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dranzerstar
03-30-2015, 01:06 AM
Due to Huge delays, me and Jinxed will not be able to provide real time translations
Please credit @Folseus (http://www.himeuta.net/members/2844-folseus/) for doing this session's translate.

A new feature, Patch content analysis have been added.
The following link holds all the image and stat data added in the latest patch
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4780827/patchnotes/latest.html
Please credit chronomeister for his hard work

Summary
1. Spring Event 2015
2. 5 new KanMusu - CV Katsuragi (E-2), BB Littorio (E-4) AV Akitsushima (E-6) as Rewards, DD Takanami (E-3 & E-4), BB Roma as a Drop (E-6)
3. [Active Branching] - New feature to choose pathing at certain nodes
4. Combined Fleet for E-2 and E-4.
5. Easy/Medium/Hard difficulties available
6. Medium and Hard will have Fleet Locking for E-3, E-4, and E-5.
7. New BGMs
8. New Equipment


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593025322204794880
15▼ New Equipment 「二式大 艇」 Type 2 Flying Boat
「二式大 艇」 Type 2 Flying boat can be obtained from refitting Akitsushima. Medium and Hard difficulties will also reward this equipment.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593023245479088129
14â–¼ New Equipment
The new KanMusu from the Spring Event will also bring some new equipment.
「二式大 艇」 Type 2 Flying Boat
「381mm/50 三連装çÂ* ²æ”¹ã€ 381mm/50 Triple Gun Kai
「OTO 152mmä¸‰é€£è£…à €Ÿå°„çÂ*²ã€ OTO 152mm Triple Secondary Gun
「90mm単装頫˜è§’çÂ*²ã€ 90mm Single HA gun
「プリã‚ ¨ãƒ¼ã‚¼å¼æ° ´ä¸Â*防御éš⠀Ã¥Â£ÂÃ£â‚¬Â Pugliese torpedo defense system

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593021928341798912
13â–¼ New BGM
Spring Event: Main Operation normal battles will have the new BGM [Mutsuki-class Destroyer's Fight], Boss fights will have [Combined Fleet, West].
The Extra Operations will also have new BGM themed towards the threat of the Abyssals.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593020667299123201
12â–¼ For those willing to challenge Medium and Hard
There will be fleet locking for ships sortied on certain maps. Once sortied to one of these maps, they will receive a marker which signifies they cannot be sortied to the other maps.
※Fleet Locking Maps: E-3, E-4, E-5

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593018757007577088
11â–¼ Operation [Difficulty Selection]
Spring Event will have three difficulties to choose from.
※Any Admiral can choose the [Easy] difficulty.
※Veteran Admirals can challenge the [Medium] and [Hard] difficulties.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593017933258862592
10â–¼ Spring Event 2015: New KanMusu (5 Total)
After completing all the stages of the Spring Event, you will be awarded with a new KanMusu to celebrate [KanColle]'s 2nd anniversary. Seaplane Tender [Akitsushima]. She has almost no combat power, but please welcome her anyways! This concludes the five new KanMusu for the Spring Event.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593016449444155392
09â–¼ Spring Event 2015: New KanMusu (Continued)
In the final stage of the Extra Operations (E-6), the foreign Battleship [Roma] will be available as a drop.
※Higher chance on certain nodes

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593013969452797952
08â–¼ Extra Operation (Second Part)
After completing the main operation, the Extra Operation maps will be available. Very powerful Abyssals roam the waters in these two operations.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593012138525896704
07â–¼ [Support Fleet]
There will be support expeditions available. Support fleets will aid with support shelling and bombing in two different types: Boss and Regular.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593009807952510976
06â–¼ [Combined Fleet]
Main Operation E-2 and E-4 will be combined fleet operations.
※Once you've met the conditions to form a combined fleet, drag Fleet 2's icon on top of your main fleet in the formation menu.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593007287444213760
05â–¼ New System [Active Divergence]
Until now, all branching in the compass was dependent on RNG and fleet composition. Today's update will bring new nodes that allow the Admiral to decide which direction to take.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593005296991145984
04â–¼ Spring Event: We've introduced two ships that are rewards from the Main Operation so far, there is also the Yuugumo-class [Takanami] available as a drop.
※Only available after clearing the latter half of the Main Operation (E-3 & E-4?)
※Higher chance on certain nodes.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593003881681924096
03â–¼ Spring Event: Main Operation will have up to 3 new KanMusu that you can meet. E-2 of the Operation will have the Unryuu-class Aircraft Carrier [Katsuragi] as a reward. E-4 will have a new foreign battleship, [Littorio] available.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593001560000450560
02â–¼ Spring Event 2015: Main Operation (First Part)
Will consist of the following
E-1: [Launch Preparations, The Eleventh Operation!]
E-2: [Second Curry Ocean Operation]
E-3: [Bagel Bay Trade Disruption Fight]
E-4: [Decisive Battle! Ri Lanka Island Capture Operation]

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/593000308306907138
01â–¼ [KanColle] Spring Event 2015
The current maintenance will bring the Spring 2015 Event update, [Orders! The Eleventh Operation]. As a celebration for our two year anniversary, this year's spring event planned to be approximately 20 days long.

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/592718246526197760/lPYU9M62_400x400.png



https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592986636847218689
The [Kancolle] Maint and update is currently in the later phase. The progress is [slow] and the ETA will be at [21:20]. Sorry for the delay, we will work hard to bring it up as soon as possible.

http://i.imgur.com/034HATc.png

Spring event 2015 is set in stone,
so far we know
1. Littorio(Vittorio Veneto) class Battleship reward and several new ships
2. Starts on 28th April
3. difficulty selection is back
4. "Hard" means "very hard" says devs
5. Something to do with Italians, Brits and India sea
6. Event lasting for 20days
7. Mutski k2 on 23rd Apr
8. Event name [Orders! The eleventh operation](Hatsume! dai jiuichi go sakusen )
9. Prepare your planes, bauxite, carriers, AA escorts
10. A [relatively large operation]
11. New carrier as reward
12. Splitting forces is needed for higher difficulty regions
13. Double foreign sister ships
14. Details of the operation format based on latest info in below


*There will be no fleet locking on easy difficulty


Operation
Locking
Combined
Rewards
Remarks


E1
No Locking
No
items and rare equipments
Start of first half of main operation


E2
No Locking
Combined
CV



E3
Locked in E3
No
?



E4
Locked in E4
Combined
Italian BB
End of first half of main operation


EO-1
Locked in E5
?

Start of second half of main operation


EO-2
All ships allowed
?
Italian BB
End of second half of main operation








"PAAAASSSTA ON CURRY" I was right.
http://i.imgur.com/MutgWEl.png

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592495256567816192
Clearing the main operations(E1~E5) will unlock [extra operations]
EO will consist of 2 battles
All ships will be usable in EO for all difficulties

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592493113073008640
The first half will reward you with items and rare equipments and later parts will reward you with new ships
New players should aim for completing the whole event in easy

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592490946584969216
Completing half of the event of the first part will receive a CV. Completing the first and all the events will reward you with 2 of the battleships that come from the west.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592489460748554240
If you are going for [Hard] or [Medium], fleet used in E3 cannot be used on E4. Fleet used on E3,E4 cannot be used on E5.
for [Easy], there will be no fleet locks.


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592486460059615232
The 2nd and the 4th map will be using combined fleet

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592147306952044544
Spring Event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] 's [first part] will be like the following
zone1: [Assemble, eleventh operation]
zone2: [The 2nd curry seas conflict]
zone3: [Assault on Bagels bay trade route ]
zone4: [Battle of the Riranka Island ]


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/592143450759254017
Spring Event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] will be starting on 28th Apr. The event will last for 20days, clearing the seas in this operation will grant you 2 foreign battleship sisters that came from the west. Please look forward!


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/591792017522360320
Spring Event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] will be starting on 28th Apr. New kanmusu's including Italian ship and new carrier will be added.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/591784451031445504
TO those who plan on clearing medium or hard. In order to qualify for [hard] difficulty for the 2nd part of the event, you have to clear the 1st part in either hard or medium

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/591449252355801088
Spring Event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] will be starting on 28th Apr. This is a [relatively large operation] and consist of multiple stages of mission, Admiral going for [Medium] and [Hard] would require a well prepared force.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/589952410077921280
Spring Event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] will be starting on 28th Apr. ※This is a tentative date, you will be notified when changes were made, please stay tuned.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/588503600046809088
The last week of April will be start of event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] The event will last for 20days. Clearing the event will award the Italian main force battleship and find other new ships.
About the strategies, preparing a fleet centered around carriers and escorts is very important!

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/587777476371152896
The last week of April will be start of event [発令!第 十一号作 戦] The event will last for 20days. Clearing the event will award the Italian main force battleship and find other new ships. Please look forward to the event!

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/587071582259916800
[Kancolle]Spring event 2015 : limited area is planned to start at the last week of Apr. The battle will last for around 20 days. A number of colorful new kanmusu including the main force Italia Ship will be added. Please look forward to the event!


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/587070294457618432
A certain predecessor DD of Tokugata 1 class DD will be getting k2. We are working hard to release it in this spring on 23rd Apr !

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/585967207965818881
This day in around 70 years ago, Nagumo carrier had a conflict with East British forces in the Indian Seas, and CV Hermes was defeated there. Late this month, Spring event 2015 will start and an Italian ship will be added, stay tuned!


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584881445073625088
In late this month, [kancolle]Spring event 2015 will start! multiple new ships including a strong Italian ship that was successful in the Mediterranean sea will be added. Admirals that planned to take on the hard difficulty, please stock up resources and train up your units before hand.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584541323547418625
In the spring event, multiple new ships including a strong Italian ship that was successful in the Mediterranean sea will be added.


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584539433480822786
The next patch will be on 10th April. At the end of April, spring event will start, and experienced admirals can select its difficulty just like the winter event.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583794721740324865
In the Spring event, An Italian main force battleship that served in the Mediterranean Sea will be added.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583066351872319488
In late April[Kancolle]Spring event 2015 will be held. Several new kanmusu including [Kanmusu that was born in Italy ] will be added. Stay tuned!

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/582342048386166784
In late April[Kancolle]Spring event 2015 will be held. In the spring event, a new foreign and several new kanmusu will be added. Stay tuned!

PrimalBidoof
03-30-2015, 01:09 AM
As long as there's no fleet locking, we good.

Pudding
03-30-2015, 01:16 AM
i think my body is lady...

kuavera
03-30-2015, 01:23 AM
So how many BB Himes is it gonna be this time?

