From: Vienna, Austria
Clearly one huge problem with the game is the ridiculous hit rate bettys have with torpedoes.
Yes, they were good..But they were not automatic death to virtually every ship in range.
Only with your experienced pilots. those +70/70 guys. Once you start to lose those, your hit percentage really drops, at least that is my experience.
Also, I think most IJ players are more careful with their Netties then the IJ was IRL (one of the few areas), and so they can have these really good pilots still in play in late '42. But there always comes a time when you have a shot at the US CV's, and you have to take it, even knowing your Nettie losses will be high.
The Japanese players preserve their experten Betty pilots as long as possible. So when you first notice that a LBA airdropped torp hurts as bad as if it was launched by a Kate,
its those 80+ EXP drivers hitting home.
In real life they were wasted in every role you could think of and shot down in droves. Before the time of the allied invasion of Guadalcanal Saburo Sakai already told an anekdote about the honor of the bomber drivers
who went into battle, well aware they had only days to live.
These small differences in the capabilities and use of certain units should always be taken into account before critizising the values used in the game engine.
< Message edited by LoBaron -- 5/3/2011 4:22:29 PM >