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I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 9:36:53 PM   
Slick Wilhelm


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I held out as long as I could. After years of saying that I'll never have the time to play WitP:AE, I could not resist the nice $53.99 price in the Holiday sale this year.

So, as someone whose top five games of all time includes Uncommon Valor, am I going to be able to jump right in with both feet? Or do I have some manual reading to do?

I'm downloading the 1.01.06i patch right now, so anything else I need at the moment? Any "must have" mods?

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 9:41:35 PM   
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Say goodbye to family and friends, stock up on refreshments. get WITPAE Tracker and WITPAE Combat Reporter.

Welcome to the madness.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 9:47:13 PM   
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WitP AE is a long time down the road but if you played UV you know the basics.

One suggestion: fire up the Guadalcanal scenario to learn the ropes and you will feel at home at once.

That said, yes, read the manual, the complexity is taken to another level in AEm but so are the improvements in playability and realism.

Welcome.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 9:53:37 PM   
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If you plan to play the Japanese you must read up on production.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 9:55:51 PM   
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All the major stuff is intuitive and in line with history, so you can launch right into a Grand Campaign as the Allies vs. the AI and do very well, if you've a mind to.

Of course, there are twenty zillion "small but critically important things" that you have to find out about and then master to reach top form, but you'll get there. The forums will be your invaluable guide, but to derive maximum benefit you gotta jump in and take some lumps to get a feel for things.

Glad you're here, by the way! WitP:AE offers amazing PBEM competition (though, IMO, the game should be viewed as three-dimensional chess that bears a resemblance - sometimes striking, sometimes fuzzy - to World War II in the Pacific rather than as a simulation of World War II in the Pacific).

< Message edited by Canoerebel -- 12/21/2010 9:56:12 PM >

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 10:18:35 PM   
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It's been an enjoyable addiction. Hope you find it the same.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 10:25:09 PM   
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I don't know if this mod is a 'must have' but it's the one I'm using: "Da Big Babes". More small ships, less support: i.e. in vanilla the Americans get tons and tons of support in the Southwest Pacific Theatre via their USA Base Forces, these units are NOT included on this mod.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 10:30:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: TulliusDetritus

I don't know if this mod is a 'must have' but it's the one I'm using: "Da Big Babes". More small ships, less support: i.e. in vanilla the Americans get tons and tons of support in the Southwest Pacific Theatre via their USA Base Forces, these units are NOT included on this mod.


Completely a must have mod!

Welcome, SW. You also need Tracker (see the sticky thread). It too is invaluable as a game play aid.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 10:43:31 PM   
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Welcome to the collective. Your distinctiveness will be assimilated with the rest of the AE Borg.

Now, the question is how high is your OCD-ness and micromanagement quotient?? Japanese production kept me away for a while in WITP, but like others have said, download Tracker and it becomes a lot easier to manage. Play vs AI to learn and read lots of the threads here to gain information. I have a small collection of cut & paste comments from the threads to remind me.

So say goodbye to your family and friends.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 10:59:46 PM   
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Thanks fellas. 

Now, I would really be in great shape if I could get the -f -px1920 –py1200 switch to work with my quick start shortcut. I'll be buggered if I can get it to work! I'm on Win7. 

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 11:13:05 PM   
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It is -py1200 not –py1200

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/21/2010 11:59:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm
.... So, as someone whose top five games of all time includes Uncommon Valor, am I going to be able to jump right in with both feet? Or do I have some manual reading to do?


As another UV player, I recommend the wading pool, starting with Coral Sea, then the 'Canal scenario.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/22/2010 12:54:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nikel

It is -py1200 not –py1200



So it is!

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/22/2010 12:54:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Joe D.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm
.... So, as someone whose top five games of all time includes Uncommon Valor, am I going to be able to jump right in with both feet? Or do I have some manual reading to do?


As another UV player, I recommend the wading pool, starting with Coral Sea, then the 'Canal scenario.


Rgr that, thanks Joe.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/22/2010 1:07:30 AM   
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Welcome to the cult.

Go ahead and contact a divorce lawyer, just in case.

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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/22/2010 3:17:51 AM   
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Welcome aboard!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm

I held out as long as I could. After years of saying that I'll never have the time to play WitP:AE, I could not resist the nice $53.99 price in the Holiday sale this year.

So, as someone whose top five games of all time includes Uncommon Valor, am I going to be able to jump right in with both feet? Or do I have some manual reading to do?

I'm downloading the 1.01.06i patch right now, so anything else I need at the moment? Any "must have" mods?




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RE: I have been assimilated - 12/22/2010 3:18:06 AM   
Sheytan


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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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Welcome to the cult.

Go ahead and contact a divorce lawyer, just in case.


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