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  1. The meat grinder is awful

    +1 Perhaps some folks think the game play dynamics when overrunning an FOB are ok. I do not. I don't think they are at all consistent with the rest of the gameplay dynamics. And it's a major part of the game mechanic. This is a liability because it's a confusing dichotomy to the player base - Is this BF mixed with Arma? Or is this CoD mixed with BF?
  2. May 2018 Recap

    This is all looking great. Especially the RAAS. Lovely work, nice progress. Definitely looking forward to some game modes & maps optomized for armor Some of the newer maps have designs that bring out some meat grinder-ish play (objectives at the top of hills) and some CQB centric engagements (fights inside tunnels). I think you need to be careful with these until performance is more optimized, and even after inject these dynamics sparingly. egg
  3. A Little Update from Merlin

    The FOB spawn timer bug is debilitating; it ruins the gameplay for attackers and defenders. These types of issues should be patched within 2 weeks of a major release.
  4. un**** the fob mechanics plz

    Not sure I get the minor obsession with tunnels and underground complexes. Very few games are good at CQB and Squad is not really one of them. Occasionally these are an interesting novelty, but I believe two recently released maps have these kind of structures. The meat grinder dynamic is amplified in these settings, particularly so when combined with incomplete and/or broken FOB mechanics. I definitely think there is something to explore here. Once out of ammo the spawn rate of the FOB could be *extremely* slow (possibly no spawns, but that can introduce potentially undesirable side effects).
  5. Too many times in A10.1 have I seen FOBs totally overwhelmed but unable to take them out. Game degrades into spawn camp and russian style assault.
  6. [WIP] Korengal Valley [Vanilla]

    This was one of the best PR maps imo; the Squad version is looking superb so far - well done!
  7. Why aren't you playing Squad?

  8. Project Reality vets sign in here

    Good to see you here Fuzz. I've been on a bit of a hiatus from Squad.. busy w life and mildly obsessed with PUBG since they added First Person Perspective. I played during the v10 test period and loved where it's at. So much so that I can't play v9.. waiting on v10 to reinvigorate my interest. Desmo and team run a great server and have a good discord to support it - hope to see you on there in the near future. Cheers, egg
  9. November 2017 Recap

    Great looking progress on v10, looking forward to playing it. Best of luck wrapping it up. Cheers, eggman
  10. "Give Up" Timer

    A timer that shows the players their give up timer would be useful (it's exposed in game with the bleed out state, should be exposed in the UI to the wounded player). As the UI indicator (something like a bar decreasing in size) shrinks down, eventually it gets to 0 and the player is forced to give up. Giving up earlier than the bar at 0 would add some portion of the "early give up" to the player's respawn timer (in addition to other penalties). I believe it already works something like this, so just adding an indicator to the player would help reduce unnecessary give-ups. eg
  11. I have fingerprints all over the right side of my monitor from "measuring" the 400m distance Aside from the "friendly" FOB marker showing the distance and build circumference, and the existing FOBs having a toggle to show the circles... a mappable key command for "FOB dropped on my position" that you could quickly press and see the circles in the map would be helpful. That would be based on the SLs current location being where they drop the radio. You could then very quickly see the impacts of dropping an FOB on your current location. A bit gamey, but would help with positioning the radio in a way that allows for hab / fortification / weapon emplacements in good positions. Less gamey than moving 5m and trying again and again imo.
  12. I think a "layers" toggle in the map could be useful. Might not ever be more than one "info layer", but the ability to turn that on and off would be useful. Default to on, let the player decide if they want to turn it off, remember their choice.
  13. SL map suggestion - show FOB build circumference and FOB distance circumference. Hacked representation of the concept below. Should only be viewable by SLs. Would also apply to the friendly FOB placement marker. Would not apply to enemy FOB markers. This would simplify the understanding of FOB minimum distance and FOB build radius. Cheers, egg
  14. @Tartantyco I'm not aware of any of your ideas - explicitly as stated by you and originating from you - being incorporated into Squad. I designed most of the systems in PR. Many of those were limited by our ability to extend the engine, so compromises were made. The Squad devs don't have the same constraints, they can do anything they want, so the issue is what is the right thing to do and at what opportunity cost. WRT the build radius, it's not a commonly known datapoint today. Yet it can have material impact on gameplay. Reflecting both the distance and build circumference in the SLs map view would greatly aid in comprehension. That way people don't need to know anything, the map shows it to them. Adding that to the friendly FOB marker would greatly simplify planning and comprehension. That way - whether it's a fixed value or a variable value - it's easy to determine this from the SL map UI. WRT the distance between FOBs, the one size fits all approach - while not a critical issue - does create scenarios where FOB placement options on smaller maps are very limited. One guy places an FOB at the center of a map and that's the end of useful FOBs on that map. Having a variable circumference based on map size could help with this. That said, it's not really that big a deal imo, just a possibility to evaluate. The thing I have a hard time grokking is that when I read your suggestions, ideas, systems, while there are - at times - some good concepts, on the whole they come across as incredibly convoluted and complex and, in many (most?) cases, totally non viable. Yet you look at other people's often much simpler suggestions and dismiss those - with an intolerable one way broadcast of arrogance - as being overly convoluted. The only evaluation I can make of that is you are fixated on your own ideas being sound and not capable of objective evaluation of different perspectives. egg
  15. Using your most pompous tone.. tell me.. how many games or game systems have you designed that have been put into practical use in a game by players over an extended period of time? The arrogance in your tone is completely unfounded given the mediocrity of your ideas. The concept of "FOBs need to be one major grid square apart" is incredibly easy to grasp. With a system of scaled grids, this enables different minimum fob distance for different map scales, but still one simple rule "one major grid square apart". egg