From Battleground Europe Wiki
Welcome to the incredible world of WWII Online: Battleground Europe!
The company was founded in 1999 and the game going to paid subscription on June 6, 2001. Read History of Battleground Europe here.
The Incredible World
A game world beyond anything you have seen
The vast majority of games are "arena" types, where you play in a tiny area with invisible walls. Most MMO's are also limited in size, and those that attempt to have huge play grounds do so with "ZONES". Battleground Europe: World War 2 Online is magnitudes larger, dwarfing all others, COMBINED!
(note: the map has grown significanly since this comparison was created! Now is 800km by 400km!)
Like any game you will need to take time to learn how to play it.
Fortunately there is lots of helpful players in game and guides to help you play, a dedicated "Training Server", and this Wiki being an excellent start on your adventure. Once you get comfortable with the game, check out the tips and tricks page to get some pointers.
Best of all, there is a separate Training Server with reduced damage, so you can be hit more.
System requirements are not high and a mouse will be enough for some vehicles, but for flying a joystick is highly recommended.
ESRB rates this game as M for Mature for its simulated blood and violence, it is very tame compared to other games in this class. NO dismemberment is shown, and blood displayed on the ground can be switched off. Bodies disappear in 2 to 20 min per setting, and the most blood that you might see is a momentary puff as a large round hit the target. Parents are welcome to download the game and check it out before deciding on joining.
Language filter is in place that will edit replace most undesirable words.
Overview to game
Some notes to start off with:
Read and understand how to use the Chat / Radio first. This will help you communicate with other players and ask for help.
Teamwork is also a major part of the game, and everyone is looking to make new friends, and you have many "Squads" to choose from!
Because of potential abuse and unruly players this game does not have "Friendly Fire". You cannot kill anyone on your own side. Except for this, this game is the closest to a true full scale war sim ever produced.
Starting out as a new Recruit you have limited access to units, but it is easy to rank up and get better units. Being a truck driver and setting up an MSP is one of the best ways rapidly make rank and be a VERY popular soldier!
This game is also progressive, as the time in game passes you get access to more equipment.
Most important of all, this game is extremely rich and dynamic and will take a little time to learn it all and rank up. But once you have learned the ropes you will find this sim is truly "spectacular".
If you have not yet installed the game but are eager to try, please go to our Quick start guide. If you would like some pointers, go see the tips and tricks page. If you have any questions or problems, check out the FAQ page.