Forum Rules 07/06/2016Introduction The Squad Team reserves the right to edit, update, add and remove rules at any time. Applicable rules extend to the PM system. Your PMs are private, but the Squad Team may be informed about unacceptable PM content by the receiving party. Section I: Posting Rules §1 Show Respect This community can only work if we all respect each other. To that end, it is imperative that any time you engage with another user, either directly or indirectly, you show them respect with the content of your post. In particular refrain from flaming, insulting, abusing, taunting, racism, and other similar types of actions towards other forum users. §2 Attitude & Behavior Poor attitude and behavior are the most common ways a negative / unsafe environment is created and perpetuated. As such that kind of behavior will not be allowed on these forums. Please be mindful of this rule when posting personal positions and opinions regarding topics which could be considered contentious in nature. As a rule of thumb, keep your posts civil in nature, and refrain from making posts that are likely to incite arguments and create a negative environment. As a privately hosted web forum we reserve the right to maintain an environment that we are happy the majority of our players are comfortable with. §3 Swearing While we will not strictly moderate every little swear that occurs, please try to avoid excessive bad language. The moderation reserves the right to remove rants and unsuitable content at any time. §4 Illegal Topics
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Hello All! I'm taking this time to formally introduce myself to one of my favorite communities, the Squaddies. My name is SnippleRifsky (formerly BobbyMackey), many of you have probably seen me around Squad a time or two as I have played since the release of the alpha on steam. I mostly play on US East coast servers as they are the closest to my location. I've watched this community grow so quickly and am humbled to be a part of it! I've recently taken the role of a Pseudo New Player Instructor (Fancy way of saying I've been helping new players) and have seen so many people, who have never played any sort of MilSim combat game before, fall in love with Squad. This is what makes it all worth it for me, sharing the love of an amazing game with others. Anyone is more than welcome to join me an a game, and I am more than happy to help show new player the ropes. Steam: necroticmassacre Twitch: https://twitch.tv/SnipplePlays IG: SnippleRifsky
Seslor posted a topic in Introductions / New PlayersHey everyone! After browsing Steam for a game to play during between-season time in Overwatch, I stumbled upon Squad. I watched a few YouTube videos, made sure my new computer could handle it (I joined the Master Race just a few weeks ago), learned the difference between Alpha and Beta stages of a game, and then decided to jump in. My god am I'm glad that I did. I have 11.5 hours in just the last two days, and I am sitting here at work watching videos and reading about the aspects of the game that I was still unsure of. I literally cannot wait to get home to play, and I feel like a kid again with my excitement for this game. How is it possible to play one match for 90 minutes, get maybe 5 kills, and be on the edge of my seat the entire time while loving every second of it? Didn't think it would be possible - but I can't get enough. Anyway, all this to say that the community I have interacted with so far as been nothing short of amazing, and I look forward to watching this game develop more and more. My username in the game and on Steam is Seslor, if it's possible to add people. Hope to meet some new folks on here, too!
I promise I was supposed to do this before I started using the forums more... Alright, greetings noble people of Squad, I joined the game on the first week it came out on Steam early access when a friend of mine (who I am eternally grateful for) poked me about it. I'll admit I had no idea what PR was or what Squad was, but I knew one thing for damn sure and it was that Squad reminded me a lot of Battlefield 2 - my first and greatest love. So I instabought it. For the friend as well. Because hype and Christmas time. And hot giggidy have I enjoyed my time here, Squad is really close to (becoming) the game I dreamt of as a kid playing BF2 and hoping for it to be something more. And then out of the blue 10 or so years later it sneaked up on me like this. I couldn't be happier. Oh yeah, myself, I'm as much of a stereotypical Finn as you can get. Quiet, grumpy and I like my drink. And I'm good at shooting things. OK that's all you're getting. I'm involved with the Kanium-community and you might've seen me spam that recruitment post but you can find it if you will. You can see me on the battlefield usually leading a squad named ITCHY BALLS & "insert an alcoholic beverage of your choice" or on a little more official events something Kanium-related :P I hear you asking, but mr. Herhi, do you have itchy balls? Well you're going to have to play with me and find out won't you? Big thanks to you guys, the community as well, it's been delightful to interact with everyone ingame coming in from recently visiting the CS and MOBA communities again.
