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Smoke Screens helps or hinders friendly ships.

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I've been playing destroyers almost exclusively, when I pop smoke to help hide Cruisers and BB's from enemy ships, I get a range of reactions like "Thanks" to "WTH did you do that for" to mostly no comment  Do you CA's and BB Captains appreciate the smoke screens or am I just wasting my time and assets? I don't want to hinder anyone's game play.

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I appreciate a well placed smoke screen - thanks for your efforts

 

but don't expect me to comment during play - too busy doing other things

 

 

BTW smoke screen screams "DD here" and that alone can be used to advantage

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All depends if they are experienced with DD's and understand the benefits and are on similar rational wavelengths.  I have been really grateful at times for it, and expressed it, and had guys return it when I save them.  Then there are some that steer out of the smoke or keep firing and die.  It's really nice when a DD drops smoke on a BB right before 4 waves of TB's gang him.  Had some really fun moments working with DD/BB's together in the center cap before.  A BB coming out of the smoke with a broadside and secondary's control clicked, can really mess up a DD party.

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Smoke screen guarantee I'm going to miss my shot. Actually I can't even aim.

 

I think it's the best to use only to let your low health friends escape from dire situation.

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I've been playing destroyers almost exclusively, when I pop smoke to help hide Cruisers and BB's from enemy ships, I get a range of reactions like "Thanks" to "WTH did you do that for" to mostly no comment  Do you CA's and BB Captains appreciate the smoke screens or am I just wasting my time and assets? I don't want to hinder anyone's game play.

 

+1 on tying to help a team mate and asking on the forum about it.:great:

 

 

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It depends primarily on whether you make a smoke screen and yet stay ahead of it enough to provide eyes on the enemy still for the friendlies; smoke screens block sight both ways, but if either side has eyes on the other side they can see through it.

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I've been playing destroyers almost exclusively, when I pop smoke to help hide Cruisers and BB's from enemy ships, I get a range of reactions like "Thanks" to "WTH did you do that for" to mostly no comment  Do you CA's and BB Captains appreciate the smoke screens or am I just wasting my time and assets? I don't want to hinder anyone's game play.

 

When I am trying to fire on targets on the other side of a smoke screen, it makes my eyes hurt from the excessive squinting.  That said, I still enjoy not being shot at.

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It depends primarily on whether you make a smoke screen and yet stay ahead of it enough to provide eyes on the enemy still for the friendlies; smoke screens block sight both ways, but if either side has eyes on the other side they can see through it.

 

This. On maps with an open centre I try to do this early on, since the spotting range for my DD is less than 7 klicks but the BBs behind me are practically visible from across the Atlantic. Sail out, have a smoke, quietly poop some torpedoes while watching the enemy disposition take form. Then head off to set up an ambush or escort something.

 

Low-visibility ships are better spotters right now than anything else, including aircraft.

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