Stwa, mine is the distinct point of view of a CUSTOMER who could never play this game till the end due to a bug.
New game, bug, report, end of game, new patch. New game, bug, report, end of game, new patch. It is a loop.
In a game/scenario there's no opponent,
in another there's no contest,
in another there's a move bug where transport moves and cargo stays,
in another the AI doesn't attack,
in another the distant unload doesn't work,
in another the replacements do not arrive,
in another can't build a fort even though i have supplies and arty,
in another the AI is not defending its objectives,
in another ships dont get repaired,
in another a stack is said to arrive somewhere and it doesn't arrive at all,
in another, i siege the settlement, the besieged become stronger and i become weaker,
in another the game crashes, asks me to write report and the application opening outlook express crashes...
It was my choice to leave the AgeOD betas, that's why i have no hate for anyone and no regrets...but the bugs are there, oh yes they are.
Is WIA playable?
May be most people here is ready to swear WIA is playable just because we can move units around the map without CTD or fatal errors as it happens with other Ageod titles!
It's some 6 months I'm going after WIA major scenarios......
Few Acres of Snow, British side
1st Campaign game wasted because of the Halifax supply transportation bug.
2nd Campaign game wasted because of the Halifax supply transportation bug a second time.
Trouble now fixed.
3th Campaign game wasted because of the inability to move troops from Ticonderoga to Montreal.
Problem known, till waiting for a fix.
The Whites of their eyes, Americans side
1st Campaign game. It was my first Campaign game and it was wasted by many bugs including the oddity of AI.
Most bugs now fixed
The whites of their eyes, British side
1st Campaign game wasted because of the Philadelphia bug.
2nd Campaign game wasted because of the Philadelphia bug, (yes a second time!)
Troubles reported, till waiting for a fix.
That without need to mention siege related troubles...... or the ugly show of AI Major Forces destroyed on the field by harsh weather conditions!
Is WIA playable?
Yes, I spent many hours playing it without experiencing stability troubles common to other titles, (WW1).
Anyway, I did not enjoy it because of so many "incidents" that wasted my game sessions.
Is then worth to dedicate hours to build up a strategy when bugs and unpredictable engine issues will disrupt it?
I can accept to see my plans disrupted by a strong AI opposition, not by oddities!
Not 9 months from game public release!
So do us a favour: play other games. There are certainly better, with stronger AI, nicer maps, with smaller bugs than the huge ones you're reporting here ( The Philadelphia bug! the Halifax supply transportation bug!!and beware the worst of all the Ticonderoga bug, this one is so terrific!!!) . And don't buy any other AGEOD title. Save your money.
< Message edited by Blueprint -- 3/15/2009 4:46:57 PM >