Massive Assault Official Forum
   
It is currently Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:24 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:24 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:26 pm
Posts: 821
Karma: 0
Different release dates is often as bad an idea as it is good. It means non-American players don't get caught up in the hype and get to see what other players think of the game, which if the game doesn't do well in its first country, often spells its end.

I can think of films and games I intended to see or buy, which I didn't because they hit the states first and they weren't everything they were promised to me. The pre-order was cancelled, the cinema trip canned, and a little less money went the developers way.

On top of this, it encourages piracy. Many people go along the lines of "well, I intend to get it, so why not just download it now? Stupid developers."

I get fustrated by this, as well as it giving North American players a headstart. Retarded really, and the steep learning curve this creates for new players can often put people off the multiplayer component all together.

_________________
"Massive Assault is a game for those, who like to think. In this game random factor exists without doubt, but it doesn't play a decisive role." - Tiger


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:57 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:06 am
Posts: 1338
Karma: 1

Location: USA
One point: Its not the developers decision... its the publishers.

_________________
Founder of The New World Order, and moderator for the Andromeda Clan War.

NWO website:
http://www.freewebs.com/massiveassault-nwo/index.htm

Clan War website:
http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:48 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:26 pm
Posts: 821
Karma: 0
In my experience that doesn't tend to stop people blaming the developers... and the developers in this case were the ones to pick the publishers.

BTW, will Domination be sold in the MA or MAN fashion?

_________________
"Massive Assault is a game for those, who like to think. In this game random factor exists without doubt, but it doesn't play a decisive role." - Tiger


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:57 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:06 am
Posts: 1338
Karma: 1

Location: USA
Domination is boxed, so will be sold like MA.

Its a Publisher's market for sure... there are many more Developer companies out there trying to create games than there are Publishers funding and distributing games. Developers don't really have much say in how things are done unfortunately, unless they reach the epic proportions of say Blizzard or Valve, or if they get bought out directly by a publisher (of course they don't get much more say even then).

_________________
Founder of The New World Order, and moderator for the Andromeda Clan War.

NWO website:
http://www.freewebs.com/massiveassault-nwo/index.htm

Clan War website:
http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:31 pm 
Offline
Tough Nut

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:34 am
Posts: 35
Karma: 0

Location: France
Ok, any news about release dates ? Still february for the USA ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:51 pm 
Offline
Tough Nut

Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:44 pm
Posts: 65
Karma: 0

Location: USA (midwest)
I checked two of my local stores. One said 3/1 the other said 2/28. So, maybe barely in feb.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:45 pm 
Offline
Tough Nut

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:34 am
Posts: 35
Karma: 0

Location: France
Yes, now that the game is gold, the release should not be too far away ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:36 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am
Posts: 1443
Karma: 0
think april for europe

_________________
Have fun, that's an order! If you win even better!!
Clan War Site: http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar/

Dragonshard Fan Site: http://www.rpgplanet.com/dragonshard/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:59 am 
Offline
Tough Nut

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:34 am
Posts: 35
Karma: 0

Location: France
The game is also gold for the UK so we'll be able to import it without extra cash ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:46 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:19 am
Posts: 299
Karma: 0

Location: Minsk, Belarus
I believe the demo is coming

I had an 1h pleasure with it yesterday (Please don't ask me where did I get it).

Most important for you to think right now:

1) Round Zero has *One* ally disclosing
2) Bunkers are stationary LAVs with range of 2
3) FNU Helicopters have HP3/MV4/FR2/RNG2/COST3
4) There is no more most annoying (imo) AI hole with invading of country with one unit. It does not invade such way now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:00 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am
Posts: 1443
Karma: 0
demo!!! (wishes he was Vdmitry)

_________________
Have fun, that's an order! If you win even better!!
Clan War Site: http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar/

Dragonshard Fan Site: http://www.rpgplanet.com/dragonshard/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:20 am 
Offline
Developer

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 253
Karma: 0

Location: Wargaming.net
Demo should be released and published by DreamCatcher. I hope it will be soon. Everything is ready - single-player and multiplayer demos, english goldmaster. It's not developer's right to release demos now, unfortunatelly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:29 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:19 am
Posts: 299
Karma: 0

Location: Minsk, Belarus
After a cupple of wars on medium difficulty I have swtched to impossible. Currently I have 3 played worldwars with impossible-AI on Micronesia. First and last of them finished with defeat. (However it was demo-AI).

First time i was needed to disclose in defense formation and this led finally to exhaustion of my resources faster than for AI. And last time I was defeated in first turn - PL just moved into my only ally.

Micronesia has 8 countries overall. One goes for player and TWO for AI on impossible difficulty. I had even a case when AI did not want to disclose his second ally for a short time (that game was abondoned however).

He uses land and sea transports but I think it is without great success. But his army composition is better than in MA.

You should act quickly and succesfully to win because of this disparity. Additionally, countries on Micronesia in demo have 5 turns of income, NOT 10. This can be adjusted in full game as I know.

It's another game I think. It was impossible to lose in MA.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:57 pm 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:19 am
Posts: 299
Karma: 0

Location: Minsk, Belarus
Another two games played. I won both.

First game I started in direct contact with one PL ally. However PL decides to withdraw from front line by his tanks :) and I invade him with my ones. Tough battle but his second ally is very far to help. Clearly his mistake. After a battle I still has two damaged mortars and some LAVs (with no any resources in my home). From that point we have parity in power, so it was easy.

Second game was a run. We started out of contact. However I can not invade my initial neutral target, and enemy do not want to invade the same country too. At the same time he invades isolated neutral by his second Ally. Gathering all resources I invade another neutral bordering with his second ally and invaded neutral. He can strike quickly my undefended and exhausted home with his first armada but does this too slow with fighting much time a neutral between us. My invasion finishes with capturing both neutral countries and enough time to return back and kick off enemy from my home.

AI fails to defend his own exhausted allies. He still fails to manage rough terrain, distance and time. (With short resources at least). But his decisions are little more confident than in MA. I never see LAVs division crossing his own country from one border to another.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:58 pm 
Offline
Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:49 pm
Posts: 157
Karma: 0
So where can we get this demo??

Don't be selfish!

:o


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:36 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am
Posts: 1443
Karma: 0
it's released in russia :( no demo as far as i know

So is the AI alot better than in ma?

_________________
Have fun, that's an order! If you win even better!!
Clan War Site: http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar/

Dragonshard Fan Site: http://www.rpgplanet.com/dragonshard/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:55 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:19 am
Posts: 299
Karma: 0

Location: Minsk, Belarus
It's better. And it have additionally twice more allies in wordwar than a player.

However I'm still playing demo for now. But I'm going to look for full game.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:34 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am
Posts: 1443
Karma: 0
so there is a demo?? Where can we get it??

_________________
Have fun, that's an order! If you win even better!!
Clan War Site: http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar/

Dragonshard Fan Site: http://www.rpgplanet.com/dragonshard/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:39 am 
Offline
Supreme Marshal
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:40 pm
Posts: 1980
Karma: 6

Location: Moscow, Russia
Enforcer wrote:
so there is a demo?? Where can we get it??

This is test-version of DEMO.

_________________
Massive Assault Clan "Tiger's Galactic Empire"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:41 am 
Offline
Sea Wolf

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:50 am
Posts: 1443
Karma: 0
that'll do, i don't even mind if it's not in english... :)

_________________
Have fun, that's an order! If you win even better!!
Clan War Site: http://www.massiveassault.com/clans/nwo/ClanWar/

Dragonshard Fan Site: http://www.rpgplanet.com/dragonshard/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Karma functions powered by Karma MOD © 2007, 2009 m157y