Squad-Servers.com Blog Feed en https://squad-servers.com/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:57 CEST Squad-Servers.com is a Squad servers list. Its goal is to provide an efficient way for players to find a server that suits their needs and also for servers owners to get more players on their servers. 60 The Wrench, June 2019 https://squad-servers.com/blog/607/the-wrench-june-2019/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/607/the-wrench-june-2019/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:57 CEST
Whether summer is nearly here or just a sweet memory (Sorry, Aussie Mod Team), there’s no better reason than The Wrench to close the blinds, fire up the gaming rig, and get into some sweet, sweet modding. Let’s roll!

Join us on the Community Modding Discord[discord.me] where you can join discussions and meet the modding community. It’s a great place to share your ideas and passions with like-minded people that will happily help you create something awesome.

A Quick SDK Update by Phil



Everyone’s favorite UAV-developer hybrid has a quick update for us on the status of the SDK. “We’re testing the runtime components to get as good a picture as we can of the stability and edge cases. Renn [UI developer] is making a video to help our awesome modders update their creations for the new version of the SDK.” Stay tuned for more as we smash the last of the bugs.

Green Zone by Hawken



Hawken describes Green Zone as his “first proper map!” If that’s true, there’s a whole heck of a bright future to come! Designed to allow the Militia to engage in guerilla warfare against the U.S. Forces, they’ll still have to be cautious in the wide open areas where armor is sure to chew things up. Belts of thick vegetation and compounds should help them achieve just that.



Stressing gameplay and verticality, the smaller map (about 1 km^2) should be perfect for more intimate scrimmages or seeding. We’re looking forward to seeing this one in action!



Iron Dawn by SPECTR_Eternal



Clocking in on the opposite end of the size scale, SPECTR_Eternal brings us the latest shots from his masterpiece-in-progress.



Iron Dawn continues to grow more (sometimes) hidden military installations and civilian structures, creating a sharp contrast to the natural beauty of the map.



Frozen lakes, rivers, and deep forests may limit mobility, but you’re going to need to come heavy if you expect to clear out all those facilities. Better double-check that repair kit.

VDV Airborne Armour by moments_project

https://www.youtube.com/embed/p6_uI4hSDXQ

 moments_project has set out to recreate as many vehicles from the BMD family as they can, starting with the classic BMD-2 IFV, the BTR-D APC, and the BMD-4 family later on. The first two will also have variants developed to give as much realistic functionality to players as possible.



Version 0, featured here, is already being built and should surface as soon as the SDK is ready. In the meantime, moments_project would love your feedback on their first Wrench submission!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3vU7nj0LK9A

Australian Faction by Aussie Mod Team

From the depths of Australian winter, the Aussie Mod Team has been keeping themselves warm with CPU heat. This time, they’ve sent along a first-look at some character models.



Just above, the Australian squad leader model is fully geared up and ready to show off his T-pose. Below, you’ll find the steadfast Rifleman as backup.



Lastly, they’ve animated [joinsquad.com] their EF88 and included some footage of it kicking ass left and right.

If you’d like more updates or want to get involved, be sure to visit the Aussie Mod Team Discord[discord.gg] and say hello! (Not everyone says g’day, ya know.)

Finnish Defense Forces by FDFMod Team



Always a welcome addition to The Wrench, the FDFMod Team has sent some care packages from Beyond the Wall. The team is currently getting heavy weapon models and textures ready, but they’ve got a little somethin’ else to blow you away too:



Inspired by previous photogrammetry experiments going well, they’re proceeding to use those techniques on some parts of the soldier model.



French Foreign Legion by French Foreign Legion Mod Team

https://www.youtube.com/embed/cf-T_mYR7iM

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard from the French Foreign Legion Mod Team, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been quietly busy!



Here they’re showing off some steady progress on the Eotech 553 (with help from Fishman), vehicle improvements, and the FRF2. Can’t wait to see more, as always!



