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  1. Squad devs should introduce ranks into the game to have more replayability and more reasons to play the game. Note: higher command ranks don't have to be Squad leaders but Squad leaders must be sergeant and above.
  2. Squad Ranks?

    I tried making ranks as intricate and realistic as I could, obviously there are going to be a lot of things that are wrong or people disagree with or would change on this but I thought I would put it out there to try and get y'all thinking about the structure of ranks and how that might work. Who knows maybe someone somewhere thinks it's a good idea.
  3. Dear Community, I just wanted to write down some Ideas i got for the game. If already mentioned yet, im sorry so far. Furthermore I am sorry for my bad english already. Medical treatment In my oppinion Squad has a very high potential to get a really great and big tactical shooter / simulation. So i remembered something i was delighted by, years ago. The medical combat treatment in America's Army. No Defirevivals like in battlefield or similar games. You have to choose the right treatment from many, when you drag your buddy out of the firezone. Analyse the symptoms and get him the right treatment. If it's wrong he could actually die, anyway you wasted bandage and other medical materials. This would bring more realism, consideration what to do, and more dramatic scenes into this game. Structure I actually really enjoy the squadsystem but one thing that i miss is something like the platoonleader (No i do not want so say commander). The platoonleader should be a player in rank of a captain or higher (Will be explained at the ,,rank" topic below). He coordinates the squads by voicechat and the map. He should be the one in command to build the big FOBs, not like it is at the moment. Squadleaders should be able to build barricades, outposts and small stuff like this, in addition to that something in between the RP and the FOB. So something like an Outpostpoint with more Tickets that an RP, but not unlimited like the FOB. The Platoonleader should be able to build the FOBs only and with some more stuff then it is in the game already (i know, that more will be coming, no offense). So with that way arguments between the squadleaders could be avoided and Squads only playing ,,Minecraft" could be avoided as well. On the other hand the platoonleaders tasks are to coordinate the squads and ,,play minecraft" for the FOBs. It could structure and balance the game a bit more. Ranks If i may mention, the game Heroes&Generals got a really fine ranking system. That's a system, that would actually fit in this game, too. Every player gets his own profile. He can start to rank up but not in a way like CoD or BF does, no, a way more realistic and slower. Every player could choose between Enlisted and Officers at the beginning (fighting class and commanding class). Enlisted could rank up from Private till Captain and Officers from Officer Cadet to Colonel. Once the new player played a while, ranked up to PFC, SPEC and CPL, he should know how the game, the squadsystem and fighting in a group works, so he gets SGT with the next rank, that unlocks the Squadleader function. The sniper should be unlocked at the rank Specialist. Once he got SGT, all classes except of platoonleader are available for him and he can go to rank up slowly now. That could avoid new and inexperienced players blocking barely available classes and allow them to be introduced into the game, till they can lead and snipe by theirselfes. Also it would incentivize players to stay with the game and rewards them for loyal spent hours on community servers with a new rank. These rank updates should be shown at the uniform ingame. It is detail, but that would be totally new to that games, that we could recognize each other by ranks and outer appearance. Just a wish for all you detail and realism lovers. Badges What army would we fight for, if there were no medals or badges. And again, I am not talking about Badges like ,,Runningmaster (You lovely sweet runner sprinted 200 miles in that game)". Im actually talking about stuff like Shooting badges (Marksman, sharphooter, expert) for kills or medical badges for 60 saved buddys with the right treatment. Stuff like that. But thats a profile thing. Factions I've seen, that the community has grown big. So many players, many nationalities. Squads are often just open for special languages. Some more factions from different countrys could be a nice thing, especially for that Takistan (Afg) maps. There could be added Canadians, Englishmen, Germans, Italians, Australians, French and so on (And if its just the flag at the uniform sleeve with no different uniform). Tanks Well. Tanks are a big apprehension in the community i heard. I am sharing that idea, because that is a point of many, that makes this game so attractive to me. Including tanks would destroy the atmosphere and the game feeling. The maps are big and running around gets literally exhausting after a while, but there will be vehicles included, what's good news. But except of maybe light armored vehicles there shouldn't be tanks, choppers or something like that, that could turn the game into a new battlefield. The only exception i see could be one BlackHawk for transport given to the U.S. Army for the missing sniper class. That were just some ideas to hopefully stimulate a discussion. Have a nice week and stay friendly, community.
