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Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Jawehawk » Sat 6 Dec 2014 15:00

Hello

As playing with random people has grown increasingly tiresome over the course of Red Dragon's life time, I've taken action, and set up a Steam group designed to allow people of various skill levels to meet and play together.

The group will primarily feature conquest games, with the occasional total destruction game without any point limit thrown into the mix. Furthermore, I'd like to host some themed games based on what-could've-been scenarious, fielding realistic battlefield formations relevant to the scenario in question. The group will not be host to 10V10 games, and is not going to be super competitive. Fun is the primary objective, and people who are only concerned with their W/L ratio need not apply.

There are a few simple rules that players have to live up to in order to join and stay with the group.

1# Ability to speak and write the English language.

2# No stacking teams in order to gain an advantage.

3# Respect all users (No insulting and respect that not everyone is equally skilled at the game).

4# Play as a team, meaning you communicate with your team, and don't steal from someones FOB without asking permission.

5# No exploiting the Fire-Pos bug versus helicopters.

6# No napalming/bombing the road at the beginning of a match. It's cheap and it can potentially ruin the game for the "victim". If you want to outright attack the starting column with helicopters or the like, feel free to do so. But don't exploit the near instant air attack ability. The same goes for firing MLRS batteries into the enemy spawn at the beginning.

7# No ragequitting.


I might have access to a Teamspeak server that we can use, although if this is allowed, I'll have to be present whenever we're using it.
Hopefully I'm not alone in wanting to find a stable bunch of people to play with. Group access is private, so send me your Steam profile name (and profile picture), and I'll send an invite your way.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/WRD-FriendlyWargaming
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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby fatfluffycat » Sat 6 Dec 2014 20:17

2 many rules 4 me
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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Pie » Sat 6 Dec 2014 20:30

Jawehawk wrote:2# No stacking teams in order to gain an advantage.


What is the point of playing with an organized team than?

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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Jawehawk » Sat 6 Dec 2014 20:39

Pie wrote:
Jawehawk wrote:2# No stacking teams in order to gain an advantage.


What is the point of playing with an organized team than?


The goal of this is to get enough people to play with without having any random people in the lobby. As I said in the OP, people Who only care about their W/L ratio need not apply.


fatfluffycat wrote:2 many rules 4 me


Care to share what rules you deem unacceptable?

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Postby CornProducts » Sat 6 Dec 2014 21:50

I've got one rule...

#1 Don't be a dick.

Everything else falls into place after that. I agree that all those rules makes you look a little rigid. I want to wargame with a dude that can chillax and slay some capitalists without so many guidelines.
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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Jawehawk » Sat 6 Dec 2014 22:09

CornProducts wrote:I've got one rule...

#1 Don't be a dick.

Everything else falls into place after that. I agree that all those rules makes you look a little rigid. I want to wargame with a dude that can chillax and slay some capitalists without so many guidelines.


Then it's a good thing that the last 6 rules all fall under that catagory. There are 2 gameplay related rules in total, and both of them are bad mechanics that serve no other purpose than to ruin the game for the other player.

The 1st rule is pretty much a given in a team based online game with players from all over the world.

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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Hawker Siddeley » Sun 7 Dec 2014 02:34

Jawehawk wrote:2# No stacking teams in order to gain an advantage.

So I can't play with my friends?

Jawehawk wrote:6# No napalming/bombing the road at the beginning of a match. It's cheap and it can potentially ruin the game for the "victim". If you want to outright attack the starting column with helicopters or the like, feel free to do so. But don't exploit the near instant air attack ability. The same goes for firing MLRS batteries into the enemy spawn at the beginning.

I can understand #5 with the fire position, that can get pretty cheap. But this is a legitimate tactic, if you want to stop it then have a jet ready at the start.
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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby another505 » Sun 7 Dec 2014 03:36

honestly, napalm on the road isnt that bad
having a asf in the beginning is worth it

but what is the biggest dick tactic i have seen people use is napalm/ arty on the road then cluster mlrs behind
seriously.... seriously...
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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Jawehawk » Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:41

Hawker Siddeley wrote:So I can't play with my friends?


I can understand #5 with the fire position, that can get pretty cheap. But this is a legitimate tactic, if you want to stop it then have a jet ready at the start.


Why would you not be able to play with friends? The goal of the rule is for people to not use the view profile button to stack teams in their favor. In other words, not having teams where one side is filled with people who have a 300 wins out of 400, versus a team with 50 wins out of 300 (example). Furthemore, it's designed for people to have a place where they can instantly get in contact with others to play a game with. It's not meant for pubstomping, but rather to organise games where everyone knows each other at least a tiny bit (I.E. not completely random). So yeah, you can definately still play with your friends. Preferably they'd be in the group too, thus allowing everyone more people to connect and play with.

There's nothing legit about napalming a road in a game where there's usually just one road being used to get to that one center zone. It takes no skill, and completely ruins the other persons chance to fight for the middle sector. ASF is in no way guaranteed to take down the napalm jet before it releases its payload, not to mention it's an awfully expensive investment early on, just for the sake of shooting down a potential napalm yet.

It's a cheap tactic bordering on being an exploit, and it will not be allowed.

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Re: Friendly Wargaming Steam Group

Postby Myric » Sun 7 Dec 2014 16:03

I would be definately up for this, I play both REDFOR and BLUFOR so whatever team needs me I dont mind doing.

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