it reflects reality. in most militaries, females are not allowed in "front line" roles.
however there's always mods. this one's for the first game:
Yeah, I can't honestly say I support it unless it was done in a realistic manner, for example, if there would be female soldiers then sure, if not then not. But I think it would ruin atmosphere/authenticity and a serious "feel" if BI added female characters just to be politically correct. I love the addition of female civilians though: Sahrani's "sausage-fest" (if you'll excuse the vomit-inducing term lol) was disturbing, and Marian was shot.
I don't think they're in the [frontline] military though, so I wouldn't support it ... however ... I do plan to make some granny-SF missions =D
They had a female face in the original OFP(right?), a female voice in ArmA 1, I hoped ArmA 2 would have both. >.< Ah well.
I share your pain Vampy. =)
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Well, I just tried one single MP mission, but I remember a female voice in the OPFOR Russian camp for all HQ related radio messages?
(I just remember because I was driving a jeep and tried to immagine the nice russian girl in uniform with that nice voice and.... BOOOM a tank shot my jeep )
But I agree with the thread starter. I'm living in Switzerland (but I'm german), and I know two (2!) girls who seriously want to join the swiss army in active duty in 2010 ^^, both are playing airsoft games with us guys and one of them showed interest in trying to play a PC game... maybe now that ArmA2 is out? ... xD. So yes, we need female soldiers in ArmA2, even if it's in MP only, and even if it's just for human players.
PS: people doubting players telling them that they are female should just stop believing in anything a person tells them over the net (immagine a girl not saying, you think it's a guy... do you cry "FAKE!!!!!" too?), and even if it's wrong, what the frack!?
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If you put in a search on youtube you'll find lots of instances of women doing frontline duties. e.g: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKQzOei4mUo&NR=1
I like the thought of girls being able to have girl characters
I don't want female soldiers in ArmA. First of all I would feel uncomfortable shooting women and second it'd introduce a whole new undesireable gameplay dynamic in MP.
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