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    1 April 2019 Announcement



    1. Reppu festival will be held right after Zuiun fes., featuring a 1/1 Reppu kai.

    2. There will be an event to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Sasebo chinjufu. Possibly for Kure as well.

    3. Introduction of Kongou k2c.

    4. Collaboration with Toyota GR Garage Master One, featuring Kongou class GT86, as well as Akagi and Kaga Toyota Noah.

    5. 6th anniversary Lawson collaboration.

    6. Collaboration with Hirota, featuring the following 4 types of choux ice cream:

    Nisshin choux ice cream
    Yura choux ice cream
    Got choux ice cream
    Uchida choux ice cream

    7. Kanmusu grand circus.


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    I wonder if any of these are April Fools joke.

    Anyway, I guess Kongou k2c may be real given the recent introduction of 35.6cm k2 and type C may be the label for next generation if it's referencing type C destroyer (Shimakaze).



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    Quote Originally Posted by ofi123 View Post
    I wonder if any of these are April Fools joke.

    Anyway, I guess Kongou k2c may be real given the recent introduction of 35.6cm k2 and type C may be the label for next generation if it's referencing type C destroyer (Shimakaze).
    Given their track record, I think it is safe to say that the dev doesn't know what april fool is, and all the announcement will come true.


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    As I mentioned in the other thread, KC devs have done this almost every year where they save "outrageous" news for April 1st, making them sound like April Fools jokes. But they have never joked for real, and they have all come true.

    This year they actually even said in their first tweet that they know its April fools but don't worry, everything they say is true. They never acknowledged April Fools directly before so I wondered if that was meant to be some kind of reverse psychology.


    Anyway Kongou K2C....wow. Perhaps all those upgrades to 35.6cm and sanshiki and so on, were all leading up to this. We were discussing how her class had been woefully power-creeped multiple times over. Kongou back to the front-lines? The C designation could be a reference to how Shimakaze is designated a Type C destroyer. If I leave my post half finished for 3 hours, obviously I'd get ninja'ed.


    The Reppu festival...depending on when that starts maybe I'll be in Japan. I would love to see a life-size Reppu.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DLRevan View Post
    As I mentioned in the other thread, KC devs have done this almost every year where they save "outrageous" news for April 1st, making them sound like April Fools jokes. But they have never joked for real, and they have all come true.

    This year they actually even said in their first tweet that they know its April fools but don't worry, everything they say is true. They never acknowledged April Fools directly before so I wondered if that was meant to be some kind of reverse psychology.


    Anyway Kongou K2C....wow. Perhaps all those upgrades to 35.6cm and sanshiki and so on, were all leading up to this. We were discussing how her class had been woefully power-creeped multiple times over. Kongou back to the front-lines? The C designation could be a reference to how Shimakaze is designated a Type C destroyer. If I leave my post half finished for 3 hours, obviously I'd get ninja'ed.


    The Reppu festival...depending on when that starts maybe I'll be in Japan. I would love to see a life-size Reppu.
    It starts on 12 May, right after zuiun fes.


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    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvslc2pgL4G/

    And, we got the first confirmed April fools news:

    Takahito Mura (the figure skating champion who performs in the earlier KC ice skating show), will participate in Toyota Gazoo 86/BRZ race 2019.
    Probably that's the new challenge the dev mentioned in their tweet.

    I wonder if we will have our first peek of the KC car in this race.


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    Guess Kongou k2c is coming before event and Akagi k2. Also, does this mean the k2c remodel is getting torpedo stat like Bismarck drei or just a modifier during night combat.



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    Who knows. They may have interpreted Shimakaze's Type C designation to indicate a torpedo focus.

    Adding a torpedo stat would be the most straightforward and time-tested way to give Kongou class a yasen boost. And the class did use to have torpedo armament when they were still battlecruisers.


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    Well, adding torp is the easiest way to do it, but she will need much more to become a competitive pick unless the torp is really substantial (like 80+). Otherwise she will just be another bisko.

    Some special skill/gimmick would be nice.


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    @211303 Well It's come to my attention that there was a serious study and proposed design for a 3rd modernization refit for the Kongou class, that incorporated torpedoes back into the design. A lot of them. Try 28 tubes per side, for a total of 56. The below is the related blueprint. 8 of the launchers are mounted on deck, and 6 are mounted in side sponsons, all quad launchers. This design was intended for night battle.....a 28 torpedo spread is absolutely incredible and would have been virtually guaranteed to hit something in a real-life scenario. However, in exchange she loses 2 of her main gun turrets.

    Not sure why it was not implemented in the end, though during the actual war, Kongou class were definitely useful for shore bombardment using their main guns. They may have also realized the vulnerability of having 56 volatile oxygen torpedoes, or possibly more with reloads, stored on the ship. The design as I understand was meant to improve her combat survivability in the first place. It would have been true to some extent at night as she would just drop all her torpedoes, instead of firing her guns and "flashing" herself.


    If based on this.....it might not just be a mere paltry 80-90 torp stat. Even KTKM's and Ooi's what-if K2s with quintuple launchers have fewer torpedoes than this.

    It does have the caveat of the removal of 2 of her main guns from the rear mounting, halving her main firepower. Again if based on this design...it could be quite a specialized role as a result.

    In KC, losing guns from a remodel doesn't result in a proportional reduction in FP, see Ise or Maya. But lets just say, she does lose half her FP, which drops it to 49 (it really wouldn't make sense in KC since DDs have more FP with way less irl firepower than 2x35.6cm gun turrets...). Lets also just say, she receives a torp stat that is slightly higher than KTKM/Ooi, maybe 150. Her base NB total would be similar to KTKM/OOi, but with BB guns and AP shell, her night battle total could rise to somewhere between 240-250, an incredible number. It would mean she can hit night cap, or almost hit it, with just DA. Her day time shelling would be laughable for a BB, but I think I'd take that trade for an escort fleet ship.


    I doubt whatever her remodel is, it would be THAT good, but it's pretty interesting nonetheless. And it would emphasize that IJN torpedo flavor.

    Also, this design greatly increases her AA armament. About the same as pre-war Yamato, which is still a lot better than what she has now.



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