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Doctor Hammer posted a topic in Feedback & SuggestionsMy Personal Ideas and Adjustments for Game Play Mechanics by Doctor Hammer With the current iteration of Squad in the B17 phase I feel like it's a critical moment for game play mechanics before introducing Version 1.0. With this post I hope to create a healthy conversation concerning the game play mechanics and to highlight my own ideas that I strongly believe will be positives to the game. Lets begin! Spawn System Commander The Medic Class Those are all the ideas I have for the game right now that I think could be super beneficial and make the game more fun, some ideas more thought out than others, but that's okay, at the end of the day, I just wanted to put those thoughts out there and create a conversation about those possible changes. keep in mind these are ideas are just ideas, not absolute solutions. I am proposing some of these things in the hopes good adjustments to them would be made, and a conversation could be started. I think we all want the same for squad, a teamwork based game that supports communication and tactics. Thanks for Reading! Doc
What's up guys, First off just let me state that this game is great. At the time of posting I have about 180 hours in. This IMO is one of the best mil-sim type games I have played. The amount of "Realism" They have in the game makes it a good experience and an enjoyable way to pass the time. However, with all games, I find some improvements would benefit the game. Below are some of the improvements I believe the game can benefit from. Let me know if you guys agree or what your opinion is on them. - All factions weapons should have access to sights. It makes it a bit unbalanced and isn't very enjoyable to be forced to have no sights. If an individual wants to have no sight they should be allowed to choose that. However, forcing some classes or weapons to not have sights on certain factions seems quite foolish to me. If that individual is equipped enough to have a 203 launcher attached to their rifle, then they probably have a sight. It actually does not sound bad to have the ability to choose whatever sight for your weapon if it is typically used for that weapon. For example, A AR Kit could utilize Iron Sights, M68 Red dot, EO Tech, or an ACOG. I'm not sure if everyone agrees, but that doesn't sound bad. If not that, at least allow a sight OR iron sights if not the choice of the type of sight. - a "Party" option for friends added to the game so they can be brought into servers with you, and the ability to add a friend and/or send an invite to a player in a server who is not in the party prior. This enables people to make "Friends" in game and bring them along, sidestepping the whole searching for them on steam process. - Fire team leaders should be allowed to set emplacements like the squad leader. If not straight-up allowed themselves then at least be able to request permission to set emplacements from the Squad leader (Just like the vehicle mechanic) - Fire team leads should also be allowed to set Enemy / Fire mission markers - No 1-man locked squads. This should be changed to at least a 4 man requirement. This way that squad can at least run a 2 man armor(Vehicle) team. Anything below that doesn't make sense. - An option to make the mini-map smaller. If not universally at least for when you are driving. Not everyone has a reliable TC (Truck Commander). - Advertisement. As I've stated, this game is great IMO and one of the best if not the best mil-sim type shooter. However, the player base isn't very large. at the time of this review there is only a 5,823 peak player base. Not terrible, but not great. My concern with this is overtime the game will take the natural course of losing players and dwindle down to even smaller numbers. I'm not sure how exactly the game could or should be advertised, I just think that it should be. I think they should utilize advertising on social media platforms, and more specials on Steam. The specials could range from more free-to-play days with front page advertising of such on steam so people can see it, to more frequent discounted days. I understand it's easy for me to state that when I am not the one fronting the money to do such, but I believe this player base can grow even more and I don't want the game to lose any of the player base it has over time simply due to it not growing because people do not know of its existence. Let me know how you guys feel about some of these points!
I don't really get the point of the changes to the revive system announced today. Enabling any player to revive fallen mates means flattening the gameplay and removing part of the tactical situation Squad is currently giving to the players. While we all agree that fun > real life, it looks utterly not realistic that anyone can simply approach someone and revive him. The Medic class reflects the specific need of deploying trained, qualified personnel on the battlefield who are able to treat wounds and help teammates. The current iteration of having anyone being able to stop the bleeding is probably the best compromise indeed, promoting teamplay (the medic doesn't have an indefinite number of bandages) and mutual help. What is the added value of a medic from now on? Maxing the health or the stamina of other people? There is little to no point in keeping playing medic; the fighting equipment is often of lower value than a generic rifleman and I expect a mass migration of specialized medics to other classes. As of today, a medic is a real asset in the team, just like all the other specialized classes (from the AT to the grenadier, to the marksman and so on). Reviving people under fire requires skills and experience; just like any other kit, it can be played by anyone but mastering it requires specialization and a bit of dedication. Having good medics can make the difference in battle, just like the fact that the tactical options changes dramatically knowing you have or don't have medics close when you are launching an assault or are waiting to be revived. On top of this, playing medic is sometimes the choice for players which are not that good in the firefighting but that can provide a consistent and priceless support to the team with their altruist attitude. They are rewarded by the fundamental support provided to the team, rather than the shooting skills. We are picking probably what is the most teamplaying kit in the game and trashing it into the bin. Is this the way we want Squad to proceed? What is next, promoting the K:D ratio over the team/faction result? Not counting that, on this basis, there is no point in restricting the AT use to the AT class only, the grenadier to grenadiers, driving heavy vehicles to crewman only...
Okay, so I love this game mode, but I think it definitely needs some tweaking. Played invasion on Yehorivka last night as the attackers. Made it to Novo and lost. But here's the thing. Our team did a great job of working together and saving tickets and destroying enemy vehicles, but at the end, the US still won by a whopping 400+ tickets. I would venture to say it was the most aggressive invasion round I have ever played on that map and we still got slaughtered (in terms of tickets). The game mode works well (for the most part), but I would like to suggest some changes.: - Attackers gain an extra +20-25 tickets per flag cap - Attackers start with more than 250-300 tickets, since enemy team starts with 800+ or whatever. - Give attackers more vehicles than 'defenders' - Do not allow 'defenders' to back-cap after attackers have already taken a flag. It just doesn't make much sense in my eyes for the defenders to have 2.5X the amount of tickets as the attackers unless the attackers have an advantage (and as far as I am aware, they don't). What do you guys think? P.S. Invasion game mode is not on the wiki