From: Mordor Illlinois
LST I'm sorry that you feel I singled you and other JFB's out, and that you feel insulted. THAT SAID , I don't feel the need to apologize. I do feel , based upon the comments of those people involved in creating this (that they have made in many of the past threads on this subject) that the allied side did have many more weapons and systems "nerfed" in order to make this game playable. I stand by that , and totally agree with them that such actions were necessary to make this a more playable GAME. Please notice the word GAME. Not simulation. I accept that you disagree with this. That's your right and privilege. As it is MY right to disagree with you. And I do.
I don't consider myself an allied fan boy. I only play that side strictly in the grand campaign. And I do that only because I do not like the production model. I didn't say there was anything wrong with it. If there is , I don't see much with it. I simply don't want to play "Factory manager in the Pacific". If in some future variation of this game , a feature is offered that allows you to de-select production , then I'll probably play that side pretty much exclusively. Until them , I'll play either side in the smaller scenarios , and Allies in the GC. I'm not biased , I'm not prejudiced toward one side or the other (in this game).
So I'd appreciated it if you would stop tarring me with the AFB label.
But I stand by my remarks in my earlier post. GAME not SIMULATION. If you want a simulation , then play against the AI and use the editor to suit yourself. IF you can get a real human to act as a sparring partner so you can try out your theories , treasure him (or her). It's no fun playing with the deck stacked against you. I've done it a couple of times (once against a VERY, VERY talented player, I can tell you that experience was extremely painful). Any person agreeing to fulfill that role is either curious, dedicated or extremely fond of you to do it. Or their exists a great skill imbalance between you. Either way you should deeply appreciate anyone who does you this favor.
Against anyone else , they are playing a game , with certain "nerfs" built in to balance the play. YOU may not be happy with this. FEW people are. That fact makes me pretty sure that the developers have hit the balance pretty dead on. It takes great skill at negotiating an issue for NOBODY to walk away happy. If you think you can do better by imposing lots of house rules , good luck with that. I might see it if there is an imbalance of skills (handicapping as it were). But as only the more skilled players should play as the Japanese player , that in itself should balance things out.
Again , sorry if you don't like my thoughts on the matter , but I have explained them , have tried to show no balance or favoritism , and gone a whole lot more into detail than I really wanted to. I suggest we agree to disagree ,and probably not play against each other.
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