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    • GVONPAUL

      Need help for incoming players.   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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  1. https://zoom.us/j/251986407 - Will be starting shortly.
  2. send a ticket through support.playnet.com - they usually respond within 24 hours (faster actually).
  3. Not sure if it'll help... but ran across this
  4. I fly paras nearly weekly and have for years... pretty sure I've never been shot down by AI.
  5. it's been explained to you via pm already why some posts go away (to include some that may not technically violate TOS (but are really really close)). That hasn't changed. Any further questions with regards to forum moderation need to be sent via PM, as publicly discussing the issue can be a TOS violation.
  6. I agree with your first point. The second though..... The Allied side has (and had) great squads, for whatever reason though they tend to be smaller. Historically the German side has had fewer squads, but they were huge (in some cases truly massive) while the allies have tended to have more squads in number but smaller in size. Not sure why exactly, but that's the end effect. As a squad leader, I missed the memo that the allies thought squads were the coming of Satan and best to be avoided.
  7. yep it was me - keep instigating and I'll start to do more than just hide the posts.
  8. 67/131 =.51 X 100 = 51% (Excludes current campaign and Truces/draw) So essentially even.
  9. so one of the original organizational designs for the HC's.
  10. Hmm odd.. I've downloaded onto two different machines since my last post, and both worked. It could be possible that the download was somehow corrupted. The easiest way to correct it, is to re-download and try again. Also may want to check firewall/anti-virus settings, every once in a while one of them will cause havoc...
  11. I'd recommend submitting a trouble ticket here https://playnet.zendesk.com/hc/en-us It could be some issue with the account, or maybe was a temporary bug that's been cleared up. Also I'd suggest a different site for image hosting...
  12. what is your operating system? the downloads should download an operational executable file. Is it possible that the full download didn't get completed?
  13. Which would accomplish exactly what?
  14. I'd posit that most 'old' squads which currently exist in game are the end result of mergers (some quiet, some not). My own squad for example. 7thAST as it exists was a merger of 7th Army and Allied Strike Team. I can't speak towards the AST side, but the 7th Army was created when several small squads merged. Then a few years later a few other squads merged in. We bumped into AST early in the game, and worked some of the same areas for a long while (zeelands, V and III Corps back when geography mattered). Eventually we agreed that coming together under a common squad ID (and new name) was in the larger best interest. IMO squads are a result of the differing social preferences within the game. Some squads exist for a sole singular purpose (flying, sniping, tanking, social, etc), some exist to focus on a specific tactic within (or significantly more rarely in support of) an attack/Defense (I'm personally looking forward to .36 and the .reports of me hacking/cheating as I've towed my ATG behind the german frontline to turretpop Pnz as they naively trundle up the road in rear->front resupply). Some squads are social gatherings, where the exact tactics don't matter as much as the experience. Some exist SPECIFICALLY for a tactic. People join squads looking for a specific something, and either like what they find with existing squads, or if they are not satisfied will created their own. So for as many differing preferences as there are, there will be that many squads. Some will be fairly large where there is a broad appeal, some very small and niche where the appeal is to a specific aspect.
  15. Oddly it's not just a problem related to the game..... a while back the US Army started to give its FIST (FIre Support Teams) the Bradley (B-FIST) so that they could keep up with the Armor and Infantry. What they found was that rather than continue to report contacts and call for supporting fires, the crews were trying to actively engage........