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Cazamal #1 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:03

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I'm tired of hitting a curb and watching my allies ignore me. Why do they do this? Is there a reason for this?

Rin_ #2 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:05

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Better to win the game than give up the entire map helping one guy who can't drive.

Dogsoldier6 #3 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:05

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Dunno I helped an ISU-152 back onto his tracks just last night, a Scorpion was also on the way to help him I just got there first.

 



hector1470 #4 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:08

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It's because people in low tiers are much dumber. At tier 7 and up most will try to help if they can. 

mattwong #5 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:09

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View PostCazamal, on Mar 18 2017 - 13:03, said:

I'm tired of hitting a curb and watching my allies ignore me. Why do they do this? Is there a reason for this?

 

Sometimes, they just don't want to bother.

 

Other times, it's because they don't want you to recover, because they view you as a competitor for scoring XP and credits during the game.

 

View PostRin_, on Mar 18 2017 - 13:05, said:

Better to win the game than give up the entire map helping one guy who can't drive.

 

I won't go really far out of my way to help a disabled teammate, but if the disabled teammate is close to me, I always try to help.  I personally like to think that each time I've done so, that random act of consideration may have brightened somebody's day.  These are real human beings out there playing this game, after all.

__Worm__ #6 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:17

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I see people helping each other more than not.

 

Must be situational....



Nudnick #7 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:17

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I help because it's another gun on the team. Why waste it ?

Brick94 #8 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:19

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View PostCazamal, on Mar 18 2017 - 18:03, said:

I'm tired of hitting a curb and watching my allies ignore me. Why do they do this? Is there a reason for this?

 

If your too stupid to drive, your less of an nuisance when your upside down.

LpBronco #9 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:19

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I think the biggest problem is that there isn't a definitive distress call that lets you know that there is a tank in trouble.

Viper69 #10 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:20

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If your a crap driver why waste time flipping you back over? Besides an enemy will expose himself to take a free shot st you and this exposing himself. You are like tasty bait.

Salty_Socks #11 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:26

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Ill usually help a player if it isnt out of my way. But im not going to try for long. Giving up a map position is not worth it. I usually think that if someone is bad enough to flip a tank, they wont be a massive help in the fight anyways.

aethervox #12 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:42

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View PostRin_, on Mar 18 2017 - 19:05, said:

Better to win the game than give up the entire map helping one guy who can't drive.

 

View Posthector1470, on Mar 18 2017 - 19:08, said:

It's because people in low tiers are much dumber. At tier 7 and up most will try to help if they can.

 

View PostBrick94, on Mar 18 2017 - 19:19, said:

 

If your too stupid to drive, your less of an nuisance when your upside down.

 

LOL

Mudman24 #13 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:45

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If it doesn't take me out of the game or risk my tank, I will do it if I think it will be necessary for the win.  

mattwong #14 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:45

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View PostViper69, on Mar 18 2017 - 13:20, said:

If your a crap driver why waste time flipping you back over?

 

Everybody gets careless and makes mistakes from time to time.  It doesn't mean they have nothing to contribute.



martenmorlend #15 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 19:49

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Take it as your punishment for not paying attention.


dunniteowl #16 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 20:05

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If I can I do.  Always.  I see people helping others all the time.  I got meat shielded twice today that kept me in the match a bit longer -- wasn't even expecting that kind of help.  I hardly ever hit F7 on purpose.

 

I do wish we had a "Tank Needs Tow" or something to that effect.  Tank On Side, Flipped -- something.



Andrewlik #17 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 20:15

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I help people when they flip... and they help me about 70% of the time when I flip. Onetime, I somehow managed to flip my O-ni (don't ask.)

A tiger spend a solid 5 minutes flipping be back.

We still won.



mattwong #18 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 20:18

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View Postmartenmorlend, on Mar 18 2017 - 13:49, said:

Take it as your punishment for not paying attention.

 

Who the hell are the people who never have a lapse in attention while playing this game?

VooDooKobra #19 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 20:24

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I try to help when I can but they need a better system than pushing a tank upright and damaging both tanks

Medessec #20 Posted Mar 18 2017 - 20:29

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I think 30 seconds is a bit too short of a hot timer before the tank kills itself. I've seen people roll their tanks and I try to help them out, but I either can't manage to roll them completely back again, or I don't get there in time before the timer hits 0 and the tank just auto-explodes. I understand that when a tank is upside down the turret mechanisms are getting wrecked and the engine stalls as the oil is seeping into the cylinders... so it could be a technically inspired timer, but that shouldn't be a priority in light of WoT's current balancing.

 

Also- guys, do your best to NOT roll your tank, especially when driving light tanks. It's an inconvenience, tactically wasteful, and potentially dangerous for teammates to have to roll you back again.






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