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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. There is already a thread for this in General Discussion. >>> LINK<<< Here are some other websites I post to. They each have a new post about Campaign 138 beginning. Feel free to post responses and let others know you play the game. combatsim.com simhq.com ww2f.com ww2aircraft.net a2asimulations.com warofrights.com (War of Rights) bbs.hitechcreations.com (Aces High) robertsspaceindustries.com (Star Citizen) -Irish
  2. In another thread, I posted a challenge to players. Get out to other sites and post information about WWIIOL. Spread the word. Invite others. Make noise. I posted to the following forums, for the opening of Campaign 138. combatsim.com simhq.com ww2f.com ww2aircraft.net a2asimulations.com warofrights.com (War of Rights) bbs.hitechcreations.com (Aces High) robertsspaceindustries.com (Star Citizen) Here's the poster I used. Feel free to copy it and use it on other boards or websites. Just remember to play by their rules and only post in appropriate forums. -Irish
  3. How about keeping the account information; stats and all. Deactivate the name. Put a note on the account creation screen that, if someone wants a name which is taken, they can submit a formal request. If the name hasn't been active in a set amount of time, they get the name. HOWEVER, the account and stats are retained with (Former) appended to the name. If the original player comes back, they see a note on the login screen to contact the Rats. They're then given the option to choose a new name for their account, either a new one entirely or a variation of their old one. It wouldn't be a great solution, but it would give some leeway and keep some longtime gamers from missing out on their standard names when they join via Steam. Having new players lose opportunities at their preferred names in favor of guys who left and are never coming back kind of sucks. Losing a name due to inactivity but coming back and having the stats and such still intact lessens the blow to a great extent. Perhaps there could be some volunteers who could handle the traffic for such requests. -Irish
  4. I've been thinking about this type of thing. I would love to see a form of themed intermission based on unit types. One time could be an infantry-only intermission. Find a historical battle and an area that somewhat resembles the setting. The next could be a tank/vehicle-only one, with a similar setting to a famous tank battle. Another could be an air-only intermission. Bring back the Battle of Britain or something similar. That would get people who play only one type of unit out of their rut and into another type of unit, so they get a fresh look at the game from the other type's perspective. Thoughts? -Irish
  5. If I may ask, why is that the case...that ingame names are lower case only? This is the only game I've ever played where that was the case. -Irish
  6. If there is one thing I HATE about Steam, it's that you have to use their idiotic Steam Guard feature if you want to post ANYTHING to their site. Well, bite my azz, Steam! It isn't going to happen. I have the cookies and cache set to clear every time I shut down my browser, for security purposes. If you make me obtain and enter a separate authentication code each time I log in, just to use the features on your website, my answer will be to STAY AWAY from your website. That's what passwords are for, in the first place. You lose, oh high and mighty butt munchers of Steam powers that be! Now, go away or I shall taunt you a second time. -Irish
  7. I keep thinking of the sheer scope of the possible playerbase. The United States alone has a population of about 325 million. Approximately 80% of those people are ages 15 and above. If only one tenth of one percent of the people fifteen and older played the game, we'd have over 260 thousand players. And that's JUST the United States. Add the rest of the world and we'd be looking at least at several times that, somewhere around a million players, perhaps. So, where is everybody? -Irish
  8. I would like to see AI rear gunners in aircraft, although not the uber AI we currently have in the emplacements around the towns, who have unlimited ammo and can hit you through solid objects even if they can't see you. If they had limited ammo and reasonable (not too high) accuracy, it would be great. At least the bombers wouldn't be sitting ducks quite so much. -Irish
  9. The ONLY issue with FtP players having to switch sides to play underpop is the squad mechanics. How would you feel, ending up playing against most of your squad mates? How would you feel not being able to join a squad at all, or getting kicked from your squad because you had to side-switch? And I don't agree about everyone being able to afford the $5/month. I'm the in-home caregiver for my disabled wife. We've had months where we BARELY squeaked by, and would have loved an extra $5. If we plan well, we can feed our two boys dinner one night for that much. Also, remember the announcement, "Effective May 1, 2017 the price for starter accounts will be $7.99 USD per month." That's an increase of 60% in one fell swoop. How about this? FtP players will have the OPTION to play the underpop side. If they do, they get access to slightly better equipment, such as semi-auto rifles. Playing with a bolt-action only is a drag, especially if you're "lone-wolfing" it. That way, they can either play with their squaddies and use the bolt action rifle (hopefully as part of a squad mission or team-up), or play underpop and get better toys. -Irish
  10. Oh, and the "you are not in a squad" is because one of the default text chat channel is a squad channel. After training, when you get into the live game and hook up with a squad (either for training or permanent membership), that will be where you will text chat with your squad mates. -Irish
  11. Have a rat coming out of the commander's hatch of a tank as the symbol. Armored Rat Studios? -Irish
  12. You have to commit to play Allied only. Request access on the Allied Discussions forum. -Irish
  13. Common sense would seem to say aircraft dropping bombs, yes. Demo charges, no... But what about tanks? I'm constantly amused that I can hide my avatar behind a half destroyed brick wall and a tank can't kill me through it. We should have to, at least, scramble for cover behind walls on the other side of the building. -Irish
  14. Sheb Wooley, often as his alter ego Ben Colder, was the Weird Al of country music, starting in the 1950s. He even had some hits in his own right. Check out "Purple People Eater" on YouTube. -Irish
  15. Xoom, you sick bastage! Actually, we need to add comments by nearby soldiers, such as... "OH! His guts are hanging out!" *sound of being violently ill* Heh heh... -Irish