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  1. Agree completely. BUT.....our 2nd Rangers squad got all geared up for the expected inrush of noobs when Steam went active. We set up a forum with all kinds of training material. Pictures, maps, videos, acronym lists, the whole nine yards. We talked and planned about how we would handle the wave of greenies. Priority #1 was to get them talking on Discord since we knew we couldn't effectively control or train them using squad chat through the keyboard. But that's where it broke down. We tried and tried and tried to get them on Discord, with about a 5% success rate. Most never replied in any way: squad chat, PM, nothing! I even had one noob tell me there was no way he would go out and download a third-party software like Discord for a "crappy" game like this. At this point, we've become a bit callous. We throw a greeting out there when a noob shows up and expect nothing, which is what we usually get. I think those of us who have been around the game for a while recognize there are features that keep us coming back. For me it's the team aspect of squad-play and the large-scale, persistent nature of the map. But those very features take some time to understand and appreciate. I have seen a huge number of noobs be auto-recruited to the squad and 10 minutes later I see "so-and-so has left your supervision by exiting the game", never to be seen again. 10 minutes? They want to see blood, gore and pink mist and they're not getting it. I don't have any silver bullets for this issue, but make no mistake it is an issue. A few years ago, when CRS had the host squad thing going, a designated trainer could "Grab" a greenie and control all his chat, etc. I think that would go a long way in keeping some of these greenies around long enough for them to at least understand the difference between an AB and an ATG.
  2. Come join us, Baer. We are typically on in the late-afternoons, like 3:00-6:00 server time. Love to have you join us.
  3. Since the most recent patch, I have been unable to get my Discord overlay to appear on my game screen. It worked fine before, although I did have to always go back to Discord after loading the game and uncheck and re-check the WWIIOnline overlay box. I'm talking every session I had to do that, but it would always pop up when I went back over to the game. Now nothing works. I've uninstalled both the game and Discord and re-installed both. I run both as administrator. I have unchecked and re-checked every possible toggle box in Discord and in every sequence I can think of with no joy. Anybody have any ideas?
  4. Since the most recent patch, I have been unable to get my Discord overlay to appear on my game screen. It worked fine before, although I did have to always go back to Discord after loading the game and uncheck and re-check the WWIIOnline overlay box. I'm talking every session I had to do that, but it would always pop up when I went back over to the game. Now nothing works. I've uninstalled both the game and Discord and re-installed both. I run both as administrator. I have unchecked and re-checked every possible toggle box in Discord and in every sequence I can think of with no joy. Anybody have any ideas?
  5. Come on board with 2nd Rangers and make a real difference in the game. Plus have fun and quickly learn how to move around the map and kill the hated Axis! Think you have what it takes? Join the Rangers and find out.
  6. I was trying to re-position my vehicle status window on my screen. So I grabbed it using Alt-mouse and it immediately disappeared. Keymap says ' will toggle it off and on, but I get nothing. I've tried re-mapping to a different key with no results. Any ideas?
  7. Zeke, you da man! Fixed it immediately. Thanks.
  8. I keep my progress bar for capping in the lower middle of my screen, right above the chat window. That way I can see the progress without having to move my eyes off the door where you people are all trying to come in and kill me. So the other day I look down and it's back over in the right bottom corner. I clicked alt and used my mouse to grab it and move it back where I want it. The moment I clicked on it, the dang thing disappeared. I can't find it anywhere. The Y key makes all onscreen graphics toggle off and on, but no progress bar. A squaddie suggested changing resolution, rebooting, etc., none of which worked. Any ideas?