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    @Ghoulvarine: Fletcher and Johnston drop at the same location (E-4) so if you're very lucky you can get both. Bon chance on that. I never got a Johnston dupe, but did get another SB Roberts. Not sure what to do with her. Grind can be real with KC and depends upon how much of that you like/are willing to do. "Only" 5 maps, but tough event IMO - including farming. Like 3 rewards & 2 drops, but low drop rates, very expensive (E-4), etc. nerf that some. DO wonder about summer event. Large? Better cap out. Hopefully some lessons learned with this event. Not up for a 6 week even (w/ extension).

    Anyway, get the clear and again, good luck on what farming you can do.


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    Oh my gosh, yeah that TCF phase... lol

    Are you supposed to use formation 2 to try to mitigate the damage or just go formation 4?


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    @firehawk12: Yep, it can be a pain. FWIW, I just went battle (formation 4) except at troll sub and aerial battle nodes. Keep in mind that you could add RADAR for more better AACI, etc. if you use an AV for branching It's a bit of pick your poison in that regard with fleet comp. Also be sure to use LBAS and fully sparkled Node support with this.


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    @goesto11 I've been doing a few runs and I assume FCF is not worth using because it seems several ships can explode in a single sortie if you're unlucky. It feels like every map has some kind of suffering mechanic t his event. lol

    Is it worth redirecting LBAS to the pre-V nodes to try to reach the node?


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    @firehawk12: I think some may have used FCF, but I didn't for the reason you mentioned. Also, I'm just not a fan of FCF in general (Strike F FCF different - and much better IMO). Still, using FCF worked for others. Have to see how it goes I guess.

    As for LBAS, I'd want at least 1 group of fighter + 3x LBAS bombers sent to Node V along with always running Node Shelling Support. Your Toukai LBAS should be easily taking care of the troll sub node. Would not bother with LBAS for aerial battles. That leaves nodes H, L & N. Node N can tag you (i.e. retreat), but weakest of 3 so wouldn't bother wasting LBAS there. That leaves H & L so your choice on that.

    Really depends upon which node is giving you trouble. Can try sending one LBAS group (probably go with 1x fighter + 3x bombers) to Node H or L or 1 wave to each, but not sure how much that may help. Given airpower, your LBAS group will get chewed up at Node H. Maybe try sending an LBAS group to Node L (should be OK since airpower isn't that much). With that, mostly Node H is the node you need to pass. I didn't have too much trouble with aerial battle nodes because I had so much AA type equipment (again have like 12 or 14 10cm HA+FD, a few 25mm triple concent, 3x Bofors 40mm, and even 2--3 25mm triple improved).

    EDIT - I guess one could also sparkle TCF escort if that's where you are getting taiha'd. I didn't need to do that, thankfully. Had more than my fill of sparkling escort anyway with Hard clear. :/


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    E5H finally cleared!



    A big thanks to ohno133 for their Nelson fleet which I used for P2. After reading about goesto11's frustrations with the nagamutsu fleet, I decided to switch after clearing P1 and the unlocks using 211303's setup. It definitely worked out in my case at least -- passing rate at node X was over 80%, and I got to LD in 7 sorties.

    For those still working their way through, here are a few things I did which I felt were helpful:

    - As much as I hate having to sparkle ships, I made it a point to sparkle the escort fleet as well as the CAV and CVB in the main fleet -- the pass rate I was getting made it seem worth it
    - Node support was basically unnecessary -- I used it a few times, noted the piddling damaged it was doing, and stopped wasting resources on it
    - Boss support was used every sortie -- just sparking the flagship was enough to ensure its appearance
    - A single Toukai in the 3rd LBAS fleet is initially enough to sink the sub at the boss node, but after a bit of attrition, you should have two to make sure it goes down
    - I locked my Bismarck on an earlier map, so was using Kongo K2C as escort FBB, but wasn't getting the good friend fleets very often -- switched to Gangut and got the good fleets from then on out
    - I ended up only burning a single repair goddess, which was on Kasumi during the clear attempt ironically enough -- it was triggered during day-battle by Pacific Hime, which allowed Kasumi to deliver the coup de grace cut-in during NB

    I'm pretty burned out on KC at this point, and besides a spare Johnson and some DE mod-fodder, there were no other note-worthy drops. With a day left, I'll have to see if I can muster the resolve to hit up E4 for that 1% Fletcher drop-rate.


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    E5 Medium was draining and took maybe 10 hours to beat, but other than TCF, it was a relatively "calming" experience considering the previous RNG.

    Thanks everyone for their help. I guess time to try to suffer through E4 again for some ships...



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    @Forcyte: Congrats. Glad my misfortune was at least useful (LOL). Nagato + Mutsu certainly worked for some, but I'm firmly in the Nelson Fleet camp for E-5 Hard. And yes, the grind can be draining over the years. Seen a few post around toward that end. At least one person on KC Wikia seemed to quit after this event. The event concept and I'd say even E-1 to E-3 were fine IMO. There are parts I did like about this event, However, farming along with EO maps needed some work IMO. Fortunately, in the end I was able to accomplish my goals. Doesn't always happen. Best of luck farming.

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    @firehawk12: Congrats! Glad I was able to help. Hopefully the advice I gave was sound. Am curious as to whether you went dual CLT or not on Medium, and if so, how did that work for NB at the boss node. Best of luck on E-4 farming. Hopefully you can get at least one good drop.


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    @goesto11 I'm just finishing up E-4. I just unlocked the starting point 3, with Johnston appearing as I unlocked it. How is E-5 compared to E-4?


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    @Ghoulvarine: Congrats on the drop! Can't beat getting a drop you want while clearing. As for E-4 vs. E-5 (both on Hard), I think opinions will vary. For me, E-5 Hard was worse than E-4 Hard, and E-4 Hard CTF wasn't fun at all for me. Still, had more sorties E-5 Hard Part 2 LD than E-4 Hard CTF part (and I was sparkling escort for E-5 LD >_<). That being said, may very well have been an entirely different deal if I had gone with Nelson Fleet for E-5H Part 2 from the start (Part 1 isn't that tough so don't think there'd be too much difference there between Nelson Fleet & Nagato-Mutsu Fleet). See Forcyte's comment above as well. Still to be fair, plenty have cleared E-5 Hard with Nagato+Mutsu fleet so... IDK. All I can say is that I'd go with Nelson + Musashi K2 + Iowa for E-5.

    If it's say E-4 Hard vs. E-5 Medium, then have to think E-5 Medium should be easier overall. @firehawk12 cleared E-5 Medium and pretty sure cleared E-4 on Hard so perhaps can give you more details on that. From Firehawk's comments seems E-5 Medium wasn't too bad other than some RNG trolling for the TCF to Node V part of unlocking. Of course your available ships - including whether key one's like above (F)BB, Ise K2 (Hyuuga K2 may do), USN DD, Kasumi, at least Kitakami or Ooi (if not both), Saratoga CVB (Intrepid may do for Medium), etc. all factor into this along with equip/resources/etc. as you know.

    Other thing is time. There's about 1 day & 10hours left. That's enough, but RL and all so how much playing time available do you have. Per comment, Firehawk took about 10 hours for E-5 Med. Could be less, could be more depending upon your stuff & RNG. Easy of course won't be an issue for you and faster to clear time-wise, but still will take some time as you have Part 1 to do, then unlocking (I'd still unlock on any difficulty. Worth it in the end for the route & historic bonuses), and of course then Part 2.

    Hope this helps. GL


    Last edited by goesto11; 06-23-2019 at 03:51 PM.
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