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Your role as Tommy Jarvis?

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Hey all,

 

So I've been seeing a lot of different ways people utilize Tommy's character and I'm curious how you think Tommy should be used. Me personally, I do what the screen says.." save the other counselors"...or die trying lol. I've seen people run straight to the cops, use him as a sacrifice character and allow others to escape and even go as far as to run and find Jason's house. 

 

Are there any strategies that you guys use? Or rather any specific role with Tommy?

 

 

Looking forward to your thoughts...

 

 

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I have several different strategies as tommy. Pretty much save the counselors in whatever way possible. I’ll distract Jason, if he ignores me I’ll follow him and if he grabs anyone I’ll save the person he grabs, get the 4 seat car ready and pick everyone up and escape, if there’s still others left I will get out of the car at the exit and tell them to leave and help the remaining counselors left alive, coordinate with a girl counselor and kill Jason, and if needed sacrifice myself for others. 
 

and then you got Tommy’s who think one thing only, they use him as a 2nd chance at escape and they do it solo. These Tommy’s are a disgrace lol

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When I’m Tommy I usually try my best to help everybody. If there isn’t anything done, then I’ll try to repair the cars, the phone, stuff like that. And usually I’ll also try to let a girl counselor follow me and get the sweater and possibly kill Jason. When I’m Tommy I also heal people that are hurt and usually when we’re trying to kill Jason I give up my pocket knife to the sweater girl.

But sometimes I end up being the last one alive as Tommy because when I come back, almost everybody’s dead, so I end up having to escape alone in the car. 😂 Basically I always try to help whoever I can when I’m Tommy. But I’ve seen  some really shitty Tommys who literally just spawn in and escape to the cops without even dropping their items by the exit for other counselors just in case they need it (you have no idea how many times people doing that have saved/helped me as a counselor), and the other day I saw a level 100-something Tommy who came running to where me and two other people were by the car on the main road (Jason had just stopped us only because we crashed, if that wouldn’t have happened he wouldn’t have gotten to us), he’s accompanied by a Vanessa with the sweater and he’s even holding the axe. By now I figure we’re probably gonna have a Jason kill, but that’s when Jason gets distracted from Tommy for a second and he gets into the four seater and starts it up. At first I think he’s gonna turn around and come back for everybody else and probably get out because he has to kill Jason, but no. He drives away in the distance. Tommy alone in the four seater with half the counselors still alive. 😂 With a car he didn’t even help repair! I was laughing too much to be annoyed, plus the Jason wasn’t too good so I wasn’t worried about dying.

There are some real shitty Tommys out there, especially the trolls who come back as Tommy and run everybody over with the car.

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One thing I noticed is that you get extra XP if you are Tommy and you escort counselors to the exit.  (each time a counselor escapes to the cops and Tommy is at the exit he gets points. don't remember how many).  I'm not sure if Tommy gets extra points for having passengers in the car when he escapes.

It would be nice if Tommy was rewarded more for helping counselors and penalized when they die.  I'd be down with some sort of public "shaming" for Tommy's that fail to help anyone.  Like instead of having  "Escaped" by their name at the end of the match put "Coward" instead. lol

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Depends on the room I'm in. I help decent players escape while refusing service to buttwipes. If the lobby is mostly trolls I walk in, fire my gun in the air, drop my PK in some out-of-the-way location, and leave. For good players though, I'll play the hero and help everyone.

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Definitely depends on the players in the Lobby: as most Jasons only slash Tommy, I give away my PK to other counselors, but not without watching them in advance. 

Had a match as Tommy (1 year ago) and I gave away 2 PK to a Tiffany and a Buggzy, even healed him with a health spray. later found out that both were Jason teamers.

Always watch your back and choose the ones you help wisely.

 

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My primary objective upon spawning back in as Tommy is attempting to repair the phone, car or boat. Since I've completed most of the badges, escaping isn't a priority as much as hitting Jason with fireworks lol. If nothing else I try to intervene when Jason is chasing someone and sacrifice myself to give them more time.  Since I dont use a headset, setting it up to kill him is a happy circumstance.  Cheers and game on, my friends 

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I do the same. I always attempt to go back and help the others get out if I can. Though, I tend to usually die before I get a chance lol.

 

 

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I rarely get to enjoy being Tommy. Most of the time i come back just to realize that I'm trying to save some bumbling idiots who would rather hide under a bed than get the sweater. At that point i just go full Chad and get the hell out of there any way possible.

