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Congrats! The first Company of Heroes games is tons of fun. Be sure to try out the American campaign, it's good to learn the game and has some great moments. Also, of course, check the moddb section for CoH: Opposing Fronts, it has some really high-quality mods.
Question 01: Without a shadow of a doubt, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. It manages to bring the Vietnam-era warfare to life without resorting to any stereotypes: there are jungle raid maps, of course, but it also features bloody urban warfare in the citadel of Hue and gritty, intense, combined arms all-out assaults on enemy positions on Hamburger Hill.
Perhaps the thing that has endeared this game to me the most is its business model: in an era where players are milked with a plethora of microtransactions and DLC, Rising Storm 2 pushes out free expansions. Not to mention the still-ongoing mapping contest, which rewards modders for their creativity and efforts. Such a far cry from 2017 AAA games!
Question 02: I would certainly like to get Tannenberg. I have a long time interest for the history of Austria, Austria-Hungary and its successor states in the 19th and 20th centuries, so for me the opportunity to play as a KuK riflemen is just too good to let pass. Not to mention that it's set in the WW1 Eastern Front, a much forgotten theatre of war.
What would be interesting countries to play in this mod (i.e. with new events and decisions)? I've been wanting to try it out for a while but I don't know what would make a really fun game.
Congrats on winning the SP category of this year's MoTY! You really deserve it.
• Question 01: What is your favorite soldier and from what time?
The Japanese Samurai are in the top of what actually is a much contested list. I don’t think that anywhere else on earth you can find a caste of warriors that managed to influence the history and culture of their country so deeply, for almost a thousand years. Without the Samurai one can’t understand neither the extreme isolationist period of Japan nor the culture of self-sacrifice that would awestruck allied soldiers during the Second World War.
• Question 02: What would you rather have used, a normal bow or a crossbue?
I would have chosen a bow. Firstly, I don’t have a very strong build, so the lightness of the bow would have been an asset. Other than that, although the bow requires more finesse and skill, the arrow is heavier than the bolt, making it more accurate at long ranges. And that’s what matters for me in the end, since I would like to consider myself as an ancient age sniper, rather than frontline soldier!
• Question 03: If you lived in the year 1200, would you have enough courage to fight?
Considering that the likely alternative would have been serfdom and toiling for barely reaching sustenance until death, I would have preferred to actually become a mercenary and fight for whatever European army was willing to pay and feed, even if that meant fighting in the rugged Balkans.
Really nice, Ostheer gets more solid as a faction with each update and this one hopefully will be the definitive version.
Those KV tanks are looking really good. I hope eventually a new model/texture is also made for the IS-2 and the ISU-152. Those are the ugliest models currently in the mod IMO.
Is there any chance we will see some day the Marder II return as a doctrinal unit?
I know it's perhaps too early to ask, but how does the AI handle the French so far?
Which trader gives me the best prices for weapons? I'm pondering wether bringing my loot to Barkeep or Sidorovich. Or are loners a better option?
Less downvotes, more answerss... *sigh*
Today the Rookie Camp in the Cordon was obliterated by an army raid, and I fear that I may have lost the opportunity to get some quests. I have already done/started the Veteran's Cache, Daughter in Pripyat, Old House Ghost, Explosive Fridge and Suit in the Tunnel. Also Wolf's TNT, but IIRC the quest can be finished even if he dies.
Am I missing any quest or should I go back to an earlier save?
I just started to play this mod today, and I'm liking it a lot. However, I've started the Veteran's Stash quest, but I can't seem to find said cache anywhere on the roof of the building on the marker. Any help would be appreciated.
One question: I've been meaning to play this mod for a long time and finally I have some spare time to do so. However, would you recommend me to wait for the next patch, or is the current one playable enough?
Glad to see that development is still ongoing! Considering the quality standards you guys seem to strive for, it is kind of understandable that delays happen.
If I understood correctly the Army Support doctrine is gone for good, to be replaced by one of the planned ostheer reward trees? Understandable, since it's abilities are being used elsewhere (and units IIRC, the PzII was non doctrinal last time I checked), although I'm probably going to miss the Wespe.
By the way, how good do you have to be at the game to apply for a beta tester position? I've been following the mod for a long time and would like to help, but I'm afraid I haven't played mutliplayer in almost 2 years.
Aww, too bad I already own these games, because this competition is right up my alley. The second question might be a bit open ended though, considering that the Japanese carrier force, surface fleet and air power were crippled in three different battles IMO.
First of all, let me say that I'm enjoying a lot this mod. The UI is great, the ships look beautiful and I'm having really engaging fights even against the AI.
