The First HoI3 AAR

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by UniversalWolf, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I've been enjoying reading this thread by a Hearts of Iron 3 beta-tester. He's playing as the Soviet Union in an Operation Barbarossa scenario. If you like grand strategy games you'll probably dig it.

    Hint: use the chapter index in the first post.
     
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The thread title looks like someone went crazy while typing it.
     
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Really? I've had no problems.
     
  4. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    No, I mean to someone who doesn't know the acronyms it looks like someone had typed "Hey guys do you know about the AEEGHD oiiii puMpK1nZ"
     
  5. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Oh, I get you! Hmm...I guess I didn't notice since I understand the acronyms. I think there's a glossary of them somewhere on the Paradox forums. I'll see if I can't find a link.

    The one that probably comes up most often is IC, which stands for Industrial Capacity.
     
  6. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    This game can't ship soon enough for me.

    PI is one of my favourite dev's, and they haven't disappointed me yet.
     
  7. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 10, 2004
    I was disappointed in Rome. Also in Europa Universalis 3 when it first came out. I'm still looking forward to HOI3, though.
     
  8. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    After looking at it again I think most of the acronym stuff goes away after the first post. He's talking about some other strategy games there, and I don't know what they are either. TOAW? Heck if I know.

    The most interesting thing I've read about HoI3 is that you can set the AI to control almost the entire game. If you want to control nothing more than a single Armored Corps, you can. Or you can micromanage everything.
     
  9. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The Operational Art of War would be my guess.
     
  10. Danilh

    Danilh It Wandered In From the Wastes

    177
    Dec 21, 2008
    So, there are more Paradox forums lurkers here besides me

    Anyway, i just hope the next game is Victoria2
     
  11. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    Rome was bleh, until they released Vie Victus, which made it awesome.

    EUIII was terrible out of the box (IMO) but NA and IN made it one of the best grand strategy games I've ever played.
     
  12. NFSreloaded

    NFSreloaded Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 5, 2009
    Been waiting for this game since HoI2: Doomsday - Armageddon started boring me. And judging by the screenshots in this AAR, they ignored my nitpicking on the game's geography. :lol: Anyway, thanks for posting this here UniversalWolf, since I'm not a regular on the Paradox forums and the HoI Xfire clan I'm in didn't notify me.
     
  13. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    HAha, I use the forums too. Though I mostly stick to their history forums. I love reading peoples posts there
     
  14. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 10, 2004
    I didn't really care much for Vae Victus, and NA wasn't very impressive either, imo. IN was great, though, and made EU3 an excellent game. I just hope we won't have to wait for paradox to make 2 expansions for HOI3, before it becomes worth playing. I'll be getting it on release regardless, but I think paradox is treating its customers more and more like money cows.

    What's up with the pre-order sprite packs? It reminds me of the outrageously priced special edition of Empire: Total War. Now there was a crappy scheme, if I ever saw one.
     
  15. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    If you haven't seen the index of HoI3 Developer Diaries on the same forum as this AAR, you might want to take a look at it.

    Johan has been hinting that there might be one more EU3 expansion depending on the interest level.
     
  16. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    474
    Aug 10, 2004
    Apparantly there's a demo out now. The mirrors are here.
     
  17. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Semi-Present Presence oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    I'm looking forward to reinacting my current game in HoI3. I'm Russia, I subjugated most of Europe in WW2 effectively ending the war there. Japan is still holding out, but Im bearing down on them, it won't be long now.
     
  18. Username

    Username It Wandered In From the Wastes

    169
    Sep 29, 2006
    Many thanks for this sir.
     
  19. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

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    Nov 21, 2008
    I cant wait untill i can in 1941 conquer northern russia, including leningrad as Finland, and thereby cause the collapse of soviet defences, and cause Nazis to win WW2.

    Or as soviet union, perform backstab in 1940, as soon as germany declares war on allies. causing Wermarcht to become overstreched, and collapse, and then to take over germany completely, then taking over entire balkans and italy, and THEN attacking allied after i build carrier fleet, taking france, and england, bringing entire europe under the MIGHT OF THE USSR AND THE WORKER PARADISE.

    Or play as belgium and build maginot line to the dutch&german border, ensuring that allies win in 1942.

    Damn i love hearts of iron, paradox is one of the better developers, who make games that contain more than brown and bloom and ultra high graphics of doom.
     
  20. gregor_y

    gregor_y Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jan 19, 2007
    Played demo and welll epic fail...dident like it at all...

    My gamplay was with Poland great huh? not so much basicly there should be button to surrender instantly theres no chance to do anything when demo starts no time to prepare or anything it sucks for polish community...

    Also interface while in EU3 it was clear in HOI3 is a mess plus this stupid triangle in diplomacy...

    Like i said game interface is mess...so they added option so AI can controll 90% of actions of your nation even diplomacy...

    Any way i hope full version will give more years to preapare before the war so i can even have chance with minor nations like in EU3...

    Any way i think they should release full version as trial demo really dont tell you much except it needs patches and addons like every paradox game...