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Old 05-04-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
PLODDITHANLEY
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Default CO isn't boring give it a shot!

Maybe it's me but CO is far from boring.

Try this based on random PUBLIC server:

1.Try to CO the whole round, and if appropriate announce this to your team.

2.Use B avoid V except in extreme danger moments 'Gary on the move A6'.

3.Respect the fact SL's already have a lot to do, if you have time ask SL's to call you back 'Squad 1 when you've got a moment' SL takes cover to calmly listen and talk to you.

4.At the beginning of the round your job is to try to build a 'rapport' with your squads, if you just give them a few markers with enemies close you can almost hear guys thinking hey that's cool a CO that helps. If you're on an ins map as Blufor it often works if you move quick and try to get a convoy together.

5.Never tell squads what to do - advice and pass information, if they don't know what to do or want your help they'll ask. Feel free to ask SL's if they think it's good to do that, guide them don't order them (remember point 3).

6.Accept that you'll have one or two squads that don't talk your language or haven't got a mic, or just don't want to help, it's like that accept it, but often after a while they'll come on board anyway.

7.Have a bit of paper with the SL's names as it helps your relationship and it takes a while before people reliably remember their squad number.

8.Never rage quit, ultimate team depression - fight, cajole, motivate it's so rewarding to help in a lost situation.

9. Snipers are one of the most useful CO squads IMHO, they have more time to talk than other SL's, they are the most appreciative of enemy inf markers, and when used correctly one miserable sniper can keep a whole enemy inf squad suppressed till your inf can grenade them.

10. I don't fly so I give the CAS squads targets and let them decide their route and if it's safe or not, again advise, let them decide 'CAS - might be worth running from the NW on SE heading for that one' it's their heli, and in my case they are certainly more experienced than me.

11. AS CO it seems that some people treat you as an unofficial admin, don't get directly involved but just help by passing the info if one of your squads has an admin, or type in all text (unless you're an admin ofc).

You are by your actions helping 30 people to have good game, it's like the good deed for the day!
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: CO isn't boring give it a shot!

....if there wouldnt be times where 20/30 ppl arent talking to you and the rest have no idea what theyre doing...
besides the obvious fact that there are loads of ppl who wont even listen to you for various reason, its a good guide


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Old 05-04-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: CO isn't boring give it a shot!

Average participation:

First 30mins 25%
30min - 1.5hours 60-75%

That's OK, most interesting is when I am on a French server doing Anglo French liaison.

If anyone's being a tard admins are the first to appreciate a CO, so generally do their best to sort them out, but such are the problems of Euroland ... so many languages....

Have to bear in mind players are so unused to a CO they're often not sure of your capabilities and the assistance you can supply.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: CO isn't boring give it a shot!

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5.Never tell squads what to do - advice and pass information, if they don't know what to do or want your help they'll ask. Feel free to ask SL's if they think it's good to do that, guide them don't order them (remember point 3).
I always tell squads what to do. I think what you mean is dont micromanage, and I agree with that. As long as you just tell a squad to assault the cache from the west, and then let them perform the maneuver in a way which suits them best, you will do good. Well, unless you have no clue what to do yourself.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:55 AM   #5
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Meh all you seem to do is use the V button to say "Pew Pew Pew"
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:02 AM   #6
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Well, unless you have no clue what to do yourself.
Sshhh don't tell everyone.

I also am referring to public play, ofc in clan/PRT/PRWC it's shout swear abuse everyone time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:33 AM   #7
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I sat Co for 3 hours on CnC, it can be fun if you have SL's who report and so on, but I mean that its the SL's that should do the tactical decisions of where to go and teh CO is just a middle man who tries to keep everyone in such a place that not everyone attacks.

People don't realize that autism doesn't mean they're "stupid". Just socially inept. Like rhino... > > or in a worst case scenario... Wicca. =)- Lithium fox
I found this sentence quite funny and since this is a war game forum I will put it here. No offense to the french just a good laugh.
"Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. All you do is leave behind a lot of noisy baggage."
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:38 AM   #8
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I also am referring to public play
So was I.

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:36 AM   #9
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i would do it more i just always think SLs want to do their own thing so i dont want to interfirere

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:29 AM   #10
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I truly enjoy playing the commander, especially if on T&T server... but from my experience I have noticed that there is few types of squads that make me go fucknuts.

1) French.

I have yet to find a french squad that listens to my instructions and orders. "Squad 1, enemy coming through the valley at your NE, ETA 3 mins, advise you hold up and try to ambush them" "Frog, frog, frog, vive la frog!" *squad gets wiped and we lose 2 CPs* *facepalm*

2) We R 1337 supa hardcore real soldiers, we do it better than you advise.

Oh really? Then don't ask for supplies, transport or fire support. You know it better than I see it from UAV, innit? (Often at end of round it comes like "Commie is dick, doesn't give us transport")

3) Sniper team "Insert tacticool name here" at your service.

Well, ok, I did have encounter with some good snipers. But most of the time I have statboys, who manage to piss me off more than they do the same to enemy. I have several times hovered with JDAM marker over their position. Thankfully, I saw it could be used somewhere better (No, it's not french squad, although I could've do so )

4) Attack heli, self-proclaimed demigods

By this, I mean on those guys who take heli and do slashing until MANPADS hits them in front of the whole team. When that happens, morale goes lower than stripper girl on the pole, and if there was Viagra for morale, it still wouldn't help.

But most of the time I enjoy, because I love RTS games, and PR commie is like playing a RTS where developers forgot to add decent pathfinding and AI. It's a challenge.

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