I do have a gripe though, and that is that in-game descriptions do not explain clearly enough ship roles, at least not as much as in vanilla Sins. I've been playing for a while with the Pentastar Allignment, and while capitals and frigates seem to have clearly defined roles, crusiers on the other hand are a bit confusing. Do the Vindicator, Procusator and Enforcer all serve the same role? Are they just upgrades? If so, I think ingame text should perhaps be a bit more clear about this.
Again, other than that I think the mod is in a great state right now and it is immensely fun to play. Can't wait for some of the planned updates (such as the new fleet upkeep system).
After watching a couple of the beta streams I have a few questions regarding the Ostheer:
- What was the reasoning behind condensing the previous 4 tiers into the current 3?
- Landsers are now a pool unit. Is Support Pool still a viable strategy for early game?
- What is the current status of T3 (previously T4)? IIRC none of the matches I've seen so far have lasted enough to reach late game so I'm curious of what's changed from 2.3.
I have to say, the AI in this mod is really fun to play against! It feels like it really knows how to use properly all the tools it has available, from artillery to doctrinal abilities and call-ins. My only complaint would be its tendency to blob infantry units, which leaves the AI pretty vulnerable to player artillery. But it is only a minor complaint, really. I wish more mods had AI like this, my dream mod would be TGW1918 with proper AI.
Anyway, are you going to post a preview of the Commonwealth redesign? What will the extent of the redesign be?
Well, of course this is none of my business and I can't speak for the FH2 Dev team, but I think the best way to implement Poland 1939 would be as a minimod, just like what you have now for FH0.7. That would mean that your maps could be tested daily in the fan mappack server. Once the maps were thoroughly tested and polished, then the things required for official inclusion in the FH2 mod (new playermodels, for example) would be worked on. The most important step, though, is getting the maps ready, and I'm sure that releasing them as a minimod would be the best way to have them played right out of the box.
I know you've been told this before, but you should consider porting this fantastic work to Forgotten Hope 2. The attention to detail, statics and historical accuracy in your work make it a perfect candidate for that. Keep in mind that FH2 servers (including ones with custom maps) get around 60-80 players a day, so your maps would definately get played.
For some reason, I can't get titans in the 1.82 version of this mod to travel though wormholes. Is this a bug? Or am I missing some research item?
Will next version be released for 1.82?
Ok thanks, found out I already have the recomended grass settings. By the way, why does the game keep resetting some of my video choices on loading a save? I keep trying to have sun rays checked off. Is that compatible with FDL?
What is the parameter in the video setting menu that determinates grass draw distance? I'd like to have it high while running other settings low, but I can't find what does what.
What map/win conditions were you using? I have the opposite problem, AI won't get tanks out until it's too late and the match is over.
Are there any plans to improve the AI in future patches? So far, the German AI is pretty good, it understands teching very well and puts up a fight. I can't say the same for BEF AI. Unfortunately, their teching never reaches the vehicle building, so they never get tanks. This means that they cannot push against your late game infantry, and they are done for. Sometimes they get call-in tanks, but when these start rolling the match is practically over.
Not the Robots and The Whispered World: Special edition, please.
Is there any way to fix the pink sandbag bug? So far I've found it in Lemberg, Houffalaize Road and Losheimergraben.
1. Combine militia. They may enslave, they might raze entire civilizations, they definitely have come to steal our resources, but maybe humanity deserves it. For centuries we have engaged in fratricidal wars. Wasn't it about time someone put us in check?
2.The overcharged Gravity Gun. It is by far the most versatile, being capable of both shooting beams of energy and allowing Freeman to creatively dislodge enemy squads, in what could best be described as “playing with his food”.
3.Without a shadow of a doubt, the Ichthyosaur. It may not be the toughest, but every time I encounter it my brain ceases functioning, rendering me unable to fight this nightmarish creature. Not to mention the gray hair.
Thanks everyone! And specially the hosts, of course. It was a fun contest. Good luck to the other participants, and may you win in future giveaways!
Being Spanish, I would have fought against the Axis, fighting in the Free French Forces, much like the legendary Spanish Civil War veterans who joined the Leclerc Division in hopes of toppling the fascism that controlled Europe with an iron fist, including their homeland. Although those hopes were not fulfilled, and the allies didn't intervene in Spain in the end, but their efforts should not be forgotteny. At any rate, by joining the Leclerc Division I would have been one of the first to enter the liberated Paris.
Any kind of SMG would do. I have poor eyesight, so anything that requires careful aiming is a definite no-no. If I recall correctly, Free French Forces used American equipment, so that SMG would be a Thompson or a Grease Gun.
On foot, for the motives mentioned above, supporting armoured advances and scouting ahead for the cavalry. Besides, if I were in the navy or air force I couldn't have taken part in the liberation of Paris, and therefore couldn't have marched throuhg the Champs-Élysées in a halftrack.