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Caliell

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  1. Realistic Tank aiming suggestions

    What is you describing is basically the same way M1 Abrams ballistic computer works (or for that matter of fact any modern main battle tank ballistic computer besides older versions of Russian T 72 series) as well and I believe realistic tank aiming and shooting should be in Squad. Why? Because in the future Offworld industries already mentioned that they wanted to add Heavy Anti tank Weapons such as Javelin, Metis and others. When such lethal and portable weapons will be introduced, Squad in game tanks will be on equal footing or even at worse situations on the maps that involve urban and mountainous combat (Al Bastrah, Narva, Logar Valley) (already at disadvantage with Kornet and TOW). Why? Because infantry can literally sneak up and fire on the tanks at their opportunity, while tanks are limited in mobility and firepower potential in such terrains due to highly uneven terrain and high amount of cover and concealment for infantry to fight such tanks. What currently Squad have in game is "Manual Aim targeting" that is used when digital systems on board of the modern battle tank fail.
  2. Limited Alpha 12 Test Oct 10th

    First of all I never said that American military vehicles are invincible, but to your mentioned point: So historically only one F117 that is no longer in service shot down and all because of the pilot's error (pilot opened bomb bays too early and got lighted up by the radar. - This flaw is fixed on latest 5th generation Stealth fighters by having bay open up only upon firing the ordinance). How many Russian made aircraft had been shot down in comparison during that time? How many historically American 4th generation aircraft in comparison to Russian 4th generation aircraft? Shooting down one F117 only once historically ever, does not mean that is suddenly it is shitty plane. Every military technology become total shit in the wrong hands. This especially seems with incompetent armies like Syrian Arab Army that have to be complimented with Russian Mercenaries, South Vietnamese Army during Vietnam, or Saudi Arabian Army. As for my argument for Abrams, the tank is definitely really good. The funny thing, one American aircraft had been shot down and Serbs acted like they already won the war. Saudi Army should be part of Benny Hill comedy shit show. Saudi Arabia is extremely rich, but it is ran on incompetence and corruption, which is the result of Saudi losses. The perfect highlight of Saudi Arabian promotion system for their officer is. - Be in good graces of the Saudi Royalty or be rich enough to buy your own rank. The latest Saudi Version of Abrams (VERY IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT SAUDI VERSION "M1A2S" NOT AMERICAN VERSION AND THERE IS HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AMERICAN ABRAMS AND SAUDI ABRAMS) was literally left on the open to be shot up, with Saudis establishing no barriers and no fire support nor overlapping sector positions to cover it. They also apparently did not set up emergency channels for QRF, Air support (their air support helicopter arrived late and just circled around miles way from the actual combat while Houthis danced all over that overran COP) or artillery strikes. Saudi Abrams crew wore NO BODY ARMOR and they PLACED NO SECONDARY WEAPONS ON THAT ABRAMS (That Saudi M1A2Saudi did not have any machine guns on the top of the turret). All American tank crews wear body armor as the standard practice. - This is not how you use the tank, especially in "Combined Arms" doctrine, which Saudis do not seem to understand. Tanks are not meant to be invincible machines by themselves. They are meant to work with supportive elements to be at their full potential, such as infantry or air support, while providing the ground support for other element akin to Roman Legionaire Testudo or Ancient Greek Phalanx formation.
  3. Limited Alpha 12 Test Oct 10th

    I don't know where you got your info at but I've personally saw Abrams survive driving over 500lb bomb buried in the road. For your information, during Operation Desert Storm AT minefields was the primary defense of Iraqi army against Abrams with hulled down T series tanks behind them. Abrams had no problems driving over those minefields, even without engineer plows. This is simply false statement that Abrams is poorly defended against mines. Also MRAPs main protection against IEDs is not primarily it's height but especially designed hull that diverts IED blast away from the main compartment, not to mention it is designed akin to Lego pieces to be easily replaced (if a wheel gets blown off for example, it can still drive on the other three) and the reality do you see those weird fat antennas on every American military vehicle? Ever wondered what do they do? Those are EW systems, that make IEDs activated by radio transmitter (by cellphone for example) or AT radio guided rockets have hard time destroying said vehicles. In real life insurgents even stopped using radio activated IEDs because of it and used either wire or close circuit trip pressure type of activation (not the weight but the tire pressure pushing the electric wires together to complete the circuit).
  4. Limited Alpha 12 Test Oct 10th

