View Full Version : What difficulty level do most of you play on?
May 27th, 2001, 07:16 AM
I just recently acquired the talent to play on Normal. I still play on easy sometimes, though. It's good to see that I am actually getting better at the game. However, I doubt I'll ever play on Hard. There's just too many damn planes.
May 30th, 2001, 11:48 PM
I always play on hard level. Haven't messed around with the custom settings too much, since hard gives me just the right kind of challenge. I leave Doppler Off (more annoying than anything else) but I leave pilot errors on.
May 31st, 2001, 05:14 AM
Croak. Caw. Ribbit. I can hear a pin drop in here. There must be only 15 people who actually own AC3. Or most of them must've pirated it and they're ashamed to post in the forums. Bastards.
May 31st, 2001, 05:42 AM
It just occured to me...does anybody use the pause feature to give orders? I didn't even know you could give orders when paused until Gabe mentioned it here, but I still don't use it. I always forget about it when I'm in the game... :0
May 31st, 2001, 05:45 AM
Actually, I should have titled the topic: what difficulty level do you play on GABE? Because he's the only one here...*sigh*...wait... what difficulty do you play on STRIDER? http://www.shrapnelgames.com/ubb/images/icons/icon12.gif
June 1st, 2001, 04:29 AM
Moderate...my reflexes ain't what they used to be http://www.shrapnelgames.com/ubb/images/icons/icon7.gif
June 2nd, 2001, 07:56 AM
Since I am too lazy to create a new topic I will just post this here and hope Joe or whoever reads this. I don't expect Joe to release anything for free - for AC3. Unless there is a bug (but I have yet to find one and I doubt I will). Or unless he wishes to. I am sure the community (I admit that we are damn small) would appreciate it if the suggestions made in the forum made it into the game. Realistically, I don't see that happening. Not for free, anyhow. So, my price is 15 dollars. No more. If you would be so kind as to release a cheap patch or upgrade for previous owners and attach a 15 dollar price tag, then I would return the favor and buy it. So it will come to a grand total of 60 dollars (10 for shipping twice). Sounds fair enough for me. What say the other gentlemen in the forum?
June 3rd, 2001, 05:16 AM
I'm pretty sure that Joe doesn't make the decisions when it comes to the marketing of the game. That's up to the Shrapnel Grand Poo-Bahs. Personally, I have to fall back on what other gaming companies do. Aliens Vs. Predator added several multi-player maps and an in-game save function, all in a free game patch. Black Forge is producing another expansion to Icewind Dale and is going to make it free to people who already have the game.
I guess the entire debate will be if any enhancements Joe makes are large enough to be a "New" game or just an expansion. He could include all the things we asked for, and more maps, and call it AC4.0. If so, then he could sell it as a new product.
If shrapnel goes that route, I would hope that they would offer it at a reduced price for former customers. Personally, I still think the original price I paid for this was a little high, so that route would actually kind of tick me off, and I don't think I would pay more than $10 for it.
If he just makes the changes/additions we asked for, then I think that would be more of a patch situation. Look how many things they changed on Space Empires IV...over a thousand, it looks like (from AI, to bugs, to additions) and yet they put it out as a patch. I would appreciate Shrapnel a LOT more if they did that for AC3, and would be more likely to buy more of their products in the future. Just my 2 cents.
June 3rd, 2001, 06:00 AM
Actually those decisions are left up to the developer. We give them advise but it is their games afterall.
Sarge is coming...
Director of Covert Ops
June 3rd, 2001, 06:46 PM
Wow. I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification, Richard.
So, I guess all the choices are Joe's...
June 4th, 2001, 06:42 AM
Not to brag, but I play on custom level with 75 planes in 60 minutes, and I'm aiming to lower the time. I usually play on New York, but I have some of the old, custom-made airports such as Cape Canaveral that I'm fond of. I turn off the pilot voices and clouds, but leave the errors on. I am just addicted to the game!
June 5th, 2001, 05:24 AM
I don't own Aliens Vs Predator, but I am looking forward to the Icewind Dale add-on. And you are right Gabe. The features mentioned on the board are all "patch" features. And if it were any other developer I wouldn't pay for them. But this is Joe here. This is AC3. And for this game I am willing to break my own rules a little. http://www.shrapnelgames.com/ubb/images/icons/icon7.gif
One more thing...Gabe, I hafta ask. Have you ever played or heard about the Gabriel Knight series for the PC? This isn't really going anywhere but I can't help but think Gabriel = Gabriel Knight every damn time I see your name. I'm just waiting for you slip on that cajun drawl. And foonuegel the ladies...
[This message has been edited by Drunkard (edited 05 June 2001).]
June 5th, 2001, 06:54 AM
I loved the Gabriel Knight series, and it is one of many reasons for my Handle. I can't think of Gabriel Knight, though, without starting into Tim Curry's "Oh, Rocky!". hehehe
But enough of being off topic. How about them airplanes.... =)
April 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Yeah, this is a little late. But still, I'm new and its fun.
I'm playing normal but considering moving to moderate.
I'll toggle Military and clouds as I see fit.
Question to ANYONE - do you play with the autolock feature for new aircraft, where they are automatically set to their destinations? Or do you do it yourself?
September 10th, 2012, 11:34 PM
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