Rob Brennan UK
From: London UK
ORIGINAL: Mark Weston
ORIGINAL: Who Cares
Now what this means is simply you added a lot of code to "decide" when TFs should break off and go home, when a TF should go into port, where a TF should go after it breaks off simply because (to use your words), "players complained about having to monitor their patrol TFs". Now frankly if a person doesn't have the ability to do something as simple as clicking the "show ships" icon and then click the "sys" heading at the top to sort the ships by damage (2 total clicks per game turn) I fail to see why you felt the need to bow before these people and put in a lot of code just to please them. And frankly, I have NEVER seen anyone say this was a good thing and am curious as to who "these players" are.
I think it's a good thing. I think my sub commanders should decide to go home for repairs before their submarines sink, without me having to check up on them every day. I think that's reasonable behaviour.
+1 .. It's called CHOICE , you can still do things the old way if you prefer whocares , but theres a LOT of micro management in AE thats now much more flexible e.g sub patrol zones (which i love) .. If you want to do it all manually go ahead , but don't deny this option to the rest of us.
sorry for the spelling . English is my main language , I just can't type . and i'm too lazy to edit :)