Passive mode is good for a smoke break or to do a chore for the wife. I would say 9/10 times I use it I have no problems. I always go to a place that is safe from being run over but am not always safe from fire trucks or aerial vehicle kamakazi attacks. I would suggest being more aware of your environment and don't expect people not to kill you if you're in passive.
See, that is different though.. You are leaving a place of chaos and going some place where you can chill and smoke, bang the wife, etc... I see no problem with that. Course, I just head to the garage or something.. Passive if puss when , like you tank griefed pricks come out, bomb out, lose your tank, THEN hit passive mode when you respawn... That is bullsh*t IMO... Or, any passive mode sh*t when you are in the thick, causing sh*t, then, it gets "too much" and they passive mode out. Pussy move, plain and simple..
I got plastered by 3 guys just taking the killing to me.. Telling me they are gonna run me from the lobby, etc.. They must've killed me at least 20 times.. LOL.. Possibly more, I lost count. All of a sudden, I am in passive mode. Never , EVER would I go to that, even with me getting owned.. But, that's what they told me, SUre enough , I was. I said f*ck that pussy passive mode. I took it off, got killed again..
I am wondering if some R* people could see how badly I was getting destroyed and showed mercy.. LOL... And put my character into passive mode. Screw that.. I was talking sh*t, the whole time while they killed me.. It was hilarious... And, yep, they didn't run me outta the lobby, the suckasses, They tried, but, F that, I'll stand my ground..
Okay, off rant LOL..
Passive mode still sucks. And the point was for all that diatribe is that I NEVER , ever go to passive mode. Even in the thick like that.