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      Forum Rules   07/06/2016

      Introduction   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
      Prohibited topics include, but are not limited to: Piracy, drugs (including cannabis), pornography, religion, racism, sexism, homo/trans -phobic content, videos and images showing violent death or serious injury, ‘spam threads’, hacking & griefing (endorsement thereof), religion, politics,  etc. Prohibition may be suspended for some threads if they are found to be suitable by the Moderation (such as scientific debate).
      If there is doubt, the Moderation Team can decide whether a topic is considered illegal.   §5 Attitude towards Squad and the Development Team
      As per §1 and §2, keep in mind to be respectful and reasonable, not only towards all users of the forum, but also towards the Squad Team and towards any ideas and content and the game itself. Criticism is welcome, but if it is not constructive and/or if it is offensive, the Moderation may need to step in. Please refrain from posting if you are upset, angry or drunk, or you may be punished for things you wouldn’t have otherwise written, which is not in anyone's interest.   §6 Language & Legibility
      Please post only in English. Non-English content (including non-legible content) may be removed. If you see someone posting in another language because s/he apparently does not speak English, please report their post - if you can, you may reply in their language to explain their question, but please do translate their and your message so it can be reviewed by the Moderation. ‘Hiding’ insults in non-English posts will be punished harshly. Posts written largely in ‘leetspeak’ or full of spelling / grammatical errors may be treated like non-English content. This rule does not extend to PMs.   §7 Forum structure & Search
      Please ensure when posting a new thread, that the thread is located inside the correct forum section. Check all forum section titles to judge where your thread should belong. Threads created in the wrong forum section will be moved or deleted.
      Before posting a new thread, please make use of the forum search to find older threads about the same topic. In doubt, it is recommended to rather post in an existing thread, unless that thread is years out of date. However, do not bump old threads without adding a new question / answer / insight that wasn’t in that thread before - use common sense.   §8 Thread Titles
      Please name your thread appropriately; the subject title should sum up / explain the content in the thread. If you fail to name your thread properly (such as ‘Hey!’ or ‘Check this out!’ or ‘Help!’), we will either rename or lock the topic. Repeated offense may lead to infractions. The practice of using CAPITALS only in your thread title is not allowed and will be edited or the thread will simply be deleted. Strange or abnormal Unicode characters should be excluded from thread titles for the sake of being distracting and unnecessary.
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      Please ensure that your post is not in all CAPITALS, as this is not allowed. Any threads posted in all caps will subsequently be removed from the forum. Repeated offenses may lead to infractions against your account. This practice is not approved or accepted here. 
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      When posting images, mind the following restrictions:
      .gifs will be allowed and may be removed by Staff if deemed necessary.
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      Do not include more than ~1 large image per paragraph of text, unless in image collection / announcement threads. Link to further images.
      Consider posting thumbnails. You may post a few more images per post if they are reasonably small, the details are for the Moderation to judge.   §11 The use of BBCode
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      There is a Post Report system in place. If you notice a post that violates forum rules, simply use the exclamation mark icon below the users avatar image to send a report to the Moderation. We will then review this post. Your report will not be made public and cannot be linked to your person by anyone outside of the Squad Team. You will not be punished for using the Report system even if the report was false, unless you repeatedly abuse the system to spam it.
      Do not ‘report’ posts by replying directly in public to them. In case of spambots, this prompts them to respond in turn, spamming the forum further. This also fuels flame wars and arguments.   §2 Reporting Moderators
      Moderators are subject to the same forum rules (and some additional rules / exceptions). If you think that a Moderator has treated you unfairly or is otherwise breaking forum rules, please PM the Lead Moderator or any Administrator. Do not accuse Moderators in public, the Squad Team will treat every complaint seriously and it is in our interest to discipline or remove Moderators who are known to break forum rules.   §3 Respect Squad Team members and Moderators
      Do not ignore or argue against Admin, Moderator or Dev instructions on the forum. If you have a complaint, as per §2, please inform the Team in private. You are expected to follow orders given by the Moderation, Administration and Development Team, and it is necessary for smooth running of the forum to respect their decisions. Being stubborn or ignoring warnings will lead to harsher punishments - however, we do not tolerate Moderator / Admin abuse of power / privileges, so do not hesitate to inform other Team members if you feel treated unfairly.   §4 Bans and multiple accounts
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  1. Hey guys, I have searched the forums and there is no answer that I can find. I want to start a server locally on my machine and host it with clan members for purposes of training. Meaning not a public permeant server but a local training server for a short period of time. In PR there is a way to do so through IP, and since the idea is not to open a permeant server I find it a bit ridicules to rent a server for a few hours. Is there any way to do so like there is in PR? Cheers and sorry the question has been asked already I find it hard to find any topic discussing that.
  2. Local voice chat volume?

