Jump to content


How do you use "Mark Target" ?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
48 replies to this topic

how2skate_com #1 Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 7801 battles
  • 723
  • Member since:
    09-17-2010
I often mark multiple targets around me, even if I'm not going to shoot them. The point in doing this, is letting your team know where the strongest enemies are. I see it as a way to communicate this information with the rest of the team, who can't always see more than the tank type on minimap.

Heavy tank could be a KV-1 or an IS-4... targeting would make this information visible to everyone of your team.

The downside is that it might be confusing in some cases who you're going to hit, but I don't see that as a big problem (different story when you play arty perhaps, but I never do).

So tell me guys, am I doing it right, or is there a better way to pass along that information? :Smile_Default:

Tarskin #2 Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 7255 battles
  • 765
  • [TDD] TDD
  • Member since:
    09-01-2010
I have to admit that it's not too bad of an idea tho I myself literally mark the target that I am about to engage (so people around me can try to concentrate fire as they 'should')...

KptStrzyga #3 Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

    First Sergeant

  • Player
  • 33035 battles
  • 9,923
  • [ODIUM] ODIUM
  • Member since:
    12-19-2011
It is confusing, if you aren`t going to shoot, why mark them?

del501767825 #4 Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

    First Sergeant

  • Player
  • 22095 battles
  • 2,530
  • Member since:
    11-20-2011
i ping in 2 occasions,

1st, when i will kill that enemy, rarely

second, when i act as scout or to give team info about priority target.

problem is.

skill of friendly team and ability to understood hint :Smile_blinky:

SabatonPagan #5 Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

    First Sergeant

  • Player
  • 21814 battles
  • 1,643
  • [BGPZB] BGPZB
  • Member since:
    05-03-2011
I use it when attacking very long range targets or someone on low HP just before shooting (no point in 3 people wasting ammo on someone)

Ticino #6 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

    Junior Sergeant

  • Player
  • 18675 battles
  • 111
  • [TWC] TWC
  • Member since:
    06-12-2011
I always press it in my arty to let my team know which one I'm shooting and so that our other arty doesn't have to waste a shell at an almost dead enemy or an enemy arty.

Zero00SM #7 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:01 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 10085 battles
  • 22
  • [T-FUT] T-FUT
  • Member since:
    09-09-2011
I use it in two cases: 1 for low hp enemies and 2 for strong high hp enemies
1. Mark it 2 sec before shot (prevent useless shot from your team mates)
2. Mark it when becomes visible to make your teammates focus on the same target.

In my oppinion no.2 is the most used. I saw that when i mark a strong target, people around focus their shots on that target.

Fiets #8 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Player
  • 36096 battles
  • 823
  • [RANGR] RANGR
  • Member since:
    08-27-2011
I think you should only target them if you are gonna shoot.
For tanks it could be usefull to use focus fire (and all shoot at that tank), but it is more important for arty.
When arty marks a target, do NOT shoot at that tank, because arty is aiming (or shell flying thrue the air) and shooting that T95 in the front could warn him and he runs away quickly.
Also, when there are multiple arty's in the game, other arty's know the other one is already aiming for that tank.

1 thing, when marking a target whit arty... i think you should fire fast, if it will take you 20 seconds reload time, the tank could have moved and dissapeerd while other arty could have killed him.

sdsodin #9 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 14737 battles
  • 85
  • Member since:
    04-28-2012
My intentions while marking differ in the different roles. As a scout I mark priority targets which I seldomly engage on my own, but I want my team or arty to engage. As arty I just give info in which target is gonna be shelled in the next seconds. As heavy or medium in engagement I use marking to concentrate fire and will only mark an enemy if nobody has marked one already. As defensive TD I will mark priority targets but eill only engange if I'm sure my cover will not be broken or as a last resort.
That goes for randoms only.

Fishmachine #10 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

    First Sergeant

  • Player
  • 5226 battles
  • 1,742
  • [SAPSQ] SAPSQ
  • Member since:
    03-23-2012
I often use it in SPG to let everybody know, that they shouldn't brawl my target not to get caught in splash.

RazieDR #11 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 12108 battles
  • 79
  • [BBRO] BBRO
  • Member since:
    03-25-2011
Mark with T when you engage an enemy and when you can shoot only.

Edited by RazieDR, 30 August 2012 - 10:13 AM.


LeRoiNOR #12 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

    Private

  • Beta Tester
  • 17920 battles
  • 7
  • [VGAB] VGAB
  • Member since:
    09-15-2010
I agree with Tarskin on the "concentrate fire" bit. Thats one of the main reasons to target an enemy in my oppinion.

