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AtEaseGentlemen
07-15-2004, 08:15 PM
OK, this topic is fairly obscure, but concerns something that has made me very curious.

On the Pacific 8 Islands map, accessable from the QMB there are a number of cargo ships steaming along placidly.

The other day I had just dispatched a Russian Bomber dressed as a Japanese Betty, and was looking for something to do with my remaining ammo.

I lined up the left most ship and blazed away at the aftmost super structure. Pausing to see what damage I had done and expecting none, I was surprised to see that one of the life boats had it's white cover blown off and was full of holes. I checked the track and it was definitely ok before my attack.

Has anyone else tried this and seen the same thing ? Why are the lifeboats given a damage model ?

Very curious

AtEaseGentlemen
07-15-2004, 08:15 PM
OK, this topic is fairly obscure, but concerns something that has made me very curious.

On the Pacific 8 Islands map, accessable from the QMB there are a number of cargo ships steaming along placidly.

The other day I had just dispatched a Russian Bomber dressed as a Japanese Betty, and was looking for something to do with my remaining ammo.

I lined up the left most ship and blazed away at the aftmost super structure. Pausing to see what damage I had done and expecting none, I was surprised to see that one of the life boats had it's white cover blown off and was full of holes. I checked the track and it was definitely ok before my attack.

Has anyone else tried this and seen the same thing ? Why are the lifeboats given a damage model ?

Very curious

heywooood
07-15-2004, 08:22 PM
Well it seems one of the programmers got confused in some kind of language barrier missunderstanding and he modeled 'death' boats instead of 'life'boats and well its a core element and cannot be changed now.

the words for life and death in russian sound the same but are spelled differently..



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AtEaseGentlemen
07-15-2004, 08:40 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Heywood http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

At least machine guns have some sort of effect on ships.

heywooood
07-15-2004, 09:30 PM
Sorry - My meds are overdue...

I have not seen this damage model yet and I am big on strafing the boats in the Islands map... I will try a frag and see what happens.

I am hoping that when the patch 2.04 finally gets released it will have way more ship damage models in it.



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