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_GraceToo #1 Posted 24 January 2020 - 03:22 AM

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I live in the Pacific time zone, and tend to play later (kids and all).  Over the years, I've noticed a very consistent pattern that as the night progresses, teams get a lot worse (every game is a 7-0 steamroll in one direction with three 0 dmg tanks on the losing team), in game abuse gets a lot more graphic, and there was always a higher incidence of some idiot harassing you after a battle because even though green won and you carried your a stupid coward, your mother married a donkey, you are an [edited] moron in that tank you have a 65% WR in, blah blah blah.

 

By the time it's 11 PM PST, you can expect someone messaging you with expletive-filled rants every 3rd or 4th game. Sometimes you ignore it, sometimes you troll them (you seem like fun, can we be friends and platoon), and sometimes you make sport of taunting them because, well drunk old men aren't hard to taunt, now are they.  But mostly it's one of the most annoying aspects of the game.


(More than even missile tanks Cletus!)

 

Just today, I realized that had all stopped.  You play your game, you win or lose, and then there is calm and peace and serenity back at the garage.

 

And it dawned on me.  WG put in the option and TURNED IT ON BY DEFAULT.

It's a fantastic thing.

 

 


Edited by _GraceToo, 24 January 2020 - 03:26 AM.


dport02 #2 Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:38 AM

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Ya I’m glad they did that. I rage too much and it’s helped me stop raging as much, and I don’t bother messaging anyone after a game, unless it’s a positive message
RNG is rigged !

crpl_hicks #3 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:08 AM

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View Postdport02, on 23 January 2020 - 09:38 PM, said:

unless it’s a positive message

 

But you can't even do that!  Which has ruined my new years revolution to be a better, kinder Blitzer


 

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originalmadkilla #4 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:21 AM

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I agree! Amazing update!:playing:

 

And to add to that, I deleted my entire friends list the other day, again!:izmena:

 

So I get no messages from anybody.

 

The friends list was mostly people looking to toon I suppose and I don't ever toon anymore, so why have a list?

 

I approve of the update.:justwait:



RonaldusMaximus_ #5 Posted 24 January 2020 - 12:52 PM

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StarfoxMcloud sent me a PM after a battle, but I could not return a message until I friended him. was quite annoying.

View Post _Cletus, on 02 July 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:

Step 1: Don't open your mouth in an alley.

 


Meat_Locker #6 Posted 24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM

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The best ever update and feature for the soft-minded and fragile. Infantilization, Inc. 

 


NotYourAverageToddler #7 Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

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I personally enjoy that part of the update.

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Morphman11 #8 Posted 24 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

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Instead of being a snowflake play well in the first place.

9_V0LT #9 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:02 PM

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I think it’s a great feature, but like Grass in Sniper Mode and Replays Disabled, it shouldn’t be set that way by default.  
 

If players wish to isolate themselves, that should be an option they have to choose, not a choice made for them. 


Yeah, I'm back. Let's not make a big deal about this.


swampydoodle #10 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:16 PM

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View Post9_V0LT, on 24 January 2020 - 09:02 AM, said:

I think it’s a great feature, but like Grass in Sniper Mode and Replays Disabled, it shouldn’t be set that way by default.  
 

If players wish to isolate themselves, that should be an option they have to choose, not a choice made for them. 


I fully agree. One interesting additional side effect of this being on by default... I am a clan lead and would send messages to players after battle and recruit them to my clan. This has made it difficult/impossible to do now. I have sent friend requests and messages to people after game and get no response now. WG nerfed my ability to recruit. 



_GraceToo #11 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:35 PM

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View Postswampydoodle, on 24 January 2020 - 09:16 AM, said:


I fully agree. One interesting additional side effect of this being on by default... I am a clan lead and would send messages to players after battle and recruit them to my clan. This has made it difficult/impossible to do now. I have sent friend requests and messages to people after game and get no response now. WG nerfed my ability to recruit. 

 

You just send "join my clan" requests instead.  I received 4 of those yesterday, which is a clear indication and if I had any interest, it's easy to send a friends request.



_GraceToo #12 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:37 PM

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View PostMorphman11, on 24 January 2020 - 08:07 AM, said:

Instead of being a snowflake play well in the first place.

 

Case in point.  An alt with 32 battles throwing insults at someone they know nothing about just for having an opinion.


