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Hi there, I'm not yet an owner of Squad, but am thinking of picking it up. It looks like a great game, but i'm really not very excited about the visuals of this game. By that i mean the terrain details seem weak. Every room in every building is completely empty. It seems as though the finer details of the game are grossly lacking and i was wondering why that is? Surely with the unreal 4 engine a better effort could have been put forth to give the player a more realistic and detailed environment to play in. Quite honestly, this is what holds me back from buying this game. Game play is only part of what makes a successful game. The other is eye candy which this game greatly lacks which is quite frankly, disappointing. Re-think your approach to details and the eye candy factor and you will have a cash cow on your hands. everyone will flock to it.
Hey guys, I am not new to the game since I got it one year ago. The game has advanced in so many areas except one! And that is the environment detail. It is still horrible to say the least. The effects in the game look 11/10. In the recent recap, the mine explosion looks too good to be true. But the trees and the grass in the game look like from a 2002 game, also the lighting make things to bright or too fogy like in the early 2000's games. Lets compare squad environment vs a mod for Battlefield 2 (Forgotten Hope 2). VS VS In this squad screenshot bellow everything looks pre-alpha, the environment with it's colors is all over the place and does not blend in well. In the end I want to say, that squad it self is great, but for me I want to feel like I'm there. So I don't play squad since I hate the way it looks. I would suggest for the developers to create or buy or generate far more tree models, since it''s mostly the same tree everywhere. Also change the ground textures form brown to more green, so that the grass and the ground could blend in better together. Since now it just sticks out too much. Anybody feels the same? What do you guys think? Please post your opinions. Cheers.
So I was just wondering, what are the damage models on vehicles going to be like when they come? I'm really hoping for some pretty in-depth stuff, seeing as the game is based around realism. Nothing like Battlefield's damage models, which is pretty much vehicles with health bars and the only factors to take into account is the side of the vehicle you're hitting. Maybe similair to Arma's damage models, but hopefully a little more in depth. So for instance in Arma you could disable a vehicles turret and pop one of it's tyres while the rest of the vehicle remains fully functioning. Ideally if the damage models were a happy middle in between what Arma and War Thunder has. War Thunder depth damage models would be great, but it would put way to much work on the devs, so like I said, if the damage models found a happy middle in between Arma and War Thunder that'd be great. I would be really disappointed if they had to detail and were similar to battlefield's damage model.
Are there any plans to implement more detail into things like the interiors of buildings, settlements and military compounds? If not, these are my suggestions. Things like furniture and clutter in buildings, clutter and cars in the streets, assorted equipment and ordinance sitting around, or even potential dynamic spawns (Random IEDs)? I believe some of these things existed in PR but not on the scale that I speak of. I mean making the settlements and towns seem lived in. I understand the primary focus is on gameplay, mechanics, and teamwork, but I believe immersion is the thing that really makes or breaks a game these days.
Devs have you considered adding in the use of bandages into SQUAD but with a difference, everytime someone uses and or gets bandaged there player model gets a bandage either around the arm, head, chest, leg.. This could make the game add just that slight bit more detail than most you see published nowadays. It would also look great! adding in that extra aspect that shows the pure struggle you might go through in a round. Any thoughts?? I'm going to keep positing random questions/ideas to help. - Daruth [EDIT]: This would only be a cosmetic feature in SQUAD, where the player gets extra bandages surrounding areas of the body after healed (as generally described above). This isn't a number one priority for the dev team its for the small details later in development... Thank you for the great comments so far everyone.