atg wrote: Anacronian wrote:
I have the Spee and love it. What issues do you have with it?
It's at the wrong Tier - The Spee would have done well as a Tier V ship, But at Tier VI you will often play Tier VIII games and the Spee does horribly there, It's too slow, to under gunned and have too thin armor to be in a Tier VIII game, I've played 60 games in the Spee now and 40% of them have been spent as Tier VIII fodder (this is literally what you are in this case).
Play like a BB and not a YOLO rushing cruiser in tier8 games. Sit back and fire HE at the enemy BBs and watch for opportunities to hit broadside cruisers with AP. Keep an eye on the minimap to make sure you don't get out of position and move early if you are threatened to mitigate the speed disadvantage. Its not perfect but it never will be when playing any tier 6 against tier 8s.
Look I know how to play the game, That doesn't change that you are have a distinct disadvantage when playing the Spee in any Tier VIII game and in most Tier VII, Hell it actually only does well when it's top-tier.
Flamu pretty mutch sums up my experience here:
Graf Spee is not worth it, You are way better of by going for a Scharnhorst or Tirpitz - Ships that can actually play well in over-tier games.
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