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      Introduction   The Squad Team reserves the right to edit, update, add and remove rules at any time. Applicable rules extend to the PM system. Your PMs are private, but the Squad Team may be informed about unacceptable PM content by the receiving party.   Section I: Posting Rules   §1 Show Respect This community can only work if we all respect each other. To that end, it is imperative that any time you engage with another user, either directly or indirectly, you show them respect with the content of your post. In particular refrain from flaming, insulting, abusing, taunting, racism, and other similar types of actions towards other forum users.   §2 Attitude & Behavior Poor attitude and behavior are the most common ways a negative / unsafe environment is created and perpetuated. As such that kind of behavior will not be allowed on these forums. Please be mindful of this rule when posting personal positions and opinions regarding topics which could be considered contentious in nature. As a rule of thumb, keep your posts civil in nature, and refrain from making posts that are likely to incite arguments and create a negative environment. As a privately hosted web forum we reserve the right to maintain an environment that we are happy the majority of our players are comfortable with.   §3 Swearing While we will not strictly moderate every little swear that occurs, please try to avoid excessive bad language. The moderation reserves the right to remove rants and unsuitable content at any time.   §4 Illegal Topics
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      As per §1 and §2, keep in mind to be respectful and reasonable, not only towards all users of the forum, but also towards the Squad Team and towards any ideas and content and the game itself. Criticism is welcome, but if it is not constructive and/or if it is offensive, the Moderation may need to step in. Please refrain from posting if you are upset, angry or drunk, or you may be punished for things you wouldn’t have otherwise written, which is not in anyone's interest.   §6 Language & Legibility
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      There is a Post Report system in place. If you notice a post that violates forum rules, simply use the exclamation mark icon below the users avatar image to send a report to the Moderation. We will then review this post. Your report will not be made public and cannot be linked to your person by anyone outside of the Squad Team. You will not be punished for using the Report system even if the report was false, unless you repeatedly abuse the system to spam it.
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  1. Waiting to get banned or at the very least a good ass chewin by SL, but nothin happens... Disregard and carry on you drunken menace to society.
  2. There were on this date another Friendly Fire discussion circling around the mainbase and friendly fire abuse on it. It got locked it seems didn't read it through since it started to go off topic. Anyway is there anything that can be done with the FF abuse. I have a few ideas I can list here (some are mine some are from others.) 1. Like beforementioned topic suggested, the FF damage done in the Mainbase safe zone should be deflected back to the source player of the damage. Also made a server side message to be seen everyone "Player X is punished with death because of Friendly Fire in main". 2. Make the Friendly Fire kills to be seen by all players in server and especially to the one that got killed in action, preferably also the weapon that killed the one. 3. Make the Friendly Fire to tricker a penalty respawn timer. That said, in form of function [ next spawn time = (FF kills since server change)*(FF kills since server change) ] without resetting in at round change, but only by server change. In that way when you kill one player you wait spawn normal amount, when you kill two friendlies you wait 4 times the normal, for 3 friendlies you wait 9 times longer to get back in action. This could also be adjusted or have some treshold value ie. 2 or 3 and after that the exponential punishment is kicking in. 4. It seems to become a norm to FF a SL that kicks you out of squad. To prevent this the kicked out player have cool down timer where next 2 minutes if he make FF kill, he/she will be punished for 10 minutes of spawn wait. 5. For the part 4, add a deflecting damage as in part 1, for kicked out player for the same 2 minutes of cooldown. 6. For penalty lenghtened spawn times, a clear statement should be made to the screen of the punished player, where is clearly pointed why the punishment did come. More Ideas?
  3. Couple of days ago, I decided to play Squad again after much time, I racked up 1000 hours so far. Seeing all kinds of people in this game / community. I joined FUBAR groups server with two of my friends from my unit. We spawn on main, the round just started and everybody is spawning there. I create a squad naming it in style "clan only", people join so I kick them out except 2 of my friends. I claim a technical for us, we go in to drive off main towards the objective and just as I am turning the engine on, we get shot in the back, so now we are bleeding. We exit the vehicle, we patch ourselves and we go in the vehicle again, and................ we get shot in the back again. Bleeding again...... At this point I am thinking to myself (as I am exiting and patching myself, again) am I stupid enough to play this bullshit with these kind of people, or these people who are there are just gaming ****wits on speed, who are there to ruin everything, in the end whats the point, why am I there, to be bullied by a system that allows it? So, I made sure I reload to have 1 extra bullet, and I started mowing down every single one of them in main ie. I teamkilled everyone that was in my field of view to protect myself and my squad so we can drive off and start playing normally. At that moment I got auto-kicked because of too much teamkills I believe. It was well worth it, got a huge weight of my heart after I done them... So .... My suggestion and an easy solution to this problem is: Make damage made to the friendlies come back at you. So if someone shoots at you, they do not deal damage to you but themselves. And this would only be active in main base. After you exit main base protective bubble, teamkill system work as they do now. There is a name for this but I don't know how its called, I have seen this kind of things in other games aswell, I hope this gets implemented in Squad. On top of this, I believe enough time passed from the steam release that we can finally have an option to lock our squad. Rain
  4. Just a few questions

    Apologies if this appears elsewhere in the forums. I did try to search but found nothing obvious relating. For that matter, I couldn't even find a 'search' function to help me search - just pan-n-scan with my own eyes. So if this is covered / belongs in another section, please feel free to move into the appropriate post / thread. 1) Friendly fire - will that be 'on'? I hope so / prefer if it is. Always played Hardcore versions of Battlefield because I find FF aspects to be more realistic, and dislike this idea of being able to shoot each other in the back with no consequences, and it affects gameplay when players don't have to worry about that (players stack up firing at / through each other without consequences, and if / when the first player in the stack goes down, it 'releases' all the bullet spray from those firing behind him.... unrealistic). I assume since this is all about realism, that FF physics will be enabled, but I'd just like to hear it first hand is all. 2) This will be a PC only game, yes? I have a MacBook Pro - will I be able to run it on that? Keep in mind that Apple now uses the same (or similar) Intel chips as regular PC's do, although of course they're on a different OS. Before both platforms were more or less completely incompatible, whereas now many games run on both PC or Apple computers. This will run via Steam? Steam works for both PC and Apple, and I do have Steam installed on my Mac. (I mostly installed it to enjoy Universe Sandbox) Thank you for your time in answering my questions. Just got here checking things out, and it looks VERY promising so far. If possible, and not sure what the 'path to enlightenment' might be, but I would love to work my way up into some position where I can support or otherwise help out in the development of this project. I am an intelligent and creative individual with quite a comprehensive background, with skill-sets that surely could be put to good use by you guys; unfortunately I have zero experience with current coding (30 years ago though I was a bit of a computer prodigy back when Commodore was still on the scene...) But my own background and knowledge of many things perhaps more on the periphery of this project, might be of use to you. I'm thinking things like human Socialogy, Leadership, Morale within any organization and / or how it applies on the battlefield, etc. Military knowledge / background, historical statistics, etc. Understanding how people think / act, etc. I am and have been a Clan Leader for some time. As a reference you can check out my website at: www.arkgaming.enjin.com I will begin slowly by throwing some donation $$ your way, posting intelligent and well constructed threads in this forum, and simply present to you my best and most honorable self, and see what eventually develops from there. (by no means do I expect to become 'President-of-the-Glee-Club' overnight) Thanks once again gentlemen, and keep up the most excellent work. I'm sure this will see fruitiion in no time. Good job.
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