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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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October 6th Update Changelog

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  • #16
    Originally posted by [TW]Ramm-Jaeger View Post

    The previously mentioned RO2 update is in Valve's hands and will be released soon. The stats reset will take place sometime tomorrow morning/afternoon time. The changelog is below:

    -Fixed stats and acheivements being awarded when they shouldn't have been and sometimes not saving stats on ranked servers. This requires a global stat and achievement reset which will be happening soon.
    -Fixed several number display issues in the profile menu and after action report
    -Honor, class, and weapon experience are all currently doubled to help make up for stats lost to the reset
    -A new achievement has been added which is unlocked simply by playing RO2 during the double xp for players affected by the stat reset

    -Reloading can be interrupted by melee or switching weapons
    -Fixed quick grenade not returning to the previously equipped weapon
    -Fixed team wounding counting as kill
    -Fixed kill assists not showing up all the time
    -Fixed Countdown Time to Beat being always 0
    -Fixed timers showing wrong numbers in the single player campaign
    -Fixed tank AI being able to see through smoke
    -Fixed tank cannon smoke shells not blocking any AI vision

    Stability & Performance
    - Major optimization pass on all maps should increase performance across the board
    - Reduced Alt-Tab crashing
    - Fixed post-processing preset resetting itself in the video settings menu
    - Fixed glowing outline/rainbow colors around the screen for certain machines
    - Fixed a bug causing all audio to cut out after a map change
    - Graphical improvements to environments, weapons and vehicle interior - areas or vehicles/weapons not in direct sunlight now have working specularity which will help make normal maps more visible and textures to look less flat
    - New Umbra release and optimization
    - General CPU optimizations

    -Fix for commandline setting of webadmin values not saving after multiple map changes
    downloading now

    keep up the good work and thanks to all the TWI devs, most of us appreciate your hard work even though we aren't as vocal on the forums as some of the other groups.


    • #17
      Thanks for the update and for working hard on getting this out.

      Much appreciated.


      • #18


        • #19
          Tripwire you rock! On time as promised, very good job.


          • #20
            Big e-highfives too all the TWI staff who made this happen.

            RO2 just got 2x more awsome!
            [URL=""]What am I up too?[/URL]


            • #21
              Sweeet. Now all i ask is you guys fix the Iron Sights bug that gives you double vision on iron sighs, especially on station map.


              • #22
                Good job, Tripwire!

                Game always ran well for me but I never liked the feeling that my foes were at a disadvantage. The playing field should be fair now!


                • #23
                  Just registered to say thank you for the quick patching


                  • #24
                    Really happy to see this finally, at the same time, all these huge updates really punish those of us with small monthly or bi-monthly download caps.

                    Still can't wait to get into this.


                    • #25
                      Sounds great! thanks tripwire.


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Merkin666 View Post
                        Sweeet. Now all i ask is you guys fix the Iron Sights bug that gives you double vision on iron sighs, especially on station map.
                        patience little one


                        • #27
                          just in time for the weekend


                          • #28
                            Is it just me or is the actual patch 3Gb?


                            • #29
                              this thing is huge!
                              2 460s sc @ 850core 1600 shader 4000 memory
                              Amd 955 @ 3.6ghz
                              4gigs of ddr3 1600 mhz ram


                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Sickerthansars View Post
                                downloading now

                                keep up the good work and thanks to all the TWI devs, most of us appreciate your hard work even though we aren't as vocal on the forums as some of the other groups.
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