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When raking and in general fighting, I find it difficult to aim both decks. So I fire them separately.   Can anyone help me? How do I accurately use more than one gun deck at a time?

 

Also, what is the ideal raking distance under battle sails?

 

Thanks for any help you can give,

 

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When raking and in general fighting, I find it difficult to aim both decks. So I fire them separately.   Can anyone help me? How do I accurately use more than one gun deck at a time?

 

Also, what is the ideal raking distance under battle sails?

 

Thanks for any help you can give,

 

 

its harder in game than in real life because in real life crews were firing gun by gun when passing the stern - allowing accurate fire even at variable speeds

 

in game you have to time 

1) speed of your ship with speed of gunfire

2) potential direction of enemy turning

 

the deck shoots all guns in 5 seconds

so you can get all shots into the stern if you pass your length of your gun deck  in 5 seconds if you are raking at 0 meters

for example - if you are raking in a victory (60m gun deck length) you have to move 12m per sec to get all shots into the stern

 

If you are raking at distance you can have less speed because you can converge the guns. 

 

if you are close use locked sector.

if you are far use 250m or unlocked depending on distance

 

 

and practice ... ask a friend to duel you. I know some people can get all shots into the stern for massive damage ;)

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its harder in game than in real life because in real life crews were firing gun by gun when passing the stern - allowing accurate fire even at variable speeds

 

in game you have to time 

1) speed of your ship with speed of gunfire

2) potential direction of enemy turning

 

the deck shoots all guns in 5 seconds

so you can get all shots into the stern if you pass your length of your gun deck  in 5 seconds if you are raking at 0 meters

for example - if you are raking in a victory (60m gun deck length) you have to move 12m per sec to get all shots into the stern

 

If you are raking at distance you can have less speed because you can converge the guns. 

 

if you are close use locked sector.

if you are far use 250m or unlocked depending on distance

 

 

and practice ... ask a friend to duel you. I know some people can get all shots into the stern for massive damage ;)

 

12m/s is a touch over 23kn...

 

I know it's rare to get something the size of a Vic to 0m behind the stern of an enemy boat, but when you do you're punished by around half the broadside missing.

 

Any plans to add a raking fire mode, either firing faster with the "full bloom" (so it can't be abused beyond point blank) or by some other method?

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IMO it is fine and represents quite well the "volley" fire engulfed in a cloud of smoke.

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Thanks Admin for this helpful and detailed reply.  Can you also give a detailed explanation of how the the aiming mechanism works when you are firing two decks or like or unlike guns/carronades?

 

Thanks responding so quickly to all the feedback on the patches.  This game will be successful!

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