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Has anyone been having a constant detonation with any DD? It's been happening a LOT more recently. One HE round and you're practically dead.

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Yes, certain ships are very vulnerable to detonations, particularly low to mid tier destroyers of all nations, and the high tier IJN destroyers. Mid tier cruisers tend to detonate from HE hits a lot. High tier BBs tend to detonate from torpedoes landing outside the torpedo belt in front or behind the magazines.

 

Also remember that HE hits to the rear and aft of the magazines tend to detonate disproportionately because they are just past the belt armor and instead damage through the frontal bulkhead.

 

BB caliber HE shells can detonate from near misses and from hitting your bow and stern due to their large splash radius.

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Has anyone been having a constant detonation with any DD? It's been happening a LOT more recently. One HE round and you're practically dead.

 

Umm . If you are Detonated you die ; your HP is totally gone and so is your ship . So I do not think you are actually talking about Detonation if you have HP left after being hit .
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Has anyone been having a constant detonation with any DD? It's been happening a LOT more recently. One HE round and you're practically dead.

 

 

Umm . If you are Detonated you die ; your HP is totally gone and so is your ship . So I do not think you are actually talking about Detonation if you have HP left after being hit .

 

He has a good point. If you are surviving then you're getting penetrated by an HE/AP shell and it's getting a large amount of damage off. If you die and see a little explosion where the method of destruction is then you were detonated.

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Nothing I can say, other than "Run the detonation flag if you're in a det-vulnerable ship."  You get 10 every time you go up in smoke, so you're pretty much guaranteed not to have it happen too frequently.

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Totally unrealistic. Over half of all detonations in real life were battleships; they should be the ones constantly detonating.

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Totally unrealistic. Over half of all detonations in real life were battleships; they should be the ones constantly detonating.

 

Agreed. Let's stop the "selective realism". 

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He has a good point. If you are surviving then you're getting penetrated by an HE/AP shell and it's getting a large amount of damage off. If you die and see a little explosion where the method of destruction is then you were detonated.

 

I am dying.

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So far I don't get detonated that often lately.

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Totally unrealistic. Over half of all detonations in real life were battleships; they should be the ones constantly detonating.

I have seen a Yamato detonate so it's not all DD's all the time. Plenty of cruisers also. It's part of the game. Keep rolling those container dice--I recently got 250 detonation flags; very nice indeed.

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DDs are the most susceptible to detonations due to the torpedo tubes. They are essentially an unarmored magazine sitting on the deck of your ship, not that there is much armor covering anything else either. 

 

Whenever you get your tubes damaged or destroyed, consider yourself lucky you didnt detonate right then, but you do get flags for it. Its been very rare for me to be detonated in anything other than DDs, so I always run the flags on only those ships.

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I had 2 in 2 days last week.  Then my next Supercontainer contained 250 anti-detonation flags.

 

I took the hint.

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But destroyers did detonate.

Then a torpedo in her fantail put Laffey out of action. As the order to abandon ship was passed, a violent explosion ripped the destroyer apart and she sank immediately

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I have seen a Yamato detonate so it's not all DD's all the time. Plenty of cruisers also. It's part of the game. Keep rolling those container dice--I recently got 250 detonation flags; very nice indeed.

 

​How salty was that Yamato player?  Just had his 90k health ship pop like a bubble.

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Even saw a Lex Detonate a DD yesterday.

 

Fun and engaging game mechanic!

 

Thing is DDs get most of the dets, from my gameplay. Last BB to Detonate was a Tirpitz that took a torp on the nose. Think I saw an IJN CA Detonate yesterday during my spree.

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​How salty was that Yamato player?  Just had his 90k health ship pop like a bubble.

He was very salty. He popped up around an island in front of me, and I knew I was screwed(playing a cruiser); got ready to fire before going kaboom when his entire hp pool vanished. Even I couldn't believe it.

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LOL - multi-day battles here we come....

 

You obviously missed my point. 

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You obviously missed my point. 

Ah. so you want -selective- realism where it stands to benefit you and the classes you play... gotcha. If realism favours someone else, we'll that's just nonsense, right?

 

Realism would mean we lock down  MM to 1 BB and 1 CV per side, 6 + Destroyers every match because realistically that's how it was done. 

 

Ultimately, if you long for realism join your countries Navy, and make sure to let us know when they make you captain. 

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Ah. so you want -selective- realism where it stands to benefit you and the classes you play... gotcha. If realism favours someone else, we'll that's just nonsense, right?

 

Realism would mean we lock down  MM to 1 BB and 1 CV per side, 6 + Destroyers every match because realistically that's how it was done. 

 

Ultimately, if you long for realism join your countries Navy, and make sure to let us know when they make you captain. 

 

I thought i made it clear that i was AGAINST selective realism. 

 

My original post: "Agreed. Let's stop the "selective realism".  "

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Has anyone been having a constant detonation with any DD? It's been happening a LOT more recently. One HE round and you're practically dead.

 

You've been detonated twice in 324 games. Detonation = instant death. DDs don't have much armor, and aren't ships to YOLO in. Use smoke and stealth more.

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I thought i made it clear that i was AGAINST selective realism. 

 

 

 

My original post: "Agreed. Let's stop the "selective realism".  "

 

Then we are back to multi-day battles and hit % in the single digits.  You DO want selective realism.  If you want realism it will be a VERY boring game and the game would die VERY quickly.  Canadatron understood my point perfectly.

 

Looking at previous posts I will repeat 2 simple things. 

1.  This has nothing to do with detonation.

2.  2 detonations in over 300 games is VERY low...

 

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