Many of you feel that Eugen's departure from Wargame will be a bitter reality to embrace. Many of you are skeptical of Eugen's ability / vision / desire to balance the game. While we all have our speculations, the most likely scenario is that the ever-thirsty community will not find peace with Eugen's final word. We never did get the new maps we all so badly wanted and people will always find something that needs fixing in their relentless pursuit of perfection. "The Red Dragons could use a fast-firing artillery piece","the F14 is locked away in a cell, incarcerated for being too good at its job", PACT heli spam is unbeatable"... we've heard them all.
It's no secret that Eugen has decided to move away from Wargame to develop Act of Aggression, the spiritual successor to Act of War. As Act of Aggression progresses, Wargame will see the staff that manned it slowly break away to work on AoA. With all of Eugen's time spent working on AoA or in the windowless corners of Club 128, Wargame's community will surely dwindle, leaving only the hardcore fans and occasional comp-stomper left to light the fires.
But all is not lost. We've seen developers in this industry re-visit their most successful and beloved games by releasing "Gold Editions" that usually encompass all the great features of a series into one convenient package. So If Eugen were to bless us with a Wargame: Gold Edition 3 years down the road, what would you want to see in it?
- Maps from the previous games, with some redesigned for the small few who enjoy naval combat.
- All the campaigns from the previous games, and the possible inclusion of Coop Campaigns.
- Server customization options such as availability multipliers, in-depth unit-type restrictions, and and Era that prohibits the use of antiquated units
- Balancing changes.
- A small handful of new units to fill in what the community considers "gaps" in the arsenal.
- New game modes inspired by the community.
I'd pay for this, what does everybody else think?
*EDITED: Proposal revised.