ORIGINAL: Oleg Mastruko
I get the impressions in this game..... that if you move..... you losse, if your the WP.
I just beat the crap out of the WP, while drinking in six Miller Genuine Draft Beers on the first secenario, the titans one, sorry, for the spelling I'm on number ten right now.
The more I think of it , I think that there's no way the WP can ever ever win in this war. I killed while I'M drunk off my ass and almost fell over, over 180 WP for a lost of 25 for NATO. And most of the time I just hit the next turn button. I just send in the Helos in and they did half of the work. Also, most of my losses were because I ran out of ammo....Kill E'm Alll.
I'll try again tomarro, maybe I was ugly....
I was constantly raising issues of playability and game balance on the beta board... just ask Robert and others how boring I was sometimes I came out with impression it is nigh on impossible to win as WP vs. human in PBEM. Before Dredd jumps in - yes I lost one game vs. him as NATO (or was it a draw?) but it was due to my grand stupidity (I failed to notice sector X brings him mucho points so I simply forgot to defend it).
Now, let me add I love this game, it is very enjoyable overall, my general impressions are very positive, and - technically - is a first class product. I was, and still am, excited to be able to beta test it. But as for the playbalance - WP has snowball's chance in hell to win. That's just how it is.
Again, I said many times on the beta board it's not easy to complain about something - when you have no historic reference, ie, WW3 (luckily) never happened, so usual grognard's arguments about realism are thrown outta window. There are no stats like we have for WW3 - tank losses, causes, operational reports, production numbers...
But most of the game's parameters are so biased against WP, it's not funny...
It was a draw.
But I still think, PBEM or generally against a human opponent, WP can win...but I will say that they have to make more of an effort than NATO....but I still think they can win...I'd also say that WP can win against NATO AI...against Human NATO player, it'll be alot tougher...but do-able.
I've started a game with someone and I have choosen to be Wp...so I'll let you know how I get on...
Alba gu' brath