Episode 21 covers the basics for manual torpedo and dive bombing. Mastering these essential skills will help you become a much more lethal carrier captain. Captains, bomb away!
If you have questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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I have no idea why IJN torpedo groups don’t become tigher when manual targeting like the USN ones do. I just sold my carrier, was tired of USN total air supperiority leading to anti-game, was so frustrating…
one more thing you need to add , for manual torp drop , if you drop them very close to the enemy ship they do not do any damage even if they all hit , so drop them about 1/2 of the distance between the dotted line and the target ship .
Thanks for mentioning the way point. I’ve had that happen numerous times and didn’t know why.
I approve of this video.
very timely o7 sir!
More device practice this in Tier IV in the CO-OP until you get the basics down, the AI is passingly good and you won’t hurt your game stats trying to get this right in games.
thx great video
thx great videi
Hey iChase ! I used to be pretty good with battleships in CBT, I had a Nagato and North Carolina and citadels were very common. Now I feel like I am so bad because I still get hits but I just can’t make any citadel. I am pretty accurate when I shoot but my shots don’t go trough…. Do you have any idea why it do this ?
hey chase really great video, me and my friends watch ur videos all the time, i really don’t do that many comments but i wanted to tell u an idea for world of warships and if u like it maybe u can pass it to wargaming or something, anyway i just was in a battle on open ocean and me and the players were having fun in the chat about how some of them hated it and some like it and in the middle of all this i said it would be cool if there was sharks and blue whales and stuff just under the surface and they thought it was really cool and someone told me to go to the forums but i’m too lazy..
we all came up with it really i hope u can see the chat but i haven’t enabled the replays so.. keep up having epic games and good luck :)
Chase, only 1 question: how do you get the training room? Keep up the good work!
Stock Independence, do manual drop on tier 7 & 8 BB, all my planes got murdered. Don’t do manual drop on high tier ships with stock bi-planes.
5:20 yes, you can click on the waypoint by accident. However, it is not the only point on the screen where clicking results in no action; if you try and click on the left 1/3 of the screen (specifically, where your chatbox/gearshift is), then the game interprets it as clicking on the chatbox, rather than the playing field. This applies to bombing, plane moving, waypoints… try it yourself, it’s uber frustrating.
Same thing applies with the extreme lower right (map), targeting “under” your plane group hotkeys… Really, only about 1/2 the screen can be “attacked” while in carrier view
hey iChase, one thing i struggled with when first starting was trying to gauge how close or how far away I need to drop for the torps to arm. do you have any comments on how to better gauge it? being at at the lexington I’ve pretty much mastered it but from time to time i still drop too close.
Something you might want to mention is not to drop torps too close to the target, or else they won’t have time to arm before they hit or even pass under the target.
How do you make a room with Yamato bots? I want to practice random things and I would like to know how
good video chase. thx a bunch :)
Great vid chase, 1 tiny thing: you said you need to hold L-Shift and then select all your squadrons that you want, thats not true because for the first squadron you dont hold shift. If you do you will have the previous squadrons still selected.
Thanks for this video Chase! I’ve been inspired, through watching your matches in your Midway to go down the US Aircraft Tech Tree myself. Still learning, so videos like this are hugely useful!
OMG chase, this one is tough for me to add subtitles…….. :/
Wait a minute Chase. Practice against bots??? There’s no more training room last time I looked so, other than Co-op battles, where do we get bots to practice on? I know that a couple of friends that are just starting out would really like to be able to practice that way so how do we get there? Thanks in advance for anyone that has the info btw.
ive been doin this since 1995 and it still amazess me that some turds have no idea that this is a thing
How do you make a room with bots for practice?
You didn’t mention the minimum arming time on the manual torp drop, it has saved and cost me on ocasions, olso when playing at T5-6 you’r planes are just that bit slow that they will get gunned down by enemy AA even if there aren’t too competent target driving their ships.
Hey Chase, any quick tips for the aspiring Japanese CV player? Only having 4 planes in a squadron can be rough sometimes on a rookie :P.
Can you tell me what was your loadout in Bogue (tier V CV)? I don’t know what to unlock first.
Nice video. Loved carriers in cb and still playing but little annoying how IJN got torpedo spread nerfed. Still get good games so nerf was not for nothing. dont know how i have missed manual dive bomb thing. That was new to me 🙂 All other was quite familiar. really good for starting carrier players. Keep making these!!!
Would love me some basic understanding – actual gameplay – of the new glassboats and gunboats.
carrier planes need their HP slashed. A good AA rating should have an effect on the incoming planes, not by the time theyre 5 KMs heading home to have a reasonable effect. Something can be done because theyre seemingly more balanced at lower tiers.
Hi iChase how about a pro video about attacking with a CV, where you show some tricks, how to engage different kind of ships. I saw one trick how to relative successful torp DDs. He first dropped one salvo onto the DD and when the DD turned, to let the torpedoes pass him right and left, he made another drop from the side, which now the DD couldn’t avoid without turning into the first salvo. Ok that works only if the DD runs with the torpedoes, but these are some tips and tricks.
Bad timing since the next patch is going to change how torpedobombers work.
great vid chase, always waiting for your Captain’s Academy vids. really helps a lot. and nice of you on pointing out the circling planes part =)
and also quick question what is the best view on attacking ships? zoom in or out? sometimes i zoom in too much too see if ships are turning and it is sometimes to late to manuever and the planes are now committed on the drop and miss the target. hehehe.
