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LordBane2005B
03-31-2005, 09:38 AM
On my last two patrols, the weather has basicly run the same pattern day in and day out. From about 19:00 to 11:00 Very rough seas, and Heavy fog reducing visibility down to about 200m and sometimes heavy rain, and from 11:00 to 19:00 again rough seas, sometimes rain, but the fog lifts to just light... I can't say how many times I've gotten the "Ship sighted at XXX bearing" and gone up to the bridge only to see a wall of steel as a ship passes by, or the bow of a C3 comming at me like some kind of dead ghost ship come to take me to my grave. Granted I'm not complaining, it's been fun trying to plot torpedo shots when I can't see my target http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Nukem_Hicks
03-31-2005, 10:29 AM
Just wait until the Allies start putting radar on their escorts. I was sailing through the heavy fog of the North Sea and on 3 different occasions had the lookout scream "warship spotted." I'd hop up on deck and see a destroyer 800 yards away bearing down on me with a bone in its teeth. Now that's a rush!

Yarrick_
03-31-2005, 10:59 AM
I was searching for a radio contact, and I knew there was really bad weather, but I didn't realized that suddenly a heavy fog appeared (visibility about 350 meters) and my watch crew finaly saw a small merchant. Unfortunately it was just in front of me, only at about 100 meters, and I decided to go to ahead flank to avoid it, and start a turn to the right. I was at bridge and I could clearly saw the bow of the merchant rising and the noise of its engines as it also went to ahead flank, but trying to ram me...
My first turn went okey, but the merchant also turned towards me, and rammed me before my second turn to the left was complete to avoid it (thanks to the delay in delivering orders, which I find is a great feature of the game). The sub recieved no damage apart of a drop of about 20% in the preasure hull, so I decided to try an attack with the aft torpedo, while I was regretting not having ordered a "crash dive maneouver" too. Unfortunately, I lost visibility at 350 meters, so I hadn't any chance of hitting a zizgzagging target and I had to abandon.

CaptainRadish
03-31-2005, 03:01 PM
I had been stalking a convoy in fog and decided where I was at was perfect as the convoy would pass directly in front of me. Unfortunately, I found that I had somehow managed to get into the middle of the convoy. I didn't notice until my watch officer spotted a ship at 87 degrees. I looked, and there was a T3 bearing down on me out of the fog at about 300 meters.

Suffice to say, there really wasn't much I could do besides try to crash dive. I would have gotten away, too, if the convoy hadn't decided to make a fifteen degree turn which made the tanker hit me just aft of the conning tower.

farcry454853
03-31-2005, 03:26 PM
Wow, i cant wait to get into some foggy situations (No pun intended lol). Iv had the game a day now, havent seen any fog yet, can someone post a screenshot please? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MouseNo47
03-31-2005, 05:16 PM
Suffice to say its a white haze like blanket at a set range. Normally only a couple hundred metres away.

I was in multiplayer one time and since it was foggy as hell i finally decided to surface, since i couldnt see a thing - therefore they couldnt either.

Bad decision. As soon as i surfaced a bloody dd came out of the fog off my starboard bow, saw me and proceeded to fire off all his guns at me. My conning tower was all but gone by the time i was under the water but that wasnt it. He then rammed me, despite my best efforts to avoid and crash dive. After i lost soo much hull integrity and lost so many systems, including 1 officer and 1 seaman dead, he then dropped about 2 dc's every half second. Suffice to say they were literally only a couple metres from my hull. I was dead before i could get fully to peri depth.
He screwed up my crash dive since his ramming pushed my nose back up out of the water. I lay on the bottom of the ocean whilst everyone else had a field day....

hobnail
03-31-2005, 06:45 PM
Just spent a riveting 8 days off the Long Island coast in Heavy rain, fog and seas.

The fun only came to an end when a radar-equiped destroyer, blasting through the fog, rode right over the top of me, sinking me in under 60 seconds.

Fun...

hatman1967
03-31-2005, 06:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CaptainRadish:
I had been stalking a convoy in fog and decided where I was at was perfect as the convoy would pass directly in front of me. Unfortunately, I found that I had somehow managed to get into the middle of the convoy. I didn't notice until my watch officer spotted a ship at 87 degrees. I looked, and there was a T3 bearing down on me out of the fog at about 300 meters.

Suffice to say, there really wasn't much I could do besides try to crash dive. I would have gotten away, too, if the convoy hadn't decided to make a fifteen degree turn which made the tanker hit me just aft of the conning tower. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually I find being inside the actual convoy the only way to make kills in foggy weather. The trick is to make sure that you are in between lanes and alert for quick zig zags. By being in the middle of the convoy and travelling in the same direction as the convoy at a slightly lower speed it extends the amount of time you have before the ship is lost to visibility. Your aspect attack will suck though, so it is best to use magnetic triggers in such cases.

Dano

Charos
03-31-2005, 06:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hobnail:
Just spent a riveting 8 days off the Long Island coast in Heavy rain, fog and seas.

The fun only came to an end when a radar-equiped destroyer, blasting through the fog, rode right over the top of me, sinking me in under 60 seconds.

Fun... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

USE THE SONAR LUKE - but only for good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

G'Day Hob http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

hobnail
03-31-2005, 07:03 PM
I was, of a kind.

I'd just finished my patrol orders in CA61 and said "sod this, I'll transit to Halifax and hope the weather cleared when I got there".

I was motoring up long island at 5kts (slow enough I thought that I'd get some warning from sparky) but the (either bloody brilliant or lucky) AI made their attack from dead astern and the first warning I had was a 5" shell to the conning tower.

Charos
03-31-2005, 07:08 PM
You must have selected your crew from the same Kreigsmarine SPECIAL workshop I got mine from. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif


The only affinity I have with my crew is the incresing Urge to Shoot every god dam one of them for hightened levels of stupidity .

HeibgesU999
03-31-2005, 09:28 PM
The fog in this game is like the fog at the Golden Gate Bridge. Sometimes, waiting at the bustop 300 meters away, you can't see the bridge.

But you can hear the foghorns of the huge merchies slipping into the Pacific......

TheFastFreddie
03-31-2005, 11:28 PM
In heavy fog with high seas the best option I've found to attacking a ship is to get behind it about 280 meters or so and fire a torp. set on magnetic. 100% kills so far on small merchants and such because the torpedo doesn't arm until about halfway threw the target. Just get a hydro lock and keep pinging away for the distants because it almost impossible to find them any other way. Before I started this pratice I did cirlces around a T3 for 15 minutes before I even got to see her. Side shots are also almost a complete waste considering that you need 300m to arm the torpedo and visiblity is less than 400m plus factor in some zig-zagging if they already seen you.

WildDane
04-01-2005, 12:11 AM
I spend a night waiting to get out of port, couldnt see a **** thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also had to crashdive to avoid a C2 cargoship that popped out of the fog missed it, barely and once I had a convoy sail over me in the fog, I decided to tag along http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Black-Phoenix
04-01-2005, 02:57 AM
I found myself in one of those foggy situations myself as my crew spotted a C2, I avoided it just in time and shadowed it. When I went to periscope view I hit the L key before I was fully lined up and managed to stumble onto another oversight in the game (You can lock onto ships even outside normal visual range when you can't actually see them). I locked onto a T3 for a few seconds and realised that I was in the middle of a convoy. Might have been interesting if I could have used my deck gun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif