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  1. Server Licensing General Info

    Replied in the other thread, but if you've already reapplied for a license, you should be fine. There was some maintenance to the infrastructure systems that may have required it.
  2. server issue

    Yes, if you've already reapplied, you should be in good shape. The infrastructure/server team will get back to you soon.
  3. If you haven't done so yet, go ahead and drop an email to our support folks at [email protected] Letting them know what you've tried so far, in addition to including any crash logs, would be helpful, as well as your system specifications.
  4. Dragging is still something we'd like to look into again someday, probably after release. We've done some motion capture for it in the past and would really love to make use of it.
  5. The Wrench, June 2019

    Hey soldiers! Whether summer is nearly here or just a sweet memory (Sorry, Aussie Mod Team), there’s no better reason than The Wrench to close the blinds, fire up the gaming rig, and get into some sweet, sweet modding. Let’s roll! Join us on the Community Modding Discord where you can join discussions and meet the modding community. It’s a great place to share your ideas and passions with like-minded people that will happily help you create something awesome. A QUICK SDK UPDATE BY PHIL Everyone’s favorite UAV-developer hybrid has a quick update for us on the status of the SDK. “We’re testing the runtime components to get as good a picture as we can of the stability and edge cases. Renn [Blueprint Designer] is making a video to help our awesome modders update their creations for the new version of the SDK.” Stay tuned for more as we smash the last of the bugs. GREEN ZONE BY HAWKEN Hawken describes Green Zone as his “first proper map!” If that’s true, there’s a whole heck of a bright future to come! Designed to allow the Militia to engage in guerilla warfare against the U.S. Forces, they’ll still have to be cautious in the wide open areas where armor is sure to chew things up. Belts of thick vegetation and compounds should help them achieve just that. Stressing gameplay and verticality, the smaller map (about 1 km^2) should be perfect for more intimate scrimmages or seeding. We’re looking forward to seeing this one in action! IRON DAWN BY SPECTR_ETERNAL Clocking in on the opposite end of the size scale, SPECTR_Eternal brings us the latest shots from his masterpiece-in-progress. Iron Dawn continues to grow more (sometimes) hidden military installations and civilian structures, creating a sharp contrast to the natural beauty of the map. Frozen lakes, rivers, and deep forests may limit mobility, but you’re going to need to come heavy if you expect to clear out all those facilities. Better double-check that repair kit. VDV AIRBORNE ARMOUR BY MOMENTS_PROJECT moments_project has set out to recreate as many vehicles from the BMD family as they can, starting with the classic BMD-2 IFV, the BTR-D APC, and the BMD-4 family later on. The first two will also have variants developed to give as much realistic functionality to players as possible. Version 0, featured here, is already being built and should surface as soon as the SDK is ready. In hte meantime, moments_project would love your feedback on their first Wrench submission! AUSTRALIAN FACTION BY AUSSIE MOD TEAM From the depths of Australian winter, the Aussie Mod Team has been keeping themselves warm with CPU heat. This time, they’ve sent along a first-look at some character models. Just above, the Australian squad leader model is fully geared up and ready to show off his T-pose. Below, you’ll find the steadfast Rifleman as backup. Lastly, they’ve animated their EF88 and included some footage of it kicking ass left and right: If you’d like more updates or want to get involved, be sure to visit the Aussie Mod Team Discord and say hello! (Not everyone says g’day, ya know.) FINNISH DEFENSE FORCES BY FDFMOD TEAM Always a welcome addition to The Wrench, the FDFMod Team has sent some care packages from Beyond the Wall. The team is currently getting heavy weapon models and textures ready, but they’ve got a little somethin’ else to blow you away too: Inspired by previous photogrammetry experiments going well, they’re proceeding to use those techniques on some parts of the soldier model. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION BY FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION MOD TEAM It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the French Foreign Legion Mod Team, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been quietly busy! Here they’re showing off some steady progress on the Eotech 553 (with help from Fishman), vehicle improvements, and the FRF2. Can’t wait to see more, as always! PISHCHIV BY HANGRATH Fans of his previous map, Elvedalen, will be super excited to see Hangrath sharing a new bit of work. Pishchiv pits British and Russian forces against in each other to battle over a fictional Ukrainian farmland setting. Numerous small villages and wide open opens provide the perfect arena to turn what was once a peaceful pastoral province into a terrifying modern battlefield. SIGN-OFF What a great mix of old favorites and new faces! We don’t know about you folks, but we can’t wait to see these rolling out to live servers. Until the next time, may all your airs be conditioned. Want to be featured here? Submit your mod! SQUAD MODDING HUB MANAGEMENT TEAM OUT. Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.
  6. Weekend Roundup, 6/20

    Hey squaddies! Midsummer! Solstice! Whatever you want to call it, the longest day of the year is here. Sure sounds like it’s time for some Squad. Skål! JUNE 21 General The Official Squad Showdown (OSS) has slots for four more teams. Don’t miss out! Squad Charity League finals have been delayed due to vacations. Stay tuned for more action soon. 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World 5:30 PM PT (0030, 21/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Showdown at Sundown, Part 2 (Campaign) On this day in 1942, Winson Churchill received news that Tobruk had fallen. Three years later on the same day, the Battle of Okinawa drew to a close. JUNE 22 2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic 5:30 PM PT (0030 16/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Rook JUNE 23 12:30 PM PT (1930 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Leadership Practical SIGNOFF Enjoy your weekend, soldiers. Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. OFFWORLD OUT.
  7. Alpha 14 Patch Notes

    Hey squaddies, Bet you didn’t expect to see Alpha 14 so soon! We’ve been working hard to get patches out more quickly and the results are paying off. Speaking off, let’s check out the latest bounty of changes: ALPHA 14 CHANGELOG SYSTEMS OVERHAULED THE PLAYER RAGDOLL SYSTEM The ragdoll system has been updated to improve the overall look when a soldier goes into the ragdoll state, such as when incapacitated or run over by a vehicle. Soldiers getting hit by vehicles should look more realistic, and there should be less twitching of corpses in most cases. However, as this is still a work in progress, there may still be an occasional visual glitch. UPGRADED UNREAL ENGINE VERSION TO 4.21.2 This upgrade introduces a variety of hotfixes implemented to the version implemented in Alpha 13. A full list of engine fixes can be found here. GAME MODES ADDED TERRITORY CONTROL GAME MODE This new game mode has two teams facing off to capture contiguous hex tiles across a map and will continue to evolve through the next few versions of Squad. Territory Control consists of a grid of hexagonal regions, which function like capture zones, anchored by a “key territory” hex for each team as the base of their grid. If a group of hexes is disconnected from this key territory, or the territory itself is contested, a team will need to recapture it before claiming any new territories. The status of a hex is hidden by the fog of war until a team controls an adjacent hex, cloaking enemy movements until conflict erupts. This new game mode is in the early stages of development and will be evolving through the next few versions. A few key rules for gameplay: A neutral hex requires one player to capture. A contested hex must be neutralized and captured by at least three players. An enemy hex takes 40 seconds to neutralized and a neutral hex takes 40 seconds to capture. Capturing a hex unlocks all adjacent (bordering) hex zones for capture. Bleed: For every two hex zones captured beyond owning 60% of all hexes, the enemy will start bleeding 1 ticket per minute with a maximum of 5 tickets per minute for 10+ hexes captured beyond 60%. When a team captures 95% of all hexes, that team instantly wins. Losing all tickets will cause a team to lose the round. INVASION MODE CHANGES Defenders will win with a time-out even if they have fewer tickets than the Attackers. For the Attackers to win, they will need to either completely drain the Defenders tickets or fully capture all flags in the map. Tweaked starting tickets: 150 for attackers and 600/700/800 for defenders on corresponding 4/5/6 flag layouts NEW INFANTRY WEAPONS ADDED M3 MAAWS CARL GUSTAF The M3 MAAWS (or Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System) is the American adoption of the 84mm Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle developed in Sweden shortly after World War 2. The M3 can fire a variety of different ammunition, making it a very diverse weapon system. The optic mounted on the weapon system can either be used to calculate drop in 100m increments or be directly zeroed to the desired range. The M3 can fire High