OOB Expansions I don't want to see

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OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by jdarocha » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm

I've read a few posts about OOB expansions that players would like to see, here are some that I am completely uninterested in;

a) The Blakans
b) The Italian Campaign 1943 - 1945
c) Battle of the Bulge/Ardennes (over done)
d) France 1940 (overdone)
e) Crete

A subjective list, of course, but there it is.
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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by robertahyuk » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:20 pm

Halder wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm
I've read a few posts about OOB expansions that players would like to see, here are some that I am completely uninterested in;

a) The Blakans
b) The Italian Campaign 1943 - 1945
c) Battle of the Bulge/Ardennes (over done)
d) France 1940 (overdone)
e) Crete

A subjective list, of course, but there it is.
Halder
I have to agree Halder. A couple of those have been way overdone. Almost hate to see them run a D-Day DLC as it's been done so many times.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by terminator » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:34 pm

Halder wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm
I've read a few posts about OOB expansions that players would like to see, here are some that I am completely uninterested in;

a) The Blakans
b) The Italian Campaign 1943 - 1945
c) Battle of the Bulge/Ardennes (over done)
d) France 1940 (overdone)
e) Crete

A subjective list, of course, but there it is.
Halder
In contrast what you would like to see as OOB expansions ? All the remainder ?
France 1940 overdone ? Do you know a wargame with the Italian invasion of France, also called the Battle of the Alps ?

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Edgewalker » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:34 pm

You are too late! There already is a "Crete" scenario and it's really good !
In all seriousness though, I would like to see all the theatres covered soooner or later, however, I agree on Normandy D-Day. Judging from the games 2WW consisted in 90% of D-Day, 9% of Stalingrad and 1% of everything else.
Dieppe Raid would be cool though.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by richfed » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:34 pm

INMO, you can't have a complete WWII game without those campaigns/battles.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Zachmann » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:36 am

I'd like to see the designers' interpretation of those battles.
In my opinion they do unique mission designs.
Playing "Sandstorm" does feel different from playing "Afrikakorps".

This is a great series - and in the end I would like to have all the major campaigns of the period covered.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by conboy » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:06 pm

I would really like to see/play an official OOB Battle of the Bulge and Italian Campaign! Erik and Bru have very good Ardennes battles -- I'd also like to see/play an Artistocrat version along with an official PvP.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Admiral_Horthy » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:24 pm

I was thinking very hard, but I have none. A would like to see even allied campaigns in Europe. Well what I don't want... perhaps a badly made soviet campaign. Made out of history books which have huge red stars on them... A realistically done soviet grand campaign would be a HUGE difference in player experience and gaming style we used to this day ))

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by jdarocha » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:49 pm

I would like to see OOB offer DLC related to other wars/conflicts. The OOB gameplay, layout and game engine are great, so why not cover DLC related to Korea, Cold War or Middle East. Do what SSI did when they released "People's General".
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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Andy2012 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:45 am

@Halder: There is still a lot of WW2 to cover and what I have seen and played so far from upcoming DLCS is pretty awesome. And as far as I know, there are no OoB modern units and conflicts campaigns planned (yet) and no mods in this direction.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by 13obo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:52 am

When is the DLC coming, Andy? We promise we won't tell anyone if you share. Panzer Strategy turned out to be a massive disappointment that I couldn't force myself to play even 2 turns.

Waiting for OOB with eternal patience but it's getting hard when no decent substitutes available.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Andy2012 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:35 am

13obo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:52 am
When is the DLC coming, Andy? We promise we won't tell anyone if you share. Panzer Strategy turned out to be a massive disappointment that I couldn't force myself to play even 2 turns.

Waiting for OOB with eternal patience but it's getting hard when no decent substitutes available.
No release date yet. But it is well worth the wait. Meanwhile, there are still tons of custom campaigns to play. And Panzer Strategy, well...best stick to Slitherine quality. :wink:

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by jdarocha » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:22 pm

Don't get me wrong, I love OOB; and I like what it has done for WWII PC Games of it's type (IGOUGO). I agree that there is still a lot of WWII to cover and there is still some WWII DLC's that I would look forward to, like more Pacific Theater (Marines) or Battle of Berlin, but at the same time, it's a shame to limit such a solid game engine and design to WWII. Strategic Command and Panzer General all expanded beyond the WWII time frame with great expansions to the original series. It would be nice to see OOB eventually do the same thing.

Nonetheless, keep up the great work.

Thanks
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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by jdarocha » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Sorry, I Just noted something in Andy's post; where are these "custom campaigns"? Are you referring to the current list of OOB DLC's or something else.
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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Erik2 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:16 am

Halder wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:25 pm
Sorry, I Just noted something in Andy's post; where are these "custom campaigns"? Are you referring to the current list of OOB DLC's or something else.
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There are a large number of custom scenarios and a few custom campaigns in the Scenario Design forum.
viewforum.php?f=374

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by GUNDOBALDO08 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:15 pm

Ok no release date, but why this extremely long silence from Devs?!? official news list is wide from 16/5/2018!!! I think time of new dlc announcement is here.
My idea is that Devs is waiting for more info about PC2 before any other announcement about OOB...

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by bru888 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 pm

I can only tell you that something is in the works, currently in beta.
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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Andy2012 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:54 pm

GUNDOBALDO08 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Ok no release date, but why this extremely long silence from Devs?!? official news list is wide from 16/5/2018!!! I think time of new dlc announcement is here.
My idea is that Devs is waiting for more info about PC2 before any other announcement about OOB...
You are overthinking things. This is a small team supplying a niche-market, they need some time for development. Be patient and you will be rewarded. :D

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by Ruggs225 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:05 pm

I would like to see more pacific themed ones as well. Like a grand campaign style on the pacific. One in which the sea battles would really effect how land battles or invasions take place. Both for the U.S. and Japan.

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Re: OOB Expansions I don't want to see

Post by WarHomer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:59 am

Ruggs225 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:05 pm
I would like to see more pacific themed ones as well. Like a grand campaign style on the pacific. One in which the sea battles would really effect how land battles or invasions take place. Both for the U.S. and Japan.
A MASSIVE + 1 from me! A Grand Pacific campaign would be awesome. Morning Sun + Rising Sun didn´t really feel connected to me, and the 12 or so missions of Rising Sun didn´t do Justice to the "entire" Pacific war. But also a Allied Grand Pacific campaign would be great.

I don´t agree that a Grand Italian campaign wouldn´t be fun, quite the contrary.

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