Originally Posted by bowei006
But I will essentially be a newb
Is there an upgrade system also? So if I come in, I will get only be able to 'get' a crappy tank first?
No idea how MP works in ARMA
Depends on the map. Most suitable for you will be the Warfare gametype. Unfortunately I've yet to find a gametype that only includes tanks, but that only makes it more fun :D
In the Warfare gametype you start out as either Blufor (US) or Opfor (Russia). Your side's objective is to destroy all enemy structures (factories, command posts, HQ). In the process both sides will be capturing towns all over the map, initially held by AI local resistance (Chedakis). The more towns you capture, the more resources and revenue your side has.
The Commander's job is to build up structures that assists his side in capturing, defending, occupying, and attacking. Defensive structures include reinforced walls, anti-air radar, MG nests, anti-tank pods, anti-air pods, bunkers, etc. etc.
Productive structures include heavy (tanks, ifvs), light (jeeps, apcs), aircraft (jets, choppers), barracks (all sorts of AI infantry to spawn).
Moving on, the average player in Warfare should be capping towns to gather more resources for their side. The fastest way to do that is in a tank. Further on, both sides will eventually make contact, and that's when the game gets REALLY interesting.
And that's where people like you come in. If we could gather some decent people with mics to be our crew that would be great.
FYI vehicle damage is even more realistic in OA (blow up tank engines with several well-placed .50 caliber rounds)
Edited by mbamg - 3/4/13 at 8:42pm