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Old 01-13-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default hey new guy here

im new to pr and i really need to know how do i have a cool forum avatar?
would a wifi dongle like T mobile be enough to let me play online?
is it usual to get flamed so much in your first game some of the comments were down right hurtful!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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The minimum internet-speed required for BF2 is 128 Kbps. If you have this speed or greater, you should be alright.
When it comes to a cool forum avatar, you don't need one.

The next time you have any questions related to the game, post it in the PR:BF2 Support section.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Hey there, welcome to the PR forums.

To edit your forum avatar, go to the User CP in the menu above (it's to the left) and navigate to Edit Avatar.

Don't know about the dongle, I suspect it would depend on where you are with your PC.
It'll probably work all right.

If you've read up a bit on the manual before your first game with a squad, you won't have to ask as many questions about some of the basics of the game. Make sure you use a microphone, tell your squad leader you're new to the game - most squad leaders don't mind helping new players.

You won't get flamed unless you start off doing the "wrong" things. Many squad leaders will get upset with you if you:
- Spawn in to the game without asking the SL where to spawn
- Taking a limited kit without asking first (read more about limited kits in the manual)
- Not communicating with the squad at all or going off on your own
- Sometimes, not knowing basic things like what "FOBs" and "flags" are will cause some grief

I'll be playing tonight, and you're welcome to join my squad no matter what your skill level might be. I will most likely be playing on the PRTA (PRTA - PR Teamwork Alliance) server. Here's my Xfire nick: wrestlersesf
In game my nick is [FSG]Oskar, and my squad is usually called "INF TEAMWORK".

There's lots of advice for new and old players alike to be found on these forums.
Good luck man and have fun!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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I'm new to pr and I really need to know how do I have a cool forum avatar?
You can change your avatar in the User CP found at the top left. Select "Edit Avatar" and scroll down to upload your avatar or provide the link to your avatar.

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Would a wifi dongle like T mobile be enough to let me play online?
I can't really say much about this though it could be quite expensive as a normal round of PR can last over an hour.

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Is it usual to get flamed so much in your first game some of the comments were down right hurtful!
You probably hopped into a "real" game, for the first time I recommend playing around in "COOP" mode first. The manual (http://realitymod.com/manual/) shows all you need to know. And if something doesn't work, you can probably find why it doesn't in the manual.

When you're familiar with the basic stuff you should join an Online game and tell the squad leader you join that you are new (and willing to learn). If he is any good, he will help you out from there and it should all be fine.

The flaming is wrong, people should help you out instead, but it's probably a result of actions due to of the lack of the basic PR knowledge on your part. Something you can take care of by trying it out in COOP and reading the manual (a bit).

Try to stick to Rifleman or Infantry kits at first and go from there. Vehicles take some time to get used to so make sure you know how to use them before trying them out in an online game.

I hope that helped you out a bit.

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Old 01-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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I find that the more newb friendly servers would be PRTA or TG.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Do your part, too, though. If you want to be treated well, you mainly need to show the squad leader that you are willing to learn and able to follow orders. PR is a very teamwork-oriented game, and many squad leaders will quickly get rid of members in their unit who do not try to work with the rest - of course, as a new player, you'll have a harder time knowing what to do, so tell the squad leader that you are new and ask him to give you easy instructions and simple tasks at first, so you won't be asked too much, disappoint, and therefore upset the squad leader. If you don't know something, it's better to ask than to make a mistake.


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Old 01-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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Have you got a microphone and mumble 1.0?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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As someone who was recently new, I'm guessing you either got stuck with a bad squad/team, or you did one of the common newbie mistakes such as grabbing a vehicle without knowing how to operate it or a major limited kit such as Sniper or Anti-tank without asking your SL. Don't feel bad about it, they're innocent mistakes but not everyone knows you're new and some mistakes can badly affect your team. Avoid them in the future.

As everyone else already said, read the manual as it contains most of what you need to know. I've also found that watching PR videos on youtube are also a good way to learn and might teach you a thing or two that aren't obvious.

Stick with the rifleman class at first, but try to familiarize some of the more advanced but common classes that you might be asked to use: Medic, Rifleman Specialist, Automatic Rifleman, and Rifleman AT all fall into this category.

Don't drive/gun anything more advanced than an MG Jeep for a while. Though in any case it's unlikely that it will happen unless you join a vehicle squad.

Co-op is a good way to learn the maps and the game's basic mechanics, but keep in mind that there are some major differences between it and the online game modes, and the tactics it encourages are very different than the ones you want to use against human players.

Stick with your squad, listen to your squad leader and ask him any questions whether related to the game mechanics or the in-game situation. This is the least that's expected of you in PR.

Last of all, despite all the above, don't take the game too seriously. At the end of the day it's a computer game, and you're playing to have fun. As long as you're not directly ruining other people's fun, you're doing it right. Relax and enjoy yourself.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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wi-fi dongles can be fast but the service providers don't support gaming very well. You get good speed for browsing but when it comes to gaming they can restrict your bandwidth. When I worked away even though I was getting 3Mb I had a 200 ping in game. On the 3 network.

I see your in the UK so stop by the NwA servers, let the guys know your new and they will be more than happy to show you the ropes.

Also as mentioned above TG and PRTA are very good servers. Just let people know your new.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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When it comes to a cool forum avatar, you don't need one.
Ahh NOOWW...

Less of that. theres always a good reason to have a girl's jiggly bits on your avatar.


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I find that the more newb friendly servers would be PRTA or TG.
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