World of Warships: Potato Team Frustration.

I need to vent a little for my own sanity here. I play one of WarGaming’s games called World of Warships, which has plenty of action between WW1 ships and WW2 ones. I came across WoWS many years ago after I got fed up of the Kantai Collection compass RNG trolling.

I also had played World of Tanks in the past and got fed up with the match maker assigning me, who tried to keep at least 50% win/loss ratio to potato teams. What is a potato team you ask? It’s a team that do fuck all to help you when you need it. Let’s take a common scenario:

You’re playing a match on a map in Domination mode. There are 3 points in the middle of the map, and you’re playing a Tier 5 Russian Destroyer (vodka vodka vodka hey). You go and scout ahead to B, which is your job – go ahead of the team and scout, as well as hide in smoke and pop torpedoes into the sides of unexpecting cruisers and battleships. You announce you’re going to cap B and your team replies with “Affirmative” and “OK”. They seem to be going to back you up.

However, a US Cruiser has got Hydro on, and he’s detected you in the smoke you popped to hide yourself while you work your way to cap B. You press F7 to announce you need urgent help and look at your mini-map… The team has split up and gone to A as well as some Battleships flipping their shit out and turning around, exposing their broadside to any enemy BB wanting to snipe from 15+ kilometers away.

You’re under heavy fire and desperately trying to survive while running way. Alas, while you’re on fire and you get hit with a salvo of HE rounds… and die. You’ve tried to defend yourself, but you’ve got a wolf pack pounding your metal and you could do shit all damage because you’re busy trying to escape.

This is the sort of game-play that is fucking retarded. Instead of the team being supportive, they go away from the people who are pushing to carry the team, go and crash into each other (ship orgy?) in the corner of the map and then call the “good” players on the team fucking noobs because they died and they didn’t get the support.

Why the fuck should I support a teammate that didn’t fucking support me when I was trying to push? Why is my team not pushing up? Why are teammate shooting another teammate? Why is my team’s Aircraft Carrier being retarded and acting like a fucking destroyer and not SHOOTING DOWN FUCKING PLANES?

WHY DOES MY TEAM FUCKING SUCK?!

This is the same sort of shit that made me quit World of Tanks. Now that I’ve been accepted into the AG7 Gaming clan, I have more fun hanging out with them over TeamSpeak and discussing tactics, but even then the clan members do vent steam in the channel.

If this shit keeps happening I may very well hang up my admiral cap and go on vacation. Or maybe I should just go play some Co-Op battles instead.

Also props to the clan. Awesome guys, fun to play with and lots of shenanigans that lighten the mood.

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