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Litjan
06-30-2005, 02:18 AM
I stopped playing Silent Hunter because of the bogus AI for merchants. They wouldnt react properly to the presence of a U-Boat, instead just weaving slightly without turning sharply or changing speed drastically.

Now I am curious, was this fixed in 1.4? If so I might just give it a try again. If not...its waiting and hoping for SilentHunter4...

Litjan

Litjan
06-30-2005, 02:18 AM
I stopped playing Silent Hunter because of the bogus AI for merchants. They wouldnt react properly to the presence of a U-Boat, instead just weaving slightly without turning sharply or changing speed drastically.

Now I am curious, was this fixed in 1.4? If so I might just give it a try again. If not...its waiting and hoping for SilentHunter4...

Litjan

BobV_07
07-01-2005, 10:51 AM
Hmmm, thats odd! Ive had T3's totally leave me in the dust after hitting them once with a torp. I have also noticed they hit in full gear if they spot you on the surface.
Its been like that from the beginning.

What I have wondered is why dont the merchants try and run you over like the DD's do? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif



http://img242.echo.cx/img242/9361/mesub6qj.jpg

JoeCorrado
07-01-2005, 02:21 PM
I've had merchants go out of their way in an effort to ram me if I get too close. - You must be getting a rash of newbie class merchants... I suppose the AI for merchants would mirror that of destroyers and such; dummies to brilliant.

Bubblehead1948
07-02-2005, 09:48 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Weak AI on the cargo ships hasn't been my experience. Oh, sure, you can still hit 'em, but once they are aware of my presence, they become like a deer in a crowded parking lot. I got into close quarters with one in a wild gyration which ended up in a hull-damaging sideswipe. These ungracefull tubs can get quite athletic when they want to. Thats why I now make a real effort not to make my presence known until I can take a close range shot.

snowdawg1
07-02-2005, 10:23 PM
In one of my first Convoys (V1.2)I was severely mauled and left for dead on the ocean floor by a C2. I have been more careful swimming around merchants since.
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/4351032213/r/4971087513#4971087513