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ARMA 3

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by MetalCraze, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. thesoup Arcane

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    We performed a ritual sacrificing Kebab to the great Operator in the sky.

    Because I could. You don't question me, you follow orders or I'll court martial you.:smug:
    In the next misshun I actually gave everyone a different color.
     
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  2. agentorange Arcane Patron

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  3. ManjuShri Self-Ejected

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    How often do you guys play together?
     
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  4. poocolator Erudite

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    We play roughly 2 to 3 times a week. We don't often agree to meet up at specific times. It just happens that a few of us are online in CDS chat at the same time, and decide to play some ArmA. Let's say that we most frequently play from 11pm UTC(0) to 6am UTC(0), especially during the weekend when thesoup sacrifices some early-morning sleep to play with those of us in the western hemisphere.
     
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  5. Indranys Savant

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    Is it true they make Iran as the OPFOR??
    Is this some kind of a joke?
    The Iranian also use Israeli weapons + ultra modern equipments which are better than the NATO's and start calling themselves New Persian Empire and shit?
    I like OFP/ArmA series but at least they should make the story believable instead of this crappy scifi scenario.
    Chinese or Russian OPFOR will be much more appropriate I think.
    Or they could go creative and make the US and its allies as the OPFOR aka stinking imperialist/invader for a fresh change.
     
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  6. poocolator Erudite

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    Yes, Iran comprises the OPFOR. Iranians are interested in procuring olives for their neXt-gEn olive adipose fusion reactors, and aren't afraid to kill a few Greek islanders to do it!
    It takes place in 2035 or something: high-tech junk abounds. The practical difference is that OPFOR now has as many NVG per capita as the glorious, civilized westerners. No more skulking around in the dark while the enemy remains absolutely and utterly oblivious.
     
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  7. Indranys Savant

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    The idea to give more balanced tech to OPFOR is great, it is indeed too boring if we must fight poorly equipped guerillas/talibans again.
    But to revolutionize Iran from today state to superpower in 20 years is just too retarded IMO.
    Yes it's possible to change a nation in just several years like the Nazi did, but why use such an unnecessary extreme scenario if they could just use much better candidates like China or Russia as an hi tech OPFOR.
    And the reason for that invasion is just stupid, that's Metal Gear 2 Outer Heaven material right there.
    AFAIK, Russia is rich and powerful because of their oils in BIS universe circa 2020s-2030s, why the hell they let their Iranian ally to create alternative energy and lose another precious customers??

    Maybe there's something I don't know about the lore, if so please enlighten me bro.
    Overall I think the game will be great, and I'll buy it when all the DLCs and patches are released just like ArmA2 CO, but this crazy scenario really bugs me.
     
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  8. potatojohn Arcane

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    Yes. Welcome to the whacky world of Bohemia Interactive.
     
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  9. poocolator Erudite

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    It's apparently cooler to shoot Shia muslims these days. Who knows?
     
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  10. Indranys Savant

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    Indeed this politically correct shit again. :(
    This kind of attitude ruins a lot of games for me.
    It can't be helped, I guess BIS wants to keep their friendly relation with US government so they could make another game for the US military.
    They should learn a bit from Front Mission devs to create at least a cool and believable near future setting (not that futuristic like FM but the world building formula is similar).
     
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  11. CreamyBlood Arcane

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    I didn't even know that Arma had a story.

    Obviously these idiots can't afford a good sci-fi writer. Game is shit. Will not buy.
     
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  12. LundB Mistakes were made.

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    People are complaining about the story in an ARMA game now? :lol: Codex, never change.
     
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  13. Cowboy Moment Arcane

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    Should hire Morgan and Watts like CryTek did. That shit was hilarious.
     
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    The original Cold War setting in OFP was pretty cool. After that it's been just shit.
     
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  15. Indranys Savant

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    Because retarded shit is retarded.
    I don't ask them to pull Planescape Torment, I just think every game with story need to make their story at least believable for the players, not like this fanfiction grade mess.

    OFP has a good backstory, and the previous ArmA games are OK, I don't see why they can't make similar decent story for ArmA 3, instead they decide to buff a developing 3rd world nation with uber modern weapons and sick gears like optical/stealth camouflage and shit then name it New Persian Empire, than make it invades a small bankrupt nation (Greece) for an alternative energy they could easily get by trades, diplomatic agreements, or other peaceful means. But they choose the most expensive and counterproductive decision by wage war against NATO and lost billions of dollars with no certainty to win the war.

    They could easily mimic historical events like previous games or use grey morality factions similar to Front Mission series, instead they went lazy with this derpy good vs. evil approach.
    BIS chose this shitty fantasy story just because it's cool, safe, and politically correct to shoot Iranian in the head nowadays.

    Even in a game like this where story is least important and insignificant, the devs still need to make a believable one IMO, or they risk to disturb the players immersion and suspension of disbelief stuff.
     
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  16. LundB Mistakes were made.

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    As long as the guns, vehicles, etc. work like they should, I don't see story being the thing that ruins everyone's immersion.

    The story in Quake 3 is shit too. Does anyone give a fuck?
     
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  17. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    Does Quake 3 try to mimic real-life, as in ie. game world is realistic one?

    What about ArmA3?

    Quake 3 is fictional over-the-top game with everything absurd, so unrealistic story fits it well.

    Arma3 tries to be semi-realistic and more-or-less seem believable in its gameplay, so also realistic story should be implemented.

    Shitty story is by no means deal breaker, but it would really help the overall satisfaction with the game of the crowd that is its target audience. Planescape Torment is a great game, but it has terrible combat. Don't you think it would gain from a better combat, even if the game already is a great experience?
     
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  18. potatojohn Arcane

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    DayZ alpha leaked, PCGamer says

    Someone's never played a BIS game before :lol:
     
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  19. Random Arcane Patron

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    Anyone here in ShackTac? I'm just wondering how hard it is to get in.
     
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  20. MetalCraze Arcane

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    ShackTac are not hardcore enough. Crosshairs, grass off, respawn = not REEL MEN

    UO is better :salute:

    Oh come on. Even shitty ArmA2 campaign actually has a decent, believable plot.

    If you read the pre-story China is using Iran as their proxy to wage war on NATO. That's how Iran got all the tech in the first place. The "canonical ending" of shitty PMC DLC has you withholding information on China being behind events of PMC (providing arms and more advanced tech to Takistan to mess with US mission there) to not cause an international crisis which ironically leads to events of ArmA3.

    That's pretty believable considering that all BIS games (incl. Take On Helicopters) share continuous alt history timeline and characters since 1985.

    Yes and OFP with USSR and US fighting each other really happened.
     
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  21. thesoup Arcane

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    Arguing over arma's story.:lol:
    What is this, Kotaku? Next thing you know someone writes that the patriarchy still reigns as women aren't on the front lines and sgt Cooper isn't a non-binary genderqueer person.
    Fuck your immershun. Like skyway once said, the Arma series is basically a sdk with which the community does wonders. What Arma needs is the following:
    1. Milporn meaning tanks, choppaz and other vehicles plus guns, guns, guns and even more guns
     
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  22. Twinkle Liturgist

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    Except adding moar gunz and vehicles means squat given the primitive "I wunna be Battlefield too" gameplay alpha currently has.
     
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  23. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    yeah, let's not discuss the quality of the games apart from their primary part, we don't want to see flaws in our favourite games.
     
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  24. thesoup Arcane

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    :0/5: on both.
     
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