I coudn't agree more. I doubt that most players play human vs human, and personally I never do. that the game is designed for human vs human play is a lame excuse for a poor AI, and that is not the way the game has been advertised, and I suspect that like me most players, like me, are not interested in designing games.
I can live with the present situation because the game is still playable vs the AI,but like Jeff says, forget about Blitzkrieg- wars tend to be battles of attrition due to the huge production bonuses given to the AI.
Actually I think it is more accurate that the game is a wargame construction set, which should lead eventually to many interesting scenarios from modders.But of course scenarios need players like me to pay for the game nd to play the scenarios, which is why I have no regrets about buying the game, and not even bothering to get the bonus for AT.
I have already said this, but when I gt a week of pleasure playing a gme, I figure I have got my money's worth. This has been the case for this game, AoD, WiTE, WiTP (well I DID glare at the map for a week or so...), and it is not an excuse to put out bug-ridden unplayable games like HOI3 (although I bought all the variations), King Arthur, Empire total War,War between the states, and some others. I am still on the fence for HOI3, for which I also bought all the variations including HttT. Sometimes as in the case of War Between the éstates, I jut didn't like the game, which is not necessarily a criticism.
< Message edited by henri51 -- 4/25/2011 9:26:04 PM >