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.