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Sanchez

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#1 15 years ago

how do i use them,on the actual level that they are on,what is the box that they start,how can i find it.:mad:




psychoslaphead

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#2 15 years ago

The subs are only in the MP maps, which kinda sucks. Kinda like the B-17 is only in one of the SP maps, but in a bunch of the MP maps, and the SP game you evidently can't use spotters for Artillary (so you can't practice that mode). The whole point of SP is to practice for online, right? Anyway, the subs can be somewhat practiced in by starting a local MP game, such as Midway. Look for the single spawn point in the water, it's the sub. You'll be alone with no moving targets, but you can at least dive and surface and practice attacking carriers, etc.




Atari26k

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#3 15 years ago

Subs are only on a few maps, and I've noticed they are in pretty high demand on those particular maps. Midway is one, and I believe Iwo Jima or Guadalcanal has them as well. These maps have a lot of ships at the start so look for one of the single spawn points (ie; a destroyer has 2 spawn points, a carrier has three). It's best if you load the map(s) up yourself in a private game to know which spawn point will put you on the deck. Here's some advice:

Start your own server and play with the sub and get used to it. I know they are cool, but driving one just for the hell of it really hurts the team in a live game. These maps have several enemy ships, and the sub is one of the most effective tools for taking them out. Get to those ships and sink them!

One that note, here are some tips for attacking...

Subs travel roughly TWICE as fast on the surface as they do submerged. Even if you are at periscope depth (meaning only your periscope is visible), your speed will be reduced. Stay up top until you near the enemy. The same buttons for raising/lowering the door on the the landing craft control this.

When you do submerge, get all the way down so the periscope just barely breaks the surface (use the F10 view if you are having trouble with this). The less visible you are, the less likely you will be spotted. Getting spotted usually means getting sunk... subs are apparently made with aluminium foil so they take very little damage :) A couple passes from a plane and you are sleeping with the fishes.

Go for the destroyer first! They are armed with little bundles of love called DEPTH CHARGES. And destroyers have sonar, so subs light up on their radar and map. If you are spotted by a destroyer, and you aren't in a position to sink it before they will get close, get out of there! Destroyers are not very manueverable (although they are more so than the sub, and faster too), so use that against them. If you are quick to decide, you can usually cut inside their turn, surface and be out of there. Once out of sight, most players won't pursue a sub.

Your torpedoes need distance to arm, so don't get very close. This just take practice to learn the best distance.

Subs have a limited supply of air. There is a meter (like a life bar), so when you completely submerge, watch it and make sure you surface to replinish your supply

Be forwarned, multiple people can spawn on the sub deck, but only one can drive. If you happen to be the one who gets inside, PLEASE don't take off and submerge right off the bat. You'll dump the others in the drink, giving them quite a long swim. Instead, stay surfaced and drop them off close to another ship or the shore.

And finally, you won't get many kills in a sub. It's definetly not gonna get you a medal. If that's what you play for (and there is nothing wrong with that), leave the sub for someone else.

Hope all this helps!

atari




Sanchez

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#4 15 years ago

cheers guys




Bu-Fu

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#5 15 years ago

a coupl of tips:

Stay /Submerge when moving long distances (its faster) Dont Attack Destoyers From Rear If you in the sub-dont expect to get many, or any frags, you just doin you part for the team




Atari26k

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#6 15 years ago

actually staying submerged (underwater) will DECREASE your speed.




apocalypse_kid

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#7 15 years ago

Oh yes, and here's a big tip, if you see my name on a map stay out of my way cause I sink subs like I sink beers, lotsa them and very quickly :lol:

If you are in a sub you should really team up with a warship of some sort. either protect the AC or go with the battleship to attack enemy ship. I see subs wandering off alone to capture flags all the time in Midway, that's where they usually meet me and sleep with the fishes. That's not an effective use of a sub, a sub is for sinking ships.

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