Fangoriously Posted January 23 Share Posted January 23 1 hour ago, Kane said: Yes....except no. A 16" 50-caliber guns should not be scoring 90% deck hits at ranges of less than 2 miles. At that range and shell velocity, it should be pretty damn difficult to hit the deck of the opposing ship at all. The problem is that the developers of this game seem to have a pre-schooler's understanding of ballistics, and think that angling armor just a little bit will turn it into a magical invulnerability shield. Hence, 18" super heavies ricocheting off 1" armor plate at a range of 1 mile or less, when a shell of that velocity and sectional density should smash through that plate like its not even there, despite significant angling. This combined with the fact that the ballistic arcs the weapons have are just ridiculous. Again, at less than 2 miles one should not be scoring 90% deck hits. The problem here is not what we are doing with our guns. The problem is what the devs have done with armor angling, and ballistic arcs. Hell, just spend some time zoomed in on an enemy ship while its feeling from you, and take note of how many times you'll hit the front belt while you're attacking from behind. This problem existed before the option to lengthen barrels was in the game, and its still here. Edit: Meanwhile in my current game, I've tried shortening barrels as far as 40-calibers on a 13 inch. While I get a even more deck hits (as if more were needed) it still gets only partial pens when by the numbers it should have plenty of penetration to go right through. Again, even if belt armor wasn't bugged out and close range 50 cal guns were shooting as flat as they probably should, plunging fire is still king. Your always going to be hitting targets most under 20km anyway, trying to make your guns shoot farther is pointless, even if there weren't a ton of downsides associated with long barrels. Those are only going to give you plunging fire at 30km, and your not going to hit anything reliably, maybe not even spot them, that far out anyway. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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