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Dirk_The_Dragon_Slayer #1 Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:17 AM

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My short question is how do you like to play Fort Despair?

 

Long question: I'm playing my new IS. Game is tiers 6 and 7. We're north side. So I'm at the top tier and alphabetically. We have 4 TD's and 2 heavies and a Cromwell who will go nameless. I see 4 TD's and think open space, go right. He gives the negative and runs hard left says 'left'. He's the first dead in like two shots, I'm soon dead getting overmatched by a Dragon and AT15. Game ends in brutal fashion for us, they were left with 2 tanks in the end.

 

In my conversation afterward (since I was frustrated for many reasons) I point out taking 4 TD's left is a bottleneck and doesn't work. He says pro XPs always go left tier 6 and above. Otherwise it's a 'turkey shoot'. We go back and forth a bit. It wasn't impolite although I did point out his strategy didn't work multiple times. He ultimately blocks me.

 

So I'm looking for good feedback. I know he's not right that 'pro XPs' always go left. I'd just like some help knowing if I was wrong. It does seem that people go to the SW corner more in higher tiers. Is there a meta im unaware of?



CrimsonMG #2 Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:27 AM

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I go in the field to the side of the castle. Plenty of cover, control of the cap, and if the enemy team went into the "bottleneck" in the castle are you can make a hard turn and flak them easily.

Mindreader_2014 #3 Posted 16 July 2016 - 06:09 AM

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Inside the fort, far side.

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4sfield #4 Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:26 AM

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  I've seen TD heavy teams win in the slot lots of times. 

 

  There is no established meta for the fort. I rarely play it the same twice in a row. It all depends on what I'm driving, whether or not I'm platooning and what everyone else does. I can work with any direction and mix on that map. It's the same as every map, if your team is trash you have your work cut out for you. 

 

  

 

 

 

  


 

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anonym_2ZNiJLJL8ln2 #5 Posted 16 July 2016 - 11:23 AM

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Always the right side open field. Whatever fool tried to tell you otherwise is deluding themselves. City is redundant, they just go through kill zones to attack you anyway. A tank can only protect itself against so many angles...

michaeltsoon #6 Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:13 PM

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Mostly heavies and mediums? Go Fort. Mostly TDs and lights? Go plains

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LuftwaffLe_2242 #7 Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:48 PM

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I always go to choke alley.   Always.  I usually play heavies.   When im a med, I will stay on the fort side and not the open field side.  

 

Lots of cover on the fort side and the field sucks, thats where noobs go.    Real action is always in choke alley. 



Awesomeforwardguy1 #8 Posted 18 July 2016 - 10:30 PM

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If I'm in a T95, Maus/E100 platoon or something insane like that then I will go tank alley (and call for team to go tank alley). Those tanks excel in chokepoints. But usually I just follow the team. Lately I've been playing a ton of games on the border between the fort and the field. It's a flexible position with a lot of cover.

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Abrams_Army #9 Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:25 PM

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View Post4sfield, on 16 July 2016 - 03:26 AM, said:

  I've seen TD heavy teams win in the slot lots of times. 

 

  There is no established meta for the fort. I rarely play it the same twice in a row. It all depends on what I'm driving, whether or not I'm platooning and what everyone else does. I can work with any direction and mix on that map. It's the same as every map, if your team is trash you have your work cut out for you. 

 

  

 

 

 

  

Take it with a grain of salt whenever a player says something like "all the good players on this map always​​​ do/go..... etc., etc." It is never good to lock yourself into one strategy for a map every single time. One time on Fort, my team had- I believe- 6 heavies and a TD versus red team that was basically the same. We spawned south and I team chatted "all right plz." We ended up winning. After, my toonmate asked why right and I said (basically) because reds probably didn't expect us to flank but head to choke instead. It worked- we totally surprised and crossfired the reds. Would that work all​ the time? Nope. IMO, the only strategy that tends to work 99% of the time seems to be cap circle on Falls. 


Edited by Abrams_Army, 19 July 2016 - 06:25 PM.

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