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Daniel_Allan_Clark

Destroyer Escorts - with possible gimmick

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Ive often wondered how we could implement the DEs from ww2 into the game...near pure support class ships with good ASW, smoke, and perhaps radar...but awful gun DPM and no or very few torpedoes...oh, and slow.

How about...

...we let them respawn when they die?

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1 hour ago, Daniel_Allan_Clark said:

How about...

NO?

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DEs would work as very low tier DDs, or in a separate game mode with submarines, corvettes, frigates, and other gunboats.

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Or somehow make them really hard to hit AKA Sammy B haha.

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Considering that in real life these ships were considered expendable in a surface engagement...it makes sense to let them respawn to foster that playstyle.

There is no need to worry about their survivability like the destroyer leaders we have now...

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In the current meta, absolutely not. And this is coming from someone who did the research to try and make them work! Given their role IRL, it's not inconceivable that they could be fitted with all manner of gimmicks and turned into the ultimate sub hunters, freeing up the faster fleet DDs we have already to fight surface ships. 

Now, this all sounds well and good in theory but there are two fundamental problems with this: 

1) Your making A LOT of assumptions about how submarines are going to work on the live game before they've even been implemented yet. And 2) there aren't enough nations to offer such ships. Only the US, UK and Japan to a lesser extent can field DE/ FF type ships during the timeframe of the game. Which limits both appeal and capabilities to fight subs, assuming that's their primary mission.

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US, UK, Japan, Germany, Soviet Union, France all built DEs or frigates in the timeframe...plus there are some Pan-EU ships that fit the description from Romania, Greece, Netherlands, etc.

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If there are Frigates and Corvettes introduced, even in a PVE mode,  then I had better see a Canadian Fleet or I will cut off most of the worlds maple syrup supply

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