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PT Boats ??

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I would like to see them in the future. 

Two options for gameplay:

Base game play would be like a plane squadron but on the water. PT squadrons sent out from a tender ship. So very much like CV gameplay but slower and on the surface.

Option two:

Similar Idea but no tender and more health. So instead of a tender you just start with one large squadron. As you take damage you lose individual boats and your combat effectiveness slowly is reduced until all boats are dead.

Super stealthy torp as the main armament. Probably some AA and probably no effective main guns but some essentially secondary guns.

Main purpose would be recon and anti sub warfare as well as counter PT boat as well. 

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PT boats really don't have a roll in the game. Torpedoes are not a consistent way to do damage, and with a Max cannon size of 40 mm that's all they have. With radar and hydro so abundant the meta has moved on. 

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As a fun one-off ship in either an April Fools game mode or a Halloween type game mode, sure! In random battles, heck no. Matchmaker stress, game balance, and ship class interactions are already topics that WOWS has struggled with, and adding yet another class of ships to the game would only further increase these problems. 

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PT boats had different roles than the large warships. They were mostly used for scouting, patrolling near shore, and harassing enemy supply lines as well as for occasionally dropping off commandos and the odd rescue missions. They were lightly-armed and not all that fast compared to destroyers but could go over reefs that destroyers could not. Many of them were essentially cannon fodder for larger, better-armed ships.

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Shameless plug of my 2016 thread on PTs and USS Hilo.

Think they might actually work better with the new mechanics that I thought they would under RTS.

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