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  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
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  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
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  • Originally posted by Placebo Cyanide View Post

    What happens now:
    - An enemy is holding a primed grenade and getting ready to throw it
    - You shoot said enemy and either kill him or make him drop the grenade
    - His grenade kills 3 of his teammates and he gets temp-ban for excessive teamkilling

    What should happen:
    - An enemy is holding a primed grenade and getting ready to throw it
    - You shoot said enemy and either kill him or make him drop the grenade
    - His grenade kills 3 of his teammates and you are awarded with the kills and he is not penalized for it.
    BRILLIANCE! This deserves its own suggestion thread. No more "sorry, dead nade."

    Only problem I see with "transferring ownership" is that if you or a teammate were next to the enemy dropping the grenade in that scenario, your/their death would then be a suicide/tk.

    Maybe that enemy would then get credit for killing you and your teammate, while you would get credit for killing his comrades. Points for everyone! After all, the two of you did cooperate in blowing everyone within ten meters of the situation apart.
    Classic forever.


    • +1 Added this suggestion.

      I agree with the first part, getting a teamkill for a dead nade is lame.

      About the second part I am not so sure...
      like Nikita already said it will get problematic if a dead nade kills enemys and friendlys alike.
      Glauben. K


      • @Capt.Cool
        "checking MG ammo by looking at belt or drum Magazine"
        Is done (see the gdc Gameplay video)


        • Is it really that horrible to get TK for a "dead nade"? I mean, isn't it your responsability to not die while throwing a nade? I am often pissed at people who got team8s killed due to their reckless behavior =).


          • Limited jamming caused by teamkilling to deter carelessness. Shoot a teammate who doesn't forgive you, and on the next respawn one of your bullets in your inventory is a dud when you pull the trigger, requiring you to do simple immediate action, ie, hit the reload key. This adds authentic but negative weapon handling as a punishment for careless shooting, giving a more tangible deterrant against teamkilling which otherwise doesn't phase players who might not care for the scorebored and might peform too well to wind up on penal servers.


            • Originally posted by Snuffeldjuret View Post
              Is it really that horrible to get TK for a "dead nade"? I mean, isn't it your responsability to not die while throwing a nade? I am often pissed at people who got team8s killed due to their reckless behavior =).
              Maybe this happens a lot when you die from an enemy nade after you've pulled the primer on your own. There are so many nades being exchanged in RO sometimes that I wonder if people somehow spawn without a rifle.


              • Quick suggestion or add to the options menu if already possible: Fullscreen borderless windowed mode.
                I know you can go to window with alt+enter, but I dont see an option to make it borderless.

                Also an option to disable the main menu background movie would be nice.
                Last edited by mundox; 08-31-2011, 12:03 PM.


                • Can't shoot/kill people climbing through windows

                  I noticed in game last night that when i tried to pop someone climbing through a window that the shot didn't register. I'm 98% sure i didn't miss. Also, there are some clear issues with lying prone next to walls, lamp-posts etc. glitching.

                  on another note, i am totally new to the red orchestra franchise and am very impressed with this game so far. thanks for amking a realistic and hard ww2 simulator game.


                  • Scoreboard

                    Its kinda slow and hard to spot your name from the scoreboard. Own nick should be some visible color like bright red etc.


                    • I do not know if they have already said, but after trying the beta a few hours, these are my suggestions:
                      - 1 army for soldiers: to collect a second main weapon, meaning to lose roles,
                      - to inspect corpses for ammo,
                      - walk when stamina ends...


                      • I feel this is VERY important so I'm sticking this here as well.

                        __________________________________________________ __

                        RO2 needs functions to support more team communication.

                        1) Color specific chat
                        - All chat - Red/Green (depending on your team)
                        - Team chat - White
                        - Squad Chat - Light Green

                        2) Squad specific Voice chat.
                        - Two options for voice chat. Voice chat for whole team, and another for squad only.
                        - By no means am I suggesting voice chat be for only squads. Just another option for squads only

                        3) Icon appearing over someone who is using voice chat (seen by teammates only).
                        - Very annoying when someone is asking for help, but nobody knows who is talking. Are they talking to me? Are they in a different area? During combat, looking for someones name does not come to mind first.
                        - In real life, you WOULD know who is talking if they are near you. I believe a SMALL icon over the speakers head would replicate that.
                        Last edited by HodlPu; 09-02-2011, 03:46 AM.


                        • Can we get seperate buttons for use, cover, and bandage? It just doesn't work well combined.


                          • nicht dr
                            Glauben. K


                            • Modeling of shrapnel being thrown from grenades - current system is either insta-dead or just suppression effects with no wounding.


                              • Menu controll when is in the tank whit human player..
                                As in Ro1 you could tell your driver to go forward, stop, turn ...ecc