Tap Out

I've been noticing a bit of a trend in gameplay lately, not a huge one, but still a noticeable one. When players are downed, and they can see that someone is going to finished them off, they'll just tap out to say "@$!# you" and deny players finish XP. Is there any way to discourage players from doing this?

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  • I only do that when I get pancaked.

  • K1X455K1X455 Posts: 1,722

    It's a trap

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100
    edited February 11

    i usually just "K" out if there are no medic around and im downed because newbies sometimes suicidal and tries to revive with hand

    and if you got the kill you also get the finish exp if the guy "K" out i think.

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  • @nokiII said:
    Why do you even think this is a problem? Them tapping out saves you bullets, be thankful.

    It costs you XP. Using a melee is another way to save bullets.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,441

    Lol, that glorious 40-100 XP. Most people only finish around 10-20 people in a match, and only a fraction of those players actually tap out. That means the amount of XP you're missing out on is negligible at best.
    It's not going to stop you from topscoring if you did well, and it's not going to massively increase the amount of time it takes to level up.

    Talking about the actual "trend" though, it's been going on for as long as I can remember. I've had it done to me, and I've done it to other people. I've never interpreted it as a "@$!# you", and I've never meant it as one either when I did it to someone. It's just a playful taunt, same as using the @$!# you command when someone kills you. If it really bothers you that much, you're just taking the game too seriously in general.

    If it really bothers you that much, a string of headshots can usually take out a downed player faster than they can react to tap out. But otherwise no, there's nothing you can do.

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,441

    @woodchip said:
    Sure, you could change it so the killer gets finish XP when the downed guy gives up his ghost.

    Ensuring an enemy isn't going to be revived shouldn't be rewarded in the same way as just leaving an enemy lying on the ground and hoping no one revives them before they can tap out.

  • ShenaynaysShenaynays Posts: 241

    lets look at it another way, if someones playing defensively and you knock them down and they see you running toward them, they could be baiting you to that point to get someone else to get you and then by k-ing out before you get them its just adding salt to the wound.

    Or they're just assholes, either or works

  • Drac0rionDrac0rion Posts: 460

    I always tap out in pubs.
    I don't want to miss the spawn wave if I get a random tap revive from some level 5. I don't have the slightest care about xp in this game.
    And I always immediately tap out when a non medic is trying to revive me while I'm aware that there are enemies nearby.
    If I've died right after the spawn wave I do wait around, only to watch my level 5 medic run over my body which is fun...

    If I had a better experience with pub medics, it might not be a habit.

    On a side note, I'd still like to see this.

  • emjotemjot Posts: 153
    edited February 11

    I always tap out so you don't get free xp out of my dead body. I sometimes wait with it, just to lure some enemy into a trap.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100
    edited February 11

    @Drac0rion said:
    I always tap out in pubs.
    I don't want to miss the spawn wave if I get a random tap revive from some level 5. I don't have the slightest care about xp in this game.
    And I always immediately tap out when a non medic is trying to revive me while I'm aware that there are enemies nearby.
    If I've died right after the spawn wave I do wait around, only to watch my level 5 medic run over my body which is fun...

    If I had a better experience with pub medics, it might not be a habit.

    On a side note, I'd still like to see this.

    the amount of pure, raw, unfiltered "Rage" i felt when a medic just ran over me without reviving me is pretty huge.

    i dont need more Purified, Distilled, Brewed to perfection "Rage" just because i was shown how a medic just ran past me because apparently that medic hates winning, deaf, blind or both.
    goddamn i really hates those medics, i really hate medics like those, they should just kill themselves they should just get thrown off a horse by some hombres wearing sombrero swearing slurs in japanese これはあなたが裏切り者になるものです! あなたが下水道で死ぬことを願っています!

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  • DeathiDeathi Posts: 451

    @Cordyceps said:
    I've been noticing a bit of a trend in gameplay lately

    Yeah, I've noticed this "trend" also, ...lately, in Enemy Territory, some 14+- years ago...
    Noticed, because I like(d) doing it. How about thinking gibbing the player is not owning him like a 3-year-old cs-kid wants to, but denying him the possibilty to get a free live-feed of the front and informing mates about it.
    Sorry kid, but if you got a problem with having some "grim/respectful smile on your face" for people tapping out just in time before you gib them, I am sorry for you.

    PS: @Eox , in some other thread you asked where the toxicity comes from....
    We got this here, we get flodded with people having terrible connections spawning around or beeing on the wrong servers in the first place. We got nethackers, scriptkiddies and botters/whers (hard to tell, because, what info you can gather, kekoles stuff from open-beta still works, so probably open-end-"happy-time" for braindamaged people), we got tons of noobs not giving a damn about the objective even if the teams aren't to bad, who the @$!# even cares about the turorial, and why not play stopwatch as a new player having not a single clue...
    Probably we should simply wait until the "No Obj"-Crying BattleMedic-Pros are the majority here, too, can't take to long. Didn't take much more to kill RTCW/ET.
    PS2: That's where my toxicity starts.

