Arma 3 hails people of every flavor 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.
Name: Troy O'Shaughnessy
Location: NSW, Australia
Occupation: Data entry - yes, it's as boring as it sounds.
Can you provide us with one random fact about yourself?
I'm hoping to break into the games industry as a 3D artist - watch out BI, I have my eye on you.
What was the first Arma game you played?
What is your current Arma 3 playtime?
What is your favourite game of all time?
What is your favourite movie of all time?
Toss up between Black Hawk Down or Saving Private Ryan.
Do you eat pineapple on pizza?
Is there any other way?
Can you show us your PC setup?
1. How and why did you get into Arma?
My mates kept telling me about this mod called "DayZ" and they wanted me to play it with them, so I bought Arma 2. I've been hooked since!
2. How do you play or engage with Arma 3 nowadays?
I engage with players mostly through the Arma subreddit. I haven't played much since the Apex expansion. The best part about Arma 3 for me is the multiplayer aspect, but I need to make more friends!
3. Can you tell us about your most remarkable Arma 3 moment? (most funny, memorable, biggest achievement, etc)
I have a YouTube channel mostly focused around editor tutorials. Some of them have had quite a lot of views, so I'm pretty happy I've been able to help out a lot of people!
4. What is your favorite piece of Arma 3 user-created content (mod, addon, scenario, game mode, tool) and why?
My favorite user-created content for Arma 3 would be the Breaking Point mod. My mates and I had so many awesome (and tense!) moments in that mod that I'll never forget.
5. Can you share your #1 pro-tip for any Arma 3 player?
Play through the showcases before jumping into multiplayer. It will save you a lot of questions and frustrations!
BONUS: Would you rather fight Rambo or Chuck Norris in a fistfight?
Rambo - Chuck Norris is my Dad AND my Mum.
To finish the interview, do you have anything you'd like to share with the Arma community?
The Arma community has long been a community that is friendly and welcoming. Don't be afraid to reach out for help - you'll make some great friends in the process!
YouTube - although most of the tutorials are out of date now!