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Old 09-13-2021, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Suggestion: Instability at Periscope Depth

I think it would be great to make the boat a little more unstable at periscope depth, and well nigh impossible to hold over wind speed 9. The more I play with the wind speeds the more I am starting to think they approximate Beaufort scale winds based on the resulting waves I am seeing. And periscope depth was out of the question over about sea state 7 (where winds are often 9).

Many people complain that the dive officer does not have enough to do and that the role is too easy to learn/perform, and this would be a welcome challenge, the very same challenge that the chief engineer in reality faced when trying to hold periscope depth during an attack. I have read many accounts of skippers screaming down at the chief engineer for letting their scope pop up too high or dunk at a critical time.

The current ability to simply just dive and get a speed estimate even in very rough seas is a massive exploit and needs to change in my opinion.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:20 PM   #2
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I agree. It would seem a fairly common theme through memoirs of the guys that were there that holding exact depths was not an easy task and required constant attention. I too would like to see some slight changes to buoyancy (nothing crazy) that require some planes and/or trim tank work. Not easy for solo players, but hopefully the bots can make up for that (dive officer bot is not particularly necessary in the current state, I can set it and take care of it solo). Just my opinion.
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:38 PM   #3
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Realistically, no sub Captain would ever even attempt a periscope attack with seas that high. It is just a game though.

Personally I don't even bother joining servers with high seas. Seems like a waste of time.
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