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What are the different detection icons I see in the game?

 

The ! is being seen by another ship

But I also see a white or a yellow radar signal. Is there a different between them? Are the both radar? Or Hydro? Or radio location? Or....?

 

A very confused DD captain, wondering why he keeps getting sunk....

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There are 4 different icons:

-Spotted by ship

-Spotted by plane

-Spotted by radar/hydro

-Detected by RPF

 

You will only see one of the 3 spotted icons, even if multiple things spot you at the same time.

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Thanks, I forgot about airplanes

 

And how do these icons look?

 

Ship: !

Airplane: ! airplane

 

But radar, hydro and RPF?

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Spotted by Radar/Hydro is this:

1756ef3dce.png just without German text; the number is from the captain skill Priority Target

 

Detected by RPF is white instead if yellow (like the other three)

3d37c56073.png again, of course with the text in your language

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RPF. or Radio Location as it is called today, is not straight up detection quite like the others, where you just pop and they can see you.

 

Rather, your opponent just gets a somewhat fuzzy indication of the direction you're in, and no direct distance information.

 

And only you're his closest enemy ship.

 

Players can still infer a lot from this, and so can you in fact, even if you don't  have the skill yourself.

 

But in order to do that, they have to use their heads and combine it logically with other pieces of information from different sources.

 

Read up on these things in the wiki.

 

http://wiki.wargaming.net/en/Ship:Commander#Radio_Location

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On ‎12‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 3:06 PM, Commander_Cornflakes said:

Spotted by Radar/Hydro is this:

1756ef3dce.png 

 

 

As discussed before I wish they would change this to the appropriate one that is detecting you. Is it really so hard for WG? 

The ships that have radar have variations on duration and range and any info that we can get would help when you've been spotted by something that has no counter IMO.

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