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Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 5/27/2018 5:15:06 PM   
canuckgamer

 

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For Order of Battle WWII which is the base game it indicates that you can play it PBEM. Yet for two of the DLC, Rising Sun and U.S. Pacific it indicates that neither can be played PBEM. This doesn't make sense, please clarify.

Secondly, Rising Sun and U.S. Pacific covers some of the same battles like Coral Sea and Midway so what is the difference between the two?
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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 5/28/2018 8:12:26 AM   
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Somenone from Matrix/Slitherine needs to answer the multiplayer issue (it is server-based, not sending files by email).
My guess is that you need to purchase 1 campaign to play multiplayer (or use the editors).

In Rising Sun you command the Japanese and US Pacific the Americans.


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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 5/30/2018 10:00:47 PM   
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In Panzer General, when you won the grand campaign you went on to land on the sunny, scenic east coast of the USA. Order of Battle does not give you that fantasy path to relish. Bummer.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 8/30/2018 1:59:56 PM   
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I thought I read that you could export your core force from Blitzkrieg to Panzerkrieg. If so how ?

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 9/2/2018 9:32:25 PM   
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This game any good? Looks like you have to buy a new scenario every 10 minutes?

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 9/2/2018 9:52:45 PM   
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You have to buy one of the games to play pbem. All the DLC are single player, but there are plenty of MP scenarios for download here http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=374&t=64991. The games a lot of fun pbem.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 9/8/2018 1:34:32 PM   
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I have a couple of them (Marines & Europe). Never really got in it. The PBEM seems very limited in scenarios. Do many people play the custom scenarios? Are there many European scenarios.

Maybe I'll give it another shot.

Thanks for the help.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 9/23/2018 7:04:26 AM   
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Game is good, naval/air is better than Panzercorps and also the supply system. I got 3 campaign on discount price (morning/rising sun + pacific) very good deal.

You do have "what if" when you win with Japan on rising sun, you invade New Zealand and Australia.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 10/7/2018 8:03:21 PM   
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It's a great game especially the early Pacific campaigns. I never got PBEM to work for me though.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 10/7/2018 9:16:33 PM   
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I liked a bunch of the games. I found the PBEM component to be poor.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 10/12/2018 12:55:30 AM   
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Full disclosure: I am a moderator over on the Slitherine OOB forums but don't let that concern you. I am no fanboy; just a customer with an inordinate amount of interest in this game.

As to multiplayer and PBEM, I cannot comment. I play exclusively against the AI. I can tell you, however, that the game itself is sound and well-designed for the most part (current version 6.1.9). Most of the issues encountered these days are lingering minor faults in unit characteristics and scenario design.

Designing a scenario for single play versus the AI is tough, take it from me. It requires many more "triggers" (programming entries, essentially) than a multiplayer scenario does. Each trigger introduces the possibilities of conflicts and errors.

That said, I am satisfied that the DLC and the custom campaigns and scenarios are generally well-designed and functioning well. Things crop up once in a while and are reported in the Slitherine OOB forums (not as much here; this forum is exceedingly quiet, probably because people migrate to Slitherine where the action is). The DLC issues get fixed but not until patches are released. The custom stuff gets fixed if the designer is still around and engaged. Erik is definitely one of those people.

Lastly, but certainly not least, a customer need only purchase one of the official DLC to have access to the custom campaigns and scenarios contributed by members of the community. That is a big, big plus.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 10/12/2018 1:02:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Deja Bru

Full disclosure: I am a moderator over on the Slitherine OOB forums but don't let that concern you. I am no fanboy; just a customer with an inordinate amount of interest in this game.

As to multiplayer and PBEM, I cannot comment. I play exclusively against the AI. I can tell you, however, that the game itself is sound and well-designed for the most part (current version 6.1.9). Most of the issues encountered these days are lingering minor faults in unit characteristics and scenario design.

Designing a scenario for single play versus the AI is tough, take it from me. It requires many more "triggers" (programming entries, essentially) than a multiplayer scenario does. Each trigger introduces the possibilities of conflicts and errors.

That said, I am satisfied that the DLC and the custom campaigns and scenarios are generally well-designed and functioning well. Things crop up once in a while and are reported in the Slitherine OOB forums (not as much here; this forum is exceedingly quiet, probably because people migrate to Slitherine where the action is). The DLC issues get fixed but not until patches are released. The custom stuff gets fixed if the designer is still around and engaged. Erik is definitely one of those people.

Lastly, but certainly not least, a customer need only purchase one of the official DLC to have access to the custom campaigns and scenarios contributed by members of the community. That is a big, big plus.

Note to self: Lose this Deja Bru persona. It is confusing as heck. Note to community: It's a long and old story. This is the real me, bru888.

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RE: Questions About Order of Battle WW II - 10/13/2018 9:47:19 PM   
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Thanks for the your response.

I have the Rising Sun, Marines, Pacific & Blitzkrieg games. I don't find many of those scenarios in the PBEM (or many of interest). Am I missing something? I'd prefer to play PBEM.

Probably it makes sense for me to go back and give this a shot vs AI. I've played Panzer General & Corps quite a bit. This is possibly more intricate which I should appreciate.


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