I am a newbie in the game (ARMA 2) and so i wanted to share a problem i've been having in the very first mission of the Pirog campaign.
The problem is that it is simply IMPOSSIBLE to complete the first mission!! I know i am a rookie (although i am not new to FPS games) but i really don't know if i am doing something wrong.
I don't know if it's because i set the difficulty to Expert, although i reduced the difficulty of both friendly and enemy soldiers to Normal (0.80). I also set Super AI to Enabled.
I really love the game, it is amazing. But after having restarted the mission more than 20.000 times i am really on the verge of quitting it.
I begin the mission and i manage to capture the airport more or less easily and i even have all or most of my squad members alive. And then i find it simply impossible to get to the top of the hill without getting my squad
(and me eventually) wiped out by invisible soldiers from the trees at the hilltop. Another problem is that all those Spetsnaz and friendly infantry guys at the airport do not move towards the hill and i have to do it alone.
I've even tried flanking the hill from the NW and through the forest but still as soon as i reached the top i got wiped out by 2 or 3 (?) enemy soldiers.
Could it be that enemy soldiers are that good? i have NEVER managed to see what killed me, neither short nor long shots.
I have played enough missions as a squad leader and i can move them around fairly well (or so i assume).
One last question is whether i can set the difficulty to a level that would make the game both challenging and playable at the same time. Or again am i doing something horribly wrong?