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Manoeuvrability of ships

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Isn't manoeuvrability a bit too high now? I'd appreciate a decent discussion, the first one to rant about YouCnowVhat will be smelling like durian for the rest of their miserable life, so be warned, I placed a curse on this topic!

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I mean, it always has been, especially for certain ships. 

And even if you consider the least manoeuvrable ships in the game, they work up to speed forwards, backwards, and shift into full turns in largely compressed time. 

 

It be that way for gameplay, or at least WGs vision of how it should be.

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All ships are faster than they would be IRL, because matches should be decided within 20 minutes, not last hours or the better part of a day. Similarly, planes, torps, shells, etc. are sped up as well.

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Look at WT, they have a better ship scale....."haha noobs your game is so dumb, it's not realistic at all, you've got HP bars and everything"....and then you realise that wt naval battles is for the most part carp due to realism. 

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6 minutes ago, Miragetank90 said:

I mean, it always has been, especially for certain ships. 

And even if you consider the least manoeuvrable ships in the game, they work up to speed forwards, backwards, and shift into full turns in largely compressed time. 

 

It be that way for gameplay, or at least WGs vision of how it should be.

Great insight, so then why are airplanes realistically manoeuvrable? :-) Especially on Midway...

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23 minutes ago, StanleyHTweedle said:

Great insight, so then why are airplanes realistically manoeuvrable? :-) Especially on Midway...

 

They aren't.

 

To elaborate, look at the Midway planes for example and notice how quickly they can accelerate and decelerate. How tightly and quickly they can turn. 

Heck the DBs turn practically on the spot if you need them to.

 

Real prop planes don't work that way. 

 

Speeds are also not correlating with reality, and there's no ability to change altitude manually(unless you attack, or mountain), etc. 

 

Not realistically manoeuvrable.  

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This game is not suppossed to be a realistic simulation, it's an arcade game. Arcade games always use unrealistic mechanics for gameplay reasons. 

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I remember seeing a video about (IIRC) the USS Texas once where they were showing the engineering spaces and talking about the machinery.

 

With the boilers fired up, it would take about half an hour to reach top speed from a standstill.

 

Let's not go for realistic time scales and maneuverability, shall we?

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2 hours ago, StanleyHTweedle said:

 

Isn't manoeuvrability a bit too high now? I'd appreciate a decent discussion, the first one to rant about YouCnowVhat will be smelling like durian for the rest of their miserable life, so be warned, I placed a curse on this topic!

Asking that question in Arcade game

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1 hour ago, domen3 said:

Look at WT, they have a better ship scale....."haha noobs your game is so dumb, it's not realistic at all, you've got HP bars and everything"....and then you realise that wt naval battles is for the most part carp due to realism. 

Well, also a few not so realistic things, like the ability to accurately snipe magazines, which IRL wouldn't be possible.

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Do the Arleigh Burkes have bow thrusters she's coming round well?

The sailors at the front soon legged it, can't say I blame them :Smile_glasses:

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2 hours ago, StanleyHTweedle said:

Isn't manoeuvrability a bit too high now?

No, otherwise it wouldnt be fun to play.

Arcadegame -> Gameplay <-> Realism <- Simulator

 

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11 minutes ago, Maris_Piper said:

Do the Arleigh Burkes have bow thrusters she's coming round well?

Not unless they've been retrofitted with them in recent years. Video doesn't look exactly new, though.

 

That said, bow thrusters don't really contribute much at high forward speeds, so they're usually not used outside of harbour maneuvering.

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6 minutes ago, GarrusBrutus said:

No, otherwise it wouldnt be fun to play.

 

Whaaat? Doesnt that sound like fun?

 

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10 mins for Nelson to reach 15 knots. I mean, come on! If that doesnt spell F-U-N then I dont know what does! Hey, lets also advertise it as a way to prevent stomps? I mean, cant throw games in 5 mins if you cant get moving right? :cap_haloween:

 

 

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