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dranzerstar
09-13-2015, 02:28 AM
1. Shoukaku K2 and Shoukaku K2 Kou
2. 10 new quests
3. Updates for akashi factory
4. Fall seasonals for Chitose and Chiyoda
5. Fall seasonals for Inazuma and Ikazuchi
6. Fall seasonals for Harusame
7. Fall seasonals for Kuma and Tama
8. Katori and Akigumo now craftable
9. Bug fixes and others


More seasonal voice lines for
[Fuso][Yamashiro][Yura]
and some others

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647324486992162817
Bot detection
Corrected graphical bugs for Izusu k2 in the factory
Fixed tool tip for prototype catapult
extend jukebox track kagasaki to next maint


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647324142270713856
training CL Katori and DD Akigumo can now be crafted

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647323726971711489
Seasonal graphics and voice lines for [Kuma ]and [Tama]

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647323105623322624
Seasonal graphics and voice lines for [Harusame]

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647323105623322624
Seasonal graphics and voice lines for [Inazuma]and [Ikazuchi]

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647322326439096320
Seasonal graphics and voice lines Theme:[Its fall! Baked sweet potato are delicious] for Chitose and Chiyoda

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647321888247582720
Update and changes for akashi factory
type 93 sonar can be upgraded
and type 4 sonar can now have stars

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647320269690814464
Plane change
Elite type97bomber squad composition
prepare new [21st squad]
[21st squad] sortie to northern seas
Prepare prototype equipment
[(1st)16th squad] composition
[(1st)16th squad] sortie

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647319403890012160
10 new quests has been added.
Enhance use of carrier task force!
Reform of [5th carrier division]
[5th carrier division] mission to Coral islands
*some quests requires cleared per-requist quests

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647318098110869504
remodeling to Shoukaku K2 Kou does not require blueprints or catapults
Doing so will require a high level and extra development material and still
You can remodel Shoukaku K2 Kou back to Shoukaku K2

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647317057164316672
Standard carrier[Shoukaku k2] will be able to arm a armored flight deck and extra bulge to become armored carrier [Shoukaku k2]
* This remodel will decrease the plane capacity
* [Kai ni Kou] will be able to use jet planes that are released later

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647315575702552576
Shoukau class main ship Shoukaku will be getting kai ni
To remodel into Large standard carrier[Shoukaku] will require a very high level
*Both blueprint and prototype Catapult is needed
*There will be new battle and base voice lines will be added after K2

So far we know
1. Shoukaku k2 and Shoukaku k2 A this patch
2. Zuikaku k2 this year
3. New quests
4. Fall seasonal kanmusu cg for Kuma,Tama and several others
5. Its Oktoberfest and Z1 zwei has gotten a special CG (20thSept)


https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/646844644479733761/2XbzbnKx.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/647198480755089409/_kZ9gYxv.pnghttps://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/646493144406601728/mHUteAvs.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/646144415161913344/n_1Gh2I7_400x400.png

http://i.imgur.com/DkgNm6C.png
http://i.imgur.com/8W7X6Ig.png

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/645410930457600000/-TPQCDSu.png

http://puu.sh/kdY0r/30c58bc2ad.png

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647256817731440642
Shokaku k2 Kou will feature heat-proof/ reinforced flight decks and classified as armored CV. She can use [Jet propellant and heavy carrier planes] that would be released later.
Converting between k2 and k2 kou will not cost blueprints but all modernization will be reset to zero .


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647214931121541121
Newly added quests today will reward you with a prototype flight deck catapult
The new quests will take some time to clear
You are required to have 5th carrier div to clear the quest

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647207434520424448
Shoukaku added today will feature and 2nd upgrade in k2 [kai ni kou]
Kai ni to kai ni kou doesnt require prototype flight decks
Kai ni Kou and Kai doesnt give you new special equipment

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647205473364504577
Shoukaku will get getting 2nd remodel today, remodeling requires a prototype catapult

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/645411344062124032
Fall is the season of great food and beer! There will be live patch starting at [1600] and it will add a seasonal CG for a german ship
Please restart the game at around [1615] to apply the new content! Stay tuned!

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/645051809787068416
Autumn seasonal food ... of course their will be beer! During September to October, a great festival [Oktoberfest] is being celebrated. Before the maint in week, a German Kanmusu will be getting special fall season CG tomorrow dusk!

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/644310227995652096
Autumn seasonal food ... of course their will be beer! During September to October, a great festival [Oktoberfest] is being celebrated. To prepare tasty food and beer, a Kanmusu from German will be working hard in the next week.


https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/643950924067573760
The next [Kancolle] server maintenance/update will be on 25th Sept. New quests will be added, CL [Kuma]and[Tama] and several others will be having [ fall seasonal limited graphics] will be added, please look forward to the kanmusu this fall aswell.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/643587943098007552
The next [Kancolle] server maintenance/update will be on 25th Sept. New quests will be added, CL [Kuma] and several others will be having [ fall seasonal limited graphics] will be added, please look forward to the kanmusu this fall aswell.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/643224046188924928
The next [Kancolle] server maintenance/update will be on 25th Sept. New quests and several [ fall seasonal limited graphics] will be added, please look forward to the kanmusu this fall aswell.

https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/642875419721502720
Shoukaku class, The Carriers that has been active in the carrier force. The 1st ship will be getting its (if remodel) in this month. In addition, her sister will be getting hers in this year. Admirals of the 5th carrier dev, please look forward to it!


Dont know about you but I think I am.
http://puu.sh/k5Rze/2d44b3cd2f.png

inazuma121
09-13-2015, 02:38 AM
.......and my Shoukaku is still in the middle of nowhere. :(

NanoKhoroDesuSho
09-13-2015, 02:48 AM
Yay! Really looking forward to this. Hope she comes with in the next week. Thanks to the event, Shoukaku is sitting at 80, but plan to keep leveling her. <3

Tiggyz
09-13-2015, 02:51 AM
Sadly I don't have Shoukaku or a proto flight deck

Neptuneman
09-13-2015, 02:52 AM
I'm hyped for her kai ni but I'll probably wait until both are released so I can upgrade the sisters together (or pick the better one in case I don't get another catapult).

Ghoulvarine
09-13-2015, 02:58 AM
They must add a proto flight deck reward in the Fall event.

DLRevan
09-13-2015, 03:00 AM
Middle of this month? Isn't it the middle of the month?


Well looking forward to whatever Konishi cooks up for the art. It will be a good preview for the real deal. That would be Zuikaku of course.

Senjougahara
09-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Thank god Shoukaku dropped for me during the summer event. I haven't started leveling her nor do i have the proto deck but I'm excited to have an incentive to work on her!

blasterion
09-13-2015, 04:34 AM
Well I'll get NTR Kaku kai ni first I guess though I really should Kai Ni Best Kaku first but priorities

FaPaThY
09-13-2015, 04:45 AM
Hopefully 'middle of the month' means this monday, but I won't hold my breath. My Shoukaku's body is ready though.

