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I recently came back to Squad after a LONG time away form it. My first impression when I first got the game was "meh". At one point I thought "I´m playing Red Orchestra 2 with modern maps". But v10 has suprised me and I´m quite pleased. I see the game is moving a bit towards where i´d like it to be. I AM REALLY HAPPY ABOUT v10. The animations, vault, climb jump stuff is just great. I know there are some problems with animations and medic stuff but I have faith they´ll fix it. Now, there are 2 things that I´d like to see improved. 1. NAME TAGS. Not only are they annoying but I think they provide with a combat awareness that should only be achieved by communication and realistic tactics. I know it´s annoying, but FRIENDLY FIRE is REALISTIC. There is no blue on blue because you can always easlily tell if you´re aming at a friend even if he is 300mts away from you, prone, behind 2 tree lines, smoke and inside a house!!!!!! PLEASE make name tags have some delay (3-5 secs), NOT TRHOUGH WALS AND STUFF and smoke!...and only close distance...like dunno...30 mts???.... Target confirmation is a big part of modern warfare and tags just take it away from the game. Identyfing friend from foe is a skill I want to have a part in the game. 2. RESPAWN TIME and fobs. I know they´ve increased it when the FOB is under attack (I think). I think you should either make it a REALLY long time to respawn in a fob that is under attack, or just completely remove the possibility to spawn in a fob under attack. Being new to a game that claims to be "realistic" and spawning under fire over and over again made me think I was playing COD. If you change that, sls will be compeled to plan the location of fobs and its defence. Thank you for Reading. I´d like to know your opinion.
so i haven't been in squad or on the forum in a month or so and i noticed a link steam to the forum so ive done that and i dont have my founder forum tag or my in game founder skins. any one els have this issue? do i just have to wait a few hours for things to work out or do i need to get a hold of support?.
Going to sound a little pedantic here, but it is probably worth bringing up as it hasn't been addressed in some time. As many are aware, part of the pledge rewards for backing Squad was a "Backer" or "Founder" tag here on the forums. Now that we are almost a year since funding, I have to ask, "What is the status of these tags?" I am aware that a few have already got them, but I imagine the majority of us have not. Yes, there are more important things to do, but this isn't a job that needs to be undertaken by the devs and should be seen as a goodwill measure to those who helped fund the project. Surely some of the community staff could take this service on board? It's not so much that the tags are important, just that it was a pledge reward and, as yet, it still hasn't been delivered? So, what is the go with these tags?
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.
The tags are not something I actually care about but the Glenlivet is kicking in and got my creative juices flowing. In this thread, http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/9383-early-access-rewards/, I posted a quick mockup of my idea to have a small, discreet image that looks like a military rocker patch showing the backer status. This is what I'd like to see. A little "Backer" rocker logo. It's there, but not in your face. Discrete, yet visible. And it fits the motif of Squad. Another option I thought of would be to replace the Member status area completely with a section of slightly larger stackable rockers. I'm not a coder so I don't have any idea how much of a pain in the ass this would be to implement.
Hi everyone. Been playing for about a week now and I'm loving this game. I'm also new to this forum. However, I've got some questions that may sound strange or stupid: 1: Are there any servers in particular, forums in here or other places that have arranged matches on Squad for "noobs"? Just so new people with zero experience or understanding would get a chance to learn how to play? 2: How do you find a particular server ingame? I have not seen a way to search for servers,- only updating the server list. 3: It's not easy finding a good tutorial on how to play as a squad leader. I've come across a few, but they tend to leave important information (for me that is), such as how "FOV-points" or whatever they are called,- work. Any good tutorials out there? In the game, I had to learn how to build and maintain a fortificated position from a guy who kept yelling and team-killing in order for the other 2 squads to maintain their position. It's a game, and some of us just need to be respected for not having sufficient knowledge. Even as a rifleman. 4: Isn't people banned/kicked for "x" amounts of team-kills? This did not happen while on a server 9 hours before I wrote this. 1 guy team-killed over 10 times within 10 minutes. 5: Is it possible to kick people from my squad? How? And is it possible to kick an unassigned member somehow? 6: Names ingame sometimes got a tag. What's that good for and how do you get it? Last question that is likely to be the dumbest one; I've got the best resolution while playing, but never tend to see the enemy unless they are about 30m away. Everyone else seem to be pretty good at spotting enemy from a good distance, even while they are not "snipers". Is there any trick to spot enemies in dense enviroments, such as in a poppy-field or other flora? Any answer is highly valuabled. Thank you!
Hi community, I need some help and was wondering if anyone knew how I can fix my problem. My clan tags [sFSS] are not showing up when I play. My old steam profile name keeps showing up even though I have changed it and logged into the squad portal with it. My steam profile nickname shows up properly in other games just not this one. When people view me on steam it shows up correct as well. How can I get my current steam nickname to show up in squad? Thanks [sFSS] TheWildBean-MGST aka.... Thewildbean61
Goodyear posted a topic in QuestionsHi all, I just got the; "Rifleman Tier package"How do i go about getting the tags for the forums? Many thanks, Tom