Arma 3: Alpha - Top 5 to Keep You Alive

We break down the top five things new players to Arma 3 need to know.

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brok
brok

I almost died laughing at the fish bit. Can't wait to see what missions Bohemia can cook up around fish assassinations... :P

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

Glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoys playing Arma in third person.

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

If they have finally streamlined the controls, its a must buy.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

They deserve our money . This game is looking really amazing . On high settings it is the most photo realistic game out there . Even 2 employees were arrested in attempt to give us more realism in game . Glad they are out now .

pcostix
pcostix

I hope the plot of Arma 3 will be interesting this time... can't remember of a good plot since Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crysis (best game ever...).

I also want Bohemia to make use of all the vehicles and weapons in the campaign missions this time, not everyone plays ARMA for the online component...

Falzonn
Falzonn

It was touched upon, but should be mentioned again directly.  DO NOT PRESS G TO OPEN YOUR INVENTORY!!  G is for grenades, so pressing it for inventory access will just get you and your squad killed.

faizanhd
faizanhd

Could there be a sequel to Dayz on the Arma III engine ? 

Jason210
Jason210

My problem with this game is that there are just too many hats. I'm not going to buy it unless they get rid of some of those hats, or allow users to take off their hats at the very least.

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Aparently, this "sim" doesn't feature a safety delay on rockets and the like... Also, I very much doubt you'd be able to destroy tires on APC's with small arms fire(at least not less than 12.7mm). They aren't exactly using normal tires.

TrickySky
TrickySky

looks cool but I am kinda stuck to games I can throw a controller at.. so could i use a ps3/360 controller on this and map it out?

zpluffy
zpluffy

hope its coming on next gen consoles

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

Some servers of Arma 3 have dayz like zombie stages. It is a nice edition.

BuBsay
BuBsay

For anyone asking "what makes Arma different from BF 3?" or any of those types of questions; here ya go


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RcbQk5VXKNE#!


This video sums up essentially all of the basics you need to know about Arma 3 and the Arma series in general. Narrated by probably one of the most well known multiplayer FPS players no-less (well, if you played Operation Flashpoint and America's Army back in the day).

JanCarl0
JanCarl0

I don't have a PC yet, but you PC gamers: Do you think this game will have a good controller environment?

toshineon
toshineon

I don't get why so many people complain about this being a first-person shooter. It's a combat simulator, how else would they do it?

danielcliment
danielcliment

going to war wearing short shorts.... bad idea...

spookyghosts
spookyghosts

@pimpofdoom I used to like that too, lots of Arma 2 then recently found some cool FP servers and its much more fun, find myself sneaking and leaning much more and taking my time, though its still a pain in the hole to drive some vehicles...but on the overall its much more fun imo..

BuBsay
BuBsay

@faizanhd You mean to the standalone that's been in development for about a year now? It's set to come out later this year, and yes it does run on the Arma 3 engine.

spookyghosts
spookyghosts

@Jason210 and why is everyone wearing the same underpants..really...I know if I was going into war I would be wearing my lucky pants!

billlabowski
billlabowski

@TrickySky You're going to have to map movement to the controller and vital actions like reload, change weapon and crouch. That's barely the tip of the iceberg. There is about 300 actions in this game and more to come. So keep your keyboard close by.

Jason210
Jason210

@zpluffy I hope it isn't. PC's have hardly anything left going for them.

BuBsay
BuBsay

@zpluffy Sadly, that's not going to happen.


Hell there's barely enough controls on a keyboard to control it as is.

spookyghosts
spookyghosts

@JanCarl0 the game has a massive keybinding system, I use a 12 button Naga and I struggle with assigning keys..there just isn't enough! (well there is but they are way over there)

sniperwol_basic
sniperwol_basic

@JanCarl0 No controller have very limited buttons and if u use a controller then it will be harder for u to play this game. 

Saketume
Saketume

@toshineon  

The market is just oversaturated with FPS games that is all.

This game should however be an FPS I agree.

MordeaniisChaos
MordeaniisChaos

@toshineon Because it's cool to hate on first person shooters. Fuck em. I love this game. ArmA 2 with ACE and ACRE and other addons make it unlike any other fucking first person shooter on the planet. And it's immersion level is exactly why it's so awesome. First person all the way.
PS, it's not a first person shooter. You can play third person if you like.

MordeaniisChaos
MordeaniisChaos

@danielcliment You'd be surprised how often guys get caught literally with their pants down in war. Especially these days. If your FOB is ambushed, you could very well be in boxers and some slip on shoes while you man the Mk19.
I also heard a Marine tell a story of how he got caught in a field toilet (See: plywood box above a hole in the ground) during a mortar strike.

spookyghosts
spookyghosts

@toshineon @spookyghosts @MordeaniisChaos 

cool dude, yeah..but you will only get access to the demo missions, multi player is not available with light edition :)

I will add you later today, sorry wknd and st patricks day here in ireland so just got this today :)