From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
I can not say I had any fun with it, since only the solitaire is really working 100% and I don't like the alternative solutions for PBEM or playing MP with external programs.
I have enjoyed the excitement of a promise, with easier deployments, and a promise of an outstanding game taken to the computer but.
Fun = 0, for me. I have not been able to play an only game, not even a short scenario, with anybody else or an AI.
These days I thought about how the history of MWIF is, to me, quite simple.
In September, 2013 I was vacationing in Paris with my wife and my two daughters. A vacation in Paris means shopping, and not only for the girls - so, the family was surprised when they saw that I was being "stingy" (there are shops in the Latin Quarter where you can still buy original vinyl LPs for a bunch of peanuts, for example). I confessed that I was saving money for "a game I wanted to buy".
"Here in Paris? A boardgame?"
"Er...no... A computer wargame... But it is based on a wonderful tabletop game! And the manuals are fantastic!"
The women scoffed with pity. My aura of leadership as "the head of the family" never recovered.
The irony? When the manuals arrived, back in 2013, my wife (who is totally uninterested in games, even card games) browsed them and said "You know? They are really beautiful books!" They are now proudly displayed on a shelf - gathering dust.
Cut to: July, 2017. I'm back in Paris with my wife - our first vacation alone since my eldest daughter was born, back in 1997.
Every then and now I do a forlorn check of this forum, to see how MWIF's testing is going. I think that we reached about late alpha - since 2015 (sure, they added a lot of things - usually by having your fleets sinking as soon as they leave port; but usually this is mercifully fixed in the next beta, the one which breaks definitely and once for all the convoy system, and so on).
Meanwhile I bought the real game, built a gaming room in my new house (because, in the meanwhile, I also bought a whole new house), and played two campaigns with my friends: one to learn the rules (but some of them were already adept) and the other currently ongoing (May, 1941, IIRC).
Now I and my wife are enjoying a relaxing vacation. We just walk around Paris, enjoying the sights and stopping every time we see an interesting shop (pro-tip: never go for Louis Vitton when you are in Paris; scourge around, avoid the obvious "tourist traps" and you will find wonderful vintage shops full of wonderful goodies).
Of course our next stop will be the Latin Quarter: and I can assure you of one thing - this time the savings will go to old vinyl.
"Yes darling, I served in the Navy for eight years. I was a cook..."
"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"
(My 10 years old daughter after watching "The Hunt for Red October")