Summer is coming. The hype is boiling. We know Solomon campaign is next on the checkbook. And Shinwalee's guide is as long as a textbook. So for people who wanted something short and thin. I made this quick FAQS for you to keep within.
The event is starting on August 10th.
It is a LARGE-SCALE operation
This is NOT the Battle of Philippine Sea
The event will revolve around Solomon Waters, potentially drawn reference from certain/some battle(s) within Solomon Islands Campaign and/or Guadalcanal Campaign, etc.
All previous large-scale has at least 6 maps so expect this one to be so.
Ship-locking & Difficulty Settings
Ship-locking - a mechanic that prevents your girl from participating in some battle depending on what the devs will give us by locking them to a specific map.
For example: Kaga participated in E-1. Ship in E-1 got locked in E-2 so she can't be sortied to E-2. However, If you have another Kaga for some reason you can use that duplicate in E-2 instead.
Ship-locking & Difficulty Settings
It is possible to bypass ship-locking via difficulty settings as there can be an exception to "Easy" difficulty"
For Example: In previous case ship-locking occurs in E-1 and E-2. Now let's say devs gave an exception for easy difficulty to be exempted from ship-locking. This means you can use the same Kaga you used in E-1 for E-2.
Difficulty Settings and you
People get screwed up by this a lot so I'll put it in the next bullet below. Remember this statement and remember it well.
The moment YOU CLEARED (Sunk the boss final time;destroy the gauge) the map. You CANNOT and under no circumstances CANNOT go back to change the difficulty that you chose. You WILL BE stuck with what you had when you clear it.
However, if you DID NOT CLEAR it yet, you CAN go back to change the difficulty AS MUCH AS YOU WANT!
If you read the Event page a bit you'll know that there's a requirement of at least 75% Sortie win rate for you to enter the event. Don't forget that.
If you have LESS THAN 5 ships slot left or LESS THAN 15 equipment slots left you need to scrap some to enter the event.
More than 5 ship slots avialable is recommended for ship hunting (have like...10 to spare).
What to Expect? FAQS
What will be the enemies in the event?
No one knows. Expect the worst. It might or might not be related to Solomon campaign.
Will there be HP Regen gauge thing that I heard of?
For your info, the HP Regen did not show up ever since the old days of Kancolle. That thing caused many players to go insane and some are still in the mental asylum. But who knows...maybe Devs might go sadist this event.
Is my fleet ready?
What to Prepare?
Ship levels - Why am I so paranoid about it
There IS NO safe ship level. Kancolle is a game that relies on RNG and no matter what level your ship is...it is still possible for them to perform poorly or vice-versa. Just remember this; the higher the level the better
Ship classes - The rule of 2+ and their importance in the event.
Ship classes is one of the (if not) most important thing you need to prepare for the event. You can have 6 lvl 99 BB in your fleet but that won't do you any good if a map requires only CL/DD to sortie and your CL and DD are at mid 20s. Two things that you should do:
Have at least 2 ships of every classes (including their sub-classes). This means 2 CL, 2 CLT, 2 CA, 2 CAV, 2 CV, 2 CVL, 2 AV and so on just in case they're needed for branching rules which is highly probably. If you can't get them, don't fret too much but the more variation you have the better
For this event, there seems to be high possibility that there will be a map that only allows you to sortie CL and DD. Therefore:
Have at least 5+ DD ready for battle to avoid using weak ships in the CL/DD only map.
Now you might wonder about your ship levels again. My suggestion is on around lvl 50+ or try to Kai-ni whoever you can. But don't take what I said seriously. You should try and judge yourself if you think your ship might need more lvling or if they're good to go.
Ship Modernization - My Ships are weak!
Just a quick note; don't forget to max out your ship's stat through modernization. It is okay to not have the AA stat maxed but everything else are recommended.
Equipment are your bread and butter. It's the backbone of your fleet and their performance can varied depending on what equipment you used. Below will be split into two parts; what equipment you should have and how to set them up.
How to set-up your equipment -> Equipment Guide, this should cover some part of it. Shinwalee's guide give you a deeper explanation on each of it.
You NEED at least 3 of this for good measure. If you happen to face a Land-base boss it might be the end of you if you don't have any Sanshiki to back you up. Sanshiki deals bonus damage to land-base boss which will help in sinking them. A MUST HAVE!