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Rigga_Mortis
03-26-2005, 11:00 AM
Ok... I'm playing with 52% realism. I have things like map updates on but I use limited fuel and limited oxygen.
But my question has more to do with an attack I made on a convoy. I came up on the side of them, came up to periscope depth in the middle of them, fired all 6 torpedos at 4 targets and sunk 3 of them, including a Small Merchant, a T3 Tanker, and a C3 Cargo ship. There was only one escort... a V&W Destroyer, he came looking for me, sorta knew where I was, but no depth charges did any significant damage... I scooted away at about 70 meters... only a few meters above the ocean floor. He pinged me a few times and stayed with me for a while, but I was running silent and moving away from the convoy, so I think once we got pretty far from them he decided to go back and guard his convoy. I didn't even use any decoys...

Was this realistic? Seemed like an awfully easy get away, especially after taking out 3 ships and setting another one on fire.

Rigga_Mortis
03-26-2005, 11:00 AM
Ok... I'm playing with 52% realism. I have things like map updates on but I use limited fuel and limited oxygen.
But my question has more to do with an attack I made on a convoy. I came up on the side of them, came up to periscope depth in the middle of them, fired all 6 torpedos at 4 targets and sunk 3 of them, including a Small Merchant, a T3 Tanker, and a C3 Cargo ship. There was only one escort... a V&W Destroyer, he came looking for me, sorta knew where I was, but no depth charges did any significant damage... I scooted away at about 70 meters... only a few meters above the ocean floor. He pinged me a few times and stayed with me for a while, but I was running silent and moving away from the convoy, so I think once we got pretty far from them he decided to go back and guard his convoy. I didn't even use any decoys...

Was this realistic? Seemed like an awfully easy get away, especially after taking out 3 ships and setting another one on fire.

stevenwhiting
03-26-2005, 11:09 AM
Sounds like, like me, your using Auto Targetting so its alot easier. Just pinging you doesn't mean they know where you are, just they know the rough location. If the ping is faint, then eventually they give up as they are losing the signal. Or maybe he though protecting the convoy was better.

quillan
03-26-2005, 11:10 AM
If there's only one destroyer, and you've got deep water, getting away won't be too terribly hard. If the water is shallow (imagine it's only 20 meters deep), or there are many destroyers (they'll work as a team, with some searching for you with sonar while guiding others in for depth charge runs), you'll have a much harder time. The allied anti-submarine technology and the sheer numbers of warships both increase as the war drags on, so it's going to get harder and harder. Look upon this as training time.

Shockwave74
03-26-2005, 11:19 AM
Do it on 100% realism and without WE assistance if you dare. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GunnyMac222
03-26-2005, 11:24 AM
Hey Rig are you still MIB?

Maj_Death
03-26-2005, 11:24 AM
1 destroyer in deep water is easy to evade, especially when you run on settings as easy as 52% where you can just jump out of the ship and see where he is related to you. So short answer is yes it really is that easy, on your settings. The other thing is you probebly have dud torpedoes off and auto TDC. About 1/3 of the torpedoes and probebly even more in the early period are duds. So that alone being turned off will greatly increase the number of possible kills. The final thing is auto TDC. Auto TDC makes missing a non-manuevering target nearly impossible except in very rough seas.

One more thing, the hardest part is actually finding a convoy in the first place. Map updates and stuff like that make that as easy as pressing "F5" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif. You sound like you find this game too easy so I recommend using more difficult settings.

Wolf-Strike
03-26-2005, 11:32 AM
LOL,I must be a glutton for punishment.I set out playing SH3 on 100% from the get-go and I can tell you its taken me about seven patrols to just be able to start finding ships.When I find em I cant hit em with my torpedoes yethttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

REading here and just practicing the tips for finding ships with Hydrophones and setting intercept points with nav map is hard as hell.But thats getting easier and now hitting the boats has me stumped.

For some reason I always encounter ships at night and I can not identify em until I get really super close.The problem is that you cant get close unless you are surfaced at flank.This in turn makes the enemy spot you and start evasive manuevers.LOL,try to hit an evading ship with manual TDC at night or even daytime and tell me this is easy.

Frederf220
03-26-2005, 04:09 PM
Try getting out of visual range, then scooting in front then turning back in front of their course to sit and wait submerged.

I only engage at night.

Chuck_Older
03-26-2005, 04:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Frederf220:
Try getting out of visual range, then scooting in front then turning back in front of their course to sit and wait submerged.

I only engage at night. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is a text-book example of a standard tactic- the end-around attack

Chuck_Older
03-26-2005, 04:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rigga_Mortis:
Ok... I'm playing with 52% realism. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This says it all. You have answered your own question. Your game settings are too easy for your skill level

About pings-
the way it works is that the sound wave travels to you, and then is bounced back. It's how they know range, too. if the range between you and the escort is great enough, the sound wave hits you, bounces off...and never gets picked up by the escort