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How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 2:47:51 AM   
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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 3:02:04 AM   
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The place to ask is over on the fan's site


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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 3:05:12 AM   
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Just seeing if anyone was alive here.  kidding.  sorry. 

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 3:30:56 AM   
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I've noticed over the years that people who play SSG games are studied, calm, intelligent individuals who are not always the noisiest or active forum participants, so we don't often get the 'OMG, teh game r0x0Rz!!111' postings.

Their online conversations are often espressed in the form of PBEM files.

However, there's some good discussion going on at Run5, which includes input from the SSG team, so it's well worth a visit:

Run5

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 5:10:03 AM   
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I think the games great,but i could not play a PBEM game,i had one going.but i got the bad header fault all the time.Now i just wait for the patch,which was out in a few days last month

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 4:45:21 PM   
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patch........

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 5:26:35 PM   
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We definately need some more scenarios, especially ones with AI, or there wont be many of us!

Look at TOAW, im sure one reason so many people play the game is the hundreds of scenarios available.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 6:49:48 PM   
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This is one of the reasons I will not be purchasing this game soon, releasing a game with only 4 scenario's is not a big attraction to me, no matter how good the game engine is.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 6:59:48 PM   
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This is one of the reasons I will not be purchasing this game soon, releasing a game with only 4 scenario's is not a big attraction to me, no matter how good the game engine is.


I can understand the sentiment, BUT... I would encourage anyone who's put off by only four (now 6) scenarios to buy now and figure out how to play the game. There will be AI for Crusader & Islands Campaign as soon as I get a chance to work thru it (hopefully in the next week or two). There will be another half dozen scenarios out soon in addition to these. If you buy now, you'll be ready to play the others when they come out.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 7:06:45 PM   
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It is totally worth it guys.......dont let the 4 scen thing dissuade you from trying this little gem of a game.  With the amount of time if takes to play a game, you really dont need too many scens to keep things interesting. 

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 8:03:46 PM   
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JSS, your point might be just enough to sway me. Thanks

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/7/2007 8:56:56 PM   
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The Run5 community has a great record of churning out scenarios for the DB series. I see no reason why it shouldn't be the same with BF too.

Meanwhile, the starting 4 are plenty enough to be going on with, at least if you're not much good like me Endless fascination, the game is just superb IMHO.



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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/8/2007 12:32:00 PM   
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I just picked this one up.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/8/2007 7:01:20 PM   
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I love this game.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/9/2007 7:20:14 AM   
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I love this game.

mario

Me too

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/9/2007 12:34:27 PM   
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Waiting to see how the scenario situation plays out... 4 not enough... looking at the Run5 forum it looks like a helluva job to build scens. At this point in time it looks like only 1 AI-equipped scen is in the pipeline.
Kipper

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/9/2007 1:37:59 PM   
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I'm playing this game and it's the best one I've bought in a long, long time. 4 scenarios is quite enough and well worth the money even if a single user made scen would not be made.


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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/9/2007 3:56:17 PM   
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Yo, dont usually post on the matrix forum. Just thought id pop in and tell everyone that owns this game to go create an account over at RUN5 and start chatting on the forum. Get to know some of the people who have been playing SSG games for years and be prepared for the imminent release of the patch followed by lots of PBEM matches and tournaments. Good friendly banter (most of the time !!) pleanty of tactical discussions and AAR's plus the SSG developers are always willing to answer your questions and chat about the game. If you own any DB game or BF then i highly recommend signing up and digging in.

JSS is a god.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 10:22:52 AM   
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I don't understand the complain about the number of scenarios.

Few years ago we would have been happy to buy a boardgame box that included only one major operation: for example, the many boardgames about Ardennes, Market Garden or Gazala. These included a few minor scenarios based on the same operation, mainly as a training aid.

I prefer few, well researched scenarios, with correct OOB, and historically sound, than many which don't meet these requirements. What is the purpose of playing a wargame with scenarios with bad maps, incorrect OOB, and historically false? That's is how I feel about 95% of the free scenarios available for other computer titles/wargames that I will not mention.

I studied the scenario editor included in Battlefront, and I have to say that is very good. The problem is that putting out a quality scenario is not a quick job. It needs time.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 11:55:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: iberian
I prefer few, well researched scenarios, with correct OOB, and historically sound, than many which don't meet these requirements. What is the purpose of playing a wargame with scenarios with bad maps, incorrect OOB, and historically false? That's is how I feel about 95% of the free scenarios available for other computer titles/wargames that I will not mention.

