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  • Originally posted by Dr. Peter Venkman View Post
    Except that the running speed in RO2 is realistic as opposed to Ost which is not. You're implying that hipshooting is somehow more skillful than 'running in gunning' with quick sight picture acquisitions. So you are actually upset that the necessity for 'hipshooting skills' has disappeared, even though such necessity was the result of removing unrealistic recoil. I guess TWI can't please anyone.
    Nice leaps to conclusions there, unfortunately I must rain on your parade and inform that simply is observation based on the consideration of feature and functionality of the said feature rather than any personal "I have rose tinted goggles and I want to act like a retard on forums"- kind of behaviour. If hipshooting would not exist in RO2 it would not make a major difference in the entire gameplay. Also on further note I do like most of the basic changes in RO2 that makes stuff less clunkier but streamlining things at the expense of making other things relatively irrelevant especially when used in the name of "realism" is questionable at best.
    There was a signature here, but it's gone now.


    • Originally posted by Leo4444 View Post
      Also RO video had realistic loadouts, just wanted to add that in.
      Actually both games have unrealistic ammo loadouts. I don't understand why they can't ever have full ammo pouches.


      • Originally posted by Nebelkind View Post
        Actually both games have unrealistic ammo loadouts. I don't understand why they can't ever have full ammo pouches.
        I agree that sometimes people should spawn with "full ammo pouches", but I don't think it would be realistic for all solders to 100% of the time be at full capacity. It might've been days since their last resupply.

        p.s. I'd love for players to have 1 grenade. Sometimes 2.
        p.s.s. No resupply of smoke from ammo depot??
        p.s.s.s. The Panzer4 can just sit on the Ammo depot on Commisar's and be nearly invulnerable.
        Last edited by greenlemonade; 10-17-2011, 05:26 PM.


        • Originally posted by melipone View Post
          I like how realism is used when it makes the game easier or to play like a generic FPS, but completely ignored when it might make the game more difficult or require some skill or thought from the player.

          They reduce recoil, sway, make iron sights faster, put levels in so the more you play the more your stats are artificially boosted, put smg's and semi's all over the place etc. But they also make you stop instantly while sprinting and bring up aligned iron sights with zero sway, all in the blink of an eye with 1 key press. Hold your breath after sprinting for zero sway. Even without holding the button you get hardly any movement from any stance. Rare weapons more common than Bolt action rifles. Rare item unlocks. Easy mode gun control. No wound effects. Sprint all day

          I care more for gameplay than realism, but RO2 is like a mishmash of the worst elements of both. The gameplay is too generic and consolish and the realism is only there when it can support that gameplay shift

          I exaggerate to make the point, but thats my overall feeling on the issue
          This! +1
          Edgar Lindner


          • I did not have time to look through the more than thousend replys!

            Was Rammj
            Glauben. K



              Lets see if I can post a link to a search.

              edit: yep it works, thats all Posts by Ramm in the general forum for the last month (scroll down to see the ones in this thread)
              Last edited by Colt .45 killer; 10-18-2011, 09:55 AM.
              "We must stand up men! Stand up and vow to continue to never play RO:HOS like never before! "
              - HockeyWarrior,
              From the original RO:HOS is dying thread circa 2009.


              • [QUOTE=Capt.Cool;946590]I did not have time to look through the more than thousend replys!

                Was Rammj
                Originally posted by Bennanteno
                The genius of beachassault was that the wire you were supposed to satchel was also your spawn point at that time.


                • Originally posted by [TW]Ramm-Jaeger View Post
                  Well you are entitled to your opinion of course, but given the actual data and not opinion that I gave you showing that RO2 is the most popular game Tripwire have ever released in regards to player counts I'll have to disagree And there is always some other game around the corner - how many COD and BF games came and went and were never able to kill RO1. When you offer players something unique that they can't get anywhere else, there is always a market.
                  Lets play a little game.

                  In your own words, RO1 must have had something unique that aided greatly in its longevity.

                  I think we only need look at one thing from Ost.

