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Torpedo spread non-simultaneous launch

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Let us put the TL;DR up front: this is not a complaint or problem thread, this is an observation on a game mechanic I found interesting.

 

We were winning.  There was one remaining BB on the red team, to like six of us.  All subtlety had left the building, and we were simply all closing on the one remaining red ship to sink it.  I was in my (stock) Mahan (and it had not been a bad match).  About 5 km out from the BB, when I felt I had him pinned against an island, I angle to launch torps and click the left mouse button.  At that moment, the BB fires and deletes me.  Happens all the time; nothing to see here.

 

But then I look up, and notice that exactly one of the torps from my spread (the Mahan fires four-torp spreads) is tracking toward the target.  (The forward torp on a wide spread; it misses.)  The inescapable conclusion is that my destruction happened in the couple of hundredths of a second between when my first torp left its tube and when the second would have.

 

Now of course you can see on various cinematic videos, the old load screen, etc., that the launch of torps from multi-torp launchers is not actually simultaneous.  It is just interesting to me that WG bothered to implement this.  It also makes me wonder what other apparently simultaneous game mechanics (the fire of guns in a salvo? That seems clearly not to be... TB squadron drops? the fire of individual guns in a turret?) really are not.

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This happens with death damage on any ship that has a torp. They look like they all go out at once, but only a few release when you take damage that kills you. Same happens with a ship like a BB shooting its main battery when it dies, probably only 1/3 of the salvo will fire.

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yeah. It was stealth introduced recently I believe. I like it, and it is funny when that one torpedo gets out, and still hits

 

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Quite possibly a new game mechanic that they had to introduce in order to provide capability for the upcoming cruiser line to single fire torpedos.    Hence the recent change.

 

I would guess that all torpedoes now fire individually, but most salvos will fire all 3/4/5 within a thousandth of a second, but they had to introduce the ability to fire one at a time... so they do it to all torps instead of having two torp firing systems.

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(I did have a "wait, I'm not in my Smith...and if I am, what the heck am I doing trying to kill this Gneisenau" moment.)  Didn't realize it was newly introduced; just assumed it hadn't come up until now in my brief career.

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Actually- back during alpha/closed beta (not sure which) Single-torp-firing was already a thing. They just removed it at some point- probably because they believed it caused balance or QoL issues. I heard rumor that the new RN cruiser line was going to have it- sparking hope it may return for all ships.

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Actually- back during alpha/closed beta (not sure which) Single-torp-firing was already a thing. They just removed it at some point- probably because they believed it caused balance or QoL issues. I heard rumor that the new RN cruiser line was going to have it- sparking hope it may return for all ships.

 

Actually, single-torp-firing was never a thing during alpha/closed beta.It may was tested in Dev's server during those time but it was never implemented in the live server during those stages.

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Actually, single-torp-firing was never a thing during alpha/closed beta.It may was tested in Dev's server during those time but it was never implemented in the live server during those stages.

 

I've seen videos of the game from back then where a player on the live server was single torp firing..........

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Show me.

 

Looked around for a good 15 minutes, couldn't find it. Plenty of forum posts or third party websites instructing that you can do it by holding down alt key (same as the video I saw in the past said was how they did it) before firing, but I can't find any actual VIDEOS of it anymore. Oh well.

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Looked around for a good 15 minutes, couldn't find it. Plenty of forum posts or third party websites instructing that you can do it by holding down alt key (same as the video I saw in the past said was how they did it) before firing, but I can't find any actual VIDEOS of it anymore. Oh well.

 

Many videos falsely labeled as gameplay footage of WoWS during Alpha were actually from the Battlestations series. Battlestations allowed players to fire each gun individually.

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Many videos falsely labeled as gameplay footage of WoWS during Alpha were actually from the Battlestations series. Battlestations allowed players to fire each gun individually.

 

It was world of warships, not battlestations. Also I'm talking about torpedoes specifically, not guns.

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