But whether Maneuver affects bombs/torpedoes only or all weapons is basic game information. How can the game be played without basic information? That's like playing chess without knowing how a Rook moves.
It isn't basic game information.
You are missing the entire point of the AE game system if you focus on this relatively not important element. You have absolutely zero tactical input in land, air and sea combat.
There are several different combat modules which involve vessels. These modules involve multiple inputs, maneouvre being just one of the inputs. What you see on your screen is only a raw input value which is usually modified differently depending on the particular combat module which it is fed into. There are many other inputs which are much more important than the displayed raw maneouvre value. To use your terminology, "basic game information" is provided for those game elements which play a significant role in the game and where your choices and decisions have a material impact.
Actual algorithms will never be publicly disclosed.
Considering that AE was released in mid 2009 and classical WITP about 5.5 years beforehand, and Uncommon Valour predates the two, there has been a sizeable player base which has managed to play this game system quite successfully without this so called "basic information".
It absolutely is basic game information to know which module(s) a basic editable stat goes into, eg. whether it goes into gunnery hit formula or not. I don't need to know the exact hit formula itself, as you said the algorithms aren't disclosed. However, I need to know, and it shouldn't be too much to ask, whether this stat factors into gunnery attacks at all. That is basic game information. Otherwise, all stat numbers in the game would have no meaning. What is gunnery stat? Who knows? Maybe it's how far your ships can go without running out of fuel, since apparently it's forbidden to know that gunnery stat factors into a ship's gunnery attack against other ships. Same with maneuver. Same with every other number in the game.
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