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  1. Hi, My clan has tags that are slightly too long for us to use the in-game prefix/tag field. Right now we are manually changing our names in steam when playing Squad. Would it be possible to either get a slightly longer prefix character count or alternatively implement steam group tags into the game? Quite a few other games have done this and it means people can set up tags in steam which work specifically for Squad.
  2. Hi all! Been playing this game for a couple of months now, and really enjoying it, so decided it was time to join the community, sign up on the forums and stick my two pence in The game is fantastic so far, so good that I often forget it's still in the alpha stage. And seeing the trajectory the game is taking, it's kind of hard to think of any meaningful suggestions. However, I wanted to share a couple of small things in the hope that they might get picked up. These are by no means big changes, but little things that I think might make general communication and usability easier from my personal experience. Compass Heading The compass is essential for communication in this game as we all know, for spotting enemies. My only suggestion is - can we make it so that your current heading is offset slightly above the rest of the compass bar? At the moment, the current heading is slightly larger than the rest of the bar, however in the heat of a firefight when trying to call out an enemy vector, I sometimes find it a little difficult to recall the current heading with only a quick glance. If the heading was raised up slightly, I think it would help draw the eye that little bit quicker. VOIP Indicator When someone says something over radio, or voice, then their name appears in the bottom left hand corner, so you know who's talking. The problem is, as soon as they stop transmitting, the indicator disappears. This isn't always a major concern, but a few times I have been in the situation where someone says something and by the time I've looked to see who was speaking, the indicator has disappeared from the screen. Obviously in real life, this isn't a problem, as you're likely to be able to identify your squad mates by their voice alone; but in a game where you are often playing with people you don't know, I think it would be handy to know who said something without having to ask them to repeat themselves. My suggestion is, rather than the indicator disappearing immediately, have it fade out slowly. It doesn't have to stay long - just a second or two after they've taken their finger off the transmit key, which gives you a fraction of time to flick your eyes down and check who spoke. In addition - I'd also suggest adding an indicator to the names above each player. Last night I was in a game where I was following 3 or 4 other players as we entered a compound. They were all in front of me, so when one spoke, I couldn't tell who it was without looking down. If there was also an indicator on their name, I'd be able to tell who was talking without taking my eyes off the centre of the screen. I know these might sound like trivial changes, but I often think it's the little details like this which really help with the immersion and make your interaction with the game feel a little more natural. First post, so be gentle. I go by this name in the game, so I guess I might see (or already have seen) some of you on UK servers
  3. So I regularly get this issue where I get shot from enemy which I think is friendly due to the fact that a downed players name tag is above the enemy's head ( this primarily happens in closed quarter combat where the enemy is peaking a corner and not fully visible ). I would like to suggest that any downed players name tag either turns red when they are downed or totally disappears with the exception for medics of course. I would actually prefer the latter as it would reduce on screen clutter of downed player name tags. I think it would add to the games immersion as reduced HUD clutter is always a good thing imho. I don't mind being killed due to the skill of other player or down to my lack of. But I do get frustrated when I get killed from an enemy due to my view being obscured or confused due to downed player name tags. Just thought I'd throw this suggestion out there.
  4. Hello, I could not find any topic fixing this issue, every time I join a server my name is always in numbers and always different. If someone knows how to fix this please let me know.
  5. Hello, I got a lot of times the following problem : When I am close to team mates and they are shot down by ennemy, it is impossible to shoot the ennemies when they are very close because I see them but I see also the name of my mates who are all dead. So I fear to make a team kill, because I see ennemies figures with my team mates names in green or blue. To avoid this, should it be possible to turn the colour name of dead people in red or an other coulour, excepted green and blue ? Thank you
  6. A problem I've had with in PR (no complaints about how it is considering the effort put into the solutions) is that when a squad talks to my squad, all I get is somebody's name. I have to look up which squad that player is in to find out which squad it was. Sometimes the SL is polite enough to say which squad he is in so I can get back to him easily, but that still doesn't solve the problem. The issues is, "What does that squad do?" Was that the TANK or an INF squad? Is it the Recon squad talking or the APCs over at Obj Delta? --- Please allow the commander comms channel to display the squad number and name for quick reference. i.e. [sqd 2 - TANK] [sqd 8 - Mech Inf 2] [sqd 3 - Recon] [sqd 1 - Mortars] [Commander] I'm not sure if SMs need it as well. [Xmas monster - AR] [Happy Tree Friend - Medic] [Thorrrr - SL]
  7. Auto Squad Names For SPECIFIC Roles/Assets or Standardised Squad Names The idea is basically about improving the organisation and understanding of the team layout and the job of each people in each squad. The practical game-design aspect may involve restricting kits, vehicles to an automatic or standardised squad name. Practical benefits of doing this: No arguing over asset allocation in automatic or standardised systemNo admin troubles related to the above issueCommander will know which squad has which asset (difference between Support or Logistics - current PR non automatic/non standardised system or the difference between tank and armour squad - as per current confusing free for all non sensical player named PR non automatic/non standardised system)Squad leaders will also be able to identify who to contact for whatever is required due to Auto squad name/asset system or standardised squad name systemPlayers will have a much better idea of the purpose of each SQUAD before joining itThere may be other benefits I haven't thought of I haven't thought deeply about the negative aspects of this system so forgive me if the idea sounds really stupid. So I would to give a few examples of how an Auto name system or standardised name system could work. Mil. advisors would probably be able to produce better organisation than my list below: SUPPORT - Logistics truck, (or at least 1 logistics truck for logistic/eng squad and not assault squad who also happen to take the logistic truck) Mortars, Transport Heli, Infantry Carrier (or at least 1 infantry carrier for infantry carrying squad and not assault squad who also happen to take the infantry carrier), Intelligence Role (if there is one EG ICOM - listening to selected or random enemy channel if implemented),Ammo carrier (or at least 1 ammo carrier ......) ARMOUR - Main Battle Tanks, Anti Air Vehicles, Anti Tank Vehicles (my bad categorisation at work here) RECON - Recon vehicles (BRDM, Scimitar) Sniper (or at least 1 sniper.......), UAV Controller, Recon Helis if implemented (usually the small helis or lightly armed ones) CAS - Helicopter 'gunships' Apache/Hind, Little Bird, ALL JETS (all jets are potentially CAS due to cannon) MECH INF - BMP/BRADLEY/BTR/WARRIORJust an example here and I did hitn my categorisation would be bad. However, as you can see and try to organise it is something difficult to organise and that's why I suggested this because it would be much more helpful if Squad developed a standardised or automatic name system. Not every vehicle would have to be associated with an auto squad name due to multi purpose or use of some vehicles or the commonality of them or variants.