@djensen Awesome! Glad to hear I still have time.
Hopefully I can register for something in time.
Up and Down and All Around.
“Revised” is the version you’re looking for. I don’t have the resources on hand, but @Panther probably does.
Sorry in advance for the necrobump here.
My plans for this summer have changed dramatically, and I was wondering if Greg still has any seats open for Gen Con or Origins. I don’t particularly mind playing any game (I can bring my own setup for just about all of them), as long as it’s A&A.
Update: I would ask that a mod delete or at least unpin this thread. The tournament has been canceled/removed from the lineup due to a combination of:
From my correspondence with the GM and my understanding of how this convention operates, it is safe to say that Axis and Allies will not be returning to this convention until a new (as in: “2019 new”) game is released that has enough popularity to be ran. As AAZ is incredibly divisive within our community and was released in 2018, it very obviously will not make the cut for inclusion at this event.
Again, I would ask that this thread be closed. If by chance any of you registered for this event, you still have time to contact Seven Springs Resort and receive a refund for your room.
Haven’t seen any activity related to A&A Online in a while. Steam Page hasn’t been updated since the AMA back in late March.
Just wondering if anyone’s heard anything about when the Early Access will become accessible to folks other than the “chosen few,” so to speak.
@DoManMacgee BUMP: There was a “low turnout” for last year’s event (we had like 12 people, which is a fair size for an A&A tournament, but a low size compared to other tournaments held at this event (i.e. Ticket to Ride, Smallworld, and other “popular board games”), which draw in 30+ competitors regularly). Due to this, Revised is on the “chopping block” for this year’s WBC Tournament.
I would greatly encourage anyone who enjoys Revised to make some attempt of attending this year’s tournament, as it would be a shame if one of the only Revised events in the country were to close its doors.
@JuliusBorisovBeamdog That’s similar enough to what was done in AAC, the “Russia can’t attack on their first turn” rule. Basically, it gave Germany a turn to get their valuable Tanks and their irreplaceable FTR out of their indefensible positions in Russia. This change gives Germany a stronger initial force, which snowballs, as it takes Russia/UK longer to kill Germany, which in turn gives Japan more time to gobble up IPCs on their side of the map.
For 42SE, giving the Allies a turn to not die saves:
The USSR IC in Karelia, which means it could be a feasible point to hold for a few rounds.
The entire UK Fleet, which speeds up the UK/US’s deployment to Europe/Russia/Africa.
The US Atlantic Fleet, as some German openings favor sending a sub or two after the US East Coast on G1.
The US Pacific Fleet, as no J1 attack on it is possible.
The US FTR in China, which can be redeployed to either help the Soviets or link up with the Pacific Fleet.
Great idea. Hope to see it implemented in-game.
@JuliusBorisovBeamdog Whoops. Must have missed that in the interview itself. Sorry about that.
Don’t take my (admittedly) harsh tone the wrong way. I am definitely looking forward to playing this game on release and am glad to have a representative from Beamdog on this website in communication with the (more hardcore) fans.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I fully understand what this game is for the time being. I’m just expressing hope that this game becomes a starting point for something bigger instead of just a one-off deal. A hope I’m sure you and your team share as well.
Looking forward to getting in the Early Access when the time comes.
@DoManMacgee @Panther The TripleA team does a great job but it’s TripleA, it’s Axis & Allies but it’s also not Axis & Allies because it’s not allowed to be. TripleA is great for the die hards, the A&A obsessed, the experts, and the soon to be experts.
Axis & Allies Online provides accessibility for a much wider audience, which also includes TripleA players. There are a lot of folks out there who have not played a digital version of A&A since Iron Blitz. I would previous send them in the direction of TripleA and never heard back. Even when I would post to social media about TripleA, there was a lot of talk but there were very few takers. With AAO, you get Steam (if you don’t already have it), send $20 and you’re up and running; it’s easy, known, and comfortable.
Lastly, there are just not that many people here playing 1942 SE here anymore, everybody is on Global and Anniversary.
Then why is the marketing/interviewing portraying this game as (paraphrasing here) an “Axis & Allies Game for Axis & Allies Fans, By Axis & Allies Fans” instead of “A New Way to Bring New Fans Into Axis & Allies and Bring Past Fans Back to the Game they Loved”?
If that level of honesty was provided, with a hint of more to come if the initial product were successful, I think the support would be more uniform among the community.
There are reasons people don’t play 42SE, and it’s not only because AA50 and G40 are bigger/more involved. Balancing is certainly a key issue and Beamdog seems to be willfully ignoring it for now. to their credit though, they are taking feedback and I imagine if enough of us speak out during Early Access something can be done to address things.