Thanks for the vid. One question, what key do you press in order to make your fighter squad attack multiple squad(one after one)?
Even Aerroon said he learnt from iChase 😀 BTW, if you’d love to see some of the coolest CV plays, check Aerroon’s channel. Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djyRD27yhjk
I think CVs are still broken, and the evidence is simply in how few people play them.
One thing. I got the feeling that if you torp the enemy ship too close (release the torps too close) the torps wouldn’t activate and won’t do any damage at all. They just bounce off the hull.
I think the hardest thing for me is getting that perfect drop. Often times I find that I literally drop my torps foot or two short from distance required to arm them
Wow this is a lot more detailed explain about planes. But… I already kinda give up on playing carriers :p
Great update to that first original video chase, it was starting to look a bit outdated. The clicking on the waypoint thing was the only thing new to me, thanks for the explanation. But why no love for IJN? :3
I suppose the upcoming new spread makes it a bit pointless to go into detail but I’d love to see some expertise on tips for IJN CVs at some point, especially if they do decide to keep it in the form of an inverted spread. And two questions:
1. Is it worth trying to dive bomb destroyers? Is it worth trying to manual dive bomb a maneuvering DD, or should I just use auto for that? 2. Is it always better to stack the TB squads for a CV that has more than one? Does it really ‘spread out’ the AA damage as some people say? If not, when should I stack and when should I do piecemeal drops?
Very nicely done video, explained a lot of things. Thanks for taking the time to film and upload these videos.
Great video Chase. Just a question for you.
I’ve been doing well as far as attacking enemy carriers and battleships but the one ship class that I’ve been having a hard time to engage consistently in my carriers are the cruisers, particularly the tier 8-10 USN and IJN class. I try my best to knock them out in one strike but usually have to make 2 attacks or 3 in order to ensure a kill. Have any tips as far as how to beat them?
Great video as usual, Chase. The part about unintentionally clicking on way points when giving attack orders should definitely help lots of CV players out there cuz that has been bugging me since alpha. I really wish WG can just disable the ability to click and drag way points when ALT key is held……
One additional thing you may wanna mention though. and one of the most important and annoying part about manual torpedo bombing: the arming distance. Dropping too close then your enemies eat duds dealing 0 damage, but too far will then allow it to turn away.
One more thing about plane spinning, Chase. There’s a sort of corridor where the planes enter the attack run. If they can’t line up to it, they’ll try to maneuver in a way so that they can enter it. This sometimes means a last minute drop order is ruined and you’ll have to reposition them. It isn’t just when you were too late with the drop order.
Honestly, I think that step #1 for trying to balance high tier CVs would be to get rid of the bomber health upgrade (the equipment slot one). Bomber HP scales up by 2-3 tiers using this upgrade when you go from tier 8 to tier 9 while AA doesn’t scale at the same rate. Fighters can’t even cope with it either.
It’s bad enough that the planes are so quick at those tiers so repositioning is fast and easy. Even DDs have trouble just surviving against a CV attack. The lower tiers don’t have this problem, as the bombers are slower and more fragile.
Hi iChase, big fan of your channel. Any tips on IJN manual torp dropping? IJN airplanes have much wider torp spreads than the US ones. At my tier, I can only hit 2 out of 4, most of the time. Any suggestions?
Auto bomb drop have its benefit of better chance of setting more fires on longer ships imo, though a single bomb hit at maximum damage is better than a fire.
Great video as always, but gotta admit everytime i click one of your videos from my sub list, your name makes me cringe, that lower case i makes me associate it with all things apple. Thus everytime comming in to one of your videos i expect the worst, and sometimes, i’ll delay watching it or not get to watch it in favor of something else instead. Guess i detest apple with a passion xD
thx, that actualy helps since I cant aim for shit in carriers as of currently.
How’s you get the enemy ships not to move? Is there some special training type thing you can do??
Great video! Err…the dashed line, not dotted. Lol. On Reddit, this might be the top comment :-)
Alt drop needs to be removed, it’s so overpowered against ships that can’t turn too well, and AA isn’t actually worth anything unless your in a cruiser with the defensive AA module.
Hey, Chase! I have a question for you. I’ve started playing in July and a few weeks ago I finally reached my target baby, the Colorado, with of course also getting the Cleveland. Before a few weeks I had zero love for carriers but I went to New York City two weeks ago and I went and checked out the Intrepid museum. She really inspired me, her history, the sacrifices and heroism of her crew, so now I’ve started out on the US CV line, with of course aiming for the Essex since the Intrepid was an Essex-class carrier. I’m not even planning on going for the Midway. My question is, could you make a lengthy video for rookie CV players, especially those who are getting hammered in the Langley, Bogue, etc. I’ve just had my first 8 games in the Langley, I survived 2 battles, had one win and one kill. I’m doing everything I can to be good, following your advice from your Midway videos and Jingle’s observations, however I’m still getting wrecked. I have to admit that low tier players also tend to leave you out to dry. Help, please!
I haven started any cv lines yet but sense I have unlock a good amount of sun ships I might start there do you have any advise for Langley and other warier tier usn cv?
Thanks for updating this, chase. We could all use some timely reminders.
can I get upvotes for for absolutely nothing
Well I’m early lol
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