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Old 07-26-2019, 12:04 PM   #1
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Ahoy all! So what in your opinion would be the easiest position to start in. I'd like to start in the multiplayer soon, but don't want to be the cause of any major disasters.

I've been learning how to handle the diving officers role. Not too bad, but I don't see any definition of how deep 'periscope depth' is, nor 'decks awash' if anyone knows these.

I wish they had an 'observers' roll, who doesn't do anything, but can walk around and watch what other people do. Maybe make him 'ghost-like' so he doesn't get in the way.

I've watched all the videos I can find and guides I can read, and am getting the itch to jump into a real MP game.

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Old 07-26-2019, 12:16 PM   #2
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NOT HAVING PLAYED WOLFPACK YET(AWAITING ALLOWANCE FROM WIFE TO BUY THE SINGLE-HAND GAME VERSION WHEN AVAILABLE) IN SH V AND OTHER GAMES, IN VII U-BOAT, WHERE BEING HEAVY (DECKS-AWASH) SHORTENS THE CRASH-DIVE TIME, 5-6 METERS IS ABOUT IT. PERISCOPE DEPTH IS 12-13 METERS... A LITTLE PRACTICE WITH YOUR PARTICULAR GAME IS PROBABLY IN ORDER TO SPOT IDIOSYNCRACIES AND STREAMLINE PROCEDURES/SETTINGS.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:21 PM   #3
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Happy to help you along. What time zone are you in? Are you set up on Discord yet? What’s your Steam name? We can connect and I’ll show you the ropes.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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>>Happy to help you along. What time zone are you in? Are you set up on Discord yet? What’s your Steam name? We can connect and I’ll show you the ropes.

Thanks for the kind offer. I live in Texas, so that's CST or currently GMT-5. I have discord set up and have been reading some things. My discord name is 'bcbarnes'. My Steam name is also, understandably, 'bcbarnes'. I'm retired, so have a good bit of spare time.

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Old 07-26-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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Sounds great, I am US central too. I’ll look you up tonight and we can connect sometime soon when you have time.
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I'm sure derstosstrup will explain. But as a quick explanation. There are 2 sort of old-style thermometer gauges at the diving-station. The red one shows the level of the surface in respect to the outlines of the extended (attack) periscope and bridge level. It is called the 'papenberg' meter. The marks show the depth in meters of the boat. At 14.5 m the extended attack scope will be at the surface. At around 12 meters the extended observation periscope (in the control room) will be on the surface. At around 10 meters the deck of the bridge will be underwater, and the walls of the platform will have breached. This is when you need to have the hatch closed! At around 8m you will have decks awash. When fully surfaced with ballast tanks empty you will see the red column bob around 5-6 meters depth to keel.

The blue 'thermometer' indicates your tilt/dive angle. Tilting upwards shows a degree angle below 0, and downwards is above the 0. Though this does not seem to do much in terms of diving rate in meters per minute.
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:17 AM   #7
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That observer role you mention, that sounds pretty much like what the captain is doing most of the time.
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