At the risk of sounding like a heretic here, I would appreciate some help on making ATG simpler. I'm looking for a simple (still including basic production) game that's challenging and fun. I do not want continually increasing complexity or to build my own scenarios (editor). I gave up on Grigsby type games many many years ago since, to me, they became complex to the point of taking the fun out of it.
AT was VERY enjoyable for the 4 months I played it before purchasing ATG. AT had it's issues with concentric bonuses etc, but it sure was fun. I would have loved to just see AT patched up for those issues.
ATG has only been played for 2 days, but it's not the same any more. I would like to "simplify" it by turning off the things that I (personally) am not interested in such as OIL and RESOURCES ("supply" like in AT is fine). ATG, as mentioned in other posts, has an AI that is very unbalanced imho. It isn't held to the same rules/restrictions. The pendulum is certainly in its favor by a long shot. I look forward to upcoming patches that will bring the game back into balance (I have 2.01c already).
Specifically, I would appreciate advice on how to:
a) disable the new Oil and Resources aspect of ATG so I don't have to deal with it and it doesn't limit my game in any way (same as AT). Might sound crazy to others, but I'm not seeking the ultimate reality, just plain old simple fun shoot em up play. AT was closer than ATG.
b) disable any restriction due to battlestacking (still don't understand what it actually does to playing).
c) disable the AI advantages apparent in areas such as production ability, movement (?), and combat (?). In the evensteven games I've played so far it has (I think) huge advantages. Also, finding AI units such as one with only 40 bazookas isn't realistic either (doubt you'd find that in any army). I'm wondering if some of this can be done through the editor.
The more the game can have master "off" switches for its various sections would be nice.
This is NOT a criticism of the game! It's a great game!! I would just like to know how to a) get control/stop/eliminate some areas and b) have a more balanced AI.