Carnotzet has been busy and unable to translate recent Q&As done by Sub_Octavian, so Babykim on the EU forums has stepped in and translated a lot of material. There’s quite a bit to sift through, going back a couple weeks, but it’s pretty interesting stuff. Enjoy!
On main guns:
Q. The performance of the Scharnhorst 283mm BB shells are inconsistent compared to similar guns on other ships. They cannot citadel battleships even at close (10km) ranges, whereas similar guns of higher tier German ships, or, for example, the 220mm guns of the Moskva can. Secondly, the plunging fire at medium ranges (15-18 km) also does not penetrate battleships.
A. This is not terribly inconsistent, given the actual characteristics of the shell. We do not see a problem in the game balance either. The lack of citadels is compensated by the rate of fire other qualities of the ship. I would not necessarily say that plunging fire should penetrate the deck of a battleship at medium ranges in general.
Q. Can you comment on how the occurrence of penetrations has changed following the change in shell normalization in 0.5.10? Cruisers with calibers up to 155mm and battleships with calibers up to 305mm appear to have stopped causing citadel hits.
A. Can you specify which ships have this issue?
Q. Over-penetrations cause the same damage, no matter if I hit the bow, the midship, the citadel, or the stern. Is this acceptable?
A. We do not see it as a big problem. An over-penetration indicates the wrong choice of ammunition.
Q. Do you plan to add more information on the thickness armor that can be penetrated by a given gun, similar to WOT.
A. We are thinking about summarizing this information in an accessible manner.
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