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compugeek5150 #1 Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

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seriously, why is this even a tactic?  I see it ALOT in tier3-5 battles..  I'll get on their tail and start whittling HP and instead of maneuvering they'll just hold down A or D for the 4 to 6 seconds it takes for them to die.  

 

Having recently come back to the game after a LONG break, was this a recent meta or something that I missed??



mnbv_fockewulfe #2 Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

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Nope, just probably people like jingles who don't understand the concept of pitching up when rolling.

Or you're shooting at bots.


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trikke #3 Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:45 PM

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the death roll, we call it...  if you're talking about the bots

 

if they're human, idk why 

 

but since there are far more bots than humans in most battles...


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LMG #4 Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Bots like to spin-to-win when you're chasing them around (well, minus the win part :trollface:). It's more notable on boom-and-zoom light fighters, since they fly straight instead of attempting to turnfight


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SpiritFoxMY #5 Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:13 PM

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You're facing bots. At the lower difficulty levels (which you'll be at if you just rejoined), a lot of the bots will do that. I think the bump is around 600 battles - then the veteran level bots start becoming waaay more common and idiot behavior like that mostly disappears. 

 

Never seen a human do a death roll, usually they either try to turn out of your line of fire or freeze up and die. 


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trikke #6 Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

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hiya Spirit!    it was great flying with you this week...  you're a stone cold killer, even with that astronomical lag from the US to Malaysia!

 

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CruzANDBruz #7 Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:08 AM

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I like the bots that stop in mid-air and do barrel rolls in place while you stall trying to shoot them from behind.   :)

Mercsn #8 Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:32 AM

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View Postcompugeek5150, on 14 January 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

seriously, why is this even a tactic?  I see it ALOT in tier3-5 battles..  I'll get on their tail and start whittling HP and instead of maneuvering they'll just hold down A or D for the 4 to 6 seconds it takes for them to die.

 

Having recently come back to the game after a LONG break, was this a recent meta or something that I missed??

 

Depending on time of day and how many humans are playing in what tiers, many to most of your "teammates" and enemy "players" may be bots.  These "player bots" look the same as players, except they will have a single word name beginning with a capitalized letter that matches the country of their plane (mod to see who's the bots here).   The bots have 3 skill levels (novice, veteran, ace).  The lower the tier, the lower the bot skill levels.  As you move up in tier, the bots will get higher skill settings.  So, in tier 4 or 5, you will still see lower skill bots that straighten out and do the "Please Kill Me" roll you describe.  Frankly, they've just had enough of WG giving them terrible map skills and target priority and they want you to just end them.

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SpiritFoxMY #9 Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:44 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 14 January 2018 - 05:17 PM, said:

hiya Spirit!    it was great flying with you this week...  you're a stone cold killer, even with that astronomical lag from the US to Malaysia!

 

let's do it again soon!

 

Pleasure was mine. I'll try to get a proper headset before that too :p

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trikke #10 Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:46 AM

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View PostMercsn, on 14 January 2018 - 07:32 PM, said:

  Frankly, they've just had enough of WG giving them terrible map skills and target priority and they want you to just end them.

 

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Desmios #11 Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:52 AM

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View Postmnbv_fockewulfe, on 14 January 2018 - 10:08 AM, said:

Nope, just probably people like jingles who don't understand the concept of pitching up when rolling.

Or you're shooting at bots.

 

What prompted the jingles comment out of curiosity?

 

P.S. world of tanks has become utter pay2win trash



Bubba_Zanetti #12 Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:17 AM

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View PostDesmios, on 15 January 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

 

What prompted the jingles comment out of curiosity?

 

P.S. world of tanks has become utter pay2win trash

 

Indifference to that buffoons rambling idiocy of cluelessness regarding wowp early on.  That’s my take.

 

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trikke #13 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:04 AM

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View PostBubba_Zanetti, on 15 January 2018 - 08:17 PM, said:

Indifference to that buffoons rambling idiocy of cluelessness regarding wowp early on.  That’s my take.

 

that video was my first clue that there was some kind of 2.0 'new beginning' happening, because i don't check that original email addy anymore

 

so i have to thank him, actually 


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mnbv_fockewulfe #14 Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:27 AM

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View PostDesmios, on 16 January 2018 - 12:52 AM, said:

 

What prompted the jingles comment out of curiosity?

 

P.S. world of tanks has become utter pay2win trash

 

One of his early videos of wowp.

He performed exactly what I described.

The guy has a nice to listen to voice, I'll give him that, but boy is he dumb as a rock when it comes to video games.

P.s. the other game he praises to high heaven that caused him to trash wowp early on, he only plays arcade mode, which everyone knows is garbage compared to what Wowp used to be 


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