Useful Tips and Tricks
- For minelaying missions specifically, you should remain at periscope depth to avoid enemy ships. Destroyers, corvettes, and other ships with guns will do a lot more damage to you on the surface than with depth charges if you are submerged.
- Also, don’t manually load mines, just click on the button in the top right where your objectives are to “launch mines.” I typically just go around in a circle or weave to throw off enemy ships if they are launching depth charges or pinging me on sonar.
- When you’re done with the mission, I would have an engineer manage electric engines and assign him a sailor so you can use forward 5 gear and get out of the area as quickly as possible. After enough time has passed, enemy ships will stop following you and you can surface for fresh air and to recharge batteries.
For reducing noise, I don’t usually do much, but you should consider turning off music and switching on blue lights to help the crew reduce noise.
There are a few other things you can do if you really want to turn noise down like switching off your gyrocompass (best if you are in a small area and you don’t need navigation) and other devices, but sonar is usually a bigger problem for me than noise.