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Too many people are treating ranked like co-op and random, i've had a countless number of battles where ppl don't communicate, just now i had to add a entire team to my blacklist because no communication was happening. We need a new system that makes ranked battles more fun and less negative for others.

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You blacklisted your whole team because they didn't say anything?

There seems to be quite a disconnect in logic there.

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Yes. Opening ranked to T5 expands the population, but it fills it with crap players. A shame really, since they seem to have given up on the whole competitive thing.

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I would say you aren't getting the point of Ranked Sprint.  It's to give a competitive mode to mid tier players which they wouldn't be able to access otherwise.  Less sophisticated game play should be expected.  If you are treating it like normal Ranked at T10 you are going to be disappointed and should probably remain in some other game mode. 

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20 minutes ago, You_Got_Sea_Herpes said:

Too many people are treating ranked like co-op and random, i've had a countless number of battles where ppl don't communicate, just now i had to add a entire team to my blacklist because no communication was happening. We need a new system that makes ranked battles more fun and less negative for others.

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Your team was probably made up of players you had blacklisted before. 

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20 minutes ago, You_Got_Sea_Herpes said:

Too many people are treating ranked like co-op and random, i've had a countless number of battles where ppl don't communicate, just now i had to add a entire team to my blacklist because no communication was happening. We need a new system that makes ranked battles more fun and less negative for others.

Blacklisting people doesn't mean you won't be teamed up with them again. It just means you won't receive private messages from them.

Just ask at the beginning of the match what direction. Usually that will prompt some response. If not, then suggest one. The clock is ticking and the team needs to stick together. Small groups are not as forgiving to yolo warriors. You will get a mix of good, so-so, and bad teams. 

Sometimes it helps to take a break. It helped me.

 

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If you were on my team and I did a quick check...... I would have blacklisted you at the loading screen....

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.(FYI, I just blacklisted you.....)

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37 minutes ago, BB3_Oregon_Steel said:

I would say you aren't getting the point of Ranked Sprint.  It's to give a competitive mode to mid tier players which they wouldn't be able to access otherwise.  Less sophisticated game play should be expected.  If you are treating it like normal Ranked at T10 you are going to be disappointed and should probably remain in some other game mode. 

While I agree, how sophisticated is bothering to use chat to communicating once in a while?

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I thought this mode existed so I can play tier 5 ships without always being matched against tier 7s...

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Ranked battles that were OK, a little fun and at some point, wasted a lot of time for very little....

By the way, we don't have a built in VOIP and some of us can't type fast enough to make it worthwhile and fight a boat at the same time....

WG needs to make "ranked" a 'value added' activity with rewards big enough for us to invest our time int........otherwise, COOP produces enough 'value' with 1/2 the emotional effort to tolerate ranked.

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6 minutes ago, Crucis said:

While I agree, how sophisticated is bothering to use chat to communicating once in a while?

some people are just not worth wasting the time to type something that will have ZERO PERCENT chance of getting them (him) to make any significant contribution...
On the other hand... so far in all 22 games I played... the team communication was actually some of the BEST I have ever experienced in ranked, coop PVP, MIssions... ever... even the losses were close and the Comm was the best and nothing short of experienced battle calling....
Maybe its just me.... but then again, unlike those Arms race battles when most of the players seemed to be 43% or less players... these Tier five guys are pretty GD good ..... kinda like organized clubbing...

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3 minutes ago, neptunes_wrath said:

some people are just not worth waiting the time to type something that will have ZERO PERCENT chance of getting them (him) to make any significant contribution...
On the other hand... so far in all 22 games I played... the team communication was actually some of the BEST I have ever experienced in ranked, coop PVP, MIssions... ever... even the losses were close and the Comm was the best and nothing short of experienced battle calling....
Maybe its just me.... 

It isn't just you. My experience in my 16 matches, the most I have ever done in ranked which should tell you something, echo's yours.

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1 hour ago, You_Got_Sea_Herpes said:

Too many people are treating ranked like co-op and random, i've had a countless number of battles where ppl don't communicate, just now i had to add a entire team to my blacklist because no communication was happening. We need a new system that makes ranked battles more fun and less negative for others.

In-game VOIP comes to mind as a good solution (we have it in smaller pop F2P games like Mechwarrior Online, for pete's sake), beyond that, did you take the time yourself to communicate suggestions?

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Communication in this game is horribly overrated. Usually the only people concerned with it are terrible players who are convinced that they would be effective if they weren't being let down by the other guys who are always camping, farming damage and/or padding their stats while they nobly sacrifice for the team. You either have some idea of what you're doing and don't need me to tell you or you're clueless and any attempt to explain what to do will be ignored or completely misunderstood. 

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I find it amusing that people find something to complain about in this easy mode ranked season with training wheels.  Maybe they should do ranked ultra sprint where you play against bots, you could get 100 coal for ranking out...

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I was enjoying the tier 5 Mini rank games , too bad I ranked out in the  1st  24 hours of the start of rank battles

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You realize that blacklisting someone doesn't prevent them from being in your matches...

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23 hours ago, Crucis said:

While I agree, how sophisticated is bothering to use chat to communicating once in a while?

I don't know, how many battles in Random at Tier V have you seen with good communication?  For mid-tier players, Random is the highest level mode they have experienced.  They haven't been able to access Ranked and, at T5, they can't access Operations either so it's not surprising that they approach Ranked at T5 like they do Randoms at T5.  Surprisingly, the majority of the Ranked Sprint battles I've fought actually have some form of communication which kind of surprised me. 

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4 minutes ago, BB3_Oregon_Steel said:

I don't know, how many battles in Random at Tier V have you seen with good communication?  For mid-tier players, Random is the highest level mode they have experienced.  They haven't been able to access Ranked and, at T5, they can't access Operations either so it's not surprising that they approach Ranked at T5 like they do Randoms at T5.  Surprisingly, the majority of the Ranked Sprint battles I've fought actually have some form of communication which kind of surprised me. 

Meh, there are times when I'd settle for mediocre communications.  :cap_old:

But I agree with your final sentence.   Honestly, if I can just get people to agree on a simple plan (i.e. AB or BC) at the start of the battle, I'm fairly content.

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On 10/23/2018 at 2:05 PM, You_Got_Sea_Herpes said:

just now i had to add a entire team to my blacklist because no communication was happening.

But isn't that just leading charge into lack of communication?

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There is that certain type of personality that you find on EVERY online video game.

 

The player that sucks, you try to correct them or ask for their aid, and they don't even bother to give a simple chat response. These will always be the most irritating and lowest quality of players.

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