World of Warships preps the Russian cruiser line

    
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It kind of makes sense that, sooner or later, Russia-based Wargaming would be giving some special love and attention to Ruskie hardware in World of Warships. When Update 0.5.4 arrives, it will bring with it 10 Russian cruisers, each filled with war bears (presumably) and serious firepower.

The cruisers range from the shallow-water Orlan to the cruiser-destroying Moskva, although these ships didn’t get as much play as other countries’ fleets in World War II. Maybe this patch will change history as we know it, eh?

You can check out the Russian cruisers tech tree for more detailed specifications and then watch the video below for a look at Mother Russia’s greatest ocean-going vessels.

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wanderv15
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Damonvile Karl_Hungus As i know only 2 of 10 ships were stuck in construction stage.

Anyway this developer does what players interested in not what was historical ‘deserved’. Chinese part of WW2 was the longest and bloodiest but try to find a game that covered it.

wanderv15
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wanderv15

Time to back to the game!

captainzor
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captainzor

Did someone say war bears?

LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

They should have gone with the Royal Navy. However, given that Wargaming decided that anime tie-ins were more important than real content, it kind of gives you an idea of how messed up their priorities are. 

Screwing people over by still refusing to properly integrate accounts across their games (e.g. refusing to allow you to spend gold across games like they do with WoWP and WOT) as well as making every new premium cash-shop-only, ridiculously overpriced AND forcing people to overpay for them even more by only selling them in bundles (at least on the NA cluster) are just par for the course with Wargaming. Nothing surprises me any more. 

Carriers still suck and are broken with no hope of a fix in sight, matchmaker was programmed by a vodka-fueled monkey, sight mechanics are still borked and a lot of stuff just doesn’t work properly (bugs bugs and more bugs). It is still in a beta state and wasn’t ready for release in the fall. It still isn’t in a release state IMHO. 

I jumped off this trainwreck of a game 3 months ago. No regrets. I’ll wait for Gaijin to put naval combat into War Thunder. At least they won’t mess it up as badly.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Nordavind warships are great at shock and awe.  The recent scene in Captain Philips when the US Navy enveloped the little lifeboat was a really good depiction.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Karl_Hungus Damonvile  That is not what I have been reading on reddit.  One of the cruisers in game is the T5 Kirov.
Anyways, for you history buffs, read up about the Kirov class, which is one of the higher tier ships…
Most of the ships remained blockaded due to minefields, and several more hit mines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirov-class_cruiser
Really, like most of the Russian navy in WWII, they just didn’t contribute that much.

The wiki had the line ”
The loss of three destroyers to German aircraft attempting to interdict the German evacuation of the Taman Bridgehead on 6 October 1943 caused Stalin to forbid the deployment of large naval units without his express permission”

Nordavind
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Nordavind

That header image gave me flashbacks to The Guns of Navarone:

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Karl_Hungus

Damonvile Karl_Hungus 
Well sure, Finland deserves a spot just as much as Russia. I was merely arguing that the Russians should be included as well, in response to your original comment that the Russian navy contributed little to WW2. They contributed quite a bit, regardless of the press and media attention received.

ThatLanteshGuy
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ThatLanteshGuy

Looking forward to trying these out. Got my Murmansk and Nikolai ready for captain training. Now they just need to get off their butts and start the ARP event for the NA server. Going to be sorely disappointed if they gave in to the ARP haters.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Karl_Hungus Damonvile I didn’t know this game was a history prize. I thought it was an arcade shooter with ships. Of which the Russian ones will be concept art from a drafting board. Unlike other nations they could have added first.