Explosive Anti Tank, Heavy Tandem HEAT, and Smoke rounds. This has replaced the AT4 as the US Army Heavy Anti Tank weapon. ADDED AK74 BAYONET Russian Ground Forces will now receive the AK74 Bayonet, which replaces the older AKM bayonet model. INFANTRY GAMEPLAY Major overhaul of the M4 weapon series, updating it visually to modern art standards and details. Improving ladder sight mount on the M4 M203, making it easier to aim with the ladder sight and giving it more ranging options. Added a non-functioning cosmetic PEQ-15 laser module to all US Army primary weapons. Added deployable bipods to the US Army M110 marksman rifle and the British L129A1 sharpshooter rifle. Buffed British AT4 variant’s penetration capability to 600mm RHA, British are now using the ILAW High Penetration variant. Debuffed the US AT4’s penetration capability to 420mm RHA, assigned it as a secondary US Army LAT. Fixed zeroing text appearing incorrectly as 300m on the SA80 SUSATs (should be 100m) Tweaked the sight picture for the RPG29, making it easier to aim with. Fixed M72A7 LAW using incorrect ADS fire animation. Fixed some US Army Squad Leader roles not having tracers on their M4s. NEW VEHICLES FV4034 CHALLENGER 2 MAIN BATTLE TANK. The FV4034 Challenger 2 is the main battle tank of the British Army and holds a crew of 4 (Driver, Gunner, Commander, and Loader). This tank sports a stabilized 120mm rifled main gun capable of firing armor-piercing SABOT rounds, High Explosive, and Smoke rounds. In addition to its main cannon, the tank also has a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and smoke launchers for self-defense. The commander has access to a high-powered optical periscope featuring hunter-killer functionality with the gunner. The loader’s position has a Remote Weapon Station with a 7.62mm GPMG slewed to it, allowing for additional anti-personnel firepower should the need arise. BMP-1 INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE This Soviet-made IFV was developed in the 1960s and is now featured in Militia and Insurgent arsenals. This vehicle seats 3 crew (Driver, Gunner, and Commander) and can hold up to 8 passengers, plus 4 riding on top. Putting public transit to shame, this vehicle has a 73mm smoothbore cannon capable of firing projectiles similar to that of the SPG9 recoilless rifle. As such it has access to High Explosive Anti-Tank and Fragmentation rounds for its main gun, as well as a PKT coaxial machine gun. An additional Malyutka-P missile adds a slow, but devastating wire-guided option for enemy armor. VEHICLE GAMEPLAY Added Loaders Cupola station to the T62 tank. This is a manually operated DsHK mounted onto an anti-aircraft style mount which allows for 360 traverse and high angle engagements and gives the T62 tank additional firepower by adding another station for the crew to go into. Updated T72B3’s commander cupola station artwork. Adjusted M2 Bradley, FV432, FV510, MTLB, T62, T72B3, and M1A2 Abrams front and rear wheel suspension to make it less likely to get stuck. Fixed physics collision shapes on some vehicles that caused them to get easily stuck on terrain or objects. Tweaked default physmat friction values which were way too high and therefore causing vehicles to get stuck more easily. Fixed T62 tank’s engine throttle being a bit inconsistent. Fixed MTLB Insurgent variant track collision location being in the wrong place. Added a range card to the Rocket Artillery Technical gunner HUD. Added bullet drop compensator to the reticle for the BTR80/BRDM2’s KPVT machine gun and MTLB 6MB/BTR82A’s 30mm 2A72 cannon. Fixed players that got shot off from gunner seat of the ZU23 AA Truck not being able to be revived. DEPLOYABLES GAMEPLAY All emplacement weapons now retain their rotations when the player has exited them. This includes mortars as well. USER INTERFACE Added a short introduction animation with voice-over upon joining a team. Added an end of round card showing team ticket scores that includes music and voice-over to smooth the transition going from the end of the game to the scoreboard. Added the first iteration of a voice command radial menu that allows players to