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Digital Gaming => Computer Wargaming => Topic started by: Gusington on August 22, 2017, 05:52:23 PM

Title: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on August 22, 2017, 05:52:23 PM
I keep finding these announcements while on my phone for some reason so I can't link...but Anno 1800 is just a few months away and looks quite choice. Anno is a series I have dabbled in but always wanted to dive deeper in. Maybe this will be the one.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: jamus34 on August 22, 2017, 06:16:11 PM
The earlier Anno's were good. The most recent one by all accounts was trash.

I will probably wait until a sale either way.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: DennisS on August 22, 2017, 06:40:58 PM
The Anno games, all of them, are a house of cards. Fun to get going, but very frustrating when your supply chain gets interrupted. They're not bad games..but other series do it better.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on August 22, 2017, 08:15:14 PM
^I've only played Anno 1400 to any extent but I found what you posted above to be true...just one bump in supply and the whole project falls apart. That said, I love the idea of the series moving in to the industrial revolution.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: steve58 on August 23, 2017, 07:47:34 AM
Thanks for the heads up Gus.  Looks interesting!  I envision steam punk mods in the game's future  O0

Here's a linky:  https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/anno-1800/

Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on August 23, 2017, 08:52:24 AM
My God man that would be devine!
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Arctic Blast on August 26, 2017, 04:49:38 PM
I'm interested. That's a good era for a game like this, and one that I don't think has been used yet.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on August 26, 2017, 09:19:35 PM
Yeah man - I have been waiting for something like this forever.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Greybriar on August 26, 2017, 11:59:02 PM
Anno 1800 may not be a day 1 purchase for me but I will buy it sooner or later (unless something is terribly wrong with it).
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: steve58 on August 20, 2018, 10:39:36 PM
Release date is announced (https://www.anno-union.com/en/): February 26th, 2019.

Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: steve58 on December 17, 2018, 10:18:44 PM
Beta signups and free copy of Anno 1602 \m/

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/196007/anno-1800-beta-signups-free-anno-1602
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: mbar on December 18, 2018, 07:14:03 AM
picked up Anno 1602. Thanks!
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on December 18, 2018, 07:54:23 AM
Thanks for posting - trying to wrack my brain and remember if I have 1602 or not...
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 29, 2019, 03:22:12 PM
Looks like another epic exclusive:)  Although sounds like if you pre-purchase on steam, can still play on there even after launch....but you just can't buy on steam after launch.

https://www.pcgamer.com/anno-1800-will-be-an-epic-store-exclusive-but-can-be-pre-purchased-on-steam-until-launch/
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Geezer on March 29, 2019, 03:34:35 PM
So no beta for Steam buyers, and it will never go on sale on Steam or even be sold on Steam after release.    :knuppel2:   I'm out.  Wasn't that hyped anyway but might have picked it up on a Steam sale down the road if it got rave reviews.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on March 29, 2019, 04:14:06 PM
I was hyped but f that. Iím out now.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: RommelFox on March 29, 2019, 04:47:34 PM
Same, so not getting mixed up with epic.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Yskonyn on March 30, 2019, 01:04:49 AM
Why the adversity against Epic? Is it because of something the company does or doesnít do or donít you guys want yet another store client installed?
Just curious nothing more.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 30, 2019, 02:32:52 AM
There are plenty of reasons.  For me it's mainly:

1. The Epic client is a piece of shit compared to Steam
2. I don't want to run yet another client
3. I don't want to support these shady practices
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 30, 2019, 03:53:38 AM
Zero issue for me....only reason I haven't used much is because no games released I want.  If/when there is, I'll have no hesitation.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: MC on March 30, 2019, 09:49:46 AM
Just purchase it on UPlay and avoid the middleman altogether. Doesn't it have to go through the Uplay launcher whether it is on Steam or Epic?
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Yskonyn on March 30, 2019, 09:54:13 AM
There are plenty of reasons.  For me it's mainly:

1. The Epic client is a piece of shit compared to Steam
2. I don't want to run yet another client
3. I don't want to support these shady practices

Ok, but what are these shady practices?
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 30, 2019, 12:12:14 PM
Oh come on Ysk, there's one in this very thread and they've been documented in numerous other threads around here.  I'm not going to repeat everything.  You can also look up gaming news about Epic - you'll find plenty of bait-and-switches to read about along with privacy concerns etc.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Pete Dero on March 30, 2019, 12:17:54 PM
Oh come on Ysk, there's one in this very thread and they've been documented in numerous other threads around here.