HydraGoliath
03-30-2015, 01:32 AM
kuavera

2 BB Oni2, 3 BB Hime and a Re Class Kai

Natsuyuki
03-30-2015, 01:32 AM
May be i will be choose medium mode for final map again . Event happen before my exam :kongou_wat:

Kuren
03-30-2015, 01:35 AM
I guess no more LSC then...

God have mercy for no fleet locking and have the difficulty levels return. Now I really hope Ooyodo drop in earlier maps because Combined Fleet is pretty much a given in this event and not everyone have Fleet Command Facility..

So the estimated event start date is 24 April huh...rumors has it this will be a pretty big event so definitely must start stockpiling now.

MagnAvaloN
03-30-2015, 01:38 AM
Event time announced right after I got Musashi?

\ :yahagi_grin: /

DuckiePlucky
03-30-2015, 01:44 AM
If it's fleet locking....

http://i.imgur.com/TLnJsk5.gif


If not then.... I DON'T CARE IT'S EASY MODO FOR ME!!!!

Beregond
03-30-2015, 01:54 AM
The panic is real; now the eternal dilemma, when to stop leveling shiz and to start the stockpiling boredom >_>
Well just to start I guess Bismarck attempts will be suspended till late may.

Ryuuoh DeltaPlus
03-30-2015, 01:56 AM
Good thing it's already the end of school for me!!

Gonna go for Hard Mode again!!

DuckiePlucky
03-30-2015, 02:10 AM
Oh right looks like no more trying to go for Nagato and Mutsu in regular daily runs of 3-1 and regular construction then...

Cubey42
03-30-2015, 02:11 AM
I'm no longer a new player (I came later jan before winter event started) and now I have my sea legs, I've been preparing my girls and my wits. I've studied and learned many things, I am prepared for war.

aka I'm a salted fish

sombrely
03-30-2015, 02:18 AM
Everyone was trying to craft Musashi last week and here I am saving for the event :shimakaze_dot:

http://www.himeuta.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3279&stc=1

Sarv
03-30-2015, 02:22 AM
At this rate I might have to expand my dorms... :haruna_dot:

Blankman
03-30-2015, 02:23 AM
I am the bone of my Fleet Steel is my body and Fuel is my blood I have sortied over a thousand Orel Unknown to the BBs, Nor known to CVs Have withstood pain to gather resources Yet, the Oreling will never cease to end So as I pray, Unlimited Orel Works.- Dechi, Iku, Imuya, Hacchan, Yuu-chan's prayer when the spring event is announced

Elairiah
03-30-2015, 02:27 AM
I can only hope there is enough time to train most of my ships to 70 before the event starts.

Nani-Soreee
03-30-2015, 02:35 AM
sigh no more lsc attempts for me
Time for hardcore leveling for my CAs and CLs. :shimakaze_grin:

NanashiYoukai
03-30-2015, 02:50 AM
HEY!!!

Just so everyone knows...

http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/aniuby/heittk01_zpskymjamng.jpg (http://s534.photobucket.com/user/aniuby/media/heittk01_zpskymjamng.jpg.html)

http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/aniuby/easymodo_zpszqbc0vwu.jpg (http://s534.photobucket.com/user/aniuby/media/easymodo_zpszqbc0vwu.jpg.html)

If difficulty levels return, DON'T listen to these people! Play at whatever difficulty which you find comfortable and fun! KanColle is a game about having enjoying yourself, not a competition, so don't kill yourself over it! Good luck in your preparations, everybody!

brb crying in the corner ehh majiiii easy modo hei ttk salted fish

Mr_Retro
03-30-2015, 03:00 AM
Oh snap. I'll probably end up doing easy again (not sure if I will have enough high level ships of each class for medium). If Amatsukaze drops, I'll rush through the event on easy (except perhaps the map she drops on) and grind for the rest of the event. Any chance of getting her without suffering in 3-5 is precious!

Tiggie3010
03-30-2015, 03:45 AM
I'll be going easy level as I'm still new at this. Hope it wont be too hard for my ships as i wanna try get some awesome drops plus the new foreign ship!

Porcupanda
03-30-2015, 03:55 AM
Hopefully I'll get another chance at Unryuu farming... I may wait a few days before attempting to do the event.. I completed E-4 last time and that kinda screwed me over when farming without knowing she dropped there.. -.- Please bring back the difficulty option. :3

Natsuyuki
03-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Only looking for isokaze

mimasho
03-30-2015, 04:36 AM
yes, please no fleet locking ><
^ I second that. Really need to get Isokaze this time ~

Also, are we all just assuming that it's going to allow us to pick difficulty again ?
Not sure whether I like that idea, I feel like hard mode screws you over too much when farming for drops after completing.

VR-Yan
03-30-2015, 04:38 AM
Incoming event and my rsc are twice as much than in the winter one~ Hopefully difficulty system would stay and ship locking a "no no"~

Wonder why they using Yukikaze pic tho, they aren't hinting anything about that, right?

DDX chan
03-30-2015, 04:54 AM
Let's see how many bosses are they going to stuff into one node

Luxey
03-30-2015, 05:04 AM
I'm really scared now....
The winter event beat the crap outta me, so I'm grinding like a maniac to hopefully get more Kai Ni's than just Yuudachi Kai Ni, KTKM Kai Ni, and Isuzu Kai Ni....

Also, I can't wait to see who the new ship-girl is! I'm really hoping that it's Bismarck's sister Tirpitz

gokinggo
03-30-2015, 05:08 AM
oh man, hope for no ship-locking.




Wonder why they using Yukikaze pic tho, they aren't hinting anything about that, right?

just try to promote new guide book , i guess?

http://i.imgur.com/5w5eSyA.jpg

Lempika
03-30-2015, 05:16 AM
I guess I'm glad I started saving up resources beforehand, but knowing my luck, no amount of preparation is going to save me from what's to come. Probably gonna burn through it all on the first map.

Danywar
03-30-2015, 05:59 AM
Lempika if they let us pick again, you could just go easy mode and ignore everything except the ship drops for clearing it ... (i think ? )

Kuren
03-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Difficulty Mode : Yes
Greater chances to clear whole event for high HQ levels in final maps. Easier ship farming.

Difficulty Mode : None
Get screwed but fixed clear rewards so will not miss out anything. Nightmare for HQ100+.

Either way, it is better not to assume difficulty mode is a given in Spring event, being prepared is more important IMO.

mikenzb
03-30-2015, 06:09 AM
Ahh, How nice, no more LSC for me I guess, this will be my 2nd event and this time I'm gonna be ready... (for hard maybe)

Lempika
03-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Danywar That system was pretty nice, so I'd be happy if they went with it again. In the Winter Event I ended up going easy difficulty for the last 2 maps, and even then, it took me one week to clear the last map, up until the morning of the event finishing, due to what I feel like was probably my worst streak of shitty RNG.

Aaaand if that's any indication of the future, it's going to happen again. ` ^ `

Rati11
03-30-2015, 06:37 AM
Well I am excited for the coming Event. At least it is at late April so I have still some time to get 1 or 2 CA to lvl 30+ so I can have some fexible fleet composition here. I hope the difficulty will return so I can make my mind if I gonna doing these all on normal or on hard if the reward is good. Easy if I am out of time to clear the map and hopefully I will get Harusame at some point * Prepare his Harusame hunting Equipment*

goesto11
03-30-2015, 06:45 AM
I'm glad they gave advance warning since I was planning on continuing my LSC spamming. I had hoped to get Yamato or Musashi for the next event, but I guess that's not gonna happen. Then I again I suppose leveling Yamato or Musashi wouldn't exactly be resource friendly either. Got some leveling to do as it is - especially since I hit HQ 100. Not an issue with "pick your difficulty" mode, but if they go back to the HQ level difficulty brackets, gonna be tough.

One question I have is that if they do keep "pick your difficulty", whether they will change the rules about changing difficulty. Lastly, I'm assuming this will be a "medium" event - right?

Sixpack
03-30-2015, 06:46 AM
*looks at his girls and resources*

I am ready.

Ara
03-30-2015, 07:12 AM
Just did two LSC before seeing that. No Yamato or Taihou still, well. Guess that will be my last two LSC, time to stockpile. My Bismarck won't be able to get to Drei though.

lanagant
03-30-2015, 07:28 AM
event announced? well then time to blow all my ammo and steel in 46cm developments. who cares about stockpiling.

TheIzaya
03-30-2015, 07:28 AM
Oh man. This will be my first event, and I've been playing for almost 2-3 weeks now. I'm gonna have to go easy on the resource spending while trying to accumulate more than what I spend.

I should have time to get a few more ships to 30-40+. Hopefully it's enough haha.

leticia
03-30-2015, 07:47 AM
I don't really have to farm any maps this time except if the new ships need to be farmed instead of being map clear rewards, and so I might consider clearing hard difficulty this time...

Forcyte
03-30-2015, 07:48 AM
I'm actually going to be traveling for work the last two weeks of April, so finding the time to finish the event will be the challenge. I'm good on resources though, my girls have only gotten stronger since the last event, and Musashi has joined the fleet as well, so I'm expecting to do ok if I get the time to play.

Orzel
03-30-2015, 07:49 AM
Time to grind like no tomorrow! Good thing I have a week off before the spring quarter starts.

Harpy Kai
03-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Hmm doubt I'll manage on hard mode this time around, unless its an easy one...Or theres some crazy awesome reward that forces me to... Buckets still recovering from hunting down Pyan... >_<

And hopefully Isokaze drops somewhere its actually possible to farm this time...

dranzerstar
03-30-2015, 08:02 AM
we'll put up a shame memorial for hei teidokus to force people to go through Hard

DuckiePlucky
03-30-2015, 08:03 AM
To be honest last time I got unlucky with sub drops and plus.... E-2 Winter event troll, this time I think I'm prepared.

ogorhan
03-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Well as long as there is no super rare equiment like the proto 51cm's or reppu kai, etc for beating it on medium or higher and no super rare ships to farm (doubt they gonna hand Yamato as drop lol) I'll prolly go easy.

I hope Akizuki & Prinz Eugen return though the chances of that happening both as drop and clear rewards are slim.

Sixpack
03-30-2015, 08:13 AM
dranzerstar

You can try if you want to, but people actually need to care for that to work. And I am simply not ashamed of accomplishing things on a lower difficulty than others.

dranzerstar
03-30-2015, 08:25 AM
Sixpack

It was there
http://www.himeuta.net/f26-archives/himeuta-mods-shame-glory-winter2015-edition-4014.html

Marius
03-30-2015, 08:44 AM
predicting fleetlocking+hardmode+ BB Hime Kage Bunshin

my body is ready, my mind is already crying

dranzerstar
03-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Battleship Symbiotic Hime
. v
Battleship Water Oni
. v
Battleship land Oni
. v
Battleship Sky Oni

Anomalyzer
03-30-2015, 09:12 AM
time to stockpile again then...

