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Why no (national) flags on the sterns and/or bows of ships??

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I kept wondering why no flags on the sterns and/or the bows of ships. I mean....there is a reason? I don't get it, why not?

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National flags are on the masts, which is the proper location when the ship is underway.

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21 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

National flags are on the masts, which is the proper location when the ship is underway.

Makes sense. And in port?

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25 minutes ago, Bandi73 said:

I kept wondering why no flags on the sterns and/or the bows of ships. I mean....there is a reason? I don't get it, why not?

Not every nation uses their national flag as their naval ensign, and as pointed out above, the ensign is flown in the "sea position" rather than the ensign staff when underway. 

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Just now, Bandi73 said:

Makes sense. And in port?

What art department task do you want WG to stop so they can add the jack and ensign to ships in port?

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2 minutes ago, Bandi73 said:

Makes sense. And in port?

I suspect it isn't really worth it for WG to have separate models just for the port. The flags aren't the simplest things to add, I know a reason for a while that we couldn't have more than 1 flag on a ship was because of the effort it would take to model a second location for every single ship.

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3 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

I suspect it isn't really worth it for WG to have separate models just for the port. The flags aren't the simplest things to add, I know a reason for a while that we couldn't have more than 1 flag on a ship was because of the effort it would take to model a second location for every single ship.

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10 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

I suspect it isn't really worth it for WG to have separate models just for the port. The flags aren't the simplest things to add, I know a reason for a while that we couldn't have more than 1 flag on a ship was because of the effort it would take to model a second location for every single ship.

Off-topic:  I still remember long ago that WG wasn't able to have aircraft catapult launchers on moving BB turrets.  It took a long time for WG to figure out how.

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7 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Off-topic:  I still remember long ago that WG wasn't able to have aircraft catapult launchers on moving BB turrets.  It took a long time for WG to figure out how.

Yup, wasn't until a year or two after I starting playing that TX, NY, AZ and others got their spotter plane. Seems like a simple thing, but guess not.

Now we have individual AA guns rotating and firing, game's come a long way since 2015

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i think some of them used to be on the stern, the Japanese ships iirc, but it was changed so that all flags are on the masts

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I wish I could get this flag for all my Japanese ships, they fly it on Japanese naval vessels today!

 

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58 minutes ago, Girlz_Day said:

I wish I could get this flag for all my Japanese ships, they fly it on Japanese naval vessels today!

 

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You can. Use the "Rising Sun" mod on Modstation. I use it and all IJN ships in-game, even other players and enemies, have the Rising Sun flag.

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3 hours ago, AJTP89 said:

I suspect it isn't really worth it for WG to have separate models just for the port. The flags aren't the simplest things to add, I know a reason for a while that we couldn't have more than 1 flag on a ship was because of the effort it would take to model a second location for every single ship.

I imagine you're right.  There's a lot of things that should change between in-port and at sea, but don't.  The flagstaff and jackstaff should be stowed when at sea, but they aren't.   Boarding ladders would be down, and boat booms rigged, when at anchor.  For that matter, when the ship is in port, there should either be an anchor down, or mooring lines to...a mooring buoy, or something.  Or...next time you start the game, watch the video that plays, and you'll notice one of the ships, in the middle of battle on the high seas, has a (perfectly modeled) boarding ladder rigged out, which obviously should be hauled up and rigged for sea.  But modeling the ships accurately in port is apparently low on WG's priority list, for which I can't blame them.

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4 hours ago, AJTP89 said:

I suspect it isn't really worth it for WG to have separate models just for the port. The flags aren't the simplest things to add, I know a reason for a while that we couldn't have more than 1 flag on a ship was because of the effort it would take to model a second location for every single ship.

Yep, and now if you complete certain collections you can indeed fly a second flag

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