Shacker Creates Insanely Impressive Tactical Gaming Guide, Available Online or in Print

Shacker dslyecxi is well known among the Shack community for heading up the Shack Tactical online gaming group, better known as ShackTac, which frequently organizes battles with Shacknews and Something Awful community members. He is equally well known for being an all-around proponent of highly realistic tactical shooter gaming, and frequently posts about titles like Bohemia Interactive's Operation Flashpoint and its later followup by the same studio, Armed Assault (aka ArmA).

Dslyecxi has also created the mammoth Shack Tactical 'Armed Assault: Combat Operations' Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Guide. It has been available since mid-2007, but it is worth highlighting here as a particularly impressive and dedicated piece of work. It has a focus on ArmA, even suggesting particular mods for that game, but most of its material can be applied to these kinds of tactical games in general.

The guide has gotten high praise from Bohemia itself. "This guide also does great job in staying in the boundaries of tactical computer gaming and does not try just to repeat excerpts of real world field manuals which are not always so valuable in the realm of tactical gaming," said CEO Marek Spanel. "It is definitelly the most comprehensive overview of various aspects of the simulation provided in ArmA published to date."

The whole thing is available for free online at the above address but, even more impressively, it can also be purchased in a print version designed by ShackTac member mofo8.

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    January 23, 2008 4:16 PM

    This is very cool. Good luck with sales!

    Dslyecxi, if possible, here's a question: what did you think of How well did their service work for you? Did you like the quality of the book compared to "normal" books?

    I'll probably use their services for a similar self-published guide in the future, so I'm really curious if there's any caveat involved.

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      January 23, 2008 5:10 PM

      I haven't had any problems with them, haven't heard of anyone else (who has ordered the guide) having trouble with them either. Not too much to comment on, really - it's easy to use, works as advertised, etc etc.

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      January 24, 2008 6:40 AM


      Mad dislexical props!

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