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A Case for Pearl Harbour

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So. This is not a defence of the attack on Pearl Harbour. This is just a suggestion. The idea is to have a carrier only operation that recreates the attack on Pearl Harbour by the IJN. (Though I suppose other nations 'carriers can be included if Wargaming chooses to do so) This new operation will address two things: 

The new CV rework
The lack of any dedicated Axis Operations

 

Firstly, The CV rework: 

When the CV changes hit, experienced and novice players alike will be thrown a brand new system which they will likely be unfamiliar with. A dedicated CV operation like this will be able to help players familiarise themselves with the new style of Carrier combat, as well as the updated anti-air capabilities of enemy ships. 

 

Secondly, The lack of any dedicated Axis powers operations: 

We get it. "THE ALLIES WON THE WAR!" I can already hear the armchair generals typing out their angry protests. But the Axis powers did still have a few naval victories. Among the most significant of these would be Pearl Harbour. The ultimate trigger that brought America into the Second World War on the side of the Allies. While the attack was tragic, it does make for an interesting operation to include into the game. It would also give us the only situation where multiple carriers can work together in a team (Unless WG removes the 1 CV per side game cap). 

 

Some Further details and spitballing ideas: 

The operation would be somewhat similar to Killer Whale or Narai, but with only Carriers. The enemy ships would likely be USN T6-7 battleships and cruisers (Maybe stick some other ships in there as well if you feel like it. But if Cherry Blossom is allowed to have only IJN ships on the enemy side, then it would make sense in the context of "Historical Accuracy" to have all the enemies at Pearl be USN) 

The primary objectives would be to "Destroy the main force" docked in port. This would probably be comprised mainly of Battleships (Maybe five. Perhaps have Arizona docked in there). After the attack, the carriers have to retreat to an extraction zone before the main enemy fleet of carriers returns. Additional side missions could include bombing airfields, shooting down enemy fighter craft, etc. 

 

TL:DR

When the CV rework hits, people will need a place to both learn the ropes of the new CV mechanics and challenge themselves with said mechanics. We could do this with a fun, interesting and historically significant operation. Also, depicting the war from the Axis' side would be an interesting new take on a genre saturated with stories from the Allies. I am not discounting the Allies. I'm just saying that the Axis also has stories worth telling. Put down your torches and pitchforks. 

 

Being able to attack Pearl Harbour would certainly be cool. But this is just a suggestion. So take it however you wish (An idea, a necessity, an attack on your sensibilities and patriotism, a mushroom with a gender-switching crown, a hat, whatever). Until next time, Fair Winds. 

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This is a good idea. I like it. I am reminded of the Pearl Harbour mission in Battlestations: Pacific, which was also a good tutorial on the different types of aircraft - torpedoes for ships, dive bombers for targets blocked by terrain or other obstructions, fighters for strafing and shooting down aircraft. A similar concept can work for WoWs.

Though my suggestion would be to open up the operation to other ship types and not just CVs. Maybe make it a requirement to have at least 4 CVs in the team before the mission can start, so the Op still remains CV-centric. The other ships can provide support fire like taking out AA forts or sinking AA ships, which should emphasise teamwork. (Yeah I know that is not exactly historic, but none of the current Scenarios are.)

Also the player's team can come under air attack, which should allow players to familiarise themselves in using the new AA mechanics. So in all, players can get a good introduction to not only playing CVs, but how to defend against air attack too.

(Also I certainly did not expect to see a Mario reference here)

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Yes, they should make Pearl Harbor OP for Axis powers and CVs

But i suggest this time, we should be able to properly sink every ship there and destroy all  repair facility, supply and oil storages in map, and most important don't give the command for Nagumo ever again.:cap_tea:

 

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Considering the lack of Axis operations in comparison to Allied ones, I welcome this idea.

 

Also, I even considered leaving the realm of historical-ness altogether and just create semi-fictional/alternate universe stuff altogether. Like Hood and Bismarck working together to destroy some kind of ship that landed due to a freak alien invasion. Y'know, things like that.

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37 minutes ago, TD1 said:

Like Hood and Bismarck working together to destroy some kind of ship that landed due to a freak alien invasion. Y'know, things like that.

 

Scratch Pearl Harbour. WE NEED THIS RIGHT NOW! :cap_haloween:

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Bismarck: I feel like if zis voz a different timeline somesing different vould have happened...

Hood: *Shivers unaccountably*

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2 hours ago, TD1 said:

Also, I even considered leaving the realm of historical-ness altogether and just create semi-fictional/alternate universe stuff altogether. Like Hood and Bismarck working together to destroy some kind of ship that landed due to a freak alien invasion. Y'know, things like that.

So basically the plot of Azur Lane/Kantai Collection but in WoWs? I don't mind.

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2 hours ago, Thyaliad said:

So basically the plot of Azur Lane/Kantai Collection but in WoWs? I don't mind.

While it's stretching the limits of the game, a game mode with a "sortie" system where each player gets to choose which ships to bring to battle would be real nice, just like in Kancolle. The players then get to switch in between ships they want to control, while the ships not under their control would be handled by the Co-op A.I.

 

 

TBH you don't even have to go that far into fiction to get possible ideas for operations. Like Operation Rheinubung: What if Bismarck, Prinz Eugen and Scharnhorst (I dunno about her sister Gneisenau) were involved instead of the only the former two?

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Not like most of the existing operations are historically accurate. Most are not even based on actual events (hell, some of the ships involved weren’t even real).

With events like Cherryblossom, Dynamo and Hermes, we really need more ops that allow us to use the Axis ships.

With CVs rework coming soon, it would be nice to see an op which focuses on CVs. And to see how well it goes with more than 2 CVs in a battle.

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On 9/28/2018 at 9:48 PM, Grygus_Triss said:

Not like most of the existing operations are historically accurate. Most are not even based on actual events (hell, some of the ships involved weren’t even real).

With events like Cherryblossom, Dynamo and Hermes, we really need more ops that allow us to use the Axis ships.

With CVs rework coming soon, it would be nice to see an op which focuses on CVs. And to see how well it goes with more than 2 CVs in a battle.

Yep. That's basically what I want to suggest to Wargaming. This one's free guys 

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Well I'm all for these ideas with these 2 criteria:- 

1. For those of us who don't play CV's, we can escort the CV's and be a part of the op. with good targets to shoot at. AA included.

2. No Aliens! (The Dev's are just as likely to take that one up). No sub's.

A free for all would be fine, axis or allies, No problem-o.

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On 9/28/2018 at 2:46 PM, Eggy_Bro said:

 The idea is to have a carrier only operation

I don't think the chances for that are very good, but in the end it's WG's call.

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