Okay gotta admit, Project Reality is awesome but yet again ruined by the community and the available documentation.
After throughly reading through the documentation that I was given with the game (http://www.realitymod.com/manual/pr_manual.pdf
), it left so many questions unanswered, but when I asked them in game, everyone was like "Read the manual noob!", to which I replied "It's not in the manual", which was met with a 'YES IT IS!'. Who knows the manual better? The guy who read it 3 months ago when the mod was released or the guy who read it 2 days ago?
Clearly these people know something about the game so they assume it's in the manual.
A good example of ambiguity in the manual is "Resuscitate can be applied to untangle critically wounded soldiers from the
Untangle? WTF is untangle? Do they explain untangled in the manual, no they don't.
And for some reason, the Project Reality guide is locked so you need to sign up to their forums to access it:http://www.realitymod.com/guide
Do they not want people to play their game?
You would think so.
People who play this sort of game need to learn to be more helpful and understanding to new players.
In two days of playing this game, I have taught about 8 different new players how to do several things which weren't immediately obvious to me at first either. Most players didn't know they had a field dressing (9), because it does not appear in their inventory when they are scrolling through their equipment.
I also taught several players how to operate the mortars, and they can all now hit targets within a 25x25 m grid square.
It seems everyone who plays wants more people to play it, but no one actually wants to help new players get into the game.
Don't get annoyed when someone doesn't know how to do something. Tell them how to do it.
Don't say 'read the manual' when someone asks a simple question - just answer them.
This is a game where you lie on your back on the ground for up to 5 minutes after taking a single bullet, and time between matches is like 3 minutes on most servers.
Is it really that much of an imposition on your time to take 20 seconds to answer a question? Is lieing on your back taking that much concentration?