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Use the ship horn for torpedo warning

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I've gotten into the habit of honking my horn for the full duration whenever some torps are streaming past me and team mates are vaguely behind me, possibly  in their path. Don't know if that is an established form of chat-less communication in the game yet but I am striving to make it one since it seems very practical and potentially useful. It's just quicker and easier than typing.

 

It's basically like driving a car, I mean that's what you do when you need to warn others.

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Great idea.....too bad you can't remotely use the CV horns though. If that would be in audible range that is.

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Not a bad idea at all...

 

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I have disabled my ship horn on purpose.

Though, I cannot use my own ship horn, nor can I hear other ship horns.

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2 minutes ago, principat121 said:

I have disabled my ship horn on purpose.

Though, I cannot use my own ship horn, nor can I hear other ship horns.

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I'm doing it.

 

It don't work most of the times.

 

People have zero awareness especially these days.

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7 minutes ago, principat121 said:

I have disabled my ship horn on purpose.

Though, I cannot use my own ship horn, nor can I hear other ship horns.

Ok I ll bite, why???

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Excellent idea. Although I'd prefer the useless curse command is removed from the menu and replaced with something like "Live Fish in the water.". It can work both ways so people can easily warn others when launching their own torpedoes.

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Just now, Bratoev said:

I'd prefer the useless curse command is removed 

 

What are you saying, this is the greatest one of them all right next to ''Requesting AA fire support!''

 

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People have eyes, a brain, on-screen torpedo warning from the game. If this is not enough then a horn won't save them either. Besides, the average protato will think you greet them and honk back while happily driving broadside into the wall of metal fish and then complain about the lack of team support and how broken op DDs are.

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25 minutes ago, principat121 said:

I have disabled my ship horn on purpose.

Though, I cannot use my own ship horn, nor can I hear other ship horns.

 

Ships need horns, its impractical to disable it. 

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So many TK's today since this event started. Im in Kurfurst and Roon in Coop torp me from close range. GG...

This event is magnet for glue eaters, trolls and the rest of the worst kind of ''players''...

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45 minutes ago, Yedwy said:

Ok I ll bite, why???

 

26 minutes ago, SpartanRenegade said:

Ships need horns, its impractical to disable it. 

 

Because of the annoying habit of some player to honk all the time.

Quite simple, isn't it?

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32 minutes ago, Hades_warrior said:

So many TK's today since this event started. Im in Kurfurst and Roon in Coop torp me from close range. GG...

This event is magnet for glue eaters, trolls and the rest of the worst kind of ''players''...

Always was, always will be...

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48 minutes ago, Miragetank90 said:

 

What are you saying, this is the greatest one of them all right next to ''Requesting AA fire support!''

 

"I need intelligence data" being right at the top of course, extra points for using it 2 seconds into the game.

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51 minutes ago, Miragetank90 said:

What are you saying, this is the greatest one of them all right next to ''Requesting AA fire support!''

Yep, usually directed at the T4 CV and when you explain to them T4 CVs dont even have fighters they accuse you of lying... :Smile_sceptic:

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19 minutes ago, principat121 said:

 

 

Because of the annoying habit of some player to honk all the time.

Quite simple, isn't it?

I never saw that. Even at the start of the matchs, it proved not to be a honkfest since it got added ingame more than 2 years ago. Plus, the 6km range of the sound coupled with the very short time limitation makes this a non issue. 

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58 minutes ago, Bratoev said:

Excellent idea. Although I'd prefer the useless curse command is removed from the menu and replaced with something like "Live Fish in the water.".

 

Then CV would be able to use that too......and being able to spot torpedo's for allies was not removed for nothing.....CV spot sometimes over a hundred of them during a battle.

 

Always painfull to see them rushing toward an ususpecting BB and not being able to do anything.

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1 hour ago, Yedwy said:

Ok I ll bite, why???

 

Easy, because the army of honking m***** is annoying like nothing else.

 

Ive done the same.

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Hades_warrior said:

This event is magnet for glue eaters, trolls and the rest of the worst kind of ''players''...

 

confirmed:

 

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Edit: check how he fired em straight into 3 of our ships

 

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Wait he has Somers??? Omfg... :fish_palm:

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57 minutes ago, ThePurpleSmurf said:

People have eyes, a brain, on-screen torpedo warning from the game. If this is not enough then a horn won't save them either. Besides, the average protato will think you greet them and honk back while happily driving broadside into the wall of metal fish and then complain about the lack of team support and how broken op DDs are.

 

This

 

1 minute ago, ForlornSailor said:

 

confirmed:

 

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And this.

 

"But, but... I was honking all the way, why did you deliberately run into my torps???1!1?"

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Am 3.9.2020 um 13:56, Bratoev sagte:

Excellent idea. Although I'd prefer the useless curse command is removed from the menu and replaced with something like "Live Fish in the water.". It can work both ways so people can easily warn others when launching their own torpedoes.

Just imagine if players could edit and create their own quick messages.

I mean the technology is there. They would probably need to be pre-approved by WG to weed out the inevitable childish NSFW and political stuff but that would just be a momentary blip for their customer service salt mine slaves.

Am 3.9.2020 um 13:41, lossi_2018 sagte:

I'm doing it.

 

It don't work most of the times.

 

People have zero awareness especially these days.

On the one hand, yes, but on the other, the more widely these things get established, the more useful they become. Like clicking the minimap to alert the others to where your RPF is pointing. It certainly took a while to catch on, it will take newbies some time but in the higher tiers at least, many players seem to understand that.

 

I've actually considered writing a guide on nonverbal communication in this game, or making  a video even.

For example, I've also taken to using the F8 message ("Set a smoke screen!") to signal that I myself am ready/going to smoke a team mate up.

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