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The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
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  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
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So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  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.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.
A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

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  • More Video From The Front Lines

    Our good friends at Game Trailers came by to see us again at PAX. This time they recorded some territory gameplay while John walked them through our latest unveiled level, Fallen Fighters, a 1:1 recreation of the square in Stalingrad. For those new to the Red Orchestra franchise this video will teach you about the original RO gametype. You will also have a chance to listen to John tell tales of the team sharing a bottle of vodka with the museum curator of the museum that resides in the iconic Univermag as the team toured the site. You can find the video here: - Heroes of Stalingrad Territory Preview
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

  • #2

    Originally posted by dogbadger
    SiC 'no sell out militant tactical gamer' Disaster
    Just so you know who you're dealing with ;D


    • #3
      Looks beautiful

      I'm disappointed that the name of the player is Player instead of ROPlayer ><
      Last edited by Fedorov; 09-09-2010, 05:05 PM.


      • #4
        Me wants winter camoflage!


        • #5
          Why do gametrailers continuously post their videos right after the compilation news post of all the news...


          • #6
            One of Murphy's wide-reaching laws


            • #7
              Originally posted by 2_k View Post
              Me wants winter camoflage!
              that is what made me go "Hmmmm" after watching the video. Now I know what was wrong: soldiers running in summer uniforms on a winter map


              • #8
                Originally posted by 2_k View Post
                Me wants winter camoflage!
                So did the real soldiers.

                IS-2: Greatest Tank of Clone War II
                "Soda Popinski" in game


                • #9
                  OUTSTANDING guys!!!!


                  • #10

                    So good.



                    • #11
                      Music sounded pretty damn epic, can't wait to hear it whilst playing!


                      • #12
                        What is that human zooming view, with in 1:45min to 1:55min?


                        • #13
                          the one thing that stands out in all the videos are the crazy swaying trees, whats up with that?
                          Modern FPS design: [url=]YouTube - &#x202a;A Lesson in Modern FPS Design&#x202c;&rlm;[/url]


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stormer View Post
                            the one thing that stands out in all the videos are the crazy swaying trees, whats up with that?

                            Another thing that bothers me slightly is the font type and size of the announcements on the screen. IMO the font type is too modern for the era, i.e. anachronistic.

                            Also, will we be able to make this smaller with a setting? Often, even currently in RO, the messages interfere with gameplay and your aim is spoilt because this message obscures the target. It now looks even bigger and more intrusive in RO:HOS.

                            Other than these gripes - it is great to see even more new footage


                            • #15
                              Looks great


                              "Axis attacking"..... hmm hope i can delete this message from my screen, i don't like to many letters in my way when i playing a game like Red Orchestra.

                              The colour of the HUD, Playernames and Messages... i don't know... looks like CoD
                              Hope that i could fix it in the game settings.

                              And the Playernames are clip in to early, it's good that i know who is running by my side, but i don't want to see it "100 meters" away.

                              edit: Oh, good to see i am not alone
                              ps: What's about this strange Radar in the Corner? We only need a simply Compass for knowing where North, East, South or West is.
                              We don't need a thing like a Radar... all weed need is a sketch of the Map like it is in RO:Ost.
                              All other seems like CoD or CS (brrr)
                              Last edited by Kleist; 09-10-2010, 05:59 AM.

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