I have a working version of Alive, using the Panthera map. I have two opposing factions at war with each other on the main land and an Asymmetrical commander in between, with the players outside the fighting on the NW island. It 'works', per say, but is better suited to a larger player force, and a Unit that is more infantry styled. Its very... confusing. Things are happening everywhere. I think. I can't really tell, actually, as it seems all sides spawn everywhere, and no one 'travel's' to objectives. This is where the players started to request things they enjoy about the game, and play style. (Urban combat, playing Good guy insurgents, ect). Perhaps I can rework that map to do what I want, they have a few large urban areas.
That undercover mod looks VERY cool. Probably way more than what I was thinking. I had no idea things like that could be done. That is so much deeper and better than what I had imagined.
As for 'control', players don't need more, per say. For 'operations' twice a week, we'll jump into Zeus, and make what we need. If not, we'll get another server just to run OPS, and keep Alive for non operation days. I remember how great Alive is, and figure most of the trouble we will get into will be provided by Alive naturally.
The only thing players would request is a mission to start, and transportation from the helicopter, if needed or wanted, on non-operation days.
I've heard from many people that Fallujah isn't really what I want. Might you have a suggestion on another map that would provide a large urban environment, we can use to run our Insurgent campaign?
I was completely unaware you could pause Alive. Ok, now that I think about it, not really. I remember reading about someone putting a trigger to pause and start based on player count. But, that leads me to my original point...
I obviously lack the knowledge and skill to do what I am trying to do. And we have a great group of guys, who are getting itchy to have something to play. We have been using two public servers (IronFront Liberation, and Atlas Invade and Annex), to bide some time. Add in to that, I simply do not have the time, as my job leaves me only about 2 hours of free time a few nights a week. And I would rather spend that time playing with my friends, than spending hours and hours trying to get Alive to do what I want it to do. Which is why I am here hoping to find someone with more skill and time than myself.
I saved all my questions from about for the last. Some on and off topic, regarding my specific server...
1. Does the Alive response scale to the number of players in the group? I want to say I remember it being something like that from before. More players, more bad guys?
2. Can another mod, like DUWS work inside of Alive? For making quick easy missions?
3. A good urban type map to run as good guy Insurgents fighting against an occupying OPFOR force?
@HeroesandvillainsOS, thank you so very much. Please understand how humble I am, regarding this. I am not a programmer, or game maker of any kind. I am a retired athlete, who likes shooting bad guys in Arma 3 with my firends. I'm just winging all this, as no one else in my group has the skills either. I just happened to be able to financially afford the game server and TS server (for TFAR).
I am completely open to showing you what I have, or hiring someone, or anything. My entire goal is to have fun with my friends, playing this game.