am i the only one who noticed that some of the scopes have been downgraded since the beta. heres the acog as example from the beta and after release(top one is from the beta and the bottom is after release. the release one was taken at ultra settings at 1080p. the beta one, i don't remember):
best way is probably a mix of csgo's way of preventing tk and the way sandstorm does it right now.
reflective damage should only apply when someone is in the spawn area and is consistantly doing team damage using a gun.there should not be an amount ofteam damage you can do during the whole game before reflection starts. instead the amount of team damage you can do before reflection should only apply when someone starts doing team damage. it resets every time he stops shooting teammates for 5 seconds or so. when the player has killed 3 teammates or has commited suicide from team damage 3 times, hes kicked from the server. and also give him a timed ban from joining any server for that gamemode or something
ok the vote kick system is really needed and i think thats 1 flaw on nwi side. the reflective damage system needs to be reworked and the mute button has to be bigger or more noticable. but as for microtransactions, they said themselves they will never add in lootboxes or microtransactions. unless you can give me the source where you found out that nwi is going to add in microtransactions, then ill belive you but heres a source where the lead game designer for sandstorm stated that no lootboxes will be added and all future content will be free. https://www.dualshockers.com/insurgency-sandstorm-microtransactions/
while yes we don't have a vote kick system and it is a shame, the community itself is probably in the worst state right now. you have people complaining that the game is dead and ruined because no one plays the objective and are just being toxic and there is no vote kick system but there is a penalty for trying to get revenge. The game right now isn't in the best state but that doesn't mean that now nwi is on the same level as activision and ea just because we don't get what we wanted. no vote kick system, the devs are greedy bastards who only care about money. no updates, well the devs are lazy and greedy and only care about money. no report system, same reason as before, greedy and lazy. no bug fixes, lazy devs. Literally right now, most of the community is thinking: if we don't get a vote kick system or a way to report toxic players in the next week, the devs are now pieces of shits and are just in it to make money off of the game and nothing else even though there is no micro transactions and they are totally not adding in what we want because they are trying to fix their game, add new content and make the game better so the new players who have joined the community will stay and help grow this game even bigger. Yes, we totally want nwi to just make this game for the existing community that came from source and forget that nwi still wants this game to grow and have the new players to stay. Insurgency's community use to be known as a pretty good community, helping the devs out with their game, making mods that improve the game, and always kept out toxicity. now, this community has just become another cousin to csgo's community. full of toxic people, racist mic spammers, people who are just complaining about the game and not helping the devs out, being pessimistic, not helping the devs out at all, and overall being an asshole in every way. like sure we know you don't tk or mic spam but saying the devs are now ea 2.0 isn't helping much and somehow, being a piece of shit on the forums doesn't make you a toxic asshole in the community
they did say if the situation gets worse they might but for now, they don't want new players to leave. nwi right now doesn't care about the money but more on the newbies that just got into insurgency. they probably looked at a game like csgo where every new player gets kicked because they aren't doing as good as the rest of the team. its very stupid how when we don't get what we want as a community, the devs that made the game instantly become on the same level of shame as EA or Activision. don't have a vote kick system, greedy devs who just want money. don't get updates, greedy and lazy devs who just want money. don't get bug fixes for a lot of bugs, greedy devs. devs don't listen to the community, well its totally because they are greedy and not because they are an indie studio still and are probably fixing the game up right now.
toxicity, well that will never be able to get rid of
the stupidity in the game is normal for now since the community has grown really quickly with sandstorm's release. It is annoying when people don't play the objective or have no idea what they are doing but they will learn eventually. we can't tell the new players to just leave the game because they don't know what they are doing, everyone has to start from somewhere. as for matchmaking yes, we do need something that can match lower skilled players to lower skilled players but thats hard right now since the game has only been out for 2 weeks. since the game had a full wipe on launch, most of the people who came from source or were here since the beta already dominate over the new players to the game. nwi right now is trying to get rid of the bugs right now and making sure the servers aren't going to crash. if you really want any sort of teamwork, play competitive firefight. Most people there don't fuck around and they will cooperate if you also know what your doing. also if your going to say the devs suck now cause the community is toxic and bad, your not helping in any way. nwi needs to add a vote kick system or any way to punish morons who ruin the game. don't even try to get revenge on them since most of the time, they will die to the team reflect and your death will still count to the amount of team kills they can do before they get kicked. The game right now isn't the best but saying the devs suck and that they just want the game to be dead is probably the worst thing you can tell the devs. its almost just as bad as the toxic idiots. nwi isn't out of touch but just that their game is growing and changing it to everyone's needs is going to be hard now. they are totally promoting toxicity, not helping the community are a complete piece of shit and are totally the only dev team that does this and has to deal with this issue.