Charlie Foxtrot: Virtual War for Real (a large-scale ArmA II PvP Tournament)
Charlie Foxtrot is a large scale Player Vs Player tournament for Bohemia Interactive Studios new title ArmA II. The tournament is run by the same folks who operate the highly successful ArmA tournament IC-ArmA which (to our the best knowledge) holds the record for the largest number of human players in an ArmA game (128 people). Drawing upon over 2 years of highly successful large scale multiplayer gaming using the ArmA engine, Charlie Foxtrot will transfer this knowledge and experience to create a very similar environment for ArmA II. Charlie Foxtrot will be run independently of IC-ArmA, thus if your wish to play large scale PvP in either or both games, you will have the chance to do so.
Charlie Foxtrot can be found here: http://cfarma2.com/
Charlie Foxtrot TS info: 184.108.40.206:8768
Charlie Foxtrot FAQ
What is Charlie Foxtrot?
It is WAR!
Charlie Foxtrot ArmA2 is about two armies fighting large-scale multiplayer battles against each other every week. This goes on for a number of weeks (a campaign) and in the end one army is declared victorious.
How do these two armies fight each other?
Charlie Foxtrot utilizes ArmA2's multiplayer component to stage large-scale battles. The two armies fight it out on an official battle day to determine who is victorious. The armies fight over territory, which they carry forward to the next battleday.
How Large is Large?
We aim to have an average of about 100 players (we pushed ArmA to 128 people) in each battle with each army configured for 60 players max. ingame simultaneously.
Is this like a clan or a league?
No. We are not a clan. We do not rely on any external organizations, ladders, clubs, or groups for this tournament. Charlie Foxtrot works independently and entirely on its own. Individuals and members of clans are welcomed to join, but you will have to leave your clan tags/affiliations at the door.
Isn’t that like breaking up clans?
Not at all, Charlie Foxtrot understands that members have outside affiliations. Charlie Foxtrot is about building team work and making friends in the international community, and of course, having fun.
How are the armies organized/structured?
The armies are loosely structured like a real military unit. An army is lead by its General, who is helped by his High Commanding Officers. They command a number of units that are more or less organized like platoons or squads.
Do I have to follow the orders of higher ranking players?
Yes. To achieve the level organization we strive for here, it is important that orders be followed and carried out. Please note that this tournament is not for the lone-wolf run 'n gunners, but for people who like to play side to side with their battle buddies in an organized manner.
How can I advance my rank?
One word, PARTICIPATE. Show up for practices, show up for battles, take part in discussions on the forums, hang out on the TS server, get to know your officers, and don’t misbehave. That will get you started. Then it all depends on your qualities as a leader, and that is more complicated, do you have what it takes to lead men in combat?
What are the requirements to join Charlie Foxtrot?
* You must have your own legal copy of ArmA2
* You must have a set of speakers and a mic.
* You must download and use TeamSpeak.
* You must visit the forums as much as possible.
* You must follow orders.
* You must have fun.
It is imperative that each force communicate within their teams. TeamSpeak is a very simple, and flexible Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) software program that enables you to communicate via a microphone to your teammates. TeamSpeak is free to download.
How often are the battles, and for how long?
Official Battle days are one day every weekend (unless posted otherwise, e.g. due to Holiday, etc.). Currently they are 3 hours long.
Do I have to play the entire time?
No. You can play as much as you can or as little as you want. Some players can hammer out the whole lot, and others can only put in 1 hour.
What is the official language of the tournament?
English, spoken on TS and written in the forums.
Is this a very competitive tournament? Is the atmosphere cutthroat?
Charlie Foxtrot stresses teamwork, strategy, organization, friendship, and most of all fun. The members here take playing the game in the campaign very seriously. They came to Charlie Foxtrot looking for organization and to get away from the chaos and anarchy that takes place in the public servers. At the same time, lifelong friendships are made and on non-battle days, many members will go “pubbing” to have fun and practice teamwork (they will jump on a public server). And at other times, many members just hang out on our TeamSpeak server.
Except for the awesome battles, are there any other reasons to join?
The first thing that comes to mind is that you have a big potential to evolve as a leader. No kidding, while this may just seem like 'a place on the net', the people are real. Which puts a great responsibility on those of you who choose to become leaders in the tournament.
If you're a modder, writer, movie-maker or other creative, you have a great place to showcase your skills and get your name known.
Sign Up today @ http://cfarma2.com/