  4. Ranking System?

    I know ranks have been brought up in the past, and had this been a month ago I would have said and I did say no to having any kind of ranking system. But now that I've played from day 1 of alpha release, I retract my statement. I strongly feel a ranking system of some sort would be good. No perks or any BS, simply unlock kit/roles as you progress. When you first start playing SQUAD maybe only be allowed to play as a regular ol gunner kit/role then unlock more kits/roles as play time progresses. 1. Gunner 2. Aimpoint 3. ACOG 4. Grenadier/rocket launcher 5. Medic 6. Sniper 7. Squad Leader Or something similar, obviously there will be more kits/roles in future updates. If the roles/kits were earned it would cause less stress to experienced players because new players couldn't just grab the SL or specialist kit/role. Then all players can rest assured that anyone who grabs the SL kit/role is actually experienced and knows what's expected of them. This can be a great thing to help new players learn to play the game the right way.
  5. Note: This topic is the result of a debate and conclusions drawn over an older topic I posted a few months ago. Suggestions for increased persistence Points and ranks 1. Make a point/xp system for things like squad score, team score, etc., as well as a separate counter for each vehicle type for vehicle-specific customizations (see 9.) based primarily on mission success (number of lased CAS runs etc.) 2. Make ranks, with military markings (unlocked by total earned xp) that change based on rank, on the actual in-game character model, as well as next to your name. Example: <TEAM>*Sgt.icon*Sgt. Ostboll: OMG don't fire AA near team air u dense f***!!1!1 Alternatively, rank and unlocks could perhaps be unlocked after a certain skill level, like KDR+team score per minute+revives per minute, or something like that. Spectator mode and tournaments 3. For big league/tournament games, maybe add a spectator mode? (with delay, duh) 4. Arrange lots of tournaments and make sure the game is tournament/event friendly. Personalization, achievements, bragging rights and soldier and vehicle customizations 5. Add options for unlockable additional character aesthetic customization (obviously not a different type uniform, but attaching grass/branches to the helmet, wearing a beret/boonie, face paint etc.). 6. Add achievements (that do not affect gameplay) either like the steam achievements, or like the BF medals, or a hybrid. 7. Make achievement badges displayable on the uniform (as ribbons/skill identifier badges). 8. Give the crewman and pilot helmets a few unlockable options as well like flames, a flag, etc. 9. Add unlockable nose art and personalization for vehicles, like shark mouths on A-10s, kill counters (painted burning tanks for instance) on aircraft, and maybe even some custom text (with fixed font size, colour etc. of course to avoid less serious customizations). Why? General Squads predecessor is lacking in something that most shooters have today: a reward and bragging right system. Squad could become the tactical shooter and could bring my favourite genre to the mic-using public. But to become the flagship of teamplay, there needs to be rewards and persistence. Otherwise it would be hard to make Squad grow big. Therefore, I believe some of the above suggestions are not only needed to make the game grow bigger, but they'd also be f***ing awesome. For each suggestion: 1.-2. A higher rank is nice bragging rights, and a neat rough indication to other players on your skill level. 3. I don't know about you, but watching an intense battle in some clan v. clan finals with commentators sounds pretty awesome to me. 4. Making the game and servers tournament friendly would allow for loads of community events and tournaments. 5. Additional face paint/helmet camo (that still looks like the correct team) adds bragging rights and variety. 6. For the reward system. Duh. 7. Bragging rights, personalization, etc. 8. You don't want a patriotic themed custom paint job pilot helmet with bald eagles and fireworks? 9. I always wanted to write "I'm gonna free the sh*t out of you" on my tank.
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