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Hi folks. Thank you for the free weekend, it was my second time, and it just gets better and better. I still haven't bought the game though. Here are some of my feedback (if someone cares enough to read them, and some have probably heard about them 100 times before). I think I played Project Reality for 8 years, absolutely a great game in the end, but Squad is a lot more fun, probably because of the updated graphics/engine and the more amount of players to be able to play. Here are my concerns though. The game is absolutely fun as it is now, but the character animations still needs to get better, especially walking, crouching, etc. and I know they probably will and are working on it, but I just thought I would throw that out, because it's an important visual aspect. Also, jumping to get over obstacles is not good, this game needs options to get over obstacles, for example "press E to get over", etc. with proper animations. It's a shame, because with those absolutely gorgeous models and graphics, the current animations just kills it. Weapon deployment on obstacles. Not sure if this is possible, or if it's hard work or easy to do, but it would be really nice, but nothing that is REALLY needed, but it helps due to some obstacles being an inch taller then your crouching height. Apart from those silly things, I would be happy if those were the only things that got improved/updated, if they were, I would definitely buy this game. However, as I've noticed, this game just gets better and better as it progresses, so it would be nice with some Tanks on future updates ;). Also, I'm a bit disappointed about the speed of the development, it seems to be a very slow progression, to a point it's not worth buying now. This game has various alpha updates, and it's not even Beta, when will the full game be ready, 2025? This is concerning because, it leaves the impression that this game will not be finished, and developers will loose interest before it's finished. I have to say though, as a 8 year experienced PR player, that I am VERY, VERY impressed by this game so far, because it's fun, very very fun. Apart from touching myself at night (yes, let it sink in), I lay around and think about what this game would be if it were just like PR, you know the grappling hooks, Fallujah, tanks, helis, proper animations. I think it would become one of the best games EVER created.
As a squad player your attitude and perception going into free weekend is a big part of your frustrations during this time. On the other hand concerns raised in the community not adequately addressed in an effective way, other than deal with it. Is not very healthy either. Knowing your player base can save you a lot of time, pain and frustrations. Having organised and planned information campaign two weeks prior free weekend is a good idea. Having official or third party servers labelled as #FREE WEEKEND PLAYERS (Server provider name) or #NOOB FRIENDLY (Server provider name) is a better way of doing it than flooding the server browser with 40 unknown third party server providers. Each trying to fight for space with their own server names “SQUAD.HOST.COM” in effect just to promote sales. I understand that these server providers have made a deal with the development team. They will provide the free servers for the free weekend, if they get to advertise for the duration of that time. And that’s a fair trade, but I think some more thought and organisation behind this process would alleviate and lighten the stress for your squad audience that want to find their favourite server and player base. I don’t think anyone is really opposed to a free weekend. It’s quite the opposite, almost all have invested interest in wanting a larger player base coming into squad. I think it’s a matter of SCALE and the way free weekend is executed. Adding a queue was a brilliant move to the server browser experience. Why not build on that concept and add a second window to the browser list where you can display all the “Free weekend Servers” this way players can filter their server preference. And you give your server advertisers an option for their needs, a dedicated spot to be seen. There is a lot that can be done by the developers and community alike to have a smoother transition between these free weekends. I think that if you have a solid foundation to launch a free weekend with the right support, you can have these activity’s more frequent. I hope some of these options highlighted in this post might start a fruitful discussion or sharing of ideas of what kind of functionalities ingame, server browser or menu people would like to see in squad for a better experience. Post your ideas on how we can ask the developers to make it better!
The free weekend brought in a lot of great players to the community and has definitely brought the playercount up. So far it's been for the better and it helped get me a lot of footage which I thought might fit into a compilation video with a cinematic-esque look. So I present Fire Support: I hope to do more like this in the future and would love to hear anyone's feedback on any aspect of it, whether they liked the letterboxing, etc.
"From Thursday November 10th at 10AM PST (5pm GMT)to Sunday November 13th at 1PM PST (8pm GMT), Squad will be free on steam and we promise there will be a stack of surprises on the horizon. If you look closely and pay attention, you might just spot a few things already hiding in plain sight." So, what do you guys think they're referring to and what do you hope to see?