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    Unable to wear enemy uniform?

    The difference is that there are fewer tanks on the battlefield than there is infantry, and it's much harder to steal a tank than it is to kill a dude and take his clothes. Leaving it up to the editor to implement would be much better in my opinion.
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    Unable to wear enemy uniform?

    As I said, stealing uniforms as a feature that can't be disabled would be pretty easy to exploit in adversarial multiplayer. It's not like it's hardcoded into the exe that you can't do it, you can easily create a script to circumvent this when necessary. Having it enabled by default is a bad idea however.
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    Unable to wear enemy uniform?

    Because not everyone plays co-op/SP like you do and the ability to pick up enemy uniforms would cause total chaos and huge potential for griefers to ruin adversarial missions. Imagine what would happen if you could pick up the other team's uniforms and then go shoot them in the back. BIS only blocked this in the interface, if you want to make a mission where you pick up enemy uniforms, you can easily script that ability (by adding a switch uniforms addaction to every dead enemy for instance).
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    Yeah, fuck steamworks features guys, BIS should add more cars!!!!11!1
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    There are certain rights you sign away every time you click "I agree" under an EULA. Have you actually seen the Steam user agreement? The only meaningful right you actually "sign away" is the one to resell the games that you have bought. The right to a class-action lawsuit? Come on, you sign that right away with almost every piece of software you use, including ArmA. (BIS not being responsible for damage and all that). The EULA you accept for Steam is no worse than any other you have accepted. Really, it's a piece of software that millions of people have been using for years. Maybe it's time to take the tinfoil hat off? EULAs exist so that Valve doesn't get sued every time the client crashes for you or causes an issue. Wow, somebody disagrees with me so they must obviously be a fanboy! Wonderful logic. Am I also on Valve's payroll? Gotta follow the money trail! Also, just to reply to your initial post, Your friends might want to be careful about which porn sites they visit, there's this stuff called malware you know.
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    Yes. Every copy of ArmA 4 will ship with a USB device that requires you to slide your credit card every time you want to start the game. Wow bro, you are so oppressed. Time to take up arms and start a revolution. Down with the fascist establishment!
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    First of all, the modders announcing that they are quitting make up a small minority. Second of all, they will sooner or later be replaced by talented people from outside this current community. (there are talented modders outside the BIS forums? huehuehuehue) And I really won't comment on the quality of public multiplayer because I have not played enough of it. I play with a private community. BIS has not done anything to restrict the game in any way. There is literally no legitimate reason for people to ragequit the way they are threatening to do, the mod-support of the game has not been restricted, it's actually been expanded. Steam has been used by millions of people for nearly ten years. These conspiracy theories are really just that. I'm not sure who this is directed at, but I own a boxed copy. I do use steam for nearly all my other games though. There is nothing wrong with it.
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    There are Steam-integrated games already that don't require a internet connection to play over LAN, such as Counter-Strike Source.
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    It's your decision not to make mods, not mine. While those people are busy sulking and showing off how superior they are for not having given in to Steam, I'll be playing ArmA 3. I really don't give a shit. I enjoyed CWR2, but CWR2 is not the reason I bought ArmA. Nothing about the base game will change, and this whole discussion is the equivalent of arguing whether ice cream is better served in a bowl or in a cone.
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    If some of the developers decide to throw a hissy fit and leave the community because of Steam of all things, then that's really their problem and it's a reflection of their maturity. Nobody is forcing them to play ArmA in the first place. If they decide that installing a 50MB application is too much for them, well, that's too damned bad. BIS has laid out the reasons for this decision. Clearly, not implementing Steamworks in the game was believed to affect the franchise and the community in a more negative way than implementing it would have. This isn't being done out of greed or spite. Also, I cannot believe the amount of self-entitlement I'm seeing on these forums. Believe it or not, the users of this forum don't represent even a fraction of the ArmA playerbase. I know you guys think BIS made this game specifically for you, but jeez, get over yourselves. You are not the ultimate authority on all things ArmA. The buck does not stop here.
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    ArmA 3 on Steamworks?

    Intrusive? How? Please provide evidence of this "intrusion" of Steam's DRM system. As far as DRM goes, it's the least intrusive there is. Or maybe you'd prefer Ubisoft's DRM system? Aside from that, you must not have used steam offline mode very much, if at all. It works fine. Any problems that I might have experienced with it were easily solved by a computer restart.
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    Development Blog & Reveals

    Honestly, I don't have a strong opinion in either direction - I own a boxed copy of ArmA 2 but don't mind buying ArmA 3 on Steam. I can see some people's concerns (flawed as they are), but holy shit are you overreacting. This is actually kind of scary to watch. There's something almost cult-like about it.
  13. In the spirit of JSRS 1.5... Q4GRd42ucEs
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    USA Politics Thread - *No gun debate*

    It's pretty idiotic actually. A common argument, for instance, is "you don't need a semiautomatic Ruger 10/22 with a red dot to defend your home". You can apply the same thing to cars. You don't need a car with a supercharged V12 engine. More people die in car accidents than in shootings. Let's ban all cars that can go above the federal highway speed limit.
  15. This. Telling the court to go fuck themselves is a crime, it's called contempt of court. You can invoke the 5th Amendment and not make a testimony but you have to actually show up.
  16. Yeah, because BIS is trying to compete with Activision. Right.
  17. Ahem. aGt8QbK61aE HylAK_biGfk As for close quarters, just because the AI won't be able to take advantage of it, doesn't mean it's not worth fixing. Not everyone plays co-op you know.
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    Arma Memes...

  19. Just because one guy predicts it, doesn't mean it's going to happen. There's a saying, vilas, "There is no such thing as bad PR"
  20. Probably bacteria or some shit like that
  21. "...I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Qaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out..."
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    Battlefield 1942 is now FREE on Origin

    Origin is no more intrusive than Steam. The whole thing about accessing your data has been removed a long time ago. Now please shut up about it.
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    Battlefield 1942 is now FREE on Origin

    I played today and there are dozens of servers that are at 64/64 players.
  24. Saying that ArmA would be the next big blockbuster shooter if it only had a better marketing budget and fewer bugs is absolutely delusional. ArmA is a niche game released to a niche market. There is no secret EA/Activision conspiracy that is forcing people to buy CoD and BF, people buy them because those games appeal to them. Most people don't have an interest in ArmA because it's an extremely hardcore game, brutally difficult and not always "fun". It's not a game that you just pick up and play for 30 minutes before you go to work (unlike DayZ). Let's not delude ourselves. Edit: And personally I wouldn't be so happy if ArmA went ultra-super-duper-hyper-popular all of a sudden. It's not necessarily something that's needed (BIS has managed to turn a profit for the past 11+ years, it's not like they're being subsidized) and I fear that making the game too mainstream would quickly ruin the community.
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