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I never owned a fps game except for a oldy called Kuma War. So I don't really know what to do and I haven't really had luck getting a squad leader to help me out much. Any tips or teams that can teach me?
Dear squad players. would anyone like to play a game with me to help me learn the game? i played one game and people did help me but i would like some more help. if you would like to help me please comment (EU) thanks guys, -Raaf
My problem is every time I login to squad the exact launch error is "the program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-I1-1-0.dlll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem" if anyone knows what I need to install please give me a link or whatever else I may need to fix it. Thanks
Hey guys! So I was originally a console gamer for 11 years. I never wanted to transition to PC gaming for the normal "To Expensive" reason. Until last year when I saw a video on YouTube about Squad. The game was literally everything I could want in a game: teamwork, intensity, strategy, voice communication, large maps, realistic gunfights and gameplay, etc. So I saved up and built a decent rig so I could finally enjoy a proper game like this. Now I play games from DiRT: Rally and Mirror's Edge to Squad and Insurgency. So I've only had steam for a few months now, I have about 50hrs on Squad, but I am new to the community. I usually just get on and play couple rounds and hop off. I'm looking forward to playing more often and getting to know everyone!
Hello all, just got into Squad and I've played a few games and communicate well with my squad that I'm in to relay information, I'm up for any role and any mission and I'm eager to learn more about this game and continue growing. I am also not role picky so you can throw me where ever you need me and I will play that role to the best of my ability. I'm very mature and I do not scream in the mic I actually find that rather annoying. INFO ----------------------------------------- Name: Kody Becker Age: 17 Location: USA My steam is: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Zenith1173/
Lads I have something that I wanted to say to try to explain what I see happening, and what I expect to see more of in the future. It has to do with new squad leaders. Bear with me here but I feel like this is a valid point and it would behoove everyone to at least think about it while in-game before throwing around insults and what not... So, I feel like we're at a point now where there will be players 'stepping up the the plate' to take the role of SL. A lot of these players are proficient at the game and know the basic in's and out's of what needs to be done to succeed. They just don't have the practice as a SL as of yet. A lot of these guys, as members of a squad, are good at following orders and killin the bad dudes and they feel like they're at a point where they can do an ok job at SL. Some may not have the 'tactical' mindset to be one of the 'top' SL's (they think that all you have to do is throw down a FOB and hit the enemy head-on). Some may take up the roll, be ok at it but see that their team isn't faring well, so they start to focus on trying to kill more bad dudes as they think that it would help out the team. Unfortunately this is where the cohesion of that squad falls to the wayside. Instead of berating the SL for not 'doing his job' properly, perhaps it falls on the squad members to pick up their game, slow the pace down and play more rationally!? (remember this isn't CoD or BF). Perhaps the best course of action would be to politely inform that SL that it's imperative that he 'steps back' so to speak and focuses on maintaining situational awareness of friendly and enemy positions alike and maintaining those all important rallies/FOB's. It may sound stupid by sometimes the most 'tactically sound' move to make is the move that doesn't see you in vicious combat. *Just 1 point I can't stress enough to SL's, if it's an AAS game mode, for the love of god, 1 squad attack and at MINIMUM half a squad defend! To those new to the SL roll, I know it sucks but it's your roll to assist your squad the best way you can so they can do the killing and all the fun stuff. Me personally, I only SL for a few rounds at a time as I don't mind the job and hell I was one IRL for a few years. I find it amazingly rewarding (when I have a competent squad), but unfortunately all too often I find myself pulling my hair out. The best advice I can give you is if you're keen to SL or even try out the roll, do it for 1 or 2 rounds and then go back to being a thumb in bum rifleman for a few. You'll find that it recharges your batteries for when you are SL so you can perform at a better standard, as you're not burnt out and frustrated. Don't be disheartened if you jump on as a SL and your team loses. This by no means indicates that you were bad at your job, it just means that your team was out-played by the other. Keep dabbling in the roll when you get the chance. If anything, it will remind you that sometimes it's hard to lead a random bunch of dudes from all over the world, from all different walks of life and from all age groups.