It could be über conservative from your point of view. But it can be also a very pragmatic point of view. The battlefield is very limited Off board artillery is so massive on a larger scale. Some questions may come up like : is there any smoke shells available ? How is the weather today ? What about the wind ? Artillery accuracy ? Smoke time length ? How are you going to manage your teams through a large smoke cloud ? And even more questions and arguing.... quote:[deep south accent]"Naw me an' Skeeter dun hold wi them noo fangled hexagons."[/deep south accent] And please do not forget that people may not be living in the usa; sometimes a wordplay could be difficult to get
First up, I think, since nobody has contraticted me, I can conclude that the total absence of OB smoke is unrealistic.
It probably is a realistic change and would be a good enhancement to the game. Though because of the other smoke options available I would prefer the developers add other things before this (AA units that can protect the battlefield during a battle, air interdiction on the strat map, vehicles carrying troops, etc.), but everyone will have their own preferred order for enhancements. Given that the attacker in CC usually doesn’t have a numerical advantage as was previously mentioned maybe it should be higher up my wishlist….
People seem to prefer work arounds and fudging. Fair enough.
Had I known WAR was a game designed by the Amish for the Amish, I would not have bought it.
Making lame excuses why OB smoke isn't in the game is, well, lame. The same concerns would be applied to on board smoke.
CC used to be a cutting edge game, I remember be so thrilled when it came out. Now it seems fans of the game have developed a bunker mentality, and are seemingly oblivious to the arguments of reason. But as Martin Luther said, "Reason is Satan's whore."
Lastly, American culture is so widely disseminated, even Aboriginal tribes people would get it.
You are free to have your own opinion but I do not share it. All strategy and wargames have to pick and choose what to implement and how best to implement stuff. So I do not think there are any perfect ones out there. I'm surprised that this one thing wrecks the game for you. Keep asking and lobbying others, if enough people want this over other things it could be added in patch or a follow up game….
As for CC the last totally new retail version was CC5 (and it didn’t change tons of things from CC4) and that was back in 2000. So CC has fallen behind some of today’s newer releases in some areas. On some of the other CC sites, and maybe in the other CC forums here at Matrix, the developers have said the plan was to do the re-release to raise capital to put into a new version down the road. With WAR being the 3rd re-release there is only 2 more to go….
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