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Possibly the dumbest thing I've heard in 30,000 WoT/Wows games

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Obligatory disclaimer: This post contains whines and rants. You've been warned.

 

I'm playing a game in my Benson on Haven. We've taken one cap and are moving on the other. I and another friendly dd get into a fight with an enemy Fletcher. I'm in the furball when I hear that "beep-beep-beep" warning of incoming torpedoes. I look around and they're not in front of me. They're directly behind me. And there's a ton of them. HAS to have come from a Shima. I slam on the brakes and turn into the flood. The closest one misses by a few yards. Ok, no harm, no foul. By this time I've cleared the cap area and can reset and go back.

 

Eventually, I get back into the cap area and there's another furball in progress. A friendly dd takes some torps from a Z-46 and I'm out of smoke and torpedoes and an enemy bb and cruiser are closing. Time to beat feet. Except there's ANOTHER cloud of torps coming my way and fast. I have to turn into an island to avoid death. I'm spotted and saturated. Game over. 

 

As you might expect, I have a few choice questions. The response?

 

"You were camping. I had a shot and took it."

 

..........

 

Ohhhh-kay.

 

So, not entirely sure if stupid or trolling. I want to resist but can't. Go take a look at the stats. 8000+ games. Sub-48% win rate. Sub-700 WTR. 300+ games in a Shima. Takes, on average, two games to sink one ship. 

 

I'm actually not going to challenge said players right to play tier 10. But can it really be that much fun? Is there not a point at which a normal person would say "This is not working out right. Maybe I need to re-think how I'm playing?".

 

I guess not. I'll give the guy this much. That response was so unexpected I completely forgot about being angry. Still salty, but it's a cold salt. 

 

At least we won. 

 

Anyway, let's get cathartic. What's the worst example of play you've ever witnessed? No names. 

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3 minutes ago, DingBat said:

 

Anyway, let's get cathartic. What's the worst example of play you've ever witnessed? No names. 

 

In my experiences (over 12,000 WoT games) the amount of stupid players stays the same no matter what level you are at... the only thing that changes is that as you climb the tiers stupid play is more and more harshly punished.

 

Rewards for losing matches are sufficient that people are literally losing their way to the top.

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Ok, I get that his response was...weird. What I don't get is what, exactly, you're complaining about. Shima vomits torps, it's what she does. You got spotted and got sunk, this happens to all of us.

 

I'm not being snarky or attacking you, I honestly don't understand the problem, here.

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3 minutes ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

Ok, I get that his response was...weird. What I don't get is what, exactly, you're complaining about. Shima vomits torps, it's what she does. You got spotted and got sunk, this happens to all of us.

 

I'm not being snarky or attacking you, I honestly don't understand the problem, here.

 

That he died because he was forced to repeatedly dodge friendly torps?

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2 minutes ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

Ok, I get that his response was...weird. What I don't get is what, exactly, you're complaining about. Shima vomits torps, it's what she does. You got spotted and got sunk, this happens to all of us.

 

I'm not being snarky or attacking you, I honestly don't understand the problem, here.

I believe he is complaining because it was his teammate not the enemy was shooting torps without regard to hitting his teammates. 

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3 minutes ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

Ok, I get that his response was...weird. What I don't get is what, exactly, you're complaining about. Shima vomits torps, it's what she does. You got spotted and got sunk, this happens to all of us.

 

I'm not being snarky or attacking you, I honestly don't understand the problem, here.

Shima on your own team, perhaps?? As close to being teamkilled as you can get without the shooter being pinked.... Been there. Done that...had it done to me more than once. it has a familiar ring to it....Stupid happens, even to good players..Like being pushed out of my own smoke in Fletcher by a GK who had the gall to say ''Stay the f__k out of my way'' in chat and get promptly deleted from the game....

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19 minutes ago, DingBat said:

"You were camping. I had a shot and took it."

I imagine this is how that all went down:

 

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Worst examples of play I have on record are from battleship players, actually.

 

Example one: I'm in Tashkent. Missouri demands I drop smoke for him. I let it be known that I have the repair party, and no smoke. Missouri unloads both front turrets into me. I explode.

Enemy player asks what just happened, Missouri's response: "Eliminated a useless DD"

 

Example two: I'm in Shimakaze. Match starts. I start moving slowly while gauging where the team is going. Allied Montana unloads all four turrets into me. I ask what the hell he's doing.

His response: "Useless DD, you should be capping and you weren't moving"

 

There's more in common with these than that the perpetrators were battleships. And it can be solved so easily...

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16 minutes ago, DingBat said:

"You were camping. I had a shot and took it."

Beep-beep-beep-beeeeeeeeee...

Because camping isnt a valid dd tactic? Geez. Anyway most of my /headdesk moments come from complete CV inaction. At least two games today where they just let their fighter float around in circles while the enemy spotted us into oblivion.

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1 minute ago, AraAragami said:

Worst examples of play I have on record are from battleship players, actually.

 

Example one: I'm in Tashkent. Missouri demands I drop smoke for him. I let it be known that I have the repair party, and no smoke. Missouri unloads both front turrets into me. I explode.

Enemy player asks what just happened, Missouri's response: "Eliminated a useless DD"

 

Example two: I'm in Shimakaze. Match starts. I start moving slowly while gauging where the team is going. Allied Montana unloads all four turrets into me. I ask what the hell he's doing.

His response: "Useless DD, you should be capping and you weren't moving"

 

There's more in common with these than that the perpetrators were battleships. And it can be solved so easily...

Ouch..

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*Im scared of dds*- BB player sitting at base all game

12 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Worst examples of play I have on record are from battleship players, actually.

 

Example one: I'm in Tashkent. Missouri demands I drop smoke for him. I let it be known that I have the repair party, and no smoke. Missouri unloads both front turrets into me. I explode.

