Wow, thats alot of USA bashing
for the most part I agree though, you guys are not in the wrong, but don't let generalizations blind you to indeviduals. Mass media does no one justice, least of all its target audience, who hates it just as much.
I would be glad if all this shit would be in the past, but... But recently the new "Stealth" movie had been released. Americans fly on fantastic super fighters there and kill arabs, koreans and RUSSIANS! "Mirror Wars" is the same. And it is not all. Now they plan to make another movie about Kursk Battle of WW2. A man who was invented in USA as weapons consultant had published brief script on gspo.ru forums. Once again they plan to offend russians. Look at this from the other side: russians offend no americans neither europeans. Only americans love to pour everybody with shit (not russians only, but also chineese, koreans, arabs and etc). And the worst thing is that a lot of people try to imitate them.
These are points I did not disagree with... in fact I totaly agree... but I don't think american's on a whole do it on purpose. I think americans are both ignorant and arogant. Not evil, just stupid. Unlike Europe Americans live pretty much in a world that is only american. we don't have Neigbors (Mexico and Canada don't count usualy, I could go on about why), we've never faught a modern war at home, and 99% of americans have never left america. To most americans there are no russians or chineese or koreans... only what you see in movies.
Like wise though, don't be predudiced... just because 90% of americans are pig headed morons, don't think we all are. There are other americans who, like my self, are sick of crap movies like stealth and would rather have a deep thinker over a "Block buster" any day. I don't watch TV... its too stupid and full of lies. When I do watch something its Japaneese cartoons (fan subtitled, not doubed) because american TV shows are too full of crap to even watch.
I know damned well that the rest of the world is not acuratly portrayed by money minded marketing experts who are activly designing movies to apeal to an audiance who thrives on pride in the own ignorance.
I think that the most players are tired to see MiGs and T-series tanks. In fact, arabs have an array of their own weapons:
By the way, Egypt have Abramses. Pakistan have M-60 tanks (and maybe Arbramses too). Why don't to give Abrams or M-60 tank to the GLA?
I'd love to see real arab tanks and planes in game... but without the moddeling means I can't make them myself and I use the models I can find.
I really don't even want to put a T-serries tank in... its to old. My suggestion was and still is use an old model BattleMaster. This way it is really a hybrid of every tank made after WW2 and before the Abrams, rounded turret being a key feature. (both T-80 and M-60 fall into this catagory)
planes and choppers are a slightly different issue... They are so damned recognizable. you pretty much have to choose a real design or it will look out of place. I don't think an F-22 or a F-15 could look in place with the GLA no matter what the facts behind it were. Older MIGS just seam to belong there to me. If anybody has good suggestions I'd gladly use them, but I'd need models to go along with...
... but when it comes to war ! they have silly soldiers and clever weapons !
some truth in that... American polaticians are definatly war mongering hypocryts... but I also think almost any nation with the means would be. the USSR was NOT Passive or Gentle to its neighbors... nor has almost any other nation been that grew in power quickly. But I don't hate germans for WW2 or Russians because of the Cold war era... also don't judge americans by our polaticians... I doubt you'd apreciate if the same was done to you. Not to mention you can't judge a WHOLE people by a stereo type... no matter how well earned the stereo type is. The first 2 rules of stero typing are
1. There is an exception to every rule, even this one.
2. All generalizations are false, even this one.
American combat arms soliders to tend to be a bunch of gung-ho cowboys with no idea or care about the people of the rest of the world (silly is a good word) but they are very well trained and able to do thier jobs. I can vouch for this. Shiny toys help too. but keep in mind, no american solier ever chose where he was going to fight.