From: the Netherlands
You guys should simply play on both sides to see what the actual truth is. The only BIAS is in your head...
There is no doubt about that, but it is also in the game. It has been admitted to many, many times through the years by the game designers.
The rationale being that the Japanese side HAD to be given a boost to make it a desirable side for any gamer to want to play.
Japanese get to ahistorically alter the economy, while the Allied side is stuck with the historic Pacific commitment rate.
Japanese can advance there jets and get them early....err....I mean get them at ALL, while the Allies are, once again limited top a historical entry date.
I could go on all day, but that really isn't necessary as we all know you know as well as I that the Japanese side got a boost.
Ah yes I understand what you are saying but it is not that the game engine is making decisions in favor of Japanese or allied player. The buffs you are describing are there for everybody to see, not hidden in combat results...
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