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Why am I forced to carry detonation flags on my DDs now?

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For some reason I have been getting an awful a lot of detonations lately while playing DD. Fighting a Kiev in my Jutland, winning the fight, BOOM DETONATED. 

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Try playing T10 CL.  Practically everyone on map will stop whatever they are doing, and focus fire your stern off the instant they can.  I swear, DDs have it easier than that, at least they don't have a citadel.

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I have always carried them I can't tell you the amount of times I have detonated another DD while in a Knife fight with them. If a DD can detonate you with it's ordinance then larger ordinance can as well.

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17 minutes ago, Legio_X_ said:

For some reason I have been getting an awful a lot of detonations lately while playing DD.

I have to play for days and specifically try to get detonated. If I get one for the 10 flags in a week I consider my efforts to have been worth it.

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DDs are 100% free real estate for detonations, getting hit pretty much anywhere might cause it to happen.

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4 minutes ago, Aviri said:

DDs are 100% free real estate for detonations, getting hit pretty much anywhere might cause it to happen.

Especially with bigger shells and/or Tiny Tims.  I detonated a Brit CL with Tiny Tims...

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1 minute ago, Navalpride33 said:

Nothing has changed, that means the "chance" is real and you can still get a det, regardless of ship class.

I was detonated in my full health Montana by a single Midway torpedo. That was a "what just happened??", moment. 

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2 minutes ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

I was detonated in my full health Montana by a single Midway torpedo. That was a "what just happened??", moment. 

I thought you were safe from detonation above a certain health threshold, no?

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1 shimakaze torpedo

1 full health Yamato

Detonation

Salt storm

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32 minutes ago, Aviri said:

DDs are 100% free real estate for detonations, getting hit pretty much anywhere might cause it to happen.

I once got detonated from full health in my Khabarovsk. Literally the first hit. I was both upset and laughing because it was such a David vs Goliath moment for the DD shooting at me.

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Only CVs are allowed to not get detonated regardless of HP percentage. Us plebs gotta fork over some Juliet Charlies or use the upgrade.

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30 minutes ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

I was detonated in my full health Montana by a single Midway torpedo. That was a "what just happened??", moment. 

Yeah a large BB like Montana that also has the reputation as a “No Fly Zone”, getting detonated by an air attack would be a shock to everyone.

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DDs have always been the most vulnerable to Detonations.  Just be happy it doesn't happen anymore when you were at something like full or near full HP.  In those days, I remember playing my Bismarck and some poor dude in his DD got spotted, my secondaries start firing, and the near full HP DD player died from a Detonation.  Profit for me but I'm sure the guy was highly annoyed.

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1 hour ago, Ramsalot said:

Try playing T10 CL.  Practically everyone on map will stop whatever they are doing, and focus fire your stern off the instant they can.  I swear, DDs have it easier than that, at least they don't have a citadel.

I hear (and have felt) That!

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No one is 'forced' to carry them.  It would be very wise for DDs and CAs to have them on all of the time.  Heck it would be good for some BBs to carry the flags.  Realistically - you roll the dice every time you do not have a flag.

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I run the Magazine module in slot 1 on all DD's and many cruisers. I think I've been detonated twice in the past 6 months.

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41 minutes ago, ScottMeisterheim said:

I thought you were safe from detonation above a certain health threshold, no?

You are.  You only get detonated if your health is below 75%.

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Because detonations are the last thing standing between this realistic simulation of naval combat becoming a full blown kiddie arcade game. 

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Detonations just allow WOWs to churn their battles on the server to swifter conclusion to make money for them.   I feel Dets should be eliminated...after all if they did,  do you think ANYONE would complain about them? 

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49 minutes ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

I was detonated in my full health Montana by a single Midway torpedo. That was a "what just happened??", moment. 

 

41 minutes ago, HazardDrake said:

I once got detonated from full health in my Khabarovsk. Literally the first hit. I was both upset and laughing because it was such a David vs Goliath moment for the DD shooting at me.

Unless this was before the change to no detonations above 75% HP, or by ‘full health’ you mean you were below 75% HP, then you were not detonated.

Replay or it didn’t happen. 

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8 minutes ago, Murcc said:

You are.  You only get detonated if your health is below 75%.

Tell that to a friendly fuso I was trying to help him so I dropped torps CV torps on the north Carolina he was in a secondary fight with my kaga hit the nc 3 torps for 8k maybe 9k he was almost full hp and one torp strayed hit him Detonation I was in utter disbelief. One pink I'll never forget.

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13 minutes ago, Athrun2021 said:

Tell that to a friendly fuso I was trying to help him so I dropped torps CV torps on the north Carolina he was in a secondary fight with my kaga hit the nc 3 torps for 8k maybe 9k he was almost full hp and one torp strayed hit him Detonation I was in utter disbelief. One pink I'll never forget.

He had to have been below 75% for that to happen.   If 3 torps hit, then the first 2 could take the health below the 75% threshold allowing the detonation roll on the third torp.

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