Stanhope Posted February 17, 2017 Share Posted February 17, 2017 As some of you know, i play as a pilot quite a lot on EU1. Recently i got tired of begging people to give me an LZ and decided that i'd wait for people to tell me where they wanted to go before i take off. Don't get me wrong, i don't expect people to give me a gridref or an LZ straight away. If they type out something like "AO pls" or "to the AO" i'm more than happy to ask them which LZ because i know that they will most likely respond. If someone random gets in your heli you can sometimes ask them more than 10 times whether they want to go to the AO or side and they won't answer. I believe @Eagle-Eye can relate to this, well i've seen him say something similar in sidechat on EU2 a while back. On top of not begging people to tell me where they want to go i now also turn of my engine whenever i land. Why? i hear you ask. Well when i'm gearing up at the arsenal (usually only takes 5 secs but still) i find it rather annoying to have helis idling there. I also don't see the point in leaving your engine running if you have no clue as to when you'll be leaving. From experience i know that it could take up to five minutes for someone to tell you where they want to go if you beg them to tell you. When i don't ask them well i have to say that i read a lot more of my newsfeed on facebook nowadays. Again, don't get me wrong the second someone asks something in sidechat like "what's the key for earplugs" i'll race others to be the first to respond. And if someone asks if a pilot could fly in some ammo i immediately ask which type, how much and where. But i refuse to beg people to tell me where they want to go. This has led to some, how shall i say it, interesting stuff happening. I have people shoot at me in base (which of course didn't work), i have had people steal my heli when i was taking ammo to bring to someone who asked for it. My bird has been stolen whilst i was activating base AA, people have tried to votekick me, people that left my heli to get into another one got back in just to call me names in vehicle channel, ... And quite honestly i find most of that funny. I mean you see a heli with a pilot in it, you get in, sit in the back quietly for 5 minutes, get out to get in another heli and decide to call the pilot of the first heli names?? Why not just say "hey pilot could you bring me there"? Heck even if you type out a simple "hi" in vehicle i'll reply and ask you where you want to go. But why should i be the one to initiate the conversation? I could as well go running around base asking people whether they need a ride. Alright, enough rambling and ranting. What do you guys think of this? Should a pilot have to beg his passengers for an LZ? Should he keep his engine running when landed at the pads? Eagle-Eye and Veni 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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