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In Progress Let's Play: Rule The Waves

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Dayyālu, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Andnjord Arcane

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    Well damn, I'm gonna have to finish my Steam & Iron LP now, won't I? To be fair I do have the time for that now.

    I'm currently reading The Fast Carriers by Clark Reynolds, so that should help some.
     
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  2. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Yes. I almost got banned from the official forums for.... discussing the subject a tad too freely. As I said there, it ain't a problem: the game will be quickly cracked, I presume, and while I will suffer the shitty DRM by buying it legally I hope we'll get a more usable version thanks to the Eternal Russian.

    Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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  3. Comte Arcane

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    Nice man I followed those discussions and there were some well argued posts against. Like you said the eternal Russian will crack this well us paying customers suffer with this crap. I am planning on purchasing if you get a crack let me know bro.
     
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  4. Comte Arcane

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    You can only use the license 3 times on 3 different machines. Awful why dont they just use steam?
     
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  5. Hoggypare Learned

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    Steam's extortionate practices are a huge drain of potential revenue for a developer of an extremely niche title for niche audience, since the exposition won't neccessarily translate to better sales. That is also why they have higher pricepoint than their game seemingly justifies (other than the fact it has no competition) - they have to get their developement money's worth from a much more limited customer base, so the price they expect people to pay is higher.
    I agree the DRM is ultimately pointless and will get cracked anyway, but steam is a death sentence to niche indie devs.
     
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  6. Comte Arcane

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    I hate DRM and I am not a big steam fan I deleted it years ago but their DRM scheme for this game fucking sucks.
     
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  7. Dayyālu Arcane

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    I'll be blunt: the RTW devs are good and kind people, but they are utterly clueless. From their replies (and private PMs) they are polite and civilized, but they simply completely fail to understand how PC gaming works and how to reach a bigger audience.

    It's not their field and they don't care, and they pretty much took in a DRM in the misguided hope it will work. It's kinda sorta an old people thing. Can't be angry at them for that.
     
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  8. shalis Barely Literate

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    Reading that thread on the DRM was an exercise in frustration. The devs may be good and kind, but they are also stubborn as mules and completely stuck on a false perspective based on their fear of losing POTENTIAL income. They completely fail to focus on what they should be focusing on, increasing exposure, as well as the QOL of their game and site. Anyways, I almost decided not to buy it, but it seems they gave in a little and allow up to 8 different machines to used with one license now which is ok even if I abhor hardware locked software in principle.
    Thanks Dayyalu, without you I wouldn't even know about this game.
     
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  9. Dayyālu Arcane

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    IITT'S OOOUT

    [​IMG]


    I can't wait for the crack to come soon enough. I mean, seriously?

    EDIT: Also, "we don't want to inconvenience our buyers"

    Only payment option is Paypal

    COMRADES, SERIOUSLY
     
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  10. Hoggypare Learned

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    Just as a clarification - the only option is paypal, but You can pay with a card without having an account there - I did that
    Also, You can play for 3 days before activation. Also it took me 3 minutes (it takes less when you use automatic option if You use mail clients on your pc) to write mail with codes yesterday, and 30 seconds to instert them today.
    Not that I support the whole DRM thing, it is ultimately pointless, but let's not make it appear as it is some huge inconvenience. Compared to the UI of fleet management screeen, and what it takes to dispatch ships, this is nothing.
    And it is much easier to chew, if You consider how many other design focused military games featuring tactical, strategic and economic layer are out there.

    So I endured, I am in 1924 as Japan so far, game's more of the same but better. Some flaws still persist, but overall I had a good time
     
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  11. Comte Arcane

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    I bought this today now that they added Israel. Now I wait for my code...…………..
     
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  12. Dayyālu Arcane

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    My first game is with CSA.

    I'm not some crazy slavery-supporting dude, but it has an incredibly nice starting position and you get to be a good cancer to the US and other colonial powers. Sank two Bs for four DDs, take that Uncle Sam!
     
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  13. Andnjord Arcane

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    Yeah, the CSA is a fun starting position, my favorite one from RTW as you get all the fun of the USA without the OP late game budget.

    Almost finished the LP, so now I can get RTW2 too and join in the fun :D
     
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  14. Andnjord Arcane

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  15. Andnjord Arcane

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    This thread is now officially for random discussions about RTW2

    I've just started a game as Italy with auto legacy fleet and the game gave me this in the under construction queue:

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    I don't even know how that qualifies as a Battleship :lol:
     
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  16. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Because it's too slow. The autosystem probably tried to design a CA, fucked up with armour and fucked up even more managing to get a speed slower than the minimum 19 knots for CA, and it got classified as a B.

    The wonders of the Rome government

    On the other hand, treaties are awesome. Brb 20k tons 12 inch guns max permitted have fun scapping half of your BB fleet

    And I've read there are lower limits, like 12k tons and 8 inches
     
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  17. Andnjord Arcane

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    Have you looked at the 1920 start with Historical Treaty? That's 10 000 tons and 8''. If the legacy fleet that you get saddled with wasn't just so terrible I would consider it a fun alternative to the normal start. However, after having a brief look at the GB start and recoiling in horror at the vast quantities of short range, cramped accommodation BB and BC I decided to wait until they fix it before giving it any serious thought.
     
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  18. Dayyālu Arcane

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    I didn't, honestly.

    MEANWHILE, from the depths of the chans

    [​IMG]

    This... this is art.
     
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  19. Comte Arcane

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    just got my code today the last day of the 3 day trial. They gotta fix that crap. I was figuring I would have to personally email Chris to get it. The thing is the NWS Guys aren't bad guys but like you said earlier just a little clueless. I remember talking to Chris on the Phone along time ago. He called cause a physical game I bought on their store didn't have a serial number. Must have been 10+ years ago now crazy to think I talked to this fuck and now he is making grog navy games.
     
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  20. Andnjord Arcane

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    So after the wonders of the Rome Government gifted us the terror of the high seas we saw above, my designers decided to get their act together and made enough advances to allow me to lay down three of these bad ass bitches in 1916.

    [​IMG]

    That's with improved triple turrets, quality 0 16'' guns (the 5'' are quality 1 btw) and All or Nothing Armour design, hot damn :D
     
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