Magnius
03-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Sneaky devs throw the event announcement right after people have blown their resources on Musashi.

M.A.Mitscher
03-30-2015, 09:32 AM
As long as there's no fleet locking, we good.

Der Fuhrer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvjn0h4XZA4) has some choice words about that.

velocius
03-30-2015, 10:41 AM
now do i get Bismarck to level 75 and Drei her, or do i hope i find zuikaku and Kai Unryuu. an extra Reppuu 601 and a SCAMP would be nice.

chances for an extra BP during event or a ZUIkaku during event is high as well though.

neltazero
03-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Late April... now I have about 3 weeks to gather as much resources as possible. Got trolled by the increase-in-Musashi-droprate and ended with about 2-3k of each resources. As of today my ammo and fuel at 14k.

sumbius
03-30-2015, 11:02 AM
I suppose this means the end of my 6-2 Sakawa farming and Shioi LSC. Aww

Fuyukaze
03-30-2015, 11:06 AM
Thankfully i didn't fall for the Musashi bait and kept my resources for this spring event.
Fuel & Ammo should breach over 100k at the start of the event while steel & bauxite will likely be at 60~70k & 40k respectively.
More then enough if RNG doesn't decide to roll me over like it did in E5 i guess.

On the standing of equipment, 3 Reppu & 1 Reppu 601st Air Group should still hold fine for now i guess.

chema1994
03-30-2015, 11:08 AM
My first event. I am ready.
(actually I am not)

jammertime
03-30-2015, 11:10 AM
Fingers crossed for another increased Taigei drop rate. Farmed the fuck out of E-1 last event and came out with everyone but the whale.

And if the new gaijin battleship is still German, fingers crossed for Tirpitz. Otherwise I'm really hoping this is the first of the unnamed new country rep, and I reaaaaally hope it's an HMS girl.

polymorphine
03-30-2015, 11:12 AM
ah dammit. Bismarck is at 75 and waiting for her last blueprint. will probably have to do 1-5 and 2-5 when april hits.

Tiggie3010
03-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Quick newbie question!
Whats fleet locking? Is it really as terrible as it sounds?

Mega1987
03-30-2015, 12:18 PM
I hope the difficultly settings will be implemented...
being a high level TTK with mostly infinity -1 or -2 equipments really makes challenging events hard...
especially when Carriers are involved.... T_T

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Quick newbie question!
Whats fleet locking? Is it really as terrible as it sounds?
Fleet locking is what it said...
It locks the kanmusu you used already from one map from participating to the next one...
I believe it started during the Al/Mi event... as any ships have gone to AL CAN'T join the combine fleet at MI, to simulate the actual operation.

it gets worse if you got only less than 2 high level fleets of kanmusu while the rest are either underlevel or not yet modernized to near max stat.
then the next map is too hard for the rest of your kanmusu to finish without your high level ones, who got locked if they got used from the previous map...
although you can still swap equipments from the locked kanmusu to the unused ones.

UnRaVeLinG
03-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Tiggie3010 As Mega1987 already explained, Summer Event 2014 was split into three parts. The first two maps as Operation AL, maps 3-5 as Operation MI and the Extra Operation map.
Ships that participated in one of the three parts couldn't be sortied to maps of another part. This leads to a higher number of ships being necessary as well as a little planning ahead. It was mandatory to save ones best ships for the EO map, so they couldn't be used for AL and MI which made them a little harder. Or respectively, if you used your best ships for earlier maps, you had a very hard time or even no chance of finishing the EO map.

selenphr
03-30-2015, 01:15 PM
What happened to the world when I was out on an exped? Two days out and I'm out of the loop, and boom event notice

I'm not sure on what I should react on the event.

A. http://i61.tinypic.com/1zqejo8.jpg
B.http://i60.tinypic.com/2rw7rxy.jpg
C. http://i57.tinypic.com/ifpjyo.jpg

Mega1987
03-30-2015, 01:26 PM
selenphr
I suggest take option letter D: Shrug it off... as it was expected to happen...
unless you just wasted alot of resources on LSC....

selenphr
03-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Mega1987 Hello Musashi grinding for me. Ain't even halfway to Kai

MagnAvaloN
03-30-2015, 01:34 PM
As usual, won't really care too much about stockpiling. ^_^

cloongc88
03-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Sneaky devs throw the event announcement right after people have blown their resources on Musashi.

The rate up was to celebrate Paul Allens discovery of Musashi.

Alot of people were already expecting an event around this time because the devs have been teasing a new foreign BB being implemented with the spring event for weeks
(Im not sure if they started teasing before or after Paul Allen made the discovery)

Ara
03-30-2015, 03:36 PM
cloongc88 And spring event was to happen in spring anyway, so around that period.

Politeod
03-30-2015, 04:12 PM
I don't think I'll go too crazy about stockpiling, I don't really won't to go over my soft cap anyways because I'll absent from 24th to 26th, so I'll miss the start of the event (but I'll probably have to anyways). In worst case scenario I'll go with easy mode, and if the difficulties are set from the start I should be fine anyways cause I won't hit lvl 100 before the event. Overall I pray for no fleet locking and I should be fine, I'm confident in my girls <3.

ScarletSoul
03-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Oh hey event. Guess i'll get a few more Taihou tries out later before I start the stockpiling.

PantalaimonpanX
03-30-2015, 05:44 PM
Not ready at all, just fingers crossed that I can get Akizuki and Prinz Eugen. Isokaze would be nice too.
Buckets buckets buckets, fuel!

Raven2k5
03-30-2015, 07:55 PM
Oh shit time to panic, hoard resources and stock up on sanity points. :kongou_grin:

Kago
03-31-2015, 11:40 AM
http://puu.sh/gWixw/1d34f64668.jpg

The stockpiling game begins, and I'm having a quick start for the first time in my ttk career. :haruna_grin:

Kotegawa Yui
03-31-2015, 11:44 AM
danggg!! i need to level my yamato first.. i think level 50+ is enough then stockpiling of resources next...

FlamingYu
03-31-2015, 11:58 AM
LSC is over for me, thank god. So, 6 digit resources, Here I come!
Mmy girls aren't ready to tackle whats install for my HQ level. < don't have a single lv 99 > ship.
I don't mind a fleet locking as long as difficulty option returns.

Subpyro
03-31-2015, 12:57 PM
In the spring event, a new foreign and several new kanmusu will be added.

Quite hyped about those other kanmusu besides the foreign ship myself. Even if they are mostly DDs (which will probably be the case).

Reunilu
03-31-2015, 05:16 PM
Not too worried about stockpiling all that much. If the event's in ~three weeks and I can regenerate ~1100 of each resource (since I'm still under my cap) because of school + expeditions, then I think I'll be fine. Super hyped about that new foreign BB and fingers crossed!

HaganeNoKaze
03-31-2015, 11:30 PM
Well, last LSC try tonight then... MASS STOCKPILLING ! *_*

Seravee
04-01-2015, 12:10 AM
2000 buckets, 200k in ammo and fuel, Musashi lvl 50+ and event not here yet...i am rdy

PrimarchBentley
04-01-2015, 12:45 AM
Whew. BBs and CVs are fairly ready (even with a lack of Hotel and Biscuit from LSC), CLs are all Kai Ni'd, DDs are about half Kai Ni'd, CAs are running behind. Not sure which to go for first: push other CAs to Kai Ni, or finish Tone and Chikuma to CAV for SCAMP use. Suzuya at 70+ has been doing pretty good for me w/ SCAMP so far.

Shinhwa
04-01-2015, 01:02 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583066351872319488

Italian Battleship?!

Akuto
04-01-2015, 01:07 AM
Seems likely as they did say the BB will be foreign then this announcement. Unless they are adding multiple foreign ships.

BL2W
04-01-2015, 01:09 AM
Unless they are adding multiple foreign ships.

Best-case scenario, a̶.̶k̶.̶a̶.Ì ¶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶f̶a̶v̶o̶rÌ ¶i̶t̶e̶ ̶s̶c̶e̶n̶aÌ ¶r̶i̶o̶. :kongou_grin:

Schwyn
04-01-2015, 01:11 AM
Italian battleship Roma (1940) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_battleship_Roma_%281940%29)

Probably the Battleship that will be implemented. All other Italian BBs were discarded or scrapped.

Nani-Soreee
04-01-2015, 01:12 AM
Italian battleship confirmed?

awww yes :kongou_grin:

Ghoulvarine
04-01-2015, 01:14 AM
Schwyn If so then we should get some Italian furniture goodies like a pizza oven.

Schwyn
04-01-2015, 01:16 AM
@Schwyn (http://www.himeuta.net/members/8092-schwyn/) If so then we should get some Italian furniture goodies like a pizza oven.

inb4 someone takes it as an improper oven joke.

Shinhwa
04-01-2015, 01:19 AM
So, when are we celebrating with Pizza and Pasta?

Ryuuoh DeltaPlus
04-01-2015, 01:19 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583066351872319488

Italian Battleship?!

PAAAASSTTTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Shinhwa
04-01-2015, 01:20 AM
Great, and I ate Pizza on Sunday =w=;

Ruga-chan
04-01-2015, 01:21 AM
Italian ships.

Now I can have ships speaking itarian in KC and laugh at it everytime. Satisfying.

Beregond
04-01-2015, 01:24 AM
Fuck yeah italian ships!


Now I can have ships speaking itarian in KC and laugh at it everytime. Satisfying.

Also this, can't wait xD

Ruga-chan
04-01-2015, 01:25 AM
I can get to be a nazi and correct every wrong line fufufufu~

Also can't wait for the inevitable:" But Italian navy was useless during WW2!111!!111!"

LostLogia4
04-01-2015, 01:35 AM
Spring event in Italy, of all places?

"checking number of combat-ready ships in my fleet"

6 Battleships
4 Aviation Battleships
8 Heavy Cruisers
1 Suzuya Kai
2 Torpedo Cruisers
4 Light Cruisers
5 Standard Aircraft Carriers
7 Light Aircraft Carriers
and 15 Destroyers

Should be good enough to score at least in Easy mode... I think.

Anyway, ITALIA! Here I come!

