The Monday AAR: The Tactical Update
Has it been that long since the year began?
We're almost at the halfway point of 2012, and the community has been going strong, all things considered: we've evolved and fine-tuned our ArmA II server to suit the community's preferences, and Minecraft continues to enjoy a steady stream of visitors. A DayZ group has sprung up among the OMGeeks, along with some Diablo 3 and Frozen Synapse as well. Between all these games, we're exploring the gamut of the online pc gaming experience, from shooting men in first person, to shooting zombies and men in first person, to shooting men in third person with rifles, shotguns, rocket launchers, and grenade launchers, to slicing demons open with axes and pikes, to riddling them full of explosive arrows, to building cute little shacks made of wood and bricks.
What more could a gamer ask for?
The details for ArmA II's Operation: Rogue Thunder will be announced here and on the forums soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that. It's going to feature all the things you love about OMGeek's ArmA, and then some.
Do you by any chance own a copy of Frozen Synapse lying around? Visit our thread and leave your game handle with us! If you've bought the expansion, even better, because you can start cooperative games with other OMGeeks. See you in... what are they calling the Matrix or the cyberverse in this one again? The shape? Yeah, see you in the shape.
Care for a free copy of Bastion? jedi304 -- OMGeek member, contributor, and all-around heroic good guy -- has a copy up for raffle in this thread. All you have to do is tell him why you love OMGeek, and you'll be entered into his random drawing for a copy of Bastion. Get to it!
And for purely selfish reasons because I happen to love the game, here's a thread LYH started to gauge if anyone's interested in playing Jagged Alliance 2 online. Jagged Alliance 2 strikes the sweet spot for intricacy and accessibility, and is an awesome alternative to the phased turns of Frozen Synapse. I should also mention that after the major fan patch, which is v1.13, there are more than 300 guns in the game. LYH had this to say about it:
Oh, and there are 300 guns. That's three hundred assorted rocket launchers, heavy machine guns, light machine guns, snipers, assault rifles, rifles, SMGs and pistols. And that's not counting the various grenades, types of ammo and misc. equipment, including armour, that you can buy for your specific needs. Whereas in vanilla JA2 there was only Hollow Point, Armour Piercing and normal rounds, now there are tracer rounds, cold rounds etc. It's pretty much gun porn.
I like the sound of that. Check it out, and post here to join!