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Classic Mode Opinion

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  • Classic Mode Opinion

    Thumbs up from me, its hard to even say how to improve on that classic mode, the game play is miles better, it just feels alot more like RO1, you probably nailed it to be honest, dont ruin it how it is now please i beg you, going to defo pull my friends back into this game and play alot more when i have the FPS feel, thanks alot for the work.

    Personally im just looking forward to
    • APC's (Halftracks)
    • More Maps (Big ones with vehicles/No Funnel Maps)
    • Players (Would be hard not to bring in players with the gameplay on offer)
    • Introduction of the Panzerfaust

    If all those boxes got ticked for me personally this game would be a great successor to RO1

    Thanks for the effort you could of just let the game rot but you didnt
    Last edited by Machinist; 04-18-2012, 05:08 PM.

  • #2
    Played the stress test for classic mode this afternoon. Other than a server crash, i enjoyed the game play very much. Looking forward to this going live..


    • #3
      We need a street map. Something like (as in similar!) Leningrads design where it was down a barricaded street with apartments on both sides. (Possibly good for T-60 )
      Most Honourable, Krobar
      Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


      • #4
        Does anyone know when Beta is planned to be released as not Beta?


        • #5
          Originally posted by Machinist View Post
          • Introduction of the Panzerfaust
          The panzerfaust was left out on purpose, it doesn't quite fit with the timeline at which RO2 focusses on, the panzerfaust was developed later on I believe.

          If they were to add the panzerfaust to the game, it would mean that the timeline would need to be altered or expanded. This would of course mean, that much of the content would need to be changed or expanded upon as well. Atleast, if this game aims to be authentic.

          With the coming of several mods, including those that are to be considered official expansion packs. We should see some panzerfausts along with quite a different setting.


          • #6
            Panzerfaust began production late '42 but did not get to any front until mid-late '43.
            Most Honourable, Krobar
            Yea, I'd be that guy, with an obrez and an ice cream cart.


            • #7
              The only things that could make Classic Mode any better in my opinion would be:

              --further nerfing of the tanks' Hull MG
              --removal of the ability to hipfire with a machine gun while jogging. Press iron sights to hipfire at a slow walk.

              Literally, that's it. Meaning of course that Classic is already pretty awesome. Keep those beta servers populated!
              Classic forever.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Holy.Death View Post
                Does anyone know when Beta is planned to be released as not Beta?
                You must be new here...

                The default answer for that is, "When its done."


                • #9
                  Personally, I don't get how people can say it feels like RO1 when the rifle IS zoom is 1.9.
                  Disapproving: progression, spawn on SL, spawns close to cap (RSOD)
                  Since: beta 1.0 UT2003


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Icey_Pain View Post
                    it doesn't quite fit with the timeline at which RO2 focusses on
                    Just like the MkB 42


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Field Marshal Rommel View Post
                      Just like the MkB 42
                      Knock off the cheap negative shots!! We are all damn tired of it.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mike_Nomad View Post
                        Originally Posted by Field Marshal Rommel
                        Just like the MkB 42
                        Knock off the cheap negative shots!! We are all damn tired of it.
                        Please do not presume to speak for everyone.

                        Panzerfaust wasn't at Stalingrad :. it isn't in the game.
                        MkB42 wasn't at Stalingrad :. it is in the game.

                        Field Marshal Rommel's observation seems perfectly reasonable to me. Closing one


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Proud_God View Post
                          Personally, I don't get how people can say it feels like RO1 when the rifle IS zoom is 1.9.
                          fine line, though the current version of the beta is ALOT better then standard

                          Originally posted by defektive View Post
                          Panzerfaust wasn't at Stalingrad :. it isn't in the game.
                          MkB42 wasn't at Stalingrad :. it is in the game.