Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week - Pride of NationsA new update for Piercing Fortress EuropaNew screenshots for War in the West!Pike & Shot is now available!Server Maintenance Battle Academy 2 gets updated!Deal of the Week: Advanced Tactics Gold Ask Buzz Aldrin!Pike & Shot gets Release Date and Twitch Session!Deal of the Week Espana 1936
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Question about stock WiTP

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Question about stock WiTP Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:02:41 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline
I know this is the Admiral's Edition but I wanted to post here because I know I'll get a response. I have my income tax return coming next month and am thinking of getting WiTPAE, mainly because I love being part of a game forum and this one is really active. I love Storm over the Pacific but I want something more involved and time consuming. WiTE is not my thing, I like Pacific War history too much.

My question is, am I wasting my time giving stock WiTP(I have it) another shot or should I just wait for the AE?



_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!
Post #: 1
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:14:05 AM   
witpqs


Posts: 14913
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: online
Buy AE now with a credit card, pay for it with your refund when that arrives.

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 2
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:19:39 AM   
Alfred

 

Posts: 3739
Joined: 9/28/2006
Status: offline
AE has much more micromanagement than classical WITP.

Alfred

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 3
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:21:17 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline
Thanks guys! 

_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!

(in reply to Alfred)
Post #: 4
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:34:43 AM   
marky


Posts: 5747
Joined: 3/8/2004
From: Wisconsin, its really cold
Status: offline
the new features are great. get it 

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 5
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 1:24:02 AM   
stuman


Posts: 3864
Joined: 9/14/2008
From: Elvis' Hometown
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: ilovestrategy

I know this is the Admiral's Edition but I wanted to post here because I know I'll get a response. I have my income tax return coming next month and am thinking of getting WiTPAE, mainly because I love being part of a game forum and this one is really active. I love Storm over the Pacific but I want something more involved and time consuming. WiTE is not my thing, I like Pacific War history too much.

My question is, am I wasting my time giving stock WiTP(I have it) another shot or should I just wait for the AE?




Get it ! Get it now ! It is well worth it.

Go, now !

_____________________________

" Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room. " President Muffley


(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 6
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 1:46:50 AM   
SuluSea


Posts: 2102
Joined: 11/17/2006
Status: offline
What's WITP?

I think some of the added features in AE such as patrolling ships/submarines and waypoints  to name a couple offset some of the additional time it takes spent on pilot training , it's more to manage but AE is a more enjoyable and realistic gaming experience than WITP , IMO.

_____________________________


”How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” ~ Samuel Adams

(in reply to stuman)
Post #: 7
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 1:53:11 AM   
jomni


Posts: 2767
Joined: 11/19/2007
Status: offline
Better more coherent AI too but with the downside that you cannot delegate theaters anymore.

(BTW, I use to bash AE for being unnecessarily tedious.)

< Message edited by jomni -- 1/11/2011 3:39:59 AM >

(in reply to SuluSea)
Post #: 8
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 2:52:38 AM   
mbar


Posts: 465
Joined: 3/17/2010
Status: offline
Heck why not give your WITP a shot. The time you spend with WITP will help you learn the basics and then you can focus on the new AE features if you get that.

It's all good.

Note though, AE is on sale until tomorrow morning for $53.99 download. After that it will be $79.99 download.

< Message edited by mbar -- 1/11/2011 2:56:38 AM >

(in reply to jomni)
Post #: 9
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 4:08:25 AM   
Fishbed


Posts: 1649
Joined: 11/21/2005
From: Beijing, China - Paris, France
Status: offline
Well give WitP a shot if it's a free one, so you can be sure that you absolutely want AE. AE is basically WitP with all the enhancements you'd wish for after a certain time at playing WitP. All improvements are to my taste and are a natural development of basic WitP features (ship repairs are more logical, air squadrons offer more management options, TFs get waypoints, search planes can show their search arcs, etc...). If you love WitP there are not many reasons - beside time consumption implied by additional micromanagement - why you wouldn't like AE. But if you don't like WitP, you'll hate AE.

_____________________________


(in reply to mbar)
Post #: 10
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 4:20:00 AM   
ilovestrategy


Posts: 3628
Joined: 6/11/2005
From: San Diego
Status: offline
Thanks for the advice everyone!

Sale or no sale, I still have to wait until income tax time.

At least it's not $150 like that Petrebo guy or how ever the hell you spell his name in General Discussion wants it to cost.

Jomni, what does delegate theaters mean?




_____________________________

After 16 years, Civ II still has me in it's clutches LOL!!!
Now CIV IV has me in it's evil clutches!

(in reply to Fishbed)
Post #: 11
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 4:33:22 AM   
jomni


Posts: 2767
Joined: 11/19/2007
Status: offline
In stock WITP, you can delegate for delegate certain HQ's under your command to AI control and focus on your main fronts. 

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 12
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 4:36:52 AM   
Fishbed


Posts: 1649
Joined: 11/21/2005
From: Beijing, China - Paris, France
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: ilovestrategy

Jomni, what does delegate theaters mean?




