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Arma II - Free to Play

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Social Entropy++
Rolo wrote: »
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http://www.arma2.com/free/


Arma 2: Free (A2F) redefines the free-to-play battlefield with its truly unrivalled scale and gameplay possibilities. A2F serves up almost everything offered by the original Arma 2 - the '13th best PC game of all time', according to PC Gamer [1] - minus the campaign, HD graphics and support for user-made addons and mods.

Create your own custom-built scenarios or deploy a massive selection of missions and game-modes made by others. No micro-transactions, no hidden costs, just the same epic terrain and huge variety of equipment! This is Arma 2 Free - virtual war without the training wheels.

Arma 2: Free to download, free to play, free to share, free to host, free to create... free to play redefined!

NO CREDIT CARD OR SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA REQUIRED TO PLAY!

http://69.175.13.106/A2Free/ARMA2Free_setup.zip



So Arma II has gone F2P. I played through some of the single player, but I am utterly mystified by the multiplayer. Who wants to be mystified with me?

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    First things first: joining a multiplayer server and knowing what the hell is going on.

    I've joined two servers so far and I still don't know how to team chat.

    Or where anyone else is.

    Or what side I'm on.

    Or what I'm supposed to be doing.

    Really it seems like I spawned in the middle of a forest with a gun and there's just... nobody here.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well there are people here.

    I can see messages every once in a while about people getting killed.

    But that's about it. Everyone else must be playing somewhere far away from me on this giant-ass map.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay now I'm a passenger in a helicopter that's spinning around and team killing

    I can't seem to get out

    help

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay now I've been TKed like twenty times. THIS IS AWESOME YOU GUYS

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    i'm sold

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    And here we see Rolo's slow descent into madness.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay this time I'm going to just drive a truck

    I think I can manage this

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    i might play this later

    a realistic combat experience thing

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    mother of fuck

    hop out of the truck to get into a chopper

    chopper is full

    and some other guy steals my truck

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    ok i might play this if we find a good server or something

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    where is this goddamn field manual it's prompting me to get a cd key from

    really, check the back of your manual? hey retard developers you just put this up for download

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Does "no HD support" mean low res settings that will work on mid range machines?

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    ok maybe i wont play this game

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    looks like G+T has something up here

    It might be a good look for anyone wanting to set up some SE++ games.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay now we're on a base raid

    still no idea how to talk to anybody

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    just like you would in a real world combat experience, you shoot messages into walls or the ground using bullet holes

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I have a bad connection living at home. If this takes me over night to download, will people still be playing it, or do you predict demise?

    I think that some small PA games might be cool.

  • The Sneak!The Sneak! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I love this thread. Please continue to post your adventures, Rolo.

  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    it's actually DLing fast. Only 38 minutes left.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay so I found a humvee that was driving, but everyone inside was dead, so I took it

    made my way towards the "AO" (action... overload?)

    and then wandered through a town that was filled with corpses

    there were some helicopters buzzing by, couldn't tell if they were friendly or not so I didn't shoot at them

    eventually found some dudes that I couldn't talk to, but they weren't shooting me so I guess they're on my team?

    followed them to yet another helicopter, but this guy knew what he was doing and flew us to the enemy base, where we were supposed to stop a convoy

    I blew up part of the convoy! and a dude who was guarding it

    then I got shot, which made me unable to stand upright, but I could crawl along the ground very slowly, and for some reason, roll over

    managed to crawl my way up hill and fire down at the convoy as it approached until someone noticed and ran over me

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lb9BER1Mn8

    this seems like a completely different game

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Shack Tactical is one of those "roleplaying" servers where they expect you to act like an upstanding member of the corps

    What is cut from the video is 2 1/2 hours of waiting for command to give your squad leader a heading

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    12 minutes left on this download. Will ya still be on in like, 20, rolo?

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    nah I'd better get off for the night, wombat

    need to be up at 6:00

    tomorrow, we get lost in the woods, together!

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh for fuck's sake I still haven't installed this after I bought it

    it's like buying something and then it going on sale, except exactly infinity times worse

  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I have to be at the operating room at 7 tomorrow, and you don't see ME complaining!
    Spoiler:

  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I am so glad I didn't decide to buy this game, I would have been pretty annoyed.

    I'm cheap enough that I am feeling kind of cheated that TF2 is free now, it was only 4 years ago that I spent good money on that orange box thing!

  • TrenogTrenog Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I am very disappointed that this is now F2P...I had bought it on sale for 8 bucks in the hopes to gift it to someone. Now, its code sits unloved in my mailbox :(

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    Spoiler:
  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I think that the activation site is down. So that sucks.

    No key for me!

    edit: got that key. Installing. There's music for a while during install. Kind of annoying, since you can't turn it off. Interrupted my Wavves

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Paladin wrote: »
    Shack Tactical is one of those "roleplaying" servers where they expect you to act like an upstanding member of the corps

    What is cut from the video is 2 1/2 hours of waiting for command to give your squad leader a heading

    One of the other videos shows chat from "GoonTac" is that SA's Goons or another goon?

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    so i used that thar download link the op

    wherefore art thou cd key

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    ok downloading

    jamming out to this sick installation music

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous WALK 3X FASTER New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Trenog wrote: »
    I am very disappointed that this is now F2P...I had bought it on sale for 8 bucks in the hopes to gift it to someone. Now, its code sits unloved in my mailbox :(

    For what its worth, this version doesn't come with the campaign, and I don't think it can use any mods.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Shack as in Shack News?

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  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So I joined a game, fell out of a boat, swam to shore, tried to respawn, died, transformed into a crow and flew straight through the walls of a hut.

    I need people I know to play with...

  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited June 2011
    ill play with yalls tomorras

    Gamertag: GeoMtch Steam Google+
  • Wombat!!Wombat!! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    As will I. I need to go to bed sleep.

    I got in to a game with people. I didn't recognize anyone, then died a little bit. I DID, however, manage to get into a gun emplacement and shoot at a hill.

  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Wombat!! wrote: »
    So I joined a game, fell out of a boat, swam to shore, tried to respawn, died, transformed into a crow and flew straight through the walls of a hut.

    I need people I know to play with...

    wasnt this part of their piracy protection when the game first came out? heh

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That's how the game handles norespawn

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rolo's series of posts is amazing.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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