Post by BathTubAdmiral on Jul 25, 2019 17:31:48 GMT -5
All nations, all times, all shiptypes, etc.
Ships lose contact to their div, and all other ships, and wander off with questionable heading.
Contact can only reestablished after hours, if at all - even if their div or the flagship is right alongside.
The ship can't even switched to manual control (Rear Admiral), as if it was miles away. (see screenshot below)
Sometimes, they reattach to their division hours later, either after steaming right alongside with the other ships of the div, sometime after traversing a good part of the map, and then turning around.
This happens mostly with nightfall (limited no. of observations, though).
I have seen the 3rd ship in a 4-ship div ("line ahead", really close formation, all ships undamaged) lose contact, veer off and proceed to rush an enemy ship. It placed itself right between the enemy ship and the other ships, which fired at each other, so visibility must have been at least 2x the range from the defector to the div?!
DD Espero first loses contact with her div at 12:51, without any cause. Reattaches >1 hour later, all the while sailing right next to her div?!
She loses contact again at 17:18, after her conning tower is hit.
After that, the DD Espero heads of towards the north african coast and refuses any attempt to control her. Flagship is within 500y?!
Note - she is not headed for port at that moment.
But on loading the savegame, the destination/heading is changed to what might be the nearest port.
DD Borea loses contact with division at 17:34, without taking any damage, and wanders of into a seemingly random direction ... .
Post by BathTubAdmiral on Sept 13, 2019 9:59:21 GMT -5
In 1.07, ships are still doing things:
- lose contact while being the 2nd ship in a line of 3 (distance: 400y visibility: 8000y) - move through the whole fleet (several CAs, CLs, DDs around that BB line), totally blind to all the friendly ships steaming and firing around them - speed off in a (seemingly) random direction, totally ignoring all friendly ships, and the threat of enemy DDs (while still firing at spotted enemy ships?!) - (sometimes) move several miles out of sight, then turn around and "magically" find back to their division that has moved on - (more often) get torpedoed, speed off in another random direction, get progressive flooding from high speed and - sink ...
... and I have seen nothing in the patch note that this shouldnt happen in 1.08 ...
Post by BathTubAdmiral on Nov 15, 2019 21:49:32 GMT -5
Here's another case:
DD S14 loses contact at 16:38 (17:38 locally; shortly after nightfall, visibity=4000y) while within 300y of the squadron members and 1500y of the squadron leader, and proceeds on a seemingly random course.