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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 10:26:19 AM »
I'm finding double tap useless after the first unit.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2012, 04:52:58 PM »
Is it just mp games?

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 06:44:03 PM »
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 08:51:28 PM »
Maybe we should name this the Battle Academy iPad QA forum?

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2012, 05:55:46 AM »
If I already own some of the expansions for PC do I need to re-purchase them for the iPad version should I decide to
get that?
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2012, 07:57:39 AM »
Nothing. I just got the iPad because my PC is still down.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2012, 09:22:51 AM »
If I already own some of the expansions for PC do I need to re-purchase them for the iPad version should I decide to
get that?

Unfortunately because how iTunes works you can't transfer your expansion pack ownership to the iPad.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2012, 10:17:39 AM »
If I already own some of the expansions for PC do I need to re-purchase them for the iPad version should I decide to
get that?

Unfortunately because how iTunes works you can't transfer your expansion pack ownership to the iPad.

I'll probably give the iPad version a pass then as it would end up being $50 altogether.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 08:43:14 PM »
I'm going to stick with just the base game for my iPad, I always seem to hit ,y hard drive max space after a few days or so. Should have gotten the 64gig.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 09:47:31 AM »
The BGG crowd will likely burn this at the stake for the price. They already are, in some ways, but they are a persnickety bunch when it comes to app pricing (they paradoxically complain about a $5 app while simultaneously paying $79.99 for a board game). 

I tend to think the pricing scheme was too high as well. Given the limitations of the iPad, I can't think that pricing Battlefield Academy iOS at not too much less than the same game for PC is a strange move. The highest price iOS game I know is Warpgate HD, for ~$12, and that is an open-ended, near infinite replay space exploration sim (like Space Rangers). The other is Chaos Rings (~$14) a JRPG like Final Fantasy. Chaos Rings has the FF fanboi element to it, so it did well despite the price. In comparison, BA is more limited in replay than Warpgate and far less fanboi appealing than Chaos Rings.

And the target demographic is known to be picky about App prices.

$10 would have been the "buy it now" mark, IMHO.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »
I'm no even sure at $10 I'd pop on it if I didn't know what it was.

A $20 pricing strategy smacks of greed and tone deafness when it comes to iOS app pricing.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2012, 12:04:34 PM »
Cheapo app purchases I don't really read well into aside from ratings on iTunes. Games of higher prices such as five bucks and up I google and read reviews. Seeing a twenty buck sticker will make people google to see what's the deal with the game and probably stumble onto other wargames. If you're familiar with wargames you will know the names and know what you're getting yourself into. Fresh faces will more than likely need some time to read up on the title before purchasing. After that though they may awaken their inner strategy game nerd.

I'm just hoping this will get other strategy games on the iPad, like Civil War Generals or some Warhammer titles.

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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2012, 01:06:46 PM »
No idea why Games Workshop hasn't decided to join the money making fray of the iOS. I'm sure they are looking into it.
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Re: Battle Acadamy for iPad!
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2012, 04:26:09 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised. The tablet is still in its infancy in relation to its desktop analog. I'm sure we'll be seeing much more impressive tech in the next 10, heck, even 5 years.

I'm personally waiting for the holographic stuff like in Star Wars.