View Full Version : Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon ?

04-25-2006, 12:10 PM
I was patroling from brest in 1942. on my 29th patrol and on my way back i was alerted to a convoy. i imediately gave chase to find that it dissapeared off the map. i was puzzled at this. but an other suprise hit me as my men alerted me to a warship heading my way. i dived to periscope depth took a look around and there was nowt but the open ocean. so i surfaced the boat. thinking all was ok i trundled along towards my route home. my men alerted me to a warship again. but this time it was on top of me before i could dive all the way and rammed me. cutting my boat in two... now please tell me u have experienced this. because i was gutted that my men didnt alert me till the ship was 500m away. i didnt hav all hands on the tower just 4 men. is this why i wasnt alerted in time?. and does the amount of daylight or the lack of it affect my mens responces ? .. ty

04-25-2006, 12:21 PM
I haven't had that happen exactly, but I did experience the following similar event. I was cruising on the surface, daylight, good weather, tc 128x, when without warning the game dropped to 1x and the watch reported we were under attack by a warship. I was in the chart view and saw nothing, jumped to the bridge view w/binos and saw nothing, submerged to periscope depth and heard nothing...stayed down for 10 minutes game time, surfaced and resumed course and never heard anything about a warship again...dunno what the deal is.

04-25-2006, 12:26 PM
Well yeah theres some funny things appen on my game an all. do u keep getting blips on the map sayin ship moving slowly. then it just dissapears off the map. ? ?? ? ?

04-25-2006, 12:32 PM
If you've played with the mission editor you notice that when a ship get's to the end waypoint, you can either make it dissapear or hang on there for ever.

Depending on what mods you have/ what scenarios you're playing... etc. This might be the case where the ships are made to ...vanish.

It's UFO conspiracy.. I tell you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Haha lol or just another hairbrained attept to fool us by the home guard LoL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

04-25-2006, 02:08 PM
Ships do not just head in one direction. The can change course. So can Convoys.

For example, a number of convoys make almost a 90 degree turn to the south at Rockall Bank. (AM31 and surrounding grids.) I would say something like 10% of them do this.

Single ships do this also but in many more places.

As for a DD closing in on you unnoticed, there are several things that affect when your crew will spot them.

If the DD is pointed right at you or almost, you might not spot them at all until they shoot at you. If there is fog the DD can get that much closer. Night time lets them in closer. High seas will also let them close.

I have been spoted by merchants with my TC dropping to 8 before my crew spots them. In those cases I am usually heading directly at them at night with medium fog and seas.

04-25-2006, 02:10 PM
Cheers fella. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-25-2006, 02:17 PM
Some people you JUST know will be sunk a gazillion times before they listen to a leeetle advice ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

04-25-2006, 05:19 PM
Been sunk 6 times so far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif lol

04-25-2006, 08:26 PM
I think some of the DD's are haunted. I sware I will be in the middle of open low seas with all my watchmen up and next thing I know theres a hunter 1500m away bearing down with all guns.

04-26-2006, 12:39 AM
Tis true aint it m8 ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

04-26-2006, 01:12 AM
About ships disappearing...I had a similar occurrence.

I was driving a Type IIA and had snuck into Firth of Forth. While sneaking out I stumbled upon a Tramp Steamer (I think it's called a Coastal merchant in the stock game). So I started closing for the kill. While lining up it just vanished into thin air and I raise the "WTF" flag...in the end I search around for it a bit, then head home. Thankfully I realized it had just reached it's last waypoint and was removed.

04-26-2006, 03:33 AM
Strange things happen at Sea....no realy two of my brothers one served in the merchant navy the other in the Royal navy...and told me of storys that would spook even Steven King... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

04-27-2006, 05:43 PM
Well, I guess this thread just explained what happened to my last soon-to-be kill that was burning & then just vanished into thin air. I still feel robbed & prefer to think aliens got 'em. That way they can get what they deserve by having probes inserted.... nevermind.

But yeah, I've got one for ya. I was submerged near the mouth of a river one foggy night & as I looked around with the periscope, I was shocked to see what I thought were the masts of a schooner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif But then realization struck.... it was a cluster of snow covered trees. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

04-28-2006, 08:54 AM
But yeah, I've got one for ya. I was submerged near the mouth of a river one foggy night & as I looked around with the periscope, I was shocked to see what I thought were the masts of a schooner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif But then realization struck.... it was a cluster of snow covered trees. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/QUOTE]....lol i was just getting intrested..lol

04-28-2006, 04:22 PM

04-30-2006, 07:29 AM
tht has happened to me but with a Corvette it was bad weather and the boat was on top of me before they could find it. however i sunk the other boat by ramming it sustaining tremendous to myself also.

04-30-2006, 10:05 PM
It happens to me every so-often, but when playing on hard/difficult (80-100%) you must remember the weather is an important factor, you will only ever get fleeting glimpses of contacts and must 'hunt' for them and it doesn't hurt to sit at around 50m - all stop- and go to the hydrophones. Listen very carefully, a few times around.
Yes the game is not perfect, no game is especially when you are trying for historically accurate effects. I'll bet in reality, many a U-boat crew were taken unawares by a destroyer they never even saw

05-01-2006, 12:28 AM
No one commented on the fact he didnt have all the spots on the bridge filled (probably missing the officer..) If thats the case then y ou wont get any warning until time sloooows down to 1x and your more of a sieve than a ship.