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Upcoming Forum Overhaul

We are starting the work to switch our forums, which have been based on a version of the Vbulletin forum software since their inception with the Red Orchestra mod (then VB 3 and currently VB 5.1) to an all new forum software called Xenforo. After researching it, we feel Xenforo is a better choice for the future as it has a vibrant modding and addon community that will allow us to extend the functions of these forums in ways players will enjoy.

As part of this, at some point in the near future these forums will be locked down so we cant merge over all of the existing content into the new forum database. It will likely then be a few more days as we work on the new forum and correct any issues from the merge.
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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here:
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Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
  • If you have a complaint regarding another user, PM the appropriate moderators, or if you have an administrative issue, [RO]schneidzekk.

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  • Personal insults (directed at anyone) will result in a ban. If the behavior is not corrected, it will be made more permanent.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
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    2. Name Shaming and Public "Witch Hunts" are also not allowed.
    3. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    4. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    5. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.[/COLOR]
  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
  • We understand that people have strong feelings about our games, what we do for a living and how we respond (or don't) to comments on the forums. We all aren't going to agree about everything. So, BE CIVIL in your disagreements!

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Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
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Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
[COLOR=darkred]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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  • what happened to the 2 waffen SS skins???


    • Originally posted by eXplosetoi View Post
      - Easier installation (subscribe to the workshop submission and be done!) Important
      - More config options

      - No more transport crashing Important
      - Preloading content (no more freezing when you first spawn)

      - Visible shadows Important
      - Improved suppression
      - Authentic map roles Important
      - Detachable bayonets Important
      - No zooming Important
      - Helmet gibs Important
      - Dynamic movement Important

      - Accurate SNLF Important
      - Hachimaki helmet variations Important
      - Katana attachment Important
      - Glove for US machine gunner Important
      - Improved tropical skins Important
      - More variation for IJA skins Important
      - Stab attack for Katana Important
      - Machete Important
      - M2 Carbine Important
      - Type 38/44 Carbine Important

      - German helmet straps Important
      - German greatcoat Important
      - White Parka Important
      - Waffen SS Important
      - Brown Soviet greatcoat Important
      - German sniper cape Important
      - Soviet sniper cape + hood Important
      - Shovels
      - Dienstglas
      - Flammenwerfer
      - G98
      - Gewehr 43 Important
      - Geballte Ladung
      - MP41
      - PzB39
      - STG44
      - M38 Carbine
      - DT28
      - Molotov Important
      - PPD
      - RG42
      - RGD33
      - ROKS

      - Artillery Important
      - Grenades Important
      - Any others? Maybe fix tank / as supression feels broken, i would
      prefer vanilla suppression / bullet whips/explosiv ammo

      make all the rising storm stuff important. especially the SNLF they are a must for IOM because its focus is realisim


      • Remove that quote, jesus christ.

        And I specifically told you directly on Steam, both the SNLF and the SS will be included. Stop going on and on about it.


        • Originally posted by RandomPerson78642 View Post
          Remove that quote, jesus christ.

          And I specifically told you directly on Steam, both the SNLF and the SS will be included. Stop going on and on about it.
          C'mon I mean the guy clearly loves the SNLF skins.... I think he's made that clear... Lol.
          --------------------------Beskar Mando-------------------------


          • I look in this thread and have to agree with Joe, my eyes bleed from seeing such a massive quote.


              2 hours of IOM gameplay.
              playing RO since 2009.
              IOM 3d modeller, animator, historical research.


              • Originally posted by aaz777 View Post
       <- just put this here for easier access.


                • Originally posted by LugNut View Post
                  While there always be features that people think need adjusting or adding, I think no matter how fun or feature rich the mod ends up being there are two things that should be the top priority.

                  1 -Make it self install. . . . .
                  Been away from IOM for a bit . . . but really is this just popping up ?

                  Always put something away to support you guys through an Aussie / NZ IOM server and through my redirect but boy i wished thought was put into what LugNut says instead of the next obscure WW2 sub machine gun or whatever.

                  GET A LAUNCH STRATEGY


                  • I don't know why you guys are repeating things I've already confirmed.


                    • Originally posted by RandomPerson78642 View Post
                      I don't know why you guys are repeating things I've already confirmed.
                      Well that would involve people looking back and reading things.

                      But hey it's a good sign of popularity when differnet people ask you the same stuff over and over again.


                      • Did anyone actually consider making barbed wire like in Verdun? Damaging or possibly slowing down the player?
                        Against bias, propaganda, dictatorship and myths. I despise all Nazi apologists and Soviet fanboys who have a childs understanding of historical/technical/scientific/political complexity.


                        • Originally posted by Stiltzkin View Post
                          ...barbed wire...Damaging....the player?
                          Can be done with a volume in the editor.


                          • Originally posted by StmRtn View Post
                            Can be done with a volume in the editor.
                            Or a phys asset override.
                            --------------------------Beskar Mando-------------------------


                            • Any chance of more Russian uniform types? I'd love to see Russian naval infantry, always liked the look of the uniform.

                              If you have any interest in flying and/or World War I aviation, click the image above! Click it!


                              • Gee what a coincidence, me and AAZ just finished these yesterday