level cap increased to 155.
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I currently have chitose chiyoda at level 26 and level 23 unremodelled with 4 daihatsu for use in either ex36 or 40 overnight
In the event I require the use of 2 AV, and have not acquired akitsushima or mizuho, is it better to remodel them or keep them unremodelled?
Leave them as AV with 2slots.
You will get Kamo and Mizuho and once you get them, you can scrap them or turn them to CVL.
Get additional 2chi sisters as CVL if you want both form. You will never have enough of CVL.
If you live in a country with $ or something similar as currency you might keep them as AVs even after getting Mizuho and Kamo - because Kamo is useless in battle. After the event you'll be able to get dupe ChiChis to CVL Kai Ni in a week without trying that much.
I guess it depends on your lifestyle. Ex38 is far more efficient for fuel while for bauxite 11 or 35 are straight up better overnight despite being shorter. 9 hours is too long for me, whenever I wake up in 8.5 hours or less, ex36 would be resulting in loss of resources.
Just send out exp36 earlier before you sleep. It's more efficient at that point to return 480 fuel by sending them out earlier than to run 38 once you sleep for 420. In terms of minmaxing fuel expeditions that extra half hour in your example time isn't enough to squeeze in any of exps 21, 5, or 38 anyway.
I mean, you could run ex2 or ex6. I think ex24 is outright superior to ex36 because it fulfills my conditions (8h20m), gives more fuel and with additional ex6 gives more bauxite and it also has built in chance of great success if you bring drums while having laxer requirements. While I'm at that, ex38 has base 50% GS rate meaning it's either 420 or 630, average 525 fuel. It's also easier to guarantee GS with just four ships.
But now that I think about it, I'm probably against ex36 mostly because I prefer sending Mizuho to ex35 which gives 40% more bauxite. Getting fuel is super easy during day with Orel and 5/21/38.
I usually run both 38 and 36 overnight so comparing the two is moot. Then again, I'm in no need of baux since I have Taihou so spamming buckets during the day and fuel at night is my priority. So in the end it's really just a matter of what each of us need more.
So, I'm one of these guys rushing into 6-2 to clear the new year's quest.
I just read the branching and seems Taigei isn't even good for this map, what's the best comp? 6 subs? 4 subs + Taigei + ABKM?
This map became far easier over the course of last year.
Use Goya, Zuizui, KTKM, ABKM, Ro-chan and third sub. There's little difference between Hachi, Shioi and Iku. If you lack LoS, stuff planes on third sub.
ABKM, chevrons and Cranes didn't happen at the same time.
Oh, in case anyone was wondering why Zuizui is so high - to murder Ru flag on node B before it has second shelling. Boss is easier than route.
I was expecting Taigei to be useful here.
Guess I'll try that composition, since I just tried her with 5 subs and both sniper and whale got reck.
The problem with Taigei comp is that whatever subs don't kill in opening strike, will target poor whale with closing torps.
Sadly, just like Akitsushima is terrible choice for 6-3, Taigei comp for 6-1 is far from optimal, especially now.
Didn't make it any easier, actually. Bringing ABKM gave you a torp but cost you daytime DA as well as 2 hotel planes' worth of LoS. It was before chevrons so even with 2 saiun and 2 hotel planes you could still get thrown off so you needed a sub to carry planes. Before chevrons were a thing if you brought ABKM instead of Ooyodo you were just asking for trouble.
Was what I was referring to.
Made it marginally easier at best since Taihou was already more than enough.
>whatever subs don't kill in opening strike, will target poor whale with closing torps
Exactly what happened. Guess since she's already lvl 50 (from pvp) I'll throw some remodeling plans at her.
The world needs more Myouko with her hair down. The image from last thread only whet my appetite.
We have chevrons now. I think ABKM is better choice than Ooyodo. As I said, planes go to third sub which is useless anyway because of shit stats and low luck. Ooyodo's double attack sucks, it won't harm Ru flag or kill Ri flag while single attack is enough for DDs.
I was really sad when I was attempting this map ~8 months ago. Had my whale around level 50 and at 100 morale from PvP, went at it until sparkles ran out, didn't even reach the boss once.
