I am a really big fan of realism games or just true stratic games. I love to play on big servers with lots of people with an unfogiving game and lots of teamwork. The games i have played to date that have this functions in fps are project reality (BF2 mod), söldner (only played like the demo but loved it), ww2 online (i have not played this but am very interetsed about it) and empires (a half-life 2 mod which is basicly an rts, you have free infantry (these are players) and research better tanks and vehicle factorys where tanks (controlled by players) cost resourses points that are gained by holding and building certain resourse points on the map, but every unit is player controlled and you have one commander on each team, quite fun and quite strategical and tactical if you have a good team which can use squads effective but not realistic).
Firstly i have been chosing between OPF2: DR and Arma2 to try to found out which is best as in more true to the orginal. And i think it is Arma2, if not only becouse OPF2: DR has only 16 player multiplayer max.
And i have some question first about Arma2 multiplayer. What is the max player amount on servers? I have only seen the number 50 on reviews, and honestly thats a really low number considering that the hl2 mod empires can play with 64 players and that is with the bloody hl2 orange engine that is very old compeared to this game and mainly made for indoors! But i have seen on this forum the mention of 100 player server, is that true? How often are there actaully 100 players thar are like full? How is team work?
Also no matter how hard i scan the internet reviews and this forum i can't seem to find any information on multiplayer modes for this game, or the multiplayer experience for that matter!
The closet to reality i have played is the BF2 mod project reality. It is really well made with the squad system and having a commander whos only real function is actually to controll their teams movement opposed to the rts building commander of Empires and one hit near fatally wounded system.
So i am mainly woundering what players who have played Arma 2 and Project reality feel about the games and how they compear. Which games offers on avereage more teamwork? Which game is more "epic" to play, for example it is not unusual for a project reality game to last over 2 hours sometimes with 64 players. Also a big question is the server max player, bf2 "only" allows 64 players and i think thats a bit few, but i have heard that Arma 2 can counter this by allowing players to have mini AI platoons/companies in multiplayer?
Also as a sidenote if anyone has had any experience with the mmo game ww2 online please give your views on how the games compears! I mean ww2 online is a mmofps and truly tactical so that could be an option if this games, according to my views, is "worse" then the mod Project reality.
Thank you for reading and hopefully answer !
(Side note i have done my mandatory national military training service in the Swedish army as an mechanised infantry attack soldier for 11 months so i know what is realistic and what is not).