Things were ok up until I got into the mid tier in ranked battles. You see, they grouped the players into three tiers, lowest tier from 25-21, mid tier at 20-11, and highest tier at 10-1. As soon as I got into the mid tier I found I had significantly longer waits on getting into matches and as time went on the waits became longer. Now, I have sporadic short times when I can jump on to play and wasting 5 minutes or more in queue is not acceptable for me. It got to the point where I could only confidently get into ranked battles quickly on weekends. The last straw was Monday night where I waited for 10 minutes and still wasn't in a match. Frustrated, I sold the Nagato and Hiryu and didn't look back.
Unfortunately, laying out over 20 million credits for two tier VIII ships has drained the account dry and even though I recently unlocked the tier V IJN Furataka cruiser and
On the upside, the Amagi is amazing, its like the Nagato (apparently overpowered at tier VII) on sterioids and I've been having lots of fun with it. I've only had a couple battles in the Shokaku and its planes are getting ripped up pretty bad, but I've yet to unlock the upgraded planes so I'm hopeful.
In other news, I got lucky Monday night and got four kills in a battle with my IJN Kuma cruiser (an amazing ship BTW) and got rewarded with a Sea Trial with the German Kreigsmarine Koinsberg tier V cruiser. Basically I get to try out the ship for free until the 19th when the cruiser line and Russian destroyer line is released.
I really like the ship. Its fast in a straight line and while the guns may not do a lot of damage they certainly are accurate and fast rate of fire. Its like a mini-Cleveland. I'll definitely be running up the line when it is released next week.