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      Introduction   The Squad Team reserves the right to edit, update, add and remove rules at any time. Applicable rules extend to the PM system. Your PMs are private, but the Squad Team may be informed about unacceptable PM content by the receiving party.
      The rules of this forum have been last edited November 24, 2015.   Section I: Posting Guidelines   §1 Language & Legibility
      Please post only in English. Non-English content (including non-legible content) may be removed. If you see someone posting in another language because s/he apparently does not speak English, please report their post - if you can, you may reply in their language to explain their question, but please do translate their and your message so it can be reviewed by the Moderation. ‘Hiding’ insults in non-English posts will be punished harshly. Posts written largely in ‘leetspeak’ or full of spelling / grammatical errors may be treated like non-English content. This rule does not extend to PMs.   §2 Illegal Topics
      Prohibited topics include, but are not limited to: Piracy, drugs (including cannabis), pornography, religion, racism, sexism, homo/trans -phobic content, videos and images showing violent death or serious injury, ‘spam threads’, hacking & griefing (endorsement thereof) etc. Prohibition may be suspended for some threads if they are found to be suitable by the Moderation (such as scientific debate).
      If there is doubt, the Moderation Team can decide whether a topic is considered illegal.   §3 Forum structure & Search
      Please ensure when posting a new thread, that the thread is located inside the correct forum section. Check all forum section titles to judge where your thread should belong. Threads created in the wrong forum section will be moved or deleted.
      Before posting a new thread, please make use of the forum search to find older threads about the same topic. In doubt, it is recommended to rather post in an existing thread, unless that thread is years out of date. However, do not bump old threads without adding a new question / answer / insight that wasn’t in that thread before - use common sense.   §4 Thread Titles
      Please name your thread appropriately; the subject title should sum up / explain the content in the thread. If you fail to name your thread properly (such as ‘Hey!’ or ‘Check this out!’ or ‘Help!’), we will either rename or lock the topic. Repeated offense may lead to infractions. The practice of using CAPITALS only in your thread title is not allowed and will be edited or the thread will simply be deleted.   §5 Language, Free Speech & Respect
      This community can only work if we all respect each other - while we will not strictly moderate every little swear that occurs, the Squad Moderation Team will moderate any spiteful / aggressive behaviour, even if it is not expressed with explicit language. As a privately hosted web forum, there is no guaranteed “right for free speech”, especially not when it would impact other users negatively. The moderation reserves the right to remove rants and unsuitable content at any time.   §6 Images in posts
      When posting images, mind the following restrictions:
      .gifs will be allowed and may be removed by Staff if deemed necessary.
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      Do not include more than ~1 large image per paragraph of text, unless in image collection / announcement threads. Link to further images.
      Consider posting thumbnails. You may post a few more images per post if they are reasonably small, the details are for the Moderation to judge.   §7 Attitude towards Squad, the Team and other Users
      As per §5, keep in mind to be respectful and reasonable, not only towards all users of the forum, but also towards the Squad Team, towards any ideas and content and the game itself. Criticism is welcome, but if it is not constructive or offensive, the Moderation may need to step in. Please refrain from posting if you are upset, angry or drunk, or you may be punished for things you wouldn’t have otherwise written, which is not in anyone's interest.   §8 The use of BBCode
      It is allowed to use the BBCode in your posts. Over usage is not allowed. You may use the Bold in a reasonable manner but not for the whole text body. You may use the size feature but in a limited reasonable manner. You may not use any of the additional fonts at all. Color may be used to high light a point but again, not for the whole text body. Moderators will be watching for misuse and will edit when required without giving notice. Continued disregard for this rule will result in Moderator action in the form of warnings.   Section II: Forum Signatures   §1 Signature Dimensions
      To avoid clutter, please make sure your signature (if you choose to have one) does not exceed the following size limit: 350x150 pixels. Your signature may consist of images, user bars and text elements, as long as the total size does not exceed 550 x 200 pixels. A small tolerance will be given, but any signature larger than the limit may at any time be deleted without prior warning. If you are not sure whether your signature is acceptable, please PM a moderator.   §2 Signature Content
      All rules of section 1 fully apply to your signature. We will remove signatures or parts of signatures without notice if they violate the forum rules, and infractions may be given.   §3 Animated Signatures
      Please refrain from using animated .gifs as signatures, they distract and clutter the forum.   Section III: Reporting & Moderation   §1 Reporting Posts
      There is a Post Report system in place. If you notice a post that violates forum rules, simply use the exclamation mark icon below the users avatar image to send a report to the Moderation. We will then review this post. Your report will not be made public and cannot be linked to your person by anyone outside of the Squad Team. You will not be punished for using the Report system even if the report was false, unless you repeatedly abuse the system to spam it.
      Do not ‘report’ posts by replying directly in public to them. In case of spambots, this prompts them to respond in turn, spamming the forum further. This also fuels flame wars and arguments.   §2 Reporting Moderators
      Moderators are subject to the same forum rules (and some additional rules / exceptions). If you think that a Moderator has treated you unfairly or is otherwise breaking forum rules, please PM the Lead Moderator or any Administrator. Do not accuse Moderators in public, the Squad Team will treat every complaint seriously and it is in our interest to discipline or remove Moderators who are known to break forum rules.   §3 Respect Squad Team members and Moderators
      Do not ignore or argue against Admin, Moderator or Dev instructions on the forum. If you have a complaint, as per §2, please inform the Team in private. You are expected to follow orders given by the Moderation, Administration and Development Team, and it is necessary for smooth running of the forum to respect their decisions. Being stubborn or ignoring warnings will lead to harsher punishments - however, we do not tolerate Moderator / Admin abuse of power / privileges, so do not hesitate to inform other Team members if you feel treated unfairly.   §4 Bans and multiple accounts
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      On Site Selling and Trading of Items

      We are fine with allowing members to post their gaming stuff you need to sell in the "Discussions - Off Topic" as long as it doesn't get out of hand.
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      The Official Squad User Manual

      Please take the time to read "The Official Squad User Manual".   This is a excellent primer for those new to the game and it will answer most of your questions about the game and the gameplay!

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  1. Other shooter that had flamethrowers was Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
  2. I personally never cared about rank while playing Cod or Battlefield. The incentive for me was unlocking new weapons and attachments, but that is something that doesnt fit in Squad.
  3. I just noticed that this forum has a ranking system: Grunt > Fireteam leader > Company commander.....
  4. I never played CS:GO. They probably impemented a ranking system to attract Cod players. But the original CS 1.6 and CSS had no ranking system and people still play it. To be fair, I think the reason CS survived for so long is due to the modding community (skins, maps etc.)
  5. Counter-Strike also has no ranking system and is the most popular online-shooter.
  6. Project reality has this in jungle maps if I remember correctly.
  7. An earlier Version of Squad had a 3D Scope and with weapon sway: You can see it at the 10:48 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcgJ5UubU1w I wonder why the developers changed it.
  8. American soldiers in Afganistan often have this laser sight attached to the barrel when using the m4. Why not add this to the game? It would give the m4 a more military look.
  9. There are also no indicators for air strikes, mortars and grenades. Example: You throw a grenade in a buiding where you saw some enemies. The grenade explodes and you dont know if the explosion killed or hurt someone because there is no indicator for that. So why do we need an indicator for bullets? Playing PR I had many situations where an enemy was hiding behind a bush or vegetation. You have to shoot some rounds at the bush but since the enemy is not visible you have to check later if the enemy is dead or if he escaped. This is one of the things that make PR/Squad different from other shooters.
  10. Of course there are blood pools and bodies covered in blood, but we`re talking here about the blood spray/red mist. When somebody gets hit by a bullet there is no blood at the moment of the impact. The blood starts to leak after a few seconds creating the blood pools etc.
  11. I agree with this one. A shot could make the enemy flinch and then the blood would soak slowly into the clothes. Additionaly the victim would start to hobble and finally collapse if not treated by a medic.
  12. I dont want to sound like a psycho but I`ve seen hundreds of videos where people get shot and there is no blood spray, not even with exit wounds. Like I mentioned bevore, it only happens when someones head explodes due to the impact (Example: JFK assasination). I cant post gore videos here, so who never saw a person get shot in real live go watch some videos on Liveleak. And there are plenty of other shooters with unrealistic blood effects, no need to put them in Squad because it looks cool.
  13. The blood spray looks pretty cool and is practical (to see if you hit the enemy), but Squad is supposed to be realistic so it should be removed from the game. Unlike in movies there is no blood spray/splatter when someone gets hit by a bullet in real life, except when the victim is shot in the head by a shotgun (at close range) or when the head explodes. I guess most factions will wear helmets so even blood spray from headshots wouldn`t make sense ingame.