Beregond
04-01-2015, 02:15 AM
Now time to guess which ship it will be :P

Imo it will probably (like 90%) be a Littorio class because those are the latest/newest BBs built and the only ones specifically built for WWII
Out of those 4:
1 was never really completed (Impero)
2 were given to allies as part of the peace treaty (Littorio/Italia, Vittorio Veneto) and I doubt they want to introduce allies in the game with just a remodel, it would be a shame

so I definitely bet on Roma, it's probably the most famous one and also the only one of this class that actually sunk in a real battle (lots of documentaries on her sinking and wreck discovery, just 3 years ago).

Trivia: unlike most of other countries, italian military ship have male names from a grammatical point of view, while civilian ships have female names >_>

Nani
04-01-2015, 02:41 AM
Yay Italian ship. Do you think they'll stick to the stereotypes and design her like a big cooking mama?

BBN-1
04-01-2015, 04:00 AM
Can't help but wonder if it'll be like Bismarck and they'll buy a famous artist's fanwork. The author of Hetalia drew his own version of Littorio, you see...

ogorhan
04-01-2015, 04:52 AM
I want a Italian loli battleship dammit!

We need one for real.

mickeygame
04-01-2015, 05:51 AM
My guess is between these 3 battleships.

Littorio, Roma and Vittorio.

Their gun caliber aren't much different from the current equipment in-game compare to other Italian BB.
So it wouldn't be too hard for dev. to balance the firepower output from equipment.


More clues or hints could be nice though.

Impstar_Deuce
04-01-2015, 06:01 AM
Maybe they'll get really crazy and it'll be Aquila (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_aircraft_carrier_Aquila)

BL2W
04-01-2015, 06:19 AM
The author of Hetalia drew his own version of Littorio, you see...
Eheheh... I don't want to step on any toes, but I, personally, have never been a big fan of the Hetalia art style--one of the big reasons being that the artist's girls look like dudes to me. :kongou_wat: Kind of hoping that they don't go with their art with the Italians.

ArcticKitsu
04-01-2015, 06:37 AM
I did say Roma would be added if Tirpitz couldn't...Every American wanted USN ships which got overly obnoxious., but they know that it's only Axis sided. I'm glad I was right \o/ Now I"m curious if this is actually 100% legit due to timing, assuming it is. Can't wait to see the designs. I hope I can also reach and acquire them at my current strength in game.

Edit: Seeing how they treated Bismarck and such I wouldn't be worried about unnecesary stereotypes. I hope not anyways. Little references in the manner of Hachi, Z1, and all that.

illyrin
04-01-2015, 06:57 AM
Maybe they'll get really crazy and it'll be Aquila (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_aircraft_carrier_Aquila)

It'll be the Maiale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_torpedo), one of Italy's most effective weapons during the war. You can put it on any ship to allow that ship to get a free opening attack even before the opening airstrike.

Okay, probably not.

I'm betting on an Italian BB.

MagnAvaloN
04-01-2015, 03:41 PM
Regia Marina. :)

selenphr
04-01-2015, 03:49 PM
Italian BB?

Lemee check my my vocab.

Pasta, Mozzarella, Pesto, Panini, Al Dente, Calzone, Gelato, Cappuccino, Salsa, Lasagna and Pizza. Especially Pizza


... We're good to go.

DuckiePlucky
04-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Um I think it might be the Littorio class battle ships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littorio-class_battleship) and my best bet it's gonna be Roma.

Beregond
04-01-2015, 04:09 PM
selenphr whoever is not italian and knows pesto has my utmost respect.

Tirpitz chan
04-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Um I think it might be the Littorio class battle ships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littorio-class_battleship) and my best bet it's gonna be Roma.

Its either the Littorio class or the Andrea Doria class, all others were scrapped well before the pacific war.
And the fourth Littorio was never completed, so this narrows it down to five ships....
Andrea Doria, Caio Duilio, Littorio, Vittorio Vento and Roma. Roma being the worst, but most noteworthy choice due to her EXTREME misfortune of being sunk by just two bombs. Guided bombs, but still a lucky hit.

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....Edit, Conte di Cavour and Guilio Cesare would also be crappy contenders.

DuckiePlucky
04-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Its either the Littorio class or the Andrea Doria class, all others were scrapped well before the pacific war.
And the fourth Littorio was never completed, so this narrows it down to five ships....
Andrea Doria, Caio Duilio, Littorio, Vittorio Vento and Roma. Roma being the worst, but most noteworthy choice due to her EXTREME misfortune of being sunk by just two bombs. Guided bombs, but still a lucky hit.

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....Edit, Conte di Cavour and Guilio Cesare would also be crappy contenders.

LOL um I think Conte di Cavour would be a good choice also....

Tirpitz chan
04-01-2015, 04:39 PM
LOL um I think Conte di Cavour would be a good choice also....

My money is on Andrea Doria, she has the most feminine name.
Alternatively, Roma. She and Bismarck can get into fights.

Fights which end in passionate yuri sex

DuckiePlucky
04-01-2015, 04:43 PM
My money is on Andrea Doria, she has the most feminine name.
Alternatively, Roma. She and Bismarck can get into fights.

Fights which end in passionate yuri sex

Ummmm... what ever floats your boat good sir.~ :kongou_happy:

Beregond
04-01-2015, 05:15 PM
@Tirpitz chan (http://www.himeuta.net/members/3636-tirpitz-chan/) sadly that's a male name in italian :V

Andrea Doria: admiral, member of the Doria family which, among other families, ruled the Maritime Republic of Genoa (a city-state, ~12th-16th century)

Caio Duilio: famous consul of the Roman Republic

Impero: italian for Empire

Littorio: type of bodyguard during Roman Republic, term used by fascism dictatorship for a bunch of things

Vittorio Veneto: originally name of a small city, then used to indetify a crucial battle during WWI that took place near it (the first word is also a male name)

Roma: well I guess everyone knows, Rome, italian capital


That's why I hope for Roma, other names sound weird to me for a girl

Edit: or maybe Littorio, if it can remodel to Italia since Italy is always represented by a girl in artworks of the past.

Tirpitz chan
04-01-2015, 05:42 PM
Beregond Roma would be cool. Her striped deck could equal to striped panties, or stockings.

oriscus
04-01-2015, 05:42 PM
Beregond
Well, we already have a girl named Max. And Bismarck. And Leberecht. But the cake is still stolen by Prinz Eugen

And for Japanese girls, there's Musashi. Sure she was named after a province and not the most famous Musashi ever, but still.

And quite a few of them have names I don't find feminine at all. Though there are plenty of actual girl's names floating in there.

Nadiya
04-01-2015, 05:46 PM
If Italy gets their own CA, there's the Eugenio de Savoia, Italy's own Prinz Eugen. I'm sure those two will have a nice chat with each other.

Mignonette
04-01-2015, 08:30 PM
Andrea Doria pls. Even though she's as old as the Kongous, never saw action in WW1 and barely WW2....well, if Miyuki can be a shipgirl, than I don't see why she can't.

Either her, Littorio, or Roma maybe. Imagine all the spaghetti jokes, mama mia!

Katze
04-01-2015, 08:39 PM
I want Vittorio Veneto. Because I do. Also re; the masculine name debate, Bismarck is a surname. Yes, she's named after Otto von Bismarck, but still, it isn't the Bismarck part that's inherently masculine. That said, we have Leberect Maas, Max Schultz, and Prinz Eugen. Masculine names are clearly a nonissue.

Marius
04-01-2015, 08:46 PM
its going to be Roma I bet

LostLogia4
04-02-2015, 12:09 AM
Seems like majority of the bets is on Roma, I suppose being named for Rome and being sunk in service of its navy, certainly brings the upvotes.


I doubt they want to introduce allies in the game with just a remodel, it would be a shame.There's no need for the Kancolle devs to introduce Italia as an Allied ship. Littorio was renamed as Italia a little over a month before the armistice, and Roma was sunk after the armistice en route to Malta. Personally I don't think their history of being handed over to Allies would make the Kancolle devs to consider them as "Allied ships" as most of these ships had little to no services there. Case in point, Nagato and Prinz Eugen were handed over to USA and were sunk as target ships in Operation Crossroads, and made it to the game. (with only the passing memories of the nuketest)

Forcyte
04-02-2015, 12:54 AM
I'm betting my spare Akebono that it will be Littorio.

Pink
04-02-2015, 01:00 AM
Just excited that we're finally getting another battleship. Looking forward to learning some Italian with her, whoever she may be.

Forcyte
04-02-2015, 01:11 AM
either that or the devs are adding cheaper slow BBs /sarc

probably one of the class though and therefore likely the name ship as it was for Katori, after all few people remember the other ones and they don't have varying luck or anything either having all survived the war.

Nah, to make it stand out, I think they will give it a BBV remodel. Stock equipment will be the Reggiane Re.2000, an actual green fighter plane rather than another seaplane.

HaganeNoKaze
04-02-2015, 01:15 AM
Wow Italian ! Things are becoming interesting ! :p

HaganeNoKaze
04-02-2015, 01:30 AM
CaptBauxite Yeah, there is some good possibilities about new ships ! :D

Kuren
04-02-2015, 02:44 AM
I sincerely hope that this new BB packs some punch and is a pure BB instead of another BBV or FBB. Although chances are it will going to be the clear reward for the final map.

Devs should make a loli BB already.

Tirpitz chan
04-02-2015, 02:56 AM
I sincerely hope that this new BB packs some punch and is a pure BB instead of another BBV or FBB. Although chances are it will going to be the clear reward for the final map.

Devs should make a loli BB already.

Loli BBs kind of defeat the purpose though, don´t they?
The BBs we have do have big displacement, lots of armor, lots of firepower = big boobies
Unless its a nonsensical decision like with Shioi and Taihou to make them lolis i don´t see why a BB would ever be a loli...

Kuren
04-02-2015, 03:11 AM
Tirpitz chan

Well that was just my wild wish, lol.

Fuel tanks/equipment sizes don't really matter on ship classes when you have busty DDs like Hamakaze and loli CVL like Zuihou/Ryuujou. BB displacement isn't possible to carry normally anyway, loli or not. As far as I know BB are the only class that lacks someone without big fuel tanks, so I don't see a reason why they couldn't add one.

goesto11
04-02-2015, 03:21 AM
My money's on a Littorio-class battleship, and frankly, that's what I'd like. No offense to Kongou-class, but Andrea Doria BB are a bit too WWI. As CaptBauxite says, nothing inherently wrong with a fast BB. Iowa class were fast BB and they had the best main guns of US BBs (16" Mark 7) along with comparable armor to South Dakota Class (maybe slightly better). Point = Littorio-class BB were the best Italian BBs, "fast" or not.

dranzerstar
04-02-2015, 03:57 AM
http://www.nuestrosviajes.net/images/Pasta20Boat20image202.jpg
New Italian boat

goesto11
04-02-2015, 04:46 AM
@CaptBauxite (http://www.himeuta.net/members/4240-captbauxite/): Maybe I'm wrong here, but I thought that the Nagato class being able to mount a 51cm gun had more to do with the fact that (a) limiting the gun to only Yamato class (which would logically make sense) would be too restrictive and (b) Nagato class standard guns were 41cm. To put it another way, it doesn't seem to be simply an issue of "fast BB" or "slow BB". One could forgo remodeling Fusou class or Ise class into BBV, and even remaining as "slow BB" they can't use that 51cm gun. Long story short, I don't think the 51cm gun has any relevance here.

