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Ever since fire teams were added to the game, I have seen very few squad leads using them for more than additional spotters. Seldom do you see the SL assigning people to separate elements. In the rare few chances that I have had where a squad lead assigns these roles, I've found that it it can be difficult to spot the fire team lead on both the map and by the name above their head. The chevron doesn't seem like enough. I believe that the fire team lead should gain a marker above their head and on the map that is similar to the squad lead's colored circle. Instead of the squad's number being inside the circle the letter and color of the fire team would be there. This, I would hope, would keep the fire teams together much better than the current markers. I would love to hear the opinions of people that use the fire team system more for its intended roll.
Hello! My idea is still very general, so this post is mainly for brainstorming. I think the way that squad leads interact through voice with their squads should be reworked. I love squad leading, it is very rewarding to lead a team to victory. Sometimes though it seems as though I can’t even hear myself think. My answer to the problem of “congested” comms is fireteams. An SL would be able to offer the role of fireteam lead to squad members for up to 3 fireteams. SL’s would be able to talk to the fire team leads and coordinate certain attacks depending on squad comp. the idea is that the whole squad doesn’t need to hear me say that I need my two man armor to move further east. Or asking my marksmen if my mortars are hitting at the correct location. This frees up squad comms therefore having the SL only talk to other SL’s and their own squad’s fireteam leads. Just inagine: Your squad leading and you have three fireteams. Alpha, bravo and Charlie. Charlie consists of two riflemen/crewman operating armor for close fire support and transport of your squad. Alpha team is your medics, your AT, your LMG, and other riflemen. Bravo is your scout team, a marksman and a automatic rifleman (or scout class depending on faction). You take alpha into OBJ and set up frontline defenses. Your armor is ready to assist, and marksmen scouting ahead for incoming enemies. Everything is organized and everyone can tell you what they need and when they need it. As as a side note: I think a commander should also be implemented, this would be difficult to do though, because in real life a commander would be adept at commanding, I think that is a whole other concept than this and would require another thread.
Hey all small suggestion, I was watching a video of V7 and saw the new overlay, and thought it was really cool. I was wondering if it would be possible to implement a way to "Mark" individuals in your squad. This would have no in game UI contribution, but it would allow squad leaders to divide up their squad and manage it more effectively. I know with 9 individuals running around it hard to manage. My suggestion is to allow squad leaders to place a "color marker" next to that individuals name. Only members of the squad would see these markers when looking at the "spawn screen" I've attached a picture to explain what I am referring too.
What if Squad Leaders could organize their squad into different Fire Teams with a simple drag&drop feature. Giving the SL the option to create 2 or 3 Fire Teams might result in an easily organized and unified squad. Because it is much easier and efficient to give an order to Fire Team Alpha and Fire Team Bravo, instead of naming all the member one by one throughout the game. Additionally with the option to modify the Fire Teams in game by drag&drop or completely emove the Fire teams. What do ya'll think?
Ok, guess its been threaded to death but here goes another one Also, i'm aware of this tread http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/1589-teamsquad-management-radio/?hl=%2Btask+%2Bforce+%2Bradio#entry31468 but since i felt i expanded too much i decided to post it as new thread. I sincerely apologize if it should be placed only as new post there Let's start: For now, when there is 50vs50 or less, current limit of 9 squads is ok but once that number can be surpassed, this would make a lot of sense: platoons! Since in one of early interviews on yt, Chuc and Irontaxi mentioned that one of reasons there are 9 squads limit per team is because of communication (like in PR), I also discuss how comms would work with platoons/squads/fireteams. TEAM ORGANIZATION Introduction of fireteams Introduction of platoons Bonus: Keeping communication to 3-4 men is easily managed Bonus: Why stop there? Introduction of company? Or buddy teams? CONTROL (RADIO COMMS) Ok, so we have mess of platoons and squads in teams, right? How do they communicate? Two suggestions: 1) FREQ per squad 2) Make platoons mandatory as squads are in PR currently Bonus: squad allocations of hardware SUMMARY So, all said and done, is it worth the effort to include platoons and proper comms? I think so, its fundamental as teamwork is for Squad. No more nor less. This system, i hope, promotes teamwork, that existed in squad level of PR, to be present on wider scope. EXAMPLE Here is gamey example for full 50vs50 server (lets say PL is squad size): - att platoon (in total 26 players) APC (2 players) (PL - lets say this squad made platoon and serves as platoon leader)squad (9)squad (9)mortar/fob (6)- armor platoon (4) tank (2) (PL)tank (2)- def platoon (11) squad/fob (9) (PL)APC (2)- support platoon (4) chopper trans (2) (PL)heli/plane CAS (2)in total 45 players (team-oriented) It would be much more cool if we get at least 64 limit per team...that would make much more sense and this would be much more useful. Damn...lot of read...sorry for that... but would be happy as puppy if some Dev take time to read this and respond or anyone for that matter EDIT: intro a little more clearer, section Control/2)Make platoons... got some bold letters and italics for more clearer view, added example, italics for last line
Imagine that you are an American Automatic Rifleman in your infantry squad of 8 people. Your squad has made its way up behind a hill that has a good view over an Afghani village where there are probably enemy forces hiding inside. Your squad leader decides to have you and a rifleman stay behind to provide supporting fire while the other 6 men assault the village. So he goes into his Squad Leader HUD, assigns you and JohnTheRifleman to Fireteam 1. Then he places 2 riflemen and a combat medic into Fireteam 2. Fireteam 3 contains himself, a rifleman, and a grenadier. Fireteam 1's defend marker is placed onto the hilltop. Fireteam 2's attack marker is placed onto the West village entrance, and Fireteam 3's attack marker is placed onto the East village entrance. Without needing to say very much over his microphone, the squad leader was able to describe his plan in precise detail to his squad and everybody knows exactly what they are doing during the attack on the village. When all of the enemy forces are neutralized, he puts everyone back into Fireteam 1 and orders them to take defensive positions inside the village with a single defense marker. Good idea? Bad idea? Does this overcomplicate the UI system?