First off, just where are the Narwhal class boats?
Two were in service, Narwhal and Nautalus.
Second, someone care to explain just WHY the Gar class boats cannot upgrade with surface search radar at the game opening?
The Pearl Harbor facility was upgrading all fleet boats with the SJ surface search radar beginning June of 41.
Third, these subs seem to be fuel hogs. Care to explain why, when leaving Pearl with full tanks, you really have to sweat returning from patrol?
I mean really, boats out of Brisbane would run patrols in Japanese home waters and still return with fuel to spare. Unless of course you are running at full or flank all the time.
Standard is just that, standard manouvering speed while under way, full and flank are only used in combat situations.
Fourth, from 1941 through late 43, the Marshals were prime hunting grounds. I have run two patrols in those islands and have only come across a few merchies, and zero convoys.
Fifth, just where is the Tokyo Express in the Solomons? Or the supply convoys out of Rabual into the Japanese bases on New Guinea?
I mean all in all, the game is actually not as bad as some have made it out to be. Granted, I dropped another $120 on a 2nd video card to run the game, but big deal, I'll just put the first card in a friend's system.
I never used the 'a' key since it is a heck of a lot easier to just set a depth on the depth gauge.
As for some of the other problems, well, IT would be nice to be able to turn the radar on, as well as upgrade at the beginning of a career.
It would be nice to have some interaction with the crew. Im sorry but in this case, it is too much like Jane's 688(i) which even my cousin the bubble head hates with a passion. (he is actually a commander in the navy, and has skippered his own boat) now he is assigned to the Navy Design Bureau.
Finally, I would like to suggest to the designers that in the future patches, they might want to put in a few of the infamous Japanese Destroyer skippers. For example, there really was a Bungo Pete who patroled the Bungo strait between Honshu and Kyushu in the home waters. There was an equally infamous skipper in the Tokyo area, as well as one around Truk.
Rabaul had a number of these types, you can read Beach's 'Wahoo' for his accounts of these guys.
With the exception of the real Bungo Pete, eventually every one of these skippers were put out of action by a determined sub skipper. Bungo Pete survived the war... it would be nice to be able to change history.
As far as the people on this forum that seem hell bent to rip the game for its faults rather than consider the good points of the game, may I remind you, it could be worse, it could be like windows... requiring some sort of critical update every week or so.