I haven't had that much time or even a real computer system that really runs the game that well till the past few weeks. That stated, and given the actual 'free' time to actually play the game lately....I would like to put down some random thoughts. This is just meant to be an intro to real discussion about the game update.
Firstly, the game update is certainly 'bringing something that grows on you'. I don't play THAT much recreational software lately. So, to have time to just check out any demo, or to give time to a game that I have bought awhile ago and that has been updated for no expense to me, well that seems like good easy times, given all the real situations going on around me. "Thrill me baby", I say. I am on a budget. Time AND Money-wise. Given that, it grows on you and since I already spent the money, it gives dividends.
My 'one-blurb' opinion of PCO is as follows: "If this game came out 8-10 years ago, the wargaming world would have carried it on it's shoulders like a God".
I sincerely mean that. It adds such a unique aspect to tactical warfare gaming, 'relative-spotting', 'gamer-command-restraints' (TM) and replayability and many things that don't even come up till it's given a chance.
And that's the rub. Do wargamers give it a chance? To me, it seems the most vociferous and posturing 'rotten harbingers' have nestled themselves in wargaming websites that are just overall fail for this hobby. It is such a turn-off to think that people that can just drone on about something without any restraint, and then re-iterate the same 'issues' and then revel in the company of other negative persons. They are not critics nor ambassadors or anything positive. They are just unhappy individuals that love to spread the poison that festers in thier minds.
I think 'back in the day', many wargamers were 'given-the bug' for things like ASL by very patient and enthusiastic wargamers. It was a limited 'infestation' that showed itself in the overall growth curve of real community, even if the overall community was secluded from all it's parts. I am actually very surprised lately by the vociferous 'professional wargaming critics' that have appointed themselves 'online-personalities'. These are just customers like everyone else but have deemed it needed that they share all thier disappointments.
They are just becoming gross spectacles that do themselves and the hobby no good whatsoever. I really doubt they have played PCO much and I know if they got thier flabby butts handed to them, their twisted egos and passive-aggressive 'personalities' would drive them to play more.
< Message edited by Yoozername -- 8/5/2011 5:15:06 AM >