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Dominicrigg
03-21-2005, 06:57 PM
Ok i have been playing a lot of hours now and absolutely love this game, but i have a few questions about some things that confuse me, other things that i think are wrong and other aspects and i would love all of your feedback on it!

I would love an official comment from anyone but of coarse realise the official people are probably too busy to read the forums, as busy people are http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Well here goes...


Confusing things

<LI>My first questions is what are the single ship sightings? I mean i know they said they are radio contacts but BDU wouldnt know about single ships, only maybe a spotter plane. But they appear in places spotter planes would not spot!!! Well the last one i got was when i was 100 metres under water ( i have a screenshot of it) so there is something awry here. Also if its BDU telling us, then fair enough when they tell us about surface raiders. But why are they telling us about neutrals nearby? To me it feels like it has been put in to give more contacts then standard bump into people mode. I would love to be able to switch it off, or get an explanation for it if you know something i dont!

<LI>Only one reload in the front torpedo room at a time. Now i thought they could load a tube either side? So two tubes at once. Or am i wrong... It doesnt matter that much i suppose.

<LI>Creaking at 30-50 metres. Is this correct? I have never been on a U-boat so cant comment lol.

<LI>Active sonar on the VII which i can use to ping a ship and get range readings. Wrong i suspect, but i just dont use the thing. lol did they have this? I know they had active sonar to find depth but could they also face it to ships? I thought it was a late war modification.

Bugs/Mistakes

<LI>The compressed air doesnt work. It only drops when you blow tanks, otherwise never.

<LI>Flak guns are unmanable in "rough weather" i know the deck gun settings are correct. But whenever its fair enough weather for a plane to be flying, it should be fair enough weather to stand on the tower without a cable and fire the AA. At the moment its linked to the deck gun but its a small callibre easily manouvered gun.

<LI>I shot the props off a ship, the ship still made propellor noises (When i went with the camera) and propellor wake. Not that important, i can live with it.

<LI>(really minor bug) when you have been damaged and save the game, the damage on the ship (the blackening) disappears. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif this is really gutting when you want to show your friends photos of your battered sub coming into port after being bombed but it turns out to be shiny new lol.

<LI>Reloading topside torps in rough weather. This is a very very hard thing to do, and would require nearly calm seas and stationary ship. But yet i can load them when the sea is flooding over the sub and i am steaming flat out lol. Again no problem because i can just limit myself but if you are going for realism then it needs changing.

<LI>The rain in campaigns is not working for many people. It is there in missions but not the campaign, anyone with ideas on how to get this working?

<LI>There was friendly fire between the escorts in the training mission, though i have never seen this in the game so maybe it was just a one off.

Things i would love

<LI>Running deck awash to make you harder to spot.

<LI>The ability to ask BDU for new orders, as sometimes the area you are sent to is empty. I know i can just sail off but they used to ask BDU to reroute them.

<LI>Wolfpacks!! (of course :P)

<LI>The listing of famous events. If the devs need help with this i can collate the list as i have too many history books. It would not need to be the whole war, just important events to the Uboat captain. This would make the game a thousand times more immersive as you would feel more of a team. Has to be done in my opinion! These should pop up on the screen for a few seconds or maybe come through to your radio operator. Or maybe he could shout them to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<LI>Air and sound effects for when you blow ballast tanks. This should make a rushing sound and throw out lots of air, giving you away to anyone nearby.

<LI>No map markings kills should still be marked, or the ability to paint a "kill" mark on your map.

<LI>A record function as in Sturmovik or Rome total war (only one which records parts of the mission and doesnt just make it up like total war lol) It could be just a montage of the action cam bits or player chosen parts. PLEASE PLEASE http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I would love to have seen the events running up to my sinking http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<LI>End career!!! Ohhh no, i just finished my career, (by being sunk) and find that i cant look at how much tonnage i got total, or my final crew before they died. Or anything other then medals and the last patrol i did. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I would love to see a top score table as there is in game, with me vs the other captains. A top score table of all my careers with the realism i had them set at. To be able to look at the sub in its last settings ect, gutted. Its a terrible ending, i know its about the journey but there needs to be something longlasting there. Well i think so anyway...

I would love to hear anyones comments on this good or bad. Im sure other people have suggestions ect, please feel free to add any!

ps i understand lots of things here would take lots of time, i can wait for them in a pay expansion. But im sure there are many other things which would just need a patch. I think i remembered everything, i will add more as i remember.

Dominicrigg
03-21-2005, 06:57 PM
Ok i have been playing a lot of hours now and absolutely love this game, but i have a few questions about some things that confuse me, other things that i think are wrong and other aspects and i would love all of your feedback on it!

I would love an official comment from anyone but of coarse realise the official people are probably too busy to read the forums, as busy people are http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Well here goes...


Confusing things

<LI>My first questions is what are the single ship sightings? I mean i know they said they are radio contacts but BDU wouldnt know about single ships, only maybe a spotter plane. But they appear in places spotter planes would not spot!!! Well the last one i got was when i was 100 metres under water ( i have a screenshot of it) so there is something awry here. Also if its BDU telling us, then fair enough when they tell us about surface raiders. But why are they telling us about neutrals nearby? To me it feels like it has been put in to give more contacts then standard bump into people mode. I would love to be able to switch it off, or get an explanation for it if you know something i dont!