give simple voice-over call-outs. At the moment, only American English is available but more voices will be added in later. Added a “Medic” voice command call button for when you’re incapacitated on the ground. Added a progress bar for when you are building deployables and repairing vehicles. Added a key help list for players in a vehicle to show the available keys and features that are in that particular vehicle seat. Added Game Mode help cards upon joining a server. NEW MAP SKORPO Nestled in between the massive fjords of Western Norway, the tranquil village of Uskedalen and the island of Skorpo are seen as a key strategic battleground to gain control of the North Sea passages. Narrow, windy roads and dark tunnels follow the coastline and are treacherous bottlenecks for any mechanized force. Keeping your supply lines open is also difficult given there not being much room to maneuver. Utilizing the varying elevation of the landscape and hidden forest roads will yield many advantages, but be aware that the enemy might also have the same idea. Skorpo will feature AAS, RAAS, Invasion, Skirmish, and the brand new Territory Control game modes. MAP UPDATES Chora: gameplay improvements for vehicles, including widening the driving lanes and bridges, widening holes in walls, removing some frustrating obstacles, adding rock cover in open areas, and smoothing some of the roughest bumps in the terrain. Kokan: Updated foliage. Fixed collisions on several map objects and rocks to prevent exploits. Re-attached power lines on numerous maps. Fixed some buildings on Narva that changed color at distance; a few more still to fix. Fixed interiors on Sumari so objects have correct materials displayed. Fixed Logar Insurgency v1 wrong location of INS main base flag. Fixed Logar Insurgency v1 Night having the wrong team for INS protection zone. Fixed Belaya AAS and Invasion layers RU vehicles at RU main to spawn flipped or upside down. Fixed Tallil Invasion v2 having East/West Khidir named incorrectly. Fixed Gorodok having a couple of floating metal beams on the train. Fixed some shipping containers on Logar switching colors as you moved nearer or further away from them. Adjusted Belaya AASv1 tickets to 300/300 (from 250/250). Kamdesh Invasion v3 set defenders to 700 tickets. Kokan AAS_v1, AAS_v2 and RAAS_v1 updated tickets to 250/250. Logar AAS_v1 and RAAS_v1 updated tickets to 250/250. Mestia AAS_v1, AAS_v2 and RAAS_v1 set tickets to 250/250. Sumari AAS_v2, AAS_v3 and RAAS_v1 increased tickets 250/250. Tallil Outskirts RAAS_v3 set to 250/250 tickets. Added BMP1 to the following layers: AlBasrah_Invasion_v1 AlBasrah_Invasion_v2 AlBasrah_RAAS_v1 Belaya_AAS_v3 FoolsRoad_AAS_v4 FoolsRoad_AAS_v5 FoolsRoad_RAAS_v1 Gorodok_Invasion_v2 Jensens_Range_v1 Jensens_Range_v2 Jensens_Range_v3 Mestia_RAAS_v1 Kamdesh_Insurgency_v2 Kamdesh_Invasion_v2 Kohat_Insurgency_v1 Kohat_Invasion_v1 Kohat_Invasion_v2 Skorpo_Invasion_v1 Sumari_Insurgency_v1 Tallil_Outskirts_AAS_v3 Tallil_Outskirts_Invasion_v2 Yehorivka_Invasion_v1 Added FV4032 (Challenger) to the following layers: AlBasrah_Invasion_v2 Belaya_AAS_v3 Belaya_Invasion_v3 FoolsRoad_AAS_v5 Gorodok_AAS_v3 Gorodok_RAAS_v2 Jensens_Range_v1 Kamdesh_Invasion_v2 Kamdesh_RAAS_v2 Narva_Invasion_v2 Tallil_Outskirts_RAAS_v4 Yehorivka_AAS_v3 Yehorivka_Invasion_v3 Yehorivka_RAAS_v3 BUG FIXES AND MISCELLANEOUS Fixed mortar, UGL grenades and rocket projectiles not dealing damage if the shooter was killed after launching the projectile. Optimized certain aspects of the vehicle code dealing with closed turrets. Optimized the way HUD UI is drawn and updated. Fixed Insurgent/Militia Vehicle Repair station mesh having an overlapped US/GB repair station mesh on it Fixed ambient smoke columns stopping emission of smoke randomly. Fixed C4 explosions not displaying when detonated on asphalt and gravel. Fixed a client crash when launching the Shooting Range. KNOWN ISSUES Tracks, Wheels, and other components are not destructible while on a local server running Jensen’s Range. OFFWORLD OUT.
  8. Passing this one along to the team for review. Thanks for the feedback. =)
  9. What SPECIFICALLY is your problem?

