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PSA: How to aim low

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We all know that feel, have been in that situation, you're doing a circle of death or jousting a big bad enemy ship, you zoom in, ready to deliver a mighty broadside right into his citadel, and ....

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Your guns don't go low enough.

The solution is simple. Zoom out a bit.

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You get a lot more depression zoomed out than fully zoomed in.

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5 minutes ago, Lert said:

We all know that feel, have been in that situation, you're doing a circle of death or jousting a big bad enemy ship, you zoom in, ready to deliver a mighty broadside right into his citadel, and ....

ymlWDIx.jpg

Your guns don't go low enough.

The solution is simple. Zoom out a bit.

3lu0lGF.jpg

You get a lot more depression zoomed out than fully zoomed in.

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also.....turning INTO the ship you are shooting will raise the gun side of your ship ......

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I have found that when you are that close aiming a tad high actually works better, the shells that fall short hit the belt instead of the water and the ones that go long or on target still do damage.

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5 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

I have found that when you are that close aiming a tad high actually works better, the shells that fall short hit the belt instead of the water and the ones that go long or on target still do damage.

You're not wrong, but you don't want to aim your entire salvo into the upper belt either. You want to aim about half way between the first picture's aim point and the waterline.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

You're not wrong, but you don't want to aim your entire salvo into the upper belt either. You want to aim about half way between the first picture's aim point and the waterline.

That is true.

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When jousting (i.e. passing at very close range), I find that zooming ALL the way out works best.   Additionally, having the ship you're jousting with targeted can screw up your aim.  Make sure to untarget the ship you're attacking to allow you to pick your shot.

By following these two tips, you can get some incredibly huge hits.  I once super-cit a Montana for 90,000 during a joust...and this was after her citadel had been lowered.  It also wasn't a detonation; I want to say it was something like 7 citadel hits.

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Fortuitous timing with this post.  I had a scenario just like this yesterday and I wasn't entirely sure what to change. Thanks. I knew about the zoomed out part but I was aiming too low I think. 

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29 minutes ago, Wrayeth said:

When jousting (i.e. passing at very close range), I find that zooming ALL the way out works best.   Additionally, having the ship you're jousting with targeted can screw up your aim.  Make sure to untarget the ship you're attacking to allow you to pick your shot.

By following these two tips, you can get some incredibly huge hits.  I once super-cit a Montana for 90,000 during a joust...and this was after her citadel had been lowered.  It also wasn't a detonation; I want to say it was something like 7 citadel hits.

Hope I remember this, I often have trouble getting the guns to shoot when I want because they keep trying to track.

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1 hour ago, Lert said:

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You also have to understand that the actual aim spot is an ellipse ON the water surface and NOT the side of the ship, so in this case you are aiming at a spot behind the ship and your shells try to arc to that spot. If you are unlucky and the distance is right, all of your shells will just hit the superstructure.

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6 minutes ago, Hanger_18 said:

not sure why you cant do it while zoomed, just a bad UI....

Well, there is that too... zoom level shouldn't make guns harder to depress or control.

 

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2 hours ago, Lert said:

We all know that feel, have been in that situation, you're doing a circle of death or jousting a big bad enemy ship, you zoom in, ready to deliver a mighty broadside right into his citadel, and ....

ymlWDIx.jpg

Your guns don't go low enough.

The solution is simple. Zoom out a bit.

3lu0lGF.jpg

You get a lot more depression zoomed out than fully zoomed in.

Damn...can't count the number of times I've missed a perfectly good broadside opportunity & had to settle for an angled crap shot due to something as basic as that. Where the hell were you w/this idea about 9k games ago when I 1st started grinding all my BB lines?

You'd think after 21.5k games I'd have figured it out myself...well...at least if you haven't checked my stats you might have.

La-Te-Dah...live & (eventually) learn.

+1 of course for that.

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Honestly the easiest way to explain it. When you are that close don't treat your BB like a sniper rifle, treat it like a shot gun. Your so close the general area will be hit.

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