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IncandescentGerbil #1 Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

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... Is camping Tds and arty players, with no conception of risk whatsoever, who spend the entire game telling light tank drivers how to spot. I don't mind constructive suggestions, but if I am holding off taking a position, it's because I know I will likely die if I do. It's hard enough playing high tier lights as it is, without every redline ignoramus sitting on the baseline and imagining himself as the reincarnation of Rommel. 

Sorry for the minor vent. I know it won't solve anything.



Rataplan #2 Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:53 PM

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Rommel was actually known for being at the frontline most of the time.

I think those redline ignoramus guys you are talking about compare more to Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig (you know, the one with the pet tortoise).

In general, the result of their brilliant strategies compare to those of Haig as well.



IncandescentGerbil #3 Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

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View PostRataplan, on 15 May 2018 - 04:53 PM, said:

Rommel was actually known for being at the frontline most of the time.

I think those redline ignoramus guys you are talking about compare more to Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig (you know, the one with the pet tortoise).

In general, the result of their brilliant strategies compare to those of Haig as well.

I bow to your superior knowledge sir. I am not normally a stats chap, but if there were a mod to prevent anyone with less than x% win rate from pinging the map when playing a TD or arty, I might be tempted to install it.



Gremlin182 #4 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:01 PM

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I agree with the op its annoying, we should all play our own tanks as we see fit, some tanks have to stay back and snipe there is no real alternative.

Low armour bad camo means getting spotted means the end of your game.

 

I play my light tanks fairly aggressively but its up to me which risks I take and when.

I will spot ahead of my team at all times up to the point where contact is made then I go explore other areas.

 

However if you make no attempt to move forward into the areas I have found clear and there is plenty of cover for you to use then I take my services elsewhere.

 



Rataplan #5 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:09 PM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 15 May 2018 - 04:58 PM, said:

I bow to your superior knowledge sir. I am not normally a stats chap, but if there were a mod to prevent anyone with less than x% win rate from pinging the map when playing a TD or arty, I might be tempted to install it.

 

WG should implement the auto-destruction of your tank if you click the map more then 5 times within a certain timespan. Would be even more fun if they didn't warn the playerbase before they put it into place.

Edited by Rataplan, 15 May 2018 - 05:09 PM.


malachi6 #6 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

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Just had a game with an SU100 red line camping, saying spot, every thirty seconds or so.  Block for battle is such a good feature.

ThinGun #7 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

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I wonder if it's one of those things that just ends up dying of its own accord?  Surely after pinging and shouting "Spot" for 20 games with no positive response, they'll just give up?

IncandescentGerbil #8 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

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View Postmalachi6, on 15 May 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

Just had a game with an SU100 red line camping, saying spot, every thirty seconds or so.  Block for battle is such a good feature.

It is. Sadly I don't always remember....



IncandescentGerbil #9 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

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View PostThinGun, on 15 May 2018 - 05:18 PM, said:

I wonder if it's one of those things that just ends up dying of its own accord?  Surely after pinging and shouting "Spot" for 20 games with no positive response, they'll just give up?

You'd like to think so. Sadly the last time it happened I developed a nasty case of Tourette's. Not proud of it, but on the fourth "idiot light" I snapped.



ortega456 #10 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

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I agree with OP additionally I'm speechless when I see campers in frontline mode who REFUSE to move at all. Not even to the side while the turrets are beeing destroyed or the time is running off. They just sit in their bush with 4 more tanks and just snipe or do nothing if the enemies aren't stupid enough to run into their fire.

 

How can those people even breathe or get a job or school education with that kind of retarded braindead behaviour even in the virtual world??? Are those maybe pet-monkeys?



sabre_ferret #11 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

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View PostRataplan, on 15 May 2018 - 04:53 PM, said:

Rommel was actually known for being at the frontline most of the time.

I think those redline ignoramus guys you are talking about compare more to Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig (you know, the one with the pet tortoise).

In general, the result of their brilliant strategies compare to those of Haig as well.

