molnibalage wrote: Fade2Gray wrote:
molnibalage wrote:In RD I got stupid "only A cat lobbies". One of my best game was C cat only minor game... Only problem I could play only once...
Well gee, being locked into USA or USSR and doing nothing but spamming tanks is not very popular? What a shock...
This was one of te most idiotic comment ever...
What's with the tone guys?
I feel going into ATGM or recon mechanics is a bit beside the point, I wanted to dig up some (preferably hard) numbers to see what (a lot of) other
players thought about a particular game. What a small clique of elite players think about the design of a game might be just about irrelevant to how many dollars it brings to the chest of the developer.
Let me illustrate. If you take a look at my Steam profile, you see that I have only 61 hours logged for ALB. I generally thought the design was not really spot on - ALB was a little bit of an abomination and a bastard child in the saga of Wargame. The icon style was bad, maps were misdesigned with linear corridors and no room for EE style open field engagements, meta was somewhere between tank spam and plane spam.
Since the air force and the gameplay in ALB wereTaken by the Dark Powers
Tortured and mutilated
A ruined and terrible form of life -
And now perfected
in what is the mature RD (with also tanks back in the meta since balance changes somewhat early on), it's easy for me to forget those 612k ALB copies sold, and the CSI Nobias for the gameis not bad either, speaking rather for a nice continuum from the earliest Wargame through ALB up to the Lawful King and Heir which is Red Dragon. So subjective impressions are not much to go by when you consider which game was the really big one for the developer.
And of course you would take the model with a grain of salt and apply your own analysis on top of it. Knowing my bias for RD might make one suspicious of the scores, but I think there's a more obvious reason why RD performs so well overall and especially in the long term statistics: Eugen has allowed it to persist with no direct replacement - until SD last spring with practically no replacement at all - and it has been developed as such as well. ALB in contrast was upgraded to RD in a mere 11 months - and I think you can see the effect in the above table.