America's Army. Tell me about it. 9 replies

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The Typer

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#1 11 years ago
I've done some research on the game already, but I want to hear it from more of the people who play it. I'm thinking about getting it. Do you have any stories that show how great this game is? What is the most recent version available? All the different versions are confusing me.:confused:



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#2 11 years ago

Given that its free, it's an awesome game. No stories can grasp how awesome the feeling that you get when you realize that you're playing a game (legally) that you didn't pay for.

The most recent version for Windows is 2.6. The most recent version for Mac OS X and Linux is 2.5




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#3 11 years ago

Yes its a great game, i have not played it for a while and i ahve uninstalled it but because my acounts got all fooled up so i decided to wait for 2.7 but right now 2.6 is the latest windows version and is worth the download, but i am still waiting for 2.7 but u are beter off starting with 2.6 since ua re new and need to pass training.




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#4 11 years ago

What about the weapons? Are there alot use? How complex is the weapon customization (or mod) thing? I might try it.




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#5 11 years ago

There is a fair amount of weapons, but not everyone can run around with an M249 SAW or a sniper rifle.

Each team is the size of a squad, or 13 people (though you can have less people, and often do). Only one person per rifle fire team (four people) will be issued the 249, though you can pick it up off of dead people.

Most of the time you will be using your M16/M4, but that's fine by me at least. It's accurate, has low recoil, and has a very low recovery time.

The game works in a way that your team is always the US Army. Example:

Say you're playing the map called Bridge Crossing. Your team is tasked to defend the span, and the other team is supposed to break through and escape. All of the assaulting team looks like terrorists, to you. They wear head scarves, are out of uniform, and carry AK-47s. But from their perspective, you're the terrorists, and they are the US Army.




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#6 11 years ago

Yes there are plenty of weapons but tehre are limitaions, like there is teh m24 barret .50 cal sniper but only 1 per team and if u pass training. also there are sometimes weapon jams wich is a great little realism tidbit, but it does not hapen very often, wich to my opinion is how it should be.




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#7 11 years ago

Yeah, how does that whole training thing work. Is it like BF2's ranking system where the more training you go through the more weapons you can use? (Though in BF2 you just get new kits for higher rankings and earn more awards).

This game is comepletely played as a ground troop? No vehicles? I like that!:)

Where is the best place to download it for free without registering? I mean in speed. For example: Filefront has very quick downloading without having to subscribe or register so I don't have to pay to download. I would imagine FF being the fastest but just in case there are any faster ones.




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#8 11 years ago

the SOPMOD is a ez kit to use u pre-set up 5 mods/version and it is more "hands on" than other games. more realasitic execpt for the jumping




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#9 11 years ago

justincase3Yeah, how does that whole training thing work. Is it like BF2's ranking system where the more training you go through the more weapons you can use? (Though in BF2 you just get new kits for higher rankings and earn more awards).

This game is comepletely played as a ground troop? No vehicles? I like that!:)

Where is the best place to download it for free without registering? I mean in speed. For example: Filefront has very quick downloading without having to subscribe or register so I don't have to pay to download. I would imagine FF being the fastest but just in case there are any faster ones.

You start off by going through a basic infantry course at Fort Benning. Here you qualify with the M-16A2, learn how to throw grenades, how to fire the M249, and how to use the M203 grenade launcher. You also go through MOUT training and an obsticle course here.

If you shot 36 or higher in the rifle qualification phase, you can go to advanced marksman school, where you can qualify to use the M24 and M82 sniper rifles in multiplayer mode.

You can then go to airborne school. The first mission there is just making a proper PLF from a 250 foot tower, real easy. The next is the qualification jump (one in game, five needed in real life), which is done from a C-17 at night. You just have to hit a circle, not too hard either. When you earn your jump wings, you can play on the two airborne maps, or go on to Special Forces School.

You can also do medic training, which consists of a series of really boring classes followed by a written, multiple choice test. It's not hard to do, but the lessons are borning. After this is done, you go on a FTX to test your skills at casuality evaulation and treatment. Then you can play as a medic in game, and heal wounded mates. You get added points for that.

The final, and most difficult school, is Special Forces training. The first mission is a piece of cake. You listen to an instructor teach you how to identify different vehicles, then you take an identification exam. After this, you go off to do E&E, or Evasion and Escape. A MH-60 drops you off in woods, and you have to crawl your way through without being spotted. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. But when you get your SF tab you can play as a SF soldier on SF maps (some maps require the tab, others just make you play as an AK armed indeginous forces soldier fighting alongside SF qualified soldiers).

There are no vehicles in the current version, in 2.7 there will be the M998 HMMWV with the M2 .50 BMG will be in.




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#10 11 years ago

Well the above post tells u all about the training and i also think the best place is Filefront to downlaod it from.