on the first run, i thought, VIC II with the POD Mod/ AHD 306 is a great game; a great scale game with focus on strategical decisions.
But after playing a lot of hours, i just think its a waste of time.
I`m playing Russia, around 1900, Position #1.
But, its not fun to play. Its just annoying.
Every five minutes (second low speed) - in-game-time every half year or less - some annoying revolution will happening. Surely around Königsberg with 30T Men. Ok, click and point. In the next 3 Minutes there will appear about 20 pop-ups - "No survivors, all Revs are dead" ... Revolution cleared - ok, five minutes later or less -- again, 30 T Revs will appear in the same district. ... Ok. Beginning, Start with Step One ... To repeat every five minutes. (the same in the other districts ...)
Is that fun or realistic? The Revs are to weak to gain something, and I`ve to do my job by point and click ... And no possibilities to reform anything, even as a emperor.
Ok. Fighting against FSA. Upps. No good, because they can store about 645 T Men in one county, without attrition. Ey cool. I wanna do the same ... ups. My Limit is about 50 T (= 1/13) in the area ... Must be a kind of Magic.
But, it doesn`matter. Sure, i will became the Master of the Universe; it will be easy, because I`m on #1.
My oeconomy generates about 20K each day ... sure ... but now ... what happens ... Suddenly, there are only 6K deficit per day... And I`ve no idea why ...
Perhaps the Moon-Phase has changed or I`ve been jinxed by a Voodoo-Master?
What shall I do? No Idea ...Something happens and all I can do is to guess the reasons and counter-measures ... After I ve sacrificed all my chickens (by midnight) I ve stopped to play.
Sorry about my complains ... but it appears to me, that the game is just a bad click-and-point-adventure ...
I know that a lot of people spend a lot of time, to produce the game and the mod. And thats great ... but I dont understand the outcome. Perhaps I`ve missed some complex chart or something like that ... (please, dont suggest a browser-game to me ...) ... but a game should not be like work.
A therefore - goodbye and thank you for the good time.