Pishchiv by Hangrath



Fans of his previous map, Elvedalen, will be super excited to see Hangrath sharing a new bit of work. Pishchiv is a fictional Ukrainian farmland setting that’s about to be ripped apart as British and Russian forces face off.



Numerous small villages and wide open opens provide the perfect arena to turn what was once a peaceful pastoral province into a terrifying modern battlefield.



Sign-off

What a great mix of old favorites and new faces! We don’t know about you folks, but we can’t wait to see these rolling out to live servers. Until the next time, may all your airs be conditioned.

Want to be featured here? Submit your mod![www.wrike.com]

Squad Modding Hub Management Team Out.

Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.
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Weekend Roundup, 6/7 https://squad-servers.com/blog/606/weekend-roundup-6-7/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/606/weekend-roundup-6-7/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:44 CEST

Hey soldiers!

Alpha 14 has hit the streets and now the weekend is upon us. Does it qualify as rest and relaxation if you’re fragging all weekend?

June 7

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

June 8

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Level.gg 40v40 Tournament Kickoff[www.level.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)
Squad Ops: Operation Silent Snake[squadops.gg]

2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0030 9/6 UTC)
Squad Ops: Operation Wicked Gardens[squadops.gg]

June 9

10:00 AM PT (1700 UTC)
Squad Charity League: RvN+ProG vs GRSW[tiltify.com]

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Take it (EASY) Company Sunday Funday[www.joineasysquad.com]

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Squad Charity League: The Doctor’s Office vs FAOB[www.squadcharityleague.com]

11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC)
SCL: Legio X vs The Doctor’s Office[tiltify.com]

Signoff

Enjoy the patch, folks! Have a great weekend!

Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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Alpha 14 Released https://squad-servers.com/blog/605/alpha-14-released/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/605/alpha-14-released/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:59 CEST
Bet you didn’t expect to see Alpha 14 so soon! We’ve been working hard to get patches out more quickly and the results are paying off. If you're in a hurry, check out the Video Patch Notes, or read on for the complete list of changes. There's even a handy comic by TheFalcon, one of our community partners!

Alpha 14 Changelog

Systems

Overhauled the Player Ragdoll System

The ragdoll system has been updated to improve the overall look when a soldier goes into the ragdoll state, such as when incapacitated or run over by a vehicle. Soldiers getting hit by vehicles should look more realistic, and there should be less twitching of corpses in most cases. However, as this is still a work in progress, there may still be an occasional visual glitch.

Upgraded Unreal Engine version to 4.21.2

This upgrade introduces a variety of hotfixes implemented to the version implemented in Alpha 13. A full list of engine fixes can be found here[forums.unrealengine.com].

Game Modes

Added Territory Control Game Mode

This new game mode has two teams facing off to capture contiguous hex tiles across a map and will continue to evolve through the next few versions of Squad. Territory Control consists of a grid of hexagonal regions, which function like capture zones, anchored by a “key territory” hex for each team as the base of their grid. If a group of hexes is disconnected from this key territory, or the territory itself is contested, a team will need to recapture it before claiming any new territories. The status of a hex is hidden by the fog of war until a team controls an adjacent hex, cloaking enemy movements until conflict erupts.

This new game mode is in the early stages of development and will be evolving through the next few versions.

A few key rules for gameplay:
  • A neutral hex requires one player to capture. A contested hex must be neutralized and captured by at least three players.
  • An enemy hex takes 40 seconds to neutralized and a neutral hex takes 40 seconds to capture.
  • Capturing a hex unlocks all adjacent (bordering) hex zones for capture.
  • Bleed: For every two hex zones captured beyond owning 60% of all hexes, the enemy will start bleeding 1 ticket per minute with a maximum of 5 tickets per minute for 10+ hexes captured beyond 60%.
  • When a team captures 95% of all hexes, that team instantly wins.
  • Losing all tickets will cause a team to lose the round.

