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Beta Tester
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Just throwing this out there folks. Would fast and nimble rons of PT boats have a place in WOW? Your thoughts please?

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Thanks Mingfang...

 

But just for light conversation if I may, the reason given why they're not considered is because of "weak armament". So having four torpedoes that can sink almost any ship in the game is considered weak? Just like light tanks in WOT, IMHO, PT boats can have a place in WOW if given enough thought.

 

Just my two cents.

 

 

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Alpha Tester
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Theyd get rekt pretty hard, PT boats were mostly used in night operations against shipping, they didnt tend to fare well against escort ships in open water, which is exactly what theyd be doing in WoWs.

 

Fun fact, the Destroyer was originally designed to counter torpedo boats. 

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Beta Tester
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You mean like a T49 in WOT zipping around with a long reload derp gun in higher tiers with little or no armor?

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PT boats or fast moving warships. Originally design for intercept enemy convoy (like Transport ships, Landing ships, etc). If you play BS (Battlestations: Pacific/Midway) they are equiped with small amount AA guns and yes.. The torpedoes

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Thanks Mingfang...

 

But just for light conversation if I may, the reason given why they're not considered is because of "weak armament". So having four torpedoes that can sink almost any ship in the game is considered weak? Just like light tanks in WOT, IMHO, PT boats can have a place in WOW if given enough thought.

 

Just my two cents.

 

 

 

Destroyers are already the Light Tanks in the game though.

Developers probably foresee if PT boat to be implemented in the game.

Honestly, not worth to play PT and even doesn't have complete line (tier 2~10 ships) for PT class :sceptic:

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Destroyers are already the Light Tanks in the game though.

Developers probably foresee if PT boat to be implemented in the game.

Honestly, not worth to play PT and even doesn't have complete line (tier 2~10 ships) for PT class :sceptic:

 

Just like the WOT tech tree, light tanks do lead to medium and heavy tanks later on up the branches. So maybe it could be considered in WOW as well for diversity of gameplay, rather than be limited to DDs for ship-board torpedo strikes? Just like when the Tier 5 (6) Chaffee got into Tier 10 matches in the old days, easy to kill yes, but deadly if left un-checked.

 

And PT boats do have different types in the PTO and in the ETO/MTO. Not to mention the upgrade options culminating in the post-war types.

 

 

 

 

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Alpha Tester
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Secondary guns would wreck PT boats, let alone main. Plus Cvs would just use 1 DB Squad and BAM there goes your boat.

 

Why waste the bombs, strafe em with guns, kill the crew, wreck the engines, ignite the fuel. 

 

For those wondering exactly how effective PT boats proved against capital ships: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf#Battle_of_Surigao_Strait_.2825_October.29

Those things were for the most part designed for inshore patrolling and raids against merchant shipping, they dont really have a place in this game. 

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Secondary guns would wreck PT boats, let alone main. Plus Cvs would just use 1 DB Squad and BAM there goes your boat.

 

You mean like DDs doing suicide torpedo runs getting wrecked by BBs and cruisers? Or a T71 getting one-shot killed by a Jaegeroo? That's the "fun" part.

 

If you can track and lead aim at a small boat that's zig-zagging at 40 knots while you're trying to dodge other threats like BB guns, CV dive and torpedo bombers and DD torpedoes. Then heck, you deserve a medal for that. Hmmmm, medals, now that's another thread on its own altogether. The gameplay could be a lot like light/medium tanks, where it's more of a seek and destroy CVs or a clean-up role when most ships are too far apart to be in effective gun range. Imagine the despair in the future, when a Unicum PT commander is in the enemy's team at game start? CVs can't just go to the nearest body of water and drown themselves like arty in WOT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I heard that in russian dev QnA, devs talked about a possibility of implementing 'Submarines' and it made russian forum so flammable.

 

I think discussions about if we can have PT boats will be meaningful after we hear if submarines will be introduced or not.

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Just throwing this out there folks. Would fast and nimble rons of PT boats have a place in WOW? Your thoughts please?

 

i love pt boats , but i dont think it would work.

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