OS Neutral WW2 Online: Battleground Europe, MMO game, LOW system spec, FREE to play (F2P)

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  1. Rank Xerox macrumors newbie

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    Well, if you prefer those Shoebox games with a visual distance of barely 100 meter, and not care much for hearing a tank roaming a kilometer away, or even an aircraft flying four kilometers away and the heavy Anti-Air Artillery pumping out their shells againt the said aircraft, then is the graphic maybe not as good as a shine kids shoebox game like Call of Duty 3 or 4.

    But if you prefer gameplay over eyecandy and think it is awesome to join a battle with a several hundred other players that takes place not at a location of maximum four square kilometers, but is spread out over hundred square kilometers (I kid you not), then is this the game for you.

    It's hard to describe how thrilling it could be when you rolling up to a part of the frontline where a heavy battle is in progess. You'll hear the heavy calibres guns firing and bombs exploding a couple of kilometers away. All seems quite in the area you are driving which give a false senses of beeing secure. :)

    I don't know how often I have droven into a interdicting ambush and been blown sky high in a second. You can only admire those guys that sets up these well hidden ambushes, then waiting patiently far from the real fight for any enemy that might or might not trying to encircle the enemy forces.

    Nothing you can do in a shoebox game since the game world is so tiny.

    Add to this that if you win a map in a shoebox game has it no strategical importance for the next map. Each won or lossed town or city in WWII Online can have a major importance. Maybe within an hour or two. Or a few days later. It all dependes on how the High Command officers play their game moving around the Divisions and locating the Brigades (which we all spawns from, and that has limited resourses).

    Which just as in real world can be as frustrating for the guys at the front that don't move around Divisions and Brigades on a map. But to a big contrast to the real world can any one of us join the two High commands, and after some training, be the guys that sits by the map and by your self see if you can be more cunning then the guy on the other side of the map. This strategical game can go on for weeks, seeking for weak points that isn't a trap and at the same time try to lure the opponents into a trap that - if they bite it - might result in a breakthrough that will result in a role-up which will encircule and eventuelly crush of one or two cut-off Divisions. :)

    Shoebox games don't even plays in the same league as WWII Online. But they are sure nice to look at if that is important. :)
     
  2. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Campaign #52 is coming to close, Allies are winners.

    New campaign will start < week.

    Some pesky bugs linger from 1.30 release, CRS working on fix ASAP.

    Now would be a great to try try the game, sign up for a month.
     
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    Latest bug fix came out
    1.30.2

    CRS is working hard to release its next version, mainly completion of core engine updates, 1.31.
     
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    World wide, and I think its $ for all.
    For you it will be about £9.20 / month.

    It has players from every country in the world, and a I know about a dozen of them from UK.

    Cheers!
     
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    Campaign #53 will be ending soon.

    Likely #54 will start by next weekend.
     
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    #54 is in full swing.

    New patch for game coming soon.
     
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    Previews of next version 1.31 being shown.

    Major terrain up dates shown, and more...
     
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    1.31 is in OPEN BETA.

    Many new effects, including "rag doll", rain/weather, major terrain changes, new buildings, remodeled buildings.

    Likely release in mid Jan 2010
     
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    The game is **** dont play it. Graphics are horrible. The mods in the forums are babies they ban you for no reason. Horrible game bad experience dont give them your money. They dont fix any of the problems of them game. If you try to even talk back to the mods in the forums after they insult you you get a month long ban. They are little babies with no friends who need some kind of power by being mods on a forum and ban whoever they dont like. Again dont give them your money.
     
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    Ranting like that only makes people dismiss your post.
    Likely you are the one who is the baby.

    BGE trades Eyecandy for massive game map, true combined arms (Land, Sea, and Air), and a persistent MMO.
    The gameplay exceeds the sub-par visuals

    Admittedly there are bugs in 1.30 as the company tries to finish up 1.31 ASAP (hopefully in March).
    Need to see how it wraps up.
     
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    New campaign started (#60)

    1.31.0.30 beta is out. Live version may make it this month still.

    Free play coming!
     
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    Wow, this is one heck of an astroturf-y thread. :)
     
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    Are you saying its durable, fade resistance, easy to clean, and retro, then YES! ;)
     
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    Bump - 1.31 has been out for some time. Game looks much better and if your preference in gaming is a pure challenge versus touting graphics then give it a try.
     
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    Yes it is.
    It was such a huge update some remaining terrain errors still exist, but they are being fixed.

    1.32 was just released, AND the company is offering a special prize JUST for Mac users!

    See here
     
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    1.33.0.1 Alpha (very early update) has been released.

    Major emphasis is new Inf models.
     
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    YES:
    After the trial, you can sign up for unlimited FREEPLAY (reduced equipment list)
     

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