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

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  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
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Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
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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
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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    • Originally posted by Grobut View Post
      The Russians are supposed to have an SMG advantage, because the Germans have the LMG advantage (and that can't be helped, there was no bigger mags for the DP-28), so if you give the Germans a whole bunch of MP-40/2's to "balance it with the PPSh", the Russians will allways be outgunned.
      Very few doppel-mag MP40s will be in circulation at any time. And they aren't that good. And reloading two mags takes longer. Trust us.

      Originally posted by Unus Offa, Unus Nex View Post
      Yeah, I've been saying this for a long time. For this reason, the more weapons the merrier, as long as it atleast existed in the time period and could've been there.
      Quite... adding in some fluff that can be excluded easily if you want to is fun. Trust us.

      Originally posted by Alois Himmel View Post
      Now perhaps these guns will be rare, perhaps they won't be seen often on the maps. And that might make it ok, but can someone tell me with some confidence that this is the case?
      Yes. I can. With 100% confidence. Trust us.

      Originally posted by shaqism View Post
      I personally like that Tripwire decided to spice up the weaponry a little, I would rather have them add a few prototype weaponry to the field for selected use them not adding anything at all
      Thank you Someone trusts us!

      Yes, heroes will be rare. Sit back and enjoy the ride as the world wakes up to RO2 - and a load of new bodies provide the old hands with a target-rich environment!


      • If I remember correctly, the MP40-II had a button that had to be pressed to switch from one clip to another. It wasn't a large clip, but two clips with a mechanism so that you didn't actually have to physically take the mag out and replace it.

        In game, do we have to press the button?

        And thank you Wilsonam for that post. When me and people like me ask questions and criticize all we want is answers. We don't know what were getting into (since we haven't played the beta), and so we are curious. And curiosity makes us worry. All we ask is that the Devs answer our questions and calm our curiousity.
        Last edited by Alois Himmel; 06-30-2011, 04:51 PM.


        • I suddenly have the urge to trust you unconditionally...
          Last edited by LeopoldStotch; 06-30-2011, 05:00 PM.
          I'd love to be able to detach my bayonett


          • I imagine you'll have to press the reload button.


            • Originally posted by [TW]Ramm-Jaeger View Post
              Yes it is all in-game graphics. And if you have a fast machine, that is what your game will look like.

              That brings up the question of hardware requirements again, doesn't it ?

              So heres my stuff:

              AMD 1090t
              8 gb ram
              2x hd5870
              crosshair IV

              What can I expect ?

              Btw: Also cant wait to hold it in my hands. Trusted RO1 to be a great game back in the days(which caused me to pre-order) and was not dissapointed. And I don't suppose this sequel to spoil the series.

              Just one thing: Please give out the official pricings for europe quick so I can order it right away without needing a credit card. ; )))))
              Last edited by *Gasangriff*; 06-30-2011, 05:00 PM.


              • Originally posted by Zetsumei View Post
                Actually the DT, and DA drums could be fitted on a DP28 if i'm not mistaken :P. Dunno if TWI adds that as an upgrade though
                How would you see over that magazine?
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                  • I really look forward to this game, but the lighting seems off a lot of times, which makes the screenies look somewhat flat (lacking depth).
                    Interiors often look about as bright as the outside, and shadows seem somewhat inconsistent. Shadows seem to affect the ground more or differently than the foliage and objects in many cases.


                    • Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                      Very few doppel-mag MP40s will be in circulation at any time. And they aren't that good. And reloading two mags takes longer. Trust us.
                      I think the thing is that some people did not realize it was still 2 mags and not just one extra wide mag.

                      As you can see it balances its self, so its not a problem as Alan says.

                      Originally posted by *Gasangriff* View Post
                      AMD 1090t
                      8 gb ram
                      2x hd5870
                      crosshair IV

                      What can I expect ?
                      You will be able to run it fine on high.
                      Last edited by jalex3; 06-30-2011, 05:03 PM.


                      • Those screenies looks great! We can finally take a look at winter uniforms and RS soldiers at last, and they look awesome


                        • Oh my !!! I registered just to say how much I messed up my pants when I saw these screenshots! HoS is coming along so nicely and will, in no doubt, be the best ww2 fps game ever made!

                          Tripwire, you are the best game company ever! I will remain loyal to you forevaaaaaah!! <3



                          • Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                            Quite... adding in some fluff that can be excluded easily if you want to is fun. Trust us.
                            Exactly mate. Trust is at 100%
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                            • Originally posted by jalex3 View Post
                              I think the thing is that some people did not realize it was still 2 mags and not just one extra wide mag.

                              Didn't know that, though I'm sure it's still noticeably faster than switching the clip out entirely, especially in the middle of a firefight.


                              • Originally posted by I Faw Down View Post
                                How would you see over that magazine?
                                Who needs to be able to see when he can rambo :P