fa3_c69_chain_lightning

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fa3_c69_chain_lightning

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AAF, CSAT, or a combination thereof search some mountains for some FIA. They then collect (not destroy!) some intel.

Overall, my impression is that this went pretty well despite a few hitches. I'm definitely interested in feedback though, particularly from the infantry side of things.

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V2
There are now two burn timers: one common timer from when the players are first spotted, and one shorter per-camp timer that starts when players are spotted close to the camp.
Added a scout heli (basically a severely stripped down attack Hellcat) that starts in the air.
There are only four transport Hellcats now, with instructions to slot one per squad.
The approximate location of one of the camps is marked at the start of the mission.
The camps have a few more men and are a bit more compact so it should be more obvious that they are camps.
Cleared camps are now marked as cleared on the map to reduce confusion.

V1
Initial release
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I found the camps to be underpopulated. Also a couple of wrecked cars + 2 working ones does't really make much of a "camp". I think we flew over one that I didn't mark because I couldn't actually see any enemies.

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Sling load helicopters on CSAT side, 0/10 with rice.
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This could totally be awesome as a PvPvE with AAF and CSAT racing to see who can recover the most intel WITHOUT killing each other.
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Mabbott wrote:WITHOUT killing each other.
Yeah, that'll work :roll:
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That... could work, actually. The intention was for this to be a sort of HS/LD thing where the opposition isn't too strong but the challenge is in doing it quick. Having it be a competition would certainly amp up the "do it quick" angle.

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The speed was more due to the area and low intel than due to tardiness. And, so far, every single mission framed as a "friendly competition" between two player factions ended with "accidental friendly fire" happening waaay before any actual enemies get injured.
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Hmm. Maybe something along the lines of the squad that gets the most intel gets a gold star at the end? Nothing too crazy but it might push SLs to play things a more riskily. It's easy to accidentally frame a friendly competition as a "friendly competition", but I think if everyone's under the same commander and mostly on the same side it should discourage fratricide a bit.

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Re: fa3_c69_chain_lightning

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Pooter wrote:I found the camps to be underpopulated.
This was my impression as well.

The "camp #X is cleared" hints were a nice touch.
I think it has potential, but it seemed a tad long, probably a perception due to being light on enemies. I understand that length should probably have been mitigated by troops "rushing" to get the intel, but given the perma-death nature of ArmA, it's just not how most leaders run things. Your typical FT or SL prefers to get there slower and lose the intel, but keep all the players alive rather than get there faster and get the intel, but half the players are dead (this benevolence is a character flaw that I hear Party genetics experts are working hard to weed out). Maybe if you made getting the intel a victory condition?

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Communication would be absolutely impossible, if AAF starts shooting CSAT, CSAT has no way to tell them to stop or something. We'll end up with CSAT shooting AAF in revenge and after a bit of pew pew bang bang we get 5 intel to cover and a fireteam on each side to recover them.
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