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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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  • #16
    Originally posted by Raymond Saint View Post
    Also there was 20rnd magazines for AVT40.
    Nope. They were designed but never built.
    Most Honourable, Krobar
    Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


    • #17
      Originally posted by Unorthadox View Post
      I think they should just replace the AVT with Fedorovs.

      Tripwire doesn't seem to care about when, where, or how much of a weapon were made, so I personally would rather have a Fedorov than an AVT.
      AK-47s for everyone in Great Soviet Union!
      Most Honourable, Krobar
      Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


      • #18
        You can unlock flash suppressor for AVT-40 as well,a bigger mag for AVT-40 would be good actually.It would make it a better rival against MKB-42,and a bit different than SVT-40.


        • #19
          Originally posted by Pprkut View Post
          Ok, I realized what every new "TWI add some weaponz!!!" thread is kinda hopeless, but...

          I'd like to see that one, instead of AVT.
          Atleast it has badass flash suppressor and 15 rounds mag, instead of 10.
          shall they make the rifle a "failure" in the game as it was in real life? LOL!

          "Once in service, it quickly became apparent that the AVS was not a satisfactory design; the operating mechanism was overly complicated, and the problem was made worse by the rifle's construction which let dirt get inside the weapon. The rifle was also particular about ammunition quality. The muzzle brake design proved to be a failure
          1 million fps Slow Motion video of bullet impacts made by Werner Mehl from Kurzzeit - YouTube

          Support your custom mappers! Only play servers willing to run custom maps!


          • #20
            I am more a proponent of the Fedorov Avtomat, silly nemtsi think they made the first assault rifle.

            лейтенант Лёша Алексе́евич Немцов


            • #21
              Originally posted by lyosha View Post
              I am more a proponent of the Fedorov Avtomat, silly nemtsi think they made the first assault rifle.

              Silly Iwans think 6.5x50 is a intermediate cartridge.


              • #22
                Originally posted by bier View Post
                Silly Iwans think 6.5x50 is a intermediate cartridge.
                It is if you're a man.
                лейтенант Лёша Алексе́евич Немцов


                • #23
                  The Japanese thought 6.5x50mm was insufficient once they met America's .30-06, so they stepped up to 7.7mm.


                  • #24
                    The Japanese also thought knee mortars were a good idea


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by bier View Post
                      Silly Iwans think 6.5x50 is a intermediate cartridge.
                      The 6.5x50mm was the round they ended up using for the production model in 1916, but it is not the only round the Fedorova rifle was chambered for, or indeed even the round it was intended to use, Fedorov origionally wanted the rifle to fire a true intermediate rifle round, but WWI and the need for a working rifle put an end to that, and the production model had to be chambered to a readilly avalible caliber, it was a simple matter of logistics.

                      None the less, the Fedorova rifle was chambered for many different calibers durring R&D, they existed as prototypes only, but one of thouse prototypes was chambered for an experimental intermediate rifle round, and that is why the Fedorova is considdered the first AR, it's because of that prototype, and not because of the final production model (which is clearly not an AR, it's a BR).

                      It's damn hard finding any usefull info about all of this online today though, you can find plenty about the 1916 production model, but very little about the prototypes or the earlier Avtomatica Puska rifles from 1910 and 1912.

                      The info used to be out there many years ago, but i can't find it now.. it's depressing


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by shaqism View Post
                        The Japanese also thought knee mortars were a good idea
                        And... they were, as a close-range support weapon.


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by shaqism View Post
                          The Japanese also thought knee mortars were a good idea
                          Aren't those the mortars that Allied soldiers tried to fire off their hips and ended up shattering their pelvises?
                          Most Honourable, Krobar
                          Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


                          • #28
                            On the topic of weird and wonderful weapons.

                            37mm Spade Mortar
                            It broke if you used it as a spade and it didn't pack enough of a punch for a efficient mortar.
                            More info here:
                            лейтенант Лёша Алексе́евич Немцов


                            • #29
                              In Soviet Russia spade and mortar must work together to be "efficient" killing machine.
                              Most Honourable, Krobar
                              Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.