Originally Posted by amd655
Show me anything in ARMA that is "FUN"
Then i will show you stuff in BF that is "FUN"
Tactical sleep mode activated -ARMA
BF3 is tactical if you play properly, sadly the majority of folk in BF3 have no fricking clue how to play the game effectively... and thus makes it look like it requires no tactics, when it actually does...
To play ARMA effectively, you need 4 cans of Red Bull and a massive hangover from BF to play, it is so slow and boring.
Unlike BF3, Arma takes skill. Get shot in BF3? Oh well, hide for 2 seconds, you'll be fine. Get shot in Arma? Better stop, take cover, apply a med pack, and hope you dont get shot in the mean time. Also it doesn't "heal" you, it just stops you from bleeding. Same goes for vehicles.
And tactics in BF3? Yea right. I can average a 4.0 KD by run-and-gunning with the UMP40 or PDW. It takes zero skill. In Arma turning a blind corner will probably get you killed.
Sniping in Arma is WAY more reward than in BF3 as well. In BF, getting a 300-400m headshot is impressive. In Arma, you could have just used your AR, because like the real world, they are zeroed at 300m.
The AI in Arma is also a ton better. The campaign isn't linear. The map is infinitly bigger.
Oh, and most importantly, BIS doesn't nerf skill. DICE thought it would be cool to make the AA missiles un-dodgeable because dodging them created "an unfair advantage for skilled players". That's when I stopped playing.