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Teephud #1 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 19:14

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Why do so many peeps spam platoon requests at the beginning of a battle. I used to think this was for the XP bonus, but if you read the fine print in the platoon window; it says that it does not apply to dynamic platoons. 
 

I know I can block platoon requests in the setting, but... i don’t want to miss out on those cheesy BIA medals... 



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View PostTeephud, on Dec 04 2019 - 13:14, said:

Why do so many peeps spam platoon requests at the beginning of a battle. I used to think this was for the XP bonus, but if you read the fine print in the platoon window; it says that it does not apply to dynamic platoons. 
 

I know I can block platoon requests in the setting, but... i don’t want to miss out on those cheesy BIA medals... 

 

I always assume it's for fulfilling mission conditions.

 

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and you get more xp for being in a platoon right?

omi5cron #4 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 19:41

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only get the extra EXP if its a prefab toon. i assume its for a mission and will accept. it MAY be that a lot of players dont realize that WG changed that dynamic toon bonus long ago. i HAVE pointed that fact out to some ,and they have always said they did not realize that change.

jeb2 #5 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 19:42

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Missions.

spud_tuber #6 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 19:46

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No more platoon based campaign missions since the last major rework of the campaign missions. There are very, very rarely missions of other types that allow dynamic platoons, and a bit less rarely those that require a pre battle platoon.

No extra XP for being in a dynamic platoon, only pre battle platoons.



At a guess I'd say a few things contribute:

People who don't realize the above 2 things.

People looking for regular platoon mates, and doing basically like the clans that advertise in battle chat are doing.

People who perhaps are hoping you'll feel obligated to support your platoon mate.



omi5cron #7 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 19:50

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well i di not know that campaigns no longer had the toon parts. i never pay attention really...i guess im one of those who were clueless.

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You are right!  The platoon stuff was in there when I did them!

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It says you get 15% bonus after the battle, that is not the case?

NeckRomancer #10 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 20:02

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View Post1919Eternal, on Dec 04 2019 - 13:52, said:

It says you get 15% bonus after the battle, that is not the case?


Just this weekend i joined some dynamic platoons and i got the notice of 15% bonus, i didn't confirm the boost though.



MudShark92553 #11 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 20:09

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you can talk to each other!

 



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View PostTeephud, on Dec 04 2019 - 12:14, said:

Why do so many peeps spam platoon requests at the beginning of a battle. I used to think this was for the XP bonus, but if you read the fine print in the platoon window; it says that it does not apply to dynamic platoons. 
 

I know I can block platoon requests in the setting, but... i don’t want to miss out on those cheesy BIA medals... 


Well, for me and my normal/regular tooning partner, it is a matter of the extra bonus for tooning.  Don't know about anyone else.



MiddleAgedNoob #13 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 20:21

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View Postspud_tuber, on Dec 04 2019 - 13:46, said:

No more platoon based campaign missions since the last major rework of the campaign missions. There are very, very rarely missions of other types that allow dynamic platoons, and a bit less rarely those that require a pre battle platoon.

 

 

I can't find a reference for this.  Salty Jedi, who seems to keep on top of this, still shows the Long Awaited Backup campaign (Stug IV etc)  LT, MT. HT and TD 13 and 14 as being completable in platoons.  https://www.saltyjedi.com/stug-lights?lightbox=dataItem-jzh0y51r 

 

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The_Pushok #14 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 20:40

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You get a 15% bonus.

 

Do not know if this for premium accounts only or everyone.



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View Postomi5cron, on Dec 04 2019 - 19:41, said:

only get the extra EXP if its a prefab toon. i assume its for a mission and will accept. it MAY be that a lot of players dont realize that WG changed that dynamic toon bonus long ago. i HAVE pointed that fact out to some ,and they have always said they did not realize that change.

Pretty sure it never worked for dynamic platoons (you need to get back to the garage and jump into a game for it to work, i.e basically turning it into a "normal" platoon) and was mentioned in the post where they introduced it



Teephud #16 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 21:07

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View Post1919Eternal, on Dec 04 2019 - 18:52, said:

It says you get 15% bonus after the battle, that is not the case?
 


Well, I guess we have our answer...

 

If you look under the big pre-school font that says that you get a 15% bonus, you’ll see some tiny little letters that say, “Does not apply to dynamic platoons”...   



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8. Is the Platoon bonus applicable for dynamic Platoons?

No. Platoon bonuses will only work for manually-created Platoons.

 

https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/updates/1-5-wot-prem-account/

 

FAQ #8 at the very bottom



Crazy___Canuck #18 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 22:17

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Unless you’re willing to play with someone for a second game, there’s no point in creating a platoon dynamically - with one exception.

If I’m having a good game and have 3 kills, and I remember, I’ll look to see if someone else has at least 3 kills and send a platoon request before the game ends for a BIA (as long as they notice and accept the request).  I have had others invite me under those circumstances...and glad they do, as I usually forget to even bother lol.

Edited by Crazy___Canuck, Dec 04 2019 - 22:19.


Projectile_Misfired #19 Posted Dec 04 2019 - 23:36

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I personally don't care 'why' someone asks for a toon. I just wish they didn't ask the entire team(usually getting 2 to accept before I can). Or, even worse, they wait until the clock ends before sending the request.

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View PostCrazy___Canuck, on Dec 04 2019 - 16:17, said:

If I’m having a good game and have 3 kills, and I remember, I’ll look to see if someone else has at least 3 kills and send a platoon request before the game ends for a BIA (as long as they notice and accept the request).  I have had others invite me under those circumstances...and glad they do, as I usually forget to even bother lol.


The reason I turned off toon requests, is do to this. 






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