From: Nevada, USA
It's hard to imagine why you care since all you ever do is trash this game engine as a "clickfest"?
Tell yah what dude. The next time you play a Panther game "count the number of clicks and pauses" you have to make during the game and get back to us with those figures. ;)
But, thanks for the info anyways. I kinda figured Arjuna wasn't making a living on this engine. ;)
It is quite easy to avoid the "click fest" situation in CotA; the trick is, to plan your operation before starting the game. Of course, there will be modifications to the plan, maybe even new task forces created during the time of the battle. These things are quite easy to accomplish (mechanically).
It is also possible to give the appropriate order to the highest HQ and sit back and watch. It seems some players here do (hardly "clicking" at all) that as they consider themselves observers, rather than players. To me, the right way to play this game is to "hands on" manage "your" units. As a regimental CO, you create BN task forces- Dv CO; regimental, and so on. If the proper planning is done prior to starting the operation, the additional handeling of units is not an overwhelming job. If your opponent has kicked your butt, and you need more time to issue orders, you can slow the game down. I have never felt the need to stop a game to counter act some dastardly action of any of my opponents (and there have been some "dastardly actions").
I own a couple dozen games, and have been actively playing PC games just since 98. That may not be that impressive to you, but I was a player-like thousands of hours-many thousands of hours. Try a little game of TOAW (DNO or any one of dozens of scenarii) and get back to us on the number of clicks. I'm not picking on TOAW here, as every game has "clicking" in it-that's how you play computer games, right? Flight sims and such are a different matter and can't be compared with our typical wargame regarding clicking.
So, the bottom line is that the amount of "clicking" you do in the AA engine is determined by your chosen playing style. You can do next to nothing, or, you can try to break a sweat by engaging in a ckickfest, or you can play it the right way which is in between those two extreams. The choice is yours to make.
< Message edited by 06 Maestro -- 12/19/2007 1:51:11 AM >