Nani-Soreee
09-13-2015, 04:45 AM
no catapult here. my shoushou's not getting her k2 anytime soon

rip me

Emerald Acid
09-13-2015, 04:50 AM
I guess I should get to working on Shoukaku's last 30 levels (Assuming her remodel is 80.) I really wanna save the Catapult for Zuikaku since I like her much more, but I can't help but feel that the "future quest" for the next Catapult will require Shoukaku Kai Ni in the fleet, clearing whatever map it chooses.

Sinistral
09-13-2015, 04:59 AM
Half of my main fleet died on E-6, no catapult.

Maybe i should sacrifice more girls.

blasterion
09-13-2015, 05:03 AM
I guess it would like the 25th or something

Nozomi
09-13-2015, 10:47 AM
Ha... Both are lvl 89 but no catapult here too :/

Harpy Kai
09-13-2015, 10:50 AM
"Sometime this year"

Harpy SMASH! -_-

Akuser
09-13-2015, 11:02 AM
Good news at the day!
And more fun stuffs: https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2120483

tyfo
09-13-2015, 11:12 AM
2. Zuikaku k2 this year
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ofc they had to do this to the best cv

Magnius
09-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Later this year? The promise of a k2 for the twin tailed turkey goddess was the only good thing to come out of the event and this happens?


I'm not too mad though, Shoukaku is fine too.

DLRevan
09-13-2015, 11:42 AM
While we as players of this game are used to tears, blood, salt and trolling by KDKW, I'm going to guess....the maintenance right after Shokaku's for Zuikaku's KN, or the one after that. Which could be as early as mid-late next month.

chema1994
09-13-2015, 12:31 PM
my thoughts:
Shoukaku Kai2 in the next week or maybe the one after that.
Zuikaku Kai2 probably after one of the following events, maybe fall but most probably winter.

nekochen
09-13-2015, 01:15 PM
I hope Shoukaku doesnt need a blueprint as well...
I took a 2-months of break right before the last event, so I'm behind on blueprints (kai 2)... :shimakaze_wat:

DLRevan
09-13-2015, 01:18 PM
my thoughts:
Shoukaku Kai2 in the next week or maybe the one after that.
Zuikaku Kai2 probably after one of the following events, maybe fall but most probably winter.

Winter event would be next year.

DJayDisco
09-13-2015, 01:21 PM
nekochen same! I hope BP's arent a requirement..I would have to wait for next month before I can get another BP :haruna_angry:

Ren
09-13-2015, 01:27 PM
Zuikaku's Kai Ni will be out with the Thanksgiving day patch.

Ferdinand
09-13-2015, 01:55 PM
"this year"
31 December here we come. Alternatively ^

Nozomi
09-13-2015, 02:45 PM
I hope Shoukaku doesnt need a blueprint as well...
I took a 2-months of break right before the last event, so I'm behind on blueprints (kai 2)... :shimakaze_wat:

Why would you think they need a blueprint? The catapult was added to the game exactly for those two...

Ravager21
09-13-2015, 04:19 PM
Didn't get the catapult during the event but still hyped.

inb4 December 25 - Zuikaku K2

fairycaptor
09-13-2015, 04:26 PM
2. Zuikaku k2 this year

Inb4:
Sudden September 25 update for Zuikaku K2 (Date of Commissioning)
or November 27 for Zuikaku K2 (Date of Launching)

HydraGoliath
09-13-2015, 04:31 PM
chema1994

Probably after the Fall since the Winter event will more than likely be in 2016.

chema1994
09-13-2015, 09:02 PM
So between the Fall and Winter events seems the most plausible

blasterion
09-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Fall event plz be easy on me Summer was too much for me

Leyana
09-13-2015, 10:34 PM
blasterion They did say fall would be easy.

And Shoukaku is confirmed to be first... Well married her in time then.

dranzerstar
09-14-2015, 01:24 AM
http://i.imgur.com/FaJKavT.png
Shokaku k2

jammertime
09-15-2015, 06:51 AM
holy shit kuma's finally getting new art I feel like i've waited forever

nekochen
09-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Nozomi
Because the catapult is a new thing. I don't think there's ever any other precedents before, and there hasn't been any ship that requires a blueprint for 2 months. They could very well slap a blueprint requirement on it just because...

Jifaru
09-15-2015, 04:37 PM
dranzerstar I like this one.

kuavera
09-15-2015, 05:07 PM
>Zuikaku k2 this year

Great, the waiting game never ends.

honglong17
09-15-2015, 05:25 PM
did you guys think, there is any chance that this item will be use for kai-ni other 2 remain CV kaga and akagi as well ?

Leyana
09-15-2015, 10:44 PM
honglong17 Dunno. The image just shows Zuikaku and Shoukaku. Akagi and Kaga could very well be just blueprints or an entirely new item.

chema1994
09-15-2015, 11:10 PM
or an entirely new item.
shhh they might hear you

Leyana
09-15-2015, 11:11 PM
chema1994 Don't act like Tanaka hasn't already got 30 different kai ni items all lined up.

oriscus
09-16-2015, 01:06 AM
Note: No alternate CG for anything above CL was ever added, and no, dont start the RJ thing with me, she is clearly a DD.
http://i.imgur.com/Pf7bQ2P.png
Damn, Libeccio grew up fast...

DLRevan
09-16-2015, 01:07 AM
If I were Tanaka....

When Shinano comes, she'll be reward at some event's E4 or something. Needs a prototype catapult LARGE, which will be different from Kaku sister's, and will be needed for her to remodel from a new unique support carrier type to standard carrier type. And will require final event EO clear on Medium or something.

Catapults getting old? Akagi and Kaga will each need a prototype cannon mount as well as a prototype flight deck, to give them the hypothetical revision as hybrid carrier/cruisers, returning them partially to their roots as battleship/battlecruiser. Both items will be needed, and therefore you require two pairs of the items to remodel both. One will be an event EO reward, the other will be available immediately after the event as a timed special quest like the Hishimochi quests. You only have the opportunity to get one pair at first, and sucks to be you if you missed one out of the pair. For a remodel like that, you'd work hard. yes?

Let's not forget battleships! Nagato sisters will need just one prototype item, an auto-loader system. But in order to "prime" the item, you have to scrap 4 prototype 41cms with a quest. Where does the prototype come from? Not an event.....equipment crafting! 0.1% chance to craft with a max recipe. But the strongest battleships in the game save the Yamato sisters, you'd do it for them right? It's not even a bad deal, think about all those ship bulges you'll get instead when you "fail", and you can do it any time you want!

If I were Tanaka anyway.....or dead tired, I should go sleep.

dranzerstar
09-16-2015, 01:12 AM
SHIT

Sinistral
09-16-2015, 02:20 AM
Leyana Can i sacrifice him?

Strafe
09-16-2015, 04:02 AM
Excellent News, glad Shoukaku (now at lvl) 81 dropped for me during the Spring Event then I got her Catapult during Summer Event with her sister still to follow, I don't have Zuikaku but since she is scheduled for this year I am gunning for her Catapult first (once implemented) than try to construct her as she can be obtained through regular sorties, Leveling CV's is the least of my worries after that.