    Actually it is realistic that Abrams will survive 125mm shot to the rear. If that was such design flaw, Israelis for example would of never made Merkava tank with engine at the front. The problem with this thought is that false belief, especially spread by Russian vatnik propaganda that Abrams have exposed turbine engine at the rear. That is flawed thought. For one Abrams engine sits cradled behind angled plate with auxiliary power exhaust at the top of it that is seen. In Russia there been widely spread rumors that insurgents shot at that exhaust at Abrams rear and disabled American Abrams tanks left and right in Iraq. Only one rank had been disabled that way with RPG7 rocket and only because faulty fire suppression system failed to put out fire, which eventually spread and burned the tank. The worst most likely to happen if Abrams got shot to the rear of the hull is engine damage and if there is penetration of the engine compartment, is bringing Abrams to the mobility kill, with Abrams other systems still operational but either incapable of moving or temporarily moving before going into a halt. In such situations Abrams have hylon fire suppression system. Entire tank is designed to keep the most important part of it alive. - The crew unlike T series, where crew members are sitting on the pile of explosives. In fact rear hit from 125mm cannon is much more survivable, than the front, due to the Abrams crew being placed closer to the front and having armor between the engine and crew compartment as well. This is likely to happen to t72 as well, however how the ammo is stored in t72 series tank carousel system (Abrams uses separate compartment at the rear of the turret) and due to the fact is t72 rear is shorter, Jack in the Box effect is more likely to happen to t72b3 if Abrams shot t72B3 to the rear with its 120mm cannon. Also to mention the new 120mm APFDS rounds have greater velocity than 125mm cannon's APFDS of t72b3 and better penetration. While having bigger cannon can be better, but it also reduces round velocity. Generally to penetrate something you want to go faster and not be bigger, since velocity transfers more energy in joules and the size problem is offset by creating longer ammunition for the tank with more propellant.
  5. WTF with the cheating over?

    1) First of all you do realize in this game you can be killed through the walls? The damage is drastically lowered, but Squad at least tries to lean towards realistic ballistics a bit more and you can kill someone hiding behind obstacles, such as thin walls. Some of them are unrealistic though like RPG 7 and 25mm HE rounds, not being able to penetrate fences, but otherwise even small arms can do the damage through the walls in this game. 2) What do you expect when you throw smoke grenade and someone starts cheesing at you through the smoke? -That's pretty common tactic. I usually cheese the bushes, wooden and appartment buildings, through the smoke, especially when the medics throw those smoke grenades and run to pick up their downed teammates (just line up your rifle where the last you remembered their body and take sporadic shots. - Guaranteed to kill someone who is being revived). It takes about full magazine, but if you suspect someone hiding behind a corner of the window, you can usually take them down. 3) It would be nice to see the video if you caught someone cheating. I understand the complaints, but at times you also realize there are mechanics in the game that can look like cheating like your complaint "WTF GOT SHOT THROUGH THE WALL!" unless it was one of those thick brick walls that only 30mm cannon can go through , or you threw a smoke grenade and someone saw you running into it. - The last I checked smoke does not make good physical barriers against bullets. Cover and Concealment are two different things even though Cover can be Concealment.
  6. What would you like to see in Squad

    Currently I think the easies things that can be fixed is the ability to set or stabilized all weapons Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 style onto obstacles (getting tired of shooting sandbags) or at least adjust ADS level at the Full Sandbag Wall Window level. This is kind of retarded that you can build sandbag wall with an opening, that is not sized correctly for aiming down the sights through it, or the players are incapable of placing their weapons on the sandbags just like current bipod weapons work. Perhaps also adjust graphics level to Post Scriptum style, where there are shadows everywhere. The current graphics are getting abused. At lowest graphics Multicam of US Army and Brittish Army are the worst (Russian Army even worse). On high graphics Multicam is the best though as in real life.
  7. CAS, Jets & Helicopters

    That depends how creative squad developers are. I believe such things can be countered with: 1) New LAT/AA kit with MANPADS either with Stinger or Igla or Strela to counter BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT or SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH of SU-25. 2) Provide mobile spawn points that can be easily concealed (already made the post about it in suggestions, giving Insurgents mobile spawn point that looks like Bongo Truck or Bongo Bus and Militia to get Kamaz truck). 3) Providing vehicles like Pantsir 1 or Shilka for Russian Ground Forces and Avenger or Linebacker, or M113 with Vulcan cannon on the top of it for US Army.
  8. M4 burst mode

    I don't like it. Neither liked it in real life, with real m4, nor in game and Squad got it spot on that Burst Fire of M4 having that surprising kick to it due to how fast it fires. In full auto M4A1 can go through entire 30 magazine in less than 4 seconds. US Army did the right thing switching and upgrading to M4A1 variant (although now Russian army got better body armor and it looks like newer rifle is needed).
  9. Commander in every APC / IFV

    In the way, we might of won because the developers introducing M1A2 into the game as 4 man crew (Loader optional as 240 gunner) after my suggestion and I was surprised that they took the notice of it.
  10. Commander in every APC / IFV

