PA JOE IS BACK!
We have risen from the ashes like a musclebound, cigar-smoking phoenix.
Who we are
: A growing ARMA 3 group made up primarily of Penny Arcade regulars, with a smattering of associates for support.
: We aim to have fun pretending to be high-speed-low-drag army mens, and we accomplish this with flair (sometimes... maybe... with lots of explosions, shenanigans, and the odd blue on blue incident...). Accuracy through volume is a thing right?
Who is welcome
: Any PA member with ARMA 3 and the desire to play semi-real missions / campaigns with PA JOE (this isn't CoD, and team play is mandatory by design of the game being more simulator than shooter). Must also play well with others.
What we play
: The Zeus campaign is currently on hold until I return from working out of town, but that doesn't mean the fun stops there. @Mojojoe
has stepped up to host games in my absence, and the group plays pick up Patrol Ops (dynamic mission generator) on the regular.
OLD OP/ ZEUS CAMPAIGN INFO
I'm am running a semi-realsim campaign, with games once or twice a week.
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It is a campaign to liberate Altis from CSAT occupation, and to stablize the country against the rise of the militant fascist government, backed by the Altis Armed Forces.
Playable faction is NATO, with Free Independent Altis (FIA) forces assisting.
Features I am using:
- Zeus curator official DLC, played by myself.
- Persistent map, updated session-to-session (liberate a town, have it change hands for next session).
- In-game objectives, both large and small, scaled to the number of players in real-time through Zeus.
- Side missions, to keep the action going and to bring the campaign alive.
- Ventrilo for communication.
The server currently costs 30.00euros/month to operate. The hosting company Vilayer has made clan operation a cinch. Simply click on the following link, enter a donation amount (vilayer sets the minimum at 5euros), and pay via paypal. This sends your monies directly to our clan account and will be used to pay for rental fees. Vilayer publishes the names of backers to me via my service console, and I will reward said backers with priority slotting, ensuring that you will always have a slot free, even if we are full.
password is wang,
vent password: wang
1. Keep to the current objective - I know that Altis is an amazing creation with lots to see, but having guys off on their own means I have to split my attention between groups and reduces the quality of Zeus oversight for all; outside of the current mission bubble, I purposely empty all AI content to keep server load down and lag to a minimum. Also, AI processing/ pathfinding seems to get dumber the more processes you create.
2. Identify and help newbs out - PA JOE is and will always remain all-inclusive in my mind. ARMA has a noticeably steep learning curve and we've all been there at one point. More people = more people to play with when regulars can't make it.
3. Don't argue over tasks, and share piloting or driver jobs - This one explains itself. If you need time in the pilots seat, launch a private game and practice. Otherwise, split the job between guys at your level, I don't want to have to play referee. If everyone agrees that one or two guys do certain jobs, that's better. We are fighting for democracy after all.
(highly recommended that you read, as it details the 'why' and the current mission):
OPERATION ALTIS FREEDOM
General – The independent Mediterranean island-nation of Altis is in turmoil due to a recent military coup. The Altis Armed Forces (AAF), led by General Philippe Alexandros, has overthrown the long standing democratic government, throwing the country into chaos. Through the use of brutality and hardline methods, General Alexandros has managed to establish a firm hold over East Altis, and now seeks to turn his attention westward. Meanwhile, the destabilization of the country has attracted the interest of the Canton Protocol Strategic Alliance Treaty (CSAT), which has taken advantage of the situation to invade Altis, thereby expanding its power base in the region. There is also speculation within the intelligence community that CSAT intends to exploit the country’s mineral wealth, and primarily seeks to obtain the heavy metals necessary to fuel its budding nuclear weapons program. CSAT currently holds the majority of West Altis. NATO has been uncharacteristically quick in responding to the crisis in Altis, and has dispatched expeditionary forces to attempt to stabilize the situation. Due to the speed of deployment, NATO forces have managed to secure a tenuous foothold in Central Altis, and have managed to capture the country’s main airfield.
Friendly (NATO)- The 31st Multinational Expeditionary Force (MEF), commanded by Col. Bassman was stood up and deployed in record time, mainly due to the redirection of forces already in the region. This has allowed for the quick capture of the port town of Kalithea, as well as the Athena Airfield (Athena). Holding these key locations will continue to be important, as they facilitate and act as the supply points for the entire MEF. The MEF itself is comprised of elements of the American, Canadian, British, and German armed forces. CAMP FREEDOM was constructed adjacent to Athena, and is the current NATO headquarters for OP ALTIS FREEDOM. FOB MOOSE was established west of Athena, and is the stepping off point for operations into West Altis. Although air superiority has yet to be established, indirect fire from supporting offshore naval vessels is available in certain circumstances, and experimental high-altitude armed drones have been deployed to the region.
(FIA) – The Free Independent Army of Altis (FIA) is comprised of current and retired members of the AAF who left the army prior to the rise of General Alexandros and the subsequent coup. They believe in an Altis free from tyranny and are motivated to seek the return of a democratic and free Altis. FIA freedom fighters were quick to contact NATO forces, and have offered their support and local knowledge to assist in stabilization efforts. They have access to a limited quantity of stockpiled small arms, and converted ‘technical’ vehicles mounted with heavy weapons, and have been successful in small engagements with both the AAF and CSAT through the use of guerrilla tactics.
Enemy (AAF) – The AAF is commanded with an iron fist by General Alexandros, and mainly operates from the Damnos Army Base, altho it has a suspected secondary HQ somewhere in the vicinity of Molos. AAF units are universally hardline, well-trained, and extremely motivated ideologically. Efforts have been made to locate the whereabouts of General Alexandros, but he keeps a constantly shifting location. Any attempt to infiltrate his organization have been fruitless, usually at the loss of the operative. AAF equipment is slightly older than what NATO has access to, but is well-maintained, and operated by skilled soldiers. AAF doctrine heavily favours a combined-arms approach, and enjoys support from a surprisingly coordinated armoured corps.
(CSAT) – CSAT occupation forces are being led on Altis by Col. Ammad Fahroum, which intelligence suggests has set up headquarters in Fort Kastro on the West coast of Altis. Being a well-funded global alliance, CSAT has access to state of the art training and material. Their technology parallels and even surpasses NATO capabilities in certain areas. Its units are comprised of well-paid, well-trained soldiers. Because of the suspected intent to exploit mineral assets in the country, CSAT occupation has been relatively light in terms of civilian casualties. Their doctrine is a mix of the old and new. CSAT forces rely on a ‘boots on the ground’ approach, and they favour the use of infantry units supported by unmanned drone usage.
Col Bassman’s intent – My intent is to contain or eliminate the CSAT occupation and to re-stabilize Altis by defeating the AAF and removing General Alexandros from power.