6th anniversary coming on Sept 12th.
Dang, can’t believe it’s been that long. Does it seem to you like ArmA 3 didn’t get as much traction as ArmA 2?
I would say Arma 2 had a bit more because the DayZ craze, but otherwise the same?
I’ve been playing Overthrow and I like it better than Antistasi. OT expands on the AS concept of citizen loyalty by giving you lots of different missions to lower stability in towns to take them over. This ties into the economic side trading goods, smuggling drugs, and leasing buildings. Plus you can graffiti buildings and smoke weed. It also feels less janky (although still has lots of jank).
I will definitely try it. Antistasi, its legions of bugs, and its glacial development (in the hands of some randos after the original creator abandoned it) has finally turned me off it.
Wow, Overthrow looks like my kind of jam. AND single player to boot.
Overthrow is pretty decent single player. You have to start it through hosting your own lan server rather than through the campaign menu.
Does suck sometimes, especially when you have a drug delivery mission on the other side of Altis, you spend 30 minutes driving there while avoiding checkpoints, just to get randomly shot right before you make the drop off.
I’m impressed so far with the new “Old Man” mod. It’s what Arma has been crying out for - an official single player sandbox game.
It’s impressive how far some people push the ARMA 3 engine, as far as playable mod releases go it is only a Proof of Concept at the moment yet that does not make Nassau 1715 any less impressive of a feat to me. I would not have expected to see someone attempt to recreate a slice of the 18th century West Indies and Age of Sail back when ARMA 3 first released.
What’s this mod?
Yeah, nice work there, Sam S, you dick-tease :)
I just looked up the mod, looks neat:
Wow. Somebody breaking their Arma 3 cherry. Welcome to the rabbit hole.
ALREADY DOWNLOADED SIX PAGES WORTH OF MISSIONS. HELP.
Overthrow, followed by Antistasi, are the main SP open-world mods. (Antistasi, though has a real problem in that it’s forked about four different ways and all of them have critical strengths and weakness.)
Also: prepare yourself for a whole new world of jank. Don’t expect things to make sense. There’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Arma way.
Is there one you’d recommend?
Go with Overthrow. In the meantime, just run through the campaigns packaged with Arma. They’re not all that bad. Woory about mods and stuff later.
Oh yeah totally doing vanilla stuff first, just wanna tag them in Workshop for use later.
The Old Man DLC is much more polished and less janky than Overthrow and Antistasi - you’d hope so being an official campaign. Plus all the people swearing in French makes the 15 year old schoolboy in me giggle.
Oh wait Old Man is official?