I studied the scenario editor included in Battlefront, and I have to say that is very good. The problem is that putting out a quality scenario is not a quick job. It needs time.


I fully agree. I love this game. It's a true joy playing it and I recommend PBEM. It's much more satisfing than against AI (even losing is a lot of fun). The standard objection is that multiplayer requires time. I used to think in the same way but in fact PBEM is a very relaxing way to play. You start as many games you have time to play and no-one forces you to play turns every day.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 6:38:06 PM   
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Has anyone asked how sales is going for BF?  I'm curious if they've made their goals in sales.  I think I've seen this question before on other games not getting answerd ... but here goes anyway:  
can anyone say how many have been sold?

I got mine in the mail yesterday.  Yeeehaa!!

Today will be load up day ... dang job is getting in the way of wargaming or I would have loaded it already


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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 7:26:17 PM   
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I don't understand the complain about the number of scenarios.


Longevity for the non-PBEM player.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 7:39:12 PM   
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Longevity for the non-PBEM player.


There should be a number of scenarios out pretty soon. Comments below cover scenarios I have actually seen. There's a number more where the designers seem to be making steady progress.

I expect to have three Islands Campaign scenarios with AI out in the next few weeks. Also planning to do a couple of smaller Crusader scenarios with AI.

An awesome Crimea scenario (Kerch Pennisula battle) looks to be nearing completion. Really, really like what RNiles is doing with this one!

I've seen a Bastogne scenario and a Kasserine Pass scenario that look to be at least 50% done. Both of these will be real gems when completed.

So, IMHO, the number of scenarios is a temporary concern. Anyone who gets the game now should expect to have a much larger selection of scenarios by the time they have played out the first four.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/10/2007 9:31:55 PM   
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Still playing, although BF has been put aside for SH4 since that was released.

I agree with both views really. The game is certainly worth buying for only the four scenarios; it's a really fun system (and there really aren't many turn-based hex games that can say that) and the box scenarios have plenty of replayability. On the other side, I think maybe it should have been released with another couple of scenarios. It certainly should have shipped with the same style of tutorial that KP and BiN (and BiI?, don't have that) had.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/11/2007 1:04:27 AM   
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I agree with the tutorial, feels to me like they just dont have the time to support BF as they are working on other projects. I mean it was even in the manual.

The great thing about all of SSG's battles so far are their replayability. So 4 scenarios seems fine to me. I played through BIN's overlord scenario so many times (and still do!) that i got my moneys worth out of the 1 large scenario and i dont remember anyone complaining back then about it. The problem is if you compare it to TOAWIII or SP etc where by you have litrally hundreds of scenarios that are not as detailed nor as fun IMO as SSG's. I personally just cant even look at my screen when TOAWIII is on it it looks so dated and dull. Just my opinion of course.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/11/2007 11:31:49 PM   
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I mean it was even in the manual.


You're right; I hadn't noticed that. It's even in the menu screenshot, although it doesn't look 'active'.

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/12/2007 11:44:09 AM   
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I'm playing too

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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/23/2007 7:32:14 PM   
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I'm playing too.  Right now only against the AI but pbem is in my future.

But, gosh the BF forum is dead here and just as dead at Run5.  What's the deal?  Is everyone so busy playing they can't post or is there not many copies sold yet?

later
Hank

... by the way, I like it ... the more I get comfy with the interface, the more i like it.


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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/23/2007 9:25:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hank

I'm playing too.  Right now only against the AI but pbem is in my future.

But, gosh the BF forum is dead here and just as dead at Run5.  What's the deal?  Is everyone so busy playing they can't post or is there not many copies sold yet?

later
Hank

... by the way, I like it ... the more I get comfy with the interface, the more i like it.




My personal opinion is that the game hasn't sold well. I keep waiting for all of these "User" scenario's that were being worked on!!!

I do like the game system, but I think that the victory points per scenario are not right...


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RE: How many are playing this game? - 4/24/2007 12:40:29 AM   
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The lack of postings is a little worrying. Maybe the developers should release some extra scenarios to make it more interesting to potential buyers. Hint Hint.

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