Point is ABKM was before chevrons. If you wanted to bring ABKM before chevrons you needed 2 subs to be plane mules. It was only because of chevrons that ABKM became viable to use at 6-1.
If chevrons came before ABKM though you'd be right.
Ashigara does it again.
Thanks guys, I've cleared 5-3, 5-4, 6-1 and completed the quest in no time thanks to your advice, you are truly my greatest allies.
Just throw in some DDs, I beat 6-1 in one try with this comp
I does one clear 6-1?
My subs are getting red on the first or second nodes which I have no idea what other compositions to use for this map.
It looks like having your CVL red is the main drawback though I'm not really experiencing that which is pretty weird.
So use CV instead?
Read what? According to wiki:
>1 CLT, 1 CL, 1 CV(L), and 3 SS(V) is an effective fleet for taking out the boss but it will have to go through node B where there's a Ru-class BB. Note that this fleet can send you to dead end node H.
And I don't have Taigei so that is the only composition I could possible try. And I'm getting countless retreats due to my subs being red.
Fully sparkled, max stats and average level of 70 yet I can't even reach the boss node.
I can't count.
During Summer event I found that 35 was too unreliable, I wouldn't consider the cut-in outside of flagship position with less than 40 luck.
Why would you even think about using CVL instead of CV?
Yeah I'm just using cut-in for the hell of it, wouldn't use it at 37 if I'm tryharding a map and it isn't something ridiculous like summer E7
In fact I'm getting her all the way to 53 because Shigure cuts in much less often than beaver despite 50 being "softcap"
According to the tests, 60 is the actual cap. I recently brought my Lady to 52 luck so one more Maruyu to finish the soup is all I need at the moment.
Flagship with mixed cut-in seems to have cap at 70 or more but that is only a realistic setup for CAs.
Great taste, friend
Unfortunately there isn't an easy way to break it off at 60 for me, which wouldn't be a big deal except I get Maruyus 6% of the time in default LSC (average: 15%)
Same to you, she's lovely. I have it somewhat better at 10% from minLSC but last event wasn't kind at all with very low drop rates.
You can use single Maruyu at a time. With Kai there's 60% of her giving two luck, worth it when you don't have perfect numbers. That's how I got Akatsuki from 50 to 52. I don't remember how it went exactly but I got 7 points during Summer because I had to fix up her luck (35-> 42) to fight Antizuki and was running out of slots from E5 farm.
Sorry, that sounded forceful but I didn't mean it that way. I'd be gentle and make sure she'd feel good. Naturally the goal is to make her a cute expectant mother and I'd obviously take responsibility.
Oh I like me some mechanics alright.
How do I stay motivated to do LSC? I try for Musashi, fail miserably and grind back to regen cap again just to fail again. It is discouraging, I could be using the resources to farm equipment instead.
Keep at it. When she arrives, you will feel like the luckiest teitoku on the planet.
Good warm up girls, I'm sure you'll get to the second node next time!
You're going to need god tier support, but at least the boss route is guaranteed.
It's been more than 2 years since the last and only Fujikawa remodel. Why the hell does Tanaka allow this?
>support kills the DDs
What did I do to deserve this
>get 45 resources from all nodes in orel run
The lack of Poiding in this thread disgusts me.
With plane ranks you can even run 4 CA 2 CVL no problem.
Also base form is cuter.
For what purpose anon. That's the amount I typically buy in a year.
I finished all the weeklies in 2 and a half days.
Holy shit, my luck has been through the roof lately. I'm not doing this dumb map again until I get an armored CV or two.
He can't be as bad as some of the nips in PvP.
He would have killed more things in day and his CAs wouldn't get so wrecked if he had AP Shell. Yasen isn't the point of AP.
Go ahead and attempt next event with low levels then.
There's nothing you >need< if we get technical but that way of thinking doesn't lead anywhere. I always take AP Shell and two good CVs, you can have both. If I want to gimp my fleet I use weaker ships but I'll always give them optimal setups.
>From the image, it looks like he entered at chuuha.