  • SorotiaSorotia Posts: 1,429

    @STARRYSOCK said:
    Lol, that glorious 40-100 XP. Most people only finish around 10-20 people in a match, and only a fraction of those players actually tap out. That means the amount of XP you're missing out on is negligible at best.
    It's not going to stop you from topscoring if you did well, and it's not going to massively increase the amount of time it takes to level up.

    Talking about the actual "trend" though, it's been going on for as long as I can remember. I've had it done to me, and I've done it to other people. I've never interpreted it as a "@$!# you", and I've never meant it as one either when I did it to someone. It's just a playful taunt, same as using the @$!# you command when someone kills you. If it really bothers you that much, you're just taking the game too seriously in general.

    If it really bothers you that much, a string of headshots can usually take out a downed player faster than they can react to tap out. But otherwise no, there's nothing you can do.

    But you do know the game is about scoring the highest amount of points...or that is how a lot of people play. The objectives don't matter when you're at the top of the scoreboard!

    What a shock, always the same few people who report me for spam or abuse! Some people are so small and so petty...

  • STARRYSOCKSTARRYSOCK Posts: 1,441

    @Sorotia said:

    @STARRYSOCK said:
    Lol, that glorious 40-100 XP. Most people only finish around 10-20 people in a match, and only a fraction of those players actually tap out. That means the amount of XP you're missing out on is negligible at best.
    It's not going to stop you from topscoring if you did well, and it's not going to massively increase the amount of time it takes to level up.

    Talking about the actual "trend" though, it's been going on for as long as I can remember. I've had it done to me, and I've done it to other people. I've never interpreted it as a "@$!# you", and I've never meant it as one either when I did it to someone. It's just a playful taunt, same as using the @$!# you command when someone kills you. If it really bothers you that much, you're just taking the game too seriously in general.

    If it really bothers you that much, a string of headshots can usually take out a downed player faster than they can react to tap out. But otherwise no, there's nothing you can do.

    But you do know the game is about scoring the highest amount of points...or that is how a lot of people play. The objectives don't matter when you're at the top of the scoreboard!

    Hey, at least tap outs affect everyone equally, lol

  • @Xenithos said:

    DENIED.

    Keep your knife away from me you casual scum.

    Honestly it's just a playful taunt, and if you can get them to try and finish you and cancel out it's just fun and could sometimes work as a bait tactic I guess... but I really don't see the problem with it.

    I love tapping out. Sometimes I tap out right before they finish me, and they get confused so they come back to my dead corpse to check again. Hehehehe I'm so evil...

  • -OCB-Wildcard-OCB-Wildcard Posts: 181
    edited February 12

    @Splicerrr said:

    @Xenithos said:

    DENIED.

    Keep your knife away from me you casual scum.

    Honestly it's just a playful taunt, and if you can get them to try and finish you and cancel out it's just fun and could sometimes work as a bait tactic I guess... but I really don't see the problem with it.

    I love tapping out. Sometimes I tap out right before they finish me, and they get confused so they come back to my dead corpse to check again. Hehehehe I'm so evil...

    I used to do this kind of thing but taken a step further... I'd make sure I died on top of a friendly Proxy mine and watch them blow themselves up when they come to gib me >:)

  • Broke: K-out to prevent enemy players getting experience and possibly luring them to get shot

    Woke: Martyrdom

  • BBBadgerBBBadger Posts: 13

    If there aren't any enemies nearby, t-bag then move on.

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    @Cordyceps said:
    I thoroughly regret making this post

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  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,100

    @Cordyceps said:
    I thoroughly regret making this post

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  • SzakalotSzakalot Posts: 3,197

    its a valid strategy. Esp. on pubs you might want to tap out to gather intelligence on the map state, before jumping in

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  • @Szakalot said:
    its a valid strategy. Esp. on pubs you might want to tap out to gather intelligence on the map state, before jumping in

    I do this a lot lately... not just because of the strategic advantage though. I do it more now, even more than in the past, because of how often I'll get revived only to be immediately downed before the revive finishes; resulting in a long-spawn that just keeps me out even longer.

    Not that I blame the medics for trying, but rather I appreciate it. Though it's purely inexperience with knowing when to leave a downed teammate to re-spawn on their part; which will come with time and I'd rather remove the temptation than get us both killed. So if there isn't a sparks or any medic within range to get me quickly I'll often tap out these days.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,514Special Editor

    @Cordyceps said:
    I thoroughly regret making this post

    When OP realizes said fishy behavior is not only accepted, it's encouraged as a tactic along with T bagging.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • bgyoshibgyoshi Posts: 998

    I had some cute snarky reply formulating in my head as I read through this post

    And then @stayfreshshoe dunked on OP

    But yeah, people don't deserve finish XP and it forces you to waste your time and resources

    Because if you don't, I get revived maybe

    But also, I fully expect this behavior in return.

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