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Funny that i found this topic , just yesterday i see Tommy is called , i grab the sweater said Tommy returns . Keep in mind the cops are called and the boat needs the propeller installed and its on the dock next to the boat . I see Tommy headed towards me and think great he's not running to the cops , so i run towards him as well like a love story , only to drop my ax and have Tommy run right past me !  So being Vanessa , i know hes headed for the boat and i'm able to beat him to the propeller . Keep in mind i'm now furious, i pick up the propeller and run off with it and bolt for the cops . Said TOMMY and another player are killed . At this point i figure I'm not interested in playing in a lobby like this so i leave .  I'm then put right back into the same lobby where NOW the Tommy player can find his mic and tells me "He needs one boat escape for a badge and had no interest in killing Jason " Now keep in mind when he was trying to do this two of us were left alive and we had the sweater , I told Tommy now you have a mic but you cant tell me this as we're playing ? 

Bottom line , you come back as Tommy and somebody has the sweater screw the stupid badge and help the players ! 

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Depends on the situation when I spawn and look at the map. If I see Jason tunneling some poor sap that's off by himself, I'll try to go shoot Jason in the face to buy the counselor some time. If things are quiet, I'll try and sniff out where the shack is, and if it's convenient to pick up an objective or two on the way I'll do it. If there's already a big Jason brawl going on, depends on if they've already got the sweater or not (not super excited about people getting the sweater without a Tommyguard, but I digress).

 

I used to be 100% Chad-mode escape guy. Wasn't confident in my abilities / didn't want the responsibility / couldn't be arsed. But I put myself out there a couple times and realized it's not that difficult. I still don't *like* doing it, per se, but I can if called upon.

 

That said, as much as it's unhelpful to the lobby, it is funny to imagine Tommy arriving at the camp, taking inventory of the situation, and being like "f--- this noise, I'm out of here", and just booking it to the cop exit.

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I'll try to do whatever most helps the team. If I spawn in a spot close to parts, I'll grab them and try to fix the car, boat or phone. If I know where the phone house is and the cops haven't yet been called, I'll try to make the call. If I spawn close to a female, I'll try to work with them on a Jason kill. 
If it looks like everyone is trying to escape already, whether it's in the car or by the cops, then the mission shifts to helping them. Distract Jason, shoot him to give the others a few seconds to get away, heal them, escort them, whatever. 

The only time that changes is if it's a lobby full of douchebags. Then it's obviously every man for themselves.

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9 hours ago, bryanp3692 said:

Funny that i found this topic , just yesterday i see Tommy is called , i grab the sweater said Tommy returns . Keep in mind the cops are called and the boat needs the propeller installed and its on the dock next to the boat . I see Tommy headed towards me and think great he's not running to the cops , so i run towards him as well like a love story , only to drop my ax and have Tommy run right past me !  So being Vanessa , i know hes headed for the boat and i'm able to beat him to the propeller . Keep in mind i'm now furious, i pick up the propeller and run off with it and bolt for the cops . Said TOMMY and another player are killed . At this point i figure I'm not interested in playing in a lobby like this so i leave .  I'm then put right back into the same lobby where NOW the Tommy player can find his mic and tells me "He needs one boat escape for a badge and had no interest in killing Jason " Now keep in mind when he was trying to do this two of us were left alive and we had the sweater , I told Tommy now you have a mic but you cant tell me this as we're playing ? 

Bottom line , you come back as Tommy and somebody has the sweater screw the stupid badge and help the players ! 

Agreed. At that point,  forget the badge and go for the kill.  Badges are easier than kills

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On 2/26/2020 at 10:29 AM, Laotian Lam said:

 

One thing I noticed is that you get extra XP if you are Tommy and you escort counselors to the exit.  (each time a counselor escapes to the cops and Tommy is at the exit he gets points. don't remember how many).  I'm not sure if Tommy gets extra points for having passengers in the car when he escapes.

It would be nice if Tommy was rewarded more for helping counselors and penalized when they die.  I'd be down with some sort of public "shaming" for Tommy's that fail to help anyone.  Like instead of having  "Escaped" by their name at the end of the match put "Coward" instead. lol

I actually really like this idea of changing the reward at the end based on your performance as Tommy.  It would encourage people to play him as he is meant to be played - the hero, the sacrifice, etc.  He isn't meant to be your "second chance" - he comes equipped with everything you could think of and 10/10 on all skills for a reason - to aid in saving people.  Not to go running to the cops or snaking the boat/car like a little b*tch.

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