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by Sourdust
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Future dev diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Future dev diaries

Lol .. you mean someone read them! I did copy them to my site when Shenandoah shut, but later, when changing ISP, my previous ISP wiped the files before I'd copied over all the images. Its a huge job to find and relink them. http://www.colourandnoise.com/projects/shenandoah-blog-posts/ Damn. Shenan...
by Sourdust
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Future dev diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Future dev diaries

Call me old-fashioned, but I think the best dev diaries are those that are actual diaries - eg, that show us what the dev is currently working on, and give us a little insight into dilemmas, thought processes, problems and solutions that go into the making of a game. I want to know what you're agon...
by Sourdust
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Future dev diaries
Replies: 28
Views: 1617

Re: Future dev diaries

Call me old-fashioned, but I think the best dev diaries are those that are actual diaries - eg, that show us what the dev is currently working on, and give us a little insight into dilemmas, thought processes, problems and solutions that go into the making of a game. I want to know what you're agoni...
by Sourdust
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #4
Replies: 56
Views: 7169

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #4

The fact that art can't provide support fire against tanks is an interesting design choice - somewhat ahistorical, as in the real war artillery was often very effective against armor - not necessarily direct kills, but lots of damage and disruption. (treads, forcing tanks to button up, superficial d...
by Sourdust
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: PANZER CORPS II UNITS WISHLIST
Replies: 28
Views: 9403

Re: PANZER CORPS II UNITS WISHLIST

Well, the super heavy tanks and other speculative stuff are fun, but I'd prefer if there was a historical PCII with more-or-less historical equipment as the base. Perhaps the speculative stuff should be in a separate, more free-wheeling "alt" campaign? The end-war scenarios in PC with Mauses (Mäusen...
by Sourdust
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: AI improvement
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: AI improvement

Yes to this. Two other AI flaws that it should be possible to fix... First, it would be good to see AI be a bit more cautious about making attacks where there is a possibility of an unseen enemy artillery or AA piece. Currently it's too easy to sucker the AI into making an ill-advised attack on a fr...
by Sourdust
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #1
Replies: 114
Views: 11569

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #1

I think the artillery guns should have crews. They look so lonely, and inoperative, without some guys to fire them! It's like representing infantry by a pile of rifles and grenades... Ditto for open-topped vehicles, you should see some crew inside. In fact, even the tanks should be unbuttoned, in my...
by Sourdust
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #1
Replies: 114
Views: 11569

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #1

Well, good to see something at long last! The graphics do nothing at all for me, they're bland exhibit "early 21st century 3D render style", which is to say no style at all. I can't see that these graphics justify the shift to 3D. Unity of Command 2 team is doing a far better job producing a coheren...
by Sourdust
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

I think it was this line: "Doing historical battles is also a potential issue due to the dynamic maps - unless they created them by hand, the battlespace wouldn't resemble the historical geography of an area." You have to admit, it gives the strong impression that DLCs wouldn't be covering historica...
by Sourdust
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

To get coverage we have to give exclusives to magazines. Once they've posted we can share the info. That's the strange world we live in... OK, now that they've posted... can you provide any more detail about the dynamic maps? In particular, is it true that there won't be historical maps and scenari...
by Sourdust
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Wargamer PzC 2 first screenshots
Replies: 68
Views: 12416

Re: Wargamer PzC 2 first screenshots

Couple of other random observations, after having a closer look... - Icons at the very top of the map indicate a range of different resources. The last 3 appear to be transport resources (sea/air/rail). The middle icons must be fuel and ammo pools, not sure about the rest - is one of them prestige? ...
by Sourdust
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Wargamer PzC 2 first screenshots
Replies: 68
Views: 12416

Re: Wargamer PzC 2 first screenshots

Isn't it weird that there's a wargamer article, but nothing on Slitherine or Flashback websites? Some bits of the wargamer article read as though the author is assuming the reader has seen a longer post or description of some kind from devs. Anyway, graphics are better than I had expected, bearing i...
by Sourdust
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Check Your 6!
Topic: Check Your 6! - Planes Infographic (Germans)
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: Check Your 6! - Planes Infographic (Germans)

BH 110? Really guys?
by Sourdust
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

My prediction: you're gonna buy it. If you've never used the Mac version of Panzer Corps you have no idea just what kind of crap Slitherine is willing to release. Now that I have, I do. Yep, tried the Mac version, and quickly went back to the Windows version. And I also recall the debacle that was ...
by Sourdust
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

... I will never buy PC2 due to the developers lack of interest in the community . .... Dude's totally going to buy it. Probably on day 1. I for one will not. Not because of the lack of pre-release engagement which really doesn't matter in the end, but because of the piss poor programming that went...
by Sourdust
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

fuselex wrote:...
I will never buy PC2 due to the developers lack of interest in the community .
....
Dude's totally going to buy it. Probably on day 1.
by Sourdust
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What to choose while waiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

Re: What to choose while waiting

Unity of Command, if you haven't already. I've just rediscovered how great it is, after letting it rest for a while. Liking it so much I even did another community scenario for it, 7 years after initial release...
by Sourdust
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: new game for this summer !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3885

Re: new game for this summer !!

Agree, Klotzen looks promising. I like the description of mechanics and features so far, and the graphics aren't bad. Keeping a close eye on it on Steam. The tone of the developer and the overall look and feel to me seems better than that other PG clone done up in neon 3D super-zoom in Unreal Engine...
by Sourdust
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

Yes, I'd agree with that in general. There are exceptions, where I do believe good player engagement has improved the final product, but in general there's no link between pre-release marketing/engagement and game quality. Certainly there have been games (Civ, I'm lookin' at you) with plenty of pre-...
by Sourdust
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Developers should show something new
Replies: 103
Views: 19994

Re: Developers should show something new

That's not how things work in game development or any other industry for that matter. A product is shown when there's something good to show, not just anything, because then questions start why things look bad. Game development starts by building the "skeleton", "muscles", "organs", etc, of the bod...

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