Hey all fellow Squad players! I am Manxman5. You will see playing in English speaking games. I am normally playing as medic as I love the thrill of running through fire to save a Squad member! I also sometimes play as a squad leader... not very well I must admit! A bit about me; I am studying military history and battlefield archaeology at a university in North Wales. I am from a small Island called the Isle of Man. I got this game from my girlfriend who saw a video for and knew this is the game for me! How correct she was! That's all I have to say and hope to see you on the battlefield soon!
Hey all, Thought I'd finally join up on the forums - Been playing Squad for about a month now...can't stop playing it! To say the least, I'm addicted. Some of you might recognize my name...I often play on California/Dallas servers, and I've tagged up with the [HSG Elite] squad....Such an awesome experience and to only think it's in Alpha! Huge props to the devs and artists behind the game - I'm really looking forward to seeing it evolve. See you guys on the battlefield! -k3v
Hello everyone! The names Featherstone (Or at least my middle name is). IGN is FeatherSton3. Just wanted to stop by, create an account and say hello. I have been following this game pretty regularly for the past half a year or so now, and now with the release of the game on Steam, I am pretty pumped. I definitely consider myself someone who wants to do nothing more than play strategically rather than run-and-gun and worry about my K/D ratio. So glad that you guys created this game, I have been watching the videos and the game-play is really, really impressive. I hope to buy the game soon and come play with some buddies of mine, and possibly meet and find new friends with like-mindedness along the way. So, that's about it. Thanks for reading and I hope to be playing along side ya'll soon.
Greetings, My Name is Francisco Gouveia , or as you will see me ingame , F.Gouveia. I am a 18 years old Portuguese gamer from a lovely small island called Madeira. Im currently studying ( university ) , taking a degree in BioChemistry. I am a member of the 7th Marine Corps realism unit on arma 3 ( link on bottom ) , in which i am a 1LT. I have grown a lot in knowledge and compreension while playing games such as PR / Arma 3 in a MilSim enviromnent. I hope to get to know a lot of you guys ingame, and also kill a lot of you before going down. I also have my own twitch channel that i will start up again so i can record my glorious and fun moments on Squad ( link on bottom) This is a new beginning, a gaming moment that should be appreciated by all, this concept and this project deserves everybodies attention and for that , the devs have all my attention. Semper fi ! F.Gouveia Links: 7th Marine Corps Realism Unit: 7thmc.co.uk Twitch Channel : twitch.tv/franciscog11
Hello friends of the squad community! My name is Oliver DePlace in the gaming world. However, in the world away from my computer i go by a "legal" name of Robert. So a little about myself: I'm currently a 21 year old male. I'm active duty in the United States Marine Corps as an 0313 (LAV Crewman). I'm currently in Okinawa, Japan, on a UDP (deployment of the sorts). Otherwise, my regular station of duty is in the wonderful, glorious, beautiful area in southern California known as Twentynine (29) Palms. (Those who serve/have served, you know why i'm being sarcastic about "glorious" and shit). I've always been a gamer, but oddly enough, i started in online gaming laaaaate after i should have. The very first game i played online was Battlefield 2. After about a year i started venturing out into other aspects of online gaming. That's how i found Project Reality. I've played a variety of games (and generally, still do) over the years. However FPS and military simulators are always where i come back to. It's my first true love. I'm not really sure what else to put. If anyone really wants to know more, i'll gladly converse with you through PM. Otherwise, i can't wait to get playing. I'm glad to be here, and i'll see you all out on the battlefield