Yes, it's time for another one of these threads, we haven't had one in a while. It will probably do little good and consist of some autistic screeching, but I feel the need to vent.
Based on my recent play through of CO51 The Frontier, the standard of play is beyond fucked.
The CO didn't seem to read the brief properly, seemed to rush through the whole thing, and there was no plan to deal with contacts on route to the objective, or any plan if we took contact. The CO seemed to even be unaware of starting positions of friendly forces initially.
Once we got to the dismount point near the objective, there was no plan for what section would go where, the vehicles bum rushed over an open field while under fire, everyone dismounted and milled around, before firing in the direction of the enemies. Eventually there was a disorganised attack on the town, again with no clear plan, no assigned sectors or buildings for each section to seize, and hardly any communication on the radio between squads, which then lead to friendly fire.
I have never been a person who wants UO to be some super sperg, march around for 3 hours and not fire a shot community, but there used to be a desire to put some effort in and have some patience, which is now sorely lacking. There used to be coherent briefings, and yes things would inevitably go wrong, things might get disorganised and people would have to improvise (that was the UO way), but there would be some effort made to approach things with a solid plan and play in an organised manner. This now seems to be lost, and everything has become mad dash to get to the shooting.
I know there are severe problems with the radios not working in vehicles, and this frequently disrupts things, but there doesn't even seem to be an effort made in missions by leaders to acknowledge this and try and work around this.
This community used to have solid organised gameplay, now it feels like a bunch of people running around an arma map to me.
Maybe I'm just getting nostalgic for the “good old days,” but the crappy gameplay and stuff like the ACRE bug just make me question the point of me even playing arma any more, because I don't find it that fun at this point.