As for WWI BBs in the game, can't be helped given the IJNs fleet. Frankly, I have my doubts if USN ships ever make it into KanColle. If they did, I think North Carolina class, South Dakota class, and Iowa class are worthy additions. Be interesting to see Kirishima's reaction to both South Dakota and Washington. ;)

PinoyRicochet
04-02-2015, 05:20 AM
I knew it was going to be an Italian battleship, but unsure which one. :l

Forcyte
04-02-2015, 05:48 AM
http://www.nuestrosviajes.net/images/Pasta20Boat20image202.jpg
New Italian boat

You sure it's not this one?

http://i.imgur.com/mhG7Yy9.jpg

DuckiePlucky
04-02-2015, 02:18 PM
Hrn... I just had a thought do you think they'll let Katori drop in events now that she has an expedition quest or will they keep tormenting us until a few months later?

selenphr
04-02-2015, 02:21 PM
DuckiePlucky I'd say it's too early for her to return as a drop, Give it a season or two.

DuckiePlucky
04-02-2015, 02:34 PM
@DuckiePlucky (http://www.himeuta.net/members/5551-duckieplucky/) I'd say it's too early for her to return as a drop, Give it a season or two.
I thought so... lol

Beregond
04-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Not ready at all, just fingers crossed that I can get Akizuki and Prinz Eugen. Isokaze would be nice too.
Buckets buckets buckets, fuel!


http://www.nuestrosviajes.net/images/Pasta20Boat20image202.jpg
New Italian boat

lol@ handles that measure pasta, those are clearly spaghetti-torpedo launch tubes Ã*²Â*_Ã*²Â*
2nd BB with torpedoes confirmed!

Nayth
04-02-2015, 04:14 PM
HQ level 78, no decent surface combat equipment
This is what I got for doing 30/30/30/30 for dailies ;-;

Ara
04-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Nayth No worries, I had none and managed to clear most of winter event on hard mode. On another note, I barely have more for this event, I should be more careful I guess ... Though I have way more planes, which is good, and got Bismarck and Musashi ready to wreck too.

Akuser
04-02-2015, 05:48 PM
Oh Italian ship, maybe BB Rome?

White Tiger
04-02-2015, 06:06 PM
Most likely it will be the Roma..................

Also think 2 level 60+ of each class of ship should be good for this event? I am stuck on what else to level..........

Kagamin
04-02-2015, 06:08 PM
White Tiger I'd say 4-8 of each to be safe.

Ryuuhou Kagiyama
04-02-2015, 06:08 PM
Akuser I think it will likely be BB Littorio, with a remodel to become BB Italia. Unlike Roma, Littorio actually had a combat record (she hit 2 destroyers and a light cruiser wew) and survived the war.

Both had it really bad though, the Regia Marina was awful due to ineffective escort fleet so Littorio and her sisters basically got bombed and torped 24/7.

I would be surprised if it was Roma. Mostly because she got sunk on the way to surrender... by the Luftwaffe.

White Tiger
04-02-2015, 06:09 PM
@White Tiger (http://www.himeuta.net/members/6225-white-tiger/) I'd say 4-8 of each to be safe.

Well then to leveling i go.................. T_T any tips for lvling Heavy cruisers faster? lol

Kagamin
04-02-2015, 06:10 PM
White Tiger I'm not the person to ask on that, I haven't leveled my own CAs....

WonderWaffle
04-02-2015, 07:12 PM
White Tiger 3-2-A

Load up 4 CV/L with basic or medium tier planes and have CA as flagship and 1 sub

oriscus
04-02-2015, 07:38 PM
White Tiger
5-4.

Of all the methods to level CA, I like the 5-4 method best. It's less boring the 3-2-A. If you feel daring I believe you can use it to level your ranking (you have to go to the boss, which is much more resource intensive). And personally, I like the pvp at the higher ranks better. From my experience there are fewer troll fleets.

Anyway, after Winter 15 E-5 Hard, I'm a lot more concerned about my clearing abilities. At my current resource level and fleet, I'd have felt incredibly overconfident before last event.

After being handed my ass after being fairly overconfident last event, I have a little bit of healthy caution and worry.

Not that I can really do much to improve my odds at this point.

Leyana
04-02-2015, 08:16 PM
White Tiger Don't forget to take them to PvP.

DuckiePlucky
04-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Leveling up my Shimakaze and Akatsuki then I'll level Inazuma and Ikazuchi together and pop off the 1-5 quest for them since my Hibiki Kai is the highest level out of all of them.

Pudding
04-02-2015, 08:52 PM
If you feel daring I believe you can use it to level your ranking (you have to go to the boss, which is much more resource intensive).

not really.. assuming you get like 100ish fuel if you go all the way... and its a pretty easy map

Leyana
04-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Pudding Ammo is still a concern.

Pudding
04-02-2015, 08:57 PM
Leyana at least you get compensation back where other maps dont... its nearly around half of the fuel you spent per run... and instead of doing 3 different 1 node run...

Leyana
04-02-2015, 09:05 PM
Pudding Yes but ammo is still a concern. You could be getting 10,000 fuel back from the node but it still means jack when your ammo supplies are low.

Pudding
04-02-2015, 09:07 PM
Leyana i know that... just saying like...

instead of doing 5-4-1 3 times and refueling fuel/ammo 3 times... instead if you go all the way and hit all 3 nodes.. you be refueling ammo the same + less fuel...

Leyana
04-02-2015, 09:09 PM
Pudding And I'm saying unless you manage your ammo supplies as well, it doesn't matter how much fuel you have, you'll end up screwed and unable to sortie.

Pudding
04-02-2015, 09:15 PM
Leyana hmm... i am not really talking about that...

i was talking about 5-4-1 vs 5-4 all the way... >__>

if you have resource problem then you should be looking at your exped option/orel runs/how much you sortie

oriscus
04-02-2015, 09:15 PM
There's also repair costs. The boss node can put down some hurt.

First node is low chance of repair costs.
Second node has moderate chances of repair and high chance of light damage.
Boss node is similar to the second.

So going 3 node instead of 2 increases the % of nodes that will incur repair costs.

Pudding
04-02-2015, 09:17 PM
oriscus i personally think 2nd node gives the biggest punch...

oriscus
04-02-2015, 09:18 PM
Pudding
I'd agree with that, but the boss node isn't a slouch. And is way, way more dangerous than the first.

Subpyro
04-02-2015, 10:15 PM
The foreign ship is Italian. Of course. I mean, who were the three cooperative nations that have lost World War II: Germany, Japan, as well as Italy. This is a Japanese game so I doubt they care that they have lost, but it seems all the foreign ships are from the countries of their former allies.

Ryuuhou Kagiyama
04-02-2015, 10:29 PM
Subpyro It might be a sign of an all-encompassing transition. Italy switched sides at the end of the war, so perhaps next we'll see French or British ships. You never know.

ofi123
04-02-2015, 10:40 PM
Nice preview :P

Shinhwa
04-03-2015, 01:32 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583794721740324865


Apparently the Italian Battleship who will be reward for 2015 Spring Event participated in a battle in the Mediterranean Sea. Who is that? (Me bad at history)

Littorio-class?

goesto11
04-03-2015, 02:18 AM
Cool. Littorio-class battleship works for me. :kongou_happy:

Pink Ryuuhou: Just a guess on my part, but I'd say a French ship shows up before a British or US.

AgentKiri
04-03-2015, 02:47 AM
@Subpyro (http://www.himeuta.net/members/6666-subpyro/) It might be a sign of an all-encompassing transition. Italy switched sides at the end of the war, so perhaps next we'll see French or British ships. You never know.

whoa whoa whoa... when did italy ever defected.....
but intresting to see whats coming in this event.

Ryuuhou Kagiyama
04-03-2015, 02:54 AM
AgentD September 8 1943, Italy launched 3 Littorio-class + escort fleet: Italia (formerly known as Littorio), Vittorio Veneto, and Roma. They told the Germans that they were defending against an approaching Allied fleet, but really they were going to Malta to surrender to the British. Germany saw through the bullshit and send planes to bomb the crap out of them. Italia was heavily damaged and Roma sank.

October 13 1943, Italy declares war on Germany.

Shinhwa Actually now it looks like it will be Vittorio Veneto, the sister of Littoria. Eventually Littoria-class became renamed the Vittorio Veneto class, Littoria was injured most of her career and Vittorio Veneto had the most battle experience of her class.

mickeygame
04-03-2015, 03:50 AM
My guess is between these 3 battleships.

Littorio, Roma and Vittorio.

Their gun caliber aren't much different from the current equipment in-game compare to other Italian BB.
So it wouldn't be too hard for dev. to balance the firepower output from equipment.


More clues or hints could be nice though.


After the new hints that dev recently released that it'll be littorio class.

My best bet is at Littorio as she is the first ship of the class.

AgentKiri
04-03-2015, 04:05 AM
Pink Ryuuhou
HAHAHA, i was thinking about the otherside of italy when it was still in power with the dictator.

Shinhwa
04-03-2015, 04:06 AM
dranzerstar

Don't you mean "Served" instead of "Severed"? o.o

CaptKelerick
04-03-2015, 04:15 AM
night everyone.

Unregistered
04-03-2015, 08:32 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583794721740324865


Apparently the Italian Battleship who will be reward for 2015 Spring Event participated in a battle in the Mediterranean Sea. Who is that? (Me bad at history)

Littorio-class?

It could be any of seven options: Littorio/Italia, Vittorio Veneto, Roma, Andrea Doria, Caio Duilio, Giulio Cesare and Conte di Cavour. Roma is the one who had the least significant participation, she never fired her main guns in anger, Littorio and Vittorio Veneto were the ones who saw more action (all the rebuilt WWI-era battleships went in reserve earlier in the war because of the fuel situation).

Subpyro It might be a sign of an all-encompassing transition. Italy switched sides at the end of the war, so perhaps next we'll see French or British ships. You never know.
Italy simply surrendered after being vanquished, the main guns of the battleships were disabled by removing the breech locks and they were never to fire again. That's not switching sides.

