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Noob here, and without getting into major detail (and making it an epic document) , this guy wanted me reported for not helping BB's.

I was in my T7 Akatsuki matched with a number of T9. I and was near and around a cap with 2 BB's and a cruiser. 4-5min in I decide to cap and got smacked by this Asashio with guns.

( better guns and stealth than me). I got out with FA health left, and no return fire from my teammates.

Eventually got the cap, with this Asahio still buzzing around firing an amazing amount of torps, and decided to head off to the next cap.

there were still 2 BB and a cruiser at/ near this cap.

I was halfway to the next cap when the cruiser wanted me reported for not helping the BB against the DD.

was I wrong in leaving the area? what is the expectations of players/ DD's in this area?

my thought after were

1. I was on about 1.5k health.

2. There was no way I was going to see this dude before he hit me.

3. BB's sat and watched me get nailed earlier.

4. Is that not what cruisers are supposed to do? (destroy destroyers).

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Every game is different.  Sometimes you can contest a cap and other times you cant.  You have to be mindful that some players are oblivious to the characteristics of DD's and expect that all they do is cap and sink BB's.  In the end you cant contribute to the game if you are dead so repositioning and assessing where you can make a difference is the best option.

 

Anyway, who gives a rats patooty if you are reported.  It only affects karma which is useless anyway.

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thanks for that Ralhp"o" 

Yeah not worried about the karma buso, just didn't want to continue without thinking that there are rules/ expectations on DD to do this (and piss a lot more people off).

I don't mind getting blasted as a noob, but would not want to be known as a bad (ok I'm not that good) , uncooperative player.

may your brass monkeys not freeze sir :cap_rambo:

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Sounds to me like you did what you could. There's no point in staying in a cap and trying to contest it with no HP left, you made the right choice you are still able to impact the game by staying in the game so just ignore those that have no clue.

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Only you know your strengths and weaknesses. Only you can play to them.

And in a battle full of Randoms, you can't be expected to please everyone.

In this case it sounds like someone who thought they knew better than you, took it out in chat.

Don't worry about it... Who cares what someone you don't know that's thousands of kilometres away thinks?

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In my limited experience, most supporting players seeing you (in a DD) on low health will cut you some slack if you have been trying to cap but been beaten off.

Those that don't are not really watching what is going on, and if they have not helped you before then you have no obligation to help them. Better to move on to another cap and if they cannot see what is going on then that's their issue.

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We are only hearing one side of the story here. And tbh, getting down to 1.5k health that early on is a sign of bad play from your part.

When you are in a DD with greater detection range than the ones you might face, make sure to analyze the situation and entry approach to cap.

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On ‎20‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 8:34 PM, icy_phoenix said:

We are only hearing one side of the story here. And tbh, getting down to 1.5k health that early on is a sign of bad play from your part.

When you are in a DD with greater detection range than the ones you might face, make sure to analyze the situation and entry approach to cap.

I think the 1st word, and the first two sentences pretty much cover "the story"  ... but I do now have a full commander in it, and installed the RDF, which now takes away the surprise factor and have learnt another WoWS skill. Will I make the same mistake, hopefully not, but never say never :)

 However my bad or otherwise play wasn't the reason for the post Icy.

 

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3 hours ago, Otago_F111 said:

However my bad or otherwise play wasn't the reason for the post Icy.

BBs camp behind every game, and many of them ignore shooting DDs cause they are afraid that they would waste a salvo.

When you are low hp to contest cap, you have to predict eney detection and avoid getting detected. Avoid enemy DDs by keeping at eye on incoming torpedo angle and smoke positions. If you think enemy DD left cap zone, try to recapture, or try to damage enemy ships, or move on to another cap.

Then again, it's best if you don't lose hp in the beginning. Bad for you, bad for team as well.

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