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Mithel

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  1. That's not a problem, but that doesn't allow the AI to take over for him. It would only allow me to have another human take over.
  2. Is there any way to continue a multiplayer game as a single player? If your opponent loses interest and drops out, it would be nice to be able to continue playing a game that is interesting.
  3. I'd like to restate my question (which perhaps was lost in the other thread): I'd like to clarify the impact of "intelligence" on the opponent's research: So if I'm understanding this correctly if I research to level 4 intelligence and my opponent has level 0 intelligence then they could NEVER succeed in researching any tech beyond level 1? (because the chance to go from 1 to 2 is 4%) Correct? (unless they invested multiple chits into the same research) Does this also apply to my enemy researching intelligence? In other words if I somehow managed to blitz to level 5 intelligence and m
  4. Thank you Bill! That seems like an odd increase to me, at least now that I know what those numbers are, it is easy enough to mod.
  5. In the R&D section, "Resource Bombardment" has "Defender Unit hit %" as 10. Does this mean that when bombers bomb a city the defending unit is hit 10% of the time? (aka 90% of the time the defending unit is invulnerable?) What is "increments" % in the "Resource Bombardment"? Does this mean that each tech level advancement of bombers increases the chance to hit the defending unit by 10%? Or does this mean that bombing inflicts 10% more MPP points of damage to the city?
  6. In the advanced screen of modding R&D, I see the submarine dive % as 20% and "increments" of 10%. Does this mean that if someone researches to level 5 then their subs have a 70% chance of diving when attacked? The "research progression per chit" is 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Does this mean that if I'm at tech level 1 and I want to research to level 2, if I invest two chits is my chance to advance 4 + 3 = 7%? (assuming no influence of "intelligence") Or does it mean that the first chit I invest gives me a 5% chance to advance no matter what tech level I'm at initially? (thus going from level 3
  7. I can confirm that in e-mail games the intelligence spotting is working (specifically for USA). I'd like to clarify the impact of "intelligence" on the opponent's research: So if I'm understanding this correctly if I research to level 4 intelligence and my opponent has level 0 intelligence then they could NEVER succeed in researching any tech beyond level 1? (because the chance to go from 1 to 2 is 4%) Correct? Does this also apply to my enemy researching intelligence? In other words if I somehow managed to blitz to level 5 intelligence and my opponent had level 0 intelligence then
  8. Oh wow, this is good to know. I wish I'd known this when I bought SC2.
  9. I think if you want a hard copy of the manual you need to print it yourself. But hopefully the developers can answer this more accurately. I believe a lot of companies have stopped printing manuals due to the high cost and the fact that they tend to go out of date very quickly as patches are released.
  10. Concepts like "far side" are trivial for the human mind, but require coding complexity for a computer program to handle. Another example would be a battle on an island, now try to apply your "retreat" concept. Do the retreating units magically get evacuated from the island? Or say the Brits are pushed out of their last city in North Africa, is the next closest city London? Cool... let me know what you think of HoI.
  11. Interesting idea. I see some possible issues. What if the city is already occupied? This could be too much work to program as we have no idea if the city would be very close to the front line or far back. And there is the potential that the "nearest" city might actually result in an illogical relocation to the other side of a front (such as in North Africa). I find the design of the game as it is now basically emphasizes always garrisoning cities. Give the latest version of "Hearts of Iron" a try. I'd be curious what your impression is.
  12. Actually the game does have a built in design that deters massive invasions early in the game: the cost of doing amphibious. The economy certainly could use improvement so the Allies start out with weak production but then become quite overwhelming as the years pass. It's still not bad though and Germany is in serious trouble if they don't knock out Russia. How far should the game developers go in implementing realism? As far as possible! For me the only thing that should make them even hesitate is if the realism comes at a horrible cost in playability. There should always be a lot o
  13. SC2 doesn't have "combined arms" at all since there is no stacking and all movement and combat is sequential. Certainly this is a weakness in the game design. What SC2 really has is more of a "rock, paper, scissors" approach. I'm not bothered by unit's going to "alternate reality" as much as by abstractions like Polish resources contributing to British production and British production points being used for Polish production. Or perhaps worse yet, German technology and production able to make high quality Bulgarian units, near the end of the game, yet Italy still struggling badly to buil
  14. Comparing early war individual weapons to late war weapons does result in some impressive contrasts. But SC2 is a strategic game, a unit represents a corp or army not an individual weapon system. Even partisans found ways to knock out Tigers. And the real problem is not that a 1939 division would be wiped off the map by a 1945 division but rather that two 1939 divisions can scratch each other but two 1945 divisions annihilate each other. Nobody will argue that an early war Stuka is seriously inferior to a late war Fw-190 equipped for ground attack, but the actual destructive ability di
  15. I have the opposite point of view, as a defender I find it frustrating that an air unit can *destroy* that weak 1 or 2 strength point unit. Overall I prefer realism and "realism" is more accurately portrayed by most often just weakening units not outright eliminating them. But without retreat we have to have elimination (or some stubborn 1 strength point unit will continue to hold some important position). But these are minor quibbles with the SC2 design. A far more significant problem is how a unit goes from being impotent at the beginning, to god like after several tech advances. Ai
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