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People keep asking for newer planes but the devs in this game keep saying that the game is tapped out in the number of vehicles and that they can no longer develope new vehicles. Hence, they have laid off or failed to rehire all their modelers and currently do not have any. The dev work going on this game is active but on things that are performance based tweaks as the engine is older than 13 years or new Graphical Interface menus and other mundane things like that.
This means for the average new player that what you see is what you get. Nothing new and nothing being developed to make the game more insteresting, wargame complexity has stopped. It will never be the multiple theaters such as Russian Front, North African Front and Burma that once were promised. It will never have a decent naval wargame the provides complex convoy supply action. It will never have the multitudes of differenct combatants that are shown on the early screen shots such as Italians, Japanese, Russians, Canadians and never have the Americans.
They are celebrating their 10 year anniversary from that so inglorious launch. Have they come along way? The answer is yes but unfortunately the 1997 dev team did not have a vision to build a game engine that could take the game to all of its vaunted launch hype. The game is limited to less than a few KM deep in France, England and Germany and is basically only in Belgium and the southern Netherlands. It does not even have enough map developed to get out of the France 1940 Gamelin Campaign and into the Weygand campaign (named after the French Generals that were in command) with the capture of Paris.
The use of player concentrators is needed to push players into a small area to give the ambiance of a small room shoot em up so many players used to their console games require to hold attention span and accounts. But this has also limited the ability of small precision teams acting out in skirmish or harrasment mode. It has limited tacitcal decisions to a few towns and is the bane of every real wargammer that used to suscribe.
Is it worth $19 USD a month? Well if you like killing other players online in a semi realistic WWII total combat environment unfortunately it is the only game in town. That is if you have about 4 hours to play at a time on average, have maybe 3 to 4 combat engagements in that time and dont mind that there will be many occasions of 55 min or more that you see nothing and do nothing but run around looking or chasing the reports of enemy in areas.