Theronas Posted May 14, 2017 Share Posted May 14, 2017 Good morning everyone. First off, some mumbling on my behalf. For years now I have been watching various youtube videos on arma gameplay, and I was always keen on the ACE games and the large scale co-ops and I was always so very fascinated by them. Damn, i even lay at night trying to fall asleep dreaming about these scenarios. All the depth and realism involved makes this so addictive. So far I only knew how to play the public servers that one finds online, which is littered with trolls and solo-heroes. I then finally took the time to download and install all the mods required for AWE, and when I logged in the for the first time, I was in heaven . Going through the arsenal the first time was intimidating. All the small gadgets and tools, and various "thingies" in there. Sure, on youtube it all seemed to simple and easy, especially the med stuff, all the different bandages, shots, etc... I then went on to setup and customize a loadout and play style for a marksman (my fav class on the public servers). Offcourse all i knew at that time was from my experience on public servers, as in pull out rangefinder, get range, click on PageUp to get the range, and just start firing at targets, with good hits most of the time. On AWE though at first (without the great help and support from the people here) i saw that after a few hours of gameplay, i actually didnt hit a SINGLE target . So after asking some of my nice fellow players and team-mates (who were really all very friendly and helpful, thanks guys) i learned how to aquire the range of a target here on AWE, how to use the range card to setup the scope, and how to calculate wind effects on long range shots. I went out far away from base solo and just tried to experiment a bit, getting a range of a tree or a rock, using the range card to help me adjust the scope, and then finally getting the hang of hitting a target with the wind calculations. I was so happy and proud that i finally manage to hit a target (a tree at 500m). So i go out on a mission again with a team, and look there, few hours later, i come back to base, with 0 actual hits on targets. Please do not get me wrong, by no means is this post a rant or complaint. I really love it, its awesome. But there are some questions that arise. Example and question 1: I was running down a hill with a small squad (me being a marksman). At some point an enemy technical came racing towards us. My SL said: Marksman, take down gunner. At first i didnt even see or find the technical. By the time i saw it it was closing in fast. I took out my rangefinder, and for some reason, i couldnt get it to give me a range ( is there some limit on how many uses, or if its too far away, it won't give a range? ), and by the time i got the range and hit the keys to get out my range card the technical was already taken care off. So my question here is: First i need to get a range, which doesnt always show or work. I then have to get out the range card to see what i need to set on the scope. I then need to adjust the scope. How can all this be done the moment the team comes under attack, or a target needs to be taken out asap? Thers not time to go through all these steps. By the time i get the range, or the range card, its already too late (either we are dead, or target is already gone/dead). And me in a moment like that asking my team whats the range, is not right either (makes me sound like i can't wipe my own ass).... So am I missing something here? How does someone using a marksman role get ready for a shot within seconds of sighting an enemy? Are there any tips that you can provide on this? Question 2. I would love to also try the vortex role, but before I take a vortex slot on AWE and become fudder, is there anything I need to know (compared to the normal public servers) when flying? Is there any difference? Any surprises or extra knowledge needed? I don't wanna jump in blind and get my team killed in mid air)... All in all, my experience so far on AWE is really nice, im loving it (although I suck really bad so far at it) but its truly everything I was looking forward for years. I just hope you folks have the patience to put up with me till i get sorted and learn all the stuff required for AWE. Im going daily through a ton of vids, tutorials, guides, reading a lot of forums and so on but in the end, I need to be able to accomplish all that in the field too. Also thanks to all the folks who helped me get sorted this far, I really apreciate it. Regards, Theronas Lindi, Copey, Stanhope and 1 other 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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