It’s been a while and many people have wondered where we (this site was operated by the Heroes of OFP:DR group) and many of the community’s leaders have disappeared to after pulling out involvement after the failure of launch and the first patch. I am happy to announce that many of us are still together and we are lingering onwards as a group. While our support for CM’s DR is no more our support for high quality players, community builders and makers of good friendships is still ongoing.
Just like we where in DR we continue to remain a private invite only group. To better represent the quality of our members and work, we have re-branded our group to The Professional Corps – short ProCorps or PCO.
What inspired this post was partly the link in the older “site was closed” message below no longer being valid, and partly a journey I took yesterday looking around for the old guard. I was happy to find out that The Germans (illuminator, Reverent – OperationFlashpoint2.info (Domain Expired) ) have moved on and are successfully running a new fan site for Battlefield Bad Company.
As for OFP2.info the son of OFP.gamepark.cz (OFP.info) which was/if not still one of the best OFP sites on the net for ages. They or at least there staff have moved on. As some of you may know I (Sir. Polaris) worked there for a while providing a mirror to the daily stream of DR developments. I stopped working there when I left DR in total, a community member named Kenworth stepped in and he has now departed. I talked to Cervo the owner and he was not fond of the how the events unfolded for DR, however I think he is ok with how things have turned out now. The last post on OFP2.info advocated visiting http://www.armedassault.info/ which to my knowledge is a sister site. From what I know OFP2.info much like this site have moved on and its staff dispersed or working at ArmedAssault.info
I also found out yesterday that Ryujin from the Combat Simulation Project fame was also alive and kicking over at http://BF-BC2.info. Apparently from insider sources we might see CSP some time in the future
Other then the new guard (Joined 1-3 months before release or later) over at CM’s OFP:DR PC General there really isn’t much left of the people we knew for the last 1-2 years (Old Guard) . If you happen to be one do make your self known, good people are hard to find
I will save you the relapse again down memory lane, if you do ever show up in IRC bring some Jack and Hot Coco, all of us as a community really made a impact to OFP:DR it’s a shame however we got scattered, stonewalled and now unable to support the games continuing development.
Once again, heres to all the community minded people of Old OFP:DR that put others first before them self and helped carve a community of leaders and fans that helped grow this game to the best it could be providing the resources we had.
I hope to see you all soon and I hope you find your way back to the community and it’s people in the future!
As of Feb 16th 11:52 AM EST, Dragon rising has been officially declared dead.
There will be lingering technical support but no more advancements to the game.
Thanks for all the support and memories!
Due to the death of OFP: DR, this website is closed and will be disabled and taken down in piecemeal over time.
It’s a shame it has come to this but it’s the combined outcome of many failures. I hope to see all of you on the other side – lets hope for a realism revolution in the future.
You can download the patch and DLC from any one of the locations below.
The below mirror site download locations should become live and active at around 3pm today.
PLEASE NOTE THIS VERSION OF THE PATCH IS ONLY FOR RETAIL BOXED VERSIONS OF THE GAME.
For further details about what is contained in the patch and Skirmish DLC you can use the links below:
Create your mission with the Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising mission editor, share it with the community, and win a Limited Edition Design by Invasion® Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising desktop PC equipped with Intel®Core™i7-960 processor, Intel®Core™i7-860 processors, and some Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising collector goodies !
Below is the list of the latest reviews of the game: Operation flashpoint: Dragons rising.
Zoo Magazine (UK) – 5/5
IncGamers – 9.4/10
CHIEF Magazine (NL) – 93%
Games.ch (Germany) – 93%
PC Zone UK – 90% and Classic Award
Power Unlimited (NL) – 90%
Gaming Heaven – 90% and Silver Award
hrej.ch (Czech) – 9/10
Gamesradar – 9/10
Hardgame2.com (Spain) – 9/10
Electronic Theatre – 89/100
Gamersnet.nl – 88/100
PC Gamer Sweden – 87%
Play.tm – 85%
XGN (Dutch) – 8.5/10
Meristation (Spain) – 8.5/10
3D Juegos PC Review – 8.4/10
gram.pl – 5 out of 6
Pelit Magazine (Finland) – 83%
psonly.nl (Dutch) – 83%
Vandal.net (Spain) – 8.3/10
IGN UK – 8.1/10
Official Xbox Magazine – 8/10
Gameplayer (Swedish) – 8/10
Multiplayer.it (Italian) – 8/10
Now Gamer – 7.8/10
Gamestar (Germany) – 78%
PC Games (Germany) – 77%
Gamespot – 7.5/10
Official PS3 Magazine – 7/10
Eurogamer – 7/10
Videogamer.net – 7/10
BonusWeb.cz (Czech) – 6/10
Doupe.cz (Czech) – 5/10
Eurogame.cz (Czech) – 4/10
Code 1: Encampment: OFPWEB1
Code 2: Debris field: OFPWEB2
Retailer pre-order codes ( THESE ARE LISTED AS UK RETAILERS BUT I BELIEVE THEY WORK FOR ALL OTHER TERRITORYS AS WELL.)
(!!!! Codes ARE case sensitive.)
GAME: Night Raid: RaidT18Z
HMV: Ambush: AmbushU454
Play.com: Coastal Stronghold: StrongM577
Gamestation: Close Quarters: CloseQ8M3
The IRC party is going on. We lost alot of people due to slumber – but 32 of us are carrying over to midnight. If you got OFP:DR or going to get it early morning tommrow. Get your arse in bed, or get in IRC and tell us all about it.
The IRC party rolls into tommrow, so come in and show your DR love. You never know what dev might show up.
batten down the hatches! Tons of information to come. If your friends are not on the mailing list – there is no better time to get them on board! I will be getting my moneys worth on this mailing list with new information in the next few days.
Heres comes the rain!
Tek-9 (Hardcore Movie)
[Helios] “This is the second community made movie by Paul “agour” Richardson of Reason Gaming. After a very cool sniper movie he now highlights the hardcore mode of this game in a nice sneak peak into the game which is released October 9th in the UK. “
“Section 0:30-0:33 shows that kamikaze knife attacks tend not to be too successful in this game! Very ruthless takedown by the AI on show there”
Personally this video to me screams CS:S/Halo due to it being a simple video, little structure, how the person plays the game, what the filmer chooses to show us in the video and the light blasts and speed up blur. Reminds me of the ‘1337 kill3r’ knife stabbing videos. Regardless of that it’s a ok video there are some key features: a gun fights, a suicidal knife run against a AI and javelin launch and death camera. On the plus side after (what I think was a poor animation of) some explosive gas tanks blowing up. You get to see a marine become Marine soup to me Highlight of the whole video. Just ignore the animations