Kranesh
04-03-2015, 08:38 AM
I'm gonna bet all my internet cookies in the Littorio, you guys will see.

CaptainCoxwagle
04-03-2015, 09:22 AM
I'll say either the Vittorio Veneto, Littorio, or as an upset the Conte di Cavour.

Littorio Class Battleships will probably have similar stats to the Bismarck, with slightly higher armour and possibly higher firepower, fast speed and poor AA rating. 3 Floatplanes, It might have a Gufo radar system which is nominally better then the FuMo25.

As for other Italian warships I would guess that Heavy Cruiser Trento might be one, it made a trip to China in 1932, and was involved in a few Mediterranean battles. The Zara class cruisers were the most heavily armoured cruisers in the world at the time of their construction, but they suffered a humiliating end at the hands of the Royal Navy in Yasen. Otherwise Submarines Luigi Torelli and Commandante Capelli were the only ships that served in all 3 major Axis navies, and both survived the war with a long combat record.

soiberi1
04-03-2015, 10:09 AM
CaptainCoxwagle Thanks for information man. You know about battleship like it's in your blood. So the Italian BB as you mentioned. Littorio. If it's true, That would be so awesome. Most of the ships FBB now, Birsmack is the strongest in kancolle because of her variety job, and also don't forget her 38 kai with +3 accuracy is something I can't ask for more. Put it side by side with FuMo25 radar +10 accuracy. I don't know how can the beast FBB Birsmack can miss an attack.

CaptainCoxwagle
04-03-2015, 10:19 AM
soiberi1 Another interesting fact about the Littorio's 15 inchers are that they had the same range as the Yamato's 18 inch guns due to it's extreme velocity. Bismarck fortunately still has her torpedoes in her Kai Drei

soiberi1
04-03-2015, 11:24 AM
CaptainCoxwagle I see, does this Littorio can fire torpedo like Birsmack? In world war 2, Axis power, including Italy, German and Japan. I believed Italy surrendered way too early while Japan and German were fighting. I though they might shared the technology. At that time, I believe these allies having a power to balance the world. Japan with top CV. Division 1 including Akagi and Kaga. German with power dreadful Birsmack, and also their army were strong at that time. I do not know much about Italy.

LostLogia4
04-03-2015, 03:45 PM
I know I've been posting this (http://www.himeuta.net/f2-news-announcements/4966-game-update-maintenance-10thapril-post587698.html#post587698) on 10th May update thread, but it looks like I'll have to post it here as well. They might be overshadowed by Bismarck in fame, but their firepower is surpassed only by the Yamato and Iowa-class battleships. This effectively makes them the strongest fast battleships that would be sailing the Kancolle seas, with the firepower stats of around 110s or so.


Italian Littorio-class battleships (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vittorio_Veneto_class_battleship) of World War II had greater firepower of anything that wasn't American or the Yamato (yes, even the famous Bismarck was badly outgunned by the Italian ships) with the longest-ranged guns of any battleship ever (and a piercing capability comparable to the much bigger 406mm-caliber guns of the American battleships and the 457mm guns of the Yamato), had an awesome point defense, were 30 knots fast (enough to qualify as fast battleships, and faster than most), and were awesomely armored.

Also, the guns were tremendously inaccurate at the long range they were used at (not just due a lack of radar: they remained inaccurate even after the Italians managed to develop and install it) and had short barrel life (due to the excessive velocity) and low rate of fire, the point defense wasn't ranged enough to defend from radio-controlled guided bombs (the only ship of the class to be lost was sunk exactly by a German anti-ship guided bomb. To be fair, not even the Germans had seen it coming at the start of the war), the torpedo defense used an ineffective design more expensive than the conventional (it would have been superior to normal, had the right construction techniques been available and not been compromised by speed-optimized hullforms), and the combination of high speed and thick armor made them fuel hogs, with the fuel shortage suffered by Italy during the war forcing them to stay in harbor for most of the war. Note that this is the less impractical version: the ships had been originally built with bulbous bows for higher speeds but had been modified due excessive vibrations, and the original design was supposed to use 406mm-caliber guns but opted for smaller 381mm guns because they would have to be designed from the ground up while 381 designs to improve were already available.


It might have a Gufo radar system which is nominally better then the FuMo25....probably only after the remodel. Their guns would be pretty inaccurate until then.


@CaptainCoxwagle (http://www.himeuta.net/members/5810-captaincoxwagle/) I see, does this Littorio can fire torpedo like Bismack? In world war 2, Axis power, including Italy, German and Japan. I believed Italy surrendered way too early while Japan and German were fighting. I though they might shared the technology. At that time, I believe these allies having a power to balance the world. Japan with top CV. Division 1 including Akagi and Kaga. German with power dreadful Birsmack, and also their army were strong at that time. I do not know much about Italy.Not CaptainCoxwagle, but Littorio-class battleships aren't equipped with any torpedos afaik, so Bismarck drei still wins out in the night battle.

soiberi1
04-03-2015, 04:28 PM
LostLogia4 That is hell of an infor. Thanks man. I am really grateful. Seems like this monster is a beast, even surpass Yamato in term on fire power due to their velocity. You say the AP shell of Musashi with 46 cm radius is nothing compare tho this Littorio. I don't know what to say. Seems like I am loving Bb more and more. I love big gun and big Boob (lol) Yamato. However, Littorio makes Yamato looks bad :(

Impstar_Deuce
04-03-2015, 07:16 PM
I don't know why you all think it'll be a battleship. It could be the heavy cruiser Zara or the destroyer Oriani. Personally, I'm hoping for the aircraft carrier Aquila. :3

Mignonette
04-03-2015, 07:59 PM
B-b-but battleships are cooler!! If it is a battleship, she might be locked away in E5 as either a boss reward or worse...a drop.

Did Z1 and Z3 debut before Bismarck?

Reunilu
04-03-2015, 09:35 PM
Impstar_Deuce


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/583794721740324865
In the Spring event, An Italian main force battleship that served in the Mediterranean Sea will be added.

Indeed, battleships are pretty cool.

soiberi1
04-04-2015, 05:38 AM
mogwald I love battleship. I love their gun, their boob*, excuse me I mean their ap shell, the 46cm gun etc. It's so awesome

iamablocker
04-04-2015, 07:55 AM
And so the cries of Abyssal Allies continue, once slightly muffled by recent events now, cranked up to 10 once again.

Those who betted that the event would bring in an allied ship, please leave your bets.

Impstar_Deuce
04-04-2015, 09:24 AM
@mogwald (http://www.himeuta.net/members/7624-mogwald/) Well shucks, I guess I missed that tweet. Ah, I see it's because the last one I saw was from March 31!

Subpyro
04-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Vittorio Veneto, a Littorio-class BB? Amazing. Vittorio Veneto is a place in Italy really close to Slovenia, where I live. This just made me hyped up. :3

The more you know: Vittorio Veneto has been scrapped at La Spezia.
The more you know v2: Littorio-class consists of 4 battleships: Littorio, Vittorio Veneto, Roma, and Impero, with only the first three actually being completed.

Littorio and Vittorio were scrapped in La Spezia, Impero in Venice, and Roma was sunk.

Warawa
04-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Betting that the new Battleship will be Littorio. And the artist will be Himaruya, the author of Hetalia. He recently drew a bunch of KanColle CrossOvers, featuring a design for Littorio. Since Japanese pixiv artists enjoy CrossOver-ing Hetalia and KanColle, too, I feel like the KanColle stuffs needs to be pretty stupid to ignore that.

LostLogia4
04-04-2015, 01:31 PM
@LostLogia4 (http://www.himeuta.net/members/7572-lostlogia4/) That is hell of an infor. Thanks man. I am really grateful. Seems like this monster is a beast, even surpass Yamato in term on firepower due to their velocity. You say the AP shell of Musashi with 46 cm radius is nothing compare tho this Littorio. I don't know what to say. Seems like I am loving Bb more and more. I love big gun and big Boob (lol) Yamato. However, Littorio makes Yamato looks bad :(No, I never said she's stronger than Yamato. What I said is the Littorio-class battleships would be the strongest fast battleships (FBB) that would be sailing in the Kancolle seas due to their historical firepower. Yamato was disqualified for FBB criteria cuz her top speed falls short of 30 knots and thus lacks the speed to effectively escort the aircraft carrier task force, whereas Iowa-class fast battleship's were in service of the US Navy and thus were unlikely to be featured in Kancolle.

Youjuu
04-04-2015, 02:21 PM
How much do you want to bet we'll get some of that regeneration bar on whatever map that gives the BB.

Also, an italian ship? Really? Hopefully, it won't be as brutally incompetent as their ground forces were in WW2.

Yamako
04-04-2015, 03:18 PM
How much do you want to bet we'll get some of that regeneration bar on whatever map that gives the BB.

Also, an italian ship? Really? Hopefully, it won't be as brutally incompetent as their ground forces were in WW2.

This is why I wished they put Tirpitz in the game first. :V

asukamaru
04-04-2015, 04:49 PM
Himaruya take on Littorio:

Himaruya just updated with a sketch of a girl... — Talking to myself (http://aurordream.tumblr.com/post/113012001468/himaruya-just-updated-with-a-sketch-of-a-girl)

Not the official one, but i guess it will be close enough :)

DuckiePlucky
04-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Bah not to go off track, but am I doing good so far with gathering my resources?:

http://i.imgur.com/LOHE5xu.png

Beregond
04-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Also, an italian ship? Really? Hopefully, it won't be as brutally incompetent as their ground forces were in WW2.

Not adequately equipped? Definitely
Guided by bad tactical decisions? Probably, pretty much everyone during WWII took bad decisions which sent many men to death
Incompetent? That's just insulting the memory of those who died for their country, no matter which side.

nohbrows
04-04-2015, 06:54 PM
DuckiePlucky You are probably going to need a lot more buckets

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 02:00 AM
Bah not to go off track, but am I doing good so far with gathering my resources?:

http://i.imgur.com/LOHE5xu.png
Are you seriously trying or did you spent too much trying to get Musashi? Cuz this is my current stats:

http://www.himeuta.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3334&stc=1
Sure, I did only 2 LSC during the Musashi's return patch, but still, I only do Expedition 5, 16 , 27 (and 36 overnight) for the resources, no orel cruising whatsoever.
Also, I'm very frugal with my buckets cuz I heard I need 300 of these.

Kago
04-05-2015, 02:31 AM
DuckiePlucky The bottom line should be around 20k for each res - 10k for baux and 300 buckets (These figures are actually what I had when I participated in the 2014 Spring Event). You should be able to clear all but the last, extra event map with that amount, assuming that you have the right girls, right equipments and don't just charge right in when the event starts.

