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Armchair General Preview of RO2

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  • Armchair General Preview of RO2

    An old friend of ours, Jim Zabek, has been playing the beta some over the last week or so and has now put together a preview piece over at Armchair general. For the grognards among us, Armchair General, is a well-known and loved site. If you don't what a "grognard" is, its about time you went and learnt a bit more about military history and strategy - and Armchair General is the place to go! Whichever camp you fall into, Jim's piece is a good read: http://www.armchairgeneral.com/red-o...me-preview.htm

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    Stop it !! i refuse more videos/Reviews i must have my drugs now supply supply supply meeee


    And ohh "First"
    Last edited by Roardk; 08-26-2011, 03:47 PM.
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    • #3
      "Now the WASD keys will move the tank no matter what position the player is in (driver, gunner, turret)"
      I didn't like that =[
      Last edited by sMiTo; 08-26-2011, 03:46 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sMiTo View Post
        "Now the WASD keys will move the tank no matter what position the player is in (driver, gunner, turret)"
        I didn't like that =[
        It's delayed. As in, how it would be IRL if you were shout an order to, or tap with your foot, the drive.

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        • #5
          Enough of all that garbage, no more news that we know already, we just want to play, so release as soon as you can the beta plz.

          Thank you for advance.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Perfidator View Post
            Enough of all that garbage, no more news that we know already, we just want to play, so release as soon as you can the beta plz.

            Thank you for advance.
            Would you like some cheese with that whine?


            Anyway, always nice to have more previews.
            Last edited by Derpus; 08-26-2011, 04:21 PM.

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            • #7
              Am I the only one who's web browser keeps loading the site like - forever?

              Edit: The site now works for me

              Originally posted by sMiTo View Post
              "Now the WASD keys will move the tank no matter what position the player is in (driver, gunner, turret)"
              I didn't like that =[
              Better than bots that drive you into a pit

              Edit: But an "ARMA"-way of solving that would have been the best, I guess. Pushing WASD just makes you say "forward, stop, backwards, left, right" and the bot is moving the tank according to your commands.
              Last edited by Pechente; 08-26-2011, 05:10 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pechente View Post
                Am I the only one who's web browser keeps loading the site like - forever?




                Better than bots that drive you into a pit

                Edit: But an "ARMA"-way of solving that would have been the best, I guess. Pushing WASD just makes you say "forward, stop, backwards, left, right" and the bot is moving the tank according to your commands.
                And if you have seen for example Voodoo part 2, or Gametrailers' Tank walktrhough, you would already know that pushing WASD just makes you say where to go, and the bot moves according these commands. You are not going to "drive" in commanders position!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pechente View Post
                  Edit: But an "ARMA"-way of solving that would have been the best, I guess. Pushing WASD just makes you say "forward, stop, backwards, left, right" and the bot is moving the tank according to your commands.
                  Isn't that how it is? In RO1 when can press the keypad directions to say "forward" "left" "right" "stop" etc., though it didn't have bots, it seems like they'd just keep this and have the bot thing with it.
                  Last edited by Derpus; 08-26-2011, 05:19 PM.

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                  • #10
                    It was a nice review, long and positive, though it wasn't very precise about features.

                    But you'd think a site like that would know how to correctly write the name of a game they're referring to (Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord, not Beyond Normandy).

                    Still, 8/10 for the review.

                    PS: Thank god only a couple of days till the beta
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                    • #11
                      A really enjoyable Read, Cheers Alan
                      [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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                      • #12
                        Grrrrr. He's on Steam but seems to be afk.

                        I wonder how many people are going to notice 'basesball'...
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                        • #13
                          Really nice read, loved the screen with the muzzel flash, shows how intensive this kind of games are!

                          But I'm kinda pesimistic about the whole deal to tone down the game a bit for the more mainstream gamers. I'd personally prefer to have the compass back instead of the minimap.
                          But I guess TWI needs the gamers caz they have to eat and pay bills too.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                            Armchair General, is a well-known and loved site. If you don't what a "grognard" is,
                            La Garde meurt..... elle ne se rend pas
                            Balanced review from a solid site +1
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stephen View Post
                              Why do we have to wait so long?
                              For perfection, mah boy.

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