<LI>Only one reload in the front torpedo room at a time. Now i thought they could load a tube either side? So two tubes at once. Or am i wrong... It doesnt matter that much i suppose.

<LI>Creaking at 30-50 metres. Is this correct? I have never been on a U-boat so cant comment lol.

<LI>Active sonar on the VII which i can use to ping a ship and get range readings. Wrong i suspect, but i just dont use the thing. lol did they have this? I know they had active sonar to find depth but could they also face it to ships? I thought it was a late war modification.

Bugs/Mistakes

<LI>The compressed air doesnt work. It only drops when you blow tanks, otherwise never.

<LI>Flak guns are unmanable in "rough weather" i know the deck gun settings are correct. But whenever its fair enough weather for a plane to be flying, it should be fair enough weather to stand on the tower without a cable and fire the AA. At the moment its linked to the deck gun but its a small callibre easily manouvered gun.

<LI>I shot the props off a ship, the ship still made propellor noises (When i went with the camera) and propellor wake. Not that important, i can live with it.

<LI>(really minor bug) when you have been damaged and save the game, the damage on the ship (the blackening) disappears. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif this is really gutting when you want to show your friends photos of your battered sub coming into port after being bombed but it turns out to be shiny new lol.

<LI>Reloading topside torps in rough weather. This is a very very hard thing to do, and would require nearly calm seas and stationary ship. But yet i can load them when the sea is flooding over the sub and i am steaming flat out lol. Again no problem because i can just limit myself but if you are going for realism then it needs changing.

<LI>The rain in campaigns is not working for many people. It is there in missions but not the campaign, anyone with ideas on how to get this working?

<LI>There was friendly fire between the escorts in the training mission, though i have never seen this in the game so maybe it was just a one off.

Things i would love

<LI>Running deck awash to make you harder to spot.

<LI>The ability to ask BDU for new orders, as sometimes the area you are sent to is empty. I know i can just sail off but they used to ask BDU to reroute them.

<LI>Wolfpacks!! (of course :P)

<LI>The listing of famous events. If the devs need help with this i can collate the list as i have too many history books. It would not need to be the whole war, just important events to the Uboat captain. This would make the game a thousand times more immersive as you would feel more of a team. Has to be done in my opinion! These should pop up on the screen for a few seconds or maybe come through to your radio operator. Or maybe he could shout them to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<LI>Air and sound effects for when you blow ballast tanks. This should make a rushing sound and throw out lots of air, giving you away to anyone nearby.

<LI>No map markings kills should still be marked, or the ability to paint a "kill" mark on your map.

<LI>A record function as in Sturmovik or Rome total war (only one which records parts of the mission and doesnt just make it up like total war lol) It could be just a montage of the action cam bits or player chosen parts. PLEASE PLEASE http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I would love to have seen the events running up to my sinking http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<LI>End career!!! Ohhh no, i just finished my career, (by being sunk) and find that i cant look at how much tonnage i got total, or my final crew before they died. Or anything other then medals and the last patrol i did. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I would love to see a top score table as there is in game, with me vs the other captains. A top score table of all my careers with the realism i had them set at. To be able to look at the sub in its last settings ect, gutted. Its a terrible ending, i know its about the journey but there needs to be something longlasting there. Well i think so anyway...

I would love to hear anyones comments on this good or bad. Im sure other people have suggestions ect, please feel free to add any!

ps i understand lots of things here would take lots of time, i can wait for them in a pay expansion. But im sure there are many other things which would just need a patch. I think i remembered everything, i will add more as i remember.

ExpendableT
03-21-2005, 09:14 PM
I also witnessed 2 British Escorts firing deck guns at each other on the last training mission. I see I'm not the only one to experience that bug!

Pr0metheus 1962
03-21-2005, 09:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
My first questions is what are the single ship sightings? I mean i know they said they are radio contacts but BDU wouldnt know about single ships, only maybe a spotter plane. But they appear in places spotter planes would not spot!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm assuming these are reports from other U-Boats or other vessels who, for some reason can't attack - maybe U-Boats returning from patrol. They call in the sighting to BdU and we get updated.

Dominicrigg
03-22-2005, 06:12 AM
Wow things fall off the first page fast! bumpety bump!

james_owen
03-22-2005, 06:27 AM
Agree with everything you say.

Feel particularly strongly about news, radio messages and the record function. Playing back a patrol would just be awesome. Sharing recordings with your mates/community members too. Brilliant.

Ioandar
03-22-2005, 06:35 AM
Dominicrigg, cannot agree more. Good points!

thomas

Dominicrigg
03-22-2005, 01:50 PM
page 3!! wow lots of posts.

Another thing i thought to add but i bet you guys can help me with this. The german flags are like wierd japanese ones. Red with a white circle. Its ludicrous, can some american send me the files needed or someone tell me how to fix this. Thanks thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TASKFORCE1x1
03-23-2005, 06:01 PM
Amazing how fast the forum picked up isnt it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif