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Make class rank selectable

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  • Make class rank selectable

    Make class rank selectable and also add a new rank that gives you "Classic" handling for Realism. If no one plays classic or IOM I'd like to get as close as possible. You guys already did the work for Classic, I'd like to experience it.
    It might get players to play Classic after trying it in Realism.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by Player7.23; 04-16-2014, 07:25 AM.

  • #2
    There are settings in the game already that allow servers to use some of the classic settings in other modes or to go full custom and pick and choose what they would like.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


    • #3

      I just want to be a Raw Recruit forever without resetting stats.
      I like your menus, I just wish you could click the rank icon which would give a pop-up or a drop down for available ranks.


      • #4
        You can already pick the Raw Recruit loadouts, why would you want rank to stay green?


        • #5
          I don't want character stat bonuses. Like increased movement speed and suppression resist, etc


          • #6
            Couldn't you play classic? That's the reason it was made.
            Specs, Nvidia GTX 780 TI, 32gigs of Ram, AMD FX 8350 (8 cores) at 4.00 ghz Windows 7 64bit professional

            HETZER SMASH!!!


            • #7
              Yes, I try. There are never full servers for it, which I'm sure is my fault somehow. I want to play a multiplayer game with people, not bots.
              I like playing games on the hardest difficulty. If I can't play Classic I want to get as close as possible to it, thus staying Raw Recruit.


              • #8
                if you want to be raw recruit forever from some very weird reason, just don't use any of the class benefits like pistols or new weapons. easy...

                and the stat bonuses are so small you don't notice the difference anyway


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jolly Jew View Post
                  if you want to be raw recruit forever from some very weird reason, just don't use any of the class benefits like pistols or new weapons. easy...

                  and the stat bonuses are so small you don't notice the difference anyway

                  Wanting more of a challenge is totally weird. I guess I should be in a mental ward.

                  20% is a huge difference. I can feel it. I've been playing Raw Recruit for so long now that ranking up to rank 2 feels like I'm moving like a jet.

                  Weapon level is selectable but why not rank?


                  • #10
                    Probably because you're the only guy who has ever come out of the woodwork with this low-rank fetish.

                    jk, but at least you can always reset rank every night, or as often as you want really.


                    • #11
                      Props to you Player7.23, fight the (rank) system!
                      Disapproving: progression, spawn on SL, spawns close to cap (RSOD)
                      Since: beta 1.0 UT2003