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Title: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on April 28, 2015, 10:20:14 AM
Hi all,

Did a search and didn't see this come up, save for DomGraz1's  (https://http://www.guardianhq.com/intros/hello-guardians!-24220/msg278526/#msg278526)intro post a few months back. Is anyone else thinking of picking this up? It just came out of early release today.

I'm especially keen on Great War/WWI history as of late and been eyeing this one's development a bit.

Verdun on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/242860/
Tannenberg on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/633460/Tannenberg/

Edit: Added Tannenberg link and renamed title to reflect both games.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Maligner on April 28, 2015, 10:26:28 AM
I'm not interested at full price. I will keep an eye on it though. Looks like a nice shooter.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Meridian on April 28, 2015, 11:02:55 AM
It actually does have a few bucks shaved of for the first week or so Can't remember now how much early access was but it could of been more.

I read a very solid review liated under Helpful. Definitely favors a squad of four based game but it still tracks your solo progression. If I see others are interested I'll snag it during this sale rather than later.

EDIT: Removed a sentence that didn't make sense, likely due to Swiftkey being dumb. It changed the sentence so much I didn't even recognize the thought anyways.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Jag on April 28, 2015, 11:04:50 AM
Looks interesting.  Added to my wishlist, I'll wait for a few more reviews before picking it up.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Booms on April 28, 2015, 02:28:13 PM
The gameplay looks very immersive and normally is something I would be all over but I don't feel like playing many games these days. I think I am going through gaming burnout. Or maybe a mid life crisis.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Maligner on April 28, 2015, 03:08:11 PM
The gameplay looks very immersive and normally is something I would be all over but I don't feel like playing many games these days. I think I am going through gaming burnout. Or maybe a mid life crisis.

Not to frighten you, but I've been like this for a few years now.  :'(
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: DomGraz1 on April 29, 2015, 10:19:12 AM
Hey guys! I'm a big Verdun player, I REALLY recommend it. It gets better with each update, and when your match is even halfway full, you feel like you're really in a chaotic, early 20th Century battlefield. The artillery is realistic as HELL, the gas is a very cool addition - rushing to put your mask on while your character coughs and falls to the ground and your vision fades. The guns are realistic, as is the shooting, bullet drop and all that. It's pretty cool being under cover in your trench, shooting a person running though no mans land, reload, shoot another. And there's only a few machine gunners per match. It's a very teamwork-oriented game - you'll see tons of chat about strategy and all that. And if we get even 4 people on here who want to play, we can start our own team, level it up, be proud and all that. I've never had a solid team on here, just some friends who will join me sometimes. It's a great game, and honestly is really worth the money. It'll probably only go up once it's finished. My gamertag is DictatorDom, just shoot me PM letting me know youre from the guardians. If anyone responds with interest I'll post my work + class schedule (though both will change in the coming months).

The gameplay looks very immersive and normally is something I would be all over but I don't feel like playing many games these days. I think I am going through gaming burnout. Or maybe a mid life crisis.

Not to frighten you, but I've been like this for a few years now.  :'(
This is a sad part of getting older and playing games for years - you'll suddenly just lose interest. Even if you were JUST enjoying it, you suddenly have no drive.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Meridian on April 30, 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Thanks for the info, DomGratz! I think I'm gonna snag it Monday, just before the sale goes out. That way, I'm not tempted to play it over the weekend. Got a lot to do!
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Falx on April 30, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
Booms don't turn into someone who only buys things when they have coupons : o

I've been watching this game for a while. The previous videos I saw showed it required a lot of work still. But that was a while ago.

May grab it. Save $1 if you buy before May 4th...
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: DomGraz1 on May 02, 2015, 04:42:33 PM
Thanks for the info, DomGratz! I think I'm gonna snag it Monday, just before the sale goes out. That way, I'm not tempted to play it over the weekend. Got a lot to do!
Do it! And add me on steam so we can play. I also can't get on till Monday due to work, so I can show you the ropes on day one :D. Also, something posted on the Verdun Subreddit today that made me laugh: http://www.reddit.com/r/VerdunGame/comments/34mv7j/what_playing_verdun_feels_like/
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Falx on May 02, 2015, 05:57:45 PM
Installing.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Falx on May 03, 2015, 06:56:38 PM
Do we have a squad set up? If not may I suggest "Canadians" as the prime type ;)
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: DomGraz1 on May 04, 2015, 11:20:09 AM
Do we have a squad set up? If not may I suggest "Canadians" as the prime type ;)
I was strictly a German player... Until the Canadians were introduced all those months ago. Once you go Canuck....
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Meridian on May 04, 2015, 06:32:55 PM
Verdun acquired!
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Jag on May 04, 2015, 06:37:43 PM
Woah, wait a minute. You can play as Canadians? SOLD!
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Falx on May 04, 2015, 06:39:55 PM
Woah, wait a minute. You can play as Canadians? SOLD!

