This must be some sort of bug, but I did not make this topic to complain, hence I posted this in the general disc.
It's just something amusing that happened last night.
I made a custom mission, set on this bunch of islands in northwest Sahrani. The mission was to destroy 3 scud missile systems and clear all enemy presence on the islands.
I set the mission during moonlight because it looks cool and of course...provided the players with silenced weapons.
Me and a friend started playing and we had a great time until we decided to head north, through the forest to reach the lighthouse on the top of the hill.
At some point I remembered that I had put a few wandering enemies on the side of the hill and told my friend to keep low as I was checking the map for any indication of their position.
A red arrow appeared a dozen feet behind us.
"BEHIND US! GET DOWN!" I yelled to my friend expecting to be shot down immediately.
We both hit the dirt and shuffled around in the darkness to see where the enemy was.
I didn't see him anywhere, neither did my friend, so I opened my map again - DAMN THERE HE IS! BEHIND THOSE TREES UP AHEAD"
I shot a few rounds in the thick bush and hit the dirt again. Nothing!
What kind of enemy moves so fast? Wait, I thought, I only opened my map for a split second, maybe there are two enemies... One on my rear and one behind the trees ahead of us.
I found cover inside a bush and used my map again.
And then I saw it. The enemy mark was right behind us, approaching really fast. For some reason I thought I would die and didn't bother closing the map. And I saw the enemy marker walking right between me and my friend. I had flashes from the AvsP game.
DO YOU SEE HIM? SHOOT HIM! HE IS WALKING BETWEEN US! I yelled. I CAN SEE HIM ON THE MAP! ON YOUR LEFT!!! SHOOT ANYTHING YOU SEE ON YOUR LEFT!
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT DUDE, THERE IS NO ONE HERE! my friend said bewildered.
CHECK YOUR MAP, I SEE HIM!
WAIT! YEAH! THERE HE IS! BEHIND YOU!
NO HE IS NOT BEHIND ME, HE IS on your right? HOW MANY ARE THERE?
At this point I am actually scared. I clicked out of the map and looked around. Dead silence. Ok there was no one there. I slowly turned around zooming here and there and it was evident that there was no one near us. I moved around a bit, looked behind trees and shot in a few bushes.
Ok that must have been a bug. Let's move on.
I clicked on the map again to get my bearings and THERE HE GOES AGAIN! This time the red enemy marker moves fast and without any clear intentions. It looks like it's floating around us in a random course.
At some points he stands RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME and I can't see him. I click in and out of the map constantly trying to understand what the #@(& is going on.
I panic because I can't see anything and really... THERE ARE DAMN GHOSTS IN THIS GAME!??
I start screaming and laughing doing a stupid Arnold imitation:
"AAAARGHH! COMME AOUT! WAT ARRE YOU WAITIN FOH! I'M HERE!"
While we both shoot around in a frenzy.
I killed my friend by mistake.
Yeah ghosts do that...
Now I cannot trust my map radar anymore. There are things in there... Things that shouldn't walk amongst the living...
Ps: has anyone encountered ghost markers that move around before? Also after I turned the game off I got a message that "there is an IP conflict on the network" and I am wondering: Could an IP conflict possibly make the game think that there is some sort of presence in game? I have 5 pcs connected to the same router. Just thinking aloud here...