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About TheeBaconman

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  1. When you are in the main menu of the game, select 'custom servers' of the tabs available. You must also have the proper mods downloaded from the Steam Workshop to play on these servers. I do not know if they are hidden if you do not have the mod downloaded. I don't think I've ever seen the helicopter mod server(s), probably because I haven't downloaded the mod.
  2. Struggling with this game

    Building is all done under Squad Leads, with Squad lead kits. I don't remember if Lead Crewman kits can place them. Hold 'T' for the radial menu as an SL with SL kit and it'll give you all construction options. Some emplacements/constructables are limited per FOB. A HAB is the constructible for the FOB that let's your team spawn on it. All buildings must be placed within the FOB building radius, I forget the actual distance. Twiddling with map settings will show a helpful circle for the FOB build radius, and the larger FOB exclusion zone (can't build another FOB within 300m). All constructables cost Construction Points which you get from your main base by loading it into the logistics vehicles. Ammo points can be loaded as well, which can be loaded up by nearly every, if not all, vehicles. And as you obviously know, shovels construct/deconstruct things
  3. Rally Points Broken?

    I'm assuming you have waited for the new wave timer to finish? We have to wait for our personal death timer to go down, then wait for the rally to finish it's own timer that respawns everyone waiting to spawn on it. I've hadn't had any problems spawning off rallies, not yet anyway.
  4. M4 burst mode

    Some kits have the M4A1, which has full auto instead of the M4s burst.
  5. The best game you've ever had - (Kills)

    V10, as a Stryker on Logar. After realizing the center of the city was not a good place, I set up on the SE hill. The Militia team wasn't very good, one-track minds, and they had a superFOB in a bad location. I could see partly into it even with their sandbag walls, and open ground around the compound. Militia got pushed back to defend last cap. No deaths, 44 kills, 48 incaps. 1 scout car, 2 MTLBs, and 2 trucks. But for ticket total, was probably me designating myself as Scout's assistant/VBIED driver on Belaya; V11. With proper patience, squad leader markings, and good comms. We blew 3 Warriors and shot up 2-3 trucks. One Warrior I tried to get eyes on saw me first at close range and shot me twice before I narrowly managed to turn tail and escape. Then a minute later, rammed him for boom-booms.
  6. Changes to the crewman kit

    How often do you see crewman abandoning vehicles to be infantry in your games? You make it sound as if it happens often. I can picture, maybe, an MTLB driver acting as infantry after transporting, but not in any other crewman-vehicle. The advantage the rifleman kits have over the crewman is their frag grenade and having more than 2 mags for their primary. They also get a 'weaker' gun, or at least the mod-less variation. Sure they have a primary, but they aren't as effective, and do not stay effective if they live long enough to use those 2 mags. Keeping a primary on them, for gameplay reasons, would let the crewman contribute a little something in fights for whatever desperate situation they abandoned their vehicle. The 2 mags punishes them, say, if they dismount from their APC and are temporary infantry (for whatever reason). Keeping a shovel would let them dig an ammo crate, or repair station for their vehicle, so they can switch roles if they're on foot. The recruit kit received a shovel in an update for that reason, I think the same reason holds up for crewman too.
  7. What fortifications would you like?

    I do remember someone had modded wooden boards that you could construct over windows. Something to cover up windows, or murder holes, easier than stacked, or floating sandbags I'd like.
  8. How/Where did you discover Squad?

    I'm pretty sure that video is how I discovered it. Watched a few of his Squad videos and decided to get it during a sale last year.
  9. FOB/HAB Question

    Current version you still need the logi run to let the FOB spawn stuff in timely. Games are still lost if you didn't get that first supply run. And while I can agree with removing points generation, y'all make it sounds like it cranks out points like a broken gumball machine. It would probably be 6-8 minutes before a FOB would get the 400-500 points needed for the HAB. (Current point generation is like 1 per 2 seconds right?) Then it would need an SL to place it, after they were transported there. Hell, they might've drove in with a logi.
  10. Team-Wide Friendly Markers

    After the marker restrictions, I don't think adding a few more will clutter the map that much. I think I'd like to keep note of what other squads are focusing on...provided they update and erase their markers. I do hate it when people don't delete their out-of-date enemy markers. But then, I'm about 70% sure we can erase another squad's markers now. So I think what clutter does exist, is ultimately manageable.
  11. Attempt to surround and swarm one of them, though I'd be surprised if one side managed 2 good simultaneous superfobs. And I thought the no-build radius was already implemented, like 20-30 meters or so? Though, I haven't played Insurgency mode in a long time, and I don't remember the patch that mentioned the no-build radius.
  12. Release: Alpha Version 8.9

    They're easy to overcome, but need an organized team to do so? But what if the superFOB team is also organized?
  13. Deployables

    In my experience, razor wire funnels people into paths I've set pretty well. And I usually don't run through enemy razor wire. And if someone does goes through it, I can hear a yelp and know enemies are coming that direction.
  14. Fresh Boot few questions

    Adding to Multisquid, if you're new, feel free to tell your SL and squad. If they're nice and have time, they'll answer your questions about whatever mechanics and lingo you don't know.
  15. tl;dr: I don't like change. As a regular squad lead, I don't like the part where the rally's existence is dependent on my life. Spawn points are very precious and valuable, this proposed change looks to curb bad tactics/behavior but I think also punishes the better uses of it, and makes squad lead a worse role. Squad lead's already most valuable as a utility, including placing the rally. Before, or during, contact, I prioritize my life to put a rally down. Then after that I can actually play the rest of this here shooting game. The squad lead is another man, another gun, another player. I'm usually looking at the map, but I want to join the fighting sometimes too. If the rally's existence were dependent on me pressing 'give up'/being dead dead, that means my utility functions are vastly more important. The new 'teamwork' this may promote may end up being 'squad lead, hide. You die, we can't spawn and flank.' The squad is one gun down (that will hurt the smaller squads especially), and squad lead can't safely attack and is now the 'rally-sitter.' It hurts the attacking squads too much I think, especially in maneuver. Some cap zones and superFOBs you have to meatgrind. There are many pointless meatgrinders, but if the other team's fortified well...what else can you do if they're on the objective? Rally spawns are the handy-dandy tool to maneuver and flank. Depending on the map, and/or the match's FOB placements, the rally may be the only way you can spawn around the enemy, instead of to their most fortified 'front.' The flanking squad places rally, and uses the rally to hammer the enemy's weak point. Maybe they wipe a few times, but with vigor and persistence they punch through. With the proposed change, maybe the squad lead stays in the back with the medics during the assault. Unfortunately, being in the back does not make him invincible, and if he dies, along with the medics, there goes your flanking assault. The enemy stronghold won't have to worry about their flank for another two minutes as you re-maneuver against them. Your maneuvering has been punished by either losing your rally if SL joined the assault and died, or because SL stayed back keeping the spawns alive but one gun down in the attack (and probably bored during it). When Squad leading with random players, I need as much ability to lead the men from the front. Rolling with buddies, we know each other and the game very well. Randoms, in my experience, are less aggressive and less mobile overall than what I want. I need to be forward of them to egg them on, or flank whoever is pinning them down/they tunnel visioned against. There's usually one guy who keeps up, then I place a rally down, now the burden of the spawn is off me and I can help my squad out. With the proposed mechanic, I'm going to be behind the random squad more, trying to push them forward with only my voice. Since, if I die, the whole flank goes to crap...but it's stalled because I can't show-I can't lead with-the aggressiveness I expect.