So you're about to start your first mission or: The beginners guide to UO and ACRE, updated for ArmA3. Originally by Hellhound, editted by Herbiie.
First of all I want to congratulate you on taking the leap from mainstream shooters to the intense and challenging world of MilSim. You will find gaming with UO is unlike anything else you can encounter online, and once you start you will never look at mainstream shooters in the same light. The United Operations Community is unlike any other gaming community which remains open for all while preserving high level tactical play.
The influx of new players to our community has lead me to create this guide. We have a very thorough technical guide but one thing I noticed a lack of was an easy to use guide for what to expect. I've noticed a lot of new folks asking the same questions so I'm going to try to assuage your fears and anxieties. Additionally I have done my best to break up the wall of text with motivating pictures and an easy to follow format. Expect further refinement as time goes on.
This guide will be split amongst several posts in this thread, divided by major (numbered) section within the Table of Contents. While it may more suitably belong in the guides subforum, it was my intention to make this very prominent for our newest members. Before it is moved I humbly request that an admin contact me via PM to discuss this matter.
This is not a substitute for the UOTC Familiarization Course, but this will keep you afloat until you can get in one. They occur fairly frequently, just keep an eye on the UOTC FORUM for signups. I will include at the end of each section relevant UOTC courses to watch for. These courses will go into much greater depth than this guide, but this will serve its purpose as a jumping off point for much bigger things.
ADDITIONALLY: AC337 and others have compiled a series of videos to prepare you for basic infantry tasks within ArmA. I cannot recommend them enough as supplemental material to this guide.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- How does it work?
- Radio Types
- Basic Radio and Communication Etiquette
- Choosing a mission
- Slotting Screen
- What to choose?
- Joining in Progress
- The Chain of Command
- The Briefing
- Orientation (Your first minute)
- Keepin' it tactical
- The firefight
- So you've been shot.
- Special Considerations for TVTs
- C.S.E. Essentials
Edited by HellHound, 2015-02-20 @ 16:08.