2. I'm not an idiot and I have a pretty good attention span. I don't like installing mods myself, not because I have no attention span but because I'm absolutely terrible with computers and have a download rate of 150kb/s on average.
I had to be walked through how to use Addon Sync and 6Updater, but the person who did that by no means thinks I'm stupid. (Username on here is secludedsfx, ask him if you want to know....) I'm not good with computers at all and I have trouble with the mod scene. That doesn't mean I'm a "griefer" or someone who won't follow the rules.
You, sir, need to keep your elitist views to yourself. What you're doing is equivalent to me saying, "I expect you to know De Moivre's Theorem because I do. If you can't, your an idiot and a vegetable-head."
@OP: I would welcome that system with open arms. If something could do all the complicated mod-installing for me, I would really appreciate it. I have enough troubles with just ACE, ACRE, and I44 as it is.
"Streamlining" this process I think is welcomed becuase this is one area that may put people off.
If you fail to read a notepad, how likely you are going to be a valuable player in a dedicated game series such as ArmA?
Did you actually read what you quoted? It weeds out the idiots and people with no real interest in playing the game with mods.
By the nature of the game, BIS will not most likely get much larger audience no matter how simple the mod downloading is. The series is tedious to people who are used to fast, simple, easy and arcade games.
Then again I don't play on public servers so my view can be different from many other views but it is still my opinion and you must accept it.
OFP attracted even Quake players who enjoyed the game immensely. I don't know where you get your facts about people playing other kind of games when they try OFP/ArmA/ArmA2, you apparently don't know much of said other genres. Broad statement, easy labelling of people foreign to you.... nice behavior.
And finally, the top of it all :
So how is easier mod usage, and different people coming to public servers, going to affect your game in any way?? oO You wrote on this post with what purpose exactly? Prevent the development of a functionality that will never change your game, or just generally diss players that dare play ArmA differently than you do?Then again I don't play on public servers
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I'm a professional programmer, linux user and BIS serie player since OFP so it's not a problem from technical point of view. But it's a game. I should focus on playing not on some technical issues like searching of new version of Duala. There are other things (family, other hobbies etc) than following Armaholic's news. After day of work I would like to run arma and play whatever mission with my friends from CTF to Warfare or Coop without looking to rpt file to find missing addons.
Primarks elitist views aside, how many people in here found it easy and straight forward to install a mod the first time you came to do it?
I certainly did not, it took alot of forum searching to eventually work out how to do it. Then once the method was discovered I realised just how large and impressive the mod scene is. One of my first mods I used was the JSRS sound mod, it changed the game, it was like you were suddenly thrown into a war, the immersion increased 5 fold. I truelly beleive arma 1,2 & soon 3 are the single greatest games/simulators ever created for the PC and i feel like I want to share this with a much larger audience and yet i know that the majority of gamers out there that buy arma 3 will only experience the tip of the iceberg in terms of whats really possible with it if it stays the way it is with arma 2.
Unless, something is implement by BI to make mod installing easier.
First. All internal, within the game interface, preferably with background downloading possible for the larger mods.
Second. External official BI mod downloaded and updater.
Third. (and least preferable) a third party mod downloader and installer.
If you manage the first BI, your player base will explode!
However I would like if they added an automatic patcher while in-game and thus mod creators could release patches with an ease without the need of third party programs such as SixUpdater.
But then again, most of the addons you need to download are large and require the restart of the game since they modify the base files.
It should only give you trouble if you are pretty new to PC's in general and never browsed around with explorer before.
However, clicking on a server and not being able to join, then having to hunt some addons by vague description is very annoying, and should definately be improved.