Invasion Mode Changes
  • Defenders will win with a time-out even if they have fewer tickets than the Attackers. For the Attackers to win, they will need to either completely drain the Defenders tickets or fully capture all flags in the map.
  • Tweaked starting tickets: 150 for attackers and 600/700/800 for defenders on corresponding 4/5/6 flag layouts

New Infantry Weapons

Added M3 MAAWS Carl Gustaf

The M3 MAAWS (or Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System) is the American adoption of the 84mm Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle developed in Sweden shortly after World War 2. The M3 can fire a variety of different ammunition, making it a very diverse weapon system. The optic mounted on the weapon system can either be used to calculate drop in 100m increments or be directly zeroed to the desired range. The M3 can fire High Explosive Anti Tank, Heavy Tandem HEAT, and Smoke rounds. This has replaced the AT4 as the US Army Heavy Anti Tank weapon.

Added AK74 Bayonet

Russian Ground Forces will now receive the AK74 Bayonet, which replaces the older AKM bayonet model.

Infantry Gameplay
  • Major overhaul of the M4 weapon series, updating it visually to modern art standards and details.
  • Improving ladder sight mount on the M4 M203, making it easier to aim with the ladder sight and giving it more ranging options.
  • Added a non-functioning cosmetic PEQ-15 laser module to all US Army primary weapons.
  • Added deployable bipods to the US Army M110 marksman rifle and the British L129A1 sharpshooter rifle.
  • Buffed British AT4 variant’s penetration capability to 600mm RHA, British are now using the ILAW High Penetration variant.
  • Debuffed the US AT4’s penetration capability to 420mm RHA, assigned it as a secondary US Army LAT.
  • Fixed zeroing text appearing incorrectly as 300m on the SA80 SUSATs (should be 100m)
  • Tweaked the sight picture for the RPG29, making it easier to aim with.
  • Fixed M72A7 LAW using incorrect ADS fire animation.
  • Fixed some US Army Squad Leader roles not having tracers on their M4s.

New Vehicles

FV4034 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank.



The FV4034 Challenger 2 is the main battle tank of the British Army and holds a crew of 4 (Driver, Gunner, Commander, and Loader). This tank sports a stabilized 120mm rifled main gun capable of firing armor-piercing SABOT rounds, High Explosive, and Smoke rounds. In addition to its main cannon, the tank also has a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and smoke launchers for self-defense. The commander has access to a high-powered optical periscope featuring hunter-killer functionality with the gunner. The loader’s position has a Remote Weapon Station with a 7.62mm GPMG slewed to it, allowing for additional anti-personnel firepower should the need arise.

For a list of layers featuring the FV4034, see below.

BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.




This Soviet-made IFV was developed in the 1960s and is now featured in Militia and Insurgent arsenals. This vehicle seats 3 crew (Driver, Gunner, and Commander) and can hold up to 8 passengers, plus 4 riding on top. Putting public transit to shame, this vehicle has a 73mm smoothbore cannon capable of firing projectiles similar to that of the SPG9 recoilless rifle. As such it has access to High Explosive Anti-Tank and Fragmentation rounds for its main gun, as well as a PKT coaxial machine gun. An additional Malyutka-P missile adds a slow, but devastating wire-guided option for enemy armor.



For a list of layers featuring the BMP-1, see below.

Vehicle Gameplay



  • Added Loaders Cupola station to the T62 tank. This is a manually operated DsHK mounted onto an anti-aircraft style mount which allows for 360 traverse and high angle engagements and gives the T62 tank additional firepower by adding another station for the crew to go into.
  • Updated T72B3’s commander cupola station artwork.
  • Adjusted M2 Bradley, FV432, FV510, MTLB, T62, T72B3, and M1A2 Abrams front and rear wheel suspension to make it less likely to get stuck.
  • Fixed physics collision shapes on some vehicles that caused them to get easily stuck on terrain or objects.
  • Tweaked default physmat[api.unrealengine.com] friction values which were way too high and therefore causing vehicles to get stuck more easily.
  • Fixed T62 tank’s engine throttle being a bit inconsistent.
  • Fixed MTLB Insurgent variant track collision location being in the wrong place.
  • Added a range card to the Rocket Artillery Technical gunner HUD.
  • Added bullet drop compensator to the reticle for the BTR80/BRDM2’s KPVT machine gun and MTLB 6MB/BTR82A’s 30mm 2A72 cannon.
  • Fixed players that got shot off from gunner seat of the ZU23 AA Truck not being able to be revived.

