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SE++, most of you probably know that I am a tremendous fan of Jagged Alliance. Those games are pretty good.
Apparently at Gamescom today, they announced a new Jagged Alliance game.
Jagged Alliance Online.
A browser-based MMO.
Tactical Turn based Action in 3D isometric graphics with parameterized maps for fresh challenges
Management of mercenary company with extended RPG system
Synchronous and asynchronous online PvE, co-op and PvP
Build up your own HQ
Players can choose to accept campaigns, which are essentially a string of missions on a specific map that need to be resolved within a given time frame.
Players can support other’s campaigns by renting mercenaries for a certain amount of time and can also bolster their roster by using their ally’s mercs.
The game can be played as a normal browser game, managing mercenaries and sending them on missions or players can dive into the action on the tactical map, improving their chances and rewards.
The game has three core layers of gameplay:
o The tactical map, where players control their mercs directly in turn based/real time combat.
o The management level, where players run their company, rent out mercs and choose missions or campaigns as well as build up their HQ facilities.
o The social layer, where players may support or fight others on campaigns or missions.
I am fearful of Jagged Alliance becoming another Farmville or something. I don't want to see someone's facebook update telling me that they gained +2 marksmanship by training Steroid for three hours.
I realize this is completely unwarranted since it could be really cool! But dammit I love the original JA (and especially JA2) so much that any sort of change to the formula sounds bad. This must be how the rabid Fallout fans feel.
Anyway, SE++, I pose this question to you: What is it that you are completely unreasonable about being changed? It could be an adaptation of your favorite book to movie form, or a change in direction for your favorite comic. What is it that, although you realize how ridiculous being, you find incredibly difficult to accept change in?