Commander of Nod's northern forces, programmer, game designer and a lunatic-level crazy backup dancer who enjoys swimming in the cherry blossom -colored sea. Creator of the CnCNet client that is used by almost every active Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 mod. Co-leader of Dawn of the Tiberium Age and Twisted Insurrection. Author of most of DTA's maps and missions as well as the lovely AI. Enjoys all cute things and large groups of enemy units to wipe out. !!! If you need help with a certain mod that uses the CnCNet client, contact the authors of that mod. Don't ask for help in my personal profile. Other comments about anything else than support requests are welcome.

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On next Monday the Commander of the Finnish Ground Forces will click the Rampastring icon on the sidebar's barracks section. Military service is practically mandatory for every Finnish male, and because of that I won't be able to be as active game development wise as I've been. Usually the real life version of Arma 3 provides gameplay for 5½ months, although in the longest case it can take a year.

What this means is that I'll have to suspend development until I'm done with the service. We get very little free time on the barracks and we also have most weekends free, but I won't be able to do much on those - the weekends are reserved for resting after the physically tiring exercises and spending time with friends and family.

However, I'm not quitting game development. The service will only last for 5½ months (unless I get unlucky, that is) and after that I'll be continuing work on all of my projects. Games and game development are and will always be a significant part of my life.

In the meanwhile, The Dawn of the Tiberium Age will naturally continue in the good hands of its leader, Bittah, and together with the TI staff I've already made sure that the Twisted Insurrection Client, essentially a slightly modified version of the DTA Client, is ready for the release of Public Beta 5.

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yone
yone

Really curious, it was removed on earlies 2000's on spain by referendum, meanwhile on your country or even in Switerzland it still been obligatory.

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The main reason why we still have it is our very long shared border and not-so-rosy history with Russia. We don't think that it's likely for Russia to attack us, but in case something happens, we must be able to defend ourselves.

(I have nothing personal against Russians, but it's self-evident that we're keeping up the mandatory military service because of them.)

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