I would add an exception, in that I think they’re ok if you put them in places to stop enemies from jumping over obnoxious covers or ledges or what have you. Otherwise, I would just keep them as a last resort far back in the base and think it’s stupid if someone uses them as a frontline barrier.
Now what I find annoying in Horde or Escape :
People who ignore taps or decide to build the base where there’s only one or no taps while there’s one in a location that can be covered more easily from afar and two other taps are completely exposed and not covered at all. Like, they’re useful so why do you ignore them to leave the fabricator where it spawned or go to “your spot” with it?
Flipping bridge or helipad leavers even though you’re not in any rush whatsoever to do so and haven’t set yourself up for the final spawn, particularly if you’re going down the left path of The Mines where there is two separate spawns at the end, one when you go in the part of the tile between the hive and helipad and another when you close the doors.
Rushing for a revive instead of letting the exposed player crawl to a safe spot(if they aren’t already) and you have the option to. Especially if there’s a Boomshot, Salvo or Dropshot looking your way.
People refusing to use their ult when someone is down and no one else is in a position to go for the revive. “But I wanted to use it on the Swarmak!” Yeah, it’s on the other side of the friggin map or room and the other guy has died and we wiped because of it.
Not leaving a down to recapture taps, at least if you go out of your way to kill it on purpose repeatedly. I get getting carried away in the killing mantra as it has occurred to me several times as well, but when you do it constantly and keep spamming a hurry up emote, you’re just being annoying and taking useful things away from the team because you couldn’t wait 15 seconds or however long it takes to capture a tap.
I’m sure I could come up with more, but that’s all I can think of for now.
The amount of times this has happened to me is unbelievable. A lot of the time I forget to change my cards I was experimenting with on an easier difficulty or after playing a daily with specific mutators, then end up being completely useless when I decide to join a Master lobby that starts instantly. Sometimes I realise we have or don’t have specific classes and don’t get time to change either and we end up with 3 engineers or 2 jacks…
Other things that annoy me in PvE:
Players that are somehow so blind and tunnel visioned that they can’t see me bleeding all over their feet and don’t revive. They eventually go DBNO and we wipe because nobody else can save us
People who don’t check to see if taps are down or fortifications need repairing and rush to kill the last enemy
Engineers who spam sentries
Nobody buys a repair tool because they think Jack will do all the work