Yes, that's also what I was talking about. With Sanshiki you have pathetic ~50% chance of DA. With AP Shell you have ~70% chance of strong special attack. If your BB does single attack, it's very likely Ta will survive in chuuha or shouha depending on engagement or armor roll. Cut-in always kills or at worst disables her (in case of hankousen and bad armor roll). Single attack is also less accurate.
With chevrons, AP Shell's strength is even clearer because there's higher chance our BB will target opposing BB since more trash dies. APCI is also superior to Sanshiki vs boss in day battle (crit cut-in in pic).
AP gives advantage in first node, third node and day battle with boss. Sanshiki is better in yasen vs boss. I don't have problems choosing.
I only have one furniture fairy. Should I blow it on the Toshikoshi Soba or the Kadomatsu?
>remodeling two outdated, antiquated CVs
With all the remodeling and modernization upgrades you'd have to do you may as well just modify an Unryuu or just build one from scratch.
What the fuck, every month it's always 4 sorties 4 kills on 4-5 followed by taiha's every time on both the non-sub nodes without ever seeing the boss. Neither of the wikis mention anything about final forms on the preboss nodes so what gives?
So Canthis isn't a browser game now?
Can you explain us why is a serious, skill dependent, hardcore game?
Well, both are run by jews and poplar among normies, that's all my knowledge about Facebook and DMM.
Yeah. "look at me! i don't give a fuck about something I spend hundreds of hours on! it's just something average and I don't like it that much! I'm such a nerd but still a cool one because I say bad things about the game!". God, why is this filth part of same species?
>"look at me! i don't give a fuck about something I spend hundreds of hours on! it's just something average and I don't like it that much! I'm such a nerd but still a cool one because I say bad things about the game!"
How did you got that from "KanColle is a casual browser game"?
Do you have angry issues? Maybe mental problems? Did you skip your medication today?
Dude, DMM sells concert tickets and Disney movies. That looks like pretty normie stuff. I ain't a normie expert tho.
They even host the most popular (and casual) browser game in Japan: Kantai Collection. Shit must be popular.
I'm here since the split, nerd.
And how the fuck I'm going to be run by a car if I don't leave my house? Stupid normie trying to fit. Guess you came straight from the /a/ threads.
>And how the fuck I'm going to be run by a car if I don't leave my house?
>the most popular (and casual) browser game in Japan: Kantai Collection. Shit must be popular.
alright just stop now, it's getting ridiculous.
I don't know for how long you've been there but I have to agree with >>14581514. Maybe you're jus here to troll and have a good laugh, but you're not even doing it properly. Just look at the replies you're getting, it's not rage and trolled people, but simply anons telling you there's no logic or any sense in your posts.
I won't wish for your death because I'm a nice guy, but I certainly wish for you to get a bit more education.
>Maybe you're jus here to troll and have a good laugh
Actually, it started as a joke and it went a bit out of hand. Point still stands, Canthis is a casual game.
>it's not rage
Just look at this guy >>14581471 >>14581514 And I wasn't even trying to get him mad. Guess he have issues.
Why is Mizuho the most underrated newships? She has the least fanarts compare to the rest i think.
I went with 2 guns + sonar for Nagara and one of the DDs, other exclusively for ASW and other with AACI.
Don't forget both route and boss support.
Easy to learn, not demanding too many time (you just need a few hour each week if you don't rank) and doesn't require skill-reflexes-motor coordination.
Basically, it could be played by my grandmother (if she were alive).
>it was added the same day as her kai ni
And how many newbies would even remember that? Or care, for that matter?
Also applies to those who were on a long hiatus like that Shinden Kai guy when that quest was added.
People like the slutty teacher over the pure shrine maiden.
>easy to learn
the very basic perhaps, but the whole game mechanics are not even known, and what's known so far isn't trivial.
>not demanding too mcuh time if you don't rank
So this depends on the player, not on the game
>doesn't require skill-reflexes-motor coordination
That's the only point that applies to Kancolle, but I'm not sure it's very relevant for casualness. World class chess definitely doesn't looks casual and players don't need that.