Edited by _GraceToo, 24 January 2020 - 05:39 PM.


twirlingtowardsfreedom #13 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:40 PM

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It's an amazing calming effect to be sure. I turned it off pretty fast but I still only get a ¹/10th of the after battle spam that was coming in before. And my play has been rubbish so it isn't from satisfied teammates. Most of the ragers aren't bothering to check if anyone can receive a message. Kinda feel bad for the stressed trolls, bet it's resulting in a few busted screens.

twirlingtowardsfreedom #14 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:41 PM

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View Post_GraceToo, on 24 January 2020 - 05:37 PM, said:

 

Case in point.  An alt with 32 battles throwing insults at someone they know nothing about just for having an opinion.

 

oops you got morphed :(



_GraceToo #15 Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:46 PM

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View Posttwirlingtowardsfreedom, on 24 January 2020 - 09:40 AM, said:

It's an amazing calming effect to be sure. I turned it off pretty fast but I still only get a ¹/10th of the after battle spam that was coming in before. And my play has been rubbish so it isn't from satisfied teammates. Most of the ragers aren't bothering to check if anyone can receive a message. Kinda feel bad for the stressed trolls, bet it's resulting in a few busted screens.

 

That's a great part of this.  Some drunk goofball playing pixel tanks at 2 am on the East Coast is raging away in futility, screaming at people that will never hear them.  And I feel pretty confident that people that will accuse you of being a cowardly noob fathered by !#@%(*@! socialist animals isn't a player that's smart enough to figure out the rules have changed.

  

View Posttwirlingtowardsfreedom, on 24 January 2020 - 09:41 AM, said:

 

oops you got morphed :(

 

No I haven't.  He's a nice example for those reading the threads of the stupidity they no longer have to see in game.



crpl_hicks #16 Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:25 PM

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View Post_GraceToo, on 24 January 2020 - 10:46 AM, said:

 

Some drunk goofball playing pixel tanks at 2 am on the East Coast is raging away in futility, screaming at people that will never hear them.  .

 

Hey...I don't have to wait until 2 am to be drunk.  Plus its like the tree falling in the forest.    Just because no one is listening, doesnt mean a rant is unheard.  Jack Handey

 

Plus I add a little something extra on that down vote I give em.  Oh they know when they have incurred the wrath of Hicks.


Edited by crpl_hicks, 24 January 2020 - 06:32 PM.

 

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TonnerreCadien #17 Posted 24 January 2020 - 09:36 PM

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View PostMorphman11, on 24 January 2020 - 10:07 AM, said:

Instead of being a snowflake play well in the first place.


In a battle yesterday in my AMX 12t I played like [edited](I hate that tank with a passion - I cannot figure out how to play it). At the end of the battle, to compound things, I made a bone-headed mistake - I thought I could kill two low-heath reds, so I got off the one base that was red. Missed my two shots (one shell I had spent earlier) - Supremacy - they win. I should have stayed on the gd base. Dumb. Just absolutely dumb. Maybe if the dead greens hadn't been yelling profanities at me, I would have had a clearer head. Maybe. Probably not.

 

Got three downvotes for that game, which is a record. Here's the thing - I was waiting for the barrage of hate mail, since I have turned off the "Friends Only" toggle switch. Nothing. Cue crickets. So I think the culture of post-game tongue-lashing has ended?

 

I do miss being able to thank people for saving me, or playing well. I also miss telling newbies how a certain map should be played, and what their role is in a tank. Oh well.


Edited by TonnerreCadien, 24 January 2020 - 09:37 PM.

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tankist22 #18 Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:06 AM

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 24 January 2020 - 04:52 AM, said:

StarfoxMcloud sent me a PM after a battle, but I could not return a message until I friended him. was quite annoying.

 

Agree. After the battle, folks send messages and they even think the supposed receiver is ignoring them. How many players have no clue about this feature? Too many.



ZebraUp #19 Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:14 AM

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I agree that it being on by default and with little notice to the average player is a kind of way of protecting the snowflakes and a bit lame, but on the other hand I now don't rage post battle at all and only notice it when I go to give a "07" or "Congrats on your Ace! " message post battle. That's kind of annoying..

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crpl_hicks #20 Posted 26 January 2020 - 04:24 AM

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So then, why would WG enact this feature & set it as the default, if not for the "abuse"?  BTW it was NOT set as a default on my iMac.

 

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