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Hello, I don't usually participate in forum discussions but I am leaving my feedback because I'd like to see this game succeed. This isn't only my opinion but of many other players as I have mentioned it while playing and many people agree. I have many times shot someone in the head with almost every large caliber rifle in the game. Sometimes (25-30%ish) they go down in one shot. All the rest of the time I have to shoot them again. If I get 2 successful head shots they always go down. I can get a good head shot and then shoot them in the chest sometimes up to 3 times for them to die. A lot of the time I end up trading with them which is frustrating because it happens a lot. Sometimes I will be aiming and ready at a corner leaning, especially if it's my right side, and will start shooting before them. I always aim for the head and I can see the blood-puffs coming off their head but will end up dying with them. All of these situations are very frustrating because any head shot with 5.56 and up should kill an enemy. I have heard some say the helmet might be preventing it but insurgents with no helmets do the exact same thing. The helmet is more for protection from shrapnel, potentially stopping a smaller caliber round, or deflecting slower moving rounds from a distance. Close range rifle rounds would penetrate any helmet, especially within 50m. I am only critical because this game is obviously geared for realism. This is literally the only thing I have to criticize about. You are doing a fantastic job and I am looking forward to future updates, especially the next one. Cheers.
The Black Lions (TBL) The Black Lions is a old Arma 3 group I had way back and was always focused on being a small group rather then a big clan. This is not your big group recruitment page or anything, and if that is more of what you want i'd check out all the other great groups on the forums. The Black Lions is a single squad sized group that plays together and really gets to know each other through play time to develop a sense of "My squad has my back" mentality I myself have played for a short amount of time but have grasped the concepts of the game quickly. For this post I will be trying to find around 8 other people to go into combat with. This group I'd like to put together will not be a strict milsim environment. I enjoy playing the game seriously but don't enjoy people that get upset at others because they didn't do something just right. By serious I mean calling out bearings, distance, moving together, making plans, etc. but also joking around laughing and having a good time. I have tried squad leader and will admit I'm no good at it, I prefer to play as a medic and help my team. So for this post I'm looking for all roles. That includes a capable squad leader. Since this is a single squad of 9 I'm hoping to get and if you want to join, know that your preferred role might be taken sometime so always try be able to be flexible. Since I have said what I'm looking for in a squad, here's what I'm looking for in each person: -NEW PLAYERS WELCOME, always glad to play with whoever! - Have a good quality mic and don't be afraid to use it. Just talk and have a good time! - Be at least 16 years or older. Nothing against younger players, I just prefer to play with a little older group - Be able to take orders and complete tasks and/or tactical plans without getting upset or angry. - No trolling or funny business. Just play the game like its meant to be played. - Maybe we could do a squad tag like (TBL)? Not quite sure about this cause I don't want to force people to change their name if they don't want to. Something we could discuss - If you're foreign, speak good English to be able to communicate. Doesn't have to be perfect but understandable. - Lastly is play times, I'm usually on through the week late at night around 9p.m. ET and can be on whenever for the weekends. So try to be able to do the same That's all I have for my post. If you have any questions or are interested just let me know on this post or on my profile. Thanks for reading this if you did and hope its something you would find fun!
Alrighty, so you could argue that this should be in the media section but if this turns into a discussion then it may belong here ;) Anyways...... Tonight, i had one of the best rounds of squad since the first week of commander package release. We the insurgents took all 5 flags in about 10 minutes only to lose 2 FOBs and get pushed back the middle flag where there was a decent fire fight for awhile with abit of back and forth capping and recapping centre flag. Coming down to the last 18 tickets and just taking the middle flag, i decide as a last ditch effort to push the squad to the 4th flag and try and take it before they recapped ours. This video clip is from the last 2 minutes of the round (nothing special in terms of action) but i still thought id pop this up on the forums as abit of a shout out to the squad members and abit of 'suck shit USA' lol [sL] ChanceBrahh Griff Pray for DeathX Freezer Geezer A$AP-Element Sofajeger (._*Mandeuk MrSp1k3
Welcome, Yesterday I bought Squad Leader - Founder Level for $ 70 and I question whether it well understood, and access to a closed Alpha get the beginning of September, or already I can play in a closed Alpha. I wonder about this because on YouTube are already videos of Alpha. Thank you for your response.