PVP Etiquette for new and old BB playerss

Good morning all,

I thought this would be a good article to write being I’ve made some observations while being on the forum and playing nothing but PVP for the last number of weeks to work on Lore challenges. I think there are a number of players out there who still don’t have the basics down of the PVP and maybe not stuff that is laid out for you in any way.

Teleporting home-
On X1 it’s the down arrow. Use it. If you are low on health and not in a fight or by large shards-use it. GB doesn’t really advertise this feature and it’s pretty amazing they don’t. I made it pretty far into the 40’s before I figured it out. Wish I would have known earlier. Yes, I’m aware that advertising will let people know so you may get less kills on people hanging out in the middle of the map with almost no health. LOL

The Map
It’s your friend and mine. Its that thing in the corner of your screen. I believe if you can see the enemy colors it’s because they are shooting. This should give you a good idea of where they are. If you aren’t doing anything and on your map you see one of your guys 1v1 or 2v1- GO EFFING HELP. Far too many times have I been on the bad end of 2-1 or 3-1 because people aren’t paying attention. Also, if I’m taking on 3 that means the rest of you can’t handle the 2 that remain. If you see someone ping the double thrall in the middle, and you aren’t doing anything, go help. It will help you with XP and your team with the thralls.

Do not rage quite-please
If you find you are not getting kills-it happens- find something else to do with your time. Kill bots if applicable. Get shards. make turrets, go after thralls…etc. Find something that you CAN do while your team is trying to get kills. It’s not that big of a deal to not get kills. If I’m not getting kills against them, i’ll just do what I can to be supportive. I don’t just sit and aimlessly fire at the enemy. I make damn sure I get assists. Do that. Quitting also puts the rest of us at a disadvantage. No fun for anyone in the already hard times to get a good match.

Dying
Yes, you can and should be able to die. It happens. Hell, it may happen a lot. Just try and be productive while doing it. If you aren’t killing do what you can to get XP or shards or whatever. Be an extra body to someone who is getting killed via the map. You won’t be huge every game. I go on pretty good tears of 15-0 and sometimes I go 0-5 on the same guy. Just try and be productive.

Losing games
Yes, it happens- a lot. When your team is losing try and remain calm. Do not quite. I would rather lose via a full team than by having half the team “disconnect”.

It’s a game, right?
Yes, it is a game. Lets try and have fun. It shouldn’t be frustrating but sometimes it is. Especially when the basics of the game I have laid out above aren’t being met. 99.99% of the time people can handle losing even when people who suck are in the game. Naturally everyone can’t be super great. We all get it. Even in a loss you should be able to have some fun. I understand some of this has to do with matchmaking and additional factors, but take a loss in stride. There are a large volume of people who get annoyed at losing- and I’m one of them. I hate losing, but it’s just a game and I try to have fun.

Sending messages to other people
Yeah, this one is funny. I’ve gotten all kinds of hate mail from gamers over the years. They range from “suck less” to “stop killing everyone and find another game to play”. Just don’t send messages to others in your frustration. First of all, it’s hilarious. Second, it makes you look stupid. If you feel you need to send a message, make sure it isn’t hate mail. LOL, so much hate mail.

Closing
Have fun. Can’t stress this enough. Too many people with their mics on yelling at the TV when they are having for more problems than anyone. It’s just a game. Try the guy you want and move on to the next one if you aren’t having success. If you are in game and no success, do other stuff. Everyone can appreciate you for that. We all have lore challenges for PVP so we have to do it. Try and make the best of it. I think making people aware of some of the general stuff would greatly increase overall play and strengthen us.

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In addition:

Pinging/Callouts:
Using the ping/callout can be really helpful to draw people’s attention to something in the absence of a mic, but don’t just spam it as you just devalue it’s usefulness and irritate people.

Blocking Allies:
Your allies cannot run through you, so pay attention to their position and try not to block their movement. In particular, if you’re a huge character like Montana or Toby, don’t stand in a doorway blocking your team’s escape route just because you fancy trying to get a kill in.

