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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #615 on: 17-06-2018, 00:06:25 »
Yeah, I think overall maps need more tickets instead of less. Lebisey and Luttich were extremely short today. I think Totalize needs more too.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #616 on: 20-06-2018, 21:06:17 »
I would like to see more destroy-able buildings.
BattleGrounds Frontline, a BF2 mod, uses a lot of them.  There is a map where you can destroy almost all the houses in the village.  I think most people's computers can handle that nowadays.
What about adding chairs, tables, or boxes that can be moved in houses.  I figure they can serve at least two purposes, one being able to use the item to see out of some windows that are just to high.  A second purpose would be to use the items to build a "wall" to hide a squad leader behind (of course a well placed grenade would blow that plan to pieces lol)
The problem with such things is that we would need to add a lot more network objects to our maps and the BF2 engine does not like that. It sucks if only some things (barrels, boards, tables, chairs) are movable or destructible and others are not.
We have a few such gimmicks on some maps. Purple heart lane has a tin can with networked physics, so you can move it around by shooting it.
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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #617 on: 21-06-2018, 03:06:01 »
We could have the disposable fuel tanks from planes added as new statics for maps.

I came across the idea after remembering the story my german teacher once told about the war. When she was a child she had to make long walks to school across the country. She told me she and her schoolmates avoided going through a wooded area because the allied planes had ran strafing runs on it looking for hidden targets. Bullet holes could be seen on the trees.

One day something that looked like a bomb appeared on the dirt road. Everybody thought it could explode at any moment so nobody dared to get close... for a few days. People finally realised it was not a bomb, it was a discarded airplane fuel tank. Countrymen proceeded to cut it into two halves, making two improvised bathtubs out of it.

I asked my teacher if she knew if the fuel tank belonged to an allied or a german plane. She said she didn´t know, she was just a girl.
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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #618 on: 21-06-2018, 12:06:50 »
Perhaps not a minor suggestion (and probably has been been discussed before (?)), but is it difficult to make a halftrack with an 8.8 cm Flak L/56 on a Sd.Ah. trailer? Engine limitations?
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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #619 on: 21-06-2018, 18:06:09 »
You mean towed behind the halftrack? Wow, you are here for 5 years, and that's a newbie question.
Engine limitations?
Yes. No towed weapons in BF2.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #620 on: 22-06-2018, 06:06:36 »
You mean towed behind the halftrack? Wow, you are here for 5 years, and that's a newbie question.
Yes. No towed weapons in BF2.

Been here way longer than that. But thanks for pointing this out.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #621 on: 22-06-2018, 17:06:56 »
Been here way longer than that. But thanks for pointing this out.
I don't care really. I'm just pointing out that you are active on the forum for almost 5 years now. You should know about the "search" button in the upper right corner by now.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #622 on: 23-06-2018, 00:06:08 »
There are some in the files.  They are just not on map anymore.  Go easy on those guys.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #623 on: 13-07-2018, 10:07:10 »
Glad that the StuG IV reticle got updated, but could the developers add a bit more "zoom"? Now the gunner's view is pretty much in full screen mode. Thanks.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #624 on: 07-09-2018, 16:09:19 »
Granatbuchse GrB-39 Antitank Rifle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFX08ay-pE
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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #625 on: 07-09-2018, 18:09:53 »
Granatbuchse GrB-39 Antitank Rifle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFX08ay-pE

Oh believe me, this has popped up many a time from me. ;)

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #626 on: 28-09-2018, 19:09:10 »
Since the developers have an eye for realism and even the finest details, maybe some of these "small" fixes could be implemented in the future updates. Perhaps nitpicky ones, but in the name of historical realism - that FH strives for

StuH 42
+ Add smoke shell like in 10.5 cm leFH
- Remove Nahverteidigungswaffe from the texture (low priority on mass produced AFVs until late fall 1944; production gaps were finally filled)
Bonus: Looking at the current maps, Topfblende (cast) mantlet would be more plausible option. No coaxial

StuG IV
- Remove coaxial MG. Most Topfblende were produced without coaxial until the end of war, and Krupp never bothered with it either
- Remove Nahverteidigungswaffe from the texture
Bonus: the late version (09-10.44→): the roof from StuG III (late) w. Rundumfeuer MG, three colored cam or just plain Dunkelgelb (no Zimmerit)

Panzer IV Ausf H
+ A.A. MG 34 on the cupola variant (quite common on the Western Front)

Panther
+ Add Nahverteidigungswaffe to the Panther Ausf G texture

and finally something more major:

Jagdpanzer IV/70 (V)   
+ Add loader's MG 42 on the bow
+ Add the smoke screen capability (already has Nahverteidigungswaffe in the texture)

Ferdinand
+ Ability to deploy MG 34 through the hatch
- More vulnerable to flanking shots, esp. on the top sides (45 mm AT-gun could penetrate this area using subcaliber ammunition)
Bonus: noiser engine(s). Add static from combined four electric motors/generators, plus double/triple boost Maybach HL 120; these were on high RPM and had tendency to self-combustion esp. in off-road conditions

Needed vehicle: StuG III Ausf. G "middle" version. Typical for all 1944 maps (except for the Finns) and the most produced StuG variant
+ Topfblende without coaxial (10.43→) - or/and the box mantlet (w/o coaxial)
+ Alkett Zimmerit (11.43-09.44)
+ 80 mm homogeneous bow armor (like in the "late"), from 04.43→
+ Loader's MG 34 or 42 (early StuG has the shield cut for MG 42) and no Nahverteidigungswaffe (not available: steel plate instead)

Thank you.

Edited out the most pointless requests, game-wise
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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #627 on: 23-10-2018, 17:10:53 »
Update the server map rotation. There is old maps too often in server map rotation. I'd like to see more eastern front maps in.
+ Add these eastern front maps Nietjärvi, Strongpoint Joki, Ilomantsi, Sinimaed, Invasion of Tornio, Silver Fox.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #628 on: 23-10-2018, 18:10:23 »
Update the server map rotation. There is old maps too often in server map rotation. I'd like to see more eastern front maps in.

We do not run the servers. You need to go and talk to the server admins instead.

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Re: The Minor Suggestions Thread
« Reply #629 on: 23-10-2018, 18:10:25 »
Hey, just a small suggestion about Soviet machine guns. DP in game is firing from a closed bolt while in real life it fires from an open bolt and DT's charging handle doesn't move at all while firing in game.