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pigsoup

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  1. About Radio and noise pollution

    i think it is good enough. Personally I feel with games like Squad, playerbase gotta meet the dev half way as in people who run reputable servers should discipline loud mouths so a culture of good radio etiquette is created from ground up. p.s. you know how annoying when your squaddie kept yelling "enemy on ME" like you are supposed to remember all the voices? Same thing when contacting other SLs on direct comm (although to a lesser degree). Make sure the other SL knows he is been talked to by another SL so announce yourself.
  2. Current Map Problems

    I think I first got into Squad during v6 I believe... before the vehicles got introduced. The developers have made huge steps since then. The new maps got gradually introduced as vehicles were introduced but it is almost as though most maps added even after v7 feels like they are treating vehicular gameplay as secondary needs that have to be fulfilled. The obvious exception is YEHORIVKA. I will use that map's design features as I understand them to express my feeling of how maps should be designed as: Relatively flat to allow more freedom to vehicular movement by not punishing offroad ventures. Open spaces for long-range vehicle support for infantry or vehicle to vehicle combat (instead of practically running into each other in maps like FOOLS ROAD.) Infantry preferred combat zones (cluster of buildings where vehicles are more of a burden within) YEHORIVKA allows vehicles to breathe free but is not dominated by vehicle dominance because it balances out with flag points that are within towns where infantry reins supreme. Also, the map is huge! Feels almost too big until you try to sneak a whole squad in your transport truck or BTR behind enemy lines at which point you realise all these "dead spaces" at the edges of the maps are actually there for a reason. (GORODOK is another good example) But then there are all the other maps... Ones that were in before vehicles like SUMARI and LOGAR VALLEY are just way too small for vehicles, understandably. I believe CHORA was in before v7 and it's design reflects that. Every single area of the map, it is filled with infantry scaled covers that god forbid if two enemy squads run into each other, it won't be a bloodbath on a flat terrain with no cover around - completely infantry-centric map design logic. The worst part is that even newest maps that were added have this design logic behind whether intentionally or not: BELAYA, NARVA, KAMDESH HIGHLANDS, MESTIA, and an older map, KOHAT TOI and FOOL'S ROAD. Vehicles are punished above and beyond for going offroad due to just how rocky and hilly every part of the map is (KAMDESH, MESTIA, KOHAT). In NARVA and BELAYA, I believe you cannot really go 'offroad' and the map is too small to actually maneuver, map-wide tactically. In these maps, the only reasonable role for these vehicles is to literally stick to an infantry squad and support them. I know that is the realistic role but come on man, a vehicle to vehicle combat in this game is horrible due to how the maps do not support vehicular maneuvers at all. This also creates a second problem which I believe is complete lack of need for a dedicated transport squad. The maps do not embrace vehicles - they are afraid to be too big, they are afraid to have an open field that will frustrate infantry moving on foot. I remember in PR, if your SL did not like any of the spawn points, there would be a dedicated transport squad which will drive the squad to a preferred location. And SLs would request a pick up after capturing a point or removing enemy FOB on remote parts of the map. I think the need for this squad has to be fulfilled - it will lessen HAB beehive phenomenon and it just encourages bigger strategical and tactical movements around the map. I never see a dedicated transport squad even in YEHORIVKA or GORODOK so it is partly due to the playerbase not realising the potential but I believe the biggest factor why people think it is not needed is because the vast majority of maps either outright punishes offroad or just not big enough to create a need for the squad. TLDR; The vast majority of the maps in current map pools are too small and/or excessively hilly which prevents more tactical and strategical usage of combat vehicles and transport trucks. I believe the developers should 'gamble' with maps that are so big that you need transport squads and APCs should ferry around troops from point to point for the team to fight effectively. Obviously not in all maps. Some maps can have harsh conditions for vehicular gameplay almost as a feature... but not most of the maps.
  3. Rocket Truck bugged

    yea i dont mind how it is if it works. you just need other SL to spot. it might be a niche unit that is not for every occasion but not all vics have to be useful every situation or even every game. p.s. thanks for double checking
  4. Rocket Truck bugged

    I am pretty sure the dev knows this already but I could not find a thread for it so I am just making a thread. The rocket does not fire from INS rocket truck. Suffice to say, I was devastated when I found out in match.
  5. Destroyed Vehicles

    It always bothered me that in all action games, when a vehicle is disabled or got to the point where it was designated as disabled, it just blows up and become a black tar in the shape of the vehicle. I know this is just my opinion and even if it was a problem, it is not an urgent one but i just wanted to say... what if vehicles dont have to always spectacularly blow up when disabled? What if there is other graphical ways of showing dead vehicles? like black smoke lingering, fire etc etc.
  6. i think my opinion on logar valley is that it is map imbalance with the dominating hill near South DC.
  7. Just make SQUAD like Project Reality (2)!

    The problem is how you say it. Guan_Yu007 did you a favour and gave a constructive feedback/ comprehensive wishlist to the devs. your first post is a ramble and the quoted one is just a rant.
  8. Performance Suggestion (UE4 Command Line)

    is this something i can use in live game?
  9. i really think in games like Squad, where good teamwork trumps all other factors by a big margin, we really do not have to worry too much about faction balance. I really do not get all the fuss about US Red Dot optic. Yes, US ACOG is the best in the game and shooting with it is really easy and I thought that was what people were complaining about. But I see all the time people complaining about Red Dot - it does not give any zoom advantage, just clearer view (arguably). AK iron sight has a very clean layout anyway. I also agree that Eastern European militia black uniform is way too easy to spot. This talk of when equally communicative team meeting each other, US or RUS will always trump, it is still too theoretical to be honest - unless people are talking from clan v. clan experiences. When I SL, which is quiet often (2-3 out of 5 games), more than half of the time, other SLs will not talk until they absolutely have to: i.e. getting over run. In live games, people have yet to reach the skill cap by far.
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