Arma 3 hails people of every flavour from all over the world. To get to know them a little better, we're hosting a series of mini-interviews with some of our amazing community members. These aim to give you a personal insight into their backgrounds, why they got into Arma, and how they typically experience the game. For the latest Community Profile we've talked to one of Epoch Mod's developers, AWOL.


Name: Aaron Clark
Nickname: [VB]AWOL
Age: 38
Location: Texas
Occupation: Programmer


Can you provide us with one random fact about yourself?

I worked construction for more than 15 years and can repair just about anything made from concrete.

What was the first Arma game you played?

Operation Flashpoint.

What is your current Arma 3 playtime?

8409 hours, mainly from just modding and testing.

What is your favourite game of all time?

Soldier of Fortune 1.

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Hackers (1995).

Do you eat pineapple on pizza?

Normally yes, but not currently because I am doing Keto.

Can you show us your PC setup?


1. How and why did you get into Arma?

I used to play Operation Flashpoint with my gaming group on a satellite internet connection back in 2001, and I have been a fan of the franchise ever since. One of the first mods I played was CTI; just the concept of modding left an impression on me that left me hooked, and I have purchased every Arma game since. It was Arma 2: DayZ Mod that started my Arma modding adventure.

2. How do you play or engage with Arma 3 nowadays?

Modding is my main form of engagement these days and I do enjoy testing with the team and participating in community events.

3. Can you tell us about your most remarkable Arma 3 moment? (most funny, memorable, biggest achievement, etc)

Random stuff with friends that I have met along the way. We once made an obstacle course event constructed out of Epoch's Modular Base Building objects out at green mountain tower — the first person to make it to the top wins. It was a blast.

4. What is your favorite piece of Arma 3 user-created content (mod, addon, scenario, game mode, tool) and why?

I was most impressed by the "Get Wrecked" game mode created by Sli; the vehicular combat concept is great fun and different.

5. Can you share your #1 pro-tip for any Arma 3 player?

There are many ways to play Arma 3, try to keep an open mind.

BONUS: Would you rather be famous for inventing a deadly new weapon or invent something that helps the world but someone else gets all the credit for inventing it?

The beginning, as it means the creation of life. The latter being the destruction of earth and everyone on it.


To finish the interview, do you have anything you'd like to share with the Arma community?

Epoch is an Open Source (APL-SA) Survival gamemode and we welcome any suggestions, feedback, or contributions to any of our projects for Arma 2, Arma 3 or DayZ via GitHub. You can find our Discord here:

You can also find Epoch on Twitter.

Thanks to Bohemia Interactive and please show your support to the community modders!