If people continue to post shouts about the crash issues that have been taking place, we will delete the shouts and possibly disable the shout box. WE KNOW. WE ARE WELL AWARE OF IT. READ THE NEWS FEED AND STOP COMPLAINING.
Ohh the infamous Gamehack #38. Many of our players have fallen victim to it. What is Gamehack #38 you may ask? Allow me to inform you.
Gamehack #38 is caused when a player attempts to connect to a Battleye enabled server while running the program Cheat Engine. Not familiar with Cheat Engine? Stay that way. It is simply a memory editing tool used to modify some games. It is strictly prohibited in the world of Arma.
Recently I have updated some security issues with our Battleye system, and it has now become increasingly difficult for me to remove Battleye Gamehack bans. Due to this, we will no longer be removing Battleye Gamehack bans. From this point on, if you find yourself banned for a Gamehack, you are out of luck. Member, Donor, Staff or guest.
The best advice we can give you, just don't download Cheat Engine. If you are banned from our server while using it, you will not be unbanned.
So here is what we have so far. This is the prototype map for our new update.
As you can see here, the Independent faction is the US Military. (Possible placeholder, finalization of factions will come later.) They need an air field, so the best option we can come up with is to let them share the northern airfield with everyone else in the north. The US Military will have no authority in the north. Their only purpose is to travel below the border and duke it out with the Opfor in the designated fighting area. The Blufor, or police, will monitor the northern half of the border. They will face no opposition from the Opfor, who aren't allowed in the north. However, we have split the civilian faction in half. There are northern civilians and southern civilians. The northern are considered the more dignified and civil group. The southern are more unruly and will have access to declare terrorism and purchase terror items.
Everything below the border is a war zone. Civilians are allowed to go below the border, but in turn they have no protection from being killed. They have to fend for themselves. There will be reward for entering the south though. We plan to move the high reward resources to the southern half of the map to add a high risk/reward aspect to going south. Like in real life though, if you entered a war zone, you would be gunned down if you got in the way. The south will be lawless.
Like I mentioned before, this is all just a prototype to see opinions. Keep your suggestions focused on the map design. Not about what faction independent should be or what weapons opfor should get. If I forgot to mention anything I will add it to the comments.