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  1. seen this too, dunno what to think
  2. agree, had this happen today also, really hard to find out whi it is and report
  3. it's getting out of hand, just played a round where i could not move 5 meters without being one shoted, from a distance i could not even hear the gunshot...
  4. so stoked and i am ready to spend some cash on VR but right now i know almost nothing about it, how does it work combined with a PC and will it even work with all games? nobody talks about that...
  5. good server, good people, enjoyed it! :)
  6. wow, i am actually very impressed!
  7. and insanely fast and ridiculous animations, but hey you can put custom emblems on your weapon aeeharr...dev's these days, need to be be hit hard with a shovel more often!
  8. i would not call it complex, it is very sluggish, slow, though it does not reflect a real situation in any way! it rather seems done like that on purpose to make it harder, otherwise healing would not affect the gameplay at all, right? in general it's a very poor representation, i hope that it's a place holder as many other things, though i can not see through what the dev's are planing for squad, however i've been let down so many times with my expectations and i honestly and sadly do not believe that SQUAD will do any better in the future... i really hope that there will be a "drag" option that allows not only the medic but every other player to grab and drag wounded into a "safe zone" where the medic can apply first aid. right now being a medic simply sucks, as there is absolutely no benfit, even if you can heal yourself, it is so slow and sluggish, often also buggy that you'll most probably end up dead anyway...
  9. you did read the complete post including the post i have quoted right? did i mention that i do not want any recoil anywhere...can't remember that. the only thing i wrote is that i hate being pushed into a certain direction, especially when people are using this as an excuse, that's it. here's a pretty cool video about game recoil, check it out, it's worth watching.
  10. well, it's absolutely possible to hit targets using iron sights at REASONABLE distance, even on a 23 monitor...
  11. sounds like an excuse for not getting it right to be honest. i hate it when dev's do certain things to encourage (force) players in a certain direction.
  12. this is a problem of the overall resolution and graphics, blur, flickering, big pixels, textures overlapping incorrectly, flat screen, no depth of field etc. these things make it hard achieving a clear sight picture, adding zoom would surely help but also make every realism aspect of the game obsolete, then you could jsut give scopes to everyone.
  13. @ComedyInK i understand, though it's not about mimicing real life 100% accurately, it's about making current things better and i see more potential in SQUAD, it can be done better, people just need to see what's actually not optimal atm and work on it! :) @VarenykySupreme firs tof all, i am here for a discussion, not expecting agreement on everything, so absolutely no offense taken! :) VR with free look inmplemented would be the next big step imho, but i don't think that we are there yet as there are quite a few things that to not "fit" atm. as i said i took the photos quickly, holding the rifle in one hand and my iphone in the other, finding a 100% accurate position is quite impossible in this situation, it's more of a rough idea, which i did mention in the post above. it's also fact that different cameras do not accurately represent what the eye is seeing, looking through the iron sights and taking a photo from the same distance result in two quite different images due to the missing depth, peripheral vision effect etc. in the photo. mentioning the low ready position is a good point, it's actually the next thing i was going to throw in here. i agree that it is a game mechanic that would "complicate" and slow down the game even further, then again it would add realism and maybe prevent people doing stupid stuff. having the low ready position implemented would also change the speed of the game. right now we have, walk, run and sprint, where walking an running makes absolutely no difference to the appereance of the gun position which seems quite wrong to me. you can also aim down sights and then walk which is good, but you can also run which results in excessive weapon sway, which seems also absolutely wrong to me, nobody would do that. with the low ready position implemented you would have the possibility of moving fast (run) and sprinting. when going into shouldering the weapon (point shooting) you should not be able to run or sprint but walk. aiming down sights should slow down the movement evern further allowing very minimal and slow movement. the movement speed should be determined by the weapon position and not the other way around. GROUND BRANCH does that quite nicely btw. you have been mainlyy refering to optics but you clearly have to differentiate the handling of "iron sights" and "red dots/scoped weapons" i was primarily talking about iron sights, that for i also remembered the nose to the charging handle concept, which does actually show the charging handle in the peripheral vision, that's why said that my second example was incorrect as it's way too close to the rear sight. a mix of the two images would be more accurate, but definitively with a stronger relation to the second pic. man this sounds confusing i know... you should not be able to see the stock/buffer tube at all that's correct but with NTCH the charging handle is visible, blurry but visible, just as the rear sight as you would usually focus on the front post. i honestly do not understand the dev's excuse about the true first person view, if it was really true then this problem would not occur, so where is the mistake. i think that it might have something to do with the scaling of weapons, player models, environment etc. most games can't get this right. i have to admit, that the "weapon on right side" and "weapon centered" effect my be stronger on me as i am left handed, however it still seems way to exaggerated in PFS games, it rather looks like the position of the players head changes drastically and not the weapon itself. in real life this effect is drastically weakened when using a red dot or scope as the position of the optic is much further away from the eye compared to the rear sight, i guess that the main reason why we experience this so differently, however in SQUAD going from the basic stance (shouldered weapon) to the optic looks absolutely ridiculous. it looks more like the soldier has the fifle resting on his hip in a typical western movie manner and then the rifle is magically transitioned to the face, hope this makes any sense to you. in general i think that things can be improved dev's just need to see where the flaws are, though right now i do not see any step in the right direction but maybe i do not get the main goal and concept of the game. who knows, probably delivering a game as close as possible to reality was never a goal for SQUAD, which at the end is OK for me.
  14. i'd be actually happy if they would optimize the existing game first. adding more stuff will result in even more bullshit and bugs. there is so many things wrong with SQUAD atm, so i can't actually understand the strive for new content if the base game is not like 50% ready...