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Tips on how to play RO2 without your team wanting to kill you in your sleep
By Prince Hal
This is going to be a list of things to remember while playing this. Feel free to suggest other ideas
Number 1- learning from other games and things to forget
Please, god. Forget everything you've learnt from Call of Duty and Battlefield, do not run around with an MG or sniper rifle, that job is for assault troopers with semi auto and automatic rifles. Your job is to cover people, defend and stay the ♥♥♥♥ still stick to the same piece of cover unless you've been made and have to re position. Too often I see people running around with a LMG, try to aim at people, burn through a whole mag and miss because the person is at the other end of a street and die when they're reloading. You stick to cover and shoot with your bipod. And as for snipers, Press "U" to team talk and ask around for marks. Communication is they key to winning in this game.
Camping in this game, its good, so long as you're on the defence, if youre attacking then you're just wasting lives, time and oxygen. This is a game where you capture objectives, not just shoot everything you see.
If you're the only person on a cap point, and quite a way ahead of your own team, announce your position to other team mates so youre not shot by a sniper or team mates doing their job, this game has friendly fire so please, be careful when shooting and when sharing a window for cover with people, it can get messy
I'm also regularly♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥off about this one thing: defending team mates who, you guessed it DO NOT ♥♥♥♥ING DEFEND! I may well mention this a lot, but some people do not understand this rule, this one rule that should not need saying seems to be forgotten by everyone, please, for the sake of our sanity: do not breed if you cannot do this simple task
Number 2 - Picking A Role
This is soming mentioned in every guide avaliable online. but I'm going to discus it anyway. New players: use riflemen classes. one, you dont take up the spaces that the veterans and people who know how to use certain classes properly need to use, and two, its by far the easiest type of weapon to use, I've been playing around a year and have only begun to properly use SMGs. while spraying the enemy is slighly effective, you waste time reloading and bullets because half your mag is in the wall or doorway around them. learn to aim, if you're ignoring my advice, stick to an mp40, its more acurate, has better effective range (in a long burst) and has an easier to control recoil, compared to the ppsh guns and the MKb 42(h), that way you can become more useto automatics quicker.
I havent seen anything in a guide about the anti tank guns, and i see this alot in some games: dont go picking anti tank gunner class unless you can read the words ANTI and TANK and understand them to the point of "hey, this looks like something that can really ♥♥♥♥ up some tank tracks, maybe i should shoot at a tank with it!!!" rather than "hey this is a barret 50 cal from battlefield 4 lets snipe some people!" doing that you will usually get shot and you will die! Although that doesnt mean you shouldn't shoot people with it sometimes. its a 1 hit on the body kill, but you gotta be close enough to see them with your sight as this thing is tiny, since you have to hit BIG TANKS with the BIG GUN as opposed to little people. just go for body shots, its a hell of a lot easier!!
Number 3 - Communication
As said earlier, communication is the key to victory, but if you're in a team of french or german speakers, then you just need to look around for words you may understand or that look similar to words in english, it could be a life saver.
Give your snipers and tank commanders map positions (press M to bring it up and then use the grid to find a co-ordinate) of MG gunners and other snipers, if you want someone to cover you, ask them. Ask the commanders for Artilery but give them a map co-ordinate first and suggest plans to your team and squad. but when doing this make sure you're talking in team chat, rather than telling every MG gunner in the map that you're going to assault a post from a certain direction, near enough everyone is guilty of this at least once.
More importantly, help the newer players of the game, they'll ask "plz tell me hw 2 crouch" or take cover ect. Tell them, the less they know, the worse they are and the worse your team will do. if you are one of those people, take 5 minutes to look at the controls page, they're not that hard to learn.
A last little note here, if you do team kill. Have the decency to apologise if it was an accident. If the player you killed forgives you (typing np into the chat box) you get your points back. Theres a rare bug where your grenades can explode once you let go of them, its annoying and you kill yourself and everyone close by you, loosing a whole games worth of points.
