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Many games it seems my team is hiding away in a corner somewhere. Even when we are winning, the end result is a draw. Even when we have like 5 ships and the enemy only one. 

 

My question is, why do people try to draw or even lose?

 

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Because there are a lot of muppets terrified of losing 100 health from a BB with 30,000+ health.

 

This is the same sort of player who 'protects arty' in an ISnipe-7 or Everyoneignoremeplease-100.

 

Forget game play mechanics and balance issues, it's the galactic levels of stupid I find prevent me from playing more than a few games now and then.

 

If the co-op rewards were better I'd probably never play PvP, which is possibly the main reason they aren't.

Edited by Steeltrap

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The issue is that some people don't want to be under pressure.

IRL they could be described as the kind of people that never seek to take control in a situation.

 

Exaggerated one may call this cowardice, however it's more like a light inferiority complex.

One doesn't believe that one can be "in the spotlight".

Hence the person stays away from such situations at all costs.

 

Somewhat surprisingly this kind of behaviour has been improved rather than reduced in videogames.

A theoretical reason would be that online achievements have become much more important to people's lives than

they used to.

Hence what used to be a medium to experiment with one's character traits has become a medium where one tries

to hide those traits even more than one already did irl.

 

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Interesting thoughts. The worst thing is it really affects my own gameplay. Makes me not even bother trying to win. I dunno.... frustrating stuff. When you lose or draw 3 or 4 times in a row from this sort of behaviour its very hard to keep playing the game.

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The one thing that I hate the most is passive BBs who are afraid of getting in to the frontlines to try and take pressure off of your friendly destroyers and/or cruisers.

Most of them are trying to snipe from the back.... with the worlds most inaccurate guns...*sighs*

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I know your struggle m8.

 

Sometimes when I ask my teammate for escort in a BB,everyone just either completely ignores me or some just follow me up until a point where we have to engage a few enemy ships,they turn away and retreat.

 

This is why my WR is so damn low.

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I am a somewhat aggressive player....esp when in a division. However when I play solo, I am more cautious and reluctant to keep on advancing due to fear of team mates abandoning me. I play CA mostly. So you are not alone.

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the point of it isn't cowardice, but rather their mindset.

 

BB is a class which can brawl in, but also die on their way to brawl very easily by constant bombardment from enemy ships. So I personally don't feel bad when BB trying to stand back a little bit to fire from afar, that's what they normally do since they have slow reload batteries and also very bad at maneuverability.

 

What I really consider an issue right now is:

1. Camping CVs, especially in Domination mode.
2. Breakaway CA/CL, thinking "I am the invinsibule" and jump straight into enemy fires, and die a horrible death whistl blaming BBs, other CA/CL for being "coward".
3. Amount of "premature insults" using in chat battle, mainly from someone who just got rammed a little bit with 200-300 damages and decided to shoot back at the one who did by their big guns (mostly DD accidently rammed a BB, then BB considered that an insult to their champion and shoot back).

4. Communication issue. If someone point at C5, for example, how could I replied without saying "Yes" because I cannot speak English? Or to someone who's speaking Chinese, or Tatalog, or Cthulhu? Do it like in World of Tanks, giving out some very basic replied. Yes - no - help me - request fire (they had it) - defensive/aggressive command.

5. Amount of "poi", yes, a lot of it. These are very bad omen and often lead to defeat/frustration, therefore more cautious approach to problem that were often deemed "coward" :trollface:

Edited by jchen8792

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If anyone wants to see clueless gameplay, jump into your boats after 0300 AEST.

 

The last 2 nights I've had sleep issues so have jumped on in the small hours.

 

I just played 6 battles, literally half of each team finished on under 200XP in 4 of those battles. You'll have 3 or 4 players on each team who do the actual brain stuff, like fighting the enemy and going for the big obvious circles on the map. The rest are kind of extraneous to put it nicely.

 

"let's drive our BBs off cap to catch that last remaining enemy - a DD"

 

I will never complain about primetime gameplay again after seeing what i've seen in off-prime.

 

Similarly, WoT Asia was a no-go zone from memory after about 0100, I haven't played Asia boats between 0100 and 0300 but I suspect that the timing is no coincidence.

 

If I wasn't already chat muted I probably would have got a longer one tonight.

Edited by FG_IMONABOAT

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FG - chat muted - who would have thought such a thing would happen.

 

Had 3 afk in a match last night, somehow we still won cause the enemy team was too scared to push the attack.

 

I like to play aggressive, hell,  they are only pixal ships after all

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Yesterday's session was pretty horrible for me too with really bad players on my team....so hard to getcacwin, solo or in a div. I've seen Clevelands with less than 100xp and 2 CVs with less than 300xp.

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Fundamentally it is easier to defend than it is to attack. Defence can be just a number of ships sitting at the cap,whereas attack requires a degree of coordination which of course will be always lacking in a random match.

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If anyone wants to see clueless gameplay, jump into your boats after 0300 AEST.

 

The last 2 nights I've had sleep issues so have jumped on in the small hours.

 

I just played 6 battles, literally half of each team finished on under 200XP in 4 of those battles. You'll have 3 or 4 players on each team who do the actual brain stuff, like fighting the enemy and going for the big obvious circles on the map. The rest are kind of extraneous to put it nicely.

 

"let's drive our BBs off cap to catch that last remaining enemy - a DD"

 

I will never complain about primetime gameplay again after seeing what i've seen in off-prime.

 

Similarly, WoT Asia was a no-go zone from memory after about 0100, I haven't played Asia boats between 0100 and 0300 but I suspect that the timing is no coincidence.

 

If I wasn't already chat muted I probably would have got a longer one tonight.

 

I had FG_IMONABOAT chase me in his Cleveland last night, while i tried to flee in my Kuma, in a battle i think he was unlucky to lose..

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I had FG_IMONABOAT chase me in his Cleveland last night, while i tried to flee in my Kuma, in a battle i think he was unlucky to lose..

FGbin a cruiser? Unbelievable....now I know I was jinxed when FG played other ships than DDs.

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I had FG_IMONABOAT chase me in his Cleveland last night, while i tried to flee in my Kuma, in a battle i think he was unlucky to lose..

 

Ha ha, I was muted so I couldn't say hi - I remember when you said 'close' when I blindfired cap. The next volley I got 1 hit on someone. I think I did poorly in that battle.

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