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Memoir' 44 online Days of Wonder
For those already registered, Days of Wonder has released a new version with a flatter price structure. They've also given out 30 additional gold to play with.
They appear to have cleaned up a bit of usability issues as well, including showing your current gold on the main screen which seemed like a pretty glaring oversight in the prior version.
Yeah, I got that email about the price changes. It's really great that they're listening to their customer base, and I'm a little closer to throwing some money down now. I will definitely do it down the road if they release an online version of the campaign game. With these sorts of games I always crave a larger context/sense of progression.
Yea, for the moment, it's base game. However, "expert mode" will give you access at least to Eastern Front and Pacific scenarios (hooks are already in the game for those) as well as "fan made scenarios, Breakthru maps," and others. I would presume that the Air Pack will be included in that since the Expert Mode icon is actually the Air Pack box illustration, but who knows... I believe "expert mode" is available with any of the Mem44 online packages you can buy in the DOW store. (I know mine was "unlocked" when I bought the $60 "get $30 free from the DOW store" package but it still has no content, so it matters not at this point.)
I'm not an expert, but I think it's just the base game.
Also, I'm compelled to apologize to DOW for whining earlier without reading further. There is a real deal scenario editor that will interface with the game in the pipleline. It will be part of the paid "Expert Mode."
Also, I'm glad to hear they did away with the nickel-&-dime model. With the Gold Ingot model, you're still essentially pumping quarters into your own computer to play, but this feels somewhat less excessive in its exploitation. (Yea, I still hate it, but I will pay to be an early adopter simply to continue to encourage development. This is a VERY nice product and I'd like to see them "finish" it with the rest of the expansions and editor before shutting it down. I'm sure that, should development end for one reason or another, a hack/patch to fool the "ingot checker" will bubble up eventually. (Speaking of hacked/patched versions of decent boardgame videogames, if anyone needs the "fully functional" version of Knizia's Samurai [the "Rice/Monk/Samurai" area control game, not the Wallenstein re-theme], drop me a line. This version gives you all 4 players and all the play modes. It's also hard as a motherfucker to beat.])
Managed to get my first win against another human being too. (Obviously, my opponent was very tired since it was 0430 and he had already completely smoked me in our first game...)
AND I got my first win against a human as well. I had one in the bag earlier and ran into a dice malfunction second to none. Last night I got off to a great start and only needed to frag one more unit. Then my cards went dry and my dice didn't help and for a second I thought I was going to blow it again, but the dice came back for one last round and that was what it took. Still a Cadet, but I've popped the cherry.
The interface is excellent (when the buttons work) but I'll be curious to see how well it scales up when you put a second board on it. Pan and zoom is ugly with wargames. Now that I'm starting to get the hang of the line-of-sight display and a few of the rules I'm much more comfortable with it.