I'm planning on going back to pc fps after a looong hiatus, and I'm looking for something with a dedicated and supportive community (which will hopefully result in a cohesive permanent team), not too many 13-year-old l33tkiddies, and voice comms (so either steam or integral voip, and yes I tried mumble and my system makes it sad).
I can run most everything nowadays on my system at max graphics without much lag,' (the battlefield 4 beta is (pretty) stable).
I was a big fan of the HL2 mod Dystopia back in the day, but now it crashes on my system (win8 x64).
I'm absolutely nuts about Ghost Recon Online, but alas voip in that game never worked on any of my systems.
I absolutely loathe MoH/CoD.
My preferred playstyle is scout/sniper.
I like ARMA alot, but I worry it will be too time-consuming
I own Battlefield Bad Company 2, and will probably hang out there for awhile if the playerbase is good
My current thoughts are;
Blacklight: retribution; pros - fun customization, steam voip cons - seems too conducive to l33tkiddies (first impression)
tribes: ascend pros; fun customization, steam voip, cons; steep learning curve
Splinter cell: blacklist pros; suits my playstyle, voip, cons; not free, seems like matches will have few players, one main gametype
battlefield pros; skills from bad company may carry over cons; large maps may not suit my playstyle
crysis pros; pretty cons; seems like a good place for l33tkiddies
Sorry for the infodump, but ive been out of it awhile so i figure the more info i give the better y'all can advise me. In summary my concern is to find something with solid voip where I dont have to listen to peoples, mothers yelling at them.
Many thanks in advance