    While they may not be 100% what you're wanting, I believe the design team has some tweaks coming. Due to the timeline of gathering feedback, analyzing, and implementing changes based on it, there's going to typically be a patch(ish) between feedback and changes, assuming everything goes as intended, there are no major bugs/crashes/etc.
  10. Weekend Roundup, 6/13

    Hey soldiers! We've got leagues kicking off and leagues headed into the semi-finals. Not ready for league play? Squad Ops has you covered with training and ops all weekend. Let's roll! June 14 All Day The Official Squad Showdown (OSS) has opened signups to clan reps looking to get involved. The deadline is July 1. 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World 5:30 PM PT (0030, 15/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Showdown at Sundown, Part 1 (Campaign) June 15 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Level.gg: Red Dragons vs White Direwolves 11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation TBD 2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic 5:30 PM PT (0030 16/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation TBD June 16 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Squad Charity League: GRSW vs The Doctor's Office (Semi-Final) Signoff We'll see you on Monday, folks. Bring your TPS reports with proper covers. Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.
  11. Alpha 14 Patch Notes

    That's fair! I really do appreciate the candid well-thought feedback. Thank you for keeping it constructive. =) Will pass it along to the rest of the team, if they haven't already seen it.
  12. Jensen's Range Reset

    Not right now -- Jensen's is a little out of date compared to the rest of the game. Because of the way Unreal emulates a dedicated server locally, it requires additional work to keep it as close to possible with the live game. We'll get it updated, just haven't had time yet post Alpha 14. =)
  13. Wind direction?

    While we're experimenting with some visual weather effects, I don't believe that's planned for the time being. The effects team has been known to surprise us though. =)
  14. Server closed connection/connection timed out

    I'd encourage you to email [email protected] =) SuicidalChair should be able to provide some more one-on-one assistance.
  15. Microphone not working

    Hmmm, I can't think of a great way, but you could always hop into Discord and ask someone to hop in with you for a lower-impact method. http://discord.gg/Squad
  16. Weekend Roundup, 6/7

    Hey soldiers! Alpha 14 has hit the streets and now the weekend is upon us. Does it qualify as rest and relaxation if you’re fragging all weekend? JUNE 7 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World JUNE 8 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Level.gg 40v40 Tournament Kickoff 11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Silent Snake 2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic 5:30 PM PT (0030 9/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Wicked Gardens JUNE 9 10:00 AM PT (1700 UTC) Squad Charity League: RvN+ProG vs GRSW 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Take it (EASY) Company Sunday Funday 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Squad Charity League: The Doctor’s Office vs FAOB 11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC) SCL: Legio X vs The Doctor’s Office SIGNOFF Enjoy the patch, folks! Have a great weekend! Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. OFFWORLD OUT.
  17. Alpha 13 Survey Review

