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5-13-2011 @ 3:42PM
That was mostly directed at people who refuse to follow simple instructions. Yes there will be new players, but even new players can follow directions. Especially simple ones. Take EoTS for example, I use a macro that explains that Group 1 should take this tower, group 2 should go after another and group 3 should go after another. Only after we have 2 (3 is better) towers should we go for the flag and only cap the flag if we control mid.This is the macro that I use./bg Each group listed please take and hold the following:/bg Group 1: Push FR/bg Group 2: MT/bg Group 3: DR/bg CALL OUT INCOMINGS QUICKLY PLEASE!/bg REMEMBER to ONLY fight on the towers, ignore flag til 3 towers held!It's pretty simple to understand, but more often then not 1/2 the people will rush to the flag and the other half will capture 2 towers and then leave them defenseless.Even being new, there really is no excuse for not being able to follow a simple guideline (unless you are illiterate), but those people really aren't who I was referring to.
This was supposed to be a reply to my response on the first page.
5-13-2011 @ 3:52PM
Okay, so I'm brand new to EotS. Never been there before. I see that, I'm saying "What's an FR? Who's the main tank, and what's group 2 supposed to do to him? Incoming what? And does fighting on the towers mean in the buildings, or up on the hills near them? How close do I have to be? Does "ignore the flag" mean I shouldn't try to stop an enemy flag carrier, if I can?"Ultimately, I'm likely to curse my own ignorance, be too ashamed or afraid to ask what you mean, and screw up somehow. If you then rage at me, then, yeah, you're being a jerk.Every single time you do a random EotS, there's probably better than a 50% chance that someone there will look at those instructions and fail to understand some or all of them. If you expect anything different from a random BG, you're only causing yourself a lot of uneccessary stress.
5-13-2011 @ 4:19PM
Ok that is a very valid point. If I could fit the whole names into the macro without breaking the 255 character limit, it would definitely be more efficient. I would have no problem answering peoples questions should they be unaware what the abbreviations stand for.
5-13-2011 @ 4:45PM
"I would have no problem answering peoples questions should they be unaware what the abbreviations stand for."The problem with this is, everyone who's played this game for any length of time has come to understand that you never, ever ask questions like that unless you absolutely want to ensure you become the target of incredibly harsh abuse from half the other players.It's the intelligent thing to do if you don't understand, but it's the wrong thing to do if you want to enjoy the game and don't enjoy abuse.
5-13-2011 @ 8:50PM
AI is right. You have to learn not to be a free target for them, and how to do that. As Hungarians say "Silence is golden". So if you know you have a question you're gonna be bullied for, then don't ask it, or ask a friend, or try to find a different method to learn the answer. For instance, watch and learn what you see and hear, eventually you might find out the answer by yourself totally.
5-14-2011 @ 3:04AM
Recently, someone blogged on the most effective macro for TB. You do a trade chat macro to encourage people even beginners to join TB. The trick is that you do it on an alt in the opposing realm. Since there is a 1-1 player ratio, this lowers your opponent's average skill level. The blogger said it was almost always effective.
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