But today I met a Black in battle and I had to reconsider. I knew it has radar, being one of the only destroyers with radar. I knew it has one of the best guns among T9 destroyers, beaten only by Kitekaze and Jutland. I also knew that it has the longest range torpedoes, somewhat mitigated by their low speed. I found these badly unbalanced on any ship, especially a pay-to-win ship, but I thought it’s OK.
Then I saw one radaring me, opening fire and disappearing in smoke. That damn thing has radar and smoke, something that no other ship in the game has. There are radar Minotaurs and reported Minotaurs. Radar Yueyangs and random-battle-specced Yueyangs. But no any other ships could do both. This has no other counterplay than having a radar ship in range. They can detect and remain undetected without islands supporting them.
Their only weakness is that so many morons got them who attack multiple ships alone or grab the middle buff at start despite multiple enemy 11.7km radars. Most atrocious plays I saw were performed by Blacks. Like the guy who spent a whole game chasing me around the map with RPF, while I could launch torpedoes at the enemy direction, so I wasn’t useless while kiting his useless ass. How could these godawful players get to the 2-5 ranked bracket while they shouldn’t even win against bots? Because their ship is so bizarrely overpowered.
I didn’t ragequit World of Warships only because they recently nerfed the Giulio Cesare, another bizarre pay-to-win ship that dominated the ranked sprint. So I have a hope that Black and the other horrible offender, Missouri will be nerfed too. The rest of the P2W ships are just unbalanced, not game-breaking. You can outplay a Mushasi or a Jean Bart. You can’t outplay a Black, assuming its captain is not braindead.
PS: the buffs make some weird things possible:
Also, there are good games when I can avoid enemy destroyers: