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    • GVONPAUL

      New Community Volunteer Opportunity   04/29/2017

      With the looming Steam release, we are anticipating many new players to the game. This is great for all of us, and it's important that we retain as many as we can. With that in mind, we'd like to enlist players to help with the inevitable questions asked in the forums. Ideally, gameplay questions are asked and answered in-game, but it's not always easy or convenient to answer questions while playing. A Gameplay Support Forum would be a good place for those who want to help. We are now accepting volunteers for the Rat Patrol, who will provide correct and consistent info to new players in the Forums. The more new players we retain, the better it is for the game and the biggest hurdle in player retention is grasping the complexities of this game. If you are interested, send me a PM.  
    • Dodger

      Squad Leaders Contact GVONPAUL OR Dodger for Squad Forums   05/18/2017

      Soldiers!

      We are seeking Squad Leaders to volunteer their squads to help us test the upcoming Squad Forums system. This system will integrate squads who wish to participate into a self-sustained "forum within a forum." You will be able to add members to your squad, assign permissions, and create forums/calendar events on your own. The idea behind this system is part of our commitment to support squads as a integral part of our community. This service will be offered free of charge to all squads of World War II Online upon launch. Our goal is to offer all of the services a squad off-site forum can offer but free of charge and tied in to our existing forum service. So what do you need tested? We need willing volunteers to test the whole system - make forums, post threads, assign permissions, etc. The idea is to have several squads giving it a test run to point out any flaws before we launch it publicly. What are the requirements? We are ideally looking for medium to large squads - Ideally ten people or so plus, but smaller squads feel free to apply - and a willingness to use our platform. It's important to note (as of now - these may be included at a later date) we are unable to convert posts from a private forum if your squad previously used one, and you (or your XO's and recruiters) will need to assign individual members permissions. It is entirely possible that in the future this system will be automatically linked to the game's squad roster, but as of now developer priorities are elsewhere (1.37 and steam, w00t!) How do I sign up? PM me ( @Dodger ) on the forums, or email me at dodger@playnet.com - Please indicate your squad name and how many members you have. I will get back to you with more instructions.

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    • Saturday May 27, 2000 at 4 PM Central.  More info on the FB page in events.
    • The AO system when put in was with the goal of increasing numbers of players in battles instead of the whack-a-mole that was happening with small numbers scattered around the map.  The majority of people who play the game were wanting the big battles to remain, but as the game aged the numbers started to shrink.  Killer talked about the small numbers in battles and the AO system was born.  While it did increase the numbers of players in battle areas, it did so at a cost.  The brigades were on  the way into the game which like when they were on paper squads would attach to a brigade and players to either the squads or brigades.  When the AOs shrank in numbers due to lower population, then it made attaching squads and players to brigades not able to work.  Back then brigades were assigned areas of operation which many took great pride in.  This was no longer possible with the lower population and AOs. I do agree that the cost of the AO system was high.  Was the cost too high to increase the number of players in a battle area?  The AOs also helped to funnel new players into the battle.  At the time it was a big problem.  The majority of missions in the UI were where AOs were or were about to be, which new players could find action easier through the missions. If the AOs were removed today it would be a big nail in the coffin since the player numbers are still low.  Yes Steam is on the way which will help populate the world, raise the AO numbers, and fill in the HC system to how it was designed to work.  The goal is to increase the numbers which makes the game play much better for everyone.  Back in the day, the squad leadership and their members made up the majority of the HC, which gave their squad the ability to lead their brigade/KG and have a say in the Division and above leadership.  This also allowed them to have an equal vote at the table for AO placement.  This is still true today.  Maybe the Brigade/KG system on paper should come back to help in this.  Being able to say XXX squad is in XXX brigade and their members are the leader of that brigade.  In the old days the Orbat was updated and posted by the CinC level so that people knew where they are at.  The HC was not there to boss around but to coordinate and it gave the tools to allow more organization on the field. The squad is a core part of our game and we want to increase their ability.  There is a place for small squads, and a place for larger ones.  We are looking for ideas that enhance the ability of the squads and to help increase the ability of a squad to retain members and help grow our community.
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    • What's wrong with getting the game to run?
    • When I launch I do not have a firewall or a antivirus going. When I try to get on the servers are up. I can play singler player but not online Makes me sad lol 
    • voice comms become more polluted with ever person. smaller squads ftw
    •   I need to rethink my video game life then.    I have played other games but this game still takes most of my video game time if I have such.
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