I play on the SEA server. My friends and clanmates always ask me to platoon, but as soon as I do, we start losing like mad, like almost every game we play. It's not as if we played badly...We regularly do over 2000 damage each (We're all better than average players), but it just feels as if our team sees us, and think that they can yolo and/or die like pancakes. How should we deal with this situation? Several of my friends (and me) now suffer from platoon-phobia. If you can win consistently in a platoon, plz tell me how, as some of the people that I regularly platoon with have 55% win rates and 2000+ WN8s without a platoon. Here is an example of the teams our platoons have been having...
There was one game on Monastery when I had to do 5700+ damage to barely win, but I died (by an unlucky high roll by waffle) and we only won because of a Conqueror on -100 health who spotted a T-54 long enough for artillery to take him out. Had the T-54 killed the Conqueror, we would have lost because the only other player left on our team was our artillery. Just goes to show how close that game was. We only managed to push one flank because I wasn't afraid of taking damage, we were in a 6 v 4, so I tried to use around 1000 health on my Centurion 7/1 to try and motivate the donkeys. Fortunately, it worked and they managed to push through the flank only to get mowed down by a ISU-152 camping in enemy base.My other two platoon mates both did around 2500 damage, but half of our team did no or less than 100 damage.
Unfortunately, our platoon couldn't carry like that every time, so... we lost. Game after game.
Can some purple poaster plz help me? Is platoon play any different from normal gameplay? Our platoon usually goes the same flank, uses our dpm on same target, and preserve our health. Are we doing something wrong in doing so? If so, can some purple poaster plz halp? (Or maybe the solution is not playing in a platoon :3 but its lonely.. )