I wonder what planes will she be carrying that could further improve the hype considering the need for the catapult, though I am worried if the devs decide that even with the catapult, her remodel will still need Blueprints. Seesh. . . :shimakaze_dot:

dranzerstar
09-16-2015, 05:01 AM
http://i.imgur.com/k09bBpQ.jpg
Get back to talking about the patch.

Laisy
09-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Oh and I just noticed there is new tweets. Kuma and Tama are getting new CG? Hmm...

HzVee
09-16-2015, 08:27 AM
New CG for Kuma and Tama? If the new CG is good then it's more reason to expand my ship capacity :shoukaku_wat:

laser
09-16-2015, 08:54 AM
If I were Tanaka....

When Shinano comes, she'll be reward at some event's E4 or something. Needs a prototype catapult LARGE, which will be different from Kaku sister's, and will be needed for her to remodel from a new unique support carrier type to standard carrier type. And will require final event EO clear on Medium or something.


you mean add the hotel class battleship shinano, that you can use a prototype catapult to turn her into a carrier. you only get the one. time to choose

PixelSupreme
09-16-2015, 09:53 AM
Kuma getting seasonal art for the first time... now that I'm retiring. Trolled again >.<

HaganeNoKaze
09-16-2015, 07:13 PM
PixelSupreme Wait for Kuma Seasonal then ! Do it for her ! :kongou_grin: xD

PixelSupreme
09-16-2015, 07:54 PM
HaganeNoKaze At the rate my retirement is progressin that might happen.

Leyana
09-16-2015, 10:29 PM
PixelSupreme It's a conspiracy to keep you stuck in the game. Don't go, Kuma will be sad.

DLRevan
09-16-2015, 11:01 PM
laser That would be too convenient for those hoping to obtain either a third Yamato class, or their first Yamato class BB, depending on which side of the playerbase spectrum you fall on.

Nay, I say we will get an atrociously useless support/transport carrier, who, coming in with displacement as built, will still have a wallet emptying appetite for our resources like her sisters. The trophy of trophies, because by then Tanaka will have grown bored with mere trophy Aux or DDs. An exclusive remodel will make her "useful", changing her to an actual fleet carrier. Still with that withering resource consumption.

ogorhan
09-17-2015, 01:16 AM
So a german girl is getting a seasonal graphic now, though dunno who, prolly one of the DD's or Eugen. My money is on Eugen with her holding 2 beer cans lol. Maybe also them adding her to LSC (yeah right)

dranzerstar
09-17-2015, 01:54 AM
Updated with new tweet, check OP.

Merrygate
09-17-2015, 01:55 AM
Indeed, new dev tweet with references to Oktoberfest.

Money's up on Bismarck and Prinz Eugen in dirndls holding beer mugs. On that note, a translation or paraphrasing would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: Ninja'ed, nicely done.

Hayashimo
09-17-2015, 03:34 AM
Well, i have Shoukaku, now i just need to level her like 80 levels and pull a flight deck catapult out of my....hat. Can't wait to see new crane art, so im actually excited.
PixelSupreme Whawhawha are you retiring?? D: Well, Kuma wants you to stay it seems; at least till fall ends.

JKSmithy
09-17-2015, 05:02 AM
Could the tweet be referring to the new foreign capital ship? (Tirpitz please)

Leyana
09-17-2015, 05:10 AM
JKSmithy If it was, they'd outright come out and state 'new ship daughter'.

jammertime
09-17-2015, 07:00 AM
ADMIRAL HIPPER HYPE INTENSIFIES???????

Harpy Kai
09-17-2015, 07:13 AM
https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2030317

I am okay with this. Very very okay~

Although Seasonal CG for Pudding before she's available to the unwashed masses would be evil trolling even for the devs

Laisy
09-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Oktoberfest? A German girl will be working hard next week? New German CG hype?

Bitsbots
09-17-2015, 08:45 AM
that feel when you have no catapult :shoukaku_sad::shoukaku_sad::shoukaku_sad:

M.A.Mitscher
09-17-2015, 09:11 AM
Somebody say something about Ze Germans?
http://i.imgur.com/EnPTp0u.jpg

Nozomi
09-17-2015, 10:13 AM
No surprise with the Oktoberfest, since they're doing it in Japan all the time too ^^ (The beer is fucking expensive though...)

http://www.oktober-fest.jp/


But Prinz Eugen in Dirndl with Beer, yeah, would take that :D

PixelSupreme
09-17-2015, 10:27 AM
PixelSupreme It's a conspiracy to keep you stuck in the game. Don't go, Kuma will be sad.

Sad thing is: I don't really wan't to quit. Mostly for the girls. But summer event brought just too much salt for me to stomache. The irony is still quite painful >.<

Mukuro Ikusaba I'll be checking back on kuma for sure. She still not 150 yet and I won't quit before that happens.

DLRevan
09-17-2015, 02:59 PM
PixelSupreme Sometimes you just need a break, for a month, or two, or three.

Joker
09-17-2015, 03:22 PM
so is the future quest for catapult avail. to anyone ? if so, then thoe who got cat. from E-6 med gets extra. damn. only 1 K2 for crane 4 me then

KotoNano
09-17-2015, 03:30 PM
Kuma-class fall CG? That's pretty awesome. I wonder who else is going to get some new CG too now.

@PixelSupreme (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=1913) Honestly I feel the same way after every event. All that sudden rush and forcing yourself to play none-stop burns people out. A break always helps you feel refreshed, so just stop playing until the next maint and come back to finish off those 6 levels. It'll feel better and more rewarding if you do.

Joker
09-17-2015, 03:34 PM
give kongou sisters yukatas~
or even add seasonal line to them, kept hearing haruna saying daijoubu

Ferdinand
09-17-2015, 04:15 PM
DLRevan Reminds me that I dropped the game mid-spring event only to return for Kainikaku.

PixelSupreme
09-17-2015, 06:20 PM
KotoNano DLRevan It's not just the burn out. This goes much deeper for me. But not going into details here cause OT. Will make a resignment post sometime soon-ish.

blasterion
09-17-2015, 07:27 PM
give Zuikaku a yukata

Leyana
09-17-2015, 10:34 PM
blasterion Kongou first.

chema1994
09-18-2015, 09:33 PM
yes! the Kongous deserve some seasonal (burning) love

blasterion
09-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Leyana fine seeing how Kongou is my first, I shall allow it

ogorhan
09-18-2015, 11:25 PM
I vote for the submarines getting seasonal graphics, the devs apparently forgot they exist.

dranzerstar
09-19-2015, 02:04 AM
Heads up, fall seasonal CG for 1 german ship will be added around tomorrow dusk

ofi123
09-19-2015, 02:10 AM
I would rofl if they chose Yuu to be the ship.

ChuuniSama
09-19-2015, 02:26 AM
It'll probably be Bismarck.....more reason for me to frantically waste all my steel trying to LSC her :shimakaze_sad:

Laisy
09-19-2015, 02:27 AM
It'll probably be Bismarck.....more reason for me to frantically waste all my steel trying to LSC her :shimakaze_sad:

I bet that is the devs' intention.

