From: Salinas, CA
Making the feature to set up the convoy route by human is probably possible, however will need a lot of programming work.
I'm not saying not, but this is pretty low on our priority list.
Also IMHO as a player, I think this is one of those things that are beyond the player's uber-control. Maybe not perfect solution and maybe not the nicest one, but for sure making the war harder.
Thanks for finally chiming in here on our discusion of our extreme frustration with the British Colony routing re-programming. As a minimum could you just fix the hardcoding you did to rout all convoys around Africa after Italy joins the war? Once Italy joins it just becomes so frustrating to watch the convoys try to run the German and Italian raider gauntlet and get slaughtered turn after turn after turn with no way of shutting down the BC convoys.
If you played the British Colonies and Italy and Germany so you could place lots of German and Italian subs in sea areas along the BC convoy path you'd see why we're screaming bloody murder. I know that in version 1.02 the BC convoys routed around Africa, it was 1.03 that changed the route. I just wish we could have the old 1.02 programming back since it was less deadly and frustrating.
While this is pretty low on your priority list it is very high on our list and we customers are always right, or you risk losing customers if you don't pay attention to our priorities. It's not a matter of we not wanting the game to be hard, we just don't want it to be impossible and that is what you have given us. I really don't want uber control, I just want a convoy routing system that isn't so Machiavellian. Do you enjoy torturing us? We do not like being tortured!
JLPOWELL - you actually can avoid the Bay of Biscay by changing your ending destinations. If you route to ports that end in The Channel like Southhampton, or London or on England's East coast the path goes through the Bay of Biscay. If you route to Scapa Flow or that port in Western England it doesn't. Unfortunately doomtrader's hardcoding means that the hardcoding he did will create convoys that do route through the Bay of Dismay.
Please doomtrader, you're our only hope for stopping this extremely ill thought-out British Colony convoy hardcoding. All this work on your part was a total waste of time because it is the worst feature of the game and a real frustration. It also forces the BC AI to stop sending resources to England, is that what you want is for the Allied AI to have a more difficult time against us Axis humans? Just change it back so that all convoys route around Africa always if you can't set a trigger to make the switch when Italy joins the war.