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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.

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[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.
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  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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The RO2:HoS Fact Thread

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  • Originally posted by DarkMasterWorm View Post
    Ralfster, do not forget the force respawn ability for the commander! It's shown in the marquee dragon video.
    Added a Commander section:

    The Commander's Abilities
    • Fire Support: There are 3 types of fire support: mortars, artillery, and rockets. Mortars cause a small amount of damage in a small area, rockets cause a large amount of damage over a large area. Artillery falls in between. Fire support takes longer to arrive depending on its size (mortars arrive the fastest, rockets the slowest) (Sources: GDN Gamescom Article Crosshairs at TWI)
    • Aerial Recon: The commander can call a recon plane which surveys the battlefield and reports enemy positions. Enemy infantry and tanks will show up on the commander's map instantly (as long as he is near the radio), and will filter down the ranks with a few seconds delay. The plane will only report units it has actual visual contact with; it will be possible to hide from it and shoot it down. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article) (Source: Wilsonam)
    • Force Respawn: In critical moments in the battle, the commander can choose to let a reinforcement wave spawn immediately. This ability will be limited. (Source: GDN Gamescom Article)


    • Im really exited for the game, and nice to hear that the game has demo recording as im big into making videos!
      Add me on steam: teemu92


      • Looks like the weapon part is complete!

        On that note, can you name specific weapons, or at least the types of weapons, we can expect to see?
        AW- Some of it is obvious
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        • No MG42?


          • Originally posted by Dr. Pierre Chang View Post
            No MG42?
            There were a small number of mg 42s in Stalingrad, a small number, but there were also many mg39/41s which were a prototype to the mg 42, and were practically the same.



            • I can't think there'll be no mg 42..........


              • I for one wouldn't really mind the absence of the MG42 in the game. In a video game, there wouldn't be a real difference in how effective the MG34 and MG42 are at killing people. An MG42 can surpress or take out a group of people out in the open in seconds, and the MG34 would do the same exact thing, albeit firing less ammo.

                Besides, I'd rather there not be that many firearms that could have been in Stalingrad. 2 is enough.
                Last edited by I Faw Down; 06-06-2011, 08:49 AM.
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                • IMO, the more weapons the better.


                  • Meh, I'd rather infantry combat be more based around basic bolt action rifles than having a bunch of experimental or ahistorical automatic firearms all over the place.
                    Last edited by I Faw Down; 06-06-2011, 10:06 AM.
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                    • Originally posted by I Faw Down View Post
                      Meh, I'd rather infantry combat be more based around basic bolt action rifles than having a bunch of experimental or ahistorical automatic firearms all over the place.
                      They probably won't be all over the place.
                      Modern Warfare 3 - because blowing up families is much more important than gameplay!


                      • If the Mkb42 is going to be in the game I don't see why the MG42 wouldn't be. Could be a unlock or hero weapon.


                        • Originally posted by Ender View Post
                          If the Mkb42 is going to be in the game I don't see why the MG42 wouldn't be. Could be a unlock or hero weapon.
                          they have a video now with the mkb42 in game. also id imagine they might release the mg42 after release or are saving it up for the big bang of news right before release.


                          • There is one big reason why the MG 42 should be in the game: mods.

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                            • I think I Faw Down has a good point, that being more bolts less unusual weapons for the time (as in prototypes). Although, I remember I saw a photo of a German soldier in a cosy foxhole, overlooking the Volga, and he had an mg 42. But it may have been an mg 34; I will have to check.


                              • I'm all for more weapons, especially if it's the MG42 (within the bounds of reality of course). Especially considering there were plenty of MG42's and MG42 prototypes in Stalingrad IIRC. Infact I might start a thread to get some clarification.
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