Deployables Gameplay
  • All emplacement weapons now retain their rotations when the player has exited them. This includes mortars as well.

User Interface
  • Added a short introduction animation with voice-over upon joining a team.
  • Added an end of round card showing team ticket scores that includes music and voice-over to smooth the transition going from the end of the game to the scoreboard.
  • Added the first iteration of a voice command radial menu that allows players to give simple voice-over call-outs. At the moment, only American English is available but more voices will be added in later.
  • Added a “Medic” voice command call button for when you’re incapacitated on the ground.
  • Added a progress bar for when you are building deployables and repairing vehicles.
  • Added a key help list for players in a vehicle to show the available keys and features that are in that particular vehicle seat.
  • Added Game Mode help cards upon joining a server

New Map

Skorpo



Nestled in between the massive fjords of Western Norway, the tranquil village of Uskedalen and the island of Skorpo are seen as a key strategic battleground to gain control of the North Sea passages. Narrow, windy roads and dark tunnels follow the coastline and are treacherous bottlenecks for any mechanized force. Keeping your supply lines open is also difficult given there not being much room to maneuver. Utilizing the varying elevation of the landscape and hidden forest roads will yield many advantages, but be aware that the enemy might also have the same idea.





Skorpo will feature AAS, RAAS, Invasion, Skirmish, and the brand new Territory Control game modes.



Map Updates
  • Chora: gameplay improvements for vehicles, including widening the driving lanes and bridges, widening holes in walls, removing some frustrating obstacles, adding rock cover in open areas, and smoothing some of the roughest bumps in the terrain.
  • Kokan: Updated foliage.
  • Fixed collisions on several map objects and rocks to prevent exploits.
  • Re-attached power lines on numerous maps.
  • Fixed some buildings on Narva that changed color at distance; a few more still to fix.
  • Fixed interiors on Sumari so objects have correct materials displayed]
  • Added new RAAS layers to Kohat Toi (RAASv2 and RAASv3).
  • Fixed Logar Insurgency v1 wrong location of INS main base flag.
  • Fixed Logar Insurgency v1 Night having the wrong team for INS protection zone.
  • Fixed Belaya AAS and Invasion layers RU vehicles at RU main to spawn flipped or upside down.
  • Fixed Tallil Invasion v2 having East/West Khidir named incorrectly.
  • Fixed Gorodok having a couple of floating metal beams on the train.]
  • Fixed some shipping containers on Logar switching colors as you moved nearer or further away from them.
  • Adjusted Belaya AASv1 tickets to 300/300 (from 250/250).
  • Kamdesh Invasion v3 set defenders to 700 tickets.
  • Kokan AAS_v1, AAS_v2 and RAAS_v1 updated tickets to 250/250.
  • Logar AAS_v1 and RAAS_v1 updated tickets to 250/250.
  • Mestia AAS_v1, AAS_v2 and RAAS_v1 set tickets to 250/250.
  • Sumari AAS_v2, AAS_v3 and RAAS_v1 increased tickets 250/250.
  • Tallil Outskirts RAAS_v3 set to 250/250 tickets.
  • Added BMP1 to the following layers:
    • AlBasrah_Invasion_v1
    • AlBasrah_Invasion_v2
    • AlBasrah_RAAS_v1
    • Belaya_AAS_v3
    • FoolsRoad_AAS_v4
    • FoolsRoad_AAS_v5
    • FoolsRoad_RAAS_v1
    • Gorodok_Invasion_v2
    • Jensens_Range_v1
    • Jensens_Range_v2
    • Jensens_Range_v3
    • Mestia_RAAS_v1
    • Kamdesh_Insurgency_v2
    • Kamdesh_Invasion_v2
    • Kohat_Insurgency_v1
    • Kohat_Invasion_v1
    • Kohat_Invasion_v2
    • Skorpo_Invasion_v1
    • Sumari_Insurgency_v1
    • Tallil_Outskirts_AAS_v3
    • Tallil_Outskirts_Invasion_v2
    • Yehorivka_Invasion_v1
  • Added FV4032 (Challenger) to the following layers:
    • AlBasrah_Invasion_v2
    • Belaya_AAS_v3
    • Belaya_Invasion_v3
    • FoolsRoad_AAS_v5
    • Gorodok_AAS_v3
    • Gorodok_RAAS_v2
    • Jensens_Range_v1
    • Kamdesh_Invasion_v2
    • Kamdesh_RAAS_v2
    • Narva_Invasion_v2
    • Tallil_Outskirts_RAAS_v4
    • Yehorivka_AAS_v3
    • Yehorivka_Invasion_v3
Bug Fixes and Miscellaneous
  • Fixed mortar, UGL grenades and rocket projectiles not dealing damage if the shooter was killed after launching the projectile.
  • Optimized certain aspects of the vehicle code dealing with closed turrets.
  • Optimized the way HUD UI is drawn and updated.
  • Fixed Insurgent/Militia Vehicle Repair station mesh having an overlapped US/GB repair station mesh on it
  • Fixed ambient smoke columns stopping emission of smoke randomly.
  • Fixed C4 explosions not displaying when detonated on asphalt and gravel.
  • Fixed a client crash when launching the Shooting Range.
Known Issues
  • Tracks, Wheels, and other components are not destructible while on a local server running Jensen’s Range.
Offworld out.
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Alpha 13 Survey Review https://squad-servers.com/blog/604/alpha-13-survey-review/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/604/alpha-13-survey-review/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:53 CEST
Starting with the test of Alpha 13, we put out a survey, and then followed it up as Alpha 13 went into broader distribution. We’ve been reviewing the data and wanted to share some of the things we’ve learned. A note before we big: due to our development schedule, there’s likely to be about (roughly) a patch delay between surveys and any changes implemented based on their results. We want to make sure we’re doing due diligence on analysis and planning. Without further ado, let’s look at some numbers!

