No dont get me wrong im enjoying the game as a whole but im slowly losing feelings towards it. Recently I have been trying out some multiplayer, well maybe 15 games. I see a strict rule sort of show itself in a majority of games. Its a game of strategy at the heart of the game, as most RTS are. But ive seen techniques used lthat use little strat. Tank spamming is one, well that really ruions it for me, i get so farking angry when ive been exchanging healthy attacks with my opponent for the first 10-15 min, but then utterly can be decimated by 4+ tanks arriving together at my base, after a quick cut and run. Even if I had 10 AT guns there is no way in hell i can stop 4 or more tanks. Panzer 4's and Panthers are too powerful to defend against. If im setting up a perimeter of sorts with the resource gathering, the only reason id be running all over tarnation at all, id expect id get alittle protection. And sometimes I do, but if I have a MG stationed protecting a VP 4-5 tanks will just drive right on by. And often if I attempt to go gung ho and just focus on tanks myself I will end up building up the 4-6 tanks i need and literally just waltz on in his base and go to town. The problem is really retarted because often ill end up making 1 or 2 MG, 3 Engineers, and focus the rest of my pop on armor. THATS DUMB, if I can frequently win by bypassing infantry and focus solely on Armor, and then drive right into his base, and usually win, thats hardly strat.
Ok so the guy i may be playing is bad at the game. Well if I fail to gain the resources at the beginnign it often can lead to a cascade that I wouldnt be able to fix. I usually do well getting a standard base up, maybe getting a tank out, but then the dudes 4-6 tanks will come a knockin. Other times I am the dude that tank spamms. And the reason I do is because its the fastest and therefore best way to win.
In short I am finding its all in who can get the tanks rolling first usually will win. SOmetimes me, other times not. Its just I feel its slanted to armor across the board. When I play the PC, there seems to be a bit more time that awards me some infantry but in the end I CANT win with infantry, so it really becomes a game of how fast can I get my shermans/stugs out.(and hence the less infantry I build the more manpower and pop i have for tanks.
So I can sum the post up in one sentence "He who produces only enough infantry to get to producing armor, wins"
i really like the idea of having 2 pop counts, a low one for armor and a 75 is for infantry. And dont flame me, the last thing i want is the games community to be gay. I like the game but man there are these little things that are stabbing me/