Originally Posted by richardphat
Originally Posted by Viper01
Might as well ask here because someone might know...
What was the purpose of switching the richi's R and T mounts? Seems like a useless thing to me...are there some larger guns I should be using with the 3.5s?
The purpoouse was to nerf the T slot because it was apparently " so overpowered" when all we can do was just to fix the 360 degree guns on the old richelieu.
Not the main reason iirc.
It was more the case of a gunset looking for another ships to be used on.
The premium 5.1"guns( dual and quad) were also made into regular AA guns, because someone liked it I think ( also they did it before on NFEU?).
Someone then got the idea to remove the Rich's 2nd r-slot position, making it T-slot guns and giving the Rich an extra support slot. The 5.1" could then also be used as a matched set on the Rich as well as the Alsace ( which already had a few large T-slots). However SDE shot that idea down.
But the matched set couldn't be used fully on the Rich, so the t-slots were changed a bit so the quads could be used on the T-slots. Afterall with the 5.1" in use the number of barrels firing to 1 side could be made the same as the with the old Rich.
The 360 firing on the rear 4 t-slots was hardly discussed.
This story does have an extra helping of fail in it though, cause the quad 5.1" AA guns were patched to a reload of 3.36 if i saw it correctly, instead of matching the 2.4s of the dual ( the premium 5.1"dual and quad both have 2.4s reload).