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09-10-2007, 05:56 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Just a few things here.......And i would appreciate some responses. 1. How many torpedoes does it freakin take to drop a ship? some ships take 3 in the side or 2 head on and still keep moving along at a HUGE list with over 1/2 of the boat still in the water (yea like thats realistic). Also, Anyone else notice how SLOW the boat creeps underwater as in diving time? One more thing, Im unable to even see where I can load a deck gun crew?! I can man it, but in the area where u assign crews, there arent any boxes where I can put people. what gives??
09-10-2007, 06:05 AM
1. Avoid head on torpedo shots, theyre pretty much useless. Also set your torps to explode below the ship,does far more damage. If you are using TM1.6 I think it has a sinking mod which makes ships sink more realistically, try that.
2.Slow diving time, there is some bug in that, where the slower a boat is going, the faster it dives. Dunno if its been fixed, have you got all the patches for the game?
3.Deck Gun can be manned in the crew management menu. If there is no box for the guncrew, then you didnt equip a deck gun when you left port.
09-10-2007, 06:49 AM
Have you switched the mounting of the deck gun? I don't know if the problem is universal, but when I tried to move the gun on my Gato from stern to bow, the crew slots got removed also. Judging from another thread, the same is true with boats boasting two deck guns, only one or the other can be AI manned.
09-10-2007, 06:53 AM
True, i forgot about that.
09-10-2007, 07:04 AM
09-10-2007, 07:07 AM
You must have been on the debating team at school http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif
09-10-2007, 07:08 AM
09-10-2007, 07:15 AM
USS Spot's battle flag - claiming 16 kills
Reality - 14 damaged, 1 sunk by her, 1 sunk by aircraft/sub
09-10-2007, 07:22 AM
Did they know that they only damaged fourteen of them??
Or was it only foubnd out after the war?
09-10-2007, 07:28 AM
they believed they sunk. The JANAC totals actually give her four sinkings
1 small passenger
1 small passenger with help from aircraft
2 under 500 tons
09-10-2007, 07:31 AM
I would think it was very hard to guess whether you sunk or not, especially if you had to dive deep straight away after and were being DC'd.
09-10-2007, 07:35 AM
Over reporting kills was common (and understandable). Heat of battle, confusion, no visual confirmation.
One of my favorite boats, USS Jack hit four tankers one night. All four disappeared from the radar screen and she claimed all four. Three of them made it to port. The other exploded and sank. She was convinced the others had sunk and reported that. Intercepts of Japanese communications found a harbor report of the three damaged tankers entering Manila bay.
09-10-2007, 07:38 AM
Bet that put a downer on the celebrations http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Like that bit in Das Boot where their on the ocean floor outside gibraltar and the captains says something about the escort crews being back in port toasting the sinking.