Man, I often seem to cause trouble when posting....
Ya, from my point of view, the grass is 'good'... realistic, bothersome (in a good way). As I mentioned, it WOULD be great to be able to lift your head up, even just to peek up. I have a TrackIR as well, and it would be great if you could actually move your head (lift) using that too.
The whole 'does grass block the AI's view' debate baffles me.... Doesn't anyone know 'for sure'? Has the developer not stated something one way or another, or hasn't anyone viewed the code itself?
I'm 'curious' about it, but certainly don't want to cause eyes to roll to the ceiling by mentioning it (as it appears the subject has been discussed to death).
My original post was more in the vain of 'Wow, this is realistically hard! As would be expected from a non-military player, I'm not completely kicking AI butt here. I'm doing relatively okay, but am aware that I'm not doing things 'by the book' and efficiently/properly. For example, having a hell of a time spotting enemies, especially when prone!'.... So, it was more of a 'I'm curious how you guys do it', than a 'This game is stupid' kind of deal.
So far, my sessions are more like 'I'm one team, my squadmates are another'.... as I'm really not utilizing formations, team tactics, etc. As well, since I'm spending a lot of time wrestling with the controls (in one form or another), my participation is not 'equal' to that of my squad.... Not necessarily that I'm doing nothing... but I'm doing DIFFERENT stuff than them. They obviously are doing correct stuff (unless I interfere), and I'm.... well.... doing my own world thing.
Most of the blame simply goes to my not knowing the proper tactics, although part of it DOES rest on the wonky controls (commands, not movement and stuff)... as well as the limitations of the sim (situations it didn't consider, bugs, etc).
I keep going in, wanting to experience the 'by the book' team-based warfare... but sadly, it usually ends up as 'my two teams'... with them saving my butt most of the time (as far as clearing hostiles), while I'm looking around, trying to spot the enemy that the squadmates are already battling with for a while!... or cursing while I try and exit the menu that has gone balistic on me.
I seem to only dictate where we are walking to, and healing guys. Granted, I've had several kills.... and when doing stuff like a 'Destroy important target' Secom mission, I'm the only one to actually try destroying the thing (as there doesn't appear to be a way to get the other guys to attack them... only to move to them!). Actually, that brings up another question... of how am I supposed to destroy these targets??? I tried grenades, which didn't really work. Usually, I just call in an Apache (which I've set up in my random missions with the radio feature)... but again, it's THEM doing stuff, and not me. I need them to airdrop a rocket launcher or something!
I'm still playing vanilla Arma2. Figured I should figure out things first before going hardcore with ACE2, etc.