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What's up with the scout plane giving away ship location?

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One thing I haven't seen discussed is that spotter planes are now identified as to which ship launched them, before the ship itself has been spotted, or has gone dark.  This seems like giving away information unnecessarily.  Before 8.0, you could see a spotter plane, but it wasn't identified so it could have come from any number of ships.  Especially in games without CVs (ha! buy a lottery ticket if you get one of these the first couple patches), this gives away location early and helps positioning. 

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You're right, this is a stupid change. Just like the "concealment nerf after firing even though nobody saw you" change.

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Planes are spotted from a lot farther away now, 10 Km compared to what used to be just a few Km before.

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Yep, have used that to zero in on BBs ... at least it's balanced for both teams.  But totally unrealistic and should be removed imo.

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Good point. I noticed it as well today. If you're in range of the plane, you see it as soon as it's launched...

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I think it has something to do with the carrier rework and how planes are spotted as a whole. When using my carrier, my planes were often spotted before I could see any red ships.... Seemed odd to me. 

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It's because WG makes sledge-hammer nerfs and buffs instead of making precise changes to the game. Instead of making just CV planes easier to spot - every plane is easier to spot. The same happened to torpedo flooding. DD torpedo flooding is nerfed because CVs are getting so many floods.

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