# Thread - 2009-06-21 at 5:34 AM
Its one of the best rts out there today but not really backed professionally which is really a shame its a ww2 rts and is really solid has many adaptations in it as far as micro wise makes for interesting games. Just wondering if any of you have tried this one out?
# Answer: 2 - 2009-06-21 at 3:54 PM
It is innovative as units use cover and when you direct tanks you want to micro so that the front of the tank is facing because that is where armor is thickest etc. Many different things like this make it interesting. However the original game only has 2 factions the Wehrmacht and Americans, There are 2 other expansions however I only have the first game and one expansion. CoH: Opposing Fronts allows you to play the British and Panzer Elite as well as the 2 from the first game. One thing about it though is even when you play online it is Allies vs. Axis so if you join a game where all the allied positions are taken you must play on the axis side. Can be a downside if you are wanting to play just one army and cant get in on that side. The third expansion I dont consider to be worth it it only allows a few more units for each of the armies and the way its set up is you dont have to have that expansion to play people with the expansion like in aoe3 you just dont get to build those units which isnt a big deal the game is still balanced whether you have them or not.
Online multiplayer is pretty good. The one thing I fault it with is for ranked games you are randomly paired with a player of your skill it does a good job of doing that its just I prefer to choose the game I play. So there is no list of games you must do a quick search for ranked games. However for unranked games you may choose from a list of hosted games. Relic who makes it does a good job of keeping up with it their are patches pretty often to fix bugs and balance issues. The online community is decently large not huge
# Answer: 3 - 2009-06-21 at 3:57 PM
sorry for the lengthiness but tried to answer your questions as thouroughly as possible... oh yes and one more thing this game has no air or naval combat per se. You can call in help from air units but you cant build aircraft or boats or anything. and you only get help from air units if you choose certain command trees which are basically like tech trees with certain unlockables which may unlock abilities such as calling in artillery fire or the ability to see enemy tanks sooner than before. As well as unlocking units such as for the wehrmacht the tiger can be unlocked.
# Answer: 7 - 2009-06-22 at 12:18 AM
Well its pretty much the same as DoW2 and yes it was good but it ailes due to the balance. In the beginnings of the game (its rather old now!). It was unbalanced like hell until the second Addon and never got any big support. Thats why it has a pretty small community also cause dow2 is something like a follower. What makes the game better than dow2 is the atmosphere and that the gamemechanics are pretty good implemented for what the game is (melee in dow2 brakes some of this mechanics)
The biggest cons for this game wich are very massive for me are:
Ur units act automatically and run to cover. Sometimes they split in a very stupid way and often they dont shoot back cause they do stupid things..
The Tankpathing is so fucking bad thats just impossible... And the infantry pathing is not very much better...
# Answer: 8 - 2009-06-22 at 2:16 AM
tank pathing can be infuriating I agree and the balance has continually been getting better through patches however its like any other game I remember aoe3 would bring out a new patch and there was a new lame civ it just happens.
# Answer: 9 - 2009-06-22 at 2:21 AM
BTW the next game this clan will be competing in is SC2 correct? I have wanted to play that but I don't understand the craze over it but I guess I am just too young I never have played the original but I heard it was the best. I just was wondering because I would like to try to become a part of the clan and be a contributing factor as I left a pretty shitty impression my first time on here but I have no one to blame but myself for that one.