Depending on your current progress on unlocking expeditions, steel might be a little hard to save up. If you've already had the last page unlocked then it's simple, you just need to cycle between expedition 2, 6, 21, 36, 37, 38 for what you need. If you haven't, well you will have to settle for the less efficient ones like 20 (less steel yield per hour) or 3 (a pain to keep up constantly).

Check out this FAQ meticulously elaborated by nwrtz. I don't think I can be more thorough with my explanation, so I'll just refer you to it. :haruna_grin:
http://www.himeuta.net/f8-event-central-command/spring-event-2015-faq-3202.html


LostLogia4 I remember your handle from that site, lol. I didn't think that I'd see you here, because it appears you are pretty active in the Verse.

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 02:41 AM
I remember your handle from that site, lol. I didn't think that I'd see you here, because it appears you are pretty active in the Verse.Well, I'm not alone in here, you know. Still looking for Miles though.
Also, if you've a disproportionately low amount of steel compared to other resources then maybe you should try Expedition 27 (800*1.5=1200 steel) and 28 (900*1.5=1350 steel) out if you have some submarines.
It's a good place to farm some steels if you don't have Tokyo Express or/and couldn't watch over short expeditions like I do.

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 02:49 AM
Are you seriously trying or did you spent too much trying to get Musashi? Cuz this is my current stats:

http://www.himeuta.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3334&stc=1
Sure, I did only 2 LSC during the Musashi's return patch, but still, I only do Expedition 5, 16 , 27 (and 36 overnight) for the resources, no orel cruising whatsoever.
Also, I'm very frugal with my buckets cuz I heard I need 300 of these.
OH no no no, I tried once when it got announced and got a dud and stopped, it's due to the constant grinding I was doing. I'm doing Expeds 2, 4, 5, and overnight it's 9, 13, and 16.

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 02:51 AM
OH no no no, I tried once when it got announced and got a dud and stopped, it's due to the constant grinding I was doing.Grinding what?:kaga_dot: And what happened to your buckets?

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 02:52 AM
Grinding what?:kaga_dot: And what happened to your buckets?

GODDAMN IT RNG IN 3-1!!!!!! :kongou_angry: Yeah... constant grinding in 3-1.

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 02:53 AM
GODDAMN IT RNG IN 3-1!!!!!! :kongou_angry:Whoa there, what happened there? Never reach the boss?
Constant grinding in 3-1... what for?

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 02:55 AM
Whoa there, what happened there? Never reach the boss?
Oh no... it's the RNG that gets me every time I train there, most of the time it loves to torment me. I'm currently at 3-2, I'm just training at 3-1 for mod materials, Mutsu, and well... trying to get a couple of levels in, sorry if I snapped, it's just the RNG pisses me off. .___.

milkywhitesheep
04-05-2015, 02:55 AM
Looks like choosing your difficulty is confirmed.
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584539433480822786

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 02:57 AM
Looks like choosing your difficulty is confirmed.
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584539433480822786
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!! Now to put in my overnight expedition fleet.

Kuren
04-05-2015, 02:57 AM
Just see that too, and that's good news. Now the only thing worry left is whether or not there is going to be fleet locking.

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 03:03 AM
Oh no... it's the RNG that gets me every time I train there, most of the time it loves to torment me. I'm currently at 3-2, I'm just training at 3-1 for mod materials, Mutsu, and well... trying to get a couple of levels in, sorry if I snapped, it's just the RNG pisses me off. .___.What are you level grinding there instead of 3-2 anyways? And yeah, Mutsu is the last ship in my first 100 Kancolle ship roster.


Looks like choosing your difficulty is confirmed.
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/584539433480822786One lest thing to worry about. Since this is my first event, then I'd rather have a chance to get Tianjinfeng rather than getting the rare equips.

okazaki
04-05-2015, 03:04 AM
we can choose difficulty again... it's a good new
but then hard mode might be really hellish this time (like winter event........or summer 2014) orz

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 03:06 AM
we can choose difficulty again... it's a good new
but then hard mode might be really hellish this time orzYeah, it looks like it's gonna have 2 BB Oni2, 3 BB Hime and a Re Class Kai awaiting at the Extreme difficulty.

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 03:07 AM
@okazaki Last time or so I heard.... Winter Event 2015 E-5 was no joke on hard mode.

@LostLogia4 (http://www.himeuta.net/members/7572-lostlogia4/): Boring.... and tiring at 3-2A.... but, I'll resign to it when I'm done.... mining fodder for my DDs.

Kago
04-05-2015, 03:10 AM
The last 2 events didn't have fleet locking for the last map. Let's hope that it'll stay that way.

DuckiePlucky Nah, 2014 Summer Extra map was way more hellish. The Winter Extra map allowed Combined Fleets, and that reduced the difficulty a lot IMO.

goesto11
04-05-2015, 03:11 AM
milkywhitesheep: Thanks for the update. Now will I be a salty fish this time around or not...

DuckiePlucky: Probably this should be in the "event panic" thread. Anyway, with "pick your difficulty", what's "enough" for resources varies along with your fleet levels of course. High level ships on "Easy" should power right through. In my opinion, for "Easy difficulty I'd say at least 20k resources (maybe 15k bauxite) + 200 buckets for a bit of insurance. Didn't need much bauxite last time, but who knows this time around? "Medium" difficulty? I'd say 25k-30k & 300+ buckets at least. "Hard"? LOL - 50k? More? So much RNG involved with E-5 on hard difficulty for that last kill. Lastly, there's also farming as well. For the Winter 2015 event, I used 167 buckets clearing E1-4 on Hard & E-5 on Easy (keep in mind I didn't feel like waiting more than 25 or so for repairs). Farming? 450 buckets.

TL:DR = I would stop grinding bucket intensive nodes and start working non stockpiling buckets (especially) & other resources.

- - - Updated - - -


The last 2 events didn't have fleet locking for the last map. Let's hope that it'll stay that way.

Where's your sense of adventure? :P

okazaki
04-05-2015, 03:15 AM
DuckiePlucky it's nothing compare to summer 2014 imo(but it may be I can't clear E6 that time)

Kago
04-05-2015, 03:17 AM
goesto11 Fleet locking lengthens the planning phase by quite a bit, and I can spare only so much time clearing the event in the middle of the semester. During the Summer Event, I had the time so I could Kai 2 a brand new KTKM for the last map, in 2 days. Now? Not very likely. :haruna_base:

LostLogia4
04-05-2015, 03:24 AM
Last time or so I heard.... Winter Event 2015 was no joke on hard mode.Sure speaks a lot when half the fleet has insane amount of HP.


Boring.... and tiring at 3-2A.... but, I'll resign to it when I'm done.... mining fodder for my DDs.Oh, okay. Seems like it's gonna be a tough sailing...

goesto11
04-05-2015, 03:25 AM
@Kago (http://www.himeuta.net/members/376-kago/): Fair point, but did you have much trouble with fleet locking in the Fall 2014 event? For what it's worth, I think Summer 2014 fleet locking for the EO map was overkill. I actually liked fleet locking for Fall 2014 (granted a much easier event) because it did require some (but not that much) planning/thinking.

DuckiePlucky
04-05-2015, 03:32 AM
Sure speaks a lot when half the fleet has insane amount of HP.

Oh, okay. Seems like it's gonna be a tough sailing... A-ah no, no, I'm not that cold hearted, I'm just saying I prefer 3-1 for the mining, but I'll do 3-2 A grinding when I get a chance to.

Apologies for going off topic everybody else!

Kago
04-05-2015, 03:43 AM
goesto11 I had better preparation (Taihou & Bismarck Drei check, 12 Reppus check, also many more K2's for the less often used ship types) for the Fall event so no, I didn't have much trouble clearing the maps. The fleet locking for Summer 2014 was very crippling though. For the EO I had to use level 1 Haruna and Zuikaku for the support expedition, I also stupidly sortied KTKM to MI so I had to settle with Ooi until the last kill, when it became ridiculous. I actually gave up EO, blazed my resources in LSC in desperate hope for Yamato before realizing that I could just level a new KTKM for the 1-hit KO CI.

Acchan
04-05-2015, 06:55 AM
4 Battleship Onis and 2 CV himes for hard mode last kill.

Subpyro
04-05-2015, 07:34 AM
Easy difficulty, here I come. Just make all drops available, please.

Uujicoba
04-05-2015, 07:40 AM
I want my Asashimo and Isokaze :yahagi_grin:

I'm going to go All-Hard like last event ._.

But first... I need to prepare my resources and buckets :yahagi_sad:

Akuser
04-05-2015, 04:20 PM
Okay, beside new girls, i want to see my cute Re-class-chan turn into a real boss, not a fake normal abyssal like present, its hurt me alot.

Raven2k5
04-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Well to be honest i expected the next foreign girl to be italian, cause the axis need's to fight together once again. :kongou_grin: Let's just hope her design is good. But for the event itself i expect even more high armor tagets on the last ex ops map, cause now that the devs gave us the chance to get two lookouts, ist pretty clear that we need to have even more cut ins for the last map than last time.... :kongou_wat:

Jifaru
04-06-2015, 08:29 AM
The Fall ship lock was extremely underwhelming and frankly quite unrestrictive as well. Summer was pretty tough because in addition to E1-5 requiring a lot of different comps across all the ship classes, E1 and E2 were not throwaway maps. A combination of night battles and the hellcat Wos (+Hoppo) probably made a lot of people (myself included) overextend. I did not have LSC ships back then other than Yamato, which limited my fleet selection greatly. I didn't have enough ships to send support when I got to E-6. Clearing that map was the most gruelling experience that I've ever had playing this game - 70 runs with fumes for resources, coupled with IRL problems and difficulties. But looking back upon that, it was certainly a much more memorable event than the two following it.

Last event's E-5 was in some ways easier and in some ways harder. Combined Fleet made it more expensive, but also largely trivialized the boss approach once we figured out the caliber size thing. It was also way easier to kill the boss. Sure, it took more than a single cut in to finish the job, but when your Katori is doing 80 points of chip damage in the first fleet, letting all your BBs work away at the boss before your specialized night battle crew get to participate... it's really much more forgiving than when you only have 3/4 damage dealers in the first place who have to make it through CVHime without air superiority and then survive until night. But in the end, it's either 1-shot BBHime RNG or bunch-of-small-things RNG for Winter E-5. I only S ranked it because Ooyodo tanked *everything*.