Enemy player asks what just happened, Missouri's response: "Eliminated a useless DD"

 

Example two: I'm in Shimakaze. Match starts. I start moving slowly while gauging where the team is going. Allied Montana unloads all four turrets into me. I ask what the hell he's doing.

His response: "Useless DD, you should be capping and you weren't moving"

 

There's more in common with these than that the perpetrators were battleships. And it can be solved so easily...

tell me again why friendly fire is on in this game with so many childish people?

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Just now, awildpervert said:

tell me again why friendly fire is on in this game with so many childish people?

 

"MUH REALISMS", so I've been told.

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2 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Example one: I'm in Tashkent. Missouri demands I drop smoke for him. I let it be known that I have the repair party, and no smoke. Missouri unloads both front turrets into me. I explode

Enemy player asks what just happened, Missouri's response: "Eliminated a useless DD"

Okay, i'm just going to say it-- thats awesome. In a completely [edited] bag sort of way.

But srsly, twice? I can the instances of bad behavior ive experienced on hand. Stupidity? Loads. But damn.

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Just now, Mulletproof said:

Okay, i'm just going to say it-- thats awesome. In a completely [edited] bag sort of way.

But srsly, twice? I can the instances of bad behavior ive experienced on hand. Stupidity? Loads. But damn.

Yeah the -120k I made from that match as the result of an egomaniac's entitled temper tantrum was completely awesome.

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I've seen sub 40% WR  essex player  saying it was team's fault that we lost when he didn't do squat while the other teams CV were deleting us with taiho.    

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11 minutes ago, AraAragami said:

Worst examples of play I have on record are from battleship players, actually.

 

Example one: I'm in Tashkent. Missouri demands I drop smoke for him. I let it be known that I have the repair party, and no smoke. Missouri unloads both front turrets into me. I explode.

Enemy player asks what just happened, Missouri's response: "Eliminated a useless DD"

 

Example two: I'm in Shimakaze. Match starts. I start moving slowly while gauging where the team is going. Allied Montana unloads all four turrets into me. I ask what the hell he's doing.

His response: "Useless DD, you should be capping and you weren't moving"

 

There's more in common with these than that the perpetrators were battleships. And it can be solved so easily...

Hmm,  common denominator in both situation is?   .....  :Smile_hiding:    

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13 minutes ago, centarina said:

Hmm,  common denominator in both situation is?   .....  :Smile_hiding:    

I guess if you get team-killed more than once you deserve it? Solid reasoning.

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15 minutes ago, centarina said:

Hmm,  common denominator in both situation is?   .....  :Smile_hiding:    

 

You're implying that it's me. Whatever you want to believe, I guess.

 

For the record there are 3 common traits to the two shared experiences:

1: The attackers were battleships

2: The attackers teamkilled me

3: Team damage enabled the incidents to occur

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Well tell  ya what ya can do when yer in yer DD and not getting any help. Turn around, let them know where you are by firing at them ever 20 seconds and lead them right back to the campers. It is after all a strategic relocation, gun and run to fight another part of the map. Can you help it if the reds followed you? Nope. 

 

I've done some stupidly dumb things... heck, had a moment this week.. In my Shinome after having just played three rounds in my Kami R. I didn't check tiers, forgot I was in the Shinome... here come planes - and reds... crap, drop smoke till the planes go elsewhere... what's that? Torp alert? How's that... BOOM. Dead dd. 

 

I'd forgot I was in the She no know me and was rewarded with a manual drop at close range. 

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At least the OP got a response. I rarely, if ever, get one when I ask what the idiots on my team are doing. Oh well, I guess Jim Morrison was right all along.

 

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48 minutes ago, TheKrimzonDemon said:

Ok, I get that his response was...weird. What I don't get is what, exactly, you're complaining about. Shima vomits torps, it's what she does. You got spotted and got sunk, this happens to all of us.

 

I'm not being snarky or attacking you, I honestly don't understand the problem, here.

 

Heh, the Shima in question was on my own team. Sorry if that wasn't clear. 

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51 minutes ago, DingBat said:

"You were camping. I had a shot and took it."

Anyway, let's get cathartic. What's the worst example of play you've ever witnessed? No names. 

Wow, that guy is an idiot.  A Shimakaze's concealment is good enough that he doesn't have to launch torps from the second tier, with team mates in front of him.  Moron.

 

I'll chip in a game I suffered through yesterday.  It was on Two Brothers with 2 cap domination.  A close and hard-fought game was down to 3 ships for us and 2 for them...but we had them.  Our battered Cleveland was protecting our cap (even though both of their ships were near their cap), and our Nicholas was capping.  Our Okt. Rev chose to stay outside the cap so getting hit wouldn't reset the cap (mmmkay...wouldn't matter as long as the Nich wasn't hit), and he was keeping the enemy BB and DD at bay.  As our cap capture ticked down to the last couple of seconds, our brilliant Nicholas captain decides to close in on the enemy BB, break concealment, and launch torps.  O.M.F.G.  Enemy BB was prepared, fired a full salvo and obliterated the Nicholas.  Capture reset to zero.  Now our BB is solo against a BB and a DD.  He eats torps from the DD and AP from the BB and down he goes.  We are now down on points as the clock ticks down.  Cleveland makes a valiant charge as the game was already lost, but gets nuked as well.  Of course, the Nicholas captain blames everyone else.  His selfish desire for more damage cost us the game. The red team jumps on all-chat and mocks our team for epic stupidity...and they were right.

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It's hard if you're doing a knife fight right in the middle of a cap and you have Friendly's all around you

most time I don't even bother torping in that situation  don't know where any of those DD's are really going

 

So I hear you I'd be pissed but move on knowing it would get me nothing

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