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So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
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  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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Welcome to TWI Ladder

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  • Welcome to TWI Ladder

    Welcome to the TWI Ladder forums. I know you all will have a lot of questions. We're still solidifying all the details, so we'll fill in all the details in the near future. For now I will say that TWI Ladder will support league/ladder play for Tripwire games, will be overseen by Tripwire but be run by volunteer community members, and will be the focal point for clan/competitive play for Tripwire games. We look forward to seeing you all on the competitive battlefield.
    [I support "RO Forums Classic" mode!!!]

  • #2
    What game mode will it be?
    Disapproving: progression, spawn on SL, spawns close to cap (RSOD)
    Since: beta 1.0 UT2003


    • #3
      Does this include Killing Floor?


      • #4
        Originally posted by Proud_God View Post
        What game mode will it be?
        You tell us, what game mode do you want it to be? Head on over to suggestions and let us know.
        [I support "RO Forums Classic" mode!!!]


        • #5
          Will this include mapping contests?


          • #6
            Life is full of surprises.
            I might even join a clan, I think that would be a step in the right direction.

            in Moderation.


            • #7
              You can also join the steam group..

              I'm on a vodka diet, I've lost 3 days so far.


              • #8
                Great news, breathe some life into the comp scene.

                Hopefully the website will be simple and easy to use, something like CG/ESL/CB rather than the Scorched Earth Tournament website that was fiddly and slow.

                Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me... and this pencil.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Harb View Post
                  Great news, breathe some life into the comp scene.

                  Hopefully the website will be simple and easy to use, something like CG/ESL/CB rather than the Scorched Earth Tournament website that was fiddly and slow.
                  Yes it will be..Scorched Earth was a once only tournament site and only really designed for that purpose.

                  TWIL will be focused as a much longer term community based project.
                  I'm on a vodka diet, I've lost 3 days so far.


                  • #10
                    i would like to be involved in this site and would be willing to admin. I'm the clan leader of [3.SA] and am very active on the competetive scene
                    ---RO Classic Mode No.1 Supporter---


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sah. View Post
                      i would like to be involved in this site and would be willing to admin. I'm the clan leader of [3.SA] and am very active on the competetive scene
                      There is an application forum with details on how to apply for the staff positions and what the staff positions currently are.

                      Thanks for offering..
                      I'm on a vodka diet, I've lost 3 days so far.


                      • #12
                        Nice to see soem stuff going on, I would love to get back into competitive RO2!


                        • #13
                          Well, the obvious question is what does "TWI games" mean? The obvious inclusion is RO2. KF is coop. Presumably KF2 will be coop. And Ostfront is irrelevant. So, is there a secret game or is this just future-proofing?

                          Either way, I hope the competitive scene finally gets underway for RO2. I miss RO competitive play.
                          Last edited by Amerikaner; 06-13-2012, 07:11 PM.


                          • #14
                            I'm not a competitive player myself, but this is great news


                            • #15
                              Thanks, I think i love you....
                              Scusate il mio inglese, preferisco parlare Veneto!
                              Excuse my English, I prefer to speak Venetian!

                              sad sad sad