That's what I'm saying!
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Maligner on May 04, 2015, 07:40:28 PM
Woah, wait a minute. You can play as Canadians? SOLD!

The real experience not good enough?  :P
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Falx on May 04, 2015, 08:20:09 PM
Canadians rarely make it into games. They're usually lumped in with the UK in war simulators which is irritating. With this being WWI it makes sense to have them in the game. I wish Canadians made it into WWII games as well, seeing as how they were in the whole war and their contributions differ from those of the UK.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Meridian on May 19, 2015, 01:44:31 PM
Outside of honing my Star Citizen piloting skills, I've been jumping into Frontlines missions, trying out different squads. I've no favorite just yet. There's a lot to learn in this game! My current annoyance is the UI and how darn frustrating the spending of career points is. I've spent zero of my current 16 or 18. I've read that you can only choose them from within a match, which makes no sense given that this wastes your squad and entire side's time by not contributing to the match! I need some clear, step by step on this. No guide on Steam has made it clear how it works. Even the devs have shown an animated one, but the features they show on the screen don't match up with what is live.

Aside from that, the combat is very satisfying, if not unforgiving. But I went in expecting that.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Meridian on August 25, 2015, 11:14:18 AM
New patch for Verdun has dropped his week, and I've yet to check it out. DomGraz1, I think I may of spotted you jumping in to play. How is it?

Here's the patch notes (http://steamcommunity.com/games/242860/announcements/detail/132082402369232270), including an intriguing new game mode called Attrition and a massive map graphics update.

Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918) interest
Post by: Oawa on August 25, 2015, 12:35:29 PM
If they ever patch in Emily Blunt, I might consider it.  :P

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/98/ac/8e/98ac8eaa433cbe848e6128e31d0e1347.jpg)
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Meridian on September 16, 2015, 02:07:33 PM
Here's a great update (http://steamcommunity.com/games/242860/announcements/detail/130958585807570853) on what's coming for Verdun, as well as some pics below.

(http://www.verdungame.com/images/douaumontteaser/verdun_douaumont_teaser_1.png)
Shot of new map: Fort Douaumont

(http://www.verdungame.com/images/weaponwednesday/ww3_springfield.png)
The Springfield is in! Such beaut.
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The famous M1903 Springfield rifle, renowned for its accuracy and reliability was loved by both the US Army and US Marine Corps. When the U.S joined the war in 1917, it was faced with a shortage of the m1903 and assigned factories producing the British pattern 1914 to produce an american version chambering .30-06 - the pattern pattern 1917. The P17 would see more use during the great war, however, the springfield was still very much so a part of the conflict. This infamous rifle would see action in many conflicts involving the U.S. during 21st century including WW2, Korea, and Vietnam.

In Verdun the M1903 will see action as the standard issue rifle for the (to-be-implemented) US Marine squad, as well as an alternative rifle for the US ‘Doughboys’. The rifle will handle in a similar manner to the Gewehr 1898, in terms of balance it may be slightly faster to operate, however balance will be decided nearer the time of implementation.


(https://embed.gyazo.com/da98040743c15e49b919c884d2b8b686.gif)
Improved render of glass and sniping system

History!
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Scootter on September 16, 2015, 05:17:20 PM
This looks like it could be insanely fun with creating squads of 4 people.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Valkus on September 16, 2015, 08:28:24 PM
Seems like a fun game! I might try it out, though I have a lot of games going on currently  :o
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Meridian on March 24, 2016, 03:18:58 PM
Big, new, free expansion dropped yesterday. Anyone get a chance to check it out yet?
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Thranx on March 24, 2016, 05:33:27 PM
I haven't checked the expansion.  Dag and I were playing this quite a bit, may have to fire it back up again.   We really enjoyed what we did play of it.
Title: Re: Verdun (1914-1918)
Post by: Meridian on May 25, 2016, 11:01:53 AM
Quiet update (http://steamcommunity.com/app/242860/discussions/0/365163686050549961/) dropped today, chock full of... less? That's right. Optimization!

