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    Being fairly new to the discussion board, I do know there are a lot of varying opinions as to dead is dead, high and low realism settings. I must be a little slow as I am into 1943 and have been playing a relatively low (less than 50%) realism. With SH 4, I thoought it might be best to start at a much higher realism as one would tend to get over confident if at the lower settings. WHat are your thoughts?
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    tuddley3's Avatar Banned
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    I think DiD is a little to much realism for me. As far as DiD goes, if you die, throw away your DVD, because you are dead.

    I have gotten used to playing at 84% because of my first Patrol with the 4th Flotilla. I just got used to it. Although, now 70% is the minimum now, to your discretion
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    I'm going to play at 110% and yell "Bring 'em on"! Seriously, I'm playing SH3 at 100% realism. I worked my way to that point and I'll look to do the same with SH4. Plus, I don't think that my style of playing will change much.

    In regards to maneuverability, the Gato Class subs are relatively compared to the IX class U-boats. And most here who knows me, also knows that I'm a faithful user of the IX class boats. As far as I'm concerned, the only changes that I will see is the flag that's flown on my targets and the difference of the campaign map.
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    As I've said before, since real Kaleuns had crews to help them I don't see the point in trying to do everything yourself in a game. Your Weapons Officer is there for a reason. Use him.
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    Some like to play with the TDC; some dont. ...and then some just plain don't get it.

    Personally, I get more satisfaction out of hitting the target with my own solution.

    I do enjoy playing the roles of the Captain, Navigator, Sonar, and Weapons Officer.
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    I like to switch. Some days have been tough at work and my brain closely resembles grilled calamari so the weapons officer becomes my new best friend. Other days I reckon there's a scientific calculator tucked away inside my head and still other days I like to shoot from the hip, which consists of playing with the dials based on a dead reckoning of where the target is and then "Fire!" Alarmingly I get a good number of hits that way but you gotta be close.

    I read a post somewhere about the relation between "slow", "medium" and "fast" being 5, 7 and 12 knots. Seems to work for my dead reckoning shots...
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    Originally posted by Cavit8:
    I read a post somewhere about the relation between "slow", "medium" and "fast" being 5, 7 and 12 knots. Seems to work for my dead reckoning shots...
    Slow is 5-7 knots.
    Medium is 7.1 to 9 knots.
    Fast is usually a ship doing 12 or 13 knots.
    Lone liners and task forces are usually doing 21 knots.
    Lone DD's have to be measured individually.
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    The guys on the TDC can sort that out, I'll just give em the bearings, its good to be the Skipper !

    I wont play with dud torpedos activated, despite historical accuracey and I like to use the external camera to appreciate all the hard work the devs have put in

    Apart from that all realism set on everything else..prob give me about 70%
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    I started SH3 with 40 % and now play 71 %.
    I feel the same settings (over 70 %) will be set up in the beg. of SH4.
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