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I’d also like to add that if a team is winning fair-and-square on a full 5v5 game… don’t surrender.
Just suck it up. I’m sure it frustrates you wh3n you’re winning, there’s no unbalanced team via an absent player… then BAM, surrender…
Surrender when something is wrong, a teammate was disconnected or “afk” and MAYBE even if your getting roflstomped in the first 4-5 minutes of the game… but not a 25 minutes into it…

ive been on a surrender team where we are winning by a large margin of points and we lose a sentry first…what the hell is that!!!

OMG another thing I forgot to mention. THANKS. When you are playing with snipers, DO NOT WALK DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEM. Far too many games I played where I’m aiming and someone makes an L shaped move directly in front of me…

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Or block shots. I’ve been kleese plenty of times, and im mindful of my place by my team most of the time, trying to make sure they can back up easily, but when i get a chance to fire at the enemy team and all my limited shots are body blocked by a teammmate it’s only reducing my usefulness :stuck_out_tongue:
Sure, i could float, but then im a target, and if idie, all my rifts go with me :o:

Same with melee chars - if possible, go to the side of the enemy when able (don’t get yourself killed obvs) so ranged damage dealers that arent accurate enough for crits can get more of their hits in (think of all those poor montanas)
:slight_smile:

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don’t insta-pick a healer if you don’t plan on healing. (especially Miko)

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masters of thorn with overshields are noobs and only truly dangerous at lvl 5
you must taunt every kill with montana
5 man teams that passively farm kills all game and wait until the last five minutes to do what they could have done in first five minutes are bitches and ■■■■■■■ and should be reported

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Taunting-
Try not to taunt the other team if they are losing badly or they have people who have disconnected.

Shards-
Don’t take all of the shards if you already have all of your gear activated and the rest of your team doesn’t.

Accelerators-
(Incursion-Echelon) Buy the accelerators near your base if you have the shards. Allowing your team and the minions to get back to the fight faster is a good thing.

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Nope. bad advice. By the time you get there your ally will be dead, and those two people will then gank you 2v1 as well.

That assumes your ally is a potato and is incapable of running away. If they are new to the game and are trying to fight two people at once, then yeah, don’t go to help them. Afterwards, however, you should try to give them some advice on when to engage and when to run away.

I taunt when A; I kill someone who should have lived against me, like engaging someone with full health when I have half, or when the kill is particularly nice like perfect body blocking etc. B; when someone does something really stupid, like jump down from the ledge in incursion solo into the whole enemy team and gets melted. C; every time when it’s the character I’m playing from the opposing team.

I laugh at people who taunt a kill they didn’t even earn, just got the last hit in on. When you have 20;1 and finally get killed by someone 1;20 ETC. It’s just sad and makes me cringe for you, don’t be that guy.

Don’t forget that some of the people who play this game could be young kids. That one kill they got on a skilled player might be a major achievement to them. Otherwise, I consider it funny but not sad. The reasons you listed for taunting seem to be when I would taunt—if I were to taunt at all :slight_smile:.

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ok, i’ll rephrase…If you aren’t doing anything and you are close enough to help…LOL

LOL, I generally don’t taunt. BUT if you taunt me after being tagged on by 3:1, and then I nuke you the rest of the game, I’m going to taunt you then. I’ve killed plenty of people before, no need to showboat.

Also, if I get an exceptional kill via some bazaar circumstance i’ll taunt. I was playing Whisky foxtrot and had a Thorn at the other end of the map hitting me. I launched napalm grenades as far as I could and I couldn’t see him. He blew up. It had to be done then.

Speaking of pinging, how do you turn it off if you accidentally hit it?

…it’s not a want, it’s a NEED.

I MUST taunt.

Caldarius’ 1st person boot to the face demands it.

It’s too badass to pass up any opportunity.

I’m sorry.

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