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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.

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The RO2:HoS Fact Thread

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  • Add the System Requirements


    • Is there any detail on the new RO 2 TV ? ( other than the old news ? )
      go m00


      • The dynamic battle chatter and details of the squad system should probably be added:

        Originally posted by Zerisus View Post
        Yes what you heard there was from a build that didn't have all the new voices implemented. We've really gone all out on the battle chatter system for RO2. We recorded 12 actors in total with 566 lines per character, everything they say is totally dynamic to what's happening in the battle, We even made character bios and traits for the different characters so they all react and say different things depending on the situation. We worked with PCB Productions and some very talented actors! It was a great honor to work with these guys!
        Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
        1. a. Squads in game reflect real-world organisation - so usually 8-10 people, broken up into "fireteams". Depending on mission, can be rifle team, assault team, MG team. You may see a separate sniper team, to reflect that snipers were not usually part of the squad makeup.
        1. b. As the number of players increases, so new squads will open up.
        2. The squads are set up by map, so the LD can mess around with the composition of the force, to suit the map. So, one squad can be rifle-heavy, one can be assault-heavy.


        • Will there be a demo or an easy access open beta?

          These days I like to test a game's performance before committing to a purchase.


          • I'm drooling over the maps... great job on atmosphere! They look like the real thing, of course. All those burned out cabins with only chimneys left... it's perfect. Can't wait!


            • Not sure if this is in the thread or not but you could add the new pickup system seen at 1:58 on this video.


              • In the Co-op campaign how many friends will be able to play with me ?
                I heard a total of 8 players in the Co-op campaign... am I wrong ?
                [b]Glorious, Glorious Soviet Union[/b]


                • Quik question: is the mbk 42 a hero weapon or a common assault weapon in RO2??


                  • Originally posted by Spindle View Post
                    Quik question: is the mbk 42 a hero weapon or a common assault weapon in RO2??
                    Hero weapon, AFAIK.
                    TWI stated several times that weapons like the Mkb42 or the AVT40 will only been seen rarely.


                    • Originally posted by Richard_B. View Post
                      Hero weapon, AFAIK.
                      TWI stated several times that weapons like the Mkb42 or the AVT40 will only been seen rarely.
                      But 1000s of people will preorder the game and have them, how will these be rare O.o


                      • Originally posted by Richard_B. View Post
                        Hero weapon, AFAIK.
                        TWI stated several times that weapons like the Mkb42 or the AVT40 will only been seen rarely.
                        How will they be rarely if you can get them by pre ordering the game? Thousands and thousands will have this weapon. :/


                        • Quick question:

                          One of the things that really got me hyped for Heroes of Stalingrad was the rumor or inclusion of a German Campaign which was controversial.

                          Does that still exist or has that been scrapped?



                          • There is a german campaign but dont expect it to be something like call of duty etc. It is basically just playing with bots, against bots on the maps. So its more like training for the mp.


                            • Originally posted by Spindle View Post
                              How will they be rarely if you can get them by pre ordering the game? Thousands and thousands will have this weapon. :/
                              And? Class loadout depends on the map, not solely on the unlocked weapons. If it is a hero weapon AND there is only one hero on a map, you will see 1 at max.


                              • Originally posted by Spindle View Post
                                How will they be rarely if you can get them by pre ordering the game? Thousands and thousands will have this weapon. :/
                                Just an addition of the post above.
                                Unlocked does not mean available!

                                There is one hero per team and ONLY them can use the Mkb42 and AVT40. So although you unlock those, you may only use them once a weak when you are finally a hero on a server.

                                ps We don't know the requirements for you to be a hero on a server, so don't ask
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