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Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:22 pm
by AlbertoC
Order of Battle fans, we have big news for you. The game previously known as Order of Battle: Pacific is being restructured into Order of Battle: World War II, a bigger project with a wider scope and the goal of featuring multiple fronts of World War II.

Order of Battle: Pacific is going to be split into three different products:

Order of Battle: World War II, featuring the bootcamp missions and the first mission of each DLC.
• The Order of Battle: U.S. Pacific DLC, featuring the American Pacific campaign.
• The Order of Battle: Rising Sun DLC, featuring the Japanese Pacific campaign.

Now hold on to your seats! Order of Battle WORLD WAR II will be available to everyone for free! It contains the bootcamp scenarios plus the first scenario of every DLC (including future ones), and they are completely free. You will be able to try the game, play several scenarios and decide if you’d like to buy the DLCs.

Important: if you own Order of Battle: Pacific you’ll be given free keys for the two DLCs, Rising Sun and U.S. Pacific, plus any other DLC you already own!


That’s not all: in order to unlock the fully-featured editor and every single faction in multiplayer only a single DLC purchase is needed!

Ok, here is an example of what you can expect from this system.

Below is the campaign screen that you’ll see if you’re a newcomer to the series and you have never purchased the base game. You have immediate access to the bootcamp campaign (at the top) and all of the other campaigns (which are DLCs) are grayed out but you can still click on them!

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Let’s click on the US Marines campaign (at the bottom). A description is displayed on the left panel and now two buttons have appeared on the right. If you click on “Try Campaign”, you’ll be able to see the campaign screen and launch the first scenario, which is Solomon Islands.

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So you can enjoy this scenario with absolutely no restrictions.

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After a few hours of intense combat, you finally beat the scenario and switch to the next one in this campaign (which is Guadalcanal).

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Now you can read the briefing, deploy your units and plan your future moves. But when you’ll press end turn, you’ll see the following screen. Either you want to continue your amazing wargaming experience and purchase the DLC to unlock the whole campaign or you can quit and go back to the main menu. In any case, your progression is saved so even if you decide to purchase the campaign later, you’ll be able to keep the experience that your units earned in the first scenario.

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Also, as mentioned previously, the editor, multiplayer modes and community content are not available in the free version, but you only need to own one of the DLCs to instantly unlock this content!

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Finally, here is an example of what happens when you buy (or already own) a DLC of Order of Battle: World War II. Every single campaign owned appears with bright colors in the campaign screen. Also instead of the buttons previously displayed, you now have a “Launch” button. Click on it and you’re ready for a full campaign of amazing scenarios!

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Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:34 pm
by MikeMarchant
What a totally brilliant idea!


Best Wishes

Mike

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:10 pm
by HalfLifeExpert
Interesting, maybe ill give OOB a try...

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:37 pm
by mhladnik
Congratulations! This sounds like a great setup, I like the implementation.
Long live OOB WWII :)

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:44 pm
by richfed
Sounds absolutely fantastic! I look forward to it all. As it stands, OOB Pacific is my favorite PC game. Looks like it will only get better. Thanks!

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:18 pm
by bru888
Looks like some folks have their thinking caps on, for sure. Good luck!

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:38 am
by Blathergut
When is this happening? Will it be handled by an update?

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:35 am
by Magic1111
Blathergut wrote:When is this happening? Will it be handled by an update?


Yes, that´s interesting questions! :!:

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:13 am
by BiteNibbleChomp
In another thread adherbal said the next update would bring the game to the "World War II" version. He has also delayed winter war to July because of this.

- BNC

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:06 am
by Erik2
Very smart move :idea:

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:42 am
by Shards
Blathergut wrote:When is this happening? Will it be handled by an update?


Very soon :-)

And yes, it'll be a patch/update and will convert your game automatically and retain all the Campaigns that you already own.

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:22 am
by Magic1111
Shards wrote:And yes, it'll be a patch/update and will convert your game automatically and retain all the Campaigns that you already own.


Okay, good to know! Many thanks! :D

Re: Order of Battle goes global!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:52 pm
by psklenar
*PLEASE* add more coop multiplayer scenarios! Maybe even some campaigns! I'd even pay extra for more co-op!!!!