To start I would like to say this game is Great! There are some issues, and things that need tweaked though.
1) Being shot through walls has got to be fixed!
2) Trying to get into a match takes WAY too long! I understand the attempt to balance, etc... but it doesn't work very well. I've been on teams made mostly of Snipers while the other team had mainly Assault/Specialist. This is not balanced at all. Also, the Levels were not balanced in any way. When I am ready to play I do not want to wait 2+ minutes for the system to gather players when the Lobby is FULL of people. Also, why after 2 rounds are we dumped back into the Lobby, and a new Search for a game? Rotate the map, and keep the same people. Maybe mix up the teams to keep it interesting?
3) What good is having Friends list if there is no way to Join them for a match? As in any MMO Clans will be formed, but if there is no way to join your Clan members to play then it defeats the whole purpose of a Clan.
4) With points 2 & 3 in mind why are you trying to reinvent the wheel? Why not allow someone to start a match, and others to join it from a List as most FPS games do? This would also make the Friends list more useful, and allow Clans to work together as a team in the same match. This would also allow you to rent Servers to Clans, and get more income.
Just my 2 cents.
Welcome to GRO.
People can only shoot through light cover. For instance sheet metal, metal grating used for catwalks and floors those are really the only walls you can shoot through.
However be aware of where all your body parts are at, if you have a leg or a bum sticking out it will get shot off while using cover. Also if your behind cover and there are gaps in the cover itself, you can be shot through those. May take them a few tries to hit you but they can be shot.
As for matchmaking, the matchmaking servers are quite advanced, however when you are pulling from such a small pool of players the matchmaking isn't getting to works the full potential of it's magic. Don't worry come open beta this problem will more than fix itself.
Lastly on playing with freinds, the feature you are looking for is called "Fireteam" rclick on your friends and select "Invite to Fireteam" you can have up to 4 people and you will always be on the same team and continue to play on the same matches.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to reply or contact me in game "Carrioncrow" and i'll help you out when I can.
Thank you for the quick reply. As for the shooting through walls....I know you can shoot through some things as you stated, but there have been a few times that I was shot through concrete walls, etc... when there is definitely not a part of me sticking out. I am not the only one complaining about this. I have heard these complaints in global chat as well as in matches. As for the Fireteam...When I Right click on a Friend the only options it gives me is Add/Remove. I do understand the Fireteam as I use it quite often, but I have yet to find where I can add a Friend to the Fireteam unless they are in the same match as I am. I will play around with it as I may have missed something. Once again thank you for the reply!
I think that the game needs lower system requirements but keep all the nice graphics and stuff for the people who can run it on those levels. I have and average laptop and i have problems with the game because of the high processing speed required to run it. It would be nice if i could run and play this game cuz its an amazing game!
Fireteam dosn't work if your currently matchmaking, you have to stop matchmaking and insure they are not matchmaking and then invite them
As for the walls thing, it's probably just lag. Or by the time you see the person he has already moved so it looks like he is shooting you from an impossible place