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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
[COLOR=darkred]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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  • What are You Reading?

    Not sure how successful this thread will be but figured its worth having. This is the thread where we share what, if any, books we are reading and whether or not they're recommended. I admit I pretty much only read during break time at work. I'll start with my list that I am going through starting with what I just finished and I'm reading right now:

    Decision Points by George W. Bush - Just finished this one. Its pretty fascinating to read the memoirs of a former President in my opinion. I plan on reading every US president's memoir from now on at least, and may try some presidents before my time. Bush was my 'first' president so to speak.

    A Time To Betray by "Reza Khalili"
    - What I'm reading now. Pseudoname of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member who spied for the CIA. I hear some of his previous accounts, and this one, have been met with some 'skepticism'..but I'm sure at least some of it has truth to it as that's usually how things go.

    Called to Coach by Bobby Bowden - I'm a Florida Gator fan all the way but I have a deep respect for Bobby Bowden, and used to for FSU before they forced him out the door. This will be my next read.

    Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell - Started this before but kind of stopped, but I'll get back into it later. This one is pretty well known, about a Navy SEAL and his experience in Afghanistan being the..lone survivor..of a battle he was involved in with ST 10.

    Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly - Another one I started but stopped, in favor of other books. Just plain not as interesting as some of the other ones! But one day I suppose I'll finish it.

    Playing With Purpose by Mike Yorkey - A kind of look back at the college football careers of Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow. The triumvirate didn't agree to any interviews or anything so there's not much official stuff, but its still an interesting read to anyone who watches college football or is a fan of one or all of the 3 QBs.

    So lets see guys...which one of you old guys is going to be first to list about 20 books they've enjoyed throughout their lifetime, eh?

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    World War Zombie by Max Brooks
    I love anything zombie related and this book was really fun. Even after finishing it, it is my go to book for when I need something to read when taking a massive dump. It recounts stories of various survivors so I can just open to any part read a cool story that is short enough to finish in one massive dump.


    • #3
      I recently finished reading I am legend. Which of course is nothing at all like the film - and significantly better as a result of it.

      I am currently reading Metro 2033 - which is excellent.

      I am going to read The Forever War next. I'm currently buying/reading/re-reading a crapload of classic sci-fi.


      • #4
        "Mister Slaughter" by Robert McGammon (Description borrowed from Amazon)

        The world of Colonial America comes vibrantly to life in this masterful new historical thriller by Robert McCammon. The latest entry in the popular Matthew Corbett series, which began with Speaks the Nightbird and continued in The Queen of Bedlam, Mister Slaughter opens in the emerging metropolis of New York City in 1702, and proceeds to take both Matthew and the reader on an unforgettable journey of horror, violence, and personal discovery.

        The journey begins when Matthew, now an apprentice problem solver for the London-based Herrald Agency, accepts an unusual and hazardous commission. Together with his colleague, Hudson Greathouse, he agrees to escort the notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter from an asylum outside Philadelphia to the docks of New York. Along the way, Slaughter makes his captors a surprising--and extremely tempting--offer. Their response to this offer will alter the course of the novel, setting in motion a series of astonishing, ultimately catastrophic events.

        Mister Slaughter is at once a classic portrait of an archetypal serial killer and an exquisitely detailed account of a fledgling nation still in the process of inventing itself. Suspenseful, illuminating, never less than compulsively readable, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary achievement, the largest accomplishment to date from one of our most gifted--and necessary--writers


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          Recently I read Mass Effect Vol. 1 and some german books, currently reading the Godfather followed by Mass Effect Vol. 2+3, Revolutionary Road and more german books.


          • #6
            Reading Harry Potter for the first time. Almost done with the 5th book.


            • #7
              Originally posted by EvilAmericanMan View Post
              I plan on reading every US president's memoir from now on at least...
              Jimmy Carter's is fantastic.



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                  The Old Curiosity Shop.
                  Charles Dickens.
                  in Moderation.


                  • #10
                    Just finished 'Dead Air' by Iain Banks - long time since I first read it.

                    I have just started 'Radio Free Albemuth' by Philip K Dick. It has started off sane enough but I do not expect that to last.

                    I am interested to know about the Bush book - does he talk in any detail about his alcoholism?


                    • #11
                      Just bought this 8)

                      #1 Bonzai charger


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AsoBit View Post
                        Reading Harry Potter for the first time. Almost done with the 5th book.
                        Don't you like proper books
                        My Russian motorcycle website and forum.
                        [QUOTE]no offense, like the game or not, you really sound like an arsehole here[/QUOTE]


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gautrek View Post
                          Don't you like proper books
                          Of course I do! I plan on starting up Twilight next

                          (eugh saying that made me vomit)


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DraKon2k View Post
                            Recently I read Mass Effect Vol. 1 and some german books, currently reading the Godfather followed by Mass Effect Vol. 2+3, Revolutionary Road and more german books.
                            How could I forget! I've read all 3 Mass Effect books as well. Excellent read for big fans of the series.

                            Originally posted by PUTZ View Post
                            Jimmy Carter's is fantastic.
                            May need some help on this one...seems hes written 23 books. I assume you mean Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a US President? Man, this one is expensive as hell. Or maybe I just don't have enough book purchasing experience, lol.
                            Last edited by EvilAmericanMan; 01-30-2011, 08:47 PM.


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                              Yes, that one. I got it on kindle. 'Tis cheaper.