How much do you use Identify on other tanks?

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How much do you use ID?

Never
2
3%
Somtimes
6
10%
Frequently
15
24%
Almost always
39
63%
 
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How much do you use Identify on other tanks?

Post by GMMan »

Do you ever use Identify on other tanks? I do lots, as GM is like my career. ID is quite useful especially when you're tracking someone and perhaps want to know how he would try to kill you.
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Post by Hannibal »

Right clicking gives my hand something to do, as I just cannot sit still. I can concentrate, but my fingers, toes, feet, something must be moving.

Plus, its information that does help me play. I like to know the relative skill level of a player I'm attacking, and I have gotten to know those I should be wary of, especially with certain flags.
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Post by ducktape »

I do alot like you said it can help you find out how to kill them. but ether way I'm not that good. but I have my days :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Post by macsforme »

I do it all the time. This is very useful for determining how much lag you will need to account for (you'll need to be familiar with this ahead of time), and what flag you will have to defend against.
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Post by Zelgadis »

hehe!!

i use it all the time!!

i wanna see whos my enemy :D
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Post by Geo Dude »

i use it alot..like on every tank...1st consule if u kill a tank look at the chat box at the very bottom of the screen :D
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Post by Green Manalishi »

i can't imagine someone with a few days of bz experience on his/her hands not using it all the time.
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Post by The Red Baron »

Vital, to know who I'm battling with. and what level of play to use against them, or if I should run and hide
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Post by A Vicious Muffin »

You should always identify your enemy, always. I hate people that jump right into a geno, and BOOM. You're dead because they didn't identify. Yep, identifying is very important for BZFlag.
my fingers, toes, feet, something must be moving.
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Post by Soraya »

agreed. identifying is crucial. identifying tells me who im fighting and whether i should play cautious or just go in for the kill.
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Post by chickin »

I hvav e the same habit of Hannibal, I have to have somthing moving...I don't know why i just do!

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i don't kow hy but do u identify with right mouse button?
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Post by Triumph of the Soul »

Identifying is essential to the game of BZFlag. I know it has saved me from more than one SW. However, this technique is only as good as the player using it. One of the reasons I say this is because though it may be uncommon, killing a team mate with GM is quite easy to do. And with multiple tanks in your view, it becomes hard to identify (or lock on to) the right tank.

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Post by GMMan »

Yeah. It's annoying. I once killed a teammate with GM. I also once accidentally tried to kill a teammate with GM, but luckily it got blocked by a pyrimid.
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Post by Ck_asdf »

I use it a bunch, but unfortunately, I often forget to when charging towards people, and I end up getting shocked severly. There's been a couple of people who've been known to sit inside the hollow box on my server with shockwave, and as people pass by, they release the shock within them. Hehe...
And I've been known to run towards them, not paying attention to what flag they have.

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
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Post by meeba »

I always identify when I see that the enemy has a flag. I don't like charging towards someone who has a SW.

It's also good for spotting the lonely guy with a laser on servers like Silvercat rotation. You know where to find them.

Just my two cents.
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Post by MrsSmith »

hei..I don't know anything of this! how do u use that kind of Identity?
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Post by Ck_asdf »

eh ... just right click?
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Post by Spazzy McGee »

I have identify mapped onto the fire key, so when i shoot i identify too.
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Post by meeba »

I use a joystick. second button (the one my thumb is on) is identify.
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Post by Ck_asdf »

I have identify mapped onto the fire key, so when i shoot i identify too.
Ooh, that's neat! I should try that.
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Post by MrsSmith »

Spazzy Mcgee wrote:I have identify mapped onto the fire key, so when i shoot i identify too.
thanks a lot, it's a very useful info! :*
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Post by Flying DutchGirl »

When my lil' bro is watching me playing he gets nervous because I am identifying almost all the time.
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Post by bzflaginator »

Yeah so I just shoot at anyone because I'm fearless :twisted: . Actually I do identify alot but dont pay attention to it because my finger just clicks it so much because its also my respawn button and when I respawn I just click it furiously.
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