    I already mentioned my person argument about this. - First of all it is pointless to make vehicle "arcadey(ish)" due to the fact that "useless mirror fogger" is quite rare with the average crew in the vast majority of matches running 2 man crew. However "FORCING" such "Arcade" mechanics on the players (such as me) who wish for realistic crew is also unreasonable and pointless. - Why? Because the tank with the full crew is much more effective than with 2 and with introduction of the crewman class, this is rare to see dedicated armored vehicles' crewman squad as is. The result? - Such fears of "more useless non infantry players" is completely unfound because this scenario is highly unlikely due to the vast majority of players, naturally grabbing infantry classes anyway. Why am I for Commander's seats? The reason for this, is simply adds more freedom of choice to the game of what you wish to do. The best games tend to be the ones with the more freedom of approach, which translates into "more room for having fun." There should be absolutely no reason for not having such options (such as commander) if they are already naturally do not cause any problems as you mention. In my 300 hours of Squad gameplay I had never seen the situation you described, where "everyone ran wildly for armored vehicles as useless crewmen, leaving good portion of the team without viable infantrymen." - At most I saw about 10 matches, where one or two locked squads of 3 people ran dedicated vehicle crew, which are not very common. The rest of the matches, surprisingly involved one man or two man crews. - However dumbing down vehicles to "Arcade Mode" will take out the effort vs reward part of the game, rewarding solo players with such vehicles, when they should require effort to operate. Therefore the freedom to 2 man and 4 man as the option on the side should always be there. If Squad will introduce 100 player severs as well (which seems to be the plan), this problem will be non existent anyway and fully crewed vehicles shouldn't cause any problems even with such scenario that very unlikely to happen and already with current (semi) "realistic" crew numbers, at least I and I would think majority of players can agree rarely if ever happened. "If it is not broke, don't fix it"
  11. I am not talking about playing as infantry, but as gunner, inside the vehicle. You completely misunderstood what I am talking about. This is not about infantry. This is about Gunner's position, specifically in the gunner's basket like MRAP or Humvee (no longer in the game) and the future Loader's position of M1A2. The post was about gunner's position and not infantry. In Battlefield 2, player could duck inside the vehicles, such as Humvee turret basket with the press of the key.
  12. Commander in every APC / IFV

    Indeed it is and I am Russian by the way. Ironically Russian who served in US military (lulz).
  13. Actually it was that, except in Battlefield 2 as I remember it was Z key (same for prone) to hold down to dive inside the tank. In either case, Squad should of already had that feature since from what I heard the engine is borrowed of Battlefield 2 and PR.
  14. Commander in every APC / IFV

    The reason why I mentioned that, you have to look for what BTR series and Stryker series are designed for. BTR (Bronetrasporter in Russian) translates literally to "APC carrier" with the base Stryker IFV model seem to be the same. - However the deviation in those "analogs" comes down to that BTR was meant to be amphibious and swift. Yes, it is true any vehicle can be the death trap, but Stryker's Double V hull and slat armor, specifically designed to tackle IED problems is "definitely less of the death trap."
  15. 1. You literally pointed out the problem I wrote about. Just to mention on the side, I spent 3 years with .50 cal in the army and even today I could take it apart with the blind fold and even set headspace and timing. Machine gunner that does not remember if he/she chambered is either Alzheimer's patient or never received the training on the heavy machine gun (highly doubtful, since in my unit even cooks had to qualify on .50 cal gunnery). I get the point of chambering when first getting into gunners position, but it is simply asinine needlessly pulling charging handle every time you get off and get back into it. Yes, it is annoying during firefights, especially with the turret seem to be always facing some other way on its own once you leave it. 2. "Somali Style" describes blind fire type of shooting, highly prevalent with insurgents and Arab armies, where they would stuck automatic weapons over the cover without the aim and hold that trigger till black. However, it also applies to heavy machine guns, where you should be able to duck into the turret well, will holding the trigger down. In real life, those gunner baskets in the Squad though are also usually reinforced by extra panels with steel plates, with bullet proof glass on three sides. 3. My gripe isn't with "straight through penetration deviation", (even though there is no substantial deviation, especially with NATO .308 since those doors are so flimsy, you could bend some of them with the good kick. I am not even talking about shitty unarmored technical doors) but the fact that the damage through such doors at times is laughable. Are you telling me that 25mm High explosive cannon, cannot penetrate flimsy fence walls, or RPG 7 cannot penetrate and kill someone behind aluminum fence or flat board wall? Or for the fact that you have to cheese unarmored vehicle compartment before getting any visible results (excluding passengers sitting in the open cargo compartment), or AP 25mm and 30 mm are not one shot kills through walls? The ultimate icing in the cake, have you tried to shoot someone through the glass window in the game, only for it to act as bulletproof invisible wall? Try that with any parked Lada/Ghiguli in game or for that fact any glass window in the building. The ballistics deviation part is agreeable on and I had killed players in Al Basrah by cheesing apparent walls on the lips of the windows, but it seems that the damage was miniscule. It seemed like it took me 30 round magazine. Furthermore AT rockets don't seem to have penetration mechanics at all. - Anyone hiding behind picket fence, hugging it and being shot with any explosives seems to be immune. Damage for 25mm and 30mm AP seems to be lowered as well, at least by more than half and HE rounds don't even seem to be able to penetrate anything. If such large round was shot through the wall with someone hiding inside, the spall and debris on the other side would of created literal shotgun with pieces of the house towards unfortunate victim, not to mention list of other problems.
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