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  • Classic to replace all other modes

    The thought crossed my mind while reading another thread. I realize this whole idea may seem very far removed, and maybe even unrealistic, but I would still like to hear other peoples opinion about it. I am not creating this thread with the thought that I would persuade the majority but rather to make people absorb and reflect about this idea. So there is no need for anyone to get bleedy about it.

    The reason why this idea crossed my mind in the first place was because of action mode. I believe all different modes creates fractions within the community, and I believe the more modes you have, the more fractions you get and there is indeed many modes in this game. The question is whenever they're usefull for the game or not. How many people play Relaxed Realism? How many people will play Action Mode? Realism Mode? How many will play Classic? And who does all this modes aim at? One thing is for sure: each mode steals players from the other. Simplicity would ultimately be only to have one mode - that is RO CLASSIC - but not called Ro Classic. Not called anything at all. Just multiplayer and that's it. Sometimes Red Orchestra is just red orchestra; not action, not relaxed, not realistic, not classic.
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    Yes, classic should be the only mode and all others removed
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    No, this is not a good idea
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    Neither yes or no, I have another suggestion
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    Last edited by Cyper; 04-27-2012, 07:15 AM.
    ''Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.''
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    Originally posted by Rabid Penguin
    I would rather blowtorch my nipples off than play Action Mode.

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    IF this was a game decision BEFORE the game was created/released, I would say yes.

    But now, since we have the other modes, all you will do is take away options for players who like those modes and generally piss off a lot of people.

    I voted No this is not a good idea.

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    • #3
      OK.

      I'd just like to add that it would be nice if everyone who voted posted an argument for their vote. I have posted mine, but i'm sure it may not be complete. So try to have an open mind and express your opinion.
      ''Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.''
      - Edward H. Harriman

      Originally posted by Rabid Penguin
      I would rather blowtorch my nipples off than play Action Mode.

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      • #4
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        • #5
          The only mode that would have any right to exist would be an actual Realism mode: Relaxed Realism and Action modes simply aren't what RO is about. Classic mode is basically just a reiteration of RO1, so there's no need for it.

          An actually realistic realism mode; that's what needs to be.
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          • #6
            I voted no.

            I do agree with Mr Moe on the point if other modes were withdrawn now, then some people would leave the game.

            I really believe that each mode we have can compliment the other, thats once the current beta has been released.

            In the current game realism/relaxed realism modes may well be a little to much alike, I think the devs announcement of the new action mode, the changes made in the beta to realism mode bring a nice difference between those two modes. And with the addition of the classic mode for the original RO diehards, it looks like a nice progression if you want to take that journey.

            It will be very interesting to see how many people play which mode, for myself I will be playing either realism or classic modes the most, unlikely I will play action mode but you never know.
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            • #7
              i actually prefer realism mode. classic is fun as well, but i wouldn't be too happy if it was the exclusive mode.
              i'm looking forward to how the server hosters will tweak their settings, with the refinements we have now in the beta there are many interesting possibilities for server configurations.
              Last edited by tixhal; 04-27-2012, 09:34 AM.
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              • #8
                My opinion is this;

                If you only like one of the modes offered, just play one of the modes offered.

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                • #9
                  If there was only one mode, then that mode would likely be more like action mode rather than classic. I think we should be glad for different modes, as they bring the only chance there is for a more realistic experience.

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                  • #10
                    Zoom system is broken (as in , no freedom as to when we zoom) in classic. So, unless they change it, no.
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                    • #11
                      You can't really do this to an established game thats been out for like 7 months. If people don't want to play Realism when it is released it will naturally die out and be replaced by Classic. You can't just physically take it out of a game thats been out this long

                      I don't think it will die out though, I think there will be a mix of classic and regular realism and maybe an occasional Action server. It depends how well the free weekend goes. If people get behind classic and we see a surge of old clans make a return the balance could shift towards classic. I also feel though that the Realism mode has made good steps in the right direction too, so I do think it will be mixed
                      Last edited by melipone; 04-27-2012, 10:24 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I am for the choice, there is little to no point in removing other modes from the game. Even if I'll most likely play Classic myself.

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                        • #13
                          I agree, it just pisses off the many players who prefer the RO2 gameplay, because if you only like one mode it's like taking the game away from you. Although the community is small and splintered right now, assuming this pulls a KF and starts jumping after a free weekend or whatnot it really won't be a problem.

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                          • #14
                            Absolutely not. You'd leave the current players out on their asses, which if anything, will cause a rift in this community larger than the slight split (If you can even call it that, no-one seems to be downing on others for playing gamemode X rather than Y) that we have currently.

                            It would be possible to make a counter argument stating that "Realism mode was the one RO2 shipped with, and creating this Classic and Action mode has torn the community up, so really, get rid of those two additions and we'll have a singular community playing a single gamemode." etc.

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                            • #15
                              No poll needed for this. This is what's going to naturally happen. Everybody will play Classic only. You can count on it.
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