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by marcusjm
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

Well, if you think obscure topics can't succeed then take a look at Norm Koger, he always went for the less popular subjects. Still, as far as I know he still sells games based on such obscure topics as Russian Japanese naval operations. It is all about the game quality in the end and some good mark...
by marcusjm
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

I think the main benefit for WITP is the one main forum they have, AGEOD is spread thinly around too many forums. Maybe the best is to migrate fully with Paradox. Also. Gary Grigsby is as famous as you get in the wargame field, everything he does automatically gathers more fans due to his history. I...
by marcusjm
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: This Game Is A WINNER !
Replies: 13
Views: 3918

We still want to improve on game speed, but now it will be harder, so it will need more hours put in development, although this is still quite possible to do better. Not that I want to disparage this great game I love, but Civ IV took more than 5 mn in turn processing in the end game, for me (now I...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

I was partly thinking how US often ended up supporting democratic movements in contrast to the European nations. Like this example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Shuster This was actually exactly what I meant with my references to the principles of the Revolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

I refered to the principles of American Revolution, you know the detail about freedom ;) . My short answer is that African colonisation shouldn't really happen earlier tha 75 or so. The scramble should happen roughly when it did so historically, witj some what if. I agree 100 % with vaalen but I als...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

I get the idea of going for what if scenarios though.

Maybe Acs could be given more say over these matters!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scramble_for_Africa
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

caranorn wrote:Certainly not against the practical application of that Republic. Manifest Destiny, Liberia, Hawaii, Samoa, Cuba, Porto Rico, Philippines and I'm sure I missed some that belong to that list...


Yes but those were about sphere of influence rather than colonial exploitation.
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

We could get into a historians spiff here but... Just to clarify, I don't believe the US had any interest in "Liberation". Liberia was a way to get rid of some free blacks. They established their own oligarchy that was supported, slightly, but US business interests. I can see what-if scenarios wher...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

ohms_law wrote:Constraints such as... what?

I don't follow the comment (fragment?) about the US either. Did you press the post button when you intended to press the preview/go advanced button, perhaps?


I mean that colonization would be against the ideas of the Republic.
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

Well at least some constraints should be added. Remember that US rather seemed to support liberation rathet than colonization,
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

Or more probably from buying the DLCs once the game has been bought... Well, I bought hoi3 after Sf cane out so if the improvements are what tips you over then it will draw in new customers. After bug fixes I look forward to DlC. This is already one of the best grand strategy games, it can only get...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

Still. Could any of the betas/devs answer why you ditched the good things you already had? The AACW ledger is way way better than this, why did you backwards in design? F4 is not that bad initself but maybe some general summary screens are still needed. Certainly no reason to shelf the game at least...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

Personally I think they should go for the book style that all other age games has. That way the could motivate some design budget.
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Why can't the F4 ledger be a little more like this?
Replies: 72
Views: 10958

Maybe we should add a chip in feature. AGEOD states what each feature would cost, once the donations reach that level they do it ;) . Seriously though. All these ideas would be good to save for the expansion, that is when development costs are justified ;) . Plus, now AGEOD has a huge advantage sinc...
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Britain easily winning
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Good point. There should be an option to play on like in Civ, maybe without scores or something?
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The 1880 start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Still, from 1880 and onwards it was a fairly level field when it came to colonization and involvement in World affairs. Japan were of course lagging but still had a chance to make an impression in East Asia.

1880 or the other idea of 1900 would be perfect for mp games in my book.
by marcusjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Britain easily winning
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Well, there is a reason why this period was called Pax Britannica. The United Kingdom was at their peak during this century and it is more than fair to compare with the Roman Empire during their peak. As Japan your chances of disrupting UK.s plans are minimal so it is more the case of AI doing it be...
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AHistorical Colonisation
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

As long as we don't see any Bhutanese Battleships ;) .
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: UI idea: selling in B-screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Sold to me at least. I think the T system is too clunky.
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The 1880 start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

The way Pax Britannica worked was like this. It started 1880 and ended once all the major powers were at war with eachother. WW1 was out of scope for that game. I think a similar scenario would be perfect for PON. 1880 until maybe 3 or more major powers are at war in Europe. I am not sure if this ga...
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Your Top 3 Concerns With The Game
Replies: 69
Views: 13707

One possibke solution for two problems could be direct links to regions from eg. The ledger an events.

My two main are mp and events listings.
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: AAR Subforum?
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Might as well close these down then. I agree totally with the OP though, these forums have a much better tone and feeling. It has nothing to do with Paradox, they are not responsible for their users ;) . These forums seem to be quite heavily hacked though so maybe the security issues is a reason eno...
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Setting up a multiplayer game
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

I most certainly do not wish to interrupt your wonderful dialogue, yet could anyone offer some more precise and specific instructions? Otherwise England won't be the only-one having a harrowing of the north to worry about. Sorry, did not mean to hijack your thread. From the manual Play By E-mail (P...
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The 1880 start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Was this for the DLC plans or will it be patched in?
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Setting up a multiplayer game
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

In that case I think a finalized 1.02 would be a good start, too many restarts otherwise ;) .

Btw. Those here who have finished War in the East PBEM, how long are those games typically? I guess nobody managed a full campaign.
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: The 1880 start?
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

The 1880 start?

I was a bit unsure about this. Is this scheduled for a patch or DLC?

Personally I think this start will be perfect for mp games. Somewhat shorter but not only that, Japan becomes much more interesting due to having some modernization etc.
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Setting up a multiplayer game
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Dropbox probably works quite well too. Personally I am hoping for the 1880 scenario. It would then reflect the boardgame Pax Britannica quite well. Also, it would make Japan more fun I think. Any word on the 1880 start btw? montgomeryjlion : I would like to try a scenario to start, just to get the h...
by marcusjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Setting up a multiplayer game
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

marcusjm you can count on me for the game, not going on holiday till mid september, even if this swedish girl crisis sounds interesting. There could be a diplomatic escalation between our nations from the beginning if you don't hand over any hostage to me :w00t: No holiday for me either yet :( . Bu...
by marcusjm
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Setting up a multiplayer game
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

I have a thread in the mp forum for this also.

I will just wait until the first patches are out. Summer is also an issue, too many Swedisbh girls here ;) .

The mp system has always been this engines weakness but it can be done.
by marcusjm
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Pride of Nations
Topic: Can you give us an installer for the patch?
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

I can understand that. Even I as an experienced user consider those things, with experience also comes some gung ho mentality sometimes ;) .

The recommendation given above is good. Make an extra backup of the folders and then delete them as instructed, then move over the folders from the zip file.

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