I don't plan to spend a lot of time trying to comprehend why it is so many will so defiantly insist on buying wargame after wargame, and then inexplicably insisting on making the AI opponent their primary adversary.
Newsflash AI fans, no one in the wargaming industry has cracked the challenge of making a truly challenging AI, because, they don't exist. Not here and not there. The AI in the most hard core of our wargames is not going to be any brighter than the AI in our most straight forward simple design wargames.
Yet people defiantly insist that they are going to play the AI only instead. They will insist their life and their conditions make it mandatory, and then when the AI lets them done as a challenge, they will blame the game.
It's not the game, it's YOU. You refuse to accept the game is a great game because you don't expect to be playing another human.
Maybe you should just accept it, you are incapable of playing ANY wargames, because you are not able to accommodate human vs human playing. Hey it happens. Get over it, you missed out I suppose is the proper approach.
You CAN get a good game in vs the AI, but it was designed to be great vs another human.
Just about every great wargame is great for this reason.
Close Combat, it's great in human vs human play. The AI play is not what made the game famous.
Steel Panthers, the AI opponent is really not that good at all. It got famous on human vs human play.
Combat Mission, the game again gained it's fame via human vs human play.
Battlefield Academy won't be any different. I plan to enjoy player vs player gaming the most.
Now the part about the lack of Germans. People are simply obviously over reacting.
Today you have 30 missions. Tomorrow it might be 31, next week who knows how many. The game was made specifically so it could be VERY mod friendly.
Playing as the Germans is just a matter of waiting on the mods that will be all over this game.
Mods for great games happen quick. I wouldn't even want to try and guess how many user made creations have been made for several of our obvious great wargames.
And if you ARE playing human vs human, one of you WILL be playing the Axis.
So the idea there is no German play is factually wrong.
The only people not playing Germans, will be the players sulking in solo play that simply obsess over the idea playing the AI was ever a realistic strategy,
There has not been one single solitary wargame with an AI worthy of REAL respect. If the AI is beating you, it is either cheating via artificial difficulty levels, or perhaps you are actually no good. Hey I'm not afraid to imply some of you simply might be no good sometimes.
Yes we know, some of you worship playing the Germans. Always gotta play the Germans. Think only German gear is great. They started the war and thus you think a person can only play the Germans, to see if you could win the war yourself.
Myself, I think playing the over stretched British is no small challenge. In 1939, playing Germany is almost the same as playing on 'easy'. It's really just an accounting game till 1941 when they bite off more than they can chew.
It's ironic that many games employ playing the Allies in 44 as the difficult level considering by 1944 the Germans have lost naval superiority and are NOT getting it back, the air belongs to the Allies and Germany is fighting for it's life.
The tiger tank had nice armour, nice gun. It was slow, and a maintenance hell too.
Sitting in a Tiger tank is still playing on easy mode. Try taking that Tiger out in a Sherman eh. When you have to put Shermans against Tigers, you find out who the gamer with REAL skill is.
For those taking a pass on this game all because they demand being able to play solo as the Germans, I can only say you're making a big mistake.
You all screamed for a game at 40 bucks that was truly great, and now you're backing out yet again.
I don't understand your thinking.
Sorry now, gotta run, I have a great game to play, and I need to show people out there who's the better wargamer :)
I'm not much into bragging I beat the AI you see :)
< Message edited by Les_the_Sarge_9_1 -- 8/6/2010 11:34:36 PM >
I LIKE that my life bothers them,
Why should I be the only one bothered by it eh.