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Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 5:50:27 PM   
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Hi guys

I'm considering buying Harpoon (used to play it a lot back in the 90's), but I'm frankly confused about the difference(s) between Advanced Warfare and Commanders Edition? Which one should I buy?

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 5:58:51 PM   
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If I would say: buy HCE, The lads that admire ANW would be very sad, after all, I always promoted H3/ANW
If I would say: buy Harpoon ANW, I must consider a hostile situation when I visit Harpgamer IRCC chat

So, I would advise you to buy both!!!!


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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 6:07:33 PM   
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If I would say: buy Harpoon ANW, I must consider a hostile situation when I visit Harpgamer IRCC chat


Thats hardly fair, snarf. We're hostile to you for lots of other reasons!

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 6:27:53 PM   
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Huh?????

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 6:31:36 PM   
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Geeky community! Nice :-) Off to a good start... hehe



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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 6:51:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Count Sessine

Hi guys

I'm considering buying Harpoon (used to play it a lot back in the 90's), but I'm frankly confused about the difference(s) between Advanced Warfare and Commanders Edition? Which one should I buy?




If the combo pack is still available bor purchase, I'd go that way. Get both games as each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/26/2008 10:01:44 PM   
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HCE all the way. ANW is by far the inferior product.

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/27/2008 1:47:09 AM   
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Oh man Terminus, take it easy on the poor moderators!  I don't think that topic is ready for humor .

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/27/2008 2:58:48 AM   
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HCE has the easier interface to deal with of the two.  There is also a little less micromanagement too, for the most part.  I also thing it's easier on the eyes.

ANW has a little more detail to it.  It's also the only one with multiplayer.  The clunky interface annoys me quite a bit (having to repeatedly click close on a window before it'll leave for example).


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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/27/2008 3:03:48 AM   
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I wouldn't see it that way.

HCE and ANW are 2 different games, and both games have their + and -
I play both games for many years with a lot of fun, frustrations, etcetera, etcetera.
Both games are under construction and lots of problems must be solved [bugs], but it is rather shortthinking to use a word like "inferior"

It is just what you like to play.

You have ANW-MP installed? I hereby invite you to play against me to show you that ANW is a challenge.

HC does not offer a Multi-player. I [as H3 fanatic] hate the Windows screens, hate the limitations of the number of maps I can use, I even do not like the Officers face that appears with every new message, or the commands [par example, these boaring mirrors you have to walk through "are you really sure you want to do change course?" etc. etc.].
HC includes very challenging battlesets and scenarios, for me one of the main reasons to play HC[E].

As H3 player, I hope that that ANW will improve, and will be less buggy than as it is now.
But I never would classify one of the two games "inferior".

Cheers for now




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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/27/2008 4:56:50 AM   
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Based on this, I'll buy Advanced Naval Warfare. Thanks for your advice, gents.


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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/27/2008 12:23:41 PM   
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quote:

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Oh man Terminus, take it easy on the poor moderators! I don't think that topic is ready for humor .


I'm not being humorous in any way. ANW is buggy, the UI is very poorly designed, and you command individual ships rather than task forces. HCE is rock-solid, easy to use, and much nicer to look at.

ANW is inferior to HCE.

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/28/2008 4:25:58 AM   
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Actually, controlling task forces in ANW is pretty much the same as HCE except ANW has more options as to threat vectors & keeps the formation aligned to the axis of advance.  So, in many ways, ANW is better at group control.

However, I still prefer HCE.   He'll be back to get it sometime.


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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/28/2008 8:46:04 PM   
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Try the Demos for each , then buy the one you like. Personally I bought BOTH.

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/31/2008 8:09:29 PM   
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Try the Demos for each , then buy the one you like. Personally I bought BOTH.


Where can I get the demos? This USNI Gouge Project is done for now, right?

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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 3/31/2008 8:15:38 PM   
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Right, there is a lull in the USNI ANW demo.  Your only demo choice for HC is a much older version, http://www.harpoonpages.com/harpoon1.htm

There are videos available of gameplay in both games (do some searching around this forum) if that helps at all, and of course countless screenshots.



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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 4/1/2008 2:28:51 PM   
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I actually bought both, have been playing them for a couple of days now.

ANW: Jeez, that interface... what can I say, hehe :-)

CE: better looking, but seems to lack a lot of advanced options.

Since I'm a sucker for realism, I'm playing ANW for now. The gameplay (once you get past the interface) is awesome.



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RE: Harpoon or Harpoon? - 4/1/2008 6:32:44 PM   
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I have always been a big fan of H3/ANW.  Just bought HCE.  I haven't played H3/ANW in probably four months.  Mostly due to bugs, but also due just to the caustic nature of the community.  I can never figure out which database to use, if its a database issue causing a problem, or if its a bug.  HCE is much simpler, not just the game, but community.  As far as advanced features go, I find many of them not working, or not working consistently (i.e., replenshiment).  I find the advanced features causing more problems and not really providing much more gaming pleasure.

Until they finally can finally calm down over there, I am sticking with HCE.

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