Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
You need to play a total of 20 battles to post in this section.
Yandere_Roon

CVs grind my gears when I'm playing a DD...

11 comments in this topic

Recommended Posts

382
[XXX]
Members
663 posts
1,653 battles

...but not in the way you might think.

Ok so several times I've had a really good torp lineup on someone in my Shira, just launched them, they're distracted, not paying attention so looks like they're going to hit flush and wipe them out...

CV proceeds to attack the same target with torp bombers...they make immediate course correction and I maybe, if I'm lucky, peg the target with 1 torp...

CV players, please, for the love of all that's holy, if you see your friendly DD has torps on target and can dev strike them...don't attack them...please...unless you can directly finish them off with the damage your about to do, fine...if not, all your doing is keeping a distracted ship alive.

Rant over.

Edited by Yandere_Roon
  • Cool 3
  • Funny 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
984
[KAPPA]
Members
3,119 posts
9,223 battles

Yeah, I learned not to do that 500 CV games ago. Though I will do it if the torps are gonna miss. I've managed to force a dev strike once or twice in recent months. Felt nice. :cap_haloween:

  • Cool 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
136
[FTY]
Members
208 posts
7,997 battles
44 minutes ago, Yandere_Roon said:

...but not in the way you might think.

Ok so several times I've had a really good torp lineup on someone in my Shira, just launched them, they're distracted, not paying attention so looks like they're going to hit flush and wipe them out...

CV proceeds to attack the same target with torp bombers...they make immediate course correction and I maybe, if I'm lucky, peg the target with 1 torp...

CV players, please, for the love of all that's holy, if you see your friendly DD has torps on target and can dev strike them...don't attack them...please...unless you can directly finish them off with the damage your about to do, fine...if not, all your doing is keeping a distracted ship alive.

Rant over.

It is aggravating for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
1,404 posts
1,852 battles

In this situation, I drop the torps behind the ship and force them to stay on that course to avoid eating my torpedoes. Then they spot the DD's torps and the captain issues a Brown Alert.

This also works if you have another friendly CV.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
382
[XXX]
Members
663 posts
1,653 battles
5 minutes ago, Shoggoth_pinup said:

Yeah, I learned not to do that 500 CV games ago. Though I will do it if the torps are gonna miss. I've managed to force a dev strike once or twice in recent months. Felt nice. :cap_haloween:

See if it's clear my torps are sailing off and going to miss, go for it. Hell if you can finish off the target before my torps hit, go for it. I've even had a CV herd a BB INTO torps that were going to miss (cue the "That's [censored] team work!") but it seems a lot of CV players don't look at the situation on the ground (I mean what's new).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4,892
[RLGN]
Members
16,168 posts
28,066 battles
5 minutes ago, Yandere_Roon said:

...but it seems a lot of CV players don't look at the situation on the ground (I mean what's new).

That’s EXACTLY what I would do between strikes in RTS, and the lack of ability to do in the way you could in RTS is part of the reason I hate the (redacted) rework.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,090
[ARGSY]
Members
2,015 posts
6,221 battles
1 hour ago, Shoggoth_pinup said:

Yeah, I learned not to do that 500 CV games ago. Though I will do it if the torps are gonna miss. I've managed to force a dev strike once or twice in recent months. Felt nice. :cap_haloween:

Sames.

If the DD torps are going to miss I'll try to force a turn broadside where they'll hit.

Works the same way with KM CVs. Cruisers turn like crazy to avoid AP rockets and end up eating BB AP.

Edited by Sumseaman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3,981
[V_KNG]
Beta Testers
13,197 posts

Generally - and I say generally - I will seek another target once torps are out and on the way. If however I can see those torps are way off or they start losing steam (at max range and disappearing), I'll focus on the target if the situation warrants it. 

If I take someone's target by mistake, I will apologize, generally, but if it is in a very hard hitting match I may not.

I've had enough kills taken from me over the years, so I know the aggravation. So I try to avoid it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
398
[SPTR]
Members
4,021 posts
1,021 battles

I'm just gonna say, I don't always see those little white triangles in the water when I'm being a CV, usually my screen gets filled by various amounts of AA fire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×