FlamingYu
09-19-2015, 02:41 AM
Any as long as chosen one isn't Pudding / Yuu.

illyrin
09-19-2015, 02:55 AM
FlamingYu Prinz Eugen would look so cute in a drindl though. :( Why yu h8 m8?

Jifaru
09-19-2015, 02:59 AM
Probably not Purin because people have no way to even get her.

Z1 tbh.

But maybe the devs aren't done collecting salty tears yet.

Harpy Kai
09-19-2015, 03:22 AM
And then its Ro-chan, just to spite all the Yuu fanatics~

DoraGrailMon
09-19-2015, 03:55 AM
If it's Z3 I'm going to be super sour. Dammit Z1, do your job and bring your sister in already!

jammertime
09-19-2015, 04:24 AM
I hope it's all Bismarcks and not just Bisco Drei tbh, because I'm 2 medals short of a Drei right now

Subconscious
09-19-2015, 04:25 AM
Inb4 it's Prinz Eugen to make people who don't have her salty (because unable to. devs plz)

dranzerstar
09-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Sunday is the start of a week, tamanwah they apparently did not fail to calendar.

tamanwah
09-19-2015, 04:59 AM
dranzerstar oh ya~~ u are right~~

Maverick
09-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Before the fall seasonal CG patch i wished for this and now they really doin' it :kongou_happy:

Tiggyz
09-19-2015, 02:07 PM
I can't wait to see which German ship gets the seasonal art (and cry since I don't have any German ships now). Also I wonder if there will be Oktoberfest-themed furniture as well

murasa
09-19-2015, 02:49 PM
inb4 I-8

silentcap
09-19-2015, 03:30 PM
My "To do" Checklist for the month:

1) Get the Crane ready (i.e. Get her to 90)
2) Buy turkey hunting tools
3) Buy spices and other stuff needed to cook turkey
4) Buy beer to go with pudding. Beer tastes better with pudding than biscuit I hate Biscuit because she doesn't wanna drop.

JaZe
09-19-2015, 04:23 PM
I hope it's Bismarck, and they also raise the chance to construct her :D

Or Hacchan, that's fine too <3

Damaged927
09-19-2015, 04:28 PM
I'm really hopping it's Prinz, she would look so cute :kongou_happy: It's not like the devs haven't given seasonal art to ships that were impossible to get if you didn't already have them (Takanami & Mizuho for example) so it's possible.

Fonek
09-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Well you could get Takanami and Mizuho in Summer15 so they aren't that impossible like Prinz Eugen. Look it's almost one year and she isn't added to drop or LSC so you can't compare her to ships which you can drop like normal ships. But I think devs might give seasonal CG to Bismarck or Prinz I don't think they would give it to I-8 or Yuu.

Damaged927
09-19-2015, 05:17 PM
Actually, one could argue they were actually harder to get since they were drops and not a reward ship (In one of the easiest events ever no less). When their art came out they were just as impossible to get as Prinz since their events were over. You can't get Mizuho right now after all. If you don't have her now you're not gonna get her so, the comparison is quite fair :kongou_base:

kuavera
09-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Seeing Ro with a different outfit would feel weird so I'm hoping for Z3 (which is probably not gonna happen but whatever).
Bismarck would look good too I guess (https://twitter.com/kurochaneco/status/582623986137231360).

Fonek
09-19-2015, 06:27 PM
I think Mizuho will be available in next events because she's AV not CA like Prinz Eugen plus her stats and equipment are not that op. And if you're talking now about rewards look she was reward in event which was year before lots of players who play now doesn't have Prinz Eugen so I really can't see any point in comparing those two shipgirls. Still I think they might give that CG only to Bismarck or Prinz we will see who will get that CG but so far I think this should be Bismarck.

Damaged927
09-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Oh, sure, Mizuho will most likely drop in a regular map too (Like 6-4 or 2-6) but that will be long after her seasonal art is gone.

kfss
09-19-2015, 07:52 PM
Prinz Eugen please, I want to see and enjoy the salty tears of others in PVP

tamanwah
09-20-2015, 04:50 AM
nobody notice that it is z1 from the teaser? or everyone knew that it is z1 and feel disappointed bcoz it is not prinz or bisko and thus the hype is dead? LOL~~

Merrygate
09-20-2015, 05:08 AM
@tamanwah (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=6740) Agreed. Without a great deal of disrespect to the German Zerstorers, if it's not Bismarck, I don't need to care.

The way the art is looking currently, the equipment rigging is an exact match for Z1 or Z3. Imo a comparatively quick identity giveaway by the devs in relation to other tease reveals.

HydraGoliath
09-20-2015, 07:12 AM
http://i.imgur.com/L3w5fLT.jpg

It's up.

DoraGrailMon
09-20-2015, 07:24 AM
It's not Bismarck, but I'm very OK with this.

I expected some seasonal line out of this, but all this Z1 harassing/poking yields nothing. I'm a sad blob.

Fonek
09-20-2015, 08:01 AM
Well I thought this will be Bismarck but this is not that bad, anyway I'm disapointed a bit. I was looking forward to see her with that CG but it's good at some point, devs think about less popular ships at least (I don't think Z1 is popular).

illyrin
09-20-2015, 08:19 AM
The maximum value Oktoberfest remodel, as it appeals to:

* Wehraboos.

* Lolicons.

* Otokonoko fans.

Laisy
09-20-2015, 08:21 AM
The maximum value Oktoberfest remodel, as it appeals to:

* Wehraboos.

* Lolicons.

* Otokonoko fans.

* Cat lovers

illyrin
09-20-2015, 08:23 AM
Laisy Yes, and cat lovers. I'm curious why there's a cat there. Usually KC artists are good about finding trivia. Did Z1 have a ship's cat or something?

Laisy
09-20-2015, 08:33 AM
illyrin Bismarck has a cat called Oscar aka Unsinkable Sam. The cat's colour fits Oscar's.

illyrin
09-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Laisy I'm aware of Sam, but that's not Z1. I guess since they're all at the same base, ???/Oscar/Sam is stalking around spreading ill fortune to all the ships.

Put Sam aboard Yukikaze is what I'd do. Though that might cause reality to break.

Laisy
09-20-2015, 08:38 AM
illyrin well its not the first time the devs asume you have every ships.

DLRevan
09-20-2015, 08:39 AM
illyrin I can't find a story on that. The only one I knew of before was Bismarck's Oscar, a cat which allegedly survived Bismarck's sinking as well as the sinking of two other British ships. If there is one, it might be a really obscure story.

Or it might be Oscar, since it's probably a given that Bismarck would keep such a cat around the base. I bet she lets him do whatever he wants, and the destroyers and Prinz are the ones who actually look after him.

Akuser
09-20-2015, 08:39 AM
He didn't wear anything under his skirt, i known it! But why the cat? Where is that nyan come from? Under Z3 skirt?
http://i.imgur.com/8W7X6Ig.png

illyrin
09-20-2015, 08:45 AM
DLRevan I'm guessing it is ???/Oscar/Sam. (Since the legend says nobody really knew what they called the cat on Bismarck). And apparently the cat spreads ill fortune since every ship with the cat on it sunk.

