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In-Battle Speed-Selectable Torpedoes. Yea or Nay?

In-Battle Speed-Selectable Torpedoes  

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  1. 1. Would you like to be able to switch speeds on your torpedoes in-battle?

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Currently, we can switch between HE and AP shells.  What about the ability to set your torps to go faster (with the resultant range loss)?

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Destroyer players have asked for this for years.

 

Faster speed -- Shorter range.

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While it might be good to have, have you considered what it would be like to face it?  You could no longer reliably know the torp range or torp speed of a ship you were fighting.  Just a thought...

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Does anyone know if there was any historical precedent to this?  Or were torps built for one speed and one speed only at the factory?

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No, I don't want a power meter for my torpedoes. I'm not playing a golf game. Get out.

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Just now, DreadRaybo said:

Does anyone know if there was any historical precedent to this?  Or were torps built for one speed and one speed only at the factory?

Yes, many nation's torpedoes could be set for high speed, short distance or low speed, long distance. 

 

USN's MK XIV I think was 49kts/4100 and yds.31kts/8000yds if memory serves

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6 minutes ago, DreadRaybo said:

Does anyone know if there was any historical precedent to this?  Or were torps built for one speed and one speed only at the factory?

Here is the plaque next to the torp's on the USS Kidd,

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3 minutes ago, Pulicat said:

No, I don't want a power meter for my torpedoes. I'm not playing a golf game. Get out.

 

Lol he's only asking about a realistic feature, that has precedent in this sort of game.

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1 minute ago, Condor___ said:

Yes, many nation's torpedoes could be set for high speed, short distance or low speed, long distance. 

 

USN's MK XIV I think was 49kts/4100 and yds.31kts/8000yds if memory serves

Then the next question would be at what point were they set?  Would this require setting the torps upon loading into the tubes, or could it be set moments before firing.  So in relation to the game, would this be a 5s adjustment, or a full torp reload one (over a minute on many DDs)?

 

I'm guessing the torp would be adjusted in the tube, because as far as I know USN DD torps were only loaded into the tubes at port, or upon some other resupply.

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3 minutes ago, DeadMeat_015 said:

Here is the plaque next to the torp's on the USS Kidd,

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Stats must be from pre-game launch... it doesn't show HP damage.  :Smile-_tongue:

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2 minutes ago, DreadRaybo said:

Then the next question would be at what point were they set?  Would this require setting the torps upon loading into the tubes, or could it be set moments before firing.  So in relation to the game, would this be a 5s adjustment, or a full torp reload one (over a minute on many DDs)?

 

I'm guessing the torp would be adjusted in the tube, because as far as I know USN DD torps were only loaded into the tubes at port, or upon some other resupply.

Torpedoes could be set for speed, depth, and gyro offset right up until the moment before firing.

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12 minutes ago, DreadRaybo said:

Does anyone know if there was any historical precedent to this?  Or were torps built for one speed and one speed only at the factory?

 

8 minutes ago, Condor___ said:

Yes, many nation's torpedoes could be set for high speed, short distance or low speed, long distance. 

 

USN's MK XIV I think was 49kts/4100 and yds.31kts/8000yds if memory serves

This and I feel this adds complication that doesn't add to the game. Unless of course you are one of those people that thinks that far too much complication is not enough.

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32 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Destroyer players have asked for this for years.

 

Faster speed -- Shorter range.

Or slower speed, longer range. IE those stubby ranged Russian torpedoes. I'd gladly give up speed on them, to get 6-7km out of some of them.

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3 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

 

This and I feel this adds complication that doesn't add to the game. Unless of course you are one of those people that thinks that far too much complication is not enough.

 

To be fair, NavyField had it, and combat was more complicated than here.

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When I was a tail gunner on the Tirpitz our guys in the torpedo room would use magnetic pistols and level 3 (fastest) speed settings. Being defensive they needed to find and hit the target as it closed in, HMS GlowWorm style.

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41 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Destroyer players have asked for this for years.

 

Faster speed -- Shorter range.

you do realize you can already do this in port with a Captain skill

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Sounds like an interesting idea. Not to much difference, like maybe 10 to 13 with a matching speed drop. You'd want to be careful you didn't switch type halfway through though.

 

It wouldn't be to bad for the other players, they'd know the max range so it wouldn't matter too much. I always assume there are torps coming, wouldn't change much on my end.

 

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1 minute ago, HMCS_Devilfish said:

you do realize you can already do this in port with a Captain skill

He means in battle.

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3 minutes ago, HMCS_Devilfish said:

you do realize you can already do this in port with a Captain skill

 

Yes I do realize that. Thank you for assuming I am completely stupid.

 

The point is being able to do it dynamically during gameplay.

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Just now, AraAragami said:

 

Yes I do realize that. Thank you for assuming I am completely stupid.

 

The point is being able to do it dynamically during gameplay.

I’m not assuming your stupid... no need to be rude 

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Just now, HMCS_Devilfish said:

I’m not assuming your stupid... no need to be rude 

 

Treating a high tier IJN destroyer player like an idiot who doesn't know about basic game mechanics or captain skills doesn't create a friendly response.

 

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I'd rather see this implemented as a module based system first... similar to how we choose HE or AP bombs before game. Might be a good way to increase choice without increasing complexity. As you all know, some destroyers already have something similar...so the groundwork is there. 

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