    Hey squaddies, Starting with the test of Alpha 13, we put out a survey, and then followed it up as Alpha 13 went into broader distribution. We’ve been reviewing the data and wanted to share some of the things we’ve learned. A note before we begin: due to our development schedule, there’s likely to be about (roughly) a patch delay between surveys and any changes implemented based on their results. We want to make sure we’re doing due diligence on analysis and planning. Without further ado, let’s look at some numbers! WHO’S PARTICIPATING? It should come as no surprise that veteran squaddies put on a strong showing — nearly 90% of about 1200 respondents in the first survey had played over 100 hours, with about 33% having played more than 1000 hours. The second survey had over 4000 responses with about 75% of them having played more than 100 hours. With that in mind, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of experience going into the feedback and we appreciate the experts and newcomers alike! IS THIS A GOOD PATCH? While we’d love to think so, it’s probably better to go directly to the data before we start patting ourselves on the back. Fortunately, it looks like most of you are enjoying Alpha 13. While it’s not without its flaws, both surveys show about the same, generally positive ratings. A response of 8 out of 10 is the most common for both surveys, 36.9% and 35.6% respectively. If we look at only scores of 7 or better, 91.6% of the people responding to the first survey are represented; 89.3% of respondents rated Alpha 13 the same way in the second survey. We’ve also seen this reflected in player counts, especially in successive weekend highs. It may be a matter of having fresh content, so we’re going to continue to monitor those trends as well. And keep releasing new content, of course. Just in case you were curious, a total of 34 people across both surveys felt this was the WORST PATCH EVER. We’re sorry you’re not having a good time right now, but we are extremely grateful to you for providing your candid response. We’ll continue to work hard to bring the best possible experience for Squaddies. BUDDY RALLY A focus for vocal debate across all points of the community, we were extremely interested to see how people were feeling about the implementation of the buddy rally system. As an experimental feature, we really appreciate all of your thoughts and feedback. Even those of you that dislike it were by and large willing to suggest alternatives or tweaks in a constructive way. Let’s dig into the numbers again. The first survey asked players to rate their satisfaction with the system and ended up with a pretty balanced split: 27.2% rated it a one, while 23.5% of responses gave it a five. Put another 19.4% smack dab in the middle. If you consider a 3 or better a “passing grade,” about 60% of players were okay with the system, especially with some tweaks. Fast forward to the wider release, we rephrased the question a bit to ask, “Do you want this feature to stay in Squad?” The results came in with 45.8% voting Yes, I want it to stay, 20.7% Yes, but with modifications, and another 12.6% that voted from the Neutral Planet. While it’s not necessarily a direct comparison, these results put the buddy rally at about 79% at the “passing grade” level. Here’s some sample feedback: “No, I think it should be removed. With Helicopters coming, I prefer to make them the most efficient way of means of transportation rather relying on another squads rally. The rally should be a backup spawn. HABs are the main spawn points. If you lose the HAB and rally you should be punished by spawning on main.” “I think the concept is great and has improved PUB games and even COMP games. The times you can place it is too much. I think the changes should be that it has a cooldown timer on the buddy rally system and a squad leader cannot pop it every time he dies. (E.g., a 5-minute timer before you can buddy rally.)” “Buddy rally should be a comeback mechanic tied into commander.” WHAT ABOUT THE 60-SECOND INSTADEATH PENALTY? Alpha 13 introduced the removal of the penalty for being revived, meaning that players are no longer instantly dead when harmed after being revived. We wanted to know if players preferred being able to revive their squadmates from incapacitation, or if they preferred the previous “dead dead” scenario. (“Dead dead” is a technical term. Trust us.) For the first survey, it seems folks weren’t especially enamored of it, but it was more of a mixed bag than anything. 45.4% didn’t like this change, 36.4% do, and those pesky neutrals clocked in at 13.3% again. Sounds like more than a few of you really want to see your squadmates down for good. What did they ever do to you?! We did a little rewording again for the second survey because we hadn’t yet pioneered the neologism of dead dead. It may have made some difference: 57.8% decided that it was something to keep, though that includes the 21.6% that would like to see some changes. Some of the fence-sitters fell off, dropping indifferent responses to 11.5%. MOVING RIGHT ALONG Another hotly debated aspect of Alpha 13 is the increase to movement speed. Initially, it caused a lot of hubbub, but after some animation tweaks, we felt like most people were getting comfortable with the changes. Does the data agree? The initial survey asked players to rate the changes to speed on a 1-10 scale, with 5 being “just right,” 1 hoping for a slower speed, and 10 looking for faster movement speed. The results turned out not too dissimilar from your standard bell curve with 36.4% of folks thinking it was just right. About 34% would like to see soldiers moving faster while, you guessed it, about 30% wanted it slower. Maybe it wasn’t the best wording, so let’s see how it went in the second survey. The question was rephrased as, “Soldier moment speed has been increased in A13, what is your preference? 66.6% of you little devils prefer the speed as Alpha 13 introduced it, though only 4% wanted to see it faster. 20% of people responding wanted to see movement seen decreased to something in between Alpha 12 and Alpha 13. Less than 150 of you were indifferent, so we seem to have shaken off some of the neutral invaders from previous questions. MOMENTUM Speed wasn’t the only change; momentum was tweaked as well. These two systems together play a fairly important role in how soldier movement feels, so asking one without the other wouldn’t provide an accurate picture. Let’s see if the numbers clear anything up a bit. In the first survey, the results were some of the most evenly divided so far: About 37% of people responding liked the change, another 31% were indifferent, with the last 28%ish being against the changes. Players were often voicing concerns about “zig-zag” spam and a cartoony feel. On the positive side, some players felt it was performing better on their machines. Skipping ahead a few weeks to the results of the second survey, some better wording in the question may have helped elucidate the answers. About 49% of responses preferred less momentum as offered by Alpha 13, with an additional (mere) 3.6% wanting even less. Players that prefer less momentum and players that are indifferent square off at 23.3% and 24.4% respectively, oddly enough! STAMINA One more component to movement is, of course, player stamina. Managing your stamina pool is pretty key to getting around the battlefield, especially if you want to do so alive. In Alpha 13, stamina regenerates faster but is also consumed more quickly. We were extremely curious about how this change faired. Both surveys turned up the same results, with the only distinct difference being a drop in people who outright did not like it. About 57% of people were content with stamina in Alpha 13, and only 12-15% disliked it outright. As you might guess, the folks that want changes want both regeneration and consumption to be faster… and slower. Interestingly, most people only suggested one or the other, not both! SPEAKING OF STAMINA… If we’re being honest, the results on this one were a bit of a surprise — we expected a lot more controversy. Adjusting the user interface is not taken lightly, as people come to rely on it. Still, we’re constantly looking for ways to make it more useful, make the game a little less stressful, and get the right information front and center. In this case, Alpha 13 moved the stamina bar to the center of the screen. Moving into the second survey, “Yes” votes gained an additional 20%, putting the total at 51.8%. Another 22.3% of people remained neutral — down from 23.9% in the first survey. SIGNOFF A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to fill out either survey! We’re going to continue to try to improve our polling techniques, analysis, and reporting on them. We hope you’ll continue to participate as we really appreciate your help in shaping the future of Squad. We know you’re going to have some feedback, so be sure to hit up the comments! OFFWORLD OUT.
  18. Alpha 14 Patch Notes

