Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer

Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer

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msgte May 4, 2014 @ 4:19pm
Observations and questions from an older new guy
I'm on of those "new players" (seems like there should be another word in front of those two, but it's a clean forum) from the free weekend.

First of, I think this game rocks. As a retired Marine and tactical game junkie, RO/RS obviously has it's heart in the right place. Sure, there's a learning curve, but the payoff promises to be worth it. In short, the game demands a little respect.

In my case, that means lots or reading, watching videos (the 29th Divison tutorial is superb basic training) and many, many rounds of practice against bots via the Steam Workshop mode.
One of these days I'll feel up to giving the game a go against live players, but frankly I'm not there yet.

I'd like to set up a LAN server, but even with the guides on the RO2 Wiki, I haven't been able to do so. It could be I'm just thick, but I suspect after reading all the questions regarding this, it isn't an intuitive task for the casual gamer. That's too bad, as I think LAN or private server play would be a great next step, and a good recruiting tool for new players. Is there a step by step guide with pictures of the clueless?

In a somewhat related question, is there a way to alter the map rotation in the Steam Workshop ? Playin practice rounds, I have to disconnect after each game in order to choose the next map.

A minor complaint, but the game is immersive enough that this small error really rankles...no Marine would ever ask his squad to "fight like soldiers" or refer to them as soldiers. Details, details, I know, but as an old Jarhead it just isn't right.

Looking forward to getting the hang of this, and having a blast trying.

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Moskeeto May 4, 2014 @ 4:22pm 
Originally posted by msgte:
A minor complaint, but the game is immersive enough that this small error really rankles...no Marine would ever ask his squad to "fight like soldiers" or refer to them as soldiers. Details, details, I know, but as an old Jarhead it just isn't right.
The reason taht's the case is because the game has both Marines and the Army.
Kuci May 4, 2014 @ 4:25pm 
Bots aren't a good way to practice to be honest, they are dumb as rocks and they instantly kill you if you come within <35 meters, especially if the bots are on the defending side.

My tips to you is to play multiplayer with other people, find some friends or a clan/guild/group and play with them, perhaps some old jarhead buddies even!

Also play as the rifleman class or assault, no one expects you to do anything and your role is only to kill the enemy and capture points.
msgte May 4, 2014 @ 4:29pm 
Thought of that, but I guess that because some of the maps represent "Marine only" battles and because of my own perspective, it still doesn't seem right. Maybe a mutator is in order.
msgte May 4, 2014 @ 4:32pm 
I'm sure nothing replaces human opponents, but honestly I'm just now getting to the point where the keyboard commands are becoming second nature, and playing against bots serves well enough for that without having to worry about TKing people who know what they're doing already.

TWB*SamColt May 4, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
I have to say I think you'd be better off looking for a classic server when you move to shooting human controlled pixels, look up the 40-1 classic server group, or join any of their servers and ask to be referred to Tea and Crumpets, tell him I sent you if you like, but it shouldn't be necessary.

Anyway classic mode slows the game down and gets rid of a lot of the extras that some of the old RO1 guys don't like. I think you'd fit in fine there, slow thoughtful tactical play required.

Have to say though, best to get yourself in game with Humans asap, playing against bots is too long is going to get you bad habits if you do it oo long, good luck.
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SU-37 YELLOW May 4, 2014 @ 5:18pm 
I would just join a server and have a go at it. For the most part, this community is willing to give answer questions / help noobs learn the many tricks of the game :)
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Dad May 4, 2014 @ 8:10pm 
I would jump into MP ASAP. - Don't worry about Tk's... just type 'SRY' when you do- and often enough the victim of your mistake will type 'NP' and your tk will be forgiven.

Level up your bolt action, as thats the best way to learn and improve.

Campaign mode is alot of fun as well as turning up the team strategy dynamic... (although far to many teams pick the easy mode maps far too often for quick wins... )

All in All ... welcome to the RO community.
-=Ghost=- May 4, 2014 @ 9:34pm 
Glad you are enjoying it! Like Thulsa said, jump in there! Type NP to forgive anyone who tk's you... as it WILL happen!
jobert May 5, 2014 @ 12:26am 
Talking about TKs, I walk into a room and saw one of my teammates just fall down dead. In a panic, I look to my left and saw a guy standing there. Thinking he was the enemy, I shot him just as he was about to throw a grenade to the other adjoining room.

There were about three or four of us in the room by that time. The guy ended up TKing us all. I honestly still feel bad about that.
Nappa May 5, 2014 @ 1:05am 
Originally posted by jobert:
Talking about TKs, I walk into a room and saw one of my teammates just fall down dead. In a panic, I look to my left and saw a guy standing there. Thinking he was the enemy, I shot him just as he was about to throw a grenade to the other adjoining room.

There were about three or four of us in the room by that time. The guy ended up TKing us all. I honestly still feel bad about that.
Ive been playing for over two years on and off, and I still do that. Or I am especially unlucky and bounce a grenade off a window pane and blow up 9 allies huddled in the hallway behind me.
Keijo May 5, 2014 @ 1:22am 
But in away those teamkills are just more funny than makes you angry it's just that the guys who end up being tkd have no idea what happened and get angry:P.

Sometimes someone whos a good player makes some totally stupid brainfart teamkill and you both end up laughing for 5minutes.
Mormacil May 5, 2014 @ 1:33am 
Go into battle, don't shy behind bots. Sure you'll make teamkills but we all do. You learned the basics already. Identify the uniforms (holding of the weapon is ofcourse crucial), looking at the compas and map. It will be scary but that's the point. Most of all, best of luck whatever path you choose to follow.
Last edited by Mormacil; May 5, 2014 @ 1:34am
AceMaster May 5, 2014 @ 8:25am 
100+ hours and I still tk like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at times :P And I feel bad every single time.
Tuomainen May 5, 2014 @ 8:53am 
Thanks for the shoutout and welcome to the community! I agree on what has been said here: get into ONLINE action asap ;)
jobert May 5, 2014 @ 11:20am 
Adding you guys as friends, it'd be great if you consider my add.. you never know when we'll bump into each other. lol.
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Date Posted: May 4, 2014 @ 4:19pm
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