They should make that cat a consumable you can put in the reinforcement extension. If the ship with the cat on it sinks, it is picked up by the Abyssals and lets you auto-kill the flagship of the enemy fleet. So you put it on someone like Shigure with a Damecon, she gets sunk, the cat consumable is used, Shigure comes back and the boss dies.

Sail up the Air Defense Hime and give her the cat and get a free kill no matter what.

DLRevan
09-20-2015, 08:52 AM
@illyrin (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=1389) All this talk of cats.....we already know that cats are all-powerful in kancolle. Those German ships are playing with fire keeping one around the base.

Well, I guess its Oscar then. Like Laisy said it looks just like the cat that was supposedly Oscar/Sam. Interesting to see art that reflects some of relationships as shipgirls rather than their original life as ships.

western_gunner
09-20-2015, 09:22 AM
illyrin

Sounds like a Yu-Gi-Oh trap card, would be really cool if its implemented..

It depends on POV actually, no secret that ships like yukikaze and shigure who had high luck is considered bad omen for other ship, oscar/sam is the same thing, its lucky since its survived many wars.. I prefer to call it Oscar, since in the 4koma, bismarck named it Oscar.

does only Z1 received new CG?

Ferdinand
09-20-2015, 09:49 AM
Where there's the cat, better be the ship too. Increased LSC rate pls.

Fazel
09-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Across fields, across mountains, even across cats. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocaq4c-YbwQ) That's what this discussion about cats made me think of, somehow.

I, uh... should get a glass of beer or something. Yeah...

blasterion
09-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Z1 too cute I really need to get on finishing that quest chain

Mr_Retro
09-20-2015, 02:02 PM
*sees new Z1* Wow, that's pretty impressive. Very cu--
Z1 Zwei
Zwei
ZWEI
Nuuu~ My Z1 is only level 7... :shimakaze_sad:

neour1
09-20-2015, 02:04 PM
Mr_Retro Mine is also not remodeled.

Still has the art.

Mr_Retro
09-20-2015, 02:07 PM
neour1 Really!? :o Do you have the first remodel, though?

neour1
09-20-2015, 02:08 PM
Mr_Retro Nope. Level 6 Z1 here

Mr_Retro
09-20-2015, 02:15 PM
@neour1 (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=8639) *refreshes KCV* Oh, based otokonoko dirmdl! Thank you, sir, I had lost hope!

KotoNano
09-20-2015, 03:10 PM
I can't complain about the choice, seeing just how cute Z1 has turned out. Yeah I'm sure people would of preferred one of the two more popular girls but z's should get a little more love!
I would of preferred Z3 though, she's much cuter imo.

tamanwah
09-20-2015, 03:29 PM
anyone know what is the thing that z1 is holding with her right hand?? a biscuit?? or smtg to do with beer??

Owen
09-20-2015, 03:33 PM
tamanwah its a pretzel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretzel)

tamanwah
09-20-2015, 03:37 PM
Owen thx for the info~~

ChuuniSama
09-20-2015, 05:05 PM
http://i.imgur.com/aHmx6mu.png

Omg he she's so cute!

(That cat's convenient placement in the damage sprite...we'll never know what's down there. The mystery continues)

I'm really happy my ship son daughteru got some love this season :shimakaze_grin:

wonoz
09-20-2015, 05:29 PM
hmmm I like how the the Maß are topped off.....although it looks more like a Stein that way than the Maßkrüge you would see at Oktoberfest.
Also; brezeln are fucking delicious.
Nozomi
mentioned that the beer at the jp-oktoberfest is expensive; my two cents to that: so it is at the original. Its hilariously expensive. Probably twice as much as in regular restaurants or bar and easily 4 times as much as if you were to buy it bottled. Not to mention cans....you can probably get like 10 cans if you go for the cheap 0,5-"brand" cans.

Anyone got an idear whats the stuff beneath the mugs?

ALSO; I love the term Wehrabo. Never heard that before.

Nozomi
09-20-2015, 06:16 PM
@wonoz (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=13271) It's around 10.50€ in Germany for one Maß, but it's around the double in Japan. That's what I meant with expensive.

The german prices are still okay, it's not that much over the top compared to normal prices in restaurants here the rest of the year. (7.20€ per litre is normal in a restaurant)

And who would drink beer from cans? Oo

Yamako
09-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Nozomi Poor Americans trying to get drunk.

Etrigan
09-20-2015, 08:04 PM
hmmm I like how the the Maß are topped off.....although it looks more like a Stein that way than the Maßkrüge you would see at Oktoberfest.
Also; brezeln are fucking delicious.
Nozomi
mentioned that the beer at the jp-oktoberfest is expensive; my two cents to that: so it is at the original. Its hilariously expensive. Probably twice as much as in regular restaurants or bar and easily 4 times as much as if you were to buy it bottled. Not to mention cans....you can probably get like 10 cans if you go for the cheap 0,5-"brand" cans.

Anyone got an idear whats the stuff beneath the mugs?

ALSO; I love the term Wehrabo. Never heard that before.

Yeah, but even in a dirndl, Z1 is still a ship....girl- if they didn't put lids on the mugs, you could get sea spray in your beer. And that's just awful. And I think bratwurst under the starboard mug, no idea about the port side.

wonoz
09-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Nozomi OH! you are from Cologne. Im from Koblenz ;)
however; yeahhh 10-ish is what I remember yeah. It might be that because cologne is considerable larger than KOblenz that restaurants and bars are more expensive so that might be a misunderstanding there.
and WHAT?! twice as much in jp?....thats crazy dumb tbh.
Yamako.
that and festivals. Festivals that do not allow glassbottles on the stage area are flooded with cans. they are just cheap :/ dont judge me.

jammertime
09-20-2015, 08:28 PM
I'm still getting over the fact that the cat in her damage sprite is totally Oscar/Sinkable Sam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsinkable_Sam). Bismarck's historical cat is kancolle-canon now!

Protopterus
09-20-2015, 08:41 PM
I'm still getting over the fact that the cat in her damage sprite is totally Oscar/Sinkable Sam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsinkable_Sam). Bismarck's historical cat is kancolle-canon now!

Well, in-game canon. The Oscar the cat was aleady part of Fubuki Ganbarimasu where it's owned by Bismarck.

Stuff that occurs in the 4koma do get mentioned or refered to often. It's probably the official work that comes close to the game in terms of setting since the other ones apparently contradict the setting presented in-game. I just assume anything in Fubu-gan to be canon since it hasn't failed yet.

Although that one seasonal line for Kaga suggests that the anime is an anime even in the games, thus canon. (Fictional work is fictional work within fictional work.)

King Ether
09-20-2015, 10:57 PM
Seems like Z1 has a pussy after all...

Leyana
09-20-2015, 11:21 PM
That soft update was unexpected. I am disappointed that there is no Eugen.

ofi123
09-21-2015, 01:15 AM
Confirm Shoukaku kai ni this Friday.

NanashiYoukai
09-21-2015, 02:11 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/645766987696599040

They finally said it outright, 1st ship of the Shoukaku-class will be receiving a IF remodel.

