Modern Warfare Mod 3 brings World in Conflict from the Cold War into the Modern Age. It also ups the ante on realism and authenticity in every role – Infantry, Armor, Support and Air, while trying our best to keep everything relatively balanced for fun and interesting gameplay.
Simply put: I love it. It not only updates the models and textures of the game to better reflect modern-era combat, but changes up many of the game mechanics involved using things like simulating FLINT missile systems and ballistics(Probably the most advanced case of which I've seen in an RTS). It breathes a lot of life into a great game with a dwindling community, and addresses many of the quirky balancing issues of the vanilla game such as helicopter death balls rolling heavy AA with impunity.
Add to that a more in-depth style of play for all roles of battle with things such as infantry-made fortifications, vehicle counter measures, and more robust flight controls for helicopters and their fire systems and you get a very well-rounded upgrade to the multiplayer of WiC. My only qualm is that while the differences in functionality between the Russians and the US are much more prominent and interesting, one side has a far steeper learning curve than the other and this can lead to awkward swings of balance in the way things like JTAC's on both sides are handled, as well as the air roles (The US air role is far more capable than the Russian counter part, for instance, while the Russian support is more complex to handle but can quickly amass Scud spam.).
Overall, the community is still in it's infancy, and the balance issues are more a consequence of players simply not understanding the mechanics fully just yet. In time, the full potential of the mod will become more apparent as more players get comfortable with both of the factions.
I love the game, perfect as far as realistic warfare goes. i think that if this were an official game and not a mod it would be the best strategy game ever. WIC vanilla was an excellent game, already topping the charts for RTS. but this mod suprasses that! animation is my only quip about this game. everything else is top of the line. seriously blahdy should turn this into a full blown title game
Been playing this mod since it was called "Fun Mod" and was even lucky enough to test with Blahdy himself. This mod is amazing amounts of fun. It requires you to think and not bum rush half your units in. Teamwork is also pretty big. If you were back at the massgate forums and saw how far this mod has come I'd think you would be in awe. It all started with a Patriot model and the radar unit. Now you have tons of new models, God knows how many lines of code have been writin and people donating to see it continue. Truely this mod is one of the few that just make you say wow.