montyuno

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  1. So sorry to hear this news.... Wishing peace and comfort to all friends and family... Rest in peace m8.... <S>! Monty
  2. The Walk-in HC FMS has proven understandably contentious and not so useful.. I think there is a way we can retain this option and somewhat resolve other issues as well as expand gameplay. As you know I deeply dislike walking FMSs of any stripe however many good proposals have been offered in other threads. The new HCFMS. A proper command post.. 1: A slightly larger FMS complex using existing models (include a radio model) with useful defensive positions. More subdued colours for the sandbags etc, perhaps some camo and netting. Or whatever can be done easily, enhance it later. Make it purposefully kinda of hard to see from ground and air. 2: 1k min placement 3.2k+ max. 3: NEW HC UNITS: HC Engineer, HC Opel, allow HC to drive in or walk in, HC Engineer may only build HCFMS, build time will be a little longer, it is a slightly more complex structure, HC Engineer may also build standard PPOs. HC Opel may build HC FMS or standard FMSs etc. 4: Spawn List: Rifles, Limited# of SMG, very limited# (1 or 2) lite Pak / Flak (optional). Use standard FMS to support the HCFMS as needed mission specific. 5: Trucks may RTB there. (optional) 6: 8+ charges to kill it? 7: NEW PLAYER PPO: Add the Command Post PPO to standard Engineers list. (Not spawnable) 8: HCFMS is visible on map to all Axis in the related AO/DO. (selectable by HC player) 9: Allow OIC to set HCFMS Command Post when no HC on...... I think most of this can be implemented relatively easily? The team is quite capable and we already have a preponderance of the bits. Keep it simple........ A percentage of players look for leadership, purpose, point of focus, objective, etc, etc, etc.. Give HC a more visible role to play {they can still sit there and do what they need to do}, something to build a ZOC around, something worth defending out of town also a position for leadership and other commanders to oversee the battle rather than the FB.. HCFMS can still be used for infiltration, recce and mole ops. We want to bring the scale of the map into play, expand on "CP/AB Centric combat", create active and usable ZOCs, bring leadership to the battlefield, give new players a more relatable environment, add more content, expand play options, improve command situational awareness, reduce HC boredom and fatigue etc etc........... The HCFMS CP may bring some of this. As much as I despise Walk-in FMSs I could really get behind the HCFMS Command Post concept... Keep it simple get it deployed to the game ASAP, implement what you guys can quickly and tweek it later. I really think this will not resolve all issues but it will add so much as well as softening some of the things people have expressed concern over in several other threads .. It is a win in so many ways for all sides of the issue with few if any downsides........ The HCFMS Command Post & new Player PPO... Cheers Monty
  3. This a great post... Considered and thoughtful.... The sense of maneuver and scale are somewhat lost... This game has an asset no other existing game has, it's a shame not to capitalize on this amazing feature.. Population really hobbles the ability to take advantage of the map but looking to the future is critical to survival... Thanks for your perspective.... Cheers Monty
  4. Walking FMS mission creep.. A bad concept gets worse... Just get rid of it, stop the madness before it goes any further... Perhaps give HC a "Command PPO" instead, a strong point that can be used to oversee the battle but nothing can spawn there... Make it defendable and camouflaged, other troops could set a standard FMS nearby to support it if needed.. One option would be. Perhaps just allow the HC officer to spawn a rifle at this PPO, that's it nothing else one HC rifle... That is the only thing I would grudgingly support... Cheers Monty
  5. More bridge AOs plz.... Cheers Monty..
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVGerWFYotQ Cheers Monty
  7. I really can not support Infantry placed FRUs.... This is a game killer.. It very nearly did the job the first time... All this cool new stuff as well as 1.36 in the pipe and we are going down this HELL hole again....? Sacrificing all other branches of play for a narrow, ill-conceived, niche component of infantry play for some perceived or imagined advantage? There are other games that offer insta combat, not this one... Also too many changes at once and how will you ever determine what is better, worse, working not working....? Cheers Monty
  8. The Infantry FMS was an unmitigated disaster... It was not that long ago, does no one remember...??? It was the final nail in the chest of the population of that time period.... Gunners and armour guys finally gave up, some squads also, most have not come back many of their indy infantry friends left too... Infantry FMSs are no solution to anything, they are toxic to everything this game should be about to be successful....... We already know that, why is this even an option.... It's great to brainstorm new ideas.. These are always conversations we should have... However this has been tried and failed in epic fashion.... Things are looking up lets not blow it.... Cheers Monty
  9. That is a great suggestion I have supported for some time... There is a chance of it being misused.. We don't wan't to alienate new or less skilled players.... One could see a circumstance where some players are left out in the cold to fend for themselves, very difficult for the new guys... Perhaps limit the number of locked missions? Or a timer, each ML can make 1 locked mission every so many hours? Spawn lock on FMSs would be great too.. If it's camped or set early one could stop the flow of troops to it till appropriate.. Cheers Monty
  10. There has been an enormous amount of change here over the last couple years and especially in the last few months.. What I would like to ask is everyone take a deep breath and look at things in total, big picture, the long game... Much of what we see is good......! Don't make rash decisions from well founded frustration.. After years of stagnation there are sure to be hurdles, bumps and worse... Many of us have been here for years though understandable it seems a shame to bail now at possibly the cusp of great things... I enjoy playing the mortar most, though armour (a subject for another time) is my first preference, the mortar has been rendered useless for a long time now, yep I am very very unhappy.. Even after the recent HE adjustment watching your rounds drop right in the middle of five EI aaand zip, nothing... Great... However I clearly see good things on the horizon.. So... Yep agreed.. " ah need a IIIF ok .. OOH no 232s left and 2 StugBs hmmmm" That is rough... I guess we need to look at the map a lil different and try n support Inf flags with armour flag till we see how this is or isn't working.. Yes there is much more that isn't right but there is a lot that is too... We are seeing some new faces and some seem to be sticking around, lets not blow it.. Also we need to be a lil nicer to the new guys even though that can be rather challenging at times (understatement )... Cheers Monty
  11. Countless hits from axi Hvy guns w/HE resulted is zero damage to enemy armour, no tracking nothing... They just got board and drove away... Thats great!!!! Cheers Monty
  12. Too bad the Kitten is not 1 shot to stop most enemy armour to about 2300m as it should be. As it stands it's rather a pantomime PZ as most are... Will the Kitten get sorted to function properly, brilliant optics, devastating gun, good armour etc that sort of thing... Cheers Monty
  13. Hmm looks interesting.. Plot is a bit different, should be good. Saw bits of Fury a couple times, wasnt able to sit through it lol, not great.. Watched "Come and See" a few weeks ago, still thinking about it, havent decided on that one yet but well worth watching.. Rewatched "Tae Guk Gi" (2004 Korean) this is a must see for everyone interested in the war film genre. Fair warning it is very impactful on many levels I suggest a screening before family viewing. A frank and brutal portrayal of war. Just ordered "1944 The Estonian War" that may be good.. Cheers Monty..
  14. Again put both guns with and with out shield in the list.. Work can continue on refining the POV with shield on all guns as well as 88... No one has been alienated and the shields can get sorted... Cheers Monty