scallops

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  1. talk to other SL's, come up with a plan for your squad that compliments the team strategy. get down a radio somewhere you can come back and defend it if they try dig it up. Vehicle repair and ammo are more important than a hab in the early game keep the rally in a different spot to the HAB
  2. oh and another thing... considering you have to yell at your squad just to get medics and light anti-tanks... maybe there's just as big a problem with a lot of the grunts not being committed to the squad. But you need a successful squad to get lots of kills so you gr unts are only robbing yourselves There's lots to think about as a grunt... being familiar with your bearings to call out contacts quicker when theyhappen, minding your surroundings, watching the flanks... if you get distracted as a grunt thinking of team strats it can be dangerous (not always)... I'm sure i still have lots to learn about being a grunt haha.. it's an art form just like squad leading. I also heard there's a server where it's against the rules to ignore command chat, which is a cool idea, but i can't remember which one it was.
  3. You just have to consider that many squad leaders have watched everyone fail again and again doing the same things, and when you disobey orders, the squad leader will get annoyed because he or she realises you are likely going to fail in the same way AGAIN. It is also much worse to disobey orders at the start of the game and you'll find many games get lost instantly such as when people drive off in your vehicles against orders, which as you can imagine is annoying for the experienced player, knowing they have half an hour to an hour of failure, walking and damage control ahead of them. Personally I'm just happy if my SL puts a fob down because for most SL's they just charge enemy territory head on with the logi truck, get it blown up, then alll the squads yell at each other to stop the enemy taking our pivotal point which is unguarded. I will say the aussie servers seem to have more co-ordination (less rambo fantasies) and it does probably help for me that there's never any mic latency or anthing.
  4. yeah i swear the stryker bug is getting worse... The first time I had it I switched from gunner to passenger and it fixed it but the past 6 or 7 times I've tried to use the stryker gun on al basra I cannot get rid of the waiting to spawn message and if i try jump out of the striker i end up half under the map, teleporting to another spot on the map, and unable to see any models
  5. every time i get in the striker gun i get the message "waiting to spawn" on the screen and then if i leave the striker i fall off the map edit: now I'm unsure if it's only happened to me on Al Basra but for some reason it happens every time on that map
  6. this glitch is still happening but someone told me the solution, you type suicide in console and you don't have to disconnect from the server
  7. not suicide and not driven over
  8. Hey I asked around and did a search but couldn't find anything on this glitch. I was laying there, rolled over dead for no reason (also heard of this happen to someone else), and then couldn't give up so I couldn't spawn back in. (edit: also you don't bleed out which is annoying) Sorry if this has been posted already but please tell me it's a predator with cloaking device that we can fight
  9. well i don't know what the glitch is then... maybe its already gone with v9. All i know is it screwed me up a lot having the screen blocked
  10. I do have one question for Ridoc... can you go into admin cam when already in a vehicle? and will that cause a zoomed in vehicle appear on the player they are viewings screen?
  11. Ok well hopefully it's been fixed in version 9. I only just came back to this game so maybe it was a glitch in the last version. What I mean by flashing up on my screen is I get a close up of an enemy player blocking 90% of screen for about half a second. Pretty distracting. The reason I thought it was some kind of admin cam is it just seemed the thing flashing on my screen was always related to me and some clutch moment of the game, it was the only pattern I could find in the glitch. (Didn't seem to matter the distance enemy was from me, direction they were going, whether i was facing the enemy or not) But maybe it was just coincidence and i read too far into it
  12. So I've been getting this glitch over the past few weeks which i suspect is admin camera abuse but I could be wrong. What happens is I get a flash of an enemy player on my screen, and it seems to coincide with clutch moments in the game and is immediately followed by the enemy knowing my location. Here is all the times it has happened: *Hunting a BTR with my rpg... concealed by crops as well as trees.... suddenly BTR flashes on my screen (even though it's 50-75 meters away) then the BTR proceeds to kill me even though they had no visual. This has happened three times. *Putting down first FOB at the start of a game, no shots fired yet....my squad is concealed behind a building.... BTR flashes on my screen (even though it's 100 meters away) and then proceeds to start firing at the corner im hiding behind, even though no one had peeked that corner yet. *Suppressing an enemy squad with my acog.... enemy player flashes on my screen... interestingly the player is clearly taking evasive action as he flashes on my screen. Enemy instantly knows my location after this event. This is the one that made me suspicious because it really looked like the enemy player who flashed on my screen was tryin to zig zag run behind a hill.... which is what the enemies i was shooting at were doing. So this could be an unrelated glitch (and if so I apologise for making accusations), but it is interesting that it has only happened to me at clutch moments. it's also happened on many but not all of the servers and I can name and shame if it turns out to be abuse.