How do you pick your team?

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How do you pick your team?

  • Random

    Votes: 57 27.7%
  • Russian Side

    Votes: 78 37.9%
  • German Side

    Votes: 60 29.1%
  • Losing Side

    Votes: 39 18.9%
  • Winning Side

    Votes: 9 4.4%

  • Total voters
    206

Luckless

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 28, 2011
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So, how do people like to pick the team they are playing on?

Personally I keep 4 small dice beside my keyboard. Rolling all four, if more even numbers come up than odd, I go with Russian. More odd numbers, I go with German. Tie? I roll again.

That is, assuming the teams are even/start of round. Otherwise I just go to which ever team has the fewest players.
 

RojaNNation

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 16, 2011
187
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Los Angeles, California
So, how do people like to pick the team they are playing on?

Personally I keep 4 small dice beside my keyboard. Rolling all four, if more even numbers come up than odd, I go with Russian. More odd numbers, I go with German. Tie? I roll again.

That is, assuming the teams are even/start of round. Otherwise I just go to which ever team has the fewest players.

I took an oath to kill Russians with only my MG-34 and a Tank, that's my basis of choice. :p
 
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Krobar

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jun 11, 2011
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The sewers of Leningrad.
Russians are always hurting for players. Plus I'm mentally insane enough to go Russian.

While playing as Russians on Spartanovka I once entered a conversation that went a little like this.

Commander?: Alright rush the church!

Krobar: You have to be completely insane to take back the church once you've lost it!

colt .45 killer?: But we're Russian.

Krobar: Exactly.

Someone regarded that that was the best logic he had ever heard.
 
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Gudenrath

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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Losing side always. The only way to find a challenge. It is so pathetic watching experienced players choosing the winning team, and that they do this even if it means the winning team gets an advantage of 2+ players against the losing team.
 

Moyako

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jan 10, 2008
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www.xfire.com
How do you know who's winning or losing if you're just joining the game? :confused:

I always choose the side with less players, and if they're equal, just random
 

Gudenrath

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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How do you know who's winning or losing if you're just joining the game? :confused:

Several giveaway signs:

* The team has less players.
* The team has lost the previous round.
* The other team has more players with a drastically higher score.
* The other team has a higher overall score.
* The other team, which is the attacking team, has all the objectives but the last one.
* The losing team is the attacking team but still has not even captured the first objective. Etc etc.

It is pretty easy to spot the losing team if you are just slightly experienced about the game mechanics.
 

Yellonet

FNG / Fresh Meat
Feb 27, 2007
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Several giveaway signs:

* The team has less players.
* The team has lost the previous round.
* The other team has more players with a drastically higher score.
* The other team has a higher overall score.
* The other team, which is the attacking team, has all the objectives but the last one.
* The losing team is the attacking team but still has not even captured the first objective. Etc etc.

It is pretty easy to spot the losing team if you are just slightly experienced about the game mechanics.
How can you see any of that except player count before joining a team?
 
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Gudenrath

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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How can you see any of that except player count before joining a team?

I cant. And this of course should be fixed. In RO1 you had the option to spectate when joining a server, it should be likewise here. But in this game, after joining a team, I can see whats what, and I will change if I have joined the wrong (winning) team.
 

LordKhaine

FNG / Fresh Meat
Dec 19, 2005
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UK
In RO1 I always joined "autoteam". Oh how I wish that was still an option. But failing that option in RO2 I went for whichever team had the least players. After a week of this it soon transpired that the Russian side pretty much always is the side with the least players. So now I seem very much in the habit of instantly clicking Russian.

I do try and mix it up as much as I can. But people seem to favour Germany, which makes me favour Russia by way of balance.
 

Warishell

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 16, 2010
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Losing side always. The only way to find a challenge. It is so pathetic watching experienced players choosing the winning team, and that they do this even if it means the winning team gets an advantage of 2+ players against the losing team.

Yea I love choosing the loosing team and kicking ***. I can just imagine these guys getting so pissed HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I CHOOSE THE LOOSING SIDE! BECAUSE I KICK *** AT THIS GAME... lol
 

Gudenrath

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 23, 2011
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Yea I love choosing the loosing team and kicking ***. I can just imagine these guys getting so pissed HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I CHOOSE THE LOOSING SIDE! BECAUSE I KICK *** AT THIS GAME... lol

Good for you. Although I would recommend taking it a little less personal. Doing something because you "can just imagine these guys getting so pissed" is not leading to healthy behaviour.
 

Princerunner

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 1, 2011
12
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Sundsvall Sweden
Assuming there are as many players on each side I go with the Russians, but if the teams are too uneven I go with the Germans. I don't really care about the Russians, but they are usually the weaker them so it evens things out a bit.
 

Luckless

FNG / Fresh Meat
Aug 28, 2011
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While playing as Russians on Spartanovka I once entered a conversation that went a little like this.

Commander?: Alright rush the church!

Krobar: You have to be completely insane to take back the church once you've lost it!

colt .45 killer?: But we're Russian.

Krobar: Exactly.

Someone regarded that that was the best logic he had ever heard.

That wasn't on 2.FJg's Tactical Realism server was it? I seem to remember a conversation on that server that went with a similar theme.

As I remembered it, we won.
 

LeftHandPath

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 30, 2011
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Losing side always. The only way to find a challenge. It is so pathetic watching experienced players choosing the winning team, and that they do this even if it means the winning team gets an advantage of 2+ players against the losing team.

Agree man!
To watch team"mates" changing into the winner team is great.

Red Army all time,if germans are low players i dont care.
 

Unorthadox

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 1, 2011
131
40
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While playing as Russians on Spartanovka I once entered a conversation that went a little like this.

Commander?: Alright rush the church!

Krobar: You have to be completely insane to take back the church once you've lost it!

colt .45 killer?: But we're Russian.

Krobar: Exactly.

Someone regarded that that was the best logic he had ever heard.

Not only is it the best logic, it's SOVIET LOGIC. Like it, or get sent to the gulag.
 

:Dark Dragon

FNG / Fresh Meat
Oct 19, 2007
48
4
0
Russians, I simply can't help it. German team was crowded to death all the time at launch, and after getting a taste of the Russian voice cues.. I can't stop, they are more fun.