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  1. How about a newbie setting that shows when any tickets are lost and how it effects on the screen. An option that maybe admin could enable and an option to disable in your settings. So when you start out you see reports like admin message with team kills. Stryker Destroyed your team loses 24 tickets. 470 remain. FOB removed 20 tkts lost. 450 remain. Teamkilled lose 1 ticket. Being aware of ticket system might help with asset waste. Of course pro's will turn it off.
  2. Main Menu Deployment More stuff: ArtStation page. Older concepts - v4: Older concepts - v3: Older concepts - v2: Older concepts - v1:
  3. There had been an change fortification/defenses building circle tracker and I felt it was harder to navigate than before ( I believe i am comparing v9.3 to 9.4) Didnt want to comment until i played enough , but i still feel its hard to navigate the main sections, or not as intuitive as before. I do admit with more constructables , UI space is valuable and it is very hard to fit everything into a space while making it user friendly I was wondering if we could group things like sandbags into one component , then press a button or two to alternative between them. So for sandbags , all of them would be under one category, you click it , it shows the standard one. Then you can press Q and E choose different variations. And the construction system remembers your selection for that component ,so if you want to keep building hesco blocks , you dont need to keep pressing the button to get to it. Alternatively we can also use the mouse wheel. With this system ,we can also add more variation for sandbags for example so we can have higher or lower stacks and individual stacks for windows for example. Perhaps a last-built component will be good too , cause with multiple categories , we have to filter back through them to build the same thing again. Or a button for building multiple/ showing the last built component green-shadow-ghost--thingy
  4. Is there a UI scaling of some sort? my default resolution is 1280x1024 at the moment (using a different monitor, main one died on me) And when I go in game my squad list is cut off so I can't kick or promote someone else to squad lead. Heres an image of the problem.
  5. Im using resolution 1280x1024 (5:4) and having little issues with reading score tab, final score tab, and squad roles (as SL).
  6. When you quickly switch between the roles in the resupply boxes, the text can get stuck and not change. In the example below I switched between the M4A1 + OPTIC to the M4A1 + Red Dot Sight and as you can see the text is still the M4A1 + OPTIC. A very minor bug I know but nonetheless.
  7. Could we change the bleed flag indicator (first flag that causes bleed), so it's obvious that it got some significance to that flag. How about a nice Hexigon .
  8. With the present scoreboard would it be possible to have a collapsed scoreboard. So all other squads only show their total score but yours shows your squad members. For at the present half the players are hidden and have to be scrolled down. Maybe arrow to expand all if needed.
  9. I couldn't find this in search, and it wouldn't surprise me; while 4:3 monitors are rare, some of us do indeed still use it, and unfortunately the GUI is not made well to facilitate this. The most egregious example is that the map overlaps with the squad interface, which is especially problematic for squad leaders as you're unable to promote people to SL or kick them. Here's an example of what I see in a training session; note that my own squad entry is underneath the map: Redesigning the GUI just for 4:3 would be pretty expensive in time. But there's an easy fix: allow us to hide the map while still having the Spawn Screen open, so that we can at least manage squads even if we have to hide the map. This could be done either with an X button on the map, or just hiding the map when we push the map button while having the spawn/squad screen open.
  10. Hi, i have a problem, when i run squad game UI i just broken, Thats how it look in fullscreen: Like you see Exit is cutout. And on borderless: Taskbar is shown. Its moar funny in the game, when you cant click on point to chose spawn point and other stuff. And other fun thing, when you change options, and map change you got texture of settings menu and cant do antyhing, you can only recconect to the server. https://plays.tv/video/5862d184b4a64ae86a/squad-settings-bug
  11. From what i had played, and excuse me if this had already been changed, but selecting weapons with the scroll wheel sometimes kicks you off after a timer and can lead you to select the wrong weapon/item, which could have bad results if an armoured vehicle was coming up the road and you pulled the HE rocket instead of the AP one. This can cause problems with some newer/slower players who might need to have a longer look through the menu to identify the item they want to select. My suggestion to change this, is to keep the menu permanently up until the left mouse or other select items are pressed, wherein the equipped item would swap to the one you had selected. If in a situation of panic, holding the right mouse button would both cancel the menu and also allow a player to aim down sights without major penalty. Waiting to hear what you think of my minor suggestion~
  12. Now, when player joins the game, he is automatically assigned to one of the teams, so he has access to teams map, squads and assets location and etc. Which may not be good, in case if player wants to play on the other team (like, if he joins the game and sees his friends on the other team). Thus, he may accidentally compromise his first team key assets like fobs, rallies, caches, etc. And IMO auto-assignment feels like some legacy from Battlefield. I was planning to make a mod which also relies on some kind of asset, that should not be revealed to the enemy for as long as possible. And I'm thinking to make flow, when player on joining server is not assigned to the team, and can only see list of player names on each team. So he decides which team he wants to play initially. So the questions are, is it planned to make this kind of flow above in vanilla game? Or is it possible to override it in SDK? Also, feel free to bring up pros and cons of auto-assignment, which I haven't touched
  13. Since we have the ability to reload non-empty magazines and place them in a reserve pouch, it would be useful to have some sort of indication of which magazine you currently have loaded on your mag counter hud. This could be in the shape of either a minimalistic white arrow pointing to whichever is loaded or some other sort of indication. While it is pretty easy to tell what mag you're using after the third or so tactical reload, once you've been alive for awhile your entire ammo HUD turns into a rainbow and you don't know whether you're on the red or green.
  14. I saw a lot of FOB construction threads, but none quite as specific as this. As part of making the game a little less harsh on new players I feel that e-tool feedback needs a lot of improvement. The problem is that it's difficult to tell exactly what the e-tool is for, and how to use it. There's no real explanation as to what left and right click do, and where you need to aim at something to start digging; this can be the difference between your squad digging up an enemy FOB or not. GUI elements that indicate structures when 1) in close proximity and 2) having the e-tool out would be quite nice, as well as progress bars that hover over specific objects so you can be certain what you're digging up. This would also help new players when aiding construction of FOBs. Differentiating what left and right click do can be done as easily as putting their functions on the "Quick start screen" shown while loading; telling players that left click builds and right click debuilds. At least, I assume that's what they do, I'm still not that clear on what they do myself!
  15. As it stands, current server browser is cumbersome to most casual players who may not own reserved slots on servers. The process of having to see 64/72 players in a server, attempting to connect, waiting to load, then getting booted back to home menu only to refresh servers again adds a level of frustration/tedium that could be avoided. I would suggest changing the client server browser so that it will show the number of reserved slots, and also have an option to prevent connection attempts for those who know they do not have reserved slots on any server. This would greatly reduce the amount of tries and time spent trying to connect to a well populated server with some ostensibly free slots. Some context/about me: I would consider myself a casual player with some experience in military simulation games like Arma 3. At times I find I launch Squad and try for maybe 10 to 15 minutes to connect to well populated servers while catching up with email or other simple tasks. Some days I do not find a suitable server in that amount of time and end up doing other things (be it gaming or just non-computer related stuff). I do like the squad community, though, compared to a lot of other games. So when I don't play Squad I usually don't play anything else for that computer session.
  16. Hi guys, can someone get resolved to this problem ? 5 - 10 minutes and i'm stuck in game because i see only menu and game in background ... In all game, i try 10 - 15 servers, always be same, 5 - 10 minutes and i must disconnect ... some screenshoot: http://imageshack.com/a/img923/1623/tXSFFS.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img924/4145/oCXlYr.jpg imageshack.us/a/img923/3963/wqXcmo.jpg
  17. how do u get this off ur screen...i cant do anything i seriously had to force stop the game ... like cmon how can u get a patch out without fixing this things... dont u have any1 to test this?
  18. I am shore that somebody brought this up, but couldn't find that thread. Like always my suggestions shouldn't be a excuse to change anything else than the initial suggestion. My suggestion is simple, make every class aware that a friendly got downed not just the medic. Each second day I hear that somebody complains that he got downed because he fought that a friendly was covering him when he was actually downed.
  19. Guys just my two pence, ive had many people that ive played with express negative opinion about the Medic screen, its too cluttered, simple communication should really negate any need for this cluttered ui.
  20. I have been on the forums for quite some time, lurking and reading the posts, but never decided to jump in until now. I have played pr for about 8 years, so I am comfortable with the idea of the game, but for better or for worse, don't let that judge your opinion of the idea or interface. I have a suggestion for the way roles would work, and also a suggestion for the UI. (I also found a great location on google earth that should be made into a map! ;D) Here is what it would look like when you load in.. You would be brought to the screen with the squad tab open. From there, similar to pr, you would have a listing of squads. The difference is that these squads have extensions associated with them. This exact example obviously is more applicable to conventional forces and in this case NATO hence the APP6 NATO-Icons. It can be abstracted to other factions though... So say you wanted to create a squad that was anti-armor. When you create the squad, you would be able to pick an extension. In this case below you are creating an anti-armor squad. Now lets say you are a player joining the Heavy AT (HAT) squad and selecting the extension kit. you would have your load out, and then the specialty item.. (I realize this might have to be different for "sniper") If you did not join a squad, your selection would be: Allowing a squad to have a single extension, in addition to being more accurate from a fidelity standpoint, has many benefits that will improve the game play once assets are involved. 1 squad wont have your AA, AT, and sniper kit. Commander role won't be just used to call in area attack. The commander can find assets on the map and position them. (The commander trying to tell a lone wolf with a HAT to go somewhere had a .001% chance of working) A common saying of squad leaders in pr was "Take whatever kit you want, just don't take a sniper or engineer kit". Well this would prevent people from joining a squad and taking kits. an important point would be that you could also use this for claiming assets such as tanks.. First one to claim the extension gets the asset. No more petty arguments about who created the first tank sq.. there could be a vote for extension removal as well. If someone is doing such a bad job that enough of the team votes them out they lose the extension An important point would be that you aren't stuck with your squad extension either... Say you are a rifleman squad and you know armor is heading your way. The SL would go to a crate/fob and be able to change the extension there. Then, a squad member would be eligible for that role... Overall I think this could drastically help keep squads together and keep lonewolfing with specialty kits down. lastly, you'll notice on the map that I have different icons.... The squad leader icon would be their respective extension i.e.: This would allow you to identify which asset is where (assuming the rest of the squad isn't derping around elsewhere)... I saw a trend in some of the map designs going toward stuff like a visible radius around the cap points, and pointers indicating which way players are looking. I think that greatly takes away from a big aspect of the game -that being "communication" The more your map reveals, the less impact communication has on a team's success... Let me explain that: You hear a firefight North of you and you look on the map.. If you see the squad above you all looking east, its pretty easy to guess which way the enemy is.. If you don't have that information you would have to communicate with the group above you to figure out what the situation is. If you are unable to communicate with them, then you will go into the area with a disadvantage... That also goes for cap points. The above cap markers are also APP6 NATO (friendly, neutral, enemy) and the path is indicated with a white line. I think perhaps just having the radius indicated in meters beneath the cap point is plenty of information. I don't like the idea of "mark the very edge of that cap ring and lets sit there".
  21. Suggestion: An on-screen semi-translucent tab that has the names of your squadmembers on it. Reason: In a combat situation, chances are that your Squad Leader would know the names of his Squad Members. Since Pub-game squad rosters are rather volatile, and since assigning tasks to individuals by name is one of the most effective tools as a squad leader, I think we can throw Squad Leaders this bone. Compromises/Variations: I have included some conceptual variations in illustration. Here is some written possible adjustments. All depictions include a Team-Roster (Red) list as well as a Squad Roster (Green). This Team Roster list could be removed.I have added the specific roles as an icon to the left of the name. This could be done away with for minimalism. It could be useful, but its extraneous to my core suggestion.Horizontal or vertical stacks, not sure which is better, though I favor the vertical stackNumbered Squad Members could coordinate with their position on the map. This could be coupled with icons for medics, but isn't entirely necessaryImmediate Benefits: More effective squad management when you need to herd cats in Pub servers, yet simple to bury when you know your team. Provides (potentially) player name, kit info, and ties to position on the map all without the use of the mouse. If interface was scaleable, then it could be tailored to personal tastes for UI minimalism. Concept Images: This one shows all the names, in a "Side by Side" orientation (if the Team Roster is to even be included.) The Red tab would only be viewable by Squad Leaders, and I'm not sure the green one would be available/necessary outside of Squad Lead either. Hud can be toggled and buried out of the way, but still shows relevant information; team name, and Squad Designation (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie...) This shows how the UI could be scaled (or include S/M/L) options. It also shows a "Vertical Stack" with the Squad Roster buried and the Team Roster showing. This is useful to SLs so they know who to request support from, and again this can all be done without mouse. Here again we have a "Vertically Stacked" Roster, this time with the Squad Roster showing. This image needs to be scaled up so it shows 1:1 on your screen, but the numeric icons are pretty easy to read. If you need to find someone with a specific role you: Look to the list to see who holds the role and find their number , E.G. Grenadier = 7Then look at the map by pressing "M" (Tab for me) and find the number. Minor translucence of icons allows buried numbers to show. If they're so thick you cant pick them out, you either know they're dog-piling or you can zoom in.Additionally, since weapons wouldnt be changing while looking at maps, you could program the map to center on player when you push the number. That might be overboardPrerequisites: IF you wanted to adopt numbered squad mates, then you would have to switch to alphabetically labeled Squad Icons, which makes sense since they already generate at "Alpha" "Bravo" "Charlie" etc, and they could remain designated thus, with their custom "callsign" also being indicated.
  22. Hello all guys. I would like to do a cinematic montage on SQUAD. But i dont know how hide the ui and how to control the game camera ( like a spectactor mode ). Can you explain how to do this?
  23. I would like to suggest a bleeding icon on injured players for the medic class. Right now it's only possible to see if a player have lost health, and usually you assume that an injured player are bleeding. When you are trying to help your squad mates in the heat of battle its often very frustrating to switch back and forth between the field dressing and medkit (communication is sometimes always perfect). The best to tell currently is trying to use the medkit, and if you get a message they are bleeding. I guess a medic would be able to know if an injured soldier is stabilized or not.
  24. Yeah, I know, its "for mil-sim nerds only." At least that is what I would've said 6 months ago. Now that I'm getting some time in the saddle, my opinion is changing a bit. Formations help squads effectively clear hostile territory. The scale of the terrain in the game makes observation difficult, and due to the restricted periphery of players, maintaining relative spatial awareness is not at all easy compared to its real-life counterpart. This is a situation where the user is hamstrung by the interface. Once we're all on 185deg FOV VR headsets, this will probably not be useful. Until then, I would suggest including some form of formation utility for the Squad Leaders, incorporated in the movement utilities as you surely have them planned. Here is my rendition of how I roughly envision the "concept" working. How do players interact with this as I have drawn here? The Squad Members could be constantly checking their maps to maintain spatial organization and their position within the formation, but that would inhibit the intent of increasing heightened observation, due to interface-based reduced periphery. Thus, accompanied by this suggestion is my interest in seeing it incorporated with some measure of a friendly short-range Squad Position Tracker, similar in some respects to STHud, with no enemy recognition, and a range-restricted, hemispherical forward facing display. The formation could then be back-lit based on the way-point map, and your position to the SL's progress. This rendition might not be functional in light of other UI tools, but its the intent that I hope is captured, and its form should follow its function. Lastly, yes I know some of you are going to think formations aren't useful. That's fine. They do have real-world functionality. I believe some of that functionality translates into the game by virtue of the environmental simulation quality. If you don't want to use them, its cool.
  25. A few things I noticed which could be improved with the new UI while playing just now. For everyone new: the game is Pre-Alpha. Feedback is required. Not all feedback is going to "wow great game!" that this post includes things that need to be fixed doesn't mean I'm hating on the game or the devs. When selecting a Squad, or Squad Role you can't bring up the team lists. When I join in I like to jump in with a SL I like if I can and if not then on to the team with the fewest players. This is challenging now because I can't see both teams right away. The maps. Some are missing grid lines. They all move your position as you zoom in or out. Was just on Forest and depending on which level I was looking at the map I was in Golf or Echo or Foxtrot. Yikes! Automatically respawning without giving you the option to select where you want to respawn at. Not a fan of automatic respawns. Definitely not a fan of them happening wherever the game thinks you should go. If you remember you an pre-select a FOB or Rally point but if what you selected goes down you'll be back at main with no warning except finding yourself there. No visible indication that you need to bandage first, just a message that tells you this when you try to heal as a medic. It would be good to have something in the health icon that indicates the need for bandaging. So you know that first and just do it right from the beginning. Hope these are helpful. Lots of new players on right now. Had to jump off because the chaos was too much.