In addition as arty I use it so the friendly tanks surrounding the targeted enemy are aware that I will fire (because it might be a second between fire and hit...and the situation can change in that time :P).

I also agree with SabatonPagan...only in random games that often leads to the opposite behavior - everyone fires on the same target to get the kill first, even if the reticle isn't at best aim. Result is even more vasted shots...so i stick to the two above reasons to target in random games.

how2skate_com #13 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 7801 battles
  • 723
  • Member since:
    09-17-2010

View PostKptStrzyga, on 30 August 2012 - 09:58 AM, said:

It is confusing, if you aren`t going to shoot, why mark them?

To give information to your team on the other side of the map. If the enemy top tank is on your side, the other side shouldn't be too scared. It's valuable information.

But yes, it is confusing no matter how you look at it. There's 3 reasons to use it right now:

1. Enemy you're going to shoot: leave him to me, don't waste your ammo!
2. Enemy you're going to shoot, but you also want your team to shoot (focused fire).
3. Give information to your team where the enemy is.


People use it for different things, so I guess it's up to the observer to interpret the message.

Xaargon #14 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:15 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 9128 battles
  • 41
  • [BPS] BPS
  • Member since:
    06-10-2012
Marking a target only makes sense while playing arty imho. It is good for the team to know the targets which gonna be hit by the big shells. It can avoid splash damage or even direct hits from friendly arty.

Smile_Time #15 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

    Sergeant

  • Player
  • 19659 battles
  • 276
  • Member since:
    07-04-2012

View PostXaargon, on 30 August 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

Marking a target only makes sense while playing arty imho. It is good for the team to know the targets which gonna be hit by the big shells. It can avoid splash damage or even direct hits from friendly arty.

That´s when I use it, too.

Dewirix #16 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Player
  • 9620 battles
  • 997
  • Member since:
    03-27-2011
I use it as a scout because it's generally quicker than typing out the list of tanks I've spotted. It's a way of letting the team know that the new icons on the minimap are an ST-1 and a couple of Tiger IIs rather than three KV-1Ss.

I assume that those on my team who bother to read the message are going to realise that a T-50 won't be engaging those targets directly.

Apparently in 8.0, non-arty tanks using 'T' will generate a "Requesting fire" message rather than the standard "Attacking" one we have now.

http://forum.worldof...dditions-in-80/

Edited by Dewirix, 30 August 2012 - 10:23 AM.


enderland #17 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:24 AM

    Senior Sergeant

  • Beta Tester
  • 20362 battles
  • 583
  • [TMB] TMB
  • Member since:
    07-18-2010

View PostFiets, on 30 August 2012 - 10:05 AM, said:

I think you should only target them if you are gonna shoot.
For tanks it could be usefull to use focus fire (and all shoot at that tank), but it is more important for arty.
When arty marks a target, do NOT shoot at that tank, because arty is aiming (or shell flying thrue the air) and shooting that T95 in the front could warn him and he runs away quickly.
Also, when there are multiple arty's in the game, other arty's know the other one is already aiming for that tank.

1 thing, when marking a target whit arty... i think you should fire fast, if it will take you 20 seconds reload time, the tank could have moved and dissapeerd while other arty could have killed him.
All that and also the fact that when arty is marking a target you should move away from it. 2 tank lengths should be enough to keep you safe from splash.

Cyrus_40k #18 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

    Junior Sergeant

  • Player
  • 4496 battles
  • 152
  • Member since:
    08-17-2011
It depends on the situation and awareness of the team :
  • i see an enemy target, i can easily hit it (range?) -> marking target
  • priority enemy target (mostly DANGEROUS enemies, XVM helps to decide) -> marking target, writing in chat "shoot xy"
  • as Arty, showing team where i aim at (helpful for front heavies where arty supports)
The awareness of a team and not spamming marking targets are essential.
Here you have to expect that your team DOES NOT use marking as intended.

Cheers

BattleMetalChris #19 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

    First Sergeant

  • Player
  • 8076 battles
  • 5,884
  • [WJDE] WJDE
  • Member since:
    05-18-2011
I very rarely use it when I'm playing a non arty,  but I always use it in my arty a few seconds before I fire.  I'll also use it while I'm still aiming to reassure outgunned tanks that I'm covering a particular enemy for them.

Abdico #20 Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

    Lance-corporal

  • Player
  • 4580 battles
  • 31
  • Member since:
    07-04-2012
I use it about 1 to 2 seconds before I'm going to shot a target which is quite low/when playing arty and
I combine it with "Help!" if I want my team to focus or help me or someone else.