From: San Diego CA
I was wondering about this too. I am playing the Allies and from the first turn had the French focus artillery research on the RR guns. It is now mid-1917 and they are still only about 2/3 done. Meanwhile, the other artillery projects advanced steadily. I figure that, if I had not focused on the RR segment, I'd get the guns sometime around 1920.
Is focus really working in the game? Why can't the game give us some sort of hint of how long a project will take, with and without focus? Even an approximation with a 25% fudge factor would be useful.
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