So tankrewards.com gives you 1 point if you platoon 5 times in a day. I play only random pubs during the day between work meetings, so typical clan platooning isn't an option (besides that my clan died during my year+ break).
I often receive platoon invites during the countdown, and while I used to ignore these, I've recently been accepting them to get that point. However, I have no microphone configured on this system, and thus have the chat stuff turned off in the game. So when I accept the invite, my icon has a little red 'no speaker' icon on it. That's all fine and nobody has complained. At the end of the match, win or lose, the platoon always disbands and we all move on.
Q: is this a common thing for those dynamically platooning or am I missing something?
Often the platoon requester is a deep red player with only a couple thousand battles. Are they platooning to get help/advice (while I'm average at best, because I grind some low tiers, it's not uncommon that I'm one of the few yellows on the team)? Are they actually using the in-game chat? Is it worthwhile setting up a mic to chat in game? Or is everyone just 'tooning to get the points and don't care?
(As an aside, I've had several end-of-game invites to platoon so we get Brothers in Arms. This, to me, is very sketchy. Seems like they shouldn't allow dynamic platoons after like 3 minutes into the match. But I always accept these because, hey it's another badge, and it's another point on tankrewards!)