View Full Version : MAN Engine upgrade: is it worth it ?

08-16-2006, 04:08 AM
Well as the topic says. By the end of this patrol should have enough renown for the next promotion and a MAN engine upgrade, but it's expensive at 1500 renown. Jeez a VIIB costs 2500 renown and this "├╝pgrade" costs 1,500 ?


hence the question: is it worth 60% of a VIIB.

08-16-2006, 05:24 AM
I always get the engine upgrade, for one simple reason- Im too impatient to cruise where I want to at a slower-than-i-have-to speed. Otherwise it's not worth it, unless you feel like playing tag with a corvette. Now, if you put that same engine on a IX/D2, you can get 22 kts out of it in good weather, I think. Good for cruising with unlimited fuel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-16-2006, 07:25 AM
Hmm ok. Thanks for the info. Lemme get back to base, and I'll rethink it. 76k so far and still have 6 fish.

08-16-2006, 11:04 AM
OK I took it and got the Kapitanleutnant promotion as wel.

08-16-2006, 11:22 AM
As Foehammer said, to play tag with fast sea craft its a must http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I have mine a bit tweaked so 42 knts are just doing great, unless you want to fire torps at that speed

08-16-2006, 01:13 PM
42 ? lol ! Well off to 13th patrol now.. somewhere down south off the coast of Africa, will have to come all the way back up to find me a capital ship... what a bore. Stock up on Tapas & Beer Leutnant, we're gonna need it !