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Examples:
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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  • Preview on Eurogamer

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ingrad-preview
    nice read, allthough I don't think there's anything new in it.
    My amateurish youtube channel

  • #2
    Thx, will read anything about ROHOS at the minute!!!

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    • #3
      That was a fun read, even if I (and everyone else here) knew about everything he covered.
      http://steamcommunity.com/id/Red-Wolf-Six/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DirtyRat View Post
        That was a fun read, even if I (and everyone else here) knew about everything he covered.
        Indeed, but its always a different read when its written by a different person.

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        • #5
          "it therefore has the potential to rampage through Steam accounts like an authentically recreated Tiger tank with Charlie Sheen at the levers"

          Soon as I read this the only thing left in my mind was the Hasslehoft IS-2 now vs Sheen Tiger Somebody make it happen!
          Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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          • #6
            The article mentions the tank commander is the only person that can unbutton. I wonder if it's true. Unbuttoning as the driver gives you more situational awareness at the expense of getting Wack-a-Moled.

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

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            • #7
              The hull mg and driver can unbutton.
              Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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              • #8
                Most interesting line in this preview for me is near the end about the online campaign lasting for a month. Can't wait return to the same server after a couple of days and find out how the battle has progressed

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doomis View Post
                  Most interesting line in this preview for me is near the end about the online campaign lasting for a month. Can't wait return to the same server after a couple of days and find out how the battle has progressed
                  Yeah that sounds pretty funky

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                  • #10
                    Maybe I've missed this, but has TWI said what will happen if you try to blind fire a rifle?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Britney Federline View Post
                      Maybe I've missed this, but has TWI said what will happen if you try to blind fire a rifle?
                      Probably just blind fire a single shot, lower the weapon to load another bullet and then repeat? I don't think they would introduce such a great feature only to limit the weapons you can use...

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                      • #12
                        I was more thinking that the recoil would knock the gun out of your hands and make it go flying. Which would be really funny, so I hope it's in!

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                        • #13
                          Blind firing the PTRS would be.....interesting
                          If being a competitive gamer means doing this then I've never been more proud to proclaim that I am not a "competitive" gamer

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                          • #14
                            blind firing the IS2...
                            no seriously. blind firing the MG42 would be badass... no need to pray, just spray!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
                              "it therefore has the potential to rampage through Steam accounts like an authentically recreated Tiger tank with Charlie Sheen at the levers"

                              Soon as I read this the only thing left in my mind was the Hasslehoft IS-2 now vs Sheen Tiger Somebody make it happen!
                              Yeah! Somebody, who knows his PhotoShop, now it is the time to prevail. This could end up to be the absolute work of art in the history of mankind...







                              I really hope, that one can blindfire also rifles, allthough it is quite useless and awkward as hell. Imagine blindfiring m91/30 with bayonet mounted.

                              But...
                              Originally posted by Britney Federline View Post
                              I was more thinking that the recoil would knock the gun out of your hands and make it go flying. Which would be really funny, so I hope it's in!
                              That would happen only, if one has arms made out of boiled spaghetti. But the recoil should be pretty noticeable, I give you that.
                              Last edited by RedGuardist; 03-29-2011, 12:53 PM. Reason: typo
                              Tak Tak

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