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Uldix #1 Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:23 PM

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Hello everybody!
 

I was wondering what is your criteria choosing platoon mates before battle is started? I'm asking this because sometimes it seems weird that players create platoon and after that they each go to opposite sides of the map and can't help or support each other what in my opinion would be the main reason for choosing platoon mate.



vasilinhorulezz #2 Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:28 PM

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I have open the dynamic platoon option, but I don't platoon with anyone. I only have it if someone asks for help with platoon missions or something.

Laatikkomafia #3 Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

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The rare occasion I platoon, I either platoon with people that are above average or with people that I like.

 

I don't platoon with randoms.



Nishi_Kinuyo #4 Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:01 PM

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Klanus, forumites, or people in my friends list

Miepie #5 Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:05 PM

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If random people invite me to a platoon at the start of battle, I generally accept it and then go do what I was planning to do anyway. If it helps them with a mission: happy for them. If it doesn't: meh.

 

One request though: if you are going to invite people to a platoon, do it BEFORE the start-of-battle countdown reaches zero.

 

 



Corrupted_Pling #6 Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:05 PM

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I dont pick platoon mates,, they pay me to platoon with them.

 

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UrQuan #7 Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:01 AM

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Don't do dynamic platoons, do have the option open in case I meet someone in battle I know.

 

I mainly platoon with the Dingers, Forumites & the Bar folks (from offtopic) + awesome folks I met along the way in the game

 

For folks who enjoy platoons but don't like clans; you can join the Forumite(s) channel, PW: play4fun 



__Eric__ #8 Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:08 AM

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I will accept any platoon invite when I am in the game and I don't look at stats.

unhappy_bunny #9 Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

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If you are talking about platoons created in battle, then the only choice I make is whether to accept a request or not. That depends upon my mood. If I do accept, I don't expect to, and indeed I won't, play the same way as I would if platooning with a clan member. I will accept the request but go and do my own thing. I don't have time during battle to check out the players stats, to decide if he is worth supporting or not. If we end up in the same area, then I will give what support I can as I would to any team member nearby.

If platooning with a clan member the it is entirely different. We play together, supporting each other.



crnakoza #10 Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:34 AM

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View PostUldix, on 08 June 2019 - 09:23 PM, said:

Hello everybody!
 

I was wondering what is your criteria choosing platoon mates before battle is started? I'm asking this because sometimes it seems weird that players create platoon and after that they each go to opposite sides of the map and can't help or support each other what in my opinion would be the main reason for choosing platoon mate.

 

They do it for the missions, I have done so a number of times.

 

Also, where does the idea that platoon mates have to stick together come from? When I toon with people sometimes we stick together, and sometimes we split to cover more ground depending on the situation. I often see stupidities such as toon of heavy tank and a light tank where light tank follows heavy around in a city brawl, or toon of lights sticking together on a big open map.


Edited by crnakoza, 09 June 2019 - 11:35 AM.


CmdRatScabies #11 Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:44 AM

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View Postcrnakoza, on 09 June 2019 - 11:34 AM, said:

 

They do it for the missions, I have done so a number of times.

 

Are there any platoon based missions these days?  I thought they were patched out.

JocMeister #12 Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:45 AM

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If someone asks med for platoon to help with a mission I generally accept. But I play my own game. Usually they just want the toon for the extra damage/kills anyway.

demon_tank #13 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

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People from friendlist or clan. Very simple.

DuncaN_101 #14 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:33 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 09 June 2019 - 10:01 AM, said:

Don't do dynamic platoons, do have the option open in case I meet someone in battle I know.

 

I mainly platoon with the Dingers, Forumites & the Bar folks (from offtopic) + awesome folks I met along the way in the game

 

For folks who enjoy platoons but don't like clans; you can join the Forumite(s) channel, PW: play4fun 

This basically.



onderschepper #15 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:44 PM

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I have the option disabled in Settings to prevent this scenario from occurring.

 

If I intend to party up with people, then I do so from my Garage with acquaintances - not randoms.



Bordhaw #16 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 09 June 2019 - 10:44 AM, said:

 

Are there any platoon based missions these days?  I thought they were patched out.

 

Not really, and nobody reads that the bonuses do not apply for dynamic platoons....

CmdRatScabies #17 Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:52 PM

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View PostBordhaw, on 09 June 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

 

Not really, and nobody reads that the bonuses do not apply for dynamic platoons....

 

That's what I thought.  Used to assume that players looking for a dynamic platoon at the start of a game were doing missions, now I just wonder why.  But lots still do.

mpf1959 #18 Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

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View Post__Eric__, on 09 June 2019 - 11:08 AM, said:

I will accept any platoon invite when I am in the game and I don't look at stats.

 

Your attitude to the game is to be admired Eric, however, I cant do that, as I am an awkward [edited]that will even fall out with myself on a regular basis, hence cannot function adequately with a totally random stranger! :teethhappy:

XxKuzkina_MatxX #19 Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:32 PM

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View Postmpf1959, on 09 June 2019 - 07:08 PM, said:

Your attitude to the game is to be admired Eric, however, I cant do that, as I am an awkward [edited]that will even fall out with myself on a regular basis, hence cannot function adequately with a totally random stranger! :teethhappy:

 

Not entirely true, early signs but nothing serious! :)

arthurwellsley #20 Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:34 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 09 June 2019 - 09:01 AM, said:

Don't do dynamic platoons, do have the option open in case I meet someone in battle I know.

 

I mainly platoon with the Dingers, Forumites & the Bar folks (from offtopic) + awesome folks I met along the way in the game

 

For folks who enjoy platoons but don't like clans; you can join the Forumite(s) channel, PW: play4fun 

 

Forumites!




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