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What's up guys, First off just let me state that this game is great. At the time of posting I have about 180 hours in. This IMO is one of the best mil-sim type games I have played. The amount of "Realism" They have in the game makes it a good experience and an enjoyable way to pass the time. However, with all games, I find some improvements would benefit the game. Below are some of the improvements I believe the game can benefit from. Let me know if you guys agree or what your opinion is on them. - All factions weapons should have access to sights. It makes it a bit unbalanced and isn't very enjoyable to be forced to have no sights. If an individual wants to have no sight they should be allowed to choose that. However, forcing some classes or weapons to not have sights on certain factions seems quite foolish to me. If that individual is equipped enough to have a 203 launcher attached to their rifle, then they probably have a sight. It actually does not sound bad to have the ability to choose whatever sight for your weapon if it is typically used for that weapon. For example, A AR Kit could utilize Iron Sights, M68 Red dot, EO Tech, or an ACOG. I'm not sure if everyone agrees, but that doesn't sound bad. If not that, at least allow a sight OR iron sights if not the choice of the type of sight. - a "Party" option for friends added to the game so they can be brought into servers with you, and the ability to add a friend and/or send an invite to a player in a server who is not in the party prior. This enables people to make "Friends" in game and bring them along, sidestepping the whole searching for them on steam process. - Fire team leaders should be allowed to set emplacements like the squad leader. If not straight-up allowed themselves then at least be able to request permission to set emplacements from the Squad leader (Just like the vehicle mechanic) - Fire team leads should also be allowed to set Enemy / Fire mission markers - No 1-man locked squads. This should be changed to at least a 4 man requirement. This way that squad can at least run a 2 man armor(Vehicle) team. Anything below that doesn't make sense. - An option to make the mini-map smaller. If not universally at least for when you are driving. Not everyone has a reliable TC (Truck Commander). - Advertisement. As I've stated, this game is great IMO and one of the best if not the best mil-sim type shooter. However, the player base isn't very large. at the time of this review there is only a 5,823 peak player base. Not terrible, but not great. My concern with this is overtime the game will take the natural course of losing players and dwindle down to even smaller numbers. I'm not sure how exactly the game could or should be advertised, I just think that it should be. I think they should utilize advertising on social media platforms, and more specials on Steam. The specials could range from more free-to-play days with front page advertising of such on steam so people can see it, to more frequent discounted days. I understand it's easy for me to state that when I am not the one fronting the money to do such, but I believe this player base can grow even more and I don't want the game to lose any of the player base it has over time simply due to it not growing because people do not know of its existence. Let me know how you guys feel about some of these points!