So yeah, no game is casual or not, it all depends on how deep you want to play it. There's nothing wrong with being casual mind you, if you don't want to spend time ranking or fiddling with the theory to optimize the shit out of your compo it's alright.
I don't think it was actually implemented.
Akitsushima? And most of the more popular auxiliary ships, really.
If Mizuho was a permanent 2-5 drop for example I'd say she'd be at least 80% as popular as Taigei.
>but the whole game mechanics are not even known, and what's known so far isn't trivial
Just reading the wiki for half hour gives all the info you'll need. You can check it later for doubs, and the hidden mechanics are just a bit of minmaxing that you don't really need that bad.
>this depends on the player
IMO, wasting too much time doesn't makes a game less casual, just a skinnerbox.
>World class chess definitely doesn't looks casual and players don't need that.
Fair point, but unless you play chess casually, you'll need a lot of memorization and quick decision making. You don't need that for KanColle.
Again, I don't think that "casual" is pejorative, it only defines the game difficulty + learning curve + skills involved with just one word.
Such a shame. Mizuho is the only ship in this game that i can consider 'hugable' and call her precious.
I think it was a meme made out of the amount of useless shit that had the beta screenshots, nothing else.
Perfect wife material, I want to give her some food tough, her arms are spooky.
>all the info you'll need, ... , a bit of minmaxing that you don't really need that bad.
You don't need to play the game at all. What is needed in game is personal choice.
How do you define it a waste ? I've been playing Kancolle since it started and not a minute on it feels wasted to me.
>but unless you play chess casually
so you agree it's playstyle that is casual and not game?
Actually, can you find a game that could be said to be not casual, that is, could not be played casually?
There's a new mechanic roughly every event and 4 events per year.
Though the appeal of the game didn't really changed, so if you didn't like it 2 years ago it's doubtful a couple new gimmicks will get you back in.
That was the intent, yes.
It's an oversimplification, but I assume the devs had in mind the historical practice of grouping together ships of similar performance for fleet cohesiveness in battle, mutual support, etc.
>mfw Flugzeugtrager B(or Peter Strasser) releases before Shinano
Zep gets yasen Me-262 and/or angled flight deck
She just wants to be noticed.
Does ship positioning in the fleet matter? Can your girls block each other shot in certain formation or is formation just give fixed parameter bonus/penalty to the whole fleet?
Also, did I understand this right about HQ level pros and cons?
+ chance to craft equipment
- higher level opponents in practice
- stronger enemies in extra maps at 40 and 80
Is that all?
PvP is determined by rank, not HQ level. I don't know about higher chance of crafting, but having a higher HQ level is good for natural regen but tougher enemies, though not so tough besides 1-5 nuclear sub.
Apparently Kaga had preliminary work done for catapults and there were plans for Akagi as well so it's not as unbelievable as you might think.
>he actually fell for the Yamato Kai 2 meme
>Does ship positioning in the fleet matter?
Yes, quite a bit. Both yasen and the second shelling phase are executed in a top-down manner, so the order of ships is very important when any of the two are deciding factors of whether you get a kill or not.
>Can your girls block each other shot in certain formation or is formation just give fixed parameter bonus/penalty to the whole fleet?
Diamond has the highest flagship protection rate, followed by Echelon and Double Line, then Line Abreast, then Line Ahead.
Why do people actually reply to this again?
Because by the time Spring event came around, people were serious about Yamato kai 2 requiring 4 memedals despite absolutely nothing hinting the medals would be used for that, if at all.
Apart from trying for LSC ships and dailies, I can ignore ship construction completely and count on drops from grinding map right?
Maybe I'm just lucky but I've gotten a bunch of keeper BB/CV and rare DD/CT/CA from drops, enough to keep progressing for now so I'm wondering if I should just save my resources.
You should be spending your resources on leveling your girls, crafting is fine as long as expect nothing but modernization fodder from it and treat anything good that comes from it as a fluke
What's this ship at the 5th position?
You got a problem there, m8?
The part of you that makes you incapable of having a girlfriend now will remain even if you get an Agano gf.
