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Ya!  I have a brilliant idea.  Why not add fast hydroplane attack boats like the Pegasus type class that were developed.  I am not sure if they are still in service however. Just make it a choice in co-op where all the ships/boats would be of this type. Fast action and some, especially young players, just might like this mode and the fast action.  Maybe more players and $ for WG.  Ya think?  Brilliant idea....right? I never cease to amaze myself. Comments? Also, are these still in service along with other fast hydroplane boats? I am not up on this. :Smile_izmena:  GO FAST!

 

"Give me a fast ship for I intend to go in harms way"  J P Jones

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Same reason they aren't going to add PT boats?

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Tier 0.25?  You know, something like that, as long as it was a separate mode, wouldn't bother me.

And no, not a swamp boat with Bubba in the back with his .30-06.  But this...

According to the wiki article they served 26 years and were taken out in 1993, probably replaced by those new littoral combat ships.

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AI torpedo boats that attack all players from both sides until they are gone, they arrive behind the spawn as the enemy is spotted and continue to attack through out the battle. Small damage pinatas that can kill you on top of your enemy. call the battle mode Total Kaos. Randomly place underwater Mines through out the map { not mine fields} hit a mine lose 1/10th health. but at the same time receive bonus exp for finding it. Put a Kraken in a random battle {sail in her waters and Die" bonus achievement Survivor award" one 24 hour premium} just other fun things to avoid.

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56 minutes ago, kerensky914 said:

Tier 0.25?  You know, something like that, as long as it was a separate mode, wouldn't bother me.

And no, not a swamp boat with Bubba in the back with his .30-06.  But this...

According to the wiki article they served 26 years and were taken out in 1993, probably replaced by those new littoral combat ships.

 

I was speed reading through the comments and had to do a double take on your last sentence. 

 

A WHAT combat ship?!? Oh. 

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14 minutes ago, DOCTOR_CITADEL said:

I was speed reading through the comments and had to do a double take on your last sentence.

A WHAT combat ship?!? Oh. 

Yeah, those funky air cushion hovercraft things.  Or maybe it refers to the ship that carries them, TBH I forget.  Getting old sucks rocks. ;)

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21 minutes ago, DOCTOR_CITADEL said:

 

I was speed reading through the comments and had to do a double take on your last sentence. 

 

A WHAT combat ship?!? Oh. 

 

Littoral combat ship primarily operates in the littoral zone, which is a fancy word for coastal areas near the shores and beaches and river deltas

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Sounds like you need to play a racing game with weapons strapped to the car.

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2 hours ago, Lert said:

Sounds like you need to play a racing game with weapons strapped to the car.

It was just an idea. They did and do exist.  Haul azz and kill.  Might be a cool mode.  It will not happen.  None of my ideas have ever happened! :Smile_amazed: Just trying to create a more broad appeal. No harm in that. Watch!  In a year they will have a hydroplane attack boat mode....yup. Maybe.  Could happen. Dunno. Heh. 

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4 hours ago, CLUCH_CARGO said:

AI torpedo boats that attack all players from both sides until they are gone, they arrive behind the spawn as the enemy is spotted and continue to attack through out the battle. Small damage pinatas that can kill you on top of your enemy. call the battle mode Total Kaos. Randomly place underwater Mines through out the map { not mine fields} hit a mine lose 1/10th health. but at the same time receive bonus exp for finding it. Put a Kraken in a random battle {sail in her waters and Die" bonus achievement Survivor award" one 24 hour premium} just other fun things to avoid.

Man that is creative!  You are thinking outside the box.  Carry on.

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1 minute ago, dmckay said:

Might be a cool mode.

Might be. It just would have to stand outside the regular game mode. Plus, it's outside the game's (admittedly very loose) timeframe. Hell, I've suggested torpedo-boat races before myself.

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5 hours ago, pikohan said:

Same reason they aren't going to add PT boats?

PT's kinda sucked but did some good duty.  PT 109 helped get JFK elected president.  Joe Kennedy saw to that.  BUT hydroplane boats are NOT WWII PTs.  Totally different. Totally. Also PTs were really not all that fun despite what McHalles Navy TV show depicted. Not all fun and games. Ha. Nope.

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5 minutes ago, Lert said:

Might be. It just would have to stand outside the regular game mode. Plus, it's outside the game's (admittedly very loose) timeframe. Hell, I've suggested torpedo-boat races before myself.

OK...you are as nuts as I. 

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5 hours ago, Sweetsie said:

Image result for airboat hunting

Man o man.....brave men.  There are Japanese all over that swamp...behind every lake and stream and lily pad. . Damn brave men.

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Nothing smaller than a destroyer, or we would have frigates.

Besides 1977 is a little recent for the game.

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Here are some pic of the USS Pegasus(PGH-1)  and USS Tucumcari (PGH-2). The Pegasus was docked across from my Dad's ship at Little Creek Amphib base in the early '80s, always loved looking at it when I got the chance. Must be a blast to drive it!

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5 hours ago, pikohan said:

Same reason they aren't going to add PT boats?


PT boats with respawns would be HILARIOUS to play, even if they can only fire 1 salvo of torps per spawn. I would play the SHHHIIIT out of PT boats, especially, judging by WoWS mechanics, they'd have like 2.5 km detection range.

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From DeadMeats post - it looks like you are suggesting a hydrofoil.  Below is an actual hydroplane...  It is not the same and hydroplanes turn like crap  - absolute and total crap.

My dad raced an S class hydroplane (much smaller than the Unlimited class in the screenshot) back in the mid- to late 80's very early 90s.

 

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1 hour ago, DeadMeat_015 said:

Here are some pic of the USS Pegasus(PGH-1)  and USS Tucumcari (PGH-2). The Pegasus was docked across from my Dad's ship at Little Creek Amphib base in the early '80s, always loved looking at it when I got the chance. Must be a blast to drive it!

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I got to work with them doing LEO ops along with the coast guard doing drug interdiction's during the 80's. These guys would chase down the donzi's for us.

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3 minutes ago, DESRON10 said:

I got to work with them doing LEO ops along with the coast guard doing drug interdiction's during the 80's. These guys would chase down the donzi's for us.

Bet you got at least 2 good sea stories to tell about that

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