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CV Torp Bomber Issue

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Hi there.

I'm a noob been playing for a couple of months or less so pardon my ignorance.

Regularly with a carrier i find the torpedo bombers will not attack. Instead of marking a target it has a plus symbol, if i click again i get multiple plus symbols.

What am I doing wrong, this happens at least 70% of the time. It does not affect dive bombers or fighters.

 

Screenshot attached.

Cheers

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Check your squadron selection, you're using fighters. They cannot attack ships. The plus/cross symbol is a "move" waypoint.

You probably switched to the 201 loadout on Bogue without realizing that it has no torpedo bombers.

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Beta Tester
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It concerns me that the CV UI is so bad that this is something that a new player can get confused about.  Clearly they need to make it more intuitive for new players, or provide much better training.

Nothing against the OP here, the game should lead you by the hand very clearly when you are learning.

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Thank you!!.

Raised a support ticket about 5 days ago, I didn't know what was going on in the game.

I understand now. Cheers for not biting my head off, still learning the mechanics, other communities are not so forgiving. Switching to 0/1/2 configuration. But i don't like that, 1/1/1 would be preferable. To the grind for indepedence. 

 

Thank you again :)

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Just because something has an upgrade doesn't mean you have to use it. 

 

With CV's the loadout choice is up to the player, a bit like some of the gun/torpedo options on some boats. However IMO you should never use a strike loadout because it's a gamble. Sure it will pay off against a bad CV player, but against any decent CV player you will get slaughtered.

 

For some examples of when not to upgrade. USN DD's C hull that give better AA but lose a main turret. Or my personal secret (damn I've spilt the beans) the Ognevoi. The Oggy with A hull is an awesome little torp spitting bote.

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I understand, i never let my bomber planes near there fighters and hovered over the best aa ship on our team when approached :)

I tried to get the attention of the other cv with fighters, but no dice for teamwork. It's a gamble for sure.

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Not your fault - cvs are just notoriously hard to play in this game. 

 

The only tutorials out there are fan-made. 

 

Watch videos by Farazelleth - he's a great teacher + very skilled at CV play. 

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