Suggested by mr.mcfluffers Pressing M before you shoot from a distance. This one is new to me, but it seems a sound little tactic, provided you can familiarise yourself with its layout. by doing this you can check whether the person downrange from you is friendly or not, but be quick, if they see you before you clock that they are friendly or not, they may not be so nice as to check the same. This is also helpful for if you're lost, or want to plan your movement to a capture point, which brings me to annother point, one that is very simple and easy to do, but no one can really do it that well anymore.
Number 4- Attacking and Defending
DEFENDING! When you play as the USSR or Imperial Japan, you are usually on The Defending Team and so you will be, you guessed it, Defending!!! This means, lining up in the trenches with a rifle or MG, hiding in rubble, with a rifle or MG or covering a doorway/opening with an automatic weapon. i cannot for the life of me understand why, to some players they think they need to run around looking for the enemy.
Recently, playing the map Cold Steel, my team were steamrolled by the axis team, in less than 5 minutes. it was on a full server, but there was no one to be seen on my team in the capture point rooms. The odd person who listened to me to try to cover the room were quickly killed because there were 3 or 4 of us against their team, while the rest were♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥about behind their line or falling back at the sight of the bloodbath me and those 3 others were being masacared in, which is fair enough, no one should needlessly thow away lives in this game, but at every point, it was the same thing over and over. The germans had a brilliant attacking tactic however, first they would bombard us with arty, charge and take the point and bomb it again to block our retreat, while surrounding us, which i thought was a brilliant tactic, however everyone had begun to leave our team for theirs or just left the game over this terrible russian display.
Attacking this doesnt really need much said about it, seeing as everyone does the same thing anyway. If you know what your doing, then commanders will use artillery (defenders can too, but this always results in friendly fire) while the rest of the team flanks and charges the defenders, you dont stay still for long and you stick to cover if your screen becomes grayed, when this happens stick to cover or run away, dont try to shoot back unless they are really close and you can afford to spray them with blindfire or come out of cover.
Number 5 - Team killing and other cuntisery
Yes team killing, accidental or a♥♥♥♥♥♥move? We will never always know which and this is usually easy to avoid by looking at how your target is running (also the colours in russian-german games) I belive that the germans (Blue/grey) run with rifles in one hand by their side and the russians (brown/green) run with it in two by their chests. i cannot remember the American-Japanese diferences as they look very similar, i think this is just down to appearance. Apologise for your team kills and dont throw grenades near friendlys or into buildings with friendlys in, forget where enemies were when you died, chances are an ally has already gone in and killed him, go check it out, dont just throw a grenade inside and hope for the best.
Grenades and You The Asian Driver Hey author. I found something very useful that can help in the game. If there is an armed grenade. And someone is proned on the grenade, there will be no fragment spread. Meaning that only the person on the grenade prone dies and not anyone else near it.
This is a useful, brilliant "tactic" you could use, more so when there are many of you in a room with no escape from the blast. this is no bug, famously, in 2008 a Welsh Marine (I believe) laid down on a primed grenade with his pack covering the 'nade and survived in tact as well as his whole squad! so who doesnt wanna be like this hero?
|FS|Rutt-PG- I would also suggest snaggin a server with only bots (maybe one or two others in the server) and adjusting your settings according to your desire off of that. Not only that but you get a feel for the weapons and, if you have half a brain, you'll already know a good deal of what's in the guide before you jump into a 64 man bloodbath and lose it for your team. Of course the ai isnt going to be anywhere near other players, but it still gives you a heads up as to how you oughta be playin.
Yep, as Rutt stated, practice makes perfect, heck even using the single player modes are a good start. For most of the time i was playing this before i learned how to play well-ish, I would drag my team down to the darkest points of hell and have to leave the server embarased and, well you get the idea, try the bots servers and single player modes and you'll be half way set!