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Rabtherab
06-22-2005, 08:04 AM
I ran a patrol after installing the 1.4b patch and it was quite exciting.

The sonarman is much more informative than during any of the previous patches.

Enemy patrols are much improved, I tried to get into Scapa to see if there was more traffic, nice try -- I didn't get close to the place.

Aircraft are more effective, once I was close to SF, planes appeared, it was a flight of 4 and I never did get a chance to ID them, they flew in fast and low, scored two direct hits with bombs, killed my watch officer and crew, destroyed the deck gun, flack gun, and radio antenna. Dammaged my electric and diesel engines, watch tower, and light to moderate damage in other compartments as well as knocking hull integrity to 35%.

I managed to dive and sneak away, and barely survived that encounter.

Normally planes are a joke.

I realise one patrol is hardly a basis for a statistical analysis, but I'm impressed with what I've seen so far, can't wait for the official version.

Budokan
06-22-2005, 08:22 AM
Great, uber-destroyers and now uber-planes. My crew is going to mutiny!

It does sound exciting, though...

HMFIC57
06-22-2005, 08:25 AM
Just like one of Pavlov's dogs, I am salivating in anticipation!

Rabtherab
06-22-2005, 08:31 AM
It's the first time since first getting the game that I've had to limp back to port with only 6kT to show for it.

I guess some won't appreciate the increased difficulty, but I love it. I'm about to go out for another patrol just to see what else I can discover.

I hope that first patrol wasn't a fluke.

dasgespenst
06-22-2005, 08:34 AM
My weapons officer is still as mad as ever. The guys are trying to nail him to the floor because his face turns wild and he begins to yell "Let me at them, let me at them..."

He's nuts, i tell you - gone completely round the bend.

KptnLtKarle
06-22-2005, 08:42 AM
I was just wondering if you were previously running 1.2 or 1.3. The reason I ask is that escorts abilities were boosted in 1.3, and I wanted to know if this was just what you were experiencing or whether they have been given a further boost.

Rabtherab
06-22-2005, 08:45 AM
I was running 1.3 before.

I spotted several escorts but none spotted me, so I didn't get a chance to tangle with them.

If I do in my next patrol I'll let you know what they were like in my experience.

flankerbiotch
06-22-2005, 09:59 AM
Are there ships in port now?!?!?!?

The Avon Lady
06-22-2005, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by flankerbiotch:
Are there ships in port now?!?!?!?
As the ReadMe already stated:

22. Dynamic campaign - Add new harbor ships and traffic, including merchants, minefields and patrols

flankerbiotch
06-22-2005, 10:33 AM
Thanks... I can read... Now, has anybody actually seen this ingame?

lecek
06-22-2005, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Rabtherab:
Aircraft are more effective, once I was close to SF, planes appeared, it was a flight of 4 and I never did get a chance to ID them, they flew in fast and low, scored two direct hits with bombs, killed my watch officer and crew, destroyed the deck gun, flack gun, and radio antenna. Dammaged my electric and diesel engines, watch tower, and light to moderate damage in other compartments as well as knocking hull integrity to 35%.

I managed to dive and sneak away, and barely survived that encounter.

Normally planes are a joke.

I have encountered planes off Scapa. 3 of them, all missed. I stayed on the surface and ordered my flak guy to engage. The date was Dec 30th 1939.

It seems the planes are still a joke. All that has been demonstrated so far is that sometimes the joke isn't funny!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif