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jooo9
07-05-2005, 03:25 PM
Im a noob to SH3 so I was wondering, should I go straight to the target patrol area or zigzag around looking for prey? After I get there, how should I spend my time in the patrol area? After the 24 hours have passed, should I go straight home or hunt around some more? This is probably a stupid question, but should I get a type VII as soon as possible?

jooo9
07-05-2005, 03:25 PM
Im a noob to SH3 so I was wondering, should I go straight to the target patrol area or zigzag around looking for prey? After I get there, how should I spend my time in the patrol area? After the 24 hours have passed, should I go straight home or hunt around some more? This is probably a stupid question, but should I get a type VII as soon as possible?

UF_Excalibur_D
07-05-2005, 03:31 PM
Optional to the first question(some do some dont)
Second question=Yes if you go to the patrol area....to get the renown.
And the third question=Yes...thats where you get most if not all of your tonnage. Pay attention to your fuel while in the IIA.
And the fourth question=Heck yes...as soon as possible...=)

marioh99
07-05-2005, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jooo9:
Im a noob to SH3 so I was wondering, should I go straight to the target patrol area or zigzag around looking for prey? After I get there, how should I spend my time in the patrol area? After the 24 hours have passed, should I go straight home or hunt around some more? This is probably a stupid question, but should I get a type VII as soon as possible? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I normally just plot the course to my patrol area, patrol for the 24 hours (not doing any real zig zag search patterns or anything like that), and once completed, that's when I start looking for ships to sink.
And get the VIIB as quickly as possible.

GT182
07-05-2005, 04:26 PM
Get a Type IXB even sooner. LOL 21 torpedos and your range will be farther than a VIIB or C. You'll be able to hunt for 2 months or more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

With all the shipping you can sink, you won't have to go to your assigned patrol grid. Once you've run out of torpedos, radio BdU and they will order you to RTB. And no reprimands for not going to your grid.

jooo9
07-05-2005, 06:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GT182:
With all the shipping you can sink, you won't have to go to your assigned patrol grid. Once you've run out of torpedos, radio BdU and they will order you to RTB. And no reprimands for not going to your grid. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>How do you radio someone else?

Maj_Solo
07-05-2005, 08:46 PM
Summary: First time in a grid I patrol. Next time in same grid I sit still "on watch".

Here follows the blah blah blah http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif :

I pieced together a map of the ocean and everytime I get assigned to a new grid I never been before I patrol it thoroughly , tight zig-zagging left-right over the whole grid then up down and Alt-Tab and make a mark for each kill, then together with neigbour grids patroled earlier you see the exact position of shipping lines revealed. There is a random spread to the ships so they are not on a "digitally precise course". Anyways, next time I am in the area I look on my little map, go straight for the line, turn of engines and just sit there while TC. There are not so many ships out there on the ocean after all IMHO. You might sit right there on a lane and half a day goes by or more before you hear anything. Some grids you are assigned to you can patrol for a week or more and there is nothing. Looking at the map I have I can see what the sim is "thinking", it is maybe just one of the corners of the grid that just barely touch a shipping line and they ask you to patrol the entire grid. Once you know the lanes then no need to patrol. And if you really need a spoiler people write here you can open mission file. But I wan't there to be stuff for me to discover about lanes, tactics etc etc. Otherwise the sim gets booring. It needs to be mysterious and full of uncertainties for it to need to be discussed and have a life.

jooo9
07-05-2005, 09:04 PM
But.... you can just look at the map they give you for the shipping lanes, so its no spoiler.

Cpt_Walrus
07-06-2005, 03:30 AM
I normally go straight to the area I need to patrol.I would then only attack ships if they are within a few km's in front of me,I try not to "chase" behind ships..once I finished my 24hr patrol I then go where I want and sink ships,thats when I go into "hunting" mode http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif..but thats whats so nice about this game you can play it in so many different ways.

Maj_Solo
07-06-2005, 12:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jooo9:
But.... you can just look at the map they give you for the shipping lanes, so its no spoiler. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know but it is not exact. And there is more traffic than that. And you get to know exactly and I mean exactly where they are and the random spread.

Th3Eagle
07-06-2005, 03:13 PM
Go to the grid, zig zag or go in circles, whatever for 24h. Make shure u kill ALL ships that eneter you're grid (its you'res you know :d )

And then start hunting or do silly stuff, like start looking for taskforces or infiltrate docks where u can find BB or Carriers.

There is no greater joy than killing a taskforce one by one, first the cruizers/BB and then finish off the escorts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And try to increase the realism until u enjoy the setting the most.

stinkhammer6
07-06-2005, 09:03 PM
Just get to the patrol zone and park in the middle until your time there is up, youll pick up ships moving in and around that particular grid, no need in wasting fuel zig zagging around when a ship in the grid will appear on your map anyways. Its better to patrol your assigned zone, its free renown you can use towards upgrades and replacing lost crew members due to them getting killed on a bombing run from the planes that pop out of nowhere.