XOOM

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  1. This gave me a pretty good laugh LOL . It is during these times we find out just how close we are as a community and how hanging on, being patient and not assuming the worst can get us through. Let's not lose sight that we have a really excellent game and community, that is a family. And like all families, sometimes we disagree. It's getting through it and coming out stronger that makes us different.
  2. I've decided to start a new post here and start fresh, as my last post caused quite a bit of a ruckus. That thread was closely monitored and we understand how important this is to you all. All subsequent LMG threads have been closed as of this writing so that we can stay focused here. These are considered WWII Online's light machine guns, and any changes will have an equal effect on them: Bren Gun (UK) FM24/29 (FR) MG34 (DE) .30 Caliber (Allied) - currently in development Solutions for the LMG class are to be: No reloading while in motion No firing while in motion WE WILL NOT BE TWEAKING OR TARGETING ANY WEAPONS PERFORMANCE NEGATIVELY (NERFING) IN ANY FASHION. The Small Arms audit is still planned and should add enhancements (improvements) to all of these weapons and other infantry based weapons. This means you will still be able to perform all other functions, including hip firing. However you cannot reload or shoot your LMG while jogging, walking, or any form of moving of any kind. One exception is being stationary, and looking left - right, and up-down. You can shoot and reload and provide stationary 360 degree hip fire cover or suppression, should you choose. DEMONSTRATION OF SOLUTION IN ACTION
  3. Sprinting with the LMG and firing indeed does not work. However because our standard W key really acts like a jog (not a walk, which is W+T), I think that may be what they're referring to.
  4. Constructive, respectful feedback is encouraged. By unsubscribing your account, you are 100% not helping us resolve problems. Free account posting on the forums are a privilege. There is no obligation to maintain that when violating the TOS. All veteran accounts should already have a free play subscription, this extra step isn't necessary. The only tried and proven way to keep WWII Online operational for years to come, is to be a paid subscriber. We are 100% financially dependent on our community members maintaining an active subscription. CRS recognizes its role to solve game problems and ensure WWII Online's success. This takes time, patience, constructive feedback and a team oriented environment. We don't intend to infuriate or ignore what you say, it's simply not always possible to deliver on. Our team remains committed to doing what ever we can within our resources to improve the game and solve the concerns that matter to you and our subscriber base. We intend to maintain higher than ever transparency levels and communication. If we can maintain this understanding we can ensure quality communications and effective results are driven and delivered on. I would ask you to please reconsider your support and recognize just how valuable each and every subscription is here in 2019. Solutions are not driven by criticism alone, they require talent and time and we have operational costs necessary to continue World War II Online operations. Thank you for reading, and I hope this sinks in a bit.
  5. No other changes to these weapons other then that has been described by me here will accompany the LMG class. As I’ve said the small arms audit will see some modifications / enhancements but will be released in full and will cover all the infantry weapons. Some limited testing on this has made things better.
  6. It’s closing in on that time to offload the bs for sure. My team and I are doing everything we can to stay patient and realize the passion involved here. But the levels some guys are going is beyond reasonable. The side chat thing... definitely looking at removing that as a default channel.
  7. This means more than you can understand right now. I really appreciate your willingness to stay with us. To anyone who is feeling the same, please speak up. Come talk to me. I will make a point to communicate and hear you, and express my gratitude for your continued support. WWII Online's continuation is dependent on all of us. We cannot give up. If you do that, we'll lose . #staythecourse
  8. Well, instead of bailing... what do you recommend we do? I won't argue that there's no doubt some toxicity and it's eroding things (we really need to get that checked). We don't want to be too heavy handed of course, but we also can't have some folks stomping all over the place. We're damned if we do, damned if we don't in most cases. It can't all be on CRS's plate to ask for civility, that's just something that we do. And fwiw, this community is still far superior than any I can think of out there. We have some great people here and I am glad to have had the experience of being one of you all. It helps me understand and guide me. But surely we can do better, and I think that's what you're advocating for.
  9. The BAR is not going away. I am simply saying right now it is supplementing LMG numbers for US Forces due to their lack of a proper LMG (which is the reason of the 30 caliber) in the first place. So it is a very reasonable expectation to have that there would be some alterations made to undo the current work around to give US Forces some semblance of an LMG. That shouldn't be taken out of context any further and is very fair / reasonable.
  10. Hmm well it should've been done, I know thousands of users received access to it. We're more than happy to add that access accordingly if someone fits into that category.
