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  1. I'm honestly not exactly sure where to put this, I thought about Feedback and Ideas but this doesn't directly relate to the exact development of the current game though it does relate to the future of Squad. I also thought about putting this into non-"Squad" discussion, but I feel this has more to do with the future modding of Squad and it feels like so many want to make another bloody WW2 mini-mod, which while I'm certain is well-intended filled with a love for the history of the 2nd World War, I am very weary of that supposed genre. And TL;DR for those who don't want to go through a wall of text: Western Front + Eastern Front != World War Two the former two of which are way overdone as settings in supposed "World War Two" FPS Now I will be expanding on a reddit post I made on a kickstarter post about [url="https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/498i7x/days_of_war_kickstarter_video_spiritual_successor/"]Days of War. Now, before anyone calls me out for being hypocritical (the boldness symbolizes and embodies my wishes that this be read first! Or at the very least before anyone responds), as I recently expressed my excitement and speculation that PR:WW2 was ready for PR v.1.4 (which btw if anyone couldn't tell I speaking humourously as the a dev already stated it would not be included in 1.4, though I will try to find that exact post) I would like to make clear that PR:WW2 began development 2012-2013 (though it might have been even earlier) during which the "established" and alive WW2 shooters were really only Red Orchestra 2 and Forgotten Hope 2 (and FH2 does not have large playerbase at all). Additionally I did not really enjoyed PR:Normandy/WW2 due to its low quality compared to vanilla PR, consistent bugs, janky and odd models, very bare and open landscapes w/ low foliage and cover, and a terrible deviation for bolt action rifle and only really changed my mind after that mindblowingly awesome Alpha test of OP Overlord back in Christmas 2014. Thus I shall begin my appeal, which I state, current and future modders , if you are modding or considering modding Squad and have worked on or are considering working on a World War Two mini-mod/add-on, I beseech you for the life of me to seriously reconsider, Why am I perhaps poking into business that is perhaps not mine? Because I believe that the "return" of the "WW2" FPS shooter paradigm will only ruin and bring mediocrity to a genre that is already ruined by bland, and cyclical themes. Here is a list of new WW2 shooters (including PR:WW2) Days of War Battalion 1944 Insurgency: Day of Infamy Traction Wars And of course our very own PR:WW2 (formerly PR:Normandy) However, not only are there these somewhat recent "WW2" shooters already out, there are actually a good number of popular and populated "WW2" shooters Red Orchestra 2 And Rising Storm 2 Heroes and Generals Forgotten Hope 2 With the exception of RS and some maps from FH2, all of these are set in the Western or Eastern Fronts and while storming the beaches of Normandy in PR:WW2 was incredibly visceral and intense, I am honestly getting sick of that setting. Seriously, even though Western Front was perhaps the greatest and hopefully last struggle between industrial nations and I doubt that WW2 would have ever ended in Allied victory without the sacrifice of millions of Soviet lives on the Eastern Front, THAT IS NOT THE ENTIRETY OF WORLD WAR TWO. There are so many theatres and campaigns in WW2 that are NEVER explored by video games. There was the 2nd Sino-Japanese War, the Burma Campaign, the Aleutian Campaign, the guerilla campaigns of partisans across Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe (yes Enemy Front is set during the Warsaw Uprising, but the focus was on singleplayer and the multiplayer is mostly dead), the early war when Germany rolled over Europe, the North African theatre, the Balkan and Greek campaigns, the Winter War of 1939, the Soviet-Japanese border conflicts, the invasion of Manchuria (both the Soviet and Japanese), the overlap of the Chinese Civil War over the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. I could go on and on about theatres and campaigns that I think are honestly far more interesting than the classic Western or Eastern Front; the Sino-Japanese war was marked by absolutely intense urban combat with bolt action rifles as the primary firearm, usage of interwar weapons and tactics, and an asymmetrical component characterized by the relatively under-industrialized status of China. The Battle of Nanking was fought by the defending Chinese from a wall built during the freaking Ming Dynasty! I therefore conclude and beg, dear modders, to explore new options within the genre of World War 2 not constrained by the overdone and over-saturated Normandies and Stalingrads and the occasional Iwo Jimas so as to diversify the genre of first person shooter and avoid the mediocrity of mainstream paradigms. Thank you for you time EDIT: Some stills from the film City of Life and Death, which by the way is an absolute incredible and provocative war film on the Battle, and subsequent Rape of Nanking in 1937 Imperial Japanese Army soldiers German trained and equipped soldiers of the National Revolutionary Army Still from a battle sequence of an ambush Cinematic still from behind some IJA soldiers after a mass execution.
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