Blacknimbus, on Jul 18 2012 - 07:47, said:
It's incorrect to assume that a blue Player has killed more than one friendly. I accidentally finished off a teammate who was about to get killed in the enemy base and I turned blue. One errant shot and I was blue for the rest of the match.
john_hilst, on Aug 24 2012 - 10:29, said:
is it possible to get rid of the blue name? i accidently killed a stug in the base during an encounter. please help!
Archimedes, on Aug 24 2012 - 11:25, said:
You realize that the blue player may have reached that stage accidentally...if you kill them, you are actually damaging your teams chances of winning. If he is actively shooting your teammates of course...then feel free to dispatch them with great haste.
For all three of these quotes, getting a blue name is NOT easy if you are paying attention to what you're shooting and you don't try to steal a kill or take a stupid risky shot. Turning blue is the result of CUMULATIVE team damage/killing, and it means that you ARE a team killer. If you have a blue name you deserve it. I have accidentally one-shotted friendly scouts as arty just because I was being stupid and trying to get a kill I couldn't get, and I didn't turn blue. If you turn blue, that is your punishment for being careless or a troll. It will eventually go away. Being blue doesn't mean you 'accidentally finished off a teammate about to die,' it means you've done damage to teammates multiple times in the past day or two. Taking the last 1% off a friendly won't cause it, nor will taking 100% off a single teammate. You get blue because you've done it SEVERAL times. Stop trying to downplay your carelessness and learn from it.
Azanthriel, on Dec 02 2012 - 03:50, said:
I am now blue in my garage. A light tank at begining of a match rammed me numerous times; the fifth time I shot him once (taking him down too 9%). I then ignored him. He shot tme 10 times, no effect, as I continued too head too enemy cap point. Then his friend a large TD killed me...all team mates. I was killed because he rammed me and his friend must have been upset I wouldn't die?!
Is it common for your own team mates to be such ^&*()?
It's not common for me, but no matter what, the rules don't allow you to team kill, even if they seriously deserve it. The best thing you can do, especially if they aren't damaging or pushing you because they are so small, is to just report it and ignore it. Hell, push them off a cliff or into enemy fire if they are truly a troll/griefer, that way you at least won't get blue.
If you see a blue at the beginning of a match, just ignore them until they actually do something. Even though you can kill them for free, they might actually do something to benefit the team, even if it is only to die and act as cover with their husk.