                  " I bought/liked Ostfront because it had brutal, over the top hard combat that was very rewarding if you had the patients to learn the game"

                  Take that sentence there, now lets try replacing the underlined bit with the name of any other FPS and see if the sentence is still true. The only one that comes to mind at all ( retail games ) would be ARMA, which is in a totally different ballpark. So yes, Ost has by that sentence alone, one truly unique feature. Whether players like it or not, thats not what I'm getting at, the point is that feature is unique.

                  Now, lets transition to HOS and play the same game.

                  " I play/lile/bought HOS because..."

                  -stats system ? nope thats been done

                  -high damage weapons ? HC mode elsewhere, even from what I've seen in cod blops the HC Barebones mode offers high damage weaponry.

                  - realism/authenticity? trolololol more mkb's then rifles, what a joke, And I can whip that >5 foot long mosin up to my shoulder and bang off a 100M kill shot in under a second.

                  - Brutal combat? Hos is too forgiving on many accounts for it to be considered brutal. Its better then others, but as is its more like a different flavour of lemonade in a world of lemonades instead of ice tea.

                  - great graphics ? IMO it is not worth striving for the uberest GFX because it is a short lived and hard achieved title. Hos has nice GFX but nothing to call Crytek about.

                  - Tank armour / penetration system ? When this is fixed it will be a unique features of HOS, because games like WOT, and WW2 OL are in again in different ballparks.

                  -Also these two ( 3d vehicle interiors for tanks , Feel of the weapons ) are two more unique features of the game.

                  Pausing for a moment, are any of the truly unique features of HOS enough to differentiate it? Two of them are tank related, and the last one is tained by some of the weapon mechanics that destroy the feeling of carrying a gun. Ost's crowning 'unique' feature smacked you every time you played the game, unless you were playing tanks, which would be Ost's second main unique feature. I feel that Hos doesnt have enough truly unique features to it to make players consistently come back, lots of the bits of HOS can be had elsewhere.
                  Last edited by Colt .45 killer; 10-18-2011, 11:43 AM.
                  "We must stand up men! Stand up and vow to continue to never play RO:HOS like never before! "
                  - HockeyWarrior,
                  From the original RO:HOS is dying thread circa 2009.


                  • I play RO2 for the graphics update...


                    • To be honest I find it kind of offensive that they claimed to have done their homework. I've fired a PPSH and it's recoil isn't very big and it's also quite smooth (as opposed to the very stuttery recoil it has in game) , also it's much faster than in this game. Overall I am 99.9% certain that no one among the devs ever fired the gun. COD 1 had a far better representation of it (probably because they did actually go out to the range to try it )
                      Also it's annoying as hell that you have to unlock 2 features that every PPSH had by default - drum mags and fire selector. I DONT WANT TO UNLOCK THAT **** ok? Just give it to me.


                      • @[TW]Ramm-Jaeger

                        i think the reason RO2 sold so well was not because it is a fantastic game, but because many of your fans trusted that it WOULD be.

                        As a dedicated and long time player and contributor (mods, maps, etc) of RO, i would continually advertise RO2 on other forums, websites, converstations, etc. Considering that RO has traditionally been advertised through word of mouth, recommendations and such go a long way.

                        So to downplay the effect your fans had, and instead say RO2 sold well because its a great game, is somewhat insulting.

                        If you were to release another game RIGHT NOW, or even announced RO3 sometime in the future, i guarentee you it will not sell as well as RO2 or maybe even Ost Front. Why? Because a lot of your fans have lost their trust; my clan certianly has. We're considering opening up an Ost Front server again, and possibly moving to that god forsaken BF3.

                        And honestly, i've lost my faith TWI. First teh game didnt work, then patches made it better, then the patch made it worse than it was in the beginning. I couldnt play even if i wanted to.

                        I am sorely disapointed. TWI has been added to my list of Devs that i no longer buy from. I will never buy a TWI product again.


                        • Closed. If/when someone from TWI wants to reply to the posts in here they will re-open it.

                          Until then, enough. The thread has become nothing but obscene posts that needed removed, spam, the same people repeating the same things they've been saying for pages, and some really outlandish accusations and comments.
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