The Arma III Website has an update from Bohemia Interactive Studios on the animations in their upcoming military shooter sequel, describing how they are using three optical motion capture systems, including high-end Raptor-4 cameras from Motion Analysis Corp (thanks Slippery_Jim). They offer an interview with Zdeněk Vespalec, talking with the game's animation lead, and offer this trailer showing how this all looks in the game.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 13:02: The thing about giving orders in ARMA is that the squad AI is brain dead so you still end up having to do everything yourself. If you don't walk around with a RPG and sniper rifle you can be 100% sure your stupid squad dies at the hands of either a sniper or a tank.
The only thing the squads in Arma are good for is "healing" you or being there to jump in a new character when you die ;p
At least in OFP2 your squad was not totally brain-dead, even if it was a terrible game
You just need to learn to use them properly. Tell them to take cover, tell them to engage on their own, tell them to be aware, tell a few to scan the horizon, put up scouts and snipers, coordinate attacks - thats your job as a commander. Also whats very important: They only rarely see your targets on their own, you have to tell them those targets first, and they wont attack targets while on the move without you telling them to, because they will act as if they have to go somewhere quick, if you dont tell them otherwise. Selecting all of them, then hitting 7 and 2, will do wonders alone. Its just awesome seeing them seeking cover, peeking around corners on their own, giving covering fire for you and their teammates, waiting for the others to be in position, then the others cover the one that previously covered them, etc. Seeing them move through a village like that is just awesome. OFP2 was a childs joke compared to that.
If you follow all this, you will be surprised how you can rip even 3 times as many enemies a new one.
Oh that is so lame... You will PAY for your use of inappropriate dialogue! - Mojo Jojo