My friend, doctorking, spoke very highly of this game. He and I have been wargaming friends for more than 20 years, so I have a lot of respect for his opinion.
Well, I went ahead and bought the game. Very disappointed! I've spent 3 months trying to learn the game and despite the efforts of doctorking, many hours of messing around in the game, and poring through the forums, I still don't get it.
A game about trucks? Is that really what all this is about?
The game suffers terribly from a lack of useful documentation. The "manual" such as it is, is more a detailed description of dialog boxes and algorithms than it is an instruction manual.
I've posted the same complaints on Steam and been told by experienced players that "the obvious conclusion is that this game is not for you."
Too bad. I'm a WWII history buff, and this game obviously has dedicated players. But it seems that unless you're willing to invest (literally) hundreds of hours puzzling out the arcana that governs the software, it is unplayable.
Any advice for someone who spent $80 frickin' dollars on this game?
I also started by reading the manuals and guides. Wrong path if you want to have fun, which is what you are here for. Simply learn the basics and go ahead with some quick scenario. When you have done several of those you will have learnt a lot simply playing, and then you will be learning and having some fun.
Once you have mastered the basics (mastering all the aspects of the game, at least with both sides, it is extremely difficult) you can get into play against other players and have some real fun
Ps. For more arcane parts of the game (like the trucks you mentioned, or generals, or admin points) simply ask in these forums instead of losing several hours trying tomfigure it out by yourself
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