And now, a public service announcement: Arma 2 isn't just the chassis you buy in order to play
. Hardcore Arma community
has been running realistic and
operations for years. Their latest is 93-player infantry raid on Sahrani, a map ported from Arma 1.
Short of EVE, WoW, and probably PlanetSide, this might be the largest group you'll see working together in real-time to achieve a shared goal. The spontaneous photography of seeing that many bodies
running like war ants
, gunning, radioing and reacting to threats is a gritty showcase of the teamwork and player-made experiences that're possible on PC. Grab your canteen and come watch.
Dslyecxi, famed Arma player and cameraman for the op, describes the operation: "The mission was to pick a town to assault, hit it, then hit a nearby town. We chose an airfield first, then a nearby town for the second objective. That particular mission allows us to choose almost any town on Sahrani (ported from ArmA1) to attack, and lets us keep going to new objectives if we want to, so long as we have the strength to hit them."
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