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.

General Behaviour
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention either in the title or the body of the post.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • Political discussions are prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • 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:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    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.

  • 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!

  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable. This includes publicizing private information, such as individual's real names, IP addresses and anything else that might be used to identify them to the freakier members of the internet. This also means you may NOT publically share private communications (PM, email or anything else) without the original poster's permission.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • DO NOT link to posts on any other forums, or any other form of media, that breaches our rules. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here.
  • DO NOT Double Post, cross Post or restart closed threads.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • DO NOT complain about being banned from a server and DO NOT complain about other players on servers - that is between you and the admin, no need to get the community involved.

Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
  • No offensive user names
  • Avatars:
    Avatars are disabled.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
  • - For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • - For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, 150 pixels tall and 100kb in size plus 2 lines normal size text and up to 100 chars per line
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
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.
See more
See less

Red Orchestra 2 Release - Final Thoughts From A Dev

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Red Orchestra 2 Release - Final Thoughts From A Dev

    9 years ago a group of internet friends got together to create something unique - a WWII shooter that was different than anything else that was out there. The Red Orchestra mod was ahead of it's time with several features that were cutting edge/first of their kind that are either now standard in most shooters (like 3d ironsights, etc) or have yet to be matched (3d scopes, etc).

    In 2005 this group of friends got together and started a company to make a retail game out of the mod that they created. This game, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 once again set a new standard for tactical shooters. But created on an extremely limited budget and with no marketing funds there was a limit to what the team could achieve.

    In 2006 the team set out to make the WWII game that they always wanted Red Orchestra to be. Over the next 5 years there were many ups and downs in the development of the game (chasing publishers for funding who were only interested in console, etc). In 2009 with the release of Killing Floor Tripwire was finally in the position to staff up and complete Red Orchestra 2.

    Now in 2011 we are finally read to unleash our WWII masterpiece on the world. The game is of course not perfect (what game is), and many beloved features had to be cut along the way to ensure the game would ever get finished. But I think when the dust clears everyone will see that once again this team, founded out of a group of simple gaming fans just like all of you, has raised the bar for all of the other shooter developers out there in terms of features and gameplay.

    I sincerely hope that all of you enjoy the game as much as we do. Sure there will be issues, but you all know Tripwire and anything we missed before shipping, we'll fix just as soon as possible. And speaking of Tripwire traditions, we have some AWESOME free content and updates planned for RO2.

    So today it begins, another long ride with a Tripwire game. Sit down, buckle up, lock and load, and enjoy the ride!!!
    [I support "RO Forums Classic" mode!!!]

  • #2

    EDIT: This should be stickied.


    • #3
      I love Tripwire and Ro2 there are not enough developer like TW


      • #4
        Thanks guys! looking forward to seeing what RO2 will become.


        • #5
          Good stuff!! Eagerly anticipating all the long nights battling!
          [URL=""]Rotten Puppets will consume you. :IS2:[/URL]


          • #6
            Congratulations on the release, can't wait to finally play it!


            • #7
              thanks John, get a beer, you deserve it


              • #8
                Congrats TWI. Well worth the wait!


                • #9
                  Congratulations Tripwire!
                  Community Manager: Total Gaming Network & CS-Nation
                  Originally posted by Spider-Man:


                  • #10
                    And Im proud to say that I've been following and supporting you guys since the UT2004 mod days!!!

                    Rock on TWI!!!


                    • #11
                      Good luck to you


                      • #12
                        Congrats. Not everyone gets to say they lived the dream from step 1 all the way to the end. (Or is it?!?!)
                        Map design is really just a mild form of insanity.


                        • #13
                          Beautiful. Well put. I look forward to the future of both Tripwire and the Red Orchestra series!
                          [URL=""][COLOR=DarkOrange][B] Buy a Dev a Drink![/B][/COLOR][/URL]
                          "My smile is a rifle, won't you give it a try."


                          • #14
                            You guys are easily one of the best developers out there; true game fans turned modders turned developers. You have my support as long as you keep making games. <3
                            [URL=""]What am I up too?[/URL]


                            • #15
                              Tripwire is the Best plain and simple.
                              Thank you tripwire for all your amazingness!