Who’s participating?

It should come as no surprise that veteran squaddies put on a strong showing — nearly 90% of about 1200 respondents in the first survey had played over 100 hours, with about 33% having played more than 100 hours. The second survey had over 4000 responses with about 75% of them having played more than 100 hours. With that in mind, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of experience going into the feedback and we appreciate the experts and newcomers alike!

Is this a good patch?

While we’d love to think so, it’s probably better to go directly to the data before we start patting ourselves on the back. Fortunately, it looks like most of you are enjoying Alpha 13. While it’s not without its flaws, both surveys show about the same, generally positive ratings. A response of 8 out of 10 is the most common for both surveys, 36.9% and 35.6% respectively. If we look at only scores of 7 or better, 91.6% of the people responding to the first survey are represented; 89.3% of respondents rated Alpha 13 the same way in the second survey.



We’ve also seen this reflected in player counts, especially in successive weekend highs. It may be a matter of having fresh content, so we’re going to continue to monitor those trends as well. And keep releasing new content, of course.

Just in case you were curious, a total of 34 people across both surveys felt this was the WORST PATCH EVER. We’re sorry you’re not having a good time right now, but we are extremely grateful to you for providing your candid response. We’ll continue to work hard to bring the best possible experience for Squaddies.

Buddy Rally

A focus for vocal debate across all points of the community, we were extremely interested to see how people were feeling about the implementation of the buddy rally system. As an experimental feature, we really appreciate all of your thoughts and feedback. Even those of you that dislike it were by and large willing to suggest alternatives or tweaks in a constructive way. Let’s dig into the numbers again.

The first survey asked players to rate their satisfaction with the system and ended up with a pretty balanced split: 27.2% rated it a one, while 23.5% of responses gave it a five. Put another 19.4% smack dab in the middle. If you consider a 3 or better a “passing grade,” about 60% of players were okay with the system, especially with some tweaks.



