i guess rainbow still hasn't gotten this right. this has been this way since the first. in the picture at the top, there is a hostage being brought onto a helo, it looks like. you always restrain hostages. this feature is in SOCOM. Restraining a hostage is a precaution, what if the hostage was really a terrorist in disguise? just think if they did that in the game. lets say you tell the hostage to follow you with out restraining them, then they whip out a gun and take a few of oyur teammates out! that would add something to hostage rescues. now, of course that wouldn't happen in every situation, but i should add some depth and challenge to the gameplay.