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MkH^

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#1 13 years ago

They never have played a big part in FH, but I thought it would still be nice to get one small improvement for them.

As you know, the submarines have three positions, one to control it from, the deck gun and flak gun. One can spawn on the deck when the sub is surfaced, and that becomes a problem most of the time.

It's useful to have a gunners covering your ship, but the problem is you can't stay submerged for long or the gunners will drown. When you man a gun, the submarine surfaces automatically, becomes a spawnpoint and is very likely to attract people to spawn on it and take control. Apparently due to an engine limitation it's not possible to give subs positions for the crew to stay in while diving, so that makes it impossible for the captain to submerge without getting flamed the hell up by the drowning crew and he can't man the guns either by himself or someone spawns on the ship to take control of it and is very likely to dive despite the warnings.

My suggestion would be to make the subs controlled by just single person and impossible to spawn on while one of the spots is taken.

Another suggestion would be to make it possible for the captain of the ship to launch lifeboats and prevent the possiblity to occupy more than one position at a time, if it's not possible to completely prevent spawning on the ship. For example, the captain is using the AA gun when he hears the "click" sound when someone spawns next to him, he quickly presses "1" to take the control of the ship, submerges and launches a lifeboat for the player left floating on the water as the ship dives.




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#2 13 years ago

hmm i thought that in the last thread about this DC did this "more then 1 seat in a sub" by making a vehicle inside a vehicle (the sub) so you could stay underwater and still be "a passenger" (though actually you would be considered a driver. Guess these were unsteerable subs inside the main sub.




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#3 13 years ago

MkH, you have to much of a conscious to be a sub driver -- let the bastards drown :p

I agree that something needs to be done -- nothing worse than being converted from a warship to a taxi cab heading to the nearest island to unload passengers when you want to go underwater.




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#4 13 years ago

I've been playing Silent Hunter III non-stop (why I havent' been on servers, if any of you have noticed). Subs could use a little sprucing in my opinion, like the ability to fire at angles (90 or 135 degrees, either side!) from the front tubes. You don't have to be facing where you're firing at all.




[CoUk]niu

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#5 13 years ago

A sonar,maybe?




[SYN] hydraSlav

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#6 13 years ago
'[SYN Ace']I agree that something needs to be done -- nothing worse than being converted from a warship to a taxi cab heading to the nearest island to unload passengers when you want to go underwater.

LOL, gotta love straffing those with a plane though :naughty: I agree that something needs to be done about the subs with multiple people. Also, slightly offtopic: i don't know if it is realistic that the subs can fire 4-6 torpedoes almost at once.... did they have 4-6 tubes?




MkH^

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#7 13 years ago

They indeed could fire that many torpedoes at once, so that's realistic.

One thing I find a little unrealistic is that 20mm plane cannons can take a sub out with just two fly overs. They take crazy damage from such small caliber guns.




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#8 13 years ago

This would be very useful for the American submarine on Wake, as well as actual working machine guns on it. Everyone ends up spawning on it when they lose all the flags, and end up either getting killed by airplanes or drowning once the sub gets sunk.




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#9 13 years ago

MkH^They indeed could fire that many torpedoes at once, so that's realistic.

One thing I find a little unrealistic is that 20mm plane cannons can take a sub out with just two fly overs. They take crazy damage from such small caliber guns.

I've seen still photos of Allied planes strafing surfaced U-boats -- don't know what caliber guns they were using or how much damage they caused.




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#10 13 years ago
'[SYN hydraSlav']LOL, gotta love straffing those with a plane though :naughty: I agree that something needs to be done about the subs with multiple people. Also, slightly offtopic: i don't know if it is realistic that the subs can fire 4-6 torpedoes almost at once.... did they have 4-6 tubes?

They had multiple tubes -- not sure as to the number of tubes though -- I believe they would normally fire a spread of torpedoes for a better chance of hitting (any WWII naval buffs here?)