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Reezo posted a topic in ARMA 3 - GENERALHello everyone! It's been quite some time. I guess most people here won't recognize me nor should they. I'll go straight to the point: I am going to stream the whole ArmA 3 campaign and scenarios from all DLCs, to raise funds for charities and causes you and I believe in. I work with a bunch of very talented people here in Berlin. This startup I am in features some incredibly selfless and resourceful people that are willing to make some change happen in the world. A couple of months ago we brainstormed a new project that - on the side - involves video games and streaming. We are all gamers in the team but our work does not directly relate to games, although some of the people in the team (myself included) do work to develop content that ends up being used for companies, outside of said startup. It took my friends more than one Moscow Mule, a trip to Praha for some good beers and maybe some Bratwurst (you can't just drink, right?) to involve me in the project. Each one of us has a game that got picked by others.. and they picked ArmA 3 for me. Now, it took them time to persuade me because after my long-term and passionate involvement with ArmA 2 and Operation Arrowhead, I took a massive break from gaming and ArmA in general. I've never - don't laugh - even watched a video about ArmA 3.. maybe 20-30 screenshots to this date, in general. Even if I had ArmA 3 gifted to me as soon as it came out. I guess I needed some time off, in addition to my life taking some pretty big turns. Anyway now, driven by some not-so-happy happenings in the life of a dear couple friend of mine, we decided to act and so.. I said yes. I've spent the last couple weeks building my new rig and - with the help of @Groove_C @oldbear @Tankbuster @HaseDesTodes in here and many other people who wrote me on Reddit and privately... I am *almost* done. I must thank my colleagues and the people "from the upper floor" as they provided me with hardware that, honestly, would have not been so quick to acquire. You can take a look at the rig and my battle station, here or below.. https://imgur.com/gallery/FQB3T4x What are the specs of your rig? I started with this rig: And then I had the opportunity to change the motherboard and CPU, not because I had to but because a friend/colleague who was streaming a different game asked me if we could do the swap.. his game would benefit from the multi-core AMD and he told me ArmA 3 would be equal if not better on the Intel.. so my rig was updated to: (I highlighted the components that changed) If you are interested, I did benchmark the two rigs to compare how they did on ArmA 3: How to watch/follow the stream: Get on Twitch and follow me on Twitch.tv/OperatorReezo (Replays will be available in the future) What to do, when to do it: You don't have to do anything but it will be great if you join and actively participate. I'll be playing the campaign and I have NEVER seen it, even launched it once. So that's gotta be pretty funny indeed. We'll talk about tactical decisions, lore, context, back-story, role-playing, AI, glitches, bugs, things I will do really wrong and so on and so forth. It should be fun and also ArmA is so unpredictable that it won't be like many other streaming sessions around. How I would like to expand this, in the future: If this project takes off, I'd be happy to stream bigger scenarios with people online, recording everything from multiple "helmet cams" and then doing a post de-briefing analyzing what happened and how. We can join forces with fellow map makers to prepare missions that allow one "eye in the sky" to gather data that can be used for the de-briefing, plus all the recordings from players (their "helmet cams"). The way I see it in my head.. it's gonna be pretty cool! Why today? It's been exactly 10 years since I joined this forum. That's why. Do you have a Twitch account as well? Let's follow each other! I am totally new there.. I can use friends! Are you going to talk about your rig and discuss PC builds as well? As a geek, you bet I'll do it. We might swap some parts together and see how things explode.. I mean, work for the better! You play war games and then raise money against war? I do. I am a very peaceful person and believe that this world could be much better, without much effort. Unfortunately the simplest things are the hardest to achieve and even if I am very lazy, I gotta admit the past few years made me get out and do more. I am not a hero in this world nor am I a role-model for anyone, I don't pretend to be one but I know I am going just a bit further out to make this world a better place than it is now. I am a Star Trek fan, that also probably plays a part in how I've always seen things. Where to find more info on this initiative and gifts for supporters: Patreon Twitch Twitter How to donate: Using this PayPal link Through the patreon.com/vto Using this QR Code
Hi all, My name is Jon and I am from an Arma 3/Squad/Post-Scriptum unit called 7th Cavalry Gaming - https://7cav.us . In October we will be running a fundraising challenge with other milsim units to raise funds for a charity called https://stackup.org . StackUp.Org is a US based charity that has several programs: 1. Send games and gaming equipment to deployed troops of NATO countries for use in their downtime. 2. They take deserving veterans on once in a lifetime trips to conferences such as E3, ComiCon and others. 3. They have volunteer support groups, primarily in the US, which serve as focal points for support and volunteer work. 4. They have a 24/7/365 crisis counselling service they offer via their discord which is available to anyone that is an adult. Essentially, they believe that gaming can have a positive impact on mental health. Their motto is Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion. We at the 7th Cavalry are a unit that has been in existence since 2002. We have over 300 active members. The fundraising challenge is a way for us to extend awareness of StackUp.Org to the community, to raise more funds overall for the charity and to motivate our members to raise more money. The idea is that each unit would pledge a minimum of $1,000 USD to the challenge, or $20 per active members, whichever is more. So our team goal would be roughly $6,000 USD. My personal goal is to find enough units to pledge a total of $50,000 USD to the campaign. We will collect pledges from our members starting 11 SEP 18 and ending 11 OCT 18. From 11 OCT 18 until 11 NOV 18 teams and team members will make their donations using the Tiltify site which tracks donations and teams and forwards the donations to the charity. On 10 NOV 18 at 11am eastern, our unit will run a 24 hours of gaming event that will run until 11am eastern on 11 NOV 18. This will signal the end of the fundraising challenge. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact me directly via the following methods: Read more: https://7cav.us/stackup Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Discord:Argus.J https://discord.gg/gfhnJAy Thanks!
Von Quest posted a topic in ARMA 3 - NEWSArticle on Polygon, by Charlie Hall for anyone interested. Proud to be an ArmA and BIS supporter. Great job guys!