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Improved our clustering system which could give better performance on certain PC's
Reduced game size from 12GB to 4GB
Optimised assets
Fixed a bug in Douaumont where some objects had no colission
Refactored chat commands, /help now accurately shows all available commands
Occlusion culling is now off per default
Squad names now based on historical units
Fixed fog on water
Fixed ghost equipment hanging around on the map
Fixed some objects where you could shoot through
Linked shadow cascades to shadow distance instead of quality
Countered walking on haystacks
No more white stones in Flanders
Adjusted Flanders terrain a bit
Memory reductions
Fixed Disabled NCO ability
Networking preperations for spectator mode
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on May 25, 2017, 12:09:07 PM
Just announced!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/633460/Tannenberg/


I went ahead and updated the title of the thread too so both games are reflected. From what I understand, both games will have a shared menu system, so you won't feel so split between which to play.
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on September 14, 2017, 09:48:51 AM
Nov 16th is the early access release for Tannenberg! Looming forward to this. For the uninitiated, it is a stand-alone expansion that will share the same menu system, so you can easily hop between Verdun and Tannenberg maps seamlessly with development on both to continue.


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Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Falx on September 14, 2017, 05:44:51 PM
Do owners of Verdun get Tannenberg free? ;)
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on October 20, 2017, 01:01:16 PM
A trove of buried guns! Fascinating.

Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on November 13, 2017, 05:28:41 PM
Oh, this UI is beautiful.

https://imgur.com/gallery/CSanx

 I'm told this will not just be for Tannenberg, but any engine changes and development will be copied over to Verdun as well. While Tannenberg is an exapansion, it's more like how Starcraft II's versions work together.

Tannenberg releases to Early Access in three days.
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on November 14, 2017, 07:25:43 PM
Great preview of Tannenberg

Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on November 16, 2017, 12:54:55 PM
The brutal, stand-alone expansion to Verdun, Tannenberg has released into open Early Access. Currently on sale:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/633460/Tannenberg/

Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on November 16, 2017, 09:21:03 PM
Sweet! Just noticed this:

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The game is available for $17.99 USD, with a 20% discount for Verdun players until December 1 2017.


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Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on January 18, 2018, 12:07:55 PM
The merged menu system roll out has gone into affect. It's pretty slick. It comes up if click the back button to try to exit the menu, but only if you own both games.

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/921417699721670526/34DB7C1CA1508276E74E878173F9FE738ECB9733/)

Here's the details (https://http://steamcommunity.com/app/633460/discussions/0/1693785035809542196/).
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Booms on January 19, 2018, 10:06:42 PM
Almost bought this game a couple months ago, if it goes to more than 50% off ill grab it
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Krawdad on January 21, 2018, 03:21:05 AM
Meridian, if you are interested in the History of WWI I would recommend that you give 'The Guns of August' by Barbara Tuchman a read.  It won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction and goes into great detail about the events and conditions surrounding the very beginning of the War. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_August
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on January 22, 2018, 08:39:03 PM
Thanks, Krawdad. I'll take a look. I've been learning a lot from the Youtube channel The Great War as well.

@Booms - Both games are now on sale. Verdun is 75% off, Tannenberg at 25%.
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on April 13, 2018, 11:23:19 AM
Verdun-centric survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemPGFlZETfIaUmYMzeWcVmworAmNQZn2oEsIxKbTVfbsYP8A/viewform?usp=sf_link) is up.
Title: Re: Verdun & Tannenberg - 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series
Post by: Meridian on May 17, 2018, 05:55:32 PM
Big update for Verdun coming!
https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791434651974/announcements/detail/3145080247532072991

TL ; DR - bots!

Also, community ran reenactment battles are to fallen each weekend, ensuring players to play with.

- Casual x64 Friday Matches (fun events)
- Historical Scenarios (themed public events)
- Reenactment Events (invite list only)

Anyone interested in being online for any of those? Sundays are personally hard for me, but Fri and Sat, depending on time, could work.

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