    I don't know that waging a campaign to hurt people is necessarily the best first step. Maybe try it out for a little bit, continue to offer your feedback, and see if the changes may have some unexpected results. It's easy to suspect the worst, but you may want to consider how this opens up more accessible communication for squadmates that can't always use a mic, may speak different languages, or just have a lot going on while they're leading a squad, firing downrange, cooking a grenade, and plotting the next advance. =) They're never going to replace what a human voice could and should do and certainly don't convey more than basic tactical information.
  19. Alpha 14 Patch Notes

    Just a heads up that surveyed changes from Alpha 13 will not be adjusted in Alpha 14 due to the new patch cadence. (I.e., we were busy building Alpha 14 while collecting that data, so it should impact Alpha 15 more directly.)
  20. Ban from SteamSquad can't send screenshot

    If you're VAC banned, you've triggered cheat defenses in a game that uses Valve Anti-Cheat. Squad uses Easy Anti Cheat. You're not banned on our end. (Just checked -- your account is in good standing.) It's possible you are banned by community administrators that enforce a banlist/ban people with VAC bans on record, but that's up to the individual administrators.
  21. New Wallpaper

    Be advised, squaddies: Intel indicates a new armored threat is active in our AO. Stand by for follow-on images. 3840×2160 (32mb) 3440 × 1440 (19mb) 1920×1080 (8mb) 3840 x 2160 (32mb) 3440 × 1440 (19mb) 1920×1080 (8mb) OFFWORLD OUT.
  22. Alpha 13.1 Released

    Hey soldiers! We’ve got a small update to address some of the more pernicious issues in Alpha 13. Check out the changes: ALPHA 13.1 CHANGELOG Fixed stabilization for vehicles. Fixed a regression in the engine causing vehicles to flip more easily. Fixed a client and server crash on destruction of the 30mm MTLB variant via TOW or HAT. Fixed an engine crash that happened if required files to play the introduction movie were missing. Fixed RCON on Linux servers. OFFWORLD OUT.
  23. Hey soldiers! Another month down, another weekend full of Squad to enjoy! MAY 30 5:30 PM PT (0030, 31/5 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic MAY 31 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World JUNE 1 ALL DAY Level.gg 40v40 Draft Begins 11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Power Surge 5:30 PM PT (0030, 2/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Corinthian Gaze JUNE 2 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) Squad Charity League: The Doctor’s Office vs FAOB 11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC) SCL: Scorch vs Legio X Speaking of Squad Charity League, they will be accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital until Thursday, June 6th. Give a little if you can! SIGNOFF Enjoy your weekend, squaddies. We’ll see you in June! Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. OFFWORLD OUT.
  24. Audio only in one ear

    If you're still having issues, I'd like to direct you to [email protected] for assistance.
  25. Server + Discord ban with out provocation

    You may want to look for a representative of the server you're looking for here: http://forums.joinsquad.com/forum/22-teams-clans/ They may also be in Discord: http://discord.gg/Squad Closing this one out as it's in the wrong forum. =)