If you're making an MMO, you can go one of two routes. You can go mainstream -- try to please everyone at once -- or you can carve a niche to be occupied by a small but loyal player base. Playnet
has always aimed for the second option with World War II Online: Battleground Europe
(or, The Game Formerly More Prominently Known as Just World War II Online
, if you prefer) -- a hardcore combat simulation that emulates a huge chunk of the European theater of World War II on land, sea, and air.
Playnet just released a new patch
for the game that adds 26 new towns and 3 new brigade types. It also makes "a change to scoring against naval vessels." Players will get a chance to interrogate the game's senior producer about the changes in a live chat
this Wednesday at 4:00 PM EDT.
Full patch notes are available on the official Battleground Europe
forums. Beware, though: a certain Massively blogger
has a soft spot for this game, and is looking forward to blowing you to smithereens in a bombing run. You have been warned. We shall fight on the beaches
, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall ... you get the idea.