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How big does an island have to be to block line of sight?

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On some maps there are some very flat islands, like the airport on neighbors (?), or the sandbar that sticks out on the south on the right island on two brothers.   I've shot from places such as those and got spotted, but I'm never sure if it's because the islands are too short, or if there's someone else hidden spotting me when I shoot.

Is there a minimum height that you can shoot from concealment and, if so, how do you know when it's safe?  I tried searching but most of what I found was old meta, or people [edited] about "campers". 

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The island has to be above the tallest point on the ship, and the ships center of mass has to be out of LoS with anything that could spot you.

Sub_Octavian once described it here with an image.

https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/25200-asia-q38a-round-2-answers/?tab=comments#comment-315975

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So is the detected icon going off or not? 

 

Never mind, wasn't paying attention.... 

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9 minutes ago, GhostSwordsman said:

The island has to be above the tallest point on the ship, and the ships center of mass has to be out of LoS with anything that could spot you.

Sub_Octavian once described it here with an image.

https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/25200-asia-q38a-round-2-answers/?tab=comments#comment-315975

Well said and nice find.

Sub_O and other WG staff have given out tid bits of info throughout the years on certain mechanics that have now gotten lost, forgotten or simply not known to some of the newer players.

OP, here is a little more info on ship detection.

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14 minutes ago, GhostSwordsman said:

The island has to be above the tallest point on the ship, and the ships center of mass has to be out of LoS with anything that could spot you.

Sub_Octavian once described it here with an image.

https://forum.worldofwarships.asia/topic/25200-asia-q38a-round-2-answers/?tab=comments#comment-315975

Thanks.  Maybe still a little hard to gauge with some islands/ships, since you can't really get a level view, but that's helpful.  

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