The site has now been upgraded to version 3.7.2. Flush your browser cache if you do not see it already. This includes some transport fixes as well as minor usability tweaks.
Changes in this release:Game details show map wrapping, west-east and/or north-south or none. Applicable turn added to game chat display. Corrected an extremely rare and obscure transport loading bug. Resolved an awkward destination transport selection limitation. Transports cannot move after unloading, this is now properly displayed. Chat options properly displayed for game observers. Proper game year displayed for non-2000 starting games.
See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES team
The original two versions of BATTLE FORCES were based on Flash. It required Flash to play, something that was usually included with browsers. This easy access allowed a fun group of players to grow and enjoy BATTLE FORCES.
Unfortunately due to security and maintenance concerns, Flash support began to be dropped from popular web browsers about three years ago. This had a direct effect on attracting new players and allowing existing players to play. As a result, active players have dropped.
Until recently, we have not had the time or resources for the large rewrite required to move BATTLE FORCES from Flash to a newer technology. Fortunately this has now begun. As you have experienced our new version can be played without flash. There is still much to do, but as we round out the features, we expect new players to discover us and enjoy a growing user base.
2020 will be the year of BATTLE FORCES growth! Stay tuned for enhancements and additions all year long.
See you on the battlefield,
The BATTLE FORCES Team
NAPs and Treaties
Personally, I believe there should be no guidelines for truces. A persons word is his bond, I had success in Battleforces by knowing who to trust, others who were sketchy, and new players who I kept my eye on. Made for more fun in my honest opinion. I enjoyed being dependable, therefore reputation ensured I had some early advantageous truces over other lesser known players. As we know from history there are nations, e.g. Hitler, who broke truces and it should be the same here.
Actually, you might want to think about setting all of the H2H games with a standard, as fair as possible, drop. I am playing an Indian Ocean game now where I started with a full $20 less in income and with India, all by itself, surrounded with my only other land territories being in Africa. If a new player got a drop like that it may very well send them running from the game, never to come back.
@phantom Thanks, I hope I can get back in the swing of things (I already missed my turns yesterday by mistake )
mateusz! Glad to hear you finished graduate and post grad training. Very cool. In what field? If you got post grad training, I'm assuming you have a job, which is more than many grads can say. I finished law school and started a job in "Big Law" a couple of months ago. I'm working in NYC and living just outside, but I hope to get out and start homesteading or something before the collapse.