the better solution would be for more people to go into passive mode when a tank is around
that sh*t's there to prevent spawnkilling, but people are too entitled to their virtual badassness and think not wanting to spend the next half hour respawning makes you a pussy
Are you daft? What good is passive mode, when they just run you over? Hell I was in passive, a tank guy blew up the car next to me and boom I'm dead. Passive mode is a joke, not something to jump to to save yourself from an as$hole in a tank. In fact its only use is to save these dbags who think that having a tank and spawn killing makes them cool.
The only real fix, is to eliminate the tank in free roam. It serves no purpose, except to grief and troll.
I've done this. Do you know why? Each and every time I've done it has been because I, along with everyone else in a session, have found myself repeatedly blown to bits by two idiots in tanks and decided to get my own in order to destroy them, which immediately leads to them calling in new tanks ($200 a pop, seems a legit pricetag to have a highly illegal war machine delivered into the middle of a sprawling metropolis), blowing me up and then proceeding to spawnrape me for 20 minutes or more. No doubt they've been calling me a fa**ot/pussy/[racial slur] while they do it, but I don't listen to game chat so that's merely (very highly informed) speculation.
So yes, I've had my tank blown up and then gone into passive mode. I did it so I could call in another tank ($200, high roller!) and persist in my efforts to make obnoxious players feel unwelcome.
And the circle continues...