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My suggestion here is quite simple: what if we had a better, clearer, more readable map? Many of us have noticed that the current in-game map looks like an aerial snapshot of the terrain, with very few tactical information displayed on it, and that noticeably hinders operation efficiency, both for squad leaders and for the troops. We think a better map might greatly improve movement planning, communication and overall awareness. Here is what a standard Squad in-game map looks like: The terrain is drowning in unnecessary graphical clutter, and a lot of relevant informations are missing or barely visible. For those who are familiar with real-life military maps, or maybe the Arma series (not trying to compare Squad to Arma here, just using it as an example), here's what a map looks like in Arma 3: EDIT: I can't find how to link a properly sized picture, so here's a direct link to it. https://imgur.com/a/DdVWFwD You may notice a few key differences: - Topography: The map displays the peak elevations of the terrain (those dots with a number), and grading lines allow for quick readability of its features. Those informations can be used for better movement, as squads now know exactly if a given position is higher or lower than their objective, and might be able to plan their approach in order to use ridges and such as cover; but also for communications, as the peaks can be used as landmarks (Ex: "Be advised, hostile .50 Cal on Hill 75, facing south.", with Hill 75 being the dot 75 on the map, peaking at 75 metres above sea-level). - Planimetry: The map displays clearly any man-made object or infrastructure. Urban areas are recognizable and individual buildings easily identified. Roads are perfectly visible (whereas in Squad, some roads are almost invisible on the map), and some major landmarks are marked, such as churches, or gas stations. -Vegetation: Heavy vegetation is clearly identifiable on the map (those green areas). -Grid: This might be a bit more controversial, but the grid is displayed in metric units. In Squad, the smallest grid square is roughly equivalent to 33m. -(Bonus) Markers: I'll be posting another thread for this one, but Squad leaders should have access to a wider variety of markers, and more flexibility in their use. For more about this, see: Now, I know that the maps in Squad are smaller than in Arma, so too much intel might clutter the map. There might be no use for too many landmarks, and topography information might need to fade away when zoomed out, to keep a good readability. I am aware that this might mean reworking the map system as a whole, to transition from a static image to a dynamic tactical display, but I honestly think this would be a great Quality of Life improvement, and that most players would welcome it.
Server Name: ✠ [GER] Zur salzigen Kartoffel ✠ Connect: steam://connect/18.104.22.168:27165 Discord: https://discord.me/ZsK_GER Teamspeak: dk-squad.de // alternative 22.214.171.124:40002 Battlemetrics: https://www.battlemetrics.com/servers/squad/2547124 Deutsche Version befindet sich im oben genannten Discord, im Channel #rules. Rules General Racism, insulting and sexism of any kind are not tolerated. Official server languages are German / English. Player names need to be pronounceable and readable. Squad leads need to have a microphone. He also needs to use it! Players with too high pings negatively influence the gaming experience and may be kicked. Players who are absent can be kicked off the server. Cheating / Glitching / Bugusing Anything that causes an unfair advantage over other players is prohibited. This includes, for example, setting an FOB at an inaccessible location, e.g. in the water, in a (destroyed) vehicle. Teamwork / Fairplay Violating or Teamkilling of players which are in the same team is not allowed. Das Verletzen oder Teamkillen von Spielern des eigenen Teams ist zu unterlassen. A hindrance of the game procedure is omitted. If the gameplay does not change despite the admonition, the player may be kicked. Locked one-man squads are not allowed. Exceptions are Logistic Squads. Fahrzeuge, die das Crewman-Kit zum Fahren und Schießen benötigen, sollten im Optimalfall mindestens zu zweit besetzt sein. Vehicles won't be treated as disposable means of transport. Squadleaders are responsible for their use even if the vehicles are operated by other members of the squad. An excessive loss of vehicles should be avoided. Offenses Everyone is responsible for his own account, excuses like "my brother has played" do not exist. Players can be kicked or banned through rule violation. Admins and moderators are allowed to decide independently. For unbanning requests you can contact an admin in our official Discord via private message. Seeding Up to approximately 40 players active. Release to normal game via broadcast message. Only the middle flags of the layout will be the target to play on. A FOB may only be placed 100 meters behind the active flag. Enemy FOBs may only be attacked if they are placed on the active flag. Additional Advertising for other clans, communities and servers is not allowed. You only have the right to a whitelist slot if you have no VAC exclusion, game exclusion or a ban on our server. The administration-team reserves the right to change rules at any time. Further, we are subject to the official Game Server Administration Guidelines
Rules and Infos Why did we found Squad Germany? We like to play and know the problem of the full servers, so we want to offer you more servers and an active community Why are our texts English? We are a german squad community but to avoid any exclusion we speak english or german. Server 1 IP: 126.96.36.199 We can currently provide up to 4 servers for you - just use the first one Teamspeak: ts3.yaaf.de Admins: Sir NonSinn | Hobbit, Mambluu, Viper Support: Write a FB message if no one is on TS3 Website/Forum: really needed? ... but in progress Facebook: fb.com/squadgermany We search someone to maintenance Discord! ----- Rules ----- Everyone deserves a second chance but NO third ! Speak German or English and name your squad with GER/EN please Play fair and respectfully No vulgar expressions and no insult Pay attention to teamplay Lone fighters get kicked Teamkill and trolling get banned
Hi, I just recently bought squad on steam during the summer sale. However, I notice there are no African servers and the lowest ping I can get is about 250. I am writing on the forum to ask for any info regarding this issue. I come from South Africa and I would like to know if the ping will affect my gameplay and if there is any plan for the future, to release at least one SA(South African) server or African server? I know for a fact that there is quite a big squad community in SA that would highly appreciate a server and low ping. Would anyone with information regarding this issue please post a response. It would be most appreciated.