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How do you combat this? Seems some people can just sit and fire with impunity and cannot be hit in return?

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If they can hit you there's a good chance you can hit them (depending on gun arcs). You may have to mash m, or use a spotter plan to see where to aim, those are good tricks to learn for shooting at anyone behind terrain.

 

Failing that, sail out of their range, out of enemy sight, out of their fire arc etc. etc.

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Camping behind island is a much smarter move than the 18km camper u see regularly in match. Island camping force ur enemy to leave advantageous location and attack ur strong point and somewhat mitigate flanking to certain degree.

WG just need to place island smartly to prevent long range camper.

It is a core skill for bb and some cruisers.

Camping smart and close to the action is a good move as you are anchoring your team , camping from 18km plus is not

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since stealth firing is gone, it's obviously that island camping will become more and more popular

especially a ship with orbital shell arc

 

these ship have weakness, they can't hit any thing at range. so, stay away from island that they camping. (of cause you have to WASD hack too)

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wow I assumed it was some kinda bug. 

 

Seems like a pretty meh and cheesy "tactic". If that is considered core gameplay .. what a sad way to spend your gaming time hiding behind an island as a way to win

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wow I assumed it was some kinda bug. 

 

Seems like a pretty meh and cheesy "tactic". If that is considered core gameplay .. what a sad way to spend your gaming time hiding behind an island as a way to win

 

well, it is the good part for some CLs/CAs and BBs:hide_turtle:

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wow I assumed it was some kinda bug. 

 

Seems like a pretty meh and cheesy "tactic". If that is considered core gameplay .. what a sad way to spend your gaming time hiding behind an island as a way to win

 

You must've love Ocean.

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Have you tried, like, going around the island so you can be friends with the enemy and camp together?

 

Jokes aside, ask your CV to make them leave the island cover (with TB or something). BBs can sometimes shoot over islands if the range is long enough and you have nice arcs, otherwise ask a friendly with rainbow arcs (USN DD, CA) to get em to go somewhere else. Usually if I'm in a battleship and see someone invisi-spamming from behind an island I'd just move myself to be out of range, take a guess at their position, and fire a salvo back. Otherwise just back off and find another target to pick on.

 

Also if you see an enemy Atlanta, remember to F3 to keep you and your team safe.

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You must've love Ocean.

 

Best comeback I've ever read XD

 

AHEM

 

Anyway, another good way would be to overwhelm said camper with a dedicated push. With tanks in the front, you can overwhelm their DPM and force them to retreat.

Did this one time w a div in Fault Line. Enemy Atlanta was camping behind an island to protect their cap, so we spearheaded our way, killed its scout DD, and forced the Atlanta to retreat since it couldn't handle the number of ships coming through. Atlanta left the island to escape, and we gunned him down to death. End of story.

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wow I assumed it was some kinda bug. 

 

Seems like a pretty meh and cheesy "tactic". If that is considered core gameplay .. what a sad way to spend your gaming time hiding behind an island as a way to win

Taking cover and choosing cover are among basic of military instructions to learn. You are a funny one , i was 2 months in the army and the most basic course beside weapon handling is how to use cover to protect yourself and complete the objective w/o killing u or ur pal. Same apply here.

It seems that u think camping behind island is a coward and not worthy. That is not true, staying alive is a part of being better at the game and u belittle them for doing it.

If u tell me u do not like camping at the back of the team i am ok with it causr that is detrimental to ur team , but how do hugging an island and stall the entire front or tanking the damage for ur team is bad, he is helping his team by stalling for time so other could do their job.

I have tanked what was 6 mil potential damage in a Missy from enemy bb ap alone and only doing 40k damage back by hugging island. Was i bad? Probably, but i have hold the upper right part of the map from collapsing for 10 min so the other flank win the fight and pincer them for the win.

I am not a unicum like Eurobeat here but this tactic allow potato like me to influence the match and help my team win

If you do not like that then staying around tier 5 to 7 is the better choice as the meta suit your agressiveness, being hotblooded is a bad thing even when driving brawl oriented bb like german ones as it can put u in the wrong place

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How do you combat this? Seems some people can just sit and fire with impunity and cannot be hit in return?

 

If you really can't hit this camping ship (your shells just drop on the island), the best idea'll be to try to leave the place where are you at the moment. Also you can evade enemy's shells (if it has bad arcs). 

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Ships that most likely to cling to islands are ships with very high firing arc ( mortar like ) and therefore have low effective range ( most cant hit effectively past 15 km except BB because of velocity retention due to their heavier shells ). Stay back at range and use DoT means ( fire , torpedoes ) if you dont have the team help to push up.

IF you see that no one want to push the best idea is to leave the area and go another way.

Also ship sitting near islands are very prone to torpedoes and air attacks , ask CV to help dislodge him from his place or dd to smoke your approach to him

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Ships that most likely to cling to islands are ships with very high firing arc ( mortar like ) and therefore have low effective range ( most cant hit effectively past 15 km except BB because of velocity retention due to their heavier shells ). Stay back at range and use DoT means ( fire , torpedoes ) if you dont have the team help to push up.

IF you see that no one want to push the best idea is to leave the area and go another way.

Also ship sitting near islands are very prone to torpedoes and air attacks , ask CV to help dislodge him from his place or dd to smoke your approach to him

I disagree about that last part. Ships behind islands, at least at higher tiers can't be easily dealt by CV. For one it is usually a cruiser or a bb that does that especially USN which have strong AA. Even if AA is not strong tb will have to either circle around to get on the other side of the ship which buys time for their CV to help or an AA cruiser to reinforce, or they will have to just pass over that ships AA and lose a lot of strike potential. DB can be somewhat easier to use but dbs don't really hurt anyone with dcp off CD anyway

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I disagree about that last part. Ships behind islands, at least at higher tiers can't be easily dealt by CV. For one it is usually a cruiser or a bb that does that especially USN which have strong AA. Even if AA is not strong tb will have to either circle around to get on the other side of the ship which buys time for their CV to help or an AA cruiser to reinforce, or they will have to just pass over that ships AA and lose a lot of strike potential. DB can be somewhat easier to use but dbs don't really hurt anyone with dcp off CD anyway

Db from US can dislodge island campers easily if they are foolish enough to be stopping near it as manual aim can shave off 10k hp straight from start + fire, also you are right that ships that cling to islands usually have good AA , however by coordinating with your team incoming torps toward them u can usually dislodge them from their position.

This doesnt apply to Mino , Neptune and Des Moines as they are powerful defense specialists , best chance for u is to hug their blind spots and approach from another angle.

Dealing with RN CL is extremely hard if u lack either radar ship with a good head or a smoker to cover ur attack

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Thanks for the interesting replies. 

 

I might focus on playing US ships if they have high firing arc and can deal with campers anonymous.

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FYI usn ships camp most, and most of time of they are hiding behind a island that they can shoot over, then that means you can hit them as well unless you are using a ship with super flat arcs(zao, moskov, KMBBs)

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