Actually, I think that was more about having the IA handling the Chinese case (and to a lesser extent SouthEast Asia), which is a big thorn in the side of any player who wants to focus on the Pacific theater. There's a "quiet China" scenario now, where everything is supposed to be frozen, but I am not quite sure it works 100% the way it's intended.

_____________________________


(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 13
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 5:15:57 AM   
hjalmar99


Posts: 235
Joined: 8/2/2005
From: Alberta
Status: offline
I am playing the Grand Campaign of AE (PBEM). China does not have to be quiet . . . yet it is. Why?

It did not take me - and I assume my opponent also - very long to figure out that not much happens without oodles of supplies. Well, I can assure you, there is always a supply shortage in China. Only a suicidal maniac will large launch offensives there, and he'll soon discover that it's a losing prospect.

(in reply to Fishbed)
Post #: 14
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 7:12:06 AM   
berto


Posts: 4798
Joined: 3/13/2002
From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
Status: online
After purchasing WITP:AE last autumn, I broke my New Year's resolution not to buy any games in 2011 on New Year's Day by purchasing WITP. (Couldn't resist the Christmas Sale price.)

Why?

By my estimation, WITP:AE is roughly at least 4X more involved and time consuming than WITP. (About 2X as much map area and bases. And up to 2X as many controls and options and rules to deal with. More auxiliary forces, too.)

WITP:AE is a fantastic game, IMO probably the best game ever. But it sure could play ... quicker.

When I'm looking for faster game play, and unless and until WITP:AE has more short-duration scenarios and campaigns, I'll consider WITP.

So far, WITP compares least favorably with WITP:AE for its AI. I can see indulging my penchant for hot-seat solitaire with WITP.

I found WITP's default map hard to like. Andrew Brown's map mod is a vast improvement. I wouldn't play WITP without it.

For the best game experience, no question it's AE. But they're both great games. WITP is like lunch; WITP:AE like a full-course dinner. Depending on my mood and time schedule, I anticipate playing both--but more and more AE as new scenarios for that game appear, as AE is patched nearer to "perfection" (WITP is no longer being patched), and as I become so adept at the system that AE plays quicker and becomes second nature.

_____________________________

Early MusiChicago, http://earlymusichicago.org
PIKT, http://pikt.org
Campaign Series Lead Programmer, http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=226
AGElint debugging toolkit, http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2978333

(in reply to ilovestrategy)
Post #: 15
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 12:54:57 PM   
Mundy


Posts: 809
Joined: 6/26/2002
From: Neenah
Status: offline
It's all downhill after you sortie out the subs from Manila...



Ed-

(in reply to berto)
Post #: 16
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 1:16:59 PM   
Bullwinkle58


Posts: 8622
Joined: 2/24/2009
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: berto

So far, WITP compares least favorably with WITP:AE for its AI. I can see indulging my penchant for hot-seat solitaire with WITP.



I played three WITP AI campaigns through to wins as Alllies, and the AE AI is 1000% better. The WITP AI gives a decent game for 6-8 months, then it goes dead. Turns turtle. The scripts just aren't there.

I once flipped sides and looked at Truk in 1944. The AI had over 100 AKs sitting at anchor, waiting for me to sink them.

With auto-subs on, the AI stacked USN subs off the HI so thickly that you could walk 500 miles out to sea and never get wet.

I booted up WITP once after playing AE for six months, and was amazed at how toy-like it looked and felt. I uninstalled it that day and never looked back.

_____________________________

The Moose

(in reply to berto)
Post #: 17
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 2:11:09 PM   
mbar


Posts: 465
Joined: 3/17/2010
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: berto

After purchasing WITP:AE last autumn, I broke my New Year's resolution not to buy any games in 2011 on New Year's Day by purchasing WITP. (Couldn't resist the Christmas Sale price.)

Why?

By my estimation, WITP:AE is roughly at least 4X more involved and time consuming than WITP. (About 2X as much map area and bases. And up to 2X as many controls and options and rules to deal with. More auxiliary forces, too.)

WITP:AE is a fantastic game, IMO probably the best game ever. But it sure could play ... quicker.

When I'm looking for faster game play, and unless and until WITP:AE has more short-duration scenarios and campaigns, I'll consider WITP.

So far, WITP compares least favorably with WITP:AE for its AI. I can see indulging my penchant for hot-seat solitaire with WITP.

I found WITP's default map hard to like. Andrew Brown's map mod is a vast improvement. I wouldn't play WITP without it.

For the best game experience, no question it's AE. But they're both great games. WITP is like lunch; WITP:AE like a full-course dinner. Depending on my mood and time schedule, I anticipate playing both--but more and more AE as new scenarios for that game appear, as AE is patched nearer to "perfection" (WITP is no longer being patched), and as I become so adept at the system that AE plays quicker and becomes second nature.


Abstaining from purchases. I'll have to try that after Panzer Command: Ostfront is released.

This last AE patch added 3 short scenarios. I bet we will get a few more in the years to come.

I've been shutting off combat animations and combat summaries just to make the turns move quicker. I can read the combat reports latter. I'm experimenting with the settings so turns go a little faster.

< Message edited by mbar -- 1/11/2011 4:10:42 PM >

(in reply to berto)
Post #: 18
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 2:47:59 PM   
berto


Posts: 4798
Joined: 3/13/2002
From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
Status: online
Another reason I recently picked up WITP: I wanted to understand better how we got to AE.

Compared to AE, WITP does feel a bit toy-like. (The irony! WITP used to be the epitome of grognard games.) With the AB map mod, it looks like less of a toy.

Other than playing WITP hot-seat solitaire (solitaire AE might be too overwhelming), I too could foresee dumping WITP entirely. But for now, I'll continue to fool around with it.

_____________________________

Early MusiChicago, http://earlymusichicago.org
PIKT, http://pikt.org
Campaign Series Lead Programmer, http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=226
AGElint debugging toolkit, http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2978333

(in reply to Bullwinkle58)
Post #: 19
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 7:00:42 PM   
m10bob


Posts: 7161
Joined: 11/3/2002
From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
Status: offline
Orig Poster sez

"am thinking of getting WiTPAE, mainly because I love being part of a game forum and this one is really active. "



Wanna guess why?

_____________________________




(in reply to berto)
Post #: 20
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 7:26:06 PM   
crsutton


Posts: 7235
Joined: 12/6/2002
From: Maryland
Status: offline
WITP was the best until AE came out. No going back now. It would be like trying to use Windows 95.

_____________________________

I am the Holy Roman Emperor and am above grammar.

Sigismund of Luxemburg

(in reply to m10bob)
Post #: 21
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 8:00:46 PM   
Ranger5355

 

Posts: 498
Joined: 9/12/2007
From: Michigan
Status: offline
I thought the inability to delegate theaters to the AI control would make it hard for me to enjoy the game but now that I been playing the battle for the Burma road has turned out to
be quite enjoyable and has expanded my grasp of the Pacific war. Every other change in the game is a definite improvement. Go with AE.

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 22
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/11/2011 8:19:24 PM   
Nikademus


Posts: 25309
Joined: 5/27/2000
From: Alien spacecraft
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton

WITP was the best until AE came out. No going back now. It would be like trying to use Windows 95.


hey! i still use Windows 98.

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 23
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/12/2011 6:47:58 PM   
m10bob


Posts: 7161
Joined: 11/3/2002
From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nikademus


quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton

WITP was the best until AE came out. No going back now. It would be like trying to use Windows 95.


hey! i still use Windows 98.




I wish Windows 7 would let me play games I loved on 3.1 !

_____________________________




(in reply to Nikademus)
Post #: 24
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/12/2011 7:44:49 PM   
crsutton


Posts: 7235
Joined: 12/6/2002
From: Maryland
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nikademus


quote:

ORIGINAL: crsutton

WITP was the best until AE came out. No going back now. It would be like trying to use Windows 95.


hey! i still use Windows 98.



Well, I still got XP so I am only a notch above you. I hate to change. I is like trading in your wife of 25 years for a young woman just because she had gotten a few wrinkles. Say, wait a minute......

_____________________________

I am the Holy Roman Emperor and am above grammar.

Sigismund of Luxemburg

(in reply to Nikademus)
Post #: 25
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/12/2011 9:11:22 PM   
Schanilec

 

Posts: 3310
Joined: 6/12/2010
From: Grand Forks, ND
Status: offline
Still have the ole 98 in the basement, and the XP right next to the Vista in the den. I like playing two games at once. The first computers two were work related. The Vista just for SH IV and WitP-AE. Boy if mom saw what I was doing with my money.

_____________________________

This is one Czech that doesn't bounce.

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 26
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/13/2011 9:51:02 AM   
janh

 

Posts: 1226
Joined: 6/12/2007
Status: offline
Take the plunge... you will not regret it for a single moment!  In regards to "more time-consuming" -- you'll definitely get that, but you'll find it is time well spent with a lot of entertainment in return.  AI is quite alright, though the scripting has reached the limits of what can be done unless some more scripting functionality is implemented in the engine.  In my opinion, the AI works best for the Full campaigns, and Andy Mac has scripted several excellent variants that will give you bloody surprises... And then there is still PBEM for those who can really manage to find the time...

(in reply to Schanilec)
Post #: 27
RE: Question about stock WiTP - 1/13/2011 4:56:23 PM   
Nikademus


Posts: 25309
Joined: 5/27/2000
From: Alien spacecraft
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: m10bob

I wish Windows 7 would let me play games I loved on 3.1 !


all you need to do is find an old 486 on the side of the road still with 3.1 and your set. I loaded up "X-wing" on it. The Schwartz is still with me.

(in reply to m10bob)
Post #: 28
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Question about stock WiTP Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.102