Up against another player, when do you flee?
I pretty much never flee. The few exceptions are generally RL-prompted. My personal reasoning is that:
1) I like pet battles, so I like doing them even when the odds look bad.
2) Fleeing towards the end doesn't really save a lot of time...and I might get lucky.
3) Fleeing at the start when facing an obvious stall team is letting the terrorists win.
That said, I get why people flee in a lot of cases. And usually people fleeing is quick credit towards achievements, so that's good. But recently I've been trying to level characters by mixing questing and pvp battles. If your opponent flees too early, you don't get any experience. Now I have a reason to be noticing when I hit a patch of fleeing. It's made me wonder why people leave. Some of them I think I get. Losing several times in a row to the same match-up isn't fun.
Others leave me scratching my head. Earlier tonight I was changing teams between every flee and this one opponent(his team wasn't changing) just kept fleeing immediately. I ran into this person several times in a row, a different team on my side each time, then later I ran into them a couple of times again, same result no matter what my team was. About the only thing I could think of was that my opponent did not want to face anyone who had named all of their pets.
So what about you? When do think it's better to flee?