    While in game, I've had problems hearing teammates in local voice chat unless they're practically right next to me and shouting, and that's even in fairly normal conditions. God forbid there's a vehicle engine or gunfire in the background, because then it's a lost cause. I've had to set my voice chat volume to 200% AND turn down my game effects to 80-ish percent (still working on a good balance) in order to hear anything locally. Squad voice chat is fine, since there's no distance-related volume algorithm in play, but I think local voice chat volume could use a little tweaking. Anyone experience anything similar?
  3. Hi everyone, I thought about the possibility to set a voice activation for the local channel. I don't like the fact you have to push a button to communicate with the person next to you. For the squad channel push-to-talk is fine. Further this also is a solution for the suggestion, that everyone around you should here what you are talking, no matter if you are talking in the squad channel or to someone next to you. Just my thought :D
  4. In an effort to increase strategic realistic game play, I request that all players be able to hear local communications from both teams. It is kind of unrealistic that the enemy cannot hear our local communications and us not being able to hear the enemy's. With this implementation, the enemy names would NOT show up like the friendly coms names do.
  5. In an effort to keep the game in line with the realistic philosophy, I request that 2 new hotkeys be added to mute the Squad and Squad lead channels and optionally, that have a 30 second automatic re-enable (if the person does not re-nable). Often times you are trying to hear footsteps but can't hear because of the communication over the channels. A quick hot key would enable us to quite the comms and listen out for foot traffic, grenade, etc... with a 30 second re-enable timer to help prevent constant muting and help forgetful battle stressed people from over muting themselves (optional). This implementation would require 2 hot keys, one for the Squad channel and one for the Squad lead channel. Also with this implementation, there should be an emblem added to the main list of team members so as to know who is muted. The timer is not necessary to me but seems like a good idea - if that wasn't implemented but simple hot keys are, that would be enough as long as there are indicators on the team list so as to prevent people from being constantly muted by creating visibility (admins could then warn, then kick or ban). There should NOT be an option to mute local channels because you can't mute people in real life.
  6. I think it would be beneficial to be able to tune the loudness of any of the three types of chat "On the Fly", ie Hotkey'able function. Examples of situations could be you just jumped into a vehicle ( Ex. BTR ) and now the ambient noise is louder than your comms level, I find the level required for Squad chat while you are inside a BTR is just simply to loud for when you are not in a vehicle. Or how about you hear foot steps approaching but there is to much comms to hear it, you should be able to mute instantly for that situation. I know you can quickly go into your options and adjust but it would be easier if it were hot keyed, especially if there is a fire fight and you need to adjust to hear commands.
  7. So last night I was in game for the first time in 2 weeks. Worse, it was my first time in an FPS in two weeks. I was running on instinct for the first while and my instincts were rusty. Anyway, as I rounded a corner I saw someone hide behind a building wall. Instantly I considered rushing the bugger, but realized (thankfully) this is Squad and if I rush in I'm just going to die while spraying bullets everywhere but on my target. So I moved to the right and slowly approached. My target must have thought I went away because he came running out. This was not a great choice for him because immediately I helped him spring a few leaks. As the "Teamkill" message came up I realized he was wearing the same uniform as I was. "Well poop!" I thought at the same time as feeling glad I had just spawned in as a Medic. About 15 minutes later it dawned on me that I should have used local chat to ask if he was friendly... this is always a good option when you can't tell who someone is. That's my "Thing that is unique to Squad which I forgot about." What's yours?
  8. This xXDickGrabber69Xx was spamming local chat with blasting Taylor Swift...
  9. Local voip when wounded

    When wounded you lose the ability for local chat, this removes the occurrence of people in pr screaming enemy here, hes moving left, frag here. With the new ui and medical system however getting a medic to someones position can be an absolute nightmare. Now you can use squad chat to relay the same info that local removed, so I'd like to hear opinions about that. Closed pre alpha with the first iteration of the revive system, what are the plans for making wounded not such a "rough" experience?
  10. (Disclaimer: I have not noticed if this is already in Squad and have not played in the past weekend, sorry in advance if it is) A small voice indicator above nearby allied soldiers and unconcious bodies talking in local chat would really ease the potential pains in Squad that PR had- locating and reviving the correct unconcious squad mate's body out of a sea of other corpses. This indicator could be in the form of a simple "speaker" icon above someone's head or a slightly more complicated animated "voice volume" icon which does not have to represent the mic output but would move when it is turned on.