Check the thread about Phoenix Point : http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=16512.msg434717#msg434717
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on March 30, 2019, 12:44:11 PM
^All that. Guess I could go through UPlay...
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: em2nought on March 30, 2019, 12:49:38 PM
Ubi always seems to try to screw up my gaming experience.  Starforce being THE prime example.  I tried to buy on the Ubi store just this month, and it wouldn't let me complete the sale without saving my credit card info to their website so "no sale".  They might as well put this on sale at Stormpowered where I'll be sure to never buy anything.  Ubisoft and Jim Rose why do you hate me? LOL
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Yskonyn on March 30, 2019, 12:55:12 PM
Well I obviously am not at the forefront of all things Epic. It was just a question as you guys often have insights I value.
But at the same time I donít read anything new that wasnít also discussed when Steam and Uplay launched. How many people on here actively resisted against Steam for quite a while?
So this Epic thing is just the same old internet drama in my view. Storm in a glass until their services provide just enough that people want and the storm subsides and people use it afterall.
If Epic is bothering us so much, we should start with destroying our smartphones; thereís much bigger threats coming into our lives on a daily basis from it.
Thatís not to say I donít value privacy. On the contrary, I think many people are naively unaware of privacy threats in our modern lives and I also think people should do the best they can to shield themselves, or at least have an informed opinion about which risks they want to take.
But back on topic of Epic.. I canít help but shrug.
I donít use it however. But I do use Uplay and Steam.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Huw the Poo on March 30, 2019, 01:41:07 PM
Starforce being THE prime example.

Starforce was when I really started paying attention to shitty DRM.  That thing was awful.  I remember the forums I frequented being filled with complaints about what it was doing to their PCs.  I never did buy a Starforce-infected game.

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I tried to buy on the Ubi store just this month, and it wouldn't let me complete the sale without saving my credit card info to their website so "no sale".

Damn, that's disgraceful!
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Pete Dero on March 30, 2019, 02:22:24 PM
Starforce being THE prime example.

Starforce was when I really started paying attention to shitty DRM.  That thing was awful.  I remember the forums I frequented being filled with complaints about what it was doing to their PCs.  I never did buy a Starforce-infected game.

I remember installing an older game (with starforce but I didn't know that) from dvd on my new computer.  I got a message that I had to restart my computer to finish the installation and update some drivers.
Computer didn't start up anymore and it took my more than a day to get it back in to a working state.
I read somewhere later that this type of starforce wasn't supported in windows 7 so it messed up my OS.


And Anno 1800 is the next Epic Exclusive  ( https://store.steampowered.com/app/916440/Anno_1800/ )
while Borderlands 3 could be on that list soon  ( https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/509477-borderlands-3-epic-games-store-exclusivity-gearbox-ceo )
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Pete Dero on March 30, 2019, 02:37:09 PM
I tried to buy on the Ubi store just this month, and it wouldn't let me complete the sale without saving my credit card info to their website so "no sale".

If I can help it I don't use my credit card on line any more.  I use a Paypal account with a limited amount of money on it.  Works fine with Uplay.

Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Yskonyn on March 30, 2019, 02:43:36 PM
I tried to buy on the Ubi store just this month, and it wouldn't let me complete the sale without saving my credit card info to their website so "no sale".

If I can help it I don't use my credit card on line any more.  I use a Paypal account with a limited amount of money on it.  Works fine with Uplay.

I do as well. If a site requires me to input CC data itís no deal.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: Gusington on March 30, 2019, 03:32:42 PM
I use my CC on Steam but never save the info. Same at Ubi and every other digital dealer.
Title: Re: Anno 1800 Coming Winter 2018
Post by: jamus34 on March 30, 2019, 04:02:41 PM
Iíve gone to using PayPal for a good portion.  I know they have their issues however the less I need the enter that info I figure the better.