How does issuing an attack/defend order work?

#1ArthasRebornPosted 3/9/2010 9:21:31 AM
Sometimes, I think I'm not allowed to do so. At first, I thought this had something to do with my score or how long I've been in the game, but I'm not too sure on that.
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#2metroidtamerPosted 3/9/2010 9:40:07 AM
you have to be aiming pretty much right at it's HUD indicator. It will then show a flashing outline aroudn it. Hit q, and you will see the hud say attack or defend over it. Also, it works just like spotting. You can't do it right after spotting multiple enemies
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#3ArthasReborn(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2010 9:40:58 AM
I haven't spotted anything prior, though, and I'm positive I'm aiming right over. The outline appeared.
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#4WolfAlmightyPosted 3/9/2010 9:41:45 AM
But as he said, sometimes you can't do it at all. Whenever I'm able I always give attack/defend orders, but sometimes they just don't work no matter how long you stare at the square or how long you wait to hit Q. There's obviously something to it that we're missing that disallows you to do it, or it's just a bug.
#5metroidtamerPosted 3/9/2010 9:44:14 AM
I wanna say it's possible that another team member spotted it, but I honestly say it';s a bug most of the time.
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#6megabigdPosted 3/9/2010 9:48:34 AM
You can't issue the order if your squad mate has already.
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#7WolfAlmightyPosted 3/9/2010 9:54:41 AM
That can't be it, though, because when I play almost NOBODY issues orders, either because they don't know how or they've learned that for some reason they can't always do it, so I take the role. Also, on a rare exception to that rule, I had someone the other day issue an attack order immediately after I'd issued a defend order on another flag. Maybe there's some hierarchy within the squad.
#8ArthasReborn(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2010 9:55:50 AM

From: Wolfgang Abenteuer | Posted: 3/9/2010 11:54:41 AM | #007
That can't be it, though, because when I play almost NOBODY issues orders, either because they don't know how or they've learned that for some reason they can't always do it, so I take the role. Also, on a rare exception to that rule, I had someone the other day issue an attack order immediately after I'd issued a defend order on another flag. Maybe there's some hierarchy within the squad.


Same thing here. It's pretty odd, really. Maybe there is a concrete rule, but bugs dilute the specifics too much.
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#9WolfAlmightyPosted 3/9/2010 9:59:48 AM
Probably a question that says more about my ineptitude than anything else, but does it say this anywhere in the manual? I never RTFM to games anymore because everything is usually explained in in-game tutorials but does it give any info on issuing squad orders?
#10ArthasReborn(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2010 10:00:58 AM
I don't even have a manual because I purchased off Steam.
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