View Full Version : How did I die?

05-21-2005, 10:40 PM
I was on the surface, steaming up from just behind and to port of a passenger liner at flank speed to try and get another firing solution after loosing two torps, I was 500 yards away when one hit and then... death screen! No messages that I was being engaged, no other vessels or aircraft about... any ideas? Can your own torpedo kill you 500 yards away? A submarine volcanic eruption or a meteor strike, perhaps?

05-21-2005, 10:43 PM
I've been killed several times by being too close to a Passenger Liner when it goes up. Anything less than about 500 yards and I start getting a few damage messages and then poof! Dead.

05-21-2005, 11:18 PM
Same thing happened to me today. I attacked a passenger liner in a storm with heavy fog. He appeared off my bow at 380 yards. I put 1 t1 torp right into his fuel bunker and then everything starts getting damaged on my sub as hes exploding.
It was like there was ammunition exploding bc stuff kept hitting the sub then i was dead. Glad to know i wasnt imagining it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-21-2005, 11:49 PM
Ah, so it is an issue... thanks, you two, for answering.
I was annoyed, I must admit, because I was half a kilometer away and she was passenger liner no. 3 for this mission... maybe it was karma.

05-22-2005, 12:07 AM
I have seen in the past games where I hit one ship with a torpedo and a second ship close beside it will explode as well.( Ammo ship I thought) Could there be a damage radius around the exploding ship. And anything nearby gets taken out.

05-22-2005, 07:26 AM
There is. Some ships can explode violently enough to damage your ship. I remember reading a post several weeks ago about a guy who was close to a ship when it exploded and he got damage on his con tower. I've been close enough to a ship when it exploded to have my watch crew take cover (which I thought was very cool) though I didn't receive any damage.

05-22-2005, 08:32 AM
Ok, where are you finding all the Pax Liners, I've gone through 6 careers and haven't found any.

05-22-2005, 09:13 AM
I met a convoy with troop transports centered around a passenger liner. I had three torps left and had to race in the disctance to get a little ahead of them. Unfortunaly their escorts found me and when I dived I couldnt pull up and pressure killed me... Havent seen any liners since then...

05-22-2005, 06:41 PM
As for where all the passenger liners are, I have the forbidden mod (world 2) and early 1942 they are just streamimg across the Atlantic at about the lattitude of Spain (sorry, at work, don't have map co-ordinates) 2/3's of the way towards the US. The last two missions I just ignore the mission's specified destination (I cannot get there and back without running of fuel anyway) and hang out in "Liner alley" and pop three or four a mission... it's a bit silly really, but fun.