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Battleships carried their own smoke screen (Sensational! Clickbait!)

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Observe if you will this link to a page with an embedded video.

 

At about 56 seconds into that video there's a battleship firing a full broadside, and laying down its own smoke screen. Now, I know that the game mechanics in WoWS say that firing your guns makes you a lot more visible for 20 seconds, but historically firing your guns caused a bright flash, then obscured your ship because of the smoke from firing.

 

Yeah I know this isn't the designed meta of WoWS and I'm not asking for a change. Just figured this was interesting to show.

 

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> Looks at title

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*ahem* 

 

LERT, HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST SUCH A THING!!! 

 

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Lert got dat mod account. :D

 

 

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I still want more spectacular rendering of large caliber guns firing

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I still want more spectacular rendering of large caliber guns firing

 

IKR? Real infernos, sheets of flame, rather than what we have now, puffs of orange.
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Thought you were going to mention how most (if not all) ships could make their own smokescreen by burning extra fuel oil in the stack or the boilers.

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Pretty sure most who have played it would agree that this effect really adds to the immersion in Naval Action.

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IKR? Real infernos, sheets of flame, rather than what we have now, puffs of orange.

 

When an Iowa fired the smoke and flames obscured the entire firing side of the battleship

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Yeah, and, like tracers, smoke works both ways.

 

It wasn't unusual for a ship to stop firing its guns, because all the smoke it generated obscured its own range finders.

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Heres some more along that line...kinda sorta.

Did you guys see the smokescreen at the 7min mark?! Perhaps something similar could be done with some airplanes, like maybe give the Tone that ability, it would be better than just spamming fighters... Just a thought.

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IKR? Real infernos, sheets of flame, rather than what we have now, puffs of orange.

 

This would be really nice for those with decent computers. I always thought the current graphics were slightly lacking, but now that i've seen this, it makes the tiny puffs of orange seem a bit pathetic. 

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As for airplane-laid smoke screen - there was such a thing, but I haven't heard that it was used in battles.

 

 

 

Though I agree with you, let's be honest, a lot of things that are in game right now were never a thing IRL. Ships firing from behind islands, radar that goes through islands, you get the idea. I know this game isn't a simulator, nor do I want it to be, but the current gameplay and meta has become sort of stale in my opinion. Giving some ships some new abilities and introducing new game mechanics would spice things up. Again just a thought.
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I think BB in wows can have smoke screen too but with limitednumber and limited time /1 normal/ 2 with premium  and maybe for 30-60s - with slot where is spoting plane just have one chance in game fix mistake if they run into bad position.

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One of the most appealing things for me in this game are the graphics - the ships look great, the water effects and the rendering of objects are excellent.  But even so, I want it all to be more spectacular!

I want detonations to be so explosive and catastrophic they can be seen all over the map.  I want sinking ships to be surrounded by burning oil fires and debris (and become almost permanent smokescreens for game purposes).  I want huge explosions and fires.  Towering splashes of water.  Rough seas and much more dramatic cyclones.  Fire and fury all around!

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