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[Discussion] Should combat consumables be added to the game?

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A thought came to my mind one day. As world of tanks players will know, in the 'Domination' game mode players can save up points by doing damage and accessing 'combat consumables', which is the artillery barrage and airstrike, to maximise their damage. I wonder if the same thing can be implemented into World of Warships. Would that enhance gameplay, make it more interesting? These things can be prevented from spam by making players need to do a lot of damage to earn them I think. Some examples of these consumables came to my mind: 

  • direct a squadron of Dive Bombers to enemy ship
  • Direct AI submarine to launch a spread of Torps out of map border(to kill border huggers)
  • Activating radar to increase accuracy

There can also be defensive consumables such as:

  • Flying boats to spot incoming torpedoes
  • Land based fighters flying over for air cover for a few minutes
  • Using advanced fuel to boost speed (useful for battleships for example)

These are my thoughts, and I would like to hear more from what you guys think. 

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- Ask your Carrier to bomb the enemy instead.

- No subs, plz no.

- Radar doesn't increase accuracy, what it does in reality is allowing you to spot the enemy that are out of visual range. Whether will your shots land on target is based on your own gunnery.

- There already was such spotter planes, but unfortunately WG thinks it's too complicated to let players manually control scout planes. Beside, manually controlling them would kill DD class.

- Again, ask friendly Carrier for help. Many Cruisers and tier7+ BB already have such defensive Fighter available.

- There is one of such consumable, but it's DD-exclusive.

 

In short: Nope, these ideas don't work, they could easily ruin the class balances of this game.

Edited by Gezeiten_Heimatwelt

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100% agree with Gezeiten. However, there will be some sort of purchasable consumable. Not good marketing otherwise.

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If you want those, Call of Duty is probably the game for you.

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If you want those, Call of Duty is probably the game for you.

 

lol, btw World of Tanks Domination mode has these combat consumables, not just call of duty (do they have those?)

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There are purchasable consumables in game already you just need to look..

 

my idea is for some specialised consumables that can only be earned by doing damage, like in World of Tanks domination mode, if you know what it is

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Please help me define this? Flying boats to spot incoming torpedoes

Define flying boats???? and lastly I don't thing this direct a squadron of Dive Bombers to enemy ship will be added.

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Please help me define this? Flying boats to spot incoming torpedoes

Define flying boats???? and lastly I don't thing this direct a squadron of Dive Bombers to enemy ship will be added.

 

The one on top of my head is the PBY Catalina maritime patrol aircraft, its just one of the examples and all nations have these patrol aircraft. Btw its just a suggestion and by no means can implemented at all
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lol, btw World of Tanks Domination mode has these combat consumables, not just call of duty (do they have those?)

 

The way Domination mode works is completely different from Random Battles, and right now Random Battles is the only thing we have here in WoWS yet.

 

Also, it is okay to call in aerial support in WoT, because you can only control Tanks. But here, you have classes already equipped with such tools (floatplanes, bombers, etc) to do the task, just that it's not available for all classes. The unavailability of those functions to certain class is what differentiate them from eachother, if you give Battleships the ability to call in Air Strikes or Combat Air Patrol, then what's the point of Aircraft Carriers then?

 

And submarines, they don't work the way some might think. They are too slow to actively support the battle (around 15 knots when surfaced, half of that when submerged), and most of the time they work together as Submarine wolfpack, independent from surface fleet actions. It doesn't make sense for surface ship to call in Submarine support to attack certain target, because Subs only do ambushes, they can attack anything that gets into their range but can't chase anything.

 

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The one on top of my head is the PBY Catalina maritime patrol aircraft, its just one of the examples and all nations have these patrol aircraft. Btw its just a suggestion and by no means can implemented at all

 

That a recon plane lol not a flying boat -.-ll and also not all nations have the PBY Catalina only the USN have it operational during the ww2..
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That a recon plane lol not a flying boat -.-ll and also not all nations have the PBY Catalina only the USN have it operational during the ww2..

 

Recon seaplane = those you can launch aboard Cruisers and Battleships.

Flying Boats = something as big as PBY Catalina or H6K, H8K.

 

Talk about flying boat in-game, maybe if we could put Akitsushima in, kamo :hiding: 

Because her H8K can actually carry quite a heavy Bomb load and several torpedoes, kamo.

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Recon seaplane = those you can launch aboard Cruisers and Battleships.

Flying Boats = something as big as PBY Catalina or H6K, H8K.

 

Talk about flying boat in-game, maybe if we could put Akitsushima in, kamo :hiding:

Because her H8K can actually carry quite a heavy Bomb load and several torpedoes, kamo.

 

You mean the IJN H8K Could carry 6 bombs and 2 torpedos lol but I think they wont add it lol.

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You mean the IJN H8K Could carry 6 bombs and 2 torpedos lol but I think they wont add it lol.

 

Seaplane tenders used to be in-game, but they were taken out due to balance reasons, I could clearly see why.

I still want them to be in-game though, to troll around.

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That a recon plane lol not a flying boat -.-ll and also not all nations have the PBY Catalina only the USN have it operational during the ww2..

 

PBY Catalinas are flying boats that were employed in both the reconnaissance and the bomber role. They're not "recon planes". And like the above poster pointed out, pretty much every nation had its own flying boat designs.

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