I can't wait, it's about time after all that hype and speculation since June.

Leyana
09-21-2015, 02:15 AM
Now bring on the preview teasers.

iamablocker
09-21-2015, 02:37 AM
I want Jet fighters kthxploxbai.

Surted
09-21-2015, 02:50 AM
http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:333873
idk if this is legit, but doesn't hurt to try

nyocchi
09-21-2015, 02:54 AM
I want to be teased already! need previews naow!

although i have a feeling that shoukaku won't have a drastic art change. just updated equips along with a different profile, but i hope she keeps her happy expression.

Leyana
09-21-2015, 03:09 AM
nyocchi Headband with srs expression.

dranzerstar
09-21-2015, 03:20 AM
http://puu.sh/kfkeK/9bdfd7f9d9.png nyocchi
I heard you like teasers

Beetle
09-21-2015, 03:26 AM
Now hopefully, the number of Z1's shota doujins will dwindle with this.

Emerald Acid
09-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Now hopefully, the number of Z1's shota doujins will dwindle with this.


Nah, it's just more cross-dressing fuel.

RapidPotential
09-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Shoukaku better not need a blueprint. I will cry if she does.

Nozomi
09-21-2015, 11:02 AM
wonoz Not that far from here then ^^

Dunno about the difference in prices between cities/towns of different sizes, but 3.60 for a glass of Weizen is normal here. I'm rarely outside large cities, so can't compare there...




Regarding cats: Wasn't it normal to have them on ships in WW2?

western_gunner
09-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Nozomi

Yes, cat on board ships is very common, their main task is to exterminate pests (mouse) from the food supply/depot, though i don't know if nowadays cat still used for that task.

Tomzai
09-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Emerald Acid Dark times ahead.

nyocchi
09-21-2015, 01:36 PM
@nyocchi (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=10697) Headband with srs expression.


http://puu.sh/kfkeK/9bdfd7f9d9.png@nyocchi (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=10697)
I heard you like teasers

god dammit both of you... -dreams crushed-

Yamako
09-21-2015, 09:50 PM
Leyana inb4 joins the non smiling CarDiv2 club

HydraGoliath
09-21-2015, 09:57 PM
http://i.imgur.com/iqJH0qQ.png

This one is more accurate.

Yamako
09-21-2015, 10:00 PM
HydraGoliath Wao, pretty much what Leyana described.

So much hype now. kek.

Leyana
09-21-2015, 10:52 PM
HydraGoliath Close enough.

oriscus
09-21-2015, 11:21 PM
HydraGoliath
If they actually do this I will remodel her immediately and use her all the time.

My very own CV Water Demon... Oh the wonders!

nyocchi
09-22-2015, 12:39 AM
i hate you all... but i will kai her anyway.

goosethe1st
09-22-2015, 08:29 AM
that tama art looks sooooo goooodddd

velocius
09-22-2015, 10:20 AM
tama teaser is so adorable.

ongty
09-22-2015, 10:25 AM
velocius I know right, I saw it an am now a puddle on the floor.

I can't wait to see Kuma.

dranzerstar
09-23-2015, 01:24 AM
We are there
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/646493144406601728/mHUteAvs.png

Jifaru
09-23-2015, 01:29 AM
I spy thighs

nyocchi
09-23-2015, 01:32 AM
the tease is finally here... -dies on the floor- it's literally been the longest 2 weeks of my life. now gimme that smile.

Leyana
09-23-2015, 01:33 AM
nyocchi Keep hoping for that smile.

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 01:33 AM
Mmm, she's much less pale now.

DLRevan
09-23-2015, 01:56 AM
Leyana with shorn hair to keep her a level above the dragons.

Edit: OK I'm already wrong.

FlamingYu
09-23-2015, 02:00 AM
Konishi ain't Shibafu. Don't fail us now.

Livamyyo
09-23-2015, 02:05 AM
Oh, I'm excited. Just fuck me up, Konishi.

Leyana
09-23-2015, 02:06 AM
Livamyyo You'll regret that when you see what he did to Kongou Kai Ni and Kirishima Kai Ni.

blasterion
09-23-2015, 02:07 AM
IN KONISHI WE TRUST

- - - Updated - - -
Leyana Kongou is fine, Kirishima not so much

Leyana
09-23-2015, 02:08 AM
blasterion Those ears. #Neverforget (http://www.himeuta.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=Neverforget) .

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 02:10 AM
Leyana

Ears? I think you mean radar arrays.

dranzerstar
09-23-2015, 02:11 AM
no armored cv rip

FlamingYu
09-23-2015, 02:13 AM
Kongou monkey ears? Even her pose isn't that powerful on K2. Disappointing indeed.

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 02:14 AM
dranzerstar

Implying that that was ever going to happen.

HzVee
09-23-2015, 02:18 AM
I just hope there is nothing wrong with the art ._.
After all these effort and waiting...

Sixpack
09-23-2015, 02:40 AM
Leyana
Don't worry.

I am sure that things will get better with the third remodel on the kongou sisters. In ten years or so :D

Fonek
09-23-2015, 03:07 AM
That preview I can't wait why this is taking so long :haruna_angry: What do you think about her Kai2 lvl 75 or 80 maybe less?

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 03:12 AM
Fonek

I think it'll be 80+.

oriscus
09-23-2015, 03:15 AM
Fonek
There aren't very many CV k2, and the ones that are came out over a year ago. Trying to guess at the level is going to be hard.

DD: 70
CL: hard to judge, with so few with such vast differences
CA/V: 65-70
BB: 75-80
CV/L: 75-80

And no matter what the devs have done in the past, they can choose whatever they want.

The one interesting thing about our current history on CV k2 is that I believe, aside from Naka, CV are the only ships with k2 not on 5s or 10s. And every CV k2 has set a new record for k2 levels. If I had to guess, I'd posit 82 or 83. But a 2 ship record from 1.25 years ago is not the best for determining current state.

blasterion
09-23-2015, 03:35 AM
HydraGoliath gonna get her to 98 just incase

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 03:37 AM
blasterion

http://i.imgur.com/T6Vyqaw.png

Way ahead of you.

Leyana
09-23-2015, 03:39 AM
blasterion Marry her to be super safe.

blasterion
09-23-2015, 03:47 AM
Leyana nah I want to marry her in glorious Kai Ni CG

NanashiYoukai
09-23-2015, 04:05 AM
Yay Shoukaku-nee's long-awaited makeover preview!


I'm just wondering, but is anyone here with the prototype flight deck actually saving it for Zuikaku or whoever else instead of K2ing Shoukaku right away? There does exist the tiny possibility the devs might give us Zuikaku K2 before giving us the means to get a second catapult, e.g. during the Fall Event.

I'll probably K2 her right away just because but there's always this nagging feeling that we might possibly miss out on something by being hasty, especially if her unique equip is another Murata squadron.

Leyana
09-23-2015, 04:09 AM
NanashiYoukai Zuikaku is before the year is out. Expect her after the fall event.

FlamingYu
09-23-2015, 04:50 AM
NanashiYoukai Since we will be able to get another one or two before Zuikaku K2 is made available. Why not, "just do it"?.

