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    Submarines take NO damage from undersea rocks or seaweed in case people wanted to know! Pics are hard to see because I was really deep when I took them (roughly 75m near Midway island)
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    Submarines take NO damage from undersea rocks or seaweed in case people wanted to know! Pics are hard to see because I was really deep when I took them (roughly 75m near Midway island)
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    Well, ....They did use a good grade of steel in the hulls.

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    Personally I think that's a good thing at this point. It's somewhat of a compromise, because having a lifelike sea floor means that it is apparent everywhere. That means there are massive boulders sitting in the channel to Pearl Harbour. (Pretty much scraping the bottom of your boat!) If rocks caused damage, there's no way those carriers could get out unscathed.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by veovis39:
    Personally I think that's a good thing at this point. It's somewhat of a compromise, because having a lifelike sea floor means that it is apparent everywhere. That means there are massive boulders sitting in the channel to Pearl Harbour. (Pretty much scraping the bottom of your boat!) If rocks caused damage, there's no way those carriers could get out unscathed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's true! I just thought I'd share some of my pics with the community to let them know. The sea floor looks great, but it is not realistic whehn it comes to grounding your boat.

    I wonder if you're grounded if the DD's will pass you by, thinking you might be a rock or something. I thought that was a US tatic during WWII?
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    Well here's one for you, i did the exact same trying to sink the Yamato. (shallow waters!) I hit the rocks and heard an awful scraping sound and promptly lost my front planes.

    One scrapped mission after about 1hr getting there...
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    The rocks themselves might not be collidable however the ocean floor is. I was dodging a destroyer and wasnt paying attention to what i was doing. All of a sudden i started scraping the ocean floor, sounded awful inside the boat and the lights were flickering. Took some minor damage too.
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    I managed to get my boat on the bottom without damage, but I had to go like 1 knot and slowly bring her down. I'm still wondering if this tatic can be used to fool enemy DDs? It's probably not as effective in shallower waters, but I would think in medium waters it would be, since the distance from the DDs sonar to the sub would be increased, making a submarine appear to look more like a large rock on the bottom. I hope that it's in the sim!

    I noticed that thermal layer have been implemented as well. My sonar guy shouts, "Passing thermal layer, sir" when I get there. It appears to be variable at different depths and in different locations as well. That is cool, but I haven't had a chance to test it out to see if it works as a cover from enemy sonar. It should!
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