Hi folks, after the recent announcement from WG about future CV changes https://old.reddit.com/r/WorldOfWarships/comments/bld7tt/future_plans_for_aircraft_carriers/
I encountered quite a lot of misunderstanding, not explicitly here in this reddit but also on other platforms. I don't want to poke out but I believe post like this https://old.reddit.com/r/WorldOfWarships/comments/bljdmx/effects_of_engine_boost_change_on_aircraft/ can be misleading because not only the words are not chosen correctly but also it deals about "nerfed engine boost" which is not true.
Therefore I wanted to explain you the change how I understand this assuming WG did not make any translation error again.
This change if we take the words of WG shouldn't affect plane speed under normal circumstances. Let's look at why.
The change noted on devblog is as following
| The Engine Cooling consumable has been standadized <...>
Now look at this image. I want you to know what the term "engine boost" and "engine cooling" means. They are two different things. Engine Boost =/= Engine Cooling
Engine Cooling is a consumable that can be found on all types of aircraft. What does Engine cooling do right now? It allows you to boost without risk of overheating the engine and completely regenerates your boost charge after duration. Also it boosts your maximum speed by 10 knots.
For example Graf Zeppelin TB has default speed of 250 knots. You can use your Engine Boost by pressing W-key to boost fly at 250 knots speed instead of default speed of 180 knots. However after certain time, if you keep boosting, the engine will overheat and then you can use the Engine Cooling consumable to
- regain your boost charge
- to cool your overheated engine. Also while the consumable lasts, you can boost freely upto 260 knots or speed down without using any boost charges.
Now this means currently a squadron can have effectively 3 engine boost charges in short time.
- 1) full charge before you use consumable
- 2) unlimited boosting while the consumable is lasting
- 3) fully recovered boost charge after the consumable duration ends
This means CV planes can fly around at max speed and beyond for good 20 seconds.
Now this new changes to the consumable is specifically made to prevent this situation.
The changed engine cooling consumable will do following:
- Your engine won't overheat and boost charge will be completely recharged after the duration
- You can boost without overheating your engine BUT with penalty of decreased maximum speed. Now the maximum sped can be only +35 knots or +40 knots for IJN and attack aircrafts.
Let's take a look at GZ TB again after the changes went through. You can boost 250 knots until you use all your boost charge. After that if you use the engine cooling consumable you will regain your boost charge completely and you can boost without risk of overheating the engine. BUT your maximum speed while the consumable lasts is 180 knots default speed + 35 knots = 215 knots. So you can boost only upto 215 knots instead of 260 knots as before ONLY while your consumable is active. After the consumable duration ends. You gain your boost charge fully and then can boost again to 250 knots.
Summary: This change is not going to nerf overall plane speed. Instead it is going to prevent CVs zooming around at full speed continuously using the consumable in a combo. Planes will have reduced maximum speed only during th duration of consumable
Edit: formatting. I hate reddit formatting.
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