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  1. Hi, just a quick suggestion that will hopefully be easy to implement. Currently, players I've talked to, squad leaders I've talked to, and myself have found it too difficult to pick out charlie fireteam members from the alpha fireteam members on the map. The light green vs light blue indicators are simply too visually similar when they are represented with little dots behind the arrows representing people. That is all. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk. - [LGN1] Zamics
  2. right now, in console there is no text color difference between vanilla maps and mod maps: there should be, would be good and helpful to spot vanilla maps from mods maps
  3. The grids used to be red (and the distance) and it was super easy to see regardless of the map or lighting. Now it's a real pain in the ass trying to discern distance among similar shades of black/gray. Please revert it to the old colours, navigation and target marking was a breeze.
  4. Hello, Is it possible to implement a color saturation setting because I find the atmosphere of the game too funny, the colors are too flashy and it is a shame for a war athmosphere ... the color level design Maps is not terrible. Thank EX : http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=8394636452157vieilleville.jpg]
  5. Right now the identification of squad members on the map is quite difficult, because it's necessary to open the spawn menu and hover the cursor above the person in question. This takes a lot of time and is annoying if you want to make quick location calls relative to a squad member. It would be great, if every squad member would be color-coded (like in CS:GO) so you can quickly look at the map and identify the squad member by colour, without the need of cursor-hovering, and call him by his color. Of course other quick distinctions mechanisms are also possible, like numbers or letters.
  6. As the title says, bring back the colored map please. It was so nice to look at before and now its just a big grey looking thinking not visually pleasing at all. Not really sure why this change was made....
  7. Hello Dear Squad Members So this is my concept of the "Squad Leader Map" : http://postimg.org/image/6yzpi5i8h/ As you can see the squad leaders can choose the color of their squad and can make "point of movement up to 3 or 2 times" and every squad leader can see the plan of direction of every other squad, so they could collaborate their movements according to the points. Or even to draw the direction as in Dota 2. What do you think about it?
  8. How do you feel, about having "Officially" acknowleged Skins, like Valve does it with CS:GO Skins? This could make a player more disguised, or popping out in certain Terrain. I think this would give the Community something to do, when they are getting boored of playing all the time, but stil want to give something to the game. PROS: - Camouflgage - Developers don't need to make them - Fun for users CONS: - Devs. have to implement that option - Work. If you want to see this in-game, lets do this and bump this Thread!
  9. PS: I wanted to add pics to the post but I couldn't (You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community.) So I post the links instead (you need to check those out to understand) After playing the steam version and the fools road map I am ready to give some feedback on the color palette and color variation found on the current maps. We are all aware that Squad is currently in alpha so this is not a complain but rather a feedback and sugestions to improve gameplay. Before I start I would like to state that compared to the first versions of Squad, color and asset variation on its maps have improved greatly in these latests itterations so the will of the devs to improve upon this has been present since the beggining of the project. The first maps of the game still lack a little of color variation but that is more than understandable based on their real life counterparts. (Even in real life many of those locations have structures, landscapes and flora that does not favor color variation so the devs/engine are not to be blamed there) https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_908w/2010-2019/Wires/Images/2014-08-08/AP/Mideast_Iraq-03061.jpg&w=1484 Now comes the "second gen" maps from Squad devs with the release of the Steam version, paving the way for a much greater variation of assets, landscapes and flora. The first one is Fools Road (The first non desert map). Fools Road has become among the early adopters a much needed fresh air but the map itself being in its first iterations it still lacks the polish, bug fixing (ethereal rocks) and assets to make each location in the map unique and easy to identify. Yet Fools road despite being in its early stages still brings such variations and nice locations that sometimes it has the power to draw the players away from the fightning making you just want to explore this land (this is good by the way). Despite Fools Road's current lack of assets, buildings, towns, natural (like waterfalls) and man made (like bridges) landmarks etc the map also suffers from something found on the very first maps and that is a lack of color variation, specially on its fauna and buildings. Now, don't get me wrong... the same issues are present on the Fools Road map from PR, but this can be improved upon on the Unreal Engine and I see no reason too keep the old map limitations since, even thou this is inspired by the old Fools Road there is alot that could me made better. http://image.tsn.ua/media/images3/original/Oct2014/384549791.jpg Now, if you look at the previous picture you will see that: There is a color variation among the trees leaves (some look like in autumm, some are healthier and look brighter other look older). There is a color variation between the grass and the bushes. Some parts of the grass are dry and not the same color etc. And here is Fool's Road as it looks today. http://media.joinsquad.com/2015/Nov/OctRecap/foolsroad_1.jpg Notice that the very similar shade of Green is used in many flora, like tree leaves, grass, bushes and even part of the uniforms. As you see in the previous (real life) picture, not matter how good the cammo patern is, its colors are never exactly the same as the fauna. Not shown in the picture, but even some of the buildings in the game use green as it main color (roof, fenses etc) All this contribute to two things: Locations, even if different in layout, soon feel repetitive. Infantry, and specially identifying friend from foe, becomes very difficult at any range in this sea of green with no contrast (different shades of green). Posible solutions: - Add different shades of greens for the fauna, specially differentiation trees leaves from the grass and the grass from the bushes etc. - Change the way the sun lights interact with the uniforms. In real life it is easier to tell a person from the background mainly because of the way clothes naturally reacts to light. Maybe there could be a way to make this stand out even more. - Shorter (greener) grass in some places and the tall Grass being less green etc. One last point before I close this already lengthy post: Maybe this "apparent" lack of color will be fixed by the soon to be implemented weather system that will create many different sun/light conditions that will add alot to the color variation. If there is a rain the blue from the lightning will change the color of eveything or the sunset will make all this green turn to something else among the orange sunrays. All in all, this is the best alpha I've ever seen. Keep it up Devs! Love you all!
  10. Forum colour scheme

    Is the colour scheme of the forum relatively final or was it just used as a basic direction? Or will we be able to personalize it at some point, like you can on other forums? What i really loved about the PR forums was, that it didnt really stress my eyes to read large walls of texts or just page after page in threads because it was all centered and written on a light grey background. On the Squad forums on the other you have the white, wide, window adjusting text boxes, like you have on many other forums. I was just wondering if i am the only one who noticed it and if there will be changes in the future. For comparison: For me it just seems a lot tidier and easier to read.