  11. Yes - as long as your character is stationary (feet planted).
  12. Kind of what I was thinking as well.
  13. Those charges were some heavy mofos if I recall correctly.
  14. Not sure on stamina off the top of my head. It had a high ROF. My favorite WWII weapon.
  15. Just to be sure here... the M1919A6 will fall into the same category as the LMG's we've already outlined and will not be possible to be rambo'd around. If that was already understood, great, just being painfully certain that the main message is being received by all readers properly.
  16. So I hopped on channel with @xcas and he asked me a great question: Xcas: "What about firing while prone / undeployed?" I went in and tested it... so I updated my main post to include the following: "One exception is being stationary, and looking left - right, and up-down. You can shoot and reload and provide stationary 360 degree hip fire cover or suppression, should you choose." And I am okay with that btw, so no intent to make a change there.
  17. I've been really thrilled and impressed by how this has progressed. It shows the amazing advancements in technology coming into our world. I'd also like to publicly commend and express a high level of appreciation to @markec for taking the initiative and demonstrating the quality capability of a new "Free Player" and how they can be a useful contributing member to our game community. An example for us all.
  18. I mean it seemed like a logical progression, but if you're not, then awesome. So regarding the supply... at this point in time, these LMG fixes are not live. I will ask our guys working on the supply numbers, to factor this into their thoughts and consideration. We are committed to providing a balanced game and that does not come in the form of 1:1 ratio for numbers as there's so many different underlying factors that truly create the term: balance. That said, I think we can find some wiggle room here to make sure we're being fair about things. I again do not foresee a 1:1 ratio between BAR's and FG42's, but automatics to automatics can likely be done. @OHM @Bmbm Please consider the above when this goes live.
  19. I foresee (but please don't quote me because we have other guys working on supply numbers) that the need to supplement the BAR's for US Forces will drop, and the .30 cal will take on the full role of US LMG. Hang in there man. Like I said, we got something cooking to help.
  20. I would have to review the data to be sure about this, but I am pretty sure that stamina consideration is already accounted for on a per-weapon basis. I will tell you, as I have in this thread, I do not intend to target weapons and intentionally nerf them. I understand your point and seeking to level the playing field, don't get me wrong. But you're on the path of validating a vengeance and that is not at all how we came to this decision for the entire LMG class.
  21. Ah crap, you're right! I hate it when you're right (I kid).
  22. Well it's not quite half but it's still 10lbs lighter than the other LMG weaponry. I wouldn't say it's "as maneuverable," but more so than the other LMG's where these changes are being applied to.
  23. The BAR and FG42 carry the same designation as each other in our game which is the Automatic Rifleman. If the insinuation is to go after the BAR, we're not going to do that. The above example describes other Squad mates managing the supply for the BAR, while the FG42 is actually being referred to as an LMG itself. That argument almost makes it look more like the FG42 should be placed into the same pool as the LMG... but we're not going to do that. The FG42 was around 9.3-10lbs depending on the configuration and was easy to reload and highly maneuverable. Knowing you all have seen the movies like "Saving Private Ryan" and the "Band of Brothers" series, among likely many online videos, the M1918A2 BAR represented in-game was pretty maneuverable as well weighing in at only about 16 pounds. Please note: These Hollywood movies are not the basis of our decisions... it was the easiest example I could give to illustrate a point. The FM24, Bren and MG34 have been WWII Online's Lightmachine Gun's for probably the last 15 years-ish, and they're all receiving the same unbiased treatment. The Allied 30 caliber coming in, will also fall into that category and receive the same automatically.
  24. It's the initial shock factor for them, but really it's for everyone who plays the LMG class. I think throughout all of this I am gathering that the MG34 carries substantial weight, and rightfully so it was a great weapon. What is surprising is how the inability to run and shoot/reload is being received as causing the Germans to lose the war... however I don't subscribe to that thought process (personally). Once the changes go live the fear factor will drop, as the Allied Bren and FM24 isn't going to come into an Axis defensive situation spraying like mad, and the MG34 is still going to be a highly efficient killer in every way but its current run and gun nature. Can you imagine trying to reload a nearly 27 pound machine gun with a belt fed drum magazine while jogging? Even the Bren and FM24 magazine reloading on the jog would be pretty hard to achieve. Anyhow I realize that doesn't make anyone who is concerned about this feel better, but it was part of the consideration.