From: Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas
ORIGINAL: Yogi the Great
Well, I won't blame the game I'll just blame me. I don't get it and perhaps I will come back someday when I have plenty of time and patience to figure it out. The frustration factor for now has won and I will go back to games that are more fun and playable without having to devote hours to learn the mechanics. I have trouble just finding units and figuring out where they are much less moving them in proper order. Too bad so much potential and nice to watch. But I have better things to do than spend so much time just trying to move units into place. Just not fun for me. I know that others will find many enjoyable hours playing this game. Just not my cup of tea so to speak. Have fun all. Maybe some day I'll have a sudden Aha moment and figure it out.
Needless to say, a disappointment, but entirely understandable. SOW is a learned experience, and fun doesn't figure into the equation for many in the beginning. But the diehards, primarily us Southerners with strong heritage feelings, embrace it immediately, bear with the steep learning curve, and persevere just for the sake of changing history, and saving the South from the northern aggressors...those damned Yanks, ya know.
Our SOW forum however, bears little resemblance to these North South territorial and political disputes. We are family, all equal. We cooperate mostly and other times we bicker. We pledge to keep it civil, but if need be, we have our Rant and Rave section to handle disputes more vocally. Gotta have that place to vent, I used it recently.
So, it pains us to lose someone that tried so hard to make the game work for them. You are a true gentleman by declaring your reasons for departure and not just bashing the game. I especially know how the game can be unfun, so I understand. I really don't enjoy playing the stock game anymore. I need my mods that change it for my preferences and basically my own designs to challenge me, and with the challenges, I find my fun, and immersion.
Designer - Scourge of War