From: Worcester, MA. USA
[B]The question itself was ignored in the eagerness to attack me =)
It still has not been answered. By all means Sniggy go back and read it.[/B]
You're right, they were fair enough questions although in a somewhat negative bias. My responses below. If it seemed like I was eager to attack you I apologize, my only interest was in preventing the engine of WitP from being falsely besmirched and I may have over reacted. Which doesn't mean I have a problem with legitimate criticisms, I just want to make sure they are legitimate before I post anything on the development forum.
[B]1) "Considering that it WONT take anything like 9 months to build a port from scratch and duplicate Pearl Harbor in the game......"[/B]
It will not be possible to build a port like Pearl Harbor from scratch during the duration of the game.
[B]2) "What then does that say about the games realism?"[/B]
I think it is realistic, it would take quite some time to build up the kind of naval/air/manufacturing etc present at Pearl Harbor. I'm not sure...maybe if the US had committed a huge amount of resources to building a base similar to Pearl Harbor somewhere else in the Pacific which had the untapped potential to be such a large deep water port, friendly population availability, and all of the other benefits PH has, it could have been done within a few years. However, it will not be possible in game terms.
[B]3) "OR does Pearl Harbor get some enhanced utility that no other port gets?"[/B]
Pearl Harbor does have enhanced utilities, however they are not unique to Pearl Harbor (except for the specified levels present at Pearl Harbor.) As mentioned above, these are things like Merchant and Naval Shipyards, Heavy Industry Manufacturing, Manpower, etc. Other locations will have these types of facilities, mostly in Japan, US West Coast, Australia, Pacific Rim, and such. These types of facilities can be bombed and repaired, but I dont think they can be built from scratch at new locations. Therefore, a location like Lunga can be turned into a large airfield and port, but would never be equivalent to Pearl Harbor.
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