So the moment she leaves, you'll still be the same as before.
Change comes from within.
>Why won't the Admiral ask me out?
I think occasional use is okay, but don't spam it. From the few cases I have heard people blame refreshes for bans, it has usually coincided with constantly refreshing after a resource node.
The last I heard of that was.... six months ago though. So it's not terribly common. And it's mostly hearsay, so take it all with a grain of salt, but still, it's your account at stake, bud.
When you look at it from their perspective, it's probably really hard to tell the difference between refreshing the page and simply losing connection/reconnecting. The evidence that you're intentionally abusing the system has to be undeniable to justify a ban.
>the year of our lord, two thousand and sixteen
>poi STILL doesn't have hourlies
It's beyond comprehension at this point
Because most of artists spend majority of their time drawing and not playing meaning they suck and can't clear events. So half of them only got Kashima and she hogs all the attention.
Supposed mixture of sexy & cute but it doesn't affect me nearly as much as others.
>get Haruna from drop
>check her gallery
I'm pretty dumb and not very attentive to details
Probably last time before event.
Place your bet, /jp. I guess it's not who I want again.
Welp I'm retarded, I've been grinding at 3-1 for a day now. Somehow I managed to digest that 3-2A IS 3-1 despise having read the wikia leveling tutorial like million times.
You saved a little time when sending expeditions since you could go to another page even while the expedition animation was playing.
Battle lines ships had used to be played in order, not randomly as they are now.
During battle, torpedo animation in the day was much smoother than it is now, and at night, non-CI torps were much faster than they are now (although CI torps were much slower back then).
And during aerial combat, although it looked much less realistic, having the torpedo bombers' torps being lined up together looked much nicer than the haphazardness you see now.
Also during sortieing, the ship's animation had the ship turn much more slowly if the general direction of the sortieing path changed from left to right (or vice versa) instead of in an instant. I thought it was much cuter back then.
Being a shipgirl sounds fucking terrible. You remember all the sailor deaths and your own death in very vivid nightmares and the equipment is very heavy and good luck if you are an unlucky ship. Suddenly, they are thrown a huge responsibility to pretty much save the world, they are regular girls in the military who had the misfortune of possessing the spirit of the ship which is the only way to kill Abyss ships. Some even have stronger PTSD than others, I wonder if they have suicidal thoughts just to end it.
You're going to make her feel warm in more ways than one.
I forgot the possibility of living long enough to see who you really are.
Since it's determined by rank, you are matched with people who do the same. If you are gensui, you will usually get good PvP fleets for exp, anything lower and you risk getting players who don't play.
23->24 points here, got this guy twice.
Maruyu is a lie. She doesn't exist.
35 tries in total and I haven't gotten her a single time. 15% my ass.
Please anon, that's not healthy.
So after getting banned a few months ago for unknown reasons and no replies from devs at twitter/Kadokawa/DMM I've decided to start a new account from scratch again. Losing all my stuff starting from 2013 hurts a lot but I've sunk too deep into this hole. Are there any limited stuff from New Year which I should be aiming for first?
Devs banning an account for absolutely no reason is unheard of. Are you absolutely sure you weren't trying anything funny before the ban? F5 spam? Shady tools? There has to be a reason.
After a few months of pvp she is the first ship in my fleet to reach 99.
I'm glad I made it in time for the new year's sprite.
I'm actually done with ranking. I got banned the day September ranking rewards was released, and I got into top 100 too.
I posted here when I got banned too, all I did was autism ranking for 2 months prior to the ban. No proxy, no speedhack, no scripts.
Maybe then she will never fail at upgrading.
your ride has only just begun, anon. have fun.
It allows me to know whether to go night battle or not, or whether to continue or retreat, even when I miss the entire battle and don't get to see how much damage my ships dealt or took (because I alt-tabbed away from my game to another window).
>Doesn't that take away all the excitement?
No. It just brings the excitement forward.
It's like watching your favorite team play in the grand finals live, not knowing whether they'll win or lose, compared to reading about the result the next day and then watching the replay.
>still refuses to sink
This is why she is the best waifu.