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  1. Hey! I'll go straight to the point, Squad is a really good game, but I think it's missing progression. Beside me "getting better" at the game and seeing it, there is pretty much no other progression between the countless matches I have played. My suggestion would be to add a very little and basic leveling system like in so many other games. This addition could simply be made by taking a percentage of your score at the end of matches and turning it into XP that will increase your personal level. That's it. I would love to see an addition like this one in Squad because, in my opinion, one of the most important aspects of a game is progression; the player's feeling of getting better and further into the game. For the moment, in Squad, like I said, a player's evolution is simply represented by the matches he has played and how he has learned new strategies and ways to play the game. But many other games, even the hardcore ones (such as Escape From Tarkov), have decided to introduce a leveling system to let people see a certain progression between matches, presented in the form of a number, every time they go back to the main menu. Also, just to clarify, I don't wish this leveling system to let players unlock new things like Call of Duty does, I just want a number to let us see some sort of progression between matches. Thank you so much for reading all the way to this sentence and I am open to you guys' opinion on this small suggestion! PS.: Sorry if there are English mistakes, I blame it on the fact that this is my second language.
  2. Ranking system

    i was wondering what the community thought about having a ranking system? I feel like i need to see a xp pop up on the screen make me feel better about murdering helpless towelheads:P
  3. (Also posted on steam) TL;DR, Make a leveling system based on your squadmate's review of your teamwork in order to buy classes/specializations. So, my current issue with the game is this: when you join a squad, because of the new players, you consistently have one guy using a class that he/she doesn't understand yet(A squad lead who doesn't communicate/drop RPs, a medic that doesn't heal, etc), and when vehicles come along, I'd hate to imagine the chopper pilot who thinks walls make good helipads or the IFV that likes to sit in the open and get a face full of RPGs. So, my idea is to impliment a leveling system designed as a skill tree. You start as a recruit, and at the end of the match(while waiting forever for the next round to start), your squaddies can opt in to fill a quick checkbox for each player(Communicated with the team, followed orders, stayed with the group, etc). Every checkmark you get shows that you're better at the game, and can use the points gained to unlock teers of classes, like optics riffleman which becomes a marksman, or a AT soldier that becomes a grenadier, etc. Vehicles would be done similarly. You unlock the "heli" teer 1, which allows you to be a gunner for a blackhawk or attack chopper, then pilot of a scout or transport heli, and finally an attack chopper pilot. Hummvee gunner/driver becomes IFV gunner becomes IFV driver becomes tanks or whatever. Each teer starts off with a buy in value, which is higher for those classes/vehicles that require more skill. And to one-up that idea, maybe after you buy into a teer tree, you need to complete a tutorial. For example, a marksman tutorial that explains that you WILL die if you are in the middle of the fight instead of on an elevated position, and that you need to move position every kill or two. Another example would be for AT soldiers, which explains that tanks need to be flanked and hit from the side(preferably under the turret axis) or from behind near the engine, and that RPGs fly like bananas instead of bullets and that AT4 rockets drop off like they have ED. The point is, it not only gives an endgame objective that isn't linear(get grenadier at level 4, hummer driver at 6, etc), but also pushes people to play the game as a team to get those checkmarks, and reserves specialized roles for those that would be better suited for them, because they've worked on learning the playstyles. Thoughts/comments/additions? ~Aedene
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