Yes, I know, it's been the subject of many other threads, but I invite others to post in this thread keeping the topic question in mind (not neccessarily wolfpacks).
The arguement that it cannot be implemented does not stand very well, and my supporting point for that is the game "Command: Aces of the Deep"
Aces of the deep was a game made by Sierra in *1995*; this sim had the ability to radio BDU to ask for instructions/assistance and the response would be to shadow/join a wolfpack battle in progress around a convoy. These AI subs would dive, attack, and distract the escorts and merchantmen of the convoy, giving a very immersive feel to the sim.
I remember playing this game on Windows 3.1! Surely if it was done then, it can be done now with our advancements in programming etc.
So far every other silent hunter series game has essentially lacked this.
Silent Hunter 5's biggest appearant asset is the ability to walk around the entire boat and interact with the crew..something modders were in the process of doing with GWX4 for silent hunter 4; in other words, it's awesome (very work intensive), but ultimately nothing that modders can't do themselves. (This is not meant to detract from the work that the SH5 devs are doing, as it is a righteous and hard task to do).
Due to the hardcodded limitations (unreleased source code) of previous Silent Hunter games, no modder has been able to make functional AI submarine/wolfpack behaviour and if i'm not mistaken, is something that has not been seen since Aces of the Deep.
So please SH5 devs, if you are reading this, consider the importance of AI Wolfpacks in SH5. The battle of the Atlantic was marked by numerous convoy battles and wolfpack operations (there were many others that are not as well known yet existed), and deserves more than just a scripted single player mission: It should be part of a dynamic campaign!
Needless to say, I'm excited about another Silent Hunter title, and I appreciate all the wheels and work that has been set in motion for this one. I'm just sayin' if it's going to be done, do it right and do it awesomely!