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  1. Don't forget to post Day One! Wait... I can do that. -Irish
  2. There would also have to be a flag set on the vehicle, to show it had already been multi-crewed and not allow any further joining. Otherwise, a dead second crewmember could just despawn and spawn back in to the then single-crewed tank or aircraft, or a third player could spawn in to take the second's place when he died. -Irish
  3. Any joystick or HOTAS the game can detect should be easy to keymap using the ingame function. You can start the game in offline practice mode and set the keymaps in just a few minutes. As an aside, I bought a T.Flight HOTAS X a while back and couldn't sell it fast enough. The ergonomics suck. The number and location of buttons also suck. The cord between the joystick and throttle is too short to mount them separately in a simpit or on the arms of a gaming chair. The two bases, when separated, just look incredibly STUPID. BUT, the biggest disagreement I had with it was, when the two halves are joined, the stick and throttle are too close together. I moved the joystick left (left aileron) and twisted the rudder to the right (opposite rudder) to put my plane into a slip. When I did that, my right thumb and the throttle were trying to occupy the same space at the same time, which obviously couldn't happen. That was easily the worst controller I have ever owned. -Irish
  4. It WOULD be very easy, except for one thing. The game will not let you deploy the bipod unless the surface you're deploying it on is JUST the right height in relation to the avatar. In RL, that isn't a problem, as people can move anywhere from fully prone to standing, stopping at any point inbetween. However, with the game just having three positions, it's impossible to set the bipod properly in many situations. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to deploy in a window or on a top of a sandbag, but have been unable to without aiming unrealistically high or low enough to be useless. The bipod shouldn't even have to be deployed in those situations anyway. If the bipod is planted on the ground, that's fine, but the bipod shouldn't even HAVE to be deployed on sandbags or in a window, where the weapon could just rest on the horizontal surface; either the top of the sandbags or the window sill. -Irish
  5. Nah, I don't want that. But, what I do think would be nice is emotes appropriate to the game. Imagine you and one other guy killing about a half dozen EI in the process of taking a CP, then turning to the guy and giving him an "/em thumbsup" emote, or something similar. Just a little icing on the cake, as they say. -Irish
  6. I'm going to go a different direction, if I may. I would like to see some "quality of life" (QoL) features, which might capture the imagination of new players. Ever wonder why a LOT of MMOs have things such as dance emotes or minigames, when they do absolutely nothing for gameplay? I would love to see features such as that, which might get new players more involved in the game. Perhaps we could have a training ground "mission" which is an obstacle course, where the player has to move through and around terrain, buildings, and such, taking out targets such as infantry, tanks, guard towers, and the like. Completing the course in a certain time could get the players access to a certain weapon, ingame. Since this is a military game, perhaps we could have military emotes such as standing at attention, saluting, and such. These would be things outside of just spawn in, kill enemies, lather, rinse, repeat. Of course, I would LOVE QoL things such as being able to climb over small obstacles. Being unable to get out of a defensive fortification or building because of a knee-high wall or window frame is absurd. I would also love for our avatars to be able to move around on, and fire from, the back of trucks and the outside of tanks. Having a truck full of infantry totally defenseless against one EI standing in the middle of a road just seems wrong. I want to be able to aim over the top of the truck cab and pick him off with my rifle. Just my thoughts... -Irish
  7. So, what's happened to the Dambusters? Three and four campaigns ago, bombs were raining from the skies. The Axis' factories were always damaged, most of the time severely. The Allies won two maps in a row. Now, the Axis factories are undamaged and the Allies are getting pushed around, having lost the last two maps and losing ground already, this campaign. There have been ZERO posts on this thread for over a month. We need our RDP boys! Come back, DamBusters! -Irish
  8. For Christmas, I want a brand new sniper rifle and for all Axis troops to wear Santa hats. That is all. -Irish
  9. Let's also remember both the last two campaigns won by the Allies had significant amounts of Allied RDP missions. That seemed to disappear, this last campaign. Did the Dambusters take the day off, or what? -Irish
  10. I think the tutorials should contain one which makes the player type "I will watch and use text chat. I will use Discord whenever possible. I will ask questions and listen to advise the veteran players give me." That would solve about 80% of the problems, right off the bat. -Irish
  11. Hey guys! bicklezick aka Bicklety2 is also cornelius55 on Ryan's (ryman8989's) Discord server. He's the guy who read this poem (below) at Jammyman's memorial service. Well done, sir! Now, just join the Allies and you'll be on the right track. -Irish
  12. The gentleman who read the poem at the end of Jammyman's service has asked me to post it here on the forums, in case anyone wants a copy. He says his grandfather translated it from Irish. Death Is Nothing At All (aka Irish Death Poem) (as read, at Jammyman's service, by [WHIPS]Bicklety2) Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no sorrow in your tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. -Irish
  13. Condolences to his family and friends, including all here who knew and cared for him. This community shares in the loss. I hope we can have an ingame memorial for him. We need a service with a flyover, at the very least. Rest well, Jammyman. You left a lot of people with happy memories. In the end, that's all you can ask for. Well done, sir! -Irish
  14. You can also go to local "mom and pop" computer stores. Lots of them will have used systems, or even systems they've built themselves, and they are usually pretty reasonable. If you get a good place, they should even throw in a short term warranty, like 30-90 days. -Irish
  15. @GrAnit, condolences on your loss, but congratulations on having a man like that as your dad. -Irish