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Offensive material
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.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.
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.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
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May 12th Beta Changelog

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  • #16
    On my part I will ask if you have plans for more positional 3D audio. I am not asking when, only if that's even possible AND doable without too much work that'd slow down other projects. 3D audio VOIP and reducing team VOIP only to team leaders and commanders would clear the channel and make situational teamplay much better.


    • #17
      New system patch seemed to come through ok (1.30ish mins on my "flakey 6meg if I'm lucky" copper connection in the UK).

      Played on the beta server for 15-20 mins before pings went loopy and I got another 30 mins of download via the "oldskool steam download system"

      The only problem I did encounter in game was having no options to chose from on the map vote UI - there were none for me to chose from - should I take this as a personal comment on my poor choices???
      Hauling oats to Ogeltez since release.


      • #18
        Just played the beta. It's an amazing difference!

        Bravo, TWI!


        • #19
          my steam wont patch at all not even the 10th release of the beta o.o..

          i want to test the changes but ... but... steaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam...

          anyone else is having this? i live in germany maybe its an bug for eu??

          EDT: I got it... needed to verify game files for some reason... awesome work on the new "game of the year" edition the font, hud and menu look a lot better now!
          Last edited by koschi; 05-12-2012, 08:03 PM.


          • #20
            One server online and I crash connecting to it...

            Map was TE-Barracks...

            Guess its Movie night tonight


            • #21
              Thanks, Yosh/TWI... on a side note, is there any discussion of changing or tweaking the tank AI gunners? Would love to have tanks back on normal servers, but no one wants to put them on with the AI the way it is.


              • #22
                the new font is cool, it doesn't become too blurry with the new 12.4 cat mlaa

                congratulations to tripwire on their efforts, i sure hope their hard work will be rewarded with hordes of new (and returning old) players!
                i will definitely try to convince as many friends as possible to check out the free weekend. i already told those who already bought it, but haven't been playing for a while, about the great improvements in the beta.
                [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][COLOR="Gray"][I] i7 3770K@4.3ghz; 8gb ddr3 1333; gtx770; 2x1TB hdd@raid0 + 128gb 830 SSD; win7 64bit[/I][/COLOR]


                • #23
                  Tweaks to font include team colors?
                  [B]The Hipster melted his barrel, because he fired the Machine Gun before it was cool.[/B]


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Ossius View Post
                    Tweaks to font include team colors?


                    • #25

                      I don't understand why it hasn't been put in place, currently I have no idea which team is talking and you can't read white on snow maps. I've wanted this since day one, anyone without a mic is basically ignored because you can't see chat.
                      [B]The Hipster melted his barrel, because he fired the Machine Gun before it was cool.[/B]


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ossius View Post
                        turns out phoney computer had a taser....
                        Even the Aliens know it:

                        Genesis of IS2


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by tixhal View Post
                          the new font is cool
                          I just see the font of the menue. OK, this font is cool. Thats everything what i can see. Tried 3 times to connect, and crashed 3 times back to desktop.

                          Not possible to join the server (classic). Anyone else has this prob?


                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Eisprinzessin View Post
                            I just see the font of the menue. OK, this font is cool. Thats everything what i can see. Tried 3 times to connect, and crashed 3 times back to desktop.

                            Not possible to join the server (classic). Anyone else has this prob?
                            Yup, see above ^^^


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Eisprinzessin View Post
                              I just see the font of the menue. OK, this font is cool. Thats everything what i can see. Tried 3 times to connect, and crashed 3 times back to desktop.

                              Not possible to join the server (classic). Anyone else has this prob?
                              While I don't get the crash back to desktop, the game seems to hang indefinitely without ever joining the server.

                              Edit: The second attempt, I did get a CTD.
                              Last edited by Icey_Pain; 05-13-2012, 06:20 AM.


                              • #30
                                OK, thanks. The realism works fine but is not in interesst for me