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    My apologies. Put this thread up while still pissed. Sorry for the dumb thread.
  2. Valid point. We did get the cap and proceeded to clean house after that. During that assault, I was willing to spend no more than 20 tickets to get the cap, seeing as the enemy would lose 10 for losing the cap, plus any they lost from us killing them. To me the numbers worked out. I did tell him he could make his own squad or join a different one. I am all for suggestions, but I felt that his negativity was hindering our advance seeing as the other 7 guys in my squad were gaining ground along the ridge.
  3. A few times while I was a SL I have had one squad mate who is afraid to assault an area because he may die :(. The most recent occurrence was we were trying to get to the next objective and there were three routes: 1. Along a ridge line that had an enemy squad encamped 2. Cross open terrain where the enemy had full fire coverage 3. Detour for the next 10 minutes to avoid everything I chose option 1 and put a FOB down before pushing. It took about 5 minutes and probably 8-12 tickets (Our medics were on point), but we cleared the ridge and made it to the cap point. The entire time, however, I had one guy (not naming any names) who every 40 seconds whined about how it was a bad idea. My point is that if that Balless Wonder was in charge of the invasion of Iwo Jima, the Marines would have spent 7 seconds on the beaches, got back in their landing craft, and went to Australia to let someone else fight the war. Losses are part of the game, so grow a pair and move forward!
  4. Let's do a thought experiment here: Say you are frolicking through the woods and come across and enemy FOB. You grab your handy-dandy shovel and start digging. What's that?! Its an enemy spawning, who then shoots you in the face while you go through the 5 second animation to put away your shovel and pull out your main weapon. Moral of the story, 90% of the time it isn't spawn killing because what do you expect the enemy do? Let you kill him when you spawn? But I have a solution! Let everyone on your team know if you died while spawning in and then DONT SPAWN AT THAT FOB! This solution works 100% of the time, all the time. Keep it how it is. It requires teamwork and listening to SLs to prevent, which is pretty much the point of Squad, right?
  5. This happened to me, but on the opposite team. We capped Hilltop, then Fortress, and were pushing on Train Station. The entire time a full squad was throwing ticket after ticket trying to take down an enemy FOB on Hilltop, which WAS NOT CAPPABLE! The other SLs and I were begging that squad to do something productive, to no avail....
  6. While we are on this FOBs/Stubborn SL bits, can we all agree that if a FOB has been found, instead of trying to full heartedly defend it (which wastes manpower and slows the offensive) can the SL just look at the FOB and hold "F" for a minute? Like Karm said,
  7. +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Couldn't agree more. Placing a FOB near a cap requires a squad to defend it. Covert FOBs = Best FOBs
  8. Too often I see someone lone-wolfing as a medic because when they joined the squad it was the only role available. Once the squad fills up, switch out of medic and let someone like me (I'm better at touching bums than aiming a rifle) take the medic role.
  9. Just an idea: Have a kill feed for admins only that noticeably displays who TKed who, that way the player's name is now automatically logged. Next, the admin should confirm if it was accidental or not, then proceed accordingly. Knowing that the name is automatically logged will hopefully deter TKers. Thoughts?
  10. Though I agree, I do like the fact that if I am SL and some asshat in my squad is repeatedly not listening, as soon as I boot him he is stripped of his kit, which is sort of a punishment for being a D-Bag.
  11. The other night I had the same problem. After trying to get that squad's SL on comms for two minutes (with no luck), I just typed in team chat to the rest of the squad to abandoned their SL and why they should. Sure enough, 8 small blue dots started moving toward where they were needed. Case in point, try appealing to the squaddies and not the SL
  12. You guys are awesome! Thanks for the advice. I will have to try it out next time I am a SL.
  13. I have [nicely] asked incompetent SLs to pass the role to me, and more often then not they do.
  14. Maybe walls/sandbags should be destructable from grenades, 203s, and LAWs/RPGs?. Im not saying instantly, but from maybe 4-5 rockets per section? Just a thought...
  15. Just out of curiosity, what is the general consensus on breaking a squad of 9 into two fire teams? I have had a couple SLs do that and each time it ended with everyone in my fire team dead and wasting tickets. I just don't see the advantage of it (communication is set at a squad level, not fire team level; strength in numbers). Maybe I am not seeing something, so please throw knowledge and wisdom my way.