Moss said:Although I wish they'd outsourced the engine to a different development studio to make a colonialism era game, Sich really aren't that bad.
WFaS was made at the same time as Warbands and they did a decent job with it. The problem was simply that it wasn't made clear to consumers that WFaS wasn't a sequel to Warbands, wasn't in-fact even made after it. Hopefully Paradox will refer to this one as an expand-alone or spin off, rather than a sequel this time. It caused a lot of grief with people who didn't realize that WFAS wasn't supposed to be a sequel to Warbands, let alone that it wasn't made by TW in the first place, bought it and were confused by the lack of improvements and missing features.
At any rate, it'll be extra funding for TW for production of M&B2 and although I won't jump on it on release day like I would have for an Orange Duck production, I'll still get it once it comes out.
My grief with WFaS was not that it wasn't a sequel or expansion, I knew far in advance that it wasn't because it was blindingly obvious*. No my grief with WFaS was that at best it was a mediocre mod & not worth paying for. It felt empty, to me, devoid of anything bar sub-par quality textures, poor firearm mechanics and bland, empty towns. At least with M&B & Warbands towns they were cramped and felt lived in to an extent. There are many free mods which do more than WFaS did at launch (I haven't touched it since) and have more in terms of features whilst not being 'expansions' or 'sequels' to Warband. The Unofficial WFaS MP mod was a lot more fun than the official WFaS MP, of the mods I've played Hundred Years War, 1257 & Brytenwalda were all far superior for me in terms of entertainment and fun and I had been looking forward to using pikes & proper c16/17 firearms.
Personally I'm in mourning for Yoshi's mod as the videos looked fantastic and he was an awesome modder** and I know it would have been far better than anything this lot will do.
*Set in c16, in Europe, as well as being based upon a novel - far cry from c13 Calradia.
**I was addicted to Hunt mod for weeks on end. Still the best Warband MP mod I've ever played.