Deck ready, Shou 99 ready, ring & paper ready. Come on time hurry up. We are waiting.

blasterion
09-23-2015, 04:54 AM
NanashiYoukai plz Ryuusei Kai (Murata Squadron)

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 04:55 AM
NanashiYoukai

There's no reason to save it, the fall event is likely to drop one as a map reward.

blasterion

I'm kind of hoping for a Shinden Kai, mostly for the completions sake.

tamanwah
09-23-2015, 04:57 AM
not a big fan of konishi's art~~ even shibafu's art is slightly better than konishi (kai ni art only)

Jammypls
09-23-2015, 04:59 AM
gibe shinden kai pls.
that aside i hope her k2 art is decent.

FlamingYu
09-23-2015, 05:03 AM
You guys skipping Reppu Kai? Please give Reppu Kai,
Doomsday will happen if our lovely devs decides to give use Shinden Kai.

HydraGoliath
09-23-2015, 05:05 AM
FlamingYu

Can't skip what you already have.

hikari
09-23-2015, 05:09 AM
Waiting...

http://i.imgur.com/anm6huv.jpg

NanashiYoukai
09-23-2015, 05:10 AM
Oh, I am totally going to K2 her asap. I was just saying that Zuikaku K2 being released before the Fall Event (with better equips?) would be an excellent troll move to everyone who used their proto catapult on Shoukaku. I know they did say "before the end of the year" but it's not like they'd be technically incorrect.

blasterion Tenzan Murata is already the best torp bomber in the game. How much higher do you want to go XD

HydraGoliath Shinden Kai... ugh ... If they really wanted to put it back into the game, a quest that gives one would do it to make sure everyone gets one - and just one.

FlamingYu
09-23-2015, 05:12 AM
HydraGoliath Sadly, I never owned a Reppu Kai as well as many other new players. Too late for event that gave one and no life for ranking.

Still they need to at least let someone have it as stock equip. 12AA isn't all that powerful now.

NanashiYoukai And the Yoko server top players will have 2. Too OP for Devs. They can't just choose not to implement a quest for it there.

tamanwah
09-23-2015, 05:13 AM
gibe shinden kai pls.

shinden kai is possible with taihou kai ni~~ but her kai ni will need u to defeat E7 hard stuffs like this~~

Kogami
09-23-2015, 05:57 AM
Konishi's recent art like Abukuma Kai Ni and Hayasui is pretty decent for me imo. At least better than Kongou Kai Ni. Just hope Shoukaku's art won't disappoint.

(On a side note; getting Shoukaku from the event but not the catapult. Welp. Need to get it from the new quest/next event then.)

kuavera
09-23-2015, 08:55 AM
That new art is looking pretty clean. I think konishi has been doing a really good job lately so I doubt Shoukaku k2 is gonna be disappointing.
Of course I'm as ready as I can be.

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

Now let's hope for some top-notch equipment.

HzVee
09-23-2015, 09:02 AM
You guys having your Shoukaku levelled to 99... I'm starting to doubt my level 83 Shoukaku will be enough. :shoukaku_sad:
The good side is Fusou and Yamashiro reached level 80 today so I have extra slot for Shoukaku in PvP and level her a bit more.

Ferdinand
09-23-2015, 09:50 AM
Shoukaku not getting Zuikaku's colour scheme is a disappointment. Also, keeping her bow pretty much confirms she will NOT become armoured carrier.- - - Updated - - -
I'm just wondering, but is anyone here with the prototype flight deck actually saving it for Zuikaku or whoever else instead of K2ing Shoukaku right away?I am. It's just wrong that, after returning for her Kai Ni, after she worked so hard for it in the hell that E-6 was, after giving her the ring, I would give the catapult to her sister. Even if I had both catapults at the same time, I'd still wait. The only case I might consider giving Shoukaku the catapult first is if the quest for the second one requires her Kai Ni.

Kuren
09-23-2015, 09:50 AM
Ferdinand Since when did her bow / weapon had anything to do with class?

Ferdinand
09-23-2015, 09:53 AM
Kuren Taihou has a crossbow, that's what I'm basing it on.

Kuren
09-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Ferdinand Then there's Katsuragi switching from a bowgun / crossbow to a bow upon Kai, at the moment it's too early to affirm anything. Anything can happen for If-remodels after all.

tamanwah
09-23-2015, 10:08 AM
@Kuren (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=6368) Taihou has a crossbow, that's what I'm basing it on.
No. the reason taihou having a crossbow instead of longbow as crossbow is much easier to use and does not require too complicated skill/experience to shoot it... it reflect the true scenario where the crews of taihou is relatively inexperience and young, which eventually lead to the sinking of taihou after getting hit by a single torp~~ the crossbow has ntg to do with being a CVB or not~~

DLRevan
09-23-2015, 11:50 AM
I'd rather think of it as she's supposed to have been the most technologically advanced carrier in the in at the time and was meant to carry new aircraft types like reppu. The crossbow is, however u want to compare it's capability to a bow, a refinement of the bow concept.


The armored aspect is covered by the flight deck she actually does carry, as well as her abdomen armor.

Aesir
09-23-2015, 05:09 PM
DLRevan The primary reason why the Crossbow was a "successor" of the Bow was it's simplicity to pick one up and get somewhat decent at using it. Archery compared in some cultures was a highly specialized thing were people were training from an early age to get to the "decent" status, the strength and skills required to actually use a Longbow with enough power to be useful on a battlefield was really high. The crossbow changed all that, not to mention it had more penetration power aswell in the later once it matured.

While I'm still interested if the catapult, which Taihou was actually designed with aswell(but never installed because not ready) will play a role in terms of gameplay ... I think Shoukaku will remain a bow user. Also the last teaser is kinda proof of that.

Gameplay wise the Catapult can change two thinks based on what it did for RL CVs. They allowed storage of more planes on the deck and they allowed the launch of heavier aircraft.

The first is pretty clear, shorter run way means more deck space to be used for other operations or storage.

The second one could mean that certain aircrafts require a catapult to launch, resulting in only shoukaku being able to currently launch it or bigger plane slots for heavy aircraft as she can allocate deckspace to store the.

oriscus
09-23-2015, 05:32 PM
I will be waiting to give Shoukaku the catapult. Until we know that a second catapult will be available by Zuikaku's k2, I'm saving mine.

And I have yet to see anything that confirms such a proposition.

And Shoukaku could still be an armored carrier. Each artist probably has quite a bit of freedom regarding interpretation. There will be guidelines, but given large variations in features of current hull classes I highly doubt there is some dictate mandating crossbows for armored carriers.

Sent from my XT1097 using Tapatalk

Subconscious
09-23-2015, 07:12 PM
I hope Shoukaku Kai Ni got some new mechanics like Night Battle or turned into Armored CV.
Personally getting catapult and making it limited for players for extra plane slot or rare planes just doesn't seem worth all the hype of even making a new version of blueprint.

Aesir
09-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Subconscious While I can understand that, but the biggest gain of having a catapult is to make less space of the deck dedicated to launching aircraft and to launch heavier aircraft. Which is why you see US carriers sometimes filled to the brim with planes on the deck.

