ArmA 3 "Helicopter" Downloadable Content Pack
|New heavy transport helicopter to be added in the DLC based off the CH-47 Chinook|
ArmA 3 in many respects is one of the best and only dynamic combat simulators in the world. With everything else it has under it's belt, ArmA 3 is known for an excellent balance between the ground, marine, submarine and air aspects of modern combat in today's world. With that reputation comes need to improve and increase the level of realism and entertainment that comes out of the game. Over the past year and a half that ArmA 3 has been available, one year of that being in it's full retail release, Bohemia Interactive Studios, developer of the Armed Assault series, has been making changes and adding content requested by the fans of the series. Some requests coming all the way from the first Armed Assault. These common improvements and the lack of a set amount of content they can release combined with the massive modding community keeps the game fresh and always brings new possibilities.
With that said, many fans of the ArmA series have shown a great disappointment in the end state of ArmA 3 since the full release in September of 2013. These dedicated fans say that the game is not even close to being as large as it's predecessor, ArmA 2. A game that was so massive in scale on all levels that deep into the release of ArmA 3, four years after release of ArmA 2, fans found it more entertaining and stayed with their beloved game.
ArmA 3 was found by mod developers to be a much more restricting platform than ArmA 2. They have found the game engine supports nothing more than it needs to support the very simple and small amount of features it has in it's current state. This in turn restricts the modding community in the creativity and freedom they enjoyed in ArmA 2, a game that support an endless amount of mod possibilities. This is the reason why DLC that contains modifications to the engine matters.
|A lineup of the helicopters already in ArmA 3.|
The DLC it self is a "full conversion" that gives the option to choose an advanced flight model over the simple vanilla model. Bringing the flight characteristics of the the helicopter up to par and/or exceeding the level from Take On Helicopters, a flight sim from Bohemia Interactive. Most details are not yet released but what we know is that each player will have a choice to go to the new flight model or stay with the old one. This allows the more seasoned pilots to have more realism in the cockpit and newer pilots fresh out of flight school can stay with the simple ArmA 3 flight model that has been in the game since launch.
|Ah jeez. Guys, are you okay? Guys? You'll be okay... I think.|