Fast forward to the wider release, we rephrased the question a bit to ask, “Do you want this feature to stay in Squad?” The results came in with 45.8% voting Yes, I want it to stay, 20.7% Yes, but with modifications, and another 12.6% that voted from the Neutral Planet. While it’s not necessarily a direct comparison, these results put the buddy rally at about 79% at the “passing grade” level.

Here’s some sample feedback:

“No, I think it should be removed. With Helicopters coming, I prefer to make them the most efficient way of means of transportation rather relying on another squads rally. The rally should be a backup spawn. HABs are the main spawn points. If you lose the HAB and rally you should be punished by spawning on main.”

“I think the concept is great and has improved PUB games and even COMP games. The times you can place it is too much. I think the changes should be that it has a cooldown timer on the buddy rally system and a squad leader cannot pop it every time he dies. (E.g., a 5-minute timer before you can buddy rally.)”

“Buddy rally should be a comeback mechanic tied into commander.”

What about the 60-second instadeath penalty?

Alpha 13 introduced the removal of the penalty for being revived, meaning that players are no longer instantly dead when harmed after being revived. We wanted to know if players preferred being able to revive their squadmates from incapacitation, or if they preferred the previous “dead dead” scenario. (“Dead dead” is a technical term. Trust us.)



For the first survey, it seems folks weren’t especially enamored of it, but it was more of a mixed bag than anything. 45.4% didn’t like this change, 36.4% do, and those pesky neutrals clocked in at 13.3% again. Sounds like more than a few of you really want to see your squadmates down for good. What did they ever do to you?!

We did a little rewording again for the second survey because we hadn’t yet pioneered the neologism of dead dead. It may have made some difference: 57.8% decided that it was something to keep, though that includes the 21.6% that would like to see some changes. Some of the fence-sitters fell off, dropping indifferent responses to 11.5%.

Moving Right Along

Another hotly debated aspect of Alpha 13 is the increase to movement speed. Initially, it caused a lot of hubbub, but after some animation tweaks, we felt like most people were getting comfortable with the changes. Does the data agree?



The initial survey asked players to rate the changes to speed on a 1-10 scale, with 5 being “just right,” 1 hoping for a slower speed, and 10 looking for faster movement speed. The results turned out not too dissimilar from your standard bell curve with 36.4% of folks thinking it was just right. About 34% would like to see soldiers moving faster while, you guessed it, about 30% wanted it slower. Maybe it wasn’t the best wording, so let’s see how it went in the second survey.

The question was rephrased as, “Soldier moment speed has been increased in A13, what is your preference? 66.6% of you little devils prefer the speed as Alpha 13 introduced it, though only 4% wanted to see it faster. 20% of people responding wanted to see movement seen decreased to something in between Alpha 12 and Alpha 13. Less than 150 of you were indifferent, so we seem to have shaken off some of the neutral invaders from previous questions.

Momentum

Speed wasn’t the only change; momentum was tweaked as well. These two systems together play a fairly important role in how soldier movement feels, so asking one without the other wouldn’t provide an accurate picture. Let’s see if the numbers clear anything up a bit.

In the first survey, the results were some of the most evenly divided so far: About 37% of people responding liked the change, another 31% were indifferent, with the last 28%ish being against the changes. Players were often voicing concerns about “zig-zag” spam and a cartoony feel. On the positive side, some players felt it was performing better on their machines.

Skipping ahead a few weeks to the results of the second survey, some better wording in the question may have helped elucidate the answers. About 49% of responses preferred less momentum as offered by Alpha 13, with an additional (mere) 3.6% wanting even less. Players that prefer less momentum and players that are indifferent square off at 23.3% and 24.4% respectively, oddly enough!

Stamina

One more component to movement is, of course, player stamina. Managing your stamina pool is pretty key to getting around the battlefield, especially if you want to do so alive. In Alpha 13, stamina regenerates faster but is also consumed more quickly. We were extremely curious about how this change faired. Both surveys turned up the same results, with the only distinct difference being a drop in people who outright did not like it. About 57% of people were content with stamina in Alpha 13, and only 12-15% disliked it outright.