 

https://en.wikipedia..._Days_Offensive

 

Haig smashed the German line in 1918...  Not sure how this is the failure that you're insinuating.  



Rataplan #12 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

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View Postsabre_ferret, on 15 May 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

 

https://en.wikipedia..._Days_Offensive

 

Haig smashed the German line in 1918...  Not sure how this is the failure that you're insinuating.  

 

I was mostly thinking of the Battle of the Somme and the batlle of Passchendaele amongst the minor ones he screwed up as well to be honest.

 

As I said: "In general, the result of their brilliant strategies compare to those of Haig as well."

Sometimes the redline TD's and arty win a game as well, especially when the enemy is close to be killed of anyways.

 

The hundred days offensive was led by the Allied supreme commander Ferdinand Foch, Haig being in charge of the British forces.

 



Search_Warrant #13 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:41 PM

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This is new? since when?

jabster #14 Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

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View Postsabre_ferret, on 15 May 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:

 

https://en.wikipedia..._Days_Offensive

 

Haig smashed the German line in 1918...  Not sure how this is the failure that you're insinuating.  

 

So how did you get on with the analysis of your last one thousand replays? 

Jigabachi #15 Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

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View Postmalachi6, on 15 May 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

Just had a game with an SU100 red line camping, saying spot, every thirty seconds or so.  Block for battle is such a good feature.

But then you can't countertroll them anymore... :(

Making those special specimen realise how "special" they are is very entertaining. All the salt and ragefoam...

Spoiler

 


Edited by Jigabachi, 15 May 2018 - 06:15 PM.


Strappster #16 Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:19 PM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 15 May 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

... Is camping Tds and arty players, with no conception of risk whatsoever, who spend the entire game telling light tank drivers how to spot.

 

Let's be honest, it's hardly restricted to a couple of classes.



Enforcer1975 #17 Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

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You just have to deal with it.....

 

Just had a game on Campikovka where i died around the 3 something minute mark after i got swarmed by multiple tanks while the muppets went redlining and the game went on for another 3 something minutes...the game ended with me still in top spot with 2 kills...that wasn't the only game today...had quite a few games like that yesterday as well. Imagine my useless rage in chat...at least i had enough reasons to vent my frustration. 


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NoobySkooby #18 Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 15 May 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

You'd like to think so. Sadly the last time it happened I developed a nasty case of Tourette's. Not proud of it, but on the fourth "idiot light" I snapped.

 

Oh it is ok to snap, even my extremely bad playing (as every forumite will attest to) I snapped last night when after 20 battles a thee i was trying to do the right thing in every tank I was in, my teams just folded, people camped in mediums, mediums and lights wen in heavy lanes, heavies went nowhere where they were supposed.

 

The chat turned ugly, not proud of it either but rage often takes place of reasoning when confronted with people having no clue.

 

We would not be human if our tolerance levels were not pushed, i now carefiully check names of both the red team and my own, and thankfully for you guys, I have not see many of you in game:trollface:



WindSplitter1 #19 Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:09 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 15 May 2018 - 05:19 PM, said:

 

Let's be honest, it's hardly restricted to a couple of classes.

 

^^^^

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View PostIncandescentGerbil, on 15 May 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

... Is camping Tds and arty players, with no conception of risk whatsoever, who spend the entire game telling light tank drivers how to spot. I don't mind constructive suggestions, but if I am holding off taking a position, it's because I know I will likely die if I do. It's hard enough playing high tier lights as it is, without every redline ignoramus sitting on the baseline and imagining himself as the reincarnation of Rommel. 

Sorry for the minor vent. I know it won't solve anything.

 

I feel ya man, I was running about the other day in my scout and took a few hits, managed to get back to friendly lines in poor shape so I stopped up in a bush so I could passive spot. Of course some knob-end had a tantrum and started mashing my location on the map so I blocked him, then he shot me and drowned himself, then friendly arty killed me.

 

Some matches you just gotta write off, ya'know






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