(Let me first warn any reader, this is quite the rant from my side and it stems from a …run that went bad to say the least. )
So recently i have been encountering a trend of people just going absolutely …fruitbat mad the moment they think you arent playing properly as a teammate.
I´ve always been playing in a fairly independent manner. I always prefer kiting bosses to open areas and also fighting hordes in such as i personally think camping in cramped spaces are just begging a packmaster/gasrat to wreck your entire team.
That or 50 enemies stacking ontop eachother and killig two people instantly, that happens a lot too when people try camping it out.
Like just now i had a case on [Righteous Stand], it was nothing strange to begin with, we made it to the first grim area as per usual, but then the others just ran right past the grim while chasing kills…seeing the others run so busily i figured i´d just take the grim and catch up to them.
“They wouldnt just run off completely, right?” Is what i thought…and was i mistaken.
Realizing i had the grim the other 3 didnt slowdown at all, instead they sped up and rushed past the open area between the grim barracks and into the building with the second tome that is before the cannon area.
From what i could tell they then pull over a heap of stormvermin and start fighting.
But by the time i was halfway over the open area the horde music starts playing, with prior experience of the building being a deathtrap, i decide fighting outside is the proper thing so i stay outside.
What i am used to is that when the group encounters a horde in that situation then we´d back out to the safe and cleared open area before the building and then we´d clear enemies and specials at our leisure.
I turn and look backwards in the opposite direction from the others and indeed, bunch of enemies spawn and i get to it, then i hear a boss warning which turns out to be a Chaos Spawn.
I quickly clear out surrounding enemies only to realize one guy has gone down, i turn around and realize…that the bunch is still inside the building, and that the one who went down died almost right after.
As i see it, fighting a horde and a spawn in that space is nothing short of suicidal, no space to dodge and specials can easily blitz someone.
The other two then seem to wise up, they quickly run right out and we start going at the spawn and remaining+incoming horde rats but while i and one guy are finishing the spawn our third member dies from a gasrat+horderats, it was almost instant.
Then the guy who died first suddenly starts going absolutely nutters at me and the guy who died after, a few insults are thrown right away and i was told to “KYS”, the other survivor also says something quick before running off at topspeed.
I am a bit confounded at first but i take a look around for a lost tome before trying to run after him without saying anything, the second guy who died didnt say anything either.
We make it past the cannon area and over to the building with the second grim, we get our lost fellows back on the way.
But as we enter the grim building a horde spawns, fighting on the upper level in there is yet another deathtrap as i see it so i jump down…the silent one thus far joins me and we start clearing enemies.
Then the first flamer dies, again, because he and his friend tried camping it out despite having pulled a bunch of stormvermin over to their little corner along with the ongoing horde.
Meanwhile i am separated from the silent fellow, a few stormvermin forced me to move around so i got seperated from the guy and he died almost right away.
But flamer nr 2 and i managed to clear all the remaining enemies…and its here things got real sour.
Flamer nr 1 goes absolutely ham, multiple insults, racism and whatnot while flamer nr 2 then kills me with friendly fire because i apparently wasnt a good teamplayer.
At this point i question the comparatively lighter flamer nr 2…i mean i was dead anyway, and ask why he felt so and apparently it was because i first stayed outside when the boss spawned and flamer 1 died the first time.
And then just before in the grim building when i jumped down as soon as i heard the horde music and didnt even try to defend the second floor, he then calls me useless and says that i was basically doing nothing.
At which point i reply that at least i wasnt like flamer 1 who spent more time dead than alive to due lack of melee proficiency, to which both reply that apparently he wouldnt have died if i was with the others.
If they couldnt save him from his own choice of sitting a corner with a Spawn coming in…how was i supposed to do it?
Was i really mistaken in my actions there? No matter how i look at it from my perspective of how to ensure survival and safety i was correct in how i did things but its far from the first time i get a torrent of “flame” for such conduct.
I frequently do things like this, i also like kiting along the side of a incoming line of enemies before going around their backs all while attacking and then moving back to the others.
But apparently that is also a horrendous&awful and dumbass way to do it because it means i am a small distance away from the others…even with no other enemies or specials in sight or around.
In the end the only questions i find myself wanting answered is…is it really necessary to stick to eachother like glue, going no further than a couple of steps apart? Is it so bad to escape a building you know is extremely difficult to defend when a safer alternative exists very near?
Does one really have to sit ontop the others at all times?
I´ve been playing since the closed test, and i never recall people behaving like this before. Its like heaps of people suddenly got obsessed with some manner of idea about perfect unison and teamwork and they …well get extremely angry the moment any deviation appears to put it mildly.
I played at least 800 hours without encountering this stuff at all, and now i get flamed by this kinda fellow every few days.
Am i really wrong or what is going on? I dont care much about what i perceive to be to be a pair of trolls but its starting to happen a bit too often and i find myself wondering