As you might guess, the folks that want changes want both regeneration and consumption to be faster… and slower. Interestingly, most people only suggested one or the other, not both!

Speaking of Stamina…

If we’re being honest, the results on this one were a bit of a surprise — we expected a lot more controversy. Adjusting the user interface is not taken lightly, as people come to rely on it. Still, we’re constantly looking for ways to make it more useful, make the game a little less stressful, and get the right information front and center. In this case, Alpha 13 moved the stamina bar to the center of the screen. Moving into the second survey, “Yes” votes gained an additional 20%, putting the total at 51.8%. Another 22.3% of people remained neutral — down from 23.9% in the first survey.

Signoff

A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to fill out either survey! We’re going to continue to try to improve our polling techniques, analysis, and reporting on them. We hope you’ll continue to participate as we really appreciate your help in shaping the future of Squad.

We know you’re going to have some feedback, so be sure to hit up the comments!

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, 5/30 Somewhere Edition https://squad-servers.com/blog/603/weekend-roundup-5-30-somewhere-edition/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/603/weekend-roundup-5-30-somewhere-edition/ Thu, 30 May 2019 20:39 CEST

Hey soldiers!

Another month down, another weekend full of Squad to enjoy!

May 30

5:30 PM PT (0030, 31/5 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

May 31

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

June 1

All Day
Level.gg 40v40 Draft Begins[level.gg]

11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC)
Squad Ops: Operation Power Surge[squadops.gg]

5:30 PM PT (0030, 2/6 UTC)
Squad Ops: Operation Corinthian Gaze[squadops.gg]

June 2

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
Squad Charity League: The Doctor’s Office vs FAOB[www.squadcharityleague.com]

11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC)
SCL: Scorch vs Legio X[www.squadcharityleague.com]

Speaking of Squad Charity League[tiltify.com], they will be accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital until Thursday, June 6th. Give a little if you can!

Signoff

Enjoy your weekend, squaddies. We’ll see you in June!

Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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New Wallpaper https://squad-servers.com/blog/602/new-wallpaper/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/602/new-wallpaper/ Fri, 24 May 2019 20:33 CEST
Intel indicates a new armored threat is active in our AO. Stand by for follow-on images.



3840×2160[joinsquad.com] (32mb)

3440 × 1440[joinsquad.com] (19mb)

1920×1080[joinsquad.com] (8mb)




3840 x 2160 [joinsquad.com] (32mb)

3440 × 1440[joinsquad.com] (19mb)

1920×1080[joinsquad.com] (8mb)

Offworld out.
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Weekend Roundup, 5/23 https://squad-servers.com/blog/601/weekend-roundup-5-23/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/601/weekend-roundup-5-23/ Thu, 23 May 2019 22:08 CEST

Hey soldiers!

May’s blowing by way too fast if you ask us, but times flies when you’re having fun! This weekend has plenty of that for you, so let’s see what’s going on in the Roundup:

May 23

5:30 PM PT (0030, 24/5 UTC)
Squad Ops: SOTT Basic[squadops.gg]

May 24

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
[RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World[www.rustyinplaces.org]

5:30 PM PT (0030, 25/5 UTC)
Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 1[squadops.gg]

May 25

5:00 PM PT (0000, 26/5 UTC)
Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 2 (Long Session)[squadops.gg]

5:00 PM PT (0000, 26/5 UTC)
Squad Charity League: Scorch vs. Fear and Terror[www.toornament.com]

5:30 PM PT (0030, 19/5 UTC)
Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 3[squadops.gg]

May 26

11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC)
SCL: GRSW vs. Legio X[www.toornament.com]

11:00 AM PM PT (1800 UTC)
SCL: RvN+ProG vs. The Doctor’s Office[www.toornament.com]

11:00 AM PM PT (1800 UTC)
SCL: FAOB vs. Rogue Battalion[www.toornament.com]

11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC)
Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 4 (Long Session)[squadops.gg]

Memorial Day (May 27th)

On Monday, May 27th, the United States of America pauses to honor those who died in service to their country. This year, stellar squaddie and community partner The Geeky Panda will be streaming for 12 hours straight[tiltify.com] to benefit https://stackup.org/. If you can, tune in and donate to a great cause!