Night battle for CVs wasn't a thing during WW2, the only real CV(N) classified for night operations was the big E, USS CV-6 Enterprise and only because they had a dedicated night fighter wing trained to do it. But than again, all the Abyssal CVs that represent US CVs ... especially the higher grades ones like a Flagship Wo can attack at night and all US CVs were equipped with catapults.

chema1994
09-23-2015, 08:26 PM
Aesir but since it's a "what if" remodel maybe she turns into a night carrier too.

Aesir
09-23-2015, 08:36 PM
chema1994 Well, than launching a heavier, twin-engine fighter for night combat? It's not to out of place, hell even WoWS does it on the Hakaru, which actually has a catapult to launch jets ...

chema1994
09-23-2015, 08:51 PM
But the CVN-6 Enterprise didn't even need to do use twin engine fighters. Her air group operated F6F-5(N) Hellcat fighters and TBM-3D Avenger torpedo bombers.Those were single engine aircraft fitted with radars and trained for night combat.
I don't know about the IJN, but maybe she can be equipped with a few planes able to operate during the night.

Aesir
09-23-2015, 09:07 PM
chema1994 The IJN never had a portable enough radar to fit into a fighter. All their radar equipped planes were twin engine, much in the way of German aviation. The Axis simply were behind in radar tech. The first resonate cavity magnetron radar was probably the biggest advantage the Allies had over the Axis.

Emerald Acid
09-23-2015, 11:44 PM
I'm just wondering, but is anyone here with the prototype flight deck actually saving it for Zuikaku or whoever else instead of K2ing Shoukaku right away?

Yes hi I am one who will wait.

Unless they pull something dirty where I'll need Shoukaku Kai Ni in order to do the quest that rewards the next Catapult, the Catapult I have is for Zuikaku. We all shed blood, sweat, and oil for that thing all for Zuikaku's sake, so it's only right that we actually give it to her.

That, and I really don't have any stock/interest in Shoukaku. I got her to 80 so she (hopefully) can be upgraded eventually, but even then she's way down the list of my favored CVs and will probably only see action in a Support Expedition, or during Fleet Locking shenanigans when Ryuujou, Souryuu, Zuihou, Taihou, Ryuuhou (eventually), Zuikaku, Hiryuu, Chiyoda, and Unryuu, in that order, are not enough.

Subconscious
09-24-2015, 03:26 AM
Well, this is a what-if condition where most real life problems like resource and technology limits aren't exist.
We have a CL that can use mini submarines for example for new technology. If night planes exists, devs can make it real if they wanted it.
The problem well... are about devs wanted to make it real or not..

Ferdinand
09-24-2015, 07:14 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/646844644479733761/2XbzbnKx.pngPlease tell me it's also going to be Den, not only Rai.

STARTER PRIDE SHIPYARD-WIDE

velocius
09-24-2015, 11:29 AM
Ferdinand one day Sami will get some Art. i mean, she is part of the most art given class yet still waiting. forever waiting.

Agckuu Coceg
09-24-2015, 12:44 PM
@Ferdinand (http://www.himeuta.net/member.php?u=6633) one day Sami will get some Art. i mean, she is part of the most art given class yet still waiting. forever waiting.
If she get the artist. :kaga_sad:

Fonek
09-24-2015, 03:03 PM
I want her to get Kai2 but I heard about that artist problem that's very sad :haruna_sad:

DLRevan
09-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Whats the problem with the artist? Chiyo is still around.

Marez
09-24-2015, 03:39 PM
After leaving us hanging for so long, :shoukaku_base: k2 had better be good.

Akuser
09-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Whats the problem with the artist? Chiyo is still around.

Died from AIDS?

Yamako
09-24-2015, 09:10 PM
Nothing to do at base while gathering resources.

kek.

Jifaru
09-24-2015, 10:10 PM
Yamako

I've left my shipgirls to their own devices for a while. Hopefully cultivate some lilies etc etc.

Leyana
09-24-2015, 10:55 PM
Marez Begin prayer.

Riepah
09-25-2015, 12:04 AM
Hooray for the first maintenance/patch ever since I started playing!

Sheba
09-25-2015, 12:07 AM
Died from AIDS?

Actually, on a more reassuring note, Chiyou have shown activity on twitter from the 21st of August after a long silence since December of last year. Most recent tweet was from 9/11.

https://twitter.com/nnuama

Fazel
09-25-2015, 12:18 AM
Ikazuchi yukata CG?

She's... not going to throw that away, is she?

Leyana
09-25-2015, 12:34 AM
https://twitter.com/KanColle_STAFF/status/647205473364504577
"「改」から「改二㠀ã¸ã®æ”¹è£…には,è©¦è ½ç”²æ¿ã‚«ã‚¿ãƒ‘ãƒ«ãƒˆã æ”¹è£…è¨*計図が必要 §ã™ã€‚"

Blueprint needed.

DoraGrailMon
09-25-2015, 12:42 AM
Well shit. Looks like I really need to clear 5-5 this week for that next blueprint. Didn't realize they are going up to Kai Ni A now. Guess that's what the catapult will be for.

tamanwah
09-25-2015, 12:55 AM
Didn't realize they are going up to Kai Ni A now.
and strangely, kai ni A and kai ni are interchangeable~~ LOL... thus it means that there are situation where kai ni is needed, and there are situation where kai ni A is needed~~

Yamako
09-25-2015, 01:06 AM
tamanwah So what the fuck does that mean for use who are starved of fucking BP? :v

Fuck you devs. Y u make things so fucking difficult.

Fuck you Tanaka for trolling us so god damn fucking hard.

Zylphe
09-25-2015, 01:08 AM
interchangeable kai nis whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Acchan
09-25-2015, 01:14 AM
I don't know what Kai Ni and Kai Ni A means but im hype as f.

nyocchi
09-25-2015, 01:15 AM
agagaga more new mechanics... why the hell would they need an interchangeable kai ni...

FlamingYu
09-25-2015, 01:18 AM
Why the need of BP when she is going to be giving us 0 equips?
Her silly double forms better be worth it then.

DLRevan
09-25-2015, 01:18 AM
Kai ni......A? Whaaaaaat?

If this isn't a toggle and needs us to spend resources, or goodness forbid a BP to swap....Tanaka you bastard.

Cool beans, anyway. Shokaku gets to be a special snowflake.

Sinistral
09-25-2015, 01:19 AM
I don't know what to think...

Livamyyo
09-25-2015, 01:20 AM
Shokaku gets to be a special snowflake.

She all ready is. :^)

Jifaru
09-25-2015, 01:22 AM
Obviously

Interchangeable art

For people who are inevitably going to rage.

This was the life protection package for which Konishi negotiated.

Neprezi
09-25-2015, 01:22 AM
Sheesh, at this rate shoukaku's gonna give akagi and kaga a run for their money...

DoraGrailMon
09-25-2015, 01:22 AM
So if I'm reading the new twitter post correctly, looks like the prediction about the catapult being available through quest(s) is coming true.