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Old 04-03-2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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Mainly I want to use it as a means of enriching the co-op experience - especially in regards to missions/campaigns that I create and run for myself and friends.


CA is still perfect for this, right?
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:38 PM   #2
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Potential...

Thats how i would sum up CA. You can have some great coop ideas using it and even get some good missions done. But your going to run into issues and will have to do alot of testing to make sure things work correctly. Whether its related directly to CA or the mission editor or DCS itself with the current changes going on.

It will be a testing experience for now, hopefully in the future once the whole game is a bit more stable it will come into its own, with some more improvment from ED.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:50 PM   #3
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Mainly I want to use it as a means of enriching the co-op experience - especially in regards to missions/campaigns that I create and run for myself and friends.

CA is still perfect for this, right?
Yes. Combined Arms is a great tool to enhance the coop MP experience. We in the 132nd use it alot for JTAC's, as you can see in the youtube links below (unfortuantly I dont have any videos from the JTAC, CA perspective):

Basic JTAC/CAS training


CAS training without using TGP



So, I will highly recommend Combined Arms to enhance your coop experience!
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:04 PM   #4
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Neck, dont put all weblink on the youtube code, only the final part.

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Basic JTAC/CAS training


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Old 04-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #5
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Aside from JTAC, it can also be good to have one or more Opfor ground commanders for short range air defenses and/or ground units that are objectives.

A human player can move a Tor, Shilka, or Igla around, put it in cover where it's hard to see but has a good field of fire, etc. On some of the AAA/SAMs the option to intelligently turn radar on and off is also a benefit.

It can make ground targets more interesting too. Convoy drivers can take alternate routes, hide in the treeline or behind buildings, or in the case of unguided munitions possibly even dodge the incoming weapon. I've actually done this in a tank, saw a pilot rolling in on me and turned hard left at release, and manage to clear the blast radius before it landed.

Live players are devious and imaginative in ways even the best AI scripts aren't. If you give the ability to play with the "targets" using CA as a ground commander, it does enrich the play experience.

It's often surprisingly fun for the ground commanders too. Using a few million dollars worth of ground units to shoot down hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aircraft, or at least frustrate their mission objective, can be rewarding even if the realism and control interface still have a lot of work left to do.

So, yes, very enriching.

It does take a lot of effort from the mission designer though, and you need players willing to play in the ground roles.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:03 PM   #6
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unfortuantly I dont have any videos from the JTAC!
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:10 PM   #7
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CA shines in multiplayer, that is indeed the reason to get it. Some people like making the "mission" run a certain way and be a gamesmaster for their friends. this would be the way.
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:54 PM   #8
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Mainly I want to use it as a means of enriching the co-op experience - especially in regards to missions/campaigns that I create and run for myself and friends.


CA is still perfect for this, right?
CA is good for exactly that: spicing up the game without (too) complex scripting. You can first destroy the enemy units with your plane and then order your tanks to advance, etc
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:44 AM   #9
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CA has indeed a lot of potential as someone already pointed out. NineLine said he will be working on it with ED.

I'm looking forward to future updates and general improvements. JTAC and Co-op missions are a lot of fun with friends.
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