The devs have come a long way with with Combined Fleet, making it a genuinely interesting and fairly fun mechanic. It felt amazing and epic when it first came out, but that was probably largely due to the phenomenal soundtrack in MI. The actual gameplay was fairly anemic. Fall 2014 was terribly undertuned in difficulty, and Shoukaku-hime got walked all over. A pity, she was a really forgettable boss but a really cute one too (just like not-undead Shoukaku-nee). Winter seemed well balanced, but well, the truth is that they can *still* make harder maps to push our limits. Here's to a good time, friends.

Magnius
04-06-2015, 09:16 AM
This spring event will be a had battle, therefore, please stock up resources and train up your units before hand.

Can't remember the last time they've said that. Large scale event maybe? If it's 6 maps then bring it on.

NanashiYoukai
04-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Magnius Actually, that's an incorrect translation of the last sentence. It's more like "TTKs who are attempting the hard difficulty battle, stock up on resources and train your units".

With the difficulty selection system confirmed, the event won't be excruciatingly hard unless you want it to be. The devs have the standard of Winter E5 hard to live up to and they don't want players complaining about it afterwards.

Kuren
04-06-2015, 09:39 AM
^ Second that. Although I doubt I can do both at the same time.

Hoping the Devs can reveal whether or not there is going to be fleet locking soon so people can prepare accordingly.

Magnius
04-06-2015, 09:58 AM
NanashiYoukai Damn, was hoping for the first long event in a while.

Tirpitz chan
04-06-2015, 10:50 AM
@Magnius (http://www.himeuta.net/members/2562-magnius/) Actually, that's an incorrect translation of the last sentence. It's more like "TTKs who are attempting the hard difficulty battle, stock up on resources and train your units".

With the difficulty selection system confirmed, the event won't be excruciatingly hard unless you want it to be. The devs have the standard of Winter E5 hard to live up to and they don't want players complaining about it afterwards.


Holy shit yes. I love the devs for bringing back the selectable difficulty.

vodkapig
04-06-2015, 11:27 AM
RIP LSC attempts

Shinhwa
04-07-2015, 05:34 AM
So I guess it is time for my sanity to go down the toilet once Event begins... >_>

JaZe
04-07-2015, 06:56 AM
Can anyone give me an idea of the difficulty spread for the last event? Specifically, I want to know approximately what levels ships need to be to be useful at each difficulty level. I'm severely lacking in high level ships that aren't BBs or CVs and I'm not sure I can scrape together enough high level light ships to make it through some of the branching requirements

honglong17
04-07-2015, 01:16 PM
Oh and does the event gonna take place after this 10/4 maintanaince ?

Mega1987
04-07-2015, 01:33 PM
phew....
difficulty setting is back....
now it's either go bad ass hard, just for fun and farming or" welp! out of reso... time to go easy.." XD

and that also means that the prize per map will be varies once again as per difficulty

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@JaZe (http://www.himeuta.net/members/7859-jaze/)

the difficulty settings allows TTK's to challenge the event maps on their own level of difficulty per map.
the abyssals' stats will varies on what difficulty was selected.... even Air power is affected by it.
they could be as easy as normal maps to finish or you're in hell(iespecially if you're underlevel, no kai ni at max stat, no decent equipments, etc.)
of course... the harder the difficulty level selected, the better the clear prized that will be obtained.

just take note that if your change the difficulty setting on any map, all progress done(e.g. boss hp damage) will be RESET, to avoid cheating your way for that hard mode prize by bashing the boss on easy then killing it on hard.

and also the difficulty selected will NOT be UNDONE when you finish any event maps.
so if you finish E-1 one easy, then it will be on easy till the event ends... on the other hand, if you finish E-O on hard... then it will be hard till event is over.

Edit: if you don't have many high level ships AND high performing equipments... go for easy mode. the prizes will be basic but you can finish the event with Kai ships, as long as they're all modernized to max stats.

honglong17
04-07-2015, 02:03 PM
@Mega1987 (http://www.himeuta.net/members/787-mega1987/) can we change the difficult in middle, like select Hard, but after while found it too diffcult , and we set it on Normal, clear it,.After finish all event map on normal, can we change it on hard to do some farming rare ship ?

Mega1987
04-07-2015, 02:12 PM
@honglong17 (http://www.himeuta.net/members/8109-honglong17/)


and also the difficulty selected will NOT be UNDONE when you finish any event maps.
so if you finish E-1 one easy, then it will be on easy till the event ends... on the other hand, if you finish E-O on hard... then it will be hard till event is over.

Natsuyuki
04-07-2015, 02:20 PM
@Mega1987 (http://www.himeuta.net/members/787-mega1987/) can we change the difficult in middle, like select Hard, but after while found it too diffcult , and we set it on Normal, clear it,.After finish all event map on normal, can we change it on hard to do some farming rare ship ?
You can change the difficcult in middle, but hp bar will be reset
After finish all event map on normal, you can't change difficult to hard to farm rare ship

Mr_Retro
04-07-2015, 03:32 PM
JaZe
iirc, my fleet was only in the 30s and 40s (maybe a couple in the 50s?) and I was able to beat through E4 on easy. I tried E5 a couple of times, but decided I didn't care for Amagi and just farmed for the rest of the event.

Admiral Reimu
04-07-2015, 04:42 PM
More one event for me to pass u.u

oriscus
04-07-2015, 11:38 PM
the difficulty settings allows TTK's to challenge the event maps on their own level of difficulty per map.
the abyssals' stats will varies on what difficulty was selected.... even Air power is affected by it.
they could be as easy as normal maps to finish or you're in hell(iespecially if you're underlevel, no kai ni at max stat, no decent equipments, etc.)
of course... the harder the difficulty level selected, the better the clear prized that will be obtained.

just take note that if your change the difficulty setting on any map, all progress done(e.g. boss hp damage) will be RESET, to avoid cheating your way for that hard mode prize by bashing the boss on easy then killing it on hard.

and also the difficulty selected will NOT be UNDONE when you finish any event maps.
so if you finish E-1 one easy, then it will be on easy till the event ends... on the other hand, if you finish E-O on hard... then it will be hard till event is over.

Edit: if you don't have many high level ships AND high performing equipments... go for easy mode. the prizes will be basic but you can finish the event with Kai ships, as long as they're all modernized to max stats.
Note: This was valid for the last event. There may be changes to difficulty selection this time around.

I wouldn't expect anything radical, but there may be tweaks.

dranzerstar
04-09-2015, 01:20 AM
Time to beam up some Scotties

ofi123
04-09-2015, 01:28 AM
dranzerstar

I wonder how curry pasta would taste...

okazaki
04-09-2015, 01:31 AM
time for leveling up CV

Tiggie3010
04-09-2015, 01:56 AM
With that new tweet mentioning the aircraft carrier Hermes could we be looking at another foreign ship addition? Surely they wouldn't name an individual ship without purpose right? Unless, with the theory of abyssals being allies, they'll make a new boss for the event based on Hermes? Maybe they're basing the event on the Indian Ocean raid? Interesting to see how this will go....

MagnAvaloN
04-09-2015, 02:31 AM
New carrier abyssal based on CV Hermes incoming, ayy.

Would be pretty funny if they added 4-5 after the event ended just like how 3-5 was added, with all the matching locations and all.

Beregond
04-09-2015, 02:52 AM
I don't think it's related, the 2 things are in the same tweet for no reason. It's just an anniversary, the HMS Hermes was just caught by japanese planes while sailing near Sri Lanka to join Operation Ironclad which was mainly a land operation with no relevant naval battles.
To be honest Indian Ocean theater during WWII was not that interesting from a naval point of view, just a lot of submarine action aimed at dirsupting trade/supply routes and brief one-sided battles resulted in a couple of Royal Navy ships sunk at most.

okazaki
04-09-2015, 04:07 AM
has devs revealed anything about scale of this event?

Ryuuhou Kagiyama
04-09-2015, 04:17 AM
okazaki If it will be Operation C as we suspect, I don't think it will be too big. The Indian Ocean raid was a lopsided victory for Japan, they lost no ships and sunk 1CV, 2CA, and 2DD from the Royal Navy, basically pushing them back to East Africa.

NanashiYoukai
04-09-2015, 05:00 AM
Pink Ryuuhou

So... if it's the Indian Ocean raid then E-4 shall be the invasion of Ceylon, and E-5 shall be the invasion of Madagascar. And Hard Mode shall be if the Allies Abyssals actually got their act together and somehow sent proper ships. Despite such proper ships having only existed in such small numbers as to not make a difference in real life.

Honestly, I hope it isn't that. We already have an "Attack on Ri Lanka" and a "Battle of Kasugadama" in the regular maps (wowww I wonder where those places could be~ ) and the historian in me wants the devs to teach us about something new. Also please don't turn my nation's Kanmusu into Abyssals and make us fight them :shoukaku_sad:

I admit the timing of the discussion about HMS Hermes is suspicious, since the rather minor mention of "over 70 years ago blahblah sunk some unimportant ship (a CV with no planes, hahaha) belonging to someone who got totally rolled in the Pacific War" is hardly meaningful at face value compared to the 70 years ago of Operation Ten-Go a few days ago. If it is indeed the Indian Ocean raid, I hope they use the opportunity to reorganise the endlessly infuriating World 4 maps along with the event.

dragonjet
04-09-2015, 06:02 AM
There's clearly a big period (。) between the Indian ocean story and the event anticipation sentence. If you read carefully, it is not implied that it was going to be the location for the upcoming event.

We do not know anything of where it will take place. I'm questioning #5 (http://www.himeuta.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) in the original post.

dranzerstar
04-09-2015, 06:10 AM
dragonjet irreverent description of the event will be removed till its confirmed.
usually when devs tweets about history, they wont pair it with a "event starting on X date"
like this tweet
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/585237806441717760
So I will tie it to the event as hint for now

NanashiYoukai
04-09-2015, 06:15 AM
@dranzerstar (http://www.himeuta.net/members/18-dranzerstar/) You should also correct your translation of the following line (in the second tweet)

来たるだ¹Ã£ÂÂÃ¦ËœÂ¥Ã£â€šÂ¤Ã£Æ’â „¢Ã£ÂÂ«Ã©Â«ËœÃ©â€ºÂ£Ã¦Ëœ “度作戦だ§ の 作戦参åÅ*Â* を検討丠*の提督の çšâ€*さん

means

"TTKs who will be participating in the Hard difficulty of the upcoming Spring Event"

not

"TTKs who will be participating in the upcoming difficult Spring Event".

The devs are hinting that the hard difficulty will be really hard, not that the entire event as a whole will be hard. Some people have on both event threads have been messed up by the mistranslation already.