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Ragster's short Guide on How to Destroyer

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Destroyer's and How to not suck at it :great:

 

Short Introduction to the ship:

-Destroyers (or DD for short) are small, fast maneuverable warship. They are intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet (mostly found outside of the formation next to the Heavy Cruisers). What's that? Escort other ships? Yes, they escort other ships too against other DD's with the intention of taking out your team's Battleships (BB) or Carrier's (CV)

 

-Since DD's here is based on World War 2 our armament is the Torpedo (I will explain the Torpedo later) and several guns of different caliber and AA mounts to fend off other ships and aircraft.

 

Short Introduction to the Torpedo:

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Bliss Leavitt Mark 8 Torpedo (the Torpedo you usually see on the USN DD ships)

 

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- Okay into the Torpedoes themselves. All torpedoes that hit the water both your teammates and enemy torpedoes are dangerous. So tread lightly when dealing against Destroyers both allied and enemies.

 

- There are 2 kinds of Torpedoes used, the ship based Torpedo which packs a punch due to the size of the warhead, and the Aircraft based torpedo, although each torpedo lacks the punch of the ship based one what makes it hurt the most is the number of Planes that drops them.

 

- Once hit by a Torpedo, depending on the location will cause flooding and a flooding icon will pop and your crew will say "Hull breach, were taking a lot of water". While your ship is flooded your movement will be reduced and you will receive constant damage if not repaired.

 

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What it looks like when you hit and caused flooding on an enemy ship.

 

- Torpedoes vary from each nation, in terms of operating range of the torpedo, USN DD's tend to have shorter range torpedoes in exchange for rapid fire guns and fast turret turn rate. IJN DD's on the other hand has longer range in exchange for slow turning guns, some of which can reach 20km or so. The speed of each torpedoes may vary from ship to ship, some torpedoes has a speed of 50kt's some has 64kt's.

 

- Detecting Torpedoes once on the water may also vary from the PoV (Point of View) of players, some may detect them early on and some being detected almost near your ship that it's impossible to dodge it. Usually they are detected around 5km to 1.5km. You will hear a distinct beeping sound/alarm once a torpedo is traveling near your ship to warn you and your crew will warn you on which direction the torpedo is ("Torpedoes to ____" ). The warning also applies to the torpedoes fired by your teammates.

 

Destroyers and How to not suck at it:

- Okay, onto the ship it self. one tip when using a DD is checking the range of the torpedoes first. For low tier DD's range may vary, USN DD on the low and mid tiers has a range of 4km to 6km, IJN DD's on the other hand on the low and mid tier has a range of 7km to 12km range, while on the higher tier USN DD's has 7km to 9km range and the IJN DD's range from 15km to 21km.

 

- DO NOT FIRE TORPEDOES WHEN YOU HAVE FRIENDLIES NEAR YOU, I noticed some new players that they indiscriminately fire their torpedoes at random causing other players to dodge them and break formation or worse hit them and kill them in the process. Killing an ally ends you earning a negative score and a status of Team Killer (TK)

 

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>I'll continue tomorrow<

Edited by ragster

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