From: Denver Colorado
Look, I don’t know what I am allowed to say or not and that is all bull. All I want to know is how to play this game. Everybody on the main forum says it sucks and everything is broken and nothing works like it supposed to. And I come here and everything is fine, and everything is better than it is supposed to be. But to make this happen the designers made some new units with some new code and some new data. I am confused and want to know what is really going on.
Hello Tijanski. Welcome to the game. For what it is worth, I am a long time gamer ( going back to various board games decades ago ) and have come to think that this is the most complex, enjoyable, time consuming game out there. It is, imo, by far the best entertainment value per dollar in this genre. And of course it is not perfect.
I know this post does not answer your question per se, but my humble advice is to ignore most of the posters in the main forum for now, spend time in here, read through posts in the general areas, and the AARs, and in the mod section , and the tech threads as well. Be patient, this is a monster game in so many respects. But it is a great gaming experience if grand strategy, as well as some micro managing is your cup of tea.
As far as the " Babes " mod goes, I am in no way an expert, but the guys who did the work are ( at least in my humble opinion ) and basically they did a mountain of research and added a bunch of units, and tweaked some guns and stuff, and added and subtracted some units here and there and did some other stuff all to make the game perhaps be a bit more realistic in thier eyes, and maybe slow down tempo in a few ways , all using the editor. My understanding is that they did not do work on the code itself.
The above is all based upon my imperfect understanding of this particular mod. But having played it extensively I can tell you that it is a lot of fun .
I have been playing wargames since 1980... that makes it 30 years now. I have owned and/or played no less than 200 titles (maybe closer to 300), both board and computer. And this game is, without a doubt, the best one I have ever played. It is not perfect, not by a long shot, but I rate games using the concept of "good enough"... is it good enough as a simulation? Yes, it is. Is it good enough as a game? Yes. Is the interface good enough to let me enjoy the game? Yes. So far, the game has gotten better with each patch, and the patches keep on coming. The developers, coders, testers, and support team of this game are VERY, VERY good (note: I am not one of them... wish I had the knowledge, time and the... brass ones to be a part of it... alas, I do not), much better than most. DaBigBabes made a good gaming simulation even better as both a game and as a simulation.
Sure, there are those who disagree with me. Their specific fields of knowledge being so deep, they find things they consider wrong. I just have the perspective of the amateur historian and wargamer. I enjoy it, a lot. Once you get through a steep learning curve, you realize that it is not as impossible as you once thought. Then, enjoyment starts. Then, unusual plans are made, executed and, some, with success. Try it. I am sure you will enjoy it very, very much.
Tenno Heika Banzai!
stuman and Kitakami are bang on and have summed it up very well.
Admirals Edition is a huge game, very deep and complex. The AE Team, building on the original War in the Pacific, did a magnificent job, culminating in a First Class game. AE was a Labor of Love - the Team put their hearts and souls into it, and it really shows. Stock - "as is" AE, has all of the above - and I chose my words carefully. But - stock AE is like taking the Porsche out on the Highway - and staying within the speed limit - it really does not make full use - in my humble opinion - of AE's in game potential. The Big Babes - and it's little brother - Babes Lite - takes you over the speed limit and kicks the RPM's up by a thousand or so. And the Team has neither reached the limit nor finished yet.
So - I respectfully suggest that you try it on for size, and form your own opinions, reach your own conclusions. Any questions, challenges or concerns that you might have will be answered by the men and women on the forum, in an expeditious manner. That has been my experience. The standard of help - in any form - is very high.
We do hope you will join us - in the fast lane.
EL Mac (that's Mac in Spanish)
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