From: Upstate New York USA
I swear by not using search arcs on both land and sea.
Chrome that adds little more than micromanagement.
You do all know don't you that even when you set search arcs you still search 360 degrees out to 4 hexes.
There's some kind of hoodoo magic going on that allows the individual planes dedicated each to its own sliver of arc to somehow also search a 360 degree pattern out to 4 hexes.
If you're already searching 360 degrees to 4 hexes with no detriment to the 'illusion' of a concentrated narrow search what makes you think searching 360 degrees to the full distance possible is going to provide any less concentration?
I only ever used search arcs once and was so disgusted with the incumbent micromanagement, having to constantly check and adjust for changing circumstances, that I dropped them like a hot potato.
I don't use them and my search squadrons very, very rarely fail to spot everything within their range.
I'm very rarely surprised.
How many times have you guys who swear by them been surprised by something sneaking in outside of your assigned arcs?
Not sure of the accuracy, but this was once explained in a thread as the natural effect of air traffic circulating around the airbase/CV. Planes taking off, landing patterns, etc. As traffic patterns move, they naturally spot things wherever the plane happens to be. Not sure about the 4-hex range, either.
"It's all according to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand."
Formerly known as Colonel Mustard, before I got Slitherine Syndrome.