Signoff

As always, stay staff out there, squaddies. Heck, call a friend and make sure they’re safe too.


Would you like to see your event here? Let us know.[www.wrike.com]

Offworld out.
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Alpha 13 Survey Update https://squad-servers.com/blog/600/alpha-13-survey-update/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/600/alpha-13-survey-update/ Tue, 21 May 2019 20:48 CEST
As many of you noticed, we’ve been polling for feedback via the in-game announcements recently and we wanted to give you a quick update on how that’s going.

As of today, we’ve collected a few thousand responses and have disabled new entries — stay tuned for the next one if you missed your chance!

Our next steps are to review that data, analyze it, report back, and assimilate it into Squad where possible.

This process is still pretty new, so we appreciate your patience as we give it its shakedown run, and we REALLY appreciate your participation in the survey. Thank you all so much for helping shape the future of Squad!

OFFWORLD OUT.]]>
The Wrench, May 2019 https://squad-servers.com/blog/599/the-wrench-may-2019/ https://squad-servers.com/blog/599/the-wrench-may-2019/ Fri, 17 May 2019 22:06 CEST
Though we’re still waiting for the Alpha 13 SDK, the modding community has still been whiling away the hours adding to the ever-more-impressive lineup of Squad Mods. Let’s check out what everyone’s been up to for the last month!

Join us on the Community Modding Discord[discord.me] where you can join discussions and meet the modding community. It’s a great place to share your ideas and passions with like-minded people that will happily help you create something awesome.

Iron Dawn by SPECTR_Eternal



If there’s one thing we can expect from SPECTR_Eternal, it’s steady progress! Not one to disappoint, Iron Dawn’s promised military installation is growing in this update. Not stopping there, there have been updates to a low visibility layer, as well as the vehicle graveyard — sure to attract a few more victims once it’s ready to go.



 

Australian Faction by AUSSIE Mod Team



Coming at you from an entirely different part of the world (though perhaps worried about snow themselves), the Aussie Mod Team continues to crank out some impressive updates. With the addition of the SL-40 Grenade Launcher, their Steyr collection is complete.



The marksmen rifle is in full swing with the model almost complete and ready for texturing. You’ll want a place to play with these new toys, and there’s good news there as well: Operation Anaconda is in full swing and, “beginning to feel like something very unique which we are excited about bringing to the Squad community.”



No doubt it’ll be something special!

If you like what you see, they invite you to check out their Discord[discord.gg]

Harju by wunda



The stage for Harju has been set by a successful Russian invasion of Narva. The American forces are rallying to defend the fictional town of Harju, just across the Gulf of Finland.



wunda has designed Harju to incorporate capture points follow the coastline of a bay to an industrial center, through an orange autumnal forest. What once may have been a peaceful walk is now threatened by a clash of superpowers.



Vehicle Armor Training by Mjölnir Husky

Cranial armor a little thick? No worries, because Mjölnir Husky has come to the rescue with a training mod!



Featuring fully functional armor, the mod sets out to help you figure out the ins and outs of armor in Squad — literally. Each vehicle has three versions: normal vehicle, the vehicle with armor shown, and the vehicle with internals show. There’s also a handy info board to help you decipher what each designation means, helping you figure out the most effective way to disable every vehicle in Squad.



More updates will follow as soon as the Alpha 13 SDK is available.

 



As always, we’re stunned by the work the modding community puts in! From new content to purely educational mods, those folks have you covered.

Want to be featured here? Submit your mod![www.wrike.com]

Squad Modding Hub Management Team Out.

Please note: Offworld Industries is not responsible for mod content. Please contact the creator for assistance.
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