View Full Version : Help out a beginner

18-08-2012, 10:35 AM
I bought arma for dayz, but I want to play arma too. So I launch combined operations and all I see is a bunch of dayz servers. I once managed to join a non-dayz server but on it there were a bunch of players continuosly riding to the frontline with bicycles and dying again. Where is the famous strategic slow-paced action? Does anyone still play this?

18-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Finding that kind of action may be challenging on public servers, as it tends to require some amount of organization and communication that doesn't seem to happen spontaneously very often.

You are in luck though, as we totally still play this. Come check out the Folk Sunday session (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?2540-README-Folk-Sessions-(Sundays)) and/or Tactical Tuesday (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?2518-README-Tactical-Tuesday), we are beginner-friendly and would be happy to show you the bicycle-free side of Arma 2.

If you have any questions feel free to post here, or you can try asking in the RPS Steam group chat (steam://friends/joinchat/103582791429554934), there are usually plenty of RPS Arma people hanging out there.

18-08-2012, 11:40 AM
I see. But I have one more question. Are you guys American or European (or from somewhere else)? Because I am familiar with another such group of players but I can't play with them because they are all playing on american servers.
Thanks for all the info.

18-08-2012, 12:03 PM
The vast majority of us hail from Europe, though we have a couple from North America as well as Australia/New Zealand. If you are curious there is a bunch of info in the sticky threads up there or just pop into RPS steam group chat and the arma people in there will be sure to lend a hand.

put this in your address bar to pop in - steam://friends/joinchat/103582791429554934

20-08-2012, 09:30 AM
Thanks a bunch!

21-08-2012, 09:39 PM
That link doesn't work. I've joined the Arma Paper Shotgun group on steam (that's the one right?)

21-08-2012, 11:34 PM
That link doesn't work. I've joined the Arma Paper Shotgun group on steam (that's the one right?)

That is a group, but it only really gets used for the Steam announcements for ARPS/FOLK events, we don't use the Chat much. A lot of us do hang out and coordinate in the main RPS Steam Chat room... I think you can join the chat without joining the group, but it wouldn't hurt to join the group.


Use that or search for Rock Paper Shotgun group in Steam.

22-08-2012, 05:56 AM
I fixed the link in my post, why didn't anyone tell me it was broken? :P Anyway here's the working one: link to RPS Steam group chat (steam://friends/joinchat/103582791429554934)!